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Wednesday, January 30, 2008


VIDEOEX invites you to submit your work for the international & swiss competition. Entry fee.


Julia Arika
Experimental Film & Video Festival
Kanonengasse 20
CH-8004 Zurich

+41-(0)43-322 08 14
+41-(0)43-322 08 15(FAX)


An open-themed, all media exhibit of eclectic contemporary work! Bayshore Studios is a commercial film and photography studio rental space used mainly for shooting advertising campaigns. Each installation promotes ARTworkSF and participating artists as a resource for Art Directors who specify and rent our art for backgrounds for movies and other film projects. In addition to rentals, sales are also made during each show period to advertising executives, directors, talent and film crews from the Bay Area, LA and NY while working on projects at the venue. Eligibility includes 2D work in all styles and media. Entry fee.


Bayshore Film and Stage Studio
2178 Palou Av
San Francisco CA 94124

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The people of New England have spoken, and New Film Nation is the name you want for what was Beanywood.

We look forward to re-vamping the website and the extent of our involvement in what the region is involved with. Who better to be involved in leading this renaissance than the active members of the film community?

If you feel that you have something to bring to our exciting endeavors make sure to talk to someone from New Film Nation at our networking event this Wednesday at the Wonder bar. We are looking for graphic designers, writers, event planners and people with great ideas.

This will be a great time.
Here are the details:

Wonder bar
Wednesday, January 30th
186 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 351-2665

We look forward to sharing our experiences with you from our time at Park City for the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals as well as some notable events in Boston this past month. As always, these will be posted on the New Film Nation website (which will be until we do some back end work).

See You There

Monday, January 28, 2008


Calendar of Upcoming Events at the Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446
MBTA stops: St. Mary’s Street and Fenway on Green Line
617-566-5715 for more information
Handicapped accessible
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free Admission
Non-profit organization: Tax ID # 23-7000746

Photography Discussion Salon with Meg Birnbaum
Photographers Invited to Bring Their Work to Share
Friday, February 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public. Suggested donation: $5.00

“Tour Boston Public Library with Susan”
Discussion of a treasure of architecture and art
with BAC Executive Director Susan Navarre
Thursdays, March 6, 2008 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free. Advance registration required.

“Sea Wrack and Other Tidal Debris”
Sculptures by Nancy Webb
March 5 - April 4, 2008
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Artist’s Reception: Friday, March 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

A one-night only preview of the artists of Brookline Artists’ Open Studios
Saturday, March 15, 2008, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

“Kyoto in Its Season: Select Images with Haiku"
Photographs by Robert Castagna, Haiku by Raffael de Gruttola
Robert Castagna participation courtesy of Rolly-Michaux Galleries
April 4 - May 15, 2008
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

“Hard Pressed”
Paintings by Vanessa Irzyk
April 11 - 25, 2008
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Artist’s Reception: Friday, April 11, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Photography Discussion Salon with Robert Castagna and Raffael de Gruttola
Photographers are Invited to Bring Their Work to Share
Friday, May 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public. Suggested donation: $5.00

Susan Navarre


The Art Connection is holding an Information Session (with a short presentation) at a local gallery in Boston on Wednesday, February 6th, from 7-8:30pm. If you're interested in learning more about our program, please check out our Evite and RSVP at:

You can also refer to our website: for more information about our unique art donation and placement program.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

LYNN ARTS PROGRAMS - Feb 2 - Mar 10, 2008

Works on Paper

Time Warner Gallery

February 2- March 10

Opening: Saturday, February 2, 2-4pm

Please join us for the opening of LynnArts annual Works on Paper show. This show highlights artists from throughout the Greater Boston area and presents images range from photography to collage and from abstract to representational. Come in from the cold and warm up with some wonderful art and good company Saturday, February 2, 2-4pm.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Bryan McFarlane. Mr. McFarlane is an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and has been a visiting artist at over 35 universities and museums throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean including The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, The Rose Art Museum, The Museum of the National Center of African American Artists, The Dusable Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Tufts University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, The Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, France, The Edna Manly College, Jamaica. The National Gallery of Jamaica, The Loma Linda Medical School, California, and the Commonwealth Institute, London. McFarlane has exhibited at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts: The Rose Art Museum at Brandies University, Massachusetts College of Art, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, The National Gallery of Jamaica, Canzares Gallery Brazil, the Museum of The National Center of African American Artists; The George Adams gallery, New York City, The Brenda Taylor Gallery in New York City, and the Commonwealth Institute London. He is currently represented by the Naga Gallery of Boston and the Mutual Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica. A graduate of the Edna Manly College of Art, McFarlane received his MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art.

