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Newton Happenings – Music and Art and Literature

Newton Happenings – Music and Art and Literature

Without going out on a limb here, I think it’s safe to say we are all looking for signs of Spring. Haven’t seen crocuses in your garden yet? That’s okay – here are some events to bring on the Spring.

Spring into Swing

Spring into Swing

What: A community Jazz Concert and Reception to benefit Newton Public Schools Creative Arts & Sciences Programming – featuring Semenya McCord and her 6-piece jazz ensemble.

When: Friday, April 10, 7 -10 PM

Where: Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Rd., Newton Centre, 02459.

Tickets: $35/person at http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/CASC

Ticket price includes light fare and open bar.  No one under 21 will be admitted. Proceeds from the event will benefit enrichment programming during the 2015-16 school year.

Creative Arts & Sciences began bringing enrichment program into the classroom in 1960. Fifty-five years later it continues to be is a part of every grade and middle school PTO and a vital part of Newton students’ education experience. Please attend! Please support Creative Arts & Sciences!

 

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Newton Open Studios

2015 Spring Open Studios
Coming THIS WEEKEND: April 11-12,

Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm

Join the fun! Browse, explore, and buy art and beautifully crafted objects directly from over 150 local artists.

You’ll see painting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, sculpture, prints, wearable fabrics and much more.

NOS is one of the largest and longest running open studios events in the region! 50 pop-up exhibit/sales locations all across Newton have plenty of free parking, and many have handicap access. Red balloons mark the locations.

 One of my favorite places to get great food is L’Aroma Cafe and they are also one of the locations for Newton Open Studios. Bonus! I’ll take a soy latte and a spin around the upstairs where the following artists will have tables set up.
Upstairs at L’Aroma
15 Spencer St
West Newton
617-630-0006


Inge Downing
Handmade Cosmetic
Bags and Pillows
781-545-4780
etsy.inges.com


Larry Grob
Pastel Landscapes/
Studio & Plein Air
617-817-3123
larrygrob.com


Hog Wild Pottery
“Farm to Table” Pottery
Collection
508-740-7767
hogwildpottery.com


Rebekah Lord
Gardiner
Painting, Books and
Works on Paper
rebekahlordgardiner.com


Andrea Newman
Handmade Upcycled
Jewelry and Collage
etsy.com/shop/
riverviewgems


Sharon Schindler
Photography
Fine Art Photography
617-564-1764
sharonschindlerphotography.com


Spring Fling

The always wonderful Newton Free Library Spring Fling on Saturday, April 11th featuring Barney Frank and Atul Gawande. A sure sign that Spring is around the corner.

Spring Fling 2015

 

 

 

Art in April with Newton Open Studios

Every year I look forward to Newton Open Studios and this year they moved the date up to April 6 and 7, maybe because no one wanted to wait until May to see all of this wonderful art or maybe because that May weekend is a crazy busy one. Don’t know… but it works for me – we get a (hopefully) spring-like weekend full of color and beauty and in plenty of time for the gift giving season ahead like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day…all those upcoming birthdays and graduations on your calendar.

Special Preview:  Join some of the artists for a Preview Reception at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton Center on Wednesday April 3, 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 durnewton open studios. laroma cafe, lauren teller, silver lining lifestyle, tropeing the NOS weekend.

Here are some of my picks for the weekend:email NOS postcard cover-SharonSchindlerPhotography

First stop, L’Aroma Cafe for a mocha (they have amazing house made chocolate – no syrup here). Photographer Sharon Schindler gathered a small group of extremely talented artists and they will be upstairs at L’Aroma both days. I can’t wait to grab a snack and see these artists and their work.

Fine Art Photography http://www.sharonschindlerphotography.com

Pastel Landscapes/ Studio & Plein Air http://www.larrygrob.com

“Farm to Table” Pottery http://www.hogwildpottery.com

Handmade Modern Vintage Unique Jewelry http://www.etsy.com/shop/riverviewgems

Abstract and conceptual works http://www.jocelynscheirer.com

Hand-crafted home accessories http://www.stoneserendipity.com

Quilted stitched fabric pillows http://www.silverlininglifestyle.com

 

 

Next stop Indalo Gallery and Studios (6 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands) – Indalo is a unique blend of a working art studio and a place for local artists to display their work – Owner Jill Becker is a joy to visit and then head over to Bread and Chocolate because it’s been a little while since my last donut muffin and maybe I need a latte  to go.

Leann Shamash Photography

Newton Open Studios has a a list of artists by name, category, village or by thumbnail – This printable version of the guide includes ALL updates listed on the home page. It includes a full numbered map, complete addresses, info and an image for all artists, and alphabetical listings. Downloadable, Printable 2013 Guide. High quality printed copies (without the post-printing updates) are available at the Newton Free Library, and at many businesses in and around Newton.

Please support Newton Open Studio’s sponsors:

Cambridge Savings Bank

The Village Bank

First Commons Bank

Whole Foods

Instant Sign Center

Kirkwood Printing

Lincoln Street Coffee

Trefler & Sons

Frame-It, Framing and Gallery

Many thanks to:

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