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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!

 

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!

 

Tags: design week, Boston, architecture, art

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.

 

 

Tags: museum of fine arts, art, John Singer Sargent Watercolors

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. "

 


Tags: exhibits, Barry McGee, gallery, seaport, art, ICA

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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Tags: Roslindale, West Roxbury, art, 365 things to do in Boston

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

Get your art fix at the SoWa Artists Guild

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Sat, Jul 21, 2012

If you are having trouble finding events that REALLY show off a variety of Boston's unique and talented artists, the SoWa Artists Guild every first Friday in South End is your one-stop hot spot. 

365 things to do in boston sowa artists guild

"First Fridays are an integral part of the SOWA Artists Guild mission. The aim is to give visitors access to the artists in their element – to offer a different and more personal way to experience art firsthand. By opening their working space to the public, the SOWA Artists Guild hopes to give people an avenue for viewing quality contemporary art that complements yet goes beyond the gallery experience."

So this is practically a no-brainer. The SoWa Artists Guild is pretty much an art-lover's dream event. Can't make it on first Fridays? Well lucky for you 450 Harrison is open each day from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You’ll find many galleries and studios open during these hours and you’re always welcome to visit. (You can also call your favorite artists to make appointments too.) ...now isn't that convenient. How nice of them. 

 

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

The African Animals of Cambridge

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Thu, Jun 14, 2012

Tomorrow is the last day to witness the wild African animals that roam the streets of Cambridge. Watch out for the lions because they are fierce! Ok, so no, you don't need to bring your bow and arrow because these animals are only as real as the paper they are drawn on, but you will definitely be impressed with the distinct detail.

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“The idea of taking art to the street is what we’re trying to do,” said artist Roberta Paul, who lives in a studio in Netwonville.

"Move Me" is a pop up art project that travels the streets of Cambridge. For the past two weeks you would be lucky to get a glimpse of a wild African animal at a stop light. It has been the talk of the town all week, so make sure to take a drive or walk through Cambridge before these animals head back to the jungle (or on someone's wall.)

 

 

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

#585 When Will You Go

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Dec 08, 2011

1318344986 What did you buy Whether you're looking for some awesome art to hang on your walls, or you have Uncle Harry's name this year for Christmas. We highly suggesting you attend The Museum School Art Sale on ALL days! December 8 to the 11 from 10am to 8pm.

A little blurb about it? Sure. Here you go. Read away. "New England's largest contemporary art sale showcases paintings, photographs, prints, jewelry, ceramics and digital arts by hundreds of living artists, ranging from celebrated SMFA alumni, faculty and affiliated artists to students showing publicly for the first time.

Proceeds benefit the SMFA Scholarship Fund.
( A most def. good cause because art school is EXPENSIVE!)
"

Directions: 230 The Fenway
Digits: 617.369.3204
Clams: Free - unless you purhcase, and if you do, priceless.
URL: http://smfa.edu/artsale

Tags: for sale, Fenway, Fenway/Kenmore, art, 365 things to do in Boston