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Shop and Support Art This Sunday

More than 2,200 artists nationwide — including two dozen from Boston — are carving out a holiday shopping tradition of their own with Artists Sunday. In the style of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Small Business Saturday, Artists Sunday focuses on buying artwork, crafts, and other goods from individual creators. Scheduled this year for Nov. 29, the campaign aims to make this Sunday “the arts’ most profitable day annually,’’ according a release. Participating artists compiled their creations — including sculptures, jewelry, pottery, clothing, crafts, home goods, and more — in a directory on artistssunday.com. Some even scheduled events and activities leading up to the day. [...]

2020-11-23T21:20:55+00:00November 23rd, 2020|News|

8th Annual Boston Children’s Festival Goes Virtual this Weekend

Combining films by, for, or about kids, the Boston International Kids Film Festival celebrates its eighth year, beginning on Nov. 20. Dispensing with its usual in-person screenings this year, the festival will encompass online screenings, interactive Q&As after each screening block, and virtual workshops. The films, chosen by a panel of professional reviewers assembled by nonprofit Filmmakers Collaborative, have been broken up into blocks by audience age, film type, and language. Both professionally and student-made films will be showcased.[...]

2020-11-21T13:58:00+00:00November 21st, 2020|News|

Marathon Sculpture Made From Tree on Heartbreak Hill

NEWTON, MA — A couple near the corner of Grant and Commonwealth avenues, halfway up Heartbreak Hill, had to take down a large tree on their front lawn. Rather than grind the trunk to dust, they decided to have an artist turn it into a sculpture for the community. So what does a homeowner along a key part of the Boston Marathon route choose for a sculpture? That's not a hard call.[...]

2020-11-19T15:16:29+00:00November 19th, 2020|News|

Halloween Window Decorating in Newton

Newton’s looking spooky after hundreds of children filled store windows with witches, ghosts, pumpkins, and more as a part of the city’s 2020 Halloween Window Decorating Event, a spin on the annual contest due to COVID-19 restrictions. Paula Gannon, director of Newton’s Office of Cultural Development, said there was no way they were “going to let the pandemic take it away,” [...]

2020-11-03T12:12:18+00:00November 3rd, 2020|News|

New Art Center in Newtonville Reopens Its Doors

A ceramics class at the New Art Center in Newtonville is a respite for 12-year-old Hannah Spector, since it’s one of the only times during the week she is learning in person. “You finally get some human interaction after being on the computer for seven hours a day,” she said while sitting masked at a wheel. Currently, the city’s middle and high schools are only offering remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The center, a nonprofit community art education space, has been holding live Zoom classes since March, and recently began offering in-person courses after $200,000 in COVID-19 capital improvements.[...]

2020-10-29T18:48:47+00:00October 29th, 2020|News|

Outdoor Large Scale Photo Exhibit Opens at the Seaport

“The Boston Uncornered Photo Project,’’ an outdoor exhibit where large-scale portraits of former gang members are displayed alongside images of successful public figures, has a new home on Seaport Common. The collection, which opened Tuesday and runs through Oct. 25, features more than 30 black-and-white images with familiar faces including Mayor Marty Walsh, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Boston police commissioner William Gross next to Bostonians who also overcame difficult situations. [...]

2020-10-07T23:56:05+00:00October 7th, 2020|News|
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