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Monday, March 23, 2015

TEDxSomerville CALL FOR ART - April 15, 2015

Art is wanted for this year’s fantabulous


at Assembly Row in Assembly Square, where the theme is REINVENT.

For REINVENT there's the opportunity for indoor and outdoor art, including stage and in-crowd performance. Chosen work will favor interactivity, wonder, surprise, and fun. Fire art, floating art (there's a river!), moving art, suspended art, airborne art (there's a sky!), rooftop art, inflatable art and illuminated art are all possible (replace the word "art' with "music" in any of those phrases, e.g. "inflatable music"). Performance, dance, VJ / DJ, poetry— please dream it up and send it in!

TEDxSomerville, on Sunday, May 17th is a one-day event, but it's looking increasingly likely that portions of the arts component may continue into the night and beyond; and the host may foster longer installations and activities that could commence several weeks before, as well as semi-permanent and permanent art. Provision has been made for artist honoraria. Further financial assistance will be decided on a case-by-case basis. We've already got some amazing things in the pipeline!

While this call will lean toward artists who live in or maintain a studio in Somerville, it is open to all artists in the greater Boston area. REINVENT incarnates Somerville’s reputation for authenticity, audacious fun and creative brilliance at its newest frontier, and we look forward to seeing what you all submit that conveys this theme.

This call has been extended through April 15th. Curation is on a rolling basis. To apply, please contact Jesa Damora, Arts Wrangler at:

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Call for Artists to be part of a short Documentary Series at SCATV

Introduction: Hello my name is Farad Roberson, I am a documentary filmmaker and SCATV intern. I am currently working on a Documentary series on different artists from Boston and surrounding cities. Here is a link to the first episode of this series

Project: This series is in the preliminary phase, but interested artists who participate will give more depth about their work, their style, inspirations, etc. These videos are short but engaging, meant to increase visibility of your work and showcase the larger greater Boston artist culture. If you would like to be featured in this artist documentary series, please contact me and include a link to your work, for me to review.

Benefits: You can use the video (embed code or link) for your own promotions via social media, website, etc and it will also air on local Community TV stations in Massachusetts, like Somerville Community Access TV.

I look forward to hearing from you and thanks for your interest. Thanks.

Farad Roberson


Upcoming SCATV Media Classes
The next batch of SCATV media production classes are now available for registration. If you haven't already joined as a member, please sign up for an upcoming orientation, online here. You will receive discounted rates for taking our media education courses. Here is the list:

Community Event Coverage class: This one-session class will teach students how to video record their events, presentations, meetings, interviews for Web and cablecast.

Video Field Production: This four-session class introduces students to all the elements of field video production including video, audio, and lighting.

Editing with Adobe Premier: In this four session class you will learn the basics of importing footage, file management, cutting clips, transitions, graphics, and more.

Intro to Podcasting: We invite SCATV and Boston Free Radio members and others to learn how to plan and produce effective audio podcasts that engage your audience.

Video with DSLR Camera: The class will cover the use of SCATV’s Canon EOS 70D DSLR cameras with Tascam audio recorders.

Stop Motion Animation: Students of all ages will work in groups to plan, produce, and edit original stop-motion animations using professional animation software and SCATV’s new DSLR cameras. Taught by SCATV verteran and animation guru, Jessica Barnthouse.

Studio Production: This class is for members who want to get started producing multi-camera studio programs in the HotSet and main studio. Over four sessions you will learn basic set design, studio lighting, camera operation, audio, and floor directing.

Pocket Production Filmmaking: In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the foundations of real-world storytelling and how to use your iOS device to craft an insightful film using minimal gear to gain maximum access.


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Saturday, March 21, 2015



Sunday March 29th, 4-6 pm




TODD EASTON - leather
NAOMI ELLENBERG-DUKAS - guitar wire jewelry
MELISSA GLICK - recycled art
MELISSA KING - illustration
JAN WILLETT - sock monkeys



RSVP space is limited

Friday, March 20, 2015


FYI creative community.


