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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

LYNN HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE - November 26 - January 6, 2009

Showcasing the work of over artists from Boston to the North Shore. There’s something for everyone! Including: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Jewelry, Pottery, Hand Made Scarves, Hand Made Cards, Stockings, Ornaments. And much more! Holiday sale hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Friday, 10-5, Thursday 10-7, Saturday 10-4. In the Galleries at LynnArts, 25 Exchange St., Lynn.

For more information and directions conact:

Susan Halter


Monday, November 24, 2008


On Thursday, December 4th, the Brookline Arts Center will open its 34th Annual Crafts Showcase featuring fine handmade crafts by artisans from Brookline and across the country. This year’s emphasis is on highlighting how a new generation of crafters reflect a new appreciation in the U.S. of handmade, rather than mass-produced, gifts.


Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth St
Brookline, Massachusetts

CHINESE FILM SERIES - December 19 & 21, 2008

Monthly Chinese Film Appreciation Series: The King of Masks

As part of Chinese Culture Connection’s community outreach, CCC not only offers Chinese language, calligraphy and brush painting for students of all ages, but it also presents selected movies, on a monthly basis, for families and residents of Malden and beyond. The admission to the movie is free and open to the public. The first film shown last week, “Together”, was a big hit. It is hoped that “King of Masks” will generate the same interest and sentiments. This film is supported by the Stoneham Savings Bank, Malden Branch.

The King of Masks directed by Wu Tian Ming, was released in 1996. The film won a number of awards at various film festivals around the world. It is about a street performer named Wang who practices the change-mask opera art of bian lian as "The King of Masks". Seeking to pass his art to a grandson, Wang buys what he believes to be an orphan boy at an illegal child market, but quickly learns his new disciple is in fact a girl. As tradition dictates that he cannot pass his art onto a girl, he tries to abandon her, but she stubbornly stays with him. While looking at his masks, she accidentally sets his humble residence on fire. Out of guilt, she runs away. When Wang is false accused of kidnapping a rich family's child, he is thrown in jail. His former disciple goes to one of his friends, a famous performer in the local opera, threatening to kill herself if he or any of his guests, including a local military leader, are unable to help Wang. The King is eventually freed, and finally agrees to teach her the art of bian lian.

This second monthly movie in our film appreciation series will be shown on both Friday, Dec 19 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, Dec 21st at 4:00 PM. All movies will be shown at 238 Highland Ave. Malden, the old Emerson School Building’s auditorium. In addition to the free movie, there will also be free popcorn and drinks, and raffle prizes for the audience at the end of the show. Invite your friends and family, too!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

WHY THIS CRAZY WEATHER? - November 24, 2008

Monday, November 24,
7 to 8:30 pm
Maynard Ecology Center, Basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

Brian Rogan from the Museum of Science will talk with us about climate and storms: how ocean currents and the movement of air affect weather, and what changes may result from warming temperatures. Come with your questions!

Please register for each event that you plan to attend. You will receive important information on parking after you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at

Visit our website at

Fresh Pond Reservation December 2008 events

This email contains three announcements:
1. Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation's December Programs
2. A Friends group Art Show at Neville Place (February 27-March 8)
3. A seniors' walking group seeks new members to walk at Fresh Pond


These events are FREE and open to the public.
Children are welcome in the company of an adult.
Offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation


Saturday, December 13
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Maynard Ecology Center, Basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue

Do you know how plant seeds “leave home” when they are ready? During this FAMILY PROGRAM we will spend time outside looking for seeds and discovering how they travel. Indoors, we will use hand lenses and microscopes to look at some of our seeds “up close and personal.” Join us to find out how wearing sox on your hands can be a useful scientific technique! This program will be fun and informative for people of all ages, including adults with and without children.


