artscope magazine
Print & Punk.
May 10, 2012

With warmer weather upon us, a light-hearted blast seems fitting. Below we've featured two incredible printmakers backed by armies of talent, along with an intriguing festival that just might fit into your schedule. Another event to add to your weekend is an Artscope Soiree, taking place at Project Storefront this Friday, May 11th in New Haven, Connecticut at 756 Chapel Street from 5:30-7pm. 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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Pickwick Independent Press at Rose Contemporary
in Portland, Maine now through May 26th


                Lion's Mane by Lisa Pixley, 2012, etching.

Rose Contemporary is using the month of May to display some of the most magnetic works from the flat files of the Pickwick Independent Press. A fine art printing facility in the heart of downtown Portland, Pickwick Independent Press is dedicated to connecting artists and printmakers to establish a network of professional talent and collaboration. "Our goals are to reach a critical mass of people who are invested in the idea of our printshop, open up a conversation about what printmaking means in the 'digital age' and to reaffirm this community of makers by solidifying the support of the community at large," the facility said of its intentions. Just two doors down from the Maine College of Art and one floor above Space Gallery, a non-profit performing arts center and exhibition space, Pickwick Independent Press is surrounded by people and businesses that thrive off of art. They are equipped with a dark room, large wash-down sinks, a small specialty print supply store, large dedicated paper stations and inking/work stations. Selected works from Pickwick Independent Press will be on view at Rose Contemporary now through Saturday, May 26th. Additional work by many of the participating artists will be available for sale and public viewing in a flat file at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

Sponsored by: Dublin School, Jo-Ann Boback, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Cambridge Open Studios, HarborArts, Cambridge Arts Council River Festival and Gold Gallery

Dublin School


The Putnam Gallery

Earl Schofield
The Ephemera Project

10 years and over 30 encaustic paintings
exploring the transience of our memories and our
lives and the beauty found within them.

Dedication of the Putnam Gallery
and Gillespie Hall
Saturday, May 12th at 4 pm
Show reception to follow
gallery hours 10-3 Mon-Sat

Dublin School
18 Lehmann Way
Dublin, NH
603.563.8584 x 223

Jo-Ann Boback




According to Webster, a GESTURE is a form of
non-verbal communication in which bodily actions
communicate messages in place of speech.

I see my work as a means of dialogue.

This body of work dances between experience and imagination.
Thru many strokes and gestures I seek to
engage a conversation with the viewer.

June 1st thru June 18th
Opening Reception: SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND - 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

508 - 642-6026


Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts


Don your most festive attire and join
Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., to celebrate
Artrageous, a gala evening of artistic immersion to support
the Umbrella's full range of education and community outreach programs.

40 Stow Street
Concord, MA

Cambridge Open Studios


May 12 & 13, 2012 - East & Central Cambridge
May 19 & 20, 2012 - North/West Cambridge
Events: 12:00-6:00pm

Meet local artists and experience an array
of visual and performing arts during
the city-wide Cambridge Open Studios.
or 617-349-4380.

Produced by the Cambridge Arts Council.

Conscious Impressions at D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
in Springfield, Massachusetts now through October 25th


    Harbinger by Susan Jaworkski-Stranc.

Fine art and eco-friendly practices top our lists of hobbies here at artscope, and we feel honored to feature a studio that holds our interests in such high regards. The Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence, Massachusetts features world-renowned printmakers who both teach and print, making the studio a nationally recognized leader in the art of printmaking. Under the direction of Liz Chalfin, Zea Mays opened a new, expanded facility in March of this year that is dedicated to all the inner workings of "green printmaking". Research, education, facilities, workshops and artist residencies offered through the studio help to introduce and implement this safe, earth-friendly approach to printmaking. In fact, Zea Mays' recent expansion facility has made it the largest non-toxic printmaking studio in the United States---quite the accomplishment. In recognition of this achievement, the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts is exhibiting a selection of prints from Zea Mays that represent the fine work being produced in the studio. Conscious Impressions: Green Printmaking from Zea Mays Printmaking Studio will be on view at the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, part of the Springfield Museums, now through Thursday, October 25th.

Watch City Festival: Waltham the Original Steampunk City
in Waltham, Massachusetts May 11th, 12th, and 13th

International Steampunk City Waltham

Photo from last year's Watch City Festival.

If you're looking for something spontaneous to do this weekend, you might want to make a trip out to Waltham. For this weekend only, the historic "Watch City" is being transformed into the Watch City Festival: Waltham the Original Steampunk City. We regret to inform you that if you've never heard of the term Steampunk, then you are desperately behind the times. Given its transformation from a literary and artistic movement into a lifestyle design and trend, it is safe to say that Steampunk is all the rage. What exactly is Steampunk? It asks, "What would the world look like if modern technology were available at the turn of the twentieth century when steam was king, corsets were mandatory and man was just learning to fly?" This interesting take on society began as an underground movement that slowly caught fire and has now infiltrated mainstream fashion, art, interior design, technology, literature, and entertainment. Knowing what you do now about Steampunk, what more fitting a location than Waltham? "I can think of no other city in the country that so successfully blends the Victorian past with modern technology, which is what Steampunk is all about," said Cherry Carlisle. "It is a city steeped in the industrial past while corporations citywide are creating the technology of the future." Presented by and benefiting the non-profit Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, the festival will feature over 1500 hours of compelling Steampunk entertainment. Some of the scheduled events include an author signing, bands, hot air balloon rides, a New Orleans style parade, a Civil War reenactment, Monster Defense 101, puppet shows, lectures, and bicycle rides. When an entire historic New England town goes Steampunk for one weekend, all we can do is look forward to a few days of promising weather and enlightening experiences. To make reservations or purchase a pass, call 781-893-5410 or click here.



The 2012 East Boston Open Studios event will be happening this year on
May 19th and 20th from 12pm-6pm.

Local artists will open their studios to the public for everyone to see the unique artwork being created for our vibrant community.
There will be a few different locations in East Boston where work will be displayed:
The HarborArts, Inc Shipyard gallery at 256 Marginal St,
artists studios at 80 Border St.
Future Lab[s] located at 175 McClellan Hwy.
ZUMIX located at 260 Sumner St.

This year's featured artists are Elsa Campbell, Nick Costopoulos, John Cowan,
Darlene DeVita, JD Eliot, Dennis Fox, June Krinsky-Rudder,
Maureen O'Connor, Matt Pollock, Traverse Robinette, Ashley Schaffert,
Loretta Shoemaker, Jaye Woodstock, Neil Wyatt,
work from local high school students and more!

For more information on the event and to download
a map of the locations where artwork will be on display,
visit .
We hope to see you at this special event and come see what makes
East Boston such a wonderful place to live and create!

Cambridge Arts Council River Festival


Cambridge River Festival
Saturday, June 2, Noon-6pm

Along the Charles River on Memorial Drive
A celebration of the arts featuring jazz and folk music performances,
dance, theater, visual arts, family art-making activities
and over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople!
or 617-349-4380. Produced by the Cambridge Arts Council.

Gold Gallery


Gold Gallery, the South End's newest contemporary art project, offers original works by emerging and mid-career artists in an accessible price range. Please join us Thursday, May 17 from 5-7 as we unveil the newest collection by Boston artist, Joerg Dressler. RSVP to or 857.239.8972.

Gold Gallery
655 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

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