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Friday, May 30, 2008

LYNN ARTS FESTIVAL - September 30, 2008

Meet Me Downtown

The Annual Festival of the Arts in Lynn

Saturday, September 20 from 11 am-4 pm Central Square, Lynn

LynnArts is now accepting applications from food vendors, artists and craftspeople for the Meet Me Downtown Festival of the Arts. The Festival, which is held in Central Square features live music, children’s activities, art shows, performances, food, and artists and vendors exhibiting their wares. This year’s Festival is hosted by LynnArts, Inc., the Office of Mayor Edward J. “Chip” Clancy, and Lynn Office of Economic and Community Development. For forms, fees or more information contact LynnArts, 781-598-5244, or visit our website, and click on special events.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


“Frank Duveneck and His Boys” Lecture at North Shore Arts Association

North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester will present a Tea and Lecture entitled, “Frank Duveneck and His Boys” by Jim McAllister on Sunday, June 8th. The event is free, open to the public, and will be from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

In his lifetime, the Cincinnati-based artist Frank Duveneck was a teacher of international renown, a painter of the highest rank, and a mentor to many other artists who cam under his sphere of influence. Duveneck was also a long-time summer resident of Cape Ann and left behind a delightful visual record of the Gloucester he grew to knew and love.

Jim McAllister is a Salem historian, photographer, author, teacher and tour guide. Jim has taught more than fifty courses through the international Elderhostel programs, including the “American Light: Art and Artists on Boston and the North Shore” and “The Golden Years: Painters and Writers in Paris from 1880-1930.” He has also lectured extensively on these themes around the North Shore.

In this illustrated lecture, Jim will chronicle the triumphs and tragedies of Duveneck’s life, and examine his work and impact on the late 19th and early 20th century American art world.

A former art event organizer, long time member of the Salem Cultural Arts Commission, and avid art collector, Jim is also an accomplished photographer and writer. His photographs have appeared in dozens of publications throughout America and Europe. He writes a weekly local history column in the Salem News.

The North Shore Arts Association is located at 11 Pirates Lane in Gloucester and is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sundays from Noon – 5:00pm. For more information please visit or call 978-283-1857.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008



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

During this FAMILY PROGRAM, kids will use digital cameras to explore the natural world at Fresh Pond Reservation. Indoors, we will project their photos on a large screen to share with the group. We also will print a favorite photo for each child. Bring a digital camera or let us know if you need to borrow one. Limit 15 children, ages 6 and older. Registration is 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:

Offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation:

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

GLOUCESTER ART EXHIBITION - May 30 - June 15, 2008

Roger Salisbury Exhibits at North Shore Arts Association

An artist reception will be held for East Gloucester resident and Cape Ann artist Roger Salisbury at the North Shore Arts Association on Sunday, June 1, 2008 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Salisbury will be in attendance and the public is invited to meet the artist and view his latest series of pastels and oil paintings.

Roger Salisbury was raised in a household of art and medicine. Guided by two parents who were survivors of the depression, medicine was the first profession and art the second. At a very early age Salisbury’s parents instilled in him a strong respect for the sanctity of life and an appreciation for beauty.

Today, as both a reconstructive plastic surgeon and an award winning painter, Salisbury’s upbringing is evident in both his careers. He explained, “The bonuses of a dual education have enriched my life immeasurably. Even while in medical school, I attended the Art Student's League. The skills I developed in art school have helped me to reconstruct mutilated patients and perhaps hone sensitivities to those in need. Dealing with human mortality daily as director of a burn center, has made me appreciate the beauty of the world around me and respect its fragility.”

Salisbury, like so many artists who paint on historic Cape Ann, consistently finds himself on a quest to capture the light of this island in every season of the year. “Pastel is my favorite medium because of its immediacy, brilliance and simplicity.” he said. “Whether drawing with pastel or painting in oil, the goal is always the same, to create rather than destroy. My inspiration is the effort of those who came before me, famous or forgotten, who helped create an artist’s colony we all love.”

In addition to North Shore Arts Association, Roger Salisbury is a member of Rockport Art Association, Pastel Society of America, American Society of Marine Artists, American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, Southern Vermont Art Association and Greenwich Arts Society. His work will be on display at NSAA May 30, 2008 through June 15, 2008.

