Native American Artist Rachel Allen’s airplay Opens at Urbano Project

Urbano Project invites the community to celebrate the opening of airplay, a site-specific interactive installation by artist Rachel Allen (Nez Perce) on January 23. This is the culmination of her fall 2019 artist residency, Allen's airplay will be on view at Urbano's Jamaica Plain gallery from January 23 through March 14, 2020 with an opening reception on Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 pm. Allen aims to unsettle the air we breathe and otherwise manipulate. If we think about our experience through the air-the ubiquitous material we are suspended in-then we can contemplate what decolonization requires.


Q&A: Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet, and Catch Them Live This Friday

There aren't a lot of musical groups that only have saxophonists, yet alone that utilize Jamaica Plain in their namesake. This Friday, you can hear such a group, the Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet perform live at Turtle Swamp Brewing. The musically adroit foursome are Sean Mix, Andy Wilds, Scott Chamberlin, and David Stevens. The group fielded questions from Jamaica Plain News about what they perform, whether they're all from Jamaica Plain, and more. Q: How long have you been playing together?


New Library Photo Exhibition Highlights Jamaica Plain Neighborhoods

Photos in the most recent art exhibit at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library may look familiar, as Robin Radin's "The Nearness of Us" features JP neighborhoods. JP resident Radin presents our neighborhood's parks, streets, train stations, and other public spaces while using stark black and white images. “My work examines the intricacies of human relations: a visual acknowledgement that we are both together as community and family, and alone, as individuals,” said Radin. In her exhibit, Radin observes the relationships of relatives, friends, partners, and their surrounding environment. She utilized quiet moments occurring within the more frenetic experience of city life.


Calling Artists: New Members Wanted for Long Pose Figure Drawing Group in JP

Are you an artist who's always wanted to try your hand in long pose figure drawing? The Jamaica Plain Figure Drawing Group is starting a new session and looking for new members. Rachel Paxton posted about the upcoming session in the Keep JP Weird Facebook page (this info has been published to JP News with Paxton's permission). The next session begins Jan. 14 and runs through March 3.


Top 10 Adult and Children’s Books for JP Library in 2019

One thing is for sure, children love author Mo Willems in Jamaica Plain. Incredibly Willems had the 10 most popular kids books in terms of circulation for the JP Library Branch. The following lists were provided by the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The following are the top 10 most borrowed children's books, all by Willems.

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