UPDATED Nov. 19: 13Forest Gallery, which reopened at 167A Mass. Ave. on May 21 after having been displaced by a fire next door in August 2021, has announced that a new exhibition, "Plemty 2022," which opened Saturday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Holiday party set for Friday, Dec. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A statement from the gallery said that "After a tumultuous year, we have plenty to be thankful for. We are so grateful to be back in the gallery this holiday season and to bring you our 15th annual 'Plenty' exhibition."
If you’ve driven or walked past Anderson’s Florist at 830 Mass. Ave. recently, you probably noticed the flowers ... on the outside.
One area artist and several of her Arlington students have completed a masterpiece on the side of the building.
They got a little help from the folks at ArtsArlington and Sustainable Arlington to make sure this beautiful addition to the building also carries a critical message for us all.
This video was produced by Jeff Barnd, news director, Arlington Community Media inc. (ACMi), Arlington’s community-access television studio and a YourArlington media partner.
UPDATED Dec. 11: 13Forest Gallery, at 167A Mass. Ave., was exhibiting One of One: Four Approaches to Monoprints," until an Aug. 28 fire next door, at Thrive Juice Cafe. Meanwhile, the gallery has popped up at 108 Summer St., at the hub for Food Link, while repairs are being made to the gallery space on Mass. Ave.
Owner Marc Gurton further updates the public about its 14th holiday exhibition -- "Plenty 2021."
A workshop on Brazilian music -- covering basic rhythms, styles and history -- was held Saturday, Dec. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Morningside Music Studio, 13A Medford St., Arlington.
Leading the workshop is David Rumpler, a pianist, cavaquinhista and Brazilian music expert. The goal of this 11/2-hour workshop is to introduce listeners and performers to the principle Brazilian rhythms, the styles associated with them, as well as providing some background about where, when and how these styles evolved.
Arlington has a number of arts programs that ask you to "come on down." What about a regional option that comes to you?
The Artmobile Boston does that.
Owned by Suchi Mumford of Arlington and Andrea Crowley of Lexington, the new business brings creativity your way on four wheels.
Crowley, the founder, is a former art teacher and art therapist. She got the truck rolling in 2014 where she designed the crafts/activities and developed the lessons she leads.
Mumford has been instrumental in developing the business side of the Artmobile as well as leading the lessons.
Mumford is the former owner of Indigo Fire, an arts center in Belmont, where she ran all the operations and taught classes. At Artmobile, she develops the business and helps with lessons.
The mobile art studio is outfitted with tables, chairs, windows, heating, air-conditioning and music. The owners drive the truck to a location, park and guests get on board. While the truck is parked, its staff lead guests through a creative art project. They typically book for one-hour events.
Style Stories Boutique to make Arlington debut after virus threat
UPDATED, March 13: Wearable art for every day, with an emphasis on sustainable fashion, will be the focus of a new pop-up boutique at Artbeat was to start Sunday, March 15. But it has been postponed in the light of the coronavirus.
Award-winning fashion designer Queen Allotey-Pappoe has a unique approach to color, style and sustainable fashion based on African textiles. The boutique will feature her Queen Adeline brand of dresses, tops and accessories, along with personal styling service and a series of hands-on workshops.
Queen is originally from Accra, Ghana, where her richly patterned, one-of-a-kind fabrics are designed and made from 100-percent cotton. When she first came to the United States, Queen lived in East Arlington, and started her family here before moving to Littleton.
Now the mother of three, Queen works from her studio/showroom in the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell.
Her clothing is sewn in small batches here and in Ghana, and rendered in timeless silhouettes in order to reduce waste in the production process and in her customers’ closets.
Would you like to dance through the streets of Harlem with Langston Hughes? Shout “Land HO!” with the crew of Melville’s ship?
Or perhaps you’re eager to climb the hills of Sui Sin Far’s San Francisco to a Dragon Boat Festival.
Children will be able to experience all of these adventures when Arlington author Sheila Cordner’s Who’s Hiding in This Book? Meet 10 Famous Authors arrives in bookstores and on Amazon on Nov. 15.
Preorders are available through piercepress.com/bookstore.
In creating this book, Cordner, a published Boston University literature professor, says she means to extend her love of the classics to children.
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