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Saturday, September 20, 2014

CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION FALL OPEN HOUSE - September 21, 2014

FALL OPEN HOUSE!
Presented by the Cambridge Art Association and the New School of Music

An afternoon showcasing the talents of the 25 Lowell Street community. The afternoon will feature a concert from the New School of Music faculty at 3pm, followed by a reception in the Kathryn Schultz Gallery.

Light refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge MA 02138

617.876.0246

Friday, September 19, 2014

CALL FOR ARTISTS - December 4-22, 2014

ART 100 BOSTON

THE PIANO CRAFT GALLERY
793 TREMONT STREET
BOSTON, MA 02118

You are invited to participate in the inaugural curated exhibition ART 100 BOSTON: an exhibition of small works each selling for 100 dollars. The exhibition will be on display from December 4 – 22, 2014 at the Piano Craft Gallery. Send us 3 images of your work .jpg and a bio for review.
The exhibition is open to artists of all ages and inspires to be a context for independent ideas. We are interested in a thematic series of work, minimum of 6, all approximately similar in size. We welcome artist collectives. Participation fee is $40 and this includes Gallery cost, marketing, invitations and opening reception. All money from sales goes directly to artist.
Inspired by Europe, this new exhibition concept encourages the display, sale, and collection of affordable art and encourages an increased relationship between artists, the collectors and the media.

Our marketing outreach will be extensive and we are excited to launch this annual December event at the Piano Craft Gallery with you.

Curated and organized by: Pares Mallis and David Mynott II

Contact: Pares Mallis - mallis.pares@gmail.com -617-595-5638
David Mynott II - davidmynott@earthlink.net -617-794-7692

pianocraftgallery.org

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SOMERVILLE ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORIC WALKING TOUR - September 28, 2014

The Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission announce a second tour of our ArtsUnion Union Square architecture and historic walking tour:

Sunday, September 28, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Begin at Somerville High School, 91 Highland

Please join Ed Gordon, New England Chapter President of the Victorian Society of America, who will lead a new walking tour of the Union Square area.

This year's walk will start at Somerville High School, visit a converted historic barn and charming pocket park, and explore the industrial past of Somerville Avenue, both front and backside, winding our way along Innovation Row and Properzi Way. Interior tours include the historic St. Anthony’s Church and the new Greentown Labs.

Tour is coordinated by the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission.

Free but pre-registration required: Contact Brandon Wilson via bwilson@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600, ext. 2532. There is no rain date if heavy rain or wind prevails.

http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/artsunion/tours/arch

BLUE CLOUD GALLERY WINE TASTING & CRAFTS DEMONSTRATIONS - September 28, 2014

FREE WINE TASTING & CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS
@ BLUE CLOUD GALLERY
713 Broadway, BALL SQ
Sunday
September 28th
4:30 - 6:30
Learn from the Artisans:
Elizabeth Arnold - chainmail
Janis Thomas - quilling
Karen Chmielewski - felting
Kim McCullough - painted tiles
Sarah Beardslee - bead weaving

Space is Limited - RSVP - betsy@bluecloudgallery.com

Don't Forget - Parking Is Free!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

SOMERVILLE OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS - October 11, 2014

On Saturday October 11th from 12-6pm, Davis square will be filled with sounds from the HONK Festival. At the same time, local arts and crafts exhibitors will fill The Burren back room with a variety of media including: painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics & much more.

Spaces are still available for this market. If you would like to exhibit your work at SLAM email me for more information or go to: Exhibit @ SLAM

SLAM is in its fourth year, offering local artists a place to show and sell their work, as well as an opportunity for local residents to find a wide variety of art and handmade goods in one location.

All media is considered.

For more market information and exhibit details, check out the:

http://www.burren.com/SLAM.html

SOMERVILLE GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE - September 20, 2014

Great Plants at a Great Price!

