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Thursday, April 30, 2009


Contact: John Kennard | | 617-884-1520

Chelsea, MA. May 30, 2009 – In an event that reflects Chelsea’s burgeoning art scene, the Chelsea Artists’ Collaborative (CHARCOLL) is announcing the first annual Chelsea Art Walk, taking place May 30 and 31 from 12 – 6 p.m. This celebration of the arts will showcase Chelsea’s artist community, as well as selected artists from the Boston area, at nine local venues.

“Chelsea’s rich cultural heritage, unique urban character, welcoming nature, and relative affordability have all contributed to our vital, growing arts community,” said John Kennard, one of the founders of CHARCOLL. “The Chelsea Art Walk is a celebration of the work of Chelsea artists and of artists from the broader region.”

Over forty visual and performing artists were selected for CHARCOLL’s inaugural art walk that will take place in venues throughout the city. There will be continuous shuttle bus service linking the venues throughout the weekend event.

“As a community, Chelsea has worked to provide living and working spaces to professional artists and we are proud of their accomplishments,” said Jay Ash, City Manager. “CHARCOLL has the city’s support and we look forward to hosting a unique and distinct event.”

This series of themed shows includes: “3x3” at the Gallery @ Spencer Lofts, “Portrait” at the Pearl Street Gallery, “Power, Corruption, & Lies” at the Apollinaire Gallery,

“Coffee Stuff” at the Chelsea City Café, “Urban Landscape” at Chelsea Neighborhood Developers, “Chelsea, A Common Thread: The Jewish Experience and Beyond” at

Temple Emmanuel, and foundry tours and a display of sculpture at New England Sculpture Service. In addition, at the gallery at City Hall there will be an exhibition of portraits by photographer, Harry Siegel, who made his living doing portraits for hire on the streets of Chelsea from the late 1930s until the early 1980s.

For more information and a downloadable map go to

The Chelsea Art Walk is supported in part by a grant from the Chelsea Cultural Council and a grant from the Chelsea Community Fund administered by the Chelsea Collaborative.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I would like to invite you to First Friday Open Studios this Friday, May Day, the first of May, from 5-9 pm., at 450 Harrison Ave., Studio 227, Boston, MA. And please look for a special announcement of upcoming enhancements to the Wm. Morse Editions Studio.

Also this month, see my prints of Mark Chester's photos at the French Library of Boston Many of you have seen proof prints in my studio of Mark's special photos; here's your chance to see the final product in a wonderful setting!

Monday, April 27, 2009


Nave Gallery Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
36th Exhibition Opens May 2nd
'Alter-Ego, Images Made with Toy Cameras and Alternative Photographic

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – The Nave Gallery opened May 15, 2004. This May
ARTSomerville and the Nave celebrate its 5th anniversary with their 36th
exhibition, appropriately entitled ‘Alter-Ego’. Since its inception the
Nave has become known as an innovative and alternative venue for visual
artists and musicians alike. Curated by two young artists, Greer Muldowney
and Bridget Kane, 'Alter-Ego, Images Made with Toy Cameras and Alternative
Photographic Processes' showcases work that bucks the trend in the
today’s world of photography.

Curators’ statement:
During times of change, there are always those who rebel. In the current
era of digital media, many photographers are reaching for ways to create
work that is relevant in the world today, but by using manual processes
that have enriched photography since its inception. Be it with taped up
plastic toy cameras from the 1970s, to making their own pinhole cameras, to
creating cyanotypes outside in the sun—these are not photographers who
simply want to plug in their memory card and click away to create an image.
There is a lot of trial and error, duct-tape and elbow grease in making
each of these images.

Many alternative photographers live by the mantra “don’t think, just
shoot”. There are minimal options and settings in the cameras, and much
is is left to chance, intuition and happy accidents. The process takes on
a life of its own--be it light leaks in the camera, one frame overlapping
to the next, or variations in environment and chemistry-- the intentional
loss of control over the medium gives the artist an ability to let go of
what might be sacred, as what is being captured through these mediums many
times is unknown until the film is processed. It is a balance of give and
take between the artist and the medium.

These photographers portray work that is whimsical, nostalgic and engrossed
in their respective mediums to create the work that has been chosen to
display. With polaroid, cyantope and other analogue techniques falling to
the wayside in this digital age, we hope to celebrate these artists and
their unique processes at the Nave.

