In the Gallery:

Donald Langosy’s story is one of the power of the creative spirit and the determination to continue on a chosen path despite the limitations of his disability. In the 1970s and 80s, Langosy was a prominent artist whose work was exhibited in Boston and New York. His paintings and drawings could be found in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, as well as private collections throughout the United States and Europe. 

 

In the early 90s, he began to show signs of a rare form of multiple sclerosis that ended his ability to actively promote his work. In addition to causing debilitating fatigue, MS stole his mobility and many of his everyday capabilities. Although no longer able to visit museums and galleries, mount shows, or travel to meet with art dealers and curators, Langosy never gave up on his art. Now a wheelchair user with limited mobility in all but his left hand, he still spends each day painting in his home studio. 

 

Over the decades, Langosy has experimented with numerous techniques, including creating sculptural images out of the canvas and layering different images to give a sensation of time passing. Both these techniques are displayed in the exhibit. Various characters and legendary themes reappear through the years, forming a
personal mythology that is often depicted in exquisite detail. His precise brushwork and realistic images are all the more remarkable in the face of his declining mobility. Excerpts From My Studio not only celebrates the work of Langosy, who has dedicated his life to painting, but also pays homage to everyone who rises up in the face of adversity. 

Donald Langosy Artist Talk

Join us December 9, 2021 at 2pm for a live discussion between Donald Langosy and his daughter, Zoe Langosy, from his home studio. We will discuss work found in his current show as well as other pivotal pieces from his 50 year career as a painter. 
Please RSVP below.

Our Gallery is now open four days a week! 
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm

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We can’t wait to see you back at the Center!

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Juventas New Music Ensemble performs
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Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST

Seven composers engage with their musical DNA. Join Juventas for an enrapturing concert that celebrates multigenerational journeys spanning five continents.

 

Listen in person at the Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA or virtually via YouTube live stream.

Juventas will perform four concerts at the Multicultural Arts Center for their 2021-22 season this year. Learn more about their upcoming season. 

Saturday, December 18 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 PM

 

An innovative “micro-theatre” adaptation, The Tempest features three actors playing 11 roles and incorporates both Shakespeare’s original text and sign language. This collaboration between hearing and Deaf theatre artists explores the power of language to create or destroy, liberate or oppress against a backdrop of magic, betrayal, and forgiveness. As Prospero rules his isle and plots revenge upon his usurping brother, each character navigates their own path towards a freedom rooted in love and vulnerability rather than fear and control. 

This is a semi-staged reading. Thank you for joining our process as we develop this new adaptation.

 

Runtime: approx. 90 minutes, no intermission

Both performances will be open captioned and ASL interpreted.

Kali Stoddard-Imari is a Boston based singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Looping Artist. These two original compositions were recorded in June 2021 in our Studio/Theater.

We are now accepting proposals for gallery exhibitions. Work needs to be wall mountable fine art that relates to our mission of supporting multicultural arts that help to educate the community about diversity. We also strive to support artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the cultural mainstream. BIPOC artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

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