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

Mark Phelan-TheCartographyOfImpossibleSpaces

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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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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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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