Leslie Bastress
Heather Blakney
Kayla Brenes
Mark Richard Brown
Derrick Burbel
Myriah Leshea Douglas
Erica Frisk
Alice Grossman
Mellisa Gruntkosky
Theresa Kelliher
Ariel Kessler
Mary Kocol
Cassandra Martin
Karen Molloy
Natasha Moustache
Dana Mueller
Denyse Murphy
Eric Nichols
Cade Overton
O Gustavo Plascencia
Serrah Russell
Erika Sidor
Annie Smidt
Roberta Stone
David Strasburger
Andy Takats
Molly Van Nice
V VanSant
Ann Zelle
Lexie Zippin

During Somerville Open Studios, the Nave will be hosting free poetry
readings by local New England writers in the gallery. For a full schedule
and lineup:

Also join us on May 16, as local bands come together to celebrate the Nave
Gallery’s fifth anniversary with a special tribute show at PA’s Lounge
featuring the music of Pixies lead singer and songwriter, Frank Black.

Performing on two stages at the Union Square music venue, musicians
participating in the tribute night include The Big Disappointments,
Doomstar!, Tony The Bookie Orchestra, Choo Choo La Rouge, Wrong Reasons,
Rococo La Boy, Audrey Ryan and Stephen Brodsky, Thom from Bon Savants, Ryan
Lee Crosby, Vanessa Hayes, and Caitlin Frame. The songs cover a wide range
of Frank Black’s back catalogue, ranging from the Pixies to his solo
efforts. The show begins at 8:00 pm and the cover charge is $8. For more

Since its debut in 2004, the Gallery has showcased more 400 artists from
across the globe, including 6 countries. Additionally, the Nave hosts a
variety of alternative music performers, many of whom are recorded and
posted online at Jamendo, the free Internet music platform and community.

The Nave Gallery, located in Teele Square, Somerville, MA, is a
collaborative effort between ARTSomerville and the Clarendon Hill
Presbyterian Church. Solely operated by volunteers, the Nave Gallery
provides exhibition space for both local and regional artists. Area
musicians are regularly featured and the Gallery provides a great
opportunity for visitors to purchase affordably priced original art. The
Nave Gallery participates every summer in Davis Square’s ArtBeat
celebration; sponsors Project Mum, an open-air summer dance party under the
McGrath Highway in Somerville, MA; and has sponsored music festivals in
collaboration with the Somerville Open Studios. For more information, visit


How can Massachusetts Institute of Technology students bring to life the excitement and eccentricities of anime? The MIT Dance Theater Ensemble will demonstrate the possibilities with its performance Live Action Anime 2009: Madness at Mokuba at the convention Anime Boston on May 22, 2009 (Fri.) in the Hynes Convention Center. The troupe will then take the show to Japan, where they will collaborate with Japanese students to perform the play at Tokyo University of the Arts on May 29-30, 2009.

This project highlights the diverse paths of globalization by drawing inspiration from fan activities around Japanese popular culture. Globalization is not driven only by large corporations and national governments, but also through the less understood but increasingly important channels of grassroots fan activities and digital media—a kind of globalization from below. Anime (Japanese animated films and TV shows) is a popular culture form that is driving American interest in Japan, especially among young people. Live Action Anime 2009: Madness at Mokuba aims to bring some of that energy back to Japan, while also underscoring the on-going importance of Boston as a center for US-Japan cultural exchange.

Who else but MIT students and faculty could invent “live action anime”? Part homage to anime history, part commentary on the plight of undocumented workers in the US, and over-the-top tribute to anime creators and fans worldwide, this original theatrical production features giant robots, a Japanese schoolgirl, a lovelorn fanboy, a masterless samurai, a gamer woman, evil media magnates, and a vengeful deathgod who all battle for truth, justice, and the anime way.

SYNOPSIS: The stage is set for the finals of the giant robot battle contest at the Mokuba Institute of Technology. But as the two teams prepare for battle, a strange disease called VIRTIGO is sweeping the school, causing unpredictable reality slippages. And it's getting worse. Does it have something to do the suspicious arrest of undocumented Japanese gamers at Infinite Channel Network? Can our heroes solve the mystery of VIRTIGO, help the workers, and find love?

