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Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Saturday, May 3
7:30 to 9:30 am
Neville Place Driveway
650 Concord Avenue

It’s spring, and birds are singing everywhere. During this walk we will focus on bird song as a way of identifying and locating birds. We will use guides to show you pictures of the birds we don’t see. Birders of all experience levels are welcome. We have binoculars to lend and will show you how to use them. Register for parking information. Please do not park in the Neville Place lots.

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

Please register for each event that you plan to attend: Important information on parking will be given to you.

E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at:

Offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation:

For a listing of spring and summer programs offered by the Cambridge Water Department please go to:


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
Wheelchair accessible
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free Admission
Non-profit organization: Tax ID # 23-7000746

“Gadsby Awards Exhibition”
Award-winning artwork by Brookline Public School Students
May 29 - June 4, 2008
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Gadsby Awards Reception: Wednesday, June 4, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

“New Work by Sarah Cunningham”
Photography Exhibition
June 16 - July 25, 2008
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Photography Discussion Salon with Sarah Cunningham
Photographers Invited to Bring Their Work to Share
Thursday, June 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

“Portraits and Pages”
Paintings and Pastels by Ann Kirchner
June 11 - July 18, 2008
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Artist’s Reception: Friday, June 27, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

“Comics for Adults”
Art class with Raul Gonzalez
Seven Mondays, beginning July 7, 2008
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $200 Materials fee: $30
Advance registration required: 617-566-5715

“There Are No Others Around Me”
Drawings by Taryn Wells
July 25 - August 29, 2008
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Artist’s Reception: Friday, July 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

“Anatomy of Animals”
Intensive art class with Anne Steinman
Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1, 2008
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuition: $115 Materials fee: $55
Advance registration required: 617-566-5715

Susan Navarre, Executive Director
Brookline Arts Center
Tel: 617.566.5715 Fax: 617.738.8760

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone today announced that the Mayor’s Young Somerville Advisory Group is accepting entries for its first-ever t-shirt design contest. All residents are invited to submit a design to the group by Friday, May 16th. Winning designs will be featured on shirts to be sold at city-sponsored events throughout the summer, and 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

Entries must be submitted electronically, in JPEG or TIFF format, to in black and white print only. Designs must be between 2 x 5 and 8 x 10 inches. All entries should include residents’ name, address, phone number, and email address. Winners will be selected for concentration on creativity, community spirit, local landmarks, and/or catch phrases, and announced during the week of May 26th.

The Mayor’s Young Somerville Advisory Group is comprised of twenty-five 21-35 year old Somerville residents, who serve in an advisory capacity to Mayor Curtatone as liaisons between City government and young Somerville residents.

For more information, please contact Jackie Rossetti at 617-625-6600, ext 2614, or


Here is an audition notice for our Fall production of The Medium. Please, feel free to pass it along.

Best wishes,
Angeliki Theoharis
Artistic Director, Mass Theatrica


Mass Theatrica will be holding auditions for our upcoming season on Saturday, June 14, 2008, from 11am to 5pm at Southgate Theater, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, MA. We are only hearing singers from the greater Boston area and metro west, who have their own transportation, as we perform many concerts in the Worcester area as well as The North Shore.

We are looking to cast all roles in THE MEDIUM by Gian Carlo Menotti except for Baba, which is already cast. This show goes up at the end of October and the beginning of November in 2008. These roles will pay a stipend. Singers should bring a 20th century English aria, preferably by Menotti. If you are singing for Monica, please prepare Monica’s Waltz. An accompanist will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. We will hear a dramatic monologue from those actors interested in the role of Toby, a mute young adult who is Monica’s love interest. Toby is of Gypsy origin, and dancer-like in stature. His role is very dramatic and central to the entire plot.

We will also be hearing singers in general for up coming concerts. These positions are non-paying; we use these concerts as fund- raisers for our main stage productions.

Interested singers and/or actors should email their headshot and resume to Angeliki Theoharis, Artistic Director at If you are auditioning for THE MEDIUM, please, clearly state what role you are interested in. If you have been given a time slot, you will be notified by May 31, 2008. Feel free to visit our website: for more information. No calls please.


'Turn On A Dime' Opens at the Nave Gallery! A dime can be in your pocket today and in California tomorrow. Who can imagine where else it has been?

April 20, 2008

Susan Berstler, or
High resolution digital images available on request
More info at

Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd.
Somerville, MA 02144

'Turn On A Dime' 2-25 may 2008
Opening reception: Friday May 2 6-8 p.m
Somerville Open Studios Extended hours: May 3rd & 4th
12-6 pm.

