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2011 Roxbury Open Studios Print E-mail

September 29-October 2, 2011


All eyes on Roxbury Open Studios! This annual event is an opportunity for Roxbury's visual artists to welcome the public to view and purchase paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry and other studio crafts. The event also provides a means for individual creativity to play its part in the cultural and economic development of Roxbury.

In 2011, Roxbury Open Studios EXPANDS TO 4 DAYS and includes FREE trolley service running to various artist locations from MBTA stations and community landmarks on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 11am-6pm.

This year, the event also shares the spotlight with Roxtoberfest, a celebration of our culinary artists at more than a dozen participating restaurants around Roxbury.

The 2011 Roxbury Open Studios schedule of events includes:
Thursday, September 29, 6pm-9pm
  Refreshments and opening film: Waste Land
  Sponsored by MassArt CACP
  MassArt Tower Auditorium
  621 Huntington Avenue

Friday, September 30, 6pm-8pm
  Opening reception
  Sponsored by the Museum of the NCAAA
  Museum of the NCAAA
  300 Walnut Avenue

Saturday, October 1, 11am-6pm
Sunday, October 2, 11am-6pm

  Artists on display

Saturday, October 1, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  Artist's reception for Laura Palmer Edwards
  Haley House Bakery Cafe
  12 Dade Street

African American Master Artists in Residency Program
76 Atherton Street

Gloretta Baynes, airbrush/mixed media
Jeff Chandler, wood sculpture
Walter Clark, metal sculpture
L'Merchie Frazier, mixed media and beadwork
Shea Justice, painting and illustration
Kofi Kagiya, painting
Khalid Kodi, painting
Bryan McFarlane, painting
Hakim Raquib, photography
Susan Thompson, fabrics/textiles/mixed media
Don West, photography

Blanka's Flowers and Gifts
30A Warren Street

Michael Jude Attella, oil & chalk pastels, watercolors
Oskar Nunez, painting

Dillaway-Thomas House at Roxbury Heritage State Park
183 Roxbury Street

Antonio Menefee, hand-crafted chess/checker boards
Eric "POPS" Esteves, photography
Daniel Edwards, painting
Derek Lumpkins, photography
David E. Mynott II, paintings, sketches, and photography
Ivan Samuels, pottery and stoneware
Maija Meadows, mixed media paintings
Radiant Jasmin, jewelry, paintings, and photography

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street

Salamander Arts, sculpture, jewelry and photography
Malika Critchlow, jewelry
Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper, paintings
Claudia Davis, jewelry
Percy Davis, painting
Michelle Green, mixed media
Monicka Hasan, mixed media
Naomi Henry, wearable art
Endless Designs, picture framing
Ekua Holmes, mixed media collage
Vanessa Hogan, jewelry
Sonia Huggins, jewelry
Bernadette Johnson, mixed media
Cynthia and Catherine Joseph, jewelry and glass art
Dorcas Ligon, wearable art
Sharon Maddox, jewelry
Divinah Payne, mixed media, photography
Willie Pleasants, books and tapes
Nayo CK Sanford, mixed media
Darlene Smart, etched glass
Daphney Smith-Anderson, paintings
Sheila Springfield, jewelry
Janeen St. Louis, jewelry
Yvonne Williams, jewelry
Kristen Belton Willis, art ragdolls and pastries
Zina Worley, wearable art

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry
10 Putnam Street (John Eliot Square)

Eada Fashions, fabric craft
Rufus Faulk, painting
James Pierre, drawing
Studio Vexer, mixed media

