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Wednesday, April 25, 2007


An Introductory Talk

Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Meeting Place: Front Door
Water Purification Facility
250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

Come learn how the Cambridge Water Department in conjunction with volunteers from Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation plans to control the spread of this invasive plant with the help of a carefully tested species of beetle. We will show you how purple loosestrife has affected the natural areas of the Reservation, and how the "Galerucella" beetle will affect the loosestife. Those interested in volunteering will learn about how they can help prepare beetle nurseries and collect data.

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.

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

Monday, April 23, 2007


A Series of Public Program in Conjunction with the Exhibition Cameron Jamie

Cambridge, MA–April 2007. The MIT List Visual Arts Center (LVAC) is pleased to present an eclectic series of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition Cameron Jamie. Cameron Jamie, the first U.S. solo museum exhibition featuring the work of the artist was originally organized by Philippe Vergne, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in close collaboration with the artist, Cameron Jamie. Unless noted all programs are free and open to the general public.

Listing of Public Programs

Gallery Talk: Saturday, May 5, 2007 4 PM

Philippe Vergne, Senior Curator of the Walker Art Center, curator for Cameron Jamie

Exhibition Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5 from 5-7 PM


MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA 02139

Tuesday, May 8, 6 PM

Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Annual Lecture

To the People of New York City – Palermo In and On America

Christine Mehring, Assistant Professor of the History of Art at Yale University

Mehring will lecture on the metal paintings of German abstract painter Blinky Palermo from her forthcoming monograph.


Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Auditorium

NE-30-1154, 7 Cambridge Center, (415 Main St., Kendall Square) Cambridge

Thursday, May 17, 9 PM

Screening of JO with live sound score by Keiji Haino, directed by Cameron Jamie

An evening of new solo work by the internationally recognized Japanese noise artist/composer Keiji Haino includes the Boston premiere of his sound score for Cameron Jamie’s most recent film, JO (2004, 42 minutes). Admission: $12. To purchase and reserve tickets call: 617.253.9477. Tickets will also be on sale at MIT List Visual Arts Center Gallery beginning May 5. Co-presented by non-event.

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center

Bartos Theater

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Saturday, May 19, 2:00 PM, Gallery Talk

Bill Arning, LVAC Curator

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 PM

Visions of the Maid, a lecture by Robin Blaetz, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Mount Holyoke College

Drawing upon various sources, including popular culture, Blaetz examines how Joan of Arc’s androgyny, virginity, and sacrifice have been evoked in relation to women’s evolving roles during wartime.

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Bartos Theater

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, May 23, 12:30 PM, Lunchtime Gallery Talk

Bill Arning, LVAC Curator

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Thursday, May 24, 7:00

Film Screening: Is It Really So Strange, dir. William E. Jones (USA, 2007 90 min.)

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Bartos Theater

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, May 30, 12:30 PM, Lunchtime Gallery Talk

Jane Farver, LVAC Director

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 PM

America’s Fascination with Pro-Wrestling, lecture by Sam Ford, MIT Comparative Media Studies graduate student

Sam Ford, who is also a licensed wrestling manager, will discuss transmedia storytelling and the concept of producer/fan interaction.

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Bartos Theater

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 PM, Bartos Theatre

Film Screening: Hell House, dir. George Ratliff, (USA, 2001, 90 min.)

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Bartos Theater

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Friday, June 1, 6 PM, Gallery Talk

Bill Arning

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Sunday, June 10, 2 PM, Gallery Talk

Mark Linga, LVAC Educator

Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames St., Wiesner Building E15, Cambridge, MA

Cameron Jamie is organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. It is made possible by generous support from Tim Nye and Martha McPhee and John Taft.

agnès b. has generously supported the presentation of this exhibition at the List Visual Arts Center.

Additional support: Massachusetts Cultural Council, Council for the Arts at MIT, and the Phoenix Media/Communications Group.


The MIT List Visual Arts Center is located in the Wiesner Building, 20 Ames St., at the eastern edge of the MIT campus. It is in close proximity to Kendall Square, Memorial Drive, and the Longfellow Bridge.

By T, take the red line to the Kendall/MIT stop, follow Main St. west to Ames St., turn left, and walk one block to the cross walk. The MIT List Visual Arts Center housed in a building identifiable by its white gridded exterior, will be on your left. Signage is on the building.

