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Upcoming Show- Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community

A project by Connection Lab will be included in the upcoming show “Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community” at the Nave Gallery.  The collaborative mandala made in cooperation with the Guidance Center and… Continue reading

Statewide Strategic Plan Released: Services to Mitigate the Harms Associated with Gambling in Massachusetts

For the past year Connection Lab has been involved with the creation of a statewide strategic plan that will guide the Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in strengthening and… Continue reading

Weekend with Isaiah Zagar

Many years ago (actually, almost 20 years ago!) I was in Philadelphia for the first time.  Walking along South Street I passed an abandoned lot that had been decorated with broken bottles, bicycle… Continue reading

Haggerty School Centennial Mosaic Installed

The self-portrait mosaic that the second graders at the Haggerty school made to celebrate their school’s hundredth year now decorates the entryway between the school’s double doors.  It’s a great spot that gets… Continue reading

East Somerville Main Streets Library Mural

The mosaic mural that Laura Smith led and installed on the benches of the East Somerville  Library is complete.  Connection Lab helped with some of the design, led one of the community clay… Continue reading

Youth Arts Arise- Mosaic Primer

The Youth Arts Arise program at the Somerville Armory is back for a second year of free arts classes for local teens.  And once again, I was able to teach a short session… Continue reading

Rangoli at drop-in craft time

To celebrate the Indian holiday of Diwali and to prepare for an upcoming Multicultural Festival at the Council on Aging, a small group of council members worked together during drop-in craft time to… Continue reading

Beaded Bookmarks and Frames

Who doesn’t love sifting through boxes and boxes of beads and buttons?  We had the pleasure of doing just that at the Council on Aging the other day.  Practicing English, meeting neighbors and… Continue reading

How far will a pound of tiles go?

I have been on what seems like a never-ending quest to figure out how to calculate how many glass tiles I’ll need for different projects.  So, for those of you who are also… Continue reading

More than Just Stars and Stripes

The Somerville Council on Aging holds an annual holiday luncheon for their members. This year it was a multicultural festival celebrating the many parts of the world that neighborhood families come from.  They… Continue reading