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Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Maren Coniglione, Assistant Director
Phone: (617) 566­5715
Fax: (617) 738­8760

Evelyn Berde’s Leaving the River at the Brookline Arts Center:

In Her New Series, a Brookline Artist Explores a Path Toward Healing

(Brookline – September 27, 2011) Well­known
Brookline artist Evelyn Berde has created a new
and very personal series of monumental paintings
and sculptures that document her childhood
struggles with illness and family loss. In Leaving
the River, which will be on view at the Brookline
Arts Center from October 15 to November 22,
2011, Berde meditates on her family’s pain and her
personal struggle with illness during her childhood
in Boston’s vanished West End.

A selection from Berde’s series will be on view in
the Brookline Arts Center gallery, giving Berde an
opportunity to share these richly evocative and very
personal constructions that evoke family,
neighborhood and childhood.

“These artworks are emblematic and symbolic portraits.
They have the grandeur and monumentality of a church altarpiece,” according to
Brookline Arts Center Executive Director Susan Navarre. “They chronicle Berde’s
transcendence of her childhood illness and pain through religious and artistic growth. They
are full of color and life, but don’t turn away from the suffering that life can bring.”

There will be a free reception with the artist on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 2:00
to 5:00 p.m.

For many years, Berde worked as a child life therapist at Children’s Hospital Medical

Center of Boston. She has also taught art in the Malden Public Schools and at
Massachusetts College of Art, where she earned a B.S. in Art Education. Her work is
included in the collections of Children’s Hospital, Boston; Oregon Gallery of Art in
Portland, Oregon; Harvard University; and such private collectors as Leonard Nimoy
and Arthur Goldberg. Berde’s work has been featured in one­person exhibitions at the
West End Museum, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Perrin Gallery,
in Brookline. More information may be found on her website,
home.html .

The exhibit will be on view at the Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street,
Brookline from 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday. Admission is free and open to the
public. For more information, call (617) 566­5715 or visit

Monday, September 26, 2011


Please Be Invited to the Artist’s Reception at the Bunker Hill Community College ART GALLERY

Thursday, October 20th, at 6p.m. for “CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?”

En plein air portraits from the Streets

with refreshments and live music by YANI BATTEAU & the Styles

For more Information about this exhibit or programs offered by the BHCC Art Gallery CONTACT:

Ms. Laura L. Montgomery, M.F.A.
BHCC Art Gallery
Adjunct Professor, Visual and Media Arts Department
Bunker Hill Community College
Office of the President
250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, MA 02129
Visit our Gallery Web page at:


'Tis the season for project funding. In addition to LCC grant information, the Somerville Arts Council has compiled a list of additional resources to help individuals and organizations fund their projects.
You may also find the Somervile Art Council Grant Guidelines at

Fractured Atlas
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. We help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today's talented but underrepresented voices, we hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.

Rocket Hub
RocketHub is a community for Creatives and Fuelers. RocketHub offers two distinct services: An innovative way to raise funds and awareness for creative ventures (Crowdfunding) The ability to submit your work to be selected for tangible creative opportunities (LaunchPad Opportunities) We provide the credibility and infrastructure necessary to successfully leverage the financial power of your community, and offer the ability to discover and apply for curated opportunities. If you have a creative project, worthwhile endeavor, or are looking to discover valuable opportunities, RocketHub is here to help. Different from Kickstarter, you will get your money of you do not reach your goal.

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project. All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren't expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.

Associated Grant Makers
Founded in 1969, Associated Grant Makers, Inc. is the only regional association of grant makers, both foundations and corporations with giving programs, serving in, or making grants in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. We are a leadership organization for philanthropy with more than three decades of service to the philanthropic community.
AGM is a diverse and vibrant member association of highly engaged philanthropic organizations and individuals with interests in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. We connect new and established donors, their trustees and staff to each other, to their communities and to emerging and relevant issues in the field. AGM serves as a bridge between funders and fund applicants for better understanding, efficiency and impact. AGM is a leading and influential voice and advocate for effective philanthropy. We provide the leadership and access to knowledge and cooperative action that enables our members to create extraordinary value for each other, their grantees and to collectively shape the future of a healthy and vibrant region.

