Art

"OnTheDot" music and art festival | July 11

"On The Dot" music and art festival starting July 11th -July 13th @ DORCHESTER ARTS COLLABORATIVE from 7-10:30pm. All ages are welcome. There will be rap battles and other creative exercises. Come out & Enjoy!

Fields Corner Public Art Project Community Meeting | May 7

On Wednesday, May 7 the Fields Corner “Freedom” Public Art Project will host a Community Meeting. This meeting will take place at the Vietnamese American Community Center located at 42 Charles Street from 6:30-8 pm. Viet-AID has received a planning grant from the Edward ingersoll Browne Fund, a public charitable trust administered by the City of Boston, to select an artist for a public art project on Town Field in Fields Corner. Join Viet-AID for a discussion about the project’s goals and hear updates on the artist selection process, budget, and schedule. For more information, contact Project Manager Jean Mineo at JeanMineo@aol.com or call 617-877-5158.

 

Through Our Eyes Opening Reception | January 23

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, between 6 – 7:30pm, the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library will host the Through Our Eyes Opening Reception event at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.

This exhibit features work by Elliot Lee. These photographs of Roxbury and Dorchester landscapes explore the history of gentrification in Boston and its impact on our community.

Patricia Patti Lee is a photographer who was born and raised in the South End and recently transplanted to Upham’s Corner, Dorchester. Her father Elliot Lee left her his works in slide and print form. His pictures cover the early ’70s to the late ’90s and include skylines, street scenes, and portraits. As a social worker, he was interested in murals, advertising billboards, and the many faces of the city.

This event is free and is open to the public for more information on contact Grove Hall Branch 617-427-3337

I Am Kreyol Holiday Bazaar | December 14

I AM KREYOL Holiday Bazaar (One Year Anniversary Show), Saturday, December 14th between 4:00--8:00pm at the:
 
Erick Jean Center for the Arts,
157 Washington,
Dorchester, MA 02121
 
Description of the event: 
Come celebrate the one year celebration of the I AM KREYOL Bazaar! The Vintage Holiday themed art's market will feature the art of Ana Perez and featured vintage retailer and style icon, Bobby's From Boston. The dynamic list of vendors include Vanessa Lundy, Sylvie-anne Salomon, AiRam Crochet, yours truly & more.  Contact information (if there are any questions or concerns: Joelle Jean-Fontaine  joellefontaine@gmail.com
 

Fall Forest Festival | October 5

Saturday October 5 between 1pm -4pm come celebrate the season and outdoors with art, nature and recreation at Franklin Park (Glen Road and Circuit Drive Dorchester, 02121). Hike through the Wilderness or let kids, 9 and under ride the bike rodeo between 1-4pm. Bikes for loan or bring your own. You may win a bike from Boston Bikes in the raffle at the close of the event!
 
Take a wild edible tour led by wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen from 2:30-4pm. Capture the Franklin Park’s beauty at a watercolor landscapes workshop taught by local artist, Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper from 1-3pm.
 
For more information about this event contact: Franklin Park Coalition 617-442-4141
or visit http://www.franklinparkcoalition.org/event/fall-forest-festival/

Painting For Peace | April 20th & 21st

In hopes for more peace and to honor all those affected by this week's violence, Dot Art teachers, volunteers and children will be painting a giant banner for the community this weekend. Come pick up a brush, mix some paint or help us grommet. Using our hands and hearts can really help to heal. Today (Saturday April 20) and tomorrow (Sunday April 21) we will paint from 1pm to 5 pm down at Savin Hill Beach near the Playground an Ballfield.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/148658175307109/

Chic Fashion Meets Innovative Art | April 27

Chic fashion meets innovative art at Hancock Gallery’s “Fashion Cafe:  The Show” on April 27th at 7:00 PM.  The evening will highlight works by Dorchester artist Elaine Croce-Happnie and Drea of Drea Design Couture, as well as a live performance by pop singer songwriter Sophia Moon and DJ Karma Lee.
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Dorchester Fringe Festival | May 17 + 18

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative is proud to announce its sponsorship of the first ever Dorchester Fringe Festival. This year's festival will take place on May 17 and May 18 at three different sites. The two already confirmed sites are The Black Box Theater in Codman Square and The Erick Jean Center for the Arts. Performers are being sought in the following genres: theater, music or musical theater, literary performance (spoken word, poetry, fiction, etc.), dance and performance art. Performers do not need to be from Dorchester, though we strongly encourage Dorchester artists to apply. The deadline for applying is March 15, 2013. >> Read More

First Thursday Savin Gallery | March 7

Thursday, March 7, 7-8:30pm

Reception featuring artists Shay Culligan, Wing Ngan and Frank Susi.
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Support Local Artists + Tsunami Orphans | March 9

An art auction will take place on March 9 at Hancock 309 Gallery in Dorchester to benefit the tsunami orphans of Japan. It's been two years since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the nortern coast of Japan. 10 talented local artists have contributed their fantastic artwork to this cause. There are 46 pieces of art to auction. Don't miss a bargain! For a complete list of artists and artwork visit http://tsunamiartauction.blogspot.com. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit http://tsunami-hancock309.eventbrite.com/

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