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Where Will You WOO - Week of May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

Where will you WOO during the week of May 18? 

Thursday, May 18

Works from the 2017 Visual Arts Studio Concentration Seminar

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 

College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

HOURS: M - F 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat Noon - 5 p.m., closed Sat, May 20
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will show the work of graduating senior visual arts majors in Re: Visual Arts Studio Concentration Seminar Exhibition, which will be on view from Thursday, April 27 through graduation day, Friday, May 26. Participating students are Aiden Duffy, Katie Evans, Emily Mutkoski, John Silveira, Allison Thiel, Mary Welsh, and Kei Ving Wong.

Visual Arts students who have participated in the year-long Senior Concentration Seminar, a course that is the capstone experience for the Studio Art major, earn their place in the gallery by developing a body of work over the course of both the fall and spring semesters. 

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Friday, May 19 

Bubbles

EcoTarium 
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

Everyone loves bubbles, and our seasonal outdoor exhibit gives kids (and grownups) of all ages a chance to make loads and loads of sudsy bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Experiment with how they are formed, the colors they produce, and their amazing properties. And while you're having fun making all those bubbles, you'll learn about such things as surface tension, evaporation and light reflection.

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Saturday, May 20 

The 17th ArtsWorcester Biennial

ArtsWorcester 
660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Come view the "Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial" during gallery hours, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment, through June 2, 2017. 

Gallery hours through June 2: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment.

Since 1985, the ArtsWorcester Biennial has exhibited the region’s best visual art, with an extraordinary range of works by leading and emerging artists. This year’s independent juror was Samantha Cataldo, of the Currier Museum of Art, who selected 56 works from a pool of 330 submissions.

In addition to a $1,000 cash prize, this year’s winner of the Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show will have an installation in the galleries at the Worcester Art Museum in the 2017-18 season. All prizes will be announced at the opening reception.

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Sunday, May 21 

Crafty Art & Upcycling

5:00 PM-7:00 PM 

Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604

Feed your artistic soul while having fun creating decorative crafts in the relaxing setting of a wildlife sanctuary. Have a bunch of buttons to get rid of? Turn them into works of art! Are old magazines cluttering your house? Turn them into an artistic, rolled-paper bowl. Having a garden party and need rustic looking lights? Create your own from found materials. This is a great chance to give yourself some "me" time while meeting other like-minded, crafty people and reusing household items. No artistic experience necessary. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087

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Monday, May 22

John O'Reilly: A Studio Odyssey

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Lauded by The New York Times as one of our greatest living artists of mysterious, erudite, and confounding photomontages, John OReilly creates intricate assemblages that fuse together art history, literature, and autobiography. Nationally celebrated, OReilly is a Worcester-based artist whose composite artworks investigate eroticism and violence, often through the inclusion of self-portraiture.

This exhibition examines the close affinity OReilly has with the literary works of Jean Genet, Constantine Cavafy, and Henry James. The presentation is a visual journey through these identifications as they reflect time, freedom, and order. It also explores the way he uses art historical references to enhance the depth of his self-expression.

Related event: Opening reception with the Artist; Thursday, May 18, 5-8pm. Free with Museum admission.

Generous support for John O'Reilly: A Studio Odyssey has been provided in part by the following: Stephen J. Javaras and Robert A. Collins; Marlene and David Persky; Louis Wiley, Jr.; the Douglas Cox and Edward Osowski Fund for Photography; James E. Hogan III; and through a media partnership with Worcester Magazine.

Image: Two as Three, 1988, Polaroid montage, Courtesy of the Artist

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Tuesday, May 22 

 

Forest Bathing for Dog Owners

Tower Hill Botanic Garden 
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
 

Instructor: Nadine Mazzola and Juliet (the dog)

Learn how to do Forest Bathing invitations with your dog. Your dog will even be your guide! Hate to leave your dog behind? Me too, so I've developed my own way of bringing these two things together combining my experience as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and a dog owner. Spending time in nature with my dog and Shinrin Yoku are two of my favorite things to do. Using our senses to slow down and bring us to the present moment is the way of a Shinrin Yoku walk. So often our walks can be something we have to get done, rushed or full of conversation on our phones. Instead, learn how to make part of your walk a time to slow down, connect and release the stress in the Shinrin Yoku way. Even make it part of a mindfulness practice. Yes, even with your dog!

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Wednesday, May 23 

"Dresses: Fight or Flight" by Alicia Dwyer

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, January 28, 2017 - July 15, 2017

ArtsWorcester 
660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
 

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Related Slideshow: 25 Things to Look Forward to This Spring in New England - 2017

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Boston Calling 2017 

Boston Calling, the first New England music festival of the season kicks off in downtown Boston on the weekend of May 26 to the 28.

The festival features performances from Chance the Rapper, Mumford & Sons and many more. 

Click here for more information. 

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Providence Waterfire 

One of the best parts about Spring and Summer is the return of Waterfire

Providence WaterFire has grown to be an iconic Rhode Island event. Starting out in 1994 to celebrate it has grown to run continuously, once a month, from May-November and boasts over 80 blazing fires in the middle of the Providence River. 

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Playing Golf at Harbor Lights

Tee it up at Harbor Lights Country Club and dive right into golf season. 

The Spring is a great time to get warmed up and get some swings in before the heart of the season hits in the summer.  

Enjoy being back out on the course. Save the super serious golf for the summer. 

