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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


This Saturday is the last day to view the Washington Street Art Center's exhibition on toy photography. The Nave will have two openings in September. Full details below.


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Three galleries, three exhibitions
Local, national & international artists
The very first Somerville Toy Camera Fest

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Jim Baab
Richard Chase
Liz Ellenwood
Alice Grossman
Stephanie Goode
Beth Hankes
Lee Kilpatrick
Patty Lemke
Ted Ollier
Colby Perry
Rebecca Philio
Ana M. Reyes

Alternating Weekends, Warren O. Harold
Alternating Weekends Warren O. Harold
Juror's Exhibition, I
Nave Gallery, Teele Square
September 7-28, 2013
Juried by: Isa Leshko

Opening Reception: September 6, 6-9 pm
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Kathy Chapman
Perry Dilbeck
Shawna Gibbs
J.M. Golding
Warren O. Harold
Jennifer Henriksen
Karen Janas
Jose Manuel Madrona
C. Gary Moyer
Suzanne Révy
Claudia Rippee
Michelle Sheppard
Barbara Traub
Kavita Venkateswar
Elizabeth Wood
James Zall

Exhaustion After Firefight, Erin Trieb
Exhaustion After Firefight
Erin Trieb
Juror's Exhibition, II
Nave Annex, Davis Square
September 11-28, 2013
Juried by: Isa Leshko

Opening Reception: September 6, 6-9 pm
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Meg Birnbaum
Mara Brod
Kelly Burgess
Kathy Chapman
Ron Cowie
Ashley Craig
Sara Fields
Bill Franson
Warren O. Harold
Silke Hase
Michael Kirchoff
Erin Trieb
Bill Vaccaro

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Lou Cohen: Music | CD Release Party

Symphony 8

an algorithmic electronic composition by Lou Cohen


an algorithmic electronic composition by Lou Cohen


performs a new composition by Lou Cohen: grizzles

as well as something else

In addition, we will take some extra time between sets to chat about Lou, and his music.

Our thoughts go to Lou and his family as he faces the final stages of cancer.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 (special 3 pm start time)

Third Life Studios
33 Union Square
Somerville, MA
(Almost at the heart of Union Square, on the segment of
Somerville Ave. coming into Union Square from Porter Square)

For directions and parking:

Doors open at 2:45. Music at around 3:00 p.m.
free admission

Lou Cohen, born 1937, has composed music since age 11. He studied mathematics at MIT, and has studied music privately. Composition teachers include John Cage, Ernst Levy and Alan Kemler. He studied harpsichord and early music performance practice with John Gibbons. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Readings that have influenced him a great deal: Joseph Schillinger's The Mathematical Basis of the Arts and The Schillinger System of Musical Composition; and Iannis Xenakis's Formalized Music.

In the early 1960s Cohen promoted new music in the Boston area by producing concerts in collaboration with Christian Wolff, in which the New York School was heavily represented. For a long time afterwards while working as a software engineer and product development consultant he composed in isolation. In April 2004 he produced his first concert in more than 40 years, in collaboration with the electro-acoustic group ONDA.

Since then he has appeared as a laptop improviser in numerous concerts in the Greater Boston area. The laptop software created by Cohen responds to movements of wiimote game controllers, and uses Csound to create sounds. Over the years he has performed with many fine musicians, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Christian Wolff, Ken Ueno, Tim Feeney, James Coleman, Lou Bunk, Joshua Jefferson, Andrew Eisenberg, Vic Rawlings, David Tudor, Jack Wright, Katt Hernandez, Forbes Graham, Paul Hoskin, Andrea Pensado and many others.

His collaborations with video artist Bebe Beard, and his own computer animations have been shown in many galleries and film festivals around the world.

Cohen's compositions from 1960 to 1990 were written for a range of instrumental ensembles, and generally algorithmically employed 12-tone and serial techniques. A few of these pieces used open score and chance processes as well.

Starting around 1990, Cohen switched to composing using computer-generated sounds and software-computed structures. The programmable synthesizer Csound has been the primary tool for this work along with software of his own design. Most of these pieces were composed by means of algorithmic and stochastic processes, with emphasis on granular synthesis.

