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Art from Nea Kavala Opens in Holzwasser Gallery

'Art from Nea Kavala' in the Holzwasser Gallery

On view April 25 through May 6

Closing Reception & Presentation: Saturday, May 6

The New Art Center in Newton (NAC), in collaboration with guest curator Mia Rosenblatt Tinkjian and founder of Love Without Borders Kayra Martinez, is pleased to present Art from Nea Kavala: Paintings and Drawings by Refugee Children in Northern Greece.

About the Exhibition: Featuring drawings and paintings by displaced children living in the Nea Kavala refugee camp in Northern Greece, this exhibition stands as a powerful testament to the transformative power of art. Created by untrained children using limited materials, the artwork elegantly communicates the experience of transition. Some pieces relate to journeys, many of which are still ongoing; airplanes, boats, and roads stretching endlessly towards the horizon are common themes. Other works express a longing for normalcy with images of brightly colored sunsets, birthday cakes and animals that represent a desire for place to call home and feel safe. All works in the show are available for sale. Proceeds will directly benefit the children and their families.

April 25, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Curator Workshop & COP Info Session

Presented By: Dan Byers

Presented as part of our “Curatorial Opportunity Program”, curator workshops feature presentations by curators about their projects and approaches to curating contemporary art, and invite participants to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas. This workshop will feature Dan Byers, Mannion Family Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about NAC’s open call for curatorial proposals.

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April 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: $10.00

Collaborative Drawing Workshop

Presented By: Grey Held

Experience the power of play and the fun of improvisational and collaborative drawing in a safe, encouraging environment. Artist Grey Held will guide the use of mixed media to create two-dimensional one-of-a-kind drawings, reflecting the contributions of each participant. Materials provided.
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April 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Fee: $55.00

Submission Deadline: The Creative Process 2017

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April 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Workshop: Exploring the Reduction Block Print

Presented By: Arlene Bandes

Reduction block printmaking results in unique, multi-colored prints. We will be using Akua water soluble inks in transparent layers to create prints on archival paper. Materials provided.
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May 3, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $55.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Jewelry Mosaic Workshop

Presented By: Michel L'Huillier

Using a selection of pre-cut colored glass pieces and beads, create a mini mosaic inside a deep pendant (many shapes available, silver or copper plated). Fit pieces together with glue, then grout with one of the many colored grout available. Clean your pieces. Voilà! You’ll be provided a black leather cord necklace for each pendant. Tuition includes 2 pendants.
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May 6, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Fee: $90.00

Glass Fusing Workshop

Presented By: Michel L'Huillier

Through the study of a wide range of fused pieces, students will learn about different glass firings. Experiment with colored glass pieces, glass powders, and glass frits to create a plate available to pick up within one week. No previous glass experience is necessary. Materials provided.
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May 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Fee: $90.00

Submission Deadline: Holzwasser Gallery Program 2017-2018

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May 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Closing Reception & Remarks: Art from Nea Kavala

'Art from Nea Kavala' in the Holzwasser Gallery

Closing Reception & Presentation by Mayra Martinez: Saturday, May 6, 3-5PM

The New Art Center in Newton (NAC), in collaboration with guest curator Mia Rosenblatt Tinkjian and founder of Love Without Borders Kayra Martinez, is pleased to present Art from Nea Kavala: Paintings and Drawings by Refugee Children in Northern Greece.

About the Exhibition: Featuring drawings and paintings by displaced children living in the Nea Kavala refugee camp in Northern Greece, this exhibition stands as a powerful testament to the transformative power of art. Created by untrained children using limited materials, the artwork elegantly communicates the experience of transition. Some pieces relate to journeys, many of which are still ongoing; airplanes, boats, and roads stretching endlessly towards the horizon are common themes. Other works express a longing for normalcy with images of brightly colored sunsets, birthday cakes and animals that represent a desire for place to call home and feel safe. All works in the show are available for sale. Proceeds will directly benefit the children and their families.

May 6, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

White Line Woodcut Workshop

Presented By: Amy MacGregor-Radin

Learn this low-tech method to hand-print colorful images. The white line woodcut or Provincetown print method was devised in the early 1900’s in Provincetown by a group of artists who were working to simplify traditional Japanese woodblock printing. Your white line printed images can be as simple or complicated as you would like. Materials fee $40. 3 Wednesdays, 5/10, 5/17 & 5/24.
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May 10, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $135.00

Workshop: Nature Printed Shirts

Presented By: Arlene Bandes

Design, make, and wear a one-of-a-kind hand printed shirt using natural objects such as leaves, flowers, and shells. Explore the process of removing dye from fabric to reveal the colors hidden beneath. Bring at least one pre-washed shirt (black, 100% cotton is recommended) or material to print.
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May 10, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $55.00

Watercolor Workshop: Loosen Up!

Presented By: Lisa Goren

Watercolor can seem daunting, but this workshop is designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. Focus on working with water, color mixing, understanding paper, and using the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium. Work with a wet-on-wet approach using different surfaces and methods. Materials not provided.
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May 13, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Fee: $125.00

Workshop: Exploring Transparent Layers with Akua Inks

Presented By: Arlene Bandes

Class will introduce techniques of building up transparent layers of Akua inks using styrofoam printing plates and resists. Students will use a reduction process for several layers of inks on archival paper. Materials provided.
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May 17, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $55.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

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