Saturday, September 20, 2014
9 AM-1PM
Davis Square, intersection of College Ave. and Holland St.
Rain or shine!
Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

Discover a fantastic selection of perennials for sun and shade gardens, exotic houseplants, edibles and
groundcovers, plus horticultural books, decorative containers, and garden tools.
Proceeds support the educational programs and public plantings of the all-volunteer, non-profit Somerville
Garden Club. www.somervillegardenclub.org

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HOW TO GET YOUR ART SEEN AND SOLD - September 27, 2014

"Why is there only one profession with the word 'starving' in front of it?"
-Suzanne Schultz, Artist Representative and CEO of Canvas Arts, Boston.
Ten Tips For Getting Your Work Seen and Sold
MassWax invites the artist community to join us on Sept 27, 12-2pm at the Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville MA for a presentation by Suzanne Schultz. Free parking. $5 for MassWax members, $10 for non-members at the door. Limited to 30 so come early to get a good seat. For more information

MassWaxOrg@gmail.com

MEDFORD COMMUNITY CRAFT NIGHT - October 9 & 23, 2014

October Community Craft Night

Thursday October 9th & Thursday October 23rd, 4-7:30 PM

at Outside the Lines Studio

Location:
70 Colby St. Medford, MA

Volunteer opportunities

OTL needs your help to scare the living (and/or undead) daylights out of people! We need artists to help make monsters and scary set designs. If you doubt your crafting abilities, however, you can volunteer your keen acting skills on Saturday October 25th and dress up like scary stuff and single handedly strike fear into the hearts of grown men and small children.
Opportunities like this don’t come around very often!

Thanks!
Diana Rice
Director of Art and Development
Outside the Lines Studio
70 Colby St.
Medford, MA 02155
www.outsidethelinesstudio.org

CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION EXHIBITIONS - Fall 2014

Cambridge Art Association is pleased to kick off 70th Exhibition Year with Annual Fall Salon

2014 Fall Salon Press Release

EXHIBITION OPENINGS

Susan Burgess, Jim Kociuba, and Director Erin Becker
at the 70th Fall Salon Opening


Members Prize Show - juried by Al Miner (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Friday, October 10, 6-8pm at University Place Gallery

Time Travelers
Small Group Show featuring work by Stephen Martin, Conny Goelz-Schmitt and Lorraine Sullivan
Thursday, October 2, 6-8pm at Kathryn Schultz Gallery

Motion Envisioned
Small Group Show featuring work by Beatriz Grayson, Robert Hesse, and Ruth Lieberherr
Saturday, November 15 3-5pm at Kathryn Schultz Gallery

Platinum
Northeast Open Show, juried by Alise Upitis, Assitant Curator, MIT List Visual Art Center
Friday, December 5, 6-8pm, in both galleries

Find out more on our website

http://www.cambridgeart.org/upcoming-exhibits

CONCERTS IN THE BOSTON AREA - September 19, 2014

Saxophonists Jon Amon and Dennis Shafer
Friday, September 19
8pm

Join us for an evening of saxophone solos and duets.
This duo explores frontiers of contemporary repertoire with electronic media.



Program will include:
Claudio Gabriele: Duel
Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIIb
Marie-Helene Fournier: 5 Muses
Claudio Gabriele: Ariflex B
Seongyoun Hong: Mozaic vom Tonfrequenzspectrum

For more information email Jon Amon at amonjt13@hotmail.com

You can also visit dennisshafer.com or jonamonsaxophone.com
Tickets $10 at the door
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Opensound Series begins a new season!
Saturday, September 20
8pm



monisola gbadebo (northhampton)
amber vistein (boston)
asha tamirisa (pvd)
lucy lewis (pvd)
Concert curated by Caroline Park
Doors open at 7:45. Music at around 8:00 p.m.
$10 admission

Opensound is a Greater Boston concert series featuring improvisers and interpreters of avant-garde, experimental, acoustic, and electro- acoustic music. We program monthly concerts featuring local and touring musicians, sound artists, and the un-categorize-able. Hailing from disparate backgrounds, styles, and genres, our musicians, dancers, video and performance artists, form a vibrant community that presents unique events in Somerville, Massachusetts.

