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Thursday, August 31, 2006

WILDFLOWERS @ FRESH POND - September 24, 2006


These events are FREE and open to the public.
Children are welcome in the company of an adult.


Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Maynard Ecology Center
Basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge
New England??s parade of autumn colors begins with the
vivid yellows of goldenrods and the varied purples of
asters. We will use guides and keys to identify a
number of species of these and other fall wildflowers
that grow on the Reservation. Bring a magnifier or
borrow one of ours.

For more info, please contact:

Elizabeth Wylde
(617) 349-4791

BEBE MILLER CO - April 15, 2007

Due to delays in the opening of the new Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theatre at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at 100 Northern Ave. in Boston, there are several changes to the Fall '06 calendar in September and October.

- Rescheduled to Spring, 2007:
# Friday, April 13, 7:30pm
# Saturday, April 14, 8pm
# Sunday, April 15, 2pm

Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theatre
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave., Boston

For more info, please contact:

World Music
720 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139



Growing Center September 2006 events

All events are free

Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Avenue near Union Square

Third Thursday Americana Acoustic Jams
Thursday, Sept 21
Bring your acoustic instrument for a back porch style
Jam session hosted by some of Somerville’s finest folk musicians.
Styles range from folk, blues, bluegrass, Irish and more.
Contact: Matt

ART CENTER IN UNION SQUARE? - September 30, 2006

Large space in Union Square- Former bank building- More than 8000
square feet with outdoor courtyard.
Perhaps art galllery/performance space/studios/classes. Steep rent;
need lots of folks to jump in!
Call Alan at 857-991-8448

JAZZ BALLET - April 1, 2007

- Rescheduled to Spring, 2007:
Friday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 31, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 1, 2:00 pm

Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theatre
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave., Boston

For more info, please contact:

World Music
720 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

CALL FOR CALENDAR ART - September 6, 2006

The Boston Living Center is seeking submissions for a 2007 art calendar to support our fundraising efforts for people living with HIV/AIDS in Eastern Massachusetts. Each month will showcase a piece by a different member, volunteer, donor, or friend of the Center.

We will need digital images of all submissions (Maximum 4” wide by 3”
high, and at least 300 dpi). If you do not have access to digital
photography, contact Nate Stell to make arrangements to have a digital
photo taken at the BLC.

Nate Stell
Boston Living Center
29 Stanhope St.
Boston, MA 02116
p: 617.236.1012 x256
f: 617.236.0334

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

PRINTMAKER FOR HIRE - September 31, 2006

My name is Eileen, and I just moved to Somerville about two months ago. I am interested
in getting involved with other printmakers and will be happy to lend a hand in somebodies
shop... i.e. being clean hands or helping print for a large edition in exchange for shop
time. Please let me know if anybody has any ideas for me.
I have references, a resume, and you can view my website on-line.

CHAPBOOK PUBLISHED - September 31, 2006

Cervena Barva Press announces the publication of a poetry chapbook called, "Blue Edge" by Susan Tepper. Cover photo is by Somerville resident Leela Arnet.

About the photographer: Leela Arnet was born and raised in Paris,
France. As well as a photographer, Leela is also a poet and
playwright. She lives in Somerville and teaches at Tufts University.

To order: $6.00 plus $1.25 for shipping (Check or Money Order)

Cervena Barva Press
P.O. Box 440357
W. Somerville, MA 02144-3222

Gloria Mindock, Editor

MUSICAL FESTIVAL - September 15, 2006

Growing Center September 2006 events

All events are free

Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Avenue near Union Square

‘Viva La Vinal Fest’ Concert
Friday, September 15
6:30pm - 8:30pm - A music festival hosted by residents of Vinal Avenue
Music features bands; Joy, Frank Smith, Audrey Ryan and Stephan Brodsky
playing acoustic and rock indie music. Food will be provided pot-luck style;
please bring a dish or a drink to share.
Contact: Audrey 617-320-0538 audreyryan@or Judy 617-776-8382

Monday, August 28, 2006

LOCAL POETRY AWARD - September 15, 2006


Deadline: Sept 15

The award will be presented at The Somerville News Writers Festival ( Nov. 12 at Jimmy Tingle Theatre. Open to all Mass. residents. This year Nick Flynn, Steve Almond, Michael McGlone and others will be reading as reported in the Names and Faces section of The Boston Globe. 8/28 Click on for more details:


Growing Center September 2006 events
All events are free!
Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Avenue near Union Square

Celebration of art, gardening and the pepper!
Friday, September 8
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Attend a talk about artist's gardens, and heirloom gardening;
then feast on some peppery sweet and savory culinary creations.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk
Friday, September 8
8pm - 9pm
Come celebrate the lunar cycle and relax with
an ancient meditative stroll through our Garden’s labyrinth.
Contact: Lynn 617-666-1624

HEALING ARTS FORUM - October 6, 2006


October 2-6, 2006
Tewksbury Hospital
Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Regional Convening of Artists and Healthcare Professionals, October 2 and 3, 2006
Intensive Artist Training Session, October 2-6, 2006

Individual artists are invited to participate in the full week of activities: the two-day forum described above, followed by 3 days of intensive training and mentoring at Tewksbury Hospital. Artists will have an opportunity to observe and participate in workshops demonstrating a variety of artistic disciplines and working styles, as well as work with a wide range of patient populations (including individuals with chronic physical illness or disability, psychiatric patients, and individuals being treated for substance abuse).


