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Museum Open House - Ribbit the Exhibit

Jay talks with highly accomplished sculptor Andy Cobb from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Andy is particularly well known for his whimsical copper sculptures of animals, most notably his extremely engaging and amusing collection of frogs. Twenty-three of these large-scale fanciful frogs comprise the Ribbit the Exhibit exhibition which is now being displayed throughout The Gardens At Elm Bank located in Wellesley. During the program, we’ll be learning why and how the Ribbit the Exhibit came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate Andy’s exceptional craftsmanship, his wonderful sense of humor, and what those of you watching and others can look forward to seeing at The Gardens At Elm Bank from now until September 7.
 

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Museum Open House - Newton Open Studios

Jay talks with Ellen Fisher, Claudia Fiks, Mei-Yu Hsu, Sidney Hutter, Barney Levitt, Leann Shamash, and Juliia Talcott--all of whom are associated with Newton Open Studios, a nonprofit organization that produces community arts events that bring together the artists and residents of Newton. Ellen has served as the director since 2007 and Claudia has been the co-director for the past few years. Mei-Yu, Sidney, Barney, Leann, and Julia are some of the artists who will be participating in this year’s Newton Open Studios, which will be taking place on June 26, the rain date being June 27. During the program, we’ll be learning about the exciting plans for this year’s upcoming Newton Open Studios, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour with the artists who are joining us and, in the process come to better understand appreciate their artwork and what those of you watching and others can look forward to seeing on June 26.
 

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Museum Open House - Newton Out Doors

Jay talks with Gloria Garvis, Meryl Kessler, and Harun Zankel. Gloria serves as the Chair of Newton Community Pride and Meryl is a board member of the group as well as serving as the Chair of Newton Out Doors—a citywide public art initiative that involves the outdoor installation of 25 “upcycled” wooden doors decorated by local and regional artists and placed in and around eight of Newton’s village centers. Harun is one of the artists and his door entitled Fig Newton Festival Poster can be seen at the Upper Falls Greenway. During the program, we’ll be learning about Newton Community Pride’s overall mission and some of its wide-range of programs and events. We’ll find out why and how Newton Out Doors came about, hear from Meryl and Harun and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the installations as we view, enjoy, and learn about some of the very talented artists and their engaging contributions.
 

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Museum Open House - The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

Jay talks with Alan Fausel. Alan serves as the Executive Director and the CEO of The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog located in New York City. During the program, we’ll be finding out why and how the museum came about and how it’s grown, developed, and operates today. We’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the museum’s overall mission and the wide range of exhibits, programs, resources, events, and other opportunities that are available to visitors today.
 

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Museum Open House - Paul Manship Ancient Made Modern

Jay talks with Erin Monroe, PhD. Erin is the Robert H. Schutz, Jr. Associate Curator of American Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art located in Hartford, Connecticut. She’s here today to inform us about the outstanding exhibition entitled Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern, which is currently on display through July 3.During the program, we’ll be finding out why and how the exhibition came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the renowned Mr. Manship as a person, a sculptor, and the tremendous impact he had on the field of sculpture in the early twentieth century.
 

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Museum Open House - The Concord Museum

Jay talks with David Wood and Erica Lome, PhD from the Concord Museum. David is the museum’s curator and Erica serves as the Peggy N. Gerry Curatorial Associate sponsored by the Decorative Arts Trust. They’re here today to inform us about two recent notable developments at the museum. One being the opening of the new permanent April 19, 1775 gallery and the second is a new exhibition entitled Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord & the Quest for Equality This honors the struggle that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment and celebrates the remarkable achievements of women living in Concord today.
 

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Museum Open House - Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University

Jay talks with Jessica Roscio, PhD. Jessica serves as the director and curator at the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University. During the program, we’ll be learning about the history and current mission of the Danforth Art Museum and we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour of two of its current exhibition--Wonderscape and Lori Schouela: Suspended Landscapes. In addition, we’ll also find out about the wide-range of programs, events, exhibits and other opportunities that are available for visitors today.
 

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Museum Open House - Somerville Museum and The Art of Observation

Jay talks with David Campell, Debra Olin,and Alison Drasner. David, Debra, and Alison areall are associated with the Somerville Museum and the current retrospective exhibition entitled The Art of Observation featuring David’s fifty plus years of paintings capturing different landscape and cityscape views of Somerville. Debra was the community curator of the exhibition, and Alison serves as the assistant director of the museum. During the program, we’ll find out why and how the exhibition came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate how David goes about creating his engaging artwork. In addition, we’ll also be hearing about the mission and wide range of opportunities related to the Somerville Museum.
 

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Museum Open House - ART HEALS: Transforming Ourselves + Our World

Jay talks with Rebecca Richards, Elaine Hawkes, and John Williams—all of whom are associated with the extremely engaging and informative exhibit entitled ART HEALS: Transforming Ourselves + Our World, which is currently on display at the Belmont Art Gallery until May 31. Rebecca, along with Adine Storer, is one of the co-directors of the Belmont Art Gallery, Elaine is an art therapist and she served as the curator of the exhibit and John is one of the artists whose work is on display. During the program, we’ll be learning why and how ART HEALS came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit, and, in the process, we’ll come to better understand and appreciate the field of art therapy as well as find out about some of the talented artists whose work is on display and their commentary related to their art.
 

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