By car, coming across the Longfellow Bridge or from Memorial Drive, follow signs for Kendall Square. Limited metered parking is available on Ames Street. A parking garage is located at

the Cambridge Center complex (entrance on Ames between Main and Broadway) during business hours and on campus after business hours and on weekends.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Thursday: 12–6 PM; Friday: 12–8 PM; Saturday and Sunday: 12–6 PM

Closed Mondays; Independence Day (July 4).

Information: 617.253.4680 or

Saturday, April 21, 2007

BOSTON POETRY SLAM - April 22, 2007

“Dr Brown’s Traveling Poetry Show

and The Boston Poetry Slam”

at Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater

-- Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poetry Extravaganza! --


Sunday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m


Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater (JTOB),

255 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville, Mass.

(on the Red Line Davis T).

The theater is wheelchair accessible.


Call 1-866-811-4111 or buy online at

For theater info: (617) 591-1616 or

Tickets $15.

50% discount for students with ID.

Seniors 10% off; Groups of 10 or more 10-20% off.


April is National Poetry Month. Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater celebrates, with exceptional poetry and spell-binding performance poetry in one extraordinary, brilliant night of entertainment.


7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ten poets in Dr Brown's Traveling Poetry Show return to Jimmy Tingle's OFF BROADWAY Theater. Here’s your chance to get a National Poetry Month hit of the best performance poetry you are likely to see on stage anywhere, and to get copies of their books. Their original poetry comes at you from all sides as they take the stage and the room. Beware, the person sitting next to you could be a poet!

Their interactive poetry invites you to relive childhood memories, play with colorful characters, rise up for social injustice, ponder chemistry, suffer dentistry, and more. This one-hour theatrical show of great poets performing their own poetry to your delight and awe, will feature Douglas Bishop, Jonathan Chin, Tom Daley, Melissa Guillet, Valerie Lawson, Ryk McIntyre, Mala Radhakrishnan, and more. Directed by Michael Brown.

Michael Brown, author of four poetry books, national slam finalist, and member of a championship slam team, brought the poetry slam (performed poetry as a competitive event) to New England in 1991. For thirteen years he hosted open mikes and slams at the Cantab Lounge, then turned to doing theatrical productions of original poetry performed by local poets. In 2004-5 his troupe played regularly at Jimmy Tingle’s. In late 2005 they moved to the Zeitgeist Gallery for four months. Now they are back for an all-night show of the great poetry performances. More info about Michael Brown, including his numerous awards, publications, and listings in prestigious volumes including “Who’s Who” and more, please visit:

“(Michael Brown is) The Jerry Garcia of performance poetry.” – WBUR/NPR


8:45-9:45 p.m.

The Boston Poetry Slam presents an all-star no-holds-barred competition for no money, no prize, and all the glory the winner can carry home. Six local poets, selected from Boston's thriving slam community, will compete for the attention of the audience and the Olympic-style scores of randomly selected judges. Come cheer, laugh, snap, cry, and heckle as slammers pull out all the lyrical stops in an effort to be the last poet standing.

This portion of the show will be hosted by Simone Beaubien, SlamMaster of the Boston Poetry Slam, four-time National Poetry Slam competitor, and MC for the 2007 Individual World Poetry Slam Finals in Vancouver, B.C.

In 2003, fabulous poet and slam champion Simone Beaubien reinvigorated the series which she continues to host at the Cantab. She has competed in several national slams and has performed with Dr Brown’s troupe. She will bring her strong stage presence to host a demonstration slam among the six best poets from this year's Cantab competition in wild show of poetic prowess. Judges will be selected from the audience to score the poets Olympic style.

Come enjoy this fast-paced stage show of performance poetry!

“Leave feeling elevated and moved – all things that art should do for you.” – Michael Brown

“There is energy in the air when you walk into a slam poetry reading” – Doug Holder, Somerville News

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


MILLER STREET OPEN STUDIOS an evening and a day FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 6-10 pm and SATURDAY, APRIL 28, noon-5 pm.

Join the artists of Miller Street Studios for "AFTER DARK" (a Miller Street tradition!) Fri 27th, an evening of art, music and refreshments, featuring Ken Field and band....and the Open Studios continue, Sat April 28th, noon-5pm.