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Monday, August 19, 2013


"small works" Art closing party Thurs August 22 at SweeTree Ink Gallery 281A Mt Auburn St in beautiful Watertown Mass 7-11pm, featuring art works by Chris Graichen, Alvan Long and Me ... Dave TREE! Lots of new and old small pieces of art for your absorbing pleasures, please spread the good word and come down and support the new art scene in Watertown!

Thanks to everyone that came to the opening , if you missed that event then we got another one for the closing of the show on Thurs August 22. The art will be up until then so feel free to make an appointment to see the work or by all means come by and celebrate the work at the closing before it all comes down. Free and Open to the Public!

Check out the cool review we got in Thrash N Bang

Refreshments will be served!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

LYNNARTS GALLERY EXHIBITIONS - August 17 - October 5, 2013

Both Exhibits: August 17-October 5
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 17, 2-4 PM

In our Time Warner Gallery

Mixed Media

A juried exhibition featuring artwork by:

Janet Albert, Holly Chin, Ken Coder, Elaine Caliri Daly, Joanne Desmond, Carin Doben, Eleanor Fisher, Peter Grimshaw, Joanna Kao, Susan Kauder, Andrew H. Martensson, Abigail Nelson, Barbara Rafferty, Leslie Fahn Rosenberg, Brain Shea, Kelly Slater, Brain Thomas, Suzanne Ulrich, Martin Whitkin and Laura Wilhelm.

Juried by: Sand T. Kollach

In our Community Gallery

Imagination, Symbol & Spirit
A Duo Exhibition featuring the work of: Priscilla Hathaway & Marilyn McKeon

These two artists, each with their own critical life struggles, work from the mind. Images that seem to birth themselves from both of these prolific women invariably end up on paper, using marker, crayon, pen, pencil, colored pencils, acrylic paint – basically whatever their ideas demand. Images of life and death, religion, relationship, family, femininity and masculinity, as well as elves, fairies and landscapes, all seem to weave their way into their art.

Priscilla has shown widely and she generously will donate her art and hopes to continue to share her work with others, while Marilyn, as Priscilla states, “deserves to be known and appreciated for her brilliance,” and has also shown in several public exhibits. They are both long time friends and find solace, peace and challenge through the creation of art.

Jennifer Ashworth

Coordinator of Operations | LynnArts, Inc.

25 Exchange Street Lynn, MA 01901

781.598.5244 |

Friday, August 16, 2013


Hello lovely Art Council Volunteers

There are still many more events along the horizon. Below, is a list of upcoming events that we will be volunteers for as well as available shifts. If you are interested, contact Heather Balchunas Hope you can make it.

Rock and Roll Yard Sale

Volunteers needed-- info table two shifts 11:45-2:30pm and 3-6
Sunday, August 25
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

About the event:

The smell of vinyl and vintage goods fills the air again.

Chris and Jennifer Daltry of What Cheer? in Providence have been putting on their Rock And Roll Yard Sales for almost 10 years now in Rhode Island and also in Massachusetts as part of the Somerville Arts Council's ArtsUnion program. These events feature local independent sellers offering up a quirky and unique mix of Vinyl Records / Music Related Stuff, Vintage Goods, and DIY Handmade Items - but with a focus on Vinyl Records, the Somerville Rock And Roll Yard Sale is the perfect place to find both bargains and hard-to-find records. Some of New England's best Record Sellers will be on hand with piles and crates of vinyl to dig through, including LPs, 45s, 78s in addition to CDs, Cassettes, old 8-Track Tapes, Music and Audio Gear + other Music Memorabilia, making for a perfect way to find one-of-a-kind items and support DIY and Independent Small Businesses at the same time.

Utsav! A Fest of Punjabi & Sikh Culture
Volunteers needed-- info table two shifts 3:30pm-6pm and 6pm-8:30pm

Saturday, September 7
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy food, traditional dancing, and Gatka martial arts, complete with swords!

