Weekly wrap-up for June 17th, 2011

“I think it was the Commodore’s Ball. It seemed as though my parents went to so many formal occasions when I was growing up. I believe it was as much fun for me to watch the whole preparation process as it was for them to attend these events. My mother had a dressmaker who made some of those gowns for her and I thought each one was more beautiful than the last. She had a beaded necklace woven into the shoulder of a one-shoulder gown that I thought was spectacular…me, who lives in blue jeans and sweat shirts. She also had some “glass slippers” that I thought were just amazing. I wonder how I came to be such a slacker?

The Artist Paula Villanova on her painting, Mom & Dad.

(Paula’s work will be shown at the South Shore Art Center’s 56th Arts Festival this weekend)


Off the Wall x Art en Plein Air x A Bizarre Bazaar x DIY Installations x Welcome to the Dollhouse



Off the WallCommunity of Artists

(Places of the Heart #15, Prilla Smith Brackett) (note: Family Patterns #8 currently on view)

When: On view now through August 7th, 2011

Where: Danforth Museum of Art, 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702

How: Official Website

What/Why: Each year the Danforth’s Off the Wall Juried Exhibition showcases new and exciting contemporary work created by artists living and working in New England. Juried by renowned curators, the show communicates a unique curatorial vision, and has been reviewed in Art New England, artscope, Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix and in numerous on-line publications. It also receives wide-spread attention from curators and gallery owners, and is visited by a growing number of collectors who have the opportunity to purchase original work.

(Mirror Neurons, Ariel Freiberg)

Work included in A Community of Artists is chosen by Museum Director Katherine French after selections have been made for Off the Wall and Picture This!. French has won an award for curatorial excellence from the New England Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) in 2007 and named Best Curator of Locally Made Art at the 2010 New England Art Awards.”


The Infinite Format

(Marathon(still), Tara Meranda Nelson)

When: Saturday, June 18th, 2011 -6 pm Doors open, preview shorts, 8 pm Feature presentation

Where: 17 Cox Court, Beverly MA 01915

How: Official Website

Cost: $5

What/Why: “17 Cox is proud to work in collaboration with the Northeast Institute for Analog Studies, an organization specializing in the reclamation and proliferation of “shadow based” media, those formats which have been eclipsed by digital reiterations.  Ethan Berry of the Institute is curating a body of Super 8 films to be screened in 17 Cox, including a performance of multiple projections.”


Welcome to the Doll House

When: Tuesday June 21st, 2011 9PM-2AM

Where: TBA. Get notified via text

How: Official Website

Cost: $10 OR Free for Bloggers.  Learn more here.

What/Why:The Boston Bazaar’s new event series “Welcome to the Dollhouse,” coming to Allston this June, will be a night of fashion, food, shopping and more photo opportunities than you can imagine. Some of your favorite stores and designers will be selling, you can buy sell and trade your awesome pieces, and Boston’s most noteworthy bloggers will be in the building looking to feature Boston’s best. And which building is that, you ask? The location for each event will be undisclosed until a few days before the event and will only be released to our Facebook and Twitter followers but first to those signed up for Dollhouse Alerts! Standard text messaging rates apply (and we’re not going to bug you with nonsense…we’ll will simply text you the location.)

Art Exhibit –  9-11pm will feature the art of 8 talented local artists.

Party – 11pm – 2am.  Drinks. Food. Music by Boston’s best DJS. SHOPPING – store displays by some of your favorite Boston shops!

Portion of the proceeds going to the MSPCA (Mass Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).”


Art on the Green

When: Saturday June 18th, 10:00am-2:00pm

Where: The Pinehills, 33 summerhouse drive, Duxbury, MA 02332

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Art on the Green – an art exhibit and sale featuring more than 100 local and regional artists showcasing their paintings, sculptures, jewelry, wearable art and more! Art on the Green is an outdoor festival on The Village Green at The Pinehills complete with steel drum music and food for purchase.”


South Shore Art Center’s 56th Arts Festival

“One Sunday morning last summer, my husband and I took a ride by the beach. This motel (I’ve changed the name) had just remodeled and when I saw this photo shoot going on outside, I screamed at my husband to pull over so I could take a picture…interesting way to promote the place…”- Paula Villanova

When: Friday June 17: 2-7pm
Saturday June 18: 10am-7pm
Sunday June 19: 12noon-5pm

Where: South Shore Arts Center, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA, 02025

How: Official Website

What/Why: “The Lone Beader (aka. Diana Grygo) will be showing one of her largest bead-paintings, Gasoline District (featuring a beaded Boston Trolley), at the South Shore Art Center’s 56th Arts Festival!

The event takes place on Cohasset Common in Cohasset, MA from Friday, June 17, 2011 – Sunday, June 19, 2011. The festival features juried art exhibitions, fine art, crafts, music, and food.”


No Known None

(Edition for Bregenz, Jenny Holzer)

When: On view through August 2nd, 2011

Where: Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Work by Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer, Glenn Ligon, and Tara Donovan”


Union Made – a Bazaar Bizarre Summer Fair

(The work of Bellyache Press)

When: Sunday, June 19, 2011 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Where: Union Square, 70 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143

How: Official Website

What/Why:Come one, come all to the 2nd Annual BBB-Organized Summertime Crafty Extravaganza!

The Bazaar Bizarre & The Somerville Arts Council will be taking over Union Square and hosting 30+ arts and craft vendors from all over New England and beyond.

Music will be playing and demonstrations will be taking place!

Come shop, stroll and spend the day in beautiful Union Square!

This ArtsUnion event will be outdoors, free, and is for all (Men, Women, Children, and Pets) to enjoy. A rain date of Sunday June 26th has been reserved in the case of inclement conditions.”

(diy security envelope installation kit, Sweetie Pie Press)


Laila Rahman: New Paintings and Etchings

When: June 14th–30, 2011

Where: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Laila Rahman received a 2010–11 Fulbright Scholar award to pursue research and studio practice at SMFA. Exploring religion and myth within contemporary society, these new works on view are a culmination of her artistic exploration here.”


Next Thursday, do not miss…

Affairs of the Art

(Industrial Star, Carl Licence)

When: June 23–July 8th, 2011

Where: School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Reception: June 23, 6–8 pm.

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Featuring 52 works—from drawing and jewelry to prints, painting and more—by 32 artists who are enrolled in CE courses and workshops for summer 2010, fall 2010, and spring 2011.”

Illumina la Notte

(El Jaleo, John Singer Sargent on view at ISGM)

When: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Where: Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

Cost: $150-$450 Purchase online or call 617-391-3950.

What/Why: “An Event for Young Patrons. “Light up the night” with the Gardner’s Young Patrons at a very special event to benefit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Join us for an unforgettable evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music.

Jonathan Soroff of The Improper Bostonian will emcee, and DJ Adam Gibbons will entertain in the ballroom with music and a multimedia display. Bid on fabulous prizes. Proceeds will benefit public programming at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Creative Cocktail Attire.”

FLUX. note: You should hit up both events next Thursday. The ISGM & SMFA are practically neighbors!


(Infinite Lemmings, by Argyle Whale who will be showing work at Union Made)


So, what did I miss?


This wrap-up is dedicated to the man who gave me my long luxurious lashes and a butt chin.

Happy Father’s Day, DHD

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