Art Exhibit and Performances to Celebrate Women’s Voices at Mosesian Center for the Arts

“Woman’s Work” by Stephanie Todhunter is part of an exhibition at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. (Contributed Photo)

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

The Mosesian Center for the Arts at the Arsenal in Watertown has programmed a collection of events celebrating the talents and voices of women in both visual and performing arts. Feminist Art: Contemporary Perspectives opens as a gallery exhibition on March 22 and runs through May 3. SheGrooves: Using Our Voices for Positive Change (March 27), Lil Bit of (Almost) Everything Comedy Showcase (April 12), and Melodies of Ukraine with the Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America (April 14) are three related events taking the Mosesian Arts stages during the exhibition dates. Feminist Art: Contemporary Perspectives

There is a long line of artists who have created feminist art — Judy Chicago, Faith Wildling, Ana Mendieta, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Kruger, Betye Saar, Lorna Simpson, and many more. Their work continues to be relevant today as women and other marginalized genders are facing the same issues of oppressive body politics. 

Restriction and lack of reproductive rights were some of the issues addressed by feminist artists in the 1970’s, and reproductive justice issues have had a particularly devastating impact on Black and Indigenous communities. Artists in this exhibition are grappling with the same issues and injustices because of conservative and oppressive polices created in recent years. 

The present-day resurgence in feminist art, as well as an interest in its history and connection to current intersectional feminist political and art activism, has opened a re-examination of themes of the body, particularly the bodies of women and trans individuals, and how it is viewed.

Singers from American Idol & Britain’s Got Talent Performing in Watertown

The following announcement was provided by ON3 Events:

Prepare for an unforgettable musical experience as Jack and Tim, the dynamic duo from Britain’s Got Talent, are set to grace the stage alongside the sensational Casey Bishop from Season 19 of American Idol. The Boston area is in for a treat as these extraordinary artists come together for two exclusive performances. Watertown Show Details:

Date: April 25, 2025Venue: The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the ArtsAddress: 321 Arsenal St, WatertownTime: 8 PMSpecial Guest: Casey BishopSpecial Local Guest: TBA

Ashland Show Details:

Date: April 26, 2025Venue: Marconi’s Co Event Center / Ashland VFWAddress: 311 Pleasant Street, AshlandTime: 8 PM Special Guest: Casey BishopSpecial Local Guest: Steve & Mike Spector

Both shows promise an evening filled with outstanding performances and surprises that will leave the audience in awe. In addition to the incredible talent of Jack, Tim, Casey Bishop, and local guests, the shows will contribute to the support of performing arts programs at the respective venues. Ticket Information:

Tickets can be purchased at www.jackandtimmusic.com or www.on3events.com

Benefiting the Arts:

Proceeds from these shows will directly benefit the performing arts programs at The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown and the Ashland Community Theatre Program.

Watertown Porchfest is Coming, Performers and Hosts Wanted

Watertown will hold the first Porchfest on Saturday, May 18, and organizers seek both porches to host performances and bands to perform. The event will be on May 18, from 12-5 p.m. (rain date is Sunday, May 19). Registration has opened, and will continue through April 28. What is Porchfest? Porchfest is an afternoon of free music (and other performances) performed outside of people’s homes – on porches, patios, driveways, and lawns.

Concert Featuring Pianist Guy Urban Will Benefit Helen Robinson Wright Fund

The following announcement was provided by the Helen Robinson Wright Fund:

A concert featuring Guy Urban will benefit the The Helen Robinson Wright Fund at First Parish of Watertown. The concert will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St., Watertown. Urban will perform some of his favorite piano pieces and share with the audience why these are favorites of his. The Helen Robinson Wright Fund, named for a Watertown native, assists Watertown neighbors with short-term financial help for housing, food, and utility bills.  

February at the Library: Winter Concert, Photography, See Packing Party & More

Watertown LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. The Watertown Free Public Library has many programs coming up in February. See details from the newsletter provided by the WFPL. Watertown artist and fine art photographer Archy LaSalle is the founder of WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE AT, a grassroots organization whose mission is to bring attention to and help art institutions rectify past injustices of under-representing Black and Brown artists in their permanent collections. On Wednesday, 2/28, he’ll join us for an invigorating presentation about cultural institutions and representation at WFPL!

School Committee to Look at Ways to Make Overnight Field Trips Affordable for All Students

Watertown Public School music students perform at Bandarama. Those in high school take a trip to New York every two years. The School Committee approved a field trip for Watertown High School music students to spend a weekend in New York, but had concerns about the price and making sure that all students can participate. The trip to the Big Apple has become a biannual tradition for the chorus, band, and orchestra. The trip includes a performance and workshop with professional musicians, a Broadway show, a dinner/dance cruise around the Statue of Liberty, visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and walking around Central Park.

Perkins School for the Blind Hosting Pair of Holiday Concerts

Perkins School for the Blind’s musical groups will put on Holiday Concerts in December. (Courtesy of Perkins School for the Blind)

The following announcement was provided by Perkins School for the Blind:

Kick off the holiday season and celebrate in song with Perkins! Join Perkins on campus or online to experience beautifully arranged choral and instrumental works from the Perkins Student Chorus, Music Makers, and Handbell Ensemble. Register online for the Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m. in person concert, or the Tuesday, Dec.

Winter Concert Series Coming to Watertown Library Hosting

The following information came from the Watertown Library:

WFPL & the Watertown Public Arts & Culture Committee present the Winter Concert Series. The Winter Concert Series runs from December through March and happens the first Sunday of the month! As in previous years, our concert series features talented, local artists. Performances are free and open to all. Let the music begin!