Directed by Prof. Thomas F. DeFrantz (Music and Theater Arts, MIT) with original script by Prof. Ian Condry (Foreign Languages and Literatures, MIT), the play features a cast of MIT students and community members as they attempt to do the impossible: create live action anime. Through dance, words, music, and anime-inspired backdrops, the show explores the joys and peculiarities of Japanese animation. It is appropriate for audience members age seven to seventy and lasts about one hour.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Hurrah, May (and warmer weather) is almost upon us! That means SOS (Somerville Open Studios) is coming right up. This year SOS is on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3. Time is noon-6pm. I hope you'll stop by and see my latest work.

You can find me in my studio at 20 Vernon St., 6-West, Somerville MA. For directions Make sure you remember there are 2 entrances into Vernon Street Studios. To get to my studio you'll need to use the second doorway in from the corner of Vernon & Central Streets. This year I'll be sharing my space with a wonderful photographer, Meg Birnbaum. To preview my work online Meg's website

And if you are looking for an overview of what you will see in many of the studios during SOS, visit the Artists' Choice Exhibit at the Somerville Museum. The show is open now through May 15 so you can go early or revisit some of the art even after the event.

For more info. about SOS including an online preview

My show at Sacramento Street Gallery continues till May 1. It will also be open during North Cambridge open studios this coming weekend. Don't miss it!

Hope to see you at SOS!

Jane Sherrill
Visual Artist
20 Vernon St., 6-West
Somerville MA 02145


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-May, 2009

Upcoming Events & Announcements:

• CAI's Spring Wine-tasting Event, Mon., April 27, 6:00-8:00 PM

• Peace Drum Project Annual Awards & Celebration, Tues., June 2,
5:00-7:00 PM at Julia Martin House in Jamaica Plain

• CAI Board of Directors Meeting, Weds., June 10, 7:00 PM

Spring Wine Tasting Event:
Join us for a fantastic evening of fabulous fragrances, full-bodied flavors, festive fun - and a great way to welcome the warmer weather. Support CAI by attending this fun fundraiser on Monday, April 27 in Doyle's Back Room, 3484 Washington St., Jamaica Plain. Suggested donation is $25. Space is limited. RSVP, 617-524-6378.

The Peace Drum Project:
Our teen participants are working with a wonderful group of elders from Julia Martin House and from several other locations around Jamaica Plain. We are all looking forward to reading the elder's stories, and to our end-of-year celebration of the teens and elders. This year several exhibits will feature artwork from the project! Following an intensive printmaking residency with Susan Thompson at AAMARP Studios, we are working on a print and banner exhibit in addition to the drums and stories this year.

Mark your calendars for the Peace Drum Annual Awards Celebration from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2 at Julia Martin House. After this event, an exhibit of the drums and the elder's stories will be on display at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., from June 3 - July 6, 2009. Our community partnership with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will conclude with the teens' work being included in the Community Creations Exhibit opening on Friday, June 12. In the meantime, you can check out last year's drums and the elder's stories at

Many thanks to our funders including: The Janey Fund, Alice Willard Dorr Foundation, Boston Cultural Council, the John H. and H. Naomi Tomforhde Foundation, and many generous individual donors. If you have time to volunteer at our final event, or if you wish to sponsor a youth in the project, call Susan at 617-524-6378.

Tribal Rhythms® Touring & Residency Programs:

Residency at the Doran Elementary School in Fall River: On April 17, the Tribal Rhythms Residency at the Doran School in Fall River came to a dramatic end with students performing The Story of the Weakest and Strongest in a fitting end to this year's residency. Doran School Principal, Maria Pontes, and observers from the Massachusetts Cultural Council called the residency "a highly successful program." Fourth graders and their teachers were the residency's primary focus, and they played the starring roles in The Story of the Weakest and Strongest before an audience of fifth graders, teachers and specialists, parents, and school administrators. Tribal Rhythms Program Artists were thrilled by the students' accomplishments. The outcome demonstrated that the residency's professional development workshops really helped teachers use students' arts experiences to enhance language arts instruction and student literacy. CAI thanks the Doran School and the MCC Creative Schools Program for the opportunity to provide this rich arts experience for children in Fall River.

