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Arts & Culture

Windows Invitational: Alexandria Smith, Seed to Harvest

10.02.19 at 10:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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Free

The Windows Invitational engages artists in transforming the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that articulate the lobby and courtyard plaza of our signature Rafael Moneo building. The third commission in the series is by Alexandria Smith, head of painting at the Royal College of Art in London, formerly assistant professor of painting at Wellesley College. Smith’s Seed to Harvest foregrounds portraits of Wellesley’s first African American graduates and borrows its title from the “Patternist” series of novels by Octavia Butler, stories that explore themes of science fiction, humanity, and the ethical and unethical uses of power. Rendering with hand-drawn and computer techniques, Smith embellishes original photographic portraits of five alumnae: Dr. Harriett Alleyne Rice (Class of 1887), Ethel M. Caution-Davis (Class of 1912), Katherine Naomi Robinson (Class of 1922), Clarissa Scott Delany (Class of 1923), and Jane Bolin (Class of 1928). She adds symbolic elements derived from her own visual vocabulary and from quilt patterns used to convey messages along the Underground Railroad (there were two stops in the town of Wellesley) to create the unique crests that adorn each with an honorific flourish. Curated by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director. The windows will be on display until August 2020. For more information, please contact: 781-283-2051 Generously supported by: Wellesley’s Friends of Art at the Davis

Arts & Culture

Exhibition: Framingham's Top 10 (10.25.2019 thru 4.16.2021)

10.25.19 at 1:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St
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$5/adults, Free/FHC Members & children under 18

Among the rows of storage shelves and tucked away in archival boxes lie the most important artifacts housed at Framingham History Center (FHC). Ten of these precious objects have been chosen by the curator and the community for a 20 month exhibition designed to reinforce the local, national, and international significance of the FHC’s collection. Spanning three hundred years, with objects as small as a pin to as large as billboard, this exhibit will underscore the variety of the FHC’s holdings. Set in a modern gallery style, each artifact stands alone in reverence to its importance. Visitors have the opportunity to explore further through interactive displays that excite discovery. Framingham’s Top 10 has something for everyone – paintings, sculpture, documents, clothing, Americana, music, and neon. On exhibit October 25, 2019 through April 2021.

Arts & Culture

Go Out Doors

07.01.20 at 8:00 AM
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Between Rte 2 and Powder Mill Rd
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Free

CONCORD, MA—Inspired by NYC’s En Plein Air doors on the Highline, “Go Out Doors” is West Concord’s newest public art exhibition, installed along the recently opened section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. Designed to raise awareness of local bike trails as part of an interconnected system throughout the region, this exhibition will run from July 1 – November 30, 2020. A project of The Umbrella Arts Center program, Go Out Doors features fourteen doors painted by seven regional artists that "explore a world you might find if you open your front door and adventure outside," says Nancy Lippe, director of The Umbrella Arts & Environment program. A variety of door images celebrate nature, our senses and outdoor activity. The majority of doors are sited between the Commonwealth Avenue entrance and the Assabet River bridge, with another grouping at the Powder Mill Road entrance. Contributing artists are Kayo Burman, Karla Collins, Howie Green, Marlowe Miller, Caroline Provost, Rebecca Tuck and Sophy Tuttle. Additional artists may be commissioned for a future expansion to other locations. Installation of the doors takes place over a three-week period, per the request of the Town Bruce Freeman Bike Advisory Committee to minimize large gatherings. Funded by the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and Foundation for Metrowest, the exhibition also seeks to inspire visitors to slow down, notice, and explore. The timing of the exhibition dovetails well with a community emerging from quarantine and eager for outdoor activity and art. Organizers remind exhibition visitors that social distancing and masks are required when out in public. The homepage for Go Out Doors can be found at TheUmbrellaArts.org/Go-Out-Doors.

Education & Learning

FREE Zoom to Extreme Bridges of the World

08.12.20 at 3:00 PM
Online
Online
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Free

For thousands of years, people have been building bridges. - What are some of the most unusual materials they've used? - Where are the world's tallest and longest bridges? - What are some of the most unusual bridges? - The oldest still standing? - The hardest to build? - The lowest to the water? - The most beautiful? - What are some examples of bridges that move? - What are some of the world's worst bridge disasters? For this session of the MOST of everything about bridges, author/educator Pendred Noyce will give you a taste from her book, Engineering Bridges. At the end, she'll challenge you to build a small bridge of your own with the materials at hand. FREE Appropriate for ages 7+ Date: August 12, 2020 Time: 3:00pm – 3:45pm ET Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86214766273 Use code eb and receive 25% off and free shipping on Penny’s book – Engineering Bridges Get your copy here: https://tumblehomebooks.org/book/engineering-bridges/

Arts & Culture

Stacey Peasley

08.13.20 at 10:30 AM
Framingham History Center
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FREE

Join Stacey for a family concert right from your own living room! Singing and dancing for all ages. To attend each Zoom program: visit Eventbrite.com, search by program name and register for free. A link for the virtual program will be emailed the day before. These programs are part of the Summertime on the Centre Common Series: Free Family Thursday Programs hosted by the Framingham History Center and sponsored by Eastern Bank. Questions? Contact laura@framinghamhistory.org

Arts & Culture

Zoom Webinar: Exploring The Long Way Home exhibition

08.15.20 at 10:00 AM
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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Members free, Nonmembers $5

Over a year’s worth of planning and preparation has gone into creating the exhibition The Long Way Home: Photographs by Gordon Lankton. Hear from museum CEO/curator Kent Russell, consultant Karen Lankton, and exhibition curator Chris Stratford about the process of translating The Long Way Home from book to exhibition including mapping Gordon’s motorcycle journey and selecting the photographs. Limited to 100 participants

Arts & Culture

Zoom Meeting: Coffee & Collections

09.16.20 at 11:00 AM
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
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free

Is there something you have always wanted to know about the Museum’s collection? Grab a cup of coffee and join registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt for a moderated Q+A. Submit your questions ahead of time to info@museumofrussianicons.org. Time permitting, Laura will take additional questions live. Limited to 50 participants

Food & Drink

Taste of MetroWest

10.25.20 at 4:30 PM - Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
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The 10th Annual Taste of MetroWest

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