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Friday, May 31, 2013


NourishArt 3rd Annual Photography show - A juried exhibition of work that captures the best of Boston including iconic landmarks, views, celebrations, or the diverse inhabitants of the city. Show location: Nourish Restaurant, Lexington, MA. 20% of sales go to The One Fund Boston; 80% to the artist. Artists reception. The exhibit runs from July 9 to September 30, 2013. No fees.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Defining Moments: Time and Memory in Artist Books, May 30 - June 29, opening reception: Sunday, June 2, 4-6
Please join us and meet the artists!

This exhibition is organized and curated by Ronni Komarow, the coordinator of "Beyond the Book" , an annual juried exhibition of artists' books and collage in partnership with the Boston Public Library.

Artists include: Lola Baltzell, Claudine Bing, Carol Blackwell, Laura Davidson, Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore, Charlotte Kaplan, Ronni Komarow, Peter Madden, Lisa Olson, Patricia Sarrafian Ward, Marcella Stasa, Stephanie Mahan Stigliano, Susan Schmidt, M.L. Van Nice, Annie Zeybekoglu.

SOMERVILLE AMORY EVENTS - May 28 - June 3, 2013

Jeremy Lyons Live!
Tue May 28, 8-9:30 PM, in the Café
Jeremy Lyons - versatile performer, slide guitarist, singer and songwriter - plays in and with American music traditions. Come enjoy an intriguing mixture of styles that add up to the best of roots music.

American Friends of the Palestinian House of Friendship
Wed May 29, 6:30-8:30 PM, in the Café, donations
Join the annual fundraising gathering for the Palestinian House of Friendship and Smiling Faces Summer Camps. Learn about life under occupation from a peacemaker, organizer, educator, and father. View photos of the current reality and of the camps that seek to give respite to the children. Middle Eastern food and entertainment will be provided!

Somerville Climate Action and Rep. Denise Provost Film Series
Wed May 29, 7-9 PM, in the Mezzanine, donations
Somerville Climate Action is a grass-roots collaborative working for a safe and stable climate while helping to build a resilient, just, and sustainable community. This month's film is "Urban Roots: When Everything Collapses, Plant Your Field of Dreams", about urban farming in Detroit. A discussion about urban farming in Somerville will follow. Co-sponsored by Rep. Denise Provost.

World Connection: Mali Benefit Concert
Thu May 30, 7:30-10:30 PM, in the Performance Hall, suggested donation $25
An evening of music, poetry, and art to benefit the musicians of Mali and their families.

Matt Wolfe Live!
Thu May 30, 8:30-10:30, in the Café, donations
Come and enjoy Matt Wolfe and his very unique style of acoustic, progressive tap guitar! You will not want to miss this!

UFO Wrestling
Fri May 31, 6:30-10:00 PM, in the Performance Hall, $10/$12/$15
Wrestling returns to the Armory! UFO Wrestling brings local and regional wrestlers to the Armory in a one-night event!

Ask the Detective
Fri May 31, 7-9:30 PM, in the Café, $5 sugg. donation
An evening of stories, conversation and questions with David Prum, an actor and private investigator who has been working in and around Boston for over 25 years, and has a unique perspective on crime and criminals. Listen to his stories and ask questions.

Somerville Songwriter Sessions
Sat June 1, 8-10:30 PM, in the Cafe, $10
This month's session features local talents Brendan Hogan, Frank Morey, and Casey Abrams. Each will perform a solo set, after which the three will join together for a round-robin song exchange.

NOMAD- East Coast Premiere Screening with Music & Art
Sun June 2, 8-10 PM, in the Performance Hall, Free
Join us for the East Coast Premiere of NOMAD! Along with the film screening we will have several other musicians and artists playing music and showing their art.

Exhibit: Places, Faces and Musicians of Mali
Through June 15, Mon-Fri, 4-7 PM, in the Cafe and Gallery, free / donations welcome
As part of World Connection's 15th anniversary, there will be a photo art exhibition with stunning photos of projects, people, and places. Highlights of the World Connections projects will be featured with an emphasis on the musicians of Mali.


