City Honoring Original Watertown Public Arts & Culture Committee, Remembering Former Member

Charlie BreitroseThe Seeds of Change mural in Coolidge Square was a project sponsored by the original Watertown Public Arts & Culture Committee. The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

The Watertown Public Arts & Culture Committee invites everyone to join them for a reception to honor the work of the former Watertown Public Arts & Culture Committee (WPACC) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 5pm in the Mastrangelo Council Chamber at the Watertown Administration Building, 149 Main Street. The former WPACC members who will be honored are Ingrid Marchesano, Aramais Andonian, Barbara Epstein, Barbara Ruskin, Deborah Peterson, and the late Janet Jameson. Also being honored for his role through the city is Director of Community Development & Planning, Steve Magoon. The former WPACC was instrumental in the creation and promotion of several public artworks throughout Watertown, including the Linear Path mural “A Bike Ride Through Watertown”, “Seeds of Change” in Coolidge Square, and “Tapestry of Cultures” at Baptist Walk.

Small Saves Addresses the Media, Free eBook Offer

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

Free Small Saves eBook

Starting April 21, for the next 5 days, When the Game Calls: A Small Saves Storybook is available for free reading on Kindle! Just click on the link to enjoy this wonderful tale.

Mosesian Center Presenting New Art Exhibit “Across Cultures: Invisible Ties and Journeys of Hope”

Rania MatarPhotographer Rania Matar’s work will be on display at an upcoming exhibition at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. The Mosesian Center for the Arts announced it will host two upcoming art exhibits. The MCA provided the following information:

At Mosesian Arts, themes of displacement, migration, immigration, and cultural identity take center stage

Across Cultures: Invisible Ties and Journeys of Hope

May 5 – June 30, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 26, 5:30–7:30 PM

Across Cultures: Invisible Ties and Journeys of Hope, the upcoming exhibition at Mosesian Arts, reflects on ideas of displacement, migration, immigration, and the complexity of navigating different cultures. In this group exhibition, artists address issues from how moving geographically shapes one’s cultural identity, to the discourse around immigration in the last few years, to bringing awareness to diverse points of view. It was juried by Lebanon-born and Boston-based artists Rania Matar.

Watertown Art Teacher Offering Classes on Watercolor Cards and Painting

“The Wayside Inn” by Audrey Jones Childs. Watertown artist Audrey Jones Childs announced she will be hold two watercolor workshops, a one-day card class and a six-week watercolor painting class. The workshops will be held at the Beech Street Center/Belmont Council on Aging, 266 Beech St., Belmont, MA 02478. To register call 617-993-2970. See class descriptions below:

Watercolor Card WorkshopFriday 5/7/22 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Fee $5.00 plus card stock

Celebrate Spring . Make a watercolor Spring Card for yourself or to give to a loved one. No previous experience is necessary. Some watercolor supplies will be available. If you have your own please bring them. Even if you never have painted before, the steps are easy. Come prepared to have fun. 

Registration fee: $5.00 + $1.00 per card w/ envelope (If possible, bring your own watercolor paint and brushes.)

Watercolor Painting ClassFridays 5/13/22 – 6/17/22 (six weeks) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Fee: $60.00 

A supply list will be provided ahead of the first class.