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Abstractions @ 249 A Street Artists Cooperative
Jan 19 all-day

PAOLA SAVARINO, DUANE LUCIA AND TONY SAVARINO

Gallery at 249 A Street is set to premier Abstractions, a new exhibit of works by Paola Savarino, Duane Lucia and Tony Savarino, which explores deviations in three mediums.

Sponsored by 249 A Street Artists Cooperative, Gallery East and the South Boston Community Development Foundation, the exhibit runs from Wednesday, January 15 through Friday, February 21, 2020.

Gallery hours are by appointment at 617-416-0718. The show reception takes place on Friday, January 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. There will also be a special musical performance by the Savtones on Saturday, February 1 from 5 to 7p.m. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit, reception and performance are FREE.

Abstractions is co-curated by Duane Lucia and Tony Savarino, and features 30 photographs and mixed media drawings. The photographs document a year-long collaboration between Lucia and Savarino which captures the convergence and divergence of planes of movement through multiple exposure imagery. Paola Savarino’s drawings, discovered two years after her death, trace a progression of what begin as still life drawings of sunflowers, into what she termed Sunflower Sutras.

“Duane and I had practiced martial arts together for a number of years and wanted to document it for a painting and sculpture project we were working on,” said Savarino, “Along the way, we discovered a multi exposure setting in the camera and just went with it!”

Lucia has practiced and taught traditional martial arts since 1972; he has changed the nuance enough to consider it a new style, and subsequently has passed the art-form on to future generations. With four albums and too many studio sessions to keep track of, Tony Savarino is an accomplished guitarist and teacher; mostly known as band leader of the Savtones. Both Lucia and Savarino see art as a continuum with license to change medium at will. Lucia is as comfortable working in mixed media or film as he is doing his martial arts, while Savarino can be found with his Leica camera often photographing his audience, students or bandmates.

“After Paola passed away, I took over her studio and started to catalog her work, which included her sketchbooks,” said Lucia, “I found a series of drawings which start out as recognizable sunflowers and progressively morph into her stylized abstract images. When we discovered the larger corresponding mixed media drawings rolled up in a box, our immediate thought was to exhibit them.”

Early in Savarino’s career, she illustrated Charles Bukowski’s poem, “The Genius of the Crowd.” In the 1980s, she became known for her large abstract canvases and more recently her encaustic mixed media Buddhas. She received numerous awards over the course of her career, including a Museum of Fine Arts Fifth Year Grant and an endowment from the WBZ-TV Fund for the Arts to create one of the first large arts projects—a billboard painting—in Fort Point. Her paintings are part of the permanent collection at The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Blue Man Group @ Charles Playhouse
Jan 19 all-day

Blue Man Group will rock your world. Blow your mind. And unleash your spirit. It won’t call your mom on her birthday. Or will it? (Do you want it to?) Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises.

Blue Man Group

BROWSE TICKETS ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

The Charles Playhouse, located in the heart of the Theatre District, is the longtime Boston ‭home of Blue Man Group. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what ‭Blue Man Group is really about. 

Dates and times vary – check website for more details

Ice Skating At Larz Anderson Park @ The Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Jan 19 all-day

Brookline’s Larz Anderson Park is a wonderful spot to visit in the warmer months. The Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink makes it a great destination in the winter as well. Skate rentals are available. 

The Skating Rink is open to the public for skating lessons, hockey leagues and private rentals. The rink offers skate rentals of both figure skates and hockey skates as well as skate sharpening. There is a food concession stand available during public skate hours. 

Public Skate Hours:
Tues & Thurs 9:30AM-11:30AM
Fri 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sat & Sun 12:00PM-5:00PM

Please visit website for more information.

Ice Skating At The Frog Pond @ Boston Common Frog Pond
Jan 19 all-day

Ice Skating At The Frog PondSkate through the holiday season in the Boston Common Frog Pond! Presented by the City of Boston and The Skating Club of Boston, this annual, family-friendly event is located in the absolute best place to skate outdoors in Boston. Ice skating begins mid-November and ends in March.

