Marcia R. Wise at Hope and Feathers
in Amherst, Massachusetts now through April 30th
Anchored Peace by Marcia R. Wise.
his month, Hope & Feathers
opens its doors to artist Marcia R. Wise
, a Cape Cod native and Pioneer Valley resident that is exhibiting her work closer to home this year. The collection on view includes some of Wise
's most recent landscape and still life projects. These oil paintings are injected with such texture and reflective light that they begin to move away from representation and transcend the boundaries of abstraction. "Whether the work is representational or not, my interest is in the abstract elements through which I depict three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface," Wise
says of her own work. "I am drawn to the shapes and surface textures of some forms and the reflective qualities of others." This relationship certainly comes to life in Wise
's subject matter that was influenced by her mother in a series of dreams. In one such dream, Wise
enters her childhood home to find all of her mother's china spread sporadically throughout the kitchen. When Wise
asks her mother about the disarray, her mother replies, "because you should paint them like this." This dream, in addition to insights and pure intuition, gave Wise
the momentum she needed to start and finish this vibrant yet peaceful collection. Marcia R. Wise
will be on exhibit at Hope & Feathers now through Monday, April 30th
. The gallery is located in Amherst, across the street from the Emily Dickinson Museum
. You can't miss it--or this exhibition.
Sponsored by: Sprinkler Factory, Fountain Street Open Studios, Sharon Arts Center and Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs
Fountain Street Open Studios
16th Open Studios Weekend
50+ artists displaying their work at Fountain Street Studios 16th Open Studios Weekend. The largest artists' community under one roof in the MetroWest area! Painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, handcrafted jewelry, textile art, collage, paper-cuts, assemblage, drawing, video, and more! Free admission and ample free parking.
Friday, April 27: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Sat. & Sun., April 28 & 29: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
59 Fountain Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Sharon Arts Center
May 15 - June 28:
"Garden of the Imagination: A Community Cardboard Exhibition"
Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery
30 Grove Street
Nationally-renowned cardboard artist James Grashow will be
Artist-in-Residence at the Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove
St., Peterborough, from May 15 - 26, working with area school students to
create a larger-than-life fantasy garden exhibition, which will officially
open June 1. The public is invited to witness the evolution of cardboard as
a creative medium in the hands and imagination of a master artist.
Intertwined at Cooley Gallery
in Old Lyme, Connecticut April 19th through May 19th
Sunrise, February by Judy Friday, signed verso, oil on linen, 24" x 24".
hen is the last time you visited Old Lyme, Connecticut
? If you've never been or it's been a while, you are missing out. As if the historic name and story aren't enticing enough, Cooley Gallery
, located right in the heart of Old Lyme
, is getting ready to open an astonishing exhibit of new works by Judy Friday
will feature over twenty new works in oils, pastels and textiles that only add to the artist's endless repertoire. With her newest passion of weaving, Friday
has become inspired yet again. In her oil paintings, she mocks the pulling and layering motions performed at a loom to create seemingly simple works of glowing color and mounting layers. Friday
's comprehension of movement, reflection and bouncing light is evident in the balanced nature of her works and the lighthearted emotion that they evoke. "Intertwined - outside forces coming together to be joined for a new purpose or identity - is a recurring theme for Judy. Her explorations in whatever medium she's working on at that moment serve to reinforce the previous. Maybe it's just the timing but for me this collection represents a joy and energy so many of us suppress in the face of the quotidian bombardment of bad news and suffering. I look at these and feel reminded that there is good and beauty intertwined in everything," says Betsey Cooley
will be showing from Thursday, April 19th through Saturday, May 19th
. An opening reception is set for April 19th
. If you do get a chance to make it to this show, make sure you watch where you're going. You might find Friday
's work on more than just the gallery walls.
Where Shadows Should Have Been at Trailside Gallery
in Northampton, Massachusetts now through May 5th
Where Shadows Should Have Been, by Kim Sobel, 2011-12, acrylic, gamsol, oil, oil medium, wax on linen, 33 x 43".
rtist Kim Sobel
is exhibiting new works in a solo show this month. Within the walls of Trailside Gallery
reveals statements of sublime color and layers in the exhibition, Where Shadows Should Have Been
. These works of oil, acrylic and wax combinations scream spontaneity and intentionality, although such a thing does not seem possible. Sobel
's deliberate brush strokes and spirals of color are met with a depth and ferocity that take the painting from something we see in front of us and make it into something we feel inside of us. In all of her paintings, the marriage between color and form result in an endless dialogue of impulse and imagery, yet another polar relationship that is brought to terms within Sobel
's works. The title of this exhibition comes from her painting featured above, a piece of work that finds rhythm amongst chaos and gives the audience a seductive calmness. Where Shadows Should Have Been
is on view at Trailside Gallery
in Northampton now through Saturday, May 5th
. An opening reception is being held this Friday, April 13th
. Do your best to make it out to Kim Sobel's exhibition. Her evolving works of art promise to keep you entertained by challenging your perspective over and over again.
Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Both days 10 am to 6 pm
Seabrook, New Hampshire
20 Spur Road
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