Naturestage Salon Series presents:
The Wednesdays and Calen Perkins are back in the studio by popular demand!
Friday July 18 7-10ish
144 Moody Street, Waltham, Building 19 3rd Floor (Naturestage studio)
Join us for a Naturestage Music and Nature Mash-up
with singer/songwriters Calen Perkins and The Wednesdays (Meg Smallidge and Jeff Harris), Jody Weber of Weber Dance and Kerri Hark of I’m the Cheese for an evening of music, peppered with fascinating tips and insights on dog behavior by dog trainer Kerri Hark and observations on honeybees by dancer and beekeeper Jody Weber
7 – 7:45 PM
Kerri Hark of I’m the Cheese dog training:
Dominance or Dance Moves? Dogs Are Not Trying to Take Over the World
7:45 – 9:15 PM
Music by Calen Perkins and the WednesdaysNetworking/socializing/listening/refreshments provided but please feel free to BYOB
9:15 – 9:30 PM
6 minute film from Buccaneers of Buzz “Trisa’s Story” about Trisa’s connection with bees from age 5 followed by dancer and choreographer Jody Weber talking about her connection with honeybees
9:30-10-ish More music!
Tickets are $12 and reservations will guarantee you a spot in the (air-conditioned) studio which can fit 40.
Get your tickets now and spread the word!
Meg Smallidge and Jeff Harris of The Wednesdays bring you a night of folk, pop and Americana music. Check ‘em out at this year’s Porchfest.
Virtuoso Matt Glover playing
60 Minutes Around the World (on Mandolin)
followed by a brief presentation on the state of elephants, both Asian and African, the ivory trade and why we all should care, given by Miranda Loud
Wednesday, February 26th at 7:30 PM
Naturestage Studio, 144 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, Building 18
Regis College, October 8th 11:30 – 2 PM
Miranda Loud presents a luncheon talk/multi-media presentation on her work as a musician, filmmaker and photographer, and the mission of Naturestage as a leading cause for her reinvention.
The One Language Project exhibit, For the Love of Dogs moves to Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA
October 1st thru January 30th, 2014
September 15, 4 PM Calen Perkins and Meg Smallidge
Naturestage Studios: Intimate Musical Concert. Limited Seating Available. Please call ahead 617.519.3380 Come join Meg Smallidge and Jeff Harris of The Wednesdays and Calen Perkins for an evening of folk music at a beautiful artist loft in the historic mills of Waltham. The building is right next to the Waltham Commuter Rail station on the Fitchburg line from Boston (9 minutes from Porter Square) and has plenty of parking if you choose to drive. Details: Sunday, Sep 15th 4:00pm 144 Moody St. Building #18, Waltham MA Suggested donation: $5-10 We’ll have beverages available, but feel free to bring your own! **This will be an intimate, seated show so please RSVP to hold your seat. Links: The Wednesdays music – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/red-letter-day/id685366176 Calen’s music – http://calenperkins.bandcamp.com/ Calen’s tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408863369326486/
Closing Reception for the One Language Project (Part I – For the Love of Dogs)
5 PM to 7 PM, Wednesday August 28, 2013
Lincoln, Public Library, Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA
Miranda Loud’s short films related to the exhibit screened upstairs during the reception including excerpts from footage this summer of people talking about their connection with cows and with dogs, short films from The Elephant Project and Buccaneers of Buzz: Celebrating the Honeybee
Art Sale to Benefit Naturestage, Inc.
All the art prints for sale on the Naturestage store are available for purchase at the reception (or for ordering via the store)
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 6:30-9:30 PM (Refreshments before and after the talk at 7 PM)
RE-IMAGINING NATURE THROUGH POETRY
Daniel Hudon, a poet and lecturer in the Core Curriculum at Boston University presents his popular talk as part of our Screenings, Eco-Art and Workshop Series in the new Naturestage headquarters – our studio at the Waltham Artist Mills in Waltham, MA. Join us for refreshments before and after this lively and thought-provoking presentation of the power of poetry to help us re-imagine our relationship with the natural world.
Two Events Coming in March!