Sunday, December 14
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Driveway, Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue

The parade of migrating waterfowl at Fresh Pond continues into late fall. By December the long-distance flyers such as canvasbacks and redheads will have arrived, and all three merganser species may be present. We will use a telescope to identify birds on the water, and binoculars to look at over-wintering songbirds in the trees. We have binoculars to lend and will show you how to use them. Dress warmly; it can be very cold and windy near the water! Beginners are welcome.


Sunday, December 21
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Driveway,Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue

Father/son birders Jeff and Sam Talarigo will lead this walk to look for migratory waterfowl and over-wintering songbirds at Fresh Pond. This walk is exclusively for teenagers, 13 to 17. No birding experience is necessary. We have a telescope to share and binoculars to lend, and will show you how to use them. Please let us know if you plan to come! (see below.)

Please register for each event that you plan to attend.
You will receive important information on parking after you register.
E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at
or call (617) 349-6489 and leave your name and phone number.

Visit the Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation website at to learn more about Friends group activities
and the Reservation and its inhabitants.


Friday, February 27 to Sunday, March 8
Reception: Friday, February 27, 6 to 8 pm
in the Country Kitchen (basement floor)
Exhibit: Third Floor Gallery (elevators available)
Other Exhibit Hours: (Saturday Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 8)
3 to 8 pm.
Neville Place Assisted Living Facility, 650 Concord Avenue

Please join us for this exciting exhibit of art related to Fresh Pond Reservation. Works will include paintings, drawings, photos, sculpture, jewelry, poetry and journaling. The exhibit is free and for the public to enjoy. For additional information and to participate as an art contributor or a volunteer, email Elizabeth at or call 617-349-6489 and leave your name and number.

On Thursday, December 18 at 10 am, join the Cambridge At Home walking group for a walk around Fresh Pond. We are a senior walking group that moves at a moderate pace for approximately one hour. If you are interested in walking with us, please contact Kristen at 617-864-1715 or

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HOWARD YEZERSKI GALLERY EXHIBITION - November 7 - December 16, 2008

Lalla Essaydi


November 7th - December 16th, 2008

Opening Reception: November 7th, 6 - 8 pm

Howard Yezerski Gallery will be celebrating the much-anticipated opening of its new location at 460 Harrison Avenue on November 7th. After 15 years on Newbury Street the Gallery is pleased to be joining the growing gallery scene in the South End of Boston.

The Gallery is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition Embodiment: an installation by Lalla Essaydi, which will be on view from November 7th - December 16th. Using her unique perspective as woman born in the Middle East and now living in the West, Essaydi makes work that addresses the complex reality of Arab female identity.

An early work by Lalla Essaydi, the Embodiment installation consists of 8’ x 4’ panels of fabric that are suspended from the ceiling. Each of the panels depicts imagery of Middle Eastern women whose bodies, clothes, and surroundings are inscribed with Arabic writing done in henna. The installation was first shown at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, its theme of exploring the relationship between memory and experience, and the use of the female body is seminal to the work in both her later series, Converging Territories and Le Femmes du Maroc. In Islam there are spatial boundaries for men and women, the presence of men defines public spaces, streets, and meeting places while women are confined to private spaces. By inscribing the women's bodies with henna and photographing them in the constrained space of their "proper" place Essaydi emphasizes their decorative role while also interrogating the silence of confinement in which they live. The women speak visually in the photographs to one another, to the surroundings and certainly to the viewer.

Investigating the tension between the confinement and the fluidity within Islamic traditions, Essaydi is ever respectful of the culture that she was nurtured in as a child and that has as an adult allowed her to question the role of women and gender boundaries within Islam. In her current work she continues to not only explore the special bond of women in her own culture but also take on the western stereotypes of these relationships as well.

Lalla Essaydi has had recent exhibitions in New York, London, The Netherlands, and Houston TX. She grew up in Morocco and lived in Saudi Arabia before moving to the United States to start her Masters degree. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University in 2003. Her work can be found in the collections of among others: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Fries Museum in the Netherlands, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, The Mead Art Museum at Amherst, and the Williams College Museum of Art.

