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Saturday, March 31, 2007


Join a MUSE Group ! It's a rich, inspiring journey to
free and nurture your creative spirit!

Intended audience: practicing artists and
anyone longing to heed his or her creative call

What You Can Expect: In a playful, supportive group,
you'll experience ten guiding principles in the form of delightful and wise modern-day Muses, who'll help you:

! Break through blocks to authentic self-expression
! Understand and work with your inner critic
! Reveal and address fears of all kinds
! Eliminate procrastination and perfectionism
! Discover and activate hidden dreams
! Develop your personal strengths
! Create with passion and joy!

Our itinerary is based on Jill Badonsky's acclaimed book
The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard), and enriched with
a variety of additional tools, activities and discussion.
This workshop has changed people's lives--and increased their overall joy!

Here's What Past Participants Have Said:

"Thank you! This group helped me stop unconsciously sabotaging myself.
I'm finally writing again!"
"I loved the work we did on our inner critic. She's lost her power over me,
and I feel lighter."
"I fell in love with a creative side that I'd never really explored."
"I made some great new friendships and learned practical ways to keep
my creativity alive. This workshop was powerful!"

When: Two ten-week sessions are available:

Session 1: Mondays, 10 am to noon, April 16-June 25
(no meeting on Memorial Day)

Session 2: Tuesdays, 7 pm - 9 pm, April 17-June 19

Where: Somerville, MA .
Exact location and directions sent with registration confirmation.

Cost: $325 with paid registration received by April 9, $375 thereafter
includes all materials & Jill's book

NOTE: Payment plans and group discounts are available!
Want to gather and host your own group of friends?
Call me to discuss!

Space is Limited.
For more information and to register,



Or call 617,576 AHAs (617-576-2427)

About the Facilitator:
Jeanne Hillson, M.Ed., is the Founder and Principal Muse of Apply Imagination!,
a training and coaching practice that helps people awaken, apply, and develop
their innate creativity. She's also a founding member of New Tricks!, New England's
premiere over-50 improv troupe. During the past 25 years, Jeanne has guided numerous individuals and many organizations to tap their creativity, productively apply their imaginations, and create desirable change.

Friday, March 30, 2007


Come see 4-SOLO by Four Area Artists at artSPACE@16:

A MEDIATED PRESENCE - sculpture by Benjamin Cariens of Somerville
DABA DOODLE – drawings by Xiao-Wei Chen of Medford
GROTESQUE – drawings and sculpture by Jason O'Keefe of South Boston
THE PROOF IS IN THE BINDING - an installation of book-objects by Naomi Sultanik of Pawtucket

For more info please visit

Free admission. Open to the public.

artSPACE@16 is located at 16 Princeton Road, Malden, near the Orange line Oak Grove MBTA station. For directions visit

This exhibition is supported in part by the LEF Foundation’s Contemporary Work Fund.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


THIS YEAR’S THEME: Acquainted With the Night
DEADLINE: April 2, 2007 (or application must be postmarked April 2,

The Somerville Arts Council and ArtsUnion invite visual artists to submit work for WAP 2007 under the theme Acquainted With the Night. Selected work will hang in the windows of Union Square businesses or be installed outdoors. This is a juried exhibit; Somerville Arts Council staff and board members will review proposals. We seek work that can capitalize on the unique spaces of Union Square and is bold and
innovative—art that will capture people’s attention while walking through Union Square and help convey the vibrant artistic energy of the area. Although we can’t guarantee certain windows or sites, we are very interested in site-specific installations and encourage artists to put forth suggestions for such works. (Please mention such specifications in your proposal.) Taking a lead from Robert Frost’s poem, Acquainted with the Night, we hope to explore the atmosphere and essence of night. Whether you choose to explore nocturnal subcultures, the unconscious state of dreams, or darkness itself, we look forward to your creative interpretations of this theme.

Selected artists will receive a $100 honorarium. We encourage new work
and site specific proposals; for large scale installations we may have
extra funding (see application directions below).

*Please note that artists are required to install and take down their
work and should be comfortable working with business owners.

