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'Nature in a Balance' ended Feb. 28

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"Nature in a Balance" is the second annual ArtLinks collaborative members show hosted by the Arlington Center for the Arts, and is curated by Kristina Goransson, an Arlington artist, teacher, and curator. ArtLinks Arlington is an artists' networking and support organization.Art Links: Nature

This year, visual artists, poets, writers and musicians were inspired by cellist Miranda Henne, who debuted "Cello Invention" by composer Flynn Cohen, exclusively written for her and the exhibition opening reception, sponsored by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.

The show runs through Feb. 28 at the Arlington Center for the Arts, 20 Academy St., third-floor hallway).

Masks, proof of vaccination and advance registration are required to view the show in person. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the show or membership.

'In Loving Memory' banners artist

Join Boston artist Jasmine Milton for a special Artist Talk via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Milton created 6 beautiful art for banners in celebration of Black History as part of a project she named “In Loving Memory” — a series of paintings bringing attention to the most vulnerable young people of color: Black kids who are missing or dead in Massachusetts.

Milton's project is sponsored by AHRC to highlight the work of BIPOC artists along the theme “Young People Leading the New Civil Rights Movement.” Milton’s beautiful banners are a poignant reminder of the unequal efforts to find missing kids of color. Read more about Milton and her work here.

Join a virtual panel discussion on Sunday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. on the importance of narrative sharing, and how to share one's story in a variety of ways. This program is part of Elevating Arlington's Voices of Color (EAVoC).

Coe, BenronElevating Arlington’s voices of color: How to tell one’s story held

Elevating Arlington’s Voices of Color archive collection is an opportunity for community members of color to share their stories and elevate their voices. Too often community members of color are spoken for or about, and the purpose of this project is to restore the power of sharing one’s own narrative. Using a variety of mediums, community members are invited to create, share and explore their stories and experiences as Arlingtonians of color. Throughout 2021, as part of this project, programming and workshops were held during the curating phase to encourage and guide residents in crafting their stories. 

The EAVoC virtual panel discussion will be with the two artists who hosted workshops as part of this project: Lynette Benton and Charles Coe.

Lynette Benton is a published writer and frequent instructor of Robbins Library writing courses. She has led a three-part writing workshop and offered writing prompts and feedback, encouragement, and guidance as participants crafted their stories to share experiences of life in Arlington.

Charles Coe is known for his powerful readings and unusually warm and compassionate voice. Charles's poems speak to the heart and mind as well as the ear, as he combines subjects as diverse as Afro-American history, myth, jazz, and family as well as surprising observations of those unexpected moments of joy to be found in a work-a-day city. Charles hosted a poetry workshop for people of color to talk, brainstorm and write together in a safe space.

Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division, Robbins Library, and the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture. For information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thervil photo shoot'Portraits of Black Arlington': Free photo shoot held

ArtsArlington invites black community members who live, work or go to school in (or are otherwise connected to) Arlington to participate in free photo sessions to develop source material for Artist-in-Residence Chanel Thervil's public artwork, "Portraits of Black Arlington."

Meet Chanel, hear a little about her process and get your portrait taken in a relaxed and fun, 25-minute session at the historic Whittemore-Robbins House behind Robbins Library.

Sign up between 1 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 here >> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions or more information.

Read about the photo shoot here and check out some of the photos she has collected thus far here.

Learn more about Thervil's exciting residency here on Arts Arlington.

This news announcement was updated Feb. 27, 2022.

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