Ilana Hardesty


Thursday, August 24, 2006

FIND ART SPACE ON WEB - September 30, 2006

ArtistLink is very pleased to announce the launch of two new web services designed to help artists find spaces to create in Massachusetts:

ArtistLink helps artists, developers, and municipalities develop spaces for creative work and living. The web site has over 80 pages of helpful content on leasing, purchasing and developing artist space, including:

A home-buying course for artists
A database of
artist space development models
Advice for municipalities on
zoning for artists.

and much, much more! Check it out!


‘Find Space to Create’ at artspacefinder, the definitive place to help you find or list artist space in Massachusetts. Find out about projects such as:

Please spread the word!

Jason Schupbach
c/o Massachusetts Cultural Council
10 St. James Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
t: 617-727-3668 ext. 330
f: 617-727-0044

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

CALL FOR LIGHT ARTISTS - October 3, 2006

As part of its ArtsUnion initiative, the Somerville Arts Council seeks two site-specific outdoor lighting displays to be exhibited during the winter months of early 2007 in Union Square, Somerville.

We are very open to ideas for light installations and are particularly
interested in work that is innovative and bold—art that will draw the
attention of people passing through Union Square. Artists/designers
may choose to work alone or collaboratively. We imagine that
interdisciplinary artists may be especially appropriate for this
project. Some artists may propose to work with renewable energy L.E.D.
lights or video projections.

It is our intention to select two proposals, and our budget for each light display is $6,250.

For application information, please contact:

Gregory Jenkins
Somerville Arts Council/ArtsUnion Lighting Call
50 Evergreen Ave
Somerville MA 02145



Urban photography exhibition by Matt Weber @ the Pierre Menard Gallery, August 28 - September 27, 2006.
Reception and Signing of Weber's book "Urban Prisoner", September 9, from 6-9pm

For more information, please contact:

Pierre Menard Gallery
10 Arrow St
Cambridge MA 02138



The Serenata Chamber Musicians
Saturday, August 26, 2006, 1pm

The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

"A Classical Appetizer" concert
$10 suggested donation

featuring Somerville based musicians: Mark Berger, viola, Orlando Cela, flute, and Franziska Huhn, harp
program: works by Bach, Navok, Gubaidulina, and Debussy

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

BOOKSTORE DISCUSSION - September 19, 2006

McIntyre & Moore Booksellers
Embryos and Abortion: When Does Personhood Begin?
September's topic of the Davis Square Philosophy Café
moderated by Tom Clark

Tuesday, September 19, 7:30-9:30 pm

McIntyre & Moore Booksellers
On the Red Line, in the heart of Davis Square
Greater Boston's best source for scholarly used books
Open for browsing 7 days a week until 11 pm

For information call McIntyre & Moore Booksellers (617) 629-4840 or log onto


LIBANA, INC. seeks Part-time Bookkeeper/Financial Manager!

LIBANA is an internationally renowned touring ensemble of six women,

performing traditional and contemporary music and dance of the world's women.

Libana is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper/Financial Manager to begin

September 1. The position is for an average of 6 hours a week, and involves all

aspects of bookkeeping as well as financial overview and planning. The Bookkeeper/Financial Manager works closely with the General Manager

and with LIBANA’s Artistic Director.

Job Requirements: Bookkeeping skills, attention to detail, the ability to generate

reports and to involve oneself in the financial overview of a non-profit, 501C-3

arts organization, access to home-office and computer, a working knowledge of

Quickbooks, a commitment to the Arts, and a sense of humor, creativity, flexibility,

and the willingness to work as part of a team.

Please send resume as well as cover letter as attachment to,

or by mail to Libana, Inc., P.O. Box 400530, Cambridge, MA 02140

ART EXHIBITION - October 21, 2006

Brickbottom Gallery hosts
The Somatic Mirror: Reflecting Self and Other curated by Peter John Marquez
featuring the work of:
Jehanne-Marie Gavarini: subversive sculptures that conjoin self and other;
Lisa Lunskaya Gordon: bodyscapes that boldly challenge us to recognize other as self;
Ann Hirsch: life sculptures that stare back and defiantly insist on your otherness;
Judith Larsen: photographs that turn the mirror on itself;
Lisie Orjuela: paintings that explore ways to reclaim what was taken away.

