Mosesian Center Hosting ‘Arts for All’ Benefit

The Mosesian Center provided the following information:

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the details of its annual fundraising event happening on Thursday, May 23, 2019. ARTS FOR ALL: Mosesian Center Benefit 2019 promises to be a remarkable evening to highlight the importance of Accessibility in the Arts. The event will feature compelling stories of transformation, exceptional entertainment, both visual and tactile art for all to experience, and the celebration of some very special people. This year, the Center is proud to honor three Mosesian Awardees who encourage us all to experience the arts, each other, and the world, in new and unexpected ways:

• Jon Sarkin – 2019 Mosesian Award for the Arts An acclaimed self-taught artist living in Gloucester, MA. The neurological effects of a stroke in 1989 led him to be wildly prolific.

Mount Auburn Cemetery Will Debut Nature Plays in June

Mount Auburn Cemetery provided the following information:

Announcing the world premiere of the“The Nature Plays”, the first series of site-specific short plays by Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Playwright Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge. 

“The Nature Plays” run from June 1-9, 2019 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. These five short plays highlight stories inspired by the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. Through comedy and drama “The Nature Plays”explore topics both current and whimsical from global warming to the secret world of mushroom hunting. Audiences will experience the performances at various spots across the grounds, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the natural world.

Meet the Artists, Network at Regional Chamber’s Free Event in Watertown

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber will host a free event at the Mosesian Center for the Arts where attendees can meet the artists who created works for the exhibition. The Newton-Needham Chamber provided the following information:

After Hours at the Mosesian Center for the ArtsFriday, April 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, WatertownFree to members and nonmembers

Come to see 100 works created by artists from Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Dedham, and Watertown at a reception at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. Mingle with the artists at the juried event, titled the Five Stars Regional Exhibit, and ask them about their work. Hosted by the art associations of the five cities, the reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs April 4-May 10.

Four Artists Featured in Watertown Exhibit of Works Inspired by Text

The following information was provided by Room 83 Spring:

Room 83 Spring is pleased to present Tell It Slant with David Curcio, Monique Johannet, Adrienne Sloane, and Antoinette Winters. Text is the catalyst in common, distilled through individual approaches in drawing, fiber, sculpture, and painting, Curcio, Johannet, Sloane, and Winters mine a history of text-based inspiration from illuminated manuscripts and folk samplers to pop culture posters, protest signs and advertising and share a kinship with contemporary artists Ed Ruscha, Barbara Krueger, Mel Bochner, and Corita Kent. The show runs until April 20, 2019, at Room 83 Spring, located at 83 Spring St. in Watertown. The gallery is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

Watertown Photographer Seeks to Capture Beauty, Emotion in Her Work

This photo of a lamb standing on a llama was taken by Watertown photographer Alice Solorow at the Gore Place farm. The poet John Keats once wrote that “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” and many photographers spend entire lifetimes trying to find all the truth and beauty they can in the world, through the lenses of their cameras. Watertown resident Alice Solorow has dedicated much of her life to capturing moments of beauty in nature and in people’s lives. As a professional photographer and photography teacher at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall in Waltham, she finds joy in showing details that people don’t always notice. “I tend to like things that, well, make me laugh, which is hard to do, or make me cry, or somehow have an emotional outward reaction,” Solorow said, “or just that are so incredibly beautiful.”

For the month of January, the Watertown Free Public Library has been hosting an exhibit of Solorow’s nature photographs entitled “The Nuances of Nature.” Profoundly affected by the violent barrage of natural disasters, the hurricanes and wildfires, Solorow sees the exhibit as a conversation about the environment; she hopes that people who appreciate a photo of a beautiful tulip, or a quirky animal, will pause to consider the climate’s fragility.

Two Watertown Musicians Playing in Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Opera ‘La Boheme’

The following announcement was provided by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra:

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), internationally recognized youth musical organization, will bring to life a full opera once again! Two musicians from Watertown will be part of this year’s performance. On Sunday, Jan. 27, BYSO will perform its 12th consecutive, full-length opera in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University and continues to be the only youth orchestra in the U.S. to do so. Under the leadership of BYSO Music Director, Federico Cortese, the Boston Youth Symphony, BYSO’s premier orchestra will perform Puccini’s emotional and masterful La Bohème as part of its 2018-2019 Season.

Latest NewRep Play, ‘Heartland’ Starts This Weekend

The latest NewRep Theatre production, Heartland, begins this weekend at the Mosesian Center for the Arts with pay-what-you-can previews on Saturday and Sunday. The play will be held in the Black Box Theater from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. NewRep describes Heartland:

When Afghan refugee Nazrullah shows up on the doorstep of retired professor Dr. Harold Banks claiming to have known his adopted daughter Getee, the two become unlikely roommates and friends. Getee and Nazrullah’s relationship unfolds in a series of dramatized memories that reveal their uniquely human journey while stunning us with a new understanding of America’s tragic impact on Jihadism in Afghanistan.

Watertown Based Revels Names New Executive Director

Kate Stookey was named the new executive director of Revels, the Watertown based group known for producing the Christmas Revels. The following announcement came from Revels:

Revels, Inc., the beloved steward of world songs, stories, and traditions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Stookey as its Executive Director, effective January 31, 2019. Stookey’s appointment comes as Revels readies itself for the next chapter of its nearly 50-year history. Founded in 1971 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Revels is best known for its annual production of The Christmas Revels, a seasonal celebration now shared across the US through eight affiliate companies. “It is such a joy to be able to place Revels in the hands of such a capable and energetic executive as Kate,” said Stine O’Brien, President of the Revels Board of Directors.