In the Gallery:

A lifelong resident of Boston's Mattapan neighborhood, Ayana Mack is a visual artist, graphic designer, and community advocate whose work explores themes of vulnerability, exploration, joy, and freedom.
 
This exhibition focuses on mixed media artwork compiled of sketches, watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic paint. A storyline of emotions, the artwork, and mediums represent relationships with others and oneself. The series invites people to consider their own emotions - nothing is good or bad - as long as it's honest.
There is freedom in vulnerability.
 
As an artist, Ayana creates bright and texture-rich work to enrich communities and uplift individuals. Motivated by her personal experiences, Black culture, and self-love. Ayana has been active in the art space for the last ten years.

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

No appointment necessary! 

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

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Khelure (Gamer) is a play conceived as a street theater (a form of theater done on streets as a form of mass education or protest) by thespian Deepak Deb. The play uses original songs written to reflect the political turmoil in India after CAA and NRC bills and is presented through an allegory of video gaming and in-build discrimination within the games. Staged in memory of Deepak whom we lost too soon, as a testament to his talent.

 

Aleek Rasta (Illusionary Path) is a short play that traces one day in the life of a struggling filmmaker. Presented in reverse chronology through interaction with his wife, lover and his own film characters, we are confronted with his dilemma of artistic integrity versus compromise in the rapidly evolving film world. How does it all end or begin?

For more than a dozen years the Multicultural Arts Center has partnered with Cambridge Arts and presented the largest music stage at the annual Cambridge Arts River Festival.

 

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 Cambridge Arts River Festival – Not the River but the Stream – a virtual festival filled with outstanding music took place via the internet. 

 

The Jazz, Blues and R & B Stage, curated by Producer/Creative Director Shelley Neill teamed up with Director of Video Production Callie Chapman, in capturing five solo piano concerts by some of the areas most respected Jazz musicians: Tim Ray, Kevin Harris, Rebecca Cline, Bob Toabe, and Yoko Miwa and includes an interview with each artist after their performance. 

 

The five piano concerts were recorded, during the day, at the Jazz Club in the Multicultural Arts Center’s Studio/Theater, providing both an acoustically excellent and visually beautiful setting, in keeping with the Jazz, Blues and R & B concerts that are intrinsic part of each year’s Cambridge Arts River Festival.

 

This presentation will also feature six short videos of: Billie Holiday, Terri Lyne Carrington, Shirley Horn, Art Tatum, Chick Webb and Nina Simone. They are part of a library of Jazz musicians that are in the process of being assembled by the Cambridge Jazz Foundation.

 

The festival enlists the support of six project partners: Cambridge Arts, The Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge Jazz Foundation, Studio 550, JazzBoston, and Cambridge Community Television.

 

The Running Time is 2 hours and 18 minutes – an oasis of good music awaits you! 

Scenes from the Virtual River Festival (Left to Right: Kevin Harris, Yoko Miwa, Bob Toabe, Tim Ray and Rebecca Cline) Montage by Callie Chapman

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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East Cambridge, MA 02141

 

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