September 14-October 21
Opening reception: Sunday, September 17, 6-8 pm

For more info, please see:

POETRY READINGS - September 12, 2006

SAVE THE DATE!! Tuesday, September 12 (7 - 9pm)


SUSAN TEPPER reading love poems from her new chapbook "BLUE EDGE"
GEORGE HELD will read from his new chapbook "W is for WAR"
ANDREY GRITSMAN presenting his new collection "LONG FALL", plus
other poems
WILLIAM JAMES AUSTIN will read from his "UNDERWOR(L)D" series
Gloria Mindock, editor of Cervena Barva Press, will be hosting

(212) 769-6816


Boundaries are often created to set limits. Although they may protect us, boundaries may also prevent us from revealing fantastic new ideas and places that are unfamiliar but well worth discovering. In our fall exhibition, "CROSSING BOUNDARIES," Pigmentia Studio & Gallery will explore works by eight artists who demonstrate this theme of challenging creative inhibitions. There will be an open-to-the-public reception with the artists on Sunday, September 17, from 1 – 5 p.m.

Somerville artist Wade Aaron's brilliant paintings are composed of curvaceous gaps cut into canvas and bridged by crisscrossed threads. Medford artists Adele Travisano and Tim Barner cross stylistic boundaries as they blend their individually distinctive methods in their collaborative acrylic paintings created in Travisano's garden. Gallery owner and photographer Lisa Tang Liu crosses media boundaries to produce an oil painting under Travisano's tutelage and more...

"Crossing Boundaries" can be viewed at Pigmentia Studio & Gallery at 13 Forest Street, right in the heart of Medford Square, from September 15 through October 14. Gallery hours during the exhibition are Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 11-6 and Saturday 1-5. Gallery is closed Thursday and Sunday. For more information, please call 781-396-0092, visit us on the web at, or email

PROJECT MUM - August 25, 2006

Project MUM - Meet Under McGrath!

Friday, August 25th 8 p.m. to midnight.
Join us at the intersection of Washington St & McGrath Highway.
Dance, Laugh, Volunteer.

DJ Brother Cleve, Lighting & Production by Todd Sargent & VDA

$10 suggested donation
Make a pledge to ARTSomerville
The Somerville Arts Council
Somerville Community Access Television
Brickbottom Artists Association

More info please contact:

Susan Berstler

SEEKING DREMEL - August 31, 2006

I'm an artist looking to try out a dremel before I buy one. Does anyone have
one they would let me try out? I have good references.


FESTIVAL: CALL TO ARTISTS - September 5, 2006

WHAT: Call to Central American Artists and Businesses to Participate in one-day festival
WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2006
WHERE: Union Square, Somerville

From Rio Grande to Panama Canal, an evening of food, dance, music and art of Central America is part of ArtsUnion's Producers' Series, a cultural-economic initiative organized by the Somerville Arts Council. We seek artists, craftspeople, musicians and local business owners to sell and exhibit their products in Union Square. Open to artists of all mediums and businesses of many types. No entry fee and vendors must provide their own tables, chairs, cooking equipment and other materials. Application Deadline September 5, 2006.

For Application information please contact:

Somerville Arts Council/Rio Day
50 Evergreen Ave
Somerville MA 02145

FINE ART FESTIVAL SPACE - September 23, 2006

Lexington Chamber of Commerce Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2006
from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Lawn of the
Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA (Across from the Minuteman Statue)

$10 Screening Fee
$75 Booth Fee - 10’x10” space

For more information e-mail: or

Susan DeRosa, Coordinator - Program & Events

Lexington Chamber of Commerce
1875 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington MA 02420

(781) 862-2480

TRAVEL WRITING COURSE - September 5, 2006

"Breaking Into Travel Writing"
Tuesday, September 5
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church,
1555 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. MBTA: Red to
Harvard. Advance registration required, see: 7-10 pm. $65 ($50 for Media Bistro members).

Travel writing is one of the most diverse freelance options, and can lead to unexpected and adventuresome assignments. Somerville-based journalist Ethan Gilsdorf teaches you how to research, pitch, write, and publish your travel articles and break into this exciting field.

More info here:


Seeking entries for public art exhibit and $1,000 honorarium. $5,000 Public People Choice Award. Sculptures must be suitable for yearlong exhibition. Artwork selected must remain on display for 1 year. Entry fee.

Submit up to 3 works (jpegs via email or 3 slides/CD) to:

The Foundry Art Centre
520 N Main Ctr
St Charles MO 63301


More art opportunities:

ANTI-WAR POETRY CHAPBOOK - September 30, 2006

"W Is for War," is a new poetry chapbook by political activist George Held, published by Cervena Barva Press in Somerville. In this collection of poems, his ninth, George expresses his protest against the war in Iraq. "Because he supports our men and women in arms, he resists sending them into battle without compelling legitimate

Order at:

Thank you.
Gloria Mindock


Somerville Theatre Company, Alarm Clock Theatre Co presents "Bombs and Manifestos"

August 26th, 2006 2pm and 7pm Cambridge Family YMCA (Central Square, Cambridge)
TICKETS: $10 at the door

"Bombs and Manifestos" a monologue written by Somerville playwright Brian Polak, featuring Steven Johnson as "BB" and Directed by Daniel Bourque:
BB is a lonely street musician lamenting his life and relating to the life and manifesto of Ted Kascinski, The Unabomber. Is BB just rambling nonsense into his microphone, or is there more to what he has to say?

