Alone Together, Together Alone and Still We Rise
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Alone Together, Together Alone and Still We Rise

Alone Together, Together Alone & Still We Rise

Opening Reception June 13 at 6 pm

Still We Rise, an installation by Urbano Youth Artists, and Alone Together, Together Alone, an exhibition of Nora Valdez’s work.

Valdez has been artist-in-residence at Urbano Project since April 10. Her ten-week youth project revolves around the theme of personal resilience and sustainability, focusing on art-making as an act of healing. 

“At Urbano when you do an installation, everyone understands— you can put the process, concept, and visuals together, and everyone can pitch in because everyone here is an artist. The students have incredible talent; they are motivated and have the knowledge to go a little deeper. The group of students that come here are young artists, and the staff are artists too; it’s a whole team of collaborators,” says Valdez. 

Valdez is leading a class in the studio at Urbano, working with youth artists on Still We Rise, an installation with an original music track. Many local youth have been subjected to various kinds of violence including domestic, bullying, psychological, and the violence of discrimination. Through writing, drawing, and 3D art-making, Valdez and students are exploring times of strength and healing, discovering their own resiliency in the process. 

“Working in a new musical style got me thinking big, outside the bubble,” said youth artist Vinny Alves, who created the new track with mentorship from composer Alexander Barsov. 

Alone Together, Together Alone is an exhibition of work by Valdez in Urbano’s front gallery. She presents a series of figurative sculptures and drawings honoring the heart, emotions, the home, immigration, and confronting difficult situations in the search for happiness. These themes originate in her personal and cultural identity.

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Hemlock Hospice Artist Talk
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Hemlock Hospice Artist Talk

Hemlock Hospice Artist Talk

With David Buckley Borden and Dr. Aaron M. Ellison

Friday May 11th, 6PM at Urbano Project

As we face ever-increasing challenges, ecological awareness is the foundation of environmental action and proactive stewardship.Borden’s creative use of the “proposal” provokes us to imagine a variety of environmental futures-- and urges us to do more for our planet.

This collaborative approach to environmental education is informed by ecological research and community engagement. Borden's accessible art and design ranges from speculative proposals, to silkscreen prints, to indoor and outdoor installations.

This event is free and open to the public!

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Proposed Futures: Then and Now - Reception
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Proposed Futures: Then and Now - Reception

Proposed Futures: Then and Now

Reception

Wednesday, April 25th 6-8PM

Join us for the reception of David Buckley Borden's exhibition, Proposed Futures; Then and Now.

Borden's creative use of the "proposal" provokes us to imagine a variety of environmental futures and ultimately urges us to do more for the planet. Informed by ecological research and community engagement, Borden explores a varied collaborative approach to environmental education through accessible art and design, ranging from speculative design proposals, to silkscreen prints, to installations in both the gallery and the landscape.

Ben Cosgrove will also be performing during the opening. Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose instrumental music is inspired by landscape, place, and ecology.

This event is free and open to the public!

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Proposed Futures: Then and Now - Artist Installation Tour
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Proposed Futures: Then and Now - Artist Installation Tour

Proposed Futures: Then and Now

Artist Installation Tour

Thursday, April 5th 6-6:30PM

Please join artist David Buckley Borden in a installation tour through his new exhibition, Proposed Futures; Then and Now. Borden will guide guests through his proposal-based installation at Urbano Project. Borden's interdisciplinary installation revolves around the conceptual proposal, both solicited and unsolicited, as a proactive creative medium to imagine environmental futures. 

This event is free and open to the public!

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Tortilla Social Documentary Premiere
Mar
3
6:30 PM18:30

Tortilla Social Documentary Premiere

Join us for the premiere of the Tortilla Social, a film documenting Urbano Artist in Residence, Salvador Jiménez-Flores' Tortilla Social project, as we close the Encounters exhibition at Urbano! Prints made by Salvador Jiménez-Flores will be for sale. Tortilla Social was shot by Darren A. Cole and Faizal Westcott and edited by Darren A. Cole.

Popcorn will be provided! This is event is free, open to the public and family-friendly!

Tortilla Social is an interactive printmaking and food workshop using a multi-functional tortilla press designed and led by Urbano artist in residence Salvador Jiménez-Flores. Participants of all ages have the opportunity to use the tortilla press to make their own art print and to eat freshly made tortillas.

Tortilla Social was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from the Boston Foundation. Tortilla Social has also partnered with the Urbano Project and Hyde Square Task Force as community partners on this project. RSVP suggested via Facebook. 