The North Shore Arts Association is located at 11 Pirates Lane in Gloucester, MA and is open Monday - Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sundays from Noon to 5:00pm. Please call 978-283-1857 or visit for more information.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


FEAST To The Beat
(Spring into Summer with Cooperative Artists Institute)

Central Congregational Church of Jamaica Plain
85 Seaverns Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The location is five-minute walk from the Orange-Line at the Green Street stop.
There is also off- and on-street parking close to the event. [Directions]

Join us for a "FUN RAISER" on Saturday, June 14, 2008, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (rain or shine) in a beautiful indoor and outdoor tree lined setting in Jamaica Plain. Enjoy a fun filled evening featuring:

* the struggle for supremacy in the culinary arts between Ty and Curtis-and you reap the delicious rewards
* a beer-tasting experience with a skilled taster and a distinguished cast of domestic and international beers
* a fine dining experience accompanied by The New Modern Jazz Quartet
* participatory tribal music-making and drumming
* dancing to the international rhythms of Deejay "Maceito"

Bring a picnic blanket/chair

To place your reservation and learn more...

access our website at

Friday, May 23, 2008


Memorial Day Weekend Event!

Saturday, May 24th at 8:00 PM

Jimmy Tingle For President

Fundraiser for Payomet Center for the Arts and Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Wellfleet Congregational Church
200 Main St
Wellfleet, MA

For tickets call 1-508-487-5400 or visit

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


4.365 Drawing/Performance/Video

Instructor Joan Jonas

Come visit our class drawing exhibition at CAVS, May 17-25th.

If you like monsters, light, flour, glass and chalk.

265 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139


Accepting proposals from individual artists, groups of artists, and community groups to conceive, design,then paint one of the canvas-covered columns we provide to you. There is no set theme, but imagery might convey a sense of community and a celebration of living in Somerville. We provide a column wrapped in unprimed canvas. You provide the idea, materials, and equipment needed to paint your proposed column design. You will have a week to finish your column for the Opening Celebration and the work will stay up through September. A modest stipend is granted to all of the accepted artist/groups and you get to keep your artwork. Entry fee.



Friday, May 16, 2008


Open House (socially responsible nonprofit product design company)
May 2008
Design that Matters Media Contact: Mary Curtin, 617-241-9664, 617-470-5867 (cell),
Design That Matters VP, Development: Lubna Maria Nabi, 617-682-3622,
[high res digital images available]

Design that Matters, Inc. (DtM) presents their 5th Anniversary Open Housecelebrating five years of working to improve the quality of life in developing countries and to announce the next stage of DtM’s growth.

Wednesday, May 28, 5:30-7:30pm

(Cambridge, MA) Design that Matters, Inc. (DtM) presents their 5th Anniverary Open House. Celebrating their first five years as a nonprofit design company serving the poor through their products, and announcement of their plans for growth. Wednesday, May 28, 5:30-7:30pm. No entry fee, but please RSVP to Lyla Hardesty by May 21. Design that Matters, One Broadway, 5th floor, Cambridge. For more information or to RSVP call 617-682-3620 or email For information on DtM log onto

Design that Matters, Inc. (DtM), a Cambridge-based nonprofit product design company working to improve life for the poor in developing countries, announces its 5th Anniversary Open House to celebrate its first five years of impact and present its plans for growth. DtM engages college students and professional volunteers in developing technological solutions to global problems. DtM’s design partners include students and faculty from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), as well as volunteers and in-kind support from IDEO, Optikos and SolidWorks Corporation.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

MIT ART EXHIBITION - May 17-18, 2008

Please join the SMVisS graduate students in the MIT Visual Arts Program presenting new works in a group exhibition titled 'ARTICULARE', this weekend, May 17-18, 2008.

Saturday, May 17 at 5pm,
You are invited to a RECEPTION at the MIT Visual Arts Program to inaugurate the graduate exhibition, followed by DJ Kevin Driscoll spinning.
Light food and beverages.
Bldg. N51, 3rd floor - 265 Mass Ave
(For a map -

Sunday, May 18, 12-6pm.
The exhibition 'ARTICULARE' will be open and graduate students present.

