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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Call for Vendors: NOURISH, a celebration of local art and food

Share your work at NOURISH: A celebration of local food and art at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA on July 15, 2017 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm.
Inspired by over 3,000 people who attended the BIG Tiny House Festival presented by Miranda’s Hearth at The Umbrella last summer, The Umbrella Community Arts Center is hosting their second summer arts festival on July 15, 2017. This year, The Umbrella is collaborating with The Greater Boston Food Bank to host NOURISH: A celebration of local good and art. As an art-filled building in a farm-filled town, The Umbrella is creating a space to celebrate how both art and food build community.
In particular, we’re looking for businesses or artists that focus on one or more of the following:
- Farming
- Locally produced food
- Sustainable food
- Health
- Food-based art
- Craft
- Local Concord Community
The table fee for the festival is $50 and should be paid upon acceptance.
RSVP on Facebook:

Mandorla's Duo Duo (oud/percussion & piano/guitar)/ Sat. eve: Opensound Series @ Third Life Studio

Mandorla Music Series continues with

Duo Duo:
   Jussi Reijonen (oud/guitar) & Giuseppe Paradiso (percussion)  
        Adam Janjigian (piano) & Jamie Stewardson (guitar)

       Friday March 24, 8pm
       $15;  Advance tix here
       FB event 

The latest of our occasional "Duo Duo" events will feature the Giuseppe Paradiso/Jussi Reijonen Duo and the Adam Janjugian/Jamie Stewardson Duo. 

Giuseppe Paradiso was born in Santeramo in Colle, Italy and started his musical studies on drums at the age of six. He went on to conservatory study as well as training in jazz tradition, winning an international marimba competition along the way, and came to Boston in 2008. He has performed internationally, lead the band Meridian 71, curated a concert series, and keeps a busy schedule as an educator. Oud and guitar player Jussi Reijonen's musical journey has taken him from his native Northern Finland to years spent living in the Middle East, East Africa, and now the United States. As a result, in both his original compositions and his playing, the open spaces and silences of Scandinavia rub shoulders with the modes of Arab music and Indian and West African rhythms. 

They'll be joined by 
pianist Adam Janjigian & guitarist Jamie Stewardson. Both are well known to Boston jazz audiences and come together for their first duo performance in several years.


Opensound Series
       Saturday March 25, 8-ish (doors open at 7:30pm)
       $12 at the door

Teach Yourself to Fly, Pauline Oliveros
     Players: Dave Gross, Angela Sawyer, Michael Rosenstein, Jesse Kenas-Collins,
     Melanie Hedlund, Luke Martin, Lou Bunk, Joe Burgio, Maria Finkelmeier, Dei
     Xhrist, among others, maybe you?

Pauline Kim Harris, violin
Spencer Topel, electronics
perform a continuous playlist of Bach, Sciarrino, Biber and Topel

Kevin Frenette Quartet
     Kevin Frenett, guitar 
     David Haas, piano 
     Ryan McGuire, bass 
     Joe Musacchia, drums

Opensound is a Greater Boston concert series featuring improvisers and interpreters of new and experimental music. We program 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.


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

For detailed directions and parking information:!directions/cbkx

Call for Artists: Prints show in June at the Armory Cafe

The Armory Cafe is looking for another 1 or 2 artists to feature in our June exhibit on Printmaking.  

This is a little different than some of our recent themed shows, which featured small numbers of works by a larger number of artists.  This time we're looking to select just 2 or 3 featured artists (one already identified), who would each exhibit more pieces. 

If you're a printmaker and interested in participating, please email with a link to an online portfolio or attached photos to give us an idea of your work.  

Artists will be selected in mid-April, so please nominate yourself or anyone else by April 15.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Singer-Songwriter looking for a porch for porchfest

My name is Leon Rich. I'm a singer-song writer vet that is looking for a porch to play for porchfest.

I play acoustic and sing, rock/pop acoustic originals and some jazz covers.

Looking for Davis or Porter areas, I live in North Cambridge.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Traditional Malian drum and dance Concert with Joh Camara at the Argenziano school

Please join us for a free community concert!

Master Drummer Joh Camara performing Malian Drumming and Dance                      
                              with students in Grades 4-8


the Argenziano School,  290 Washington Street, Somerville (near Union Square)

Friday, March 24th  9:10 am

Friday, March 17, 2017

Folk Fights Back Boston: For Immigrants and Refugees

Folk Fights Back Boston:
For Immigrants and Refugees
Hosted by Folk Fights Back
Sunday, March 19 at 6:30 PM
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

Folk Fights Back is a musician led organization that seeks to raise money and awareness for critical issues during the Trump presidency. Our second event, Folk Fights Back for Immigrants and Refugees will raise money for local organizations that are doing litigation or other support work for refugees and immigrants. All proceeds of this Folk Fights Back Boston event will go to the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR).