For more information on the Series or this month's artists, visit opensound.org

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SOMERVILLE ARTS COUNCIL TINY HOUSE WORKSHOPS - September 21, 2014

THE BIG TINY HOUSE FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 20th 3pm-9:30pm (Showcase, Craft Fair, Film Screening)
Sunday, September 21st, 12pm-4:30pm (Workshops Only)
www.somervilleartscouncil.org/tiny

The Somerville Arts Council and Miranda’s Hearth are so excited to present four amazing workshops at The Big Tiny House Festival happening on 9/21 between 12pm-4:30pm. From basic carpentry to architectural design and a lot of general advice and sage-like wisdom of those who have come before us these educational talks will set you on your way to making a tiny house your tiny home.
From Concept to Construction: An Architect-led Charette

Sunday, September 21st 12pm-2pm | 10 Poplar Street, Somerville
$25 / 20 Person Max

Build tiny models of what your home could look like with experienced architects, urban planners and interior designers. Read more

Doug Immel: What I did right, wrong and otherwise.

Sunday, September 21st, 12pm-2pm | 10 Poplar Street, Somerville
$15 / 35 Person Max

A talk from an experienced tiny house builder and owner about what to do and more importantly what not to do. Read more

Hammerstone School Carpentry for Women: Basic Carpentry Skills 101

Sunday, September 21st 2:30pm-4:30pm | 10 Poplar Street, Somerville
$25 / 20 Women Max

A women-only class giving you an introduction to carpentry with demonstration and some hands on work. Read more

RAH Woodcraft: Basic Carpentry Skills

Sunday, September 21st 2:15pm-4pm | 10 Poplar Street, Somerville
$25 / 25 Person Max

Basic carpentry skills, lecture/demonstration and some hands on work. Read more

www.somervilleartscouncil.org/tiny

Monday, September 15, 2014

SOMERVILLE SHERMAN CAFE CLOSING - September 14, 2014

So there I was having a scone at Sherman's...like I have done on and off for a decade, when I hear someone say" Hey, I hear you are closing." I asked the counterman, and he said today--Sunday Sept 14, was the last day of the Sherman Cafe. I guess it wasn't making money--and the owner decided to close it. They are going to morph into a some kind of ice cream shop--that will probably fit the high end image the hip and new square will affect in the coming months and years. It was a great cafe-- I have interviewed many Somerville and national writers and artists there like Hugh Fox, Ethan Gilsdorf, Afaa Michael Weaver, too many to name. I also reveled in their oatmeal/cherry scone...it made rare appearances as of late. I also composed many a poem there. This morning I was having breakfast with my old friend Jennifer Matthews--who is relocating to another part of the state, and who I just finished a music,poetry collaboration with. So parting is such sweet/sorrow.. Here is a poem I wrote at the said cafe some years ago--hope you enjoy;

http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2007/05/modern-lovers-sherman-cafe-memorial-day.html

Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene http://dougholder.blogspot.com
Doug Holder CV http://dougholderresume.blogspot.com
Ibbetson Street Press http://ibbetsonpress.com
Ibbetson Street Online Bookstore http://lulu.com/ibbetsonpress
Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer http://poettopoetwritertowriter.blogspot.com
Doug Holder's Column in The Somerville Times ( Online and Print) http://www.thesomervilletimes.com/community-arts

SOMERVILLE MAKE OUT EVENT - September 22, 2014

HAPPY SEPTEMBER!

Come Make Out! with us on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 starting at 6:30pm.

Everyone and all crafts are welcome :)
All food & drink preferences can partake in the bounty of drink & delicacy at the Arts at the Armory Cafe.