First Giving
FirstGiving is dedicated to one purpose: empowering passionate nonprofit supporters to raise more money than they ever thought possible for the causes they care about.
We partner with nonprofit organizations to allow them to plan, execute, and measure successful online fundraising campaigns and charity fundraising events with our fundraising software. For individual fundraisers, we aim to make it easy, effective, and even fun to raise money online!
Our simple, yet powerful tools, along with the fundraising tips and fundraising ideas on FirstGiving, allow nonprofits and their supporters to meet and exceed their goals of raising money for important causes, building awareness, and expanding the world of giving.

Go Fund Me
GoFundMe makes it easy for people to fundraise online for the things that matter to them most. From honeymoons to memorials and everything in between, our users invite family & friends to donate to important life-events, projects & causes.Simply sign up, create your donation website, share your link with friends and collect donations. You automatically receive each donation in real-time. GoFundMe allows you to raise money online for just about any idea, event, project or cause your family, friends & personal contacts might believe in.

Network for Good
About Network for Good
Imagine what the world would be like if every time you were inspired to help someone or something, you could -- with just a few clicks of a mouse, anywhere online. That's the mission of Network for Good. We make it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online, and we make it simple and affordable for all nonprofits, of any size, to recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet.


Call to Artists and craft vendors! Participate in the City of Somerville's second annual HALLOWEEN CRAFT FAIR

Application deadline: Monday, October 17th, 2011

Halloween Craft Fair date: Sunday, October 23rd, 12pm - 4pm.

Location: This fair takes place all the way from Union Square to Porter Square. The Halloween Craft Fair is on the Porter Square side. This year a stage with four live bands will accompany the fair to keep the mood festive and people coming!

Attached: PDF with same information as listed below.

About Somerville Arts Council
Since 1985, the Somerville Arts Council has been producing craft events that help the economic and creative growth of the city. This includes ArtBeat, ArtsUnion, and now working with SomerStreets to provide more opportunities for craft artists. We have successfully built ArtBeat into a festival that includes over 80+ craft vendors and continue to grow the Union Square ArtsUnion market series which includes: Sew What?!?, Boston Handmade, Urban Country Fair and the Rock and Roll Yard Sale.

About SomerStreets
The City of Somerville has implemented a new program called SomerStreets. This program allows residents to explore the City by shutting various streets to promote safe walking, running, biking routes in various locations throughout the City.

About the Halloween Craft Fair
Somerville Avenue will be closed on Sunday, October 23rd to car traffic from 12p.m. to 4p.m. between Union Square to Porter Square and open to everyone for dancing, walking and cycling. The Halloween Craft Fair will be on the Porter Square side (same as last year). The big difference from last year is that there will now be a stage with four bands playing next to the Craft Fair to draw crowds! To be considered as a vendor you must adhere to all listed rules and fill out the vendor application attached.

The Basics
* This is a juried craft market.
* To be considered as a vendor, all your items must be handcrafted or hand-designed. Imported handcrafted items will also be considered.
* Work does not have to be seasonally themed but preference may be given to those who have work fitting the theme.
* For 2011, there is a $25 fee to apply. This year this does NOT include the fee for the table. There is a $10 fee for a 6' table and two chairs if needed.(Vendors must supply tent if desired)
* The Somerville Arts Council reserves the right to amend or add to the applicable rules pertaining to and governing the Market at any time.

Date and Time
* The Halloween Craft Market will take place Sunday, October 23rd at 12pm-4pm. Set-up will start at 10:30am.

Set-Up and Operations (retain this information for reference if you are accepted)
* Table and chair spaces will be assigned to vendors by the Market Coordinator at Check-in (between 10:30am-12pm)
* Set-up is not permitted before 10:30am on Market day and vendors must be ready for operation by 12pm. Booths must be staffed during
operating hours, 12pm-4pm. Vendors are not allowed to disassemble booths before 4pm. Operations of the Market should not be disrupted, nor the safety and convenience of shoppers or vendors be jeopardized.
* Halloween Craft Market will be held Rain or Shine - please be prepared by bringing the necessary rain shelters or awnings.
* Vendors should display a sign identifying the artists/business name. Signage must be securely attached to table and not disturb foot traffic.
* Vendors are responsible for keeping their space attractive during Market hours and for cleaning up their space after the Market closes,
including removal of garbage and sweeping up any scraps. Thank you for your cooperation.

