Wake Up Call.
November 8, 2012
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Parsis, The Zoroastrians of India at Carpenter Center
in Cambridge, Massachusetts now through December 20th
The Man in the Sola Hat by Sooni Taraporevala.
hotography is a form of art that gives us what we see, with no attempts to withhold or keep things from viewers. There is a level ground between subject and viewer that isn't attainable in any other media. Is there a better or more appropriate way, then, to chronicle one of the world's oldest religions? The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
at Harvard University
is pleased to present Parsis, The Zoroastrians of India
, an exhibition of photographs by artist, filmmaker, and Harvard Alumna Sooni Taraporevala
. The culmination of a thirty-five year project, this exhibition serves as the first visual documentation of India's Parsi community, followers of the prophet Zarathustra. Zoroastrianism, whose people sailed from Iran to India citing religious persecution, has greatly influenced other major religions and civilizations. Despite their aged impression, today Parsi Zoroastrians are said to be on the verge of extinction--a disheartening fact to hear about such a diverse and vibrant community. Parsis are known for their high standards of education, sophisticated demeanor, and private religious practices, which include leaving their dead in specially designed open-air towers to be devoured by vultures, something that the Parsis consider to be a last act of charity on earth. Taraporevala
captures these complexities with her lens and so much more. Through her photographs that offer us an insider's view, we can see Parsi traditions, rituals, habits, living styles, and general ways of life. A perspective this intimate can only be matched by experiencing the events ourselves. Parsis, The Zoroastrians of India
is on view now through Tuesday, December 20th
in the Sert Gallery
at the Carpenter Center
Sponsored by: Marcia Crumley, 3Rivers Arts, 4th Floor Artists, Hope Gallery, Allston Open Studios, Boston International Fine Art Show and artKitchen Café
Recent Paintings & Mixed Media
November 10-18, 2012
Opening reception Saturday, 6-9pm
Also open November 11, 16, 17, and 18 from 1-5pm
523 Medford 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.
4th Floor Artists
4th Floor Artists - 21st annual Open Studios
November 17 & 18, noon-5pm
80 artists participating in 2 neighboring buildings.
Just follow the red balloons...and visit our new "Gallery4"
1st floor ET Wright. All welcome.
ET. Wright Building
379 Liberty St
83 East Water St
Both in Rockland, MA
Two Upcoming Exhibitions at Hope Gallery:
Holiday Gala - Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 4-8pm.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Featuring represented artists and invited guest artists showcasing various mediums of original fine art and master artisan works: Oils; Acrylics; Pastels; Mix Media Paintings with Resin; Designer Jewelry; Mix Media Figurative Sculpture; Blown Glass; Miniature Art Paintings; Pottery; Stoneware; etc.
Holiday Gala will be exhibiting to January 2, 2013.
Winter Extravaganza - Open House - Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 1pm-8pm.
Hope Gallery - Fine Art & Fine Craft
435/437 Hope Street
All Mixed Up at the Studios at Porter Mill
in Beverly, Massachusetts now through November 25th
Featured artwork by Maria Malatesta.
t's about that time in the season where mixing it up becomes a good thing and the Studios at Porter Mill
are one step ahead of us. Eleven North Shore artists are collaborating this fall to showcase their mixed media products of the Monsterrat College of Art
class that united them at Beverly's Gallery at Porter Mill
. All Mixed Up
is an exhibition offering different perspectives on mixed media, ranging from non-objective collage and sculpture to realistic imagery. The work in this exhibition explores materials from oil paint, to wax, to tar to common household shingles. These works come alive with color, texture, subtlety and a mastery of materials. The featured acrylic above is artist Maria Malatesta
's exploration of nature and its uncanny ability to transfer its fluidity onto the canvas. Similar explorations are done by the other ten featured artists: Carin Doben
, Gloria Barbacoff
, Marcia Fernald
, Jennifer Toler
, Janet Albert
, Rebecca Dalton
, Yvonne Chabrier
, Katia Mason
, Sheila Boss-Concannon
and Diana Bourgeois
. All Mixed Up
is showing now through Sunday, November 25th
and will be celebrated with a free reception
open to the public on Thursday, November 8th
. Come meet the artists, explore the artwork and enjoy refreshments. Also, if you have art on your hands that you're trying to get placed in a gallery, Porter Mill
has a last minute opportunity for you. It is hosting an open call to artists
for their 2nd Annual Small Works Exhibition
showing November 28th through December 20th
. The Gallery at Porter Mill
seeks 2D and 3D work no larger than 12" x 12" (including frame) for the exhibition that will coincide with the Porter Mill Holiday Open Studios
. One artist will be awarded a solo exhibition in the Three Panes Display located across from the gallery (with work of any size). Entries must be received (not postmarked) by Monday, November 12th
GIVE ART at Albright Art
in Concord, Massachusetts now through January 6th
Amy Goodwin, the juror for GIVE ART.
s much as we may want to deny it, the holidays are right around the corner. Now might be a good time to start making your list. If so, be sure to check it twice for Albright Art Gallery
's annual crowd-pleasing holiday tradition, GIVE ART
. This recurring exhibition was established to promote the giving of original art for the holidays while also providing public exposure for emerging artists. This sounds like a win-win situation to us: you give unique, personal pieces of art to people on your holiday shopping list and
support the growing arts community, all in one trip. Not to mention, a stop into Albright Art Gallery
isn't all that bad, seeing as it is a gallery dedicated to bringing contemporary art to the historic Concord, MA and showcases regional contemporary artists. GIVE ART
features small works by local and regional artists and all creations are priced under $500, an amount set to accommodate everyone's budgets this season. Gift certificates and a gift registry are also available. This year's exhibit is juried by artist Amy Goodwin
and promises to be just as exciting as the three before it. GIVE ART
is open now and runs through Sunday, January 6th
. So yes, even if you can't find time before the holidays to make it out to the gallery, you will still have the opportunity once your company leaves town and things settle down into the New Year. Tonight, Thursday, November 8th
, come mingle with the artists, connect with friends, and enjoy complimentary refreshments at the opening reception
. Also be sure to check out the gallery's gift shop featuring Simon Pearce
glass, artist books, and fine art posters for additional gift ideas.
Allston Arts District
Allston Arts District
25th Annual Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 2012
Noon to 6pm
1 and 119 Braintree Street
30 Penniman Road
Orchard Skate Shop at 156 Harvard Street
Allston, MA 02134
Info at 617-254-3505
Boston International Fine Art Show
16th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show,
November 15-18, 2012
Galleries from Italy, Madrid, and across the United States will offer more than 3,000 original works of art at the 16th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for The Arts. 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
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