Biography:Dave McMahon is an illustrator, musician and animator as well as a co-owner of Davis Square's Magpie, a store specializing in hand made, locally made and independently made crafts and art. Dave's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including most recently Make and Craft. He's created animation and interactive game design for the Children's Television Network, Noggin, Nickelodeon, Cambridge-based TERC and Newton's 360KID (where he works as an Animation and Art Director), as well as a host of others. Dave is married to kickassy artist and crafter Leah Kramer. Dave is also an organizer of Boston's Bazaar Bizarre, a very large indie craft fair with roots in Somerville.
Notes on Somerville:We're very lucky to live in a place that supports creativity and the arts, and Somerville has an amazing range of artists. Born here were Alan Hovhaness and Bobby "Boris" Pickett, who recorded 'The Monster Mash'. Just saying.
We're also lucky to have so many people interested in creative pursuits all together in one place. Walk into Davis Square any day of the week and there are places to see works by artists, independent film, live music, comic books, a great guitar store, 2 craft-related businesses, an independent book shop, and a great burrito joint. And that's just Davis square.
Events:3 March 2007 , 12-7 p.m.: Magpie, the indie crafts/art/gifts store in Davis Square
has moved just down the block to 416 Highland Ave (a space
twice as big and nearer the T!) This event
marks the Grand Opening of the new space, as well as the
opening of "L'Homage au Fromage," a special exhibit of
works from Dedham's Museum of Bad Art (MOBA). The
MOBA show runs for 2 weeks until the 17th of March.