7/24/15 – SOULS OF OUR FEET

On Friday July 24, The Meeting Point is excited to be able to share with you the film – SOULS OF OUR FEET – a brand new and vital documentary about people with disabilities. The film will be shown at 7 PM and followed by a Q & A session with the director, activist, and artist Sonya Rio-Glick. Our very own AndreAs Neumann-Mascis is interviewed!

7/15/15 – Addressing the Trauma of Racism

On July 15, at 7:30 PM, The Meeting Point is proud to be hosting an event dedicated to help the communities in which we live and work address the trauma of racism. As part of the event, we are looking for an artist to create a piece of art that can be both interactive and commemorative, addressing the subject of the toxic impact of racism on individuals and communities of color. If interested in participating, please reach out to andreasthemeetingpoint@gmail.com

Feb 22, 2015 – QUEER + TRANS ARTISTS // ON LOVE FOR OURSELVES + EACH OTHER

queer and trans artists on love

queer and trans artists on loveQUEER + TRANS ARTISTS // ON LOVE FOR OURSELVES + EACH OTHER is a community art exhibition and open mic featuring queer and trans* artists of color from Massachusetts and beyond.

Being our most authentic selves and coming out as queer or trans* is often a process for us and for our loved ones. Through art, we celebrate that this process can move us towards greater mutual understanding, acceptance, and love for ourselves and for each other. Join us!

Featuring artwork by VICK QUEZADA, TIFFANI TAI, ÁSDZÁÁNI RAE, TSEN GA TSUNG, KAT WATERMAN, TIPHAN HUNTER, KAMARIA WEEMS, SHAINA LU, EDGAR-ARTURO CAMACHO-GONZÁLEZ, AMANDA CHEUNG, CHRIS MOK, ANUM AWAN, XAVIER ROBLES, UNIQUE JENKINS, DANILO MACHADO, STEPHANIE CAMACHO, JAI, DARRELL ANN GANE-MCCALLA, PHEN BOWMAN, JENNIFER LY, ARMANI BOWEN, JAVI INFANTE, YOSELIN, & ARÍN-XEZAL

Updates available on our Facebook event page.

\\ WHEN //
SUNDAY, FEB 22
12 PM – 3 PM

\\ WHERE //
THE MEETING POINT
3464 Washington St
Jamaica Plain, MA

Wheelchair accessible. All ages. No cover fee. Everyone is welcomed.

ABOUT US
FAMILIA: Trans* Queer Liberation Movement (FAMILIA: TQLM) is the only national lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and trans* Latino and Latina organization in the US educating, organizing, and advocating for the issues most important to our communities.

Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance (QAPA) of New England provides a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the Boston and New England area.

The Meeting Point is a collaboration of independent body workers and mental health practitioners. We know that there are many ways to heal and grow. We know that it can be difficult to access the resources you need to cultivate your own strength and well being.

Tame Your Anxiety Using Mindfulness Techniques

Title: Tame Your Anxiety Using Mindfulness Techniques
Location: The Meeting Point, 3464 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Description: Join us for a free 90-minute workshop. Leave with practical tools to help reduce stress and worry. All are welcome. Space is limited.

Call Jenn Brandel to register: 617-356-8020
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-06-28
End Time: 11:30

This Storied Life – Art by Kara-Lynn Petrucci and Kathryn Arrants Petrucci

Location: The Meeting Point, 3464 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The body of work exhibited in “This Storied Life” is inspired by nature, color, rhythm, and pattern. This exhibit represents the paintings, pastels, and prints created by Kara-Lynn Petrucci and Kathryn Arrants Petrucci both collaboratively and individually during the course of their relationship. The art is inspired by their experiences, stories, and dreams and their mutual appreciation of aesthetic beauty and vivid color.

One can see the vibrancy of nature echoed everywhere, from the almost supernatural beauty of a sunset over Jamaica Plain, to the feminine “dryad” tree spirit captured in intaglio print. These works honor the unsurpassable glory of the natural world while reflecting a felt sense of the sacred in everyday life. Universal emotions and archetypes of love, anxiety, joy, and nostalgia underlie every piece within this exhibit. The images interweave elements of nature, fantasy, and urban landscapes. Each piece illustrates glimpse of the interconnected tapestry of life.