We can't wait to see what you are making!
Xo Amylou

amyloustein.com

SOMERVILLE TV LIVE POETRY READING - September 16, 2014

SEE IT LIVE at http://www.scatvsomerville.org

Poet Krikor Der Hohannesian Sept 16, 2014 5PM ( Click on for site)

Krikor Der Hohannesian lives in Medford, MA. His poems have appeared in many literary journals including The South Carolina Review, Atlanta Review, Comstock Review, Peregrine and Connecticut Review. His first chapbook, “Ghosts and Whispers”, was published by Finishing Line Press (2010) and was nominated for the Pen New England and Mass Book Awards. A second chapbook, “Refuge in the Shadows”, has just been released (Cervena Barva Press). He can be contacted at krikorndh@verizon.net for anyone wishing to order copies ($10 including shipping and postage).


"In Krikor Der Hohannesian's poetry, we hear things we might not be able to hear otherwise. "A man is down" signals the wind and rain coming in from the east, and the poet listens. In another poem a wife is keening, a child is crying, and the poet listens, listens with all his imagination and his heart. We hear colonial whispers emanating from the Granary Burial Ground. We hear the particular beauty of the names of the winds in many languages, and in another poem we hear the equally specific sadness of parents grieving a lost child. We hear final words, and words that should have been said, and we hear in several of these poems the long, agonized memory traces of the Armenian genocide. In all there is a deeply empathic imagination at work, and these poems give the poet and the reader alike a place of refuge, a place in the shadows in which to hold onto what is so profoundly dear and filled with meaning." -Fred Marchant, Author of The Looking House


Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene http://dougholder.blogspot.com
Doug Holder CV http://dougholderresume.blogspot.com
Ibbetson Street Press http://ibbetsonpress.com
Ibbetson Street Online Bookstore http://lulu.com/ibbetsonpress
Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer http://poettopoetwritertowriter.blogspot.com
Doug Holder's Column in The Somerville Times ( Online and Print) http://www.thesomervilletimes.com/community-arts

Friday, September 12, 2014

PROJECT MUM 2014 SOMERVILLE EVENT - September 13, 2014

Project MUM 2014
Tomorrow/Saturday, Sept. 13
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
10 Poplar Street, Somerville (former waste transfer site, near Brickbottom, come find us!)
Our first foray to activate the former waste transfer site.

The MUM team is excited to bring you the 2014 rendition of Project MUM event. The MUM team cordially invite you to a celebration of artists and performers reclaiming unused public spaces in our beloved annual celebration.

Join us outdoor for a night of art, music and dance. The McGrath Highway construction cannot stop the force that is Project MUM!

For latest updates on this year's event, check out: www.projectmum.org

Google map here: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/artsunion/2014/mum

SOMERVILLE STAGED PLAY READING - October 2, 2014

Theatre@First presents a staged reading double feature! Two exciting plays by women, about women.

Vivat Regina
written and directed by Phoebe Roberts
In this sequel to Victorian mystery caper, Mrs. Hawking, Mary Stone is doing her best learn the trade of her mistress's work as a covert agent for women victimized by Victorian society. Mrs. Hawking's nephew Nathaniel, too, struggles to find what contribution he can make to his aunt's work, and neither one seems to be serving to their mentor's satisfaction. But when a mysterious lady under a false name comes to them with a next-to-impossible mission, Mrs. Hawking and her assistants must bring together all their varied strengths and capabilities in order to see that justice is done. Vivat Regina is the second in the Mrs. Hawking series, but does not require knowledge of the previous installment to be followed or enjoyed.

Overtones
written by Alice Gerstenberg
directed by Mary Parker
Overtones tells the story of two women having tea. On the surface, their conversation is pleasant but loaded, with each woman hoping to take something precious from the other. Not content to settle for subtext, playwright Alice Gerstenberg employs two extra actresses to portray each woman's hidden desires. This 1915 play is not only one of the earliest examples of split protagonists, but one of the earliest popular experimental plays by an American woman.

Performance
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8pm
Bare Bones 15: Vivat Regina with Overtones will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Suggested Donation $5 - General Admission - No reservations required

For additional details, please visit our website at Theatre@First.