Join us for this small-change fundraiser and
exhibition of work by: Susan Berstler, Teresa Dovidio,
Todd Fairchild, Katie Hargrave, Greer Muldowney,
Martin Ulman, V Van Sant, Erika Sidor, Hannah Verlin,
Randy Winchester

The Nave Gallery celebrates its 4th birthday with an
exhibition dedicated to the concept of change – both
figuratively and metaphorically. Work of various media
address diverse issues of commerce, consumerism,
patriotism and more from the perspective of loose
change. Randy Winchester’s "Conveyor Belt for Change"
asks the viewer to look within his/her pockets and
deposit coins on the moving belt to “help institute
change”! In ‘Find a Penny, Pick it Up’ Katie Hargrave
presents a grid of photographs of pennies collected in
one month. Todd Fairchild’s ’Penny Ladder’ uses 5718
pennies or $57.18 to transform an every day ladder
into a work of art. Humor-filled, interactive and with
an underlying social commentary, ‘Turn On A Dime’
brings fundraising into a new level!

Gallery hours: Fri. 6-8, Sat.1-5, Sun.1-5 p.m.

More about the Nave Gallery:
Located in the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church near
Tufts University, the non-profit Nave Gallery is an
important partner in Somerville’s vibrant arts
community. A project of ARTSomerville run in
collaboration with the CHPC, the gallery provides
space for artistic exchange and exploration.

More about ARTSomerville:
ARTSomerville (ARTS) is a volunteer organization that
draws upon the
talents of local creativity, strengthening
communication among artists and the public by
presenting exhibits, performances, and educational
activities. For more information on past exhibits as
well as music, dance, and other events held in the
space, visit:

Monday, April 28, 2008

CLASS ON FIGHTING & STUNTS IN FILM - May 12 - June 30, 2008

This is an introduction to fighting for film and is geared toward those with little or no formal training. Classes will focus on unarmed brawling using the most common moves seen in American films today. Every class will have students fighting in front of the camera followed by a viewing of the footage. Covered will be brawling, wrestling and basic falls. Field trips at additional expenses will cover hand guns safety and high falls. The eight week course will culminate in an on location movie shoot that will showcase every participant in a fighting role with DVD's available for personal use on demo reels. This class is excellent preparation for participation in Action Film Workshops.

Introduction to Fighting for Film
Beginning Level: Eight (8) Week Session
Dates: Monday, May 12th to Monday June 30th, 2008
Mondays: 7:30 to 9: 30 pm (2 hour classes)
Prerequisite: Student must have prior experience in physical activity and be in good shape for the class
What to wear: Sweatpants, sneakers and a loose t-shirt.
What to bring: A full water bottle.
Limited to: 14 students.
General Registration: $250.00
SAFD, AEA, StageSource and Student Registration: $225.00
Use of equipment is included in the class fee. A weapon discount of $20 may be applied if a personal weapon is pre-approved by SCS Staff.

For further information on enrollment contact :

Baystate Fencers
561 Windsor Street, Suite A 401
Somerville, MA 02143

Saturday, April 26, 2008


The 16th annual Teen Empowerment Youth Peace Conference in Boston is fast approaching. Step Up to Change: From the Strand to the State House will take place Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 5pm and is a statewide event at the Strand Theater that will highlight the important issue of Equal Educational Opportunity Teen Empowerment youth organizers in Somerville and Boston have been addressing this year. Following the conference is an Education Rally Day at the State House on Wednesday, May 21 at 3:30pm. This series of events is sponsored by the Boston Teachers Union, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and Citizens for Public Schools. Below is more detailed information from Sheri Bridgeman who is leading up the outreach efforts. Teen Empowerment staff are happy to come out to your agency to get your staff and youth participants excited for these events. An advanced ticket rate is also available for the conference for groups. Please feel free to contact me or Sheri Bridgeman (her email and phone number are below).

I hope to see many of you -- these are a unique opportunity for different communities across the state to come together to make their voices heard and “step up to change” education in Massachusetts.


Wendy M. Weiser

Director of Somerville Programs

Center for Teen Empowerment
236A Pearl Street
Somerville, MA 02145

Phone 617.628.0710

Fax 617.628.0712

Friday, April 18, 2008

LYNNARTS EVENTS - May 2 - June 21, 2008

Coming up at LynnArts

Annual Lynn Public Schools Art Exhibition

All Galleries

May 2 – May 26

Opening reception: Monday, May 7, 6:30-8:00 pm, Opening Ceremony 7pm

Please join us for one of our most popular annual events, the Lynn Public Schools Art Exhibition. Showcasing the work of students throughout the Lynn Public School system, this exhibition promises to be colorful, energetic and enjoyable. The show highlights the best work of students grades K-12 and includes sculpture, abstract, representational and computer based imagery. This year the show will take place in all three galleries at LynnArts and will explore the theme of multiculturalism.

