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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

[somartscouncil] Nibble Culinary Entrepreneurs pop up at Aeronaut! [3 Attachments]

[somartscouncil] French violinist Alex Greffin Klein (Journeys in Sound, Fri) & Andrew Young/Luke Martin (Sat): this weekend @ Third Life Studio!

  Journeys in Sound presents   Alex Greffin Klein, violin   Solo recital and workshop project, based on Franco-American contemporary repertoire ​​        Friday, October 28, 8pm        $15 at door with a reservation, $17 without one if room is not to capacity       $10 for students with a reservation, $12 without one       Make a reservation: Eventbrite or email journeysinsoundpresents@        For more info call or text 617-276-4536         FB Event    PROGRAM:    Elliot CARTER : four lauds   David FELDER : Another Face   Kaija SAARIAHO - Nocturnen   Philippe HUREL : Traits [World Premiered by Alexandra in 2014]   Edith CANAT DE CHIZY : En mille éclats      Watch video! Born in France to a long lineage of musicians, Paris based Alex Greffin Klein is a consummate violinist, insightful, accomplished, and brilliantly passionate in her playing. She has worked as a member of the award winning quartet the Benaim String Quartet and was a featured soloist of the Ensemble Cairn. She has performed in many cities across the world including Paris, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Antwerpen, Lisbon, Madrid, Moscow, Osaka, Tokyo, Beijing, and Tel Aviv, to name a few. She also has performed here in Boston at Jordan and is very much anticipating her return to the area.Passionate about Contemporary music, Alex has taken part in masterclasses and devotes an important part of her career to promoting Contemporary music, working closely with composers Pascal Dusapin, Philippe Hurel, Gérard Pesson, Michaël Jarrell, Allain Gaussin, Sofia Goubaïdoulina and Helmut Lachenmann, among ______________________________   ​Mist/Mist Works by Andrew Young and Luke Martin          Saturday, October 29, 8pm        Tickets: Free / Pay what you can (if you want)        FB event ​​​Interlocking new works by Andrew Young and Luke Martin        CROATOAN by Andrew Young        stream, wind, reach by Luke Martin        Improvisation on no-input mixer, objects and laptop   Andrew Young is a composer, performer, coffee drinker and computer nerd based in Los Angeles. His recent works include a catalog of studies best described as meditations on scenes from Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser and an ongoing series exploring melody at the upper limits of the human hearing range. Since 2012, Andrew has been a co-director of the wulf., a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to experimental performance and art.   Luke Martin is an experimental composer, musician, and poet currently living in Boston (Allston), MA. His artistic practice is centered on an exploration of silence, an open neutrality, blandness, and community in music. He performs regularly on electric guitar, no-input mixer, and whatever sound-making objects he can find. Luke received his M.F.A. in Music Composition, studying with Michael Pisaro, from California Institute of the Arts in 2016 and his B.A. in Music and English from Colby College in 2014.   ______________________________ 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

[somartscouncil] Lecture Event: STARLAB Studios @ Brooklyn Boulders

[somartscouncil] ONCE Ballroom presents Halloween Family Day! [1 Attachment]

[somartscouncil] Duck Village Stage at AERONAUT, Wednesday, October 26

[somartscouncil] Journeys in Sound event this Friday at Third LIfe Studio

[somartscouncil] Save the Date! Lightsaber Build Party @ Aeronaut, Tues November 1 [1 Attachment]

  [Attachment(s) from Katie Gradowski included below] Party with Parts and Crafts @ Aeronaut Brewing Company! with Spectrogram Records and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band Join us next Tuesday November 1 @ Aeronaut Brewing!  An evening of nerdy trivia, lightsabers, DIY record cutting and great music with Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band!  We'll have lightsaber kits for sale -- take it home or build it on the spot! -- and a recording station set up for Spectrogram Records, the hot new thing in homebrew phonogaphy.  14 Tyler Street, Somerville MA.  Music from 6-8pm, trivia 8-10pm, building and record cutting throughout the night. Cut your own record on a CD that can be played on a normal turntable. Build a lightsaber!  Sign up for the Monthly Make-It to a get a whole year's worth of projects mailed directly to your house. Hang out with awesome people! Support our programs!   Proceeds to go support P&C programs, scholarships, sliding scale, and outreach for accessible STEM workshops right here in Somerville.  These programs are without question the most important thing we do, and every little bit helps!  Support Parts and Crafts and help get our Kickstarter funded!  Support our Kickstarter:  Sign up today! Facebook RSVP!