SOMERVILLE SCATV GALLERY - September 2014

IN BLACK &WHITE by Aaron Ellerbee
@the SCATV Gallery in September

The SCATV Gallery is located at 90 Union Square, Somerville, MA. Hours: Mon – Thurs Noon – 10:00 PM, Fri – Sat 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Closed Sun and holidays

During the month of September, be sure to check out Aaron Ellerbee’s exhibit, IN BLACK & WHITE at the SCATV Gallery. Aaron Ellerbee has a background in illustration, graphic design and painting. This artist creates a genre of work he refers to as ‘lightening sketches.’ These are carefully detailed portraits he completes in 5 minutes. He approaches each portrait as an opportunity to connect the people around him. Ellerbee's sketches are engaging, convey mood and possess energy.

Aaron Ellerbee talked about his work as well demonstrated some techniques during his during ART@SCATV interview with Janet Cormier, Program Host and SCATV Gallery Curator. The interview can be viewed by Somerville residents on Channel 3, an online on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM or online www.scatvsomerville.org/art-gallery

Somerville visual artists interested in appearing on ART AT SCATV and exhibiting in the SCATV Gallery should contact Janet Cormier, Program Host and Gallery Curator through SCATV at (617) 628 - 8826.

SOMERVILLE GROWING CENTER FUNDRAISER/YARD SALE - September 13, 2014

Join us this SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13th at the Somerville Community Growing Center!

We are hosting a yard sale to raise funds for the Growing Center.

The Somerville Community Growing Center garden is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather and grow as a green space and as a community. The Growing Center is a completely volunteer-run non-profit. All proceeds from the yard sale will go towards continuing the programs and upkeep of the Growing Center.

We are also seeking donations for the yard sale. Drop-off times for any items you'd like to donate to the yard sale are: Friday Sept 12 3pm - 7pm and Saturday Sept 13 8:30 am - 9:30 am. Perfect excuse to clean out those closets!

Hope to see you (or your unwanted items) at the yard sale!

SEEKING HAUNTED HOUSE BUILDING VOLUNTEERS - Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2014

Somerville gets Scary this Halloween

Arts at the Armory will be hosting it’s first ever major Halloween event featuring a large scale haunted maze right inside it’s main hall.

The Armory of Horror is seeking volunteers and artists to help put this show together.

We need :

- Decorators who want to make spooky scary rooms
- Builders who want to help construct the maze and special effects
- Costumers and makeup artists to design monsters and ghouls
- Performers who like to scare people

We will be having our very first meeting this Monday at Artisans Asylum

Where - 10 Tyler Street Somerville
When - 6pm


For further questions please contact -

Matthew Martino
617 653 5959
MTMartino@SVGFilms.com


Dates of operations
October 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st and 1st of November from 6 to 10pm
Special “Lights on Tour” gives back stage access to learn about how our event is run! Sunday October 26th from 2to 4pm
Special Family day featuring safe Trick or Treating - noon to 4pm on November 1st

Matthew Martino

SOMERVILLE AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY - September 18, 2014

The city of Somerville, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone is pleased to offer an affordable homeownership studio unit for sale for $187,000. Located at 80 Webster Street just outside of Union Square this unit offers floor to ceiling French doors, a gorgeous interior courtyard view, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, hardwood floor, a galley kitchen, walk in closet and access to a communal roof deck. Monthly condo fee is approximately $166.90.

Applicants do not need to live or work full-time in Somerville in order to apply.

Eligible applicants must earn less than $72,450 for one person or $82,800 for 2 people. See flier for details.

An Information Session will be held on Thursday, September 18th at 6 pm at the Public Library, Central Branch, Conference Room.

RSVP at 617.625.6600 x 2577.

Vicki


Vicki Wairi
Program Specialist
City of Somerville
Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development
Housing Division
50 Evergreen Av
Somerville, MA 02145
617.625.6600 x 2588
Email: vwairi@somervillema.gov
Fax: 617. 666.8035

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