Boston Weekly Cultural & Artistic Picks 06/18 – 06/24/2012

Innovation, Creativity & Vision define 2012 How Design Conference

Nélida Nassar  06.18.2012

The Picks of the Week:
How Design Conference 2012

In Theatre: Emerging American Theatre at The American Repertory, the Huntington Theatre Company and the Institute of Contemporary Art

In Music: Berklee College of Music: Caribbean Jazz Concerts, a Percussion Festival and Summer in the City events.

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Innovation, Creativity and Vision define the 2012 How Design Conference

The city of Boston will be hosting the elite How Design Conference from June 22 to June 25, 2012 at the Hynes Convention Center.  The conference is a meeting point and one of the biggest gatherings of designers, freelancers, creative team managers, and other creative professionals in the country.  Over three thousand of these creative minds will be arriving to Beantown transforming our city by their presence, hence bringing along their sparkle, hubris and inspiration.  The conference’s motto and mandate are to ignite attendees’ creativity, strengthen their skills, sharpen their tech savvy and connect them with peers.  A selected roster of prominent speakers will present innovative and invaluable design and business strategies, communication skills and client relationships.  They will as well re-examine and re-strategize the ubiquitous disciplines of graphic design from branding, logo design, typography, book design, web design and much more leaving us with invaluable new insight, perspectives and knowledge of our profession.

While the conference has a designed intense schedule, the main featured speaker Simon Bailey Founder of the Brillionaire Institute will empower HOW’s audience with his audacity, enterprising wisdom, and intrepid life-changing story.  There are several events that are custom made, à la carte providing an extra focus and point of convergence that can be purchased in addition to the conference fee. They include special workshops and exclusive Boston designers’ studio visits.

The workshops will take place on Friday June 22 with the four morning sessions occurring concurrently from 9.00 a.m. until noon.  A precise and defining thread links all four of these workshops whereby each speaker will attempt to demystify and debunk heterodox design methodologies based on content visualizations, neuroscience, intuition and creativity.  Do not miss:
• Sunni Brown’s Make a World: Solving Design Challenges through Games
• Von Glitschka’s Anatomy of a Logo: Creating Effective Design under a Looming Deadline
• Peleg Top’s From Passion to Profit
• David Sherwin’s Effective Brainstorming for Designers
The afternoon sessions will run concomitantly from 2.00 to 5.00 p.m. These workshops are more quantitative and result oriented and will focus on typography, paper folding, design management, communication planning, and strategy focus and design evaluation. They will be presented by:
• Dr. Shelley Gruendler’s Change the Way you Think about Type
• David Holston’s Brand Development
• Rochelle Seltzer’s Making Strategy a Valuable Part of Your Process
• Trish Witkowski’s Escape the Tri-Fold Funk

The designers’ studio visits will also occur on Friday June 22 in a morning (8.00 a.m. until noon) and afternoon sessions (1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.) will provide a unique opportunity for the conference’s attendees to get a closer look at the Boston art scene around the city. The visits encompass the large agency to a two-person studio; they are also custom-made with an à la carte menu flavors.  These various studios on the tour specialize in marketing communication, identity development, branding, interactive, graphic design agencies, print, digital, packaging there is also a visit to a printer shop.  The morning tours will include the studios of: Corey McPherson Nash, Motiv, Toth + Co. Phillips Design Group and Weymouth Design.  The afternoon tour covers BFS Daniels, Korn Design, Minelli Inc., Stotze Design and Visual Dialogue.  This unique glimpse and insider view into these studios promises a rewarding and gratifying peak into the sanctuary of the Boston’s creative community.  In our “society of spectacles” as coined by Roland Barthes, we yearn to demythologize the unfamiliar to become part of it; the studio visits are a prospect and an occasion to delight in.

I cannot encourage and support enough what this transformative conference with its pedagogical program, prominent speakers, distinctive workshops, and palette of design studios’ visits will provide to attendee.  The experience of revolutionary ideas and life-changing inspiration will be relished long after the conference will have been completed.  Your design sensibility, skills and philosophy will be altered and will evolve into a novel, unprecedented visionary direction.

