Feb
15
to Feb 28

Artreprenuer YA Series Exhibition

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Join us for the opening reception of our Artrepreneur (YA) Series Exhibition. Our student exhibition is a summative exhibition that highlights the work each participant has completed within our program. The goal of the Artrepreneur (YA) Series program is to help young adult participants develop the necessary skills to pursue a career in the Arts; embark on post-secondary schooling in the Arts; and/or enter the workforce within the creative economy.

Featuring work by:

Arianna Nikole Dwyer

Athena Orabona

Dan Izyk

Grayson Lord

Sofia Sudofsky

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Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

Commune-n-tea

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Join us every AHA! night from 5:30-8pm as we share in an Alternative Community Gathering.

This collaborative event at the Co-Creative Center offers nourishing teas from Bilo Herbs, uplifting DJing brought to you by Ace on Earth, Valentine make and take + photo backdrop, a collaborative art activity by Beatriz & Co., "love poem" readings by Domesticated Primate and the Glass Horse Project. The mission of Commune-n-Tea is to bring people together in the spirit of creation and connection, in a healthy and inspiring environment, in hopes to inspire individuals and our community.

About our collaborators:

Bilo Herbs Crafts wellness-enhancing herbal teas and other nourishing products. Our products are crafted in Westport, MA, with the highest quality, chemical-free herbs. Through the simple cup of tea, we aim to connect people with their self, their community, and the earth.

www.biloherbs.com

Ace on Earth

Music and good vibrations will be provided by Ace on Earth. He is the founder of Elevated Euphoria and is dedicated to creating a happier more peaceful world. You will hear that in his music selection and if you make it early enough you can catch him reading some poetry. He plays a wide variety of genres that pair nicely with a cup of tea, sure to leave you feeling more uplifted and in a beautiful state of mind.

www.elevatedeuphoria.com

“This project is funded in part by Wicked Cool Places, New Bedford’s creative placemaking program, financed by the city’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund.“

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Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Love Yourself Pop-Up Party!

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Join us on Wednesday, February 13 from 5pm-8pm at New Bedford's Co-Creative Center for night of Valentine's self-love!

We have a line up of amazing women owned businesses like...

  • Ayurvedic skincare and clean beauty products from Birchstone Apothecary

  • Hand Printed leather and vegan leather accessories by Shara Porter Designs

  • Modern statement jewelry with all the crystals and good vibes from BAREOrigin Jewelry

  • Cute cards and prints by Tess Burns

  • Nourishing herbal products, tea samples, and mini herbal consultations from Bilo Herbs

  • 9 free nail polish and polish changes by Cape Cod Nail Co.

  • Dream catchers by Bloom into the Sea

Stop by and shop the cutest selection of handmade things, bring your friends for a fun night out, and enjoy some delicious snacks, tea, and rosé!

A portion of proceeds will go to the New Bedford Women's Center

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Jan
11
to Feb 8

Ugly Bits - new work by Kate Frazer Rego

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Please join us for our first exhibition of 2019, Ugly Bits - New work by  Kate Frazer Rego.

Opening Reception Friday, January 11, 6pm-9pm

Artist Bio:
Kate Frazer Rego is an artist and educator living in the South Coast. She attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts where she earned a BFA in Sculpture. She went on to earn her MFA from Boston University’s College of Fine Art. Kate has shown her work nationally and recently participated in Art in Odd Places: BODY, an international performance art festival in NYC. When she’s not holed up in her studio with a cup of coffee, you can find her hanging out with her family.

Artist Statement:
I started the Labia Series in 2015 after attending Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. The series has progressed over the years both in size, material, and theme. The project came about quite honestly in response to my daughter being born. I struggled to find a way to visually communicate such an intense experience, I mean really Mary Cassatt had already kind of nailed it. So I started thinking about women and the female image in art. I feel women are often portrayed as the object of sexual desire, the mother, or the tragic heroine. I saw that there were so many other more nuanced stories to tell. So I started using the vagina as a framework upon which many different stories are hung. Some funny, some twisted, some dark and mournful and certainly always pushing the narrative of the complex female experience. My newer pieces of work while related to the Labia Series in its connection to the body goes on to explore ideas of aging, passage of time, relationships and intimate interface. Watching the face of a lover, partner or friend soften, morph and change over time. Will I still look at my lover the same way at 60 as I did at 30? What are the stories our bodies tell when our voices are silent? Through my process of manipulating the fiber forms and found objects I’m continuing to ask these questions, push the narrative, and hopefully find some answers.

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Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

AHA! Night: City Sidewalks

All of Downtown New Bedford becomes a gallery with painted window decorations by dozens of New Bedford artists. Over 40 Downtown shops are decked-out for the Holidays. Take a walking tour and end your stroll at the Co-Creative Center with our nourishing Commune-n-Tea event!

