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Wednesday, July 01, 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
• Please send DVD’s to MACI, P.O. Box 713, Medford MA 02155
• Send online links to
• Registration fee is not refundable.
• Festival is Saturday, August 15th 8pm At Meadow Glen Mall, Medford
More information can be found at

Cambridge Art Association's 71st Exhibition Year

We are pleased to announce the exhibition schedule for our two core galleries - the Kathryn Schultz Gallery at 25 Lowell Street, and the University Place Gallery at 124 Mount Auburn Street.

Bill Briggs, Fragile
Members' non-juried exhibit
September 11-25, 2015 @ Both galleries

Juried by: TBA
October 6-November 14, 2015 @ University Place Gallery

Featuring Bill Briggs, Fay Lamson Hannon, Jeanine Sobel Pastore, Zoe Perry-Wood, and Amy Brett Waltch
October 6-25, 2015 @ Kathryn Schultz Gallery

A small group show featuring Joseph Fontinha, Martha Wakefield and Wendy Young
October 27-November 14, 2015 @ Kathryn Schultz Gallery

Northeast Open Show
Juried by: TBA
November 19, 2015 -
January 5, 2016 @ both galleries

Juried by Mary Tinti, Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum
January 9-29, 2016 @ Kathryn Schultz Gallery

Members' non-juried exhibit
January 13-February 13, 2016 @ University Place Gallery
(Plus a 2-day "No Hearts, No Flowers" pop-up February 11&12!)

Juried by Robert Siegelman
February 5-25, 2016 @Kathryn Schultz Gallery

A small group show featuring Michael Bogdanow, Diana Grygo, Youngsheen Jhe, Jeffrey Melzack, Nancy Morgan, Dan Trajman
February 18-March 10, 2016 @ University Place Gallery

Juried by: TBA
March 10-30, 2016 @ Kathryn Schultz Gallery

A small group show featuring Kay Ives, Timothy Loraditch, Pat Mahon, Sandys Moore, Jeanine Sobel Pastore
March 15-April 12, 2016 @ University Place Gallery

SELFISH April 7-28, 2016 | Juried by Catherine Kehoe
April 14-May 6, 2016 @ University Place Gallery

A small group show featuring
April 7-28, 2016 @ Kathryn Schultz Gallery

Cambridge Open Studios| Spring Break
May 4-15, 2016 @ Kathryn Schultz Gallery

2015 National Prize Show - Best in Show
Jenny Olsen, Big Mari, Little Mari
Juried by Paul C. Ha, Director - MIT List Visual Arts Center
May 19-June 23, 2016 @ Both galleries

MFA Photography: February 26&27
Fine Arts BFA: March 4&5
Photography BFA: April 1&2
Low Residency MFA: April 29&30

All @ Kathryn Schultz Gallery

LOCATION CHANGE: Cinema Somerville's "Little Shop of Horrors" Moved Due to Rain Wednesday, July 1 @7:30

LOCATION CHANGE: Due to high chances of rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday, the movie screening
​ of
“The Little Shop of Horrors” will be held at The Uniun, at 11 Sanborn Court, right in Union Square.
​ It will not be held at the Growing Center.

Please bring chairs/blankets
​ and there will be baked goods for sale too​
See you Wednesday, July 1st at 7:30pm (movie starts at 8:30pm)!

Call 617.628.8826 with any questions! Directions are found here:

large picture frames donated by St. Anthony's

I am writing on behalf of Father Ademir Guerini, the pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Somerville. In the course of clearing out the former convent (3rd floor of the school), we came across a number of large religious paintings ( very poor quality art!), however the frames are quite classic as they are "old" school religious art. There are perhaps 15 frames - most large 36 x24 approx. - some larger.

We are wondering if you might know any artist who might want these frames first in an effort to recycle and second to clear them out of the convent. We would ask a donation (if possible of $15.00 or whatever might be possible) or simply come and get them. It will save them from a land fill and perhaps help a budding artist!

If you know of anyone who might have use for them, please ask them to contact me at

Camp Honk still has registration open

“Camp Honk”
Monday July 13th – Friday July 25th
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:10pm
Kennedy School

For more information and to register go to:

Register now! Four Midsummer Sings for Women in July with Susan Robbins @ Third Life Studio!

FOUR MIDSUMMER SINGS for WOMEN! with SUSAN ROBBINS: Founder and Artistic Director of Libana ( and Director of Third Life Studio in Somerville (

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!