Admission:

58-inches and over: $6.00
Under 58-inches: free

Hours:

Mon 10:00 am-3:45 pm
Tue-Thu 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri-Sat 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing and are excluding skate rentals and other services. Please click here for more information.

Modern Love @ FPAC Assemblage Art Space
Jan 19 all-day

Modern LoveFPAC GROUP SHOW

FPAC’s first art show of the new decade, Modern Love, explores the complexities, challenges, and allure of online dating and friendships. As technology advances and becomes vital to our everyday lives, has it helped or interfered with our romantic and platonic relationships?

Earth And Planetary Sciences Gallery @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This renovated gallery displays thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones in both rough and cut examples, including a 1,600-pound amethyst geode from Brazil. Exhibits highlight new research and offer a broad overview of the dynamic processes and events that formed our planet and that have shaped its continuing evolution. Visitors can touch rock and mineral specimens that date back to the beginning of our solar system. Uncover mysteries of our planet’s origins revealed in ancient meteorites and terrestrial rock containing some of the oldest minerals on Earth, zircon crystals that have survived intact for 4.3 billion years!

Jan
20
Mon
Abstractions @ 249 A Street Artists Cooperative
Jan 20 all-day

PAOLA SAVARINO, DUANE LUCIA AND TONY SAVARINO

Gallery at 249 A Street is set to premier Abstractions, a new exhibit of works by Paola Savarino, Duane Lucia and Tony Savarino, which explores deviations in three mediums.

Sponsored by 249 A Street Artists Cooperative, Gallery East and the South Boston Community Development Foundation, the exhibit runs from Wednesday, January 15 through Friday, February 21, 2020.

Gallery hours are by appointment at 617-416-0718. The show reception takes place on Friday, January 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. There will also be a special musical performance by the Savtones on Saturday, February 1 from 5 to 7p.m. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit, reception and performance are FREE.

Abstractions is co-curated by Duane Lucia and Tony Savarino, and features 30 photographs and mixed media drawings. The photographs document a year-long collaboration between Lucia and Savarino which captures the convergence and divergence of planes of movement through multiple exposure imagery. Paola Savarino’s drawings, discovered two years after her death, trace a progression of what begin as still life drawings of sunflowers, into what she termed Sunflower Sutras.

“Duane and I had practiced martial arts together for a number of years and wanted to document it for a painting and sculpture project we were working on,” said Savarino, “Along the way, we discovered a multi exposure setting in the camera and just went with it!”

Lucia has practiced and taught traditional martial arts since 1972; he has changed the nuance enough to consider it a new style, and subsequently has passed the art-form on to future generations. With four albums and too many studio sessions to keep track of, Tony Savarino is an accomplished guitarist and teacher; mostly known as band leader of the Savtones. Both Lucia and Savarino see art as a continuum with license to change medium at will. Lucia is as comfortable working in mixed media or film as he is doing his martial arts, while Savarino can be found with his Leica camera often photographing his audience, students or bandmates.

“After Paola passed away, I took over her studio and started to catalog her work, which included her sketchbooks,” said Lucia, “I found a series of drawings which start out as recognizable sunflowers and progressively morph into her stylized abstract images. When we discovered the larger corresponding mixed media drawings rolled up in a box, our immediate thought was to exhibit them.”

Early in Savarino’s career, she illustrated Charles Bukowski’s poem, “The Genius of the Crowd.” In the 1980s, she became known for her large abstract canvases and more recently her encaustic mixed media Buddhas. She received numerous awards over the course of her career, including a Museum of Fine Arts Fifth Year Grant and an endowment from the WBZ-TV Fund for the Arts to create one of the first large arts projects—a billboard painting—in Fort Point. Her paintings are part of the permanent collection at The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Blue Man Group @ Charles Playhouse
Jan 20 all-day

Blue Man Group will rock your world. Blow your mind. And unleash your spirit. It won’t call your mom on her birthday. Or will it? (Do you want it to?) Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises.

Blue Man Group

BROWSE TICKETS ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

The Charles Playhouse, located in the heart of the Theatre District, is the longtime Boston ‭home of Blue Man Group. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what ‭Blue Man Group is really about. 

