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See classic novel ‘The Bluest Eye’ live on stage at the Calderwood Pavilion

At the Calderwood Pavilion, director Awoye Timpo, left, leads a rehearsal of the Huntington Theatre Company’s “The Bluest Eye” with actors Hadar Busia-Singleton, center, and Alexandria King, right. —Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff (from Boston.com event post)

Dates: January 28, 2022 - March 13, 2022

Location: Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

The stage adaptation of ‘The Bluest Eye,’ from acclaimed author Toni Morrison’s debut novel of the same title, will be live on stage at the Calderwood Pavilion from Jan. 28 through March 13. 

The Huntington Theatre Company production comes together through the collaborative vision of playwright Lydia R. Diamond and director Awoye Timpo and of course birthed from the classic storytelling found in the pages of Morrison’s masterpiece. The adaptation is centered on the story of “how we receive images of beauty and how we metabolize messages of images of beauty,” Diamond said in Huntington Theatre’s Meet the Artists video.

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Panel Discussion on Exploring Art Therapy

Date and time

Thu, January 27, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
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Piano Craft Gallery
793 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
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Discover the transformative power of art on health in this panel, part of the month-long Vox Clamantis exhibition by Domenic Esposito, with a panel discussion on the healing and therapeutic power of art, featuring Domenic Esposito, artist and activist; Dr. Antonella Pirone, Director of Translational Pharmacology at Caesura Tx, SLP fellow; and Alicia Ventura, Director of Special Projects & Research at the Boston Medical Center’s Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Program. Speakers will share their personal and professional insights on how art—as a creative process and outlet—can catalyze positive change in one’s wellbeing.

Co-sponsored by Italian Professionals of Boston (PIB), this event is free and open to the public.

This panel discussion is part of Domenic’s solo exhibition, Vox Clamantis, which runs from January 7-30 at Piano Craft Gallery in Boston.

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Life Altering: Selections from a Kansas City Collection

Dates: January 18 to March 1, 2022.

Location: BU Art Galleries (Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue)

Featuring work by Jeffrey Gibson (Chocktaw/Cherokee) and Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke/Crow) along with nearly a dozen other contemporary artistsCreated over the past 12 years, the works in this exhibit explore a rich array of meaning relevant to our present time.

Artists investigate the global inequity of wealth and power, social justice, race, slavery, colonialism, the experience of exile and the diaspora, identity, the important role of the body, LGBTQ+ issues, popular culture, the precarious balance between progress and technology, climate change, and the environment. Some artists draw from the traditions of their cultural heritage—African, American, Caribbean, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, and Native American. These artists celebrate their heritage by reclaiming ownership of, and pride in, their cultural origins. Above all, the artists here express hope, courage, resilience, and determination in the service of a better future.

Free and open to the public.

Part of the Indigenous Voices in the Americas series.

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Patterns of Wind

The BU School of Theatre presents a Booth Production world-premiere. A convergence of stories of lineage, legacy, and land. Developed and facilitated by SOT resident guest artist Ty Defoe (Ojibwe + Oneida Nations) in collaboration with guest artist Katherine Freer. Interweaving Indigenous oral storytelling traditions and contemporary multimedia performance, Patterns of Wind is a process of creation and exploration. Drawing from personal narrative and blood memory, the ensemble will devise an experience that uplifts the interconnectedness of all living things.

Part of the Indigenous Voices in the Americas series.

Dates: December 2-5, 2021

Venue: Booth Theatre – 820 Commonwealth Ave.

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