2014-11-4T12:00 AMNovember 4 - December 22
@ Town Hall
2014 - November/December - Jieun Shin - Recent Watercolors
Artist statement by Jieun Shin:
My recent work combines fragmented details of patterns and images from
traditional Korean folk art. It includes patchwork wrapping clothes by
anonymous women from 18th century Joseon Dynasty, Korea.
As an artist and immigrant, I represent my psychological relationship to my
homeland by exploring my culture. Ironically, while I borrow the colors and
patterns in my work from historic Korean textiles and embroidery, my work
seems to be unidentifiable in terms of cultural specificity.
My work is a surrogate portrait of a migrant, both estranged by and familiar
with the hybrid cultural predicament symbolized by modern grid patterns and
my own distant “ethnic” culture. My intention is to explore my individual
identity as a female.
2014-11-27T6:00 PMNovember 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) and Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong are currently accepting applications for a free, nine-week leadership series at UMass Amherst beginning in October. The class will provide education, training, support and mentoring to adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities in Western Massachusetts. During the Self-Advocacy Leadership Series (SALS) program, instructors will help individuals improve communication, self-expression, teamwork and leadership.
To participate, applicants must submit a short application by September 22, 2014. Visit MDDC’s website to download the application. Once completed, you may fax in your application to 1-617-770-1987 or mail it to MDDC Attn: Lee Larriu, 100 Hancock Street, Suite 201, Quincy, MA 02171.
2014-11-29T2:30 PMNovember 29, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
@ Jones Library
Bring the family and join us for a screening of A Christmas Carol, a Disney animated film featuring the voices of Jim Carrey, Bob Hoskins, Gary Oldman, and Colin Firth.
The film is rated PG.
With thanks to the Friends of the Jones Library System for making movie events possible!