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First Thursday Art Walk: November 2nd 6-8 PM

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Join us this Thursday, November 2nd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 8pm! Work from our featured artist, Joni Lohr, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: November 2nd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Joni Lohr

My love of photography came from my dad. He was always taking photos of family events, and I had to do the same. I started with a Kodak Brownie camera and eventually graduated to an instamatic. The photos weren’t great technically, but I had memories that I could look at over and over again.

In my early 20’s, a friend gave me a Yashica-Mat Twin Lens Reflex camera. I had no idea what I was doing, but went to a local park and took pictures of trees, the terrain, and two young boys who were playing there. I loved the clarity of the photos, discovered I had an eye for composition, and fell in love with capturing the world around me, especially the people. Fifty years later, I’m still indulging that passion, although with more sophisticated equipment.

My most recent obsession is photographing abandoned buildings. Returning to visit family in Detroit where I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, I see the ghosts and remnants of the powerful factories and dense, lively neighborhoods of my childhood. It has made me contemplate, in the world and in my own life as I get older, what remains and what is lost. There is a spirit that remains in these places and these objects, magic totems that resist the rust and rot of their circumstances. Everywhere I travel, I look for lost buildings to save in photographs.

My work has been exhibited at the Morini Gallery, the Charles Fine Arts Gallery, JP Open Studios’ Art Projections (Juror’s Choice Award), Unlimited Sotheby’s International Jamaica Plain, Menino Art Center, TILL Wave Gallery, Gallery 160, and Fusco & Four Modern.

jonilohr@gmail.com
www.jonilohr.com
On Facebook: Joni Lohr Photography

 

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade This Saturday and Sunday

Come see our lanterns Saturday and Sunday starting at 6pm! With a tradition beginning in 1984, the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade promises some great family-friendly activities and an all around fun event before the end of October. Be sure to stop by and view the beautiful lantern displays, or even make one of your own!

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First Thursday Art Walk: October 5th 6-8 PM

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Join us this Thursday, October 5th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 8pm! Work from our featured artist, David Dauer, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: October 5th 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About David Dauer

This group of paintings at Sotheby’s begins with free-flowing drawings with some topic in mind at a subconscious level, which evolves into a dialogue of the human experience. Lately religious and political events have become quite evident. Fish usually inhabit my canvases. I’ve come to realize that they, in many cases, are my personal eyes on the events.
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As a youth I would go to the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and sit for countless hours looking at Paul Gauguin’s “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” This one painting had a profound affect on me. Others who helped shape me were Morris Louis, Stuart Davis, and Milton Avery.

With all the lessons of my past I am intent on being my own person and not influenced by the trends of today or even yesterday. My old professor/mentor, Edward Togneri (UMass Dartmouth) always told me to follow my heart and let the SELF come out in my work.

COLOR, COLOR, COLOR. STORY, STORY, STORY.

Truth in myself.

Hopefully these paintings show this and will be a stepping-stone for my future work.

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

First Thursday Art Walk: September 7th 6-8 PM

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Join us this Thursday, September 7th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 8pm! Work from our featured artist, C.J. Lori, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: September 7th 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About C.J. Lori
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C.J. Lori is an oil painter living in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her work reflects her interest in literature, anthropology and psychology, as well as an abiding fascination with the natural world. Often called “Neo-surrealism” or “magic realism,” Ms. Lori’s paintings explore the complex relationship between humanity and the environment. She exaggerates or distorts color, form and composition to emphasize sensations that are often contradictory: clarity and mystery, excitement and sorrow, beauty and decay.

Ms. Lori’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New England, and in New York and Chicago. She had a solo exhibition, C. J. Lori: Come Fly With Me, in June, 2017 at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. Her work has been shown at the Danforth Museum in Framingham in OFF THE WALL, Community of Artists, and Figure, Fantasy and Illusion, Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection. In 2007, she won first prize in Paint!, a national exhibition juried by artist Gerry Bergstein at the South Shore Arts Center.

Committed to art activism, Ms. Lori served in 1997 as First Vice-President of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, and for several years as President of the Boston Chapter. Ms. Lori is represented by Galatea Fine Art in Boston and 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington. Her other interests include reading (especially Henry James), traveling, watching professional football, and walking her dog.