WAP exhibition dates: May 18 – June 15, 2007
WAP reception: May 17, from 6-8pm
Installation dates: May 12-17
Take down dates: Jun. 15-18

Provide the following (typed or computer-generated) information:
1. Contact info: name, e-mail and mailing address, phone, Website (if
2. Images. a) for existing work, include photographs, slides, jpegs of
work or a link to your Website. b) for proposed work, include sketch
of your idea, as well as images of existing pieces of your work
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Confirm that you are available to install and take down your work
5. Somerville affiliation (if any)
6. Please note if you have a specific location in mind for your artwork

Mail proposals: Questions:
Somerville Arts Council/WAP Owen Hope
50 Evergreen Ave.
Somerville, MA 02145 518-929-1869

*include a SASE if you’d like your support materials returned

MOBIUS THEATER - March 31, 2007

"Mirror Mantra"
7pm March 31st at Studio Soto

Gang Clan Mafia creates
improvised, live sound.
It is a sound collage, landscape,
journey and a conversation.

Video, installation and performance
actions are used as a visual
Transportation Pod.

For "Mirror Mantra,"
GCM takes the unique space
of Studio Soto as a starting point to construct an adventure that will unfold
over the course of two hours.
Free Admission
$5-$10 Suggested Donation

Studio Soto is located at
63 Melcher St.
in the Fort Point Channel
neighborhood of Boston

Take the MBTA Red Line
to South Station.
Click here for Studio Soto
Click here for directions

Mobius, founded by Marilyn Arsem in 1977, is known for incorporating a wide range of the visual, performing, and media arts into innovative live performance, video, installation and intermedia works. Mobius has produced hundreds of original works that have attained critical acclaim in Boston, nationally and internationally. Works created at Mobius have been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Mobius has long been committed to creating artist exchange projects bringing artists from different geographic regions to work together. The international exchange projects with artists from Macedonia, Croatia, Poland, and Taiwan have focused on site-specific and publicly-sited work. Mobius has presented work involving thousands of artists over its 30-year history and is recognized as one of the seminal alternative, artist-run organizations in the U.S.

Mobius, Inc is funded by the LEF Foundation; the Boston Cultural Council, a program of the Mayor's office on Arts, Tourism, & Special Events; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Oedipus Foundation; the Artist's Resource Trust of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; Bank of America; the Japan Foundation; and generous private support.

Monday, March 26, 2007

April School Vacation Week Art Programs FOR KIDS - ?

(Including FREE theatre program!)

For the creative child in your home LynnArts offers workshops in both the Visual Arts and Performing Arts during April School Vacation Week for kids ages 7 to 11. Our four-day, day-long programs encourage creative thinking and help to build self-confidence in all areas. Programs include supervised lunch and recreation periods. Hours are 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Students must bring their own lunch and snack. All art supplies are included. Programs include a field trip to the Lynn Museum. Performing Arts Program also includes a special invitation to attend a staged reading of an upcoming production by LynnArts’ resident theatre company, Imaginary Beasts.

Visual Arts Kids Camp is $125 *. *Full and partial scholarships are available! Call to request a scholarship application.

PERFORMING ARTS KIDS CAMP is FREE! Class sizes are limited so call early to reserve!

REGISTER IN ADVANCE Call 781.598.5244.

LynnArts is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the greater Lynn area by developing and fostering the arts and humanities in our community; by supporting artists and arts or cultural organizations through resources, services, advocacy and planning; by coordinating community involvement in the arts; and by supporting public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences

Steve Negrón
Director of Programs and Special Events
25 Exchange Street
Lynn, MA 01901


MAGNIFICENT MUD - March 31, 2007

Date: Saturday, March 31
Time 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Meeting Place: Maynard Ecology Center
Basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

March in New England is known as Mud Month. You probably know why, but did you know that the properties of this substance play an important role in the transition of soil from winter to spring? This will be a muddy hands-on experience. Aprons and soapy water for washing hands will be provided.

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.