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Going For Walks/Runs Outside Without Shivering on East Bay Bike Path

You can go outside and go for a walk or a run without shivering the entire time. 

Spring is a great time to exercise and the East Bay Bike Path is a great place to do it. 

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Hiking at Purgatory Chasm in Massachusetts 

The chasm is ¼ mile long and runs between giant granite rock, sometimes standing at 70 feet high! You do have to pay to park ($5 MA residents, $6 for you out-of-staters), but exploring the reservation is completely free. 

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Easter Egg Hunts 

Easter is a great holiday. It is always great to spend time with friends and family and of course for those with kids, it's a great day for Easter egg hunts in the backyard or around the neighborhood. 

 

PHOTO: Ross Mayfield/flickr

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April Fools Day 

Time to start planning out what pranks and tricks you are going to pull off on April 1. 

April Fools Day is always an exciting day because you never know what is going to happen. 

While you are planning your pranks, beware of any that may be played on you. 

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Playing Tennis 

Time to break those rackets out and hit outdoor courts because Tennis season is here. 

No need to go hard right away, ease into the season. 

Have a great Tennis season. 

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Planting Flowers 

Get the gardening tools ready because gardening season is just about here. 

Head to your local garden shop, find the best flowers you can and plant away. 

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Lower Heating Bills

As winter will come to a close New Englanders could look forward to spending less money on heating bills.

Although the bitter cold is hitting New England hard, and also therefore hitting their wallets hard, this brutal cold streak will soon come to an end and we'll be able to turn down our thermostats save some cash.

photo credit: Images Money/Flickr

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Fishing Season

Get your rods and reels ready because with the approach of warmer weather comes the return of fishing seasons. While some New England states allow for fishing year round, many New England states have opening days for trout fishing that begin in early April. Although there is still a plentiful amount of snow on the ground, fishing season is right around the corner.

photo credit: Grand River Conservation Authority/Flickr

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Sun Dresses

Sun dresses. Sun Dresses. Sun Dresses. With the approach of spring, it means that sundresses are almost back! Sundresses are a fun way to show off how hard you've been working to keep the weight off all winter long.

photo credit: jessejamesjake vintage

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Boston Marathon

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon takes place on Patriots' Day. Catch the annual Red Sox early Patriots Day game, then head down to Boylston St to cheer on the runners.

It's a Boston and New England tradition.

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Bicycling on the Central Mass Rail Trail 

Once the streets are clear of ice and snow and the temperatures rise, one of the most fun things to do in New England is to jump on a bike and go for a nice long ride. There are plenty of bike paths to explore at your leisure, and many cities like Providence, Boston, and Worcester are beginning to make city streets much more bike friendly.

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Newport Restaurant Week 

Newport's Spring Restaurant week features more than 50 restaurants serving three-course meals at great prices. 

Restaurants include The Mooring, The Black Pearl, Brix at Newport Vineyards and many more.  

Newport Restaurant week begins on March 27 and goes until April 7 

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Goodbye Snow 

While this winter was not all that bad as far as snow is concerned, it will be nice to know it is gone for awhile and there is no need to worry about it. 

Well... we can only hope. 

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Boating

One ritual of the spring that many New Englanders are looking forward to is getting the boat back in the water. After the brutal winter we've had, boaters are chomping at the bit to get back on the water and enjoy our awesome waterfronts and bays.

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Walking the Newport Cliff Walk

The Cliff Walk is one of Newport’s most famous attractions is its gilded age mansions lining the coast. Entry to the mansions will cost a fee, but with the Cliff Walk, you can enjoy views of the mansions with amazing views of the water all for free.

The 3.5 mile long path runs behind the mansions on the eastern shore of Newport. It is a National Recreation Trail – the first in New England! The majority of the walk is easy, but be sure to wear good shoes; the sand can make the path slippery. 

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Road Trip!

Say goodbye to the black ice, the five foot snow drifts, and (hopefully) the potholes. As the ice melts and we reclaim our streets from the snow, we're looking forward to rolling down our windows and going for a cruise.

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Outdoor Dining at Boat House Restaurant in Newport 

Newport Restaurant Group made this a must-visit spot several years ago and now the expected accolades have followed.

The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled.

Enjoy a nice glass of wine with some lobster fritters that had sweet corn and a chipotle mayo and followed that with pan-roasted George’s Bank scallops with a delightful spring pea risotto, pea greens from Allen Farm and a citrus emulsion.

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Spring Vacation on Block Island 

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and take a spring vacation to Block Island and enjoy all they have to offer. 

Maybe a spa? a swim? Some shopping? there are plenty of options. 

If Block Island doesn't do it for you, Newport is also a great place to take a break.

Or maybe do both. 

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Visiting Arcadia National Park in Maine

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park.

The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast.

Visit Acadia and hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Newport Craft Beer Festival 

The 5th annual Newport Craft Beer Festival is set for Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at Newport Storm Brewery. 

The event will bring in brewers from as far away as California and as close as Newport. 

it is a 21+ celebration. 

Click here for more information. 

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No More Winter Coats 

It is time to shed those big bulky winter coats. 

Instead, grab a vest or a sweater and put those coats deep in a closet.

Good riddance. 

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Summer is Next 

A reason to look forward to Spring? 

Because summer is next and soon we will all be sitting by the pool with a summer cocktail. 

 
 

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