Jamaica Plain Open Studios is This Weekend!

The weather is looking GORGEOUS this weekend which is a good thing because it is the 21st annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios!!! I will be back on the porch with all kinds of new framed work to show. I will also be showing a portion of my Why I Run: A Boston Marathon 2014 Project work from my show last spring so if you missed it when it was up at Sweetgreen, you have a second chance to check it out in person!
I will also have two members of Boston Handmade with me showing their work in the same location-

Bev Feldman of Linkouture
Bev is a jewelry designer and blogger who creates modern and elegant sterling silver chainmaille jewelry. Her work often includes freshwater pearl bracelets, necklaces and earrings; handcrafted stone jewelry; and bridal jewelry.

Laurie Lynn Berezin of Beryllina
Laurie Lynn handcrafts all Beryllina jewelry in Concord, MA using only gems and minerals mined in the United States. She even mines some of the stones herself! Laurie Lynn also only uses recycled precious metals; all of her raw silver and gold is sourced from a certified recycled refinery in Virginia. She learned the true craft of jewelry fabrication at the renowned North Bennet Street School in Boston, and enjoys crafting one-of-a-kind original and custom designs.

Ready to come see us?? We will be at:

19 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, MA

Saturday 9/20 and Sunday 9/21
11am to 6pm


Why I Run: A Boston Marathon 2014 Photo Project at Sweetgreen in Boston

I'm happy to say that after many hours of coordinating shoots, photographing the runners (in all kinds of winter weather!), typing up their stories, printing, framing and hanging... the show went up this morning! I'm so pleased with how it came out and I couldn't be more proud. Along with the photos, there are bios of the runners including their names, where they live in Boston, their occupations, how many marathons they've run, and why they run. Those running for charity have QR codes in their bios that link to their fundraising pages. Sweetgreen has gorgeous brick walls which the pieces really stand out on.
Thanks to everyone who helped out this morning, including Rachel Chemerynski who handles the regional marketing at Sweetgreen and made this whole thing happen (she also took that pic of me!). If you're interested in checking out the show, it will be up for the month of April. Please stop by and let me know what you think!

659 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

To view the project online and read more about it, please visit the website

Heartbreak and Resilience: The 2013 Boston Marathon and Beyond

I went to the marathon this year (for the first time!) to cheer on two of my runner friends. I got there early enough to catch the elite runners finishing. After I saw one of my friends pass by around 2pm, I walked up Boylston to meet my friend Kelly at Starbucks and find our other runner friend. I was waiting there when all hell broke loose. It's hard to believe how such a perfect day went so wrong so fast.

When my school, the Center for Digital Imaging Arts, decided to have an exhibit featuring student, alumni, and faculty work of the marathon and the aftermath, I knew I wanted to be involved. I submitted a photo I took that day of the race from where I was standing most of the morning, on the corner of Hereford and Boylston. The work will be for sale with all proceeds going to the One Fund! If you're interested in checking it out, there will be an opening reception on Friday but the show will be up until September 13. Here are the details: 

Opening Reception: May 31, 2013 6pm-9pm

Featuring work by students, graduates, faculty and friends of Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts Professional Photography Certificate Program

Exhibit on display May 31 - September 13

274 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
For directions and parking: http://www.cdiabu.com/waltham-campus

For more photos and stories, check out the Facebook fan page set up for the exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/heartbreakandresilience

Photo Show at Lululemon Newbury St Recap

Here's a little photo recap of the photo show's kick-off event at Lululemon on Newbury Street last Sunday. It was a blast! We had a lot of people show up, including most of the models who were actually in the photos included in the show! Thanks to everyone who came out, it was such an awesome day and I'm so grateful for my wonderful friends. 

CREATE at ArcWorks in Peabody, MA

What are you doing tomorrow night? If you happen to be in the North Shore area, you should swing by ArcWorks Community Art Center in Peabody for the opening night reception for CREATE: The Art and Craft of Boston Handmade. I am participating in this show with a few framed pieces from my Boston Harbor Islands series. Also exhibiting are Kerrie Beck, Jessica Burko, Allison Fraske, Kerry Hawkins, Arthur Halvorsen, Karen Mahoney, and Lynne Parrella.

If you can't make it tomorrow night, that's ok! The show will be up until May 5. For more information, visit our event website here.

ArcWorks Community Art Center
22 Foster Street
Peabody, MA 01960


Image courtesy of DSI's website

I'm sooo excited for this! In celebration of Boston's upcoming Fashion Week, Digital Silver Imaging will be having an exhibit called "Splashion," featuring water-themed fashion photography. Their website says-

"Splashion is a visual celebration of fashion editorials spanning the past 60 years that combine water and fashion, featuring images shot by esteemed veteran shooters next to the work of today’s fashion photographers."