The Tribal Rhythms Touring Company has had a very busy year, presenting programs in 25 Massachusetts cities and towns so far this year including: Abington, Arlington, Attleboro, Boston (8 neighborhoods,) Brookline, Braintree, Chelsea, Cambridge, Cohasset, Fall River, Holden, Hudson, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Reading, Rochester, Sharon, Sterling, Tyngsborough, Wareham, Weymouth, Wilbraham, Woburn, and Worcester. Programs in schools, community settings and housing developments have included performances, workshops, and residencies at various locations.

Tribal Rhythms touring programs help schools and after-school programs strengthen their sense of community and help children learn the values of caring, cooperation and respect. Activities use the Arts to help schools address a range of issues from bullying and cliques to empowering children with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Tribal Rhythms is FUN, but it is also one of CAI's key tools for addressing some of today's most urgent problems created by family and community fragmentation. To learn more, call CAI at 617-524-6378, or go to

The Tribal Rhythms Community Partnership provides professional development, curriculum workshops, and residency programs to 16 Boston area OST programs. The project helps after-school staff use the Tribal Rhythms curriculum as a thematic framework for organizing activities and techniques that help children develop positive behavior. The project provides an early intervention violence prevention strategy that helps children build self-esteem and confidence, resolve conflicts peacefully, develop leadership and critical-thinking skills, and learn to express themselves through performing and visual arts. A recent series of workshops at Hawthorne Youth & Community Center in Roxbury helped to strengthen community-building and Peace-making skills for HYCC children ages 5-12. For more information about TRCP, call CAI at 617-524-6378 or go to

The Partnership to Achieve Whole School Change:
The Partnership's Mini-Residencies at Boston's Charles Taylor and Charles Sumner Elementary Schools wrapped up in mid-March. This program helped four classroom teachers use Tribal Rhythms® and Second Step® to teach their students social skills that would enhance both teaching and learning. In each classroom, artist/educators modeled the teaching of empathy, the first step in controlling impulses and aggressive behavior. Activities used elements of both curricula and included a variety of interactive performing arts activities. CAI staff and the teachers and students served felt that the residency was too short, but, despite the residency's brevity, teacher evaluations showed the following successes. Partnership staff successfully modeled how teachers could effectively teach Second Step lessons within the framework of the Tribal Rhythms program. Tribal Rhythms' drama activities prepared students to understand and express emotions using speech and writing. The residency engaged more of the student's cognitive, emotional, and physical ways of knowing, and this allowed them to feel safe enough to become more excited about school and learning.

Board of Directors:
Patricia Landry, long time CAI Board Member and Clerk, is Director of the Native American Community Headstart. Pat recently received the Gwen Morgan Emerging Leader Award from the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children. Congratulations to Pat for this honoring of her long service in early childhood education! We are also happy to announce the addition of two new members to CAI's Board of Directors: Christine Sigman of Endeca Technologies and Rick Lusignea of Foster-Miller, Inc. We look forward to putting their many talents to work at CAI in the coming months.

CAI is part of CommunityWorks, a cooperative fundraising effort among 32 grass roots organizations committed to finding immediate and long-range solutions to social problems. Supporting CW through workplace payroll contributions is like investing in a whole portfolio of social justice and economic change. Check out CW's website for a list of member groups, and don't miss the 'back by popular demand' Wendy Liebman Comedy Benefit for CW at the Regent Theater, Arlington on June 11.

Volunteer Opportunities & Internships:
CAI needs volunteers to help with office administration, grants development, and program support. If you have a few hours, or a day a week, and you would like to help out with long or short term tasks such as on-line research, data entry, program mailings or phone calls, give us a call at 617-524-6378. CAI Internships offer college and graduate students and opportunity to learn and develop their skills in marketing, public relations, grants development, management, and program development. Check out Internships on our website at or, call Susan at 617-524-6378.

