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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Volunteer dog tag sellers needed for ArtBeat Saturday, July 18

The countdown begins for ArtBeat—our biggest event of the year. As we are busy finalizing the last remaining details of the festival, we still are looking for a few volunteers for Saturday July 18 for the dog tag sales. Below, you will find a description of the volunteer shift.
The shifts times that are needed are from mid to late afternoon for only a couple hours. Folks who participate get a fabulous SAC t-shirt and food voucher for volunteering. If you are available and interested in helping out, please contact Heather at hbalchunas@somervillema.gov. Thanks so much.

ArtBeat Friday July 17 (Evening) and Saturday July 18 (Day) Dog Tag Sales (Roaming)
--Out of all the positions, this one is most crucial! We need folks who are friendly, outgoing and comfortable approaching festival goers; if this isn’t you, let the volunteer coordinator know and we can hopefully find another job for you.

--After checking in with volunteer coordinator, check in with the dog tag banker to receive a cash bank and dog tags. Dog tags cost $3 and we’ll give you a bag of 25.

--Circulate at festival selling dog tags. Call out/or as you chat with people say: “please support the festival, support the arts council, buy a dog tag for $3.” Let folks know buying a dog tag helps keep this free public festival running, year after year. A dog tag also serves as a ticket for indoor dance performances at the Somerville Theatre.

Heather Balchunas
Somerville Arts Council
Office Manager
617-625-6600 x2985
www.somervilleartscouncil.org

SOMERSTREETS: Call for Talent & Vendors

The City of Somerville and Somerville Arts Council will be hosting three more SomerStreets festivals this year throughout the City! We’re looking for talent and vendors – especially for our August 9th festival – coming up soon!

for the calls and more information about the series:
http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/somerstreets

The festival dates and locations are:

Sunday, August 9: Seize the Summer - Highland Ave. (School St. to Lowell St.)
Sunday, September 20: Strike Up the Bands - Holland Street (Davis to Teele Sq.)
Sunday, October 18: Monster MashedUp - Somerville Ave. (Union Sq. to Elm St.)

All events are 12pm – 4pm, rain or shine, set-up starting at 10am

SomerStreets is part of the City of Somerville’s open streets initiative, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up to residents for active, family-friendly programming. Through SomerStreets, the City aims to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, fresh foods, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call.

Nina Eichner
Special Events Manager
Somerville Arts Council
617.625.6600 ext: 2998
NEichner@somervillema.gov
www.somervilleartscouncil.org

Reminder to register! Two Misdummer Sings for Women this week with Susan Robbins

Singing in community is a powerful source of joy, celebration, and ritual
for people around the world. The expressive and metaphorical process of
creating unison and harmony while joining your voice with others is a
powerful way to release stress, uplift the soul, transcend the challenges we
face in our daily lives, and energize our beings.

We will create a powerful unison sound and mesmerizing harmonies through
the singing of rounds, chants, and part music. All songs will be taught
by ear, so sight-reading ability is not necessary. Come experience the artful
creation of group sound and spirit!

FOUR MIDSUMMER SINGS for WOMEN (Three left!):
Sing #2 date: Tuesday, July 14th
Sing #3 date: Thursday, July 16th
Sing #4 date: Tuesday, July 28th

Time: 7-9:15 pm
Cost: $30 for one evening, $27.50 EACH for two, or $25 EACH for three or more
Registration and payment must be received in advance for lower price )
Where: Third Life Studio, Union Square, Somerville, MA
www.thirdlifestudio.com (Yes, it is air-conditioned)
Girls 12 and older who love to sing are welcome!

Come to one or as many as you want! Different music will be taught at each evening.
Pre-registration required; further details provided upon registration.
Registration information at the bottom of this email.

For more information on Midsummer Sings, classes, private voice lessons,
or astrological readings, please email Susan Robbins at srlibana@gmail.com

Call To Artists - SLAM Market ARTBEAT weekend

Hello Artists,

Space is still available in the upcoming SLAM artist market on Saturday July 18th, from 12-6pm, at The Burren in Davis Square...the same day as the ARTBEAT Festival.

SLAM is in its sixth 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.

If you would like to exhibit your work, email me at marykeane55@hotmail.com for more information or go to: http://www.burren.com/exhibit.html

All media is considered.

