Aug
22
4:00 PM16:00

Creativity Abloom Conversation Series

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Creativity feeds on connection--both new connections in our brain and connections with other people.  Pixar owes some of its amazing success with animation films to the carefully crafted cross-fertilization of ideas and sharing among its many employees. 

But what if you are feeling blocked and isolated, or don’t have a wide or meaningful enough network to draw on?

Join the pop-up Creativity Abloom hour for an interactive chat about creativity. All are welcome… bring your questions and stories! Together we can explore the light and dark of creativity through intentional conversation questions focused on your creative dreams and existing practices. Let your creativity bloom!

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Aug
1
4:00 PM16:00

Creativity Abloom Conversation Series

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Creativity feeds on connection--both new connections in our brain and connections with other people.  Pixar owes some of its amazing success with animation films to the carefully crafted cross-fertilization of ideas and sharing among its many employees. 

But what if you are feeling blocked and isolated, or don’t have a wide or meaningful enough network to draw on?

Join the pop-up Creativity Abloom hour for an interactive chat about creativity. All are welcome… bring your questions and stories! Together we can explore the light and dark of creativity through intentional conversation questions focused on your creative dreams and existing practices. Let your creativity bloom!

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Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Sore Bones Tour

Vermont based artist Sage Horsey kicks off her first national tour, Sore Bones, with a groundbreaking solo work, 'Laundry' paired with a live performance of her most recent dance film 'Tiny Kingdom'.

'Laundry' explores the subtle intricacies between the sacredness of the everyday and relationships. Heavy undertones of grief and romance are juxtaposed against fluid yet intricate movements. The piece is undeniably drenched in nostalgic tenderness and plays with the boundaries between control and surrender.

'Tiny Kingdom', Sage's newest collaboration with visionary director Kayhl Cooper, returns to the stage. The work was created as a tool to navigate humanity’s relationship to our environment, and the struggle to see oneself as synonymous with nature. 'Tiny Kingdom' transports the audience to another universe; one that gently begs viewers to look inward.


Company: Sage Horsey & Co.

Choreographer: Sage Horsey

Dancers: Chloe Clark, Nicole Stapelton, Sage Horsey

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Block Printing Workshop with Material Creative Studio

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Join the Co-Creative Center on Saturday July 13th for our block painting workshop with two different available sessions. Morning session from 10:00 -1:00 pm and Afternoon session from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Have you tried Paint Nights before? Looking for a new creative outlet? If you’ve ever been curious about printmaking, our block printing workshop is perfect for you!

Join us for a 3 hour hands-on workshop where you will learn to carve your own blocks and print using different techniques and surfaces. All supplies are included and any level of experience is welcome. Whether you’re brand new to printmaking, or want to hone your existing skills, come participate in our group creative session in a studio classroom setting and leave with finished prints in hand!

Space is extremely limited, so follow the link to sign up today and reserve your spot for either our morning (10am–1pm) or afternoon (2pm–5pm) session. Light refreshments will be served. Come create with us!

https://www.materialcreativestudio.com/events 

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Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Ofrenda NBMA

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Vecinos is an ongoing project that explores unique ways to create intimate connections between neighbors (in a global and local sense) through public art projects and story-telling. This July, Mia Pinheiro + Celestina Cardona Billington invite the people of New Bedford, MA to assist them in the making of Ofrenda.

In Mexico ofrendas are traditionally altars to honor important figures.  In Vecinos, the Ofrenda speaks to the concept of neighbors and community the daily necessities, proximity and our shared experience of mortality and desire, integral components of the vast human experience. This symbolic construction will serve as a representation of the the collective poetics of the everyday humans in New Bedford, MA.

We invite the Public to the inauguration of Ofrenda on Thursday, July 11th from 5-9 during AHA Night, where it will be open for public viewing.

Mia Pinheiro is a performance artist + cultural facilitator from the New Bedford MA, currently residing and making work in Mexico City. Celestina is an artist and producer using creativity as a catalyst for community connection and transformation currently living in New York City. 

This event is a collaboration between Mia Pinheiro and Celestina Cardona Billlington during AHA! New Bedford.


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Jul
10
9:00 AM09:00

Grassroots Fund New Bedford Pop-Up

Join Program Managers Audrey Irvine-Broque and Tess Beem in Rhode Island & New Bedford, MA, for a Grassroots Fund Pop-Up Office! Audrey & Tess will be hitting the road to meet with our grantee and partner organizations from across the area (that's you!), holding drop-in office hours to support current applications or dream up new ideas, and hosting some social gatherings for partner organizations to mingle in their region

What can you expect when you attend a Pop-up Office?

Like office hours, a Grassroots Fund staff member will be available for one-on-one support and discussion of your work. By filling out the brief form linked below, you will be able to schedule a time to meet one-on-one and indicate what you are looking to get out of the time. This will help both staff and you get the most out of the time. You are welcome to come to the Pop-up Office before and after your time slot, to engage with other groups or continue working on your own. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the different resources the Grassroots Fund offers and ways for you to participate.

You can sign up to meet with Tess or Audrey here: https://calendly.com/tess-gf/grassroots-fund-pop-up-offices-july?month=2019-07&date=2019-07-08


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Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Free Guatemalan Kite (Barriletes) Workshop

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Come down to the Co+Creative Center on Saturday, June 29th from 12pm-3pm and make your own Barrileta with our kite master, Santos, and Tracy Silva Barbosa. Just bring yourself, a friend, and a good attitude. In this workshop, you will make one kite for yourself, and make a few to donate to the Guatemalan Kite Festival at Riverside Park on September 21, 2019! This FREE activity is for ages 12 yrs - adult. #nbcreative #wickedcoolplaces

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Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Commune-N-Tea

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Join us this Thursday, June 13th for AHA! night, AHA! New Bedford from 5:00-9:00 pm as we share in an Alternative Community Gathering celebrating this month's theme is Pride in collaboration with the Pride Block Party.

This collaborative event at the Co-Creative Center offers nourishing teas from Bilo Herbs, uplifting DJing brought to you by Ace on Earth, a collaborative art workshop, a night of poetry hosted by Andy and Sarah. 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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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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May
9
5:00 PM17:00

Commune-N-Tea

Join us this Thursday, May 9th for AHA! night,  AHA! New Bedford  from 5:00-8:00pm as we share in an Alternative Community Gathering celebrating this month's theme We Art NB with special guests Project Partners and  Children's Art Lab   This collaborative event at the Co-Creative Center offers nourishing teas from Bilo Herbs , uplifting DJing brought to you by Ace on Earth, a collaborative art workshop, a night of poetry hosted by Domesticated Primate and a pop up art market by Partners Projects. 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

Join us this Thursday, May 9th for AHA! night, AHA! New Bedford from 5:00-8:00pm as we share in an Alternative Community Gathering celebrating this month's theme We Art NB with special guests Project Partners and Children's Art Lab

This collaborative event at the Co-Creative Center offers nourishing teas from Bilo Herbs , uplifting DJing brought to you by Ace on Earth, a collaborative art workshop, a night of poetry hosted by Domesticated Primate and a pop up art market by Partners Projects. 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

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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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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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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.

Get Tickets Here

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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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