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COMING SOON #7 Fanzine Release Party

PLEASE NOTE: This satellite event will be held at 154 Maverick St., 4th Floor in East Boston. Enter through the back door off Bremen St. Call 617-459-5231 or 617-459-5230 for entry.

The New Art Center announces the release of Coming Soon #7, the latest in a series of limited edition fanzines published by L'ECLAIR (www.l-eclair.fr) and printed at the New Art Center in Newtonville, MA. This special issue is co-edited by Ashley Billingsley and Frédéric Sanchez, an exhibiting artist in the New Art Center's fall Curatorial Opportunity Program exhibition, Far From Indochine, and 2014-15 artist in residence.

The point of departure is the attached image, which shows the view from L'ECLAIR founders Emma Perrochon and Frédéric Sanchez's window at a 2010 artists' residency in Vienna, Austria. Taken from the internet, the image depicts a public space in which they were invited to install a site-specific work. They decided instead to treat the space as a virtual environment, and invited others to invest the image with their own ideas.

This project has grown in the years since, and the image has served as the starting point for six volumes of the Coming Soon zine, which were recently acquired by the FMRA collection of artists' books/CNEAI (Chatoux, France): www.cneai.com. Artists ranging from Stokholm to Shanghai and Montreal have contributed works in response, reframing the banal image as a shared space for dialogue and creative expression.

Coming Soon #7 features work by Prince Aibangbe, Michael Billingsley, Jasmine Chen, Casey Curry, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Diana De Forest, Ariel Freiberg, Elizabeth Gargas, David Kelley, Dan DeRosato, Tippy Maurant, Mixtape Louie, Liz Nofziger, Lea Nuta, Matt Oates, Jill Pizzuto, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Karen Karin Rosenberg, Chris Sharp, Renee Silva, Jeannie Simms, Kirk Amaral Snow, Zsuzsanna Szegedi, Lynn Bailey Witty and Sean Witty.

November 2, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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2014 Commonwealth Reading Series

Join us for a series of readings by Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellows & Finalists in the literary arts. This event will feature awardees of the MCC's recent grants in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Readers include:

Denise Bergman
Joseph Fazio
Kate Leary
Mehdi Okasi
Emily Ross

This event is presented in conjunction with the MCC Artist Fellows & Finalist in Painting exhibition, on view in the New Art Center's Main Gallery October 28-November 15, 2014.

This event is free and open to the public. For more info about the commonwealth Reading Series, visit: artsake.massculturalcouncil.org/blog/artsake/index.php/2014/09/22/readings-by-state-awarded-writers-and-poets

November 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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Exhibition Opening Receptions

MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists in Painting Opening Reception

Join us at the New Art Center for the opening reception of the MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists in Painting exhibition.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the New Art Center in Newton (NAC) join together to present the MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists in Painting, from October 28 - November 15, 2014 at the NAC, 61 Washington Park, Newton. The exhibition will showcase MCC's 2014 awardees-a selection of the Commonwealth's most talented artists. The installation will be curated by independent curator (and NAC Board member) Liz Devlin in collaboration with NAC Exhibition Director Kathleen Smith Redman.

The work of 15 painters will be included in the exhibition:
MCC Artist Fellows
Sonia Almeida (Arlington)
Sean Downey (Jamaica Plain)
Sean Greene (Florence)
Timothy Kadish (Brookline)
Vanessa Michalak (Jamaica Plain)
Robert Oppenheim (Boston)
Benjamin Sloat (Allston)
Azadeh Tajpour (Cambridge)

MCC Finalists
Linda Mieko Allen (North Adams)
Frank Egloff (Jamaica Plain)
Steve Locke (Boston)
Mary Lum (North Adams)
Samuel Rowlett (Easthampton)
Candice Smith Corby (Plymouth)
Bill Thompson (Jamaica Plain).

These painters were selected from a pool of 591 applicants. The jurors included Nina Chanel Abney (Artist), Randi Hopkins (Associate Director of Visual Arts, Boston Center for the Arts), Sarah Kurz (Artist), and Lexi Lee Sullivan (Assistant Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum).

MCC Artist Fellowships provide direct assistance to Massachusetts artists working across a range of disciplines, to recognize exceptional work and to support the further development of their talents. Artist Fellowships give individuals the financial ability to hone and deepen their craft.

November 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Jocelyn Chemel and Mercè López Agustí Opening Reception

Join us for a reception with Jocelyn Chemel and Mercè López Agustí. Their work is on view in the New Art Center's Holzwasser Gallery October 28-November 15.

This exhibition showcases new work by two local artists who explore the distinction, intersection and layering of beauty and brutality. Both artists work across disciplines to relate instances of grace and instances of struggle. The resulting work brings to the surface powerful dichotomies, harmonies and paradoxes.

In the Main Gallery, MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists in Painting runs concurrent with Jocelyn Chemel and Mercè López Agustí. The MCC painting exhibition showcases the Massachusetts Cultural Council's 2014 awardees. The installation is curated by Liz Devlin in collaboration with the New Art Center's Exhibitions Director Kathleen Smith Redman.

This reception is free and open to the public.

November 7, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Adult Workshops

Paint Night

Every time you will paint something different based on modern and contemporary artist masterpieces. Teacher will bring a painting that will serve as source of inspiration so students can explore color, shape, and composition coming up with their own artwork. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register at least 48 hours in advance.

November 6, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Drawing Night

Students will explore drawing skills using different pencils and charcoals. Teachers will help students to learn how to see and look at still life photographs through a step by step process into making a beautiful drawing. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register at least 48 hours in advance.

November 6, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Figure Drawing Night

For those who always wanted to try to draw the human body or for those who want to practice more, this is the perfect chance. This workshop will have a live nude model so you can sketch,learn, or improve figure drawing techniques. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register at least 48 hours in advance.

November 13, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Paint Night

Every time you will paint something different based on modern and contemporary artist masterpieces. Teacher will bring a painting that will serve as source of inspiration so students can explore color, shape, and composition coming up with their own artwork. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register at least 48 hours in advance.

November 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Printmaking with a Press Night

This is a super fun way to be introduced to an etching press. Using organic materials such as egg shells, leaves, recycled flat materials, plus stencils and paints, create your design and roll into the press. You will be amazed with what comes out on the other side! Use the same template to print it over, or add new items to finish your artwork. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register at least 48 hours in advance.

November 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Printmaking Night

Using styrofoam plates and inks students create incredible prints on paper. The styrofoam blocks will be manipulated with different engraving tools and parts will be removed with stencil knives and scissors. It is almost like magic. The artwork that comes out of this technique is absolutely amazing. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register 48 hours in advance.

December 4, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

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

Family Programs

Adult/Child Clay Together Ages 3-5

Experience the fun of playing with clay. Adult and child will make one beautiful artwork together using air dry clay, tools and paint. Registration is for two

November 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fee: $30.00

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

Woodworking Adult and Child Grades 2 to 4

Join us for a day of art making, art appreciation with families or friends.

November 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Clay Sculpture GR 1-3

November 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Clay Sculpture GR 1-3

November 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: $25.00

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

Clay Sculpture GR 1-3

November 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: $25.00

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

Clay Sculpture GR 1-3

November 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: $25.00

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

Clay Sculpture GR 1-3

November 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:01 PM

Fee: $25.00

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

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