PD Gallery Opens on Centre Street

The co-owner of Sweet Rice Thai Kitchen has opened a new business, but it's not food related. It's a photo gallery. 

The gallery is owned and operated by Pradit Sakkara, and is now open at 606 Centre St. Upon entering the space, you will find looming examples of Sakkara’s work in large scale photo artworks on the walls. He makes great use of luminescent color, focal length, and scale in his compositions. He is not limited to framed works however, as he also does work as a photographer for portraits, weddings, and more. 

He studied graphic design at the MFA School of the Arts, and worked extensively in Industrial Design throughout a 15 year career.


Call for Artists for Pop-up Art Performances and Exhibits in Latin Quarter

Calling all artists! Hyde Square Task Force is looking to host a series of outdoor pop-up art performances/exhibits in different locations throughout Boston’s Latin Quarter between June and August. We are looking for a variety of performances/exhibits that will uplift the Afro-Latin culture of the neighborhood, bring vibrancy to the cultural district, and encourage people to get out in the district and support our local businesses. We are open to all art forms! Deadline is Monday, May 17th.


JP Movie Night April 15: Right Whale Survival vs Survival of Lobstering Industry?

It’s April, a month when we are invited to take a moment to turn our attention to our environment, and contemplate, literally, the future of the planet. Endangered species and climate change, habitat erosion and ocean pollution, human needs versus animal rights. JP Movie Night has selected a very important film to screen to mark the occasion. On April 15, it will show Entangled, a documentary made by filmmaker, Boston Globe reporter and Jamaica Plain resident David Abel, that covers the struggle between the east coast lobstering industry -- whose nets often harm the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale -- and conservation groups struggling to save it from extinction. The film is being co-sponsored by the New Bedford Whaling Museum.


Stonybrook Neighborhood Association Holding Competition for Large Mural Space

The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and SSG Development and Construction are commissioning a Boston-based artist (or artists) to design murals for a 2,500 sq. ft. space on McBride Street. The murals will be on the Extra Space Storage building at 141 McBride Street. There are two areas of the building available, so there are two opportunities to submit mural proposals.


Emerald Necklace Bridges Aglow Until March 31

Since mid-February and through March 31, select bridges in the Emerald Necklace will be awash with an emerald glow – thanks to battery-powered LED lights. Lights in the Necklace will celebrate the power of Boston and Brookline’s urban parks to bring visitors together, inspire and light the way in challenging times. Free and open to the public, enjoy the lighting on a series of iconic Emerald Necklace bridges, daily from dusk to 9 pm. The Emerald Necklace’s 1,100 acres are home to more than 30 bridges. Connecting neighbors and bridging communities is what the Necklace was designed to do nearly 150 years ago by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.