Sunday, June 30, 2013
11AM - 4 PM at Hodgkins-Curtin Park,
Davis Square

Cupcake Camp Boston celebrates all things cupcake, where amateur and professional bakers alike share their delectables to benefit a different food charity annually.

This year's charity is the Somerville Winter Farmer's Market, the largest indoor winter farmer's market in the Greater Boston area, providing access to healthy and fresh fruits , vegetables, cheeses, milk and other locally produced food products from November to April each season.

We are looking for responsible volunteers to help us manage this fantastic culinary event on Sunday, June 30, 11 AM to 4 PM. We need help before, during and after the event.

Cupcake Camp Boston is sponsored by the City of Somerville, 3 Graces Productions, Redbones and Best Rate Insurance.

To sign up, click on the link below. Questions? Drop us a line at Thanks!

Monday, May 20, 2013

LYNNARTS SIP & PAINT - June 27, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 6-8pm
25 Exchange St. | LynnArts
$35 per person

Join us for an evening of art making with your favorite beverage and best friends, as we guide you
step-by-step through a take-home masterpiece!

No artistic experience necessary.

Cash bar. All materials included.

Pre-registration required!

Contact Jennifer:
781.598.5244 |

Sip & Paint
LynnArts Inc. and The Lynn Museum and Historical Society


Join the film and media industry for a terrific Spring MPC Meeting at Coolidge Corner Theatre this Wednesday (May 22nd). Look forward to a great night of cocktails, exclusive presentations, and networking. RSVP or purchase tickets early.

Coolidge Corner Theatre: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Cocktails, Food, Networking.
7:30 - 9:00 PM: Presentations.

Admission is FREE for MPC Members. $25 General Admission.
Visit our website to join or renew membership and become part of the Commonwealth's largest film and media member organization:

RSVP + Event Info >

Industry Updates & Reports - MPC News
Film Development & Financing Panel
Co-Presented with Women in Film Video New England (WIFVNE)
Join us for a discussion on development and financing with Boston-based feature film producers Paul Bernon, Sam Slater and Blythe Robertson, moderated by journalist and WIFVNE Board Member Shannon Mullen.

Paul Bernon and Sam Slater founded BURN LATER Productions in 2012 to produce and finance films, television, and web content. Their film DRINKING BUDDIES, starring Olivia Wilde, Jake M. Johnson, and Anna Kendrick premiered at SXSW and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures for a August 2013 theatrical release. Read more about Paul and Sam in a recent Boston Globe feature:

Blythe Robertson most recently produced ABOUT SUNNY, starring Lauren Ambrose, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature at IFF Boston 2012 and garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Blythe is currently working with documentary filmmaker Mary Mazzio on her latest project and on Ira Sachs' LOVE IS STRANGE, an indie feature starring Alfred Molina and Michael Gambon.

Visit our website for panelist bios:


No events on Memorial Day (Monday May 27), but the Cafe will be open regular hours (8 AM - 6 PM).

Make Out! Crafters’ Meet-up
Mon May 20, 6:30-9:30 PM, in the Café, Free
Come meet up and “make”! Bring a project to work on, and socialize with fellow local crafters!

First and Last Word Poetry Series
Tue May 21, 7-9:30 PM, in the Cafe, $4
First and Last Word Poetry Series will feature a number of poets reading poems and also showcase an Open Mic session. Come and enjoy this monthly poetry series at the Armory!

Mayor Joe Curtatone Kick-off Event
Wed May 22, 5:30-8 PM, in the Performance Hall, Suggested contribution: $50,$100, $250, $500 (Senior citizens free)
Come join Mayor Joe Curtatone for his kick-off event! Enjoy live entertainment and food.