Sing #1 date: Thursday, July 9th
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 (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

Please share this email with friends who want to sing. Come and bring your friends,
your mother, your daughter, your sister-- but come experience the joy and art of
group singing!


Call for Entries: August OUTDOOR Short Film Series

Cinema Somerville Call for Entries
Outdoor short film series at the
Somerville Community Growing Center

Cinema Somerville is collaborating with Smart Space and Launch Over to present an August Movie Night series at the Somerville Community Growing Center. Each Thursday night event will include the screening of several short films and end with a Q & A with the filmmakers. These will take place every Thursday night throughout August, starting at 7:30pm with a BYO Picnic and 8:00pm (dusk) screening.

The submission categories include Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Non-Fiction.

If you are interested in screening your film at Cinema Somerville, please fill out the form here:

Any further questions, contact Erica Jones at

Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 MUSCRAT Kids Maker series - June 27, 2015 @1pm-3pm

The Somerville Arts Council in collaboration with Parts and Crafts presents our final event of our
2015 MUSCRAT Kids Maker series

Come out and check out our Multi Use Somerville Community Roving Art Transport vehicle as she hosts Parts and Crafts for a series of kids maker workshops. Learn more about electronics, woodworking and craft projects with Parks and Crafts staff.

Saturday, June 27th at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Mystic Activity Center parking lot
530 Mystic Ave.

For more info on the series and a google map for location go to:

Dancing in the Streets production presenting Weber Dance - June 27th, 2015 @8:30

Hello. Please join the Somerville Arts Council tomorrow for another Dancing in the Streets production presenting

Weber Dance
Saturday, June 27th at 8:30 p.m
@ ARTfarm site, 10 Poplar Street (for google map, see our site)


Of Looms and Lilies - an artistic investigation of the proliferation of material wealth generated by the industrial revolution and its effect on both our personal and spiritual lives and its wider impact on Climate change. It is also a simple conversation between a nineteenth century factory worker and a contemporary woman. What might they say to one another? What might they learn?

For a full description, bios, and google map to location go to:

Survey Without Surveillance Opens this tonight at the Annex - Friday June 26th, 2015

June 26-July 25, 2015
Curated by Arlinda Shtuni

Opening Reception & NSA Listening Party
Friday, June 26
6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Nave Annex, Davis Square
53 Chester St, Somerville

Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm; Saturdays, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Closed Saturday, July 4

Nataliya Bregel, Adina Bricklin, Gary Duehr, Julia Dunham, Hasan Elahi, Andrew Hammerand, Jonathan McFadden, Simon Menner, Anders Midtgaard, Ted Ollier, Carlos Rene Pacheco, Larry Poole, Scott Patrick Wiener, Amanda Wild

Call for graphic designer for Fluff Festival 2015 - DEADLINE July 6, 2015

I am seeking proposals for graphic designs for our upcoming Fluff Festival materials.

The Fluff Festival is a Union Square Main Streets event which is held each September in Union Square in Somerville. You can find more information about the Fluff Festival on the USMS website or the Fluff Facebook page.

We will need the designs for a suite of items, which may include, but not necessarily be limited to, a digital poster, postcards, streetpole banners, buttons, social media icons and promotional items, such as T-shirts, caps and tote bags.

Our theme this year is Fluff X - the X is to signify the fact that the Fluff Festival is 10 years old, but also will include some versions of Xtreme sports/games, and may use the X as marking the spot of Union Square or as X marks Union Square as the crossroads of Somerville. Examples of posters from previous Fluff festivals are below to give you a better idea of the style we are seeking.

While we are only able to pay a small stipend, we will widely acknowledge the work of our designer.

Proposals should include:
examples of former work,
information about experience designing for our full suite of items,
professional references,
your timeline, and
any drafts you might want to submit or propose for this year.

I will be reviewing proposals as they come in, as I am hoping to have the work done as soon as possible, but the cut off date for proposals is Monday, July 6.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to try and answer them any time before Thursday, June 25, when I am leaving for vacation. I return on July 7 and may not have email access while I am away.

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.


Please find attached six Fluff Festival images

Thursday, June 25, 2015

ARTfarm community meeting on Weds. July 8th

Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston, the Somerville Arts Council, and Earthos Institute for an upcoming public meeting in which we will share our progress and vision to date for the former Waste Transfer Station near Brickbottom. As you may know we are in the process of transforming the site into an ARTfarm for Social Innovation.

