BC High Performs Play "Arcadia"

Come see the Dever Players of Boston College High School present Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, which the New York Times calls "Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and...emotion.: This production opens November 8 at 3:00 pm. Additional shows on November 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:00 pm. Tickets at the door. $10 adults; $5 students; Buy 3 tickets, get 1 student ticket free.

Dorchester Arts Collaborative Seeks Members

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative, a local not-for-profit association, seeks members to join our organization. We are a membership organization that was founded in 2002 to develop and facilitate arts programming in Dorchester and to cultivate the social, cultural, and economic enrichment of Boston's largest and most diverse neighborhood. Our most visible activity is the organization of the annual Dorchester Open Studios along with other arts related activities and support. Please consider becoming a member.  Read more

Call to Artists: Dorchester Open Studios 2009

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative is accepting registration for October's Eight Annual Dorchester Open Studios. We invite all visual artists to go to our website and follow the online instructions for registering to participate. We are looking forward to another outstanding weekend of art in Dorchester and want you to be a vital part of it. Please go to and register now.
Donna Penn

Artists Wanted for Ashmont Farmers Market

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative has a booth at the upcoming Ashmont Farmers Market where local artists can show and sell their work. Space is filling quickly so if you are interested in participating, please contact so we can reserve you a space and date. The market runs on Fridays between 3 & 7pm from July through October.
Donna Penn

Ruff styles: Eclectic furnishings

Churning out everything from huggable seahorses to 6 by 7 foot acrylic chandeliers, Dorchester's Shane Ruff epitomizes the new breed of artists who have both the creativity to produce a wide variety of public-pleasing works and the skills to get their goods seen and sold.  Read more

Precarious photos put viewers in their place

Fran Osborn-Blaschke's "Sunset" taken in Provincetown from Noonan's Landing at 42 degrees 02' 57.81" north latitude, 70 degrees 07' 05.55" west longitude.

"Some people consciously try to use art to understand things, but I just appreciate them," photographer Fran Osborn-Blaschke says of his work. His recent series, titled "curve of the Earth" is a testament to this statement.  Read more

Dot artists make holiday pitch: 'Think of us when choosing your gifts'

Ekua Holmes' painting "Free" is one of the paintings that will be on exhibit at this weekend's Franklin Park art show. Image courtesy Franklin Park Coalition / Ekua Holmes

"Buy local." The slogan works for veggies, fruits, and dairy products. Why not for holiday gifts? At least that's the pitch from visual artists from Dorchester and near-by neighborhoods who make at least part of their living from sales of their work.  Read more