McFarlane has received numerous awards, including a 2004 nomination for the Joan Mitchell Foundation, 1991, The Louis Comfort and Tiffany Foundation, 1977, Purchase Award from the National Gallery of Jamaica. In 1987, he was commissioned by Miller Brewing Company/Phillip Morris to paint portraits of 12 leading African-American Journalists, which were reproduced in the Gallery of Greats calendar. McFarlane has works in collections including the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, the Museum of the National Center of African-American Artists. The DeSable Museum in Chicago, the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston and The Bank of Jamaica. His work is also represented in collections nationally and internationally.

LynnArts February School Vacation Week Arts Program

February 19-22, For ages 7 to 11

LynnArts will offer four days of visual and performing arts workshops designed to encourage creative thinking and artistic exploration while promoting self-confidence. Students may participate in the morning visual arts workshop, the afternoon performing arts workshop, or both. The day-long program includes supervised lunch and break periods. All supplies are included, though day-long students must bring their own lunch and snacks. The afternoon program includes a field trip to the Lynn Museum. Register by February 6, 2008.

Winter ARTS PROGRAM for ages 7-11 Tuesday February 19- Friday February 22, 2008

Day-Long Visual and Performing Arts Program (9:00 AM- 3:00 PM) -- $125*
Morning Visual Arts ONLY (9:00AM to 11:45PM) -- $65*
Afternoon Performing Arts ONLY (12:15PM-3:00PM) -- $65*

* SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Call us to request a scholarship application.

TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE Call 781.598.5244

Cynthia Woo
25 Exchange Street
Lynn, MA 01901

LynnArts’ Central Square Coffeehouse

February 17, 6-9pm

The LynnArts Central Square Coffeehouse & Open Mike, takes place on Sunday, February 17, from 6-9 pm at LynnArts, 25 Exchange St., Central Square, Lynn. Music starts at 6 pm with a set by host band Northern Edge, followed by the open mike performers. Admission is $5.00 to the general public, and is free to performers who sign up for the open mike.

The Central Square Coffeehouse & Open Mike is sponsored by LynnArts, Inc. and is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Coffeehouse is hosted by members of Northern Edge, a folk/country/bluegrass/acoustic pop and blues band featuring Dave Simmons on guitar and bass, Laura Babineau on guitar and flute and Kirsten Manville on guitar and percussion.

The Central Square Coffeehouse is held the third Sunday of every month in the Neil Rantoul Vault Theatre at LynnArts. Coffee, tea and snacks are available for purchase throughout the evening.

LynnArts, Inc. is easily accessible by public transportation. Wheelchair access at the lower rear entrance is available with prior notice. LynnArts, Inc. is a private non-profit arts organization located in Lynn’s Central Square at 25 Exchange Street. The building houses two large and airy gallery spaces as well as a black-box rehearsal/performance space and several artist studios. The LynnArts office welcomes queries regarding artist exhibition proposals, membership, teaching opportunities, and rental of office and studio space. For more information please contact Susan Halter at 781-598-5244.

Friday, January 25, 2008

ART SHOW & CONCERT - February 3, 2008

Art Exhibit (artwork by Somerville artist Melanie Maz)& Newton Symphony Orchestra Concert
Sunday, February 3, 2008, 3pm
The Rashi Auditorium
15 Walnut Park, Newton Corner, Newton, MA

Key Signatures
artwork by Melanie Maz
an exploration of music in color--based on Christian Schubart's Ideas on an Aestheticism of the Art of Music(1806) & inspired by
the music of Brahms, Bach, Dvorak, and more
The NSO concert program (guest conductor James M. Orent) :
Ravel - Bolero
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
(Michael Lewin, piano)
Resphigi - The Pines of Rome

The concert begins at 3pm, but you can view the artwork before and after the concert. For TICKETS to the orchestra concert visit the NSO Ticket Page or call 617-965-2555

One painting will be raffled off during intermission, so you could win a free painting! 10% of all sales on Feb. 3 will go to the Newton Sympnony Orchestra.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Come decompress from the week and join us for an evening of continuous, sinuous sounds in the warm, wood-lined library space at the Church of the Advent, Boston.

