Watertown Art Gallery Showing Work of Artist Who Creates With Brushes and Her Body

The following information was provided by Storefront Art Projects:

Jasmine Chen is ¼, Manchurian, ¼ Bai, and ½ Han and she paints the Chinese Diaspora with bodies intertwined through time and distance and history. She has had a lot of hits lately. Shows and residencies, and she’s rehearsing for a Kung-Fu puppet play Monkey: A Kung Fu Puppet Parable at the Paramount this fall. Everything she does is dynamic. She is in constant movement, very aware of breath and flow and that comes through in all her work.

Photo Exhibit at Mosesian Center Inspired by Complexities of Being Human

Gary Duehr’s “Skaters” is part of a photo exhibition at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

At Mosesian Arts, artists using photography and photo-based processes are inspired by the depth and complexities of being human. The Mosesian Center for the Arts is excited to present an exhibition of works using photography and photo-based processes exploring ideas of how complex, disquieting, sorrowful, and yet beautiful, joyful, and colorful life can be. From formal portraits to snapshots of daily life to photographs of humans at work or performing on stage or just being. Photography, from its early beginnings, has captured fascinating glimpses of humanity.

See Who Will be at the 2023 Watertown Arts Market This Saturday

Watertown will celebrate arts of all kinds during the third annual Watertown Arts Market on Saturday at Filippello Park. The Watertown Arts Market is a free event with free parking at the BB&N lot next to the Park at 191 Grove St. Meet local Watertown artists and arts-related non-profits on Aug. 19, from 12-5 p.m., at Filippello Park, Grove Street entrance. Artists & Craftspeople

Visit Echo Art and Design @echoartanddesign for your name in calligraphy or a calligraphy mini lesson https://www.echoartanddesign.com/

Visit Artist, Designer & Screen Printer Eric Lavalliere @peabo_show

See Zoë Raymond’s charm bracelets @blingy_strings

Visit Artist Adam Adkison @adamadkison1

Visit Artist @vapordoll

Come meet Artist Serena Gauthier @flmgrl

Visit Jacob’s Bracelets for Good at the Watertown Arts Market!

Our History: Artist Henry Webster Rice, Whose Works Hang in Museums Across the Nation

Henry Rice 1919 painting of houses on Pleasant St. (Photo courtesy of Joyce Kelly)

The following story is part of a series on local history provided by the Historical Society of Watertown. It was written by Historical Society of Watertown board member Bob Bloomberg. Bob is also on the board of the Watertown Historic District Commission. He is a genealogist (his contact information is on our website) and has written several book reviews and newspaper articles.

New Rep Announces Casts & Design Team for “Raisin in the Sun” & “Diaspora!”

The cast of New Rep’s “Raisin in the Sun” includes Damon Singletary (right) as Walter Lee Younger, and Jon Vellante as Karl Lindner. (Courtesy of New Rep)

Following its highly acclaimed, sold-out, three-week run of The Normal Heart, New Repertory Theatre (New Rep) is excited to announce the now complete casts and design team for its upcoming productions of A Raisin in the Sun and Diaspora! The shows will run in repertory, with A Raisin in the Sun beginning its three-week run Sept. 5 through Oct. 1, 2023, and DIASPORA! running from Sept. 12 through Oct.

See Which Bands Will Play at the Watertown Arts Market

The third annual Watertown Arts Market is just two weeks away, and there will be many vendors, businesses, and musical acts throughout the day. The Arts Market will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 12-5 p.m. at Filippello Park (Grove Street entrance). It is free to attend and vendors will be selling art, food, drinks, and other items.

Music at the 2023 Watertown Arts Market

12 p.m.: Boston Jazz Voices

1 p.m.: Willow Flute Ensemble

2 p.m.: School of Rock

3 p.m.: 90 Mile Portage

4 p.m.: Lucretia’s Daggers

About the Watertown Arts Market

The Watertown Arts Market is a family-friendly outdoor event with a diverse selection of artists, authors, creatives, musicians, performers, arts and cultural organizations, and businesses. Each artist and organization will host a table or perform at the event.

Exhibit Featuring Artworks of Saroyan Artworks Opens at Armenian Museum

This watercolor by William Saroyan was donated to the Armenian
Museum of America by Joan Agajanian Quinn; it was drawn on the back of a menu from “The
Ararat” restaurant in New York City on February 21, 1969. (Courtesy of Armenian Museum of America)

The following announcement was written by Elias Trout and provided by the Armenian Museum of America:

Following the donation of Ruben Amirian’s “Homage to Mesrop Mashtots,” a 14-foot composite work celebrating the Armenian alphabet, art collector and Museum Trustee Joan Agajanian Quinn has gifted two watercolors by literary genius William Saroyan and two drawings from his son Aram Saroyan to the Armenian Museum of America. All five works are now on display in the new exhibit “My Name Is Saroyan,” inspired by Armenian literary culture both past and present. “After the success of our 2022 exhibition ‘On the Edge: Los Angeles Art 1970s-1990s from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection’ at the Armenian Museum, the Quinn family is happy to broaden the Museum’s collection of contemporary artists with these donations,” explains Quinn. “We continue to be impressed with the way the Museum displays Armenian art which spans the time frame from ancient to modern times.

Artists Wanted to Create Pollinator Pathway Signs

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Public Arts & Culture Committee:

In an expansion of the program recently launched by the Watertown Friends of Bees and the Watertown Community Gardens in partnership with Watertown’s Department of Public Works, the Public Arts & Culture Committee is collaborating with the Watertown Community Gardens and Watertown School Gardens using art to enhance learning in gardens throughout the city. Artists are asked to develop imagery for two signs that will accompany the school gardens. Each sign may have a different artist, or the selection committee may select the same artist to complete both signs. Selected imagery will be digitized and printed on aluminum for outdoor display. The imagery may also be used at the Watertown Community Gardens, the Department of Public Works, and at a series of educational talks offered at the Watertown Free Public Library.The selected artist(s) will have their name included on each sign.