All Day Blackout Poetry with V. Brancazio. Blackout Poetry is a form of found poetry created by taking a full page of a book/magazine/newspaper and removing (or “blacking out”) some words while intentionally keeping others visible to create a new poem. V. Brancazio (They/Them/Theirs) is a poet and theatre artist based in the Greater Boston Area and was recently awarded a 2021 Fellowship from the Somerville Arts Council, as supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. V’s work appears in print in Constellations and The Thing Itself and online on Plush. They also have a self-published zine entitled “BREAK: Stories of Feeling Too Much.” V is also a proud member of Stage Source’s Gender Explosion initiative. To view their work, visit: victoriabrancazio.com
All Day Pop! Painting Activity with Buzzroar Interactive
All Day Pop Up Poetry Posters from Heather Hughes will bring poetry to Somerville's streets for ArtBeat. Throughout the Davis Square area, these neon green and neon orange posters featuring a quote from "Self-Portrait as So Much Potential" by Chen Chen will be visible on posts, in store windows, at bus stops, and just about anywhere. They are hand-typeset and letterpress printed by heather hughes. #PopUpPoetry
11:30 AM Re-ViVA with Maura Mendoza, vocals, and Guillermo Ortiz, guitar. They will take you to a journey of pop-Latin Rock from the ’90s. From MPB to glam rock, from Alejandra Guzman to Shakira, please “pop-in” to sing and dance along with the whole family!
12:30 PM With gentle humor, Jeremy Lyons presents traditional American folk music to children. He plays several instruments, including banjo, ukulele, rhythm bones and kazoo. Jeremy has taught and performed for children for over a decade in area schools, libraries, businesses and special events.
1:15 PM Paint Your Truth Workshop 1 with Vie Ciné, thee art expressionist. She curates spaces for self-care and wellness by facilitating process painting workshops. Process painting is a therapeutic art method that allows participants to focus on being present of their authentic mind, body and soul as they paint. Unlike traditional painting workshops and classes, the success is not in the final result but in the process that produces the final result. Participants who’ve engaged in this method of healing and self-awareness have expressed emotions of relaxation, clarity and a sense of peace after engaging in Paint Your Truth Workshops. Paint Your Truth has been in existence since November 2016 as a community workshop. Since the pandemic there has been a national increase for mental health care and Paint Your Truth aims to destigmatize mental health needs by proving professional services. Follow Paint Your Truth on Facebook @PaintYourTruth, Instagram @PaintYourTruth_ (don’t forget the underscore), and Twitter @PaintYourTruth. Email: [email protected]
2:45 PM Magic for Smart People with Bob Filene, the Magic Guy. Who are the Smart People? YOU! Bob promises to entertain you with a memorable, humorous, interactive magic show that will leave you smiling and believing in the impossible.
4:00 PM Paint Your Truth Workshop 2 with Vie Ciné, thee art expressionist.