|Join us for Dorchester Open Studios 10th Anniversary
October 20 and 21 noon to 5 p.m.
Opening night of performances
on Friday, October 19th at the
new Black Box Theater in
Special event at Forbes House Museum in Milton on
Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
This year is the biggest Open Studios yet! 140 visual artists, 20
sites, 20 authors reading their work, at 2 sites, and over a
Don't miss a single event!
|Open Studios celebrates its 10th year and we're starting early!
Wed Oct 17
This year's Open Studios weekend actually begins on Wednesday October
17th at the Forbes House Museum in Milton, as we celebrate our growing
collaboration with this magnificent hostorical site.
The host of
Plein Aire Paint Out earlier this summer, The Forbes House is also in
the process of transcribing interviews with descendants of staff who
used to live in the house. The museum is graciously offering use
of their facilities to host a reading of some of the interviews along
with excerpts of books written by members of the Forbes family.
The evening will also be graced by a performance from local opera
singer Amanda Villegas.
Fri Oct 19
On Friday night, festivities move to the new Black Box Theater in
Codman Square, where Boston Music Awards' "Best New Artist" Shea Rose
will join eleven other singers, songwriters, dancers, and spoken word
artists including Painted Lights' Brendan Little.
Sat Oct 20
On Saturday, grab a map(visit this list of places where they can be
found after October 6th) and visit the 140 visual artists
exhibiting this year at 20 sites! (for the data wonks among us, that's
a 41% increase in artists and 138% increase in sites over last year!).
We are very excited to welcome the Howard Art Project in Fields Corner
and a large group of artists from UMass in Uphams Corner. (See a full
list of artists and venues here). Saturday also offers readings from 16
poets, novelists, short story writers, non-fiction writers and
essayists at a unique venue: the back courtyard at Humphreys Street
Studios! Protected from the elements in this cozy outdoor space
with hot cider and hot chocolate, take a seat or lean against a sturdy
wall and be inspired by the writers among us!
The reception this year will take place on Saturday night, with the
location TBA, so check back frequently for updates on this and other
Sun Oct 21
On Sunday, pick up where you left off and see the rest of the venues
and artwork, beginning with the traditional Art Sermon at First Parish
Church, and making sure you take time to hike a bit along the Neponset
Trail and stop at the kiosks (locations also on the map) where Anne
Schmalz' beautiful botanicla and nature sketches and watercolors will
alert you the flora and fauna of the season.
|Posted: September 12, 2012 Nancy J Conrad