artscope magazine
Let Us Celebrate.
August 30, 2012

Celebration: the act of marking one's pleasure at an important event or occasion. Reasons to celebrate in this blast? Ten solid years of artistic success and excellence, the relevant emergence of Romanticism in contemporary art and another exhibit of authentic emotion and transition by Rania Matar. Reason enough? We think so. 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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Convergence: 10 Years of Artistic Excellence at the WSRC at Kniznick Gallery
in Waltham, Massachusetts now through September 14th


The Tension of Opposites 4, 2011 by Louise Weinberg, mixed media on polymer, 18" x 24".

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University created a juried exhibition of work by scholars, board members, and staff of the WSRC. Convergence will include sculpture, drawing, photography, artist books and paintings by Ornit Barkai, Patti Cassidy, Emily Corbato, Susan Eisenberg, Fran Forman, Karen Frostig, Mary Hamill, Ronni Kamarow, Michele L'Heureux, Karin Rosenthal, Rhoda Sapers, Rosalie Shane and Louise Weinberg. The Center was established more than a decade ago by Shulamit Reinharz, now Founder and Director, with the intention of integrating the arts into its scholarly community. The WSRC prides itself on its commitment to nurture scholars' artistic projects and promote them to the public. "We believe in the significance of making and appreciating the arts--music, dance, theater, visual arts--and integrating them fully with writing-based academic fields," says Reinharz. "We have expressed this commitment architecturally, financially, socially, locally, and publicly, and in doing so, have created the only gallery dedicated exclusively to feminist exhibitions in New England, and possibly beyond." Not only does the Center have an art gallery and visiting artist studio built into it to ensure a creative community, but it also makes sure that artists serve on the Center's board of directors and exhibitions committee to establish a balance between academics and arts. Convergence: 10 Years of Artistic Excellence at the WSRC is on view now through Friday, September 14th. A closing reception will be held Wednesday, September 12th from 5-7pm. All programs will be held in the WSRC lecture hall and are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, UMASS Amherst's Hampden Gallery, Gallery Eleven Fine Art, New Art Center, Art League of Rhode Island, Lasell's Wedeman Gallery, Gallery Voyeur and Todd James Gallery

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts


Pictures tell a story, a story evokes images, a certain tangible object has a life of its own. The Art of Story: Illustrator and Narrative Artist Show and Sale draws viewers in and lets them become part of a world, real or imagined.

Opening Reception: Thursday Sept. 6, 6-9 pm.

40 Stow Street
Concord, MA

UMASS Amherst's Hampden Gallery


September 9 through October 18, 2012
Collage Logic curated by Jackie Shatz

Artists: Leigh Burton, Joel Carreiro, Heejung Cho, Breet De Palma, Matt Garrison, Rachael Gorchov, Yeon Jin Kim, Polly King, Celeste Morton, Jackie Shatz, Joe Smith, Lorna Williams, Barbara Zucker

Reception: September 9th, 2013, from 2 PM to 4 PM

Composer John Morton will present "The Vestigial Organ" - an interactive performance piece.

Gallery Eleven Fine Art


"Color our World"
September 4 through October 31

Reception | Saturday, September 8th | 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy the changing colors of the season
with our diverse group of South Coast artists.

11 State Street
Bristol, RI
[email protected]
Recipients of 2012 Best Gallery in East Bay.

New Art Center


Art Classes for All Ages

The New Art Center in Newton offers classes in painting, drawing, photography, mosaics, jewelry, mixed media, ceramics & more!

Fall classes start September 10.

For the catalog click here .

61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Out of the Ruins: Reimagining the Romantic Tradition at New Art Center
in Newtonville, Massachusetts September 10th through October 12th


Dream of a Thousand Springs by Fred H.C. Liang, 2010.

To most of us, Romanticism in art refers to an era of staunch individualists and an intellectual movement that emphasized a revolt against established values--emotion over reason and senses over intellect. The New Art Center in Newton has found a group of artists that bring the compelling sentimentality, nostalgia and imagery of Romanticism into their works today. The eight featured artists in Out of the Ruins: Reimagining the Romantic Tradition confront and wrestle with the Romantic and Expressionist impulses that often reappear in their art. The particular yearning for the Romantic tradition and its spiritual relationship with nature is displayed in the works of Clare Grill, Jane Fox Hipple, Fred H. C. Liang and Ryan McLennan. They capture the sublimity and spectacle of the Romantic landscape and then distort it with abstraction. Both Christopher Carroll and Elizabeth Thach approach the idea of genius and efforts of self-assertion through images of humor and tragedy. Gina Ruggeri and Marisa Tesauro critically address the nostalgia for ruins and the Romantic past in their works of art. The interests of all of these artists unite under the fascination and engagement with the Romantic tradition. Out of the Ruins: Reimagining the Romantic Tradition, curated by Elizabeth Thach, will be on view Monday, September 10th through Friday, October 12th. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 14th from 6-8pm. Also taking place during this exhibition will be a Panel with the curator, artists and Mary Troxell, Ph. D., Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Boston College, A Historical Overview of Romanticism on Saturday, September 15th from 3-5pm, and a Gallery Talk with the curator and artists, What does Romanticism mean today? on Saturday, October 6th from 3-5pm.

Girls in Between: Portraits of Identity by Rania Matar at BU's PRC
in Boston, Massachusetts September 6th through November 3rd


        Izzy by Rania Matar, Brookline, from A Girl and Her Room, 2011.

The last time she was in town, Rania Matar shared her powerful exhibition with us, entitled A Girl and Her Room. She will be making another local appearance this fall with her newest exhibition, Girls in Between: Portraits of Identity. Matar's talent for capturing on camera what we can barely see with our own eyes in real time is astonishing. In this exhibit at the PRC at Boston University, Matar's photographs document that elusive and small window of time in a female's life when she is both a child and a developing woman. Like in the photograph featured above, the female subjects in this exhibit are cast in their adult choices, like smoking a cigarette or choosy styles of clothing, and contrasted against the world of adolescence that still encumbers them, perhaps in the form of their youthful surroundings or simply their callow glows. Matar asks her subjects to decide for themselves how they will appear and what parts they are willing to share with others. In short, the girls in Matar's photographs simultaneously hide and expose themselves, creating a tension between vulnerability and ferocity that is unique to this transition between girl and woman. The artwork in this exhibit, like most of Matar's work, is so intimate that the audience leaves feeling like they've gotten to know the subjects personally. Girls in Between: Portraits of Identity will be on view Tuesday, September 6th through Saturday, November 3rd. An opening reception and book signing with the artist will be held on Tuesday, September 6th from 6:30-8pm. This show will feature work from Matar's highly acclaimed project A Girl and Her Room, as well as never-before-seen work from her new project L'Enfant-Femme. Copies of A Girl and Her Room, published by Umbrage Editions this year, will be available at the PRC Bookshop.

Art League of Rhode Island


Lasell's Wedeman Gallery


"This Land Was Made for You and Me."
September 1 - October 5, 2012

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of musician, artist, and writer Woody Guthrie, the Wedeman Gallery will host an exhibit of photographs and lyrics on loan from the Woody Guthrie Archives in New York. This important activist, who wrote "This Land Is Your Land," is an inspirational example of how one person can advocate for change through music. On display also will be work by students who will show, through art and words, what they believe is important about this country.

For more information

Gallery Voyeur Provincetown

Gallery Voyeur
"Fate is written on the face"...Federico Fellini

The Layered Triptychs of
Johniene Papandreas

Flickers of emotion superimposed over one another.
Revealing the parts that make up the whole.
August 31 - October 15

444 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA

Todd James Gallery


Eveline Luppi
White Sands

September 9 - October 1

Known for the explosive and dynamic style of her earlier work, Luppi uses here an understated but deeply felt palette to explore shorescapes and sand patterns.

Luppi's early roots lie in Abstract Expressionism. She worked for many years at the Art Student's League in New York City, where her mentors were Knox Martin, William Scharf, a close friend and associate of Mark Rothko, and Larry Poons, all nationally recognized artists. She has exhibited in many galleries and other venues. Her work can be seen here .

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