 

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

First Thursday Art Walk: August 3rd 6-8pm

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Join us Thursday, August 3rd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artists, Andrea Potter and Angela Mark, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: August 3rd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Andrea Potter
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I am a local artist who paints and draws using a variety of media, including gouache, acrylics and oil pastels. I tend to favor landscapes populated with human elements and artifacts. Lately I have been exploring nocturnal scenes. I’ve found oil pastels to be a perfect medium for rendering this elusive and mysterious time—allowing for sources of light (both on and off paper) to coexist with objects and figures residing in deep blue and green shadow. I also find oil pastels to constitute an interesting marriage of drawing and painting. I happily share studio space in Hyde Park with two other artists.

About Angela Mark
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Angela studied art at the New England School of Art & Design and at The School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA. Since the early 1980s Angela has been in exhibits in Europe and throughout the US. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The International Electrographic Art Museum, Cuenca, Spain, Wadsworth Library, Hartford, Conn, the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Museum, Miami, Florida, University at Buffalo, NY, Sandoz Pharmaceutical, NJ and the Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DCAlso an illustrator, her work has appeared in many publications including the New York Quarterly Book Review, The Science Fiction Eye, Spirit of Change Magazine and Inequity Press.

 

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

Featured Rental: Enchanting Two Bedroom Near Jamaica Pond

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Exclusive Listing: Eliot Street – Jamaica Plain

$4000/month, Available September 1st

A unique opportunity to live across from Jamaica Pond and enjoy stunning views everyday. Gracious living and entertaining in this furnished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on two levels. Set in the former Children’s Museum complex, this unit is preserved with many historic and splendid details including crown molding, wood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Contemporary renovated kitchen, grand living room with dining and study areas to either side and two bedrooms on lower level complete the living space. Newer kitchen and baths have ceramic tiled floors. A small storage room and in-unit laundry are included. A patio, with high fence for privacy, is adjacent to kitchen for a morning cafe. Close to the Arboretum, to Longwood Medical area, or Downtown Boston. Enjoy the Jamaica Plain restaurants, cafes, shops and parks. Near Franklin Park Golf and public transportation. There two parking spaces included in the rent.

To learn more about this Jamaica Plain rental, contact our rental department at: 617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton) or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

See the Eliot Street rental here or find other rentals on unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Jamaica Plain

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as it is so unique. Home to many of the jewels in the “Emerald Necklace”, Jamaica Plain has an abundance of green space for the outdoor enthusiast. This, combined with its artsy flair, easy access to downtown, and community feel make Jamaica Plain a top destination for Boston area residents.

Want to see more rentals in Jamaica Plain? Check out Jamaica Plain rentals here, or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Listing: Dreamy Cape Cod Style Single Family in Jamaica Plain

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Exclusive Listing: 44-C Burroughs Street – Jamaica Plain

Offered at $950,000

Dreamy setting tucked off of tree-lined Burroughs Street, centrally located in Jamaica Plain’s Pondside neighborhood. Well cared for 1960 Cape Cod style single family renovated 2011 – 2015. First floor flows from living room with wood burning fireplace to dining room through to sun splashed cook’s kitchen, stainless appliances and granite countertops, perfect for entertaining. Good sized bedroom/den and full bathroom. Second floor has 2 large bedrooms with ample closets and a full bathroom. Walk out of the kitchen to a fenced outdoor area, welcoming you to a private city oasis. Tree shaded patio perfect for grilling and lounging while surrounded by beautifully maintained landscaping. Keep your tools in the shed. Full basement with laundry and tons of storage. 2 unobstructed driveway parking spaces directly out front. Ideal location in the heart of JP Center, easy access to Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping all along bustling Centre Street.

Listing Agent: Josh Brett, 617.543.4185, josh.brett@unlimitedsir.com
Susan Scheele, 857.472.4653, susan.scheele@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 44 C-Burroughs Street here or visited unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Jamaica Plain

With a very different style that distinguishes itself from more traditional Boston neighborhoods, exhibited by their eclectic restaurants and avant-garde charm, it’s hard to categorize Jamaica Plain, or JP as locals call it, as it is so unique. Home to many of the jewels in the “Emerald Necklace”, Jamaica Plain has an abundance of green space for the outdoor enthusiast. This, combined with its artsy flair, easy access to downtown, and community feel make Jamaica Plain a top destination for Boston area residents.