Please find a PDF attached with details and descriptions of the work. See you there!

Kevin Moore
Teaching Assistant, SMVisS Independent Studio

James Pollack
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

NEWTON OPEN STUDIOS - May 17-18, 2008

If Somerville Open Studios stimulated your appetite for art, then head on over to Newton this weekend!

I'll be exhibiting my mosaic art and beaded jewelry at Newton Open Studios, May 17 & 18, from 12pm-6pm. Specifically, I'll be set up at the Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada Street, Newton (#2 on the NOS map). This is a large group site - approx. 20 artists - so you can see a lot in just one spot. To see who else is at this location, visit

Ilona Fried
Beadventurous(r) Jewelry
285 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
"You Can Never Have Too Many Earrings" - Ancient Beadist Saying

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

MIT PHOTO EXHIBITION - May 14-15, 2008

MIT Visual Arts Program | Department of Architecture

4.343 Photography and Related Media - BODY IN SPACE
Instructor: Andrea Frank

Final exhibition of this semester's work will take place

Wednesday 14th - Thursday 15th
Basement of Stata Center

Please join us this Wednesday for opening reception from 8 to 9 pm

RESA BLATMAN EXHIBITIONS - May 17 - August 3, 2008

SoWa Art Walk
Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2008
11am-6pm, both days
460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA
for more information, visit:

My painting "Three Flamingos" will be on view in this group show, juried by Nicholas Baume, Chief Curator of the ICA, Boston:

Northeast Prize Show : Cambridge Art Association
Artist Reception: Friday, May 30th, 6-8pm
Exhibit dates: May 14 - June 25, 2008
for more information, visit:

My painting "Coitus" will be on view in this group show, juried by Carol Anne Meehan of the ICA, Boston, and the Danforth Museum staff:

Community of Artists : Danforth Museum
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 31st, 7-9pm
Exhibit dates: May 31 - August 3, 2008
for more information, visit:

Hope to see you at the above events!

[ resa blatman ]

Monday, May 12, 2008


* * * * LAUNCH OF OUR NEW BOOK * * * *
We need to celebrate. We'll do it on Wednesday, May 14. Plans include:

- open a new MOBA exhibit, with works from our new book.
- - - unveil some never-before-seen works of bad art.
- - - - - introduce the MOBA staff.
- - - - - - - sell and sign books.
- - - - - - - - - have a few laughs.

WHO'S INVITED? You are! Bring your friends and family too. If you're not in the Boston area, book your flight now.

WHERE? In the basement of the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.

WHEN? 7 to 9 pm

IS THERE WINE & CHEESE? Sure, that's standard fare for an art opening. But we do it the MOBA way. There will be plenty of Kool-Aid and brightly colored snack foods. You can buy wine, beer, popcorn, and more in the theatre lobby.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

MOBIUS ACTION & PARTY - May 17, 2008

mobius presents
Tenth Annual Cattle-Free Auction!!!
The Mobius Artist Group tenth annual (second ever on-line) auction will go live on May10th! Bid on gift certificates to local South End restaurants and businesses, artwork from the Mobius artists' group, museum passes, a decade-and-a-half archive of WIRED magazine, tarot readings, massages and more! Pick up your goods at Mobius' new space on Harrison Avenue May 17th before 6pm after a stroll through the SOWA Artwalk, and stay later and join us for the live auction party!
Link to our MissionFish Charity On-line Auction:

Please make a bid and support your local center-for-experimental-work-in-all-media!

6PM @ mobius
725 Harrison Avenue
Boston MA 02118
Come to the live auction party and bid on a pillow fight with Jeff Huckleberry, buy a noose from Milan Kohout, listen to the ambient sound magic of CandleSoundCave and watch Lewis Gesner and Alice Vogler perform with light and white.
Mobius Artist Group is holding a LIVE auction event May 17th from 6 - 8pm with free food, a cash bar, music and performances by various Mobius Group Artists. See you there!

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; Foundation for Contemporary Arts;
the Oedipus Foundation; and generous private support.

