Public Invited to Come Up with Ideas for Public Arts Programs in Watertown

Buttons created at the first Watertown Arts Master Plan meeting. Watertown residents can take part in a workshop where they can shape and inspire the kinds of public art program that will take place in town. The event on Jan. 9, 2020, is the second meeting hosted by the Watertown Public Arts Master Plan Advisory Committee. The workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., in the Watertown Savings Bank Room.

Watertown’s Room 83 Spring Merging with Musa Collective

Musa Collective joins Room 83 Spring in a new collaboration. Watertown art gallery Room 83 Spring announced some big changes, which will be celebrated by the exhibition in November and December — Goodbye Hello. Beginning in January Room 83 Spring will be morphing and merging with Musa Collective, said Room 83 co-directors and artists Cathleen Daley and Ellen Wineberg. 

“It has been a site for experimentation and process; showcasing a well-received mix of creative disciplines in provocative installations and it has hosted a wide range of events and engaging conversations. Room’s final show of 2019, Goodbye Hello, runs through December 21 and presents the work of 30 Boston area artists who have shown with Room,” the pair said in an email. The Merger

Room 83 Spring will share the physical space and calendar with Musa members in a rotation of exciting shows. Musa has been a collective gallery since 2017 at 119 Braintree St.

First Parish Watertown Holding Fifth Arts & Crafts Show

First Parish Church of Watertown hosts a yard sale on May 3. The following announcement came from First Parish Church:

Once again this year, on Saturday, Oct. 26, First Parish of Watertown’s artists and crafters, joined by other talented vendors, opens its doors at 10 a.m. for its fifth arts and crafts show and sale. Originally conceived as a fundraiser to help pay for the replacement of an ancient heating system, the show now supports not only the church but also the artists and crafters whose high quality, affordably-priced items make great hostess and holiday gifts. Among the Watertown residents participating are Carole Katz (paintings); Missy Shay (quilts); Monica Fairbairn (jewelry); woven rugs (Johanna Erickson) and nature photography items (Carole Berney).

Public Invited to Share Ideas for Public Art Master Plan

The mural facing the Saltonstall Park basketball courts is one example of public art in Watertown. The Public Arts Master Plan Advisory Committee seeks other ideas at a public meeting. The Watertown Public Arts Master Plan Advisory Committee seeks input from the public about what kinds of public art they would like to see in town. A meeting will be held later this month to provide people with more information about the Public Arts Master Plan, and to gather input. Organizers sent out the following announcement:

What should public arts in Watertown look like?

Watertown Actress in Stage Production of The Rocky Horror Show

Watertown’s Janis Hudson will be part of Moonbox Productions’ The Rocky Horror Show in Harvard Square. The following announcement was provided by Moonbox Productions:

Watertown actor, Janis Hudson, stars in Moonbox Productions upcoming productions of the The Rocky Horror Show opening on Oct. 17 and running through Nov. 2. Moonbox will perform the production in a pop-up theatre located in the heart of Harvard Square at 25 Brattle Street, the former home of Hidden Sweets.

Watertown Artist Hosting Drawing, Watercolor Classes

“The Rangers Camp,” by Watertown artist Audrey Jones Childs, who is teaching a watercolor class. Local artist Audrey Childs announced she will be hosting drawing classes and will be adding a watercolor course, too. The classes are part of the Art Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 129 Lexington St., in Belmont. Drawing (Beginner and Intermediate)

A Great Way to Relax! Learn to draw or perfect your drawing skills.

Mosesian Center for the Arts Hosting Fall for the Arts Open House

The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites you to our Youth Visual Arts & Watertown Children’s Theatre Open House Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.! Join us for 2D and 3D visual arts activities, sculpture, a music and movement workshop, and more! Learn about all of our Fall, Winter, and School Vacation educational offerings, and check out our fabulous Members Show Exhibition! 

This event is FREE and fun for kids of all ages. Click here for more information.

New Rep Celebrating 35th Anniversary by Offering Watertown Residents Free Tickets

The New Repertory Theatre is celebrating its 35th anniversary in during its 2019-20 season, and the company invites Watertown residents to be part of the celebration. The season is also the first for New Rep’s Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt. “To celebrate New Rep’s 35th Anniversary Season, and to show our appreciation for the Watertown community, we are delighted to offer one free ticket to each Watertown resident for our 2019-2020 season!” Bobbitt said in the celebration announcement. This free ticket can be used at any of our productions between September and May.