Dates and times vary – check website for more details

Ice Skating At Larz Anderson Park @ The Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Jan 20 all-day

Brookline’s Larz Anderson Park is a wonderful spot to visit in the warmer months. The Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink makes it a great destination in the winter as well. Skate rentals are available. 

The Skating Rink is open to the public for skating lessons, hockey leagues and private rentals. The rink offers skate rentals of both figure skates and hockey skates as well as skate sharpening. There is a food concession stand available during public skate hours. 

Public Skate Hours:
Tues & Thurs 9:30AM-11:30AM
Fri 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sat & Sun 12:00PM-5:00PM

Please visit website for more information.

Ice Skating At The Frog Pond @ Boston Common Frog Pond
Jan 20 all-day

Ice Skating At The Frog PondSkate through the holiday season in the Boston Common Frog Pond! Presented by the City of Boston and The Skating Club of Boston, this annual, family-friendly event is located in the absolute best place to skate outdoors in Boston. Ice skating begins mid-November and ends in March.

Admission:

58-inches and over: $6.00
Under 58-inches: free

Hours:

Mon 10:00 am-3:45 pm
Tue-Thu 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri-Sat 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing and are excluding skate rentals and other services. Please click here for more information.

Modern Love @ FPAC Assemblage Art Space
Jan 20 all-day

Modern LoveFPAC GROUP SHOW

FPAC’s first art show of the new decade, Modern Love, explores the complexities, challenges, and allure of online dating and friendships. As technology advances and becomes vital to our everyday lives, has it helped or interfered with our romantic and platonic relationships?

S|HE @ Gallery at Atlantic Wharf
Jan 20 all-day

Maidy-Morhous-Zip-It“S|HE” is a group exhibition of 2D and 3D works that emulate time, place, or feeling. An exhibit reflecting on the question, What makes an artist great? It takes talent, of course, and a genius for innovation.

Juried by: Lorrie Berry

Feature image: Maidy Morhous, Zip It!, bronze sculpture

Earth And Planetary Sciences Gallery @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This renovated gallery displays thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones in both rough and cut examples, including a 1,600-pound amethyst geode from Brazil. Exhibits highlight new research and offer a broad overview of the dynamic processes and events that formed our planet and that have shaped its continuing evolution. Visitors can touch rock and mineral specimens that date back to the beginning of our solar system. Uncover mysteries of our planet’s origins revealed in ancient meteorites and terrestrial rock containing some of the oldest minerals on Earth, zircon crystals that have survived intact for 4.3 billion years!

Jan
21
Tue
Abstractions @ 249 A Street Artists Cooperative
Jan 21 all-day

PAOLA SAVARINO, DUANE LUCIA AND TONY SAVARINO

Gallery at 249 A Street is set to premier Abstractions, a new exhibit of works by Paola Savarino, Duane Lucia and Tony Savarino, which explores deviations in three mediums.

Sponsored by 249 A Street Artists Cooperative, Gallery East and the South Boston Community Development Foundation, the exhibit runs from Wednesday, January 15 through Friday, February 21, 2020.

Gallery hours are by appointment at 617-416-0718. The show reception takes place on Friday, January 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. There will also be a special musical performance by the Savtones on Saturday, February 1 from 5 to 7p.m. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit, reception and performance are FREE.

Abstractions is co-curated by Duane Lucia and Tony Savarino, and features 30 photographs and mixed media drawings. The photographs document a year-long collaboration between Lucia and Savarino which captures the convergence and divergence of planes of movement through multiple exposure imagery. Paola Savarino’s drawings, discovered two years after her death, trace a progression of what begin as still life drawings of sunflowers, into what she termed Sunflower Sutras.

“Duane and I had practiced martial arts together for a number of years and wanted to document it for a painting and sculpture project we were working on,” said Savarino, “Along the way, we discovered a multi exposure setting in the camera and just went with it!”

