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OPEN DOORS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Each month Open Doors will host an art event at the Weymouth Studio. The events are a way for us to recognize and help promote art in the community. These events are by donation and open to the public.  Donations go to providing opportunities for emerging and well-known artists, poets, musicians and dancers to showcase and share their work at Open Doors Weymouth Studio. 

 

At Open Doors we believe that our community is vibrant and thriving with artistic expression.  We invite you to share your art with us.  For more information on events and shows contact Gloria Monaghan, monaghang@wit.edu , or Marissa DeLisle, marissaopendoors@gmail.com

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JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT EVENT~
Open Doors Center for the Arts Presents:
MIGRATORY WORDS
Saturday, February 24, 6-8pm
Poetry reading followed by open mic.
Location: Open Doors Yoga Studios, Weymouth Studio

Events are FREE and Open to the Public.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be fully vaccinated to attend. This building is not wheelchair accessible.

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Featured Poets

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EWA CHRUSCIEL

Ewa Chrusciel  is a poet, translator, and educator. She has four books of poems in English: Yours, Purple Gallinule (Omnidawn 2022), Of Annunciations (Omnidawn 2017), Contraband of Hoopoe (Omnidawn 2014), Strata (Emergency Press 2009, reprinted by Omnidawn, April 2018), as well as three books in Polish: Tobołek (2016) Sopiłki (2009), and Furkot (2003). Her book Contraband of Hoopoe was translated into Italian by Anna Aresi and came out in Italy with Edizioni Ensemble in May 2019. 


In her work, Ewa explores themes such as eco-poetics, exile, and migration. She expanded on those themes as a guest on New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Bookshelf In February and October 2017. Chrusciel was invited to develop one of her poems into a Stories from the Stage storytelling presentation (starting at 19:45) that was broadcast in 2018 by World Channel in collaboration with Boston’s GBH and in partnership with Mass Mouth. She was featured along with Cleopatra Mathis at a 2021 reading presented by Bookstock and the Norman Williams Public Library in honor of National Poetry Month. 


She also translated various authors into Polish, including books by Jack London, Joseph Conrad, and I.B. Singer, as well as a book of selected poems by Jorie Graham, and selected poems of Kazim Ali, Lyn Hejinian, Cole Swensen and other American poets. 


Her poems have been included in curricula at institutions such as Harvard University, University of Wisconsin, and Salem State University. She is a Professor of Creative and Professional Writing at Colby-Sawyer College.

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DAVID P. MILLER

David P. Miller’s collection, Bend in the Stair, was published by Lily Poetry Review Books in 2021. Sprawled Asleep was published by Nixes Mate Books in 2019, and The Afterimages, a chapbook, by Červená Barva Press in 2014. His poems have received Best of the Net and Pushcart nominations, and have appeared in Meat for Tea, Lily Poetry Review, LEON Literary Review, Solstice, Salamander, Cream Scene Carnival, Kestrel, Riddled with Arrows, Nixes Mate Review, Tar River Poetry, and Jerry Jazz Musician, among other journals. His poems “Interview” and “And You” were included in an issue of Magma (UK) focused on teaching poetry to secondary school students. He lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, with his wife, the visual artist Jane Wiley.

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ROBBIE GAMBLE

Robbie Gamble (he/him) received an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University. His poems and essays have appeared in Post Road, Pangyrus, Salamander, The Sun, Tahoma Literary Review, and The Worcester Review. His chapbook A Can of Pinto Beans, published by Lily Poetry Review Press, was a finalist for the 2022 Jean Pedrick Award. Robbie was the winner of the 2017 Carve Poetry Prize, and he was a 2019 Robert Taylor fellow at the Kenyon Summer Writers Workshop. His essay “Exit Wound” was cited as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2020. Robbie is the poetry editor for Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, and he divides his time between Boston and Vermont.

GREAT EVENTS... WONDERFUL MEMORIES.

PAST EVENTS

GLORIA MONAGHAN's SHORT FILM DEBUT

Daughter of Rubens, has been accepted into the Provincetown Film Festival. This is a short documentary about the life and work of Nancy Ellen Craig, who lived in Truro with the reclusive poet Preston Carter.  The screenings for the film are June 11, at 11 am at the Provincetown Art House 1 and June 18th, 4:00 pm. Provincetown Water’s Edge 1.

Daughter of Rubens, has been accepted into the Provincetown Film Festival. This is a short documentary about the life and work of Nancy Ellen Craig, who lived in Truro with the reclusive poet Preston Carter.  The screenings for the film are June 11, at 11 am at the Provincetown Art House 1 and June 18th, 4:00 pm. Provincetown Water’s Edge 1. Attached you will find the laurels for the film.

 

The film premiered on April 4th, 2023 in Blount Auditorium where several curators from local museums were invited and attended as well as the President of Wentworth, Mark Thompson and his wife Karen.

 

The Provincetown Independent as well as The Cape Cod Chronicle in addition to The Provincetown Magazine, are featuring articles about the film!  There are 3 different galleries also showing the artwork and screening with receptions to follow if you can’t make the festival this year.  

 

Saturday June 17th 6-8 pm Orleans Modern Art

Thursday Aug 17th 2-4  Cape Cod Museum of Art

Saturday Sept 9th (time TBD) Wellfleet Library

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