To register, visit 
http://www.HowDesignLive.com or onsite at
Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

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CINEMA  – FILM
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Monday, June 18, 2012 

Friday, June 22, 2012 

Saturday, June 23, 2012    

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Harvard Film Archives

http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012


Museum of Fine Arts

http://www.mfa.org/programs/film

Monday, June 18, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012
Kendall Square Cinema

http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/boston/kendallsquarecinema.htm

Monday, June 18, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012

Coolidge Corner Theatre
http://www.coolidge.org

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Goethe Institut at Coolidge Corner Theatre
: Lessons of a Dream
http://www.coolidge.org

Monday, June 18, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012
Fenway Regal Theatre
http://www.movies?hl=en&near=fenway
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MUSIC  – CONCERTS
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Citi Performing Arts Center, Citi Wang Theatre: Crosby, Stills & Nash

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Boston Pops: Mario Frangoulis
Friday, June 22, 2012 and Sunday June 4, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood: Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood: Diana Krall
http://www.bso.org/

Monday, June 18, 2012 
to Sunday, June 24, 2012
Berklee College of Music:
Caribbean Jazz Concert Festival
Percussion Festival
Summer in the City

http://www.berklee.edu/

Monday, June 18, 2012 to Wednesday 20, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Longy School of Music of Bard College
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012

New England Conservatory: Guitar Fest
Monday, June 18, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012
New England Conservatory: Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP). 
http://necmusic.edu/jordan-hall

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Music/CRASHarts: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
http://www.CRASHarts.org/

Season Starts July 11, 2012
Boston Landmark Orchestra
http://www.landmarkorchestra.org/

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DANCE
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No dance events this week
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OPERA
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THEATRE – PLAYS
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
 to Sunday 24, 2012
American Repertory Theatre: The Hotel Nepenthe
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/hotel-nepenthe

Friday, June 21, 2012

American Repertory Theatre: Experiment America
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/exprimentamerica

Thursday, June 21, 2012
 to Sunday June 24, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – Oberon Pirates of Penzance
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/pirates-penzance

Friday, June 21, 2012
 to Saturday, June 23, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – Oberon Steve Cuiffo is Lenny Bruce
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/steve-cuiffo-lenny-bruce

Saturday June 23, 2012 to Sunday June 24, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – Oberon The Friends of Eddie Coyle
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lyric Stage Company of Boston: Avenue Q

http://www.lyricstage.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012

Broadway In
http://www.lyricstage.com

Thursday, June 21, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012
Huntington Theatre Company: Emerging America

http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/

Monday, June 18, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012
BCA Plaza Theatre: Love Person
https://www.baonline.org/

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 
BCA Plaza Theatre: Out of the Box
https://www.baonline.org/

Monday, June 18, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012
BCA Plaza Theatre: imaginary beasts: Cruel Botany: At Play in the Gardens of Harry Kondoleon & Federico Garcia Lorca
https://www.baonline.org/

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
 to Saturday, June 23, 2012
Fort Point Theatre Channel: Indiscreet Discretion
https://www.bostic.org/detail/441589075/Indiscreet_ Dicretion

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Fort Point Theatre Channel: Tamziq Scattered and Connected
Fort Point Theatre Channel: No Room for Wishing
https://www.bostic.org/detail/productions/20014/4/23/tamziq-scattered-and-connected

Friday, June 22, 2012
 to Sunday, June 24, 2012
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston: A Chorus Line starring Lorenzo Lama
https://www.bostic.org/detail/220169513/Reagle_Music_Theatre_of_Greater_Boston

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
 
Regent Arlington Theatre of Greater Boston: The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas

Friday, June 22, 2012
 and Saturday, June 23, 2012
Regent Arlington Theatre of Greater Boston: Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra
https://www.regenttheatre.com

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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