SAC Salon Series: Citizen Journalism
Wed May 22, 7:30-9 PM, in the Café, Free
What happens when citizens start doing their own investigating? Join us as we learn about citizen journalism from three citizen journalists: Eileen Feldman and Jason Pramas of SomervilleVoices and Barry Rafkind of Open Media Boston.

Somerville Historic Preservation Commision: Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony
Thu May 23, 6:30-9 PM, in the Performance Hall
Reception and ceremony to honor 11 Somerville owners for their award-winning preservation work on the exterior of their properties, which include both historically designated homes and older buildings in the City. SHS students will present their original drawings of each property to the owners.
Classical Café: Ensemble 451 at the Armory
Thu May 23, 7:30-9:30 PM, in the Cafe, $20 ($10 students)
The season finale for Ensemble 451's series at the Armory will feature Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons for Piano Trio. Come and enjoy a musical evening!

Big Fuzzy and Ginger Ibex
Fri May 24, 8-10 PM, in the Café, Free
Start your long weekend with Classical/Rock crossover band Ginger Ibex (piano/strings/guitar et al) and guitar/vocal duo Big Fuzzy, both performing a variety of original tunes influenced by Classical, Latin, Folk, Rock and other genres. No cover, all ages.

Café Raqs
Sun May 26, 7-9 PM, in the Cafe, $5 sugg. donation
Café Raqs is New England’s exciting new monthly dance revue celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Boston bellydance and Tribal dance community. Featuring dance artists of all levels representing multiple styles, this community-based show will showcase the talents of some of New England’s favorite and most well-known dancers as well as up-and-comers looking to make their mark on the scene.

Boston Philharmonic Funk Foundation
Sun May 26, 7:30-9:30 PM, in the Performance Hall, $10
Join us for a fun Sunday night with the Boston Philharmonic Funk Foundation. With a rhythm section, a full string orchestra and all the horns and winds you can think of, it has everything needed to perform even the most heavily orchestrated disco hits and soul ballads live for you! You won’t want to miss it!


The Somerville Council on Aging's LGBT

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)

Advisory Board Presents:

“Movies to Come Out To”

This award winning film is about a lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

This is an advance showing of the movie before it comes out to the public.

We welcome all LGBT individuals and their allies to come experience our summer film series. Our first film in the series is "Cloudburst".

Wednesday, June 5th

at the Holland Street Center at 167 Holland Street

Welcome and refreshments begin at 5:30. Show time is at 6:15. Film is 1 hour 33 minutes. Parking available in lot.

RSVP 617-625-6600 ext. 2300 or

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Call to Artists – the annual “50-100-150” Pop-Up Summer show at the Riverside Gallery in Cambridge


Riverside Gallery’s annual “50-100-150” Pop-Up Summer show:
A juried show featuring
50 pieces of original art
$100 per piece
150 minutes for the entire show
The whole event takes place on Sunday June 23, 2013 including delivery, hanging and 2 1Ž2 hours when guests will be able to enjoy and purchase work

Riverside Gallery
5 Callender Street
Cambridge 02139


Sunday June 2 Deadline to submit application
Sunday June 9 Artists will be notified on or before this date if they have been selected to participate
Sunday June 23 Day of event – details will be mailed to participants.
NOTE: If you apply early, your images (credited) may be included in the news releases!

£ 2-D pieces must be ready to hang; they may be framed and wired, or they may be sealed in clearbags, matted or not, and accompanied by a bulldog-type clip which you provide.
£ 3-D work may be displayed on tables (provided by gallery). Gallery does not have display cases, or pedestals.
£ Only original work – no reproductions.
£ All artists must provide wall labels. (Details will be sent to artists whose work is selected.)
£ No fee to apply, but if selected to participate, there is a $10 fee per artist.
£ In sales, Gallery retains 30%, artist receives 70%.
£ All work must be for sale, for $100 per work.
£ Depending on the number of artists selected, you may be invited to show more than one piece.
£ Show will take place Sunday afternoon/early evening June 23, 2013. Artists must be present for the duration of the show, and take home unsold work after the show. Specific schedule will be sent to artists whose work is selected for this show.