About the event

Utsav is an Indian word meaning "feast-day" or festival. Our festival celebrates Punjabi and Sikh culture and traditions including Bhangra dancing, Gatka performances (a form of martial arts using swords and other weapontry) and performances by Dhandis who are a group of Sikh historical religious singers. Also look forward to lots of delicious homemade food provided by the Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Society and more entertainment and booths through the evening!

SomerStreets noon-4pm

Sunday, September 8th (Holland Street- Davis Sq. to Teele Sq.)

Volunteers needed:
Event set up (10 am-noon) 4-6 people includes setting up Tables and Chairs and Vendor Check In

Activity coordinator- Oversee and manage children's events (11:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) 2-3 people throughout the day

Shifts available 11:45-2pm and 2pm-4:15pm
Information and Traffic management (11:45 a.m.- 4 p.m.)
4-6 people throughout the day
Shifts available 11:45-2pm and 2pm-4:15pm

Fluff Festival

Saturday, September 28

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Volunteers needed-- info table two shifts 2:45pm-5pm and 5pm-7:30pm
About the event:

Get the sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fill of your favorite Somervillian food, FLUFF!

We'll be shutting down Union Square for an all day celebration. Produced by Union Square Main Streets, "What the Fluff" celebrates the genius of Archibald Query who invented Fluff here in Union Sq. in 1917. This seventh annual event calls upon artists, musical and theatrical performers, inventors, humorists and the general public to celebrate the great American creation. This year it's a Fluff-Fluff-Fluffy World as we celebrate the world-wide love of Fluff, the cultural diversity of Union Square, and the ability of Fluff to adapt to every international cuisine.


Call to Artists HONK inspired wanted for next month's exhibit

Music really does make the world go round. And there is no finer example than the larger than life street festival-- HONK which takes place each year right in the heart of Davis Square every October. In honor of this fine tradition, the September window will be showcasing work inspired by the event.

How does music move you? Do you have pieces of HONK inspired art? SAC/Inside-OUT Gallery in collaboration with HONK are looking for artists to participate in next month's exhibit. We are open to all media- photo, painting, sculpture, puppetry, video, print-making, etc that depicts the lively energy and spirit of HONK.

How to apply:

Please send 5 jpegs of your work to:
Heather Balchunas

In the submission include:
Your name, size of the piece, medium, and your affiliation with Somerville.

Deadline for submission is August 30

About HONK
Across the country and around the world, a new type of street band is emerging. Acoustic and mobile, borrowing repertoire and inspiration from a diverse set of folk music traditions – New Orleans second line brass bands, European Klezmer, Balkan and Romani music, Brazilian Afro Bloc and Frevo traditions, as well as the passion and spirit of Mardi Gras and Carnival– these "honkers" all share a commitment to several core principles. Metaphorically speaking, they honk their horns for the same reasons motorists honk theirs: to arouse fellow travelers, to warn of danger, to celebrate milestones, and to just plain have fun.

The HONK! Festival is a grassroots, non-profit event made possible by the financial and in-kind support of a thousand local residents and businesses. For the duration of the Festival, more than 350 musicians will be housed by generous neighbors and friends and many local restaurants will generously provide food for the performers and volunteers. Scores of community members have donated hours of labor to make HONK! possible. Most significantly, none of the bands will be earning any money for the festival, and most will have only some of their travel expenses covered. The bands are inspired to travel great distances, at great personal expense, to joyously celebrate our hard work to reclaim public space—the world over—for all people. The bands long to connect in honor of our struggles for justice. We hope you will come, to connect and celebrate with us, and further the cause of freedom, justice and collective emancipation.

About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.


New applications and guidelines are now available here:

Grant Program Community Meeting and Info Session
Monday, August 19th 6-8pm
344 Broadway, 2nd FL Conference Room

Grant Writing Workshop
Monday, September 23rd 6-8pm
344 Broadway, 2nd FL Conference Room

Grant Submission Deadline
Tuesday, October 15th 5:00pm
Cambridge Arts Council
City Hall Annex
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl.
Cambridge, MA 02139

The Cambridge Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and many corporate and individual donors.

