ParkARTS Artists in Residence Craft | Tues. July 10 - Aug 14

Join ParkARTS from 9am - 12pm for an arts and crafts workshop for growing artists. The event is open to adults and college students. The event will take place at Martin Tot Lot in Dorchester (95 Myrtlebank Ave, Dorchester MA, 02124) every Tuesday until August 14th.  For more information call 617-961-3051.

Dorchester Artists Past & Present Opening Reception | June 29

On Friday, June 29, Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting the opening reception for the exhibit Dorchester Artists: Past & Present put on by Dorchester Historical Society and Dorchester Arts Collaborative. The show will continue through Saturday and Sunday, during other Dorchester Historical Society events! The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will feature work by present-day Dorchester artists as well as those from times past. The Dorchester Historical Society is located at 195 Boston Street in Dorchester, MA 02125. >> Read More

Boston's Bridge to Excellence Mentoring Program Billboard Unveiling, Mar. 7

Clear Channel has donated billboards across the city to showcase the creative work of Boston's Bridge to Excellence MentoringPrograms. UMass Boston teamed up with Boston’s Bridge to Excellence Mentoring Program and the BCYF Cleveland Community Center in order to give young people a chance to envision their future and show how mentoring will help them achieve their goals. Students created posters showing how mentoring will help them achieve their goals, to be combined into two themed billboard designs: "Mentoring = Student Success" and "Mentoring Matters." The unveiling will be at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bowdoin and Geneva.

Trauma and Mental Illness in the Haitian Community, May 5

The Haitian Mental Health Network and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) will be hosting an event, "Trauma and Mental Illness in the Haitian Community: Cultural Considerations for Developing a Broad Clinical and Research Agenda." The day long event will take place Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the MSPP in West Roxbury, MA. The event will feature Keynote speakers Dr. Guerda Nicolas, Associate Professor, University of Miami, and Dr. Ronald Jean-Jacques, President, Haitian Psychological Association. Panel and workshop presentations will include: The impact of historical traumas on the adaptation of Haitian immigrants in the US; the role of cultural belief systems in understanding health-seeking behaviors of Haitian individuals; culturally-bound syndromes and somatic manifestations of mental illness in the Haitian community; the use of art therapy with Haitian children earthquake survivors; and clinical interventions to address Haitian clients' mental health needs.

There will also be a pre-conference Art Exhibition, entitled "When Our Brushes Shook":  The Healing Power of Art.

Stage Reading of Wednesday Double @ Dot2Dot, Feb. 23

Can't Wait Productions, a new theatre company in Dorchester, is presenting A Staged Reading of Wednesday Double, written by Gabriella Ciambrone, an actress, playwright, and cofounder of CWP!
The play takes a hilarious look at the clandestine restaurant industry through the eyes of the employer, employee and customer. Performed at Dot2Dot Cafe, February 23rd at 6:30pm. Dot2Dot is located at 1739 Dorchester Ave. $15 with reservation $20 at the door - Dinner Included! Please RSVP to this event with us at
Don't Miss it!  Come and support your local artists and have a tasty meal at Dot2Dot Cafe prepared by Chef Extraordinaire Karen!

Boston Ballet at The Strand March 23

Boston Ballet, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events, and Boston Public Schools, presents two free performances featuring Boston Ballet company dancers, Boston Ballet II dancers, and Boston Ballet School students at The Strand Theatre at 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

The performances, developed specifically for The Strand Theatre, will feature a dynamic introduction to a variety of dance forms through an interactive and diverse program.

There will be two performances, at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23. For more information, contact 617.635.1403.

The afternoon performance has been reserved for Boston Public School students. The evening performance is free and open to the general public, and will feature performances by Boston Ballet company dancers specially prepared for this one-night-only presentation!

Clap Innovation School Hosts Benefit Concert Feb. 10

Clap Innovation School will be hosting an evening with world-renowned and champion fiddler Hanneke Cassel at the Carpenters Center, located at 750 Dorchester Ave. The evening will open with a social hour at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets will be limited for this event, and are $20.00, available through Roger Clap Innovation School. For more information about this event, please read the flier attached below, or call Roger Clap Innovation School at 617.635.8672. All proceeds will benefit the Roger Clap Innovation School and its students!

First Open Mic of 2012 at Dot2Dot! Jan. 27

Dot2Dot will be hosting their first open mic of 2012! Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. and the open mic will be held at 7:00 p.m. More information about the event will be released as we near the date. Check out dot2dot's website for more information! Dot2Dot is located at 1739 Dorchester Avenue, in Dorchester, MA 02124. Contact Dot2Dot at 617.436.2368 or by emailing dot2dotmanager [at]

NEFA's Public Art Discussion Series: Strategies in Community Engagement

What does it take for public artists to engage with a community in a meaningful and successful way? New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is actively involved in supporting Public Art and New England's Creative Economy and is presenting a session on January 23d that will bring together artists, creative economy practitioners, and community participants. The result will be a discussion on strategies in community engagement at the Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street in Roxbury, MA 02119. Hear from a panel of public artists as they speak about community engagement, there will be plenty of time for networking. The event is from 6 - 9 p.m. Check out the event's website here.

"Sunflowers for Vincent" Celebration at UMass Boston Dec.19

Another major sculpture will be added to Arts on the Point, UMASS Boston's Public Arts Initiative! On Thursday, December 15, the University will add another major sculpture by the internationally acclaimed artist Mark di Suvero. On Monday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m. there will be a celebration at the sculpture location - refreshments will be served! The piece, Sunflowers for Vincent, is a brightly painted steel and aluminum interactive sculpture that pays homage to Vincent Van Gogh and his paintings of sunflowers.

The sculpture will be installed between University Drive and the Harborwalk near the bend at the campus's entrance from Morrissey Boulevard. Workers and cranes will arrive on campus beginning at 8 a.m. to put the sculpture in place. The piece will join another monumental work by di Suvero - Huru, which stands nearby at the front of the Integrated Sciences Complex. Columbia Point is the only location in New England where the public can see two examples of the artist's achievements. Other artists featured in Arts on the Point are Dennis Oppenheim, Roy Lichtenstein, William Tucker, Luis Jimenez, and Willem de Koonig.

Approximately 30 feet long and 10 feet high, Sunflowers for Vincent was formerly at the deCordova Sculpture Park.

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