About the event:
Whistler in the Dark Theatre brings five imaginative Boston and Somerville theatre
companies together on a single stage. A rambling street musician has an incendiary agenda; a Maiden battles the Devil; a routine doctor's visit turns into anything but; a young woman swims herself to thinness; a fragmented woman struggles for wholeness; a disillusioned outcast rants about war and its aftermath, while diners seek dignity,
service and a Reuben.

Monday, August 21, 2006

MARIONETTE SHOWS - August 26, 2006

Willoughby and Baltic gallery in Davis Square has been featured in a WBUR segment on "The Morning Edition" Monday morning (between 5 and 9 am). The segment is available now at http://www.wburorg/news/2006/60225_20060818.asp . The segment features our new marionette show "Frankenfood"; a show featuring genetically modified food puppets.

For more info contact:
Willoughby and Baltic
195g Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

Marionette shows at 10:30 on Saturday mornings.
$8.50 general admission
$7.50 senior citizens

Next available show is August 26th.

Next Boston Dorkbot meeting, Wednesday September 6th @7pm


OPEN GARDENS - May-October
Saturdays, through October 14th, 9am-12pm
Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Avenue, near Union Square
Come visit an urban garden oasis in Somerville. Free cultural series May-October. Volunteer's welcome.
Contact: Judy 617-776-8382 for details.

Women's Film and Video
Thursday, August 24 8pm-9:30pm
A series of movies by local filmmakers. Titles to be announced. Contact: Ann 617-823-4649

Concert: Asia Mei and the Waters
Saturday, August 26 6pm-8pm
Russian-born Israeli-raised singer songwriter, Asia Mei and other International musicians will have you rocking if you like Coldplay, Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Muse and Norah Jones. Raindate: September 9

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW - September 15, 2006

Somerville Photographer Meg Birnbaum is showing work from two different projects "Summer's Waning" and "Botanical Regenerations" at the Belmont Gallery of Art (

The show runs from August 4 - Friday September 15.

Please join us for an artist's reception on Friday, September 8 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

Directions are available on the gallery's website.

Friday, August 18, 2006


The Somerville Arts Council needs volunteers to help take surveys of vendors and attendees at the ArtsUnion craft markets and during ArtsUnion events. Shifts are approximately two hours.

The craft market is every Saturday through October 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 Union Square. The following is the link to the ArtsUnion events series:

These surveys will help us assess the impact of the ArtsUnion initiative on Union Square businesses and assist us in planning future events.

Please e-mail if you are interested in helping.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT - September 30, 2006

1334 rentable sq. ft. of prime artist, office or retail space
available in Davis Square. Located one block from the Red Line T,
buses, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Asking $3,500/month plus
utilities (negotiable). Includes common area maintenance (CAM) fee for
use of kitchenette, bathroom, security system, etc. Space to be sublet
is located within a 3,778 sq. ft. two story building utilized by a
quiet retail store which does most of its business at night and on the
weekends. The building is exposed brick and beam architecture with a
skylight and other unique features. Perfect for a creative company or
group of artists. One year sublet term with the potential option to
renew. Please email for more information or to
schedule a visit.


Free Instruction for Acoustic Guitar/Musicianship/Inner Work Beginning
September 10th,

From Sunday, September 10th to Sunday, December 10th 7:45 to 8:45, Sunday nights the Guitar Circle New England will be offering a weekly meeting for free instruction on
plectrum (flat pick) acoustic guitar playing. Work will be done in Guitar Craft's New Standard Tuning (CGDAEG) and will address both the discipline of musicianship as a path of inner
work and the fundamentals of playing the acoustic guitar. Guitar Craft is an approach to guitar playing begun by Robert Fripp 21 years ago, as a balanced and integrated approach to instrument, musicianship, and self.
There is no prerequisite for experience; the door is open to absolute beginners as well as experienced players. At the completion of this offer should any wish to continue working in
the circle there will be a normal fee applied, for which financial assistance is readily available where necessary.

To apply for participation please send a letter stating:
1. Your name
2. Your age
3. A sense of your background
4. What you hope to get from this experience
5. The best way to contact you

Guitar Circle New England
C/O Victor McSurely
554 Poplar St
Roslindale MA 02131

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - September 1, 2006

POSITION: Program Director
PROGRAM: Books of Hope
TERMS: Contractual $22 per hour
20 hours per week for approx. 10 months, not to exceed 900 hrs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Professional writing background. Minimum three years
experience working with youth in an arts education setting; experience
developing and evaluating arts curriculum; experience with diverse inner
city youth. Masters Degree/State Certification preferred; bilingual skills
(Spanish or Haitian Kreyol) a plus.

Art Without Walls is a collaborative project designed to provide free arts
programming to low-income Somerville youth in partnership with
community-based youth service agencies. Books of Hope is an after school
component, primarily serving teens residing in the Mystic Housing
Development. See:

Deadline September 1st 2006

Send cover letter and resume to:
Somerville Arts Council/BOH position
50 Evergreen Ave.
Somerville, MA 02145

For more info, please contact:

Gregory Jenkins
Executive Director
Somerville Arts Council
617.625.6600 ext. 2985

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


The Washington Street Art Center presents "Friends with Fruit and Then Some...” by Meredith Fitzgerald August 4th -26th every Saturday from 12-4PM or by appointment at the Gallery 321, WSAC, 321 Washington Street, Somerville.
"Friends with Fruit and Then Some" features unsusal portraits and industrial landscapes. Along with an evolving interactive piece there is a raffle for a free painting for people who visit the gallery in August. Details at the gallery.