For more market information and exhibit details, check out the SLAM Website.

http://burren.com/images/ArtBeat2015Call.gif

Artists Wanted during Artbeat, July 18th @9am

I am looking for volunteer artists to street-paint squares measuring 4' x 6' during Artbeat on Saturday, July 18th starting at 9am. These squares have been sponsored by individuals to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through donations made to the Pan Mass Challenge, which raises money for life-saving cancer research through an annual bike-a-thon.

During the Street Painting Festival Fundraiser, street painters will transform sections of DAVIS SQUARE using chalk-pastels on pavement to create vibrant and colorful, large scale images.


I am looking for interested individuals/artists of any age or ability to design and chalk-paint the square with a hatch-themed image. The sponsors' name will be showcased at the top and artists are encouraged to sign their work. This is an interactive experience with the spectators of your artwork.

If interested please contact me directly at hbresler@gmail.com or (805) 458-2649. I can provide more information and confirm your participation via phone call or email and allocate your square in the festival.

Come celebrate the arts and help the Pan Mass Challenge and Dana Farber Institute while painting the streets of Somerville!

Thank you for your time,
Helen Bresler
https://www.facebook.com/events/392601894268411/

Saturday, July 11, 2015

FirstWorks - Call for Scripts

​​Attention local playwrights!

Do you have a script that's in the draft stage and could benefit from feedback? FirstWorks is Theatre@First's workshop program for new plays. We're giving one playwright the opportunity to work with experienced actors and directors, culminating in a staged reading of the revised script in February 2016. Interested? Submit your work by August 1, 2015 to be considered.

Theatre@First encourages submissions from all playwrights, regardless of identity factors, but only those who can attend workshop sessions in Somerville, MA should apply.

For more details and submission requirements, please visit our website: http://www.theatreatfirst.org/shows/firstworks/firstworks.shtml

Join us TONIGHT for our final Dancing in the Streets performances - July 11, 2015 @8:30pm

Saturday, July 11, 8:30 PM
Foss Park
Broadway & Fellsway West

Presenting BoSoma Dance Company and their work, The Pursuit, Quanta, Lost It To Trying, and Ex-Pired​.

For full description and google links to locations go to:
http://somervilleartscouncil.org/dancefest/bosoma

PRINTMANIA!!!! FINAL SUMMER PRINTMAKING CLASS AT ABRAZOS PRESS...July 20-24th 9:30am-4:30pm

THE FINAL summer class at ABRAZOS PRESS in AIR CONDITIONED COMFORT

PRINTMANIA!!!!!

Printmania: A weeklong intensive: everything but the kitchen sink, in one short week!
This course will have woodblock carving and printing techniques,working with stencils and masks,printing layers of color, ink modification, tool sharpening and more. A week long intensive is a great way to immerse oneself in a topic and just GO.
5 days: 9:30-4:30 (with lunch break)
July 20-24
Cost: $450.00 (plus $25.00 wood fee


Abrazos Press is a teaching and Professional print shop in the MILLER ST Studio Building at 11 Miller St. in Somerville, off Beacon St. and near Porter Sq. T.

Please refer to the ABRAZOS PRESS WEBSITE for detailed information/ registration. www.abrazospress.com.
Classes are limited to 5


Annie Silverman
617-519-8970
www.anniesilverman.com

A confirmation email should be sent to Annie, as well as a $50.00 deposit to hold a place in your class of choice. Checks should be mailed to: ABRAZOS PRESS, 11 Miller St. Somerville, MA 02143, and made out to: Annie Silverman… THANK YOU.

Call for Art - RECLAMATION - Deadline AUG 1, 2015

he Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, invites female artists who have been making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years to submit their work to Reclamation, an exhibition that surveys the work of the emerging talent of women artists in New England.

- 2-D and 3-D work in all mediums as well as small mixed media installations will be considered
- Artists considered for the show must be female, living in New England, and making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years
- A maximum of 3 pieces may be entered for consideration
- Submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2015. Artists will be notified via email by September 1, 2015 if their work has been accepted

Submission guidelines and show dates can be found here:
http://navegallery.org/wp/reclamation-cfe/

Workshop: Writing in the Voice of a Relative or Intimate, Instructor: Tom Daley - Aug. 15th @2-4pm

CERVENA BARVA PRESS STUDIO WORKSHOP
Arts for the Armory
BASEMENT, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA
Writing in the voice of a relative or intimate

Instructor: Tom Daley
Saturday, August 15, 2015
2:00-4:00PM
Registration: $45.00
Limited to eight participants

Is there a character in your family or circle of intimates you could imagine speaking passionately or colorfully or mouthing off on forbidden topics in a poem? A shy and taciturn grandfather with an axe to grind against your mother, his daughter-in-law? A disgruntled child or envious sibling? A parent exasperated with your refusal to get married? A best friend who has been lusting after your husband? A husband who is lusting after your best friend?

