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Thursday, August 26, 2010

August Sketching Workshops in Cambridge - August 25-27, 2010

August Sketching Workshops - Cambridge

Learn to sketch the world around you, or come brush up on your skills! These individual workshops will teach observational drawing techniques that students can continue to expand on their own. All skill levels are welcome.

Please see for more details.

Wednesday, August 25
Animal Sketching at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Friday, August 27
Sketching Trees

Friday, August 20, 2010


Would you like to help improve the ecological health and beauty of Fresh Pond Reservation? Do you like to dig in the dirt? Consider becoming a Volunteer Steward at Fresh Pond Reservation and join a select group of dedicated, energetic, and plant savvy Super Weeders. By volunteering you can meet your neighbors, learn about urban plants and watershed protection, and help out with natural resources monitoring and restoration.

Join us on Monday evenings 5 to 7 pm or Thursday afternoons 2 to 4 pm. We meet at the front entrance of the Water Purification Facility. No experience necessary! For more information contact Deb at 617-349-6489 or

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Volunteers and Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands, Inc.
349 Lincoln Street – Building 45, Hingham MA 02043-1601 781-740-4290 phone 781-749-9924 fax

Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands News Release

For immediate release
Contact: Roma Hertel
Phone: 781-740-4290

Santa and Specters and Snow… Oh MY!
It’s all part of the summer fun on Georges Island Sunday
in celebration of Edward Rowe Snow Day

On Sunday, Aug. 22, the birthday of raconteur extraordinaire Edward Rowe Snow will be celebrated on Georges Island with a visit by Flying Santa, tales of the paranormal, and, of course, birthday cake in an annual event hosted by the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands.

A variety of FREE activities will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Georges Island to honor the historian, newspaper columnist and radio personality who worked tirelessly to preserve the island’s Civil War-era Fort Warren for future generations. All events are free.

The day will be marked with a visit by Flying Santa, who will arrive by helicopter at 1:15 p.m. The appearance is being arranged by Friends of Flying Santa, a group carrying on the New England tradition of providing holiday gifts and other supplies to isolated lighthouse families. See for more history. In 1936, Snow started helping out the Flying Santa program and he continued until the late 1970s.

Headlining the speakers on Snow Day will be Jay Schmidt, author of “Fort Warren: New England's Most Historic Civil War Site,” who will speak on the paranormal activities and ghosts at the fort and who will lead a tour focusing on the legacy of Mr. Snow.

Birthday cake will be served by Dolly Bicknell, Edward Rowe Snow’s daughter, who as a little girl accompanied him on his Flying Santa flights, and other members of the Snow clan.

There will be children’s crafts and storytelling provided by FBHI volunteers, and tours of the fort will be provided by DCR rangers as well as Jay Schmidt. Acting as emcee will be Stephanie Schorow, author of “East of Boston: Notes from the Harbor Islands.”

Jay Schmidt is a 10th generation New Englander and the great-great grandson of a Union soldier. He is a Civil War re-enactor and a former Vermont State Game Warden. Both a writer and photographer, he has written articles for Yankee, New England Printer & Publisher, Vermont Life, and other periodicals.

Snow was born on Aug. 22, 1902, in Winthrop and published more than 40 books and numerous publications. He also wrote a newspaper column and hosted his own radio show. Snow died in 1982, and in 2000 a plaque to his memory was placed on Georges Island, a place that he fought to preserve and promote.

The program begins at 11:30 a.m. Jay Schmidt will speak at 11:45 a.m. and lead a tour of the fort at noon and again at 1:30 p.m. Friends of Mr. Snow and his daughter will speak and share memories beginning at noon. DCR rangers will lead a tour of the fort at 12:30 while FBHI volunteer Bob Hearsey will present a story telling program. Flying Santa is scheduled to arrived about 1:15.

For a complete schedule of Snow Day activities, go to or call the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands at 781-740-4290.

To get to Georges Island for Edward Rowe Snow Day, visitors may catch ferries leaving from Long Wharf in Boston or the Hingham Shipyard. See the ferry schedule posted on

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


It's the lazy days of summer... but there's still action in cyber-land.

This month

Refresh at Axiom
Between Form and Color
Steampunk Competition
Call for Entries: Digital'2010
Tempus Fugit


Refresh at Axiom

We hope you have a chance to come to Axiom to see "Refresh," an exhibition of video
and animation work that explores an alternative aesthetic in digital media artwork.
Refresh, curated by Yuri Stone, features a group of artists that all ask the viewer
to reevaluate our collective definition of digital beauty and the value we place
on visual quality in contemporary culture.