Monday, November 17, 2008

ART AGENT/DEALER AND COACH - December 31, 2008

Need an agent to get your work out? Need expert advice? Then look to someone who has actually sold work, exhibited in The Whitney Biennial, and is a dealer and agent who also helps artists with their careers through coaching.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

MUSEUM SCHOOL ART SALE - November 19, 2008

You're invited to InsideOut: The Museum School Art Sale opening celebration on Wednesday Nov 19, from 5 - 8pm.

Works of art created by nearly 700 artists will be for sale at InsideOut: The Museum School Art Sale.

Proceeds of sales are shared by the artists and the SMFA scholarship fund.


November 19, 12–8 pm (Opening Celebration: 5–8 pm)

November 20, 12–8 pm
November 21, 12–6 pm
November 22, 12–6 pm
November 23, 12–6 pm

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 Fenway, Boston, MA

Getting to SMFA

For more info about InsideOut: The Museum School Art Sale, please visit

JIMMY TINGLE FUNDRAISERS - November 28 & 30, 2008

Hello Happy Americans in this post election season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a Great Time for our nation and the sense of gratitude and possibility for a better future is everywhere in the air. I want you to know that even though I was not elected nor did I receive any votes in my quest for the White House, I will continue to do my part with "Humor for Humanity".

Check out this blog and upcoming fundraisers for extremely worthy causes this upcoming Thanksgiving Day weekend.

Friday, November 28th at the Regent Theatre will be a fundraiser for my friend and comedic colleague Jennifer Trainor who was stricken with Pancreatic cancer. The event itself will no doubt help lift her spirits and the proceeds will help offset the medical costs of her very serious illness.

Sunday, November 30th will be a fundraiser for the GREAT REGENT THEATRE itself. They are a remarkable and generous group who have helped myself and many, many performers and audiences alike. In the spirit of THANKSGIVING we want to say THANK YOU to them and help them STAY OPEN and pay their heating bills this winter.

They donated the space for the Ding Ho reunion last May to benefit comedian Bob Lazarus and they are again donating the space on Nov. 28th to help comedian and jazz singer Jennifer Trainor.
Please spread the word about these shows and help them to continue to help others.

Thank you all you are THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

A Tribute to Jennifer Trainor
Hosted by Comedian/Social Commentator Jimmy Tingle!
Friday, November 28 at 7:00 PM

Playing at The Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474

Tickets are $25 for general admission. For tickets and info, call 781-646-4849 or visit

Keeping The Heat On!
Hosted by Comedian/Social Commentator Jimmy Tingle!
Sunday, November 30 at 7:00 PM

Playing at The Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474

Tickets are $35 for Preferred Seating and $25 for Reserved Seating. For tickets and info, call 781-646-4849 or visit

Friday, November 14, 2008

DO THE DUCK WALK! - November 15, 2008

Saturday, November 15
9 to 11 am
Driveway of Neville Place, 650 Concord Avenue

Fresh Pond Reservation is an attractive resting place for a variety of migrating birds—especially waterfowl—during fall migration. We will use a telescope to get good looks at birds on the water, and binoculars to look at songbirds. We have binoculars to lend, and will show you how to use them. Beginners are welcome!

Please register for each event that you plan to attend. You will receive important information on parking after you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at

Visit our website at

GEOLOGY OF FRESH POND - November 16, 2008

Sunday, November 16
1 to 3 pm
Meeting Place: To be announced

Learn about the geological forces that created Fresh Pond and the surrounding terrain. Please Register for more Information!

Please register for each event that you plan to attend. You will receive important information on parking after you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at

Visit our website at


Monday, November 17
6 to 7:30 pm
Front Door, Water Purification Facility
250 Fresh Pond Parkway

Learn how water that falls as rain in the western suburbs is brought to Fresh Pond and purified into drinking water. Tim MacDonald, Manager of Water Operations for the Cambridge Water Department, will describe the process, answer your questions, and give a tour of the building. This will be Tim's last Friends-publicized program until next spring.

