Are you an artist and looking for a place to showcase your work locally? How about J.P. Licks? The beloved ice cream business has had a visiting artists program in its locations for nearly 20 years. Artists display their work at J.P. Licks for a minimum of four months and their artwork is often available for purchase. Also, J.P. Licks does not take any commissions on any artwork sales.
Community members' messages of love will be projected in a special Valentine's Day show on the J.P. Licks building on Feb. 12, 13, and 14. The show will be projected continuously on a loop (about 15 minutes long) each night from 5 to 9 pm. The show is being voluntarily produced by Kate Raisz of 42 Degrees North Media, which is based in the Brewery Complex. The projection show will support JP Centre/South Main Streets.
Bourbon, rum, amaretto, Manischewitz, stout, are some of the alcohol infused ice cream flavors that have been served at J.P. Licks. The newest alcohol infused flavor is caramel bourbon fig. It's a combo that blends bourbon-marinated figs with caramel into a sweet ice cream mix. The ice cream shop also brought back its coquito flavor for National Coquito Day on Dec. 21.
Joey McIntyre's new video Own This Town begins where his theatrical career started -- The Footlight Club. Before he was hangin' tough with the New Kids On The Block, McIntyre was in several shows in our beloved neighborhood's community theater. After all, he grew up in Jamaica Plain, and his mother was in Footlight performances for decades. His video starts off in The Footlight Club, where they filmed in recent weeks. Then he takes a car ride through Jamaica Plain, clearly reminiscing as many of our local spots are shown -- Costello's Tavern, J.P. Licks, the Soldier's Monument, St Thomas Aquinas Parish, and the post office.
Artwork from community members is wanted for a JP Centre/South Main Streets large-scale projection show happening next weekend on the facade of J.P. Licks to support frontline workers. "We invite the people of Jamaica Plain to join this celebration by contributing artwork that expresses gratitude for the community. Kids’ artwork is especially encouraged!" said a JP Centre/South Main Streets newsletter. The light show will take place May 23 to May 25.
Wine and chocolate. It's hard to go wrong on Galentine's Day with those two aphrodisiacs. Yes, Galentine's Day. Galentine's Day was created by Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation to celebrate female friendship on the day before Valentine's Day. JP Centre/South Main Streets is helping you celebrate Galentine's Day with a wine and chocolate tour, and other special local treats on a Feb.
Create a macaw mask, grab some popcorn, and then move inside to watch a free screening of "Rio" on August 7. Oh, don't forget there will be free J.P. Licks ice cream! "Rio" is a G-rated movie about the story of Blu, a domesticated macaw, who goes on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force's Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series. The crafts will start at 6 pm on the Blessed Sacrament Plaza (631 Centre St.), and then move inside for the movie. For more information, please contact Sarah at email@example.com or 617-318-6610.
In literature, a vignette is a short scene that captures a single moment or a defining detail about a character, idea, or other element of the story. Vignettes are little sections of a much bigger work. Vignettes are important because they can illuminate significant information, create depth of character, or provide insight into the larger picture. In this show, established Boston artists Terry Boutelle and Nancy Marks pair their individual works of art to tell a dynamic visual story. Although the abstract works of each artist are different in their content, there is a resonance between the works involving color, form, line, and mood. Rather than exhibiting each artist’s work separately, they exploited this resonance by intermixing their paintings in small configurations that they hope will inspire viewers to engage more fully in the artwork. In considering what resonates within each “vignette,” perhaps the viewer will develop a deeper understanding of each artist’s interpretation of a singular moment or collective experience. See more of their work at:
Meet the artists on JP’s First Thursday Art Walk June 6, 2019 6:00 – 8:00
Always in pursuit to help the environment, Jamaica Plain's City Councilor Matt O'Malley recently teamed up with J.P. Licks to debut Boston's first coffee composting station. Did you know that when composted used coffee grounds are a fantastic source of nitrogen? That makes coffee grounds great for composting and gardening. So starting Dec. 27, J.P. Licks will be giving away used ground coffee from their in-house roaster every Tuesday and Thursday.