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  • Being One With Earth: Telling Stories With Papercutting

    The goal of this project series is to tell the stories of species extinction, the interconnectivity of various life forms, and the art of living together by creating a multi-media presentation using a combination of traditional Chinese papercut, watercolor, poetry, video, and digital animation. Create your own style of storytelling using any combination of these mediums! Workshop Materials List: 1. Chinese white or red rice paper OR tissue paper 2. A pair of pointy scissors 3. Any watercolor/ watercolor set (optional- only if you are interested in coloring your papercuts.) About the Teacher: Zhonghe (Elena) Li is a multi-media artist. The motivation behind her creativity has consistently been her love for nature’s diversity and her profound concern about the environment, species extinction, and humanity’s future.These workshops are supported in part by the Cambridge Public Library and in part by a grant from Cambridge Arts, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

  • CPL CRAFTS: Grocery Store Natural Dyeing with Stephen Hamilton

    Natural dyeing is a rewarding way to engage with textiles and traditions. There are numerous natural dyes to explore right in your local grocery store! Local artist and educator Stephen Hamilton's work incorporates both Western and African techniques. Hamilton will teach you how to naturally dye at home, demonstrating how to transform your textiles using interesting and accessible natural dye sources! Stephen Hamilton is an artist and arts educator living and working in Boston Massachusetts. Stephen’s work incorporates both Western and African techniques, blending figurative painting and drawing with resist dyeing, weaving, and woodcarving. Each image is a marriage between the aesthetic perspectives and artistry of both traditions. Learn more about Stephen here: http://www.itanproject.com/ YOUR MATERIALS LIST: -Turmeric Powder -Annatto seeds (Not Powder) -White vinegar -Washing soda -Cotton muslin or clothing made of white cotton, wool, or silk (natural materials) -2 cooking pots -Plastic twine

  • Planning Board Remote Meeting

    City of Cambridge Planning Board Meeting

  • John Lewis: Good Trouble Virtual roundtable discussion & film screening

    Join us for the second event in the Voices for Justice series, a collaboration between the Cambridge Public Library and the Cambridge Public Library Foundation, a virtual roundtable discussion, and a film screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble. Round table speakers include: Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. Elijah Booker, a lifelong Cambridge resident, graduate of Cambridge Public Schools, and a recent graduate of Northeastern University Pastor Ray Hammond, founder, and pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston. Shirley Mark, Director of Community Partnerships at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. Registration is required to participate in this event. PLEASE NOTE: On April 10, registered attendees will receive a link to screen John Lewis: Good Trouble. The film will not be screened during the roundtable discussion on April 13, registrants are strongly encouraged to view the film prior to the roundtable discussion.

  • Being One With Earth: Telling Stories With Papercutting

    The goal of this project series is to tell the stories of species extinction, the interconnectivity of various life forms, and the art of living together by creating a multi-media presentation using a combination of traditional Chinese papercut, watercolor, poetry, video, and digital animation. Create your own style of storytelling using any combination of these mediums! Workshop Materials List: 1. Chinese white or red rice paper OR tissue paper 2. A pair of pointy scissors 3. Any watercolor/ watercolor set (optional- only if you are interested in coloring your papercuts.) About the Teacher: Zhonghe (Elena) Li is a multi-media artist. The motivation behind her creativity has consistently been her love for nature’s diversity and her profound concern about the environment, species extinction, and humanity’s future.These workshops are supported in part by the Cambridge Public Library and in part by a grant from Cambridge Arts, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

  • CPL CRAFTS: Grocery Store Natural Dyeing with Stephen Hamilton

    Natural dyeing is a rewarding way to engage with textiles and traditions. There are numerous natural dyes to explore right in your local grocery store! Local artist and educator Stephen Hamilton's work incorporates both Western and African techniques. Hamilton will teach you how to naturally dye at home, demonstrating how to transform your textiles using interesting and accessible natural dye sources! Stephen Hamilton is an artist and arts educator living and working in Boston Massachusetts. Stephen’s work incorporates both Western and African techniques, blending figurative painting and drawing with resist dyeing, weaving, and woodcarving. Each image is a marriage between the aesthetic perspectives and artistry of both traditions. Learn more about Stephen here: http://www.itanproject.com/ YOUR MATERIALS LIST: -Turmeric Powder -Annatto seeds (Not Powder) -White vinegar -Washing soda -Cotton muslin or clothing made of white cotton, wool, or silk (natural materials) -2 cooking pots -Plastic twine

  • Planning Board Remote Meeting

    City of Cambridge Planning Board Meeting

  • Being One With Earth: Telling Stories With Papercutting

    The goal of this project series is to tell the stories of species extinction, the interconnectivity of various life forms, and the art of living together by creating a multi-media presentation using a combination of traditional Chinese papercut, watercolor, poetry, video, and digital animation. Create your own style of storytelling using any combination of these mediums! Workshop Materials List: 1. Chinese white or red rice paper OR tissue paper 2. A pair of pointy scissors 3. Any watercolor/ watercolor set (optional- only if you are interested in coloring your papercuts.) About the Teacher: Zhonghe (Elena) Li is a multi-media artist. The motivation behind her creativity has consistently been her love for nature’s diversity and her profound concern about the environment, species extinction, and humanity’s future.These workshops are supported in part by the Cambridge Public Library and in part by a grant from Cambridge Arts, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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