The kick off was a huge success! We had tons of people come through to tour the artwork in the space, meet the artists, and hang out. We also went through several giant platters of sushi and trays of macarons within the first hour.
Tuesday's Open Open Mic Night was amazing (as usual) and the Story Slam on Wednesday was full of all kinds of tales revolving around the theme of "risk". On Thursday, I did some demos of how to make paint from raw materials and chatted with some very interesting folks about painting approaches at the Venture Cafe: Creative Industries Night. The following evening, we all teamed up to give tours of the artwork at 50 Milk Street during the launch of the Fab Cafe on the ground floor. Overall, it was a fantastic week! Now, time for sleep.
Congrats to everyone who collaborated on Art Week! Can't wait for next year!
Work on Display for CIC Arts Week Kickoff Exhibition Party
On Monday, May 1, from 5:30-8pm the Kickoff Exhibition Party of CIC Arts Week takes place on the 4th floor of One Broadway at Kendall Square, Cambridge. A collection of my drawings will be on display along with a number of works by Boston and Cambridge artists. This event will also feature my friends from El Taller Vagabundo, who will be selling their planters, pottery, and handmade books. Click here to RSVP!
Venture Cafe: Creative Industries - Demo Table
On Thursday, May 4, from 5:30-7:30, I will be holding a demo table at the Venture Cafe: Creative Industries event. Below is a description of what I'll be sharing with attendees. You can RSVP here.
Demo Table: Making Paint from Raw Materials
Ever wonder where paint comes from? Join a classically trained painter for demos on how to produce and use oil paint, watercolors, and mediums using raw materials, traditional tools, and techniques that began centuries ago. Producing paint at home saves money, gives the artist more control over the properties of the paint used during the creative process, and forges a stronger bond between artist and materials.
Please note that while you are encouraged to RSVP for planning purposes, you can also just swing by to either event.
One Broadway is easily accessible via the Red Line Kendall stop. When you arrive at One Broadway, you will just need to stop by the security desk on the main floor and check in with a photo ID. From there, you can head up to the 4th floor (for the kickoff exhibition) or the 5th floor (for Venture Cafe) and check in at the event table/kiosk.
For more information on each event, the full listing with links to EventBrite pages is here. Check the flyer for the other exciting events happening this coming week! I recommend stopping by all of them :)
My friend Chris Conway and his band Bonfire Blue just put out a new album, and we collaborated to design the band's site banner and album cover. We went with the first and last images shown above, but I included some other cover possibilities that were in the mix. Follow this link to listen to "Lacrim Flood" when you have a quiet moment: http://bonfireblue.bandcamp.com/album/lacrim-flood
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Brookline, MA.