Events

    2018 Oct 30

    Making the Most of a Market

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Participating in an arts market is not just an opportunity to show and sell, it’s also a way of expanding visibility for your work and making authentic connections with audiences. Make the most of your market experience by learning best practices for before, during, and after your event. This free workshop will help you:

    • strengthen your outreach strategy through social media, e-marketing, and print materials;
    • sharpen your planning process and develop a thoughtful presentation;
    • discover how to capture the interest of your audience, make a...
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    2018 Oct 25

    Exhibition Reception: In Over My Head

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a reception celebrating the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition, In Over My Head. Using photography, audio, and archival material, In Over My Head forms a complex narrative that is rooted in the labor of a specific person and place, but is also inherently fictional. Even as it captures artist Thalassa Raasch’s experience of digging graves,...

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    2018 Oct 15

    Opportunity Fund Information Session

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture to learn about the Boston Cultural Council's Opportunity Fund, a grant that supports professional development for Boston-based artists, events and festivals in the city, and cultural field trips organized by public schools. In this round of the Opportunity Fund, Harvard University has contributed an additional $10,000 to be awarded to Allston-Brighton artists and projects as part of the ArtLab community benefits agreement. Find out how you can build a strong application and other ways the Ed Portal can support your...

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    2018 Oct 13

    Exhibition: Raise a Glass – A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    On view from October 13 through November 26, 2018, Raise a Glass features contemporary ceramic artists responding to the elaborate vessels featured in the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition. Fourteen internationally recognized contemporary sculptors and vessel makers were invited to seek inspiration in subject matter, form, function and/or culture of origin from these ancient vessels, which illustrate how shapes, artistic forms, ideas, and traditions have exchanged across borders throughout time.

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    2018 Oct 04

    Exhibition Reception: Matter of Intention

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a reception celebrating the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition, Matter of Intention. Allston-based sculptor Chloe DuBois and Providence-based painter Renée Silva depict everyday habits through recreation and abstraction. Matter of Intention focuses on materiality and pattern to explore personal tendencies. The work confronts ideas of intention and the familiar desire to compartmentalize our thoughts and environments.

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    2018 Sep 26

    Business Bootcamp for the Working Artist

    9:00am to 12:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Who says there is no clear path to becoming a successful artist? This workshop demystifies the business steps artists take when starting their career or building their practice to the next level. Learn the eight most important things to get your art work out of the studio and into the hands of a buyer. This workshop is a condensed version of the popular Boston SCORE Business Bootcamp tailored specifically for artists.

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    2018 Sep 19

    A Far Cry: The Making of a World Premiere

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and performance featuring a discussion with composer and New England Conservatory faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, in conversation with faculty from Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The discussion will focus on Sanlikol’s new work, A Gentleman of Istanbul, commissioned for A Far Cry, and the group will also perform excerpts of the piece. The evening will offer a unique view into the creative process and a chance to learn about the inspiration for A Far Cry's travel-...

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    2018 Sep 04

    Matter of Intention

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Allston-based sculptor Chloe DuBois and Providence-based painter Renée Silva depict everyday habits through recreation and abstraction. Matter of Intention focuses on materiality and pattern to explore personal tendencies. The work confronts ideas of intention and the familiar desire to compartmentalize our thoughts and environments.

    An exhibition reception will be held on October...

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    2018 Aug 27

    Exhibition: The In-Between

    Repeats every day until Sun Sep 30 2018 .
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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    This exhibition marks the end of Seth Rainville's year as 2017-18 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

    Seth Rainville is a potter, educator, and curator living in New Bedford, MA. His dedication to his craft and passion for promoting the arts and artists has given Seth the ability to engage in a multi-faceted career. Rainville received his BFA from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and has taught at multiple programs...

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    2018 Aug 07

    Learning From Your Competition

    9:30am to 12:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    One of the best ways to prepare for starting your own business is to understand how similar businesses operate. Sometimes they'll be your direct competitors, but often your best resource. It’s both easy and practical to learn what they’re doing by talking openly with the owners and managers of those businesses. Beyond that, there is an enormous amount of free information available online about competitors from business websites, trade associations, and government records.

    In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to find owners and managers who will be happy to talk with you,...

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    2018 Aug 02

    Exhibition Reception: Dreams, Memories, and Déjà vu

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a reception celebrating the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition, Dreams, Memories, and Déjà vu. Artist Beth Plakidas connects with visitors by sharing remnants of her personal struggles with loss. By using the healing experience of building a shrine and collecting and organizing small treasures, Dreams, Memories, and Déjà vu takes the viewer on a spiritual quest to find fulfillment through loss.

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    2018 Aug 01

    Learn to Code with Robots

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Learn to code—with robots! Root is a robot that moves, draws, erases, plays music, and has over 50 sensors and actuators. Students ages 8-12, will learn to code by playing games, following tutorials, and engaging in creative exercises. This three-hour workshop is free, but there are limited spots—RSVP to reserve your child’s place today!

    Learn more about and register for Learn to Code with Robots.

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    2018 Jul 14

    Exhibition: Quiescence In Proximity

    Repeats every day until Sun Aug 12 2018 .
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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston
    Stuart Gair is one of the 2017-2018 Artists in Residence. He received his MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2017 and was featured as an Emerging Artist in the May... Read more about Exhibition: Quiescence In Proximity
    2018 Jul 02

    Exhibition: Dreams, Memories, and Déjà vu

    Repeats every day until Thu Aug 16 2018 .
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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston
    Artist Beth Plakidas connects with visitors by sharing remnants of her personal struggles with loss. By using the healing experience of building a shrine and collecting and... Read more about Exhibition: Dreams, Memories, and Déjà vu

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