The Cambridge Arts Council exists to ensure that the arts remain vital for people living, working, and visiting Cambridge.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


The Dedham Square Artist Guild is pleased to announce our September open Artist Challenge, inviting Eastern Massachusetts artists working in all mediums to submit work for a special exhibition. The show will consist of work that addresses the theme of "making waves": on the water, to a friend, in the status quo. How do you like to make waves? Whether it is causing a stir or literally making a splash in water, this Artist Challenge asks artists to shake things up a bit, we want to see how you can make waves! Entry fee.



Attend the opening of a truly tiny museum Thursday, August 15th from 6:30-8:00pm at 721-2 Union Square (between the Subway and The Independent) for the official museum ribbon cutting and opening reception for “Invisible Cities.” We are delighted that the ribbon will be cut by the Somerville Art’s Council’s very own Rachel Strutt!

Also check out this great WBUR piece on the micro museum.

Rachel Strutt
Program Manager
Somerville Arts Council
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Sunday, August 11, 2013


AMP: Art Market Provincetown & +14inches gallery
Exhibitions | August 13-September 15, 2013
Happenings | August 17 - September 11, 2013

The Exhibitions: (for more info & images, please visit:

LIVING . . . ROOM | August 13 - August 25

Keith Krisa: The Living Room Series
Jennifer Moller: Pools
Matt Sesow & Dana Ellyn: Take No Prisoners
Sam Smiley: TUNLvision +14inches gallery
Keith Krisa writes: "I use a Diana (plastic cameras) to create my images. Film is exposed in the camera, the developed negatives are digitally scanned and then printed with an inkjet printer using archival pigment inks. It was the discovery of these toy cameras about 30 years ago-that opened up the world of creativity for me as an photographer. Light leaks often occur, as well as other unpredictable occurrences, and images look like they are coming up from under water or out of a dream. It is this serendipity that brings my images to life." Keith Krisa lives and works in Cambridge, MA.
Jennifer Moller writes: "In the Pools project I am photographing the same area over multiple years in different seasons, weather conditions, times of day, and times of tide flow, it is a meditative practice." Jennifer Moller is an interdisciplinary free-lance artist working across many boundaries, time and space, mediums and disciplines. Working with the power of visual poetics, Moller creates drawings, animations, videos, installations, and community service engagement art. She encourages the possibility of collaborations with creative people and travel at any opportunity. She and her creative partner, Beth Ireland, are building a mobile art studio for her to use for travel and teaching this spring. Moller has also been teaching art processes and practices to undergraduate and graduate students in Boston, Massachusetts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and most recently at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Jennifer Moller is also an accomplished photographer artist whose many clients have included Provincetown’s own John Waters.
Matt Sesow & Dana Ellyn are a DC-based artist/spouse team bringing their colorful and vibrant imagery to AMP. Known for their playful and “take no prisoners” style of art, you’ll be compelled to look closer at each painting as you discover and understand the layers of story and paint that make their work so collectable. The artists will be on hand for the opening reception to answer questions, tell stories, and provide some laughs.
Matt Sesow is an independent self employed artist living and working in Washington, DC. Sesow’s “self-taught” style of painting has been described in the press as Art Brut, Outsider, Folk Art, and Abstract Expressionist. He enjoys portraying subject matter as diverse as cuddly animals with razor sharp teeth to bumbling politicians and a slew of life’s little tragedies. His use of bold colors, sharp lines, and aggressive techniques in painting have created a following in a variety regions of America, Spain, and France.
Dana Ellyn is a full-time painter who lives and paints in her studio in a subsidized artist housing unit in downtown Washington DC. Ellyn’s style sits on the fence between social realism and expressionism. Having spent her childhood and college years honing her skills and striving to be technically correct, during the past 10 years she has tasked herself with unlearning those restrictive habits. Ellyn’s paintings have stories to tell and opinions to profess. She delivers hard slaps to myths of all kinds – from religion, to politics to what it means to be a woman.
Sam Smiley's TUNLvision in the +14inches gallery is a miniature expo in glorious 3D. Glasses provided. Smiley is a media artist and educator working within the intersection of video art, video music, and the sciences. Her work has shown at media festivals worldwide.

