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Friday, December 28, 2007


Inside the Box

curated by George Fifield& Phaedra Shanbaum

January 4 - February 5, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12th 4 -6pm

Featuring Work by:

Antony Flackett, Allison Holt, Susie Silver & Hillary Harp,

E. Sptehen, Robert Taplin, and Jerry Williams

Q. What do elementary school students and Joseph Cornell have in common?
A. The Diorama

In this exhibition curators George Fifield and Phaedra Shanbaum bring together a diverse selection of artists working in contemporary fine art dioramas. In artistic practices dioramas are objects, images, and sometimes media, artfully arranged within a contained space. Recreating atmospheres that are both delightful and disconcerting in their own false environment, they act as shrunken theatrical sets, and fall into a magical chasm between 2D work and sculpture. Recently, the use of small flat screen LCD panels has allowed artists to make miniature new media dioramas that push the traditional boundaries of the field.

Dioramas can be artistic, informative and innovative with narratives that defy logic and leap off the wall into space. They range from the abstract to the visually absurd, while addressing issues in contemporary art such as narrative, craftsmanship, maquettes and miniaturization. The artists in this exhibition explore the full spectrum of contemporary dioramas. Their themes are as diverse as reenactments of happenings, literary works and film noir scenes to personalized narratives of childhood, detailed examinations of realistic truths and whimsical collections of odds and ends.

Howard Yezerski Gallery
14 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
617.262.0550 p
617.262.2444 f

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


For More information contact:

Susan Halter


Fabulous Holiday Show & Sale running from now to January 4 (closed 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1)

Showcasing the work of over 70 artists from Boston and the Greater North Shore.

Scarves, books, pottery, jewelry, paintings, photographs, purses, frames, postcards, notecards, and much more!

Prices from $5 to $300

There’s something for everyone!

Holiday sale hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10-4,

Thursday 10-7

In the Galleries at LynnArts, 25 Exchange St., Lynn

For more information and directions contact LynnArts at 781-598-5244,

Or visit our website:

Give the gift of art this holiday season!

Sunday, December 16, 2007



We are pleased to announce our Winter-into-Spring schedule (see below).

If you need images or more information, do let us know!

All the best,


Through January 15 Bill Thompson: Dialects

January 19-February 27 Rachel Perry Welty
Print Publisher's Spotlight Center Street Studio: Carrie Moyer, Richard Ryan,
Kelly Sherman, Bill Thompson and Roger Tibbets

March 1-April 9 Liliana Porter
Print Publisher's Spotlight Graphicstudio- Allan McCollum: The Shapes Project

April 12-May 21 Sol LeWitt: Sets and Sculptures

May 24 -July 3 Michael Beatty

July 8-July 31 Summer Group Show

Andrew Witkin


Barbara Krakow Gallery
10 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

P - 617 262 4490

F - 617 262 8971

E -

W -

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5:30

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Hello JTOB patrons, staff, performers and fans.

We hope to keep in touch with you all concerning upcoming shows and events of interest as we move from 2007 into 2008. As you know we closed our doors on October 31, 2007 but definitely do not wish to close the doors on the relationships we have built with all of you over the past 5 years. We hope the feelings and sentiments are mutual.

In the spirit of the community involvement that JTOB afforded us for the last 5 years we would like to take the opportunity on Thursday, December 20th to personally say "thank you" for your patronage and support.

Please join us for the "Jimmy Tingle's OFF BROADWAY Theater Wrap/Holiday Party" on December 20th from 6:00-10:00 in the back room of "The Burren" right next to JTOB at 247 Elm street, Davis square, Somerville.

Please come by and allow us to say Hello, Thank You & Happy Holidays.

All staff, performers, patrons, vendors and friends are welcome. Free Admission, Free Buffet, Cash Bar & Music with Piano player extraordinaire David Maxwell. Hope to see you all on December 20th from 6:00-10:00.

Thanks again


Please RSVP at Include your name, telephone number, and the number of people in your party. Seating is limited.