From: Vicki Wairi
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:51 PM
To: Vicki Wairi
Subject: Affordable Homeownership Opportunity

The city of Somerville, and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone are pleased to offer an affordable homeownership studio unit for sale for $91,885. This studio unit is one large room with a separate kitchen and bath. Imagine owning your own condo in Somerville for less than $100,000!

88 Wheatland St, Unit #1 is in the Winter Hill neighborhood. Built in 2000, this studio unit is part of an 8 unit development. The unit is well-designed, includes a washer/dryer, central air conditioning, and one deeded parking space. Appliances are white and also include a dishwasher.

Eligible applicants can earn up to $48,800 for one person or $55,800 for 2 people. See flier for details.

All are welcome to apply. Applicants who currently live or work full-time in Somerville will receive a preference in the lottery.

An Information Session will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 6 pm at the Public Library, Central Branch, 79 Highland Ave, 1st floor Conference Room. Applications will be available at the conclusion of the Info Session.

RSVP at 617.625.6600 x 2577.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Our next Creative Somerville Series is coming up on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewing. This month's free talk is with Rose Mattos and Erin Heath, the founders of Forêt Design Studio, which is based at Fringe.

Tickets are free (but space is limited), so get yours today. You can read a recap of last month's fun and inspiring event here. Thanks to everyone who came out to that event!


Thirteen Somerville residents will perform as part of the CambridgeSymphony Orchestra in its 40th anniversary concert:

Living Presence
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge

The program conducted by Music Director Cynthia Woods will open with the all-brass Fanfare from Dukas’s La Peri followed by Respighi’s The Pines of Rome. Acclaimed pianist Max Levinson will be the featured soloist in Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2.

This concert sponsored by Cambridge Savings Bank will spotlight TargetCancer Foundation, which promotes the development of lifesaving treatment protocols for rare cancers.

Tickets: General $20.00, student and senior $15.00. Purchase here>> .

Somerville residents who will perform in the orchestra are: violinists Leo Torrente, Lane Marder, Josh Garstka, Tadhg Pearson, Zidi Chen and Sarah Perkins; violist Anna Perko; cellist Nick Pittman; bassist Dave Shrake; oboist Carolyn Hayes; bassoonist Will Gorman; percussionist Natalie Shelton; and pianist Dan Rodriguez.

About the CSO: Established in 1975, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community music organization that provides a welcoming environment for players and audiences through outstanding concerts, events and social action. As the only community orchestra performing in Cambridge or Somerville, CSO presents reasonably-priced concerts for the general public and free outreach concerts for audiences who might not otherwise hear live classical music. Over 80 CSO musicians and our audiences hail from Cambridge, Somerville, Boston, and surrounding communities.

Posted by: Carol Thomas


Call for Entries for two one-day showings this spring in Cambridge. Proposals for both are due April 10; one showing is juried, the other will be lightly curated.

1. MIT MUSEUM EXHIBITION (April 26) of designs, schematics, and prototypes, a signature event of the Cambridge Science Festival. This two-hour event will be lightly curated; we will try to include at least one work by each submitter.

2. SCULPTURE RACE & EXHIBITION at the CAMBRIDGE ARTS RIVER FESTIVAL (June 6). Participants will race their fine art on a 3/4 mile course, in a performance art/installation style event. After the morning race, they will exhibit their work for the rest of the day in the main outdoors Festival area. While the sculpture race takes place just before the official start of the June 6 Festival, typical attendance during the one-day arts event has been estimated at 150,000 to 200,000. This is a juried event.

Please see the online call and website for details on submission and design guidelines, www.sculptureracing/participate/call-for-entries, or go to the main page,, and click on Race! in the ribbon.

