Calendar of Events

ARTIST TALK: Michael Gleason: Striving for Fine Furniture @ Uforge Gallery
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

UFORGE Gallery in Jamaica Plain is thrilled to present their next featured Revolver artist, Michael Gleason with his exhibit, “Striving for Fine Furniture”. The exhibit is on view from April 3rd through April 27th, 2014, with a reception to be held on Thursday, April 3rd from 6-8 PM. An artist talk will be held later in the month on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 7-9pm. All are welcome.

Michael Gleason made custom cabinetry and furniture at Gleason, Hendrick & Devine from 1981–2014 and did antique restoration with Nils Johnson at A.G. Johnson & Son from 1972 to 1981. He has taught woodworking and furniture restoration for over three decades at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts.

He says, “Over many years as a professional woodworker, I have built hundreds of rooms full of cabinets and bookcases and benches and tables. It was great to be able to make a living building things. Creatively, however, it could be confining. So whenever I get a chance to design and build something on my own, I really enjoy the freedom and hope that what I make is beautiful and useful.”

“I’ve been teaching at the Eliot School for many years. Through those years, I’ve always enjoyed being able to convey to others an enthusiasm for craft. People love to make things or fix things or play with things. It’s fun to help them learn to do that. It has also been a real joy for me to have met so many terrific people through the classes I’ve taught.”

This exhibit is sponsored by the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts showcasing a member of their faculty.

The gallery is open Thursday & Friday from 5-8 pm and on (winter hours) Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm to 6pm and located at 767 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Figure 1 Drawing Group hosted by Zombie Romance: 4/18, Bun in the Oven! @ Uforge Gallery
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

One Friday of the month, professional artist Kristi lyn (AKA Zombie Romance) will conduct a drawing session with a model and revolving theme of focus for attending artists at UFORGE Gallery.

Zombie Romance presents FIGURE 1 is an affordable figure drawing session for artists seeking to either improve their life drawing skills or who are just looking for a solid few hours of drawing. Artists will get a chance to draw a live figures in a gallery environment and receive tutorials for strengthening their drawing skills. Artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite medium and spend two and a half hours drawing the model in varying lengths of poses lasting from one minute to forty-five. Food and drinks are welcome in the drawing area.

UFORGE Gallery
767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
7:00 – 9:30 PM
($12 at door, includes model fee). All are welcome.

April 18
Bun in the Oven!
Figure 1: Bun in the Oven – Drawing the Expecting with Sakky of
For this edition of Figure 1 we will be drawing a body you don’t always get to draw: a pregnant one! We will be drawing by professional art model Sakky of Senshi Stock who will be around 6 months along at the time of the group! Join us for an exciting session of drawing, tutorials and good music!

See the lineup:

UFG Cabaret Series: April 19th, 7:00pm & 9:00pm @ Uforge Gallery
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our final show of our winter cabaret series. This show will feature the performers playing roles in which they would never be cast! It’s so wrong, it’s right! This month features the talents of Emma Boroson, Emily Earle, Mark Estano, Kevin Hanley, Rebekah Turner and Todd Yard.

Directed by Laura Espy, with music direction by Matthew Stern.

UFORGE Gallery
767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Performances at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
($12 at door, complimentary beer & wine). All are welcome.

CLOSED – Easter Holiday
Apr 20 all-day
Mr. Hip Presents…an evening of spoken word & music @ Uforge Gallery
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Every month, join Mr. Hip Presents, one of Boston’s most interactive and engaging poetry reading series at UFORGE Gallery. An evening infused with art, poetry/spoken word and music by Donald Vincent a.k.a. (@Mr_Hip).

UFORGE Gallery
767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
6:00 – 8:30 PM
($8 admission) free for the kiddies. All are welcome.

APRIL 26* (4th Saturday)
POETS: Gail Mazur, Jamaal May, LaTasha Diggs, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Zachary Bos, Ben Berman, Jason Rotstein, Amber Rose
MUSICAL GUEST: Lukey the Bird (@lukeythebird)

MAY 17
POETS: Peter Jay Shippy, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Meg Kearney, and more.
MUSICAL GUEST: coming soon…

POETS: coming soon…
MUSICAL GUEST: coming soon…

May 2014 @ Uforge Gallery
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm