Mosesian Center Hosts Bollywood Band, The Who’s “Tommy” and Art Classes This Spring

The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced a spring season of arts education programs, performances and exhibitions for diverse art lovers and creators of all ages and types.

“We are excited to see more people returning to live events and classes,” said executive director Darren Farrington. “We are offering so much to do, see, learn and create at Mosesian Arts this spring, and we hope people will take advantage of the easy access to the arts at Arsenal.”

Artistic education

Spring visual and performing arts courses start the April 5. Mosesian Arts offers courses for adults in drawing, painting, conscious arts and a popular course to develop your sketchbook. Classes for young people include comics, soft sculpting, book making, art exploration and creativity development! Performing arts classes for young people include drama, a new vocal ensemble, and technical drama.

From April 19-22Kindergarten to Grade 5 students can enroll in Our Planet: Artists and Activists, a school holiday week program inspired by Earth Day and our amazing planet. Participants will connect with nature through visual and performing arts, and they will learn to care for the earth while painting, sculpting and mixing recycled materials. In the performing arts, students will explore earth, sky, space, and sea through theater and movement.

Also on Earth Day, April 22in a family workshop for “Recycle, reuse, reusecontestants are invited to bring old plain t-shirts, jackets, skirts or pants and give them a new life using simple engraving techniques. The cost is only $10 for the materials. Children 6 years and older are welcome with their adults at no additional cost. Students 12 or older can participate without an adult, and adults are also welcome on their own.

The full list of programs and additional information is online at www.mosesesianarts.org/education.

Performances

The Gilbert & Sullivan Club at Arlington High School presents The Who is Tommy, based on the 1969 rock opera by the British rock sensation. This story of a pinball magician who triumphs over physical and emotional adversity has inspired, amazed and intrigued audiences for over 50 years. April 8-10.

It’s disco time features New England’s premier Bollywood band, Din Check, for an evening of disco-themed entertainment. The event is a fundraiser for Ekal Vidyalaya, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing basic education to children in rural India. April 24.

Too big for China follows Phoebe Potts, comedic storyteller and self-proclaimed professional Jew, as she tries, fails, and ultimately succeeds in adopting a baby. After an adoption in the United States goes horribly wrong, Potts finds herself surprised, disgusted, and ultimately resigned to the role she plays as a middle-class white lady in the field of baby adoption in the United States. United and in the world. Potts’ tragicomic journey is to seek more – love, life, family – and she will do anything to get it. April 29-30.

For these and other shows, visit www.mosesianarts.org/shows.

Also in April, New Representative Theater returns to Mosesian Arts with performances celebrating songs and tales. Tickets and more information are online at www.newrep.org. April 23.

Exhibitions

Human nature, an exhibition reflecting our rapidly changing environment, invites artists and viewers to think critically about climate through art. By April 22.

A special closing reception with the “Man/Nature” juror, Nathalie Miebach, is scheduled for Earth Day, April 22 5:30-7:30 p.m. A lecture by Ms. Meibach is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. She will discuss the key concepts behind her own works and the methods and processes she employs to create her sculptures and installations. Afterwards, artists and guests are invited to stay for a closing reception and a last look at this magnificent exhibition.

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About the Mosesian Arts Center

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a vibrant multidisciplinary arts organization in Watertown, Massachusetts. The 30,000 square foot arts center, housed in a former U.S. Army arsenal, houses a 340-seat main theater, a 100-seat black box theater, exhibit galleries, classrooms, a rehearsal room and artist-in-residence studios. Mosesian Arts is located 6 miles from downtown Boston, borders the Charles River and Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, and is easily accessible from surrounding suburbs and the western subway. The program includes professional theatrical and musical performances, gallery exhibitions, literary and artistic discussions, as well as classes and workshops in visual and performing arts for all ages. The Watertown Children’s Theater is Mosesian Arts’ flagship performing arts education program, providing exceptional theater arts lessons and performances for young people and families. The venue is also home to famous and avant-garde performing arts companies in the Greater Boston area, such as the New Repertory Theatre, Flat Earth Theatre, Improv Asylum, Guerilla Opera and Boston Midsummer Opera.

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