11 MILLER ST., SOMERVILLE (Cambridge/Somerville line)

Adjacent to the Star Market on Beacon Street, 10-minute walk from Porter T.

Miller Street Studios is a community of professional artists. This year's event our biggest event to date with 30 artists participating. Works on view and for sale, including; painting, sculpture, printmaking, animation, clay, bookbinding, children's books, a violin studio and more. We will also be conducting our annual sale of one-of-a-kind handmade artist's books.

For more information on participating artists/directions/parking:



MAPLE FLING fundraiser for Somerville Community Growing Center

6:30 - 8:00pm

at the Somerville Museum
1 Westwood Rd (corner of Central Ave & Westwood)

Taste 100% Pure Somerville Maple Syrup at our make your own bar (featuring local, organic, fair trade, and healthful goodies!)

Check out local artists' work exhibition "Artist's Choice Somerville Open Studios"

Enjoy live music with The Pretty Pennies

Participate in the tea cup raffle - for a chance to win real Somerville syrup, gardening items, local art & more.

Suggested donation:
$5 - $10 for individuals
$15 for family of 3 or more

Proceeds support programming for the Growing Center & the Somerville Maple Syrup Project

For more information or to donate items to the raffle, contact Claire: 617-776-0518,

For more information about the Somerville Community Growing Center visit

Come out - bring friends and family!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Meeting Place: Maynard Ecology Center
Basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

While enchanted by the beauty of flowers, we humans may forget that the real function of these magnificent structures is to aid in the reproduction of the plant. During this program we will discuss the kinds of plants that produce flowers; we will examine, dissect, and learn the parts of real flowers; and we will look at plants in flower on the Reservation. Wear shoes 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.

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.

Monday, April 16, 2007


Calling All Volunteers!

The Boston Cyberarts Festival is seeking volunteers to help staff and run a variety of events in the Boston area between April 20-May 6, 2007. Volunteers are needed for the following:

* Hosting CyberArtCentral at Art Interactive in Central Square, Cambridge. This is the Festival Headquarters. Festival information, and selling merchandise will happen on-site. Some basic computer skills needed (training provided);
* Ushering and registering audience members for various events within the Ideas in Motion conference and event series;
* Visiting various events within the Festival in order to hand out and collect surveys from the public;
* Other opportunities to be determined.

Volunteers are needed from 10am-6pm Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm on Saturday, and 12-6pm on Sunday. There are also a few evening shifts as well. Shifts are four hours each and volunteers are asked to sign up for at least two time-slots (or more!). Aside from being a part of the largest collaboration of art organizations in New England and sharing the diverse and exciting events in the Festival with the public, volunteers get a Festival t-shirt and a CD-ROM catalog.

For further information, please contact Diane Krentzman, Volunteer Coordinator, at or call 617.803.6644 (cell)/ 617.524.8495, option #3.

Friday, April 13, 2007


Gala Introduces Conversation Pieces Sculpture Garden at the Brookline Arts Center

(Brookline, MA – April 13, 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. . Brookline-based author Linda Barnes, writer of the Carlotta Carlyle Mystery Series, will be the special guest of the evening.

The evening will also feature a silent auction of exciting gifts donated by local businesses, philanthropists and organizations. Attendees at the reception will be able to find bargains on vacation weekends, fine jewelry, sports items, antiques, and fine arts, while engaging in fast-paced silent auction bidding.

Money raised at the gala opening reception will support art and education programs at the Brookline Arts Center, a beloved community center that has been offering visual arts education since 1964. The gala has been sponsored by Chobee Hoy Real Estate Associates, Our Town Brookline and Sven and Rosamond Vaule. To reserve tickets to the event, or for more information, please contact the Brookline Arts Center at 617-566-5715.

“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.
The “Conversation Pieces” sculpture garden has been funded by the Brookline Community Foundation and Brookline Commission for the Arts. Additional funding for the Arts Center is provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-566-5715 fax: 617-738-8760


April 14, 8 PM-1 AM, 368 Congress St. 3rd floor
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Mobius's legendary annual art party and fundraiser. Over nearly 20 years, ArtRages has become a feature on the benefit scene, the performance art circuit, and a great place to catch current and up and coming local stars.