Please register for each event that you plan to attend. You will receive important information on parking after you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at

Visit our website at


The Brookline Arts Center
Features Jazz Pianist Anders Vercelli
at Annual Crafts Showcase Preview Reception
Boston musician will be performing live at BAC’s Craft Showcase Preview Reception

(Brookline, MA) – October 24, 2008 – Boston-based jazz pianist Anders Vercelli specializes in performing jazz standards from the Great American Songbook featuring composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers. He chooses selections made famous by such jazz legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole. Vercelli has also been influenced by such modern peers as Harry Connick Jr. or Robyn McKelle.

Hailing from Block Island, pianist Anders first began playing piano at a local movie theatre. His rich, full quality sound attracted nightly audiences and offers to play at special events all over Rhode Island. He progressed in his career by attending the Berklee College of Music in 2005, when he studied piano with Bob Winter, principal pianist for the Boston Pops Orchestra. Vercelli’s web site is

The Brookline Arts Center has invited Vercelli to perform at the Brookline Art Center’s Crafts Showcase preview party on Wednesday, December 3 at 6 p.m. at the BAC galleries on 86 Monmouth St. in Brookline, providing the perfect setting for festive holiday shopping. The preview party serves as an opportunity to get the first pick among the unique arts and crafts presented in this year’s Crafts Showcase. Tickets to the Preview Reception are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

LYNN HOLIDAY CONCERT - December 15, 2008

Mass Theatrica proudly presents contemporary folk ensemble THE SPECIAL K's on 2008, Sunday, December 14, 2008, 4:00 PM at LynnArts, in the Neal Rantoul Vault Theatre, 25 Exchange Street , Lynn , MA .

THE SPECIAL K's Karen Lennox and Kevin Braney began performing together over three years ago as members of the Contemporary Christian group Eagles’ Wings. The group performs at functions throughout the New England area. Karen and Kevin can also be seen and heard at Worcester ’s Webster House’s weekly Folk’n A as well as other local restaurants.

Their repertoire includes easy listening songs from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s and Irish tunes. They will be performing some of their favorite Holiday Music, joined by two of their good friends, Jackie and Judy Graham. These two ladies sing wonderful harmonies and add a full rich sound to any song.

Admission is $15, $13 seniors and students. For more information about the program, please contact Mass Theatrica: phone: 508-757-8515, email: or website For directions to LynnArts, visit their website at

Get into a folky coffeehouse state of mind and come chill out with us during this hectic holiday season!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

LYNN HOLIDAY ART SHOW & SALE - November 22 - January 5, 2009

The galleries will be filled with a selection of beautiful and affordable paintings, photographs, pottery, sculpture, cards and more, with many pieces priced at under $100. The exhibition and sale runs from November 22 through January 5. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am-5 pm, Thursday, 10 am -7pm and Saturday 11 am - 4 pm. The drop off dates for work are November 15, 10am-4pm, and November 17-18, 9am-5pm.


25 Exchange St
Lynn MA 01901


Saturday, November 08, 2008


The Nave Gallery presents “A December Salon: An Affordable Art Sale!”

(Somerville, MA) The Nave Gallery presents, “A December Salon: An Affordable Art Sale!” The exhibit will open on December 4th and continue through December 14, 2008.

“A December Salon: An Affordable Art Sale!” will feature the work of over 50 artists from the Boston area. The wide variety of original work shown during this 8 day exhibit includes painting, photography, glass, mixed media, and more. All work will be affordable and priced not to exceed $400. Work will be displayed Salon Style. Buyers can take the work immediately with them. Last year’s Salon included over 150 original works of art. We expect this year’s exhibit to exceed that number as the Salon continues to grow in popularity among both artists and art buyers. Twenty percent of the sales go to benefit the Nave Gallery curatorial program. Images are available upon request.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, December 4, from 6-8 p.m., featuring live music from Milo Jones. (URL:

SALON DATES: December 4-7 and December 11-14.

