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The Community Calendar is to publicize events located in Winchester where the pubic is invited to attend. For profit businesses are allowed to post on this calendar up to 3 days per month. All submissions are subject to approval.
No holidays, events outside of Winchester or personal events are to be posted.
We are thrilled to bring Photoville back to Winchester this summer for a pop up public installation!
Creating a photographic walking trail around Judkin’s Pond, where the Griffin Museum is located, the Pop Up is a public photo installation showcasing national, international and New England artists. This year we also bring sidewalk art to downtown Winchester, featuring contemporary New England based photographic artists and featured images from the Arthur Griffin archives.
The Griffin Museum is pleased to partner with Photoville and the Winchester Cultural District to bring this Pop Up to Winchester, featuring 13 installations in photographic partnerships with the United Nations, Atlantic Magazine and Leica Camera USA, featuring the creativity and community of women and BIPOC artists alongside our local New England Photographic Community, highlighting the people and communities they inhabit.
America loves baseball, the boys of summer and our days in the sun. This exhibition features the timeless photography created by Winchester native Arthur Griffin, out of his archives housed at the Griffin Museum. Images of the Boston Braves, Red Sox and the crowds that celebrate the wins and losses of their favorite teams.
The Touchstones project is a visual conversation between artists Sal Taylor Kydd and Dawn Surratt. This project explores themes of connection, isolation and loss as well as adaptability and creativity as the world has been challenged with a life threatening pandemic. Both artists live on the East coast, separated by two thousand miles in physical terms, but less than a minute in the virtual sense. Through a series of photographic diptychs and poems, the work has evolved as a call and response, as they each responded to the other’s work, pairing photographs and writing, building on the foundation of trust and understanding that continues to grow between the two artists.
The relationship between the light that enters my house and that which shines on surrounding landscapes is my inspiration. Morning washes across my bedroom wall as the sun rises above nearby pines and oaks. At dusk, my hallway glows crimson and orange while nearby pine needles float on still water. Using the diptych format, I create small meditations about my home and the world around my home by seeking connections of light and color; inside and outside; concrete and abstract.
Though I began my series in 2019, the ongoing pandemic has imbued my images with new meaning. Like many others, I spend more time alone, more time at home, and more time with the places and people I care about.
The results are in! Over 2,000 images were submitted to our jurors Frances Jakubek and Iaritza Menjivar, and narrowed to 60. Thank you to everyone in our Griffin artist community who submitted images, making this jurying process so difficult.
We are thrilled to showcase this years artists as part of our larger creative artists community.
Whether you have a child or teen ready to perform with their peers, or you yourself would like to be matched with a group of similar musicians, Winchester Community Music School has over a dozen types of ensembles and bands for all ages and abilities. Classical, jazz, rock, world music – there’s something for everyone, from young beginners (and older beginners!) to experienced musicians. Enjoy the social experience of a group, along with the guidance and expertise of our exceptional faculty members. Placement auditions for fall semester are being held Sunday, August 28, 2-5 PM during our annual MusicFest. Video auditions will also be accepted. WCMS is a non-profit school; financial aid is available. To sign up for an audition time slot, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org. 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester.
Winchester Community Music School’s annual MusicFest is free and fun for all ages! This musical open house features outdoor and indoor activities including meet-the-instrument sessions, demo classes, live performances, a scavenger hunt with prizes, musical storytime, tours of the building, and our first-ever musical instrument yard sale. Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about group classes, ensembles, and private lessons for kids, teens, and adults. We are also auditioning for a wide range of bands and ensembles—all genres, all ages. WCMS is a non-profit school; financial aid is available. For more info, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org. 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester.