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past events: 2007

15 January 2007, 8 p.m., OpenSound, at The Nave

$5. gdg, solo saxophone; Bowed Metal (Peter Warren and Matt Samolis, bowed metal); Alban Bailly, guitar; Dustin Hurt, trumpet and/or accordion; Paul Niedhardt, percussion; Jack Wright, saxophones.

21 January 2007, 3 p.m., The Serenata Chamber Musicians at The Nave
$10 general admission (children 12 and under free). Musical Montage a showcase of classical, jazz, and folk music. Join us for a wine reception following the concert and meet the musicians!

27 January 2007, 7-9 p.m., David Thorne Scott, at The Nave

David Thorne Scott
$5. Children welcome. David Thorne Scott's jazz vocal CD "Shade" was chosen as as top pick of 2004 by the International Jazz Education Journal alongside such luminaries as Andy Bey and Mark Murphy. His music is characterized by startling reimaginings of jazz standards, intriguing original compositions, and barnburning scat improvisation. Come hear him jam with a few of his fellow Berklee professors, including Mark Shilansky, John Funkhouser, and Daryl Lowery.

4 February 2007, 3 p.m., Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World, at The Nave


16 February-18 March 2007, 'The Vessel as Metaphor' at The Nave
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Sculpture and installation, 3 Dimensional explorations by nine artist.

16 February 2007, 6-8 p.m., Opening reception, 'The Vessel as Metaphor' at The Nave
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Featuring a performance by Rebecca Parker.

16 February 2007, 8-9 p.m., "ZOOM- Lost and Found" at The Nav

FREE! "ZOOM- Lost and Found" gives you the inside story about the PBS network's second highest rated show from someone who was there from the start. It's a totally unique, interactive documentary combining rare film and video clips, music, interviews and (sometimes) hilarious anecdotes. This show debuted last summer in Austin Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and had its local debut at MIT's Stata Center just a few weeks ago.

18 February 2007, 3-4 p.m.: Serenata Chamber Musicians at The Nave

$10 general admission (children 12 and under free). Featuring: Monica Mitchell, violin, Katie Franich, cello, and Timothy Blalock, piano. Program: Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque No. 2, and Mendelssohn, Songs without Words Book VII, Opus 85.

24 February 2007, Fleamarket at The Nave

Donations sought! Gently used clothes, books, records, household items requested. Any unsold items will be donated to Goodwill; so sorry, please no TVs, computers or used children's plastic toys. All proceeds go to fund the Nave Gallery Guest Curator Program.

24 February 2007, 7:30-9:30 p.m., SABI Arts at The Nave
$5. And so they sang an evening of cotemporary folk music. Featuring Karl Cronin (cello-folk songster), Chris Cronin (acoustic non-folk folk from Amherst), and Brendan Murphy (folky troubadour, of Northampton fame). Each of these three songwriters offers a unique, fresh perspective on the world, love, and the kinds of challenges that always seem to sound better in hindsight.  Come out for an evening of good tunes and crafty lyricism.

3 March 2007, 8 p.m., Trio Music: Improvisational forms based on Ben Schwendener’s Children’s Music at The Nave


4 March 2007, 1 p.m., Gallery talk with curators, 'The Vessel as Metaphor' at The Nave
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10 March 2007, 11-1 p.m., Pancake breakfast at The Nave

Somerville Arts Council
$6. Guest chefs: Somerville Arts Council.

18 March 2007, 3-4 p.m., Serenata Chamber Musicians at The Nave

$10 general admission (children 12 and under free).

30 March–15 April 2007, 'Happy Birthday Rrose Selavy!' at The Nave

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30 March, 6-8 p.m., Opening Reception, 'Happy Birthday Rrose Selavy!' at The Nave
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30 March 2007, 8 p.m., Trio Music: Improvisational forms based on Ben Schwendener’s Children’s Music at The Nave

27 April–27 May 2007, 'The Green Line' at The Nave
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27 April 2007, 6-8 p.m., Opening Reception, 'The Green Line' at The Nave
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28 April 2007, 8 p.m., The Bill Horvitz Band, Jazz at The Nave
Original jazz featuring Steve Adams sax/flute, Harris Eisenstadt drums, Bill Horvitz, guitar. Exciting and unique music that combines jazz, blues, rock, funk, classical, and more. The band moves with fluid grace between tight compositions and improvised solo and ensemble work, communicating with a telepathic rapport.