Opening at Massachusetts General Hospital for the One Language Project (part of the Illuminations program of healing art in the hospital) March 12 5:30-7:00 PM Opening Remarks at 6:00 pm
Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, 2nd floor Mezzanine
March 19 6:30-9 PM Screening and Q & A in our new studio space with film director Phil Philip Buccellato of Greener Media via Skype. Reservations required. Please send us an email if you would like to attend. $15 at the door.Common Ground Trailer from Greener Media on Vimeo. Animals that have been symbolically embedded into our cultures for centuries are now disappearing at alarming rates. The importance of these animals in our lives is often overlooked, but animals are truly symbols that not only inspire us, but are essential for a healthy future. Animals are religious deities and majestic icons. They have provided companionship, carried us on their shoulders, and plowed our fields. Few are as awe-inspiring as the elephant. For thousands of years, across Asia, humans and elephants have lived side by side in a relatively peaceful coexistence. That relationship is now being threatened due to increasing human populations and loss of elephant habitats. Elephants and humans are being forced to compete for resources, a problem that has been defined as Human-Elephant-Conflict. This predicament poses a serious threat to the elephant’s continued existence. While this is a widespread concern all across Asia and Africa, it is nowhere more apparent than in the small island of Sri Lanka. What lies beneath the often-destructive consequences of human elephant conflict is a common story that both man and animal shares. That story is about family and survival. Tuesday, April 2nd “Screenings in the Studio” continues with the film/memoir by Shep Abbott, Serengeti-Mara followed by Q&A with Abbott. Reservations are required and the charge is $15 at the door to support our ongoing series. Please email us to reserve a spot. We open the doors at 6:30 and then preview short films related to Naturestage’s mission before the the feature film of the evening. Come meet other arts and film lovers who care deeply about what is happening to our environment and the animals that need our voice. Serengeti-Mara Trailer from Monty Lewis on Vimeo. December is About Spreading the Word Through Our Naturestage Store Launch!
As part of the One Language Project, Miranda Loud has been photographing animals needing adoption (focusing on the animals in the MSPCA shelter at Nevins Farm who have been there the longest). You can support this effort in various ways. If you send holiday cards, you can now purchase them in our store. The proceeds go directly to help fund future photographing of animals needing the extra help that a good photograph can give them on Petfinder. You can also purchase cat adoption cards to insert into your holiday mailings to share with the people who might be able to help find homes for a specific animal. The cards send people to the Naturestage website to see what current animals need homes and also give exposure to the invaluable work of the MSPCA which helps protect animals in a variety of ways. Exhibitions of the One Language Project: Year 1, For the Love of Dogs
You can see the growing photographic series by Artistic Director Miranda Loud of dog portraits (and many other species) alongside their stories currently at Dakota Puffin Dog Boutique on Charles Street in Boston and February thru May 2013 at the Yawkey Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital. See many of the dog portraits here http://orpheusphotography.zenfolio.com/p344445309 and read about them and their stories on the site devoted to the One Language Project www.onelanguageproject.com Thursday April 19, 2012 6 PM KCB101 565 Commonwealth Ave. Saving the Elephants, Saving Ourselves – The Role of Art in Social Change – Artistic Director Miranda Loud speaks as a guest at Boston University. Open to the public. Musician and artist Miranda Loud presents her acclaimed multi-media lecture that demonstrates how artists are using their art to draw attention to the plight of elephants, and shows how art can awaken empathy and kinship with other species. This awareness has profound implications for how we treat and manage other species, and leads to other social justice and educational issues which Loud will also explore. Geared as a mix between music, image and storytelling, the talk is an example of how an artistic approach to conveying information can have lasting emotional resonance. “A powerful presentation which should be seen by humane educators around the world.” – Director, Peninsula SPCA This presentation exemplifies the power of combining an artistic approach with issues around species loss and the human role on the planet. Her talk inspires students and general audiences to take action on their feelings of compassion and to see connections between social justice and reviving our sense of kinship with other species. Miranda interweaves video, poetry, music and lecture around humanity’s complex and often tragic relationship with elephants as a gateway to exploring what it means to be global stewards, and illustrates the power of art to educate and connect people with the knowledge they have in their hearts. November 22 – December 4 – Exhibition Two: Color Talk – International WomeArtists’ Salon curated by Mary Gagler. Loud’s films made for The Elephant Project screened as part of the exhibition.