Glovebox Film Festival

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

MCC Artist Fellowships-

Dear Artists:

Get your pencils and paintbrushes out and finally get some recognition and CASH for all of your hard work!  The Massachusetts Cultural Council artist fellowships are open and are accepting applications until October 13. 2009 in categories: Drawing, Painting and Traditional Arts. Fellowship Grants are $7.500 for the honorable winners and finalists receive $500 (thats a tone of new oil paints!).   AND no more snail mail, It' all online just fill out your application, make sure you meet their eligibility requirements and upload your pics! More information on the link below!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Arts for Hearts: mark your calendar

"Here it is!!  It's official! Our "Arts for Hearts" Charity night will be happening for real!  For anyone who didn't know, we put this night together in memory of Jack Griffin who passed on last year from a heart attack, which is why we will be donating all donations and proceeds to the American Heart Association.  If this blog has found you, it's because any of your help in passing on the word is much appreciated and needed in order to make this event a success.   Please let anyone know that you think may be interested!  This is very important to us and we need to make it a success!!" 
Lamont Price is a well known local comedian, who will be hosting.
Cease & Desist is an awesome, rock/party cover band that totally rules! 
Moe Pope is a fantastic Hip-Hop artist who will be performing with his hype-man Chris Sheehan (Boo) and Dj Rain with my dad, Ricardo Monzon Sr., as their special guest!
The artists (GLOVEBOX artists, Ari Hauben & Jodie Baehre have donated work!), photographers, jewelers, and hair-stylists are all donating their respective works and time for this event. 
Thank you all very much in advance for your help in getting people there!  Hope to hear from you soon!
Ricardo E. Monzon
card designed by GLOVEBOX artist and co-founder, Liz Comperchio

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Junko Revival: Opening July 12th 7-9pm

junko revival
A Glovebox Art Show

Showing: July 12–August 9, 2009

Featuring environmentally conscious artwork made from recycled materials

at Rescue
252 Brighton Ave.
Allston, MA.

Please join us for an artists’ reception
on Sunday, July 12, 2009, from 7–10pm

Monday, June 29, 2009

Glovebox Artist Victor Yambao

Our friend Victor Yambao was kind enough to answer some of our questions and show us his workspace. You can see his work in our next show, JUNKO REVIVAL. 

How did you approach the theme of Junko Revival?
I went out looking for out for Art Supplies. Dumpster Diving basically. Ignore looking like a weirdo for a bit and walk around with a garbage bag excitedly looking through the neighbor's trash . I was collecting anything that looked interesting. Then I found a Banana Republic Bag full of wire hangers and I basically knew the direction of my work after that.

Are found objects/recycled materials typically part of your work? 
My artist life started from collecting found objects and making them into something. This was something I've grown to love as a kid in Manila. This one time, I remember several houses burned down in my area, and after the family of those houses salvaged whatever survived in the fire, me and the kids would  scavenge for toys or things we could make into toys. As an adult, it was art school that heightened this cheap collecting of discarded materials. Whenever I see a dumpster anywhere, curiosity tickles my brain and it takes a lot for me not to go diving in there.

Did the idea of a "green art show" make you think about using objects/Recycled Materials differently?
I think about a bit George Carlin did a while ago abut Environmentalism. He said, "The planet isn't going anywhere....We are." Basically talking about how the planet will always be beautiful with or without us or whatever we do to it. It will use whatever is left and incorporate it into its new ecosystem. Which kinda sucks for us, since I've grown to like it here. Anyways, my piece was kind of inspired by that. Destroying and manipulating the wire hangers and t-shirt and putting them back together into something beautiful. Beautiful, but as functional to us as the skull I modeled it after.

