"Painting Edo" at the Arnold Arboretum is a collaboration between the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and the Harvard Art Museums, inspired by the exhibition "Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection." Observing artworks from the exhibition alongside the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum, we invite you to marvel at the remarkable accuracy and spirit with which artists of the Edo period (1615–1868) rendered their botanical subjects. In this online talk, curator Rachel Saunders and William (Ned) Friedman of the Arnold Arboretum, will discuss the Japanese black pine (黒松 kuromatsu), or Pinus thunbergii. After Rachel takes a close look at a dynamic painted specimen by Itō Jakuchū 伊藤若冲 (1716–1800) in the Feinberg Collection, Ned will bring viewers into the landscape of the Arnold Arboretum to learn about the live specimen’s unique characteristics. Led by:
Rachel Saunders, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Curator of Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums
William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
The event costs $30, which includes instruction, materials, snacks and assorted soft beverages, and a great time. Complete a painting of a local landscape (Jamaica Pond) with award winning artist and elementarty school art teacher Denise Feeney in about two hours . This is a family friendly event. All ages welcomed. Children artists must be accompanied by a paying adult artist.
The event costs $30, which includes instruction, materials, snacks and a great time. Complete a painting of a local landscape (Jamaica Pond) with award winning artist Denise Feeney in about two hours . There will be a cash bar with limited seating, make your reservation today! All at the beloved, beautiful and historic location of The Footlight Club of Jamaica Plain.
Artist, Paul Olson, has been discovering the nuances of the Arnold Arboretum's collections since he first passed through its gates in 2011. A landscape painter for decades, Olson explores the grounds with sketchbook in hand, typically in the early morning hours. His goal is to be unencumbered by any agenda and open to what the light of the day presents. In 2012, he had an exhibition at the Arnold Arboretum titled "Drawn to Woods." The expressive ink drawings in that show were all completed en plein air - on-site in the open air.
Boylston Street Art Walk, January 2015. Credit: Luis Cotto, Egleston Square Main Street
Luis Cotto, executive director of Egleston Square Main Street, shared this snow free image from all the way back in January (seems like a lifetime ago, doesn't it?). As Cotto writes on the Egleston Square Main Street Facebook page, the Boylston Street Art Walk is "an initiative of our Egleston Coalition members JP New Economy Transition, The Urbano Project and the Egleston Farmers Market as well as the Boston Brewing Company." Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":
Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews
Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News
Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr
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A newly-painted utility box at the Arborway rotary on Centre Street. Taken November 2014 by Bob Goodman. Bob Goodman noticed this freshly-painted utility box on the Arborway rotary on Centre Street. Thanks for sharing this, Bob! Each weekday we post an image from around the neighborhood.
It's one of the rites of spring — the paint on the neighborhood's crosswalks has suffered from a long, salty winter — and City Hall needs a little help knowing which intersections are in the worst shape. Please email JP's Michael Reiskind with which crosswalks need repainting at firstname.lastname@example.org. In his role with the Public Service Committee of the JP Neighborhood Council, he'll make sure City Hall knows. Painting is generally done in April, so please email him by the end of March. Or just leave a comment below with the intersection that has lost its paint and I'll make sure it reaches him.