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Dorchester Open Studios Celebrates its 10th Year

Dorchester Open Studios 2012 celebrates its 10th Year beginning Friday, Oct 19 at the new Black Box Theater in Codman Square and continuing through Sunday Oct 21.

Performances and receptions take place Friday and Saturday nights with artists displaying their wares and the spoken word being shared on Saturday afternoon and starting Sun at 10:30am. All venues included on the Open Studios map available throughout Dorchester.

Franklin Marval, graphic design, is hosting the online version of the Open Studios map.  Click the image below to view.


Fri Oct 19 Dorchester Open Studios 2012 festivities begin at the new Black Box Theater in Codman Square, where opera singer Amanda Villegas will join eleven other singers, songwriters, dancers, and spoken word artists including celebrated Irish Step dancer Kieran Jordan, singer/songwriter Bethel Steele

On Friday night at the Black Box Theater (behind The Great Hall at 6 Norfolk Street) DPR Dance Crew will join eleven other great performers for a full night of incredible FREE entertainment! 

The Painted Lights' Brendan Little, Joy Daniels and her band, singer and guitarist Brandi Maxam, spoken word artists Stephen Alkins and Christopher Johnson, actress, director and producer Adobuere Ebiama, Gaitskill Cleghorn, Jr., and DJ Tristram Keefe.

Sat Oct-20 12 Noon
Grab a map (the list of places where they can be found will be announced after October 6th)

Visit the 140 visual artists exhibiting this year at 20 sites! New this year:
  • The Howard Art Project in Fields Corner
  • Artists from UMass Boston exhibiting in Uphams Corner
  • 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, at The Great Hall in Codman Square at 6:00 p.m.

Sat Oct-20 
The Open Studios 10th Anniversary Reception will be held at The Great Hall in Codman Square on Saturday the 20th from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Also at the Great Hall will be a solo show featuring new works by Larry Pierce.

Sun Oct-21
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Pick from several options - Art + Eats hosted by Go Local MetroBoston at Tavolo Ristorante Ashmont (10:30-11:30AM), a hike along the Neponset River Trail and stop at the kiosks (locations also on the map) where Anne Schmalz' beautiful botanical and nature sketches and watercolors will evoke the flora and fauna of the season, the traditional Art Sermon at First Parish Church.

Sun Oct-21 12 Noon
Visit the venues and artwork you missed on Saturday.
  • The Dot Art Bar at 1152 Dorchester Avenue (missing from the front of the OS map)
  • Sierra Rothberg and Elaine Happnie are both exhibiting at First Parish Church
  • Chuck Sullivan is at Walter Baker Lofts. 
Please be sure to visit 157 Washington Street, where DAC will have its future home in the Erick Jean Center for the Arts.  They hope to be moved in and running shows and classes by mid-January.

Dorchester Arts Collaborative website:  dac-online.org

Posted: October 17, 2012     Nancy J Conrad

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