Category Archives: art&culture

WICN’s Jazz Courses are Back and Better than Ever!

Get to know your jazz basics with WICN’s Studio 50 Jazz 101 and Jazz 201 — 8-week courses offered this spring in Worcester.

On Feb. 5 and 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 50 Portland St., Worcester, there will be two FREE open houses offered to introduce the courses for potential students.

Clark University’s Higgins School of Humanities kicks off Spring Symposium

Thursday, Feb. 1 Clark University’s Higgins School of Humanities hosts its spring symposium, Analog & Digital Conversations.  The symposium will invite much thought behind the discussions between analog and digital technologies.

“Analog processes convey a sense of craft and authenticity, suggesting a more direct relationship between maker, artifact, and beholder, but they may also be perceived as quaint and fetishized, rarified precisely because of labor intensive exclusivity…By contrast, digital processes can simultaneously appear efficient and overwhelming, progressive and impersonal, radically accessible and avariciously monetized,” said Meredith Neuman, Director of the Higgins School of Humanities.

ArtWeek is coming to Worcester!

Make your event part of ArtWeek in Worcester.

With the final deadline approaching Feb. 28, ArtWeek MA is encouraging a variety of Arts & Culture events to participate in this year’s annual statewide, week-long celebration of the arts. A wide range of arts have been represented in the past, including music, poetry, sculpture, lighting, food and more.

Interested in learning more about ArtWeek and how to host an event April 27- May 6? There are two more informational Webinars Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 7 at noon.

You can find inspiration from past events at www.artweekma.org/news-resources/inspiration

Putting an ArtWeek spin on an already scheduled event is also encouraged. ArtWeek hopes to keep all events affordable and accessible. If you have any questions before applying, you can email artweek@bochcenter.org!

 

APPLY to host an ArtWeek event: www.artweekma.org/get-involved-support/host/

Applications for Spring 2018 (April 27 – May 6) are now available! Apply using THIS LINK.

 

 

‘The Wall’ captures Mexican border

Walls are usually meant to divide, but artist Gregory Thielker is using one to unify. Thielker’s new exhibit, “The Wall,” is currently showing at Clark University’s Traina Center for the Arts until Feb. 20. In what promises to be both artistically and socially stimulating, “The Wall” is a timely and important reveal through a series of breathtaking paintings of the Mexican border.

The Worcester Center for Crafts Hosts the Holiday Festival of Crafts

The Worcester Center for Crafts will hold its annual Holiday Festival of Crafts Friday, Nov. 24, through Sunday Nov. 26, at its 25 Sagamore Road facility. The festival features more than 60 fine craft artists and their work. The event is held indoors and includes free parking and an on-site café provided by Bushel N Peck. The festival is open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.