artscope magazine
Calling All Naturalists.
May 24, 2012

Depictions of nature, preservation of nature, support for nature--if any of these strikes your interest, you're in luck. This blast is devoted to all those in the community who work hard to keep nature's aesthetic in tact. Without you and without nature, the discipline of art would be sincerely lacking. 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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Orbs: The Veil is Lifting at Berta Walker Gallery
in Provincetown, Massachusetts May 25th through June 17th


Yellow Bubble by Robert Henry, 1998, oil on canvas, 38" x 30".

With spiritual beliefs aside, it is hard to deny the certain energy an orb possesses. Whether they are ghosts or simply spherical bodies, these shapes still encircle and enclose both mood and ardor. Berta Walker Gallery is harnessing this same energy as they launch their 2012 season with a new exhibition, Orbs: The Veil is Lifting. This exhibition features a variety of artists and their crafts that offer different perspectives on the shape of the orb. Included in the exhibit are thirty photographs, all of which document orbs as they appear in our normal environments. Also featured in the show is a combination of over fifty paintings, sculptures and drawings that incorporate orbs in new and exciting ways, such as roles as the sun and moon, random globes of color floating in Giobbi's stillifes, and tondos, like the all-knowing eye in Boghosian's tondo, the dimensions of crystals in Jo Mooy's tondos, and "The World Flag" designed by the late Harvey Dodd. His flag includes a single circle of stars that represent all the seasons in the world. Dodd designed the flag in 2000 and it has flown outside the Berta Walker Gallery ever since. A photo of Harvey Dodd holding the flag will also be included in the exhibition in memory of his unmatched creative spirit that was always focused on the good of all mankind. Orbs: The Veil is Lifting will be on view tomorrow, Friday, May 25th through Sunday, June 17th. It is showing in conjunction with Nancy Whorf: A Passionate Palette to kick off the season right in P-town.

Sponsored by: Berkshire Taconic, Jo-Ann Boback, Museum of Russian Icons, Copley Society of Art, ART Night Bristol & Warren, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Gold Gallery and Newburyport Art Association

Berkshire Taconic


Grants available for painting, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England, Columbia and Northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Nonprofits wishing to show, commission, or purchase work by mature artists in New England can apply. Applications must be submitted online at

August 1 Deadline for Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund

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


Museum of Russian Icons


18 works from German art dealer Thomas Mönius, augmented with paintings from the Museum of Russian Icons, are showcased in the exhibition Palekh Icons, The Enchantment of Russian Painting, beginning June 14.

203 Union St
Clinton, MA

Copley Society of Art


The Copley Society of Art invites you to
Fresh Paint 2012: Painting Boston's Neighborhoods.

On May 20th, Co|So artist members create
"fresh" plein air paintings throughout the city of Boston.
Auctions of more than 50 works of art
will take place on June 2nd during
Co|So's annual Fresh Paint gala.

ART Night Bristol & Warren


Featured artists' open studio tours are a unique part of ART Night
in Bristol & Warren, RI on May 31st, along with 14 galleries.
Ride the free ART Night trolley.

Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay at Art Complex Museum
in Duxbury, Massachusetts May 27th through August 19th


Square Tebachi by Richard Bresnahan, Johanna kiln, glaze chamber, stoneware with navy-bean straw ash glaze. Reed handle by Andy Juelich, 2008.

At the end of this month, the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts will have the privilege of hosting the nationally touring exhibition, Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay. This exhibition is centered around the notion of respect for both material and the environment and celebrates thirty years of Saint John's Pottery. It will feature ceramic work by Artist-in-Residence, Richard Bresnahan and four of his former apprentices: Kevin Flicker, Stephen Earp, Samuel Johnson and Anne Meyer. Since 1980, Saint John's Pottery has evolved as a dynamic collaboration between Saint John's University and "master potter" Richard Bresnahan. It embodies "the Benedictine values of community, hospitality and self-sufficiency as well as the university's commitment to the integration of art and life; the preservation of the environment; the linkage between work and worship; and the celebration of diverse cultures." St. John's Pottery aims to engage individuals from all backgrounds in discipline, creation and respect. Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay will be on view Sunday, May 27th through Sunday, August 19th. A reception is scheduled for June 10th from 1:30-3:30pm during which Richard Bresnahan and Dr. Matthew Welch, Curator of the exhibit, will speak. This exhibition displays a surging dialogue between clay and fire, creating poetry with pottery in a way you won't want to miss.