725 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118

CALL FOR ARTISTS - June 30, 2008

Arlington Open Studios - Call for Artists

The Arlington Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for our 9th annual Open Studios, to be held October 18/19, 2008, from noon-5pm.

Arlington Open Studios showcases 80+ greater Boston artists (Arlington and surrounding communities) in a weekend festival with live music, artist demos and a great community spirit.

Application Deadline is JUNE 30.
Early Bird Deadline is JUNE 20.

Early Bird Applicants may have their work used in publicity and promotion materials.


Linda Shoemaker
Communications Director
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA 02474
ph: 781.648.6220
fax: 781.643.7539

1988-2008 - Celebrating 20 Years of Transforming Lives through the Arts!


20th Celebration:

Thursday, May 08, 2008


The Boston Sample Drop | Shop event will offer free interior design
material samples art teachers, artists, and others wanting to get free
materials for projects. It's a fun way to keep useful materials
circulating and out of the trash bin.

Where: Boston Design Center, Drydock Ave loading dock, Boston
When: "Shop" times are Friday 5/9, 4 - 7pm and Saturday 5/10, 9am-
More details:

Help us out and bring your own canvas bag!


FROM: LynnArts

RE: RED HOT 3, LynnArts Annual Fundraiser, Auction and Beer-Tasting

WHEN: Saturday, June 21, 2008 7-10 PM

LynnArts kicks off the summer with RED HOT 3, Auction and Beer-Tasting on Saturday, June 21, 2008 7PM to 10PM. Enjoy lively music, beer samples from regional microbreweries, and exciting silent and live auctions of artwork, goods, and services. The benefit supports art, artists and cultural programming in Greater Lynn. More than 30 artists have donated original art for auction (see below for partial listing by town). Nearly 70 businesses from Boston, the North Shore and beyond have given items and services. Live music performed by Mass Theatrica. Featuring beers from Cape Ann Brewing, Mercury Brewing, Salem Beer Works, Wachusett Brewing Company and Rapscallion Brewery. Passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $35 or $25 for members. For $100 join us for a pre-party art preview at 6:30. Call 781.598.5244. LynnArts is located at 25 Exchange Street in Lynn.

Contributing artists by city/town include


Jocelyn Almy-Testa

Donna Baldassari

Jeff Fioravanti

Raymond Gilbert

Steve Negron

Jean Noyes

Dave Parsons

Barry Ridlon


Marilyn Cloran

Richard Cloran

Gary Reynolds


Sara Ashodian

Elise Mankes


Elaine Carliri Daly

Pat Flaherty


Marcia Hermann


Yetti Frenkel


Charyl Weissbach

Liz Mitsuye Horwitz

Cynthia Woo

Director of Programs and Special Events | LynnArts

25 Exchange Street | Lynn, MA 01901

781.598.5244 |

Sizzle into Summer...RED HOT 3!

Auction and Beer-Tasting

June 21st, 2008

SOMERVILLE ART EXHIBITION - April 26 - June 27, 2008

The Gallery at 38 Cameron presents:
2008 Group Show

Show dates: April 26 - June 27, 2008
Artists Reception: Friday, May 16, 7-9 PM

Featuring works by:
Angie Cunningham: Ceramics
Aysen Aycan Orhon: Painting
Brigid McCabe: Painting
*David Colombo: Etchings
Don Gurewtiz: Photography
*Kelvy Bird: Painting
Marcells Stasa: Site-specific installation
Mark Peyton: Glass
Martin R. Anderson: Pinhole Photography
Riki Moss: Paper Luminaries
*Ron Brunelle: Painting
*Suzann Lubeck-Schrickner: Encaustic Painting

Once a year, The Gallery at 38 Cameron has one larger group show. This
year, as in the past, this includes both artists we have worked with for
many years and new artists that we are just beginning to show. This
year's emphasis is on a wide variety of smaller works in many media,
selected for the intimacy and accessibility that smaller sizes can
afford. I hope you have a chance to come see this wonderful and varied show!

