Join us for a talk with Photo Journalist Peter Pereira!
Award-winning photographer Peter Pereira has published work in Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, ABCNews.com, FoxNews.com, CNN Anderson Cooper 360, and many other international media outlets.
Pereira moved to the United States from Figueira da Foz, Portugal, when he was eight. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Infante D. Henrique by the President of Portugal, the National Press Photographers Association - New England Region - Photographer of the Year, the Photographer of the Year from the New England Newspaper & Press Association, and the Master Photographer award from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. In 2013, Peter won an Award of Excellence in the China International Press Photo awards.
FREE and open to the Public!
Large-Scale Woodblock Printing Demonstration
June 16th & 17th
BIG INK is an organized network of creative thinkers focused on promoting the art of large-scale woodblock printing. The program was started in 2012 by Directors Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnet as a way to spread their passion for the medium with other artists and the general public. BIG INK works by establishing a temporary print shop on site at partnership organizations, most often at museums, universities, art centers, studios, and galleries. Artists are selected, either by personal invitation or through a call-for-entry process, to attend these events and print original woodblocks at least 24” x 36” in dimension. The community is invited to witness the sheer spectacle involved in creating these large-scale works.
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The MusicWorks Collective closes its 21st season with a cathartic program featuring three composers with special insight into the world of strings. Annika Socolofsky’s Hush (2017) explores our instruments’ vocal and textural qualities, wringing magic from the unlikely marriage of horsehair, steel, and wood. Edward Elgar’s Serenade and Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht both achieve a similar alchemy – these are two repertoire standards that speak straight to the heart.
Sunday, June 10 at 3pm
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
1 Partners Lane, Westport, MA
Reception to follow
Generously sponsored by Residential Properties Ltd.
The Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to present WITNESS TO CONFLICT: The Art of Documentary. This exhibition focuses on art from conflict zones—featuring the paintings of Iraq War veteran James Razko, sound art and photography from New York Times reporter Andy Mills, and images of Sierra Leone’s jungles by photographer Kipp Wettstein.
Razko’s ‘Night Vision’ painting series depicts scenes of what he terms ‘violent beauty’– the iridescent green glow of explosions as seen through night vision goggles.
Mills, the producer of The New York Times podcast “Caliphate”, presents sounds and photographs from reporting in Mosul and surrounding refugee camps.
Wettstein’s photographs are part of an early effort to explore and contextualize a small piece of what remains of Sierra Leone’s primary and secondary rainforests. Since the end of the civil war in 2002, these forests have been reduced to less than five percent of their original coverage. This project also explores the realities and challenges of life in a place that experienced the recent and devastating effects of Ebola, war, and poverty, all of which have stories linked to the rainforest.
All Receptions are FREE and open to the public
He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for grils' education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls' education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl's life--from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love of education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.
"A chronicle of Malala's achievements alone would make for a fascinating documentary; what sets this film apart is how viewers meet not only the Malala the role model, but also Malala the teenager."
S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"A fittingly poignant treatment of an inspiring subject."
Dan Jolin, Empire
"Scenes of Malala at home in Birmingham, England, where she and her family moved after the attack, show a fairly typical adolescent, teasing, and being teased by, two brothers."
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"This is, in fact, a surprisingly bright-spirited and profoundly moving portrait of Malala."
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
There will be an Admission fee of $5 Please RSVP by calling 508-636-4177 or by emailing email@example.com
"North Sea Gas" is one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world. Their show and albums consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, along with their humor and story-telling, put together an experience in a style all their own.
Put simply, North Sea Gas is a highly entertaining Scottish folk band. Multi-instrumental, tremendous harmonies and great craic, they have an ever-growing fan base which ranges through all age groups thus giving the "Gas" show a universal appeal.
"No airs and graces just fantastic music"
"Through their work they introduce audiences to the wider world of the folk tradition and its Riches"
John O'Regan Living Tradition Magazine
"This hugely entertaining Band"
Edinburgh Evening News
"I haven't enjoyed a Celtic concert that much since the early days of Silly Wizard. Thanks for an entertaining show, both musically and humour-wise"
Gary Berman, USA
Tickets are $20
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Bach: Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
Guy Fishman, Baroque Cello
Bach composed his six suites for unaccompanied cello in 1720 at a time when few composers of his stature were exploring the technical and expressive qualities of the instrument. These beautiful masterpieces have retained their place as the centerpiece of every cellist's repertoire for the last 100 years, and have been performed and recorded by every major artist of the last century. Guy Fishman is Principal Cellist of Boston's Handel and Haydn Society, the nation's oldest continuously-running arts organization. Hear him perform three of the suites amidst the intimate beauty of the Shattuck Gallery on a magnificent Roman instrument built in 1704 by David Tecchler.
Domenico Gabrielli's 7 Ricercari for unaccompanied violoncello
Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite no. 2 in d minor for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1008 and Suite no. 4 in E-flat major for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1010
Ticket Price: $25
"Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends."
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Join us for a film that inspired one of our exhibiting artists!
Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won't have audiences sitting idle for long.
We will have Robert Max Holmes, a scientist from the Woods Hole Research Center to discuss and introduce the movie.
Dr. Holmes is an earth system scientist who studies rivers and their watersheds and how climate change and other disturbances are impacting the cycles of water and chemicals in the environment. He is particularly interested in the fate of the vast quantities of ancient carbon locked in permafrost in the Arctic, which may be released as permafrost thaws, exacerbating global warming. Dr. Holmes has ongoing projects in the Russian, Canadian, and Alaskan Arctic, and in the tropics in the Amazon and the Congo. He is committed to engaging students in his research projects and to communicating the results and implications of his research to the public and to policy-makers. Dr. Holmes recently served for two years as Program Director of the National Science Foundation's Arctic System Science Program and in 2015 was named National Fellow of the Explorers Club.
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By Ashley Sullivan | September 6, 2017
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Solastalgia, a term which combines “solace” and “pain”, is defined as, “the pain experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault . . . a form of homesickness one gets when one is still at ‘home.’ ” (Glenn Albrecht, 2007). That juxtaposition – our attachment to the beauty and comfort of a known place with a sense of anticipated/observed/concurrent loss – generates appreciation and anxiety. Will the trill and thrum of the natural world be altered, silenced, replaced? What is transience, relative to our human observations?