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Chandler Gallery Current Exhibition

Chandler Gallery Current Exhibition

May 28 - June 14, 2019

This show brings into focus the biodiversity of urban animals in Cambridge, Mass., and articulates the relationships we have with the wild animals that live within city boundaries.

City Animals has its roots in the Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project (CWPP), a community art project that launched in 2012. It began as an elementary school family parade marching group representing Fresh Pond Reservation’s wildlife species in the Honk! Parade. It has, over the past seven years, become a familiar presence that brings local biodiversity into the public eye through participatory arts experiences across our city. The CWPP represents the full range of wild species in Cambridge from the beetle to the owl, from the alewives in the Charles River to the Great Blue Heron that are seen at Black’s Nook near Fresh Pond. Through giant parade puppets, masks, costumes, hand puppets, finger puppets, and representations of our city’s species in a variety of other media, including as wildlife trading cards the CWPP creates a form of celebrity for the uncelebrated— urban wildlife. The CWPP, now under the umbrella of the nonprofit organization Green Cambridge, has provided opportunities to celebrate local flora and fauna to children and families in workshops at the Center for Families, the Pathways for Family Success Program, and the Tobin Community School.

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Silk Screening 101

Silk Screening 101

June 08, 2019

Saturday, June 8th
3-6pm with Instructor Boriana Kantcheva

In this one-day workshop students will be able to make at leas two screens using the photo emulsion method. We will also learn how to make film positives using variety of materials such as markers and ink. Silkscreen is one of the most versatile printmaking processes. Students will be able to print their own tote bag, a sketchbook and a T-Shirt. We will use Speedball Acrylic inks.

Bring ideas, drawings and photographs and see how they can be transformed and enriched by the screen-printing process.

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Paint it Large - Keep it Fresh!

Paint it Large - Keep it Fresh!

June 15, 2019

Saturday, June 15th
10am-3pm

A one-day workshop that gives your painting a push! With a photo (enlarged), that you will bring along as a reference, this one-day workshop is the place to take some chances and break through fears about your painting process.  Artist/instructor Emily Passman will walk you through guided exercises pushing you to find fresh ways of seeing, using your tools, choosing color and creating composition. You will leave at the end of the day with a large finished painting that has freshness, surprising likeness to elements of the photo, but with added panache!

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