Third Thursdays Resume! The Great Pizza Bake-Off

Thursday, May 6, 5-7pm, Central Square

Third Thursdays start up again with hot pizza and live music courtesy of local band Garfish. Come to Central Square to show your support for pizza chefs in Lynn and vote for your favorite, but get there early! Slices run out fast!

Sizzle into Summer...RED HOT 3!

Auction and Beer-Tasting

June 21, 7-10pm

Enjoy an evening of lively music, a sampling of regional microbreweries, and an exciting auction of artwork, goods, and services all to benefit LynnArts programs. Tickets $35 or $100 to join the champagne preview party and get to meet the artists. For tickets and information contact Cynthia Woo at LynnArts, 781-598-5244, or

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Opens May 3!
artSPACE@16 Presents Exhibit No. 43 - Bedecked by Kim Salerno
Exhibition Dates: May 3 - 31, 2008
Potluck reception with Kim Salerno: Saturday, May 3, from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Artist talk at 3:00pm. Free Admission. All are welcome.

(MALDEN, MA – April 2008) - artSPACE@16 proudly presents its 43rd exhibit - ‘BEDECKED’ by KIM SALERNO, a selection of Salerno's latest large scale, colorful patterned college work, cut paper sculpture, and smaller vividly colored dioramas. the public is cordially invited to a potluck reception that has been scheduled for Saturday May 3, from 2 - 5pm. Salerno will give a talk about her work at 3pm the same day.

Currently a resident of Newport, R.I., Kim Salerno earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Certificate in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. from Smith College. She has taught art and design at colleges and universities throughout the country including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

On her work ,Salerno states, "The work on display at artSPACE@16 is an exploration of decoration and fine art. Shunned from formal inquiry in both contemporary fine art and design practice, decoration is a forgotten carrier of meaning. It is a window into ideas and an avenue of feminist thought. Similarly, women’s contributions to visual culture, particularly decorative work, has been persistently marginalized."

Salerno has worked as an architect and presently serves on the Historic District Commission in Newport, Rhode Island. Besides teaching at the University of Rhode Island, Salerno’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States in galleries, cultural centers and museums. The wall hangings in this exhibit combine patterned, domestic interior and garden imagery. Scenes include garden and architectural elements, decorative objects, and silhouetted figures.

Various images coexist in a flattened, patterned, fragmented, highly decorative scene. Materials include plastic, fake fur, foam beads, crystals, holographic paper, tulle, fringe, fabric and tassels as cloth; fiber and thread adorn more conventional art materials.

Salerno’s work has won many awards including a recent grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and a fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The three-dimensional works build on similar themes, blurring distinctions between art and interior design, the work generally draws from a variety of sources such as Indian miniature painting, William Morris Arts and Crafts, Ikea catalogues and popular decorator magazines.

‘BEDECKED’ exhibit by Kim Salerno will be on display at artSPACE@16 located at 16 Princeton Road in Malden from May 3 - 31, 2008. Exhibit is open for viewing on these pre-scheduled Saturdays: May 3, 10, 17 and 31, from 12noon - 5:00pm and by appointment please call 781-321-8058 or email Gallery closed for Memorial Day weekend.

artSPACE@16 has been selected as the "Gallery, north" WINNER in the "BEST OF ART" category in The 2008 BEST OF BOSTON ® HOME edition of Boston Magazine. For more information, please visit


Convergence: Images by Bill Lyons
April 24th - June 9th, 2008
Opening: Friday, April 25th 5-7 PM

Panopticon Gallery presents Convergence: Images by Bill Lyons which consists of dramatic architectural photographs from Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.

Bill Lyons has worked as a commercial photographer for more than twenty years and currently focuses on his fine art work. He studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California and established one of the first digital photographic studios in Baltimore, MD. He now splits his time between Boston and Cape Cod.

The show runs from April 24 through June 9. The opening reception will be next Friday, April 25, from 5-7 PM.

Panopticon Gallery is located within the Commonwealth Hotel at 502c Commonwealth Ave. in Boston. The gallery is conveniently located off of the Green Line at the Kenmore Square T Stop. For driving directions, see our web site.

PRC's Annual Portfolio Review Day
Our Gallery Director Shannon McDonald will be a reviewer for the Photographic Resource Center's Annual Portfolio Review Day. The event will be on Sunday, June 22, 10 AM to 5:30 PM. For more information including registration information, visit the PRC's web site.

