Ladies First Art Exhibit, Jul. 8

Ladies FirstLadies First is an exhibit highlighting young female artists nationwide. The exhibit will take place on July 8th from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Hancock 309 Gallery (309 Hancock Street, Dorchester, MA).

Tradition Remixed Co-founder Destiny Palmer has participated in shows throughout Boston. Paint Pens in Purses gave Palmer the idea to gather up as many female artists as possible and fill a space with all of their work. From installation to sculpture, jewelry to photos, art of many disciplines will be represented by female artists.

Hancock 309 welcomes you to come and be inspired by the talents of many creative young women. Contact for more information about the exhibit.

Register for Dorchester Open Studios 2011!

Show your art to the world! Sign up now to participate in the 2011 Dorchester Open Studios! Anyone can register online at Save money by joining DAC at the same time! Non-member registration is $65 before June 15th; $90 after June 15th. Members receive a scaled discount depending on level of membership. Registration before June 15th guarantees inclusion in promotional materials and on the map, and a group space if needed.

Last year, 124 artists displayed work at 6 group sites and 7 home studios. Don't miss the chance to be part of this amazing opportunity! With questions, call 617 922-1396 or 617 839-6734. You may also visit, the best resource for DAC and the arts in Dorchester. Continue after the break for Open Studios dates, payment information and more! >> Read More

"A More Intimate Viewpoint" at Savin Bar and Kitchen, Jun. 16

Cassandra Schramm at Savin Bar and KitchenGet up close and personal! Savin Bar and Kitchen will host a reception for "A More Intimate Viewpoint," an Honors Exhibition by artist Cassandra Schramm, on June 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Come to 112 Savin Hill Ave., Dorchester for an evening of art, music, appetizers and drinks. For more information on the venue, call Savin Bar and Kitchen at (617) 212-7500 or visit Cassandra Schramm can be found online at

Call to Artists for Memorial Work, Deadline Jun. 10

Vince Droser, one of Peabody Square’s most beloved citizens and boosters, passed away suddenly this winter, and the community he left behind hopes to honor his life, work and spirit with an artistic tribute to be located on one of two potential public sites within the neighborhood: the north plaza of the new MBTA Ashmont station, or on a landscaped traffic square in front of Ashmont Grill and the historic town clock tower. For more information, please see attached PDF. You may also contact Ricardo Barreto, Director of UrbanArts, at or (617) 879-7970. >> Read More

At Home With The Arts Soirée, Jun. 10

The Boston Home, a not-for-profit, specialized Residence and Center for Care for adults with advanced progressive neurological disease, primarily Multiple Sclerosis, will celebrate its eighth annual At Home with the Arts celebration with a community fundraiser for its watercolor program on Friday, June 10, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The "At Home with the Arts Soirée" will feature a wine reception with live jazz in the garden gallery. An exhibition of art by residents and select professional artists will be on display and all art will be available for sale with all of the proceeds supporting the resident arts’ program. Tickets are $30 and available at or by calling Florence Rawls at 617-326-4310. As with all events at The Boston Home, the Soirée will be wheelchair accessible. The Boston Home is located at 2049 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA, 02124.

Free 80's Concert in Dot Park, Jul. 28

Fast Times BandDotPark goes retro! The Fast Times band will bring Dorchester back to the 80's on Thursday, July 28 during a free performance at Dorchester Park. Come by the Adams St. entrance from 6 to 8 p.m. for a mix of Jackson, Journey and Motley Crue that'll have you sporting every imaginable shade of neon, flashy blazers, rompers and massive belt buckles.   

Check out Fast Times at Be warned: if you have a fashion sense, appreciate subtlety or hate long hair, this one's not for you.

Spain Revealed Exhibition, Jun. 5 (through Jun. 11)

The sights of Spain in Dorchester! First Parish Church in Dorchester will host Spain Revealed, an exhibition of original oil paintings by Martha Glavin Kempe, 2011 Teachers as Artists Fellow of the Center for Arts in Education, Boston Arts Academy. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and the show will run through June 11. First Parish Church is located at 10 Parish Street, Meethinghouse Hill, Dorchester, MA 02122. For more information, call the church office at (617) 436-0527 or visit

"Justice and Injustice," Jun. 2

Codman AcademyCodman Academy Charter Public School presents Justice & Injustice, a “living museum” of exhibits created by students to show how people can fight modern-day injustices (like child marriage, rape, and violence against Syrian protesters) by using lessons learned from South African resistance movements. The Academy will hold an open house on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at Codman Academy (inside the Codman Square Health Center) 637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. For more information, please contact Sydney Chaffee, 9th Grade Humanities Teacher, at or (617) 287-0700 x112.

Trotter School Talent Show, Jun. 3

Trotter SchoolThe students of the Trotter School (135 Humboldt Ave. Dorchester, MA 02121) invite the community of Dorchester to attend a night of music, dance, fun and food! Students and teachers will perform on Friday, June 3, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., to raise funds for a 5th grade graduation field trip. Your support and encouragement of our students is needed! Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Children 6-12 years old are $5.00, and Children under 6 are free. Home cooked food will be for sale at intermission. For more information, contact Kim Ngo at 617-635-8225.

If you cannot attend, please consider a donation to support families not able to afford the admission fee. Please make checks payable to: Trotter School, Attn: Kim Ngo, 135 Humboldt. Ave. Dorchester, MA 02121.

"A Flower in Full Bloom" at Hancock 309, May 28

Celebrate the height of spring at Hancock 309! The gallery will host a reception for "A Flower in Full Bloom," a solo exhibit of the visual art of Radiant Jasmin, on Saturday, May 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. At 7 p.m., Radiant Jasmin and Terry Orlando Jones will read some of their spoken word poetry and make it funky! She will show her new mixed-media floral paintings as well as a smaller series of daily paintings! You can follow the daily paintings as Radiant Jasmin posts them on her blog, Along with these new works will be a selection of her paintings, collages, floral photographs on tile, drawings, and mosaics from the last 5 years.

For more info and gallery hours, please call the gallery director at 617-512-6775 and Radiant Jasmin at 617-319-9778, thank you! The exhibit is on display from May 28th to June 22nd.  
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