Thursday, December 1, 2011

Where to Shop this Season

OTL and Creative Union handmade gifts will be available for sale at:


Open Door Gallery

Handmade Holiday: images of paintings, bracelets, necklaces, handbags, heaadbands, and paperflowers

Handmade Holiday
November 29, 2011 - January 6, 2012

Friday December 9th, 4 - 7pm
Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

VSA Massachusetts’ Handmade Holiday is the state’s alternative craft and art exhibit featuring the work of local crafters & artists of all abilities.  Handmade Holiday features weaving, printmaking, jewelry, felting, painting and much more!

Friday, November 18, 2011

North Pole BBQ: Invite

OTL is bustling to prepare for our annual holiday event
This year we're having a... 
"North Pole BBQ"
Dec 2, 6-9pm 
All are welcome!!

We will have games, crafts, live music, food, 
hopefully  an interactive holiday art installation
....and, of course, unique ARTY goods for sale! 
scarves, cards, t-shirts, paintings, and much more.

Do your holiday shopping while supporting and hanging with the OTL crew.

We will request a $5 donation for food only. 
 Please RSVP to if you would like to eat.

The event will be held at our studio at 70 Colby Street, Medford.
For directions please visit our website here 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Outside the Lines at Mass Art

Artwork from Local Day Programs for Adults with Disabilities
Featuring Gateway Arts, Outside the Lines, and Webster House

Mass College of Art and Design
Arnheim Gallery, South Hall 621 Huntington Ave. 
September 19-October 7, 2011

This show featured artwork by Michelle Gilbert, Kenny Dearborn, Ethan Cobb, Martin Jerauld, Marty Maher, Alex Wong, and Alice Mikaelian.

On October 5, Mike Piso, Diana Rice-Sheehan, and River Cortes talked to students from the  Art Education classes about our programs, teaching philosophy, and the process of the artists who were on view. Other Mass Art students were given assignments to create work in response to the show. This was the first time we have collaborated with Gateway and Mass Art and we are really excited about the exchange and the dialogue that happened. Thanks River and Scott, for putting this together!

Alice and Allison view Alice's drawings
  On October 6th, OTL artists had a chance to check out the show. Peter, Kenny, Nick, JB, Martin, Alice, and Dennis, Anthony, and Ethan went to the Arnheim Gallery. Martin, Ethan, Kenny, and Alice were very excited to see their work in the gallery. 

"Ethan Phillip Cobb!"

Martin Jerauld contemplates seeing his art on a gallery wall.

Tour of WCVB Channel 5 News

On September 30, 2011, Outside the Lines visited WCVB Channel 5 News!!!! Alice, JB, Nick, George, Dennis, and Martin and interns Megan and Rachel attended. They saw tv cameras and someone doing the weather report.

Dennis reports, "It was good!"

George reports: We had a tour of the entire studio by Natalie Morales. I even got to see JC Monahan, and she only had a minute to say "Hi, How are you", but I had my picture taken with her too. Then we came to the room that Suzanne Wornick was in and she said "Hi Guys, How are you" and I told her I watch channel 5 every morning. Then she went back to work to report the news forecast. When a staff person were pushing me out to the van sitting down in my wheelchair I had just turned my head to the right side and then I had saw five big giant sattle light dishes pointing to the sky. Then when every body were all loaded in the van we all had rode back to out side the lines studio in Medford.