Volunteer Show—April 2 through May 16 Bloc 11 Cafe | 11 Bow Street | Union Square Somerville opening reception: Wednesday, Apr. 2 5:30pm – 7pm An exhibit of the work of the generous volunteers who make SOS happen. In the spirit of community and volunteerism, Bloc 11 is donating food and delicious coffee along with their venue. Come meet the people behind the event and get involved. I’ll be showing a brand new piece, part of my first ever lithograph set. Come see! Artist Choice Exhibit—April 11 through May 9 Somerville Museum | 1 Westwood Road | Somerville Overview the entire SOS event, all together under one roof. Curator Mara Brod does artistic vision magic pulling together the most diverse group of work into a show that shines every year. Preview the event and decide which studios you’ll visit. Again, I’ll have brand new work in the show this year. Somerville Open Studios—May 2, 3 + 4 CITYWIDE | City of Somerville Please be sure to include my studio in your weekend art journeys! Mad Oyster Studios | 2 Bradley Street | Somerville, near the SOS trolley stop in Gilman Square The Mad Oyster Studios community of artists range from emerging, mid-career, to established on the national level, and work in a wide range of media. During SOS we’ll host our musician friend Yanni Batteaux ranging through the building free-styling on her banjo, and a bake sale to benefit Pets in Need animal shelter. Limited off-street parking is available. MadOysterstudios.org.
Thursday, February 6 At the offices of Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate. drop in any time between 6:30pm and 8:30pm for Indian food buffet catch Mark’s talk at 7:15pm. 128 Willow Ave., (on the bike path), Somerville, MA, 02144
They will not be asking for any monetary donations at this event, but if you purchase any artwork there, including mine and several other of your favorite local artists, the portion of the sale that would ordinarily be a gallery commission will instead be donated to SHC’s programs. If you’re in the Greater Somerville Area, you’re probably already familiar with Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate. Thalia’s office has deep roots in the area, and in addition to making donations to local non-profits for each closing they make, they also host community supporting fund-raisers such as these in their offices.
- Arisia 2014
The Tool World series is making an appearance again! If you have a taste for surrealism, magic realism, fantasy and science fiction, you may enjoy the art show at Arisia 2014, one of the largest regional speculative media conferences in the world. Tool World is a playful, surreal envisioning of tools as living, animate creatures.
Toolips II, Collographic monoprint, 15-3/8″h x 10-1/8″w
While finishing the installation of this piece, I had a conversation with a four-year old who happened by. “What’s this?” he asked, pointing to a cow. I told him and then asked, “Did you know that Somerville used to have lots of cows? Somerville used to be mostly farms, and there were cows all over the place. They used to be really important here.” “I went to a farm once!” His eyes were wide while he asked his grownup if she had seen cows here. I created the installation referencing color pencil sketches I made on residency in Wyoming. The phone lines across the countryside felt to me like Ariadne’s thread, connecting me and my life in large cities cities, to another world, intertwined, and yet too, separate. We have to remember how farms and farmers, cities and technology– we’re all interdependent and interconnected. Someday soon, the phone lines may go away as we switch to mobile technology. Already the idea of a “pay-phone” is all but meaningless. This piece is a scrap-book of sorts, connecting far away places and times. This is a long distance call.
- ENTERING SOMERVILLE
Brian Beaucher, Steve Beaucher, and Ted Ollier
August 10 – 31 | Nave Gallery Annex 53 Chester Street | Davis Square, Somerville. Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 9 | 6pm – 9pm
I have some new work in the show: one cut silhouette piece, one painting on canvas, and one drawing on paper. All work is of or pertaining to Somerville, at Davis Square’s new art gallery. Drop in, see a great show, then pop next door for some Redbones. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Nave Gallery Annex yet, this is a great opportunity. In addition to the opening reception on Friday, Aug 9th, I’ll be sitting gallery hours on Sunday, Aug 11 from 2pm to 6pm. If you can’t make the opening, or want to sit down for some more extended conversation, come by on Sunday.
March 2 through March 30 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 3rd, 7pm -8:30pmA solo show of urban woodblock prints, print collages, and cut-silhouette paintings in the spacious, light and airy gallery of the Newton Free Library. The opening reception will be a joint reception with the Newton Camera Club’s annual exhibition in the Main Hall of the Newton Library. Come see two show in one evening!
This Fall is turning out to be a busy season for my work. In addition to a private corporate show at New England Biolabs, I currently have two pieces in the Nave Gallery’s Our Town exhibit, featuring works of and about Somerville, MA. During the run of this show, don’t miss Wrap Around, Sat. and Sun., Nov. 13 and 14 a fund-raiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Opening November 18, look for my work included in Plenty at 13FOREST in Arlington, MA. Plenty is the annual small works holiday show, so it’s a great place to look for gifts. From November 15 through the New Year, my work will be filling the walls of Club Passim in Harvard Square. If you’re going to hear a great concert, or just going for the tasty vegetarian food, you’ll have a chance to see a large selection of my work, filling the main hall. I’m working now on finishing some new work in time to hang it next week!
Friday, August 6th, come to Jamaica Plain for a book-release party and art exhibition. RIFRÃKT artists’ collective announces its premiere publication launch party, for 25 Emerging Boston Artists 2010. The book features 25 artists, residing throughout the metro Boston area, with work ranging in medium and process. Each artist in represented by a two page spread featuring their artwork and statement. Two of my collaged wood-block prints are in the book, and will be hanging that evening as well. If space permits, I’ll also hang my very newest piece that I just finished this week. It’s a larger woodblock-print collage that I’m really excited about, in a new series. Friday, August 6 6pm – 10pm focus on the book release and art exhibit for the first hour and a half. Musical Performances by Huellas & The Organ Beats starting at 7:30pm The Temple 670 Centre Street, Suite 9 Jamaica Plain, MA 25 Emerging Boston Artists 2010 will be on sale at the party, with all proceeds donated to non-profit organizations which promote and encourage local emerging art. Right now the Massachusetts Culture Council has been selected as the premier benefactor. You can learn more, and also purchase the book on-line from the RIFRÃKT website, www.rifrakt.com.