Friday, March 23, 2007

WORLD DANCE FEST ‘07 - March 23, 2007

A fundraiser to benefit student theater at the Healey School
Sponsored by the Healey PTA and the Choice Council

Friday March 23, 2007, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.,
at the Healey School, 5 Meacham Street, Somerville, MA 02145

Tickets $5 purchased advance or at the door
Available at the Healey School office (see Charlene Harris) or by calling:
Julie Catalano 617-776-9748
Jocelyn Siegel 617-628-2464
Featuring Dance Performances and Demonstrations by:

> BostonRueda
> Cuban-style Salsa Group

> Fantezi Kreyol Dance Company
> Haitian Folkloric Dance

> Phunk Phenonmenon
> Hip Hop Dance Company

> With music provided by Mixxed Entertainment

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Looking for Arts & Craft Vendors to participate in the Meet Me Downtown Festival of the Arts on Saturday, August 4 from 11 am – 4pm in Central Square Lynn. The day features, live music, children’s activities, theatre and dance performances, local food and art & craft vendors selling their wares. Last year’s Festival attracted over 3000 visitors. Join us for this wonderful, family friendly day of downtown fun!

For more information and registration forms:



CALL FOR SIGN DESIGN - April 6, 2007

Groundwork Somerville is issuing a call to artists to help us create and produce a sign for the Community Path Extension space at the end of the Community Path in Davis Square (Cedar Street). The only stipulations are that 1) we cannot spend a lot of money (!); and 2) we want to say something to the following effect: Welcome to the Community Path Extension! Stay tuned for more exciting developments… We are hoping to work with a Somerville artist to present this piece in early spring (mid-late April). Utilizing old traffic signs (from Traffic and Parking) or other such transit-related pieces are possibilities. Incorporating the Community Path Extension map is also a possibility.

For any questions, or to submit:

Jennifer Lawrence
Groundwork Somerville
Somerville, Massachusetts


Sculpture Garden in Brookline - May 5, 2007

Gala Introduces Conversation Pieces Sculpture Garden
at the Brookline Arts Center

(Brookline, MA – March 21, 2007) The Brookline Arts Center will celebrate the installation of its new outdoor sculpture garden, “Conversation Pieces” with a gala opening reception on Saturday, May 5, from 7 to 10 pm.

Reception guests will enjoy a large tasting menu and select wines. The Boston Guitar Project, a group of guitarists dedicated to enriching the Boston-area community with live music performances, will provide musical accompaniment at the event. The evening will also feature a silent auction of artwork and gift certificates for several local businesses and organizations. Mystery author Linda Barnes, writer of the Carlotta Carlyle Mystery Series, will be the special guest of the evening.

“Conversation Pieces” surrounds the perimeter of the Brookline Arts Center’s historic 19th century fire station building and is visible from both the Arts Center and the adjacent and recently refurbished Monmouth Park. The sculptures will be on exhibit on a rotating schedule. A committee comprised of Arts Center board and faculty members, art professionals, artists and community representatives selected the sculptures for “Conversation Pieces,” which were all crafted by Massachusetts-based artists.

True to the garden’s name, the chosen sculptures will be inviting and inspire conversation. The opening reception, too, will spark conversation, with its food and wine, music, auction items and special guests.

Tickets to the gala opening reception are $75. To reserve tickets to the event, or for more information, please contact the Brookline Arts Center at 617-566-5715.
The Brookline Arts Center is located at 86 Monmouth Street in Brookline, one block from the St. Mary's stop on the MBTA Green line. For more information, call 617-566-5715 or visit

Susan Navarre, Executive Director
Brookline Arts Center
Growing Art and Community Since 1964
86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446
phone 617-566-5715 fax 617-738-8760


I am very excited to announce I will be having a solo show of my
paintings at Harbor Gallery, UMass-Boston, March 26 - April 13. For
those of you who have been asking where you can see my flag paintings,
here is your answer! The show, RECLAIMING THE FLAG, will consist
exclusively of my American flag series. It promises to be a very
powerful show. From the press release... "In collages of torn paper,
painted in red, white and blue acrylics, Sherrill has reshaped the flag
in 20 fierce yet respectful images that correspond, as she says, to
“our torn, fragmented world.” For more information about these
paintings and the RECLAIMING THE FLAG project, please visit This show is
sponsored by The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social
Consequences Here are the

March 26 - April 13
Opening Reception Thurs. March 29, 6–8 pm
Gallery hours: 9am–6pm M, W–F. Closed Tu. Sat & Sun by appointment.
Harbor Gallery
University of Massachusetts, Boston Campus
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Hope to see you at the opening!

