244-256 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
***In the event of rain, Evans Way Park events will be relocated EITHER inside the lobby of SFMA @ Tufts or the YMCA on Huntington Avenue. Some times have changed.
locations and times subject to change as the festival date approaches
TRILLFIT is a fitness company and we’ll be featuring a one-hour version of our signature dance cardio class.Our signature dance class blends Beyonce-worthy choreography (we love a good twerk sesh) with multiple rounds of HIIT, to sweat your way to a tighter, toned body. Sneakers Required. All levels welcome.
Wheelock Family Theatre Story Troupers
Recommended for families and children age 3 & up. Enjoy a live stage show by the WFT Story Troupers, written and directed by Beth Peters. This select ensemble of teen actors share their original show “Friends Forever”, all about friends and friendship. Visit WFT’s website for more information on their upcoming education classes and programs for students ages 4 to 18.
Tufts A Capella
Urbanity Dance Interactive Performances
Boston Flow Interactive Performances
Boston Flow was founded on collaboration, activism, and community engagement. We strive to unite Boston’s creative minds and bodies, and empower them to make a difference by doing what they love. Through hosting traveling instructors, organizing community benefit events, performing for charity, and providing free flow arts instruction to local public schools, Boston Flow is dedicated to promoting the values of balance, meditation, and fitness which are central to the concept of flow. Learn more at bostonflowproductions.com.
Anova Brasil Drumming Parade
Bennett and Xavier of Dancelujah
1:30pm-4:00pm, on the ISGM Lawn
Dancelujah is a musical family that brings diversity through culture and sound to the table. Since forming in the summer of 2014, the band has been a force in the Boston music scene. Dancelujah’s music is hip hop based but covers grounds from neo soul to psychedelic rock, to drum and bass and electronic.
Wheelock Family Theatre In The Heights Performance
Recommended for families and children age 10 & up. Join members of the cast of WFT’s upcoming production of In The Heights as they perform select numbers from the show. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Algería Hudes and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights, winnder of the 2008 Tony award for Best Musical, tells the universal story of a vibrant multi-generation community in New York’s Washington Heights – a place where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind. Performances are October 27th through November 19th.
All Day Events
Jamaica Mi Hungry Food Truck on Tetlow St.
American Therapy Booth Interactive Art Installation
The American Therapy artist cohort invites you to share your stories, advice, grievances, and celebrations about living in America. Armed with typewriters, steno pads, paint brushes, and a willingness to listen, artists will create an evolving mural reflecting your American experience. We might not solve all of our nation’s problems, but we’ll definitely remember what we love about living here and reflect on our shared experience as Americans.
Wheelock Family Theatre Info Booth
***In the event of rain, Wheelock Family Theatre events will be relocated to the lobby of the YMCA on Huntington Avenue.
Visitors are invited to learn about Wheelock Family Theatre’s many classes and performances!
Opening Our Doors Day — Abundant Voices @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
11:00am-4:30pm, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
Bring the whole family for a day of fun, creativity and culture. As part of the Opening Our Doors Gallery Walk, visitors are invited to enjoy music, hands-on making, gallery games, and dance inside the Museum and out as we celebrate Opening Our Doors!
In the Bertucci Education Studio
Through hands-on creative experimentation, explore how we can use the arts to present ourselves to the world.
In Calderwood Hall
Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff Jones Zone of Afro Flow Yoga present interactive movement and voice workshops for the whole family.
In the Living Room
African Tea Creator/Performer Obehi Janice shares stories of Colonialism and identity through the lens of tea and Malta Goya. “Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” -The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
In the Courtyard
Electric violin with Josh Knowles.
In the Galleries
Chanel Thervil offers her personal response to the Collection.
Gardner Grounds and Evan’s Way Park
Jamaica Mi Hungry Food truck, lawn games, art, and live music.
En Plein Air Painting
Visitors are invited to watch as Fenway Studios artists bring paint to life.
David H. Lowrey is a Boston painter by geography and tradition. Since the early nineteen-seventies he has been practicing the demanding art of traditional painting in the historic Fenway Studios. Trained under the painstaking tutelage of R.H. Ives Gammell, Mr. Lowrey carries on the tradition of Tarbell, Benson, Paxton and their nineteenth-century French masters – a tradition of close attention to the objective visual experience and fidelity to a craft refined through generations of artistic effort. Mr. Lowrey’s work is distinguished by the diligence and restraint of his vision and the passionate proficiency of his technique. His paintings are a testimony that the past can speak to the present – that both immediacy and permanence are possible in a modern work of art.
In 1995 Mr. Lowrey embarked on what would prove to be a fascinating question, to uncover how artists in the 17th and 18th Centuries employed the camera obscura in their work, with a particular focus on the work of the great Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675). To conduct his research he has made accurate working models of these camera obscuras from drawings of the period and used them in a north light studio very similar to Johannes Vermeer’s Studio as seen in his painting “The Music Lesson.”
Mr. Lowrey’s works have been exhibited widely throughout the United States; his paintings hang in numerous private collections in this country and in Europe as well. He carries on the teaching of traditional painting by having private students at his studio.
Gallery Affiliation: Guild of Boston Artists (Boston, MA), Patricia Hutton Galleries (Doyestown, PA)
Professional Affiliation: Fenway Studios (President), Guild of Boston Artists (Former Vice President)
Awards: Grumbacher Award, Bernard Corey Memorial Award, Numerous Best in Show Awards
Grants: E.T. Greenshield Memorial Foundation, Massachusetts Arts and Humanitites Council, Lowell Arts Council, B.G. Research
Teachers: R.H. Gammell, Robert Douglas Hunter
Education: Studio of R. H. Ives Gammell