The Armory will exhibit 30 cartoons by Gerardo Hernández, one of the "Cuban Five" who are imprisoned in the United States and whom many, including former president Jimmy Carter, believe should be released. Blogger Rand Wilson tells the story.
Center For Arts At The Armory
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The arts venue previously said it couldn't survive unless the Zoning Board of Appeals changed restrictions placed on it.
The Center for Arts at the Armory will be allowed to open earlier, close later, increase its capacity, operate a kitchen, apply for a liquor license and create outdoor cafe seating, according to a decision by the Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals. The Board voted on Oct. 17 to approve the changes, which the arts organization said were necessary for the venue to remain financially viable. At a public hearing held in September, a lawyer for The Center for Arts at the Armory said the venue was struggling to attract performances and events due to restrictions on its capacity and hours or operation, among other things. Those restrictions were put in place when, in 2004, Joseph and Nabil Sater, owners of the Middle East in Central Square, …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
As The Center for Arts at the Armory seeks extended hours and occupancy limits, neighbors complain about disturbances and fear the arts center could morph into a night club.
"The situation is not a sustainable one at this point," said Adam Dash, a lawyer for The Center for Arts at The Armory, speaking about the Highland Avenue arts center's financial situation. Dash spoke Wednesday night at a public hearing held by the Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals. The Armory is seeking to extend its hours, increase its occupancy, cook meals on site, create outdoor cafe seating and receive permission to apply for a full liquor license. Due to restrictions placed on the operation of the Armory, the Zoning Board of Appeals must approve these requests. Dash said The Center for Arts at the Armory is struggling to attract events, such as theatrical performances and concerts, because it can't stay open late enough or allow …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Somerville arts center would also like outdoor seating, the ability to cook meals on site and a full liquor license.
The Center for Arts at the Armory, an arts venue on Highland Avenue that's home to the Winter Farmers Market, would like to open earlier and close later. It would also like to be able to cook on site, have outdoor tables and eventually apply for a full liquor license (it currently serves wine and beer). According to Tracey Stark, executive director of The Center for Arts at the Armory, these changes are essential if the Armory is to remain financially stable. "People need to know this is important to us," she said. Currently, the Armory opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays. On Thursdays through Saturdays, it closes at midnight. It would like to open at 7 a.m. and extend its hours at night by two hours. Under its…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The event will support The Center for Arts at the Armory.
Note: The following is from The Center for Arts at the Armory: ------------------------------ The iBall: Keeping it Surreal, Thursday, May 10 Roger Miller (Mission of Burma, Alloy Orchestra) to perform at VIP reception; Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and Willie “Loco” Alexander to perform during event; Arts at the Armory Billy Ruane Awards to be presented; event includes food from local restaurants Somerville’s non-profit Center for Arts at the Armory, just voted Boston Phoenix’s Best of 2012 Best Non-Gallery Art Space, announces new details for its 2012 fundraiser, The iBall: Keeping it Surreal, Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 pm in the Armory’s Performance Hall, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. The theme for the evening is surrealism, which will …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Surrealism is the theme of the upcoming iBall event, and that theme will be reflected in the food, activities, music and overall feel of the night.
Editor's note: The following was provided by the Center for Arts at the Armory: Featuring “surrealist games” and music selected by Roger Miller (Mission of Burma, Alloy Orchestra), great food from Somerville restaurants, a fashion contest, prizes and more Somerville, MA, March 29, 2012. Somerville’s award-winning non-profit community arts center, Arts at the Armory, has announced details for its 2012 fundraiser, entitled “the iBall: Keeping it Surreal,” taking place on Thursday, May 10 in the Armory’s Performance Hall space. The theme for the evening is surrealism, reflected in all aspects of the event, including the food, activities, music, fashion, and décor. The multifaceted event will run from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, with a special VIP …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The event, planned for the Center for Arts at the Armory, will have a creative vibe.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The second session in the series will cover the conceptual art and performance pieces of Boston's kanarinka (a.k.a. Catherine D'Ignazio) and Somerville's Dirk Adams.
From the Somerville Arts Council's daily newsletter: For the past ten years, kanarinka has created multimedia art works that examine how people use and understand public space. These works involve audience participation, and often take place outside. Public space and participation figures into much of Adams' work, as well. Participants in his sound walks listen to audio narratives and instructions while exploring public space. Join kanarinka and Adams as they talk about their past projects--and what led them to use the streets as their canvases. Every third Wednesday of the month, the Somerville Arts Council will invite guests to discuss art, philosophy and other highbrow topics. Click here for more information about the salons. Where: …