**Halloween Craft Market Application**
Please cut and paste this application into an email, answer the questions and attach five .jpgs of your work. Then send it by Monday, October 17th to:
You will receive an e-mail within 24 hours letting you know if you have been accepted. Once accepted you must mail a non-refundable check to the Somerville Arts Council to reserve your spot.
If you plan on bringing your own table = $25 check
If you would like us to supply a table and chairs = $35 (additional $10 fee for 6' table & two chairs)

Applicant Name:
Business Name:
Phone: (Day) (Evening)
Crafts Category (pls circle): jewelry ceramics photos prints fabrics/textiles drawings/paintings other:
Price Range: $ to $
Describe the work you plan to sell at Halloween Craft Market:

Please provide a description of your booth set up:

Money for the Arts: Somerville Arts Council 2012 LCC Grants

If you have ideas about a project but need feedback, or for more information, please read the guidelines and then attend one of our information sessions.

Final information session this Monday:

Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, 6-7:30pm
Cross Street Senior Center
165 Broadway

Funding is available for individuals, schools, community groups and non-profit organizations in the fields of dance, film/video, literature, theater, music, visual arts, multidisciplinary and cultural heritage. Grants may be used for afterschool and summer programs, school residencies and field trips, artist fellowships, arts events, exhibitions, public concerts and more.

Guidelines & applications now available at the Arts Council office, libraries, and online at

Tip: Read the Guidelines and Application PDF, then download the individual Word application forms that you need. All forms and guidelines are here:

If you are a teacher or school, note that the MCC has changed the name of the PASS program to LCC Field Trip program. The application process is the same. These forms as also on the website.

Application POSTMARK deadline: SAT., Oct. 15, 2011 (or drop off on Friday, Oct. 14th by 4:30; NO drop off on Sat.)

Gregory Jenkins
Executive Director
Somerville Arts Council
617.625.6600 ext. 2985


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. You will receive directions and information on parking when you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at or call 617-349-6489 and leave your name and phone number.

Saturday, October 1
8 to 10 am
Street end of Neville Place driveway
650 Concord Avenue
We will look for migrating songbirds and waterfowl that have stopped to rest and feed at the Reservation on their way south for the winter. We’ll also look for year-round Fresh Pond avian residents. Beginners are welcome! We have binoculars to lend and will show you how to use them.

Fridays in October
9 to 10 am
Water Purification Facility front door
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Kids! Bring your parents and friends to the next Reservation Ramble! Join us for a leisurely walk to meet plants and animals living in the Reservation. The walk is cancelled if it rains. To get on the email list, contact Deb at 617-349-6489 or

Saturday, October 15
1 to 3 pm
Kingsley Park parking lot
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Join us for a family "bug" walk! The bioswale at the bottom of the Kingsley Park hillside is a rich habitat for wildflowers, the insects that eat them or drink their nectar, and the critters that eat the insects. With naturalist Tom Murray as our guide, we will identify whatever we find, adding them to our inventory of insects at Fresh Pond. Wear old shoes and long pants. Kids are welcome with an adult.

Monday, October 17
6 to 7:30 pm
Water Purification Facility front door
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Come learn how water that falls as rain in the western suburbs is transported to Cambridge, purified into drinking water, and piped to our homes and businesses. Members of the Cambridge Water Department staff will describe the process, answer your questions, and give a tour of the building.

Sunday, October 23
2 to 5 pm
Maynard Ecology Center, basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue
Mycologist Lawrence Millman has identified 192 mushroom species at Fresh Pond. For the seventh straight year, he will be leading a Fresh Pond mushroom foray that will give you the chance to add to this list as well as learn more about the world of fungi. He'll also be selling (and signing!) copies of his new book Fascinating Fungi of New England, the first guidebook devoted exclusively to New England mushrooms.

Monday, October 24
6 to 7:30 pm
Water Purification Facility front door
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Chip Norton, Cambridge Watershed Manager, will give a tour of Fresh Pond Reservation’s conservation and recreation areas. He also will use maps and diagrams to help illustrate the goals for these major restoration projects.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Please join me at Home Sweet Home on Oct. 22. You can taste delectable desserts and dessert wine, enjoy a buffet dinner with local ingredients, dance to the amazing LOVE DOGS and HELP THE HOMELESS MOVE FROM SHELTERS TO HOMES. SEE FLYER BELOW:


Follow us on Facebook:

Watch this short video on Youtube about Jean and her 5 children living in a motel room:

More info and dessert photos:

Buy tickets:

Just donate:

About chaf:

Love Dogs sound clips:


- TV Diner guest appearance with Billy Costa (
- One week at Provincetown condo
- Tour of Formaggio Kitchen Cheese Cave
- Red Sox tickets
- Bruins tickets
- Ski & Stay packages at Sunday River & Sugarloaf