Lucia has practiced and taught traditional martial arts since 1972; he has changed the nuance enough to consider it a new style, and subsequently has passed the art-form on to future generations. With four albums and too many studio sessions to keep track of, Tony Savarino is an accomplished guitarist and teacher; mostly known as band leader of the Savtones. Both Lucia and Savarino see art as a continuum with license to change medium at will. Lucia is as comfortable working in mixed media or film as he is doing his martial arts, while Savarino can be found with his Leica camera often photographing his audience, students or bandmates.

“After Paola passed away, I took over her studio and started to catalog her work, which included her sketchbooks,” said Lucia, “I found a series of drawings which start out as recognizable sunflowers and progressively morph into her stylized abstract images. When we discovered the larger corresponding mixed media drawings rolled up in a box, our immediate thought was to exhibit them.”

Early in Savarino’s career, she illustrated Charles Bukowski’s poem, “The Genius of the Crowd.” In the 1980s, she became known for her large abstract canvases and more recently her encaustic mixed media Buddhas. She received numerous awards over the course of her career, including a Museum of Fine Arts Fifth Year Grant and an endowment from the WBZ-TV Fund for the Arts to create one of the first large arts projects—a billboard painting—in Fort Point. Her paintings are part of the permanent collection at The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Blue Man Group @ Charles Playhouse
Jan 21 all-day

Blue Man Group will rock your world. Blow your mind. And unleash your spirit. It won’t call your mom on her birthday. Or will it? (Do you want it to?) Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises.

Blue Man Group

BROWSE TICKETS ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

The Charles Playhouse, located in the heart of the Theatre District, is the longtime Boston ‭home of Blue Man Group. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what ‭Blue Man Group is really about. 

Dates and times vary – check website for more details

Ice Skating At Larz Anderson Park @ The Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Jan 21 all-day

Brookline’s Larz Anderson Park is a wonderful spot to visit in the warmer months. The Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink makes it a great destination in the winter as well. Skate rentals are available. 

The Skating Rink is open to the public for skating lessons, hockey leagues and private rentals. The rink offers skate rentals of both figure skates and hockey skates as well as skate sharpening. There is a food concession stand available during public skate hours. 

Public Skate Hours:
Tues & Thurs 9:30AM-11:30AM
Fri 8:00PM-10:00PM
Sat & Sun 12:00PM-5:00PM

Please visit website for more information.

Ice Skating At The Frog Pond @ Boston Common Frog Pond
Jan 21 all-day

Ice Skating At The Frog PondSkate through the holiday season in the Boston Common Frog Pond! Presented by the City of Boston and The Skating Club of Boston, this annual, family-friendly event is located in the absolute best place to skate outdoors in Boston. Ice skating begins mid-November and ends in March.

Admission:

58-inches and over: $6.00
Under 58-inches: free

Hours:

Mon 10:00 am-3:45 pm
Tue-Thu 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri-Sat 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing and are excluding skate rentals and other services. Please click here for more information.

Modern Love @ FPAC Assemblage Art Space
Jan 21 all-day

Modern LoveFPAC GROUP SHOW

FPAC’s first art show of the new decade, Modern Love, explores the complexities, challenges, and allure of online dating and friendships. As technology advances and becomes vital to our everyday lives, has it helped or interfered with our romantic and platonic relationships?

S|HE @ Gallery at Atlantic Wharf
Jan 21 all-day

Maidy-Morhous-Zip-It“S|HE” is a group exhibition of 2D and 3D works that emulate time, place, or feeling. An exhibit reflecting on the question, What makes an artist great? It takes talent, of course, and a genius for innovation.

Juried by: Lorrie Berry

Feature image: Maidy Morhous, Zip It!, bronze sculpture

Earth And Planetary Sciences Gallery @ Harvard Museum of Natural History
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This renovated gallery displays thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones in both rough and cut examples, including a 1,600-pound amethyst geode from Brazil. Exhibits highlight new research and offer a broad overview of the dynamic processes and events that formed our planet and that have shaped its continuing evolution. Visitors can touch rock and mineral specimens that date back to the beginning of our solar system. Uncover mysteries of our planet’s origins revealed in ancient meteorites and terrestrial rock containing some of the oldest minerals on Earth, zircon crystals that have survived intact for 4.3 billion years!