Liz is giggling a lot and wants me to ask you about your experiences growing up next to a shoe factory. 
I never grew up next to a shoe factory, Liz! I was misquoted by AIB when I said there was a lot of discarded materials to be found because there was a flip flops and sandals manufacturing building nearby...Actually, it was more of a house than a building. It was one of the houses that burned down. I had a field day going through that rubble.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009



It’s dumpster diving for art’s sake! Opening July 12, 2009


July 12, 2009 – Rescue Apparel & Accessories is hosting Glovebox’s latest show, JUNKO REVIVAL, a group art show featuring the work of local artists. The artwork is themed around environmental-consciousness, and uses found materials, recycled goods or just plain old junk!


The art can be viewed and purchased at the opening reception on July 12th from 7-10 pm at Rescue (252 Brighton Avenue, Allston). The show will be ongoing from July 12th to August 9th.


Glovebox is a non-profit grassroots organization that promotes local artists while creating a community in which they can share their ideas. For updates on future openings, or to learn how to submit your own artwork, visit Glovebox has recently been featured in the Metro for its last show, “SPIN,” which was themed around vinyl records and cassette tapes. 

“Artists put a fresh “SPIN” on old media”

-Luke O’ Neil, Boston Metro


Rescue, a buy/sell/trade boutique in Allston, offers apparel and accessories that are a mix of the old and the new with a decidedly modern focus.  The store has garnered attention from The Boston Globe, Daily Candy, The Boston Phoenix, and Lucky Magazine and was voted one of 2008's "Best of the New" by the Globe Sunday Magazine.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Internship Anyone?

Contact Information:
Jean Mineo
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


Internship Description:


Boston Sculptors Gallery is a unique venue for exciting and innovative  
contemporary sculpture exhibitions. Established in 1992, the gallery  
moved to Harrison Avenue in the SOWA arts district in 2004. Boston  
Sculptors is a cooperative of 36 members, representing some of the  
most prominent sculptors of New England. The large gallery space is  
transformed every month featuring two concurrent solo member  

Boston Sculptors Gallery (BSG) seeks one intern for the fall semester  
for 6 ? 10 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship that may  
satisfy credit requirements towards your degree depending on the  
curricular requirements of your school.

Interns work with the Coordinator and with member artists in any of  
the following areas that may be of interest: Archives, Installation,  
Graphic Design, Marketing, Outreach, and Administration.

Requires the following:

The intern should be motivated, professional, and responsible; able to  
work independently and perform varied tasks. Applicants should possess  
an interest in sculpture as well as the desire to participate and  
learn the administrative functions of a cooperative group gallery.

Application procedure: E-mail a letter of interest highlighting your  
strengths and skills, and a current resume to

Glovebox News Team

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ari Hauben cell phone photo entry #9

Ari Hauben
Art teacher and artist
"clever school graffiti in the mckinley gig school boys room"

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Melissa Casseus cell phone entry

Taken at Sorriso restaurant in the leather district.
"Paulino's birthday cake"
Boston MA

Friday, May 1, 2009


Just what is GLOVEBOX?

GLOVEBOX is a non-profit artist organization that enables artists to exhibit their work in non-traditional spaces in the Boston area.  We strive to create a community among emerging artists, assisting them in furthering their careers and creative talent.


This is the GLOVEBOX team! It's just a couple artists with big dreams... we might look small but we have over 150 artist members who participate in art shows with GLOVEBOX! Now that's big!


What does GLOVEBOX do?

What we offer artists:  The community that GLOVEBOX provides for artists is a nurturing environment where artists can begin to discover how to exhibit their work or where more established artists can take risks with their                                 

work and where all artists can 

bounce ideas off each other, 

keeping the dialogue of art alive.  

It is important to us that the artists 

we work with be involved in the entire process of having a show

We often give them opportunities to volunteer, promote and curate.  Artist block?... GLOVEBOX has many themed shows to get the creative juices flowing.