The exhibition is curated by Yuri Stone, anda the artists include: Nick Briz, Michelle
Ceja, Clint Ennis, Elna Frederick, Doug Goodwin and Rebecca Baron, Duncan Malashock,
Rosa Menkman, Andrew Rosinski, and Nicolas Sassoon. .
Spanning from 8bit and ascii animations to manipulated digital video, this exhibition
creates an aesthetic and conceptual dialogue that allows us to question conventions
of digital media in our society as well as our relationship to new and past technology.
"Refresh" is on view through August 28, 2010. Axiom is located at 141 Green Street
in Jamaica Plain. For more information, visit the website [].

Image: Douglas Goodwin and Rebecca Baron, Lossless #3


Between Form and Color

Howard YezerskiGallery is presenting "Between Form and Color," a sculpture installation
by John Powelland James Tellin, on view now through August 20.
John Powell, internationally known for his architectural lighting of buildings and
bridges, brings his work inside for this exhibition. He lights simple metal objects
on the wall using color. The materiality of the metal combined with the painterly
shadow on the wall create a wonderful confluence of material and light. John has
been a participant in past Cyberarts Festivals, so we hope you'll check out his
James Tellin has been working with wood since the early 1990s. Combining elements
from sculpture, art furniture and landscape painting, Tellin allows us another way
of looking at these three disciplines.
The Howard Yezerski Gallery is located at 460 Harrison Avenue in the South End.
For more information call 617.262.0550 or visit the website [].
You can also read the Boston Globe's review []
of the show.
Image: John Powell, Shadowgram, 2010

Steampunk Competition

Our friends at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation have announced
Steampuffin's First Annual Steampunk Form & Function Design Competition.

Steampunk design solutions are primarily built using authentic Victorian (1850s
to early 1900s) objects, recycled items, salvage items, clothing and antiques that
incorporate modern technology and have specific functions for modern day, practical
uses. The competition brings together outstanding Steampunk design innovations,
details the design process and promotes the role of the Steampunk designer/craftsman.
The competition is sponsored by CMRI [],
ModVic LLC [],
and Brute Force Studios [],
and the winners will be selected by a distinguished jury of design peers. All Steampunk
design projects will be exhibited at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
in Waltham from October 22, 2010 to May 10, 2011 -- and will be part of the 2011
Boston Cyberarts Festival.
The deadline for entries is September 5, and there will be an awards ceremony on
October 30. You can get more information at [].

Image: Steampunk Stove


Call for Entries: Digital'2010

There's still time to enter Digital'2010: PLANET EARTH, the twelfth international
digital print competition and exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations,
Inc. (ASCI)
For Digital'2010, artists and scientists are invited to submit digital prints that
reflect their perceptions of our planet. Are these perceptions changing as we learn
more about Earth from explorers, scientists, and artists? What is the relationship
between living things and planet Earth? What images are evoked by calling it the
blue planet or the peaceful planet or the changing planet? What is the impact of
humans on the whole planet? What is our concern for its future?
The deadline for entries is August 16. Jurors are Maddy Rosenberg, owner/director
of Central Booking in DUMBO, Brooklyn; and Patrick Hamiltonof the Science Museum
of Minnesota. Selected works will be exhibited at the New York Hall of Science
from October 3, 2010 through January 31, 2011. For more information, visit ASCI's
website [].


Tempus Fugit ...

Yep, that means that time flies when you're planning a Festival, so there's no time
to waste. The next Boston Cyberarts Festival is scheduled for April 22-May 8, 2011,and
now's the time we need to get participating organizations lined up.

If you're an organization and are considering an art-and-technology-related show
for spring of 2011, we'd love to hear from you. If you're a cyberartist but are
not connected with a particular organization, you can use our Apropos []
artist and project database to see if you can find a home for your cyber-project.

Past Festivals have involved 50 or more organizations, including museums, galleries,
dance and music organizations, educational institutions, and others. We'd love to
include you! If you'd like to discuss this more, contact us at

Image: Moonwalk by Clea T. Waite, winner of the IBM Innovation Award at the 2007

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Boston Cyberarts extends a special thanks to our many generous sponsors. We couldn't
do the work we do without you!

1330 Boylston
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Art New England
Arts Boston
Cage & Pixelyze
Koundakjian & Co
LEF Foundation
Phoenix Media Communications Group
Tech Superpowers
The MathWorks
And many other generous institutions and individuals.

We would love to work with your company on upcoming Boston Cyberarts projects!
Please contact George Fifield at 617.524.2109 or email
[] for information on becoming a sponsor.


Contact us!

If you have cyber-events coming up that you think the Boston Cyberarts family would
be interested in, please send information and an image to
[]. We'll happily include your stuff if we get
it in time and if we have space.

For any other business, contact us at [].
Or, visit our website ... []

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