Every thing becomes another | August 13 - August 25

Caitlin Bermingham: The Living Room Series
Suara Welitoff: Every thing becomes another
James Forren: Petal +14inches gallery
Caitlin Bermingham's Converge is an abstract of a sun/root system on a street grid near where I was born in Los Angeles, protected by forms of nature, trees. This is overlayed with small yellow systems darting across the airspace referring to wind speed, cumulus cloud formations. Omnipresent microwave towers diffuse the atmosphere sending out their own information, often disrupted by solar flares; our inability to control the natural world, the one we’ve created and their convergence.
Caitlin Bermingham was recently in House Beautiful, an exhibition in a 1956 ranch style home the San Gabriel Valley, CA, a 3-person show titled Radical Fabric at Long Island University's Humanities Gallery in Brooklyn, where she exhibited a large scale sculpture and installation of sewn vinyl. She was also in an exhibition at the Galapagos Kunsthalle, Brooklyn and attended the Artist Summer Institute on Governor's Island, a program co-sponsored by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Creative Capital. She has been showing her work at the Texas Firehouse in Long Island City since 2006, and was in a group show there this past summer. She attended a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2010 where she was the recipient of an artist's grant. She was also nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant in 2009. She has exhibited in Berlin, Melbourne and at the NADA Art Fair Miami with Participant Inc.

Suara Welitoff works with time via the moving image. In her videos, seconds of film are stretched into minutes and hours — the traditional structures of time and narrative are discarded in favor of a charged gesture or sequence. The video clips are often appropriated from films or news programs, but also from film footage and photographs she’s made using analog cameras. An imposed narrative is replaced with a pictorial language full of nuance and suggestion. In the gallery, Welitoff combines video, photographs and sound into a collage, a dialog between the works.

Suara Welitoff’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Worcester Art Museum; Deutsche Bank, New York; List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others and has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; NGBK, Berlin; Participant Inc. and Threadwaxing Space, New York; Western Bridge, Seattle; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and CCC Strozzina, Florence. She was named the 2002 Maud Morgan recipient, and received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2009. In 2012 she was honored with the deCordova Museum’s Rappaport Prize, and exhibited with La Rete Projects in Milan. In 2013, along with her present show at AMP Gallery, her work has been shown at Document, Chicago, and at the James Harris Gallery, Seattle. She will have work in the upcoming 2013 deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, in Lincoln, MA.

Suara Welitoff lives and works in Cambridge, MA and shows with Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston.

James Forren's Petal looks like the wall is being crumpled into a series of petals, dancing around a puncture that reveals the window behind. It tells a story about the space through light and geometry. The piece makes evident the geometry of the nook by connecting a set of 3D points whose surfaces are then animated by the play of interior and exterior light. It would be constructed of a series of faceted planes seamlessly integrated with the wall and window. The installation is meant to capture universal stories of light and geometry that spark our imagination beyond words. It is in part inspired by the site-specific games of LeWitt and the play of light by Turrell but at an intimate scale. Forren is an architect and artist and currently a full time lecturer at Northeastern University in Architecture.


The Happenings : (for more info, please visit:


A READING by Urvashi Vaid
Urvashi Vaid, author and activist, will read from her new novel Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics.

Urvashi Vaid's leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement spans more than 30 years. Vaid is author of Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics (Magnus Books, 2012); Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Lesbian and Gay LiberationAnchor Books, 1996); and co-editor with John D’Emilio and William Turner of Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights (St. Martin’s Press, 2000).



A READING by Amy Hoffman
Amy Hoffman will read from her new novel 'Lies About My Family. A Memoir.'

This well-crafted family memoir is about the stories that are told and the ones that are not told, and about the ways the meanings of the stories change down the generations. It is about memory and the spaces between memories, and about alienation and reconciliation.

Hoffman is editor in chief of Women's Review of Books and a faculty member in the Solstice MFA program at Pine Manor College. She is author of An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the “Gay Community News” and Hospital Time. She has been an editor at Gay Community News, South End Press, and the Unitarian Universalist World magazine.



