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Famous Works from South End Artist Found in Storage, Now Up for Auction

It sounds like the plot of a movie: Important works by a prominent South End artist were found recently in an abandoned locker in western Massachusetts. 

Now, the artwork, a unique collection of works from visual artist Allan Rohan Crite, who was a long-time resident, artist and important figure in the South End for much of the 20th Century, is being put up for auction this weekend. 

The collection features a selection of autobiographical sketches in pencil documenting the African American experience. The works include prints, drawings, and the artist’s personal documents and studio materials, including a mannequin and his mimeograph machines. The works were the content of Crite’s studio that were put into storage in the 1990s when he became ill. 

Crite lived and worked in Boston for most of his life, starting out as a student at the Children’s Art Centre at the United South End Settlements before graduating from English High School in 1929 and earning degrees from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard, and Suffolk. In his later years, he returned to the South End to live at work at the Allan Rohan Crite Research Institute on Columbus Avenue.  In 1986, the intersection of Columbus Avenue and West Canton Street was named Allan Rohan Crite Square. A 2002 Boston Globe review called Mr. Crite “the granddaddy of the Boston art scene,” naming him as “a master of his craft and a treasure of his community.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 12, 2013 at 9:58 am

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Things to Know in the South End, June 6: Singles Auction at Club Cafe

Guests gathered in a private room at Club Cafe for the celebration.

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny day, with a high near 75 degrees. 

2. Pride Singles Auction: Tonight at Club Cafe, (209 Columbus Ave.) Boston’s MaverickMen, Cole & Hunter are emceeing a special Pride bachelor & bachelorette auction presented by the Theatre Offensive. Bid to win a wonderful date with one (or two) sexy singles. All winners will receive a gift certificate. Tickets are $ 5 in advance, and $ 10 at the door. See here for more information

3. Art Show: The South End Community Health Center, (1601 Washington St.) has announced it will host its first ever art show on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The organization will bring together a number of accomplish artists to help raise awarness about their mission and impact in the South End. Twenty percent of the sale proceeds made during the show will support the nonprofit. See here for more information

4. Book Talk: Boston Building Resources (100 Terrace St.) in Roxbury hosts a book talk with Jeff Deyette, the co-author of the Boston Globe bestseller “Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living,” tonight at 6:30 p.m. Based on two years of research and analysis, the book shows the most effective strategies for reducing your global warming emissions, and how to take action at work, in your community, and politically. See here for more information read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm

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