The Washington Street Art Center is between Union Square and Beacon Street: a five-minute walk from Union Square and a ten-minute walk from Harvard Square (two blocks from Beacon Street). Accessible on the #86 bus. Parking is free and ample.

For more information, call (617) 623-5315 or visit


"What the Fluff?" is a celebration of the genius of fluff creator Archibald
Query who invented it right here in 1917. The event will bring together
artists, musical and theatrical performers, inventors, and humorists to pay
yummy homage to this great American foodstuff in a madcap festival of
science meets nostalgia meets urban landscape.

We're looking for volunteers to participate in all aspects of the project
both in the weeks and days before the event and during the event itself.


Attend a planning meeting on Monday, August 21 at 6 pm at 66-70 Union
Square, Suite 103 -- upstairs from Toast Lounge.
If you can't attend but still want to participate contact us and we'll plug
you in.

Mimi Graney
Executive Director
Union Square Main Streets
P.O. Box One
Somerville, MA 02143
617-623-1392 x119

MIT GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH - September 30, 2006

Cambridge, MA.... The MIT Glass Lab's sixth annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch will sprout September 29-30, 2006 on MIT's Kresge Oval, 48 Massachusetts Avenue (in front of MIT's Kresge Auditorium) featuring over 1,000 unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass pumpkins and gourds.
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch begins with a preview reception (no sales) on Friday, September 29 from 5-8 p.m. On Saturday, September 30 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., visitors of all ages are invited to stroll through the "pumpkin patch" and purchase their favorite autumnal orb. (Rain date is Sunday, October 1.) Prices range from $20-$200, depending on the piece's size and complexity. Many of the works feature not only vivid colors, but swirls, stripes, spots, curlicues and unusual stems. Browsing is free.

The glass pumpkins were created by students and instructors in MIT's Glass Lab, where members of the MIT community learn and practice the art of glassblowing. Proceeds from this event benefit the Lab, an art program connected with MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Pumpkin-making is overseen by glass artist Peter Houk, currently in residence at the MIT Glass Lab.

For more information--including an illustrated step-by-step description of "How We Make a Pumpkin," see:, or call (617) 253-5309.


This is a fundraiser produced by Tibet Elderly Help, a local, Somerville-based non-profit supplying aid and social services to Tibetan seniors and sponsored by MIT Prajnopaya & the Prajnopaya Foundation

Event: Central Asia Musical Arts Performance to Benefit Tibet Elderly Help
When: Saturday, Sept 9th 2006, 7-9 pm
Where: MIT Kresge Auditorium
Ticket sales at the entrance gate from 5.30 p.m.

Featuring the best talented performers from Tibet, Nepal and India: Tibetan Opera Dance to dispel negative energies, Good Luck dance, Yak (Tibet's national animal) dance, Famous Indian Bhangra dance, Nepalese Classical dance, Traditional musical instruments soothing performance, Burlington Taiko Japanese drum performance, Indian Classical Bharatnatyam Manjushri Dance, Melodious flute performance and much more.

For more info, please call 617-666-8635 or email Dr. Keyzom Bhutti at or

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


(Brookline, MA: August 14, 2006) The Brookline Arts Center will kick off its fall gallery events with Shirley Partoll: Pleasures & Principles from September 8 through October 6, 2006. This exhibition of monotype prints and paintings in oil and acrylics reflects the inspiration that Partoll found on her travels to Iceland, France, and Central and South America. Says Partoll: “My themes…often reflect my wanderlust, which is an avenue to impressions and images upon which I can expand.”

The public is invited to meet the artist at an artist’s reception on Friday, September 15, 2006, from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Brookline Arts Center is located at 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, one block from the St. Mary’s stop on the MBTA Green C Line. The gallery is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 617-566-5715 or visit . Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30p.m.

ARTIST MINI GOLF - August 19, 2006

The Somerville Open
Mini-Golf in Union Square
August 19th, 3-6PM

Come play a mini-golf course designed by local cartoonists and artists!!!

On August 19th we invite you to play a round of golf and celebrate the
art of comics. Each hole in the temporary mini-golf course will be
designed by a different local cartoonist or artist and will have a
different theme. In addition to golf, there will be music, a
"customize your golf ball" crafts station, and, at the end of the day
(6:30-8:00 PM), a "Draw Your Own Comics" Workshop taught by the
artists at the Washington Street Arts Center, 321 Washingston St,

Free and the course is suitable for all ages. The course
will be located in the plaza and parking lot outside of SCAT and The
Independent. This is all made possible via ArtsUnion, the Somerville
Arts Council, and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Rain date is Sunday, August 20.
For more info contact:

PHOTO STUDIO FOR RENT - August 31, 2006

Wonderful photo studio available to share.
Looking for Somerville artist/entrepeneur to share high end, high visibility studio.
Recently renovated, parking nearby, near Mass. Pike and public transportation.

