You are invited to a reception on August 13th from 4-6pm with Somerville artist Audrey Diallo whose work will be exhibited at ROOTED Armory Café from August 8th – September 17th.
Born in the 1970s in Berlin, Germany to an American mother and German father, Audrey Diallo spent her entire life immersed in multicultural communities. Developing a love for all things creative, she pursued a degree in Graphic Design at the Atlanta College of Art, where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration.
She spent most of her career working as a graphic designer both in Germany and in the US.
While in Africa, she was deeply moved by the beauty, magic, and meaning present in African art. She was impressed by the beauty of day to day objects, the elegance of people’s day to day activities, and the grace with which people moved through even the most difficult circumstances. The artist uses her paintings to build visual bridges from her experiences in Africa to the viewer who is invited to hear the sounds, imagine the faces, and feel the connections we all share.
Audrey lives and paints in Somerville, MA with her 2 children. For more information about her work, please visit her website here.
Join us for a special concert with painter, illustrator, author, songwriter and former Guided By Voices guitarist Tobin Sprout in the Armory Performance Hall on Sunday, November 14th. Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm. Hallelujah the Hills, described as “the kind of punk rock you’d expect on stage at the roadhouse from Twin Peaks” in The Boston Herald, will open. Click here for tickets.
Sprout will be playing from his latest album, Empty Horses, on which he reinvents his craft with a stark and poignant solo album, taking a dramatic and unexpected departure from his previous work. The album is a meticulously observed study of America and Americana (not the music, but the state of mind)–an alternative American Songbook, a collection of laments to simpler times and the struggle for what’s right, peppered with an examination of faith and the search for a sense of justice. In Guided By Voices, (1986-1997, 2011-2014) Sprout penned classic songs including “Atom Eyes”, “It’s Like Soul Man”, “Gleemer”, “A Good Flying Bird”, “14 Cheerleader Coldfront”, and released solo albums on Matador, Burger and Fire Records. On tour, Sprout will be joined by his longtime band with Tommy Schichtel, Steve Vermillion and Gary Vermillion.
The Armory’s August Cafe show is now seeking submissions!
We got some feedback that a submission deadline on ArtBeat weekend was tough for some people, so we’re extending the deadline for submissions for our August Cafe exhibit, Signage, until 4 pm tomorrow (Tuesday July 18).
If you wanted to submit and just ran out of time this weekend, please submit now!
The theme of this show is “Signage” so, essentially, we are looking for depictions of street signs, indoor signs, guideposts, trail markers, etc. Basically, anything that resembles a sign is eligible (the interpretation of what is and is not a sign can be very broad and creative, but anything you submit should be somehow able to be interpreted as a sign). All mediums are welcome, as long as the work can be hung on the Cafe walls. (No large free-standing pieces, sorry!)
You can submit by emailing images of the artwork (preferably in PDF or JPG format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Original format will be requested subsequently for all pieces selected
for the show.) Please mention the artist name, piece name, medium, and size in your email.
The deadline for submissions has been extended: 4 pm on Tuesday July 18!
Maximum 5 submissions per artist. Please combine multiple submissions into one email.
No fee to submit.
Deadline for submissions: July 18, 4:00pm
Selection notifications: July 18-19
Art dropoff for selected pieces: July 26-31 (latest by noon on July 31; we’ll hang the art that afternoon)
Exhibit runs: August 1-31
Reception: August 5, 2-4pm
You are responsible for transporting any selected pieces to/from the Armory.
All pieces must be ready to be hung at the time of drop-off.
You may also provide artist statements, flyers, and/or business cards for distribution at the exhibit if you wish.
You decide whether your work is for sale, and at what price. Note the Armory takes a 20% commission on all artwork sales.
This is an all-ages show; anyone can submit, and subject matter must be suitable for all ages to view.
Politics Free Comedy Show! Need a break from the world and a good laugh? Come see these great Comics. (For Free!!!)
Graig Murphy Mike Koutrobis Tony V Stephen Bjork John David
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 8pm-11pm:
Roast Battle began at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles by co-creators Brian Moses and Rell Battle and has expanded to comedy festivals and new venues around the country. It’s a no holds barred display of verbal violence. Comedians go at each other one at a time, for three rounds with guest judges deciding who is the victor. It’s been packing The Belly Room in LA on a weekly basis since 2013 and for the last few months at New York Comedy Club. After a successful debut in November at The Boston Comedy Festival and a jammed show in January, Roast Battle Returns once again to Somerville for a truly unique one night only spectacle.