Weekly Wrap-Up for December 13th, 2013

i cried to dream again x don’t wish it were easier x wish you were better 

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Fort Point Holiday Stroll

(A Street, Laura Davidson)

When: Friday, December 13, 2013 4:00-8:00p.m.

Where: Fort Point, Boston. Map of participating locations here.

How: Official Website

What/Why: “A FREE annual celebration of the Fort Point area and its many businesses offering unique stores and boutiques, and a wide array of restaurants and bars.”

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Holiday Open Studios

When: Saturday, December 14th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Reception: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Studios at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

How: Official Website

What/Why: “On Saturday, December 14th, the artists of Porter Mill will be opening their doors to the public! All are invited to join us from 10:00am to 4:00pm for our 3rd annual Holiday Open Studios event. The building hosts over forty different artists, including jewelers, photographers, printmakers, muralists, and more! View artwork, chat with the artists in their workspaces, and complete your holiday shopping with unique and beautiful gifts made right here in Beverly. 

After the Open Studios, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, please join us in the Porter Mill Gallery for a reception to celebrate the artists. This will also be the last opportunity to see our annual Small Works Exhibition, featuring work by artists from all over Massachusetts. Porter Mill will provide refreshments and live music to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

These events are free and open to the public.”

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RED Biennial 2013

When: On view through January 24, 2014

Where: Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA

and University Place Gallery, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Each fall, the Cambridge Art Association hosts a Northeast Open Show, open to all artists living and working in the Northeastern United States. Known as our “color shows” the theme switches from year to year from RED to BLUE and back again. Over the past decade, Cambridge Art Association has been fortunate to have the following arts professionals jury this competitive, inventive show: Joseph Thompson (MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA); Howard Yezerski (Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston MA); Carl Belz (Rose Art Museum, Brandeis); Jen Mergel; Jane Farver; Carole Anne Meehan; and others.”

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I Cried to Dream Again

(Her Response, Penn Young)

When: On view through December 21, 2013

Closing Reception: December 21 – 5 to 7PM

Where: Samsøn, 29 Thayer St., Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: Information about the exhibition here.

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Boston Handmade Holiday Gallery

 (the work of Sarah Coyne)

When: Through December 24, 2013 (Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm )

Where: 2 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The Gallery is showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition works created by 23 of New England’s most talented artists and designers. We have a wide variety of items in a range of media available for holiday gift giving including jewelry, clothing, accessories, home goods, art, photography, holiday décor, and toys.”

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Illusions

When: On view through January 30, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday December 13, 2013 5:00-8:00PM

Where: Midway Channel Gallery, 15 Channel Center Street, Boston, MA 02210

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Participating Artists: Nikolay Cherny, Nathan Evans, Liliana Folta, Kippy Goldfarb, Jenny Lawton Grassl, Peter Harris, Matthew Keller, Karen McFeaters, Kevin L. O’Brien, Nicholas Ortolino, Olga Shmuylovich and Jennifer Wood.”

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Don’t Wish It Were Easier, Wish You Were Better 

When: On view through December 17, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, December 13th 6-9pm

Where: Howard Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02122

How: Official Website

What/Why: Collaborative and independent work by Corey Dunlap and Bradley Tsalyuk “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” This line from motivational speaker Jim Rohn establishes an atmosphere of uneasiness for our works that focus on the irresolute space between self-betterment and self-deprecation. Utilizing objects of exertion and leisure, our work exploits the capacities of optimism. 
— Corey Dunlap and Bradley Tsalyuk

Corey and Bradley are multimedia artists working in sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. Partners since 2011, their work overlaps in both material and conceptual considerations. Together they create collaborative works that activate an intersection of interests while stimulating the context for individual pieces.”

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10th Annual SoWa Holiday Market

When: Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 11am–6pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 11am-5pm

Where: Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street, Boston , MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “This year’s Holiday Market will feature over 75 juried artists and designers from around New England. From the fashionably chic to the hip and cutting edge, shoppers are sure to find an original gift for everyone on their list. Expect to find an exceptional array of indie goods, including: handbags, jewelry, pottery, letterpress stationery, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothes, re-purposed wool accessories and more! 

This handmade holiday spectacular will take place at the Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley St, in the heart of Boston’s trendy and historic South End. Within walking distance to Boston’s best galleries, boutiques and international cuisine, the SoWa Holiday Market is at the center of Boston’s most diverse and exciting neighborhoods!”

