artscope magazine
Listen & Learn.
September 27, 2012

Whether it's a history lesson, an example of form, or simply just the sense of hearing, this blast is bursting with opportunities to learn. Put your study habits to the test and check out these shows and the (life) lessons they have to offer. Make sure you listen good. Once you do that, check back here to listen to a September 20th Radio Entrepreneurs interview with artscope publisher/founder Kaveh Mojtabai and intern Ari Garber on the topic of entrepreneurial success and awareness. 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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Vessel Variations (x3) at Vessels Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through October 7th


Featured artwork by Ellen Schön.

Vessels hosting vessels is anything but redundant. What do we mean? Vessels Gallery is pleased to be hosting Vessel Variations (x3), an exhibit of the most recent ceramic explorations of Ellen Schön. This artist and teacher is sharing her three separate series of ceramic vessels with the gallery, all of which stand as metaphors for the human form in some sense or gesture. In her works we get notions of necks, suggestions of stances, and implications of everything from shoulders to bellies to feet. Schön's first collection, "Wellspring or Womb," evokes the contours of the womb--fertile and barren, alive and fading. In her second series "Bottles," Schön's works allude to the long, sturdy necks of the Greek Cycladic Idols and the shallow patterned cuts of the African Yoruba head sculptures. Again, every shape and design in this collection transcends the bottle-from and conjures up references to human form. "The Planet Series" is Schön's third collection that displays a group of heavy-bellied forms with a spinning sense of movement embedded within them. All of these collections take the concreteness of ceramic vessels and push it into something much more abstract. This kind of intuition in art forms can only be inherent, however, Schön gives credit to the pieces of art themselves. "The clay directs me as I direct it. We are in a reciprocal relationship..." she says. Perhaps it is this give and take between art and artist that is so hard to achieve, a balance that must be a deep-rooted foundation for the creation of forms. Vessel Variations (x3) will be on view now through Sunday, October 7th at Vessels Gallery in Boston. A closing reception will be held on First Friday, October 5th from 5:30-8:30pm.

Sponsored by: Wheaton College, Hope Gallery, Concord Art Association, 3Rivers Arts, Fitchburg Art Museum, Doug Johnson, Schoolhouse Gallery and New Repertory Theatre

Wheaton College


Call for Submissions:
2013 Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Seeking artists whose work pushes
the boundaries of drawing, especially off the page
and into territories associated with
sculpture, dance, film, and installation.

Prospectus & application here .

Hope Gallery


"Autumn Equinox"
Open Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2012
4 PM to 8 PM

Featuring represented artists:
Rod O'Connor - HDR Photography
Ewa Romaszewicz - Oil
Lorraine Trenholm - Oil & Pastel

Concord Art Association


Join us on:
October 27 for our Feast for the Senses Party!
Visit for more information

November 18 for a talk with
chef/author/TV personality Sara Moulton

Concord Art Association
37 Lexington Road
Concord MA 01742

3Rivers Arts


Don a mask and an air of curiosity for an unforgettable night of arts and culture in the Nashoba Valley, Friday, November 9. 3Rivers Arts serves up its first-annual gala fundraiser with a Mayan calendar twist, a little mystery, a bit of otherworldly festivity, and a whole lotta style.

Fitchburg Art Museum


On Saturday, September 29 come celebrate The Blacksmith Art & Music Festival . This year's festival will spark your creativity. Additionally, the Fitchburg Art Museum has opened American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting and The Director's Peter Timms objects from the collection.

For more information:

Fitchburg Art Museum
25 Merriam Parkway
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Milton Wright: A Retrospective at Cape Cod Museum of Art
in Dennis, Massachusetts now through November 18th

Wellfleet by Milton Wright, 1953, oil on canvas.

To New Englanders, the last name Wright doesn't just refer to the famous pioneering aviators--it also stretches to include their grand-nephew, Truro artist Milton Wright. The Cape Cod Museum of Art is currently hosting a retrospective of works by Milton Wright to celebrate his extraordinary talent. Best known for painting the Cape's bay side from many vantage points in Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown, Wright was greatly influenced by the two years he spent painting in France while studying at the Academie Julian on the GI Bill after World War II. It was the time there and those afternoons spent painting outside under the Mediterranean sun that transformed Wright into a colorist. He brought a strong interest in atmosphere, light and shadow, and other transient aspects of nature with him back to the states, creating some of these most moving oils, watercolors and gouache we know in this region. Milton Wright: A Retrospective will celebrate both his early, cubistic style and his later more impressionistic approach with all his energy, bold color and frenetic brushwork. The earliest pieces in this exhibition date from the 1940s, the latest from the 1970s. The show is on view now through Sunday, November 18th. Hours for the Cape Cod Museum of Art are 11am-5pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon-5pm on Sundays. Admission is $9, $8 for seniors, $5 for students 13 to 18, and free for children 12 and under. Come see this artwork that is quickly becoming a dignified, historical part of New England.

Standing Wave at Chazan Gallery
in Providence, Rhode Island now through October 10th

Standing Wave
Installation view of Standing Wave (2012). Steel, fiberglass, motors, custom electronics, sound.

You may be looking at the photo of the installation above, wondering what it's doing, what its message could possibly be. Well, in order to get the full effect, you're going to have to stop by the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler and hear it for yourself. That's right, this is sound art at its finest. Standing Wave, an installation by sound artist Ed Osborn, consists of seven speakers held aloft by a group of arcing and swaying poles. The speakers emanate complex tones that relate to their movement, creating an "undulating sound field that has a strong and tactile physical presence." The title of the installation itself refers to an acoustic phenomenon that occurs when sound waves move through an enclosed space; the waves create "patterns that define the space acoustically as the patterns themselves are contoured by that same space." Osborn writes, "as the movements in Standing Wave appear to oscillate between festivity and menace, it [the title] also serves as an allegory for the process and ambiguities of signaling at a distance." This notion of an audible narrative through nothing but sound waves is both fascinating and haunting and offers an entirely new dimension to the work of art. Osborn is no stranger to this discipline and his investigations into sound art take on all sorts of forms: installation, performance, radio, video and sculpture. Standing Wave is on view now through Wednesday, October 10th at Chazan Gallery. If you are intrigued in the slightest, you have to go before the exhibition end date because these words here can only do the sound installation so much justice.

Doug Johnson


Douglas W. Johnson
The Fine Art of Beading
October 7-20 , 2012
Reception, free and open to the public,
Friday, Oct 12, 7-9pm

Artist demonstrations Oct, 13, and 20, 2-4pm

From a distance, Douglas W. Johnson's landscapes appear to be painted with dots of color, reminiscent of the pointillist technique or the impressionism technique. But step closer and you'll discover that Mr. Johnson's works of art aren't paintings at all. He has traded the brush for several thousand points of glass: tiny shimmering sead beads woven into breathtaking glass canvases.

Schoolhouse Gallery


Schoolhouse Gallery Presents:
Rebecca Doughty/ Nereida Garcia-Ferraz/
Nona Hershey/ Dorothy Palanza/ Michelle Weinberg

September 21 - October 24, 2012

The Schoolhouse Gallery is located at
494 Commercial Street in the heart of
Provincetown's East End Gallery District.
For information contact Mike Carroll
at 508.487.4800 or email

New Repertory Theatre


THE KITE RUNNER, the epic drama about friendship, betrayal and redemption, based on the best-selling novel, extended through October 7, at New Repertory Theatre, ArsenalCenter for the Arts, Watertown. Free parking. ArtScope readers enjoy $7 off tickets by using code "RISING" at 617-923-8487 or .

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