Boston Design Week is going on now until Sunday, March 30th!
"Boston Design Week will feature 60+ events spanning across the entire city of Boston and beyond. "The vision for Boston Design Week is to "encourage the public to explore architecture, environmental and landscape design, urban design, interior design, fashion, graphic design and photography, product and industrial design, and studio design such as furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and more."
Events for Boston Design Week include art exhibits, demonstrations, forums and open houses. For more information on Boston Design Week and to check out their event calender, please go to BostonDesignWeek.com!
John Singer Sargent Watercolors are now at the Museum of Fine Arts until mid January 2014.
"Presenting more than 90 of Sargent’s dazzling works, this exhibition, co-organized with the Brooklyn Museum, combines for the first time the two most significant collections of watercolor paintings by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), images created by a consummate artist with daring compositional strategies and a complex technique.
'John Singer Sargent Watercolors' offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to view the magnificent works Sargent produced between 1902 and 1911, when he was at the height of his artistic powers and internationally recognized as the greatest American painter of his age. "
For further information on this exhibit, please go to mfa.org.
Barry McGee's Exhibit will be appearing at Boston's ICA until September 2, 2013.
Barry McGee started exhibiting his inspiration art on the streets of San Francisco in the late 1980s. His inspiration came from the economic and social environment which was filled with uncertainty and a hard core music culture.
"McGee developed as a graffiti artist, often under the tag name 'Twist'. Deploying a visual vocabulary that borrows elements from graffiti, comics, hobo art, sign painting, and other sources, McGee’s imagery simultaneously celebrates and critiques his diverse Mission District neighborhood.
At once humorous, political, and difficult, his art underscores the complexities of life in early twenty-first-century America, a country in the midst of wars, a financial crisis, unemployment, class stratification, and the ever-cheerful exhortation to keep consuming. Unwilling to simply reflect existing conditions, McGee’s work proposes an alternate reality of political provocation, cooperative survival, and creative exuberance. "
If you are looking to improve your art skills than every Friday October 5 - November 20 from 4-6PM in South End is the place to be. You (or your teen artist) will discover new techniques and even create work with professional artists. These workshops are free but do have a required pre-registration.
"The BCA and USES have come together to engage youth with workshops that foster an appreciation for the arts and that serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement."
The workshops will cover figure drawing, collages, printmaking, and sculpture. After the workshop the teens will visit local galleries and art studios in the area. Sounds pretty awesome to me, and no money out of your pocket!
Head over to the Roslindale/West Roxbury area for an easygoing, laid back kind of weekend at the Boston Artisan Market.There is a consortium on Spring Street that brings together independent local artists peddling unique, handcrafted wares. Drop in any weekend and peruse exquisite jewelry, fragrant soaps, eclectic paintings and more. Organizer Shirley Walsh also owns vintage store Kalembar Dune next door. While you're in the area, don't miss her collection of antique furniture, home décor, costume jewelry and other assorted baubles.
See ya on the streets folks!
Tomorrow is the big day... if you're an art lover that is. From September 7-9, 2012 the Boston Arts Festival will be in its 10th year! In 2003 the Festival began as a single afternoon event. Ten years later it has expanded into a 3-day celebration incorporating a diverse performing arts program, a specially built artists’ village and an interactive arts schedule. The festival features the best of the Boston arts scene over a two-day event at Christopher Columbus Park on Boston's Waterfront which has featured local artists such as Blue Man Group, Boston Ballet, and Boston Pops.
See all you artistic people (and wannabe's) there!
If you are having trouble finding events that REALLY show off a variety of Boston's unique and talented artists, the SoWa Artists Guild every first Friday in South End is your one-stop hot spot.
"First Fridays are an integral part of the SOWA Artists Guild mission. The aim is to give visitors access to the artists in their element – to offer a different and more personal way to experience art firsthand. By opening their working space to the public, the SOWA Artists Guild hopes to give people an avenue for viewing quality contemporary art that complements yet goes beyond the gallery experience."
So this is practically a no-brainer. The SoWa Artists Guild is pretty much an art-lover's dream event. Can't make it on first Fridays? Well lucky for you 450 Harrison is open each day from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You’ll find many galleries and studios open during these hours and you’re always welcome to visit. (You can also call your favorite artists to make appointments too.) ...now isn't that convenient. How nice of them.
Tomorrow is the last day to witness the wild African animals that roam the streets of Cambridge. Watch out for the lions because they are fierce! Ok, so no, you don't need to bring your bow and arrow because these animals are only as real as the paper they are drawn on, but you will definitely be impressed with the distinct detail.
“The idea of taking art to the street is what we’re trying to do,” said artist Roberta Paul, who lives in a studio in Netwonville.
"Move Me" is a pop up art project that travels the streets of Cambridge. For the past two weeks you would be lucky to get a glimpse of a wild African animal at a stop light. It has been the talk of the town all week, so make sure to take a drive or walk through Cambridge before these animals head back to the jungle (or on someone's wall.)
Whether you're looking for some awesome art to hang on your walls, or you have Uncle Harry's name this year for Christmas. We highly suggesting you attend The Museum School Art Sale on ALL days! December 8 to the 11 from 10am to 8pm.
A little blurb about it? Sure. Here you go. Read away. "New England's largest contemporary art sale showcases paintings, photographs, prints, jewelry, ceramics and digital arts by hundreds of living artists, ranging from celebrated SMFA alumni, faculty and affiliated artists to students showing publicly for the first time.
Proceeds benefit the SMFA Scholarship Fund.
( A most def. good cause because art school is EXPENSIVE!)"
Directions: 230 The Fenway
Clams: Free - unless you purhcase, and if you do, priceless.
Join CoSo Circle for the 7th Annual Art Tasting on Thursday December 8th at 6:30pm. The cocktail reception will feature small works by Copley Society Artists as well as festive libations, live music and hors d'oeuvres.
On display, and for sale, will be affordable pieces and hand painted ornaments by CoSo artists starting at $50. To RSVP please click here
. For more information on the Copley Society of Art check out their website
158 Newbury StreetWhen:
December 8th at 6:30pm-9:30pmPrice:
Free for member, $20 for non-membersAbout the Copley Society of Art
The Copley Society of Art, Co|So, is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, with a history dating back to 1879. We currently represent over 500 living artist members, ranging in experience from students to nationally-recognized artists and in style from traditional and academic realists to contemporary and abstract painters, photographers, and sculptors.
The gallery hosts between 15 and 20 exhibitions each year, including solo exhibitions, thematic group shows, juried competitions, and fundraising events.Hours
Tues-Sat 11:00-6:00, Sunday 12:00-5:00 | Closed Monday (open by appointment)
In 2005, Danielle Boudreau founded the Co|So Circle, a collection of young professionals dedicated to promoting the understanding of fine art and art collecting in the Boston area. Boudreau graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Providence College, went on to earn her MBA degree in 2005 from Babson College, and later became a member of the Young Women’s Advisory Board, attending events such as the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Her work with New Profit Inc., a Boston based venture philanthropy firm, gave her further experience in understanding how to create and sustain a vibrant, community-oriented organization.