SCULPTURE RACING is an original genre created in Cambridge and Boston in the 1980s by artists of the World Sculpture Racing Society (WSRS--including Geoff Koetsch, Arthur Ganson, Pat Keck, Bill Wainright, George Greenamyer, John Weidman, and Kirby Scudder). Historically and stylistically distinct from the "kinetic sculpture racing" genre popular elsewhere in the country, the WSRS style features pushed, pulled, and pedaled fine art sculptures, serious or whimsical, as can be seen on the website. The aesthetic is interdisciplinary, total-art spectacle. People’s Sculpture Racing is a contemporary revival.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Brickbottom Gallery

1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Thursday-Saturday, 12-5 pm


March 12 – April 11, 2015

“Motion, Memory” presents the work of three artists whose work combines photography with painting or printmaking: Gary Duehr, Jennifer Liston Munson and David Palmquist.
Although photography’s origin is that of freezing motion (and time) as a way of preserving memory, each of these artists explores how photography, when altered or extended, can allow motion to partially wipe away the memory of a place or event. Their artwork owes a debt to Einstein’s notion that time only occurs when change happens; if nothing changes, time does not pass. These three artists try to catch the moment of transition between stillness and action.

Gary Duehr

Taken from the Chicago El (elevated train), these images from “Erasures” capture glimpses of the urban landscape streaming past: a patch of roof, some shrubbery, the smear of a high rise.The train’s speed can be thought of as erasing the scenery, smudging its tones, blending together the land and sky."Erasures" is less about what’s out there than what flies past the corner of the eye.
The prints are pigment ink on Dura-Lar, 25” x 40”, 2014.

Jennifer Liston Munson

My images start with travel. Fleeting moments among Buddhist nuns in Myanmar, architecture in Havana, and electric lines in Mexico are marked by what the camera has recorded and what I can recall. The blurred periphery rises to the surface and paint helps to define them—both marking time and magnifying the gap between seeing and knowing.

David Palmquist

These "Motion Blur" paintings originate from photographs either taken while in transit or from Google™ Street Views. In both, the images are discovered more so than designed. In addition to evidencing motion, the blur and varying degrees of fidelity also contribute to a sense of nostalgia. The intent is to reflect our constant motion, both in place and time, and our fleeting relationship to the present. The paintings are oil on canvas or panel.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


WANTED: Paid Event Assistant/Photographer for Public Art Installation of Free Verse, an ArtsUnion Event presented by julie ann otis at Somerville Arts Council, May 2 + 9 + 17

1. You love people. Can't get enough of them. Especially kids.
2. Experience in interactive events and photography.
3. Valid drivers license.
4. Able to lift a 20 lb typewritter.

To apply, please send a brief description of your experience to
More info at:!performances/cndq

Friday, March 13, 2015


Hello Artists,

Space is still available for the upcoming Easter market on April 4th, from 12-4pm @ The Burren, in Davis Square.

If you would like to exhibit your work, email me for more information or go to: Exhibit @ SLAM

SLAM is in its sixth year offering local artists a place to show and sell their work, as well as an opportunity for local residents to find a wide variety of art and handmade goods in one location.

Check out the full 2015 market line-up.

All media is considered.

For more market information and exhibit details, check out the SLAM Website.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Panopticon Gallery

Guitar Heroes exhibition | Silent Auction |Benefit Blues Concert

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On Friday, March 20th Panopticon Gallery will re-open again after renovations and play host to our newest exhibition: Guitar Heroes: Photographs from Behind the Six String. Join us as we showcase guitar-themed photographs by Ron Pownall, Rowland Scherman, Roger Farrington, Jeff Thiebauth, Daniel Tedeschi, Harold Feinstein, Ernest C. Withers, Leslii Stevens, Paris Visone, Gary Samson, Steven McBride and Marc Lactell.

From 5:30-7:30pm we'll have an opening reception for the exhibition.
(This is FREE and open to the public––No Ticket Required)

At 7:30pm, we will be hosting a silent auction upstairs in the Hotel Commonwealth ballroom. Guitar companies from around the U.S. have sent us guitars, strings, straps, t-shirts, picks, guitar pedals, and concert tickets to raffle and auction off.

At 8:00pm, we will be hosting Ricky "King" Russell and the Cadillac Horns who will play a 2-hour blues concert for us.

