Events

    A Far Cry Presents: Musical Legacy - An exploration of the teacher-student relationship

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for an open rehearsal and discussion featuring violinist and former instructor Pamela Frank. Sections of A Far Cry’s upcoming concert Legacy will be previewed followed by a discussion of the piece’s mission to...

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    The Last Dream

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal, Comité TPS, and Boston Experimental Theatre for a performance of The Last Dream: Stories Created and Performed by the Children of TPS. The play features the children of parents with Temporary Protected Status, a federal immigration status in danger of being canceled. The production is a dramatic representation of the struggles and joys of children of immigrants, including members of the Harvard community, and the pain of threat to one’s way of life.

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    Allston-Brighton Winter Market

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The second annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market returns to the Harvard Ed Portal December 6-9, 2018! Boston’s newest neighborhood holiday market, the Allston-Brighton Winter Market is a four-day event featuring vendors of crafts, artisan goods, gifts, and fine art, plus live music, food and drinks for purchase, a beer garden, and special interactive art opportunities. Hosted by the Harvard Ed Portal (224 Western Ave, Allston, MA), the Allston-Brighton Winter Market will be a festive celebration of local creative...

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    A Hundred Moons - A Kathak Dance Performance

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a special evening celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights! Diwali is said to be lit by the love that resides within each person. Dancer and Harvard Kennedy School student Neha Bansal will explore this idea with a performance of her original work A Hundred Moons, a dance in the Kathak Indian classical style. Bansal’s work uses traditional Indian symbols to tell the story of the love between two mythological characters, Radha and Krishna.

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    Exhibition Reception: In Over My Head

    Location: 

    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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    Opportunity Fund Information Session

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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 Nov 12

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

    Repeats every day until Mon Nov 26 2018 .
    (All day)

    Location: 

    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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    Exhibition Reception: Matter of Intention

    Location: 

    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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    A Far Cry: The Making of a World Premiere

    Location: 

    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 Oct 04

    Matter of Intention

    Repeats every day until Thu Oct 04 2018 .
    (All day)

    Location: 

    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 Sep 26

    Exhibition: The In-Between

    Repeats every day until Sun Sep 30 2018 .
    (All day)

    Location: 

    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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    Exhibition Reception: Dreams, Memories, and Déjà vu

    Location: 

    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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