Thursday, September 22, 2011

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology Fall 2011 Lecture Series

Zones of Emergency: Artistic Interventions – Creative Responses to Conflict & Crisis

Monday, September 26 at 7:00 PM
Tess Thackara
Popularizing the Fight for Indigenous Rights: How Using Films and Images Can Shift Public Opinion and Change History
Bartos Theater at MIT, Wiesner Building (E15), Lower Level
Keynote: Tess Thackara, Director, Survival International (USA)
Respondent: Ute Meta Bauer, ACT Associate Professor, MIT (USA)

This lecture explores the work and methodology of human rights group Survival International, with a particular focus on the group’s efforts to generate a groundswell of support for tribal people all over the world. Using Survival films and campaigns as case studies, the lecture will focus on the need to popularize the narrative surrounding indigenous land rights. Tess Thackara directs the USA office of Survival International, whose major campaign successes include the Indian government banning aluminum giant Vedanta Resources from mining the sacred lands of the Dongria Kondh tribe in 2010, and the High Court of Botswana’s affirming the Bushmen’s right to access water on their ancestral lands in 2011. Survival International:

MIT Bartos Theater, Wiesner Building (E15)
20 Ames Street, Cambridge
(see directions below). Free and open to the public.

For more information:


The Zones of Emergency: Artistic Interventions – Creative Responses to Conflict & Crisis Fall 2011 lecture series investigates initiatives and modes of intervention in contested spaces, zones of conflict, or areas affected by environmental disasters. The intention is to explore whether artistic interventions can transform, disrupt or subvert current environmental, urban, political, and social conditions in critical ways. A crucial question is how can such interventions propose ideas, while at the same time respecting the local history and culture.

The Fall 2011 lecture series is directed by Ute Meta Bauer and is part of the courses 4.365/4.366 Zones of Emergency: Artistic Intervention – Creative Responses to Conflict and Crisis (instructors Ute Meta Bauer/Jegan Vincent de Paul), 4.330/331 Intro to Networked Cultures & Participatory Media (instructor Gediminas Urbonas), and 4.360/4.361 Performance Workshop (instructor Joan Jonas).

The Fall 2011 ACT lecture series is free and open to the public, and is funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.

September 26, 2011
Tess Thackara, Director, Survival International (USA)
Popularizing the Fight for Indigenous Rights: How Using Films and Images Can Shift Public Opinion and Change History
Respondent: Ute Meta Bauer, ACT Associate Professor, MIT (USA)

This lecture explores the work and methodology of human rights group Survival International, with a particular focus on the group’s efforts to generate a groundswell of support for tribal people all over the world. Using Survival films and campaigns as case studies, the lecture will focus on the need to popularize the narrative surrounding indigenous land rights. Tess Thackara directs the USA office of Survival International, whose major campaign successes include the Indian government banning aluminum giant Vedanta Resources from mining the sacred lands of the Dongria Kondh tribe in 2010, and the High Court of Botswana’s affirming the Bushmen’s right to access water on their ancestral lands in 2011.
Survival International:

October 3, 2011
Jack Persekian, Curator (Jerusalem)
In the Meantime
Respondent: Nitin Sawhney, Assistant Professor, The New School (USA)

In 1992 Jack Persekian founded Anadiel Gallery, the first and only independent gallery for Palestinian artists in Jerusalem. Persekian later founded the Al-Ma’mal Foundation to continue the gallery’s mission and to further promote, instigate, and disseminate the production of art in Palestine. In his talk, Persekian will share his experience – the challenges and the outcomes – of creating a space for Palestinian artists in Jerusalem. Have the methods for working in contested spaces, such as Israel, changed over the years? Does art have the potential to engage a zone of conflict in a different way than politics? Persekian was Head Curator of the Sharjah Biennial (2004–2007), Artistic Director of the Sharjah Biennial (2007–2011), and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation (2009–2011).
Al-Ma’mal Foundation:

October 17, 2011
Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab (USA)
Enabling Emergent Voices And Expression Through Technology
Respondent: Brendan Mcgetrick, Independent Writer & Designer (China)

Moore’s law and the Internet have dramatically reduced the cost of producing and distributing information. This has greatly lowered the cost of collaboration and has empowered a qualitatively different “public” to think, express, and act without, or in spite of, central authority. These changes and advances in technology enabled interventions such as low-cost video cameras in the case of WITNESS; blogs (Global Voices); or open hardware and software used to build, distribute, collect and visualize data from geiger counters (Safecast). Ito will discuss how these trends relate to media, citizenship, academics, and conflicts. Joichi Ito was named Director of the MIT Media Lab in April 2011.

