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Wed, Apr. 11th, 2012, 05:29 pm
freetobeme18: Art Community

Hello, I am looking to meet other artists and/or crafters and involve myself more in the larger Boston-area arts and crafts community, the Somerville/Cambridge art community in particular (I live in between Porter and Davis).  Does anyone have any advice for meeting artists/crafters and becoming a part of the local arts and crafts scene, besides taking classes at AIB?  I take them when I can but I'm only a minor (major in Child Development at Lesley ALD) and it's quite a commute from Somerville, so being socially involved can be hard.  I do want to join BIRD, though.  I just had been getting the emails after the meeting had already happened for awhile.  x.x  For the record my main art form is mixed media and collage, though I also do photography, drawing, painting, jewelry, and a variety of crafts.  I'm interested in meeting any kind of artist though, possibly holding a studio night at my apartment so I can have people to make art alongside and creatively inspire one another.

Thanks,
~Nikki~

Sun, Apr. 25th, 2010, 02:32 pm
aila_chan: New Transfer to AIB

Hi. I don't know if I'll get any response since this community seems to be rather dead, but I might as well try.

Mainly I've recently been accepted to AIB, and I'll be starting classes this Fall (2010 - Illust.), and basically was seeing if I can get any advice/tips about starting out in the area because I'm from Florida, and I don't know the first thing about living or going to school in Boston. I'm going to be all bright, wide eyes and bushytailed. So far down here (my boss lived in Boston 20 years ago, dunno how good their advice is) the only thing I have been told about Boston is to not get a place in Jamacia Plain, and that's about it. Don't even know if that advice is valid anymore.

So I have a couple random questions at this moment:

What's the average rent in the area?

I'm not bringing a car, is the public transport system really good there, or should I bring a bike?

Average pay?

Are there any places I don't really want to go near? (I'm from a small town XD, no city smarts)

Is there some sort of forum for students looking for roomates with other students?

What sorts of jobs work/worked with your college scheduale?

Is work study worth it/enough to pay rent, or should I look for a job off campus?


Any other advice or suggestings are appreciated! Looking forward to going to school at AIB.

~ Aila

Fri, Feb. 1st, 2008, 08:13 pm
crashgirrl: AIB photo student needs roommate in somerville apt.

Here's my craigslist post:

I am 28 year old professional female and full-time photography student ( still female, haha!) looking for someone to move into the apartment only I am living in when my roommate moves out on March 1st due to long commute times.

I have been lucky in the past here with 2 different female roommates who were clean , respectful of my need for a good nights rest ( although I'm not against a gathering or party with a little advance notice ) , friendly and chatty , and responsible with paying bills and cleaning up after themselves ( don't be fooled by the picture below of her messy room, the apartment is actually kept very clean). I am hoping for this again .Also , it is important that you are comfortable paying normal winter-in-new-england heating bills.

Your visitors, friends and significant others are welcome as long as they are not sleeping and showering here nightly. Maturity and ability to communicate normally is a MUST. Don't worry , I don't bite!

The available room is approximately an 11 by 12 and has a closet , currently she has a full size bed , drawers , dresser bed table and desk fit in with no problem. The room has two windows in it. It is ok to paint it as long as you paint it back when you leave.

There is some room for furniture if needed , although I also have furnishings in the living room and eat-in kitchen. There is no smoking aloud in the apartment and no pets allowed either per order of the landlord. The neighborhood is safe and quiet an we have a backyard . The landlord is sweet yet not meddlesome.

There is on street parking available for residents , there is a drive way also. Accessibility to the buses is a 2-5 minute walk in either direction , and 20 minute walk to the train ( if you don't want to take the bus to the train- personally, I ride my bike) .

I prefer females between the ages of 24-30 for obvious housing compatibility but am open-minded and will consider anyone who seems like a good person much like myself ( and I got the references of past roommates to prove it).

You need to have first and last months rent available before moving in.


I can set up appointments to be home and show the place on:

Sundays- before 9:30 a.m. and after 6:30 p.m.
Mondays-after 9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays-after 10:30 p.m.
Wednesdays-between 1p.m. and 5 p.m. and after 10:30 p.m.
thursdays-possibly between 7-8 a.m. and after 10:30 p.m.
fridays- before 11 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
Saturdays- Vary , I will try to accommedate you if this is a day that works better

Please respond with questions and interest to fightorflyght@gmail.com. It would help for you to tell me about yourself as well.

Sat, Jan. 12th, 2008, 11:52 pm
crashgirrl: Intro

I've just received my acceptance letter for the spring semester into the photo program as a transfer student so;

Hi! I'm Robyn , a 28 year old who just finished over at the New England School of photography and am looking to get a degree now. I like to do editorial shoots with people and I also have interest in large format chromes and black and white fiber printing .

So , let's be friends. Tell me all about AIB , I haven't even gotten a tour yet. What's the photo department like?

Mon, Jul. 23rd, 2007, 10:59 pm
thesoulischeap: Help Please?

I can't identify the artist for this painting and it's driving me crazy! If anyone could help, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance!


Sun, May. 13th, 2007, 07:47 pm
elbaid: (no subject)

does anyone know if the Critique Week sched. is posted anywhere online? I'm signed up for tomorrow but I have no idea what time my panels is at or where.

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007, 09:55 pm
nimpin: (no subject)

Hey, I just got my acceptance letter (woo!) and I have a few questions I thought y'all might be able to help me with.

1. Residence halls. The forms are a little vague, and I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to choose, but what would you suggest? I'm a little shy, but I want to change that, so my main priority here is to meet as many people as possible.

2. I'm thinking of double majoring (in graphic design and illustration). Good idea or crazy idea?

3. Macbook or Macbook Pro?

4. I'm really interested in studying abroad. Do a lot of people do that? Is the program hard to get into?

Annnnd, that's all. Thanks in advance!

Tue, Jan. 30th, 2007, 04:38 pm
tifferific: (no subject)

im interested in AIB and i really wanna know more about it. Is this school really hard to get into? are the dorms nice? which ones should i stay away from? does a lot of the school live on campus or commute?

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006, 04:20 pm
kyorei: Any Advice?

So, I'm a transferring Double Major in Fine Arts/Illustration also applying for the BFA program to start now *ugh!* and have just received my schedule from my advisor...

Anyone know any of the professors or what books/supplies, etc? My last school never had any classes like this at all ^^;
I'll put behind a cut for those who don't want to read!

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Mon, Jul. 31st, 2006, 06:08 pm
kyorei: AIB randomness

So a pretty random question for commuting to AIB.

What do you guys do? I'm not that conveniantly near a T and will be living out in Malden and commuting by public transportation will take around 90 minutes or more a day.

Is there anywhere to park near the campus? I know they have paymeters in front but that's not too economical. Also I may be having to drive my roomate to his job on some days so I'd have my car with me and need a place anyways!

Thanks guys.

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