5-6 May 2007, 12-6 p.m., Somerville Open Studios at The Nave
Somerville Open StudiosGreen Room Portrait Fundraiser
Eleven artists showing work, 2nd Annual SOS Music Festival (free), The Art Cafe and the Green Room Portrait Fundraiser. Plus SOS After Dusk:Special Outdoor Green lighting effects by Todd Sargent.

5 May 2007, 2nd Annual SOS Music Festival at The Nave

Somerville Open Studios
Josiah & Emil Altschuler classical crossover violin recital, violin pianist, cello combined with folk, bluegrass, rock. • Clarinetist Glenn Dickson (from Naftule's Dream) combines the human warmth of the clarinet with electronic techniques developed by Brian Eno to create other-worldly soundscapes and hypnotic tone poems. • Brown Bird is a Boston and Portland, ME based trio comprised of David Lamb, Jeremy Robinson and Jerusha Robinson. Together they employ hushed vocals, cello, accordion, guitar, banjo and sparse percussion to blend their influences of depression era americana, eastern european folk, sea shanties, classical and indie rock into beautifully crafted songs with arrangements that often feel as pensive and disquieting as their lyrics. • Pianist Eileen Feldman will present an hour of "PRELUDES"- finely crafted musical jewels of pith, presence, and personality by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, and others. • Astro Al is what it would sound like if William Shatner was the lead singer for the Doors. Astro Al is 50's B movie music madness for spaced out adults.

6 May 2007, 2nd Annual SOS Music Festival at The Nave
Somerville Open Studios
John O'Hara and Somerville go together like peanut butter and chocolate, or, more accurately, beer and drinking it. He's absolutely thrilled to be doing SOS although he wishes the 88 ran closer to the Nave. He currently resides on the 88 bus line. • Violinist Yael Bat-Shimon performs her unique brand of improvisational music both alone and in duos with singer Joseph Darensbourg. Joseph Darensbourg sings music from the crossroads cultures of medieval Iberia and the Middle East." • The Blooming is a new collaboration of four seasoned improvisors: Tom Hall, saxophones, loops; Morris Acevedo, electric guitar; Jeff Song, acoustic bass guitar; Curt Newton, drumset. With a spontaneous weaving of melody, pulse, and texture, they create songs you have almost heard before, music emerging just beyond your headlight beams. • Orlando Cela & Itamar Ronen, Serenata Chamber Musicians is a Somerville based group made up of 20 talented musicians from the greater Boston area. Since April, the Serenata Chamber Musicians. They perform chamber music in various ensembles including violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, harp, and voice, monthly at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church. • Uncle Shoe and the Fatback Boys Boastful, humorous, opinionated and romantic songs of Tin Pan Alley with masterful banjo playing, hollers, & a captivating voice.

10 May 2007, 8:30-9:45 p.m., ‘Clouds in Motion’ at The Nave
Francesco Guaiana
$5. Scilian guitarist, Francesco Guaiana combines electronic effects and overlapping layers of sounds and noises to create "a sonic wall". The repetitive cycles alter the sense of gravity, and inspire a feeling “lightness” which helps one to escape the weight of everyday life. With ‘ special guest Giacomo Merega on electric bass’.

11 May 2007, 7:30 p.m., Serenata Chamber Musicians at The Nave Gallery
$10 general admission (children 12 and under free). Featuring: Annegret Klaua, violin, Meghan Miller, flute, Ben Fox, oboe, Kiera Thompson, clarinet, Itamar Ronen, piano, and Margaret Cheng Tuttle, piano. Program: Schnittke, Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Schumann, Fantasy-Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73, and Bach, Trio Sonata in Bb Major.

19 May 2007, Somerville Chorus at The Nave

20 May 2007, 4 p.m., Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World, at The Nave

9 June–1 July 2007: 'Displacement' at The Nave

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Featuring work of Maria Ritz and Danielle Sauvé.