[somartscouncil] NEW THIS WEEK: Parts and Crafts teams up with the Somerville Homeless Coalition!

  Monthly Make-it:  Pay it forward, donate a kit subscription, give the gift of making! In partnership with the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Freedom Connexion, the Welcome Project, and others. Support our Kickstarter:  Sign up today! The Monthly Make-It is a monthly kit subscription program.  Each kit will contain all the parts you need to complete a number of projects each month -- lightsabers, catapults, motorcars, kaleidoscopes, and more!   Each month we'll ship a new box of projects, and each month you’ll be able to open it and build something awesome. We've had a LOT of people email us and say, "I'd love to support!  Can I buy a kit and donate it to a local family?" Starting this week, the answer is YES!!!  Parts and Crafts is working in partnership with the Somerville Homeless Coalition,Freedom Connexion, the Welcome Project, and other local organizations to create a list of families who are excited to receive donated subscriptions to the Monthly Make-It starting in January 2017.  Sounds great!  How do I donate?  Go to our Kickstarter page and sign up for a 6-12 month subscription, local pickup.  Sign up for a kit as per usual, but when you're done, send us a message marking it "SOMERVILLE HOMELESS COALITION"  We'll tag it and add it to the list!  Once we hit our target number of kits we'll work with SHC and other partner organizations to get families set up to receive their kit subscriptions in time for the holidays.  Sponsor a workshop!  Freedom Connexion, the Welcome Project, and others You can also help us by sponsoring a workshop onsite with one of our partner organizations!   We're in conversation with Freedom Connexion, the Welcome Project, and others about using the Kickstarter to bring workshops directly to kids who might not be able to access these programs.  Not only will this pay for kits and materials for kids right here in Somerville, it will allow us to run these workshops locally while paying our staff a living wage. Have an organization in mind?  Fantastic!  If they're local, we'll come to them. If they're far away we'll send out kits and materials so that they can put a workshop together.  This is a great way to partner with programs directly to make our resources go even farther and reach kids who would benefit from this program.  Help us reach $20,000 by Tuesday! It's been less than a week and we're already 80% of the way there!  We are totally blown away by the amount of support we've received so far.  THANK YOU to everyone who has made a pledge, shared, and helped get the word out.   Your support is instrumental in keeping our workshop open, keeping our projects accessible, and helping us grow our online resources to better support makers just like you.  We have 20+ days to go, let's see how far we can take this!

[somartscouncil] It's Only Human: Benefit Art Show & Science Exhibit [1 Attachment]

Monday, October 24, 2016

Youth Arts Arise Fall 2016 Semester!

We wanted to remind you that our free afterschool program Youth Arts Arise runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, October 4th through December 14th (excluding November 22 and 23).

This week's classes:

Collaborative Drawing Tue. Oct. 25 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Participants will work together using both traditional and unconventional media to underscore the notion that art is often a collective, not individual, act.

Life Drawing Wed. Oct. 26 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Participants will learn techniques of still life; they will learn how to look at something carefully and translate what they see into a drawing. They will learn different approaches to line, value, form, and space, as well as discover new artists.

To register, you can either fill in the All LanguagesYAA Form, Fall 2016 or pick one up in person from the office.

Reminder - October Skillshare: Essential Oils and Their Benefits

Our next Skillshare is Monday, October 24 in the Armory Cafe. We’ll have one great session, led by a local their knowledge, skills, and passion about essential oils.

Learn the basics of essential oils! Discover how oils can be used to minimize stress, maintain focus, support general health and wellness, and more! Also learn about the different grades of essential oils, how to choose quality oils, how to use oils safely, and the basics of blending!

Date & Time: October 24, 7- 8 pm

Note: A $10 is much appreciated

Click here if you're interested in signing up.

Hope to see you at the session!

Expressive Explorers

The Expressive Explorers program at the Armory has started! The program runs on Thursdays 9:30-11:30 till December 15th(excluding November 24th) and cost $5 per child participating. This program is open to children ages 18 months to 5 years.