Thank You:
Thanks to the fabulous volunteers who have donated their time and energy to help at CAI since the beginning of 2009 including: Liz Elia & Carlos Bruna, Natalie Chudacoff, Srikanth DeVireddy, Harihar Gangadharan, Anthony Jackson, Sara Keddy, Julia Martin, and Alex Menjivar. Special thanks to Ty dePass for designing the beautiful flyer for our Spring Wine-tasting event, and to all of the CAI's Board members who helped with fundraising events, website development, CAI hours at CommunityWorks, and countless other tasks! Thanks to CommunityWorks, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, for supporting of CAI's general operations and programming this year! Thanks to Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge, LLP, Jason Fitzgerald, Esq. and Patrick J. Concannon, Esq. for pro-bono services in CAI's legal, trademark, & publishing activities.
And a GIANT thanks to all of the generous individuals who contributed to CAI's Annual Appeal or contributed to specific programs in the past year:


What's Happening Today: April 23
Even though the
Festival doesn't officially open until tomorrow, there are a couple of things
happening today that you might want to check out.
Virtual reality is
one of the big themes of this year's Festival, and one of the coolest
exhibitions is "Virtuel Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall" at the Goethe Institut [].
This interactive 3D
installation by Tamiko Thiel and Teresa Reuterinvestigates the impact of the Berlin
Wall, which divided West and East Berlin during the Cold War from 1961 to 1989.
A digital reconstruction of a segment of the dismantled Wall and its
surrounding neighborhoods creates a place of remembrance that users can explore
in order to experience and reflect on this time in history. The opening
reception is tonight at 6pm.
Tonight at 5:30pm is
also the opening reception at the Fort Point Artists Community [](FPAC)
where Christopher Abrams and Paul Allen Bernsteinpresent, "The Lab." The
exhibition is a multimedia series of experimental, collaborative works that
allude to grade-school science fairs and experiments highlighting unexpected
features and consequences of the environment, interactivity, and the creative
Other exhibitions
that have been open for awhile are "PARSE:Visualizing Data That Makes Us Humans"
at AXIOM [],
a retrospective of the work of Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Stromat
the DeCordova [],
and "Syntax" at the Photographic Resource Center [].
If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to plan
a visit!

Keeping up with the Festival
This week's Boston Phoenix []contains
the official listing of Festival events in a handy pull-out form
that you can take with you as you wander from place to place over these next
two weeks. Be sure to pick up a copy at
one of the many newsboxes around the area, or pop by CyberArtCentral tomorrow
to grab a copy there. The Boston Phoenix has been a good friend to Boston
Cyberarts since our very first Festival in 1999 (yep - that's 10 years ago!),
and we're grateful to have them as a partner.
If you like Big Red & Shiny []as
much as we do (and that's quite a lot!), you'll be happy to know
that they're featuring a day-by-day run-down of Cyberarts events on their
site. They'll also have photos from
various Cyberarts events, courtesy of our photographer friends Rob Coshowand
Jim Manning; an interview with Festival Director George Fifield; and articles
and reviews of Festival exhibitions. Be sure to check them out every day during
the Festival.
Joel Brownover at
HubArts []
has posted an interesting and informative interview with George Fifield- some background
on the Festival and cyberarts in general, plus some info on
specific Festival events.
That's all in
addition to the Artist Blog, Twitter feed, and Facebook connection that you can
get to on our website [].
So there's no
excuse for you to not know what's going on!

Do more stuff with Yelp!
We figure that you'll
want to do more with your visits to Festival events than just visit the
Festival events, right? Well, we're
happy to report that our newest partner, Yelp [],
is here to assist you. Yelp is your
source for everything local -- from doctors and dentists to the hottest clothing
stores and independent coffee shops! It's
an online urban city guide that helps people discover cool places to eat, shop,
drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active
community of locals in the know. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review
and talk about what's great -- and not so great -- in your world.
Check out Yelp for the best local spots to hit up before, during or after one
of the many Festival events all over the greater Boston area! Want a place that
serves great burgers before
you head to a show? Just type "burgers" into the search bar and the address of
the event you're attending. Take a peek at this example []using
Cyberarts @ Beat Research with DJ RNDM. With over five million reviews, Yelp's
got the skinny on everything in your neighborhood and beyond!