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Fort Point Holiday Sale

(Culture Clash, Mike Hammecker) 

When: December 13, 14 and 15, 2013

Friday: 4-8pm | Saturday and Sunday: 11am-4pm

Where: Midway Studios Pavilion, 1st floor at 15 Channel Center Street

Made in Fort Point, 30 Channel Center Street

Fort Point, Boston MA 02210

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The Fort PointArts Community’s 15th Annual Holiday Sale takes place Friday-Sunday December 13, 14 and 15, 2013.

Visitors can buy gifts of handcrafted and designed wares directly from their makers. Local artists will be set up over the three-day event, featuring jewelry, paintings, prints, pottery, photography, handcrafted clothing and accessories, prints, holiday ornaments, cards, and more.”

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Deck the Walls

When: Friday December 13, 2013 7:00-9:00PM

Where: Voltage Coffee and Art, 295 3rd Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

How: Official Website

What/Why: “During the month of December Voltage welcomes back exhibiting artist alumni to its walls for a special pop-up art shop! 

All work is on paper, all pieces are affordable ($50-$225) and all purchases benefit local Boston area artist. This is the definition of shopping local for the holidays as these original pieces were all created specifically for this show, especially for you!”

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The Infinite Space of the Possible

(Language of Color series, (detail), Lazaro Montano)

When: On view through January 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, December 13 | 6-8pm

Where: Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The Artist Studios Building (ASB) at the Boston Center for the Arts houses over forty artists working in a broad range of media and subject matter. Commonly shared is the value of workspace and a creative community within which to stimulate and exchange ideas. 

The Infinite Space of the Possible, curated by Lynne Cooney, features seven artists with studios in the ASB. In this exhibition, through collaborative dialogue, the participating artists push the boundaries of their artmaking – either by materializing a previously unrealized project, forging current work into new territory or considering their work in an expanded context.

The Infinite Space of the Possible features work by Leika Akiyama, Jon Amburg, Aileen O. Erickson, Rebecca Rose Greene, Kathleen A. Kneeland, Lazaro Montano and Victor Ortale.”

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Holiday Open House Party

When: Saturday December 14, 2013 10:00-5:00PM

Where: Sloane Merrill Gallery, 75 Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Join us Saturday, December 14th from 1-5pm as we celebrate the season and open our doors to friends, neighbors, art lovers, and festive passers-by! Our walls will be hung with works big and small, but pay special attention to what we call the “littles” as they are all from local Boston and New England painters — Local Littles! There is nothing better then supporting your community and that’s exactly what we hope to do by featuring small works by New England based artists.”

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Small(er) Works and Other Offerings

(White Rabbit in a Snowstorm, Joe Kitsch)

When: On view through December 2013

Where: Galatea Fine Art, 460B Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Our large and eclectic membership will be coming together for the month of December to present, as a cohesive unit,  over 150 pieces of artwork in varying media and genre. Galatea Fine Art is also happy to welcome many new members into its fold, who will be represented in this festive exhibition. Paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, etc. will be on view by over 60 artists.”

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Reliquary

When: On view through December 15, 2013

Closing Reception: Sunday, December 15, 3 pm-5 pm

Where: Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA 02144

How: Official Website

What/Why: “A reliquary is a container that holds or displays something sacred. Artwork in this show plays on the concepts of enclosure, concealment, display, sacred and/or profane.”

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Winter Group Show

(Catching Koi, Tom Chambers)

When: On view through December 21, 2013

Where: Chase Young Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Featuring new work by gallery artists.”

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Elana Katz: Christmas Dinner

When: Friday December 13, 2013 7:00PM

Where: Mobius Inc, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

How: Official Website

What/Why: “A performance contemplating the conventions of eating. sitting. and celebrating. 

Performance by Elana Katz, concept development by Elana Katz and Daniel Rothbart.

Elana Katz is an American conceptual artist currently based in Berlin, Germany. Working often from a historical basis, Elana Katz’s work confronts cultural conventions, critically examines the complexity that lies within contradictions, and thus aims to create an experience of unlearning the assumed.”

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So, I guess this is it..

The final Weekly Wrap-Up of 2013! DONE.

I look forward to writing 52 more of these next year *laughter that turns to tears* and stay tuned for a new(and timely) artist showcase next week.

TGIF.♥

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