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WAA Offers Artists Forum for Their Work

The Winthrop Art Association (WAA) is offering artists an opportunity to show, display and sell their works as part of our Summer Art on Facebook series. This Series is open to WAA members only.  So not a member, please join or renew your membership now.  The Membership application form is attached and should be returned to our PO Box listed on the form. 

The Series includes:

Summer Art on Facebook (& Other sites) is a video of your art and will be posted on the WAA facebook page. Members of the WAA will come to video your art, either in your yard, a public park or other outdoor location.  We ask that you limit the presentation to 10-15 minutes.  Art presented may include paintings, pottery, crafts, jewelry and other art medium and should be presented in a location that offers lighting to highlight your works.

Summer Artists Demonstration:  WAA will be offering Artists Demos during the time of the covid-19 pandemic.  The Demos will be presented on Facebook, WCAT and other sites.  If you have not offered a demo in the past two years, and would like to demonstrate an artist technique that would be suitable for a video presentation, please contact Dawn to discuss your ideas.  We welcome your input and look forward to your creativity.  Demo Artists receive a stipend for your presentation.

Plein Aire Art in the Park (location to be announced):  WAA Member Artists are invited to join us in a Pleine Aire Art presentation on Saturday, August 29 from 2-6 p.m.  Please bring your artist pallet, canvas, chair, supplies and enjoy ‘creating art’ in the beautiful outdoors.  Contact Dawn if you would like to participate.  Final details will follow. 

Street Art Opportunity:   We are seeking artists to help Paint the Square (French Square) parking spaces to brighten up the dz (destruction zone).  This effort, spearheaded by Frank Constantino, will happen later this summer.  All art supplies will be provided.  Art should be simple and artistic with the theme ‘Summer Glow’. . . All artists are welcome.  Final details with dates, time, type of art to be displayed, will be sent out shortly.

To sign up for the Winthrop Art Association Summer Art Opportunities, or to set up a time for an Art Presentation or Demo, please contact Dawn at 617.846.2644. 

MBTA to Resume Fare Collection

The MBTA has resumed fare collection on buses, on trolleys at street-level stops on the Green Line and Mattapan Line, and on the Commuter Rail beginning Monday, July 20.

Customers are encouraged to pay with a preloaded CharlieCard or CharlieTicket on buses and trolleys. Customers may also pay with cash. Commuter Rail customers are encouraged to use the mTicket app for payment or purchase the new Five-day Flex Pass on the mTicket app. The Five-day Flex Pass is a bundled fare good for any five days of travel within a thirty-day period. Fairmont Line customers also have the option to pay fares with CharlieCards at Zone 1A stations.

On MBTA buses, to avoid overcrowding, operators have the discretion to bypass a stop. If a customer with a disability is able to be identified while waiting at a stop to be bypassed, the bus operator alerts the Control Center, will notify that individual that the stop is being passed due to crowding, and will alert the customer to the approximate time of the next available bus that can accommodate them.

Customers should continue to make efforts to distance and are reminded that face coverings are required while onboard vehicles and within the MBTA system.

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