Kate Fleming
Gallery Director
The Gallery at 38 Cameron

*Somerville Artists

*New* Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 12-5 and by appointment. For
more information please contact us at 617-492-4091 or

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Seeking to re-create the classic tradition of Vaudeville, Theatre@First searched the four corners of the globe to find a diverse and entertaining collection of acts to present on Johnny D's world-renowned stage. Then we returned to Somerville and realized we never had to look beyond our very own city!

From our local artistic community, we have assembled an amazing assortment of talent for your delight and amazement. Enjoy an evening's worth of pure entertainment generously provided by storytellers, musicians, dancers, mimes, poets, singers, and even our own hula girl.

One night only: Wednesday, May 28th

Call Johnny D's for reservations at 617-776-7450.

Tickets: $12, pay at the door.
Reservations available for dinner beforehand (minimum $10/person for food).

Note: Because tickets are sold through Johnny D's, the free ticket benefits for members do not apply to this show. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jessica Almeida
Ari Herbstman
Uncle Shoe
Ian Thal
Justin Werfel
Erica Schultz
The Pluto Tapes (Andy Hicks)
Can-Can Revolution (Renée Johnson, Alyssa Osiecki, and Mandy Hughes)
Heisenberg's Mezzos (Andrea Humez, Erica Schultz, Jessica Raine, and
Gilly Rosenthol)
Gilana and her Hula Hips (Gilly Rosenthol)


Looking for Artists/Crafters/Vendors/Volunteers for Somerville event.

Sew What?!? fashion art and shopping event featuring a swap-o-rama-rama
Event Date: Sat May 31st 2008(raindate June 1st 2008)
Time: 3pm-7pm
Location: Central Plaza, Union Square, Somerville, MA

This event is co-produced by Fusion Ethos Fashions and Somerville
Arts Council.

Applications and event details can be found on:

We look forward to hearing from you.


Monday, May 05, 2008


The Berwick Research Institute Recommends...

@ the Mills Gallery Plaza, Boston Center for the Arts

Join the National Bitter Melon Council for this outdoor fair celebrating bitterness in its many forms:

Saturday, May 10, 1-5 pm (rain date: May 11)

Boston Center for the Arts Plaza
539 Tremont Street, Boston

nbmc topsfield fair
Free and open to the public!

Goya Day, 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! The NBMC will host their second celebration of Goya Honoring Day ("Goya" means Bitter Melon in the Okinawan language) with a Saturday afternoon outdoor fair that includes a wide array of activities to learn about and revel in bitterness of all kinds. The opportunities for bitter flavor and sweet exchange abound.

GOYA HONORING DAY +2 is the National Bitter Melon Council's public event for the current exhibition Artadia Boston 2007 at the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts.



* Bitter Melon Mascot

* Culture Activity Booth for Kids and Families

* Bitter Characature Drawing

* "I am not bitter" Say it like you mean it!

* Bitter-releasing Chair Massage

And much, much, more!

The exhibition was curated by Laura Donaldson. Visit the gallery to participate in the NBMC's other projects including BITTER BARTER and the NATIONAL BITTER MELON COUNCIL HOME OFFICE.

For more information:, contact Andi Sutton at

or visit:

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
Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, the LEF Foundation,
and the Berwick Research Institute.

Friday, May 02, 2008


"Solutionizing Our Love" performance: Sat May 10, Willoughby and Baltic

You are invited to a multi-media, reading/performance with words, live music, powerpoint presentations and and socializing afterwards --- an extravaganza of love and heartbreak we like to call:

"Solutionizing Our Love: a State of Romantic Affairs in 3 Acts"

with Ethan Gilsdorf, Michael Murray & Jeff Stern

Sat May 10, 7:30pm

Willoughby & Baltic
195g Elm St
Davis Square
Somerville, Mass


free but donations (to offset expenses) really appreciated

hope to see you there....


