Friday, September 21, 2012
Everything you need to know to enjoy JP's biggest weekend of art.
Saturday and Sunday, more than 200 artists will be exhibiting throughout our neighborhood. The Basics Open Studios runs 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is free. Parking can get tight, so walk, bike or take the T if you can. Here's some advice from the organizers on parking. The organizers have made it easy to get information online. Use their amazing Web site or informative Facebook page. Plan Your Route The Jamaica Plain Arts Council has a great interactive Web site where you can preview artists in various media: photography, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, painting and many more. You can also search by different styles, if you're looking for something abstract or perhaps functional. Pick up a map. You'll find this year…
The second annual gathering of arts vendors features music products for both listeners and players
Jenn Hickey was noticing all sorts of annual Jamaica Plain events going on, from the Music Festival to this weekend's Open Studios. So the JP native decided to create one of her own. That goal led to last year’s JP Rocks and Rolls Record and Art Fair, which brought together a variety of arts-related vendors in one place. A longtime music lover – who happens to work at the Midway, often running the sound – Hickey hoped to have lots of used record dealers at last year’s fair. Part of the reason was because she believed that element would attract lots of people. Part was because she’s always looking to build up her own record collection. “We had 30 vendors last year,” she said. “There were people selling stuffed animals and stationery and …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A JP resident captured an artist at work on her canvas -- while the Red Line train they were riding was in motion.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including a community health fair in Jackson Square on Saturday and lots and lots of arts and history in Centre/South.
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- Chris Helms
Friday, September 14, 2012
1. Community Health Fair: Get free screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure and other health problems. Plus Zumba, raffles and much more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Martha Eliot Health Center, just up from the Jackson Square T. 2. Revolutionary Encampment: If you hear musket fire from the Loring-Greenough House on Saturday, don't be alarmed. It's a visit from War of Independence-era reenactors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For a flavor of what you'll see and hear, check out this JP Patch file video. 3. Lisa Redfern in Concert: Speaking of the Loring-Greenough House, Friday night it hosts singer-songwriter Lisa Redfern. 8 p.m. Friday, $15. 4. The Tempest: I love our neighborhood. Right across from where Redfern will be playing her…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Occasional brief showers didn't dampen the mood as the JP Music Festival brought throngs to a field near the Pond. Did you snap some photos? Share them with your neighbors here.
The Second Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival brought throngs out to Pinebank at Jamaica Pond on Saturday. Good vibes flowed through a large crowd that enjoyed a diverse sampling of music from bands with JP connections. JP Patch was there grooving on the music (and appreciating a yummy grilled Muenster sandwich from the Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese food truck). Did you get some snaps from the big event? I've posted some of mine. Please add yours for your neighbors to see.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's everything you need to know about Saturday's big event.
The Second Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival is bigger this year, bringing 24 bands to the shores of Jamaica Pond from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Here's everything you need to know: [Editor's note: This post has been updated since the initial posting.]
Sunday, September 2, 2012
The Boston Arts Festival (ähts) will feature dozens of local artists and several performances at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on Sept. 8th and 9th.
Boston's vibrant local arts scene will be on display next weekend, when dozens of Boston-based contemporary artists and several performances will be on display as part of the 10th annual (ähts): Boston Arts Festival. A specially designed artists village located at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park (105 Atlantic Ave.) on Sept. 8 and 9 will showcase more than 60 local visual and contemporary artists. Among the Jamaica Plain artists exhibiting will be painter Ginny Zanger. See here for the full list of participating artists. “Boston’s vibrant arts and cultural sector is unique and each year we look forward to celebrating the Boston arts scene and its exceptional contribution to the social fabric of our great city," said Mayor Thomas …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
If you're a Bank of America customer, you can head to the Museum of Fine Arts for free on Labor Day weekend.
Few things in life are truly free. But this weekend, admission to seven area museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is exactly that. The catch? You must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch customer with a valid credit or debit card and a photo ID. The participating museums in the new "Museums on Us" program from Bank of America, have all agreed to open their doors to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. What's more, they'll continue the deal on the first weekend of each month through next year. Those museums in Massachusetts include: The American Textile History Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The artists will be gathering at the gallery on August 12 to talk about their themes, process and techniques.
Time. Space. Energy. What is it, exactly, that allows a contemporary artist to capture and present these themes from our daily lives? That's the topic of Kingston Gallery explores in its exhibition, "Currents," which will continue through Sept. 1 at the 450 Harrison Ave. gallery in the SoWA arts district of the South End. The current artist‐members work in a broad array of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. Jamaica Plain's Robert Maloney is among the ten artists who recenty held a talkl about the exhibit's theme The others were: Rebecca Arnoldi, Claire Burke, Erika Carpenter, Jeanne Griffin, Chantal Hardy, Peggy McClure, Susan Richards,Rachel Thern and Shiao-Ping Wang. One artist's view …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The upcoming free concert on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Pinebank has more bands and longer hours.
When Rick Berlin, Shamus Moynihan, and Randace Rauscher Moore were putting together last year’s inaugural Jamaica Plain Music Festival, they noted on their permit application that they expected 300-500 people to show up. They ended up getting, depending on who you ask, between 1,200 and 2,000 audience members grooving on a wide variety of musical genres performed by 22 acts. Three months after that free August event, they were back in planning mode for this year’s, set for Sept. 8, again at Pinebank Field, near the banks of Jamaica Pond. The 2012 edition will feature a few changes: two large stages instead of one large and one small; both stages will now face the Pond; there are 26 acts; and it’ll run an extra hour, from noon to 7 p.m. …