ART by Kristina Lenzi & Mari Novotny-Jones Alisia L.L. Waller, Milan Kohout, Lewis Gesner, Diego Guzman, Liz Roncka & Jane Wang, Ian Colon, Coach TV, Tom Plsek, Margaret Bellafiore, Danielle Sauv�, Sandi Schaefer with Faith Johnson, Philip Fryer and more! MUSIC by Universal Truth, Pulnb, Ken Field & Friends, Copal, Me and Joan Collins, and DJ Juicy Rouse and BURLESQUE by the Boston Baby Dolls!

CASH BAR & FREE BUFFET by local businesses including The Barking Crab * Carberry's, Picante * The Middle East, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Lucky's, and Trader Joe's. ArtRages is sponsored by Berkeley Investments & Harpoon Beer.

Monday, April 09, 2007

MOSTLY MOZART - May 11, 2007

Mass Theatrica presents two performances of MOSTLY MOZART on Sunday, May 6, 2007, 4:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline, MA and Friday, May 11, 2007, 8:00 pm at The Neal Rantoul Vault Theatre at LynnArts, 25 Exchange Street in Lynn.

This concert will celebrate the operas of Mozart, highlighting selections from Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflote and Der Schauspieldirektor. We will also present some selections from Rossini’s Tancredi. Featured singers include Kaori Emery, Kelly Graeber, Will Green, Meredith Lavine, Stephanie Mann, Angeliki Theoharis and Stanly Wilson. Bradley Pennington will be the pianist.

Admission is $15, $13 seniors & students and $8 for children 12 and under. 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:

Friday, April 06, 2007


Ideas in Motion: The Body's Limit

Conference and performances exploring new technologies in dance

Join dance professionals, engineers, and dance fans from around the US and Europe for Ideas in Motion: The Body's Limit. It's a weekend of performances, symposia, and workshops, plus additional performances taking place around the Boston area from April 21 through May 2. Co-curated by Nell Breyer, Alissa Cardone, and Dedalus Wainwright, Ideas in Motion is a must for anyone who is interested in experimental works that cross new media with dance.

Writing about the 2006 Ideas in Motion, Karen Campbell of the Boston Globe described it as "the most thrilling dance work this reviewer has seen in recent memory ... an eye-popping experience."

Don't miss this year's event! Check out the roster below, and visit for tickets and other information. We hope you'll join us!

Conference: Talks and Performances

At Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Cambridge, April 21-22
Visit for tickets and information

Saturday, April 21

2pm: Johannes Birringer (Germany) Keynote address, exploring current thinking and interpretations of the theme The Body's Limit in dance and performance today.

3pm: Presentations with demonstrations and video documentation.
- Peter Kirn, former Dance Theater Workshop Artist Resource and Media Lab (DTW Digital ARM) fellow (New York)
- Barbara Bickart, former DTW Digital ARM fellow (New York)

- eVokability: The Walking Project by Sarah Drury, Temple University

- Norah Zuniga Shaw, Assistant Professor and Director of Dance and Technology, Ohio State University

5pm: Q&A

5:30pm: Intermission/Break

7pm: Evening performances and screening including:
- Dagger by Clarinda Mac Low, former DTW Digital ARM fellow (New York)
- Excerpts from Wonderland by Stefanie Nelson Dance Group (New York) and Nell Breyer (MIT; former DTW Digital ARM fellow)
- Jamie Jewett, Brown University
- Every Body Tells a Story by Tony Rizzi, former lead dancer for William Forsythe (USA/Germany) Note: Adult content
- Screening of Shake Off by Hans Beenhakker, former lead dancer with Wuppertal Tanztheater (Netherlands)

9pm: Q&A/Roundtable Discussion

Sunday, April 22

11am: Let's Take a Seat, performance by Swiss dancer/choreographer Andrea Haenggi and her company AMDaT.At SHARE Consulate of Switzerland, 420 Broadway, Cambridge. (Reserve by email to )

2pm: Performance of Self Unfinished (1998) by Xavier Le Roy (see below)

3pm: Q & A

3:45pm: Intermission/Break

4pm: Panel Discussion Physical Intelligence
- Noah Riskin, Physical Intelligence Lab, MIT
- Mia Keinanen, Lecturer of New Dance, MIT
- Thomas F. DeFrantz, Associate Professor, Music and Theater Arts, MIT
- Joe Paradiso, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab
- Hayes Raffle, Research Assistant, Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab

5pm: Q & A

5:15pm: Wrap-up by Johannes Birringer

Visit for ticket price information and advance ticket purchase.

