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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

[somartscouncil] Director Bryn Boice talks about upcoming All Female JULIUS CAESAR presented by Somerville's ASP - [somartscouncil]

  Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) takes on Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s classic drama about politics and power. Directed by Bryn Boice, the struggle to claim leadership of a vast empire spirals out of control in this all-female production, with Resident Acting Company members Marianna Bassham* (Marc Antony), Marya Lowry* (Brutus), and Bobbie Steinbach* (Cassius). Performances are November 15 – December 17, 2017 at Studio 210, the black box theatre located adjacent to the Huntington Theatre in Boston. For more information visit; to purchase tickets, visit or 617.933.8600. Check it out __._,_.___ Posted by: Reply via web post • Reply to sender • Reply to group • Start a New Topic • Messages in this topic (1) Have you tried the highest rated email app? With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

[somartscouncil] Gogofski at the Somerville Armory Saturday October 21 - [somartscouncil]

  Gogofski will play an evening of Balkan music in the cafe of the Somerville Armory, Saturday evening, October 21.  Songs and instrumental music from Macedonia, Bosnia, Serbia, and elsewhere. The cafe is a pleasant space with small tables and chairs.  They serve beer and wine, soups, sandwiches and salads.  It's a wood floor, and there's a little space for dancing in back.  Come and make an evening of it. The Armory is at 191 Highland Avenue between Davis and Union Squares.  Parking in back of the Armory, and more parking in nearby lots (see the Armory web site.)  And you can get there by bus from Davis Square.  Suggested donation $10.   Music begins at 8 PM. __._,_.___ Posted by: Reply via web post • Reply to sender • Reply to group • Start a New Topic • Messages in this topic (1) Have you tried the highest rated email app? With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.

Monday, October 16, 2017

[somartscouncil] Stan Strickland, Josh Rosen & Ra-Kalam Bob Moses in concert @ Third Life Studio, Friday 10/20 - [somartscouncil]

  A very special evening with    Josh Rosen and Stan Strickland with special honored guest Ra-Kalam Bob Moses                        Friday October 20, 8:30pm            $15 in advance, $20 at the door            $10 students in advance, $15 at the door   Stan Strickland ~ woodwinds, voice, percussionJosh Rosen ~ piano, compositionsBob Moses ~ drums, percussion ​​The legendary musical spirit Ra-Kalam Bob Moses has performed with jazz greats Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and John Medeski among many many others. Moses has created his own highly original musical world, with a unique palette of percussion colors. His innovations are informed by his NYC childhood, where he was immersed in the music of the city's jazz masters.Bio of Ra-Kalam Bob MosesLink to his discographyStrickland and Rosen have been performing together since 2007, creating a deep rapport of intimate, spontaneous music."Finishing each other's thoughts and phrases as these tunes wend their way from churchy soul-jazz to more abstract precincts, Rosen and Strickland are more than just in sync -- they often sound like a single musician playing two instruments." --Kevin R. Convey, Boston Herald"With the soul of an improv jam session, these two are one of the tastiest, new treats to come along in a while." -- Chris Spector, Midwest   ______________________________ THIRD LIFE STUDIO, 33 Union Square, Somerville, MA (Almost at the heart of Union Square, on the segment of  Somerville Ave. coming into Union Square from Porter Squar

Friday, October 13, 2017

Knitted, crocheted and sewn donations wanted to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Donations Wanted to Benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition
November 1-17, 2017
The Nave Gallery is seeking knitted, crocheted, and sewn donations for the 10th annual Wrap Around, our sale of affordable handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC).

Each year, through the generosity of our community, we raise approximately $3,000 for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. We are looking for donations of gloves, hats, scarves, toys or anything else that you have fun making!

Learn more
Contributions can be dropped off from November 1-17, 2017 at the following locations:

Nave Annex53 Chester St, Somerville, MA (you can leave it in the vestibule if the gallery is not open)
Workbar Union31 Union Square, Somerville, MA (Monday-Friday8:30 am-5:30 pm)
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Giving@First:: A 24-Hour Play Festival for Hurricane Relief

​Theatre@First takes the stage with six brand new short plays to raise money for hurricane disaster relief!

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival for Hurricane Relief
Saturday, October 14th at 8pm
Suggested Donation $20

Giving@First is a one-night-only festival of short plays that will be created from page to stage within a 24-hour period. Our talented team of more than 20 writers, directors, and actors will scramble overnight and all day long to create a full festival from scratch! This play-in-a-day event will be a unique experience to see live theatre that is fun, frantic, unforgettable, and for an important cause!
All donations and sales collected at this event will be given to Americares' Hurricane Disaster Relief efforts, which directly aids survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. For every $10 they receive, Americares provides $200 in aid. Help us make a difference in the lives of those in need.
To learn more about Americares and their work, visit their website,
For more information about Giving@First, visit

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

GrownUp StoryTime - Share your Short Stories...

