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Colors of Movement.
April 12, 2012

The exhibitions featured below have a unique understanding of colors, reflection, movement and intuition. These artists have employed not only their skills, but their instincts as well when creating these serene works of art. An air of tranquility seeps through the layers of these projects. 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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Marcia R. Wise at Hope and Feathers
in Amherst, Massachusetts now through April 30th


Anchored Peace by Marcia R. Wise.

This 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

Sprinkler Factory


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
Peterborough, NH

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".

When 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. Intertwined 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 of Cooley Gallery. Intertwined will be showing from Thursday, April 19th through Saturday, May 19th. An opening reception is set for April 19th from 5-8pm. 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".

Artist Kim Sobel is exhibiting new works in a solo show this month. Within the walls of Trailside Gallery, Sobel 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 from 5-8pm. 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
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