Four, Three, Two...
October 11, 2012
An abundance of art, that's what this blast has to offer. With some exhibitions building new art around old art and some locations offering more than one exhibit, it seems there may not be enough time in a day to see it all. Too much art and not enough time? We think this sounds like a good problem to have. 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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Something Along Those Lines at SMFA, Boston
in Boston, Massachusetts now through November 3rd
Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sol LeWitt (l to r), Something Along Those Lines Installation view.
he current exhibition at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
(SMFA) is built around a concept first distinguished by Sol LeWitt
in 1971. At the time, LeWitt
was serving as visiting artist and lecturer at SMFA
and in his efforts to avoid public speaking, he invited students to work with him on his first wall drawing in Boston. Wall Drawing #115
was comprised of "fifty randomly placed points all connected by straight lines," a concept that seriously engaged with the formal elements of drawing. This fall, SMFA
students drafted and installed Wall Drawing #118
and created the exhibition Something Along Those Lines
around it. Organized in response to the 1971 work and approached through lenses of politics, formality and society, Something Along Those Lines
outlines and connects the historical legacy of SMFA
with conceptual efforts in drawing from the last 40 years. This current exhibition features works in installation, sculpture, video, performance and forms of wall drawing by nine international, contemporary artists: Adel Abdessemed
, Ann Carlson
+ Mary Ellen Strom
, Carlos Cruz-Diez
, Felix Gonzalez-Torres
, Sol LeWitt
, Bruce Nauman
, Fred Sandback
and Lawrence Weiner
. These artists' blending of abstraction and impression with the formalities of drawing is both tasteful and inviting and most definitely deserves a visit. Come see how these artists interpret Sol LeWitt
's concept and how it serves as the impetus for the entire exhibition. Something Along Those Lines
is on view now through Saturday, November 3rd
in the Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery
. Admission is free. Hours are Mon-Sat, 10 am-5 pm; Thurs 10 am-8 pm; closed Sundays and holidays.
Sponsored by: Fountain Street Fine Art, Wheaton College, PRC 2012 Benefit Auction, 3Rivers Arts, North Bennet Street School, Ellis Boston Antiques Show, University of New Hampshire and Fenway Open Studios
Fountain Street Fine Art
Reception Saturday October 13, 5-7pm
CALL FOR ARTISTS - 2nd Anniversary: COTTON
Juried by Joanne Mattera
Deadline OCT 19,2012
Apply online ONLY at:
Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street
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
PRC 2012 Benefit Auction
The PRC 2012 Benefit Auction is an exciting opportunity for the photography, art, collecting, and gallery communities to purchase artwork and celebrate the Photographic Resource Center.
This year's auction includes over 200 pieces of contemporary and modern photography including works by Shelby Lee Adams, Robert Capa, Marie Cosindas, John Goodman, Henry Horenstein, Arno Minkkinen, Marc Riboud, Aaron Siskind, Neal Slavin, Bradford Washburn, Ernest Withers, and others.
To purchase tickets or to make bids online, please visit:
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.
North Bennet Street School
Interested in turning your craft into a career? North Bennet Street School has eight full-time professional programs and is currently accepting applications for spring and fall 2013 enrollment. NBSS also offers one-day workshops, short courses and weekend intensives in bookbinding, jewelry, woodworking and calligraphy.
Learn more at
Three New Exhibitions at New Bedford Art Museum
in New Bedford, Massachusetts
Ouroboros by Randal Thurston, cut paper installation.
