ABOUT THE SHOW Featuring the work of 70 artists, proceeds from the December Salon benefit the Nave Gallery’s Guest Curator Program. This annual exhibit provides a unique opportunity to add to or start your own art collection while supporting one of Somerville’s most innovative art spaces.
ARTISTS Thomas Andrew, Karen Aqua, Michelle Arnold, June August, John Bailey,
Susan Berstler, Laurinda Bedingfield, Kelvy Bird, Carol Davis Blackwell,
Bonnie Borthwick, Ellie Brenner, Lu Ann Briggett, Ron Brunelle, Miss Lyn
Cardinal, Matt Carrano, Monica Delgado Chaffee, Scott Chasse, Stan
Czesniuk, Charles Daniels, Maria Daniels, Karen Davis, Christopher
D'aveta, Laure Dennery, Phyllis Ewen, Michelle Fiorenza, Meredith
Fitzgerald, Jorg Fraske, Martha Friend, Jack Gannon, Melissa Glick, Edith
Green, Alice Grossman, Chris Holmes, Sophie Horowitz, John Hyde, Nadia
Irish, Martha Irwin, Charlotte Kaplan, Alvina Laudani, Scotty Liberatore,
Keith Maddy, Richardo Maldonado, Greer Muldowney, Halley Murray, Greg
O’Brien, Jean Pascoe, Lauren Pazzaneze, Dana Pearson, Jay Pendexter, Lee
Pina, Susan Plant, Christopher Poteet, Adriana Prat, Susan Rice, Blake
Roberts, Jen Roberts, Anne Russell, A.E. Ryan, Margaret Ryan, Rani Sarin,
Margaret Scoppa, Annie Silverman, Erin Smith, Cynthia Staples, Timothy
Stigliano, Rachel Strutt, V V an Sant, Richard Wagner, Martha Wakefield,
Laura E. White, James Zall
MUSICIANS / HOURS / EVENTS
December 2008 6 - 8 p.m., Opening reception, 'The December Salon' with Milo Jones at The Nave Milo Jones
Part folk, part country, a little punk, and all eccentric, singer/songwriter
Milo Jones has been compared to the likes of Lee Hazlewood, Leonard Cohen,
Tom Waitts, and even Dracula. Romantic, weird, and haunting, Milo's
lyrics, voice and style thrill you and stay with you long after.
"One man, one 3/4 scale guitar, Milo Jones is an ascendant star in the elite
pantheon of modern-day crooners. His super sensitive mix of Lee Hazlewood
and Leonard Cohen is served up with just a hint of understated irony, while
languidly oozing sincerity and warmth. Weird, but kind of heavy and
beautiful, too. Which I guess makes it really weird." Don Bolles - (Club
Screwball host, Germs, Psychic TV)
5 December 2008 6 - 8 p.m., 'The December Salon' at The Nave
5 December 2008
7:30 p.m., Allison Crowe's Tidings Concert at The Nave Allison Crowe
Presents Tidings - Allison Crowe's special holiday concert - as a
fundraiser for the EveryDay Angels Foundation's Project Warmth.
Come Winter, EDAF volunteers deliver warm clothes and blankets to
the homeless. In other seasons, they clean up beaches, and perform a
range of community service including partnering with Heifer
Tidings stirs together traditional
Christmas carols and holiday favourites with an organic blend of rock,
jazz, folk, gospel and soul. "The Yuletide find of the year,"
says The Record. "Be prepared to be amazed," chimes
ChristmasReviews.com "Allison Crowe is a stunningly talented performer."
wonder what it would have been like to listen to a gifted
singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan in a small, intimate hall before
she became Joni Mitchell? Don't fret the missed opportunity. There's no
need to turn back the clock. Check out Allison Crowe." ~ Robert Reid,
The Record (Canada)
6 December 2008 2 - 4 p.m., 'The December Salon' with John O'Hara at The Nave John O'Hara
Singer/songwriter John O'Hara's earliest memories are of his mother reading Frog and Toad books. His bedroom was right next to the Footlight Club and he fell asleep to rehearsals for musicals every night. His musical career began with the Sorry Jar, playing at the Middle East upstairs and CB's Gallery in NYC, among others. He's performed solo at the Somerville lounges--Abbey or P.A.'s--for the past few year and is s-l-o-o-w-l-y recording an album, in his apartment, song by song, instrument by instrument, for a very long collection of spare time. Writing songs about laundry, autumn, and falling in love with mice, Somerville has become his home.
7 December 2008 2 - 4 p.m., 'The December Salon' with Audrey Ryan at The Nave Audrey Ryan
Maine native Audrey Ryan performs solo shows with instruments that include
an electric Japanese axe, a vintage Gibson acoustic, a retro 80's era Casio
keyboard, and of course, an accordion. Surrounded by a cacophony of
musical influences from an early age, this talented musician was inspired to
begin playing guitar at the ten and experimented with different genres throughout college. After graduating, Ryan started a band and has been performing and touring ever since.
"Ryan is an intriguing new singer....She is a jazz-pop artist whose
influences would appear to range from Joni Mitchell to Edie Brickell. And
she has a high-pitched voice with original phrasing and backup that includes
her own impressively syncopated work on electric, acoustic, and classical
guitars, as well as her standout violin lines, which lift a song when you
least expect it... Ryan has a literary sensibility, writing about the
isolation of the computer age, overbearing friends, and the nostalgia of
childhood." -Boston Globe (Steve Morse)
11 December 2008
6 - 8 p.m.
12 December 2008
6 - 8 p.m.
13 December 2008 2 - 4 p.m., 'The December Salon' with The West Somerville Illuminations Caroling Tour at The Nave Somerville Arts Council
Westward Ho ho ho!
SAC and ARTSomerville are teaming up to offer a West
Somerville Illuminations Walking & Caroling Tour. Expanding on the tradition the sellout Illuminations Tour, this year we
are adding a walking tour of West Somerville. Tour-goers will walk past some of the snazziest West Somerville
holiday light displays, including the showstopper created by Al Pellechia
on Wallace St. Singing will be lead by Alex the Jester and the
Somerville Community Chorus. We will end our perambulations at the Nave
Gallery where we will feast on art and holiday refreshments.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 6-8pm. Meet at 6 p.m. in Davis Square, in Front of J.P.
Licks (4A College Ave.). The tour will take about an hour and will end at
14 December 2008 2 - 4 p.m., Closing reception, 'The December Salon' with The Milling Gowns at The Nave The Milling Gowns
The Milling Gowns showcases the original songs of
baritone singer M. backed by darkly elegant piano and viola, punctuated with
drums and bass. Their "gloom pop" sound ranges from upbeat with subliminal
sadness to slow textured laments. the original songs of baritone singer M.
backed by darkly elegant piano and viola, punctuated with drums and bass.
Their "gloom pop" sound ranges from upbeat with subliminal sadness to slow