Rent is $500-$600.00/month plus portion of the utilities.
Please write to

ARTIST AT CAFE ZIBA - September 20, 2006

Artwork by
Somerville artist Melanie Maz
now showing at
Cafe Ziba
340 Great Road
Acton, MA

August 13-September 20, 2006

Cafe Ziba hours: Mon-Fri 6am-6pm,
Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 7:30am-5pm

for more info, visit

ASIAN WOMEN IN THE ARTS - August 18, 2006

We are the make-up of what is real, true and beautiful in our communities.

Boston Progress, an Asian American Artists Collective, is showcasing
the raw talents and creativity of Asian American women in the arts -
defying the social and cultural expectations beyond the narrowed
perceptions about our community's innovation, potential and power. The
show features Somerville and other artists including Diem Dangers,
Sahra Nguyen and Theresa Hwang.

Opening night: Friday 18th of August 8-10pm
Location: East Meets West Bookstore, 934 Mass Ave, Cambridge.


Format: potluck, critique of 2 pieces, and open discussions.

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: 27 Joseph St. #3, Somerville (near Union Sq.)
Parking is on street and I have 2 parking passes, first come, first serve :)


Elizabeth Mullin
cell: 617-549-6468

Monday, August 14, 2006


This year we have such writers as: Nick Flynn, Lisa Carver (Nerve.Com), and other select folks as featured readers. The festival takes place in a hotbed of literary activity (Somerville, Mass.) that is next door to major universities like Harvard, Boston University, MIT, Tufts, and at least 100 others in the immediate area. The festival is well-attended, and publicized in the media. What better way to get the word out about your book, your press, your series, etc...

To find out more about this year's festival (Nov. 12, 2006 at Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville) go to:

To advertise in our program contact Tim Gager at
Only $100 for a full page ad and $50 for a half.

You can also contact Doug Holder at 617-628-2313 or

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Howard Yezerski Gallery - August 18, 2006

Dear Friends of the Gallery,

We are fast approaching the final days of what has been a wonderful summer. Howard Yezerski Gallery will be closing Friday August 18th and will re-open Tuesday September 5th for our first Fall exhibition, The Buffet Allusion presented by CoachTV a collaboration between Raishad Glover and Emily Eastridge.

We hope that you will all have a chance to stop in and see the last of our wonderful summer exhibition featuring the works by: Katarina Andersson, Hannah Barrett, Susan Jane Belton, Morgan Bulkeley, Robert Cumming, Emily Eveleth, Robert Feintuch, Catherine McCarthy, Matt McClune, Evelyn Rydz, Peter Tollens, and Brian Zink.

Have a Wonderful Summer!

Howard Yezerski Gallery
14 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

617.262.0550 p
617.262.2444 f


For the last three years "The Somerville News Writers Festival" has attracted such writers as Franz Wright ( Pulitzer Prize Winner), Andre Dubus, Tom Perrotta, Afaa Michael Weaver, Robert Olen Butler, Lan Samantha Chang, ( Iowa Writers Workshop head), Sue Miller, Steve Almond, and others.This year we have such writers as: Nick Flynn, Lisa Carver (Nerve.Com), and other select folks as featured readers. The festival takes place in a hotbed of literary activity (Somerville, Mass.) that is next door to major universities like Harvard, Boston University, MIt, Tufts, and at least 100 others in the immediate area. The festival is well-attended, and publicized in the media.

We need Interns to do PR/Media Contact, feature Interviews with Authors, and yes gopher work as well. If interested contact Tim Gager at

or Doug Holder

This is great for resume, great contacts, etc... free tickets to the festival for yourself.

Friday, August 11, 2006


Somerville Open Studios seeks an Event Coordinator to produce it's 2007 open studios weekend. This is a part time position carrying a modest stipend. Candidates should be available from Sept through the weekend-long, city-wide artist-run open studio event in May 2007.
Job description: manage the planning activities leading up to its 2007 open studio event, including recruiting volunteers, directing a planning committee (e.g. website, registration, map production), communicating with participating artists, and reporting to the SOS Board of Directors. The Event Coordinator is responsible for managing to a tight schedule and working within a budget created with the Board. The Coordinator must also be willing to fundraise. Candidates should be passionate about connecting artists with the public, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to recruit and motivate volunteers. Experience in project management and event production is highly desirable; experience with publicity and fundraising in the context of a non-profit arts event is highly desirable.
$6,000-$12,000, commensurate with experience and track record. Should expect to spend approximately 10-20 hours (on avg)/week to carry out duties over 8-month period. The bulk of the time commitment will occur between February and late April.

Contact: Matt Carrano no later than Aug 21, 2006.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Upcoming Features @ the Somerville News Poetry/Music Series Events:
The event starts at 3pm. I play for about 15 minutes to welcome folks and set the mood. This is followed by a half-hour or so set for each poet and musician feature (caution advised --certain features may have overlapping talents!), flexible of course...I may play again 15 minutes afterwards or in between, whatever feels right depending on set-up etc. Then there is an open mic for poets and singer-songwriters. Bards musical and lyrical alike are welcome to join us.

