Benjamin Ethier, of Newton, is a senior at Boston College High School.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Spring Open Studios will take place this weekend, April 6-7, 2013.
It's that time of year again when homes and businesses across the city will transform into galleries filled with the artwork of local, Newton artists. Newton Open Studios' annual Spring Open Studios will take place this weekend, April 6-7, at nearly 60 locations across the city. These "pop-up" exhibits will feature paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, collages and jewelry from 180 Newton artists. But if you're hungry for local art and cannot wait until this weekend -- the NOS celebration will kick off tonight, April 3, with an opening reception at the Newton Free Library from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. This weekend's event marks the 16th spring Open Studios event for NOS and the first time …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The three Newton students were honored as part of the 90th Annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
After taking home top prizes in the state competition, three Newton students were recently honored with awards in the 90th Annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. The three Newton students earned silver medals in the national competition, according to a recent report on Boston.com. The students are: The Massachusetts students who qualify for the national competition must earn Gold Key awards in the state competition. Newton high school students earned a total of 26 Gold Key Awards in the state competition, 20 of which were awarded to Newton South students. According to Boston.com, 92 Massachusetts students grades 7-12 were honored at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, placing the state as the fourth largest medal …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The orchestra will hold a special gala fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 13, at Gregorian Rugs.
The 2012 opening night for Newton's New Philharmonia Orchestra will include mystery, intrigue and -- that's right -- murder. There will also be a bit of humor and, of course, music. The local orchestra, which turns 18 this season, will be holding its Opening Night at the Symphony Gala Fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 13, at Gregorian Rugs in Newton Lower Falls. The evening will include a performance of Nathaniel Stookey's "The Composer is Dead," a piece written for orchestra that is coupled with narration based on a book by Lemony Snicket. "It's a very entertaining piece," says NPO Music Director Ronald Knudsen. The piece, which will feature narration by Boston-area actor Jake Berger, features an inspector trying to find the guilty party …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Check out some local art and submit your own before it's too late.
There are quite a few art-related deadlines this week in Newton, including a last chance to see some local art displayed at Newton City Hall. The Newton Open Studios' first juried art show Monochrome and Minimalism will be on display in the mayor's office through tomorrow, May 15. The exhibit, which can be viewed from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., has been on display since February. You should also mark your calendars for Newton Open Studios' Annual Spring Open Studios, which is slated for this weekend, May 19-20. A printable guide to the different art display locations is included in the .pdf section to the right, or you can view an interactive map on the NOS website. The displays are free and open to the public, but hours vary depending on location. …
Monday, March 19, 2012
After today, you will pay a little more to sign up for spring and summer courses.
Today is the last day to take advantage of the early registration price for spring and summer courses at the New Art Center. Some of the courses still open for registration include ceramics, marketing, acrylic & oil and watercolor. There are courses for children, teens and adults. After today, the New Art Center courses will go up in price. Interested artists can register online.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Recapping the artsy news from 2011.
Throughout this week, we'll be looking back at some of the most read stories from the year gone-by. Today, we're recapping the top five Newton arts stories that brought you, the readers, to our site. If you're new to Newton Patch, these recaps will be a way to familiarize yourself with what Patch has been up to during 2011. If you're a longtime reader, this is your chance to reminisce. The stories below are in no particular order. 1. Arts Stroll & Shop (Dec. 8) The Newton Cultural Alliance brought together local restaurants, businesses, artists and musicians for the first ever Arts Stoll & Shop in Newton Centre. 2. Portrait of Newton's first mayor restored (Oct. 3) A portrait of James F.C. Hyde, Newton's first mayor, was unveiled in the …