We're looking for stories for the monthly GrownUp StoryTime.  Send us your stories for the Ghostly GhUST and hear them read aloud on October 26th 7-8 pm @Aeronaut Brewery.

Not sure what this is all about?  Keep reading....

Call for writers/storytellers Grown Up Story Time is an hour of funny, heartwarming, crazy, amazing stories read aloud.
Where do those stories come from?....YOU
What we need from you: Stories!! Fact/Fiction - and everything in between, we want your stories!
Do you have a classic go-to story you tell to all your new friends? A story that your significant other can recite verbatim? Are you a closeted Oprah fan fiction writer? Time to write it down and share it with a new audience. Or perhaps something you are embarrassed to tell but would make a great "Anonymous" submission.
Stories that are chosen will be distributed among curated readers who will read them aloud at the next Grown Up Story Time event. See your story come to life and hear it with a new voice...
Tips to make your story stand out: Stories typically take from 3 to 10 minutes to read, which means max word count is about 1500 and shorter is definitely better (7-8 stories will be read at the event so time is a thing.) Think about your reader - punctuation/grammar should express your voice not your eight-grade English teachers (or your three year old brothers). We aren't judging just trying to make it easier on the reader. Topics? Anything goes. Remember this is Grown-Up story time. We can handle anything you throw at us. Please send stories to (stories received before October 15th will be considered for the October 26th show)

Friday, October 06, 2017

Voice Lab: A Workshop in Voice & Movement Exploration & Experimentation with Mali Sastri on Saturday 10/14 @ Third Life Studio

Voice Lab: 
A Workshop in Voice & Movement Exploration & Experimentation
with Mali Sastri

       Saturday October 14th10:30-4:30pm
       $100 ~ a limited number of sliding scale spots available
                  on an as-needed basis
      For more information or to register, email

a laboratory for all things VOICE
• a space to explore and experiment with the intersections between Voice, Movement, and Psyche
• for anyone - nonsingers to professionals - seeking to discover and recover aspects of the physical as well as metaphorical voice

The voice is a unique instrument ~ player and played-upon are one and the same. The voice reflects both psychic and physical states and has the ability to convey simultaneously both what you mean and how you mean it.

Through guided exploration, improvisatory games, and combined vocal and movement exercises, Mali Sastri leads a workshop grounded in the expressive arts modality of Voice Movement Therapy, aiming to increase vocal flexibility, dexterity, relaxation, confidence and trust in the power of your own, authentic voice, and to forge a deeper emotional and psychological connection to the words and sounds you sing and speak.

Bringing  years of teaching and performing experience, Mali (a registered VMT practitioner, and a singer and composer) provides a safe and supportive environment for exploration and creativity.


THIRD LIFE STUDIO, 33 Union Square, Somerville, MA
(Almost at the heart of Union Square, on the segment of 
Somerville Ave. coming into Union Square from Porter Square--
next to Union Square Tailoring, three doors away from 
Grooves, across Somerville Ave. from the new East Boston Savings Bank 
at the head of Bow Street, and across the intersection from 
Citizens Bank--and next to the new Workbar location).

For detailed directions and parking information:!directions/cbkx

Thursday, October 05, 2017

LCC grant applications are due on Oct. 16th

Hello.  Somerville artists and organizations only a long week until the LCC grant applications are due on Oct. 16th.  

As you know the Somerville Arts Council distributes approximately $50,000 each year in local cultural council grants to the community.    This year is no different.  

If you have an idea for a high school art residency, a public art project, or simply want a fellowship to support your own work, an LCC grant is the answer.    Projects can apply up to $3,000 and fellowships up to $2,000.    The application is simple—around 10 questions, a straightforward budget, and a request for support material you should already be in possession.   

And you must read our local guidelines first:  

If you have questions, call us---but read our local guidelines prior to calling!!

Gregory Jenkins
Executive Director
Somerville Arts Council
617.625.6600 ext. 2985
City of Somerville
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

TRANSIT pop-up at StoveFactory Oct 6-8

October 6-8
Reception: Sunday, Oct 8, 3-5

StoveFactory Gallery
523 Medford St, Charlestown
Featuring artwork by Gary Duehr, Jennifer Liston Munson, Ted Ollier and David Palmquist, TRANSIT uses photography, painting and video to explore the idea of motion in visual perception. The exhibition dates are Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, and the reception is Sunday, October 8 from 3-5 pm. Gallery hours are 12-5 each day.