8/13 - Jacques Fluery (the "Haitian Firefly") & Coleen Houlihan (poets) and Ross Goldberg (musician) (@The Sherman Cafe)

9/10 - Jennifer Matthews (musician/poet) and Mala L Radhakrishnan (poet) (at Tír na nOg, 366A Somerville, MA 02143, (617) 628-4300,

10/8 - Janet Cormier (poet/comedian) and Jahn Sood (musician) (at
Tír na nOg, 366A Somerville, MA 02143, (617) 628-4300,

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

LCC ARTIST GRANT - October 16, 2006

LCC Grant Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2006
Artists, organizations, & schools, the 2007 LCC and PASS grant
guidelines and applications are now released. Please see our website: to download the guidelines and
application forms. Later this week, hard copies will be delivered to
the 3 libraries in town.

Please note the three informational meetings to take place in September; for info. on these sessions, visit:


Windows Art Project (WAP) deadline approaches
WAP DEADLINE: September 1, 2006

The Somerville Arts Council and ArtsUnion invite visual artists to
submit work for WAP 2006. Selected work will hang in the windows of
Union Square businesses or be installed in outdoor locales. This is a
juried exhibit; proposals will be reviewed by Somerville Arts Council
staff and board members. We particularly seek site-specific work and
work that is relatively large, bold and innovative. Selected artists
will receive a $100 honorarium.

For more details and to download an application:


From The Ground Up; a benefit for The Nathan Smith Foundation for the Visual Arts, held on August 16, 2006 at the Vernon Street Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts!

Heather Pilchard will be headlining the event, and her paintings are full of sensual force- they are tremendous. Joining her are Jason Arledge, who will be showing his striking, soulful work for the first time, and Laurie Mee whose water-inspired prints and mixed media transport the viewer quickly away from the daily and the usual.

For more information, please contact:

Troy Ygnacio Soriano
The Nathan Smith Foundation for the Visual Arts

SINGING & DANCE CLASSES - October 3, 2006

FINGER CYMBALS (ZILLS): Sunday, August 13, 12:30-4pm
Belly dancers and Instructors Genevieve and Sardis present a Zill (sagat, or finger cymbal) workshop. For more info, contact Genevieve at 617-817-5625 or

MONDAYS: Belly Dancing with Genevieve.
Includes bellydance technique and choreography. 617-817-5625
TUESDAYS: 3 Argentine Tango Evening Workshops with Hillary Ross

Some Tango Experience Required for Workshops:
August 15 Supervised Practice and individualized feedback come with dancing shoes and questions
August 22 Technique and Embellishments for the Follower

The Art of Group Singing. Next session begins Tuesday, October 3.
617- 628-0916

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Nigerian writer/activist to visit MIT - September 18, 2006

Chris Abani

"Abani's intensely visual style--and his sense of humor--convert the stuff of hopelessness into the stuff of hope."
--San Francisco Chronicle on Abani's "GraceLand"

Cambridge, MA?† Nigerian novelist, poet and activist Chris Abani, artist-in-residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from September 18-22, will read from his poetry and fiction and jam on his saxophone on Monday, September 18 at 7pm in the Lewis Music Library (Room 14E-109, 160 Memorial Dr.) The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

An accomplished saxophone player, he often concludes his presentations with a musical piece tied in with what he has discussed.

For more info, please call:


POETRY COURSE - September 19, 2006

The Art of Writing Poetry with Doug Holder starts Sept 19 at Newton Community Education

To register, please visit:

For Doug Holder bio go to


Registration is Going on Now For Fall Art Classes at the Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center is now registering students for its fall and winter art classes, which will begin on Sunday, September 3, 2006. In addition to its signature Moms, Dads and Tots and Drawing and Painting classes for children, the Brookline Arts Center will be featuring exciting courses in mobile making, abstract painting, felting and ceramics.

The fall course catalog is now available. Registration may be completed by phone, mail, or in person at the center. Information about specific courses may also be accessed at the art center website:

Susan Navarre
Brookline Arts Center
Growing Art and Community since 1964
86 Monmouth St Brookline, MA 02446

617-566-5715 fax: 617-738-8760


"How to Become an Arts and Culture Journalist" Wednesday, August 30, 7-10 pm $65

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
1555 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138

From profiles of today's emerging movie directors and local film festivals to nasty literary feuds and pop culture trends, the field of arts and culture journalism is one of the most fertile for freelancers.

Local journalist Ethan Gilsdorf teaches you how to research, pitch, write, and publish your arts articles, and use Boston as a base to break into this exciting field.


Ethan Gilsdorf

Friday, August 04, 2006


I am interested in sharing a darkroom space that is either already in place or needs to be implemented. I have the necessary equipment to start one. Willing to spend around $150/mo. Prefer location in Somerville or on Red Line.

I am not at the point yet where I have a website to share. But I do have a portfolio, if that is important to you. By day, I am a school teacher, after 3:30 an aspiring photograher. For years I have taken classes at the local schools whenever I had time. Will be teaching only part time this year and so am balancing things out with more photo. Also, just moved to Somerville.