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Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Commune-n-Tea

This collaborative event offers nourishing teas from Bilo Herbs, uplifting DJing brought to you by Ace on Earth, poetry readings, and a collaborative art activity by Co-Creative alongside our Gallery Exhibition.

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Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Astrology 101: A workshop with Tammy Kim

Drink some nourishing Bilo Herbs tea and learn more about the ancient art of reading the stars at the Co-Creative Center in downtown New Bedford.

In this workshop we will learn about some of the symbology and mythology behind the signs and the planets. We will also go in-depth with each of the components in ones birthchart and look at how to understand the sky in it's totality.

Sliding scale of $11-$33 per person

**Please know your birthdate, time and location of birth if you want to study your own birthchart in-depth

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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome to the Anthropocene 2.0: An Oika First Encounter

Welcome to Anthropocene 2.0

Join Dr. Rich Blundell, Oika founder and cosmic ecologist, for an exploration of eco-cultural dynamics. In his talk Dr. Blundell will introduce the principles and practices of ecological intelligence, describing Cosmosis- what it is and how it works. He will also introduce the foundations for a new movement based on ecological intelligence called Oika.

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Dec
1
to Jan 4

The cartography of impossible space- new work by Mark Phelan

"I can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."
-Neutral Milk Hotel

Opening Reception: Saturday December 1st 6-9pm
On View at AHA! New Bedford December 13th 5-8pm

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I think about the wonder of life and what it means to be a part of something universal. Are we in the midst of creation or destruction? Must something die in order for something else to be born? Where are we all in that cycle, and does it even matter? 

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WHALE Wine Soiree
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

WHALE Wine Soiree

RSVP by September 20th to 508-997-1776 or info@waterfrontleague.org

Following in the footsteps of WHALE's popular Wine Festival, the 2018 edition features an open bar of selected fine wine, craft beer, and cocktails in the newly opened Co-Creative Center. The Wine Soiree will take place on Thursday, September 27th. Want to see how the project was envisioned and restored, or to talk about the exciting things happening now that the CO+ is open? Come and speak with Architect Kathryn Duff, studio2sustain, and CO+ Manager Dena Haden.

Tickets are limited; buy yours today! Tickets are $75 per. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Tickets Include:

  • Open bar, wine, beer, & cocktails.
  • Culinary specialties by the region’s finest restaurants & caterers
  • Live Jazz with Lori Gomes
  • Silent Auction


All proceeds will go to benefit WHALE's neighborhood restoration program. All donations to WHALE are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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"Where Edges Meet?" - solo exhibition by Kate Holcomb Hale
Sep
10
to Oct 26

"Where Edges Meet?" - solo exhibition by Kate Holcomb Hale

"Where edges meet?" - solo exhibition by Kate Holcomb Hale

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13th 5-8pm (during AHA! New Bedford)
Exhibition Dates: September 13th-October 26th
Closing Reception: Thursday, October 11th 5-8pm (during AHA! New Bedford)

Exhibition Statement:
The edge of a sheet of paper, the corner of a room, the boundaries of identity where a former sense of self falls away. Edges are transition zones. Essential physical, biological and psychological activity takes place along edges.

The exhibition, Where edges meet?, explores how emotions can extend beyond the realm of the internal and can manifest themselves in our physical world. Drawing provides the backbone for Kate Holcomb Hale’s mixed-media works. Each piece captures an instant when one's subjectivity shifts due to loss, trauma or any significant life event. The titles "Is the fluid draining?", "I won’t. Yes, you are." and "Dogs don’t lay eggs" reference psychological fractures that compile throughout a lifetime shaping one’s identity. Kate’s work subverts traditional boundaries of drawing and painting merging paper, paint, charcoal and vinyl with architecture. Her smaller works consist of remnants torn away from her larger drawings. Nothing is wasted. All the pieces are considered as she attempts to create a tangible form for an intangible, fluctuating interior space.

You can find more of her work atwww.kateholcombhale.com

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AHA! Opening Reception for "Side Angle": Paintings by Vanessa Irzyk
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

AHA! Opening Reception for "Side Angle": Paintings by Vanessa Irzyk

Coming out on AHA night? Meet our new CO+ Program Manager Dena Haden and check out a pop up gallery.

ARTIST STATEMENT: "This series of work focuses on geometric shapes shifting in space. I first create a dynamic shape and then establish shadows which push the shape forward into space. Intricate patterns and washes of color are then painted on the surface. I work with contrasting hard and soft shapes and geometric markings. Working on thick watercolor paper I'm able to change the format of my canvas by cutting the surface into a charismatic shape instead of the traditional rectangle." 

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