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Palaver Strings & Strange News: Trapped

Palaver Strings and Strange News present “Trapped,” a collaborative music-theater performance. “Trapped” will feature scenes from Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Poe’s The Telltale Heart, Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus. Each selection will be paired with complementary musical excerpts composed and arranged by Palaver alum Alexander Goodin. The two ensembles collaborate fully to close the […]


Strings and Keys

Zograf String Quartet invites you to our spring event “Strings and Keys.” We are excited to welcome special guest Ona Jonaityte on the flute for Roussel’s Elpénor, and the rarely performed Suite for Flute and String Quartet by Richard Stöhr. Also on the program is Borodin’s 2nd String Quartet. Ona Jonaityte, flute Mina Lavcheva and […]


Artisan’s Asylum presents: Somerville Open Studios & Maker Market

Join us as we open our doors for Somerville Open Studios! (www.somervilleopenstudios.org) Meet our members, buy their wares, check out demos in our shops and join us for some family-friendly STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) activities! SCHEDULE: Friday 6-9PM Saturday & Sunday 12-6PM (STEAM activities in MPR1) SHOP TOURS: 7PM Friday 2PM & […]


Vernon Street Open Studios

Time: December 2 & 3, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm) Location: 6 & 20 Vernon Street Somerville, MA 02145 For more info visit: www.vernonstreet.com On December 2 & 3, from 12-6pm, Vernon Street Studios will host their annual open studios (which has become a much anticipated annual event). Each year, the artists of 6 & […]


Introduction to Digital Cameras Workshop

In this one-day class our aim is to introduce new photographers to their DSLR cameras, camera functions and basic photography concepts in order to obtain full use of the modern-day digital camera. The class will introduce students to photography fundamentals like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Step by step students will learn how to navigate […]


POUR. PUSH. LAYER. ::: Jeannie Motherwell

Painter Jeannie Motherwell will present an exhibit of new works at Rafius Fane Gallery in SoWA, September 1st – October 21st, opening reception Friday, September 1st, 6-8PM. Motherwell is amazed by creation— oceans and skies in changing weather, Hubble-type images of the universe— and seeks to capture vast space and three-dimensional energy. The eye moves […]


Conception Contemporary Art Show

Come see over 30 of Boston’s best emerging artists display and sell their latest works! We will have painters, photographers, sculptors, and more, including live music from Lightworkers.    Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC news.


Meet Tamar Avishai, Podcast Producer Behind “The Lonely Palette”

Somerville resident Tamar Avishai has two longtime loves in her life: art and public radio. You can often find her at the MFA, giving 15-minute lectures in which she expertly ropes unsuspecting people into a painting’s context, with all the intrigue and human connection that history can offer. Her bi-weekly podcast, “The Lonely Palette,” was […]


Intro to Digital Cameras Photography Workshop

In this class our aim is to introduce new photographers to their digital SLR cameras, camera functions and basic photography concepts in order to obtain full use of the modern-day digital camera. The class will introduce students to photography fundamentals like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Step by step students will learn how to navigate […]


Sit Down Comedy

About the Class: Have you ever thought about trying stand-up comedy? Or do you want to take your stand-up and comedy writing to the next level? This workshop will help you find your inner comedic voice, whittle down to find the funny, or punch-up what already is. Students will also be given several opportunities outside […]


SCOUT OUT: 40 Years at Vernon Street Studios

The buildings located at 6 and 20 Vernon Street look rather inconspicuous from the outside – the towering brick structures, which once exclusively housed the Rogers Foam Corporation, are industrial, functional and sturdy. Inside, winding corridors splay out in all directions, making it easy to get turned around. But these days, the building’s occupants produce […]


Spotlight: Union Press ushers in new book

“It’s never too early to start something.” This is one of the ideas behind Medford resident Miranda Aisling’s newest book, Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something. Aisling celebrated the book’s release with a party at Somerville’s Union Press on June 2. Aisling explained her sentiment, which goes against the traditional saying, “It’s never too late […]