Avenues of Art
October 25, 2012
With the combination of visual and performing art in this week's blast, you're sure to get a fair dose of talent from either side of the art avenue. We hope you'll meet us somewhere in the middle with a refined perspective and deepened insight into all things art. 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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Apsara Dancing Stones at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
in Lowell, Massachusetts Saturday, October 27th
Apsara Dancing Stones. Photo credit: Angkor Dance Troupe.
or one night only, the nationally recognized Angkor Dance Troupe
, dedicated to preserving the traditions of Cambodian performing arts, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a world premier dance performance of Apsara Dancing Stones
. Not yet revealed even in Cambodia, this contemporary dance drama embodies both the past and present of Cambodian culture. The story is told through the eyes of the Khmer deity Apsara and follows Cambodian history through the golden era of Gods and Goddesses and the dark time of war and destruction, and culminates with the rebirth of Khmer culture and the reaffirmation of the Apsara's power as a symbol of peace, reverence, and unity. "We are very excited to celebrate our 25th Anniversary by presenting this world premiere performance," said Tim Thou, Director and Co-Founder of the Angkor Dance Troupe. "This show will combine modern and classical Cambodian styles in presenting an important and engaging story of the Khmer culture." The Angkor Dance Troupe, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, is a unique organization that provides an essential service to the community. The Troupe develops and teaches Cambodian dance, promotes an understanding and appreciation of Cambodian culture, and provides a positive social and educational outlet for Cambodian youth. The performance, one night only, is Saturday, October 27 at 7:30pm at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
. Tickets are available at $18, $50, and a special $125 ticket which includes a special pre-show dinner and opening performance at 6pm, and may be purchased at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office in person, by telephone at 978.454.2299, and online. "The City of Lowell is lucky to have the Angkor Dance Troupe," said Senator Eileen Donoghue co-chair of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. "Through their interpretive dance, they honor Cambodian history and culture. As we celebrate their 25th anniversary, we should be grateful for the level of cultural enrichment that they bring to our diverse community."
Sponsored by: Fenway Open Studios, Fountain Street Fine Art, 3Rivers Arts, Chandler Gallery, Holliston Mill Open Studios, Green Lotus Yoga Raffle, Allston Arts District and Karla Little Fine Furnishings
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.
Fountain Street Fine Art
Buy an Art Share now for $360, get six original works of art,
by six artists:
Pick up your ART share at the Art Harvest Party, Nov.18th 2-4pm!
Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street
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.
Paint the Town! at Prints and the Potter Gallery
in Worcester, Massachusetts now through November 17th
Donker Farm by Michael Graves.
he Prints and the Potter Gallery has decided to celebrate its 38th anniversary of bringing fine art and handmade crafts to Worcester with 182,000 of its closest friends, that is, the entire city of Worcester. The third annual Paint the Town!
is an exhibition of paintings of Worcester by local area artists. The show's ten featured artists have all considered the character of the city from many different perspectives, creating distinct responses to life and lifestyles in Worcester. The first Paint the Town!
began as just a small invitational, but due to its resonance and popularity with the public, the gallery decided to open it up and make it an annual event. "I believe it's very important to take pride in our city, its present and rich past, and to present it artistically to the public" said gallery owner Norman Ringdahl
. "It is amazing to discover how many people have powerful emotional connections to certain areas, buildings or neighborhoods in New England's second largest city." Beginning 37 years ago as Chandler Street Crafts
, the gallery later moved to Park Avenue and was renamed the Prints and the Potter
. Celebrating 32 years in its present location at Highland and West Streets, the Prints and the Potter Gallery
is one of Worcester's oldest and best-known custom picture framing workshops, certified by the Professional Picture Framing Association
. The gallery proudly presents and spotlights original art, prints, blown glass, pottery, handmade jewelry, wood and metal crafts--all by American artisans. Paint the Town! 2012
is on view now through Saturday, November 17th
Keith Hollingworth and Marianne Connolly at Gallery A3
in Amherst, Massachusetts November 1st through December 1st
Little Lu at Giverny by Marianne Connolly, collage.
n this double feature exhibition, Gallery A3
in Amherst is bringing two skilled artists together to create a show with a unique aesthetic. Marianne Connolly
is showing her series of small monochrome collages, Little Lu
. This series is steeped in fiction in the sense that it tells a story within a story, standing as the product of a written work-in-progress. The collages, however, are not to be mistaken as illustrations of the story. They are the imagined artwork of the story's protagonist, a sixteen-year-old artist recovering from an Otherworld trauma, and stand as Connolly
's explorations of the character's personality and artistic process. Keith Hollingworth
is featuring his paintings that he combines with found objects to create images for the meditative process. Birds are often his subject of choice because their spirit lets them move freely, a facet that plays into the fluidity of his art and process. Marianne Connolly and Keith Hollingworth
and the interesting environment created between them will be on view Thursday, November 1st through Saturday, December 1st
. The opening reception
and Amherst Art Walk
will be held on November 1st
. Also, as part of Cross Pollination
, an ongoing forum series that features artists from other disciplines and promotes a dialogue across artistic mediums, dancer and choreographer Alicia Morton
will present an original work on Thursday, November 15th
. Cross Pollination
is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council
, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council
, a state agency.
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