Articles from the Boston Compass, Arts & Culture

Nugs of Knowledge February 2015


A monthly bowlful of tidings and tidbits for the creatively inclined…

The New Art Center (NAC) in Newton is accepting public proposals for their CURATORIAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM. This chance worth seizing offers you some admin/marketing support, a stipend, and their 2500 sq-ft gallery to put up a show. Deadline is 4/6. Go to for all the details . . .

If you’re a sower of sentences (or want to be), head down to Providence and plant yourself in the FREE WRITER’S WORKSHOP @AS220 on 2/8 from 4–5pm, where you can share your work, get feedback, and maybe grow some new ideas. All humans and genres welcome.

Are you an artist looking for some opportunities but don’t know where to look? Well, you can start by checking in with us, but for the full scope go to for a thorough-as-shit list of upcoming and current CALL FOR ARTISTS in and around town. What’ve you got to lose?

Another trek out of town that seems totally worth it: LADYFEST HAMPSHIRE IV. This estrogen extravaganza is happening 2/14 & 2/15 over @Red Barn at Hampshire College. This has been going on four years strong and promises skillshares, live art, music, performance, discussions, exhibits, tables, and more. Live free or die, Ladies.

Looking to refine your figure-drawing skills? Well, every Tuesday, Providence’s epic AS220 hosts an OPEN LIFE DRAWING. Bring your own supplies and they’ll provide seats and a model. Remember: Practice makes perfect. $6

If you haven’t been to Portland, ME you’re a fool and should take a $20 bus . . . make a day of it. Actually, make it 2/18 and catch the first installment of this year’s THINK AND DRINK discussion series over at SPACE GALLERY. Each month, the community is invited to grab a hard drink and have a tough but necessary discussion with a panel of pros. This month’s talk is on What’s Disrupting Our Traditional Understanding of: Race. 3/18 is Authority, 4/15 is Art, and 5/20 is Gender. All events are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Why isn’t Boston doing this?

Hop the commuter rail and hoof it to the WORCESTER ART MUSEUM for a horrific but hopeful photographic exhibit there through 5/15. AFRICA’S CHILDREN OF ARMS shows child soldiers from more than 20 countries who’ve been forced or recruited into military service. Kids doing things they simply do not understand. The trauma these children are suffering now can only be comparable to the ghosts of these experiences that promise to haunt them forever.  $14 Adults/$12 College Students/Free 1st Saturday of month, 10am–noon

*Header art by Brian Connolly (Nothing Mattress).

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