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May 2017

Artist Demo: Iris Quilts Tulle Technique

May 7, 2017 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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MIT Museum’s Idea Hub – 3D Printing and Design

May 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2139 United States

Celebrate ArtWeek at the MIT Museum! Join us in the Idea Hub – our creative technology space – for 3D Printing and Design. Learn how to design your own sculpture in three dimensions using Tinkercad and explore how 3D printers can turn digital models into reality.

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Mural Design and Interactive Painting Demo

May 7, 2017 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

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Resistioke Live Band Singalong with Wee The People

May 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Sam Adams Park, 1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109 United States

For Art Week Spring 2017, Resistioke and Wee the People will join forces for the first time in a collaboration that will pull together an unsuspecting audience, using a variety of art forms, and will provide activities for children and their parents to learn about current issues of social justice.

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Highfield Hall & Gardens Open House

May 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm3:30 pm
Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540 United States

Join us for our spring Open House as we herald in the new season with art exhibitions that celebrate the ocean from Cape Cod to the Gulf of Maine. There will be indoor and outdoor activities including live music and floral arranging demonstrations. Take an estate and garden tour, be part of a traditional Maypole celebration, and enjoy music performed by the Village Band and Highfield Hall’s Music Director, pianist Robert Wyatt, playing his favorite songs of spring. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

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May 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 2139 United States

Join us for two hours of in-depth exploration concentrating on: contemporary fusion, character and emotional development, musicality, instrumentation, prop work, partnering and more!

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Open Rehearsal: Tony Williams’ Rock Ballet

May 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory Street Second Floor
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

Special for ArtWeek, Tony Williams Ballet Company (producers of the “Urban Nutcracker”) will open their studio for public viewings of their rehearsals in progress for “Color of Life,” a brand new rock ballet set to Ken Nordine’s Jazz Album, “Colors” mixed with a medley of rock music favorites from the past 60 years.

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Pyramids, Ziggurats, and Skyscrapers, Oh My!

May 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 1773 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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EcoArt Workshop

May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm5:00 pm
Green Learning Center, 4 Archdale Road
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States

Join us for an EcoArt Workshop at the Launch of Boston’s New Green Learning Center! We will make a sculpture of 1000 origami cranes that will help bring peace and good fortune to all who participate. The finished product will be showcased at Boston GreenFest, August 11 – 13. Other projects from recycled/earth materials will include egg carton art, plarn (plastic bag yarn) weaving and rock art.

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Contemporary Printmaking-Creative Innovations

May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Avenue
Osterville, MA 2655 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, 2017 at 2:00 pm4:30 pm
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 2421 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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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

May 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm5:30 pm
Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street The Gertrude Lawrence Stage
Dennis, MA 2638 United States

Following the Sunday, May 7 4:30pm performance of Educating Rita by Willy Russell, going us for a talk-back with Director Stephen Ross, Artistic Director of the Eventide Theatre Company Toby Wilson and the cast members immediately following the show.

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Harmony & Hope: Responding to Violence with Music

May 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm
First Church, Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States

In May 2016, Riverview Chamber Players presented the First Annual Harmony & Hope. This year we are presenting a two-hour performance with string quartet and gospel choir, interwoven with spoken word. This concert is designed to help ease the pain in our hearts…

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Foiled Again Workshop + Appetite Pop-up Exhibit

May 7, 2017 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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“A Woman’s Heart”: A Play by Judith Partelow

May 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Jacob Sears Memorial Library, 23 Center Street
East Dennis, MA 02641 United States

Immediately following the performance on Sunday, May 7, Judith Partelow will discuss the challenges and delight of writing poetry, and address the unique feature of this production: poems written on a page and brought to life on a three-dimensional stage. She will welcome audience accounts of their own writing experiences, answer questions, and sign books.

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