The StoveFactory Gallery, at 523 Medford St. in Charlestown, is a 10-min walk from Sullivan Station, and there is a free parking lot next door.

Gary Duehr, "Erasure," pigment print, 24" x 36", 2017

Gary Duehr: The “Erasures” photos are taken from trains or elevated subways; these photographs capture glimpses of the urban cityscape streaming past: a patch of roof, some shrubbery, the smear of a highrise. In a way, the speed can be thought of as erasing the scenery, smudging its tones, blending together the land and sky. "Erasures" is less about what’s out there than what flies past the corner of the eye.

Jennifer Liston Munson, Malecón, archival pigment print mounted to dibond, 30" x 20", 2017

Jennifer Liston Munson: Her allusive imagery is captured in motion while traveling in cars, trains, boats, and motorcycles. Though they begin by fixating on a particular location, the focus becomes an interior space as the camera wonders to the periphery—distracted from the assigned subject to create invented landscapes and architecture. This filmic movement within the picture evokes a sense of transition making the background a subject in itself instead of a screen against which significant things can be seen.

Ted Ollier, "Park Street Southbound Interval Adjusted”, composite video, 0:30 seconds, 2012

Ted Ollier: An “icosacomposite” is a 20-layer video that uses transparency and overlay to create a dreamlike, ghostly version of everyday scenes. Fifty minutes of footage become one hundred and fifty seconds of composite. Traffic melts into pedestrians, bikes blend into baby carriages, and the sound merges into a melange of occurring and recurring honks, roars, beeps and mutterings. These particular icosacomposites show the stations on the north side of the MBTA Red Line as dreamy representations of themselves.

David Palmquist, "Laguna Cliffs," oil on canvas, 36" x 108", 2017

David Palmquist: Much of his work has either originated from satellite imagery or from photos that were captured in motion.  In each there is a distance from the subject, whether the miles of space between the earth and satellite, or the separation created by having quickly moved past it in transit.  These works are intended to convey the temporary and changing nature of surroundings, but to also preserve these observations of place in a suspended state for further examination. 
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First Monthly Public Art Working Group Meeting - 10/4 7PM @ Artisan's Asylum

Public Art Working Group

Wednesday October 4th, 7:00PM

First monthly Public Art Working Group meeting
Organized by Liz LaManche
Since there was a lot of interest in sharing tips and skills, both technical and political, at the Public Art speaker panel we held earlier this year, let’s make this a monthly informal get-together where people interested in furthering Public Art can schmooze, present their projects, ask questions, look for collaborators, and share tips and opportunities. A city with more art is a good thing, and we can all make each other stronger. Maybe some powerful collaborations will come of it. Also cookies.
Jess Muise
Member Services & Outreach Manager
Artisan's Asylum
617-284-6878 x103
Schedule time with me
Become a member

Monday, October 02, 2017

Exciting News, and a Request

Hark ye, music lovers!
In collaboration with Jacob Barton and 16 other musicians, Marji and I are recording a long-awaited album of extravagantly orchestrated and creatively tuned original rounds! This project is almost a decade in the making, and we're very, very excited to share this music with the world... but in order to make it possible, this project needs your support! 

Visit our freshly-launched kickstarter campaign here:

Please check out the video for musical demos and puppet antics! Please support us if you are able, and finally, please share as widely as you can-- thank you!!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

TONIGHT: Opening Reception for Wondrous Strangeness

Wondrous Strangeness
Celebrating 10 Years of ABRAZOS Press
August 9-25, 2017
Curated by: Annie Silverman
Opening Reception 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Nave Annex, Davis Square

Begun in December 2007 by Annie Silverman, Nina Wishnok and Sandy Butler, ABRAZOS PRESS celebrates 10 years of printmaking with this special anniversary show. Please join us in toasting its many accomplishments.

Sandra Butler, Sandy Cardillo, Sarah Carr, Katrina Carye, Emily Cobb, David Covert, Alison Darrow, Jesseca Ferguson, Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore, Jeesoo Lee, Haley, MacKeil, Debbie Max, Fish McGill, Cecily Miller, Charles Norris, Debra Olin, Pamela Schmidt, Sarah Shallbetter, Annie Silverman, Ellen Stutman, Mira Voigt, Nina Wishnok, Annie Zeybekoglu

Gallery hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Image credit:
Image detail from KIDS IN COSTUMES BOOK, Annie Silverman, 2014; photo by Annie Silverman

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