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Milford TV Show 2015-2016 schedule

A reminder of our Milford TV 2015-2016 schedule. Each show runs for two months and has a theme. These shows are free to participate in – bring as many works as you want, in whatever sizes you want. They’ll find a way to get them to fit :).

Sep-Oct – Blackstone Valley
Nov-Dec – Small Gifts for Gift Giving
Jan-Feb – Black and White
Mar-Apr – Green
May-Jun – Florals
Jul-Aug – Summer

The reception / drop-off is always the last Thursday of the month before the show begins. So August 27th is the drop-off for the Sep-Oct Blackstone Valley show as well as the reception for the just-about-to-end Water/Fairs/AmusementParks show. Artists then take their works home with them at the end of the reception. We all bring food & wine to share and guests are warmly welcome!

If you can’t make it on that last Thursday, just give the Milford TV Station a call. They’re open a wide range of hours on most days. Let them know when you’d like to come in and they’ll help you figure it out. It’s fine to bring in works on subsequent days. They’ll get them in to the show somehow. They’re quite flexible!

The Twenty-first Century Body

Last call! The submission deadline for Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s show “The Twenty-first Century Body” is Monday August 10th. It’s wholly FREE to enter artwork for consideration.

Here are the details from their Call for Art:

Maurice Merleau-Ponty is a French philosopher who lived from 1908-1961. His theories begin in a desire to do justice to lived, embodied experience in all its ambiguity; our bodies are both objects for others and the locus of our own subjective perceptions, residues of past habits and creative orientations toward the future, radically individual and inescapably intertwined with other bodies and the movement of politics and history. Merleau-Ponty’s oeuvre is interdisciplinary in nature, maintaining that there are multiple ways to approach the same phenomenon and engaging debates across a diversity of fields including philosophy, psychology, biology, politics, literature, and aesthetics. His landmark essays “Cézanne’s Doubt” (1945) and “Eye and Mind” (1961) ground a radical aesthetic theory that builds on the complex relations between perception, bodily experience, and the work of art.

We intend an exhibition that collectively depicts what it is to be a body and embodied at the dawn of the twenty-first century while also holding together a diversity of mediums, subject-matters, levels of expertise, artistic technologies, degrees of realism and abstraction, temporalities, and perspectives. Such juxtapositions and multiplicities are encouraged by Merleau-Ponty’s work and speak to the contours and contradictions of life in our own time.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to artists of all levels of expertise working in any medium, including videos, installations, sculpture, textiles, painting, performance pieces, etc., whose work is expressive of the theme of “The Twenty-first Century Body.” Artistic approaches to this theme that are directly or indirectly suggestive of MerleauPonty’s philosophical interests such as perception, ambiguity, nature, and politics are welcomed and submissions that make use of twenty-first century artistic technologies are especially encouraged.

Full details:

https://www.wpi.edu/Images/CMS/HumanitiesArts/Merleau-Ponty_Circle_Call_for_Art_2015.pdf

Sign Up Now! Labor Day Weekend Plein Air Workshop

Sign up now before the seats are all taken! The Blackstone Valley Art Association and Daniel’s Farm in Blackstone are hosting a fantastic 3 day event Labor Day Weekend. All levels of painters welcome from beginners on up!

Friday Sept 4th – plein-air workshop lead by award winning David Lussier and his wife Pam.

Saturday Sept 5th – paint out featuring the Blackstone Valley area’s waterway and countryside.

Sunday Sept 6th – David will provide a quick critique of the works done, then a public art show!

Full Details and Application Form

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Fabric Garden Event

OK there isn’t really a Fabric Garden event :). However, this coming Free Friday has created two options!

Carol’s interested in stopping by the American Textile History Museum in Lowell. You can learn about that here –

https://www.athm.org/

Lisa is interested in walking around the Garden in the Woods in Framingham. That can be read about here –

https://www.newenglandwild.org/visit/Garden-in-the-Woods

Both are wholly FREE on Friday.

If you’d like to meet up at either location please let us know!