Metal and Glass Ensemble will present a concert of acoustic drone-based ensemble music, with 100 glasses tuned in just intonation, bowed cymbals, and a host of talented instrumentalists.

Church of the Advent is at the corner of Mt Vernon & Brimmer Streets, Beacon Hill, close to Charles Street & Arlington T stops.

Show starts at 8 pm, voluntary donations always welcome.

Hear samples:

Get directions:

Performing Friday:
Thadd Comstock– glass & cymbals
Peter Warren– cymbals, etc.
Bill Barclay– cymbals & glass, etc.
Ricardo Donoso– percussion, cymbals, etc.
* Heather Townsend– glass
Jane Wang– bass, etc.
* Joe Burgio– movement
Glenn Dickson– clarinet
Adam Foam– glass
* Heather Kuhn– violin, glass, voice
Matt Samolis– flute, cymbals, percussion, etc.

* Somerville Residents

MUSIC PERFORMANCE - January 26, 2008

Jed, TVillage

Twisted Village: 12 B Eliot Street Harvard Sq. Cambridge

Twisted Village and Jed Speare celebrate the release of 'Sound Works, 1982-1987' a 2cd set on Family Vineyard that highlights his years on the West Coast, New York and Amsterdam. Speare has been making tape music, field recordings, performances & video installations (& sometimes all at once) for over 30 years. Probably known to you as the creator of 'Cable Car Soundscapes' on Smithsonian Folkways, Speare was also involved in the 80s San Fran underground, appearing on Subterranean Records & the 'Red Spot' compilation.

Speare has also been a member of the Boston experimental intermedia group Mobius Artists Group for 13 years, and served as Mobius' co-director or director from 1996-2004. He currently runs Studio Soto, & continues to present unusual mixed-media performances that juxtapose and combine multiple avant-garde communities and approaches.

"Anybody who heard the Smithsonian Folkways recording 'Cable Car Soundscapes' back in the day will know Speare's work. He is a composer and sound artist whose idea about musique concrete is very different from the other rather rabid experimentalists out there. Speare has continually experimented with the same form and gotten astonishingly different results: he records and splices analogue sound and either combines them with, or juxtaposes them against field recordings made in all sorts of different places and situations. This double disc set on Family Vineyard is an amazing journey through his long form works. There are only five pieces spread over two discs. There is also a killer liner essay by poet and publisher George Quasha in the booklet. This is beyond the concept of electronic music, actually. It feels so real and organic it's almost an addictive listening experience. The really hip thing is he can do this kind of a set live with a few other artists helping hjim out: no samplers, no looping tape recorders, nothing like that; it's real mixology!"
--Thom Jurek,

For Electric Voice Phenomenon review of "Sound Works 1980-1987" click
For 'Sound Works, 1980-1987' on Family Vineyard Records click HERE.
Jed cd cover
About Mobius:
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 North and South America, 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.

For more on Mobius click HERE.

Mobius, Inc is funded by the Tanne Foundation; the Nonsequitur Foundation; the Boston Redevelopment Authority; the LEF Foundation; the Boston Cultural Council, a program of the Mayor's office on Arts, Tourism, & Special Events; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; the Oedipus Foundation; and generous private support.

725 Harrison Av
Boston, MA 02118


Need NEW Affordable Studio Space for 2008?

Glass Artist, Metalsmith, Painters have found a 9000 foot floor for lease in Somerville, near Brickbottom and McGrath Highway and Union Square.

OPEN Evolving Floor Plan. Design your own Studio!

We plan to develop it as 10 art studios, averaging 600 feet. TEN Foot Ceilings/ Windows (and Outlets) on ALL Walls. Clean Concrete floor. Central Hallway with Art Gallery Planned. Shared Bath and kitchenette. Monthly Cost for 650 feet is $550- 600.

TOUR This Saturday. Times TBA.