Zones of Emergency | Monday Nights@VAP | May 5, 2008 6-9p | MIT Visual Arts Program | Stata Center 32-155

* Special Location and New Start Time
* May 5, 2008 6-9p
* Location: Stata Center 32-155

The Human Condition | Amar Kanwar + Balakrishnan Rajagopal

Amar Kanwar, independent filmmaker, and Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Professor of Law and Development and Director of the Program on Human Rights and Justice at MIT will speak on the topic of The Human Condition. Amar Kanwar will present The Little Museum with reflections on the image that lies between sorrow and resistance. This exploration will include extracts from different film projects such as Shrines 1991-2007, which emerges from labor and indigenous people's resistance movements, The Torn First Pages, which emerges from the Burmese democracy movement and The Lightning Testimonies, which emerges from the search for language to understand the narratives of sexual violence in areas of conflict. Balakrishnan Rajagopal will talk about 'normalizing emergency' in development and human rights terms, drawing on Agamben, but with a specific focus on the condition of Dalits in India.

Amar Kanwar is the recipient of the 1st Edvard Munch Award for Contemporary Art from Norway, an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, USA, the MacArthur Fellowship in India, the Golden Gate Award (San Francisco International Film Festival); Golden Conch (Mumbai International Film Festival); The First Prize (Torino International Film Festival,Italy); Jury’s Award (Film South Asia,Nepal), Grand Prix at EnviroFilm, Slovak Republic and the Golden Tree at the 1st National Environment and Wildlife Film Festival Vatavaran, Delhi. A retrospective of his films was held at the Dhaka International Short Film Festival in 2005. His films have been screened in small rural film festivals as well as international film festivals and museums like the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the National Museum in Oslo, Norway. He participated in Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007), Kassel, Germany.

Balakrishnan Rajagopal is Associate Professor of Law and Development and Director of the Program on Human Rights and Justice at MIT. A previous member of the Executive Council and Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law, he is currently on the Asia Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch, the International Advisory Committee of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights and the International Rights Advocates. He served for many years with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia, and has consulted with UN agencies, international organizations and leading NGOs on human rights and international legal issues. He is the author of International Law from Below: Development, Social Movements and Third World Resistance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003; Foundation Press, South Asia, 2005; Colombia, Spanish, 2005; 2nd edition forthcoming in 2008), and Reshaping Justice: International Law and the Third World (Routledge, co-editor, 2008). He is currently completing a book manuscript on legalization of socio-economic rights in the Global South. He has also published widely in law and other academic journals and in daily media including the Boston Globe, the Hindu, Washington Post and the Nation.

This event is co-sponsored by the MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice.

ZOE Blog:

The Stata Center, Building 32,
room 155, ground floor
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

The MIT Stata Center by architect Frank Gehry is on Vassar Street near the intersection with Main Street.

By Public Transportation
Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. When you exit the T, walk Northwest, up Main Street (you will pass the MIT Coop and Legal Seafoods). The second intersection is Vassar St. and the Stata Center is on your left.

This event is presented in conjunction with the following two courses: 4.381/4.366: Intro to Online Participatory Media: Zones of Emergency - Networks, Tactics, Breakdown taught by Professor Amber Frid-Jimenez and 4.370/4.371: Research as Artistic Practice: Module 1: Zones of Emergency: The FEMA Trailer Project taught by professors Ute Meta Bauer & Jae Rhim Lee.

Special thanks to Diane Davis, Professor of Political Sociology and Associate Dean of MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and Larry Vale, Head of DUSP. 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


While you are out at Somerville Open Studios this Sunday don't miss...



A reception will be held May 4th, 2008 from 1:30- 4:30pm at the Somerville Public Library Gallery to mark the opening of Somerville artist Leith MacDonald’s month-long show. Please come join the artist for conversation, light refreshment.

Each of Leith's nontraditional prints is hand pulled by the artist from one of his own hand carved blocks. Characterized by aggressive marks gouged in wood, his stylized figures and shapes exaggerate what he views essential, often dealing with social and environmental issues. His work can currently be seen online at

For directions to the Somerville Public Library Gallery at 79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA, please see: or call: (617) 623-5000.


On Monday, May 5th 6-9pm, Somerville artist Raul Gonzalez will be
displaying his art exhibition "Chingasos" at New England Gallery of
Latin American Art.
"Chingasos" is a multi media art event about legendary Mexican
pugilist El Chango Verde (El C.V.) by Raul Gonzalez and members of Los
Cinco Milagros.
We will have live music, traditional Mexican costumes, and Mexican
food. If the weather permits we have a spacious patio to kick back in.

