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Drawing in the Galleries at the MFA

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Tap in to your artistic side at Drawing in the Galleries at the MFA. Held each Wednesday evening until August 26th, the MFA hosts an event (with limited drawing materials supplied) where you're able to sketch live models or objects in their collections. "A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing technique and the artist-model relationship as it informs the creation of artwork". These events are free with admission. Best part - admission to the MFA is free on Wednesdays after 4pm, so these events are very budget friendly. 

The next Drawing in the Galleries session is on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 6:00pm-9:00pm


The location changes each session, so be sure to check in at the Sharf Visitor Center. 

To check out this event and more of what's happening at the MFA, click here.

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The New West Enders & Other Green Monsters Exhibit

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jan 12, 2015

construction"With images by photographer Lolita Parker, Jr., The New West Enders & Other Green Monsters documents the rapid-fire changes in Boston’s West End over the past 16 years.

Set against a backdrop of Garden events, sports bars and endless construction, Parker’s wide-angle perspective ranges from the personal to the political.

Parker’s photos powerfully and beautifully capture the projects, events and people that have reshaped and reenergized the West End since 1998—from the 2004 Democratic National Convention to the lone flower merchant who has been a North Station icon for over 20 years; from the completion of the Central Artery to the demolition of the elevated MBTA tracks."

The exhibition will be at the West End Museum until February 28th. Please click here for more information.

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Nave Gallery in Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Dec 18, 2014


Love art that is unique and funky? Well if you're in the Somerville area, the Nave Gallery might have what you're looking for. 

"Since 2004 the Nave Gallery in Teele Square has been the public face of ARTSomerville, a nonprofit, loosely knit volunteergroup of artists and arts enthusiasts with the mutual goal to create new space(s) to present art in Somerville."

In 2013 The Nave Gallery expanded with an additional exhibit, the Nave Annex in Davis Square. The Nave Gallery also hosts music, dance and art events at various locations in the city throughout the year."

Please click here to find out more information on current and upcoming exhibits.

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Dewey Square Mural Unveiling Party

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

muralWalking by the Rose Kennedy Greenway today after work? Well check out the Dewey Square Mural Unveiling Party from 5:00pm-7:00pm. 

"Beneath the 70-by-76-foot mural will be live music courtesy of both Boston-based Debo Band and East Boston's cultural organization Zumix.

Artists for Humanity, a locally-formed organization that empowers youth to engage in the arts and also helps to land them employment opportunities, will host a number of interactive installations for everyone to embrace. BostInno reached out to Artists for Humanity to find out what they have in store, but they told us their programming is contingent on an imminent meeting with Smith in order to better reflect her work."

This event is free. Food and drinks available for visitors. Check out the new mural and enjoy a beautiful fall night by the Waterfront before heading home! Click here for more info!

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Tags: Rose Kennedy Greenway Association, art, dewey square

Boston Design Week

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

boston design weekBoston Design Week is going on now until Sunday, March 30th! 

"Boston Design Week will feature 60+ events spanning across the entire city of Boston and beyond. "The vision for Boston Design Week is to "encourage the public to explore architecture, environmental and landscape design, urban design, interior design, fashion, graphic design and photography, product and industrial design, and studio design such as furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and more."

Events for Boston Design Week include art exhibits, demonstrations, forums and open houses. For more information on Boston Design Week and to check out their event calender, please go to BostonDesignWeek.com!

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John Singer Sargent Watercolors at MFA

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Nov 07, 2013

John Singer Sargent Watercolors are now at the Museum of Fine Arts until mid January 2014.museum of fine arts 

"Presenting more than 90 of Sargent’s dazzling works, this exhibition, co-organized with the Brooklyn Museum, combines for the first time the two most significant collections of watercolor paintings by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), images created by a consummate artist with daring compositional strategies and a complex technique. 

'John Singer Sargent Watercolors' offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to view the magnificent works Sargent produced between 1902 and 1911, when he was at the height of his artistic powers and internationally recognized as the greatest American painter of his age. "

For further information on this exhibit, please go to mfa.org.

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Barry McGee Exhibit at the ICA

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, May 09, 2013

barryBarry McGee's Exhibit will be appearing at Boston's ICA until September 2, 2013.

Barry McGee started exhibiting his inspiration art on the streets of San Francisco in the late 1980s. His inspiration came from the economic and social environment which was filled with uncertainty and a hard core music culture. 

"McGee developed as a graffiti artist, often under the tag name 'Twist'. Deploying a visual vocabulary that borrows elements from graffiti, comics, hobo art, sign painting, and other sources, McGee’s imagery simultaneously celebrates and critiques his diverse Mission District neighborhood. 

At once humorous, political, and difficult, his art underscores the complexities of life in early twenty-first-century America, a country in the midst of wars, a financial crisis, unemployment, class stratification, and the ever-cheerful exhortation to keep consuming. Unwilling to simply reflect existing conditions, McGee’s work proposes an alternate reality of political provocation, cooperative survival, and creative exuberance. "

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Tonight: Calling All Teen Artists Ages 12-15

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Fri, Nov 09, 2012

teen artists 365 things to do in bostonIf you are looking to improve your art skills than every Friday October 5 - November 20 from 4-6PM in South End is the place to be. You (or your teen artist) will discover new techniques and even create work with professional artists. These workshops are free but do have a required pre-registration.

"The BCA and USES have come together to engage youth with workshops that foster an appreciation for the arts and that serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement."

The workshops will cover figure drawing, collages, printmaking, and sculpture. After the workshop the teens will visit local galleries and art studios in the area. Sounds pretty awesome to me, and no money out of your pocket!

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Tags: free, South End, art, 365 things to do in Boston

Shop Awesome Handmade & Local Goods at Boston Artisan Market

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Sun, Sep 09, 2012

365 things to do in Boston artisan marketHead over to the Roslindale/West Roxbury area for an easygoing, laid back kind of weekend at the Boston Artisan Market.There is a consortium on Spring Street that brings together independent local artists peddling unique, handcrafted wares. Drop in any weekend and peruse exquisite jewelry, fragrant soaps, eclectic paintings and more.  Organizer Shirley Walsh also owns vintage store Kalembar Dune next door. While you're in the area, don't miss her collection of antique furniture, home décor, costume jewelry and other assorted baubles.

See ya on the streets folks!

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10 Year Anniversary: Boston Art Festival!

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Thu, Sep 06, 2012

365 things to do in Boston arts festivalTomorrow is the big day... if you're an art lover that is. From September 7-9, 2012 the Boston Arts Festival will be in its 10th year! In 2003 the Festival began as a single afternoon event. Ten years later it has expanded into a 3-day celebration incorporating a diverse performing arts program, a specially built artists’ village and an interactive arts schedule. The festival features the best of the Boston arts scene over a two-day event at Christopher Columbus Park on Boston's Waterfront which has featured local artists such as Blue Man Group, Boston Ballet, and Boston Pops.

See all you artistic people (and wannabe's) there!



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Tags: Waterfront, art, 365 things to do in Boston