Jane Sherrill
20 Vernon St., 6-West
Somerville MA 02145


Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am
Meeting Place: Front Door of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

Although we humans are still bundled up in coats and sweaters, our local birds know that it is spring! They are singing, courting, and choosing nest sites. Help us look for them. Beginners are welcome. We have binoculars to lend and will show you how to use them

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.

JAZZ & SOCIAL PROTEST - March 23, 2007

Somerville flutist Peter H. Bloom invites you to the next Aardvark concert on March 23.

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Jazz and Social Protest

Friday, March 23, 2007 at 8:00 pm

Stonehill College, Martin Auditorium

320 Washington Street, Easton, MA

Free admission
Information: 508-565-1000

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra will perform an eclectic concert entitled Jazz and Social Protest, featuring original compositions by Aardvark music director Mark Harvey. The concert will include the premiere of Harvey's latest piece "NOLA", dedicated to New Orleans, plus other Harvey originals: “Big Oil Tango,” “Peace Soundings," "Charlie's Revenge" (an Aardvark classic, reprised in honor of the MBTA's new Charlie card), and “Scamology,” one of Aardvark’s greatest hits, originally inspired by the Iran Contra Affair, and performed each year in honor of the most notorious scams of the day. In addition, the band will perform the Basie band's arrangement of "Everyday I Have the Blues" and Ellington's "Freedom" (with the Stonehill College Chapel Choir and Collegiate Chorale).

Celebrating its 34th season in 2006-2007, the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is known for its wide-ranging repertoire: original music by Mark Harvey; works by Duke Ellington and other jazz masters; American music by such composers as Ives, Gottschalk, and Billings; and performances with film, poetry, and dance. Winner of the 2000 Independent Music Awards, the band has premiered more than 90 new works and has released 8 CDs to international acclaim.

Mark Harvey is the founder, music director, principal composer and arranger for Aardvark. He has recorded with George Russell (Blue Note) and Baird Hersey (Arista/Novus) and performed with Gil Evans, Claudio Roditi, Howard McGhee, Sam Rivers, and others. He is a Music Lecturer at MIT and a winner of awards/commissions from ASCAP, the National Endowment, Meet the Composer/Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program, and the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, among others.

Management by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, managing director ~ 617-776-8778

Monday, March 19, 2007

St. Matthew's Passion Performance - March 24, 2007

The Back Bay Chorale (which includes Barb Siftar, Melissa Haber, and several other Somervillagers) will be performing Bach's masterful St. Matthew's Passion at Sander's Theater on March 24th at 8 o'clock. The 100 person chorale will be joined by the 40 voice Boston Boy Choir, a 50 piece orchestra, and 6 world-class soloists, including Frederick Urrey as the Evangelist and local David Kravitz (founder of Blue Mass Group) as Jesus. Tickets are $25 - $45 with a $5 student/senior discount, available by phone at 617 648 3885, at and through the Sander's website.

Please come! The piece is wildly exhilerating and intensely personal, and so far rehearsals have been fantastic. When the chorale last performed this piece, Richard Dyer, music critic of the Boston Globe proclaimed that the performance was the “Oratorio of the Year” in his year-end review--we were the only amateur group to achieve that distinction that year. Having benefited from that experience, this year's performance promises to be even better.

Melissa Haber
Soprano 1, Back Bay Chorale

Melissa Glenn Haber
Check out my books for children and adult readers of kid lit:
The Heroic Adventure of Hercules Amsterdam (Puffin Paperbacks, 2004)--a BookSense 76 pick
Beyond the Dragon Portal (Dutton, 2005)--a 2007 Keystone State Reading Association Book Award nominee
The Pluto Project (Dutton, June 2006)--a Junior Library Guild selection


Join Boston Cyberarts Festival's artists and friends at the Hotel @ MIT for the official 2007 Cyberarts Gala! You'll meet some of the Festival's featured artists who are in the forefront of the art + technology world -- and enjoy great food and drinks too.