AN EVENING OF MUSIC with Thalia Zedek, Billy Hough & Susan Goldberg, and Anne Stott.
"Since 1981, Boston-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Thalia Zedek has been making excrutiating emotional rock music... Nothing draws as much blood as the work of this songwriter, one of the most painfully honest and brilliant anywhere." – Time Out New York

Billy Hough, from the legendary punk band garageDogs, sings, screams, rants, and fights his way through the history of rock-n-roll. Accompanied on bass and eyerolls by the hysterically accurate Susan Goldberg (Space Pussy, Dirty Blonde), the duo have earned a provocative reputation for themselves by finding the midpoint between piano bar and horror movie.

Anne Stott is a singer/songwriter based in Provincetown, MA. Her last album, PENNSYLVANIA, was produced by Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright) and contains songs ranging from rock ballad to alt country groove to spoken word anthem. Fueled by restlessness and desire, Anne's sound lives in the space between irish folk singer and seventies rock band. The UMass Lowell Connector said, "Anne's music speaks more of...the conflicts we're made of rather than the conflicts we've made." She recently completed Everything is Different All Over Again, a limited edition compilation of poems, thoughts, and sketches.



LYRIC RESONANCE, A READING by Elizabeth Bradfield & Amy Dryanski.
What is the nature of inspiration? What responses does art invoke in a viewer? How do we make connections between what we see and our own interior lives? Poets Elizabeth Bradfield and Amy Dryansky will try and lift the veil in this non-traditional poetry reading. Each will read poems—their own and possibly those of others—that resonate with what’s on the walls of the gallery. Art, inspiration, image voice: join us for an evening of unique convergences.



A Reading by Lucy Corin
Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (FC2). She will read from her new book One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses.

Look forward to seeing you!
Debbie Nadolney

AMP Gallery | 148 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 | 646.298.9258 |

Friday, August 09, 2013


"small works" Art closing party Thurs August 22 at SweeTree Ink Gallery 281A Mt Auburn St in beautiful Watertown Mass 7-11pm, featuring art works by Chris Graichen, Alvan Long and Me ... Dave TREE! Lots of new and old small pieces of art for your absorbing pleasures, please spread the good word and come down and support the new art scene in Watertown!

Thanks to everyone that came to the opening , if you missed that event then we got another one for the closing of the show on Thurs August 22. The art will be up until then so feel free to make an appointment to see the work or by all means come by and celebrate the work at the closing before it all comes down. Free and Open to the Public!

Refreshments will be served!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

BOSTON FLUTE CONCERT - September 8, 2013

Somerville flutist Peter H. Bloom is publicity chair for the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Fund, which is hosting a special event on September 8 at Jordan Hall.

James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition 33rd Annual Winner’s Recital
Thomas J. Wible, flute, with Ayako Yoda, piano and Franziska Huhn, harp

Featuring special tribute to Fenwick Smith

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory of Music
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Free and open to the public or (617) 461-3994

The James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition will present flutist Thomas J. Wible, winner of the 33rd annual contest, in a recital on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Mr. Wible will be assisted by Ayako Yoda, piano and Franziska Huhn, harp. The concert is free and open to the public. For information: (617) 461-3994.

The competition, first presented in 1980, was established in 1979 in memory of James Pappoutsakis, flutist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly four decades and beloved teacher of generations of fine musicians now performing throughout the world. This year’s Winner’s Recital also honors another former BSO flutist and influential teacher/performer, Fenwick Smith, who performed with the BSO from 1978 to 2006 and served on the NEC faculty from 1982 until 2012. For 35 years Fenwick gave an annual recital in early September that marked the informal launch of Boston's musical season. His lifetime of artistic achievement will be celebrated with remarks and performances by musical friends and colleagues as a prelude to the September 8 concert. Among those paying tribute will be flutist Leone Buyse, long-time colleague of Fenwick Smith, co-founder with him of the Greater Boston Flute Association, and herself a former BSO member and NEC faculty member.

Mr. Wible’s program will include Serenade for Flute and Harp by John Heiss (commissioned by Fenwick Smith), Sonata in E minor Op.9 No. 2 by Jean Marie Leclair, Suite for Flute and Piano, Opus 34 by Charles Marie-Widor, Sinfonische Canzone by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and Dialogue for Solo Flute by Peter Child (commissioned for the Pappoutsakis Competition).

