artscope magazine
New Year, New Combinations.
January 3, 2013

The New Year is here and with it comes some strikingly new and different combinations. Whether it's a mixture of wax and materials, a merging of yoga and art, or a synthesis of children's books and their artistic interpretations, the three exhibitions below are filled with enough collaboration and cooperation to keep all of us focused.

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The Resonance of Time at Arden Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through January 28th

Red Letter Day by Nancy Natale, 2012, found and invented elements with tacks and encaustic on panel.

The New Year on Newbury Street is always a wonderful thing--filled with vibrancy, fervor and artistic talent, and Arden Gallery is no exception to the norm. Now through Monday, January 28th, Arden Gallery is showing The Resonance of Time, an exhibition by artist Nancy Natale. Part of a series called The Running Stitch, the works in The Resonance of Time metaphorically symbolize memories gathered as we run through life, which are arranged here like stitches on a textile. It is the fusion of the sculptural qualities of wax with an accumulation of elements that creates these semi-relief, loosely geometrics paintings that hint at the building up and wearing away of memory over time. Natale cuts strips from materials such as parts of old books, painted paper and cardboard, recycled rubber and patinated metal to create the tangle of texture, color, reflectivity and material associations that come to be these abstract pieces of art. After she arranges the combination of materials, Natale then begins to think about tacks. "The many tacks I use to attach the elements to wooden panels superimpose a flexible grid and add a polyrhythmic undertone to the main horizontal or vertical orientation of the strips, " she said of her process. The final step in these creations is to paint. Natale believes that the pigmented encaustic not only adds color, "it unifies the elements, and pumps up the muscularity of the composition by adding dimension and highlighting the organizing grid." If you're finding yourself captivated by this process and its combinations, be sure to swing by the opening reception on Saturday, January 5th from 4-6pm. We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by: Alta Luna Gallery, Fuller Craft Museum, Maud Morgan Arts, New Art Center in Newton, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

Alta Luna


Alta Luna Gallery, Bristol, RI, features house artists, rotating juried shows monthly & Madonna/Child paintings by Owner Jane Dever in a salon-styled setting.

Shown here: David Clarke's "Alabaster Nude", the 2nd place winner in the "Small Works" Exhibit; Syndhi Daniels' "Presence"; two photographs by Alan Nunes; and assorted Madonnas of Jane Dever.

Fuller Craft Museum


Making Meaning
an artist roundtable at Fuller Craft Museum
Thursday, January 17th from 5:30pm-9:00pm

Jacob Kulin
Deborah Baronas
Edward Krent
Molly Blumberg
Laurie Rubin
Roger Chudzik
Moderator Earl Powell

Nonmembers: $7
Add supper: $5 (only 50 spots available)
Click here to register online by January 14

Maud Morgan Arts

Sculptural Photo Books Workshop with Caitlin Sundby and Johanna Finnegan.

Maud Morgan Arts Offers Adult Classes and Workshops for Winter Session

At "Sculptural Photo Books" workshop, participants will create photo collages and construct a book as a piece of sculpture; "Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop" provides an overview of strategies for handling light and dark in this challenging medium; and at "Lost Wax Casting" workshop, students will learn the principles of sculptural modeling to complete a small item for casting at New England Foundry.

Winter session classes run for eight weeks from January 14 through March 18. February vacation week classes run for 4 days from February 19-22. Preschool open studio and adult life-drawing classes are ongoing. Check for specific dates for weekend workshops.

Intention and Sound at Inman Square Gallery
in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 4th through March 4th

                Images by Susan Q. Brown.

A new year typically means new resolutions and if yoga or meditation is on your list, we have an exhibition that combines these reflection and concentration practices with a passion for art. Painter and Kundalini Yoga instructor Susan Q. Brown has created an exhibit of 42 paintings that marry meditation, art, environment and place in a way that asks viewers to consider that collectively we can have an impact on our future through the power of our projection. The show builds on imagery inspired by Kundalini Yoga's ancient mudras (hand positions) known to enhance the power of intention and sound and makes these tools more accessible to viewers. Brown is experienced in this type of collaboration and has created transformational events and installations in New York City and throughout New England. Her work has appeared in the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, University Gallery at UMass Amherst and Fitchburg Art Museum, among others. Brown's recent book, "One Heart, Four Seasons: Kundalini Yoga, Experience Present Moment Awareness," has received the Kundalini Research Institute Seal of Approval. Intention and Sound will be on display at the Inman Square Gallery Friday, January 4th through Monday, March 4th. An opening reception with the artist is set for January 4th from 7-9pm. Inman Square Gallery supports artists who reveal exceptional skill and compassion and offers a rare gift for those who collect art with intellectual and spiritual depth.

Two New Exhibits at New Bedford Art Museum
in New Bedford, Massachusetts January 10th through February 9th

The Secret River by Leo & Diane Dillon.

When it comes to quality versus quantity, we found a museum that won't make you choose. To kick off 2013, the New Bedford Art Museum (NBAM) has planned two exhibitions of the highest caliber. Of the two exhibits, The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration is an annual exhibit that NBAM is excited to promote yet again. It is based on a juried competition created to showcase illustrations from the year's best children's books published in the country. The show itself consists of thirty-nine works of art, accompanied by the children's books. Artists include Rosalyn Schanzer, Lane Smith, Zachariah OHora, Sophie Blackall, Leo and Diane Dillon, Eric Carle, John Bemelmans Marciano and Mo Willems. The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration allows viewers to experience the range of creativity that is alive in children's literature and how students of art interpret these grand narratives and ideas. Pamela Karimi, Thomas Stubblefield, Patricia Daughton and Laura Ryan curated the second exhibition of the new year at NBAM, Exploring Urban Identities in De-industrialized Cities, which features the past, present and future of de-industrialized cities in Massachusetts through the lens of regional photographers. Cities such as Fall River, Lowell and New Bedford itself are made of "inexpensive commercial real estate, an eager workforce and an existing infrastructure," making them the perfect skeletons for urban growth and the ideal focus of the creative class. This exhibition is in conjunction with a 2012-2013 lecture series that brings together local historians and prominent national and international scholars to chronicle the cultural and economic history of New Bedford and other gateway cities in the Commonwealth. Both exhibitions at NBAM will open at 5pm on Thursday, January 10th (AHA Night) and will be on view through Saturday, February 9th. Visit the museum's website for a schedule of events associated with each exhibition.

New Art Center in Newton


Visual Art for All Ages

Winter Workshops, Exhibitions & Classes
January 7-March 23
Adult Workshops on Thursdays & Fridays
Family Workshops on Saturdays & Sundays
New Student Discount Available

61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460
For the catalog, click here.

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts


Andy and David Newman: Reciprocal Influences
January 8th through �February 5th

Emerson Umbrella's gallery welcomes the work of Concord painter Andy Newman and his brother David of San Francisco. Their mother, Greta Newman, was an artist who exhibited in the United States and Europe and exercised a major influence on both of her sons. (Four of her early works, done in and just after art school, will be included in the exhibition.) David began painting seriously in high school and went on to complete his formal training at the Rhode Island School of Design. In contrast, Andy became a lawyer, practiced for many years in Washington, D.C., and only then decided to follow his mother and brother.

Reception: Thursday, January 10th (6:30-8:30). The gallery is open daily and is free of charge to the public. Additional information is available at or by calling 978-371-0820.

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