Last spring we held meetings with the Brickbottom community and this winter we held four core principal meetings—specifically on Arts and Culture, Community Utility, Environment and Sustainability, and Economic Development—with numerous individuals and community organizations participating.

At this meeting on July 8th we will present our progress to date, review the core principals emerged from the meetings, and unveil our final draft schematic drawings and programming vision.

We very much would like your attendance. Provide us with constructive feedback, share your vision and become ambassadors about this exciting endeavor.

Join us:
Weds, July 8th, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Argenziano School, 290 Washington St.

For more information about our work on the site and the community process to date please see:

Join us at CAMP HONK - July 13-17 & July 20-24

This summer, treat yourself to some musical fun, the street band way, at

July 13-17 & 20-24,
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

Have questions or want to volunteer as a musician mentor? Drop us a line at

Be part of a LIVE TV Studio Audience at SCATV - June 29, 2015 @6:30pm

Join the audience of The Somerville Line and Somerville Community Access Television
for another live show on
Monday, June 29 at 7pm (arrive by 6:30pm.)

Your friends and family will be able to view the show two ways. The Somerville Line will air on Somerville Local Cable 3 at 7pm or you can stream the show live at: We will also post the show later online.

**Space is limited, RSVP in advance to ensure your spot in the studio audience. Others can watch live in the "green room."**

The Somerville Line is embarking on a one year milestone. To celebrate this we will be debuting our new theme song for our show. Alesia Lopez will be giving this gift to the show as well as performing some of her other written work. In May appeared on a major network show after writing a song about the show which cares the name of the host.

Craig Lambert will be a part of our audience to talk about his motivation and inspirations in life. Craig who recently is embracing a new career will discuss his new book called Shadow Work. Here is his website: We will all host a Q & A session during the broadcast.

After the show, we will invite our audience to join us for more music and dance.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FREE pops concert this Sunday at 3:00, rain or shine

Join us this Sunday, 3 p.m., for POPS ON THE LAWN in Sennott Park (at Broadway and Norfolk Street, Cambridge) near Central Square, or in case of rain, indoors at Area IV Youth Center (243 Harvard Street) next to the park. Bring a picnic blanket and kick back for some fun for the whole family. Take a journey from Rossini to John Philip Sousa, from The Planets to Star Wars. Our youngest audience members even get to conduct the orchestra themselves.

Many Somerville residents will be participating in the concert: Violinists Lane Marder and Josh Garstka, violist Kim Etingoff, cellist Nick Pittman, string bassist Dave Shrake, oboist Carolyn Hayes, trumpet player Dan Stringer, and CSO's very special Music Director Cynthia Woods.

More info can be found on our website Cambridge Symphony Orchestra .

Call for Fixers! Fixer Saturdays all summer at the Somerville Tool Library

This summer at the Somerville Tool Library/Parts and Crafts, I'll be running a series called Fixer Saturdays. From 1-3pm each Saturday, we'll invite the public in to work on/tinker with/fix/learn to fix/upcycle a specific kind of item. I am seeking folks with special interests or skills in specific repair areas to advise, volunteer, help, hang out, etc.

July 11: U Mad, Bra? - Bra repair! It's hard to think of an item that can suffer catastrophic failure so soon after purchase. I've recently learned techniques for fixing underwires and I will acquire some basic supplies and tools to repair most typical bra issues.

July 18th: Anachronistic Audio Repair Project #2 - the first AARP was in February and even though the weather was horrible, some great folks showed up. I am looking for people who are interested in repairing non-digital audio equipment like CD players, tape decks, boom boxes & transistor radios.

July 25th: Open Laptop Surgery - this is going to be an event about walking people through basic laptop repairs like replacing a keyboard or screen and helping folks get comfortable with opening up their laptops and seeing what's inside. I'm especially interested in anyone who has experience with Macs - I have the tools to open Apple devices, but it's not something I've done a lot.

Please email me at if you are interested in helping out. Also, I haven't finalized the schedule for August and if there is something you really like to repair and would like to collaborate on an event like this, let me know!

Summer Clay for Kids and Teens at Mudflat - SUMMER 2015

Join us for clay classes this summer! Mudflat offers 2 sessions each summer in July and August.
Classes meet twice each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3 weeks – a total of 6 classes.
Choose a morning or afternoon section - each are 2 hours long.
Tuition: $200/section, includes all materials and firings
10% discount available for 2nd child in same family.