Public Art

Lumen Eclipse, a public motion art gallery in the heart of Harvard Square, will present a continuous loop of Shake Off and Time Steps by Hans Beenhakker. Apr 21-22.

Related Performances

Self Unfinished (1998) and Product of Circumstances (1999), performances and talks by French-born, Berlin-based choreographer Xavier LeRoy. Le Roy has collaborated with world-renowned artists and presented his work in various settings throughout Europe. He performs two of his rarely-seen early solo works: Self Unfinished (1998) at Green Street Studios on April 22 at 2pm, and Product of Circumstances (1999) at MIT's Simmons Hall on April 23 at 8pm. Visit for tickets and information.

Electric Haiku; Calm as Custard by Cathy Weis, a concoction of dance, video, and sound. Using technology in simple yet ingenious ways, Weis takes physical movement into new realms, as dancers interact with projected images, and sights and sounds are amplified to dramatic and comic effect.

Performances April 28 at 8pm and April 29 at 2pm; family day event April 28, co-presented by the Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA). At the ICA; visit for tickets and information.

Denizen, a world premiere by intermedia performance collaborative Kinodance Company, a mesmerizing work that spans the boundaries between dance, cinema, visual art and sound.

Performances May 2 at 7:30pm and May 3 at 8pm, in collaboration with the Bank of America Celebrity Series. At the Tsai Center, BU; visit for tickets and information.


The Malden Observer is seeking freelance writers and reporters to cover local people and events.

If you’re interested in working for the Observer, e-mail editor Amanda Mantone at

Please include a resume and clips, if appropriate, and feel free to suggest some local story ideas that you’d be interested in covering.

For more information, call 781-393-1827.


Well Sung, Well Hung!

A Tribute in Paintings

by Mary Galli

April 9 – May 6

At Sister Sorel

647 Tremont St.,South End, Boston, MA

(617) 266-4600

Opening Reception Birthday Bash
Monday, April 9, 2007

8:00 – 10:00 pm

Free hors d’oeuvres from Chef Andy Husbands

Live acoustic by Simon Ritt & Betsy Nichols

LYNN'S THIRD THURSDAY - April 19, 2007

Come to Spring Fling on Thursday, April 19 from 5PM to 8PM to begin a new year of 3rd Thursdays in Lynn’s Central Square. Celebrate the first of the monthly outdoor events in downtown with an evening of art, music and fun. The third exciting year starts off at 5PM with the Lynn High School Marching, Concert and Jazz bands. LynnArts presents the exhibit Art as Process and a retrospective of the work of North Shore artist Dick Buckley. Drop-in at Raw Art Works from 6:30PM for an all-ages art-making activity, From Seed to Flower. At 7:30PM the Lynn Museum presents the 9th Annual Lynn Poetry Night featuring Contemporary Women Poets of the North Shore in conjunction with North Shore Community College. In addition, find answers to your garden and spring home improvement needs from area businesses. Events are free and open to the public. For more information see or call 781.598.5244. This event and all 3rd Thursdays are made possible with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Lynn Economic Development and Industrial Council.

Steve Negrón
25 Exchange Street
Lynn, MA 01901


SOMERVILLE ART FAIR - April 11-13, 2007

Please Join the Somerville Public Schools For the Annual

2007 "All City" Art Fair
Art work will be on display from students in grades K through 12

Location: Somerville High School Atrium

April 11th: Exhibit Hours 1:00-3:00
Opening Ceremonies: 5:00-8:00
Art Department: Opening Ceremonies: 5:00-7:00 PM
Musical Performances: Orchestra 1:30; Band:1:45; Chorus 2:00
Art Opening event: High School Jazz Band: 5:30
Elementary Jazz Ensemble: 6:00

April 12th: Exhibit Hours 8:30-2:30
Musical Performances:
High School String Quartet: Between 1:00 and 2:00 PM

April 13th: Exhibit Hours 8:30-Noon

Thank you for your support with keeping the "Arts Alive"!

