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Maud Morgan Arts comprises a full arts program of classes and workshops for all ages, the Chandler Gallery, and a collection of original art by noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999). The agency works to reflect the diversity and talents of the community, bringing people together to make art, share art, and support visual arts education. Maud Morgan Arts is a program under the umbrella of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, a private non-profit organization that has provided quality programs and services in Cambridge for over 40 years.

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At this printmaking show, books the size of a penny comprise a tiny library, a giant paper rose blooms in in the corner, and rolled paper strands pour down from a swirl of copper tubing. “Prints as Sculpture” at the Chandler Gallery features sculptures that utilize at least one aspect of printmaking. Curated by artists Rhoda Rosenberg and Boriana Kantcheva, the exhibit explores how adding the dimension of depth can open up new possibilities for prints.

 

“I think a lot of artists do not like to look back at old work or even be associated with it,” says artist Aja Johnson. “But I believe there is very important artistic genetic code buried deep in those earlier works.” Johnson’s upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery charts her artistic journey from monochromatic pen-and-inks to intensely colorful acrylics. The abstract drawings and paintings convey, according to Johnson, a "desire for communication, catharsis or release."

 

Join us to make a silly hat or mask with our art instructors, eat some pizza, and then join the HONK! Parade as it passes down Mass Ave and marches into Harvard Square!

No registration needed, so come on a whim and bring family and friends!

Sunday, October 8, 11am-1pm

For all ages

$5 per person includes materials and lunch

The saying goes “one man’s trash is another’s treasure,” but for Woomin Kim, it’s more than that: it’s art yet to be created. Her unique use of found and discarded fibers, such as glass from littered broken bottles or even old hair extensions, will be featured in an upcoming installation at the Chandler Gallery entitled “Urban Nest Project: Greater Boston.” Kim’s work is part of the 2017 Spirit Awards honoring Jason Weeks, Executive Director of the Cambridge Arts Council, to benefit Maud Morgan Arts.

Artist Alexandra Sheldon’s sketches of Cambridge speak to locals. In “Sketches of Cambridge,” her upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery, Sheldon eschews city squares and tourist hot-spots and finds beauty in the paved streets, traffic cones, bare tree limbs, and power lines of residential neighborhoods.

For 30 years, artist Bill Flynn has been collecting crushed gloves. He is fascinated by the way the random creases reshape each glove into a visually exciting flat piece. Flynn’s glove collection served as a major influence for his latest show at the Chandler Gallery: Each drawing borrows the techniques of folding and flattening to incorporate fortuitous rips and edges as part of the finished work.

 

At dusk, a figure creeps through the bushes toward the open window of a house. The legs are visible, but the figure’s head and torso are hidden in a mass of white strands, like yarn or fur. Sarah Wentworth’s photograph, “Rugosa Window,” is one of the pieces in the Chandler Gallery’s 2017 Small Works Salon.

Artist Gerry Bergstein uses his studio floor as “an archaeological site in which to explore my own mind.” For over a decade, he has added paint and collage to an ever-evolving studio installation that serves as a figurative and literal starting point for his artwork. The pieces in Bergstein’s upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery combine photographs of his studio collage with additional visual elements, intentionally blurring the lines between photography, painting and collage.

 “Any successful photograph is a gift,” says photographer Robin Z. Boger. “A gift of place, of people and of spirit.” In an upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery, Boger’s photographs of city and rural life in Cuba appear alongside Sean Kernan’s photographs taken at a boxing club in Kampala, Uganda. “We both went into other universes than our own,” says Kernan. “But our responses were quite different.”

 

 

Through January 6th, “Drawn From Within: Work by ABC and MMA Staff and Faculty” is at the Chandler Gallery. The show displays the hidden talents of the people who work behind the scenes to run children’s programs, art classes, community activities for seniors, and a neighborhood council. The variety of artwork (including prints, sculpture, drawings, paintings and more) affirms that creativity takes many forms and springs from many sources.