Best regards,

Shannon McDonald
Panopticon Gallery of Photography
502c Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
t 617-267-8929
f 617-267-8920

Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 10 AM-6PM, Sat. 11AM-5 PM or by appointment. Please call 617-267-8929 or e-mail

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Big Art Bash an All Night Rager
Winter Hill, Somerville

We have an excuse to get noisy, a reason to go wild, and the freedom
to get down and get funky freaky!


performers, musicians, DJ's, VJ's, decorators, dancers, circus freaks,
aerialists, poi spinners, hoopers, sculptors, painters, burlesque,
puppeteers, whoever you are to come and volunteer your artistic gifts,
share with your community, celebrate the solstice in style, and
crrreate a night to remember

The Dutch Bicycle Co. just landed on the scene in Boston and is
graciously offering a huge and fabulous warehouse space in Winter
Hill, Somerville to gather our artistic community around a rip roaring
raucus good time

are you as excited as I?
please contact Ruckus Muckus (aka Cathy NoBathy)
Dan and Maria at

Can't wait to see you there!

Ruckus Muckus
Dutch Bikes


Tuesday, April 15, 2008


East Somerville Main Streets invites you to the Opening Reception of The Colors of the Americas : East Somerville Art Walk

Saturday April 19, 2008 2pm
Casey's at 171 Broadway

Meet the Artists! Meet new friends! Come explore East Somerville! There will be food, music, and special reception-only art happenings!

Running from April 19 – May 20, The Colors of The Americas will celebrate and reflect the vibrant, welcoming spirit of East Somerville by bringing to the sidewalks of Broadway the works of 19 local artists representing over a dozen countries of the Americas.

Hosted in storefront windows of shops, restaurants, and offices all along East Broadway between Sullivan Square and McGrath Highway, this community-driven initiative brings together a diverse group of Latino artists and voices in a way designed to challenge old notions, crosslines, stimulate new conversations and new understandings, and expand the local arts spectrum.

Whether by origin or interpretation, each artist will represent both a specific country or culture, as well as the intermingling and spaces between these worlds. Through works of photography, painting, mixed media, and installation, artist and public will meet on the streets to explore and extract the many interpretations of our identity, the connections we have to one another and our community, and what it really means to be an American.

APRIL 19, 2008 OPENING RECEPTION 2:00 pm Casey's 171 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145

The Storefront Windows of East Broadway between Sullivan Sq. and McGrath Hwy.


Representing the oldest and most ethnically diverse neighborhood in
Somerville, East Somerville Main Streets (ESMS) is a non-profit,
public-private partnership between East Somerville residents, business
owners, community leaders, the City of Somerville, and the National
Main Streets Center. Drawing upon the neighborhood's unique historical
and cultural energies, ESMS is a volunteer-driven organization
dedicated to developing community initiatives and events that reflect
and promote the true character of East Somerville as a vibrant place
to live, visit, and do business.

The Colors of the Americas: East Somerville Art Walk is funded in part
by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported
by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Carrie Dancy
East Somerville Main Streets
114 Broadway Ste. 112
Somerville, MA 02145


Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 am
Meeting Place: Maynard Ecology Center
Basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

Experience the arrival of spring at Fresh Pond through the eyes of a naturalist. Chris Leahy, who currently holds the Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology at Mass Audubon, will share his observations and insights while leading this walk through the woods, meadows and wetlands between Black's Nook and the new Lusitania Meadow. Chris' published works include Introduction to New England Birds, An Introduction to Massachusetts Insects, and The Nature of Massachusetts. He is also the editor of a series of books on the flora and fauna of New England. Join us for this special opportunity. Registration required.

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

Please register for each event that you plan to attend: Important information on parking will be given to you.

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

Offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation:

Monday, April 14, 2008

MIT LECTURE SERIES - April 14, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008
Location: E15, Bartos Theatre

ZONES OF EMERGENCY - lecture series
Thierry Nlandu and Marjetica Potrc

ZOE Blog:
Event Poster:

Playwright, activist and founder of Le Group Amos, Thierry Nlandu, will talk about Picture Book on Participatory Democracy - An Art’s Act of Resistance against Facade Democracy, a project that informs citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and help them build a democracy that extends beyond national elections to everyday life, praxis and culture. Marjetica Potrc will give a talk entitled Frontier Power comparing three of her recent research projects: the Western Balkans (LHE), the Amazonian state of Acre in western Brazil, and the city of New Orleans. She will address how the breakdown of twentieth-century modernism is followed by territorialization, which stops at the final frontiers of the human body and the structures that shelter it.

Thierry Nlandu, 2007 Abramowitz Artist-in-Residence at MIT, is Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Kinshasa, Congo, where he teaches Anglo-American literature. The dramatist and a sociopolitical activist is founder and member of “Le Group Amos.” He has participated in various platforms of Documenta11, and the films of “Le Groupe Amos” have been screened widely at documentary film festivals but as well at MOMA NYC. Presently, he is the Executive Secretary of the Provincial Government in Kinshasa, DRC.