Gregory Jenkins
Executive Director
Somerville Arts Council
617.625.6600 ext. 2985

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Barbara Krakow Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work
by Jenny Holzer. The exhibition at Barbara Krakow Gallery will consist
of Holzer's 2006 and 2007 series of oil on linen paintings. The works
feature declassified and other sensitive United States government

In her newest work, Holzer negotiates the political landscape after
9/11 and traces the debate over covert operations, ghost detainees,
prisoner abuse, and war tragedies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo
Bay through the directives, emails, and testimonies of policy makers,
soldiers, and prisoners. The documents, many of which were classified
at the time they were written, originated in United States government
and military agencies and have been made part of the public record
through the landmark Freedom of Information Act. As with many of her
previous works, Holzer's relay of information and presentation of a
range of voices presume no particular ideology. Her paintings lend
tactility to documents often unseen and offer visibility to hidden
pasts and a masked present. Suspending the disastrous, the grotesque,
and the informative in a seductive painterly surface, Holzer counters
the compulsion to turn and ignore with the desire to see and know more.
Comparing Holzer's new paintings with Andy Warhol's "Death and
Disaster” series, Robert Storr writes in his catalogue essay, "...the
very dissonance between the obscene realism and formal elegance,
tabloid violence and domestic intimacy does nothing to soften the
horrid fascination of the depicted subjects or alleviate the
existential queasiness they provoke."

Holzer first conceived of using government documents as a medium in
2003. When asked by Wired Magazine how she would redo Google's
interface, Holzer commented, "I'd provide a secret, a surprise, every
time someone visits Google. The user would get the covert stuff that
makes fate. The homepage might include... a national security
directive... All the documents would be real and available on the Web."
Expanding upon this idea, Holzer used sensitive government materials in
her 2004 solo exhibition, Truth Before Power, at the Kunsthaus Bregenz
in Austria. Days prior to the 2004 United States presidential election,
documents, in the form of light, were projected onto George Washington
University's Gelman Library in Washington, D.C. The library houses the
National Security Archive, a non-profit, non-governmental organization
dedicated to defending and expanding public access to government
information. Holzer has relied on the NSA and its director, Thomas
Blanton, since her research into archival government materials
commenced. In the fall of 2005, Holzer projected a selection of
documents onto New York University's Bobst Library. Scrolling the
LaGuardia Place facade like credits at the end of a film, the documents
Holzer chose explored the United States' current 'war' on terrorism,
the consequences of 9/11, the practice of intelligence and
counter-intelligence, issues of prisoner abuse, and the ongoing
tragedies of war. The documents glazed the downtown architecture and
became entangled in its contours. Like a constant presence, a familiar
building, or truth, ignored secrets were evident.

For additional information please contact us by phone 617 262 4490, fax
617 262 8971, or email Barbara Krakow
Gallery. 10 Newbury Street. Boston, Massachusetts 02116


I would like to invite you to First Friday Open Studios this Friday, April. 6th, from 5-9 pm., at 450 Harrison Ave., Studio 227, Boston, MA.

To all of you who stopped by for First Friday in March, many thanks; I really enjoyed visiting with you!

This month, in addition to new prints from my personal collection, I will continue to feature newly restored photographs of early 20th century China from the archive of my Grandfather, William Leete. Finally, I will have new examples of client work, both photography and Fine-Art reproductions.

As always on First Fridays, the building's 15 galleries and more than 50 artists' studios will be open. This Friday, if you want to avoid the early evening crush in the galleries, come upstairs to the studios first, and visit the galleries on your way out!

There is off street parking at 500 Harrison Avenue as well as on street parking. The MBTA Silver Line stop is East Berkeley, just one block away.

See you this Friday!

Bill Morse

Wm. Morse Editions
A Fine-Art Printmaking Studio
450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 227
Boston, MA 02118

(617) 429-3298

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

EVENTWORKS - March 2007

An annual month-long festival of multimedia and performing arts run by students of the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at MassArt. SIM students run all aspects of the production: curating, directing the technical operations, generating and maintaining mailing lists, and creating publicity.