Jurors for this show are Carol E. Moses and Lola Baltzell.

To apply to participate:

Ø Send the information below, by email, to
Ø Attach 3 jpgs of work to be considered for the show. The jpegs should be approx. 300dpi, and of a reasonable size. These images may be used for publicity if your work is selected.

Required Registration information:
Artist's full name:
Address - street:
Address - city, state, zip:
How you got the news of of this show:
Under 25-word description of your art work, which we may use for publicity:

Optional information:
Your website
Other venues where you have shown in the last 5 years

Please feel free to distribute this artist call to any mailing lists that would be appropriate, or to individual artists.


Somerville, MA, May 12, 2013 - 3 Graces Productions is proud to present Trash Bash 2013! Somerville's First Recycled Art Competition. An ArtsUnion Event, funded in part by the Somerville Arts Council, Trash Bash 2013! was designed to harness the city's creative spirit while increasing awareness about the impact of consumerism upon our environment. Additional sponsors include Winter Hill Bank, ReCover Green Roofs, Slumbrew, Ray Zonghetti Consulting, and Arts at the Armory.
Showcasing over 30 artists, including youth, Trash Bash 2013! features art made from recyclable materials such as candy wrappers, found machinery and other objects, t-shirts, breast pumps (yes - seriously), various electrical parts, and much more. Winners will be determined by audience members and a panel of celebrity judges. Winter Hill Bank and ReCover Green Roofs have donated prize money for the youth and adult winning entries.

Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson, of Greater Somerville, serve as MC's of this event, while judges include Jenny Brown of Somerville Climate Action and Holli Banks of the Scout Magazines. Workshops are provided by Somerville Climate Action, Somerville Local First, and Next Step Living! The amazingly local Slumbrew will be on hand providing delicious samples of their beer from 1 PM to 4 PM, and food will be available for purchase in the Arts at the Armory Cafe. Guest musicians include Saladin Islam, David Tanklefsky, and Adela and Jude. Artists will have their wares on sale in the beautiful mezzanine at Arts at the Armory. Members of the public have an opportunity to participate in the creation of a classic painting made out of recycled materials. Other family friendly activities will be provided. General admission tickets are $5. Purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets at

About 3 Graces Productions: Inspired by the love of all things local, Jennifer Lawrence, the former Executive Director of Groundwork Somerville and former arts and cultural programmer at the Center for Arts at the Armory and Debra McLaughlin, the former Executive Director and founder of the Center for Arts at the Armory, joined forces to create 3 Graces Productions. Kerry Lavin is the Honorary Third Grace, the former arts and cultural programmer at the Center for Arts at the Armory. The talents of this team help win the Center for Arts at the Armory Boston Phoenix's Best of Boston Award for Best Non-Gallery Art Space for 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Lawrence and McLaughlin are driven by their mutual desire to build and celebrate community by creating inspiring events that spotlights the tremendous talents of local artists, musicians, craftspeople, artisan food and beverage producers and other small business owners in Greater Boston.

3 Graces Productions is headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts.
For more information,



Are you a teen who likes to write stories about aliens, blogs, flash fiction, or poems? Are you interested in becoming a novelist, short story writer or poet?

Somerville Public Library's Teen Creative Writing Program will offer teens writing exercises to flex their writing muscles in a fun, low-pressure, supportive environment.

The next teen writing class is offered this Sunday, 1-4pm, at the Somerville Public Library-- plus free pizza! Taught by Somerville writers Ethan Gilsdorf and Becky Tuch.

All teens welcome. No previous writing experience is needed. Students are encouraged to come as they are and need not attend all seven sessions. Materials and lunch will be provided.

Advance sign-up is requested. To register, please contact Marita Coombs, Somerville Public Library, 617-623-5000 x 2942,

More info here:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser for Somerville High School Orchestra

Tuesday, May 14th, 5pm‐closing

45 Day Street, Davis Square, Somerville

Buy a pizza, eat‐in or take‐out


Help get the SHS Orchestra to NYC!!

For further information, call 617-776-0552

Sunday, May 12, 2013


The Unexpected Party is a musical fundraiser for the Partnership For whole School Change . It features a fun game that expands our understanding of schools, a drum circle for all ages, networking, and a performance by the The Unexpected — Jamaica Plain’s new underground band. Bring what you can afford for the donation bucket (checks are payable to Cooperative Artists Institute). If you cannot attend, make your donation using PayPal and click the Make A Donation button, then under "Descriptions" type PWSC donation. Bring a potluck dish if you plan to eat dinner or snacks and beverages if you plan to nibble. If you wish to attend, send us your RSVP ASAP by sending us this email with your phone number or call us at the number below.

• DATE AND TIME: Saturday, June 8, 2013 (3:00PM to 9:00PM)
• PLACE: Cooperative Artists Institute
• ADDRESS: 311 Forest Hills Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
• TELEPHONE: 617-524-6378


Thursday, May 09, 2013


Lynn Public Schools All-City Art Exhibit LynnArts' Galleries | 25 Exchange St. | Lynn 01901 May 13 - June 7 Opening reception: Monday, May 13, 6:00-8:00 pm

Please join us for one of our most popular annual events, the Lynn Public Schools All-City Art Exhibit! Showcasing the work of students throughout the Lynn Public School system, this exhibition promises to be colorful, energetic and enjoyable. The show highlights the best work of students grades K-12 and includes sculpture, abstract, representational and computer based imagery.

Jennifer Ashworth
Coordinator of Operations | LynnArts, Inc.
25 Exchange Street Lynn, MA 01901
781.598.5244 |

Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ( rain or shine)

Powderhouse Park—(we’ll be in area that is to right of the stone fieldhouse, near the convergence of the Powderhouse rotary, College Ave., and Broadway) If the weather is not great we’ll be in the fieldhouse.

Please join us for a gathering of free food, drink, and good cheer. Each year we have a picnic to gather with our board, volunteers, friends, and newcomers.

Come out to meet the staff and board, provide us feedback and ideas. And hear about our upcoming programs and events--especially ArtBeat, PorchFest, ArtsUnion, and Joe's Jazz and Blues Fest.

This also a good time to sign up to volunteer. We always need your help with these events.

If you want to find out more about our work and meet other folks, please come out:

Google location link –,-71.103748&spn=0.061358,0.107975&t=m&z=13

For commuters--Minutes away from Davis Square and directly across the street from the bus stop. If you drive and do not have a Somerville parking permit, 2 hour parking is available on Broadway.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions. Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 06, 2013


Here are this week's events at the Armory! It's a pretty quiet week in the Hall, but there are Cafe events most nights, plus the Somerville Open Studios Kids' Art Show remains on display in the Cafe until May 10th.

Hope to see you soon at the Armory!


Lea Ruscio
The Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave. Suite 1-A
Somerville, MA 02143

Teen Open Mic Night
Tue May 7, 6-8 PM, in the Cafe, FREE
Co-sponsered by Arts at the Armory, Books of Hope, Groundwork
Somerville, and Teen Empowerment. Teen Open Mic Night sponsors teenagers
playing an instrument, performing songs, reading poems and telling

The Ways and Means Committee
Wed May 8, 8-10 PM, in the Cafe, FREE
The Ways and Means Committee are comprised of five local dudes. All
acoustic: banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, percussion, ukulele, vocals,
and mandolin. They will be playing music of yesterday and today.

Getoff My Lawn!-presented by NAME REDACTED
Thu May 9, 8-10:30 PM, in the Cafe, FREE
Kids these days. They're always getting together and telling jokes with
their twitters full of drugs and their NERF brand balls. That said,this
event will put some of them together to tell some jokes and do some
goofabouts along with your NAME REDACTED favorites. Comedy galore!

David Tanklefsky and friends
Fri May 10, 7-10:30 PM, in the Cafe, FREE
David Tanklefsky's Armory Cafe residency continues... come and enjoy a
wonderful musical evening at the Armory!

Coo & Howl and friends
Sat May 11, 7:30-10:30 PM, in the Cafe, FREE
More music! Coo & Howl are joined by The One Smith and Subpar Co-star
for a triple-bill musical evening in the Cafe.

Second Sundays Open Stage
Sun May 12, 7-10PM, in the Café, FREE
The second Sunday of every month at 7 PM, Leon Rich hosts The Arts at
the Armory Café Second Sundays Open Stage. Performers are invited to
sign up and perform for 5 minutes or shorter including setup. There will
be a video of each performance made available later in the month. Each
month will most likely include a featured artist playing a 25-minute

Boston Rueda Salsa
Sun May 12, 7-10 PM, in the Hall, $5
Boston Rueda's monthly social comes to the Armory. No partner or
experience required. This circular style of salsa dancing is a fun,
friendly cross between salsa and square dance. (Wear comfortable

SOS Kids' Art Show
on display in the Cafe until May 10
Paintings, drawings, and sketches from some of Somerville's younger
artists (up to age 14), on display as part of Somerville Open Studios.


My name is Margo Saulnier and I'm the project manager for Celebrity Series of Boston's "Play Me, I'm Yours" Street Piano Festival coming to Boston this Fall. From September 27 - October 14, we will have 75 pianos decorated by local artists placed throughout Boston in public spaces - mostly outdoors. This concept, created by British artist Luke Jerram, has been done all over the world, but this will be the first time in Boston. You can see examples of what other cities have done here:

We currently have an open call for artists to volunteer to decorate one of the pianos. There is no fee for taking on this project, but we will reimburse up to $50 in supplies. I'm attaching a general information sheet. Feel free to forward.

We have two links we would love to share:
1) Celebrity Series website includes a form to fill out if anyone is interested in participating. Please tell your colleagues to mention Somerville Arts Council in the comments section:
2) Our Facebook page:

All best,

Margo Saulnier, Project Manager PMIY
Celebrity Series of Boston
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032
Boston, MA 02116
617-359-2409 (cell)


Invitation to the Tibet Arts and Culture Festival in Somerville!

The Tibet Arts and Culture Festival presents an evening dedicated to highlighting the vibrancy of Tibetan culture, performing and visual arts, including writing and literature existing in Boston. We want to provide a platform that will serve as means to promote and preserve Tibet's artistic heritage, and to seek wider exposure of Tibetan artists, and to empower them to continue learning and preserving their artistic traditions

We will be presenting Tibetan musicians and singers graduated from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in India; Tibetan writer Pema Tsewang Shastri, guest poet Antonio Ochoa; rapper Olo Bayul and young female poet Tenzin Yang

Also presenting, Ngawang Jorden, a Tibetan contemporary painter, and a guest painter from Woester.

Photo exhibition by Tibetan photographer Sonam Zoksang, and a collection of photographs from Tibet. There will be Tibetan food and much more!

May 17th at the Armory located on Highland Avenue in Somerville, from 6pm to 10pm, tickets $15 at the door.

* Tibet Arts and Culture festival is not for profit

For more information please contact

(617) 501 62 05
or (617) 953 3416


or Email us:

See you on May 17th!
The organizing group


The Nave Gallery has a number of calls on its website, including one for its first nudes show. Deadline is fast-approaching.

The Body In Lines
DEADLINE: Friday, May 17, 2013
EXHIBITION DATES: June 5-29, 2013
LOCATION: Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
CURATED BY: Andrew Fish

The Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square seeks art exploring the geometry of the human form. The exhibition, “The Body In Lines” focuses on the linear expression of the nude—the use of lines to illustrate innate human qualities including but not limited to fragility, strength, and vulnerability.

Entries are being accepted in drawing and painting only.

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