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Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Is there really No Art in Somerville today?

No galleries open, musicians playing, actors acting, poets presenting, dancers dancing.... well, you get the idea.

According to the online Somerville Arts Calendar, absolutely NOTHING arts-related and open to the public is happening today, neither in the city of Somerville or by Somerville artists presenting elsewhere.

That seems so hard to believe. Do we all have to cross the river for our cultural fix?

If you have somehow just FORGOTTEN to list your exhibit, reception, performance, radio show, just go to our calendar:

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Add an event". This is a moderated calendar but your listing should appear shortly.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


A Winter Ecology Walk

Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Meeting Place: Ranger Station Walter J. Sullivan
Water Purification Facility
250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

Take a walk with three naturalists, Larry Millman, Tom Murray, and Elizabeth Wylde as we look in the area around Kingsley Park for fungi, insects, plants, birds, and anything else that shows signs of life in these waning days of winter. There is a lot happening in, on, and above ground! Dress for the weather, with boots for walking off-path.

Please register for each event that you plan to attend. You will receive information on parking after you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at or call (617) 349-4793 and leave your name and phone number. Friends of Fresh Pond.

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


The Somerville Arts Council has updated the "Resources" page on our website. If your organization falls under one of the following headings, please let me know if we have an accurate listing:

Artist Buildings
Arts Organizations
Exhibition Spaces
Performance Venues
Public Art
Resources for Artists

I'd also appreciate any feedback on any organizations we may have missed. Please contact me at

Many thanks to Steven Derocher for all his help with this project.

Lauren Leeman
Somerville Arts Council

Monday, February 12, 2007


ArtBeat Call for Talent
ArtBeat 2007 dates: July 20 & 21
This year's theme: ArtBeast

The Somerville Arts Council is looking for musicians, performance artists, dancers, visual artists, storytellers and all creative people to participate in one of the area’s largest public arts festivals. To learn more about the festival, visit and click on "programs," then "artbeat" to review past lineups.

For just this year we’re changing the name of ArtBeat to ArtBeast. If applicable, send in proposals using “ArtBeast” as an overarching theme. Although bands, for example, don’t need to relate a proposedperformance to the festival theme (although they certainly are welcome to try), we hope many other applicants will relate their proposals to this year’s beastly theme.

We hope to explore this year's theme, ArtBeast, in the broadest possible terms, addressing questions like: What is our relationship with the animal kingdom? How can creatures inspire creativity and artistic production? Beyond the obvious tie-in with animals, we invite artists to unleash their inner beast. What constitutes beastly
behavior? What might be learned from abondoning a domestic existence and exploring a wild and untamed state? Artists and all community members may explore this theme in a variety of ways. Animals lovers might propose a pet competition. A musician or sound artist might incorporate bird calls into a composition. A filmmaker might chronicle cattle ranching in Mexico while an animator might invent a world inhabited by polar bears and eskimos. We look forward to hearing your creative interpretations of this theme!

Note to writers and visual arts: See specific call for an ArtBeast reading at McIntyre & Moore Booksellers. Note to visual artists: See specific call for an ArtBeast art exhibit, to be staged on a Davis Sq. traffic island. These calls will be posted shortly at

Application Deadline: April 13th, 2007

How to Apply:

Please provide the following (typed or computer-generated) information on a single sheet of paper:

1. Name of artist or group
2. Contact info: name of contact person, e-mail and snail mail addresses, phone, fax and Web site (if applicable)
3. Type of performance/demonstration/project (e.g., dance, installation, film, storytelling)
4. Brief description of performance/demonstration/project
5. Technical requirements (stage, sound, lighting, etc.)
6. Number of artists/performers
7. Fee requested and length of performance
8. Somerville affiliation (if any)

*please provide appropriate supporting materials (e.g., cassette, CD, photos, press clippings, resume(s), sketches of proposed project, slides, videotape) and include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like your support materials returned to you.

Mail or drop off proposals:

Somerville Arts Council/ArtBeat
50 Evergreen Av
Somerville MA 02145


Thursday, February 01, 2007

GLACIERS AT FRESH POND - February 11, 2007


Date: Sunday, February 11
Time: 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Meeting Place: Clubhouse Parking Lot
Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Golf Course
691 Huron Avenue, Cambridge

We will walk from the Clubhouse to the Maynard Ecology Center (1 mile), while observing the land forms created by the Laurentide Glacier that once covered all of New England. At the MEC there will be demonstrations illustrating the dynamics of melting ice, and hands-on activities that include making topographical maps.

Please register for each event that you plan to attend: Important information on parking will be given when you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.comor OR call (617) 349-4793 and leave your name and phone number. Offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation. These events are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.

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