Check out Waterlily Sky on the bike path in 7 hills park on Friday night and all day Saturday.
An educational programs designed to be fun and interesting with an emphasis on teaching respect and appreciation for all animals. The talks and demonstrations of Curious Creatures are tailored to give an appropriate and unforgettable experience. During our presentation, the students learn about the animals and, if appropriate, they get to touch and hold them. For ArtBeat, the program will relate to the “Hatch” theme and include an alligator and a snake.
“Sleep Cycle,” a temporary public art installation by Gary Duehr, questions the nature of sleep and the quality of solitude. The installation is comprised of a number of sculptural pillows made of cement, floating a few inches off the ground. On each pillow there is handwritten poetic text like a haiku. Here are some samples: “Whose Shadow Has Trailed You Home?” and “What Is The Dark Jealous Of?”
Artist Jodi Colella presents an interactive sculpture consisting of organic charicatures of plantlike forms extending from a tree’s limbs and trunk. They will look like seeds or pods or germinating vessels. Each will contain questions for the public to reach in and choose from, then unwrap, read and think about. These questions are not the kind that can be answered on Wikipedia or by searching on Google. The hope is to hatch conversation, dialogue and debate between friends and strangers that lingers for more than the usual 30 second smartphone search.
Somerville Arts Council Visual Arts grantwinner Nicole Duennebier has curated a series of three large-scale dioramas for the Davis Square Inside-OUT Gallery.
Using the Artbeat theme of “HATCH” the dioramas serve as a nesting ground for a collection of artist drawings which have been comissioned for the occasion.
All Day Nibble Booth Food Demos
Check out the Nibble table where culinary creativity will be hatching throughout the day. Here’s your chance to learn how to pickle and work with some exotic Mexican ingredients! Also play the “Test Your Nose” Spice game! We’ll also have plenty of info about upcoming cooking classes and a few exciting Nibble “pop-up” restaurants. Nibble books will be for sale and pick up a free hot-off-the-press Union Square Market guide.
Professor TEA is a vinyl artist, DJ,and turntable educator based in Cambridge MA. Using the old-school techniques of hip-hop’s earliest DJ’s, PROF TEA combines funk, soul, electro, and classic breaks into a continuous dance party for all ages. The raw organic crackle and thump of original vinyl records give a warm soulful sound that appeals to children and adults alike, and the grooves and baselines from these classic jams are still being sampled by artists today.
Puppet Showplace Theater presents, Puppet Playtime, is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3) in which two friendly performers guide children (and their grownups) through free play, sing-a-longs, stories, and imagination games. Puppet characters appear throughout to introduce the very hungry caterpillar and other nature creatures.
Slow Boat Home plays the music your great-grandfather might have enjoyed, if he had truly eclectic tastes and traveled the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Louisville to Memphis and on down to New Orleans. They play a mixture of jug band, country, ragtime and blues music spanning the first half of the 20th century, and stretch into some classic country of the 1950s and 60s. All four members share lead vocals, accompanied by harmonica, mandolin, bass, acoustic and resonator guitars, and a 1915 antique banjo-mandolin that survived WWI with the US Army in France.
Knucklebones will “hatch” a playspace for children ages 8 months to 5 years, providing them an opportunity to crawl, climb, scoot, balance, push, pull, hop, bounce and, of course, to smile & laugh.