KIDS CLAY, ages 5-11
Learn how to handbuild with slabs and coils and how to work with clay on the potter's wheel.
Session 1: July 7-23 - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Section A: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Section B: 1:00-3:00 pm

Session 2: August 4-20 - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Section C: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Section D: 1:00-3:00 pm

TEEN CLAY, ages 12+
Wheelthrowing and handbuilding for teen students, all skill levels
Session 1: July 7-23 - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Section E: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Session 2: August 4-20 - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Section F: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

To Register, call Mudflat at 617-628-0589 or see

Mudflat is a non-profit clay school and studio offering classes, workshops and artist studios since 1971. Mudflat provides a knowledgeable faculty, an excellent facility and quality equipment in a creative artistic environment. Over 350 adults, teens and children enroll in our classes each semester to learn about clay.

MUDFLAT – 81 Broadway, Somerville MA 02145 – 617-628-0589

Music at Duck Village

The Duck Village Stage is a new pop up performing arts venue in the Aeronaut Brewing Company's taproom at 14 Tyler Street, Somerville. Duck Village Stage pays homage to the prohibition era Somerville Duck Village neighborhood which is a stone's throw away on the other side of the railroad tracks. We're dedicated to highlighting new and innovative new acts, and recording and archiving the performances. Each Wednesday night we present something new and unique, everything from chamber music to country, free jazz to singer / songwriters, and even some opera, comedy and dance. There's no cover charge.

Wednesday, June 24, 8pm
We the Populace
Fresh, funky R&B stylings with a twist

Wednesday, July 1, 7pm
Special performance by New Rep Theatre
Featuring eight actors, ten chairs, and a live percussive score!

Wednesday, July 8, 8pm
The Noise Floor Sessions
New Singer / Songwriter Showcase featuring:
The Fevertones
Joshua Taylor
Doully Wang
Maxwell Bailey
Jeff Butcher
Max Rose

Are you interested in performing on the Duck Village Stage? Please shoot us an email:

Randy Winchester

JUST FYI: Pollinator Recovery Zone

The Somerville Arts Council awarded a Local Cultural Council Grant to Landscape Architects Anne Vaterlaus and Sarah Carrier in collaboration with Groundwork Somerville. Together, they designed and coordinated the installation of an environmental art piece called the Pollinator Recovery Zone . With the help of the GSW Green Team and community volunteers, 9 cedar posts were installed, supporting 13 wood boxes that are filled with bundles of reeds, each providing habitat for the native leaf cutter and mason bees –super pollinators of the bee world. The last phase of the project will surround the pollinator poles with a flower garden to be installed in Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016.

Please visit the City’s Urban Agriculture Blog for photos and more information:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Media Classes at SCATV

Summer is here and so are Somerville Community Access Television's next batch of media production classes. There are some great classes to sign up for! If you haven’t already joined as a member, please sign up for an upcoming orientation, online here. You will receive discounted tuition rates. Below are the upcoming classes:

Editing with Adobe Premier: In this four session class you will learn the basics of importing footage, file management, cutting clips, transitions, graphics, and more.Instructor is Farzad Wafapoor and classes run Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28; 7-9pm.

Basic Studio Production:This class is for members who want to get started producing multi-camera studio programs in the HotSet and main studio. Over four sessions you will learn basic set design, studio lighting, camera operation, audio, and floor directing. Instructor is Miguel Rivas and classes run Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29; 7–9pm.

Community Event Coverage class: This one-session class will teach students how to video record their events, presentations, meetings, interviews for Web and cablecast. Instructor is Wendy Blom and this class wil run August 3rd from 1-3pm.

Stop Motion Animation: Students of all ages will work in groups to plan, produce, and edit original stop-motion animations using professional animation software and SCATV’s new DSLR cameras. Instructor is Jessica Barnthous and classes run Tuesday: August 4, 11, 18, 25; 7–9pm.

DSLR Filmmaking Classs: This two-session class is for field certified members and non-members with video production experience. The class will cover the use of SCATV’s Canon EOS 70D DSLR cameras with Tascam audio recorders. Learn how to choose video settings, determine depth of field, adjust lighting, and use the “follow focus” add-on. Instructor is Ben Morrow and classes run Tuesdays August 4 & 11; 7-9pm.

Basic Digital Media Production: This four-session class introduces students to all the elements of field video production including video, audio, and lighting. Learn to operate SCATV’s Panasonic video camcorders, the Canon DSLR cameras, and microphones. Instructor is Miguel Rivas and classes run Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26; 7-9pm.

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