2 more concerts left for the 2014 season. (2015 dates will be posted soon).
We offer Friday evening house concerts twice a month and invite metropolitan Boston musicians in the genres of classical music and jazz to apply. Our music room seats about 50 people and features a 7' Yamaha grand piano. Musicians and listeners alike enjoy the intimacy of these gatherings, which are followed with a reception featuring desserts by our in-house chefs. The admission fee is $15, with most of that going to the musicians.
Although currently in hiatus, we also offer local visual artists the opportunity to display and sell their work here. Generally the pieces are on display for 1 to 2 months and an opening reception is staged for the artist and show. Inquiries for this program can be directed to Daryl Bichel as well by indicating you are a Visual Artist (see form at the bottom of this page).
|Friday, Nov 21, David Scott and Mark Shilansky, 7:30 pm
Music provided by DYAD, the duo of David Thorne Scott (vocals) and Mark Shilansky (piano). Jazz, imaginative reworkings of pop songs, and creative original songs. Taylor house is such an intimate venue that the performers are close enough to touch (but please wait until the show is over to do so).
Lately I've been playing bass, thanks to a sub gig with the Four Freshmen (yes, THOSE Four Freshmen). My skills are still developing, but I think I'll bring the axe to Taylor House and jam with my esteemed keyboardist.
We've got some special songs to introduce (or re-introduce) to you all. We hope you come join the fun. It's a small spot, so arrive early (and/or make a reservation at the taylorhouse.com web site) to make sure you get a seat. And plan to stay afterward for the reception.
|Nancy Marks and Richard Youngstrom – Visual Artists for Nov/Dec
THURSDAY RECEPTION with Taylor House Tasting
Nov 6, 6 to 8:30 pm
As a painter and mixed media artist with extensive background in printmaking, my current work explores different narratives unified by my art-making techniques. My most prominent body of work-urban is abstraction- explores the city, steeped in its aesthetic and social paradoxes. I am drawn by the complex contradictions that allow some streets to gleam with wealth and investment while residing along side neglected and nearly uninhabitable neighborhoods. How does constructed space separate or bring people together? What makes community and what tears it apart? This interest in the power of place can be traced back to my New York roots.
I have been a visual artist for over 25 years: first as a papermaker and now as printmaker and painter. In the past five years, my work has been in seven solo exhibitions including in the Beverly J. Tassaini Gallery at Newbury College, the Gallery at Sanders at Fitchburg State University, Boston University's Metropolitan College Gallery, and at UFORGE Gallery in Boston MA. Additionally, I participated in several two and three-person exhibitions including at AMP Gallery, Provincetown, MA and at The Footlight Club, Boston, MA. www.Nancymarksartist.com
NEW USES FOR OLD CERAMICS
I have been creating art projects for 25 years and more recently have focused on contemporary mosaic art as a medium that fits my skills, and my interest in nature, recycling, beach combing and collecting odds and ends.
My work is decorative, durable and useful. The images and functional objects I create are a unique use of the recycled and reused ceramic tiles, broken dishes, glass, stone, shells and found objects. The tessarae, or small pieces, that make up the mosaic come from many places, and incorporate a range of colors, textures, materials, shapes and sizes: they reflect our community and the world around us.
Each individual piece is reclaimed and shaped to bring new life, new utility and a pleasing form to what was once lost and forgotten.
My work has been exhibited in the greater Boston area, including the Somerville Museum, Logan Airport, Bedford Library, the State House, Roxbury Community College, The Arboretum, Experimental Art Gallery (Salem) Artworks (New Bedford) Highfield Hall (Falmouth), Schwamb Mill (Arlington), as well as JP Licks, JP Open Studios and JP Art Association events.
I do commissioned work and conduct mosaic classes at my Jamaica Plain studio, as well as Brookline Adult Education and other locations.
2014 Performer Schedule
In the late fall/winter we plan our series for the upcoming calendar year, with concerts held every month. All events are held on Fridays at 7:30pm. The 2014 dates are listed below. Singers and instrumentalists are invited to apply (now for 2015) and should fill in the form which goes to Daryl Bichel. Private Recital space is also available for a fee.
- January 31, Jason Davis (Jazz)
- February 14, Cancelled
- February 28, April Hall (Jazz)
- March 14, Lefteris Kordis Trio (Jazz)
- March 28, Thaddeus Hogarth (Jazz)
- April 11 , Man-on-Land (Jazz)
- April 25, The Well Tempered Pianist Duo (Classical)
- May 9, Ben Schwendener (Jazz)
- May 16, Alicia Mielke (Classical)
- June 13, Josh Rosen and Stan Strickland (Jazz)
- June 20, John Kramer and Julia Cash (classical)
2014 Visual Arts Schedule
Feb - Apr: Silvina Mizrahi
May - July: Lisa Goren
Aug: Dawn Nelson
Sep - Oct: Ann Turley
Nov - Dec: Nancy Marks
- July 11, Roving Soul (Jazz)
- July 25, Bennington Piano Trio
Jeffrey Krolik, violin
Ken Hashimoto, cello
- August 8, Andrew Arceci (Classical)
Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba
Douglas Freundlich, theorbo
Asako Takeuchi, baroque violin
Akiko Sato, harpsichord
- August 22, OPEN
- September 12, Mary Sullivan
- September 26, John Funkhouser (Jazz)
- October 10, Petra Pacaric (Jazz)
- October 24, Charis Quintet (classical)
- November 7, Patrice Monahan (Jazz)
- November 21, David Scott, vocals and Michael Shilansky, piano
- December 5, Victoria Suchodolski (classical)
Make a Reservation or Performer Request
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