In this workshop, we will examine poems in the persona vein by established poets. We'll consider the audacity necessary for this project-and the best poetic forms for this kind of poem. Each participant will then draft a short poem in the voice of a relative or intimate and we'll discuss the successes of the poems and make suggestions for improvements.

Tom Daley leads workshops for poets and writers working in creative prose in the Boston area and online. His book, "House You Cannot Reach-Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems," was recently published by FutureCycle Press. He is a recipient of the Dana Award in Poetry and has been widely published in journals including Harvard Review, Crazyhorse, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Poetry Ireland Review, and Witness. He is the author of the play, Every Broom and Bridget-Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants, which he performs as a one-man show.

Cervena Barva Press Studio
Basement Room B8
Center for the Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

To register and pay for this Workshop securely using your Paypal account or a Credit Card, please go to our homepage. www.cervenabarvapress.com

You will find this workshop on the homepage or click on the workshop button to the left on the homepage.

Writing in the voice of a relative or intimate
Registration: $45.00


The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

Workshop: Your Poems and Poetry Journals and How to Get Them Both Connected by Tim Suermnondt and Pui Ying Wong - Aug 1 @2-4pm

CERVENA BARVA PRESS STUDIO WORKSHOP
Arts for the Armory
BASEMENT, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

YOUR POEMS AND POETRY JOURNALS
AND HOW TO GET THEM BOTH CONNECTED

Instructors: Tim Suermondt and Pui Ying Wong
Saturday, August 1, 2015
2:00-4:00PM
$45.00

Writing the poems if of course the most important. But after that, you'll probably want to send them to print and on-line journals for publication. And while no one can guarantee success, there are strategies and tips of the trade to help make getting your poems published a little less daunting.

You'll look under the publishing hood with Pui Ying Wong and Tim Suermondt, two poets who've been in the poetry trenches for a good many years and will impart what's often involved and sometimes required-the good, the bad, and the ugly.

In addition to dealing with the ins and outs of poetry submissions, you'll also get the chance to play editor by judging some poems and getting a sense of what's cooking from the editor's side.

Rejection is the nature of the poetry beast-it happens to the best and most renowned of poets-but let's see if we can get the odds of acceptance more in our favor. We're stronger than any beast-we're poets.

About the Instructors: Tim Suermondt is the author of two full-length collections: TRYING TO HELP THE ELEPHANT MAN DANCE (The Backwaters Press, 2007) and JUST BEAUTIFUL from New York Quarterly Books, 2010. He has published poems in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Blackbird, Able Muse, Prairie Schooner, PANK, Bellevue Literary Review, Stand Magazine (U.K.), and has poems forthcoming in december magazine, Plume Poetry Journal, North Dakota Quarterly and Ploughshares. After many years in Queens and Brooklyn, he has moved to Cambridge with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.

Pui Ying Wong was born in Hong Kong. She is the author of a full length book of poetry Yellow Plum Season (New York Quarterly Books, 2010), two chapbooks: Mementos (Finishing Line Press, 2007), Sonnet for a New Country (Pudding House Press, 2008) and her poems have appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong), Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Crannog (Ireland), Gargoyle, Prairie Schooner, Taos Journal of Poetry & Art, The Southampton Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review among others. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web and she was a finalist for the 2011 Sundress Best of the Net editions. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt.