This year for the first time we'll be announcing the winners of the IBM Innovation Award for Art and Performance, selected by a jury from all the events and exhibitions in this year's Festival. The winner will receive $5,000, and there will be two runner-up prizes of $500 each.

Come help us celebrate the best of the best! Invitations will be sent in early April, but in the meantime mark your calendar for May 4!

What: 2007 Boston Cyberarts Gala and Awards Presentation
When: Friday, May 4, 2007, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel @ MIT, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge
Tickets: $75 per person

Boston Cyberarts extends its grateful thanks to our friends at IBM and the Hotel @ MIT.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Jamaica Kincaid Reads from her Work - April 4, 2007

Jamaica Kincaid, the celebrated Caribbean American author, will give a public reading of her work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Wednesday April 4 at 6:30pm in Room 6-120 (enter at 77 Massachusetts Ave.). This event is free and no tickets or reservations are necessary. This event is sponsored by the MIT Literature Faculty with assistance from the MIT Council for the Arts, and the Program in Women’s Studies.

Jamaica Kincaid is an accomplished novelist and essayist who began as a columnist for the New Yorker and has since published five novels, a collection of short stories, two essay collections, and the long essay A Small Place, which is one of the most outspoken critiques of British colonization in Anglophone literature.

Kincaid’s work has been noted for its simple, elegant prose that carries the weight of her controversial topics, including the love and hatred between a mother and daughter, her brother’s death from HIV/AIDS, the process of becoming a writer from a black woman’s perspective, and the pleasures and politics of gardening.

Kincaid’s work requires its readers to come face to face with the anger that comes from oppression, even if that anger makes the reader uncomfortable. That discomfort also involves pain and loss. The death of her brother, the ambivalence of her mother’s love, the loss of her island’s identity are all subjects that can be difficult to represent, but Kincaid is not afraid to depict them for her readers through her lyrical yet tangible language.

This is an excellent opportunity to expose the entire MIT community and the general public to the thriving field of Anglophone Caribbean literature and one of that field’s most influential writers. Kincaid’s work enables us to see the ways in which Caribbean literature functions as a truly international field that links Europe, West Africa, India, and the United States through the imaginations and experiences of its writers.

Jamaica Kincaid is currently a visiting professor at Harvard University where she teaches courses on creative writing, autobiography and Anglophone Caribbean women writers.

For additional information please contact Joli Divon at MIT Literature Section at or (617) 253-3581

Friday, March 16, 2007

ArtsUnion Call to Producers and a new Call to Marketplace Curators - May 7, 2007

The Somerville Arts Council was recently awarded $40,000 from the
Massachusetts Cultural Council's John and Abigail Adams Arts program to
continue a third year of ArtsUnion. The proposal receive a high panel
ranking and we are pleased to receive full support.

Thanks to the community of artists, businesses, local residents, and
organizations who have contributed over the past two years. Your efforts
have created success within Union Square. Our ability to infuse cultural
economic development in Union Square through the five strategic
components--producers events, markets, cultural tours, street architecture,
and zoning--is having a positive effect on the physical place and the people
engaged in Union Square.

Over the past several months, the zoning work that we started two years ago
has been hotly debated within planning and zoning boards, and aldermanic
land use committees. The proposed zoning has been "filed" by the committee
and the administration will reexamine some of the concerns addressed by the
public. For those of you who have been involved with this zoning work,
please remain involved, especially now. It's all good work. Next week
I'll put out a more detailed email about how aspects of the proposed zoning
will effect/benefit the artist community. If you want to see this work
happen your voice should be heard over the next few months. Again, more on
this next week.

Today, I want to announce the ArtsUnion Call to Producers, and a new call, a
Call to Marketplace Curators. Please go to our website, to download these
calls/applications. If you have questions please contact us.

Thanks again for your work and support.


Gregory Jenkins
Executive Director
Somerville Arts Council
617.625.6600 ext. 2985

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

ART AS PROCESS - March 17, 2007

Opening this Saturday March 17, 2-4 pm at LynnArts, 25 Exchange St., Central Square, Lynn

Art As Process: A show highlighting the process and pleasure of making art.