We have photos, floor plans, contractors' proposals to send.
FIVE year lease with 5 year option> LONG Term Studio Space!
Interested? SEND: Name, Medium, Examples of your work (or Web-site),
How much space you need, All contact Info, and when you can View the
GOAL: to have Great Studio space for years!
TIME frame: Spring 2008.
Please Reply to Freeman at :

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

THEATER IN BOSTON - January 26, 2008

The Brrrwick Research Institute recommends... the following two events as a cure for the common cold.

A play by The Missoula Oblongata:
The Most Mysterious Day of the Year

secondhand clothes pile
This Saturday, January 26th

Door at 8 pm, a mere $5 donation

@ Mass College of Art, Rm North 181

621 Huntington Ave Boston

Preceeded by a mysterious opening act at 8pm.

The Most Mysterious Day of the Year takes place on Detective Agency Row-home to the gallant Busy Mapleswap (private eye) and twenty paces across the way, the villainous and axe-wielding Haricot Ellicot (also private eye). As the play opens, the fall of Morse code is imminent. The telephone girls are long gone, and Haricot Ellicot's side project-the community boxing ring-has spiraled out of control. As kitten is pitted against parakeet in what promises to be the match of the century, the community of Detective Agency Row is forced to answer the question: will anyone attend Busy Mapleswap's annual kaleidoscope convention?

This vaudvillian wunderkammer is brought to the good people of Boston by Ian Gray, MassArt, and the Berwick Research Institute.

The Missoula Oblongata is is the name given to the collaboration between long-time friends Donna Sellinger, Madeline ffitch and Sarah Lowry. As a company, it is committed to creating original theatre that manages to be aggressively inventive and experimental, while tipping its hat to established traditions such as clown, vaudeville, and storytelling. Their first international tour (2006) earned them a spot on the Top Ten List at the 2006 Montreal International Fringe Festival, and a place among the "Best of the Fringe" (See Magazine) at the Edmonton Fringe Festival (the second largest fringe festival in the world). The company's first original work, The Wonders of the World: Recite was called "the most charming original production of the year" and was named one of "A Dozen Defining Arts Moments of 2006" by The Missoula Independent.

For more information :
Contact: Ian Gray at
or visit The Missoula Oblongata website

Maura Jasper presents at the BCA Mills Gallery:

Weather You Remember press image2007 AIR alum Maura Jasper will be showing a video selection of "Weather You Remember," in the Exit Room of the Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, curated by Jose Luis Blondet. The project, which was incubated during her AIR residency, will be on view from Feb 1st - March 30th. You can read more about the project here.

Now that you are all fired up...
don't forget to apply to be a 2008 AIR Artist before its too late. Deadline for AIR applications is February 1st.
More details here.
For more information about the Berwick click here or call 617-606-5552.

ANIMALS IN WINTER - February 2, 2008

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

What would it be like to be a small animal living in the New England woods in the winter? Come find out during this FAMILY PROGRAM. We will learn about the challenges and secrets of cold weather survival, then we’ll look outside to find some of our winter residents. Dress warmly, with boots for snow or mud.

Please register for each event that you plan to attend: Important information on parking will be given when you register. These events are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.

E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at: OR call: 617-349-4793 and leave your name and phone number.

Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation:



Jocelyn Almy-Testa
The Little Gallery under the Stairs
25 Exchange Street
Lynn, MA 01904


Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

"Epic Journey; Memoirs on a Motorcycle," opens on February 2 from 2-4 pm, at The Little Gallery under the Stairs in the LynnArts Building, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn. The exhibit presents the photographic and poetic works of Gretjen Helene Hargesheimer's travels across Canada, from Boston to Alaska, to San Francisco on a 1976 Honda CB 550.

Gretjen Helene Hargesheimer's latest collection of photographs and poetry calls upon our innate sense of wanderlust. Hargesheimer captures the essence of the ritual "cross country road trip" through her poetic writings and Holga photographic images. Hargesheimer's multidisciplinary exhibit masterfully depicts the romance, sense of discovery, and spiritual undertones one comes to expect from such a pilgrimage.

Hargesheimer says of her work, "While the photography protects my cherished memories of the scenes passed and the miles traveled once, the poetry holds the experiences we had with other people and within myself."