30 June 2007, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Serenata Chamber Musicians at The Nave
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor for piano four-hands, Op. 103, D.940. W.A. Mozart: Sonata in C major, K. 521 for piano four-hands. Margaret Cheng Tuttle, piano; Yilin You, guest pianist. Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, op. 120 No. 2. Kiera Thompson, clarinet; Itamar Ronen, piano; André Jolivet - Sonatine pour flûte et clarinette; Orlando Cela, flute; Kiera Thompson, clarinet.

13 July 2007-5 August 2007, 'leave the light on' at The Nave

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13 July 2007, 6 p.m., Opening reception, 'leave the light on' at The Nave

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Featuring special guest stars Scul screening their film, Operation Superposi. A Scul mission will immediately follow the reception--everyone is invited to bring a bike and ride along.

20 July 2007: ARTBEAST in Somerville, MA

20 July 2007, 8-9 p.m., Serenata Chamber Musicians at The Nave
Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata in F major; Monica Mitchell, violin, and Margaret Cheng Tuttle, piano; Franz Joseph Haydn, Arianna a Naxos
Thea Lobo, mezzo soprano, and Timothy Blalock, piano; Max Bruch, selections from Eight Pieces, op. 83; Melanie Maz, violin, Jessica Lipon, viola, and Timothy Blalock, piano

21 July 2007: ARTBEAST in Somerville, MA

18 August 2007, 3-7 p.m., REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE ... RECRAFT! Magpie's eco-friendly craft fair in Union Square!
Magpie chose to combine two themes that are near and dear to their hearts "crafts" and pursuing an eco-friendly lifestyle. Live music and fun, free activities for people to participate (rain date: 19 August).

18 August 2007, PROJECT MUM 2007

A unique outdoor summer dance party! A fundraiser for the arts in Somerville.
This year we roll back to Somerville in the 70s: hot tunes, crazy hair and polyester if you can stand it.
***Call for photos: Send us your authentic photos of yourself, friends and/or family stylin’ in the 70s in Somerville and surrounding areas. Pix will be made into a psychedelic slide show projected the night of MUM and used on the ARTSomerville website and press.
Digital images at least 4”x6” 300 dpi should be emailed to:
All Somerville arts organizations are invited to partner in this unique fundraising event. For details email: info@artsomerville. org
This is all made possible via ArtsUnion, the Somerville Arts Council, and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Special thanks to VDA Productions. Project MUM is produced by ARTSomerville.

7-28 September 2007, 'Urban Interpretations' at The Nave

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7 September 2007, 6-8 p.m., Opening Reception, 'Urban Interpretations' at The Nave

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8-30 September 2007, Project SUM!

FREE. Music by "Banda Ponto Com" - lead singer Jucimara Marciano plus Marcelo Rocha, Fernando, Rudi, Renato campos and Ricardo Nando & Lucimar. Other musicians: Evanilson Correia (Brazilian Music), Valdisa Moura. Dancing: Glenio de Oliveira, Brazilian dance teacher, focusing on samba de Gafieira; forro and other brazilian styles), and food by Cafe Belo and others. Produced by SSPSomerville with the help of the Somerville Arts Council, ArtsUnion, the City of Somerville, the DCR, and neighborhood businesses and friends. Project SUM will feature the artwork of 17 local area artists: Paul Angiolillo, Patricia Brennecke, Phyllis Ewen, Amanda Fiedler, Jen Fries, Lisa Gordon, Melissa Hanes, Amy Beth Harrison, rhonda divine ratray, A.E. Ryan, Hilary Scott, Julia Shepley, Andy Siegel, Janos Stone, Bill Turville, Hannah Verlin, and Ellen Young.

15 September 2007, 10-2 p.m., Fleamarket at The Nave
Donations sought! Restore your Feng shui. Clean out your house, attic, studio. Gently used clothes, books, records, household items requested. Sorry, please no TVs, computers or used children's plastic toys. Reclaim some space and support the arts in Somerville. All proceeds go to fund the Nave Gallery Guest Curator Program.

