Apr
8
to Apr 26

Silver Lining - a new body of portraits by Andrew Tedesco

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The Co-Creative Center's exhibition of the month is the Silver Lining portrait collection by Andrew Tedesco

Exhibition Dates: April 8th through April 30th
Opening Reception: April 11th 5-9pm during AHA! New Bedford
Artist Reception: April 26th 5-8pm

Artist Statement:
"The associated meaning of silver lining is the hopeful outlook of a not so hopeful situation. This exhibition is essentially that, as most of 2018 was not spent making. Most of it was spent trying to handle things that were outside of my control. It was spent having to
try and find a new studio along with the movement of the old one. This show is about taking given circumstances and working through them."

Bio: Andrew Tedesco is a painter who is working out of the south coast. He has a Masters’ of Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Andrew has shown his work internationally, and has been in multiple juried exhibitions. He has
also been working with the Co-Creative center to build out a series of events focused around poetry.

For more information please check out our Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2331230377165579/

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May
30
to Jun 1

Glass Horse Project's The Shape of Things

"How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in THE SHAPE OF THINGS. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friends' engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships." -Courtesy of Broadway Play Publishing

The Glass Horse Project proudly presents a limited run of

THE SHAPE OF THINGS
A play by Neil Labute

Directed by Taylor K. Corbett

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Doors open at 7:00 PM

All performances at: Co-Creative Center, located at 137 Union St, New Bedford, MA 02740

Starring: Kerri Lamothe as Evelyn, Korey J. Pimental as Adam, Monica Hartford as Jenny, & Geoffrey D. Besser as Phillip.

LIMITED SEATING: To reserve seats, follow the ticket link or email theglasshorseproject@gmail.com

FREE ADMISSION/PWYC RUN

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED!

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

Commune-n-Tea

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Join us every AHA! night from 5:30-8:30pm as we share in an Alternative Community Gathering celebrating this month's theme Sustainable Southcoast.

This collaborative event at the Co-Creative Center offers nourishing teas from Bilo Herbs , uplifting DJing brought to you by Ace on Earth, an "upcycled art workshop" hosted by Dena Haden, Sustenance- a night of poetry hosted by Domesticated Primate. 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.

“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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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Lunar Teeth

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Join us for our next Lunar Teeth event, Saturday, March 23 at 7pm at the Co-Creative Center.

Lunar Teeth is a quarterly performance art forum held in New Bedford, MA on (or around) the equinoxes and solstices. It is a place for artists to exchange new ideas that challenge traditional genres.

Featuring performances by:
Basement Labs

Brian4Ever

Ky Why

Marie Equi Zine Library

Space Heater

For more information please check out Lunar Teeth’s website: www.loonarteeth.tumblr.com

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

3D printed Lucky Charms! By Creative Stem New Bedford

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We have had a few requests for another 3D printing workshop, well your wish has come true! Come join Creative STEM New Bedford on Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a fun morning of 3D printing! We will be making Lucky Charms (in honor of St. Patty's Day). Participants will design charms using Makers Empire 3D software and we will 3D print them during the workshop time. Add them to a keychain, bracelet or necklace!

Space is limited so register at bit.ly/creativeSTEM

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/creativeSTEM.NB/

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Lost or Found
Mar
14
to Mar 30

Lost or Found

Can what is found be lost? Can what is lost be found?

Featuring artists from the Southern New England Artist Community (SNAC): 

Hollianne Wood Carruthers, Meghan Dinsmore, Brooke Mullins Doherty, Scott Francoeur, Helen Granger, Jennie Griffith, John Irwin, Filipe Miguel and Denn Santoro.



On view March 14th-March 30th, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday March 14th, 5-8pm

RSVP on Facebook

Artist Reception: Saturday, March 30th, 5-8pm


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Show Statement:
Can what is found be lost? Can what is lost be found? Is there a difference between the two? Does it depend on what is lost or what is found or on the one doing the finding or the losing? Come see some answers to those questions as the artist of SNAC explore the concept in “Lost or Found”.



SNAC is an Artists Association full of talented people that not only share common geography, but a goal to share and include the community with our diverse range of art and expression.

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Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Trunk + Tarot: Collage and Tarot with Melanie McMullin hosted by Gather Here

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Trunk and Tarot gatherings are a fresh way to connect with others and yourself while receiving clarity and insights through collage.

During this workshop you'll get the opportunity to create your own Trunk and Tarot Intuitive Art Card with support from our workshop leader Melanie McMullin. Intuitive Art Cards are 5 x 7 postcards that are collaged with an array of paper images. An additional piece of decorative card stock is attached to the postcard to form a "trunk" (think a little paper pouch) which then houses a participants' card interpreting tool, several mini Rider-Waite-Smith tarot cards, and notes from our gathering.

Tickets are $35 per person: https://squareup.com/store/gatherhere/item/trunk-tarot?fbclid=IwAR2yO_XGnKBzeioWWZbiTmbtlddAxoKbaMuoOBU1BhJ-iO7dlfNpNXCLFYY

Light refreshments provided

No collage or tarot skills necessary! Just an open mind :)

Head here for more info on what Trunk + Tarot is all about... https://www.trunkandtarot.com/

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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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