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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


The Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music Proudly presents:

Guitarist Garrison Fewell, Forbes Graham trumpet and electronics,Pamela Marshall on French horn, John McLellan drums, Jodi Hitzhusen classical soprano, Melissa Kassell jazz vocalist and Sonic Sandbox with Tom Casale on double bass.

November 18, 8:00, the Nave Gallery in Somerville

The Nave gallery is located at: 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA.

$10 suggested donation, wheel chair accessible.

This concert is made possible by a grant from the Somerville Arts council

Thursday, October 13, 2011


This Saturday, I'll be leading the Somerville Bicycle Committee's annual Tour de Somerville. Our theme this year is "Arts in the 'Ville"; we'll be visiting places throughout the city where art is made, exhibited, or performed. We'll meet at 10 am at Seven Hills Park (behind the MBTA station on Holland Street), leaving promptly at 10:15.

Our stops will include the new Artisan's Asylum (home base to the local art-bike gangSCUL), the new Mudflat pottery studio, Fringe in Olive Square, and the artist studio buildings at Brickbottom, Joy Street, Vernon Street, and Washington Street Art Center.

If you're interested in local art, bicycles, or both, please join us!

A route map is at , and a ride poster at .

We don't expect any rain on Saturday, but if that happens, we'll try again on Sunday, same time and starting location.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CALL FOR CUPCAKES - November 12, 2011

The Nave Gallery is looking for a few cupcake makers who are willing to take one for the team and make some cupcakes for the Wrap Around Cupcake Reception. Wrap Around is our annual sale of affordable handmade woolen goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. It will take place November 5th & 6th, and 12th & 13th.

Cupcake Reception
Nave Gallery
November 12th, 1pm- 5pm

Chocolaty, fruity, extra moist, stuffed with THE STUFF, covered in heavenly creaminess…no matter how you make ‘em, cupcakes are mouthfuls of yum. The possibilities are endless, the crowd will love them, and it is for a fantastic cause.

If you’re interested, please email, and let us know! We’ll gratefully give our thanks by listing you on our website,

Saturday, October 08, 2011



Union Square Main Streets hosts again its Winter Craft Market on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Vendors are invited to apply for a space in this annual market that continues the energy of our weekly summer Farmers Market into the holiday shopping season.

The application can be found on-line at:

We welcome vendors of a variety of handmade products including jewelry, pottery, housewares, knitwear, toys, ornaments, perfume and more.

This is a juried market. Application deadline is November 4.

Vendor space at the Union Square Market is available outside on the Union Sq Plaza and inside Precinct Bar. Vendor spaces are designated throughout the space including on the bar and on the high side tables. The unusual setting with indoor and outdoor vendors and brunch served in the front room make for a unique and particularly festive atmosphere.

If you have any questions about the market feel free to contact me.

Mimi Graney
Executive Director
Union Square Main Streets
P.O. Box One
Somerville, MA 02143

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Small Works
Time Warner Gallery
September 24-November 2
Opening: Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm

Please join us for the opening of Small Works, this Saturday, September 24th from 2-4pm. The show features the work of 28 Greater Boston area artists creating beautiful and complex work from a variety of media. Small Works was juried by Lauren Johnston Winsor, Public Art & Donor Development Coordinator for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Ms. Winsor has over five years experience coordinating the public art programs at the NEFA in Boston. Working closely with individual artists and non-profit organizations, Winsor develops grant programs and provides technical assistance for public projects locally, regionally, and nationally. Ms. Winsor is active in organizing professional opportunities for the field through a networking and lecture series for artists and the launch of an online forum for public art in New England. She regularly lectures on public art at colleges and universities across Massachusetts and has served as an artist juror for numerous commissions, grants and gallery shows in Attleboro, Boston, and Lowell, MA as well as in Portsmouth, NH.
The Small Works artists include:

Brighton, MA: Ronni Komarow

Cambridge, MA: Laura Carmen Arena

East Boston, MA: Maureen O’Connor

Framingham, MA: Carol Blackwell

Georgetown, MA: Sandra Golbert

Haverhill, MA: Linda Germain

Lexington, MA: Ania Gilmore

Lynn, MA: Pauline Bacon, Rolf Flor, Melenie Melanphy, Nadine Mitchell, Steve Negron, Jean Noyes, Heather Meri Stewart, Barry Ridlon, Joseph White

