What’s Up South of Boston

 

Gerri Hanlon
Duxbury Community Garden Club Designer Gerri Hanlon displays her colorful arrangement which she created for last year’s Blooms at the Complex.

If by now you are searching for signs of Spring, don’t forget this year’s Blooms at the Complex! Spring will most definitely be in the air when this popular event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury.
Come and see the amazing ways club members interpret the artwork exhibited in the Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show with their individual floral designs. The event is open to the public, free of charge, from 1:00 until 4:00 pm.
New this year, is an exhibit in the Alden Studio on the museum grounds by local artist and museum volunteer Gig Paris entitled “I Paint What I Love.” Ms. Paris demonstrates her strong feeling for her work and the ability to communicate it to the viewer. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and March 22, from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. and will be taking place at the same time as Blooms at the Complex.

Holly Hill Happenings in March

Teacher Training: Grades K-6
Thursday, March 26 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
$40 includes lunch
For our 8th consecutive year, we will host local teachers from around the South Shore for a day at the Farm. Teachers will learn about the unique hands-on curriculum-connected field trip opportunities developed by our experienced Farm Educators. Holly Hill Farm. 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 781-383-6565. www.hollyhillfarm.org

Summer Camp Open House
Thursday, March 26 4-5 pm
Free – adults and children welcome
Come check us out! Learn about the growing, digging and learning that your child will experience at Summer Camp. Tour the Farm, meet the Farmers and Farm Educators. Register for programs. Holly Hill Farm. 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 781-383-6565. www.hollyhillfarm.org

Summer Camp Open House
Saturday, March 28 10 am – 12 pm
Free – adults and children welcome
Come check us out! Learn about the growing, digging and learning that your child will experience at Summer Camp. Tour the Farm, meet the Farmers and Farm Educators. Register for programs. Holly Hill Farm. 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset. 781-383-6565. www.hollyhillfarm.org

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March 17 Deadline

Sign up by March 17 for September Workshop with one of Ireland’s most successful emerging artists, Roisin O’Farrell is coming to The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury to conduct two workshops. O’Farrell, who has attracted international attention, is known for her bright, vibrantly colorful paintings in textured, buttery oils with a contemporary finish. Her work is influenced by a sense of home and features light-filled period interiors, tumbled families of rain boots and quirky china teacups.

Space is limited and an early sign up is recommended. Earlybird discounts are offered to those registered by March 17.
A weekend inspirational artist workhop is scheduled for Friday evening through Sunday, September 25 through 27. The cost is $285 or $260 with discount.
A one day workshop for working artists is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00p.m.. Part artist’s retreat, part boot camp, the program is intended for artists who are already selling their works to discover ways to be more productive and creative, to set goals and discover ways to implement them. The cost is $160 or $130 with early registration. If booking the painting workshop, the price is $100. To register, call (781) 934-6634, extension 10.

March 14

The South Shore Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Hanover Public Library at 1:30 p.m. The program topic will be Italian Genealogy, presented by Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk.Marcia (Iannizzi) Melnyk is a professional genealogist who has taught beginning and advanced genealogy courses for more than 15 years. She created and taught the popular Genealogy 101 course for the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, MA for six years.

She is the author of The Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, Fourth Edition, The Weekend Genealogist: Timesaving techniques for effective research, The Genealogist’s Question and Answer Book and Family History 101 as well as many articles for genealogical publications. Her most recent publication is Tracing Your Italian Ancestors, co-written with Mary Tedesco, for Moorshead Magazines, Ltd.

Marcia is President, and a founding member, of The Italian Genealogical Society of America, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), former executive board member of the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) as well as many local and national societies.

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ROBBI_SMarch 21 – Robbie O’Connell
The inimitable Robbie O’Connell is great fun with his playful humor (“Mr. Galileo”), and then evocative, with his tribute to some of the dark days of Irish history, and finally romantic with classics like “The Sally Gardens“. He draws on his experience with his uncles, the Clancy Brothers and his cousin Aoife Clancy, but ultimately we get to spend a memorable evening with the unique Robbie O’Connell. http://www.RobbieOConnell.com

The event is at 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 21, and starts with an open mic from 8:00 to 8:30. Come and be discovered. The coffeehouse is at the Old Ship Parish House, 107 Main Street, just a few doors up from the Loring Hall Theater in Hingham Square and right by the MBTA’s 220 bus from Quincy Center or a scenic 1 mile walk from the West Hingham commuter rail station.. Handicap-accessible. Admission is $15.00 at the door (sorry no reservations) and desserts and beverages are $1.00. Proceeds benefit the Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee. Volunteers (free admission) are always welcome. For information call 781-749-1767 or go to: www.oldshipchurch.org/coffeehouse-off-the-square.html

 

Scituate Art Association: Last Call for Annual Juried Show ` Drop offs March 19 & 21

Call for Artists: Please Note Change of Venue due to Historic Snowfall

The Scituate Art Association would like to remind all artists that the drop offs for its Annual Juried Show are Thursday, March 19, 5-7 pm or Saturday, March 21, 11 am-2 pm. Entries must be delivered to Satuit Masonic Lodge, 344 Country Way. The Show will be held at the SAA’s Front Street Art Gallery from Wednesday, April 1st through Sunday, April 19.th  Awards and a Reception will take place Friday evening, April 10th from 6:30 to 9 PM. One $500 prize for Best In Show will be given with up to $1000 in prizes to be awarded.  Join the Association’s celebration, plan to enter and to attend  this noteworthy event!

The Show’s Jurors will be Mary Felton, Michael McNabb and Virginia Wilson.

Mary Felton focuses on her favorite medium–charcoal. “Even though I worked briefly in other mediums,” she has said, “I’ve always embraced charcoal drawing, and it has been my exclusive medium since 1996.” “With charcoal,” she continued, “there is no faking it – not when you are working in realism…” Her works vary from pieces that border on photo-realism to those that border on abstract. Figures and horses dominate her choice of subject matter because the artist finds so much beauty in them, and she gets the most satisfaction from capturing them in charcoal. In 2013 the SAA’s Best in Show Award was given to her for her work, “Rockstar.”

Michael McNabb is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in sculpture, working primarily in stone & wood. His early work was non-representational life forms while in later year he has been working with the human figure both in the round and in relief. Part of the inspiration for his figural work has come from his work as the coordinator of the South Shore Art Center’s life drawing working for almost 20 years. His works have been shown frequently at the SSAC as well as in Boston and other venues around the South Shore.

            Virginia Wilson worked as a self-employed calligrapher and graphic artist until 1990. At that point, she decided to stop teaching and working commercially and instead focused on painting and using color. Ginny’s work as a watercolorist does indeed sparkle with color.  Having exhibited in over 100 group and solo shows in the last 20 years, she has won dozens of awards and ribbons for her work. She has studied with a host of well respected South Shore artists including Virginia Avery, Mary Lizotte, Joreen Benbenek, Mary LoPiccolo, Katherine Smit, Jean Simms, Andrew Kusmin and attended workshops with Peter Spataro. In 2104, her watercolor, “The Harmonica Man” won Best in Show.

An entry application for this event may be downloaded from the Association website at www.scituateart.com  or contact Janet Cornacchio, SAA President at jcornacch@aol.com.(preferred) or call 781-545-7613

REOCCURING EVENTS___________________________

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities, offers a Caregiver Support Group on the second Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hanson Senior Center, 132 Maquan Street, Library/Senior Center Building, Hanson, MA 02341.

The Caregiver Support Group is for family caregivers of older adults or younger adults with disabilities. Family caregivers are those who are caring for a parent, spouse, relative or friend residing at home, in an assisted living/nursing facility or perhaps even across the country.

The group provides support for one another and participants learn from each other. Several times a year, speakers address the support group. Topics vary and have included elder law, dementia and community services. There is no fee to attend.

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The Quincy-South Shore Chess Club meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Roche Brothers Supermarket at 101 Falls Blvd in Quincy. Free and open to all from children to seniors. Beginners welcome. www.quincychessclub.com or 857 888 1531. ______________________________________________________

BARE COVE FIRE MUSEUM is open every Wednesday night from 7:30-10 p.m. and by appointment. Call 781-749-0028 for more information or check out the website at barecovefiremuseum.org. The museum is located at 19 Fort Hill Street inside Bare Cove Park, Hingham. ______________________________________________________

Rotary Club of Nantasket-Hull meets every Wednesday evening from 6pm until 8 p.m. at Bridgeman’s.   ________________________________________________                        

LINE DANCE LESSONS
Line Dance lessons start Tuesday, 9/10/13 and
continue every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the
South Shore Community Center, 3 N Main St.,
Cohasset. Beginner and Beginner plus level for
adult ages, men and women. Line dancing helps you
improve balance and posture, improve memory skills
and your confidence. Learn Waltz, Cha cha, Salsa,
Samba, Mambo, and other dance steps to Country,
Popular and Latin music while having fun exercising.
To sign up call 781-383-9112 or just “drop in”. $5.
Instructor: Nancy Kramer: 781-925-9066

 

The Quincy-South Shore Chess Club meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Roche Brothers Supermarket at 101 Falls Blvd in Quincy. Free and open to all from children to seniors. Beginners welcome. www.quincychessclub.com or 857 888 1531.

BARE COVE FIRE MUSEUM is open every Wednesday night from 7:30-10 p.m. and by appointment. Call 781-749-0028 for more information or check out the website at
barecovefiremuseum.org. The museum is located at 19 Fort Hill Street inside Bare Cove Park, Hingham.  Rotary Club of Nantasket-Hull meets every Wednesday evening from 6pm until 8 p.m. at Bridgeman’s.   Open Studio at The Art Complex Museum has become a popular program for artists with a wide range of abilities and interests. This year, the drop-in activity will be offered from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on second Thursdays of the month.  On September 12, participants will construct fairy houses from natural materials. They gather in the Alden Studio and bring their own lunches and supplies.  The cost is $10. Email Sally @artcomplex.org or call (781) 934-6634, extension 10 to sign up.

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