15 September 2007, 7:30-10 p.m., Dreamchild, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys and UNDO at The Nave
$5. All ages.

22 September 2007, 10-1 p.m., Dollar Sale! at The Nave
All remaining Flea Market items $1 or best offer. Everything must go. Items include: chairs, picture frames, clothes, silverware, linens, tools, games and more. All proceeds benefit the Nave Guest Curator Program.

22 September 2007, 7 p.m., Goatstock III at The Nave Gallery
Tim Mungenast and his preexisting conditionsAstro AlHeifer International
$5. Benefit show for Heifer International.

23 September 2007, 2-4 p.m., Fall Martini Tasting at The Nave Gallery
Fall Martini Tasting at the Nave Gallery "Urban Interpretations" exhibit. Join us for some treats and a fall martini tasting (juice for the kids) as we enjoy a taste of caramel apple martinis, pumpkin martinis, and the classic "Cosmopolitan" to fit into the show theme. You'll also have the chance to view some great photography! The artwork is for sale and we will also have copies of the recipes for the fall martinis you will be tasting so you can make them yourselves at home!

4 October-6 December 2007, Urban interpretations at Somerville City Hall
Artist reception: 1 November 2007, 6-7 p.m.
"Urban interpretations," a photographic exhibition curated by Michelle Fiorenza featuring the work of following ten photographers, Violet Bryd, Kay Canavino, Karen Davis, Shane Hutton, Robin Radin, Skye Schulte, Andrea Thompson, Peg Tuitt, Peter Urban, James Zall has traveled from the Nave Gallery to Somerville City Hall/Mayor's Office.

12 October-4 November 2007, 'Young Turks 2' at The Nave
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12 October 2007, 6-8 p.m., Opening Reception, 'Young Turks 2' at The Nave
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12 October 2007, 8 p.m., Electo- acoustic works meet Brazlian choros at The Nave
Free. Electo- acoustic works meet Brazlian choros. Featuring 'Abime Des Oisseux' by Oliver Messaien with Todd Brunel on clarinets, Robert Rivera, cello, Larry Carsman guitar.

26 October 2007, 8-10 p.m., The Francisco Pais Quintet at The Nave Gallery
$10. The Francisco Pais Quintet features Portuguese-born Francisco Pais. Together they play primarily original music that blends elements of American jazz with European classical music and Pop. The quintet has been touring in Europe for five years, playing at a number of famous venues and jazz festivals including the Hot Club of Lisbon, the Cultural Center of Belem, the Almodovar Jazz festival, and Tomar Jazz Festival. As the leader of the quintet, Francisco has been fortunate to collaborate with musicians such as Chris Cheek, Massimo Biolcati, Dayna Stephens, Peter Slavov, Albert Sanz, Ferenc Nemeth, Nathan Blehar, Leo Genovese and Demien Cabaud. They have helped to shape the sound of his band and to inspire his compositions.

27 October 2007, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, "Sink Or Swim" Pancake Breakfast Benefit at The Nave
Donation: $8 (all-you-can-eat pancakes, plus juice, coffee, and a side of bacon).
Somerville Open Studios (SOS) hosts a "Sink Or Swim" call for action pancake breakfast to benefit the Nave Gallery (and also to chart a new course for SOS). Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville [a short walk from Teele Sq. & Tufts University]. For more information, call Mary Curtin, last season's SOS Coordinator, at 617-470-5867.
The "Sink Or Swim" pancake breakfast benefit is an immediate invitation and"all hands on deck" call to action to those who are interested in sustaining smooth sailing for the arts in Somerville.
Somerville Open Studios (SOS) is taking this opportunity to salute the Nave Gallery and its parent organization ARTSomerville - top-notch leaders in the Somerville arts community - and help them raise much needed funds to keep their endeavors afloat.
Over breakfast, SOS will also share with the public an honest appraisal of its own current reality: this year's 10th Anniversary Somerville Open Studios season will call for active and expanded participation on the part of the SOS membership to help organize and run the event.
In the last couple of years as the event has grown, several founding members and organizers of SOS have naturally completed their cycle of engagement. There are large logistical and design holes to fill, and SOS now asks its current members to dive in and help define a new course for the organization as it embarks on celebrating its first decade. There will be discussions led by current SOS Board members and last season's SOS Coordinator, who will outline areas where individuals need to lend a helping hand, either on a
large visionary scale and/or on a small and manageable task level. The input from those attending the pancake breakfast benefit for the Nave Gallery will determine how SOS proceeds.
The active support and participation of the membership, and other interested parties, are vital if SOS is to hold a 10th annual event in early May, 2008! Both ARTSomerville and SOS, the largest open studio event of its kind in the New England area (and the 2nd largest in the nation), take great pride in fostering a sense of community among the artists of Somerville. ARTSomerville's pancake breakfasts have proven to be energetic gatherings which create great opportunities for networking and brainstorming, as well as for keeping abreast of vital topics that concern the Somerville community in general and the city's arts community in particular.