GALLERY HOURS: Thursdays and Fridays 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.

There will be a closing reception on Sunday, December 14, 2-4 p.m. featuring the Milling Gowns. (URL:

Additional December Salon Events:

Friday, December 5, 7:30 pm $10 door

Allison Crowe's Tidings Concert (in the Sanctuary)

Saturday, December 6, 2-4 pm John O'Hara

Sunday, December 7, 2-4 pm Audrey Ryan

Saturday, December 13, 6-8 pm

The West Somerville Illuminations Walking & Caroling Tour

Presented by the Somerville Arts Council

Begins in front of JP Licks in Davis Sq at 6 pm and ends at the Nave.

All events free unless noted.

Directions and details:

Also check out:

and “Nave Gallery” at

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

The gallery is located at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA 02144.

MBTA: From Davis Square take Bus 88 - Clarendon Hill Highland. Exit at Broadway and Curtis St. and walk 3 blocks north on Curtis Street. Turn right onto Powderhouse Blvd. and find gallery on your left. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Nave gallery is closed all holidays. For further information, email or leave a message at: 617.625.4823

Friday, November 07, 2008


January 5 -March 3, 2009: Panopticon Gallery is pleased to present "A Way of Life", which consists of moving black and white images of life in coastal Maine taken by Jon Edwards.

The exhibit depicts the dignity and tenacity of a people who--by either choice or by lack of opportunity--live with the isolation and hard economics of island life.

Reception: Thursday, January 15th, from 5-7 PM.

Panopticon Gallery specializes in 20th Century American photography and emerging contemporary photography.

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 AM-6PM; Sat. 11 AM-5 PM

Panopticon Gallery
Hotel Commonwealth
502c Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
phone: 617-267-8929

Thursday, November 06, 2008


"THIS IS TOMORROW? Urban Utopia - Dystopia - Heterotopia"

Monday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
"Remote Habitats"
Nicholas Makris, Lucy Orta, Armin Linke

This cross-disciplinary lecture series includes speakers from art, architecture, urbanism and related research fields from around the world. These speakers will pose questions to start a discussion about imagining tomorrow’s urban “everyday life”- a topic that calls for a discourse beyond just formal disciplines.

Joan Jonas Performance Hall, MIT Visual Arts Program, Bldg N51-337, 3FL
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
(see directions below).

For more information:


Nicholas Makris

Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Director of the Laboratory for Undersea Remote Sensing at MIT.

How are new technologies, such as Ocean Waveguide Remote Sensing, enabling many new discoveries about remote undersea habitats? How will these technologies permit scientists to detect and monitor extra-terrestrial ecosystems, such as the vast ocean under the ice of Jupiter’s moon Europa? How is a habitat, remote in terms of time now being retrieved and sensed?


Lucy Orta

Artist; fashion designer; Professor for Art, Fashion and the Environment at the London College of Fashion; Paris (France)

Is the idea of a settlement in a place like Antarctica – inherently isolated, inhospitable and uninhabitable - a tabula rasa that could lead to a “nation of humanity” and a peaceful land for those escaping economic or natural disasters, war or political intimidation?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


experimental music @mobius

Metal & Glass Ensemble

@8pm: Fri Nov 7th & Sat Nov 8th
admission: $10
Mobius - 725 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA

For these concerts, the Metal & Glass Ensemble bolsters it's ranks
with some of the area's great music innovators for a site specific presentation of extended pitch based drone material designed especially for performance at Mobius.

Be prepared for a wide variety of droney acoustic sonorities that are
just this side of other worldly!

