artscope magazine
Two Photographs and an Illustration.
February 14, 2013

No tricks or ruses here--this email blast! features two exhibitions steeped in photography and one that caters to illustrations. All the artists featured below offer unique perspectives on ideas new and old that are fused with skill and passion. There is something so powerfully visible and poignant about both photography and illustration that you'll just have to see for yourself. No worries, we didn't forget to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! If you're looking for something special to do this evening, check out HealingNewtown Arts Space, a project of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. An open house is being held tonight, Thursday, February 14th from 3-6pm. At 4pm, there will be a highly visual program featuring remarks by Governor Dannel Malloy and Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra as well as a performance by local singer songwriter Jim Allyn performing with young dancers from the Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet, a Newtown children's chorus, the Wiffenpoofs of Yale and acrobat Li Liu of Cirque du Jour.

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Bad Ass at PhoPa Gallery
in Portland, Maine now through March 30th

Kid Rock Cruise by Melonie Bennett.

We would like to give a warm welcome to a gallery new to the New England arts scene. PhoPa Gallery is a collaboration among photographer Jon Edwards and independent curator Bruce Brown, and the Maine Media Workshops and College and is devoted to exhibiting photographs and works on paper by Maine related artists. PhoPa will divide its schedule between showcasing works by MMW+C students, alumni and faculty and exhibitions organized by Brown and Edwards who have teamed up on a half dozen projects in the past two years. Brown, one of Maine's most prolific collectors of contemporary photographs and fine art prints, and curator emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, has organized more than 50 Maine photography shows throughout Maine since 1988. Edwards, who received his MFA in photography from MMW+C, received an Aaron Siskind Individual Fellowship Award and was one of eight American photographers invited by the Chinese government to participate in an international photography forum in 2011. Several of his photographs are in the permanent collections of the Portland, Farnsworth, Princeton and Houston museums of art, among others. PhoPa's grand opening is tonight, Thursday, February 14th from 5-8pm. The gallery is kicking off its inaugural exhibition with Bad Ass, a collection of photography from Melonie Bennett. Bad Ass documents the lifestyle of Portland nightclubs, coupled with a wild week-long Caribbean party cruise with the Kid Rock band. Bennett is best known for her ever-present sense of humor and honesty that distinguish her work and beautifully display her craftsmanship, revealing the wide spectrum of tones she achieves in her silver gelatin prints. Bad Ass is on view tonight through Saturday, March 30th. There will be an Artist's Talk on Sunday, March 17th at 2pm. PhoPa's gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 12-5pm, open First Friday 5-8 pm. For more information call: 207.317.6721 or 207.415.4279.

Sponsored by: Richard Kattman, Boston Center for the Arts, StoveFactory Gallery, Audio Concepts, New Art Center, Fine Arts Work Center, Art Connection and RISCA

Richard Kattman


Richard Kattman
Artist/ Landscape Architect/ Photographer

"Painted Abstracts"
February 28-March 24, 2013
Artist Reception: March 2, 2013, 5-7PM

Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702

Boston Center for the Arts

Lim Sokchanlina, Thief, 2009, from the series My Motorbike and Me.

Me Love You Long Time (MLYLT)
Friday, February 15th through Sunday, April 7th
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15th, 6-9pm
(Guided tour with artists at 7:30pm)

Mills Gallery at the BCA, 551 Tremont Street,
Boston, MA 02116

Curated by Edwin Ramoran, organized by Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art. An intimate survey of contemporary art since the 1990s by over 50 artists primarily of Southeast Asian descent, Me Love You Long Time incorporates various media and new visual strategies to explore or upend themes such as gender, sexuality, sex work, cultural tropes and subjectivity.