Marjetica Potrc is a Ljubljana-based artist and architect. Her work has been shown extensively around the world. Her on-site projects improve the relation between the individual and society.In 2005, she co-organized the LHE Lost Highway Expedition. Potrc has won several awards including the Hugo Boss Prize, the Guggenheim Museum New York (2000), and the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at the New School, New York (2007).

Directions MIT Bartos Theater is located on the ground floor of the Wiesner Building on MIT campus (20 Ames Street Building E15, Atrium level, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139). The Wiesner Building is found on the eastern edge of the MIT Campus. It is in close proximity to Kendall Square, Memorial Drive, and the Longfellow Bridge.

By Public Transportation Take the red line to the Kendall/MIT stop, follow Main St. west to Ames St., turn left, walk the distance of about one block to the cross walk and the Wiesner Building, identifiable by its white gridded exterior, will be on your left.

Thanks This event is a collaboration with MIT‘s Office for the Arts‘ Artist-in-Residence Program. Thank you. Michele Oshima and Lynn Heinemann, Office for the Arts at MIT. This lecture series has been made possible with a special grant by the Office of the Dean, School of Architecture and Planning.

MIT Visual Arts Program
James Pollack
Assistant to the Director
Direct line: (617) 253-5229
Fax: (617) 253-3977
265 Mass. Ave., Bldg. N51-328
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA

further information and news

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Mass Theatrica presents A Night of Russian Songs and Arias on Saturday, May 3, 2008, 8:00 pm at The Neal Rantoul Vault Theatre at LynnArts, 25 Exchange Street in Lynn.

This concert will offer songs songs and arias by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky and Rimsky- Korsakov among others. The featured artists are Anna Aires, singer and guitarist, singers: Giliana Austin, Ethan Bremner, Valerie Kraft, Olga Lisovskaya, Yelena Mamedova, Miho Sato, accompanied by pianists, Alla Kachan, and Rozalia Shifrin.

Admission is $15, $13 seniors & students and $8 for children 12 and under. There is free on-street parking. LynnArts is wheel chair accessible. For more information, please call 508-757-8515, email us at or visit our website:

Saturday, April 12, 2008


MIT List Visual Arts Center

Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space
(May 2-July 6, 2008)

Listing of Public Programs

Thursday, May 1 Opening Reception: 6-8PM

Thursday, May 1, 5:30-7PM, Bartos Theatre
Conversation between Chantal Akerman and curator Terrie Sultan with an introduction by Harvard University scholar Giuliana Bruno (co-sponsored with the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program)

Thursday, June 26, 6PM, Bartos Theatre
Akerman in Her Many Contexts, this talk by LVAC curator Bill Arning provides an in-depth examination of Chantal Akerman's work as a filmmaker and an artist.

Gallery Talks

Wednesday, May 7, 12:30PM
Jane Farver, LVAC Director
Saturday, May 10, 2PM
Mark Linga, LVAC Educator
Wednesday, May 14, 12:30PM
Bill Arning, LVAC Curator
Saturday, May 17, 2PM
Bill Arning
Thursday, May 29, 6PM
Claire Grace, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University
Wednesday, June 4, 12:30 PM
Mark Linga
Saturday, June 7, 2PM
Claire Grace
Saturday, June 21, 2PM
Mark Linga

MIT Public Art Tour

Sat., May 17, 10AM Patricia Fuller,
LVAC Public Art Curator
Raindate: Sun., May 18, 10AM


LVAC Film Nights, organized by John Gianvito

Thursday, May 15, Bartos Theatre, 7:30PM
Four Corners (US/1997/80min.) dir., James Benning
Europa 2005, October 27 (Italy/2006/12min.)
dir., Jean-Marie Straub & Daniel Huillet

Friday, June 27, Bartos Theatre, 7:30PM
Voyages (France/199/111min.) dir., Emmanuel Finkiel

The Films of Chantal Akerman
Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in conjunction with the MIT List Visual Arts Center's exhibition Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space. SCREENINGS TAKE PLACE AT THE MFA. For more information: For tickets, call the box office at 617-369-3306

Wed, May 21
5:00PM Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman (2001, 64 min)
6:30PM Je Tu Il Elle (1974, 90 min)

Thu, May 22
2:00PM Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
(1972, 200 min)

6:00PM Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (1977, 127 min)

Sat, May 24

10:30AM Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman (2001, 64 min)
12:00PM Je Tu Il Elle (1974, 90 min)

Sun, May 25
10:30AM Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
(1972, 200 min)

Wed, May 28
5:40PM Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (1977, 127 min)

CineMental at the Brattle
Wednesday, June 18, 9:30PM, Brattle Theatre Cambridge
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Sq. Cambridge
9.30pm, $10, all ages

CineMental at the Brattle will be presenting short films inspired by the work of
Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman.

CineMental is co-directed by James Nadeau and Aliza Shapiro, who have been involved with programming for the Boston Gay and Lesbian Film/Video Festival for the past seven years. Along with other local programmers they have created a series that explores the fringes of queer film, video, and groundbreaking performative work with a decidedly alternative perspective.