Metal & Glass Ensemble:
Matt Samolis- metal, glass, & flute
Peter Warren- bowed metal
Heather Townsend- metal & glass
Thadd Comstock- metal & glass
Grantley Smith- percussion

With special guest from Philly:
Katt Hernandez- violin

Plus guest musicians:
Michael Punzak- violin
Jane Wang- bass, cello
Steve Norton- bass clarinet, bowed metal
Todd Brunel-bass clarinet

Metal & Glass Ensemble is a Boston-based improvisational group with rotating membership. We create acoustic drone-based music with bowed cymbals and other metal objects, and glasses tuned to a just-intoned 23-note octave. This just scale, employing whole-number ratios akin to a natural harmonic overtone series, is the only formal tuning used in the group. The bowed metal generates its own shifting but interrelated pitch classes, while the instrumental players contribute using a variety of microtonal intonations. In this way the music is liberated from the 12-tone equal-tempered octave, and explores a broad spectrum of harmonic relationships. The ensemble uses a structured improvisational scheme (such as a chart or graphic score) to give each performance a specific form. In some cases the structure is conceptual, expressed through verbal imagery. The music itself evolves gradually over time, often conveying a meditative quality.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

BOSTON OPEN STUDIOS - November 7, 2008

First Friday Open Studios this Friday, Nov. 7th, from 5-9 pm., at 450 Harrison Ave., Studio 227, Boston, MA.

As always on First Fridays, the building's 15 galleries and more than 50 artists' studios will be open. This Friday, if you want to avoid the early evening crush in the galleries, come upstairs to the studios first, and visit the galleries on your way out. You may also want to finish the evening with a dinner reservation at one of the great restaurants in the area (and I can help with recommendations).

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

See you this Friday!

Bill Morse

Wm. Morse Editions
A Fine-Art Printmaking Studio
450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 227
Boston, MA 02118 (617) 429-3298


A juried exhibition entitled "Worldly Influences: Unity, Life, and Strength". A single brick has limited function. It is, rather, the interaction between many bricks that help to build a structure, impenetrable and strong. So, in a like fashion, it is our unification, that, no matter how strong the wind, how dire the challenge, that leads us to ultimately experience victory and strength. The world is changing. The needs of people are the same. Caladan Gallery is seeking the visual expression of the infinite virtues of dignity and respect. We have been extremely fortunate to be creating an exciting, diverse, and active meeting place for artists and viewers alike, in a warm and positive virtual atmosphere since 2003. All mediums except video are eligible.


Caladan Gallery
Box 391939
Cambridge MA 02139



Belmont, Mass. -

Twodocumentary films on the subject of genocide and human rights, 'IRefused to Die: The Holocaust Then and Now,' narrated by WBZ's JordanRich and based on a book on local survivors by Susie Davidson, and 'TheMorgenthau Story,' directed by Apo Torosyan, on Henry Morgenthau, Sr.,Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide, willpremiere at the Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road in Belmont at 7 p.m. onMonday, Nov. 10.

Mid-film panel discussion, moderated by Rich, with Armenian, Greekand Jewish community representatives. Admission ($7) includesrefreshments; theatre concessions also available. Handicappedaccessible.
Information:,, 617-566-7557; 978-535-1206.

Monday, November 03, 2008

AN EVENING OF MUSIC IN LYNN - December 7, 2008

On Sunday evening, December 7th, the Follow Hymn Music, Inc. will present a Coffee House, an evening of Gospel, Jazz, and Blues at the Lynn Arts Center on 26 Exchange Street in Lynn. During the Coffee House there will be a performance of the Follow Hymn Choir. The Choir is made up of men and women from a diverse set of religions and ethnicity that join together in song. Members come from Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, Chelsea, and Danvers. Also included in the program that evening will be Tony Gallo, Lawrence Sortiwell, vocalists; John Hyde, keyboard; Fabio Pirrozolo, drums; Camille Melton-Brown, professional dancer and other local performing artists.