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Tortilla Social Final Exhibition Opening
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Tortilla Social Final Exhibition Opening

Join us for the final exhibition of Tortilla Social at Urbano for a screening the Tortilla Social documentary and an exhibition of the prints created during the workshops across Boston! If you can't make it to the opening event, the exhibition will be open through March 2nd, 2018!

Tortilla Social is an interactive printmaking and food workshop using a multi-functional tortilla press designed and led by Urbano artist in residence Salvador Jiménez-Flores. Participants of all ages have the opportunity to use the tortilla press to make their own art print and to eat freshly made tortillas.

Tortilla Social was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from the Boston Foundation. Tortilla Social has also partnered with the Urbano Project and Hyde Square Task Force as community partners on this project.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/148397549242530/

Learn more about Tortilla Social here:
http://www.salvadorjimenezflores.com/tortillasocialevents/

Support Urbano's next 8 years of art for social change. Your generous gifts make this work possible. http://urbanoproject.org/get-involved/

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Contemporary Dance Performance with Urbano Alums
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Contemporary Dance Performance with Urbano Alums

Urbano teaching artist Mary Teuscher and Urbano alums reconvene for a contemporary dance performance as part of Urbano Encounters, a retrospective celebrating Urbano's 8 year anniversary of art for social change.

Mary Teuscher is a bilingual teacher, freelance dancer and choreographer, who led the project, Imagined City in 2016 within Urbano's theme of the Commons | The Other that was presented at the Egleston Winter Festival.

This event is free and open to the public.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456551047772462/

Support Urbano's next 8 years of art for social change. Your generous gifts make this work possible. http://urbanoproject.org/get-involved/

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Tortilla Social: Printmaking Workshop
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Tortilla Social: Printmaking Workshop

Join Urbano artist in residence Salvador Jiménez-Flores for an interactive printmaking and food workshop using a multi-functional tortilla press. Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to use the tortilla press to make their own art print and to eat freshly made tortillas.

This event is part of Urbano Encounters public programming in celebration of Urbano's 8 years of art for social change.

Tortilla Social was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from the Boston Foundation. Tortilla Social has also partnered with the Urbano Project and Hyde Square Task Force as a community partners on this project.

This event is free and open to the public.
 

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Urbano Encounters Poetry Night
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Urbano Encounters Poetry Night

Join us for an evening of poetry with performances by Margorie Agosín, Sara Rivera, and Urbano youth artists as part of Urbano Encounters, a Retrospective celebrating Urbano's 8 year anniversary.

Marjorie Agosín is a poet, human rights activist and literary critic. Her work inspired by the theme of social justice and the pursuit of remembrance and the memorialization of traumatic historical events both in the Americas and in Europe.

Sara Rivera is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico who shares a five year history with Urbano as a teaching artist. She's led projects, New Literary City, The Portrait Gift, Searching Lines and Intersections.

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DIY Printmaking Workshop Series
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

DIY Printmaking Workshop Series

Saturday October 28th at 12:00 PM & Saturday November 4 at 12:00 PM

Join Urbano artists in designing and screenprinting a series of limited edition tee shirts and posters. This is a two-part workshop series facilitated by printmaker and Urbano teaching artist, Amelia Spinney.

On October 28th, participating artists will create original designs for printing on the following Saturday, November 4.

Participants can take home a printed tee shirt or poster and printed materials will also be available for sale after the workshop.

Please ensure you are able to attend both sessions before confirming attendence.

This event is open to the public.
Free for Urbano Alumi
$50 for public (includes materials, original print, and tee-shirt or poster)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-printmaking-workshop-series-with-spinney-tickets-39023131236

Learn more about the artist here:
https://www.ameliaspinney.com/

Learn more about Urbano Encounters here:
http://urbanoproject.org/new-page-47-1/

Support Urbano's next 8 years of art for social change. Your generous gifts make this work possible. http://urbanoproject.org/get-involved/

 

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Fernandito Ferrer Performance
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Fernandito Ferrer Performance

Fresh off opening for Silvio Rodriguez in Central Park, Fernandito is coming to Boston to participate in the Community Celebration to welcome our Freedom Fighter Oscar López Rivera on Sunday, October 8th.

But on Saturday, we'll enjoy a full set from this contemporary troubador and help raise funds for much needed reparations in Puerto Rico.

Saturday, October 7th • 8pm
Fernandito Ferrer LIVE at The Urbano Project
The Brewery Complex
29 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain (Egleston Sq)
$10 sliding scale (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
All proceeds will go toward hurricane relief efforts on the island

Communal Open Wine Bar - Bring a bottle and add it to the counter and share with your comrades!

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