Happy Halloweekend

We have some very family-fun-friendly community activities coming up in the Hall this Halloween weekend!  We won’t be hosting our usual Haunted House this year, but, never fear, the good times keep on rollin’ at 191 Highland Avenue in Somerville…

On Saturday, October 29th, we’ve got a fantastic (AND FREE!) Latin Night:
Latin Night (2)
And on Sunday, October 30th from 2pm-5pm, we’ve partnered up withKnucklebones for a Family Fun Day, complete with a playspace, arts and crafts, and even some mini pumpkins to decorate (first come, first serve).  Entry is $5 per person, max $20 per family.

Learn Some Cool Halloween Makeup Tips This Sunday


When:  Sun. Oct. 23, 2016, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

About the class: Come learn essential skills to create your own special effects makeup! In the spirit of Halloween, we will be creating a zombie look involving bruises, scars, and rotting skin effects that can be used in many different Halloween looks.

  • Bite/ face cut: We will construct a bite on arm or neck from scar wax. You will learn how to apply wax to skin, molding it into the desired shape and tooth indents, and painting and adding blood. A cut or scratch may be added to the face.
  • Veins and decay: We will paint on top of the elements we added with wax. We will contour to create deep shadows under the eyes, emaciated cheeks and tendons to the neck, and will discolor the face with veins and the look of decaying skin.

In the last portion of the class, depending on how much time remains, you can continue to work with and explore the materials and skills we learned. You are encouraged to bring ideas of Halloween makeup you’d like to do and the instructor can demo or talk through how to go about bringing those ideas to life.

About the instructor: Sylvia Sword studies Theater at the University of Vermont where she started her journey into the world of theatrical makeup. She is an actor, teacher, and clown in the Boston area and she pursues makeup as an independent artist.

Click here to find out more information and to sign up.

Youth Arts Arise This Fall

The fall 2016 session for Youth Arts Arise, our FREE after school arts program for students 11-16, will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5pm,  October 4th through December 14th(excluding November 22 and 23).

To register, you can either fill in the All LanguagesYAA Form, Fall 2016 or pick one up in person from the office.

We’d  also like to ask you to consider donating to the program to help it continue.  We’re approaching the end of our initial grant funding, and are seeking additional grants but have not secured any yet.  If you’ve enjoyed the program, please consider making a contribution – any amount helps!  You can donate online here (with a note that it’s for Youth Arts Arise), or send us a check with a memo that it’s for Youth Arts Arise (payable to Arts at the Armory, mail to: 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143).
Youth Arts Arise

William Wolf Art Exhibit in the Cafe

Come check out William Wolf’s art in the Armory cafe in the Month of September.

In his most recent body of work, William Wolf is inspired by childhood narratives that have impacted him throughout his life. Wolf explores forbidden spaces and faces phobias of spaces and the threat of parental authority. He does so through abstraction, process, color and the language of non two-dimensional painting.

About the Artist: William received his BFA painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts Darmouth.

There will be an artist reception in the cafe from 6pm-9pm on Friday, September 2nd.  It’s free and open to the public — join us!