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  1. Town Hall Public Art Commission Exhibit

    November 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.

  2. Free Leadership Series about Self-Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

    November 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.

  3. Family Holiday Movie: A Christmas Carol

    November 29, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    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!