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Go & See: Tuesday 4 – Monday 11 August

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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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Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 August 2014

August 6-8, the Institute of Contemporary Art hosts the 6th annual National Covening for Teens in the Arts. For the first time, the entire first day is free and open to the public.
Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA
Give & Take: A National Convening for Teens in the ArtsOn August 6-8, 2014, the ICA is hosting its sixth annual National Convening for Teens in the Arts. Realizing the lack of opportunity for educators and teens to come together to debate and exchange ideas, the ICA created this event in 2009 to provide a structured forum for teens and museums to consider collaboratively how best to engage teens in museums. While the impact of teen programs in museums is a widely discussed topic amongst the field, these discussions typically consider and measure the impact on participating youth.

The Art of Skateboarding will be part of the ICA's line up for the National Convening for Teens in the Arts.

Expanding the definition of teen program impact, this Teen Convening will step outside the box of existing paradigms and explore the myriad ways in which teens are not merely impacted, but the ways in which their presence profoundly impacts the institutions in which they are embedded, the artists with whom they work, and entrenched models of traditional educational practice.

For the first time in its history, the entire first day of the program is
open and free to the public. Components will also be available via live
stream at icateens.org. See the entire schedule here.

Also at Give & Take on Wednesday, August 6th, there will be a skate performance, The Art of Skateboarding by featured artist Dillon Buss, as well as David Lewis, Justin Callahan, Brian Leff, Rob Hall, #AbeDubin, Dillon Buss.

The performance is from 6 pm - 7:45 pm.
Free!

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Thursday 7 - Sunday 31 August 2014

Del Jackson, Wave, aluminum, Swarovskii crystals, 2014
Uforge Gallery, 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Juror’s ChoiceIn its ongoing efforts to offer new and varied opportunities for artists, UFORGE Gallery is hosting it’s first-ever juried exhibition in its space known for open group shows, inviting renowned painter, sculptor, and professor Enrico Pinardi to select works for the show. Artists from around the country submitted pieces in a variety of media for Mr. Pinardi’s consideration, and ultimately he chose 42 works from paintings, sculptures, and photographs to assemblages, prints, and drawings. The result is a wonderfully diverse array of talent linked by their extraordinary skill, precise techniques, and imaginative compositions. Works on view include: an introspective self-portrait by Boston-based Peruvian photographer Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson; miniature oil portraits (inspired by iPhone selfies) by local artist/teacher Nayda Cuevas; deftly painted landscapes by Kansas-based artist Russell Horton; and elegant minimalist sculptures by artist- engineer Del Jackson.

Juror's Choice will feature Matthew Bach, Myron Mouse Belfast, Constance Bigony, Quenby Bucklaew, Nayda Cuevas, Elizabeth D’Abbraccio, Shoshanna Ehrlich, Julia Emiliani, Bruce Erikson, Richard Fomo, Joseph Gegan, Christian Goncalves, Ann Hirsch, Amy Hitchcock, Russell Horton, Del Jackson, Alexandra Jordankova, Anna Koon, Christine Ledoux, Liliana Marquez, Sarah May, Heather Morris, Gerald Perrino, Charlie Rosenberg, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Steve Sangapore, Richard Sayer, Sage Schmett, Stacy Topjian-Searle, Jon Truslow, Chadwick Williams, Catherine Zimmerman

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 7
6 pm - 8 pm

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Friday August 8 2014

The Clark Art Institute is free this Friday as part of Highland Street's Free Fun Friday summer series.
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, 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 8th here.

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Friday August 8 2014

Robert Maloney, Attritus, Mixed media and installation, 2014
Bakalar Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Boston Low-Residency MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening ReceptionThe Boston Low Residency MFA program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, thesis exhibition opens this week at the Bakalar Gallery at MassArt. There are seven artists in the program and the first group to graduate from this new low residency program at MassArt.

Reception
Friday August 8
6 pm - 8 pm

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Saturday August 9 2014

Ruth Mordecai at the Trident Gallery this Saturday.
Trident Gallery, 189 Main Street, Glouster, MA
Ruth Mordecai: New Works on PaperTrident Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, collages, and monotypes on paper by Ruth Mordecai. In Ruth Mordecai’s works on paper, most often black and white paint or collage defines sculptural forms, and added lines expand the work into pictorial space, exploring memory and spiritual resonance through cultural symbols such as apples, baskets, and ladders. Color is spare but prominent.

Ruth Mordecai earned a BFA and MFA from Boston University School for the Arts. For twenty-five years she made sculpture and painted in Boston’s Fort Point District. For the last fifteen years, she has painted in a studio on Rocky Neck in Gloucester.

Ruth Mordecai will be at Trident Gallery available for conversation on Saturday, August 2, 5 — 7pm, as well as on Sunday, August 17, 5 — 6pm, for a discussion with the artist.

Reception
Saturday, August 9
5 — 7 pm

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Tuesday August 12 2014

Boston Open Screen is back at Coolidge Corner on Tuesday, August 12.
Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
Boston Open ScreenBoston Open Screen is BACK! Help us start the new season with a blast at the Coolidge Corner Theatre!

Open Screen is Boston's one and only open mic night for movies! Whether you sold your home to finance your 35mm masterpiece, or you made it last night in your basement -- if your movie is under 10 minutes, we'll screen it.

Sign up begins at 7 pm, the show starts at 7:30 pm.


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