r Letter From Eastie: February 2006
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Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Friday, February 24, 2006


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A new exhibit at Perlera Real Estate:
If you missed Boston's First Annual Carnaval Brasileiro at THE CASTLE, the Carnaval continues at Perlera Real Estate Gallery in East Boston. We have the honor to invite you to view the new exhibition " ARTE DO BRAZIL" colorful artwork by Fernando Di Martino, a Brazilian painter.

Come to meet the artist and explore a cultural evening viewing colorful painting portraying Casarios Do Minas Gerais, Ciudad Do Cocais and more.

At this cultural event we will entertain you with Brazilian music and tasty food. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

"ARTE DO BRAZIL" Exhibition at Perlera Real Estate Gallery, 142 Meridian St. East Boston, MA 02128

Closing Reception: Saturday March18 from 6-9PM

Exhibition runs from February 18- March 18, 2006

Gallery Hours

Monday- Fridays 9-6 PM

Saturdays 10-4 PM

Exhibition Curator Gloria Carrigg

For more information please contact Gloria Carrigg at gloriacarrigg@aol.com

Monday, February 20, 2006

Sell a condo get some IKEA

I learned this from the The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, PA. Apparently the developers of Porter 156 were offering current residents $1000 IKEA gift certificates if they could find buyers for still available units. Hmmmm. Isn't a standard real estate commission somewhere around 6%? Seems like somebody was getting shafted.
. . .Porter 156, [is] a 217-unit condo conversion completed last fall in a former bra factory. The building, in East Boston, has about 25 unsold new loft-style units and 25 just-purchased units on the market for $300,000 to the mid-$600,000s, local agent Brian Perry says. That has prompted its developers, ELV Associates and Metric Construction, to turn to residents for help: During the December holidays, the developers left cards in owners' apartments offering a $1,000 gift certificate to Ikea for owners who found buyers for any remaining units.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Premier Exhibition in Medford

An announcement about a new gallery in downtown Medford via Sand T. of artSPACE @ 16:
Pigmentia Studio and Gallery, a newly opened gallery in downtown Medford is presenting its premier exhibition entitled The Green Show. Nineteen artists were selected by gallery owner Lisa Tang Liu to participate in this show. Artwork on display includes paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media work - all of which depict the essence of the color green. While green often symbolizes natural life and the arrival of spring, it can also represent a magical atmosphere and state of mind, an escape from our “sidewalk society” to a natural Eden where we encounter the peace of our dreams and overcome the fears of our past. Among the artists participating in the show are: Adele Travisano (Medford), Jim Fesler (Lexington), Christina Richards (New York), Iris Osterman (Lincoln), Michael Seif (Watertown), Fran Forman (Watertown) , Patricia Saunders (Medford), Soh H. Tan Kalloch (Malden), Nadine Boughton (Medford), Joan McCandlish (Medford), John Schneider (Somerville), Jim Jackson (Cambridge), M. Steve McCauley (Malden), Tim Barner (Medford), Tamara Major (Medford), Carolyn Dinsmoor (Medford), Amy McGregor-Radin (Newton), Jonathan Donahue (Medford), and Lisa Tang Liu (Medford). The public is cordially invited to the opening reception on Friday, March 3, 2006 from 6 to 9pm. Pigmentia Studio & Gallery is located at 13 Forest St, Medford, MA 02155. For suggestions on driving directions please go to: http://www.pigmentia.com/directions.html The Green Show runs through March 31, 2006 and is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. For more information please visit website http://www.pigmentiagallery.com, call 781.396.0092, or send an email to info@pigmentia.com.

Pigmentia Gallery, Green

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