Monday, March 09, 2015


Learn more about the Somerville Tool Library in this episode of Hello Neighbor, a community outreach production of Somerville Community Access TV. SCATV's Erica Jones interviews Dina Gjertsen, to find out more about the inspiration of founding this tool lending library, repair events, how you can join as a member and other great outreach programs.

Hello Neighbor link:


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Somerville Garden Club March Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
7-9 PM
Tufts Administration Building
167 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Second floor, wheelchair accessible

"Garden as Ecosystem"
Join the friendly gardeners of the Somerville Garden Club for a presentation by Kristin Niovi Jones, Director of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens and a faculty member in Biological and Environmental Studies at the College. Dr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University and a Ph.d. from the University of California. Learn to create diverse assemblages of plants that grow in a healthy, self-sufficient ecosystem. Dr. Jones will explore the functions and interrelationships of organisms in natural plant communities and how they can be applied to our gardens.

The Somerville Garden Club mets the second Wednesday of every month. All meetings are free and the public is invited to attend. Each meeting opens with club announcements, followed by a horticultural question-and-answer session, a lecture and/or demonstration, and concludes with a raffle of donated plants and garden-related items. Parking is available on site, and the building is a short walk from the Davis Square Redline T station. All gardeners and garden enthusiasts are welcome; one third of our members are from other local communities. To learn more about the Somerville Garden Club please visit


Celebrate 70 Years of CAA
at our Annual Spring Benefit

March 12 at Oberon

Celebrating our 2014 Artists of the Year Bill Briggs, Fay Lamson Hannon, Jeanine Pastore, Amy Waltch, and Zoe Perry-Wood & Volunteer of the Year Diane Nelson

To benefit Cambridge Art Association's Exhibition and Outreach Programs.

With sponsorship from Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.

Auction items from Rialto, Harvest Restaurant, Post 390, New Rep Theater, Huntington Theater Company
And artwork from select artists including Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Lora Brody, Diane Nelson, Jeanine Pastore and more!

Tickets on sale NOW!* $75 per person . Cash bar

Appetizers and cocktails 7:30-8pm
Award presentation 8-8:30pm
Silent Auction ALL NIGHT
Dance the night away 8:30-10pm with music by Infinite Jeff

Find out more about donating artwork or auction items.
* Tickets can be purchased online through the Oberon/A.R.T Box Office or by calling 617-547-8300


There are other ways for you to celebrate 70 years of the Cambridge Art Association:
Become a Friend Member for $50!

Make a donation to our Annual Fund!

Visit the galleries and purchase a piece of original artwork - 40% of the purchase price supports the Association, while 60% goes to supporting the work of local artists! Support the evening as a SPONSOR

Every dollar counts as we continue to present innovative programs, promote work by local artists, and connect with the wider community.

Saturday, March 07, 2015


2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence at The Umbrella Community Ats Center

The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA is proud to continue our Artist-in-Residence program for the 2015-2016 season. We are currently accepting submissions from artists of all media in the first five years of their career who are not enrolled full-time in an academic program.

The Umbrella’s Artist-in-Residence program provides space and support for a new artist to develop their work while connecting to the Greater Boston art community. The selected artist will commit to regular, active, and productive use of the studio space starting September 15, 2015. In addition, the artist will be expected to participate in the annual open studio weekend and in half of the monthly First Thursday events.

The artist will give three evening presentations to the community throughout the course of the year. At the end of the year, the artist will mount an exhibition of their work from the program and produce a digital portfolio, which will become part of The Umbrella archive.

The artist-in-residence will be awarded a 132 square foot studio with a shared lobby space, and will have the opportunity to live rent-free in a single bedroom cottage within walking distance of The Umbrella.

