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Nugs of Knowledge: March 2015

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


CALL FOR WORK—If you’re a photographer who celebrates humans in their purest form (au naturel), then perhaps you should submit to NAVE GALLERY’s upcoming show NAKED. $15 entry and deadline is April 12th. More info at here.

 

The Friends of the South Boston Branch Library are back with their bimonthly book sale, this time on Saturday 3/14 from 10am4pmBPL in South Boston. A regular treasure trove for the random and resourceful. This sale features some cheap AV materials as well as lots of books. www.BPL.org

 

March 14 marks the first day of the MUSEUM OF FINE ART’s new exhibit on iconic American fashion photographer HERB RITTS, whose work from the ’80s and ’90s you’ll be sure to recognize.  His bold style and love for the figure elevated the public’s view of fashion as art, while his portraits helped establish cultural icons. Stop by any Wednesday after 4pm to get a free peek. www.MFA.org

 

Thanks to some mysterious, generous donor we’d all like to know better, the RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN MUSEUM (RISD Museum) is offering FREE MEMBERSHIP for one year to all Rhode Island–based artists/designers. If this is you or a friend, hop on this gravy train while it’s around in 2015. Use Discount code: RI-ARTIST. www.RISDmuseum.org


If you’re looking to sharpen your skills in the figure drawing department, head over to LIFE DRAWING with DAVID LEE @ Outpost 186 in Inman Square (Cambridge) any Sunday from 10am–1pm. Bring your own supplies and $15 for the model. All are welcome. www.Outpost186.com

 

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 www.NewArtCenter.org 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 3/8 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 ArtSake.MassCulturalCouncil.org for a thorough-as-shit list of upcoming and current CALLS FOR ARTISTS in and around town. What’ve you got to lose?

 

Hop the commuter rail and hoof it to the WORCESTER ART MUSEUM for a horrific but hopeful photographic exhibit there through 5/15AFRICA’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 every month, 10am–noon

*Header art by Brian Connolly (Nothing Mattress).

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