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Tiny Tall Ships Festival

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Tiny Tall Ship Hibiscus Print Tiny Tall Ships to Color and Build — a community art project
Union Square, Somerville
Sat., May 14, 2016

festival created and directed by Greg Cook, sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council

Yesterday I had a great time with a project I brought to the Tiny Tall Ships Festival! Visitors of all ages stopped by to color the model pieces for a miniature ship they could then build and take home. I created the design based (loosely) on Galeón Andalucía, a 16th-17th century galleon, which sails from Sevilla, Spain to Tall Ships Festivals around the world.

The Somerville Arts Council sponsored the cost of laser cutting dozens of pieces from illustration board. Kids and adults colored with pencils, markers, stickers, and washi-tape. It was wonderful seeing all the wild and colorful creations.

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Somerville Open Studios, Artists Choice, and the Volunteer Show

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(photo credit: Christina Tedesco)

(photo credit: Christina Tedesco)

It’s time for Somerville Open Studios again, and along with that, the several group shows which highlight the event.

I’ll be opening my studio at:
Mad Oyster Studios
2 Bradley St., Somerville
Saturday and Sunday, April 30th + May 1
12pm – 6pm
Visit somervilleopenstudios.org for more details on the hundreds of participating artists and sites.

Additionally, you can find my work in the Inside Out Gallery exhibit windows in Davis Square, the Artists Choice Exhibit at the Somerville Museum, (opening reception, Sunday, Apr 17) , and in the SOS Volunteer Show at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, all through mid-May. See the SOS website for details.

Sketchbook Show 2016

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postcard front for sketchbook show The Sketchbook Show 2016
opens Friday, Jan 29th
the Nave Annex
Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Opening Reception: Friday, January 29, 2016; 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading with Gary Hawkins and Afaa M. Weaver: Saturday, January 30, 7pm

Exhibition Dates: January 28 – March 3, 2016

Ellien Laramee-Byers and I have co-curated a second sketchbook show, building on the successes of last year’s popular show. Once again, we have artists from around the country, as well as many from our own ‘hood here in Somerville. The show features sketchbooks, process drawings, and studies from artists, utilizing a broad range of materials and techniques.

Gary taping cat The work of poet and artist Gary Hawkins, who works with washi tape in his writing and sketch journals, inspired us to create a three-person collaborative wall drawing in the Nave Annex entry hallway. Gary was generous enough to join us from North Carolina and we had a blast further expanding our own notions of sketching.

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On a personal note, creating the wall drawing for the Sketchbook Show 2016 was a fulfillment of a long-standing wish of mine. Working with Ellien and Gary just made it even better. As always, I am deeply indebted to the Nave Gallery and Susan Berstler for making shows like this possible in Somerville.

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