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Dorchester Arts Collaborative Open Studios 2012

Open Studios Logo 2012Join 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
Codman Square.

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 dozen performances.

Don't miss a single event!

Open Studios Tenth AnniversaryOpen 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

The reception this year will take place on Saturday night, with the location TBA, so check back frequently for updates on this and other weekend events.

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

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