5 Things To Do This Week – 10/06/21
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*Join the New Art Center for Anjana Bhargava’s lecture on Madhubani Folk Painting, Friday, October 8th at 6:00 p.m. Learn about the origin, history, and significance of Madhubani folk art, a style of painting from the Mithila region of India’s Bihar state. This beautiful and highly intricate painting is known for its geometric patterns and features, figures, nature scenes, deities, and special events. Stay after the lecture for a life drawing open studio.
*The Scandinavian Center hosts two all-day workshops on October 9th and 10th covering the traditional art forms of Rosemaling and Spoon Carving. Master artist Linda Miller will walk students through the centuries-old art of Rosemaling– flora rose painting and acanthus ornament. Spoon Carving expert, Al Miller, will teach beginner students how to carve and decorate wooden spoons that can be used as eating or cooking utensils. For more details about tuition, curriculum, and vaccination requirements visit here.
*Historic Newton will be celebrating Indigenous People’s Day on Monday, October 11th with a booth at the City’s ceremonial event spotlighting the music, dance, poetry, and visual art of diverse Native artists that currently live in the Northeast. Stop by this outdoor, daytime, family-oriented cultural and spiritual celebration for information about indigenous history in Newton. Indigenous People’s Day is open, accessible, and welcoming to all Newton residents and neighboring towns. Celebrate the Indigenous People of Massachusetts.
*The Newton Free Library hosts a conversation with Tim Turner, an Indigenous Educator from the Plimoth Pawtuxet Museums on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. Explore how communities past and present have adapted and sustained their seasonal, 13-moon lifecycles amid changing natural, social and political landscapes. Tim Turner will discuss 12,000 years of Wampanoag history and tribal history specific to the Newton area. This program is part of Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton. Register here to learn about the 13-moons lifecycles.
*The Newton Art Association exhibition Think Big is now on view at the New Art Center @ Trio now through November 15th. Think Big is an exhibit for artists who work large, or those itching to expand their repertoire into large pieces. A virtual reception with the artists will be hosted on Friday, October 20, 2021, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Visit here to Think Big.