The September 8 concert marks a new collaboration between New England Conservatory and the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Fund and Competition, as the two organizations are jointly hosting the Pappoutsakis Winner’s Recital, for the first time, in Jordan Hall, one of the world’s premier concert venues.


SomerStreets is an initiative by the City of Somerville and its partners to close the streets to cars and open them to activity! They are currently looking for Artist and Craft Vendors to participate in the remaining events.
SomerStreets Series- All events are noon-4:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

Going Green on Rt. 16
August 18, 2013
Location: Rt. 16 Dilboy Field to Broadway

SomerStreets in September
Sunday, September 8, 2013 .
Location: Holland Street Davis Square to Teele Square

MonsterMashed Up
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Location: Somerville Avenue

See more at:

How to apply:

Send an e-mail to with "SomerStreets call for vendors" as the header. Provide the following info:

1.Name of artist or company

2.The SomerStreets event(s) you are interested in

3. Contact info: contact person, e-mail and snail mail, phone, fax and website (if applicable)

4. Brief description and 3-5 low resolution jpgs of items to be sold

5. Somerville affiliation (if any)

6. Web site or MySpace url.

Each participant will have a 10 X 10 space at the event and will be located within hubs of activity on various city streets and plazas. The cost to participate in the event is $20.00 or for $30.00 if you would like a 6' table and 2 chairs.

Please make checks out to the City Somerville and write SomerStreets and the date(s) of events in the "For" line.

Mail or drop off forms: SomerStreets Attn: Carlene Campbell-Hegarty, Communications 93 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


Panopticon Gallery has partnered with the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University to co-host: In Conversation with Harold Feinstein, moderated by Jim Fitts. This intimate gallery talk and event will take place at Panopticon Gallery on Thursday, August 8th from 6-8pm.
To RSVP, please email:
This event has limited capacity, so please RSVP.

The exhibition Harold Feinstein: A Coney Island Summer will be on display through September 10th. We also have a limited supply of SIGNED Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective books by Nazraelli Press. Please contact the gallery if you are interested.


On First Contact

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On First Contact is not a sci-fi themed exhibition, rather an exhibition of film-based images much smaller than the contemporary norm. Panopticon Gallery will be hosting this exhibition from September 12 through January 14, 2014 which will feature many local, national and international artists including Agnieszka Sosnowska, Keith Carter, Adam Katseff, Neal Rantoul, Stephen DiRado, Brian Kaplan, Frank Armstrong, Frank White, Cheryle St. Onge, Herb Greene, Stanley Forman, Douglas Prince, Elizabeth Ellenwood, Samuel Quinn, Erik Schubert, Christine Baczek, Amber Wachtl, Ivana George, Greg Norstrom and others to be announced.

This exhibition of contact prints and oversized contact sheets will give viewers the opportunity to see the exact, uncropped and unmanipulated view that the photographer saw when creating their images.

Opening Reception with the Artists will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 5:30-7:30pm.


What I Did On My Summer Vacation

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation is a juried exhibition curated by:
Jim Fitts, collector and editor of and Anne DeVito, co-owner of Panopticon Gallery. This exhibition will be on display in the Private Room at Panopticon Gallery from September 12 - January 14, 2014.

The Selected artists are: Brian Alterio, Randall Armor, Brenda Bancel, Sarah Bilotta, Meg Birnbaum, Sage Brousseau, Rebecca Bumsted, Alison Chen, Robyn Day, Christopher Durocher, Bill Franson, Shawna Gibbs, Porter Gifford, Andrea Greitzer, Brooke Hawthorne, Brett Henrikson, Michael Hintlian, Michael Joseph, Dan Kennedy and Nicole Truax, Stefanie Klavens, Susan Lapides, Jennifer McClure, Robert Moran, Andrew Nixon, Jane Paradise, Kate Parker, Sarah Pfohl, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Daniella Rascon, Coleman Rogers, Kris Sanford, William Scully, Stephen Sheffield, John Slepian, Kathy Tarantola, Andrew Warren, Cary Wolinsky.

