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10.02.19 at 10:00 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482
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
10.25.19 at 1:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St
$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.
07.01.20 at 8:00 AM
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Between Rte 2 and Powder Mill Rd
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.
07.19.20 at 3:00 PM - Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton, MA 01748
Online Children’s Concert featuring Grammy Award Winner and Six-time Parents Choice Gold Award Winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American music therapist / jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes! 45-minutes. This concert is sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank. "The Gold Standard in kids music..." - NPR “Dan Zanes’ concerts are always cause for celebration…” - The New York Times Tickets are available for free or for a donation at https://hopartscenter.networkforgood.com/events/21742-online-children-s-concert-featuring-dan-claudia-zane. This event is part of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts 'Art at A Distance' week-long festival of events, learn more at https://www.hopartscenter.org/art-distance-celebrating-arts-hca-0.
08.07.20 at 6:30 PM
The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest has decided to creatively reimagine our Summer Theater program ‘A Virtual Tribute to Broadway through the Decades’, to comply with smart Covid 19 practices while exploring the exciting possibilities for education and performance via online platforms. The four-week Theater Program is open to youth entering grades 4-23 and will run from July 6 to July 31, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 2 pm. Students will be filmed individually and edited into a final film performance which will premiere August 7, TBD, Location to be Determined
08.13.20 at 10:30 AM
Framingham History Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.org