Featuring artists from:


Jeffrey Hull

Andrew Leonard

Michael Mullaney


Liz Rodda

Margaret Shaw


Carol Greenwood

Karen Schiff

East Freetown

Rene Gagnon


Lisa Raad


Debrah Bohnert

Christina Goodwin


Maddy Bragar


Joetta-Sparks Maue


Sara Ashodian


Susan Delconte

Lisa Lunskaya Gordon


Laura Palmer Edwards


Carol McMahon


Carolyn Sirois


John Petro

Allendale, Michigan

Hoon Lee

Also opening Saturday

In the Willow Community Gallery: Metamorphosis: a forty year retrospective of the work of Dick Buckley

In the Hartman Leigh Gallery: Work from the LynnArts School Vacation Week Art Camp

Monday, March 12, 2007

CALL FOR EATRIES - April 16, 2007 (plus other dates)

Art Cards @ Redbones

If you can doodle, you can do it!

Monday, March 19 & 26 & April 2: 4 - 11 pm

Monday, April 16: 11 am - 3 pm

Artist Rob Logan wants you to join him at Redbones to doodle!

Rob’s quirky, colorful art has literally been a fixture at Underbones

(downstairs @ Redbones) for 10 years; now he’s turned his talents to

doodling - in the form of art cards.

He loves to draw them, then trade them. You will too!

$10.00 buys you 18 Art Card templates & a Redbones appetizer. On April

16 only, $10.00 buys you a Redbones sandwich & lemonade! All proceeds go

to Redbones Art in Somerville, a new program in partnership with the

Somerville Arts council.

More info @

Long a supporter of Somerville Open Studios, Redbones is scheduling an

Art Card event during SOS weekend in May.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


my new motion picture Blood of the Earthworm is finally making its way back to its homeland after a western world premiere & a few other detours...



i'll try to remember to send out another notice to new yorkers & bostonians as the respective dates approach i really want you to come & please forward to the appropriate folk (ie, fans of weird, vaguely anarchic cinema)


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Asian Photography Exhibition - March 17, 2007

Dear Friends,

Please join us for the Opening Wine Tasting Reception for my exhibit at the Rendezvous restaurant in Cambridge on Saturday, March 17, from 1:00-3:00pm. A selection of my work will be on display at this premier Cambridge dining spot from March 4-June 17. The Rendezvous is at 502 Massachusetts Ave in Central Square. You can get more information at, or by calling (617) 576-1900.
I will have another opening in the Boston area on Wednesday, April 11, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. Two of my pieces are included in the show "Laugh: The Art of Humor" which will be on exhibit from March 31-May 25. The show features the work of 15 artists working in a variety of mediums. The Center is at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown. Visit their website, or call (617) 923-0100, for directions and more information.
I also have pieces in two upcoming national shows.
From March 31-April 15, one of my pieces will be part of the exhibit "Essence of Asia: Eastern Influence on Western Art" at the
Asian Fusion Gallery at the Asian Cultural Center in New York. This exciting exhibit features the work of 37 artists from around the world. Their will be a gala opening event with the artists on Saturday, March 31, from 6:00-9:00pm. The gala will begin with a champagne reception from 6:00-7:00, and from 7:00-9:00 their will be a party with live music and performances. The gallery is at 15 E. 40th St. in Manhattan. Call (646) 334-0864 for more information, or visit them online at
From May 25-August 6, 2007, one of my pieces will be included in the DIA Invitational Exhibit at the Denver International Airport in
Denver, CO, sponsored by the Center for Fine Art Photography. The exhibit features almost 150 works from photographers in 8 countries. If you are passing through the Denver airport, please stop and take a look at this fascinating exhibit.
You will find more information about these events, and others, on my website, Please stop in periodically for photo updates.
Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in Boston or New York--or anywhere else.