CSA: Community Supporting Arts at Harlow Gallery
in Hallowell, Maine now through October 2012

                Artist Kate Barnes mid-collaboration with her partner CSA Farms, Grassland Organic.

In the arts community, we talk a lot about support, collaboration and compromise. It's easy to get a general idea as to what this means, but we've found a place that is really putting it into action. Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine has taken the initiative to launch a campaign designed to bring the vibrant, idealistic communities of arts and farming together. The project, CSA: Community Supporting Arts, has partnered 14 artists with 13 local Community Supported Agriculture farms. These creative collaborations will then work together to give voice and image to farms in the state of Maine that are already full of so much character. The campaign aims to raise $3,000 by July 1, 2012. The Harlow Gallery invites the public to invest in a 'share' of Community Supporting Arts through this grassroots internet fundraising tool; art and farm related perks are available to project supporters at various giving levels. Please click here to visit the campaign, find out more information and make a pledge. CSA: Community Supporting Arts organizers believe that artists can use the power of their artistic talents to effect social change. The artists have begun to observe and find inspiration in the farmers' lives, jobs, landscapes, challenges and ideals and are working to create the art that will pioneer change. The public can follow their progress by visiting the project blog site or clicking here. Artwork by all the participating artists will be exhibited at the Harlow Gallery in October 2012. Additional exhibitions focusing on select artist/farmer pairs will take place at partner venues between November 2012 and February 2013, including Common Street Gallery in Waterville, Frontier Cafe Gallery in Brunswick, Maine Farmland Trust Art Gallery, Savory Maine Dining & Provisions in Damariscotta and the art gallery at Sheepscot General at Uncas Farms, with additional venues to be announced soon.

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts


Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts presents its third annual outdoor large-scale sculpture exhibit, BIG ART 2012. This captivating project, beginning May 12 and continuing through 2013, is an evolving show, with new pieces to be exchanged or added throughout the year. Opening Reception May 24, 7-9 pm.

40 Stow St.
Concord, MA

Lexington Arts & Crafts Society


130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421
June 19 - July 9, 2012
Opening reception Sunday June 24, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m.

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday & Sunday 12-4, Saturday 10-4

In partnership with Massachusetts Audubon Society
The artists: Erick Durant, Suzanne Grey, Shane Fero, Tom Whelan, Ilene Richard, Alison Lauriat, Jane Dahmen, Ronnie Gould, Dawn Mostow, Madeleine Lord, Bob Hesse, Gay Freeborn, Kathryn Field, Michelle Louge, Nancy Whitin, Andy Moerlein, Donna Dodson, Alice Abrams, Steve Murphy

Gold Gallery

Water #422

Louise LeBourgeois:
Infinite Pull

Gold Gallery is pleased to announce Infinite Pull, the debut solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist Louise LeBourgeois. In a collection of oil paintings on panel, the artist investigates the horizon, a fictive space where the limitations of our perception dissolve into infinity, inspiring the viewer to contemplate both the limited and limitless.

Gold Gallery
655 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

Newburyport Art Association


The Newburyport Art Association announces its 11th Annual Art Auction, Artful Feast. Over 75 Live Auction lots of 20th Century & Contemporary Art and 50+ lots of art works and non-art packages in the Silent Auction.

Online preview available at and live preview runs Friday, June 15 , 11am-5pm and Saturday, June 16 10am-3pm. Silent Auction set to start Saturday, June 16, 5:30pm & Live Auction will begin at 7pm. Champagne, wine, & heavy hors d'ouevres will be served. To purchase tickets click here .

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