5 Things To Do This Week – 2/10/21

Newton Cultural Alliance highlights virtual arts & culture things to do.

NCA is keeping you connected with each other and with your favorite local arts and culture organizations. 

For more than 30 years the Newton Art Association has recognized art students through the NAA High School Senior Scholarship Program. Consistently, the submitted artworks reveal an extensive range of creativity across all media, including painting, drawing, collage/mixed media, photography, jewelry, fabric art and 3D works. Eligible students can apply online from February 8th through March 30th, 2021. A virtual award ceremony will be held May 5. Details about the program and online application process can be found on the NAA website

*Join the Newton Free Library for a discussion with former US Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich, where he’ll be discussing his latest book The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It on Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 PM. Millions of Americans have lost confidence in our political and economic system. Reich shows how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class and undermine democracy. For more information and to register, click here.

*Amherst Early Music will hold their online class “Show your Technique some Love: Duos by Bach, Hotteterre, and Telemann” on Sunday, February 14th at 1:00 PM. Is there no love lost between you and your technique work? In addition to treating yourself to flowers and chocolate on this Valentine’s Day, show you care by devoting some time to technique. It won’t feel like work as we play duos by Bach, Hotteterre, and Telemann. This music arranged for two alto recorders gives us the wonderful opportunity to focus on our beloved technical issues of finger coordination, articulation, high notes, phrasing, and more. We’ll rekindle the romance with some French ornamentation too! Classes are $25 per session. Click here to register.

*The New Art Center will begin their February Vacation Art Program on Tuesday, February 16th. Younger can attend these programs on Zoom for a morning session, afternoon session, or both sessions. Online morning sessions include drama and 2D art activities. Online afternoon sessions include clay and 3D art activities. Older students can sign up for online ceramics or drawing classes. Visit the New Art Center’s list of classes to learn more about each class.

*Join Historic Newton on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 PM to learn more about Cyrus Dallin, sculptor of the Francis B. Hornbrook statue which is part of the Newton Free Library’s Permanent Collection of Art.  Heather Leavell, the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum director and curator, will cover the history of three local Dallin works, illustrating how Dallin employed his position as an internationally acclaimed sculptor to fight the oppression of Indigenous people. Learn how Dallin took a lead role in efforts to reform government policies adversely affecting Native peoples and educate the general public about Indigenous cultures. Co-sponsored by Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library. Register here to attend the program.

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