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Adding to History.
March 15, 2012

Halfway through March -- the perfect time to celebrate Women's History Month. Remember, this month is dedicated to the contributions and innovations of women to history and society in general. We have devoted this blast to three strong and seriously talented artists whose artwork adds to the accomplishments of women in art. Please, celebrate with us. Also, don't forget to check out our blog on the artscope website. It is equipped with updated headlines and rotating featured content -- a great way to stay connected to art and culture news in between artscope issues and email blasts! Online advertising is now also available on the blog as well.

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Only the Seen: 36 Views from the BU Bridge at Gallery 263
in Cambridge, Massachusetts now through March 25th


Biker and Asphalt Fumes by Madeline Drexler © Madeline Drexler.

The current exhibition at Gallery 263 in Cambridge is one of objectivity and opportunity. If this sounds interesting and you live in Boston or anywhere west or south of it, we suggest you make a trip to the gallery using the BU Bridge. We can guarantee that once you see Only the Seen: 36 Views from the BU Bridge, your drive home will be much more vivid. In this show, photographer Madeline Drexler offers us a new take on the infamous structure that has caused many a headache during morning commutes. Drexler committed an entire year to this project, spending her time documenting the bridge and what she saw as its potential beauty. "Even though this was an obstacle course, there was a lot that was of visual interest," Drexler said. "The reflective fencing, the green netting, these giant lights at night, the asphalt fumes, the corrugated sheds, these stained jersey barriers. All of them were very, very beautiful if you actually took time to look at them." Time was exactly what Drexler took photographing the bridge at every hour, every season and every angle. Much of her influence came from two collections of nineteenth-century Japanese woodblock prints titled 36 Views of Mount Fuji and a quote from the Buddha in the Bahiya Sutta. By drawing energy from these classical references, Drexler breathes lyrical consistency into each photograph and reminds us to be aware of the profound beauty that surrounds us. Only the Seen: 36 Views from the BU Bridge is on view now through Sunday, March 25th at Gallery 263. An artist talk will take place the evening of Friday, March 16th at 7pm.

Sponsored by: Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, The Norton Lectures at Harvard, Warren Mather / Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts


Experience Spring Open Studios at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts.
March 31, 12-5 pm and April 1, 1-5 pm.
Over 50 artists will open their studios to the public.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore and purchase works
directly from a rare enclave of exceptional professional artists.

40 Stow St., Concord MA

The Norton Lectures at Harvard

harvard sponsorship

At the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard:

William Kentridge
Six Drawings

Lecture 1
Drawing Lesson One
Tuesday, March 20

Lecture 2
Drawing Lesson Two
Tuesday, March 27

Lecture 3
Drawing Lesson Three
Tuesday, April 3

Lecture 4
Drawing Lesson Four
Tuesday, April 10

Lecture 5
Drawing Lesson Five
Monday, April 16

Lecture 6
Drawing Lesson Six
Tuesday, April 24

4pm, Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street

Free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be made available on the day of each lecture at the Harvard Box Office or by phone (service charge applies to phone orders), and starting at 2pm at Sanders Theatre.

For more information:

Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs



SATURDAY & SUNDAY March 17th & 18th
Four Points by Sheraton Leominster
Leominster, MA

Contact Four Points: 978.534.9000
Toll free call: 1(888) 990-RUGS (7847)

Joyce Tenneson Selected Works: 2002-2011 at Lamont Gallery
in Exeter, New Hampshire March 26th through May 4th


Photograph by Joyce Tenneson, from her series Trees of Life.

Through her portraits, landscapes, and every intimate subject in-between, Joyce Tenneson validates her title as one of the most influential women in the history of photography. The mystic air about her images draws us in and her evocative nature keeps us there. This balance between revelation and celebration comes instinctively to her, transcending her artwork from photographs to timeless windows of human character and beauty. It is Tenneson's unprecedented talent that has won her many awards, magazine covers, exhibitions, and clients all over the world. With that said, Phillip Exeter Academy's Lamont Gallery will have the honor of hosting this powerhouse photographer and all her personality. Joyce Tennesson Selected Works: 2002-2011, a selection of work from almost a decade of Tenneson's career, will be on display Monday, March 26th through Friday, May 4th. An artist reception will be held on Friday, April, 27th from 6:30-8pm, and a Gallery Talk will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 10am. The selections on display will include work from the Wise Women, Intimacy as well as her most recent project, Trees of Life. The gallery will also have several of Tenneson's books available for purchase, and the artist will be in attendance April 27th and 28th to sign copies. Write this down--you do not want to miss the opportunity to meet a quintessential photographer with a warm heart.

Manifest at Kingston Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through April 1st


Implicit by Mary Bucci McCoy, acrylic on panel, 8 x 8 x 3.5", 2011.

Fluidity is flooding at Kingston Gallery, thanks to the current exhibition by Mary Bucci McCoy. Manifest, the artist's third solo exhibit with the gallery, is a seamless exploration of connection and physicality that hinges on the sensual, intimate marks that create a space of mediation between the cycling and static. Although these acrylic paintings on panel may appear to be pared down, they are in fact the opposite. The subtle color and austere appearance only enhance the world the artist is trying to show us. Bucci McCoy utilizes the delicate and muted color palette to amplify the bold themes of light, situation and self at play here. Bucci McCoy is a recipient of a 2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council Painting Fellowship and is included in the White Columns Curated Artists Registry. For Bucci McCoy, painting is more than a career or means of expression. "Contextualizing the act of painting and myself as a painter in a fluid understanding of space, matter, and humanity as multidimensional, multifaceted, and interconnected, I use painting to obliquely raise philosophical questions of human presence, experience and identity through resolutely material interrogation." This is evident in all of Bucci McCoy's work, as well as her many accomplishments. Manifest is on view now through Sunday, April 1st at Kingston Gallery. The exhibit is accompanied by a catalog. Bucci McCoy will be in the gallery Saturday, March 17th from 12-5pm, so don't miss your chance to engage her in conversation.

Warren Mather / Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University


March 17 - ­April 29: Trees Rings: Ceramic Panoramas by Warren Mather

Warren Mather makes circular panoramas, presenting a simultaneous view of what is in front at the same time as what is behind. These images are formed into a ring and transferred to silk-screens, printed in ceramic pigments on clay, then fired in glaze.

Reception: Saturday, March 17, 1 - ­3 p.m.
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 12, 6:30 - ­8 p.m.

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall
125 Arborway, Boston, MA
M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 12-4

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