Hope to see you there!

New England Gallery of Latin American Art (NEGLAA)
184 Cottage St. Suite 1F East Boston, MA 02128, USA
P 617.418.5838

Driving Directions:
From Boston: Take I-39N to the Logan Airport-Callahan Tunnel exit.
Enter the Logan Airport-Callahan Tunnel take your first right toward
ST. The gallery will be on your right.

Public Transportation:
Login Airport Station (Blue Line): Take exit to Memorial Park. As soon
as you exit the station take a right, follow the signs toward Orleans
St. take a left onto Porter St. and a right onto Cottage St. The
Gallery is located at 184 Cottage St. It is a 5-10 minute walk.

Once you get to Cottage St. go straight until you get to Maverick St.
Take a right on Maverick and then take your first right on McKay PL.
Park in the parking lot of the Donald McKay school there will be a
NEGLAA parking sign to guide you. The Gallery is one and a half blocks
from the parking lot.

"El C.V cuento historico"

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Using the Arts to Solve Problems Since 1970

CAI NewsNotes is a quarterly e-communication to let CAI Core Community members and friends know about news, program successes, and upcoming activities. Please let us know if your e-mail address changes so we can keep you up-to-date on our list.
Phone: 617-524-6378 E-mail:
Fax: 617-522-7122 Website:

CAI News Notes April, 2008

Upcoming meetings & Announcements:

• CAI Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 PM

• Peace Drum Project Annual Awards and Exhibit Opening
Tuesday, June 3, 5:00-7:00 PM @ Julia Martin House. (Details below)

• CAI's Spring Fundraiser, a Beer-tasting & Barbecue with food, fun, music, and more, Saturday, June 14, 4:00- 8:00PM. (Details below)

The Peace Drum Project:
After several changes in location this year, things finally settled down in The Peace Drum Project, after sessions were moved to CAI's offices at 311 Forest Hills St. An energetic group of Boston high school students are enrolled in the project this year, and they are developing their problem-solving abilities and social skills while exploring various visual and performing arts activities. Recent trips to Blue Man Group, AAMARP Studios, and a workshop by artist (and CAI board member) Belinda Lyons have fired up the teens creativity in preparation for working on drums for the elders in the coming weeks.

Equally inspiring are the elders we are working with from Farnsworth House, Julia Martin House, and the Bromley Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Most of the elders this year are Boston natives, but their stories are wide ranging and fascinating, and we are excited to share them with the larger community as part of our annual exhibit The 2008 Peace Drums and the elder's stories will be on exhibit from June 4 through July 3 at the Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch on Sedgwick St. The Peace Drum Celebration & Awards Ceremony will be held at Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St. on Tuesday, June 3 from 5-7PM.

Plans for the summer and the coming year include a proposed expansion of the project to two locations, reaching twice as many teens and elders. Also in process is a curriculum guide and training package to help other artists and community educators set up similar arts-based intergenerational projects in many other locations. A workshop presenting the project's structure, goals, and assessment techniques was included in this years YouthWork Intensive conference sponsored by The Medical Foundation at UMass Boston in March.

Thanks to CAI's foundation partners who are making this year's project possible including: The Janey Fund, Robbins-deBeaumont Foundation, Foley-Hoag Foundation, and Boston After-School and Beyond. Thank you to all of the individuals who supported the project through CAI's Annual Appeal, and special thanks to Carol Hornblower and Fred Weber who contributed to the Charles Holley Memorial Scholarship Fund again this year. The Scholarship will be presented during the Awards Ceremony.