Each image exemplifies Hargesheimer's distinct sense of design and color as well as her ability to capture moments of happenstance. While each image and poem stands alone with certainty, they express a visual cohesiveness, communicating with each other and the viewer both the personal nature of the journey as well as the intrinsic appeal of such an experience. The images encourage the creation of a series for collectors, but alone serve as beautiful photographic studies. The poetic pieces add their own elemental beauty to the exhibit for those wanting to own a piece of Hargesheimer's verbal tale.

Hargesheimer's photographic work calls us all to experience the expansiveness of North America while committing to a 4in by 4in and 6in by 6in format. While the size may seem limiting for such an experience, the work is intimate; making the journey seem possible leaving the viewer encouraged to plot their own epic journey.

"Epic Journey" runs from February 2 through March 8, 2008. This is Gretjen Hargesheimer's first exhibit at The Little Gallery under the Stairs. A Jamaica Plain resident, Hargesheimer received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley, studied under Christopher James at Emerson College and is a Maine Photographic Workshop participant.

The Little Gallery under the Stairs is located in the LynnArts Inc. building at 25 Exchange Street in downtown Lynn's Central Square. Gallery Hours: Tues 11-3, Thurs 6-8, Sat 10-4 and by appointment.

For more information and

OPEN AUDITIONS: MIT Symphony Orchestra - February 3-5, 2008

Cambridge, MA...The MIT Symphony Orchestra (MITSO), under the direction of Adam Boyles, will be holding auditions for the spring term on Sunday, February 3 from 10am-9pm, and Tuesday, February 5 from 10am-3pm. All MIT community members and non-MIT musicians are welcome to audition. String players are strongly encouraged to apply.

Membership: Rehearsal and concert attendance is required for all MITSO members. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-10pm in Kresge Auditorium (48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA). Concerts for the spring term are at 8pm on March 14 and May 9. Repertoire will include Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, Overture to the Magic Flute by Mozart, Piano Concerto in G major by Ravel, Naenie by Brahms, and Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams.

MITSO is a student orchestra at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and all positions are unpaid. For more information about MITSO, go to:

Audition Requirements: Two short, contrasting solos or etudes, sight-reading and scales. Auditions are by appointment only. Contact to set up an audition time.

Joya Abbott-Graves, MIT Concerts Office
(617) 452-2394, e-mail

Thursday, January 17, 2008

DOODLE AT REDBONES - Jan 28 - Mar 3, 2008

Art Cards @ Redbones
If you can doodle, you can do it!

Says Rob Logan, who's distinctive, quirky, colorful art has literally been a fixture at Underbones for 10 years. Check out more at

Rob, a talented artist/educator, recently turned his talents to doodling in the form of art cards. Now you can come to Redbones and doodle with him on:

Monday, January 28, 4 - 7 pm
Sunday, February 24, noon - 4 pm
Monday, March 3, 4 - 7 pm

About Art Cards

Art Cards start as pre-drawn templates (9 per page) which 'frame' your artistic doodles. When doodling is done on all the templates, the pages are laminated and cut and trading begins - or you can keep the cards and take them home.

$5.00 per card of 9 templates.

Redbones kids menu will be available during Art Card Events. For adults - entrées 1/2 price when you buy an Art Card.

All events are fund raisers for Redbones Art in Somerville Fund, a partnership of Redbones and the Somerville Arts Council.

For more info: or: 617.628.2200

GUITAR & VIOLIN CONCERT - February 2, 2008

Aaron Larget-Caplan and Emil Altschuler in concert in Somerville on
Saturday February 2nd at 8PM. This evening performance features
Spanish and Classical Music for guitar, violin, and piano.

Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitarist “a riveting artist…a true original†â€"
Washington Post

Emil Altschuler, violinist “A very gifted violinist who possesses the
talent and capability to become a truly outstanding violinist of his
generation.†â€" Erick Friedman

Music by Paganini, Rodrigo, Brahms, Brouwer, Schubert, and Bach

The concert will be held at Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square,
located on the one-way segment of Somerville Avenue coming into Union
Square from Porter Square, in Somerville, Massachusetts. The concert
begins at 8PM and admission is $15 at the door or please call (617)

Third Life Studio is a center for creativity and spirit as expressed
through the many vibrant artistic and spiritual practices of the
world. Third Life Studio is available to rent for performances,
classes, workshops and rehearsals. Located in the heart of culturally
dynamic Union Square, Third Life Studio is a creative home to many who
perform, teach, guide, quest, and heal.