What's Happening Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the official opening day of the
Festival, and we're starting with a big splash! You'll want to pay a visit to CyberArtCentral
1330 Boylston Street near Fenway Park (here's George, at the door) and check out
"Continuum" exhibition there. Performances taking place Friday evening include the
"Loops" dance and technology projec []t
the MIT Museum; the BEAMS []mini-music-marathon
Brandeis; and a performance by the Lothars at the Megapolis Audio Festival []in
Cambridge. There are also three opening
receptions: for the "Loops" exhibition
at the MIT Museum, "Go Modelmental!" at the Charles River Museum of Industry &
Innovation [];
and "Losing Ground" at the South Shore Art Center [].
For details on
these and all Festival events, go to ... []

Share and communicate!
We want to see your photos from Cyberarts events! You can upload your photos to
your own Flickraccount,
and tag them "boston cyberarts festival 2009." That way everyone will
be able to enjoy them, and get an idea of the incredible range of
events and exhibitions offered in this year's Festival.
We've already mentioned the articles and interviews being posted on ourArtist Blog
You may also want to set yourself up now to follow us on Twitter -- our Twitter
team of artists are tweeting from various events and exhibitions once the Festival
gets going.

And don't forget that you can communicate with other fans of cyberart through our
own conversational network [].
Or friend us on Facebook.


Visual Art Exhibit
"Scenes from Vagabondia"
Exhibition opened 16 April & runs through 24 May 2009
Media Contact: Mary Curtin, 617-241-9664, 617-470-5867 (cell),
Pierre Menard Gallery contact: Nathan Censullo, 617-868-2033,
[high res digital images available upon request]

Scenes from Vagabondia

[image used: La Vallée de l'Epte by Meteyard,
1890-93, oil on canvas, 15”x22”]

Thomas Buford Meteyard & Dawson Dawson-Watson
From Giverny to Scituate, 1890 – 1910
and Dawson Dawson-Watson, The Later Work

exhibition runs through May 24, 2009

at the Pierre Menard Gallery

(Cambridge, MA) Pierre Menard Gallery presents “Scenes from Vagabondia”: Thomas Buford Meteyard & Dawson Dawson-Watson: From Giverny to Scituate, 1890–1910. Along with Dawson Dawson-Watson, “The Later Work”. A visual art exhibit running through May 24, 2009. Free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours: open daily, 12-8 pm. Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge. For more information, 617-868-2033 or

Pierre Menard Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of paintings and watercolors by Thomas Buford Meteyard (1865-1928) and Dawson Dawson-Watson (1864-1939). The core of the exhibition is work made during the artists’ sojourn as charter members of the American Impressionist colony in Giverny and then in Scituate, Massachusetts after their return from France. A collateral exhibition in the lower gallery represents the work of Dawson Dawson-Watson from 1911 until his death in 1939.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Name of the Art-show: Nature Revisited

Cost : Free

Location: Middle East Restaurant
Central Square
472 Mass Ave.
Cambridige, MA 02139

Dates: During the month of April, 2009

Here is my flyer for my show:

Nature Revisited: Nature is not some entity out there by itself -we are part of it.

Helping nature and the environment means helping our-selves and the survival of our future generations.

Take care,

Friday, April 10, 2009


Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Presents

3rd Annual City Spotlights Performance

Year-Long Education Initiative Reaches Deep into Boston Communities to Feature Local Talent

Charlestown, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale & West Roxbury, and South End communities
“spotlighted” to perform at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre on May 16, 2009

BOSTON (April 8, 2009) – City Spotlights, a year-long initiative of Citi Performing Arts Center Education, launched in 2006, will culminate in its 3rd Annual Performance that will showcase the talents of four different Boston communities – Charlestown, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale & West Roxbury, and the South End. The capstone event will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now at, the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, or by phone at 866-348-9738. Tickets are available for groups of 8 or more by calling Citi Performing Arts Center Group Sales at 617-532-1116.

City Spotlights is a cultural program exploring and celebrating four Boston neighborhoods through the performing arts. The program consists of high school internships, community performance workshops, intergenerational neighborhood ensembles, and culminates in a community event featuring local artists on May 16, 2009. Past performances highlighted original performances with messages important to our City’s teens: violence, heroes, cultural identity, and education. Participants also talked about their dreams, aspirations, and hopes for the future. In this special performance, the identities of Boston neighborhoods are portrayed through dance, spoken word, theatre, song and multimedia, creating a story honoring the uniqueness and richness of Boston.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

JIMMY TINGLE EVENTS - April 8030, 2009

Hi Folks,
We finally have the new CD's in stock, so sorry for the delay. We hope you enjoy this sample audio clip: "Cafeteria Catholic"

In the Spirit of Easter & Passover and in celebration of our great fan base, the CD release party & show at the Regent Theater on April 11 will have the new CD's on sale for $10.00 rather than normal price of $15.00. I will be there signing them after the show in the most "Holiest" of moods.