Please email if interested or just have some ideas.


I am writing today to inform you that we have 4 units available for households in the 80-110% AMI range at the Temple Street Condominiums in Somerville, MA (located on the corner of Temple and Jaques Street in the Winter Hill neighborhood). We currently have one 2-bedroom/1-bath unit available for $218,000 and three 3-bedroom/1.5 bath units available for $243,000. All units include a private porch, washer/dryer hook-ups, a deeded parking space, and all units are energy-efficient using high quality appliances, fixtures, windows, and insulation. The units will be ready as early as the end of August, with target closing dates throughout September. August 16, 2006 deadline for interested applicants to submit the attached application and a pre-approval letter for a conventional, 30-year fixed mortgage.

Contact: Katie Anthony 617.776.5931 x241

Thursday, August 03, 2006


The following unopened bottles of color processing chems are for sale for
sale ($40 for all of it)

(3) Kodak Ektacolor RA bleach-fix and replenisher, Part A, 2 liters
(1) Kodak Ektacolor RA bleach-fix and replenisher, Part B, 2 liters
(2) Kodak Flexicolor fixer and replenisher (Process C-41), 757 ml
(3) Kodak Flexicolor stabilizer III / replenisher (Process C-41), 56 ml
(1) Kodak Ektacolor RA developer replenisher RT, Part A, 500 ml
(1) Kodak Ektacolor RA developer replenisher RT, Part B, 8 oz
(1) Kodak Ektacolor RA developer replenisher RT, Part C, 500 ml
(1) Photofinish Multi-purpose darkroom cleaner, non-toxic

If interested please call:

Amy Bauman



Hello fellow Creative Artists, Due to Meghan's busy schedule, I've volunteered to take the lead for scheduling the future Somerville Artist Group meetings. Since Meghan did such a great job, I suggest we continue with the same format; potluck, critique of 2 pieces, and open discussions. Of course the format can change if the majority chooses to do so. All ideas are welcomed!!

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: 27 Joseph St. #3, Somerville (near Union Sq.)
Parking is on street and I have 2 parking passes, first come, first serve :)

Please RSVP to:

Elizabeth Mullin



Event: Central Asia Musical Arts Performance to Benefit Tibet Elderly Help
When: Saturday, Sept 9th 2006, 7-9 pm
Where: MIT Kresge Auditorium
Ticket sales at the entrance gate from 5.30 p.m.

Featuring the best talented performers from Tibet, Nepal and India
-Tibetan Opera Dance to dispel negative energies
-Good Luck dance
-Yak (Tibet's national animal) dance
-Famous Indian Bhangra dance... and much more

This is a fundraiser produced by Tibet Elderly Help, a local, Somerville-based non-profit supplying aid and social services to Tibetan seniors and sponsored by MIT Prajnopaya & the Prajnopaya Foundation

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact:

Dr. Keyzom Bhutti

(617) 666-8635

JURIED ART SHOW - September 22, 2006

Seeking entries in most media for show, Nov 10-12, 17-19, 2006. Open subject matter. All entries must be for sale. Entry fee. 20% commission.

Submit up to 2 entries to:

Upper Bucks County
PA Art Center
7 S Main st
Richlandtown PA 18955


More art opportunities:

UPCOMING SUMMER ART SHOWS - September 10, 2006

53rd Annual Greeley Park Art Exhibition
Greeley Park, Concord St, Nashua, NH
Aug 19 – Aug 20 from 10am - 5pm both days

2006 MAA Art in the Park Fine Arts Festival
Veteran's Park on Elm St (between Merrimack and Central Sts), Manchester, NH
Sept 9 – Sept 10 from 10am - 5pm both days

32nd Annual Andover Art in the Park
Central Park, Chestnut & Bartlet Streets, Andover, MA
Sept 16 from 10am - 4pm *(rain date Sept 17)

Contact: Candy Witcher

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I am artist/photographer seeking some working space for photography (Not dark room ). Does not have to be a photo studio.

What: A room 12 x 12 or larger. Lighted area would be best but will consider all options. No Storage necessary.

Hours: Only a couple of hours per week either Mon - Friday after 5 pm or Weekend

Who: Anyone would would be willing to share space including: Businesses with an off schedule. Artists with extra space. Anyone who supports the arts.

Budget: Artist budget

I have shown at several open studios through Boston and am committed to encouraging peoples lives through art. I would be willing also to do a photography for space trade. Or am open to other options.

Please Email me at

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Sunday, August 27, 2 pm
The Stories Behind the Stones
Admission $8
Historic Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Jamaica Plain
One block from Orange Line, Forest Hills stop. Free parking. Admission is $8.
Info at

On Sunday, August 27 at 2pm, join Al Maze for his popular Stories Behind the Stones walking tour at Forest Hills Cemetery. Learn the fascinating history of Forest Hills through the lives of the people buried here, both eminent and less well known. Meet at Main Gate. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring drinking water, and be prepared to walk 2 miles of varied terrain.

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