r Letter From Eastie: September 2005
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Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday, September 19, 2005

I think I finally figured it out.

Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious,
originally uploaded by Kerska.
The Herald headlines are all written by 75-year-old guys hanging out at the VFW. That's the only explanation for this:


That's the second time this year that the Herald chosen to use the word "Punk" in a headline. It's like the vibe they are going for is that one neighbor guy everyone has that goes nuts when your ball goes into his yard. I'm sure it's my own personal bias, but when I see that word punk, what automatically comes to mind is old school punk rockers and dudes with mohawks.

On a completely different note I saw this beautiful, blonde woman at the bagel store this morning order a bagel with garlic herb cream cheese and fresh onions on top. I almost had to laugh out loud at the poor guy getting up the nerve to talk to his dream woman and then getting a whiff of her garlic and onion breath. I thought maybe that was her way of keeping the men at a distance.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

"Columbian Art in Boston"

Thanks again to Sandra Castillo of the East Boston Artists Group for this:
Colombian Consulate in Boston proudly hosts"Colombian Art in Boston"which will featured 12 great area artists that collectively have exhibited throught the world and have been train in Boston and Colombia' s best art institiutions.

To add to the festivites on the night of the reception Friday, September 23rd, the Consulate has also invited musical guest "Trio Musical" from the Boston Conservatory to peform, starting at 5:30pm and on till 9pm.

The Consulate will be open all day Saturday, September 24th from 1-5pm, giving people a chance to see the exhibit.

However, the best reasons not to miss visiting the Colombian Consulate on Saturday, September 24th is beacause we will be hosting a "Gallery Talk". The artists will present themselves and thier art to visitors giving everyone a chance to learn more about art and especially learn more about what is on display( from classically executed oil paintings to cutting edge video media project and everything in between.)

The Colombian Consulate is located in the heart of Boston.... right in Copley Square, (Trinity Church is right in front of our building ) McCarthy Building, 535 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor. Totally T accessible.All of Boston is invited!

More info: call 617-780-6988 or email medea1234@hotmail.com

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Art is everywhere.

Even in Malden. Who knew? Thanks to Gloria Carrigg of the East Boston Artists Group for the tip. Please check out the show.

EPT. 10!!!

artSPACE@16 in Malden presents its 29th exhibit
a digital photography show juried by Toru Nakanishi

[ FOR THE MEDIA: See http://www.artSPACEat16.com/currentexhibition.htm for News Release. Please contact Sand T at sandt.artSPACEat16@verizon.net or 781-321-8058 for more info or to receive high-res JPEGS for your publication. Your advocating for the arts in Malden is greatly appreciated. ]

artSPACE@16 (Malden, MA) presents its 29th exhibit: COLOR BY DIGITAL - a digital photography exhibit juried by Toru Nakanishi featuring 31 artists who explore and/or abuse the possibility of inkjet printing technology. Exhibition runs September 10 through October 8, 2005. You’re cordially invited to a reception with the juror and artists on Saturday, September 17, 12noon - 5pm. Gallery talk beginning at 3pm. Exhibition opens to the public on these scheduled Saturdays: 9/10, 9/17, [gallery closed on 9/24], 10/1 & 10/8 from 12noon - 5pm. All other days by special request. Free admission. Contributions are welcome. Call 781.321.8058, or send email to SandT.artSPACEat16@verizon.net. artSPACE@16 is located at 16 Princeton Road, Malden MA 02148. For suggestions on driving directions please go to: http://www.artSPACEat16.com/contactus.htm

f e a t u r i n g 3 1 a r t i s t s
Michael Barsanti - South Royalton, VT
Nadine Boughton - Medford, MA
Elsa Campbell - East Boston, MA
Gloria Carrigg - Jamaica Plain, MA
Michael Cirelli - Londonderry, NH
Ryan Cheney - Malden, MA
Monique Cousineau - Jamaica Plain, MA
Mark Dyer - Colorado Spring, CO
Tomislava Franicevic - Toronto, Canada
Eric Gould - Pawtucket, RI
Leah Guzman - Worcester, MA
Donald Jacobson - Portland, OR
Michael Jewell - Framingham, MA
Liz Johnson - Canon City, CO
Fred Levy - Watertown, MA
Mark Lies - Beverly, MA
Joan McCandlish - Medford, MA
Denyse Murphy - West Newbury, MA
Leah Oates - Brooklyn, NY
David Powell - Winchester, MA
Todd Prussman - Haverhill, MA
Cristina Pujol - Somerville, MA
Andrew Rapp - Medford, MA
Sandra Salamony - Cambridge, MA
Isabel Seliger - Berlin, Germany
Patric Shurden - Norman, OK
Chen Su - Malden, MA
Milos Toth - Somerville, MA
Dotty Tribeman - Lexington, MA
Lynn Wiles - Somerville, MA
Ian Winters - Berkeley, CA

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Donations to the Red Cross for Katrina Victims.

I haven't been able to get onto the Red Cross' web site for two days, so I'm hoping that it's overflowing with people trying to contribute. If you are having the same problem, you can donate to the Red Cross through Amazon.com. They also did this during the tsunami relief campaign. Please follow this link to donate through Amazon.com

Red Cross donations via Amazon.com

There are also lots of other organizations soliciting donations for Katrina victims. The NY Times has set up a page of links to those organizations (including the actual Red Cross site) here. They also provide phone numbers for everyone which is great if you prefer to donate via phone. Sometimes it's hard to find an actual phone number for these places.
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