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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Restorative/Yin Yoga, Amrit Yoga, Flower Essences & More!


Here are the upcoming Adult Classes at the Armory that still have spaces open:

Restorative/Yin Yoga, Wednesdays January 4 through February 22nd, 8:00-9:15 pm, $96 for the series or $15 per class.Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time than most other yoga styles. This eight-week series is offered for all-levels of experience. Expect a meditative yoga class comprised of relaxing, calming poses with long-ish holds, designed to help you unwind from your day.

Amrit Yoga, Fridays January 20th through February 24, 5:45 -6:45 pm, $60 for the series or $15 per class. This introductory 6-week series focuses on approaching foundational poses through the principles of Amrit yoga. Students can join the full series or drop-in to individual classes. These classes are suitable for new students or students looking to restore their practice.

Introduction to Flower Essences, Wednesday, January 25th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, $25 for the class. There will be a brief discussion on the nature of flower essences and some examples of case studies. Students will then have an opportunity to work with three different flower essences during the course of the evening, and will leave with a better understanding of how to work with flower essences to enhance emotional well-being.

Other Adult Classes currently open for enrollment include:
  • DIY Organic Face Products, Thursday, Feb 2, from 6 to 8:00 pm, $25 per person. A $10 materials fee should be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the session.
  • DIY Organic Men's Products, Thursday, Feb 9, from 6 to 8:00 pm, $25 per person. A $10 materials fee should be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the session.
  • DIY Organic Baby Products, Thursday, Feb 16, from 6 to 8:00 pm, $25 per person. A $10 materials fee should be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the session.

Know a teenager interested in art?  
Youth Arts Arise is a FREE afterschool art program for youth ages 11-16.  It runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm.  Contact us to register!  

The winter 2017 session for our after school arts program will run from January 10th through March 22nd (excluding February 21 and 22).

Topics  will include:

Meditation, Nature and Art - Jan 10 & 17

Japanese Woodcut -Jan 11 & 18

Film Critique Jan 24, 31 & Feb 7

Mark-Making, Painting and Color Jan 25 & Feb 1

Theater Makeup - Feb 8 & 15

Storytelling "Too Much Noise" - Feb 14 & 28

Storytelling "Bring the Light"  - Mar 1 & 8

(The stories will be performed by the students at the Armory Teen Open Mic on March 8)

3D Sculptures - Mar 7, 14 & 21

World Music Singing - Mar 15 & 22 

You can find the registration form attached.

Have a toddler?
Check out Expressive Explorers, our toddler art program for kids ages 18 months to 5 years. The winter semester will start on January 12, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, in the Mezzanine (unless specified otherwise). $5 per participating child. Please remember to sign in when you first arrive. Drop in at your convenience any time during any session!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information.  


Documentary Filmmaking Class!

During the months of January and February, SCATV will be offering a 5-Week Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking course or rather a “ Documentary Bootcamp” instructed by experienced documentary filmmaker, Vera Ventura. Once a week, you will learn the skills to become a confident self-shooter and self-editor. You can also take advantage of the professional camera and editing equipment SCATV has to offer! At the end of the course you will present your mini-documentary in a class screening. 

The class runs Tuesdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31st and February 7th (screening) from 6:30pm – 9:00pmWe are also offering a Youth-Focused Intro to Documentary Filmmaking class in March, you can learn more online here!

RegistrationNon-Member Rate: $120 / Member Rate: $80

All the best,
Erica Jones

Director, Membership & Outreach
​SCATV - ​
learn. create. share.
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Last weekend! boXed, Fairy Tales, Wrap Around and Good Cheer Fest

Join us for a BIG weekend filled with closing shows, holiday cheer and lots of goodies to keep you and our neighbors warm.
Out of the Woods: 
Fairy Tales Re-imagined
Nave Annex, closing December 17

Fairy tales, myths, legends, and folk tales inspire the work in this show curated by Boriana Kantcheva and Micah Eglinton-Woods.

Gallery hours: Friday, 6:00 pm-8:00 pmSaturday2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Learn more
Nave Gallery, closing December 18

What's a box? Curated by Susan Berstler and Jesa Damora, boXed shows how artwork is changed by being contained.

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Learn more
Jason Anderson's Annual 
Good Cheer Fest 
Nave Gallery, December 17; 7 pm

Now in it's tenth year, the Good Cheer Fest is a celebration for the whole family.