For more info: or contact: Aliza Shapiro 617.288.8145 or James Nadeau:

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Hello friends and family,

I'd like to invite you to the reception of a group art show at the Washington Art Center in Somerville. It's a show on the theme of change and includes artwork by 15 artists (including myself) who work with a range of media.

The reception is this Saturday, April 12th from 6-9pm. I'll be there around 7 after I get off work. I hope to see you there!

Please take a look at the Washington Art Center website for details of the show and directions.

Take care,

Fiona Logusch

BOSTON GALLERY EXHIBITION - April 18 - May 10, 2008

The Berwick Research Institute Recommends...

The National Bitter Melon Council
@ the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts

Please join us for:

the Opening Reception at the Mills Gallery
Friday, April 18th from 6 to 9 PM

the Goya Honoring Day +2: Outdoor Fair
Saturday, May 10th from 1 to 5 PM

nbmc topsfield fair
Hello NBMC friends and supporters!

The National Bitter Melon Council (NBMC) is ringing in the spring with an exciting upcoming show at the Mills Gallery, the Boston Center for the Arts. Last year, the NBMC received an award from Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, and will be part of the exhibition Artadia Awards 2007: Boston Exhibition which consists of the ten 2007 Artadia award winners in a variety of mediums including the NBMC. We look forward to joining the nine other artists who received the award! The exhibition is open to the public from April 18 to June 15, 2008.

The NBMC will be presenting a gallery installation Bitter Barter under the 2008 New Research initiative and the National Bitter Melon Council Home Office in collaboration with the Mills staff members including its new curator of the Visual Arts Jose Luis Blondet, gallery manger Nate McDermott, volunteer coordinator Nova Benway, and the Mills gallery volunteers and interns. In conjunction with the show, on May 10th, we will celebrate the Goya Honoring Day +2 which, originating in Okinawa, Japan, is a special day to recognize Bitter Melon as a popular ingredient that some even suspect is the secret to the Okinawan longevity! As the second celebration of Goya Honoring Day ("Goya" means Bitter Melon in the Okinawan language) hosted by the NBMC, we will be celebrating with a Saturday afternoon outdoor fair that includes a wide array of activities to learn about and revel in bitterness of all kinds. Of course there will be several appearances throughout by our famed Bitter Melon Mascot. The opportunities for bitter flavor and sweet exchange abound!

The National Bitter Melon Home Office will be open at the Mills Gallery throughout the duration of the show, where the representatives of the NBMC will be holding office hours each week and inviting the public to join them in their "bitter" interventions. Please contact the Mills Gallery for details at (617) 426-5000.

The Goya Honoring Day +2 invites you to:

* Join composer Michael Gardiner and try saying 'I'm not bitter' - without sounding bitter
* Release your bitterness with a chair massage by massage therapist Stephanie Durrel, LCMT
* Get your bitter caricature drawn by artist and caricature artist extraordinaire Will Davenport
* Learn about the use of Bitter Melon to relieve bitterness through social and medical homeopathy
* Play with bitter and sweet tastes and emotions at our kids activity booth with Japanese cultural educator Akemi Chayama from the Boston Children's Museum

And much, much, more!

For more information: or contact Andi Sutton at

The Mills Gallery is located at 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Hours of operation: Wed & Thurs 12-5 PM, Fri & Sat 12 - 9 PM, Sun 12 - 5 PM

Projects of the National Bitter Melon Council are generously supported by
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Monday, April 07, 2008



A Public Art Project Featuring Print Ephemera, Broadsides, & Performative Happenings


Saturday, April 12th & Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Davis & Union Squares, Somerville, Massachusetts

{ Times on both days }

10am-1pm : Davis Square, Gathering Area

3pm-6pm : Union Square, Gathering Area


ErikaAdams (Boston MA), Razan Alazzouni (Boston MA), Chad Arnholt (BostonMA), Elaine Bay (Boston MA), Janine Biunno (Boston MA), Rob Erickson(Brooklyn NY), Noah Fischer (Brooklyn NY), Melinda Go (Boston MA),Rebecca Bird Grigsby (Boston MA), Harvey Loves Harvey (Boston MA,Brooklyn NY), Lisa Hecht (Milwaukee WI), Alysia Kaplan (Chicago IL),Louise Krampien (Boston MA), Norma Lopez (Boston MA), Jessica Marx(Boston MA), Stefano Pasquini (Bologna Italy), Rhonda Ratray (BostonMA), Vinicius Sanchez (Boston MA), Jennifer Schmidt (Brooklyn NY),Jessica Scott-Dutcher (Boston MA), Victoria Shen (Boston MA), Kirk Snow(Boston MA), Marcelino Stuhmer (Milwaukee WI), Pedro Velez (PuertoRico) with Gamaliel Rodríguez-Ayala (Oslo Norway), Gabe Ventura (BostonMA), Stefanie Vermillion (Boston MA), W&N (Puerto Rico), MarineWallon (Paris France), Terrance Wong (Boston MA), Tina Ye (Boston MA),Jennifer Yorke (Chicago IL)