Community Involvement:   GLOVEBOX works closely with many Boston businesses and organizations when planning events.  All of our venues are donated space from the local area.   !t is often an equal exchange of opportunity for both the business and GLOVEBOX.  The local business’ that support and allows us to use their space as a venue for exhibition get a chance to be part of our grassroots artist organization and often get exposure through the press.  GLOVEBOX and our artists maintain relationships with the businesses, supporting and advocating Boston’s local s

cene.  Many of our shows are collaborative efforts, continually focusing on building these relationships.  We also work with other non-profit organiz

ations and charity’s to help them reach their goals and missions, through fundraisers and art auctions.


Past accomplishments/Highlights:

What we have done in the past year: In 2008 GLOVEBOX hosted a variety of shows including our annual Urban Art Market, a salon-styled exhibition of work that included any and 

all work.  This annual exhibition portrays over 40 artists work and is held in the fall.  

We also worked collaboratively with the illustration department at the Art Institute of Boston to have a senior show of student work outside of the institute.  This opportunity gave students an idea of how to market themselves and their work in the world outside of college, a successful tool for their careers. 

To help support orphaned girls in Kenya, GLOVEBOX teamed up with One Home Many Hopes charity to hold an art auction to raise money for the construction of  a school for these young girls, proper hygiene and education.   The event raised over $5,000.  The succe

ss of this event for One Home Many Hopes led to a lasting relationship and we are planning another event for 2009.

Our most recent event, SPIN was an effort to collaborate art, music and fashion.  The exhibition was a show themed around cassette tapes and vinyl records.  This theme, whose concept came from one of our artists’ Kevin Hebb, was a reaction to the emergence of technology on music (see studio views, Kevin Hebb).  “When music turned into a platform to make a quick dollar off what was trendy, we saw the cassettes start to rot on the store racks. People began to glorify the Internet’s ability to put everything at your fingertips. Mixtapes became a thing of the past as music downloads and MP3 players started to emerge. This show will honor the simplicity of a looping bass line p

laying under a slowed down disco beat.”  Rescue, Allston’s local vintage apparel and accessory store teamed up with us to host this event, which was a huge success and was covered in the press by the Allston-Brighton Tab, Artsake and the Weekly Dig.


What does GLOVEBOX have planned for the future?

In the works & the Future:  GLOVEBOX is currently planning the next event with One Home Many Hopes and working with the Art Institute of Boston.  We are also entertaining ideas for our next artist show and a fundraiser event.   We are always researching venues and are taking all the necessary next steps in order to allow our artists’ all the benefits they deserve.  We have recently started a blog ( and are thinking of an online gallery of sorts.  In the future we look forward to working with venues that will enable us to work more with installation artists, public art and 

video.  Art is a conversation, a means of communicating and we really try and create this conversation between our artists and the public.  This community that we have built is a relationship that is priceless and we are very proud of who we represent and what they are trying to achieve.


Jodie Baehre:  Graduate student at Boston University, studying Art Administration.   Under grad at AIB in fine arts.   Grew up in Buffalo, have been in Boston for seven years.  Interning at MCC .  currently working in my mini-studio on a piece for the American heart association (collaborative large-scale painting).  Looking forward to breaking back i

nto photography and traveling.  loves my frenchie, Allston; family and crazy friends, Indian food and cleaning.


Liz Comperchio:  Graphic designer by day. Graduated from the Art Institute of Boston in 2006 with a BFA in Graphic Design. She is trying hard to make the word sketchbook a verb - find her "sketchbooking" with friends or collaborating on some installation-light-sculpture.. You can find her running along the Charles with her dog Mica, eating sushi in Cambridge or singing along to her favorite bands at local venues. 

above artwork by kate castelli. jodie baehre & amanda atkins

Cell Phone Photo Project-just do it

Thanks everyone who is emailing me your cell phone photos at  They look great!  don't forget to include a bio of you and the story behind your pic.  AND the make and model of your phone.  So the blog didn't get over loaded with pictures, I made the executive decision to post only ONE picture, so if you sent more than one, no worries they are on file and could make it to the blog at a later date.  If you haven't sent in photos....what are you waiting for?  More information about the show can be found in an earlier April blog get scrolling!