Calling All Graphic Artists

Design a New Logo for
East Somerville Main Streets

Wanted: New Logo for East Somerville Main Streets (ESMS). ESMS seeks
a new logo to use for print and web collateral. The logo should
reproduce well in newsletters, flyers, T-shirts, mugs, etc. ESMS
seeks an image that conveys activity (especially pedestrian activity),
sense of welcome, community, and the character of East Somerville.
The logo should be bold and not too "busy." The logo must include the
name, East Somerville Main Streets; this logo could be only text or
text and image.

Juried By: ESMS board of directors.

Winner: Receive $150 (and get your design out there for the world to

How: Submit a sketch, or low-res jpeg. Use of color is great, but
logo should also look great in black and white reproductions. The
image should be distinct when reduced to roughly one square inch. If
your design is selected, we will require a final version in 300dpi
TIFF and JPEG formats. East Somerville artists are especially
encouraged to apply.

Submit to: Logo, East Somerville Main Streets, PO Box 382,
Somerville, MA 02143. Or send a JPEG attachment at 72 dpi via email

Include: A contact page with name, address, phone number, and email

Questions: Carrie Dancy, ESMS Director at:

Deadline: Email or Postmarked by Monday, April 2, 2007.

The mission of ESMS is to help build East Somerville as a thriving,
safe, friendly neighborhood and commercial district that welcomes
cultural diversity and offers a variety of businesses, which both
serve and employ residents.

ESMS, initiated by Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone in 2006, works in
collaboration with business owners, residents, agencies, and
neighborhood groups to make East Somerville a great place to live work
and socialize.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

COLE PORTER TRIBUTE - April 15, 2007

Mass Theatrica presents two performances of A TRIBUTE TO COLE PORTER on Saturday, April 14, 2007, 8:00 pm at The Neal Rantoul Vault Theatre at LynnArts, 25 Exchange Street in Lynn and Sunday, April 15, 2007, 4:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline, MA.

This concert will offer songs from some of Porter’s most beloved shows. The featured artists are vocalists, Andrew Cranin, Bülent Güneralp, Elizabeth Johnson, Amanda Keil, Shannon Mühs, Leah Sapko, Gabriella Snyder, Angeliki Theoharis, Gary Thies and Stanley Wilson with pianist, Sharon Lee and Danny Bolton as Master of Ceremonies

Admission is $15 and $13 seniors and students. There is free on-street parking and both locations are wheel chair accessible. For more information, please call 508-757-8515, email us at or visit our website:


Sunday, March 18th, 3:30pm
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville MA

Always wanted to attend a movie of a Broadway musical dressing the part, singing the songs aloud and acting out the scenes?!!! Well, here is the perfect opportunity. On Sunday, March 18th at 3:30pm, The Mystic Chorale, a non-profit community chorus, proudly presents a benefit Movie/Sing-Along showing of West Side Story at The Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.

Watch Tony and Maria in this modern Romeo & Juliet story as they try to beat the odds and keep love alive. Join the Sharks and the Jets, Office Krupke and the rest of the audience as we laugh and cry and root for love's triumph ! Most of all sing to your hearts contentand enjoy yourself. There is also an optional costume contest with prizes and everyone receives goodie bags full of props to help them act out the movie scenes.

For more information about the Mystic Chorale or this event visit our website at or email

$35- Premiere Seating (reserved section w/best viewing seats in the house)
$20- General Admission
$15- Seniors/Students

Tickets Available At:
Somerville Theatre Box Office (3-9pm daily)
Cash only accepted at this location, no fee added to tickets


At the Door on the day of the show

*Incorporated in 1999, The Mystic Chorale is a non-profit, volunteer-run community chorus, the mission of which is to make music a participatory experience, promote singing as an act of compassion and explore through song, the
musically-rich and diverse cultures of the world. The music we sing is from many eras, cultures and spiritual traditions.*

Monday, March 05, 2007


These events are FREE and open to the public.

Children are welcome in the company of an adult.

Our Needle-bearing and Broad-leaved Evergreens

Date: Saturday, March 17
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Ranger Station
Water Purification Facility
250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

Fresh Pond’s evergreens provide color for the eyes of winter-weary humans and shelter and food for many other mammals and birds. We will compare different leaf styles and discuss the winter coping skills of evergreens, then we will look at plants outside in the area around the Water Department and Kingsley Park.

