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Below are the 15 most recent journal entries recorded in Boston area artists' LiveJournal:

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
7:45 pm
Volunteer for Somerville Open Studios! May 2 + 3, 2009!
It's only a few short weeks until Somerville Open Studios throws open the doors of Somerville to artists and residents alike. Come out to meet your city's artists on Saturday and Sunday May 2 + 3 between noon and 6pm!
This is a once-a-year chance to see some of the amazing arts being produced in homes and studios all around the city, meet your neighbors, and tour Somerville. Every year, hundreds of artists register to share their art and lives with the public, and every year, thousands of visitors take advantage of this dazzling opportunity.
Somerville Open Studios is a non-profit organization run by the artists themselves, and in order to make this event happen every year, they rely on volunteers to make sure that things run smoothly while they're in their studios. Volunteers can offer anywhere from an hour to several days to help SOS run smoothly, either during SOS itself or before it starts.
Some of the most-needed volunteer positions are:
  • making sure that maps and flyers are distributed all over town (not just Somerville!);
  • working to ensure that the trolleys run smoothly; and
  • maintaining the physical signs for the studios and trolley stops; and
there are many other options, as well.
If you'd like to help or contribute, please contact volunteer@somervilleopenstudios.org for more information.
Monday, January 26th, 2009
4:03 pm
Lesley Continuing Education Seminars and Workshops

Hello Everybody –

The Lesley Seminar classes for Spring 2009 start up this week and continue on through June. All of our offerings are listed on our website under their respective categories (arts, writing, travel study, etc.), so please check it out and tell your friends.

Here is a sample of our spring classes and workshops: Travelers' Tales: A Writing Workshop; The Art of Writing for Newspapers; Demystifying Oil Painting; How to Choose the Best Point of View for Your Short Story; The Digital Darkroom: A RAW Format Workshop; Creating Your Website; Introduction to Digital Photography; Career Exploration and Decision Making; The Art and Science of Happiness: A Primer on Positive Psychology; Islamic Architecture and the Visual Imagination; Traditions and Cultures of Ireland and many more...

The Lesley Seminars offer innovative programming, including credit and non-credit courses, workshops, and conferences, great value for the cost, small and interactive classes, gifted and supportive faculty, and learning experiences consistently rated by students as excellent or outstanding.

Please feel free to submit a registration form or contact me at ovavroch@lesley.edu or 617-349-8609 to register or answer any questions that you might have.

Thank you,

- Olivia

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
12:07 pm
this community seems pretty dead but it's worth a shot.

okay, so i'm originally from boston but i've lived in charleston, south carolina for the past 6 years visiting mass 2-3 times a year to see my family that still lives there.

i've decided to finally come home and go to college :)

i'm applying to SMFA, AIB, and massart

any information/opinons would be wonderful!

i'm thinking AIB is top on my list buttt i could be wrong.

any experiences would be lovely :)

thank you

ps. how difficult is it to actually get in to those schools?!

i took AP 2D portfolio my junior year and got college credit so i suppose i can't be that awful right? but i'm not a very strong artist when it comes to drawing from life. i'm not terrible but it's not something i'll be winning any awards for anytime soon.  i'm working on my AP drawing portfolio this year (my senior year) hopefully i'll get college credit for that as well.
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
2:58 pm
Cell Phone Art
I'm in artist in Allston, these are 775 Flip Cell phones in my studio

Check out more of my Cell Phone Installations at RobPettit.Com
Thursday, March 20th, 2008
11:48 am
Elections & Erections: A Chronicle of Fear and Fun
"The higher politicians climb the pole of ambition, the more of their arses we can see." -- Pieter-Dirk Uys

Internationally acclaimed South African AIDS education activist and political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys is coming back to Boston, and you're invited to join the fun!

Uys' witty new one-man show, Elections and Erections: A Chronicle of Fear & Fun, comes to the American Repertory Theatre's Zero Arrow Club in Cambridge, April 3 - May 4. Show times & more info: www.amrep.org/elections/

Xposted in a lot of local journals.

Monday, February 19th, 2007
1:00 am
kickass camera for sale
After a lot of consideration, I decided that medical bills, tuition and other considerations are having a field day this winter, and I've got to sell my video camera. If you know anything about the panasonic DVX-100a, you already know what an amazing camera it is for indie filmmakers. And here's your chance to get one thats only got 97 hours on it, and was babied since the day I bought it.

Also comes with 3 batteries, a Porta-brace case and rain slicker, Audio Technica shotgun mic, carbon fibre boom pole, shock mounts, XLR cables, and lots more. If youre interested, please have a look at the auction. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
8:24 am
Looking for two roommates in J.P. Three blocks from the Stonybrook T line, under 600 a month, Queer friendly a must.
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
12:36 pm
Can you guys help out? check out this post about Artbeat? http://community.livejournal.com/b0st0n/4081543.html
Friday, February 10th, 2006
12:11 pm
Ok so my roomate and I spoke about what we should be looking for in the way of art and we have narrowed it down somewhat:
what we DO like:
* photography
* portrait
* Scenic
* Abstract (but not "modern in the splashing of paint and a ton of squares kind of way)
* Chalk
* Watercolor
* Pottery
* Clay
* Welding

What we dont really like:
* "modern in the splashing of paint and a ton of squares kind of way
* Illustration
* Pastel

Really were open to anything and would much rather go to artists themselves then a gallery. I mean price yes we are concerned about but hey if its a good piece and you worked damn hard on it we are willing to nogotiate...its all relative.

Please email me with any examples of your work bostonitis@hotmail.com
Thursday, February 9th, 2006
10:15 am
Does anyone know of a good thrift store that carries artwork or cheap art. Or the alternative(since I do want to support the artist) a direct community that sells artwork? I know of a few in the south end but they only have open houses in December....any advice? Or anyone THEMSELVES selling art?
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
8:30 pm
New Art Community
New Community for Arts and Artists in the North Shore and Boston Area. Place to swap ideas, discuss art, find out about resources in the eastern Mass area. Open to all visual artists and art admirers.


Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
7:01 am
Hi everyone,

I'm not from Boston, but I'm interested in studying fine art (painting) in Boston and am still scouting around for a good art college. Do you have any recommendations- or what are your views on the AIB and SMFA?

Thanks in advance!
Monday, September 19th, 2005
6:46 pm
We want you. . .YES YOU!

Join the outsider art revolution.

Join our community as well!
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
3:19 am
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
2:46 pm
The big bad 1st post!
Welcome to bostonarts a community for artists in the Boston area to meet and trade ideas and maybe form a new movement based on time machines and burnt toast. Who knows?

We welcome visual artists, musicians, comedians, performance artists, wacky philosophers, writers/poets, people who simply like art and, of course, monkeys.
I am jenlight and I will be your autopilot for this flight.

  • I believe its customary for people to introduce themselves or something. You can show some artworks or just talk about yourself. Maybe tell us what you're looking for, why you joined.
    So go on and introduce yourself.

    let me know if you have any ideas for interests to be added to the community info page.

    * This post may be changed or appended. If it is I will also post a community notice of the change so that you will all be hip to what's new.
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