Contact: Susan Robbins
Phone: 617-628-0916

For directions to the concert:

For more information on Aaron Larget-Caplan and Emil Altschuler please
visit and

For more information on Third Life Studio:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Thank you all again for your support over the last 5 years at JTOB.
I look forward to continuing to bring you news, information and discounts about upcoming shows, personal appearances, and fundraising opportunities for your organization.

As a member of the Tingle email list you are entitled to discounts to two great new shows opening with The Stoneham Theater and The Actors Shakespeare Project.

If you are interested in a personal appearance and/or raising money for your non profit or charity organization please go to and fill out the booking form and hopefully we can create a great win/win situation together.

Great to be in touch again & Happy New Year

To reply, comment or say hello click:


What if Sherlock Holmes was a crook, and Dr. Watson was too dumb to know it?
This one man comic tour-de-force introduces us to Barnaby Gibbs -- a kind-hearted but thoroughly dim-witted and clueless young Englishman -- who inadvertently becomes the Dr. Watson-like sidekick to brilliant detective Antoine Feval, not realizing that his new partner is actually the master thief who’s been robbing the city blind.

"This show is a delight from beginning to end...the irony of this first-person narrative is deliciously funny, of the most cleverly written and performed shows I’ve ever seen at the Fringe." -Christopher Hoile, Eye Weekly, Toronto.

Antoine Feval will run from January 10-27, 2008. To purchase tickets stop by the box office or call 781-279-2200. Mention the word "Tingle" to receive $25 tickets (regularly $40!). Or, buy online at, and select "Tingle" in the drop down price menu! Stoneham Theatre is located at 395 Main St. in Stoneham. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday 1-6pm.

Actors' Shakespeare Project presents

Henry V with Five Actors!
Playing January 10 - February 3 in the Heart of Harvard Square!

Save 20% Off Tickets purchased by Wednesday, January 17!
To purchase discounted tickets, use the promo code JTOB at or 866-811-4111.

"O, For a Muse of Fire..."
Henry V is the thrilling, moving, and funny story of the once wayward Prince Hal as he blossoms into a king who leads his country into war. Join five extraordinary actors as they play more than 30 parts, bringing this sweeping tale of great and glorious deeds to life with only their skill, gut, and your imagination!

Directed by Normi Noel of Shakespeare and Company, Henry V features Ken Cheeseman*, Paula Langton*, Doug Lockwood*, Seth Powers*, and Molly Schreiber.

*member of Actors' Equity Association

Location: Downstairs at the Garage, 38 JFK Street, Cambridge

Visit for information on parking, special restaurant offers and more!

Schedule: Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30 and Sat and Sun at 2:00 (no 2:00 show on Sat, Jan 12)

*Conditions: No refunds or exchanges. The theater is handicapped accessible by appointment--if you require handicap access please call 617-547-1982 and let us know when you are coming. Offer Expires 01/16/2008.

Two Special President's Day Weekend Comedy Events!

"Jimmy Tingle For President": "the funniest campaign in history." Playing in Arlington, MA at the The Regent Theatre on Saturday, February 16th at 8PM for one show only! Reserved Seats are $30 Orchestra and $25 Balcony.

For more information call the Regent Theatre box office at 781-646-4TIX or go to

"Jimmy Tingle For President" is also coming to Gloucester, MA on Sunday, February 17th at 4:00 PM! The performance will be a fundraiser for "Cape Ann Democrats." For tickets and information please check out this flyer.

Monday, January 14, 2008


Please join us for a Pancake Fundraiser Breakfast on
February 2nd (Ground Hog Day)
10:00 a.m. to NOON
Basement of the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Boulevard
Somerville, MA

$6 for all the pancakes you can eat! Also includes juice, coffee

Guest Chef: Marie Kirchberger

The proceeds benefit the Nave Gallery curatorial program.

