Walnut Street Café Adds Art Shows to the Menu

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Starting in November, with the opening of long time café employee Mariah Avery’s first show, the Walnut Street Café, at 157 Walnut Street in West Lynn, has begun a new monthly event. On the first Thursday of the month we will feature a local artist, curated by Michelle Richardson of DENCITY.

Roxbury Mural, “Children Are The Future” by Alvin Colon aka Acoma

This month we feature Boston-based painter Alvin “Acoma”. The opening will take place on Thursday December 7th, at 7pm, in our newly renovated courtyard.

The idea of having art shows has always been part of the long-term goals for the café, where poetry, spoken word, live music, and comedy are a regular part of the evening entertainment. As a small venue, with limited wall space, we have not been able to present larger canvases until now. During the summer, owner Jim Chalmers bricked the interior courtyard, and ordered waterproof presentation boxes in a variety of large sizes. With a gas fireplace, our open-air courtyard provides the needed space for a gathering of arts enthusiasts.

Acoma at work

Join us this Thursday December 7th at 730pm and meet the artist. Acoma is a Boston-based artist with over 20 years experience working as a painter, sculptor, and airbrush artist. His journey began at the early age of 11 as he practiced graffiti art. Since then he has been featured at the Massachusetts State House, and collaborated with many other artists in the Boston area. He attended Mass Art where he studied graphic design. Acoma is currently the owner and director of Paris Street Gallery/Studios in Everett.

For more information, see his website – www.acomaart.com

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