Next week, Thursday October 27th, we will be making masks!
Come make any type of mask you want, animal, scary, or just glue some things on and make a silly mask!
We'll have feathers, fabric, markers, paint, and lots more!

We look forward to seeing you at the Armory!

Last Chance to Sign up for Bites and Bruises - A Halloween Special

Don't miss out on this great class!

Come learn essential skills to create your owl special effects makeup! In the spirit of Halloween, we will be creating a zombie look involving bruises, scars, and rotting skin effects that can be used in many different Halloween looks.

Bite/ face cut: We will construct a bite on arm or neck from scar wax. You will learn how to apply wax to skin, molding it into the desired shape and tooth indents, and painting and adding blood. A cut or scratch may be added to the face.

Veins and decay: We will paint on top of the elements we added with wax. We will contour to create deep shadows under the eyes, emaciated cheeks and tendons to the neck, and will discolor the face with veins and the look of decaying skin.

In the last portion of the class, depending on how much time remains, you can continue to work with and explore the materials and skills we learned. You are encouraged to bring ideas of Halloween makeup you'd like to do and the instructor can demo or talk through how to go about bringing those ideas to life.

About the instructor: Sylvia Sword studies Theater at the University of Vermont where she started her journey into the world of theatrical makeup. She is an actor, teacher, and clown in the Boston area and she pursues makeup as an independent artist.

Click here to find out more information about the class and to sign up.

Apply to be Part of a Month-Long Holiday Art Market in Union!

Artist friends, come apply to be a part of our awesome month-long pop-up "art mall" in the heart of Union Square Somerville just in time for the holidays!

The Somerville Local Arts Mall (SLAM) will feature the work of 23+ local artists. Each artist will be renting their own room ranging in size and price to set up as their "shop." Payments will be taken at a centralized front desk point-of-sale, and staffing will be on a shared rotation.

Our goal is to create a space in vibrant Union Square to connect our fantastic population of creators with our fabulous population of creative consumers. The market will run for one month from November 20th to December 17th, just in time for the holidays!

Deadline for applying is November 4th!

Apply here:

Somerville Local Arts Mall

Friday, October 21, 2016

STEAM Teacher Job Opening

STEAM Teachers for Winter and Spring 2017

Description: The Umbrella Community Arts Center is seeking talented teachers for our Winter 2017 after-school, school vacation week programs and course catalog. Particular focus for new programming initiatives will bring together the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and the arts to build on our STEAM curriculum for youth ages 4-18 years old. Project or goal orientated proposals that incorporate multiple disciplines and creative and critical thinking are desired. Additional opportunities exist for intergenerational workshops. The Umbrella seeks to provide a curriculum for 21st century learning that offers opportunities to solve problems explore materials and inspire creativity.

In the Winter semester (January – March) youth and family courses are offered after school 2-6pm and on weekends. Course proposals should be focused and concise. In general, classes are long-term explorations of an art form and/or process that give students an opportunity to both learn and develop skills. Classes can be run in 10, 8, or 6 week increments.

Workshops can be from 1-6 hours. They should offer an introduction to a subject or technique or provide an opportunity for a concise project-based lesson.

Priority Subjects 2017 are:

Coding and Programming
Animation and Stop-Motion
Robotics and Engineering
Digital Art and Design
*Note: Other disciplines and project based skills considered. Priority given to teachers who can incorporate the above subjects into a strong comprehensive program infused with the visual arts.


BA/BS or MA/MS in related field, Studio Arts, Arts Education or Teaching.

Demonstrated technical skill in the subject or medium being taught.

Prior Classroom Teaching Experience is highly desirable.

Application Deadline: 10/31/16

How to Apply:

1. Submit your resume
2. Submit a brief cover letter stating your interest and relevant experience
3. (Optional) A course curriculum or sample lesson plan
4. (Optional) 3 professional references will be required at the time of an interview
5. (Optional) An artist’s portfolio or portfolio of student work at the time of an interview
Submit to: Danielle Moriarty, Education Associate, at

CPC general public application deadline extended to November 4, 2016

The application deadline for the open Community Preservation Committee general public seat has been extended to November 4. Please share this news with your networks and help us find some really wonderful candidates for the position! The application details are available at:

West Branch Library Renovation Community Meeting

Dear Colleagues, There is a Community Meeting scheduled for 6:30pm-8:30pm, on Mon Nov 14th at the Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave.