Friday, December 07, 2007

AUDITIONS FOR SHAKESPEARE'S "Much Ado About Nothing" - Jan 6-7, 2008

Shakespeare. Say it with me. SHAKESPEARE!
Comedy. Romance. Intrigue. Now's your chance!

Info about auditions for Theatre@First's
spring production of "Much Ado About Nothing"
is now available on our website:

Auditions are by appointment on
Sunday, January 6th and Monday, January 7th.
Performances will be April 4-12
in Davis Square.

Please visit the website to see more information
and make your appointment!

SOMERVILLE EVENTS - Dec 8 - Mar 22, 2008

Willoughby and Baltic Newsletter
Winter News

In This Issue

Pi Party
Literary Reading
Classes and Workshops
Somerville Adult Ed
Kiln Rental


Pi Party
December 8th 2-4pm
It's been 3.14 years since we put the front door on the gallery, and you know what
that's time for a Pi party! In celebration of all things round, follow
the polka dots in the alley, and come enjoy some pie.
Special 3:00 puppet performance by special guest puppeteers "Pushy Puppet Pushers
Productions" with their show "Jacob's Treasure".

Ethan Gilsdorf and Ted Weesner, Jr.
December 14 7-9pm

Journalist and poet Ethan Gilsdorf (left) and novelist Ted Weesner, Jr.
read from their works on Friday, December 14, 2007, at 7pm, at
Willoughby and Baltic. The event is free and open to the public.

Both are Somerville residents, and 2007 recipients of Artist Fellowships
from the Somerville Arts Council/Mass Cultural Council. "We're thrilled
to be supported by the Somerville Arts Council," said Gilsdorf. "This
reading is a way to let the community and the city know what we've been
up to this year." Weesner will be reading an excerpt from the novel
he's presently working on, "Left Prague For Good." Gilsdorf's
book-in-progress is a memoir/travelogue called "Escape Artists: One
Man's Quest to Find Reality Among Role Playing Freaks, Online Gaming
Geeks, Fandom Addicts, World-Builders and Other Dwellers of Imaginary

Classes and Workshops
New C lasses Start February, 2008
Robotics for Artists begins Feb. 10
Photoshop Crash Course begins March 4
CSS for Designers begins Feb. 12
Pinhole Camera Workshop begins March 22

For more information, visit


Teach for Somerville Adult Education
Seeking Art Teachers...
The Adult Education program held at Somerville High School is expanding and seeking
qualified art professionals to teach on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings.
If you have an idea for an art class, send your resume and course description to
Mike Ciampa at

Kiln Rental!
We knew this thing was used for something other than making pizza! T urns out...
it's a kiln.
We now have a Skutt electric kiln capable of firing up to cone 6. Luckily,
it came along with our resident cermics and porcelain expert. In the
next few weeks, we'll determine the cost of electricity for a standard
firing, and we'll let you know about kiln space rental costs and

Willoughby and Baltic
195g Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

Thursday, December 06, 2007


The New England Film Movement

Before the new year is thrust upon us, Beanywood is going to pack in a bit more excitement for our members.

First, Beanywood is taking our filmmaking community to the next level. Given that we have been working with filmmakers and organizations well outside of Boston we are now going to change our name to convey that larger orientation.
We are no longer just Boston.

What name do you think reflects the goals of the New England Film Movement?
We are reaching out to you for your suggestions.

You will have until Midnight, December 7th to make your suggestions.
Starting December 8th we will have voting to choose the winner among the suggestions.


The name has to represent the energy, upward movement and excitement of the region, film, or both
The name will need to be easy to write down when heard aloud
Of course the domain name will have to be available, in its .com form

Reply to this email with "BEANYWOOD'S NEW NAME" as the subject with your suggestions

We will be unveiling the new name at our networking event next Thursday December 13th at the Outpost Gallery


Outpost Gallery- 186 Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02134 8-10pm

Cover charge $8. Partial proceeds will go to benefit Ovarian Cancer research.
We have very limited space for this event. We will be capping off at 50 people. This will fill up quickly. So come e arly if you are serious about getting in.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


A Film Screening:
Secondhand (Pepe)
A documentary about used clothes & diasporic culture

secondhand clothes pile

This Sunday, December 9th

8 pm (doors at 7:30) FREE!