Join us for carols, stories, surprises, live jazz, free cookies, cider, and nog, and lots of smiles. Come ready to sing, and please dress the part; there are prizes for best holiday sweater.
$10 donation benefits the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Canned food donations accepted for the church.
Wrap Around Closing Sale
Nave Gallery, December 17 & 18

Each year, the Nave Gallery hosts Wrap Around, our annual sale of handmade knitted/crocheted/sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

Stop by for the final weekend of this great sale, and pick up some incredible pieces at an incredible price. Most items will be 2 for 1 with the lower priced item free. 100% of money earned goes directly to the SHC.
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Lowell MA Justice Center Public Art Installation RFP

Lowell MA Justice Center - Public Art Installation RFP
COOL, the City of Lowell, and the National Park are helping the state find local artists to create public art in the new Lowell Justice Center. The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and the Massachusetts Trial Court just released an Artist RFP for permanent public art installations.

The installation will be in highly visible areas inside the new regional courthouse, which is expected to have over 40,000 visitors each month. There are several locations within the building identified for the installation. An artist can propose work for the all the locations, or just a specific location.

There are several requirements that must be met, all which is documented in the RFP. Lowell artists will be given preference as described in the document. However, it is important to note that the January 30, 2017deadline is a hard deadline.

This is a great opportunity for Lowell artists to show their work, get paid for doing what they love, and helping create something unique and special in this new building. Please help us by spreading the word and sending this information to all of the artists in your network. Let's not let this opportunity slip by.

Download the RFP here:

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Call For Entries - Small Work Salon 2017 - Deadline February 1, 2017

The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, invites Boston area artists to submit work for an exhibition juried by Howard Yezerski, a well-known gallerist with decades of experience in Boston’s contemporary art scene.
Submit any 2D or 3D media configuration measuring a maximum of 14” on the longest dimension or 14” x 14” x 14”.
Submission deadline: February 1, 2017. Show dates: March 20 – April 14, 2017
Information, prospectus, and entry form pdf:

The 2017 Hearth Book Club list is here!

The Hearth Book Club is moving to Arts at the Armory starting in January!  Check out our book list for 2017 below:

Need a last-minute Holiday Gift? Get a book from the Hearth Book Club list. 
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2017 Hearth Book Club List

After twenty-five readers responded to our Hearth Book Club Survey, we learned that the Hearth Community  is evenly interested in fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication, individuality versus community, and vulnerability.
Based on your interests and suggestions, Hearth Ember Amy Beth Harrison and Board Member Nina Earley came up with books to read from January through June of 2017.

Take a look, buy a book (from your local bookstore), and join us for a book club discussion that actually talks about books every fourth Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 at Arts at the Armory.
P.S. These make great holiday gifts for those special book nerds we all know. The ones who don't just want to read a book, they want to talk about it endlessly.

January 2017: The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it For Life by Twyla Tharp
Hearth Book Club  Discussion on January 25 at 7:00 pm

One of the world's leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist's Way and Bird by Bird. 

All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. 
February 2017: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Hearth Book Club Discussion on February 22 at 7:00 pm
Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. 

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local powhitetrash. At eight years old and back at her mother's side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors ( I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare ) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. 
March 2017: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Hearth Book Club Discussion on March 22 at 7:00 pm
The acclaimed, bestselling author winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families lives. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how a chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.
April 2017: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
Hearth Book Club Discussion on April 26 at 7:00 pm
Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young, would-be poet on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Those letters, still a fresh source of inspiration and insight, are accompanied here by a chronicle of Rilke's life that shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote them.
May 2017: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Hearth Book Club Discussion on May 24 at 7:00 pm
Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? 

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations. 
June 2017: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Hearth Book Club Discussion on June 28 at 7:00 pm
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the strange jewels that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
P.P.S. Thanks to everyone who came out and made gingerbread houses with us at last night's Hearth Dinner!

Check out our Instagram for pictures of the 6 hour baking expedition and the endlessly adorable gingerbread houses we got out of it.

Kate's house was really, really happy about the whole event.


Last Event of 2016!

Maker Mondays
Monday, December 19 at 7:00 pm
Artisan's Asylum


2017 Hearth Events

Write a Passage
Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 pm

First Time Recipe Potluck!
Sunday, January 8 at 6:30 pm
The Democracy Center

Hearth to Hearth:
An Article Discussion Group

Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00 pm

Maker Mondays
Monday, January 16 at 7:00 pm
Artisan's Asylum

Sunday, January 22 at 7:00 pm
The Democracy Center

Hearth Book Club:
The Creative Habit: by Twyla Tharp
Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm
Arts at the Armory

Call for Nominations

Nominations due on Monday December 19!
What do you want to learn to make? We are searching for the best and most interesting presenters for WhatIMake: 2017.

Nominate someone you know could make an impact. We are looking for makers in the broadest sense who are skilled at both speaking and teaching and can help build a sense of community among attendees.

Want to speak? You can nominate yourself!
Nominate someone using this form

Winter Painting Sale to Support The Hearth!

Want to support Miranda’s Hearth? Need to get an awesome, locally made holiday present with a good story? All of Miranda's paintings are 20% off until December 31, 2016!

Spread the Warmth

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