Wow, there is so much going on in April! Newton Open Studios, The Newton Kitchen Tour and NewTV’s Open House! What fun! Have you seen the renovated digs at NewTV? It’s gorgeous with state-of-the art equipment, a new theater and classroom facility. And they are hosting a community wide open house and there will be prizes. Yes, prizes. NewTV’s Open House April 8 from 6 pm-8 pm.
Walk in, take a tour and explore the HD control room and studio, HD Dolby 7.1 surround sound screening room and cutting-edge training center.
Sign up for a class Learn more about NewTV’s full roster of production and post-production courses. Become a new member and enter for the chance to win a flat screen TV (existing NewTV members can also win some great prizes by referring new members).
NewTV’s Emmy® Award-winning original program, “The Folklorist” is currently seeking talent for our upcoming segment,“Shackleton’s Voyage of Endurance” to film at the NewTV Studio on 4/11/14. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your headshot, full body shot, and a resume, as well as the role(s) you are interested in.
Actors must provide their own transportation to the shoot. The NewTV Studio is located at 23 Needham Street in Newton, MA. Public transportation is available via the Green D Line “Newton Highlands” stop.
All roles are non-speaking, non-union, and unpaid. Actors will receive meals during the shoot, as well as IMDb credit and a DVD copy of the program upon its completion.
SHACKLETON’S VOYAGE OF ENDURANCE (1914-1916)
Filming on 4/11/14 at the NewTV Studio
• Ernest Shackleton – Male (ages 35-50)
• Captain Frank Worsley – Male (ages 35-50)
• Frank Wild – Male (ages 35-50)
• Harry “Chippy” McNish – Male (ages 35-50)
• James Francis Hurley – Male (ages 25-35)
• Perce Blackborow – Male (ages 18-25)
• Sailors – Male (ages 18-50)
NewTV offers interns fantastic opportunities that could include covering a community event for Newton News, editing a documentary for the Government Channel, working on your own project with the Education Channel, or even designing marketing and promotional materials for the station.
NewTV is a non-profit Newton-based organization dedicated to providing the diverse Newton community with a platform for opinions, news and local information not generally available from commercial or public media. NewTV also offers training, a media facility and content distribution while supporting the First Amendment right to free speech of the Newton community.
The Newton Kitchen Tour is a citywide tour encompassing many of the villages of Newton (think Newton Historic Homes Tour, minus everyone tramping through the entire house). It’s a self-guided tour through ten amazing kitchens and there will be food. Yes, food. Some of my favorite local restaurants are participating – I’d tell you because I’m into sharing and all that but I can’t – it’s a surprise! And architects (yes, geek out and ask all the questions you’d like) will be on site to answer questions. So if you are considering a kitchen renovation or just wildly curious to see some fantastic kitchens and get a bite to eat, grab a friend and a ticket and take the tour!
Creative, fun and sweet Sharon Gavini Reilly is the driving force behind this fun day and her enthusiasm is infectious – she even convinced me to be in this video (something I never do) And, yes, it’s true – I shut the door on this charming child. I’m not the only one. Truth be told, I did not want to shut the door (it was in the script and I had to) and I did have consolation cookies on hand. But still.
With 175 artists, Newton Open Studios is one of the largest and longest running open studio events in the region. Join the fun – Browse, explore, discover. Buy art and beautifully crafted objects directly from local artists. There are 45 pop-up exhibit/sales locations all across Newton. The event is free, all the locations have plenty of free parking, and many have handicap access. Look for the red balloons that mark the locations.
Event takes place April 5-6, Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm
Preview Reception, Wednesday April 2
At the Newton Free Library, 7-8:30pm
Dozens of artists will show work, and dessert will be served courtesy of Whole Foods! Meet artists, pick up a Map & Guide, and see a sampling of work that will be on view during the NOS weekend. 7-8:30pm, 330 Homer Street, Newton Center.
Download a Map & Guide for Newton Open Studios from the website or pick one up at the Newton Free Library. Use the feature-packed website to search for art in 20 categories.
One of my favorite coffee/tea/lunch places (L’Aroma Cafe) is one of the locations. Try the mocha (melted chocolate – no syrup) or one of their wonderful teas. Great selection of baked goods, too (including an entire shelf of gluten-free options).
Newton Open Studios is an affiliate of
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the Newton Cultural Council.
Congrats to Winter Juried Show Artists!9 artists have been chosen for the exhibit by our juror, Kathleen Smith, exhibitions director at the New Art Center:
Ann Salk Rosenberg
Irwin Thompson The 2014 Winter Juried Show, on the theme of Primary Colors, will be at NewTV Gallery, from February 11 to April 3.