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.

Call For GREEN Artwork - March 31, 2007

RE: Call for Artwork to Display...Publicity and Awareness included!

Hi! My name is Colleen Turner and I¹m working with this very cool and very
green condo project going in in Chelsea, Mass.

The waterfront site, Forbes Park, is a virtual island oasis and will feature
eco-friendly units that get their electricity from an onsite wind turbine;
provide residents with access to a fleet of electric cars (yes, they are
powered by the turbine, too); heavy use of passive solar heat and passive
cooling via large hopper-style windows to maximize natural light and air, as
well as rain-water capture and reuse systems, to name a few. Not to
mention, 12 of the 18-acre site will be restored to its natural environment
with the establishment of a sprawling conservation easement and the
reintroduction of wildlife habitat.

Anyway, three of the model units are almost complete and we are reaching out
to New England-based artists requesting artwork to show in the units. In
exchange, we will do a photo story on your willingness to display your work
at this exciting new development to your local newspaper(s) and we will
display your art with a placard describing the piece in the unit with info
on how to reach you and a price, should you be willing to sell it. Of
course, any sales income would go to you in its entirety and we would put
the interested party in touch with you directly to negotiate arrangements.

Given the green nature of the units, we especially seek artwork that might
use recycled items or has an eco-like, natural feel. The units themselves
are very industrial, featuring lots of concrete, exposed brick, stainless
steel and tons of light.

If you are interested, please email me ( an image of
the item you'd like to put on display, along with the name of the piece and
a short description. Plus a price (if appropriate) and how folks might
reach you, should they wish to purchase it. I will prep a contract and when
I pick up the piece, I'll grab a quick image of you with the designated
piece for publicity purposes.

We have three units to fill and seek hanging work (art, photos, fabric,
etc.), sculptures, pottery, lighting...whatever. Space is limited, so
acceptance is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Call with any questions,

Colleen Turner
Burnieika/Turner Communications

Phone: 617.429.2217
Fax: 866.849.5967

15 Otis Place, Unit 1
Newburyport, MA 01950

Friday, March 02, 2007

Barbara Krakow Gallery - through June 2007

Frank Egloff: rethought
17 March - 25 April
Reception: Saturday 17 March 3-5 PM

Frank Egloff
after Rodchenko, 1932, and Tomatsu, 1964, 2006
Acrylic on canvas in two panels
44 3/4 x 90 inches

Jenny Holzer: ARCHIVE
28 April - 6 June, 2007

Jenny Holzer
Oil on linen in four panels
33 x 102 inches

Andrew Witkin
Barbara Krakow Gallery
10 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

P - 617 262 4490
F - 617 262 8971
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Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5:30

Somerville Art TV Program

Tune into "Somerville Art Matters" this Monday night for the premier show for the month of March featuring five local artists who comprise the "theMiracle5."

Somerville Art Matters airs each Monday night from 6:30-7 p.m. on SCAT Channel 3. We also broadcast on Cambridge access TV each Sunday at 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

If you don't have access to local TV, we've introduced our Web site where you can download our show,

We travel to the Rhys Gallery in South Boston (Harrison Avenue) where theMiracle5 he! ld a show through the month of February. This group is pretty neat as they are five long-time friends who create their work collaboratively, with their unique and varied styles playing off of each other.

theMiracle5 explains their purpose as creating miracles for the earth's well being - both imaginings and visions - beyond the power of conventional beliefs. Their web site explains how they will embark on magical missions that aid those of other dimensions.

Members are: ortegacy (Dave Ortega), la cobra verde (Aimée LaPorte), princess die (Elaine Bay), boutet! (Ken Boutet), cerebot (Raul 2004)

Read more about theMiracle5 at

We're always open to your ideas for show topics. Past topics also include the art of stained glass, SCUL, performance art, students and creating art, installation and public art, the human condition and more!

Feel free to email travelstanred@ for suggestions, comments and feedback.

Thanks all,

Julia Fairclough
Somerville Art Matters talk show host

Click HERE to view the Premium Art Deadlines List.

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