So what is to come of these cell phone photos?  WELL only the coolest thing ever since sliced bread....the first ever cell phone photo show!!! The details will follow later....In the meantime keep sending pics!

AND don't forget to look at the rest of the blog for reviews on music and art!

Becky Cohen cell phone photo entry #7

Becky cohen is an artist and illustrator who graduated from Massachusetts college of Arts
"Happy Horse Lamp in a restaurant in Portsmouth NH"

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pablo McMenamin cell phone photo entry #3

Paul McMenamin (AKA Pablo) is a cell phone photo artist and was truly upset he couldn't submit his photos from his last phone, the superior chocolate slide phone from Verizon.  The pictures were hilarious... BUT he is starting anew with his sophisticated iphone.  The picture above is of the Kings of Leon concert on April 19. 2009.  Pablo's distiguished career in cell phone photos is sure to put him at the top of the list as he plans to submit every week!!!

Michael Valvo cell phone entry #2

Michael Valvo is a designer and the owner of chic Red M Studio in the north end on prince street. MV's photo is "Arthur and Figure from a Neapolitan Creche."  Taken from his iphone

Cell Phone Photo project...SUBMIT NOW

So it has to happen before anyone else tries to do it...a cell phone photo show!!!  

Since this blog has just planted its roots, we would love for our followers, friends and artists to contribute to the blogs ultimate "look"!  

Send us your photos (that MUST be taken with your cell phone )  along with a short bio of you, a story of the picture, make and model of your phone and anything else you want to share.  One to two photos will be chosen each week to be displayed on the blog along with your bio and story! This could lead to bigger and better things I tell you, bigger and better!!!

I thought I would start this week out with a pic from my iphone....

I am an artist who paints mostly city-scapes in oil, acrylic, house paint-whatever I can find often using mixed media.  This picture (adjusted to my liking in iphoto) is of the MGH stop and the inspiration for the painting I am working on now.  I wish there was a funny story behind it or some crazy thing happened here... nope, just a cool pic!!

-jodie from boston

send your phone pics to or

Monday, April 27, 2009

ARTISTS!!! we want you!

There are some fun opportunities coming up this summer. Please pass this on to other artists!

We are planning a "Green" group show in July at Rescue. Materials must be reused, recycled or environmentally safe. We are really excited about this show and given the time, we think you will have time to create some fabulous work! (more info below)

College students!! If you are interested in an internship, send us your resume! We would love to talk to you. Please include a writing sample and a short bio with your resume. (more info below)

See you soon!

Art out.

Liz & Jodie

(1) July Group Exhibition: Show name TBD

Show concept: Green/recycled/reused materials - work that conceptually speaks to being socially environmentally conscious is a plus
Show name: TBD
Where: Rescue in Allston, MA
When: Saturday, July 11 - Sunday, August 9
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 12, 2009; 7-10pm

* If selected, there is an entry fee of $15 per piece.
Size restriction: 24" or under
Price restriction: All work must be under $200
Weight restriction: must hang on wall by wire nails. Under 12 lbs.

(2) Attention College Students!

Trying to find an internship? Interested in how a grassroots non-profit operates? Want to learn how to set up art shows from beginning to end?
Glovebox is looking for interns to help on some upcoming shows, including planning and assisting with our annual fundraiser and annual Urban Art Market.
Send us a quick email with your resume! We would love to talk to you.

Please include a writing sample and a short bio with your resume.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Killer SPIN Pahhty

The opening of GLOVEBOX's latest show, SPIN at Rescue on Sunday March 1. 2009 rocked out! Art, music, vintage clothing and free beer...what more can an allstonian need?  A huge success, the show beat all gloom of the snowy weather.  Thanks to all of the artists involved, DJ ROB with his sick mixes, Paul and Jeralyn (owners of Rescue) AND OFCOURSE Kevin, Jodie and Liz, the night will not be forgotten!  To check out the art that was inspired by cassette tapes and vinyl records, stop by Rescue at 252 Brighton Ave in Allston....while you're there pick up some ass-kicking vintage boots.  Thanks again to the crowd who came out...YOU make it special....and post those pics on FACEBOOK...