The purpose of the meeting is to present two designs for the West Branch library renovation: 1) to renovate and make the building accessible; and 2) to renovate, make the building accessible and add meeting rooms, an auditorium and a maker space.

We could use your help in spreading the word, and if possible, your participation at the meeting to advocate on behalf of the second option, which would provide the community much-needed meeting spaces, both small and large, and a space for residents, including students, to learn, innovate and create high and low tech projects, free of charge. The proposed auditorium would also be available after-hours, by the community for meetings, performances, and private events.

Thanks for your consideration and your support!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jeb Bishop w/2 ensembles (Fri) & Jacob William Quartet (Mandorla Music Series: Sat)~ this weekend @ Third Life Studio!

Jeb Bishop, Two Ensembles

Friday, October 21, 8pm
Admission: $10
FB Event

Jeb Bishop, trombone, electronics
Jorrit Dijkstra, alto saxophone, electronics
Forbes Graham, trumpet
Josiah Reibstein, tuba
Jeb Bishop, trombone

Two exciting ensembles! The duo released one of the earliest recordings on the Driff label, 1000 Words, and has performed live in the Southeast and in the Netherlands and Germany; the second set will be a new brass trio. Both sets will feature original music by the musicians in the ensembles, drawing on contemporary jazz and classical music and other traditions, forming frameworks for adventurous improvisation.

Jeb Bishop
Jorrit Dijkstra
Josiah Reibstein
Forbes Graham

Mandorla Music Series continues with

Jacob William Quartet

Saturday, October 22, 8pm
$15 - tix here
Join the Facebook event page

​Bassist & composer Jacob William is a stalwart of the region's improvised music world, and his ensembles include a who's who of the area scene. The incredible quartet assembled for this evening features saxophonist Jason Robinson in from western MA and local fixtures pianist Steve Lantner & drummer Luther Gray. Expect a night of compelling original compositions and adventurous improvisations.


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 Somerville
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

Grants for Community Curators - Info Session 10/21

Do you have a Somerville story to tell? Do you have a collection of items the world should see that speaks to our community’s past, present or future? Since 1988 the Somerville Museum has hosted exhibits curated by community members and they’re seeking applicants for their 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Proposals can be on any topic but preference is given to exhibits that incorporate a connection to the city of Somerville, past, present or future, and serve to enhance understanding and appreciation of the history, arts and culture of the city. All submissions are welcome and will be judged on the quality of the proposal. Selected community curators will receive a seed grant of $2,500 and exhibit space at the museum.

An information session is planned for Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6 pm at the Somerville Museum for those interested in learning more about the opportunity. The deadline for applications is November 4, 2016.

Over the years Somerville Museum shows have focused on the city’s past, such as “The Lost Theatres of Somerville” that explored the fourteen cinemas that once defined its Squares and “Lifting the Veil” about the 1834 burning of the Ursuline convent in what is now East Somerville. Others have focused on the community’s diverse people and cultures, such as “Three Paths to Italy,” “Immigrant City” and “From Yucuaiquín to Somerville.” Shows centered on the work of local artists such as the recent photography show “Union Square at Work” by Charan Devereaux have both documented the contemporary city and explored its future.

The Museum’s trustees seek exhibits that foster dialogue among local artists, historians and educators and the broader community to enrich understanding and lifelong learning. Proposals can be on any topic but preference is given to exhibits that incorporate a connection to the city of Somerville, past or present. Creative use of artifacts, engaging exhibit design and innovative programming that engage diverse audiences are all important. Collaboration with other artists, scholars and like-minded local organizations are encouraged but not required. Selected exhibits must be installed by the applicant within two years of receiving the award.

For more information contact Mimi Graney at

Detailed information can be found on the Somerville Museum website at

October Skillshare: Essential Oils and Their Benefits

Save the date! Our next Skillshare is Monday, October 24 in the Armory Cafe. We’ll have one great session, led by a local their knowledge, skills, and passion about the art of beekeeping.

Learn the basics of essential oils! Discover how oils can be used to minimize stress, maintain focus, support general health and wellness, and more! Also learn about the different grades of essential oils, how to choose quality oils, how to use oils safely, and the basics of blending!

Date & Time: October 24, 7- 8 pm

Note: A $10 is much appreciated

Click here if you're interested in signing up.

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