@ Dollar-a-Pound/Garment District

200 Broadway, Cambridge

Ever wonder what happens to your old clothes after you give them away? Where do the clothes you find at the thrift store come from? A new Indie film about secondhand clothing and immigrant communities, made by duo Shell and Bertozzi, answers these questions and more. On December 9th at 8 pm the filmmakers are screening "Secondhand (Pepe)" as part of a special free event at Dollar-a-Pound (downstairs at the famous Garment District vintage clothing mecca in Kendall Square). In the movie, a historical memoir intertwines with the present-day story of "pepe" seconhand clothing that flows from the United States to haiti. Plus, great music, archival footage of old-time ragpickers and behind-the-scenes shots of Cambridge's Dollar-a-Pound.

"We followed the trail of secondhand American clothes all the way from Dollar-a-Pound to Haiti to film for our movie," say Vanessa Bertozzi and Hanna Rose Shell, the movie's co-directors. "We hope some of the same people who were there when we started shooting will come to the screening. This screening brings it full circle. What a great atmosphere to show our movie with people wearing their favorite pieces of secondhand clothing and sitting in the mountains of clothes at Dollar-a-Pound!"

The used clothing business has grown to be an enormous industry over the course of the 20th-century. Today billions of pounds of used American clothing make its way to developing countries, and Haiti with its particular political/economic relationship to the United States serves as a remarkable example. Interestingly, the industry in the US has its roots in earlier waves of immigrant communities, notably Eastern European Jews who became ragpickers upon arrival. The impact of this business both economically and culturally and its history are little understood by the average American.

Secondhand (Pepe) serves as a conversation starter for Americans, people of Jewish descent, Haitian-Americans and Haitians. Everyone has a voice in the movie and the imagery, music and language of these cultures inter-mix in the flow of the film.

For more information :
Contact: Vanessa Bertozzi 917-692-4564
Hanna Rose Shell 617-230-6900

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Bundle up and join the Somerville Community Chorus, the Somerville Arts Council, and Shape Up Somerville for a Caroling Walk in Davis Square on December 11th, led by Somerville's own Snow Queen, Yani Battaeu. We will be meeting up at statue park (in front of Store 24) at 6:45. Bring flashlights, and festive hats; we'll supply the words to familiar songs about snow, winter, and chestnuts roasting on the open fire, as well as traditional songs for Christmas and Hannuka. Everyone--especially people who don't consider themselves singers!--is encouraged to come, and share in song, fellowship, and the pleasure of walking past the beautiful lights of the Davis Square area.

Looking for a present for kids 9 - 14?
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 (recommended for 9+)
Beyond the Dragon Portal (Dutton, 2005)--a 2007 Keystone State Reading Association Book Award nominee (recommended for 9+)
The Pluto Project (Dutton, June 2006)--a Junior Library Guild selection (recommended for kids 11 and up)

LYNN HOLIDAY CONCERT - December 15, 2007

For Immediate Release

For more information contact Susan Halter

LynnArts, 781-598-5244


A special Holiday Concert at LynnArts


25 Exchange St. Lynn, MA

in the Neal Rantoul Theater

Part of the LYNN ARTS


Celebrate with Ensemble TRE`S, a voice and period instrument petit band.

Rejoice, revel, meditate:

with "Music of the Season", featuring a potpourri of

Early Music for Advent, Christmas, Hanukkah and the

New Year by composers from Germany, Spain, Italy,

Bohemia/Austria, France and England.

For more information:

(978) 744-1119

Donations at the door gladly accepted.

TRE`S consists of:

Deborah Rentz-Moore ~ mezzo-soprano

Lisa Brooke ~ Baroque violin

Daniel Rowe ~ Baroque cello

Michael Beattie ~ harpsichord


McIntyre & Moore Booksellers hosts

Reductionism and Responsibility:

Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?

