8 Art Events That Will Get You Through This Winter


Posted: January 12, 2018

This is a busy time for the arts and culture scene in Central Mass. Every season brings new shows to town, but the dark days of winter and the early showers of spring have proven to be moments when we need their vibrancy the most.

Winter 2017 - 2018


Jan. 18 - Mar. 3 / 50 Years of Camera Work/ Worcester

The Worcester Center for Crafts presents a comprehensive and stunning retrospective of a life behind the lens of Ron Rosenstock. On display will be images from around the world and some of his earliest works. +discover 


Feb. 11&14, Mar. 1 / Symphony Orchestra / Worcester

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, the acclaimed Symphony Orchestra from Sweden's Helsingborg, and the Weimar Symphony Orchestra are all headed to Mechanics Hall in coming months courtesy of Music Worcester. Adult Tickets range from $49 - $55 for most shows with reduced pricing for students and youth. +discover


Feb. 15 - Jun. 3 / Sacred Ukrainian Textiles / Clinton

Rushnyk: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles sets out to explore Ukrainian culture through an ancient and valued tradition. Rushnyks are long, rectangular cloths, often woven in a solid piece from linen or hemp. Visitors can admire the bright and intricate patterns of rushnyks on display beginning in February at The Museum of Russian Icons +discover 


Feb. 24 - 25 / Camellia Show / Boylston

An eclectic presentation of camellia varieties will feature more than 15 cut blooms and camellia trees at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in February. Tower Hill Botanic Garden offers year-round displays in addition to carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants. +discover 


Mar. 4 / Peter and the Wolf - Free Family Concert / Worcester

The musical fairy tale of the little boy who, with the help of a bird, a duck and a cat, outsmarted the big, bad wolf, is a favorite introduction to classical music for kids of all ages. Worcester Chamber Music Society musicians will perform the piece with narrator extraordinaire Rohan Gregory. In conjunction with Youth Art Month, drawings created by Worcester Public School students will be projected above the musicians to compliment the storytelling. Following the performance, the children are invited to meet the musicians and see the instruments up close. +discover


Mar. 9 - Apr. 27 / Art Palette Contest / Whitinsville

Palettes available for purchase until February 23rd and on display from March 9-April 27 at the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery. Simple wooden art palettes transform into works of art for a friendly competition at The Heritage Gallery. Cash prizes will be awarded in three age categories. +discover 


Mar. 10-Jun. 3 / The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo / Worcester 

Worcester Art Museum will be welcoming a new exhibit in March. This exhibit will reunite two early Italian panel paintings since they were seperated from their orginal altar: the Annunciation at the Musée du Louvre and WAM's Miracle of San Donato. These paintings are sure to provoke thoughtful conversation and civil debates about the mindset of the young Leonardo and the Renaissance era.  +discover


Apr. 7 / Salisbury Singers / Worcester

The Salisbury Singers will present a celebration of cantatas 17, 93, and 111 by J. S. Bach, accompanied by the Bach Consort of Worcester, which will also perform Bach’s famous concerto for oboe and violin in the recently renovated sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church. +discover

 

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