This exhibition is sponsored by:
Panopticon Gallery
Panopticon Imaging
Thank you to all who entered.


Entering Somerville
August 9-August 31, 2013
Juried by: Ted Ollier, and Brian & Steven Beaucher of
WardMaps and Boston Coasters

Opening Reception: Friday, August 9, 6-9 pm
Address: Nave Gallery Annex, Davis Square, 53 Chester St, Somerville
Gallery Hours:Wednesday-Friday, 6-8 pm; Saturday, 2-5 pm; Sunday, 2-6 pm

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Cathy Piantigini
Seth Berkowitz
Grace Durnford
Stan Eichner
Pauline Lim
Suzanne Lubeck
Leonardo March
Rachel Mello Peter Murphy
Catie Nasser
Rachel Strutt
Marshall Zidel

Entering Somerville Soundtrack:
A compilation of music by Somerville musicians
Mix by Jenn Harrington

Abbie Barrett
Audrey Ryan
Beware the Dangers of a
Ghost Scorpion
Dan Blakeslee
The Dents Faces on Film
Gem Club
Ghost Box Orchestra
Hands and Knees
Magic People
Movers & Shakers New Dog
Ryan Lee Crosby
Sleepy Very Sleepy
Tim Gearan
Tony the Bookie Orchestra


The Downtown Lynn Cultural District is pleased to announce the return of the ever popular 3rd Thursday event, Dog Days of Summer. The celebration of all things canine will be taking place on August 15th at 6pm in Central Square.

This year’s event will feature vendors including local pet stores, gourmet doggie snack makers, dog groomers, representatives from Lynn’s own dog park Barkland Ave, a K-9 dog demo, a DJ and food vendors for humans!

The event will begin at 6pm in Central Square. The roster of activities will include a doggie parade complete with a Norwich Terrier named Baby acting as Grand Marshall. Tickets will be sold for a kissing booth, dog brushing, doggie massage and a raffle chock full of prizes from Lynn restaurants and businesses.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Northeast Animal Shelter who will also have a table at the event, distributing information and displaying the “Look Book” for dogs available for adoption.

All dogs must be registered to participate. The registration form can be downloaded and printed at Forms can be dropped off or mailed to LynnArts, 25 Exchange St. Lynn MA 01901 Attn: Dog Days. Registration will be available at the event however pre-registering your dog is highly recommended.

Dog Days marks the second event in the return of the 3rd Thursday series. The Downtown Lynn Cultural District has much more planned and recently launched a website highlighting all that downtown Lynn has to offer. To learn more, please visit


The Downtown Lynn Cultural District is a partnership of local organizations, non-profits, residents, artists and the City of Lynn devoted to highlighting the business and cultural community downtown.

Jennifer Ashworth

Coordinator of Operations | LynnArts, Inc.

25 Exchange Street Lynn, MA 01901

781.598.5244 |

Friday, August 02, 2013


The OPENAIR Circus will amaze and amuse audiences next weekend, under
the big top at Conway Field (halfway between Union Sq and Porter Sq on
Somerville Ave.

Performances cap off 6 weeks of summer classes offered by the Circus
in three Somerville parks. Over 200 children, teens, and adults have
been learning and perfecting skills like stilting, juggling,
acrobalance, and more.

Performances dates and times are:
7PM on Friday, August 2.
2PM and 7PM on Saturday, August 3.
2PM on Sunday, August 4.

All performances are at Conway Field, near the intersection of Central
St. and Somerville Ave. approximately halfway between Union Square and
Porter Square in Somerville. Suggested donation is $3.00! A better
deal on family fun cannot be found.

The show runs about two hours with intermission. Refreshments,
souvenirs, and circus equipment will be available for purchase.

To learn more, go to

Thursday, August 01, 2013


The Riverside Gallery is seeking work of high artistic merit, by New England artists of African descent, for a juried show of contemporary art. The Black community is the historical constituency of the Cambridge Community Center, home of the Riverside Gallery. Artists are encouraged to submit work. The show will run Sept-Oct-Nov 2013. No fee to apply. Participation fee.

For application form, please write to:

Click HERE to view the Premium Art Deadlines List.

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