First Thursday Art Walk: July 8th 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, July 8th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, James Austin Cole will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: July 8th 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

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Artist’s Statement

“I like the idea of being an artist out of time, somehow transported to this century like a modern day Rip Van Winkle.”

James studied traditional painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, which has a long and great history of figurative painting. He loves art of the Victorian era, particularly the academic painters in 19th century France. His paintings follow the Classical methods taught over a hundred years ago, that are now out of vogue.

Even though his work at first glance seems very traditional, his influences are anything but. Even his most figurative paintings will have something of the bizarre or grotesque.

His most recent series is pure pop! Pop and nothing but the pop! Pop goes the Pez. Andy Warhol had his soup cans, James has Pez. What could be more fun than Pop Art? When it’s Pez! Forget the soup cans – Pez have come to life to delight and entertain you.

Pez makes the world go round.

Contact: jamesaustincole.comjamesac38@yahoo.com | 617.272.0053

First Thursday Art Walk, June 1st 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, June 1st, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artists, Wendy Gonick and Michael Shores, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: June 1st 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Wendy Gonick

Wendy Gonick is a visual artist and graphic designer living and working in Arlington, MA. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a member of the Concord Art Association and has participated in group exhibitions
throughout the greater Boston area.

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“Each of my collages develops organically—from the hunt for the perfect images and scraps of paper, to the dance of moving the pieces around, to the moment when the collage begins to reveal itself, to the final decision to glue the pieces into a cohesive whole.”

My focus is creating works on paper, and I have spent the past few years concentrating on collage. Enticed by the possibilities hidden in found imagery, my goal is to distill each bit down to distinct portions in order to create unexpected juxtapositions that seem both natural, surprising and in some cases whimsical.

Themes include interstellar landscapes, surreal compositions, imaginary devotional figures, and a new direction utilizing vintage postcards. Named the Travelogue Series in reference to the inclusion of old postcards, I enjoy the challenge of integrating these time-worn artifacts into my work, giving them a new life and letting them communicate once again.

Contact:  wgonick.ebsqart.com | wendyg_tabularasa@comcast.net | 781.643.1056


About Michael Shores

Michael Shores has been an exhibiting artist since 1974. He ran two art galleries, created American Living Magazine and has performed music extensively. His artwork has been featured in numerous books and magazines and is in many museum collections. He lives and works in Boston, MA.

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What types of visions are conjured up while staring at a wall covered in bird droppings? Da Vinci pondered this as well as Salvador Dali and maybe every other artist with half a soul. With my paintings I attempt to give form to those entities that only can be viewed by a  certain kind of creative being.

My visions are not just a product of my imagination but a representation of a real place, an otherworld. When I am creating an automatic drawing, a painting or a piece of music I go into a trance-like condition. Only in this manner can I access those entities in the otherworld.

In the process of creating this type of art I am not even consciously aware of what I am doing, although the meaning of it becomes clear later. This is not “planned art” but one that evolves naturally.

The Otherworld is not a place to escape to but a place to learn from. Just because these beings are not human does not mean that they cannot teach us things. The creatures which inhabit my paintings are certainly otherworldly if nothing else.

Contact: sharkartstudios.com | sharkart@earthlink.net

 

 

 

Hidden Gem: The Church of the Covenant

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The Church of the Covenant located at 67 Newbury Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, is a historic church and a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1865-1867 by the Central Congregational Church its stunning interior is defined by the work of Tiffany & Co.

Constructed in the Gothic Revival style with puddingstone it was one of the first churches to relocate to the Back Bay and was funded with donations by Benjamin Bates, an industrialist who founded Bates College. It has a 240-foot high steeple that looms over the Bunker Hill Monument. In the 1890s the sanctuary was re-modelled by Tiffany & Co. with stained-glass windows, mosaics and an electric-light chandelier. The church has the largest intact Tiffany-designed ecclesiastical interior in its original location in America.

The Tiffany windows are important elements of the exquisite Tiffany church interior.  All totaled there are 42 Tiffany windows – 22 ornamental windows in the clerestory and 20 figure windows throughout the sanctuary.  They all include “opalescent” glass with subtle tones and variations that create painterly effects. The windows were created by Tiffany’s finest designers in a variety of styles – linear, Pre-Raphaelite, mosaic. classical and Art Nouveau.

The church was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012 (as “Central Congregational Church”) in recognition of its unique interior decorations.

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