News Briefs

Bok Holding Office Hours at Penguin Pizza

District 8 Councilor Kenzie Bok be holding Office Hours from 4-6pm throughout the district over the next few weeks. Please sign up online for the time and location that best works for you.

The week of October 3, Bok will be in Mission Hill on Monday at Penguin Pizza, Beacon Hill on Wednesday at Cobblestones, and the West End on Thursday at Flour Bakery  If you have any questions, or any issues signing up, please reach out to [email protected]

Local Post Office Will be Closed for the Holiday

Post Offices across the Commonwealth will be closed on Monday, October 10, in honor of the federal holiday Columbus Day. Retail services will be unavailable and there will be no street delivery of mail on October 10. Full retail and delivery services will resume on Tuesday, October 11.

You can celebrate by exploring an expansive offering of job opportunities and discovering a new career path at usps.com/careers. Join the proud ranks of postal employees nationwide who take pride in being a part of America’s most trusted federal agency.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Menino Arts Center Announces Violence Transformed Exhibition

The Menino Arts Center that is located at 26 Central Ave.,  Hyde Park, proudly announces our “Violence Transformed: Unquiet Voices” exhibition, which will run through November 6, 2022.  The exhibition is viewable both in person at the Menino Arts Center and in a virtual 3D gallery that you can stroll through at http://www.hpaa-mac.org/exhibits/.

The exhibition was curated by Gloretta Baynes, Gail Bos, Ruth Rosner, and Sasja Lucas.

The 22 artists exhibiting work are: Myrna Balk, Gloretta Baynes, Gail Bos, Terry Boutelle, Jeff Chandler, L’Merchie Frazier, Pamela Goncalves, Ricardo Gomez, Reginald Jackson, Shea Justice, Kofi Kayiga, Khalid Kodi, Sasja Lucas, Nancy Marks, Mary McCusker, Bryan McFarlane, Hakim Raquib, Ruth Rosner, Mary Russell, Marnie Sinclaire, Susan Thompson, and Don West.

Violence Transformed, an arts and social justice initiative of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University, draws upon the creative energies of artists throughout New England to document and celebrate the many ways in which our diverse communities harness art’s potential to effect social change and transform our environments. More info at https://violencetransformed.com. A poem from the curators about the current exhibition:

“When the art reveals the ignored and is about troubling times.

The image exposes problems

The truth bursts into color on canvas and into 3D

When the art celebrates affirmations, resilience and quiet.

Our voices join to find solutions

and our hope for the future endures.”

There are also two TAP (Transformative Action Project) workshops scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 6:30 – 8 pm, with L’Merchie Frazier, TAP Director of Creative Engagement; and Wednesday, November 2, 6 – 7:30 pm, with Barbara Hamm, TAP Co-Director. The workshops will explore the interplay of unquiet voices through art, spoken word, and mindfulness practices. For more info visit https://tap.violencetransformed.org.

The Menino Arts Center is home of the Hyde Park Art Association, a 501(c)3 organization. The MAC space has been generously donated by the George Robert White Trust. The mission of the Hyde Park Art Association is to support local artists, make cultural opportunities accessible to families, students, and seniors who may not otherwise have the means to participate; enrich community life, serve as a unifying force in the neighborhood; and help create a more vibrant commercial district. The Menino Arts Center serves the neighborhood of Hyde Park, greater Boston and its suburban counterparts. With over 4,000 square feet of space, the MAC is home to the Paul Nolan Studio, seven affordable artist work studios, three galleries, a library and resource center, an auditorium and our organization’s home offices.  The center hosts workshops, concerts, readings, exhibitions, and other events in the service of promoting the arts in the Hyde Park community.

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