Spring 2017: April 28 - May 7

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May 2017

3rd Annual CIC Arts Week Opening Reception

May 1 at 5:30 pm7:30 pm
CIC Cambridge, One Broadway 5th floor, Havana Event Space
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States

To kick off a week filled with art of all mediums across our Boston and Cambridge locations, join us at our One Broadway location in Cambridge for an evening of art, food, and drinks. Tour around our floors to check out work from local artists!

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WeWork St. James Art Walk

May 2 at 1:00 pm5:00 pm
WeWork St. James, 31 St. James Ave 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Join us at WeWork St. James for a tour of the space. See the design and learn about how the space was influenced. View art from local artists and take in the general artistic atmosphere that is inherent to WeWork spaces. See how the murals in WeWork St. James were influenced by Boston and the architecture of the space.

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Spring Blossoms in Japanese Ink & Watercolor

May 2 at 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 11:00am

Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 2130 United States

Japanese inks and watercolors are a perfect mix to portray the fragile blossoms of the spring against their expressive branches. This is an event for kids and their parents to explore the combo of these media in Boston’s stunning Arnold Arboretum.

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Gemstone Gallery Tour at Harvard Museum of Natural History

May 2 at 3:30 pm4:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Explore gemology with Raquel Alonso-Perez, Curator, Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard in this guided tour of the rare mineral and gemstones gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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Paul Schulenburg: Expressing the Figure

May 3 at 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane
Dennis, MA 02638 United States

On May 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Paul Schulenberg, a well-known figurative painter from Cape Cod, will paint directly from a model in the midst of our exhibition, “Freedom of Expression.” He will not only create a work of art during those hours, but will also discuss his process and answer viewer’s questions at specific posted times.

$15
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So You Think You Can’t Paint? Watercolor Workshop

May 4 at 5:00 pm7:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 5:00pm

Roslindale Craft Beer Cellar, 4228 Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States

Watercolor demo and workshop led by artist Mary Gilfus. For all ages and all those who think they could never be an artist–here is your chance to discover your creative genius!

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SOS Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show

May 4 at 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Beyond the Pattern is the annual fashion show of Somerville Open Studios. It features a select group of local Somerville artists displaying their interpretation of wearable art. Special for ArtWeek, join us for a brief talk about this event’s history prior to the show.

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The Art of Hair

May 5 at 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Salon Eva Michelle, 118 Newbury Street
Boston , MA 02116 United States

Salon Eva Michelle invites you to “The Art of Hair” where you can learn to create your own customized style one on one with their highly trained Designers. Whether you’re feeling inspired by Hollywood’s latest trends, looking to be Red Carpet ready, or simply change up your everyday ‘do’, join us for light refreshments and a personal styling experience to express your creativity through hair!

$50
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of “Painted Landscapes”

May 6 at 9:00 am10:00 am
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563 United States

Enjoy exclusive access to this Heritage’s 2017 special exhibit, “Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views.” Explore a variety of landscapes through the eyes of contemporary artists. This private tour…

$25
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Making Sense of Watercolor with Lynn Hoeft

May 6 at 9:00 am12:00 pm
Featherstone center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane P.O. Box 1145
Oak Bluffs, MA 2557 United States

If you think watercolor is too difficult, or that you can’t fix mistakes in watercolor, this class will show you how to handle paints to get the glowing effects you want, and more importantly, to avoid making mud. Working from life, we will begin by painting still lifes and then move to interior landscapes.

$50
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City Heart Art Sale and Show

May 6 at 10:00 am4:00 pm
Prudential Center Mall, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA United States

Join Unbound Visual Artists for the 7th annual City Heart Art Show & Sale featuring over 50 artists that have experienced homelessness from five art programs. Special for ArtWeek, there will be art demonstrations, a community art-making project, and a raffle for valuable prizes.

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Studio Sale and Live Painting at the Guyer Barn

May 6 at 10:00 am3:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Guyer Barn, 50 Pearl Street
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States

The artists of Gallery Artrio in Hyannis will have a “Studio ART” Sale on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 10:00 – 3:00. Come and see artists painting on site. In addition, artists will offer framed and unframed paintings, as well as studies and sketches at well below market prices.

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Paper Cutting Demonstration with Susanne Strater

May 6 at 11:30 am12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 11:30am

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

There is currently a resurgence in paper cutting, an ancient art form with traditions in many different countries and cultures. Join artist Susanne Strater as she shows a few different types and gives a demonstration of techniques, after which anyone can get started.

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The Rotating Portrait

May 6 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
The Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street near the Starbucks
Boston, MA 02199 United States

Come watch multiple artists contribute to “The Rotating Portrait”! This 4-hour event will feature one costumed model doing one pose, and six different artists working in different styles and media, with music accompaniment offered by students from the Berklee College of Music…

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#artsmatter Write-in Postcard Event

May 6 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
Fountain Street Fine Art, 59 Fountain Street
Framingham, MA 01702 United States

Come visit the gallery and “Write a postcard to your Senators about what matters most to you – and how you’re going to continue to fight for it in the days, weeks and months ahead.” to be a part of the gallery exhibition “Wish You Were Here” postcard show.

$1
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ACE: The Eugene Bullard Story | Play Reading

May 6 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Roslindale Library, 4246 Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States

This is a one-time only reading of this amazing play at the Roslindale Library. Discover the journey of Eugene Bullard along with the cast of Office of War Information’s reading workshop.