Cervena Barva Press Studio
Basement Room B8
Center for the Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

To register and pay for this Workshop securely using your Paypal account or a Credit Card, please visit the Cervena Barva Press Homepage. Click on the workshop button or register from the homepage. http://www.cervenabarvapress.com


Your Poems and Poetry Journals and how to get them both connected

Registration: $45.00
You may pay at the door, but you must send an email to register. Send to: editor@cervenabarvapress.com


The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

CERVENA BARVA PRESS WORKSHOP, "Writing Poems From Other Places" by Irene Koronas July 17, 2015 7-8:30pm

CERVENA BARVA PRESS STUDIO WORKSHOP
Arts for the Armory
BASEMENT, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

Writing Poems From Other Places
Instructor: Irene Koronas
Friday, July 17th, 2015
7:00PM -8:30PM
$45.00

This workshop will explore appropriation, replication, plagiarism, and samplings, as compositional methods. We'll see how modern notions about chance, procedure, repetitions, and aesthetics of boredom dovetail with popular culture to usurp conventional notions of time, place and identity, all as expressed through poetry. We will rewrite up to 3 pages from a newspaper article. This will help the writer become aware of the act of writing and the position the body takes during the rewrite. We will then discuss the experience, write poems from the rewriting, either by repetitions found in the article, or by taking phrases directly from the writing, the inspiration found in the rewrite.

"Marjorie Perloff has coined a term, "moving information," to signify both the act of pushing language around as well as the act of being emotionally moved by that process. She posits that today's writer resembles more a programmer than a tortured genius..."

About the Instructor:
Irene Koronas is the poetry editor for Wilderness House Literary Review. She has Three full length books, 'Self Portrait Drawn From Many,' Ibbetson Street Press, 2007, 'Pentakomo Cyprus' Cervena Barva Press' 2009, and 'Turtle Grass' 2014, Muddy River Books. Her most recent chapbooks, 'Zero Boundaries', Cervena Barva Press, 2008 and 'Emily Dickinson," Propaganda Press, 2010.

To register and pay for this Workshop securely using your Paypal account or a Credit Card, please go to our website and scroll on the homepage or click on the workshop button to the left.

Registration: $45.00
Or you may pay at the door but must register by contacting Gloria Mindock at: editor@cervenabarvapress.com

The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

Cervena Barva Press Workshop, "How to Read Your Poetry" by Gloria Mindock - July 25, 2015 2-4pm

CERVENA BARVA PRESS STUDIO WORKSHOP
Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

How to read your poetry

Instructor: Gloria Mindock
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
2:00PM-4:00PM
$45.00
Class is limited

How you read your poetry is important and how you present yourself in front of your reading audience. In this workshop, you will learn how to read your poetry effectively, clearly, and with the right emotion to keep the audience with you throughout your reading. Participants will learn warm-ups, vocal exercises, tones, flexibility, rhythm skills, articulation, inflection and text intention. Participates will practice reading their poetry and receive feedback.

The importance of using eye contact, breathing, and self-expression will help the participate engage with their audience. Interpretation skills will be discussed. The instructor will use various theatre techniques that will help give the reader better skills for reading their poetry to the public.

Many writers get nervous before giving a reading. We will focus on some relaxation techniques to help lower the anxiety of reading your work and lowering the self-conscious self.

Let your readings bring you to your audience by taking this class.

About the Instructor:

Gloria Mindock is founding editor of Cervena Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of La Portile Raiului, translated into the Romanian by Flavia Cosma (Ars Longa Press, Romania), Nothing Divine Here (U Soku Stampa, Montenegro), and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson St. Press). Widely published in the USA and abroad, her work has been translated and published into the Estonian, French, Serbian, Spanish, and Romanian. Her fourth chapbook, Pleasure Trout was published in 2013 by Muddy River Books. In December 2014, Gloria was awarded the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award. Gloria has work forthcoming in Gargoyle and a book, Whiteness of Bone, forthcoming from Glass Lyre Press in 2016.

Gloria freelances teaching writing workshops in her Cervena Barva Press studio at the Arts for the Armory building in Somerville, MA.

Cervena Barva Press Studio
Basement Room B8
Center for the Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

Gloria Mindock: editor@cervenabarvapress.com

To register and pay for this Workshop securely using your Paypal account or a Credit Card, please go to the Cervena Barva Homepage and order from there or click on workshop button to the left on the homepage.
www.cervenabarvapress.com

How to read your poetry

Registration: $45.00
You may pay at the door, but you must send an email to register.

The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

Camp HONK starts next Monday July 13-- come join our fun street band!

We still have room for more players at

CAMP HONK
July 13-17 & 20-24,
9am-12pm
The Kennedy School near Porter Square

Somerville Public Schools and the School of HONK are offering a two week morning day camp for anyone who wants to learn the basics and enjoy the delights of playing in a brass street band, like the bands that come to Somerville's annual HONK! Festival.