2 November 2007, 8-10 pm, Alasdair Roberts/Charalambides/Heather Leigh Murray at The Nave Gallery
$10. End of an Empire Presents...Alasdair Roberts, Charalambides, Heather Leigh Murray

10 November–1 December 2007, Multiple Singular at The Nave Gallery
Closing reception: 30 November 2007, 6-8 p.m.

15 November 2007, Marcel Khalife Reception at The Nave Gallery
$10 tickets include appetizers and snacks. Please join Tawassul in a reception to meet and greet Marcel Khalife, UNESCO Artist for Peace, and Al Mayadine Ensemble!

17 November 2007, 8-10 p. m., Ukulele Noir at The Nave Gallery
$10. small instruments big trouble: more info at A cabaret-style show which features some of New England's best ukulele players.
Craig Robertson: more info at
Ukulele Noir at the Nave features Craig Robertson, a Boston singer/songwriter who performs his dark, melodic tunes accompanied by a
ukulele. He is the originator & MC of Ukulele Noir. He has a two CDs out entitled That Dress and Practical Hypnotism.
Melvern Taylor & the Fabulous Meltones: more info at
Melvern Taylor and the Fabulous Meltones from Lowell. Who have a CD titled Fabuloso out. They perform melodic catchy originals in a harmonic four piece band.
Uncle Shoe: more info at
Uncle Shoe plays everything from quirky turn of the century vaudeville tunes on ukulele to twenties and thirties ditties.
The East Boston Make-out Club Band: more info at
The East Boston Make Out Club Band is comprised of two women, Davina and Heather who write and sing original, funny, scathing songs for ukulele and guitar and a host of rhythm instruments.

Closing reception, 6-8 p.m., Multiple Singular at The Nave Gallery

7 December 2007, 7:30 p.m., Winter Solstice Concert at The Nave Gallery
$12 at door, $10 reserved online: for more info and to reserve tickets, visit Featuring perfromances by the Serenata Chamber Musicians, Audrey Ryan, Vessela Stoyanova & Valerie Thompson (of Fluttr Effect) and Emil Altschuler.

8-16 December 2007: December Salon: An Affordable Art Sale at The Nave Gallery
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 8, 2006, 2 to 5 p.m.
8 December 2007, 1-5 p.m.
9 December 2007, 1-5 p.m.
14 December 2007, 5-8 p.m.
15 December 2007, 1-5 p.m.

16 December 2007, 1-5 p.m.
***Unfortunately, we have decided to close the Nave today because of the weather. This was the last scheduled day of our December Salon fundraiser. If there was a piece of art you were thinking about buying and missed the opportunity, send Susan Berstler an email and we will make arrangements. Thanks to everyone for all their support during our annual fundraiser. Happy holidays & Happy New Year.

Cancelled!!! 16 December 2007, 2-3 p.m., Classical Holiday Concert featuring the Serenata Chamber Musicians at The Nave
i$12 at door, $10 reserved online: for more info and to reserve tickets, visit

9 February 2008, 3-5 p.m., Closing Event (Tea & Coffee): "BE A VILLEN" at The Nave Gallery
Join us for tea, coffee and desserts. FREE.
[photo by Michelle Fiorenza]

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