December's topic of the Davis Square Philosophy Café

moderated by Tom Clark

Tuesday, December 18, 7:30-9:30 pm

(Somerville, MA) McIntyre & Moore Booksellers hosts "Reductionism and Responsibility: Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?": December’s topic at the Davis Square Philosophy Café, moderated by Tom Clark, on Tuesday, December 18, 7:30-9:30 pm at McIntyre & Moore Booksellers, 255 Elm St. in Davis Square, Somerville, near the Red Line. Free and open to all; wheelchair accessible. 15% book discount* for all those attending [*discount available for day of event only]. For information call McIntyre & Moore Booksellers (617) 629-4840 or log onto

McIntyre and Moore Booksellers, in conjunction with the Center for Naturalism, continues year 5 of its discussion group series, the Davis Square Philosophy Café, held each month on the third Tuesday. The Philosophy Café is a philosophy discussion group modeled on philosophy cafés underway in other cities in Europe and the US. The goal is to present occasions for informal, relaxed philosophical discussion on topics of mutual interest to participants. No particular expertise is required to participate, only a desire to explore philosophy and its real world applications.

December’s topic, “Reductionism and Responsibility: Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?" will focus on the following:
Brain scans reveal that murderers prone to extreme violence tend to have poorer functioning in the pre-frontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for impulse control. Such findings spark the worry that if behavior results just from neural processes, then people aren’t legitimate targets of praise and blame. Do we have powers that transcend what neurons can do, and are such powers necessary to justify holding each other responsible? If we don’t, might that change our ideas about responsibility and criminal justice?

(Background of the moderator)
Tom Clark is director of the Boston-based Center for Naturalism and author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses. He writes on science, naturalism, free will, consciousness, addiction and other topics, and maintains an extensive website on philosophical and applied naturalism, Naturalism.Org. As moderator of the Philosophy Café, he brings an engaging interest in philosophy and its real world applications, and the ability to involve participants of varied backgrounds in animated, productive and fair discussion.

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

--submitted by marycurtinproductions
c/o Mary Curtin
PO Box 290703, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-241-9664, 617-470-5867 (cell),
"dedicated to staging insightful entertainment, particularly in non-traditional venues"



I have a new piece in the Collision Collective show which opens this week
at MIT.

Indicator 0x01 (Petal) 2007 * 28" x 28", paint + electronics on paper

Indicator 0x01 is the first in a series of works that will explore the
integration of simple embedded electronics in paintings and drawings.

Drawings function aesthetically in ways which are not clearly defined by
any rules external to the drawing. A drawing can set its own rules and
"work" in complete and exclusive reference to itself. It has no
dependencies. A circuit, on the other hand, functions electronically in
clearly delimited ways. The way in which a circuit is designed and the
graphical patterns which result are not intended to mean anything
aesthetically or visually - they are the result of efficiencies, the laws
of physics, and the process of production. The visual aspect of a circuit
is irrelevant to its electronic function.

In this series I am exploring these two very different forms of "function"
- with programming as the bridge - and attempt to tie the "functions" of
the drawing and the circuit together.

Hope you get a chance to see the show!

Roy Pardi

COLLISIONtwelve (C12) will take place at the MIT Stata Center Balcony Gallery
3rd floor up stairs from main entrance, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA USA
Nov 31 - Dec 16, 2007, weekdays 9-5, weekends 12-6pm
Opening Fri Nov 30 6-9pm


Susan Berstler,
Or 617.625.4823
More info at:



ARTSomerville & the Nave Gallery present:
THE DECEMBER SALON: An Affordable Art Sale

Six Days Only: December 8-9, December 13-16, 2007
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 8, 2007, 2 to 5 pm

(Somerville, MA) Featuring the work of over 50 artists, proceeds from the
December Salon will benefit the Nave Gallery’s Guest Curator Program. This
exhibit provides a unique opportunity to add to or start your own art
collection while supporting one of Somerville’s most innovative art

Buy Art, Give Art, Support Local Artists!

High resolution digital images are available on request.

For more information visit:
Free and open to the public. No wheelchair access.

The Nave Gallery is a project of ARTSomerville in collaboration with the
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church. Run and staffed completely by
volunteers, the Nave provides an important exhibition space for both local
and regional artists.

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