Taber

3/31/17

Always an honor to be in the presence of Mr. Mark Taber, a fine artist and musician who was performing at the juried gallery opening at Pawtucket Arts Gallery.  Mark personifies what it means to stay true to yourself.

 


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place

3/29/17

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body 
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”

~Mary Oliver

 


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menagerie

3/28/17

“Time is the longest distance between two places.”

~Tennessee William, The Glass Menagerie

 


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experience

3/25/17

"When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image."

~Eckhart

 


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cruthaitheach

3/23/17

"Everyone starts with talent; everyone has a candle and it shines. Most people let it go out or other people blow it out for them." 

~Cees Nooteboom

 


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coda

3/22/17

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.” 

~George Bernard Shaw

 


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original

3/21/17

“Be yourself. An original is always worth more than a copy.” 

~Susan Kassem

 


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Terre, à

3/19/17

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” 

~Rilke

 


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flow

3/18/17

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity - in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.

The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what was in nostalgia, nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now. Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits - islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.”

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 


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exploration

3/17/17

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” 

~Ansel Adams

 


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elastic

3/16/17

“They say that death kills you, But death doesn't kill you. Boredom and indifference kill you."

~Iggy Pop

 


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toss

3/15/17

“We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us.” 

~F.W. Boreman

 


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keeper

3/14/17

I will keep
Broken
Things:
The big clay
Pot
With raised
Iguanas
Chasing
Their
Tails;
Two
Of their
Wise
Heads
Sheared
Off;

I will keep
Broken
things:
The old
Slave
Market
Basket
Brought
To my
Door
By Mississippi
A jagged
Hole
Gouged
In its sturdy
Dark
Oak
Side.

I will keep
Broken
things:
The memory
Of
Those
Long
Delicious
Night
Swims
With
You;

I will keep
Broken
things:
In my house
There
Remains
An
Honored
Shelf
On which
I will
Keep
Broken
Things.

Their beauty
Is
They
Need
Not
Ever
Be
‘fixed.’

I will keep
Your
Wild
Free
Laughter
Thoug h
It is now
Missing
Its
Reassuring
And
Graceful
Hinge.

I will keep
Broken
Things:

Thank you
So much!

I will keep
Broken
Things.

I will keep
You:

Pilgrim
Of
Sorrow.

I will keep
Myself.

~Alice Walker

 


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Create!

3/14/17

Creating Your Vision Photography Workshop
Hosted by the Boston Sculptors Gallery
and David Lee Black Studios

Details:
20th in a series of a wonderful growing community of supportive and talented artists of all skill levels who connect through photography and this unique experiential event. 
This event is open to all skill levels of photography.

We are very fortunate to have professional ballet dancer Meredith Wellswho will be interacting with the artful space and artist Christina Zwart's "Pussy Power" orchestrated to music! 

Pussy Tower, Christina Zwart’s second solo exhibition at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, will be on view April 5 to May 7, 2017. Galvanized by the election results and President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, Zwart presents an 11 foot-high model of Trump Tower in New York City, highlighting one of its most intriguing, yet widely unnoticed features. This monumental piece furthers the social and political nature of Zwart’s work, and posits a profound statement about this unprecedented period in American politics.
Emboldened by the power of the “Pussy Revolution” at the Women’s March on Washington, Zwart envisioned a sculpture incorporating cats. Searching for images of Trump Tower online, she couldn’t believe what she saw: 21 trees perched on terraces on the building’s façade, arranged in the shape of a woman’s crotch. “It was too good,” Zwart said. She couldn’t resist. She built a Styrofoam and mirror board tower, replacing the trees with pink, kinetic, maneki-nekos (beckoning cat talismans). Zwart modified the cat’s arms and paws in order to offer a special “21 gun salute” to President Trump. Photographs of protestors marching in pink pussy hats will line the gallery walls surrounding Pussy Tower.
In addition, creative lighting will be on hand with helpful hints and 

We are very grateful to be at The Boston Sculptors Gallery for this April Creating Your Vision event.
This amazing art gallery is a beautiful space with plenty of light and amazing art resulting in no shortage of photogenic opportunities! 

Directions:
486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
(Located in SOWA District)

http://www.bostonsculptors.com/

There will also be plenty of helpful guidance and suggestions to enhance your passion for artful photography.

Feel free to invite your friends or share this invite!

What to bring: 
Camera 
Your creativity and open mind

Cost: $50 (cash or check) 

Street parking 

Meet and greet with refreshments at 9:30 am. 
Event is from 10-12 pm.

 


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duo

3/14/17

“Where his boyhood retreat had been a cave hewn for one, it now accommodated two. He was suddenly two and it amazed and delighted, causing a stir in the pit of him, a kind of fibrillation.” 

~Emma Richler

 


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story

3/12/17

“To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know.” 

~Barbara Kingsolver

 


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power

3/11/17

“To acquire true self power you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism and be fearless.” 

~Deepak Chopra

 


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eager

3/10/17

“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.” 

~Susan Sontag

 


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perception

3/9/17

“Movement is knowledge. Art is perception”

~Armin Houman

 


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vital

3/8/17

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.” 

~Martha Graham

 


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malinger

3/7/17

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” 

~Kurt Vonnegut

 


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clarinet

3/5/17

"The ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the imperfections of the instrument. There's no such thing as a perfect clarinet, never was and never will be."

~Jack Brymer

 


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Duke

3/4/17

"For me, jazz, R&B, jump swing, Chicago blues, country blues, early hillbilly music, and honky tonk all stem from the same source."

~Duke Robillard

 


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freedom

3/2/17

“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom” 

~Helen Thompson

 


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mindful

3/2/17

“None but ourselves can free our minds.” 

~Bob Marley

 


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