October 31, 2011
Lucy Walker, Filmmaker (UK)
99 Is Not 100 – Documenting the Transformative Power of Art, or the Art of Transformative Documentary
Respondent: Claude Grunitzky, Chairman, True; Sloan Fellow, MIT (USA)

How do we observe or quantify the impact of an artistic intervention or the impact of a documentary film? Lucy Walker will be reflecting on the experience of making and showing the film Waste Land, a documentary about artist Vik Muniz’s collaboration with the self-designated recyclables materials pickers of Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill in the world. The film has won over thirty international awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Lucy Walker has directed four award-winning feature documentaries: Devil’s Playground, Blindsight, Waste Land and Countdown To Zero.

November 07, 2011
Stella McGregor, Director, Urbano Project (USA)
Ploughshares from Swords – Social Sculpture and Cultural Agency
Respondent: Gediminas Urbonas, ACT Associate Professor, MIT (USA)

How does creative activism contribute to society? How do we moderate crises through individual and collective art practice? How do we reconcile the arts, activism, and pedagogy? Stella McGregor, Founder and Director of Urbano Project, will share her experience of working with inner city youth and introduce projects such as Violence Transformed, and Pedro Reyes’ Palas por Pistolas. Stella McGregor has been an artist and a cultural worker for over 25 years, working on projects in Boston, New Orleans, Macedonia, and Taiwan.
Urbano Project:

November 14, 2011
James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor
& Shun Kanda, Senior Lecturer, MIT (USA)
MIT japan 3/11 initiative
Respondent: Jegan Vincent de Paul, ACT Lecturer, MIT (USA)

In the aftermath of the disaster suffered in Japan, MIT launched the MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative, a multi-year collaborative project focused on disaster-resilient planning, design and reconstruction. Back from the first MIT Japan 3/11 workshop which took place this summer, Shun Kanda and Jim Wescoat will discuss the process and challenges in planning and implementing alternative strategies for disaster-preparedness. Shun Kanda is a Tokyo native and the Director of Architectural Studies for the MIT-Japan Program. James L. Wescoat, Jr. is Aga Khan Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT.
MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative:

November 21, 2011
Amar Kanwar, Filmmaker & Artist (India)
Respondent: Bish Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development & Planning, MIT (USA)
Indian artist and well-known filmmaker Amar Kanwar creates documentary-based multi-channel installations that deal with the politics of power, violence, sexuality, and justice. In The Torn First Pages, Kanwar unfolds the struggle for democracy in Myanmar. The eight-chanel video piece The Lightning Testimonies reflects upon a history of conflict in the Indian subcontinent through the experiences of sexual violence against women during and after the 1947 partition. Kanwar’s work has been shown in museums across the globe, and he received numerous awards for his works and humanitarian engagement. Kanwar participated in documenta 11, 12, and currently works on a commission for documenta 13.


Joan Jonas: My New Theater: Reading Dante III
September 14–October 31, 2011
MIT Medial Lab Complex, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA, USA

The Otolith Group in Conversation with TJ Demos
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 7 PM
Panel Discussion
Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA, USA

Marianne Amacher Tribute
Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 5–9 PM
Panel Discussion & Concert
ACT Cube, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA, USA

Centerbeam Documentary, 1977
November 10, 2011 at 7:30–9 PM
Screening & Panel Discussion
MIT Medial Lab Complex, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA, USA

Márton Orosz: Visual design and camouflage –
Light as creative medium in the art of György Kepes
Tuesday, November 29 at 7 PM
Public talk. Márton Orosz is the first ACT Kepes Fellow and serves as the Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (Hungary).
Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA, USA


Unless otherwise noted, all the events above take place on MIT campus.
Click here for a map of the MIT campus.

The lecture series is held in MIT's Bartos Theater located on the Lower Level of the Wiesner Building (E15) at 20 Ames Street, Building, Cambridge, in close proximity to Kendall Square.

By Public Transportation
Take the MBTA red line to the Kendall/ MIT stop, follow Main Street west to Ames Street, turn left, walk the distance of about one block to the crosswalk and the Wiesner Building (E15) is on your left.


