November 24, 2011
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Art Everywhere, Waiting at Regis College
in Weston, Massachusetts now through December 23rd
Electric Blue by Catherine Evans, 2009, rubber bathmat, acrylic, electric wire, wire nuts, wood, 24" x 24" x 24". Photo credit: John Evans
ime and multiples, those are the only two things artist Catherine Evans
needs to create a work of art. Whether it be bathmats, plastic cords, electric wire, or wooden Clementine boxes, Evans
finds a way to construct messages of compilation and process through the most unassuming of materials. She pumps life into otherwise overlooked objects by connecting them with opposite textures and tensions. The profusion of blue electric wire in her piece, Electric Blue
, speaks to Evans
' talents in the tediousness of craft. Each individual wire is threaded by hand through a hole in the rubber bathmat and then capped with a wire nut, making the final product an ode to tenacity, discernible from each and every angle. Of her process, Evan
s says, "My art deals with the repurposing of common objects...It requires me to look at the characteristics of the object out of the context of its original use. In doing so, I stretch my own preconceived notions of the limits and boundaries connected to that object." The artist herself has to take pause when contemplating the natural abilities of the objects in juxtaposition with the endless capabilities they possess. Much of Evans
' work is labor-intensive involving perpetual, repetitive activity, not for the weak at mind. Her endurance as an artist of the meticulous is apparent in every piece in Art Everywhere, Waiting
, showing now through Friday, December 23rd
at Carney Gallery
at Regis College
. This exhibition speaks to method, repetition, and growth. Evans
herself is a gallery member at ArtSpace Maynard
where she works from her studio. She is a member of the Copley Society of Art
, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Art Association
, where she also holds the title of Program Director. Through her many successes, accomplishments, and responsibilities, Evans
still finds a way to remain sincere and absolutely loyal to the process of art. In her own words, she composed the following, "There is sadness in stopping. There is no consequence if it goes wrong, only pleasure if it feels right."
Sponsored by: Sharon Arts Center, NK Gallery, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, and Fuller Craft Museum
Sharon Arts Center
Call for Artists 30 & under from New England.
A Juried Exhibition at Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH.
Entry fee is $15.
Best in Show Prize: $500. (Two Honorable Mentions will be awarded.)
Jurors: Cathy Sununu, Craig Stockwell & Tim Donovan.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Click the link below to download our entry form!
NKG Boston National Juried Group Exhibition
January 6 - 21, 2012
Open to all artists, all media. Fee $30 for 3-5
From the January 2012 juried group exhibition, an artist will be
selected for a 2012 Solo Exhibition. Application deadline December 2, 2011.
Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
Don't miss Emerson Umbrella's 27th annual Winter Market! Over 50 resident artists and their invited guests bring you photography, glass, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, clothing, cards, handbags, paintings and prints, sculptures, and more.
December 2nd, 1pm-6pm
December 3rd, 10am-5pm
December 4th, 1pm- 5pm
40 Stow St., Concord MA
Among the Trees at Chazan Gallery
in Providence, Rhode Island now through December 7th
A Tree's Ghost II by Kat Ely, 2009, cast glass, silver, rotted wood.
o you ever find yourself on Main Street in the middle of November, wondering what seems so empty? It's not until you notice the open space that you realize it is the trees. Oaks and elms usually so clad in leaves are now naked and bare. They stand before you, revealing their skeletal frames and timbered veins. Through the spaces, their age and sagacity become obvious. Five others who may have had this similar experience are the artists of the current exhibition at the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
. Among the Trees
exhibits the artwork of five women who have been influenced by the majesty of exposed trees. They each tackle the subject from a different angle, providing original insight into their artistic processes. Kat Ely
, whose work is featured above, has become infatuated with the idea of preserving natural life. She creates metal and glass "reliquaries" or safe houses for found objects of nature. By placing these objects in her showcases, Ely
is saving them from inevitable decay and grants them permanence in a world in which they have none. Aki Nurosi
finds the inspiration for her pencil drawings in the actual bodies of the trees themselves. In a circuit of forms, spaces, and shadows, the trees reveal something to her in a silence that can only be decoded through art. Christina Bertoni
's artwork acquaints itself with trees through their power, endurance, and strong cores. Bertoni
creates sculpture from found wood that has been weathered by both natural and human events. This deterioration, paired with the artist's admirable idiosyncrasies, creates a sculpture with a story much deeper than the surface. Deborah Coolidge
's large-scale works on paper also evolve from close interactions with trees. She creates graphite rubbings of the bark on site, then retreats to her studio to study and understand her findings. She writes, "Each drawing pays homage to the character of the tree. Some seem stoic, others bold and extraverted. The trees record their experience in the bark, and I examine, interpret." All of this becomes evident in her work. Lastly, the recent work of Mollie Hosmer-Dillard
showcases a wide variety of visual forces, centering on more than just landscape. Her newer paintings discuss combinations of natural and manmade forms, something she does successfully through the tree in her piece, Backward-Spreading Brightness
. Among the Trees
, featuring these five very talented artists and their interactions with trees, is on view now through Wednesday, December 7th
at Chazan Gallery
. So when you see those trees whose naked branches live on, despite the cold, and whose wooden hands reach for you with their filed claws near grazing your skin, remember this exhibit and all it has to teach you about the splendor and dignity of a tree.
Now Open: Angelnook Gallery
in Cranston, Rhode Island
Valorous by Alexander Caltenco, giclee on canvas.
ne of the most exciting things for us here at artscope is the opportunity to introduce to you something new in the area. We are very pleased to announce the opening of Angelnook Gallery
in the community of Cranston, Rhode Island
. You may be wondering, what is so new about a gallery opening in Rhode Island
? Well, in the words of its founder and president Paul Spremulli
, "our gallery occupies a unique niche that was not previously filled." Angelnook Gallery
is an augmentation of Angelnook Publishing
, a name you may or may not be aware of. The mission of the publishing company is to create a stage for divinely inspired artists, that is, artists who recognize that inspiration originates from the Spirit and is not of the self. With their position as negotiator between these particular artists and their written word, it is no surprise that Angelnook Publishing
's devotion to art eventually grew to include fine art. The philosophy of the art gallery aligns with that of the company: each artist perceives a spiritual force that reveals itself through their physical being and directly into their art. The wide variety of artwork on display at the gallery showcases its loyalty to all forms of art, regardless of medium. Each artist is experimental in the sense that they push the boundaries of tradition while simultaneously embracing the potential of spirituality. Through the compromise of art and spiritually, the gallery gains original art with transcendent depths, a combination unique to Angelnook
. Of the gallery's mission, Spremulli
said, "It is our hope that, through our work, these positive messages be made available for individual and non-denominational interpretation to be shared with the world." So, whether or not you consider yourself to be in touch with your spiritual side, the staff at Angelnook
encourages you to stop by and see the inspirational art for yourself. The gallery is open 10am-6pm Tuesday through Sunday
and is located at 1591 Cranston Street
in Cranston, Rhode Island
. Alongside fine art, the gallery also acts as a "metaphysical and learning center," offering new age books, physical and spiritual healings, and other gifts for the spiritually inclined.
Fuller Craft Museum
Fuller Craft Museum presents:
Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968-2011
Opens November 12
See sneak peek of installation
Michael Cooper's fantastical vehicles, including pistol-packing tricycles, astoundingly intricate wooden hot rods, and curiously mobile forms of furniture, underscore his role as one of the most imaginative sculptors working today.
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