Malden, MA: C-J Stevens

Marblehead, MA: Holly Chin, Betty Ann Downs, Barbara Rafferty, TANYA, Sandra Winter

Melrose, MA: Kathy Mohan

Middleton, MA: Lisa Bohnwagner

Newburyport, MA: Tricia Jones

Salem, MA: Janet Albert, Sara Ashodian,

Swampscott, MA: Robin Samiljan


Location: 6 & 20 Vernon Street
Somerville, MA 02145

On November 5 & 6, Vernon Street Studios will host their fall open studios (which has become a much anticipated annual event). Each year, the artists of 6 & 20 Vernon Street welcome the public into their work spaces, a community well known throughout the area for the quality of their work. During this showcase for the arts, mid-career and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of fine art styles and craft media – including painting, photography, print-making, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture and ceramics – will exhibit and sell their work ….just in time for the holiday season.

Located in an historic 19th century brick industrial building, Vernon Street was one of the first group of artists in the Greater Boston area to open their studios to the public in 1974. The Open Studios event allows attendees to learn about the creative process, interact with artists in the spaces where they create, purchase original artwork, and discover new talent.

The studios are located in the Rogers Foam facility, which is comprised of two buildings on the corner of Central and Vernon Streets. Parking is available in the large lot behind the buildings.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


The Arsenal Center for the Arts is seeking the work of artists from the Greater Boston area for a small works exhibition from December 1st, 2011 to February 5th, 2012. The work will be exhibited on the third floor gallery of the Arsenal Center and must be smaller than 12” x 12”. The work can be 2D or 3D but must be priced under $300. Arsenal Center for the Arts will retain 40% on sale of works. All media is accepted. Entry fee.


Aneleise Ruggles
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St
Watertown MA 02742


Tuesday, October 04, 2011


OCTOBER Featured Artist, Photographer Alice Wellington, at Blue Cloud Gallery: 713 Broadway, Ball SQ. Hours Tues-Sat. 11-7, Sun. 11-5

As a New Englander, Alice Wellington is fond of natural landscapes and gravitates to nature for enjoyment and reflection at all times of year. She watches its changing patterns with fascination and observes or imagines life's moments playing out in the shifting light. She looks for unplanned moments where natural light and circumstance present unusual beauty. At sunrise, late in the day and in turbulent changing weather, she pursues natural light's transitory impression to capture the instant of perfectbeauty before it turns back into the ordinary. Blue Cloud Gallery welcomes you into Alice's richly colorful views of the transcendence of the natural world.



Get ready for one of the year’s most exciting and beautiful concerts! The fifth event in the “Playing For the Planet” series of environmental benefit concerts will feature stringed instruments from three of the world’s greatest traditions, coming together to draw attention to the global climate crisis. Featured artists include the Turkish and Ottoman music of Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol and the Dünya Ensemble, the South Indian veena virtuoso Durga Krishnan, and the internationally celebrated classical guitarists Eliot Fisk and Zaira Meneses. The music begins at 7:00 pm, on Friday, November 11, at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. Tickets are $20; $15 students/seniors. All proceeds will go to the environmental organization For information, please call 781-396-0734 or go to the event website.

“Playing For The Planet” was conceived as a way for these creative musicians to contribute to the urgent struggle against global warming. Because the climate problem recognizes no national boundaries, the artists represent musical styles from three different parts of the globe. While the performers present different melodic and rhythmic concepts, they share key musical values: listening, honesty, creativity, and respect. And, of course, they are all committed to raising awareness of the potentially devastating effects of global warming.

Their choice of beneficiary,, is focused on building global consensus on reduction of atmospheric CO2 levels — action which climatologists agree is necessary to avoid catastrophic outcomes. It’ll be an incredible evening of powerful music — from some of the finest musicians in New England and the world.

NOTE: A collection of jpeg images for this event will be sent on request. A version of this press release as a PDF file is also available.

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