Lady Magma Review

Sexy and seductive Lady Magma played on Superbowl Sunday at O'Briens Pub in Allston.  It was a nice contrast to all the testosterone and pigskin throwing going on earlier in the evening.  Lady Magma, a band based out of Brooklyn, New York is the sort of band that makes you wonder just what's happening behind the stage when the curtain closes.  Their sensuous performances are stories sang with soul.  The band is made up of Brian and Teresa McMahon, Drummer Max Abeles, bassist Chelsea and of course Lady Magma herself, a vixen in skin tight black leggings and patent leather pumps.  She appears wild and slightly lunatic, and is.  When I first watched this band onstage in New York in 2007, I had an interesting conversation to say the least with Lady when I approached her before the Allston show on Sunday, I said hello and asked if she remembered me.  She gave me a big hug and whispered in my ear, "Hell no, don't you know I am drunk all the time, I don't remember anyone."  It was so suiting, I smiled.  Lady Magma is scary, crazy, a mess of cheap plastic clothing, yet intriguing and you never want to let her out of your sight, in fear you will miss what is about to happen next....she is amazing.

the lights by the stage blazed a little harder in the tiny pub and Lady Magma finally went on stage, the small crowd danced off their bar stools and gravitated towards the stage.  the storytelling began and Lady Magma's voice belted out as she crawled along the stage, knees dragging, towards the crowd.  As the audience howled, she drew them in closer to listen to her story, coming from her ruby red lips.....

Teresa....thanks for being a friend!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


GLOVEBOX artist, Rose Mattos just had a birthday!!! Happy day of your birth from GLOVEBOX! And for those of you who missed Rosie's paahty, you missed MJ pre-white music fest!!!  Thanks to Russ, Vic and Lauren there was plenty of jokes to be made of the 80's music video compilation.

PS...don't let the picture deceive you, Rose does not have any apes as pets that will get angry and rip your face off (in all seriousness, that was terrible)...this ape is just liz...stop monkeying around!!! 


"The Concept behind the SPIN show came from my interest or addiction to nostalgia.  I am not alone in thinking that part of our childhood was taken away with the emergence of the internet...or am I?  Cassettes and vinyl records were chosen for the classic iconography and simplicity.  The theme of this show is one of dedication to how things used to be and how far technology as come in such a short time......when music turned into a platform to make a quick dollar you saw cassettes start to rot on the store racks....mixtapes became a thing of the past....this show will honor the simplicity of a looping bassline playing under a slowed down disco beat...." - Kevin Hebb on the concept behind SPIN read Kevins' full story look for it in the upcoming artsake blog

SPIN show March 1. 2009 6-9 pm

Glovebox is putting on a new show March 1. 2009,  our artists have teamed up with a local boutique for a vintage inspired show!  They put their "SPIN" on vintage records and cassettes.

Boston/Allston March 1. 2009- Rescue Apparel & Accessories is hosting Glovebox's latest show, SPIN, a group art show featuring the work of local artists.  the artwork is themed around vintage/new using cassette tapes and vinyl records as inspiration to create art while local DJ's will spin their own old school music at the opening!

artists include:  Jodie Baehre, Lauren Blais, Kevin Hebb, Liz Comperchio, Amanda Atkins, Kate Castelli, Ari Hauben and many more!!

AFTER SHOW party at Deep Ellum across the street

Rescue. 252 Brighon Ave. Allston. 6-9 pm.  show is up March 1-29.check us out at wicked local, BU's Art Admin Communique, Artsake and online globe.....