Our approach is all about having fun playing lively dance music from American and other street band traditions - from Lavoe & Colón's "La Murga De Panama" to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" -- with tunes and arrangements for players at all levels.

Open to anyone, playing brass, woodwinds or percussion, preferably with at least one year’s experience on a chosen instrument. Families are encouraged to apply. Cost for the two weeks is $160 ($80/ wk); family discounts and some scholarships may be available for students who need them.

For more information and to register online, visit
schoolofhonk.org/camphonk

Have questions or want to volunteer as a musician mentor? Drop us a line at schoolofhonk@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Doug Holder reads from his Lyrical Memoir of Boston in the 1970s and 1980s - July 9, 2015 @7pm

The rooming houses, the poseurs, stumble bums, the beautiful losers, Mr. Butch, Ken's Deli, Father's, the Combat Zone, the back wards of McLean Hospital, Hotel Milner, Paris Theatre, The Ram Rod Room, and much more... Newton Writing and Publishing Center July 9 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/117324918606566/

pianist Kevin Harris & drummer Steve Langone live at Third Life Studio - Saturday, July 11, 2015 @8pm

Mandorla Music (formerly Jazz at The Green Room) presents

Kevin Harris & Steve Langone
Saturday July 11, 8pm
$12 in advance here, $15 at the door
Third Life Studio
33 Union Square, Somerville

Kevin & Steve played in our series at The Green Room last year, and it was an incredible evening. Over the course of the evening, a warm, playful, and intricate musical conversation unfolded between these two deeply connected musicians. They covered a lot of ground, from highly personal takes on standards by Monk and Charlie Parker to clearly in-the-moment creations. Couldn’t be happier to have them back!

Reared on gospel, schooled in Latin rhythms, and with an enduring love for Monk & Bach, Kevin Harris is an exciting pianist and composer. No less an authority than Grammy-nominated critics' favorite pianist Fred Hersch says,"Kevin Harris plays and writes with flair and real soul." He's a fixture in New York clubs, and his touring in recent years has taken him to South America, Europe and China.

Drummer Steve Langone has been a mainstay of the area scene for more than 20 years: if there’s a jazz show in town on any given night, there are decent odds that it’s Steve on the drums. Steve’s "understated, multi-faceted, driving approach to percussion, tinted a bit with some Latin rhythms" (Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz.com) has earned him an incredible resume and reputation.

new grant program offered by NEFA available to artists within Rt. 495:

The New England Foundation for the Arts announces a series of grant workshops to be held across the city of Boston. The workshops will focus on NEFA’s newest initiative, Creative City, a three-year pilot that will make grants to Boston area artists to create works that integrate public participation.

Artists who reside within route 495 in Massachusetts and community organizations in the city of Boston are invited to bring project ideas and questions about applying to Creative City. These workshops are designed to help artists prepare applications, and participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program background and the grant guidelines in advance. The summer 2015 workshops are:

July 13, 3:00PM-4:00PM at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Boston
July 14, 2:00PM-3:30PM at Mattapan Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan
July 15, 10:30AM-12:00PM at East Boston Public Library, 365 Bremen St., East Boston
July 16, 5:30-7:00PM at Curtis Hall, 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
July 17, 9:30AM-11AM, at NEFA, 145 Tremont St., 7th Floor, Boston

Creative City will support individual artists, artist collectives, and artistic collaborations in all disciplines and with roots in diverse cultures, forms, and aesthetics. Grants will range from $2,500-$10,000. An additional stipend of up to $2,500 will be available for community partners to help support presentation costs. Creative City is made possible with funding from the Barr Foundation.

Application deadlines for the first year are August 3, 2015, and February 1, 2016. For more information about funding priorities, eligibility, criteria, and to access the online application, visit www.nefa.org.

Contact: Summer Confuorto, Program Coordinator | Public Art and Creative City
617.951.0010 x533 | sconfuorto@nefa.org

- See more at: http://www.nefa.org/news/nefa-hosting-grant-workshops-new-initiative#sthash.PglWWs5H.dpuf

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Creative Somerville Series: It Ain't Just Fluff: Co-Creating Great Places - July 22, 2015 @7pm

It Ain’t Just Fluff: Co-Creating Great Places
A conversation with Mimi Graney and MaryCat Chaikin, founders of Relish Management
Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m.
@ Aeronaut Brewing Company (14 Tyler St., Somerville)
Tickets are free, but space is limited, so get yours today.
Come early for a delicious bowl of local food from Canteen & Co. Menu details to come!