StoveFactory Gallery


AGC Anuual Spring Show

The Ninth Annual Juried AGC Spring Exhibit,
April 12, 13, and 14 at StoveFactory Gallery.
Open to all artists, all media. Juror TBD.
For further information, go to
or send a SASE to:
The Artists' Group of Charlestown, Inc.,
P.O. Box 290164, Charlestown, MA 02129

Audio Concepts


Fine Art Exhibit

Opening Reception: 6:30 - 8:30 pm, free event!
Abstract, modern and contemporary art by six renown area artists at

The Experience Center,
Audio Concepts' Showroom.
870 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston

RSVP: (617) 734-1800

New Art Center


Upsodown Performs
February 14, 6-11pm

Mardi Gras inspired night of contemporary art,
performance and music
Drinks from Sam Adams and food provided by
New Po-Boys Shop on Crafts Street in Newton

Exhibition on Display until February 22

61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Doors of Perception at Photographic Resource Center
in Boston, Massachusetts now through March 23rd

Ulysses by Ron Cowie, from the series Leaving Babylon, platinum print, 2008.

We don't always go looking for history to repeat itself, but in the case of photography, it might not be such a bad idea. Despite the ubiquity and ease of the digital technologies today, a number of contemporary photographers continue to return to photography's multifaceted history to revive the medium in the 21st century. The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes showcases contemporary photographers working with a diverse range of historic, or alternative, photographic processes, such as pinhole photography, daguerreotype, tintype, ambrotype, cyanotype, platinum printing and liquid emulsion. Whereas "alternative processes" once referred to historical processes predating the use of gelatin silver, the category is constantly expanding with further advancements in photographic technology. The artists in this exhibition have discovered new uses for old processes that create their own personal artistic visions. Some of the artists achieve this by synthesizing different historical processes, or even combining historical and digital processes, while others use evocative imagery and titles to create multilayered meanings with their chosen alternative processes. By acknowledging the mistakes of photography's past and vowing not to make the same ones, the seven featured artists in this exhibition create new photographic realities that invite their viewers to suspend their notions of facts and history and invest themselves solely in perception. The artists showing work in The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes are Ron Cowie, Jesseca Ferguson, Gretjen Helene, Scott McMahon, Jerry Spagnoli and Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman. The exhibition is on view now through Saturday, March 23rd at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

McCarty & Payne at Joseloff Gallery
in West Hartford, Connecticut now through February 24th

            Obama for Time Magazine by C.F. Payne.

As far as the illustration portion of this email blast! goes, this is it. The University of Hartford's Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School is proud to present the exhibition McCarty & Payne, featuring the work of the 2012/2013 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in Illustration, Peter McCarty and C.F. Payne. The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts was established at the Hartford Art School in 1988 for the purpose of bringing in artists of international reputation as faculty of the art school. From this, students have the opportunity to learn directly from artists whose work is chronicled in contemporary art history. The current exhibition, McCarty & Payne, thrives on the juxtaposition of work between these two artists: Payne's vibrant and pulsating portraits of politicians and athletes against the fine-drawn, delicate book illustrations of McCarty. 48 of Payne's illustrations will be on view, including portraits of President Obama (featured above), Jack Nicholson and Derek Jeter. 35 of McCarty's illustrations are featured in this show, including work from Caldecott Honor Book Hondo and Fabian, and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Henry in Love (both books written and illustrated by McCarty). In-process work by both artists will also be on display showing the behind-the-scenes steps taken while creating these delightful works of art. McCarty & Payne was organized and curated by Lisa Gaumond, managing director of the Joseloff Gallery, and is on view now through Sunday February 24th. The Joseloff Gallery exhibition program is designed to explore concepts, issues and directions in contemporary art, while reinforcing the power, richness and diversity of visual language.

Fine Arts Work Center


The Fine Arts Work Center offers seventy week-long summer workshops with renowned faculty in the visual arts and creative writing. Students get 24-hour studio access. Evening readings, artist talks, and community events. The FAWC is located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the nation's longest running artist colony. Come be inspired.

Art Connection

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Art Connection seeks 2D submissions for ArtBINGO, an event to encourage collecting. Juried by Leonie Bradbury, Director/Curator, Montserrat College of Art Galleries, and Carolyn Muskat, Tamarind Master Printmaker. Submit 1-3 images, title, medium, dimensions (<36") & contact info to by 2/20/13. Donations support our mission to place art in underserved communities.



Experience the work of Rhode Island's 2013 Fellowship Artists at the 2013 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, February 14 - March 9 at the Jamestown Arts Center.

Opening Reception Friday, February 15th 6-9PM with musical performances by Glenda Luck and Silvio Cuellar of Voces de los Andes. Free and open to the public.

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