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What Are You Thankful For?
November 22, 2012

There's no one we'd rather spend our Thanksgiving with than our fellow lovers of art. We appreciate you letting us into your homes, families and traditions on this special holiday. To show our gratitude, we've decided to use this blast to tell you what we're thankful for here at artscope.

Now you can visit the artscope breaking news feed on the current exhibitions page of our website to see what's happening today through tweets sent directly from your favorite galleries and museums. When you attend an exhibit after learning about it through the feed, please mention that you saw it in artscope. 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 blast!s.

As always, you can send information on upcoming exhibitions and performance events for both the magazine and these e-mail blasts to [email protected]; reach us to advertise.

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Local Color at Monkitree Gallery
in Gardiner, Maine November 30th through January 26th

Luna Moth II by Johanna Moore (pictured is the base image for a mixed media photo on gilded panel).

We're thankful for the seemingly endless amount of art galleries, museums and venues in the New England area and beyond. It is exciting when a new name pops up that we haven't had the opportunity to cover yet. It is both a pleasure and an honor to review all the interesting shows and exhibitions across the area. This week, we're following the upcoming exhibition, Local Color, at Monkitree Gallery in Gardiner, Maine. The impetus behind the show is the push to shop local and embrace our communities, their opportunities, limitations and everything in between. In stride with this theme, the gallery will donate a percentage of the artwork sales and all sales the night of the opening and Artwalk to the Kennebec Local Food Initiative. In an effort to encourage the community to get involved, Monkitree will have a collection box available throughout the show where people can drop off nonperishables for area food pantries. Keeping with the concept of embracing our communities, Local Color will feature three Kennebec Corridor Artists: Nancy Barron of Gardiner, Megan Bastey of Augusta and Johanna Moore of Farmingdale. Each artist has interpreted this concept of community using very different approaches. Barron is interested in the ingredients that make a place what it is, Bastey focuses on the individuals who make up a community and Moore has selected gilded panels and photographic techniques that reflect the local landscape. Local Color will be on view Friday, November 30th through Saturday, January 26th. This exhibition is free and the public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception (and Artwalk) on Friday, November 30th from 5-8pm.

Sponsored by: Helen Day Art Center, JetArt Company, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts and New Repertory Theatre

Helen Day Art Center


Helen Day Art Center is accepting submissions for Exposed, the 22nd annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in Stowe, Vermont. This call is open for artists working within the field of sculpture, public art, participatory or social practice, and performance. The exhibition will run from July 12th - October 19th 2013. Application deadline is January 4, 2013.

Please see for details.

JetArt Company


JetArt Company specializes in the capture and reproduction of fine art. We use high resolution capture equipment and wide color gamut printers, along with a color managed workflow to provide files and prints that capture every detail and color gradation. JetArt Company services artists, galleries and museums throughout New England.

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts


Please join the artists of the Emerson Umbrella and invited guest artists for our annual Winter Market, a seasonal celebration of fine art and craft.

Friday, November 30th: 1-6pm
Saturday, December 1st: 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 2nd: 1-6pm

The Space in Between at Photographic Resource Center
in Boston, Massachusetts now through January 19th

Dyckman St. by Lynn Savile, C-Print, 2011.

We're thankful for theme, and for aspiration, determination and whatever else is required to take on a project and complete it whole-heartedly. The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University is featuring The Space in Between, an exhibit of artwork from three artists that focuses on societal built environments in urban settings. The images capture supposedly empty or vacant scenes in public spaces where humans are present without being pictured. This absence of human subjects forces viewers to observe and absorb the space and structures themselves, or the space "in between". The sense of void and abandonment emitted from these photographs stems from our current state as a nation, "stuck at a space in between: surviving the recession but still seeing and feeling it everywhere, awaiting the results of a highly polarized election without knowing what we really want for our country, witnessing increasing global concerns while still trying to reconcile the growing tensions on the homefront." Curated by the PRC's Program & Exhibition Manager Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis, The Space in Between features the work of Daniel Feldman, Stefanie Klavens and Lynn Saville. Each artist explores the issues of abandonment, cultural expression and questions of home through architectural images that give us insight into what humans are capable of while also revealing a deeper level of cultural vulnerability. The exhibition is on view now through Saturday, January 19th.

MetroPAL.IS. at William Benton Museum of Art
in Storrs, Connecticut now through December 16th

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      MetroPAL.IS.(video stills), 2010.

We're thankful for diversity, culture and the different forms of art we are introduced to and reminded of each month. With that said, the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut is excited to be hosting MetroPAL.IS., a video installation by Shimon Attie, with Vale Bruck, commissioned by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. The focus of the installation is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that has caused suffering and death to both sides. Attie hopes his exhibition will emphasize a commonality that "could help to thaw out the frozen narrative of Middle Eastern politics." His medium of a video installation was intentional in the sense that he wanted something more present and immediate than a documentary that revisits past injustices, atrocities, or socio-economic difference; he wanted to feature a dialogue between present-day members of the Israeli and Palestinian communities of New York City. To do this he filmed 24 members of these two communities (all with acting experience) and had them perform a text he created that combines the strikingly similar Declarations of Independence from both countries. About the actual performances, Attie writes, "The piece is performed in an almost Shakespearian register--Greek choir style--with participants alternating between holding static statuary poses and active, animated ones." Throughout the video, Attie groups the members into their New York "types" (like MTA employee and urban street youth) in order to highlight each group's shared identity and to explore their layers, communal affiliation, national aspirations and to "defy expectations of what it means to be an Israeli, Palestinian, and a New Yorker, and by extension, an American." Metro.PAL.IS. is on view at the William Benton Museum of Art now through Sunday, December 16th. This exhibition is also the subject of another program, Afternoon Lecture, which will take place on Sunday, December 2nd at 3pm and feature Gannit Ankori, Professor of Fine Arts and Chair in Israeli Art, Department of Fine Arts and Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University.

New Repertory Theatre


By Lee Blessing
Directed by Doug Lockwood
Featuring Georgia Lyman

A liberal, provocative performance artist at odds with a conservative southern senator hatches a plot to kidnap the senator's beloved dog hoping to squelch threats of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funding cuts. When a twist of fate brings these nemeses together, chaos ensues and karma bites back. ArtScope Readers get $7 off tickets to CHESAPEAKE with code "RISING" online at or by calling 617-923-8487.

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