Also all the shows next week in Newburyport will be highlights of other shows plus material as fresh as that week's headlines.

Thank you for all your support and please feel free to pass on this email to family & friends.

Happy Holy Days
Saturday April 11 "Jimmy Tingle In Concert" at the
Regent Theatre in Arlington
Do your part to stimulate the creative economy !!!!
CD Release Party
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 8:00 PM
Regent Theatre
7 Medford St
Arlington, MA 02474
phone: (781) 646-4849
For more information or to purchase ticketsclick here!
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 8th and Friday, April 10th 8PM
"Jimmy Tingle:In Concert", Fundraiser for Theater in the Open
Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 8:00PM
Jimmy Tingle in Concert: Laughter Stimulus Plan
Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 7:00PM
Nauset Regional High School Wrestling Team Fundraiser
Old Jailhouse Tavern, Orleans, MA

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 7:30PM
Jimmy Tingle at The New Art Center
The New Art Center, Newton, MA


This exhibition is part of "Turning Swords Into Ploughshares," the Armory building dedication ceremony. It should be quite an evening including a tour of the new facility, speeches by Mayor Curtatone, State Senator Jehlen and others. There will be music, readings and more. Below is a quick outline of the program. For more information, check out the Armory's website

B there or b !

Jane Sherrill
Visual Artist
20 Vernon St., 6-West
Somerville MA 02145

5:00 – 5:45 PM
Building Tour
5:45 – 6:15 PM
Welcome and Master of Ceremonies
Robert Claycomb, Armory Neighborhood Advisory Committee Member

An Interfaith Building Blessing
Father Thomas Corcoran, St. Catherine’s Parish
Reverend Doctor Richard R. Buckner, III, Church of the Holy Spirit

Mayoral Dedication and Citation
Mayor Joseph Curtatone

Legislative Citation
Senator Patricia Jehlen
Representative Carl Sciortino
Representative Denise Provost

Aldermanic Citation
Alderman Sean O’Donovan, Ward Five

Youth Music Performance
Drumline - A Percussion Group of 10 Somerville High School Students
Directed Brian O’Neil and Nick Dalessandro, Somerville High School Music Department

A Community Reading
Led by Robert Smyth, Armory Neighborhood Advisory Committee Member

6:15 – 7:00 PM
Armory ART Start! Reception in the Armory Café
Meet the artists who participated in our first exhibit. Also see before and after images of the Armory and bring your own photos and stories!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


COLLISION: science, technology and contemporary art
MIT Visual Arts Program Lecture Series

Ruta Remake Headscarf. Urbonas studio 2004.

April 6, 2009 at 7:00pm
'Brain, Body, Network'
Sebastian Seung, Amber Frid-Jimenez

MIT Visual Arts Program
Joan Jonas Preformance Hall, N51-337
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Phone: 001-617-253-5229

Collision is a cross-disciplinary lecture series that examines the intersection of research in science, technology and contemporary art. This event pairs current research from the MIT Visual Arts Program with cutting edge research in other disciplines including mobile communication design, renewable energy, and neuroscience. Brain, Body, Network is the fourth in a series of five events. The lecture series is directed by Ute Meta Bauer in collaboration with Amber Frid-Jimenez.

Brain, Body, Network: What is the connection between neural networks and networked culture? How does analyzing brain activity relate to designing platforms for distributed social action? What are the connections and dissonances between these two fields?

Speakers: Sebastian Seung is a Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and a Professor of Physics at MIT. A revolution is happening in neuroanatomy (the study of the brain's structure). We can now generate images that reveal the full complexity of the brain's neural network using machines that slice brains into thin sections and microscopes that see at the nanoscale. Seung's lab develops artificial intelligence to analyze the images and extract 'connectomes'-maps of all connections between neurons in a brain. Amber Frid-Jimenez is an artist, technologist, and Visiting Lecturer at the MIT Visual Arts Program. Frid-Jimenez will address the dynamic between people and machines in distributed networks, including CLI-mate, a project in development with conceptual artist Mel Chin composed of a networked platform that aims to create an intense personal relationship between individuals and global climate change.