The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology operates as a critical studies and production based laboratory, connecting the arts with an advanced technological community. ACT faculty, fellows and students engage in advanced visual studies and research by implementing both an experimental and systematic approach to creative production and transdisciplinary collaboration. As an academic and research unit, the ACT Program emphasizes both knowledge production and knowledge dissemination. In the tradition of artist and educator György Kepes, the founder of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies and an advocate of “art on a civic scale,” ACT envisions artistic leadership initiating change, providing a critically transformative view of the world with the civic responsibility to enrich cultural discourse.

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E15-212
Cambridge MA 02139-4307

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Haines Square Fall Festival Committee is seeking artists and crafters for its Fall Festival October 15th from 10 am – 3 pm. (Rain date is October 16th). The festival will feature acapella groups from Tufts, vendors from Medford Farmers Market, nonprofit organizations, photographers, children's activities, painters, and crafters. Glass blowers from Diablo Glass Blowing school of Jamaica Plain will be demonstrating glass blowing techniques throughout the day. Cost is $25 before September 16th. The festival will run along Salem St from Sheridan Ave to Fellsway West . For more information and an application, contact Mike Oliver at

Monday, September 12, 2011


CAC Grants
Funding for arts projects benefiting the Cambridge community.
Grant Writing Workshop: THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011
CAC Grant Deadline: FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011 at 12pm*

Gallery 263, a 2011 CAC Grant recipient. Image courtesy of David Pendery

Coming Up!
Grant Writing Workshop
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 6:00-8:00 pm
Bring a draft of your proposal, and get one-on-one guidance and feedback on your application.
Cambridge Arts Council, City Hall Annex
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl. (Conference Room)
Please RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 13 to or
call 617-349-4381.

CAC Grant Guidelines & Applications are available at the Cambridge Arts Council and at:

Gallery 263 (pictured above) was a 2011 CAC Grant recipient for their Artist-in-Residency program. This collaborative program provides full access to Gallery 263 as a working studio for a small group of artists. The residencies give the public a unique opportunity to witness work in progress, and gain a peek into the creative process. Each Residency concludes with a group exhibition that features work produced during the period.

See the full list of 2011 CAC Grant recipients to learn more about programs that received funding last year.

*Completed applications must be received by Friday, October 14, 2011 at 12:00 Noon. This is not a postmark deadline. Applications received after 12:00 Noon on October 14, 2011 will not be reviewed.


Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-5
September 15 – October 22

MOROCCO: Sister City Visions: a Tiznit/Somerville Art Exchange
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 18, 4-6pm.

This exhibition is a direct outgrowth of the Somerville-Tiznit Sister Cities relationship that included a trip to Tiznit in December 2009 by a Somerville delegation led by Mayor Joseph Curtatone. While in Tiznit, the delegation met a group of Moroccan artists and art educators and toured their studios. Sister City Visions will include the three Brickbottom Artists who participated in the Moroccan tour; David Colombo, Pauline Lim, and Cynthia Maurice, as well as Tiznit Artists M'barek Bouhchichi, Ali el Boukhari, Ahellal Hakim and Mahfoud Namouss, and others.

Live Moroccan music will be provided by Mike Rivard, composer, bassist and sintir player during the opening reception.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


WMBR is looking for designs to use on fundraising swag.

WMBR is a college/community radio station affiliated with MIT. We are a local, non-commercial station, broadcasting at 88.1fm, and online at We are 100% volunteer, with no paid staff. This is rare - even among other local college and public stations. Our only sources of income are listener donations and a small stipend from MIT.

Each November, we host a week-long fundraising drive to replenish our capital budget and keep the station on air for another year. Typically, we offer various premiums -- wmbr-branded T-shirts, bumper stickers, etc. -- to donors as our way of saying thanks and for them to wear in support of the station.

Each year we choose different designs for these premiums, which is where you come in! We are reaching out to the local artist community for logos or other images. This year is special for us, we’re celebrating 50 years on the air! Because of this, we’re especially looking for designs that highlight the 50th anniversary of WMBR.

While we can't provide cash payment, any designers whose images we use will receive publicity via on-air mentions and on our website, as well as ample samples of their work on the actual premiums. In addition, you'll be helping out one of the premiere radio stations in the region.

If you're interested in helping us out, please respond by Monday, Sept. 12. Reply to me at with a jpeg or link to your proposed design. Rough drafts are welcome if accompanied by examples of other finished work.

You can see examples of previously used artwork here:
(you don't need to have a facebook account to view these)

We had a great response when we reached out to this community last year. Thanks for your consideration and please feel free to pass this along to anyone you feel might be interested!

~Jon Bernhardt

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