The program begins at 6PM and ends at 9PM. Coffee and home made baked goods will be available to purchase. There are a limited number of tickets available. The cost of each ticket is $12. For reservations or more information contact Ginny Makkers at 781-962-0022 or Doreen Murray at 781-953-1849,

The Follow Hymn Music, Inc. is a multicultural performance arts organization committed to spiritual uplifting and community experience utilizing inspirational music as a means of multicultural education. It is also committed to using the power of music through song, movement and spoken word as a tool to bridge cultural gaps and provide greater understanding and awareness of all people.

Follow Hymn Music, Inc. was started by Doreen Murray who is its artistic director. Doreen was recently named North of Boston Woman of the Year for Civic/Non-Profit organizations.

LYNN ART GALLERY EXHIBITION - November 22 - January 17, 2009

The Little Art Gallery Under the Stairs in LynnArts Building


mixed media painting

November 22, 2008 - January 17, 2009

The public is cordially invited to two opening receptions: SAND T's UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL exhibit, and the LYNNARTS FABULOUS HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE on Saturday, November 22, 2008, from 2-4 pm.

The Little Art Gallery Under the Stairs is located in the lower level of LynnArts Building, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901.
Gallery hours: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 10-4pm, and by appointment. Free and open to the public.

For more info, please contact Jocelyn Almy – Testa, Director at email:, call 617-281-1935 or visit

Parking: There is 2 hour street parking adjacent to and in front of LynnArts. There is also a parking lot located at the rear of the building.

Printable (.pdf) directions:

Sunday, November 02, 2008

BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL - April 24 - May 10, 2009

The Buzz on Act/React
act react at mamThe Milwaukee Art Museum is the site of Act/React, an exhibition of interactive art curated by Boston Cyberarts' own George Fifield and featuring works by our friends Camille Utterback, Brian Knep, and others. The show, which opened on October 4 and continues through January 11, has garnered amazing critical response and public buzz. Articles have appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on CNN, and in media outlets throughout the US and the world.

Congratulations to George and all the artists, and -- with a special shout-out to all our colleagues at the Milwaukee Art Museum! For more info on the exhibition go to

Video Game Fans: A Special Offer 4U!
If you're a fan of video games, have we got a deal for you!

video games liveOn November 21, Video Games Live comes to the Citi Center's Wang Theatre. It's a celebration of video game music, featuring a full symphony orchestra and choir performing music from Final Fantasy, Halo, Mario, Zelda, Warcraft, Sonic, and lots more.

You experience the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game, all completely synchronized to amazing cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.

And here's the best part: Friends of Cyberarts (FOCAs) get 25% off the ticket price! Just click here to purchase tickets, using the code FOCA.

The Citi Center is at 270 Tremont Street in Boston's theatre district. The show starts at 8:00, but there's a pre-show festival starting at 7:00, with competitions, a costume contest, special guests, demos, and prizes. Don't miss it!

Figment's Imagination

deb todd wheelerOur good friend Deb Todd Wheeler is showing drawings and models from 2006 at Miller Block Gallery as part of a group show entitled "Figment's Imagination." The show runs through December 12, and the gallery is at 38 Newbury Street. Click here for more information or contact Deb at

Andrew Neumann at AXIOM
andrew neumannThe Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media is presenting Andrew Neumann's kinetic sculpture in his first solo show in Boston in almost two years, The exhibition, entitled "The Last Picture Show," features the artist's most recent moving industrial wall panels and showcases his evolving use of multi-channel video frames to redefine the analysis and engagement inherent to the machine. Neumann is a Boston-based artist working in a variety of media, including sculpture, film/video installation, and electronic/interactive music.