Mimi Graney & MaryCat Chaikin are cofounders of Relish, a project management and consulting firm for place-making, food-based and creative economy initiatives. Relish partners with municipalities, developers and community organizations to plan, create and manage neighborhood activation projects including markets, collaborative work spaces and public art. From launching iconic local experiences such as the Fluff Festival to finding temporary uses for properties awaiting redevelopment, to running local farmers markets which generate over $2.5 M in economic impact, the team has its hands in many of the exciting projects around town and beyond that support local food systems and creative industries.

The Creative Somerville Series is a series of “fireside chats” with locals in design, tech, food, social impact and other fields–celebrating the creative and entrepreneurial energy that makes Somerville great. The Creative Somerville Series is not your typical power point and Q&A. Our free fireside chats are about getting to hear someone’s story, learning about how they think and create, and getting to share creative energy and ideas in an intimate setting. The free events are co-curated by Landscape Designer Mia Scharphie and Somerville Beat Founder Elyse Andrews and held at Aeronaut Brewing Company. They are co-sponsored bySomerville Local First and have been featured in BostInno.

There are a few spaces left... PRINTING WORKSHOPS.. STARTING NEXT WEEK at ABRAZOS PRESS..

More summer classes at ABRAZOS PRESS in July in AIR CONDITIONED COMFORT

Abrazos Press is a teaching and Professional print shop in the MILLER ST Studio Building at 11 Miller St. in Somerville, off Beacon St. and near Porter Sq. T.

There are 3 more class offerings this summer. Please refer to the ABRAZOS PRESS WEBSITE for detailed information/ registration. www.abrazospress.com. There are evening classes and a week long intensive in which to explore relief and mixed media printmaking.
Classes are limited to 5


1. PRONTO PLATES : POLYESTER PLATE LITHOGRAPHY

Pronto plates add a variety of possibilities for unusual mark making, photo imagery and
text integration in mixed media printmaking. The plates can be drawn on with sharpie
markers, BIC pens, or painted on with acrylic floor wax. They can be put through laser
printers or photocopy machines. It looks like magic. All will be revealed!
5 Thursday evenings, 6:30-10pm
July 9,16,23, 30,August 6
Cost: $250.00 (pronto plates are about $1.50per plate, and are purchased in class)

2.Print, Wax, Poke and Stitch: new directions for prints-stitched and dimensional
Participants can create prints or work with old ones. We will learn waxing techinques and stitching, sewing and embroidery to add dimension. Prints can be sewn together to make 3-D constructions.
4 Tuesday evenings: 6:30- 10
July 7,14,21,28
$215.00

3. Printmania: A weeklong intensive: everything but the kitchen sink, in one short week!
This course will have woodblock carving and printing techniques,working with stencils and masks,printing layers of color, ink modification, tool sharpening and more. A week long intensive is a great way to immerse oneself in a topic and just GO.
5 days: 9:30-4:30 (with lunch break)
July 20-24
Cost: $450.00 (plus $25.00 wood fee)

Annie Silverman
617-519-8970
www.anniesilverman.com

A confirmation email should be sent to Annie, as well as a $50.00 deposit to hold a place in your class of choice. Checks should be mailed to: ABRAZOS PRESS, 11 Miller St. Somerville, MA 02143, and made out to: Annie Silverman… THANK YOU.

CALL For SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS - DEADLINE July 15, 2015

The Medford Arts Center‘s Off the Square Screening Room in association with the Medford Film Collaborative and SCATV is seeking entries for its mGm eXperiment (Meadow Glen Mall Experimental Film and Video Festival)

The festival seeks to show the best of short experimental works, 30 minutes or less from local artist in a unique space.

ABOUT mGm eXperiment
• Please submit by July 15th, 2015.
• $5 entry fee
• If accepted, you will be notified by July 31st, 2015
• For a registration form, please contact Mike Oliver at moliver6@verizon.net.
• Please send DVD’s to MACI, P.O. Box 713, Medford MA 02155
• Send online links to MehKyownTelevisionShip@gmail.com.
• Registration fee is not refundable.
• Festival is Saturday, August 15th 8pm At Meadow Glen Mall, Medford
More information can be found at http://medfordart.org/home/mgm-experiment-experimental-film-video-festival/

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