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Youth UNEWS Spring Break Camp

UNews April Vacation Registration

Please fill out the following form to sign up for SCATV Youth Media Program's UNews Youth Journalism program. The program will run Tuesday, April 18th to Friday, April 21st from 10am-3pm at SCATV. The cost for the program is $125 with full and partial scholarships available based on your self-reported financial need, and no young person will be turned away. We are encouraging youth age 9+ to sign up, though enthusiastic youth below that age cutoff may be considered on a case by case basis. 

Please contact Heather at hmack@scatvsomerville or 617-628-8826 with any questions or requests for additional information. 

All the best,
Erica Jones

Director, Membership & Outreach
​Somerville Media Center - ​
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Welcome back from Thailand, Drew! + New Classes and Speaker Series

What's new at your community workshop
New year, new
With new classes in Wearable Interactive ElectronicsBicycle Basics for Kinetic Sculptors,Basic 3D Design with OnShape, to Introduction to Woodcarving and Tool Training on our New CNC Lathe, spring classes and events are open for registration here at Artisan's Asylum!

Welcome back from Thailand, Drew!

We're excited to welcome back Artisan's Asylum member Drew Hatzung, back from his Makerspace Exchange Residency experience in Thailand and Makerspace Thailand. This spring he will be sharing what he learned in the upcoming Introduction to Woodcarving class. Stay tuned for details on the schedule for the other half of the exchange, as well as other opportunities to learn from Drew's experience! See more in this video of Drew in Thailand on CNN International here!

Upcoming Speaker Series

Chaos into Order – Practicing the Way of the Organized with Skunk

Wednesday March 29, 7:00-8:00PM

When space is at a premium, stuff needs to get organized, or stress will ensue. Join Skunk in exploring the joys and habits of organized living.
Thrilling topics include:
* Organization as a Way, not an Event
* A flowchart for dealing with stuff
* The smarter closet system
* Choosing the right storage systems to suit your needs
* A full box is a useless box
* The stupidly-simple way of organizing files
* How to de-cruft without the heartbreak
* Riding the incoming tidal waves of crufty objects that don’t fit anywhere
About Skunk: When someone imagines the life of a junk metal sculptor, they often picture huge unorganized heaps of steel bits all tangled together. Let me assure you that’s not an environment that fosters creativity! It has been a long and thoughtful journey from not knowing what I have to knowing where everything is. I’m extremely excited to share my thoughts and experiences with those who yearn to break free of the clutter and chaos of objects out of place. 

The Artisan’s Asylum Speaker Series seeks to engage our community and inspire us to make the world we want to see. Register here to reserve your spot in any of our upcoming sessionsAll events are free for members and Friends of Artisan’s and a $10 suggested donation from the public. If you are interested in being a speaker,

Upcoming Classes

All classes at Artisan’s Asylum are 18+, open to the public and do not require membership to attend. Many of our students come to learn how to make at Artisan’s Asylum with no prior experience. 

Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Bang Out a Bangle Saturday 1 – 4:30pmApr. 29
Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Shop Monday 7-10pmChoose a Date! 
Introduction to Chainmaille Saturday 1 – 4pmApr. 15
NEW! Intermediate Metalsmithing: Silver Bells Thursdays 7pm – 9pm,  May 11 & 18
Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing Tuesdays 6 – 9 pmApr. 25 – May. 30

Cosplay, Multimedia & Fiber Arts

NEW! Custom Rubber Stamp Casting Thursdays 5:30 – 8pmMar. 30 & Apr. 6
NEW! Free Cosplay Workshop: PAX East Prep Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
NEW! Bicycle Basics for Kinetic Sculptors Saturdays 1-3pm, Apr. 8 & 15
Bicycle Maintenance I Thursdays 7-9pm, Apr. 6 – 27
NEW! Glass Enamel on Copper Sunday 10:15am – 4:15pmSold Out! Join the Waitlist! 
NEW! Drawing With Code   Saturday 11am – 3pmChoose A Date! 4/8, or 5/13
Figure Drawing Tuesdays Every Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Choose A Date! NEW! Figure Drawing Monthly Class Tix: April Class Pass
Watercolor Painting Workshop Mondays 6:30-9pmSold Out! Join the Waitlist! 
Introduction to Chainmaille Saturday 1 – 4pmApr. 15 

CNC & Digital Fabrication

NEW! Basic 3D Design with OnShape Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:45pm Mar. 22 – Apr. 12
HSMWorks for CNC Machining Wednesdays 8 – 10pmApr. 12 – May 10 
Intro to the Multicam Industrial CNC Router Wednesdays 4 – 6pmMar. 22 – Apr. 19 
NEW! Tool Training: Vinyl Cutter Sunday 5-7pmChoose A Date! 
Tool Training: CNC Plasma Cutter 101 Sunday 10:30am-12:30pmChoose A Date!
Tool Training: Asylasaur Laser Cutter Sunday 5-7pm or Thursday 7-9pmChoose A Date!
Tool Training: 3D Printer Sunday 1-3pm  Choose A Date!
Introduction to ShopBot CNC Router and VCarve ProTuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pmJoin The Waitlist!  

Electronics, Robotics & Programming

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