In 1977, SIM students conceived of and held the first Eventworks, then an international festival of film and music. It was founded to provide venues for new experimental works and to create a link between the college environment and the professional art world. In the thirty years since, Eventworks has presented over three hundred artists working in music, installation, film, video, performance, dance, sound, spoken word, and more. Eventworks produces events in spaces and places within the MassArt campus as well as in theaters, galleries, and cultural centers throughout the metro-Boston area. Each year's festival reflects the themes and personalities that emerge from the production team and is always new!


Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 8:00 to 10:00 am
Meeting Place: Front Door of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue Cambridge

As the height of spring migration approaches, we are
likely to see and hear warblers, kinglets, vireos and
other beautiful songbirds. Most of these birds are
stopping to rest on their way north, and will be here
for only a short time. This will be an easy one mile
walk. 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.

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.


The Somerville Public Library is looking for artists and/or
craftspeople to exhibit their work in the large glass display case in
the lobby of the Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue. The dimensions
of the case are (very roughly) 6' high by 7.5' wide by 3' deep.
There are wooden shelves mounted on the back wall of the case that
can be adjusted to any height or removed entirely.

We also have a gallery/auditorium available where a larger exhibit
can be mounted on the walls.

We usually keep the exhibits up for one month, but it could be for a
shorter period of time if that suits you better. You do not have to
be a Somerville resident to exhibit at the Library. We would prefer
to keep the space available to local artists (Somerville, Cambridge,
Medford, Arlington), but if we have trouble finding enough local
people to fill the case, we'll accept others. If you're interested,
please contact Josie Wrangham at (617) 623-5000. Thanks!

- Ellen Jacobs, Public Relations Librarian, Somerville Public Library



Groundwork Somerville is a member of the Shape Up Somerville collaborative and is actively participating in the Active Living by Design grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It is with this in mind that we are issuing this call for artists.

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 an idea, please contact Jennifer Lawrence, Director, Groundwork Somerville at (617) 628-9988 or

The final date for submissions is April 6th, 2007 and the proposed project due date is April 27th, 2007.

PRISON PUPS Film Screening - June 28, 2007

In the loneliness of incarceration, four inmates raise and train puppies for the handicapped and hearing impaired. PRISON PUPS, a 58 minute video documentary, follows Billy, Chris, Terrell and Paul, as it explores the impact of a dog training program in a prison environment. Through the stories of these men, we understand the importance of the human-canine bond in this unique and isolated environment of confined men. The inmates gain self-knowledge, confidence, and the lessons of unconditional love.

Museum of Our National Heritage, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA (Rt 2A & Mass Ave), Thursday, June 28, 2007 2:00pm

Monday, April 02, 2007

ART @ CARBERRY'S - April 28, 2007

art@ carberry's presents:


Mixed Media/Collage

curated by Basil El Halwagy

On view: April 1st– 28th. Opening Reception: April 7th, 6 to 8pm. Carberry's Café. 74 Prospect St. Cambridge MA 02143.

For many years Miss Lyn Cardinal divided her time between two bodies of work: large, non-traditional pastel paintings featuring mysterious, organic shapes resting in their own private environments and evocative collage and assemblages. Lyn finds her true story-telling voice through her collage & assemblage work. She is inspired not only by the beauty in a single found-object but by the magic created when it is combined with the grace of the written word. Beginning in 2006 Lyn reached a new point in her work and combined her pastel shapes with her collages.

Lyn's collages hint at stories and secrets begging to be told. Of her work Miss Lyn says: "I want to draw the viewer into a different world in which they become a part of the piece. By creating a sense of mystery, the viewer must interpret, and make sense of, the clues presented -- using either their own personal language or that of the collective subconscious."

Miss Lyn Cardinal is Mass College of Art Honors graduate. She has been working through her compulsion to represent her organic forms in various styles and media for years and is continually on the look out for more interesting found objects for her collages on her long walks through out the city of Boston.

Miss Lyn has appeared in several documentaries about the Boston music scene, including Controversy Films' All Kindsa Girls, Marissa Acosta's Late Risers Club.

Her Pastel Series is featured in the Franco Trombino film Sides, which is scheduled for release in 2007 and a series of her Artist Trading Cards can be seen in the book ATC Workshop by Bernie Berlin, released in December 2006 by Northlight Books.

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