'Event Horizon' printed ephemera will also be on display within the
Project Space Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Located at: 230 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115.
Exhibition Dates: April 11 - April 21, 2008

Organized by Jennifer Schmidt :::

This project is made possible with support from the Somerville Arts Council, the Institute for Art & Civic Engagement at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tisch College, Tufts University, and the Print & Paper Area at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


The Berwick introduces the artists of the 2008 Special Projects season:

Meet The Present Tense, co-presenters of Contaminate 3 (a two-day festival of performance, installation, and video art that's happening this weekend, April 4&5 in Boston) and the Bumpkin Island Art Encampment.

The Present Tense begins development of a physical/virtual archive of 5 years of performance art.
Russell Square/ Shudder by The Present Tense from Contaminate 1The Berwick is pleased to be lend its warm tail feathers to help incubate an analog and web archive of contemporary performance art, compiled by The Present Tense (Sandrine Schaefer and Philip Fryer).

The archive hopes to function as both a physical and virtual space for an international community of performance artists & supporters to experience and share documentation of performance art created within the last five years.


Also, work destined for this archive will be on view in the flesh at:

CONTAMINATE 3 A two-day festival of performance, installation and video art

Friday and Saturday, April 4th & 5th 2008-7pm both nights.

TEST and The Present Tense, two Boston based performance art organizations, team up again to produce the 3rd annual Contaminate festival of performance art. Showcasing the work of over 25 artists, the festival takes place at the Midway Studios building, located at 15 Channel Center Street in Boston's Fort Point. The live art works will be presented over the two nights, with a different line up each night; videos will be shown both nights in a screening room.


For more information :
Contact: The Present Tense at
or visit

Bumpkin Island Art Encampment announces plans for a second season of harbor homesteading on Labor Day Weekend 2008.
The Berwick will also be helping the Bumpkin Island Art Encampment to hatch, in partnership with Island Alliance and Studio Soto, its second season this 2008 Labor Day weekend August 27th - September 1st.

Images from 2007 Art Encampment - Studio Soto

Over Labor Day weekend six to eight artists/artist groups will once again receive "temporary land grants" to live and adapt their artwork to the habitat and history of Bumpkin Island. With only the materials they can carry on their backs, the "homesteaders" create functioning living spaces, explore and utilize found materials, and collaborate and pool resources to create work in the relative isolation of the island environment.

This year, artists will receive a small stipend from the Berwick to help with food and other materials. In addition, a "base camp" will be set up to provide two communal dinners and a space for visitor gatherings. Visitors will take ferries to the island on Saturday, August 30th to view works in progress and again on Sunday and Monday, August 31st and September 1st, to explore projects and participate in artist talks and other presentations.

Stay tuned for a call for proposals in May! To get more information about The Bumpkin Island Art Encampment or to express an interest in volunteering please contact Jed Speare at jed(at)

What is this whole Special Projects Business anyway?
The Special Projects Incubator is the Berwick's newest programmatic initiative, coming out of research that we did in previous years under the Public Art Incubator program. What began as an investigation of how public art is produced and supported in the Greater Boston area evolved into an exploration of ideas about social public space and creative strategies to promote dialogue in collaborative art making.

Refining how we best support our constituency of individual artists and creative practitioners working on the fringes of the arts community, the Special Projects Incubator program continues the Berwick's role as a nurturer of work and processes that lie between genre categories and official states of recognition. The new program expands the scope of our fiscal agenting to include three levels of support and widens the Berwick community's base via quarterly Tag & Release events.

The Berwick is currently seeking a very special person to manage the Special Projects Incubator program. To learn more about the program, go here or contact Susan Sakash at

For more information about the Berwick click here or call 617-606-5552.

MATH & MUSIC CONCERT - May 12, 2008

'The Mathematics in Music--A Concert-Conversation with Elaine Chew
Elaine Chew at the Viterbi Museum
--Photo by Brian Morri

Cambridge, MA ... Pianist-engineer Elaine Chew will explore mathematical principles in music through the performance of contemporary pieces that employ rhythmic, melodic, and tonal combinations, permutations, and transformations. "The Mathematics in Music -- a concert-conversation with Elaine Chew" will take place at 4 p.m., on Monday, May 12, 2008, at MIT’s Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge. Admission is free.