Digital Silver Imaging is located at 4 Clarendon St, Boston, MA, 02116. The opening is September 29 from 6 to 8pm. I'll see you there!

PRC Student Exhibition Reception Tonight

It's here! Tonight is the reception for the Photographic Resource Center's 2011 student exhibition. My photo (taken on Georges Island in Boston Harbor) will be there reppin' CDIA along with seven other CDIA students. We won't be alone though; students from photography programs all over New England will be exhibiting as well.

Here's a sneak preview of my photo-

My classmate, Raquel, also has a piece in the show-
The reception is open to the public and will be from 6-9pm tonight. The show will be up until May 8th if you're interested in visiting! Details below:

Photographic Resource Center
832 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Hours: Monday: Closed
Tuesday thru Friday
: 10am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12-5pm

UForge Gallery, Jamaica Plain

Big news- there is a brand new art gallery in Jamaica Plain! It's called UForge Gallery and it was created by Rob Festa (who also created JP to Me, an annual group show I've participated in for the past two years), and painter Brian Crete. Here is their mission statement for the gallery:

UFORGE Gallery’s mission is to foster creativity by facilitating diverse and affordable project assignment based, non-juried (open door) art exhibitions; to provide a venue to exhibit these works; to cultivate both a collaborative and inclusive arts community at large through educational workshops and special events.

Sounds good, right? The grand opening is this Saturday, April 9th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm and the show theme will be Art Deco as well as JP to Me (which I will have a piece in again). I'll be there with bells on and I hope you will be too!

For more info on UForge, check out the links below:

Grand Opening Invitation on Facebook
Location: 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

A Visit to the Edward Gorey House

Finally! I have been dying to go to the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouthport ever since I found out it existed. It was every bit as informative, bizarre-o, and inspiring as I hoped it would be. We took the guided tour which I highly recommend; our docent pointed out lots of Gorey facts and tidbits we would've missed on our own. Like maybe-

G is for George smothered under a rug (The Gashlycrumb Tinies)

A serpent stone path (created by Gorey himself) and a statue of the Doubtful Guest

And finally the graves of each of the 26 tinies, made by Gorey's friends. So morbidly delightful.

Overall, it was a creeptastic, fascinating visit; I learned a lot about Gorey and what inspired his unique body of work. I wish I could time travel back to the mid-nineties and hang around Yarmouthport just to possibly bump into him.

Next time you're on the Cape, you should pay the house and all of Gorey's meticulous collections a visit. I will definitely be going back!

From the Visual Enlightenment Art Showcase

Here are some pics I took from the Visual Enlightenment Art Showcase last night. I decided to go with the music theme for my pieces so I spent some time at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center taking close ups of their musical instruments:

Guitar2, Piano, Flute


All six

My work next to some nudes; an interesting contrast but that's what makes these shows fun!

Sootie Studios doing a painting demonstration

More work

John Sciotti Trio

A good time overall. Also thanks to the Boston Arts Examiner for this cool little shout out!

Visual Enlightenment Art Showcase

I found out just last week that I will be participating in the Visual Entlightenment Art Showcase put on by Music Ecology at Wonder Bar on Sunday, April 25. There will be 10 of us showing our work plus a jazz trio so it should be a good time! I have some new work which was actually inspired by this event that I am *excited* to show.

Here are the details:

Wonder Bar
186 Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA 02134-2806
John Scotti's Jazz Trio will be playing from 7 to 9:30pm

There's no cover and it starts early so no excuses! See you there!

JP to Me at the Mall at Chestnut Hill

We're taking this show on the road! After the success of the JP to Me 2010 show back in February, we were offered space at the Mall at Chestnut Hill in Newton, MA. It is on the second level and coincides with the Step into Spring Flower Show. It will be up until May 16.

Photo collage borrowed from the JP Voice (that's my piece in the middle!)

For more info on the show, go to the mall's website. Also there is a cool video from the show reception on the JP Voice.

JP to Me Recap

My piece, Angel with Key (digital photograph)

Wow! As Rob Festa, the show organizer, said "We blew the roof off!" I generally say that the receptions I attend are successes but this one was insane. The work was fantastic and everyone seemed to really enjoy what they saw. People started coming right at 6 and stayed til the very end, long after the food and booze had run out. I was truly overwhelmed and humbled by the response we got, it was such a positive experience. I'm already looking forward to JP to Me 2011!

For more info on the artists and the work, please visit www.jptome.com.

JP to Me Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the big day! Well, evening anyway. The reception for the JP to Me 2010 show will be from 6-8pm at the Footlight Club (7 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, 02130). 40 artist depictions of the Emerald Necklace parks in Jamaica Plain will be on display (I've seen several already and they are amazing) so please stop by for some wine, cheese and art!