fruitful season is upon us at the New Bedford Art Museum
where they are proud to announce three new exhibitions that have already gotten underway. Contemporary Drawing with South Coast Connections
, curated by Pamela Hoss
and Willoughby Elliott
, focuses on artists with explicit connections to Southern New England. Fifteen artists depict their personal perspectives of the boundaries and traditions in this exhibition through their dexterous work on paper. Threads of diversity and depth are evident in these creations by natives or dwellers of the area south of Boston. "We set out to create a roster of artists, many of whom are in mid-career, who use drawing in one way or another as a core element in their work. As our main criteria, we chose to seek out artists who were working with sensitivity, quality, conviction and passion," said Elliott
of his and Hoss
' vision for the exhibition. Drawing with South Coast Connections
is on view through Sunday, January 6th
in the main gallery and is running concurrently with the latest installation of The Vault Series: Places
, which aims to cover artists whose work and lives have traversed great distances. "The work that each artist makes contributes both a familiarity and a fascinating kind of beauty to the concept of location", said Joan Backes
, curator of the show. "The painters in this show use different techniques but all document a love and respect for place in their work". The third exhibition that recently opened at NBAM
is Lifetime Perspective
, which is on view through Sunday, November 11th
in the Regions Gallery. This exhibition is a retrospective of Stephen Cook
's illustrative paintings. Cook
captures the essence of South Coast life with superlative skill, showcasing his passion and desire to represent the life and beauty of this region. All three of these exhibitions are currently on view and the museum hours are 12-5pm Wednesday through Sunday. With all the artwork to choose from, we have no idea how you'll pick your favorite.
Four Powerful Exhibitions at Fitchburg Art Museum
in Fitchburg, Massachusetts now through December 30
Sarnac Lake (morning) by Homer Dodge Martin.
ow through December 30th, Fitchburg Art Museum
has quite the medley of running exhibitions. With four shows to choose from, there is something to quell everyone's tastes. American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting
, groups paintings of the Hudson River School artists by pairs and series based upon the artists' intentions or recurring themes. These groupings are intended to engage the audience, pointing out the comparisons and contrasts that so many people find compelling. Major figures such as Thomas Cole
, William Sonntag
, George Hetzel
and Homer Dodge Martin
show us the tensions between beauty, spirit, nature and the sublime. Different Views: Landscape Photographs from the Museum's Collections
responds directly to the Hudson River Painting Exhibition in a way that keeps the theme of expressive landscapes alive. Photography was introduced to America in the middle of the Hudson River School era when Samuel F. B. Morse
and Dr. John W. Draper
presented the newly invented Daguerreotype in 1839. With the introduction of paper prints in the 1850's, photographers began to take landscapes, reflecting the changing artistic tastes of the 20th century. The Director's Favorites
is a personal and insightful exhibition that showcases Museum Director Peter Timm
's forty favorite objects, many drawn from the Museum's storerooms and seldom shown. Timm
's tastes are cultured and aesthetically pleasing. The exhibition labels were written by the director himself, illuminating the stories behind the works of art and why he chose them. Face to Face: Works From The Collection in Dialogue
creates cross-cultural conversations by pairing African and Oceanic works of art with those of more traditional agendas. Carvings, photographs, masks, shields and other African and Oceanic objects are displayed next to European paintings, Asian sculpture and Greek and Egyptian antiquities. The actual conversation that is taking place and its cultural significance is up to the viewer to decide.
Ellis Boston Antiques Show
THE ELLIS BOSTON ANTIQUES SHOW - October 18-21, 2012
Boston's oldest and newest antiques tradition! 40 exhibitors of the highest quality from the United States and Europe at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts. Antiques, jewelry, fine art, silver, rare prints, ceramics, and more. Free special programs and panel discussions throughout the weekend. Complimentary show catalog and coat check. Café at the show. Discount parking available. Enjoy $5 off admission at
University of New Hampshire
Through October 14, 2012
Multiple Perspectives: New Work by Peter Milton and Douglas Prince presents digital collages and early prints by two New Hampshire artists whose works are based on historical, often biographical, events and people.
Art Faculty Review: Ben Cariens, Craig Hood, Michael McConnell, and Jennifer Moses focuses on new works by four studio faculty members in the Department of Art and Art History, University of New Hampshire.
October 27 - December 9, 2012 (Closed November 12 and 21 -25)
Working Model: Figurative Drawings and Sculptures from the Collection examines the various ways artists have represented the human form from the early 20th century to the present.
Barbara Swan: Portraits and Still Lifes presents a historical overview of work by Boston artist Barbara Swan (1922-2003).
On View Through May, 2013
Gary Haven Smith: Freshly Cut Stone features contemporary granite sculptures by the New Hampshire artist and University of New Hampshire alumnus.
Fenway Open Studios
Open Studios Weekend Celebration!
November 3rd & 4th
30 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215
Meet over 25 artists featuring original paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works to view and purchase. If possible, please bring a non-perishable food item for our "Greater Boston Food Bank" food drive.
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