Mar
16
to Mar 17

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOPS

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Workshops with Sarah K. Benning

FRIDAY 3/16 6-10 PM + SATURDAY 3/17 12-4 PM

Abandon your embroidery expectations and embrace freestyle stitching and experimentation during this hands-on Contemporary Embroidery workshop with fiber artist Sarah K. Benning.

In this 4-hour session Sarah will help you prep your hoop and fabric, transfer a design from paper to cloth, and introduce you to some of her favourite stitches, while encouraging you experiment with mark-making and non-traditional embroidery techniques. A selection of workshop-exclusive botanical designs will be provided for you to get started, but there are no rules here, just you + your creativity!

Sarah’s contemporary approach to embroidery pulls this craft out of the past and into the present with modern designs and a relaxed attitude. Her emphasis is on drawing, composition, and color choice over rigid structures and traditional stitches. This workshop celebrates intuitive decision making and a departure from the conventions of hand-embroidery, grants you permission to experiment with thread, play with color, embrace imperfections and leave full of inspiration and a new piece of wall art.

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INCLUDED MATERIALS: 5 inch wooden embroidery hoop, Fabric *, Needle, Thread Scissors, Pencil, 2 botanical patterns **, DMC embroidery floss ***

*Participants are welcome to bring their own piece of special fabric if they would prefer, must be at least 7 x 7 inches and shouldn’t be too thick, dark, or stretchy.

**Designs may differ from those in the images.

***A large selection of DMC floss will be provided for participants to share.

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BIO: Sarah K. Benning is an American fiber artist with a nomadic studio practice.  Originally from Baltimore, she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies.  Shortly after graduating in 2013, Sarah discovered her love for embroidery and has never looked back.  Sarah currently lives and works from home in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Trunk Show / Performances by Robert Noyes and Wendy Eisenberg

On 12/16, we will be hosting our second trunk show of the holiday season. Our buy-off-the-wall holiday show will still be up as well for your viewing pleasure.

Featured artists:
Elisabeth Fuchsia (jewelry - http://www.metal-and-rocks.com/)
Brad Willis (ceramics)
Fiona Stoltze (printed fiber works - http://fionastoltze.com/)

Starting in the evening, there will be musical performances by: 
Robert Noyes (https://poonvillage.bandcamp.com/album/the-feudal-spirit)
Wendy Eisenberg (https://hectapes.bandcamp.com/album/time-machine)

We will also have wine, mulled cider, and snacks. Come buy gifts/come say hello!

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Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Secret Rodg / Red Sled Choir / Vesper Chimes

Have you ever wondered what it's like to listen to music in July? 


~Secret Rodg~
https://lungbasket.bandcamp.com/album/secret-rodg
beautiful Matt Delligatti solo - songs that touch and caress - gives you an itch and scratches the itch for you

~Red Sled Choir~ (on tour from Ithaca, NY)
https://redsledchoir.bandcamp.com/
Amazing patient sounds and singing from hero of humanity Matt Gordon - not to be missed, he will invite you and you will not want to leave

~Vesper Chimes~
https://lungbasket.bandcamp.com/album/occasional-short-day-for-also-empty-property
Quiet singing for the hymn deprived


 

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Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Swiftly Tilting/Fine Line Comedy/ David Mogolov

Comedian David Mogolov hosts a live reading of some of the best pieces from his project Out of Stock. 

Hear authors read their writing inspired by ridiculous stock art bought by David off the internet, including some new pieces written just for the show! 

We welcome authors...

Rachel Klein
Jackie Arko
John Perich
Eric Frieden
Lillian DeVane
Ryan Walsh
Steve Macone
& Steve Kleinedler 

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Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

Fine Line Comedy - Swiftly Tilting

Our seasonal performance of satirical writers reading their work has quickly become many people's favorite show in Boston! This go around, we've got an insane lineup of hilariously talented writers performing, including Wes Hazard (stand-up comedian, poet, and recent winner of a Moth StorySLAM), John Perich (author of the excellent Mara Cunningham mystery series), Steve Macone (Salon, The Atlantic, The New Yorker), and our own Jackie Arko and Hannah Foell. Come see some of the best and funniest writers in the city read their work as it's meant to be read.

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Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Skin and Bones Opening Reception

Skin and Bones is a two part exhibition of photographs by Dan Boardman and Dylan Nelson.

This two person show takes its name from an unrealized Ray Harryhausen film. The film was based on Throne Smiths novel about a photographer who while messing around in the darkroom discovers a chemical compound that makes him nearly invisible. The compound leaves only his skeleton.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 4th from 6-9pm. 

The second part of the exhibition will open at Boston University's Annex Gallery on Tuesday, September 30th!

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Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Milo Jones, Cedar Point, Toromiro

Celebrate summer with this sunny show full of warm weirdness from Milo Jonesand Toromiro and Cedar Point coming to you from the tropical island of Brooklyn!!!

Milo Jones-
http://www.milojones.tv/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Milo-Jones/22120684748
https://soundcloud.com/milojones

Toromiro-
http://toromiromusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Toromiro.music
http://toromiro.bandcamp.com/

Cedar Point-
http://cedarpoint.bandcamp.com/

 

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Capture Fields Closing Reception

Aviary Gallery is pleased to present Capture Fields, a solo exhibition of works by Yola Monakhov Stockton: www.yolamonakhov.com. Capture Fields is a combination of two larger projects:

In 'Post-Photography', pinhole cameras are sent via post and courier to create exposures of a parcel transit, beneath the ceilings of sorting facilities, inside delivery trucks, and along neighborhood carriers’ rounds. Like surveillance drones or stories in their retelling, these operator–less cameras take independent journeys, and produce images with a formal vocabulary inherent in the camera’s optics, and the chemical life of light–sensitive materials. This work is featured in the June 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine. 

In 'Field Guide to Bird Songs', living birds in the field are closely examined while exploring the connection between seeing, knowing, and wanting. In detailed, hyper–real photographs that recall the decorative drawings of natural history, the work evokes the delicate experience of holding a bird, against traditions of landscape representation in religious iconography, Renaissance frescoes and tapestries, and Modernist painting and sculpture. Through collaborations with scientists, ecologists, and naturalists on the Massachusetts coast, and at universities and research centers across the Northeast and in Costa Rica, the photographer gained access to wild birds captured for banding, before their release, and those captive in labs. 

Yola Monakhov was born in Moscow, Russia. She completed her MFA at Columbia University in 2007 and her MA in Italian Literature in 1998. She has been a photographer for The New Yorker magazine since 2006 and received a Meredith S. Moody award from Yaddo as well as a Macina di San Cresci Fellowship from Greve in Chianti. She is currently a faculty member at Columbia University, Pace University, International Center of Photography, and LaGuardia Community College.

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