To apply, visit:

Check out The Umbrella's other calls for art here:

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


This Into That: Found Object Art, Assemblage, and Other Transformed Work
March 4 - 28, 2015
Curated by: Caleb Cole

Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 4
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Nave Gallery Annex
Davis Square
53 Chester St, Somerville

Jessica Alpern Brown, Jessie Barnes, Audrey Bell, SaraMarie Bottaro, Debra Broz, Susan Clinard,
Jodi Colella, Stephanie EM Coleman, Christina P. Day, Pam DiBona, Rich Garr, Jacob Ginga,
Inguna Gremzde, Clara Hyun-young Lee, Eric D. Legacy, Christopher Lineberry, Dain Mergenthaler,
Bill Porter, Edward Ramsay-Morin, Matt Runkle, Nick Schietromo, Lenny Schnier, Patty M. Simon,
Sarah Sweeney, Claire Tindale, Nicole White, Ellen Wolfe, Mark Younkle

Monday, March 02, 2015


Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Lolastar, LLC, and the city of Somerville’s Housing Division is pleased to announce 2 affordable Rental Opportunities.

Located at 2-4 Broadway one 1 bedroom unit will be offered to those earning less than:

50% Median Income
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
Rent is $699 plus utilities and water and sewer.

One 3 bedroom unit will be offered to those earning less than:

80% Median Income
3 Person
4 Person
5 Person

Rent is $1158 plus utilities and water and sewer.

An Information Session will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:15 pm.

See attached flyer for details.


Vicki Wairi
Program Specialist
City of Somerville
Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development
Housing Division
50 Evergreen Av
Somerville, MA 02145
617.625.6600 x 2588
Fax: 617. 666.8035

Sunday, March 01, 2015

PUPPETPalooza 2015 Call for Talent - March 2, 2015

The Somerville Arts Council (SAC) seeks to support and present local puppet companies in the area. SAC seeks touring puppeteers and puppet companies for a curated indoor or outdoor performance series of puppetry works that will take place on the streets, parking lots, municipal parks, and other spaces located in east Somerville. We are open to various models-- series of short vignettes or an evening of longer performances. We anticipate that the series will take place in May and June and that we will support four to six productions. Puppet Palooza is a collaboration between the Somerville Arts Council and East Somerville Main Streets as part of the This is East programming--- an event series designed to bring the art of puppetry to east Somerville in unexpected places.

The SAC and Performing Companies will provide:

• A production ranging with a minimum of 30 minutes in length. If a performance is less than the proposed time allotment, applicants may submit a series of smaller works by various artists.
• Joint marketing
• An appreciation for the complexity of outdoor productions and/or unique indoor settings
• Applicants may propose work from one company or a combination of companies. Performers will be
compensated. Submit the fee for the production. If applicable, include pricing for multiple shows.
Please indicate if price is negotiable.

Pre-planning: Applicants may propose a space in locations such as parks, public squares an d determine three dates in order of preference as well as indoor spaces; or SAC will work with the artists to help find a location. Please keep in mind SAC is not budgeting for space rental expenses. Puppeteers are expected to be technically self-sufficient and to plan or adapt their productions to the contingencies of the set location. If you wish to discuss whether an area is appropriate please contact: Heather Balchunas at or 617.625.6600 ext. 2985.

Deadline: March 2

How to Apply:
Send an email to with “Puppet Palooza” as the header, and provide the following info:
Applicant or Company name:
E-mail: Phone:
Brief bio and summary of puppetry experience (75-words or less):
Proposed piece title:
Thematic description of piece:
Technical description of piece (set-up time, run time, technical elements required, number of performers, style of puppetry, range of audience size, sight-line concerns, etc.):
Link to media (images, video, press, etc.):
Site specific elements: How will your piece “fit in” to your proposed location?:
Preferred Dates:
If you have a desired location, please state:

CALL FOR Art And Agriculture Project APPLICATIONS - March 20, 2015

Up to 20 artists, working in any medium, will be selected by a jury (see below) to participate in the program, which starts in April 2015 and culminates with an exhibition in the fall of 2016. Each accepted artist will be paired with a local farm by lottery. Artists will have the opportunity to cultivate a relationship with the farm, and to create a body of work that chronicles both their journey and that of the farm as inspired by the four seasons. Entry fee.


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