For further information please contact:

Friday, January 11, 2008


The Brookline Arts Center welcomes Attempted Gallery, an annual and exciting free event sponsored by the Brookline Council for the Arts and Humanities. For one delightful evening only, Saturday, January 26, 2008, from 7:00-10:00pm, the Brookline Arts Center will show this giant group exhibition of over 40 local artists. This is a wonderful FREE community event where visitors can enjoy a sample of the work of Brookline’s many fine artists.

All forms of visual art will be on display, including paintings, prints, watercolors, sculpture and more, in both large and small formats. Much of the artwork is for sale, providing an incredible chance for collectors and the general public to acquire original pieces directly from the artist. If you are an artist and would like to participate in Attempted Gallery, please visit .

During the evening, the hip, new and young Jon Fisher Quartet will present a musical performance of be-bop and swing jazz. The quartet is composed of local high school students with an impressive background. They have opened for George Russell, Jr. at a Highland Jazz Series Show, and performed at the Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, the Harvard Faculty Club, the Atrium Mall, the Lily Pad and many other venues. Nathan Berla-Shulock is on the Saxophone, Jon Fisher on the Piano, Sam Fisher on the Bass and Alex Kurland is on the Drums. The band’s music focuses on be-bop and simple, straight-ahead swinging jazz, but other influences include Brazilian and Cuban musical forms.

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


About the BAC: The non-profit Brookline Arts Center began 44 years ago in the basement of a Brookline home and in 1968 moved to its present home, a former firehouse. The exhibition program was begun in 2002, and presents free exhibitions and educational events every month. The Brookline Arts Center is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Friday, January 04, 2008


Application is open to artists working in any media, whose work is centered on one (or more) of the following central ideas: LIGHT INNOVATION OPTIMISM We are looking to focus on the works that are optimistic and forward thinking. Creation is often looked upon as hopeful and positive act. The requirements for this exhibition are purposely left abstract leaving room for interpretation. Artwork may be 2D, 3D, installation based, new media or other. Light-based works MUST be safe for indoor exhibition. Entry fee.


Attn: Into The Light
The Honfleur Gallery
1227 Good Hope Road SE
Washington DC 20020



Dave Kiersh and Fiona Logusch invite you to:
Two exciting art openings in Union Square, Somerville MA

next Monday evening, January 7...2008!

Fiona Logusch: Visual Storytelling
At the Sherman Café, 257 Washington St. 7:00-8:30

Fiona's pen & ink drawings, intaglio prints and mixed media paintings tell a visual story of personal ties, lost and regained. Her artwork has a whimsical nature that is inspired by storybooks and an introspective tone that stems from work as an art therapist. Her show will be up through February.

Dave Kiersh: New Drawings
At SCAT, 90 Union Square 8:00-9:30

Cartoonist Dave K. presents new drawings large and small reflecting a yearning for love and experimentation. His artwork has been described as “psychological, humorous and bold”. The show will consist of recent cut-outs, mazes and puzzles to delight you.

Come check out both shows (they are located across the street from each other). Lots of surprises…you’ll have fun!

Preview samples here:

Dave Kiersh
Fiona Logusch


We hope to entertain and see you there.

Dave and Fiona


CALL FOR NAUGHTY ART - January 5, 2008

The January 5th deadline is quickly approaching for "Inappropriate
Touching" a group show of Dirty comics and drawings presented by the
Washington Street Art Center, on view Friday, February 1st through
Saturday, February 23rd in the WSAC gallery.

The show will feature a diverse selection of comics and 2D work from
local talent, as well as published comic artists and illustrators from
across the US and abroad. The theme of the show encompasses work that
is pornographic or sexually explicit as well 'dirty' in its off-color
humor or edgier sensibility.

The deadline for submissions is this Saturday, January 5th, via email
in the form of digital images with actual dimensions and titles. There
is no limit for the number of submissions, so feel free to send as
many images as you want that you think would be appropriate for the show.

Accepted pieces will need to be dropped off at WSAC by January 25th or
before, priced and ready to hang.

There is going to be a super-fun opening reception on Friday February
first featuring dirty live music from Angela (brooklyn) The Real Life
Time Machines (Boston), refreshments and more. Depending on permission
from the artists involved in the show, I will also be putting together
an informal catalog-zine of the show which will be for sale in the
gallery and around town to raise money for the free music shows at
WSAC (this is optional however, nothing will be reproduced without

Please pass this call or my contact information along to anyone you
think it might interest. Also, if anyone readings this is interested
in submitting work for the show, but will not be able to provide
digital images to me by Saturday, please contact me directly via email
or phone by this weekend so we can plan accordingly.