Kara-Lynn Petrucci studies anthropology and visual art at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Ms. Petrucci is a multi-instrumentalist musician who performs in the band, “Brief Awakening” which she co-founded with her wife Kathryn. Petrucci is singer-songwriter and also plays mandolin, guitar, bass, and drums. Throughout her career, Petrucci has held a number of creative jobs including work as a tattoo artist, a potter and a carpenter in the local 33. She currently resides in West Barnstable, MA where she works as a musician and artist. Kara-Lynn Petrucci is available to create hand painted objects, mural work, personalized instrument cases, and to perform music for any occasion.

Kat Arrants-Petrucci – “As long as I can remember, I have had a passion for art. When I was a little girl I would tell my parents that I was having “an art attack!” and demand that they immediately produce crayons. This early passion has blossomed into a lifetime of creativity and a firm belief in the healing power of art.” In 2006 Ms. Arrants- Petrucci received her BFA in Fine Art and her BA in Art Therapy from Converse College. Then in 2008 she received her MA in Expressive Art Therapy from Lesley University. For the past four years Ms. Arrants-Petrucci practiced as an Expressive Therapist with South Shore Mental Health. She currently resides in West Barnstable, MA with her wife Kara-Lynn where she is a singer-songwriter and keyboard player in their band Brief Awakening. Ms. Arrants-Petrucci is available for commissioned paintings, murals, and pet portraits as well as music for any occasion. One can view more images, music and contact Kat and Kara-Lynn at www.briefawakening.org.

Date: December 8, 2012
Start Time: 3:00PM
End Time: 6:00PM

The Meeting Point’s Fall Open House

Title: The Meeting Point’s Fall Open House
Location: The Meeting Point, 3464 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Link out: Click here for the Evite
Description: WE ARE EXPLODING INTO THE FALL
SEE OUR NEW SPACE
MEET OUR NEW PEOPLE
HEAR AWESOME MUSIC
EAT FUN FOOD
SEE INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY
SUPPORT IMPACT-ABility
BRING AND MEET FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES
WHO ARE EXCITED ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE BASED
CARE AND WELL-BEING for EVERY-BODY
Start Time: 15:00
Date: 2012-10-20
End Time: 18:00

CANCELLED – Balance Makes It Better: a holistic health workshop for LGBTQ folks

Title: Balance Makes It Better: a holistic health workshop for LGBTQ folks

Location: The Meeting Point, 3464 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Description: You’ve heard the phrase “everything in moderation”? It applies to every aspect of your life–your food, friends, family, exercise and career. Dillan DiGiovanni is a transgender motivational speaker and certified holistic health coach. Join him for Balance Makes It Better: a holistic health workshop for LGBT folks. This highly entertaining and interactive workshop was designed specifically for the LGBTQ community and the unique questions and concerns that we face in finding peace, health and happiness. Come learn Dillan’s 5 tips for boosting self-esteem, confidence and inner strength and see how Balance Makes It Better.

When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012  6:30-8:30pm

Where: The Meeting Point, Jamaica Plain, MA

Cost: $20

About Dillan:
Dillan DiGiovanni always dreamed of being famous, from his early performances as a young kid imitating singers and actors. Years later, he’s changing lives during his talks as the world’s first transgender holistic health coach. Overcoming family divorce, childhood bullying and an eating disorder, Dillan is a testament to the power of personal resiliency. He travels around the country inspiring people with his story and encouraging them to step outside their comfort zones, live with integrity and love openly and honestly—and take good care of themselves as a form of activism. Dillan lives in Boston but was grown in New Jersey–exit 151.
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2012-10-23
End Time: 20:30

Wall of Pride

QAPA is proud to bring the Wall of Pride to Boston.

The Wall of Pride will be on display in the common space of

The Meeting Point
3464 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

from August 29th through September 7th. Please join us for a small reception with the founders of API Family Pride on the evening of Friday, September 7th from 7pm to 10pm. All parents and youth are strongly encouraged to attend and experience the Wall of Pride.

This event is co-sponsored by QAPA, API Family Pride and The Meeting Point.