Taught by JPAA Members

Friday Afternoon Portrait drawing/painting
2 - 4pm every Friday (except holidays)
Menino Art Center
26 Central Avenue, Hyde Park

A live model is provided. Participants may make a $5.00 donation help cover the model fee. A weekly posting to the Art Center’s facebook page ( announces any cancellations and the name of the scheduled model.
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Build Your Own Workshop
with Jessica Burko
SoWa Boston, MA

Choose from creative arts and arts marketing topics, gather your friends, and schedule your workshop. Topics include: The Power of Arts Marketing, Writing for Artists, Paper Quilts, and Image Transfers. Click HERE for more information.

Francesca D'Elia
Watercolor Workshop

Learn how to create beautiful, pure color paintings, as taught by Watercolorist and Specialist Francesca D'Elia. By adapting the 1800 technique the"English Method". Francesca has developed a looser, freer, painting style, which will enable you to you to experience a faster, easier method of painting with the watercolor medium.
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Exhibitions Including
Art by JPAA Members

March 20 –July 23, 2017
Erik Gehring
Healing with Art
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
at the Catholic Medical Center
Notre Dame Pavilion, 4th floor
87 McGregor Street, Manchester, NH

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March 31 - June 30, 2017
Picture Social Justice and Human Rights: A Juried Art Exhibition
including work by JPAA artists Suzanne Hoffman, Phyllis Bluhm, Daniel Jay, Tamara Safford, Allen Spivack and RichardYoungstrom
1581 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
        Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-1

Six JPAA artists are represented in this powerful show on art and social justice and human rights.

June 10 - September 30, 2017
Reception: June 28,
5 - 6:30pm
Lisa Goren
Frozen Landscapes, a two person show
Mayyim Hayyim, Living Waters
1838 Washington Street, Newton, MA, 02466

Lisa Goren and Ellen Alt are artists/witnesses to the unfolding calamity of Earth’s melting planetary ice. With watercolor and mixed media, they document the beauty and majesty of glaciers and other frozen landscapes, inspiring awe, awareness, and action. 

June 21 - July 16, 2017
Reception: July 9, 3-5pm
Elizabeth Slayton
Touch of Light
Newburyport Firehouse Center for the Arts Gallery
Market Square, Newburyport, MA

“Touch of Light” is an elegant series of still life oil paintings by Elizabeth Slayton. Capturing the very essence - the inner form and light - of natural objects such as apples, onions or magnolia blossoms, these hyper-realistic still lifes offer deeply intimate portraits of their inanimate subjects.

Saturday, July 22, 7 - 10 pm
Erik Gehring
Brewery Complex
30 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

An innovative mix of traditional gallery show and multi-media event with artwork projected on the Brewery walls.  Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Arts Council and the Jamaica Plain Development Corporation.

July 6 – August 31, 2017
Reception: Thursday, July 6, 6 – 8 pm
Erik Gehring
Cambridge Art Association
University Place Gallery
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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July 13 – August 11, 2017
Reception: Thursday, July 13, 6 – 8 pm
Erik Gehring
Student / Teacher Show
Concord Art
37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742

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