I can't wait to see the rest of the submissions, all the work I've
received so far has been totally amazing, I'm so excited about this show!

Thanks doods,

Sarah Schoemann


Wicked Good
Paintings and Drawings by Diana Pyatov and Yuko Nakatani
Opening This Saturday January 5, 7-9 PM
Exhibition from January 5 - January 31, 2008
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-4 or by appointment
Gallery 321 at the Washington Street Art Center
321 Washington Street
Somerville , MA 02143

Are they really good or wicked or both? That's the question the
viewers may be asking in this new show Wicked Good, paintings and
drawings by Diana Pyatov and Yuko Nakatani. Can you hold wicked in
one hand and good in the other and walk assuredly in the direction of
your vision? Do you need help? Diana and Yuko do.
Diana is motivating herself with a series called "raise our
self-esteem so that we can do good things", paintings and drawings of
perception, vision, and meditation. Diana uses ink, acrylic, oil and
glitter to make her naïve and abstract work. Yuko's paintings are
dark, blurry and sometimes funny. Recently, she is inclined to use
more light in her chaotic world, such as in the "peanut butter" series
where Yuko uses only lines and dots to make the paintings look
"yummy". Her "Magic Octopus" series is inspired by Ringo Starr's
song, "the magic octopus is always with your companion in any dark world".
Diana and Yuko will also have an interactive art piece here the
audience will have a chance to participate in the art making and be
able to get a piece of that art at the end of the process.
Yuko Nakatani was born in Japan . In the 90's, she worked for the
video game companies as a graphic designer. She shifted her interests
to abstract painting and came to the US\ where she received a BFA from
the Massachusetts College of Art in 2006. She won the George Nick
Award 2006. She has exhibited her work in Boston , Somerville , and
Osaka , Japan . Yuko lives in Kobe , Japan and is currently visiting
Cambridge until March 2008.
Diana Pyatov was born in Moscow , Russia . She received a BS in Civil
Engineering from the University of Nevada , Reno and a BFA from the
Massachusetts College of Art in 2006. She has exhibited her work in
Boston and Tel-Aviv, most recently at Emack and Bolio's Cafe and at
Skelly Insurance in Jamaica Plain , MA . Diana lives in Cambridge ,
Massachusetts .
The Washington Street Art Center houses Gallery 321; hosts studio
space for more than twenty visual artists; and presents exhibitions,
concerts, film series, and other art initiatives. The Center
participates in Somerville Open Studios each May and an annual open
studios craft fair in December.
The Washington Street Art Center is located between Union Square and
Beacon Street-a five-minute walk from Union Square and a ten-minute
walk from Harvard Square (two blocks from Beacon Street ). Accessible
on the #86 bus. Parking is free and ample.
For more information:


The Somerville News wants to interview Somerville artists, writers, etc... at their editorial meetings. The meetings are held at 8:15 Am Fridays at the Somerville News office at 21A College Ave. in Davis Square. If you are a Somerville resident with something interesting to talk about, contact Doug Holder at:

Each meeting is written up as a featured article in the paper with your picture.


Here's the list of events -- which can also be found on my website:

New Art 2008 : MPG Contemporary
Artist Reception : Friday, January 11th, 5:30-8pm
Exhibit dates : January 11th – 26th, 2008
MPG Contemporary, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston
For directions and other information:

Five Somerville Artists : BCEC
Exhibit dates : January - July 2008
Boston Convention & Exhibit Center
415 Summer Street, Boston
For directions and other information:

Smaller is Better : Clark University
Exhibit open until January 31st, 2008
Schiltkamp Gallery at The Traina Center for the Arts
92 Downing Street, Worcester — tel: 508 793 7113
For directions and other information:

Art Bars : by Ithaca Fine Chocolates
A reproduction of "Red Hot Peevish Birds" is included in these
delicious, Swiss fair trade chocolate bars through until November
2008. To find out where to buy the bars:

[ resa blatman ]
tel: 617 331 3119

Click HERE to view the Premium Art Deadlines List.

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