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December 19, 2014

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Friday, December 19, 2014

End Day Law School Fall Final Exams (Multi-Day Event)
Final exams for the fall semester - 2014.
All Day Chanukah (Multi-Day Event)

Jewish holyday: Chanukah (Dedication) begins at sunset the evening before the 25th day of the month of Kislev, in remembrance of how the vastly outnumbered Jews, led by the Maccabees, miraculously won a major victory in 168 BCE against the occupying Syrians, who had outlawed Judaism and defiled the Temple of Jerusalem by worshipping idols of Greek Gods. After their victory, the Jews rededicated the Holy Temple to G-D by relighting the ner tamid (Eternal Light), but there was only enough oil for one day. Miraculously, the oil lasted 8 days, until more could be secured, so the light of the Temple could burn constantly.[i] A celebration of Jewish identity, religious freedom, and the triumph of light over darkness, the Festival of Lights is characterized by lighting an additional candle in the menorah each night. Other customs include making latkes, giving children Chanukah gelt (money or chocolate coins), and playing dreidel (a spinning top with the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hei and shin which stands for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, meaning "a Great Miracle Happened There”).[ii]

                                               
All Day Karl Stevens + Raul Gonzalez Two Artists and Their Books: The Lodger and Lowriders in Space

Karl Stevens  + Raul Gonzalez, Two Artists and Their Books: The Lodger and Lowriders in Space from December 4, 2014 to January 25, 2015. There will be a reception and Book signing Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

This exhibition focuses on each of the artist’s published books. They both straddle a range of influences – illustration, graffiti, comic books, as well as nods to the history of painting.  Stevens and Gonzalez will present original drawings and paintings from their respective books.  This is an exciting opportunity to peer behind the text, and experience the work of these two extraordinary Boston artists.

Karl Stevens’ book The Lodger is so carefully and convincingly drawn from life that it’s tempting to assume the whole thing is real. It is built around a year’s worth of the weekly comic strip “Failure” which he drew for the Boston Phoenix, having spent several years there as the official cartoonist. The strip’s title is both a characteristic bit of self-deprecation and a sequel to Stevens’ earlier work “Succe$$.” His award winning series consisted of realistic renditions of people and the creation of small, slice-of-life profiles filled with wit and profundity.

Raul Gonzalez’s first graphic novel is co-created with writer Cathy Camper; Lowriders in Space, is published by Chronicle Books and debuts in the fall of 2014. The three main characters, Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. Their favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. Striking art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book educates and entertains in equal measure.

 

All Day Last Day to Register for Winter Session
Last Day to Register for Winter Session
12:00 AM St. Nicholas Day
Orthodox Christian holyday: The Feast Day of St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra, who was influencial in present-day Turkey in the 4th century, during the reign of Constantine the Great.[i] Like Roman Catholics, Orthodox Christians observe St. Nicholas Day on December 6th but because they keep to the ancient Julian calendar (established by Caesar in 45 BCE) it falls on December 19th of the Gregorian calendar most of the world uses today (established by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582).[ii] The British “Father Christmas” and American “Santa Claus” were derived from the St. Nicholas tradition and conflated with the celebration of Christmas.[iii]


[i]  Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America. “Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra.” http://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints_view?contentid=325

[ii] Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. “Feast of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady, Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.” http://www.goarch.org/special/listen_learn_share/vmnativity/index_html

[iii] Go East Europe. “St. Nicholas Day in Eastern Europe.” http://goeasteurope.about.com/od/easterneuropeanculture/a/St-Nicholas-Day-In-Eastern-Europe.htm

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Imaginal/Imagining the World at the Adams Gallery

An exhibit of artwork from the faculty of the New England School of Art & Design

The theme "Imaginal" refers to the imaginary, to the image, and also to certain cells in butterflies that allow for metamorphosis and transformation. 

The Adams Gallery is free and open to the public.

Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.



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