Fort Hill

9 Fulda Street
Hawthorne Youth and Community Ctr (HYCC)
mixed media

21 Hawthorne Street
Lisa Lee, fabric art and jewelry

37 Hawthorne Street
Vusumuzi Maduna, masks
Annna Scanlon, portrait paintings

77 Highland Street, #1
Robert Stevens, photography

48 Juniper Street
Derrick Z. Jackson, photography

4 Linwood Square, #1
Martha O'Connell & Luke Walker, mixed media

7 Linwood Square
Dianne Zimbabwe, paintings and postcards

76 Thornton Street
Wendy Ellertson, mixed media

Mission Hill

55-57 Dell Avenue
Bill Commerford: closed due to illness

41 Lawn Street
Kevin Porter, mixed media

Lower Roxbury

791 Tremont Street (Piano Factory)
Paul Goodnight, paintings and drawings

85 Windsor Street (ABA Gallery)
Reginald Jackson, photography

Moreland Street Historic District

11 Montrose St
Mary Churchill, photography
Ernesto Valencia, photography
Also offering the following on Oct 1-2:
11:30-12:30: Children’s Drop-in Art Table
4pm-5pm: Community Words and Images Project

Haley House Bakery Café
12 Dade Street

Featuring Making Faces by Laura Palmer Edwards

Lucy Ethiopian Cafe
334 Massachusetts Avenue

Featuring the artwork of the Do-Right Ministries Artists' Collaborative

Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue

Through a generous donation from Joan Resnikoff, the walls of the lobby of the Media Arts Center have been refinished to accommodate the exhibition of artwork.

National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA)
300 Walnut Avenue

Artwork from the global Black community, including King Aspelta's chamber.

MassArt Student Life Gallery, Kennedy Bldg, 2nd floor
621 Huntington Avenue

Coordinated by the students of the Black Artist Union and featuring the work of various cross-disciplinary artists with diverse backgrounds at the college.

Gallery 360 at Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue

Featuring the artwork of Dan Trajman, Mikki Shectman, Nick Z., Nick Ryan, Tyrene Soler, and Michael Rizzo.

Historic Boston Inc
Eustis Street Firehouse, 20 Eustis Street

Basil El-Halwagy, photography, costume design, and digital art. Also performing The Untitled Man on
Saturday: 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, Sunday: 1pm and 3pm

Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)
1946 Washington Street, 2nd floor

DS4SI produces social practice/interventionist art. The featured installation is Public Kitchen, an interactive piece envisioning the creation of a public kitchen in Roxbury.

Shirley-Eustis House (Saturday only)
33 Shirley Street

Digital storytelling pieces created by teens from Madison Park Public Internet Center's Digital Media Arts Group will play continuously in the main building. Each piece reflects a different understanding of the communities its author participates in: from the community of a neighborhood to a school's community to the challenges of gender in communities of athletes.

Six spray paint artists will create unique works of art on the grounds of the Shirley-Eustis House. The artists' challenge is to incorporate the Eternal Presence sculpture in their work, but otherwise have no restraints in their designs. The six artists are Merk Those, Lee Beard, Joel Lewis, Alvin Colon, Raodee Rekloos, and Edmund Amore. Come see artwork created on the spot! (weather permitting)

Guided tours of the Shirley-Eustis House at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm each day for $5.

Got a Roxtoberfest shirt? Check out these Roxbury Open Studios artists with Roxtoberfest deals:
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street
* Naomi Henry: $5 off a $25 purchase, $10 off $26-$50 of purchases, $15 off $50-$100 of purchases.
* Catherine Joseph: complimentary, scented, playful soaps.
* Cynthia Joseph: complimentary seed beads.
* Sheila Springfield: 10% off purchases of $15 or more.
* Darlene Smart: 10% off purchases of $15 or more.

Dillaway-Thomas House, 183 Roxbury Street
* Derek Lumpkins: complimentary postcard with the purchase of a print.
* Radiant Jasmin: 10% off one purchase of jewelry, painting or drawing, 15% off two purchases of jewelry, paintings or drawings.

76 Thornton Street
* Wendy Ellertson: 10% discount on any purchase.

Download event map or view interactive map

Khalid Kodi

Hakim Raquib

Radiant Jasmin

Sydney Janey

Janeen St. Louis

Martha O'Connell and Luke Walker

Mary Churchill

Robert Stevens

Laura Palmer Edwards

Dan Trajman

The Untitled Man
Basil El-Halwagy

Sheila Springfield

Do-Right Ministries