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Go & See: Tuesday 26 August – Monday 1 September

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Every week, BR&S picks out a series of gallery events, screenings, exhibitions, performances. Here are our choices for you to go & see:

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Tuesday August 26 - Saturday September 20 2014

23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA
Anthony Palocci Jr. '09: Seeing Things

If you stare at something long enough it will start to look unfamiliar, alien even. Anthony Palocci Jr. paints ordinary things in such a way that they seem foreign. Whether an object is tightly cropped or viewed at a distance, in the light or masked by a shadow, he just sees things differently. Seeing Things presents a mixed media collection of work connecting the relationships between things if you stop to really look. Read more here.

Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 17
5 pm — 8 pm

Artist Talk
Wednesday, September 17
11:30 am — 12:30 pm

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Wednesday August 27 — Saturday September 20 2014

The Nave Gallery Annex 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Magic Without Tricks

Artists, consciously or unconsciously, dabble in magic. They borrow signs and symbols, and plant symbolic language, like seeds, into our hearts and minds to offer us new perceptions, and how this happens is…well, a little like magic. To the searching viewer an art work may yield the secrets of the artist’s craft without losing its "magical" power. Is this what separates real magic from mere trickery? Does the difference matter?

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, August 27
6 pm - 8 pm

Magic Salon:
Friday, September 12
7 pm - 9 pm

Readings About Magic:
Saturday, September 20
6 pm - 8 pm

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Friday August 29 2014

Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA
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Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA
Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays!

The Highland Street Foundation is a charitable organization established in 1989 by David J. McGrath, Jr., the founder of TAD Resources International, Inc., the famous employment agency. Highland generously supports local non-profit institutions and sponsors a summer program called Free Fun Fridays. There is free admission, with very few restrictions, at many museums, historic sites, theaters, art centers, and many attractions.

The foundation supports further programs including the Youth Philanthropy Initiative that empowers youth to raise money for charities, ReadBoston, which holds free storytelling events for children in Boston's neighborhoods,
Highland Holidays which helps provide toys, books, games, and other supplies to children during the holiday season, and many more programs that support community organizations.

See the rest of the participants for August 29th here.

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Friday August 22 - Friday October 20 2014

LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts 85 W Newton Street, Boston, MA
Topografías Internas I Silvina Mizrahi: Exhibition

Stimulated by the world's realities, Argentine artist Silvina Mizrahi's paintings and sculptures propose an introspective search into the different patterns of our inner selves. The colorful large-scale mixed-media paintings and delicate bronze sculptures breathe poetry and dance, creating a dialogue of playfulness and meditation.

Artist Talk / Closing Reception
Friday, October 3
6 pm - 8 pm

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Saturday August 30 2014

Christopher Columbus Park, North End, Boston, MA
Boston Contemporary Art Museum for Contemporary Art, Artists, and Their Contemporaries

Boston Contemporary Art Museum For Contemporary Art, Artists, And Their Contemporaries is a contemporary art museum for Boston contemporary art, artists, and their contemporaries. This weekend it will be celebrating it's grand opening, followed by immediately going out of business, as part of the Boston Arts Festival. Featuring over 60 square feet of gallery space, it will be Boston's largest Contemporary Art Museum under 100 square feet. Over 30 artists are involved with this project and a wide variety of work and media on display. There will be performances throughout the day on Saturday, Video Screenings Saturday Night, and a Closing Reception Sunday night.

Saturday August 30
Performances by Alice Vogler, Vela Phelan, & Dirk Adams
12 - 7 pm

Video Screenings by J.R. Uretsky, Peat Duggins, Cara Kuball & Damon Bishop - International Pancake Film Festival
8 - 10 pm

Sunday August 31
Closing Reception
6 - 9 pm

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Tuesday September 2 — Tuesday September 30 2014

131 Southwest Circle, Amherst, Massachusetts
Sarah Meyers Brent: Living Paint

Sarah’s works explore the viscous ooze at the creation and termination of life. Using globs of dried paint, recycled fabric, paint rags, and decaying flowers, her mixed-media pieces flow out of and accrete to the canvas and walls. In the dialogue between the themes of growth and decay pervading her paintings, sculptures, and collages, Sarah’s works are themselves in a state of flux, as if going in though their own degradation. Sarah believes that "In this age of technology, when we are steps removed from nature it is important for art to allow the viewer to experience what is alive and physical."

Opening Reception:
Sunday September 7
2 pm - 4 pm

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Friday, September 5, 2014, 7-10pm

Like beer? Love art? Want to support a great cause? Got $20?

Then the Big Red Shindig is a MUST. Happening Friday, September 5 from 7-10pm at the Mills Gallery (First Friday!).

Work by Sean Downey, Giovanni Giacoia, and Emma Rhodes, with Liz Nofziger's Boston Center for the Arts Public Art Residency project "Bounce," an interactive outdoor installation in the courtyard in front of the venue.

Music stylings will be provided by DJ Flack, DJ DayGlow, DJ Pace.

As Big Red & Shiny is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that relies on donations to operate, your $20 ticket purchase will help to ensure that we are able to continue our mission by funding BR&S for another year. It will also get you free beer at the Shindig for those 21 and up. Be mindful that you need to purchase your ticket in advance and we only have a limited number--so get yours early, and don't forget to share the invite with your friends!

So what are you waiting for?**

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