"The Last Picture Show" runs through December 13. There will be an an artist talk on the last day, at 3:30pm. The talk is free and open to the public. AXIOM is located at 141 Green Street, in the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line. For more information, call 484.557.6934 or visit

Streaming Museum
streaming museum"Artists and Innovators for the Environment" is part one of a three-part exhibition series featuring international visionary creators - people like scientist Buckminster Fuller, photographer James Nachtwey, composer John Cage, new media artist Brian Mackern, and many others, as well as innovative designs for environmental sustainability by Chuck Hoberman and others. It's presented by Streaming Museum, a new hybrid museum that presents real-time exhibitions in both cyberspace and in public spaces -- on seven continents! Exhibitions are produced in New York City, but you can see them in cyberspace at the Streaming Museum's website and at Ars Virtua New Media Center in Second Life, as well as at public locations around the world.

For more information, contact Nina Colosi, Founder and Creative Director, at 212-867-0883 or

Join our Social Network
social networkJoin the conversation! Boston Cyberarts has recently launched our very own conversational network, where folks who are interested in cyberart can meet other like-minded people. The roster of friends has been growing, and you need to be part of it! Let us know what you're thinking. What projects are you working on? What events and exhibitions have you seen recently that you'd like to recommend to others? Go to our website to get started.

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Wired for Sound 2009
There's still time for composers to submit entries for the 2009 Wired for Sound electroacoustic music festival, taking place April 26-27 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. Organizers are accepting submissions for fixed media and live electroacoustic, plus a special category for young performers from Longy's preparatory division. For details and submission guidelines, click here. Postmark deadline is November 21, so don't delay!

2009 is fast approaching!
The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival is coming up soon, April 24 - May 10, 2009. We've already got some wonderful events and exhibitions planned for next spring: video art at the DeCordova, electronic literature, a brand new multimedia opera, an Ideas in Motion dance project. But there's still plenty of room for more! If you're interested - or if you just think you might be and have an idea you'd like to talk over with us - contact us at

BCF logoIn the meantime, if you have a cyber event or exhibition coming up, please send details and an image to by the 15th of the month preceding your event. We'll be happy to include it in our monthly eblast, if we have space and get your stuff in time.

We extend a grateful thanks to our sponsors

Massachusetts Cultural Council, John & Abigail Adams Arts Fund
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Phoenix Media Communications Group
LEF Foundation

And many other generous institutions and individuals.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for the next Boston Cyberarts Festival, contact George Fifield at 617.524.2109 or

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Saturday, November 1
7 to 8:30 pm
Meeting Place: Water Purification Facility
250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

Joshua Roth, science teacher, urban naturalist, and amateur astronomer, will use his telescopes to show us stars, planets, and other celestial features. We will carpool from the Water Department parking lot to Cambridge’s covered reservoir in Belmont, where we will look at the night sky from the reservoir’s grassy roof! If it is cloudy we will have an indoor presentation in the reservoir gatehouse. Registration is required.! Limit 20 people.

Please register for each event that you plan to attend. You will receive important information on parking after you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at

Visit our website at


When: Saturday and Sunday: November 8th and 9th
Where: 6 & 20 Vernon Street, Somerville MA. 02145

For directions:

Acoustic After Party Saturday Nov. 8th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live music by the Super People & Jimmy T (The Well) & Friends and White Owl Farm Elixir Bar

Sponsored By Highland Kitchen and Harpoon Brewery


The Overflow Exhibit reception with works by Resa Blatman, Sara Hairston-Medice, and Mary O'Malley on October 3rd was great -- we had a fabulous turn out! Many thanks to all of you who came by. So far we've gotten a terrific review and outstanding feedback on all of the work. But, if you missed Overflow's opening reception on October 3rd, then you'll have another chance to see the exhibit during First Friday in Boston's South End on November 7th -- here are the details for this coming Friday's event:
First Friday Overflow reception -- November, 7th, 2008, 5:30-8PM

Laconia Gallery
433 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Gallery hours are: Thursday-Sunday, 12-4PM
For appointments, please call 617-331-3119
To see a short video, photos, and read a review of the show, click here:

Hope to see you on the 7th!


P.S. If you haven't seen the Drawn to Detail show at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, then you must go! The majority of the work is fascinating and beautiful...

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