Saturday, January 12, 2013

Storytelling for Grown-ups: Stories of Love and Enchantment

 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
by Edmond Dulac, 1909
I am delighted to be part of the new, beautiful exhibit  (see below) at the New Bedford Art Museum . Not only are they offering a gorgeous exhibit but they are dove-tailing it with the art of storytelling!


Shake off the winter blues and celebrate the month of February, devoted to the language of love on February 2, 2013. Don’t miss co-founder of , Andrea Lovett who will open the evening with some hilarious and slightly skewed personal stories of love gone awry!

Then listen to award-winning storyteller Karen Chace, who will delight you with irresistible stories of enchantment, humor and desire from the far off ports of Portugal, Iraq, Russia and beyond.

Before the stories, a lovely reception, complete with champagne and chocolate, offers you the opportunity to view the new exhibit, all including in the ticket price. Champagne, chocolate, art and stories! What's not to love? Come early, visit the beautiful historic district, and then opt for a late lunch or early dinner. Please come and support storytelling and the arts!  * This performance is for adults, 18 and up. Obviously, anyone under 21 will not be able to indulge in the champagne.


The Original Art: Celebrating The Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration” showcases illustrations from the year’s best children’s books published in the U.S.  The exhibit is a treasure trove of talent and a marvelous opportunity to examine – up close –  the work of the best in the field. It’s also a chance to appreciate the enormous range of creativity in children’s books and to see the printed pages alongside the original paintings, drawings, prints, and collages they represent.

This extraordinary show consists of colorful works of art accompanied by each children’s book.  All works were featured in the juried Original Art exhibition held at the Museum of American Illustration at Society of Illustrators in New York City.”


New Bedford Art Museum
608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Stories of Love and Enchantment
Saturday, February 2, 2013
6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
$10 for Members/$15 for Non-Members
Come early and take a stroll along the fishing docks or enjoy the ocean breeze at beautiful Fort Taber .
Prefer something easier? There is the interesting and historical Whaling Museum or the New Bedford Historical Whaling Park . 
How about a trip to one of the best small zoo's in the country? The Buttonwood Park Zoo  is an easy drive from downtown.

If it’s more art galleries and culture you seek, check out this link, Destination New Bedford.


All of the restaurants listed below, EXCEPT for Not Your Average Joes, are within walking distance of the New Bedford Art Museum. Rose Alley and Corks are down near the waterfront so they require a bit more "leg work." The closest to the museum, one block, are CafĂ© Arpeggio and No Problemo.
  • Enjoy a "flight of wine" and fresh hot or cold tapas at Corks award-winning chowder (chowda) at Freestones before the show or a night cap afterwards.
  • Recently, a new restaurant, the Urban Grille opened; everyone is raving about!
  • Cafe Arpeggio – Fresh and delicious soups and sandwiches.
  • If you’re looking for something very casual, Rose Alley is right up your alley (no pun intended) serving a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and beer.
  • No Problemo – Do you like Mexican food? Then this casual and affordable restaurant is for you.
  • If it’s hot soup you seek, this is the five star place to go: Destination Soups!
  • Not Your Average Joes – This is located in Dartmouth, MA but a very short drive, 10 minutes to the art gallery. Warning, it fills up fast after 5:00 p.m. so best to go early. They don’t take reservations but you can call ahead and be put on a wait list.


Metered parking is free on Saturday’s. The Elm Street Parking Garage, located right next to the Standard Times building.  For long-term parking, use the Custom House Square (70 parking spaces) and FREE on weekend, or Zeiterion (298 parking spaces) at 688 Purchase Street.