02/23/09 - Energy, Community, Communication

Jegan Vincent de Paul is a second-year graduate student in the MIT Visual Arts Program. His Community Grid Project deals with global energy access. Wendy Jacob, an artist and research associate at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, directs the Autism Studio, exploring perceptual features of the broad range of autistic experience. Jae Rhim Lee, Visiting Lecturer at the MIT Visual Arts Program, directs the MIT FEMA Trailer Project, applying environmental justice and permaculture principles to a trailer's conceptualization and re-design.

03/02/09 - Tracking Trash

How can pervasive technologies and contemporary art expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability? Armin Linke is a new affiliate of the MIT Visual Arts Program. He is a multi-media artist based in Milan and Berlin, working in video, photography, sound, interactive installation spaces and design, combining different mediums to blur the border between fiction and reality. Carlo Ratti is a designer, engineer and agit-prop proponent. He teaches at MIT, where he directs the SENSEable City Laboratory. He also practices architecture in Turin, Italy.

03/09/09 - Bio-Diversity

Ruta Remake is an interdisciplinary project that transforms the ruta plant into a cultural icon, signifying the changing role of women in Lithuanian culture. Bodega Algae LLC is a startup company that designs systems to produce biofuel from algae, phytoplankton that absorbs greenhouse gases as they grow. From algae to energy or ruta to remix, these projects challenge our traditional notions of biodiversity. Gediminas Urbonas is a newly-appointed Associate Professor in the MIT Visual Arts Program (see below). Joe Dahmen is an architect whose work engages resource and energy consumption in the design of space and the infrastructure that supports it. He is Chief Executive Officer of Bodega Algae LLC.

04/06/09 - Brain, Body, Network

Sebastian Seung is a Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and a Professor of Physics at MIT. We can now generate images that reveal the full complexity of the brain's neural network using machines that slice brains into thin sections and microscopes that see at the nanoscale. Seung's lab develops artificial intelligence that will analyze the images and extract 'connectomes'-maps of all connections between neurons in a brain. Amber Frid-Jimenez is an artist, technologist, and Visiting Lecturer at the MIT Visual Arts Program. Frid-Jimenez will address the dynamic between people and machines in distributed networks, including CLI-mate, a project in development with conceptual artist Mel Chin composed of a networked platform that aims to create an intense personal relationship between individuals and global climate change.

04/13/09 - On the WOW Pod: A Design for Extimacy and Fantasy-Fulfillment for the World of Warcraft Addict

Panel discussion about the inducement of pleasure, fantasy fulfillment, and the mediation of intimacy in a socially-networked gaming paradigm such as World of Warcraft (WOW). Co-sponsored by the MIT Museum, the MIT Visual Arts Program Collision Lecture Series, and the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. Panelists include: Jean-Baptiste Labrune, Postdoctoral Associate at the Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab; Raimundas Malasauskas, Curator, Artists Space (NYC); Henry Jenkins, Co-Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program; Marisa Jahn, Artist in Residence, MIT Media Lab; Steve Shada, artist collaborator; Cati Vaucelle, HCI researcher, MIT Media Lab; and Laura Knott, Curatorial Associate, MIT Museum.


The MIT Visual Arts Program is pleased to announce that Gediminas Urbonas has been appointed Associate Professor of Visual Arts. Gediminas and his partner Nomeda Urbonas have gained an international reputation for their socially interactive and interdisciplinary collaborative practice exploring the conflicts and contradictions posed by the economic, social and political conditions in the former Soviet countries. Combining the tools of new and traditional media, their work frequently involves collective activities such as workshops, lectures, debates, TV programs, Internet chat-rooms and public protests that stand at the intersection of art, technology and social criticism. The Lithuanian-born artist received his masters in visual arts from the Vilnius Art Academy in 1994.


The MIT Visual Arts Program offers a two-year Masters of Science in Visual Studies (SMVisS). The program is focused on the development of artistic practices that challenge traditional genres and the limits of the gallery/museum context. The program is part of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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