MA – Chroma Gallery Show

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Press Release:

Come celebrate the emerging New England art scene with the CHROMA group show at Visionspace Gallery in Downtown Lynn, MA on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

This show will mark the launch of the CHROMA art book from Tryptic Press, featuring a talented roster of local artists. The accompanying exhibition will be packed with original works from the creatives featured in the volume. The night also christens a bold new direction for Visionspace gallery as we launch into a fresh season of exhibits.

There will be an artist meet and greet beforehand as well as a book signing the night of the reception. Copies of CHROMA will be available for purchase.

The reception takes place on Saturday September 21st from 6pm-9pm. Light fare and refreshments will be served.

Live music will be provided by Forrest James.

This will be a fantastic night of art and music. Come celebrate fighting the good fight with us. This is a show not to be missed.

Food, fun and friends. Support local artists.

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visionspace gallery
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901

MA – The Death of Childhood Art Show

Tak Toyoshima opens an art exhibition with contributions from Sam Alden, Cherry Ali, Allison Bamcat,  Logan Faerber, Darren Goldman, Raul Gonzalez, Erica Henderson, Lincoln, Scott Murry, and Mike Pecci at the Extension Gallery of Orchard Skateshop on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 8:00 – 11:00 pm!

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Orchard Skateshop
156 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

MICE 2012 Panel & Workshop Schedule

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo has released their Panel and Workshop Schedule for 2012

WORKSHOPS

12:00PM – 12:50PM
Character Drawing with Bob Flynn: Bob will demonstrate the importance of bringing life and movement into your drawings and characters. Drawing fast, posing characters, using a line of action, loose construction—merging energy with draftsmanship.

1:00PM – 1:50PM
Fold-Out Comics with Jon Chad: If you thought that a book is just made up of a cover, back cover, and all the business in-between, think again! There is a wide variety of folding and book construction techniques that can help create a truly unique reading experience. Jon Chad from the Center for Cartoon Studies will walk through the basics of comic-making and how to make your own unfolding minicomic!
2:30PM – 3:20PM
Digital Tools for the Comic Book Artist with David Marshall: Do you draw comics but are afraid of digital art programs? Comics veteran David Marshall shares his techniques. Digital tips include cleaning up scans, prepping for print or web, color, production and lettering. Learn comics-specific tricks for Photoshop and Illustrator.
3:30PM – 4:20PM
Drawing with NO PAIN! Injury Prevention for Cartoonists with Kriota Willberg: Many cartoonists and artists suffer from pain and injury caused by hours and hours of drawing. Are you one of them? Are you afraid that you will become one of them? This workshop describes common injuries and their causes, presents guidelines that can help prevent drawing injuries, and teaches simple exercises that can help reduce the risk of getting injured.
PANELS

11:00AM – 11:50AM

Comics and Medicine
Health, illness, and the physical body are major themes in many graphic novels (such as Cancer Vixen, Epileptic, and Stitches). Doctors, patients, and health educators are getting involved with comics as teaching tools and as a method of self-expression and exploring physical and mental conditions.
Moderator: Cathy Leamy Panelists: Kriota Willberg, LB Lee, Paige Warren.
12:00PM – 12:50PM
Comics and Creative Careers
You have your first paid drawing gig … now what? A panel of working cartoonists discuss the challenges and rewards of drawing for a living in the fields of comics, illustration and animation. Topics will include how to balance creativity and professionalism, what to expect in various fields of employment, and some helpful anecdotes from the artists’ careers.
Moderator: Zack Giallongo Panelists: Shelli Paroline (artist, Kaboom! Studios), Keith Zulawnik (artist, Fablevision), Renee Kurilla (artist, Fablevision, Simon & Schuster), Ming Doyle (artist, Marvel, IDW)
1:00PM – 2:15PM
R. Sikoryak: Classics and Career
For twenty years, stylistic chameleon R. Sikoryak has been producing literary adaptations in comics form that parody the tics and tropes of classic cartoons; these are collected in Masterpiece Comics (Drawn and Quarterly). He will discuss his work and process, as well as his varied freelance career for Nickelodeon, The New Yorker, The Daily Show, and much more, in a special slideshow presentation.
2:30PM – 3:20PM
Iron Cartoonist
MICE pits top cartoonists against each other in a live drawing event. Utilizing theme “ingredients” KC GreenEllen Crenshaw, and Braden Lamb will each compete to win prizes for the audience and the ultimate cartooning title.
3:30PM – 4:20PM
Comics and Religion
Religion intersects comics and comics intersect religion in a multitude of ways. Enter into a discussion with regional comics creators and scholars on the promise and the peril of these engagements. Moderator A. David Lewis asks the panel whether comics is just another medium and religion just another topic — or whether the two are innately bound to each other.
Moderator: A. David Lewis Panelists: Charles Schneeflock SnowBox BrownDavid Wolkin
4:30PM – 5:20PM
Mixing Media
Artists who use “fine arts” techniques to make comics… artists who use comics techniques to make “fine art” …an art gallery director who hangs comic art on her gallery’s walls… What are the boundaries between fine arts and comics? Are there any? Should there be any? Whatever the answers may be, we’ll look at and discuss some fine comics art and some comical fine art.
Moderator: Tim Finn Panelists: Doug De Rocher, EJ BarnesAdrienne NunezAnsis PurinsRaul Gonzalez, Cathi Chang

 

 

 

MA – Post This! Exhibit

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Special December Exhibition Events!
POST THIS! Over 200 Rock Posters
From The 90s to Present!  

Public Preview, Friday, December 4, 6-8pm
Opening Reception, Friday, December 11, 6-8pm
Artist Talk, Friday, December 18, 7-8pm

Featuring Mini Poster Exhibitions by Lindsey Kuhn, Brian Methe, Mike King, Enemy Ink, Joey Mars, Ben Wilson, and Pete Cardoso

And rock posters by Michael Babcock, Allison Bamcat, Jeffrey Bartel, Dan Blakeslee, JP Boneyard, Fiona Bruce, Brian Butler, Keenan Cassidy, Derrek Coss, Alison Cowell, Jon Craine, Michael Dacey, Rich DeSemone, Adric Giles, Raul Gonzalez, Andy Fish, Peter Gueth, Veronica Hebard, Bret Herholz, Mart Infanger, Nicholas Keeney, Dano Kuhlken, Pamela Maguire, Bob Maloney, Pete McDonough, Jeremy Montoya, Chris Muccioli, Martin Pavlinic, Paul Pavlovich, Doug Poole, Jilian Pulford, Mister Reusch, Ben Sisto, Miles Stegal, Jason Taylor, Tom Torrey, Chad Walker, Dan Webb, James Weinberg, Bob Wilson, Shayna Yasuhara, Andrew Zizik

To attend any of the events,  RSVP here.

Click here to read about the exhibition, December 4 through January 8, 2010
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SPACE 242′s December exhibition is sponsored in part by Harpoon Brewery, The Weekly Dig, ArtScope Magazine.
Gallery Hours: Friday evenings 6:30-8:00pm and by appointment.

242 E. Berkeley Street, 2nd floor, between Albany Street & Harrison Avenue, South End

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MBTA’s Red Line to Broadway Station/Silver Line to E. Berkeley Street Stop
Green Line to Arlington Street Station/Orange Line to Back Bay Station