"The Mathematics in Music" has been warmly received in Los Angeles, North Carolina, Vancouver, and Singapore. This presentation of the program in the Northeastern United States marks the ten-year anniversary of MIT Professor Peter Child’s Doubles III (1998) written for Chew, and will include the Boston premier of two new pieces: Sudoku Variations (2006) by Tamar Diesendruck, and A Simple Gift for Elaine (2008) by Rodney Waschka II, also composed for Chew, for this particular concert program. Ivan Tcherepnin's Fêtes – Variations on Happy Birthday (1975) rounds out the program.

Presentations on the mathematical techniques employed in each composition will precede its performance.

The event will feature a live demonstration of the MuSA.RT interactive tonal analysis and visualization system by Chew and Alexandre R. J. François. MuSA.RT explores the use of Chew's Spiral Array model, a mathematical (geometric) model for tonality, in real-time analysis and scientific visualization of tonal music. The system is implemented using François’ Software Architecture for Immersipresence. Scientific and video documentation of the system can be found at Chew and François are 2007-2008 fellows at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where they form a research cluster on Analytical Listening through Interactive Visualization. Their cluster activities are detailed at

Chew is the 2007–08 Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering. At USC, she was the first holder of the Viterbi Early Career Chair, and founder of the Music Computation and Cognition Laboratory. Chew continues to perform widely as a soloist and chamber musician. She was honored in 2004/05 by the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Award and the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, respectively, for her efforts in integrating research and education at the intersection of music and engineering.

Chew earned her PhD and SM degrees in Operations Research from MIT, with an interdisciplinary dissertation on mathematical modeling of tonality, supervised by Jeanne Bamberger. She arrived at MIT with a BAS in Mathematical and Computational Sciences (honors) and in Music Performance (distinction) from Stanford. She also holds d iplomas and degrees in piano performance from Trinity College, London (FTCL & LTCL), and Stanford. Chew's main piano teachers include Ong Lip Tat and Goh Lee Choo in Singapore, James Goldsworthy and George Barth at Stanford, and David Deveau at MIT. She studied chamber music with Marcus Thompson, John Harbison, Lynn Chang, and Jean Rife at MIT, and with Phillip Levy at Stanford; and, vocal repertoire with John Oliver (MIT), and Judith Bettina (Stanford).

The event is organized jointly by MIT’s Music & Theater Arts Section and the Department of Mathematics, and is sponsored in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.


Shirley A. Entzminger
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 2-345
(617) 253-4347

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Artist Fritz Haeg’s Animal Estates Builds Homes for Animals on MIT Campus

Contact: Meg Rotzel
Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phone: 617.767.8334

Public Lecture: Wed April 16, 6:30 p.m.
Location: CAVS, 265 Mass Ave 3rd Floor, Room N52-390
Free and Open to the Public

Cambridge, MA... The Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is pleased to host artist Fritz Haeg and his project Animal Estates, 2008, during the week of April 14th. While at MIT, Haeg will give a talk on his work on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. and, with the help of MIT students and artists, build one installment of Animal Estates, a new series of dwellings thoughtfully designed to welcome an animal back into the city. CAVS will host the American Kestrel Falcon and the Tree Sparrow.

The Center is the third stop on Haeg’s international project —the first was built in New York as part of the Whitney Biennial, which perched a giant eagles nest on the Whitney’s façade, while others will appear at Arthouse, Austin, TX; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Cooley Gallery, Portland OR; Alaska Design Forum, Fairbanks, AK; and Casco Projects, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Haeg writes, “As animal habitats dwindle daily, Animal Estates proposes the reintroduction of animals back into our cities, strip malls, garages, office parks, freeways, front yards, parking lots and neighborhoods… Animals are alternately viewed as exotic specimens to be treated as spectacle, cartoon characters that are anthropomorphized, friendly companions to be coddled, objectified resources to be exploited, inconveniences to be tolerated, pests to be eradicated or anonymous unseen creatures to which we are indifferent. Animal Estates intends to provide a provocative 21st century model for the human-animal relationship that is more intimate, visible and thoughtful.”

During an intensive workshop, Haeg and MIT community members will build and install individual homes for two birds: the American Kestrel Falcon, and the Tree Swallow. These birds have a limited presence in the Cambridge area, but by building custom-made houses and placing them throughout the MIT campus, the dwellings will hopefully attract and retain these native species as well as provide thoughtful markers of their presence. A companion installation by Center artist Pam Larson will be shown in the Center’s front gallery and include a video feed from the Kestrel house placed on the top of the building that houses the Center.

Fritz Haeg is an architect and artist based in Los Angeles whose work combines strategies from architecture, art, ecology, and education. Known for his geodesic dome and the lively Sundown Salons that attract emerging artists, musicians, and performers, Haeg’s projects challenge conventional ideas about where art should go and what art can do.

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