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Artist Demo: How to Create an Underpainting

May 6 at 1:00 pm1:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

Using oil paints and a variety of common household items like sponges, rags and q-tips, artist Besty VanOot will demonstrate how to quickly lay in a landscape with a range of values and textures. This demonstration is a part of Mother Brook Arts & Community Center Spring Open Studios held May 6 – 7, 11:00am – 5:00pm both days.

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Kite Education: Miniature Kite Making

May 6 at 1:30 pm2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 11:00am

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

Join Kite Education at for miniature kite making during Mother Brook Arts & Community Center Spring Open Studios. All ages are invited to stop by to learn how kites are assembled and give theirs a test fly. Ask expert kite flyer Pauly Berard any question about his work with kites and of course how to fly them.

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Paint n’ Sip at Eastwind Gallery

May 6 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Paint n’ Sip at Eastwind Gallery, 34 Main Street
Orleans, MA 2653 United States

Paint a stroke..sip..repeat..Relax! You’re at Eastwind Gallery and Studio enjoying our fun event! Bring old friends or make new ones. Some light refreshments will be provided or bring you own. Paint along with Eastwind Artists and bring home a masterpiece created by your own hands. Limited spaces available.

$40
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Artists-at-Large present: We See Jazz Two

May 6 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Hyde Park Library, 35 Harvard Avenue
Hyde Park, MA 02136 United States

Join us for a special tour and artist talk during the reception party for the exhibition We See Jazz Two. On April 21st, we invite children of all ages to come listen to Jazz and paint what they hear, feel and see and then exhibit their work for a month. During this reception you can hear from one of the artists and take a special tour of the exhibition.

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Artist Demo: A Different Way to Draw with Terry Boutelle

May 6 at 2:00 pm2:30 pm
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

When drawing an object, landscape, or figure, we often try to capture each part separately. Explore the relationship between elements and the air around and between them with artist Terry Boutelle.

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OUTLOUD Runway Show

May 6 at 6:00 pm10:00 pm
Midway Artist Studios, 15 Channel Center Street 15 Channel Center St #212
Boston, MA 02210 United States

OUTLOUD is the third annual collaboration between Lasell College students, emerging designers, and established designers working in the fields of art, design and production. This year’s theme, “Out of the Box… Out of This World” showcases a myriad of creative styles and designs for both men and women.

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Seth B. Minkin Book Launch Party + Celebration

May 6 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Seth B Minkin Studio + Showroom, 840 Summer Street Suite 205
Boston, MA 02127 United States

Join artist Seth B Minkin at his cool, vibrant Southie studio and showroom for a talk and book signing celebrating the official launch of “I Wish I Were An Animal”, a vivid story that reminds us that we are exactly who we were created to be. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from this artist, catch an exclusive glimpse inside this fantastic space, and see where Minkin makes his artistic magic happen.

$10
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A Walk Through Prague

May 6 at 7:30 pm9:30 pm
Kaji Aso Studio, 40 St. Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Boston artist Gary Tucker, known for his exquisite watercolors, shares his recently-painted scenes of Prague, thought to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Historian Patrick Leehey will give background to the fascinating history of the city, and the Boston Arts Consort will present Czech poetry, classical Czech music and music of it’s favorite adopted son, Mozart.

$15
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Artist Demo: Iris Quilts Tulle Technique

May 7 at 11:30 am12:00 pm
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States

Join Iris Quilts for a quilting demonstration that will walk participants through the creation of her unique designs including the “Quilting Tulle Technique.” You’ll have the opportunity to view each stage of the process and ask questions.

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Mural Design and Interactive Painting Demo

May 7 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
SOWA, 450 Harrison Ave. Studio 403
Boston, MA 02118 United States

Artist Sorin Bica invites the public to his studio to be part of a new mural design and interactive painting

Free
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Pyramids, Ziggurats, and Skyscrapers, Oh My!

May 7 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773 United States

Join us for an exhilarating, mind-bending, and amusing afternoon for all ages as we puzzle through Sol LeWitt’s conceptual art-making process and together make a mega city in the Sculpture Park. Architects from BSA Space (Boston Society of Architects) will lead a sculpture park challenge with their extraordinary LEGO® collection.

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Contemporary Printmaking-Creative Innovations

May 7 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Avenue
Osterville, MA 02655 United States

Printmakers of Cape Cod will be exhibiting current work at the Osterville Village Library, Osterville, MA. The public is invited to attend to listen to the artists on display discuss the inspiration for their work and techniques.

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Freedom of Expression

May 7 at 2:00 pm4:30 pm
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421 United States

The Ceramics and Painters Guilds of LACS join together in presenting “Freedom of Expression,” an exhibition highlighting the best works of artists of both guilds. Special for ArtWeek, Arthur Halvorsen will be giving a talk about his process and inspiration. His work evolves through creative repetition; making the same form over and over, tweaking it with sprinkles of spontaneity. Halvorsen says the best pleasure is in the creativity, not expecting the ordinary.

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Foiled Again Workshop + Appetite Pop-up Exhibit

May 7 at 3:30 pm5:30 pm
Catherine Bertulli Studio, 10 Vine Street
Melrose, MA 02176 United States

Join us for “Foiled Again”, a free hands-on workshop for ages 14+ and adults. Build your own tower alone or with a partner. We’ll learn some simple techniques for connecting shapes and painting them with acrylic.

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