Two Watertown Artists Instrumental in Bringing Teen Exhibit to ICA Boston

Watertown’s Shivani Sharma, left, and Ruth Henry, center, speak withy Liz Rodgers at the opening reception for “The Stories that Make Us.” The following information was provided by Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin:

Friday evening Jan. 27 saw the opening of The Stories that Make Us, an exhibition of artwork by high school students that explores personal stories about migration, belonging, and overcoming adversity. Key organizers of the event were 2022 Watertown High School grad Shivani Sharma and former-Watertown Middle School teacher Ruth Henry. They represented of the I Learn America Initiative (www.ilearnamerica.com).

New Rep’s 2023 Season Features 3 Plays, Including 2 Tony Winners

New Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its 2023 Season, as the company continues to build on its nearly 40-year legacy of excellent, provocative theatrical productions that speak to the vital issues of our time. The 2023 season includes two Tony Award-winning masterpiece plays that grow more resonant every day, and a world premiere from local talent that speaks directly to Boston and its past, present, and future. Larry Kramer’s Tony Award winning autobiographical drama, The Normal Heart, will open June 21 for a three-week run through July 9. Set in New York City in the early 1980’s, Larry Kramer’s powerful, passionate and controversial play was the first to treat seriously the poignant and devastating subject of AIDS. The Normal Heart traces Ned Weeks, a gay activist writer, through his fight for visibility and justice for the gay community. An angry, unremitting and gripping piece of political theatre.

Show at Watertown Gallery Has Artworks Inspired by the Sea

Storefront Art Projects is pleased to present:

Walter Crump, Jennifer Day, Don Lutz & Lydia Gadman, Roz Sommer, Jessica Straus, Rebecca McGee Tuck, and Jenn Wood in {by-from-on-under} the sea, a multi-media show inspired by the ocean. With Jennifer Day’s altar piece format of a monochrome painted slice of the sea, Rebecca McGeeTuck’s colorful found object sculptures from the wrack line, Jessica Straus’s school of carved and painted basswood cod, curated shadow boxes of antique objects and ephemera by Don Lutz & Lydia Gadman, Roz Sommer’s painterly cooked fish, Jenn Wood’s colorful splash paintings on yupo, and Walter Crump’s meditative dit and dot paintings of underwater microbes and biota. This is an exhibit by seven artists who use the ocean as their muse. 

at Storefront Art Projects Jan. 27-Feb. 25, 2023

Reception Saturday, Feb.

Mosesian Center Winter Season: Theater, Concerts, Art Shows

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced a winter season of performances, exhibitions, and arts education programs. From theater, music, and comedy to new exhibitions and arts education, from returning favorites to new partnerships, there’s plenty of variety—plus love, romance, and break ups—in this season’s programming. Performances

Watertown Children’s Theatre The Giver | January 27-28

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices.

Art Show Made by Autistic Man from Watertown on Display in Cambridge

Dominic Killiany

Dominic Killiany, who is autistic, has difficulty communicating verbally, but he has been able to express himself in his paintings. Works of art created by the 24-year-old Watertown resident are now on display at LabCentral in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, and a public reception will be held on Jan. 25. His mother Susan Cicconi explained about Killiany’s artistic approach in the artist statement for the exhibit: “Dominic’s art is his passion. He is autistic, his art is his visual poetry and connection to the world.

Mosesian Center Hosting Newton Art Association’s Winter Exhibition

Sharon Whitham’s
“Rainbow Arch” will be on display at the Mosesian Center of the Arts. The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

Mosesian Center for the Arts is very excited to welcome Newton Art Association for our winter exhibition. Both organizations, Newton Arts and Mosesian Arts, have partnered in the past and this time member artists of Newton Art Association as well as non-members have submitted work exploring creativity, inclusion, and unity. The work in the upcoming exhibit is inspired by Maya Angelou’s wise words: “All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are more alike than we are unalike.”

Using those words, artists have examined ideas that range from personal heartbreaks and joys to more universal concepts of inclusivity, cooperation, unity, and creativity. In Sharon Whitham’s monotype “Rainbow Arch,” the artist uses stone imagery to represent diversity, strength, balance, and history.

Registration Open for Summer Classes at the Mosesian Center for the Arts

Sarah WintersChildren in the 2022 Summer Stages & Studios program at Mosesian Arts enjoyed coloring by the light of the large arch windows. The following announcement was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

It may be January, but Mosesian Center for the Arts is ready for summer!  

Enrollment opens on January 17 for Summer Stages & Studios for children and teens in grades K-12. Summer arts education programming at Mosesian Arts fosters an engaging, welcoming, and creative community where students can explore new art forms, focus on specific interests, learn from professional teaching artists, and make connections with other participants in a variety of weekly programs grouped by age and arts discipline.  

Mosesian Arts offers a process-based approach to exploring the arts that guides students towards developing both art skills and techniques as well as life skills such as collaboration, creativity, and empathy. The staff are committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming space for people of all abilities, ethnicities, economic status, sexual orientations, and gender identity. 

A catalog of summer programming is available online at www.mosesianarts.org/education/info. Questions may be directed to education@mosesianarts.org. 

In other arts education programming, winter classes in performing and visual arts for all ages are just beginning.

Winter Solstice Celebration Hosted by Watertown Art Association

Swati Biswas and Friends will perform Indian dance as part of the Watertown Art Association and TILL/Wave Gallery’s “Celebrate the Solstice.” The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Art Association:

Watertown Art Association and TILL/Wave Gallery present “Celebrate the Solstice!” on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2-4 p.m.! At TILL/Wave Gallery, 264 Arlington St., Watertown.