To check out the drums and elder's stories from all of the project's past years, go to

CAI's Great Spring Cook-Of Festival - (Note NEW DATE)
Join us for CAI's Great Spring Cook-Off Festival— an event for adults and families where Ty dePass and Curtis Jones struggle for culinary dominance and you reap the rewards. Save June 14, 2008 (4:00 PM to 8:00 PM) so you can join us (rain or shine) at a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting in Jamaica Plain. Enjoy a fun filled, and highly educational beer tasting experience supported by a distinguished cast of domestic and international gourmet beers. Be amazed as Ty and Curtis "struggle for supremacy" in the culinary arts, which will be followed by a fine meat or meatless dinner. Your dining experience will be heightened by a live jazz performance. Help us remember and celebrate Charley's life throughout the event. We will also celebrate the release of Music For Building Your Learning Tribe, a Tribal Rhythms® music CD, and present and the new design of CAI's website. Then the celebration will continue with dancing, tribal music making, and drumming. The Cook-off is one of a string of fun filled yearly social and fundraising events for the enjoyment of CAI's Core Community. The number of people who can attend, will be limited, so to reserve your place ASAP when you receive your e-mail invitation.

Tribal Rhythms® Touring & Residency Programs:
CAI's Tribal Rhythms Touring Company has been reaching out to people of all ages this year from pre-Kindergarten children to elders in towns all over Eastern Massachusetts. The Tribal Rhythms Celebration, and The Story of The Weakest & The Strongest have visited schools and housing developments in Dedham, Dorchester, Easton, Hudson, Melrose, Roxbury, Somerville, Taunton, Tyngsborough, Upton, Wakefield, Wareham, and Worcester in recent months.

The following note was received from a parent after Tribal Rhythms performances at her child's school:

Dear Tribal Rhythms Company ,

Thank you very much for visiting our school recently to spread the important message of treating each other with respect and kindness. All students, teachers, and parents were provided with something to take from your program and implement in their own lives. Keep up the great work! I'm sure you make a difference to many!

Warm regards,
Kelli Parece
Woodville School PTO

For more information about Tribal Rhythms touring performances and residencies, call CAI at 617-524-6378, or go to

The Partnership to Achieve Whole School Change:
With funding from The Boston Public Schools for 2008, Partnership artist/educators are working with classroom teachers and their students at the Agassiz, Taylor, Haley, and Sumner Elementary Schools in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, and Roslindale. Through in-classroom sessions, teachers and Partnership staff focus on implementing classroom strategies that foster "Cognitive Affective Coupling — integrating what the child feels, enjoys, and knows into his or her academic life. To accomplish this, a classroom teacher teams with a Partnership artist/educator to create engaging experiences that connect what students need to learn with their emotional world. One strategy for helping students constructively work with their emotions, and learn empathy, was to have each team lead drum-making and music making lessons. As artist/educators modeled how to present activities that emotionally engage students, teachers learned that they could simultaneously teach social skills, arts, science, and speaking and writing skills in one seamless lesson. Teachers are also realizing that the learning achieved by integrating subjects is superior to the learning achieved teaching one disconnected subject at a time. For more information about the Partnership, contact Curtis at 617-524-6378.

CAI is part of CommunityWorks, an independent partnership of 27 grass roots organizations working for social and economic justice. You can invest in just social and economic change by supporting CommunityWorks through workplace payroll contributions. Check out the CW site CW is currently preparing to take part in workplace campaigns at Northeastern, Brandeis and Tufts Universities, and at Wellesley College. If you have contacts at these institutions, please support Communityworks as a way of supporting CAI and other social justice non-profits in Greater Boston.

CAI Most Wanted List:
One of the teens in The Peace Drum Project needs an internet ready computer for doing homework and online research. Nothing fancy! A printer to go with it would help if anyone has one. CAI needs a Mac G4 laptop to use for programs. If you have any of these and would like to make a tax-deductible donation, call CAI at 617-524-6378.

Volunteer Opportunities & Internships:
CAI needs volunteers to help with office, grants development, and program support activities. If you have a few hours a week or a day you'd like to help out with short term tasks such as on-line research, data entry, promotional mailings, or program support call us at 617-524-6378. Thanks to the amazing volunteers who have helped at CAI during the last six months including: Liz Elia & Carlos Bruna, Linda Cohen and Tori Steere. Special Thanks, also, to all of the CAI's Board members who have helped with events, fundraising, website development, and working CAI hours at CommunityWorks. CAI Internships are still available for Spring and Fall semesters to work in the Tribal Rhythms Touring program, Partnership for Whole School Change, Marketing & Public Relations, and Grants Development For more information check out CAI's website under Internships, or call Susan at 617-524-6378.

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