March 14, 2013
Every now and then, we like to take a step back from Bean Town and Massachusetts in general to see what's going on in the New England region as a whole. This blast! features exhibitions in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The way we see it, these three states have definitely made their mark on the arts scene, which is why we decided to dedicate this entire blast! to them. Don't forget to check out the brand new artscope t-shirts, perfect for any gallery outing!
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All the Flesh of His Body at Sarah Doyle Gallery
in Providence, Rhode Island now through March 22nd
Bull by Day, Man by Night by Sarah Bliss. 15" x 22" Archival pigment print, 2013.
otions of anatomy, figure and frame are alive pumping through an exhibition at Brown University
. Sarah Doyle Gallery
is currently showing All the Flesh of His Body
, a solo exhibition of sound, video and photographic work by artist Sarah Bliss
. Created during her stay on the coast of southwest County Kerry, Ireland, the work in Bliss
' exhibition investigates both the body and language as sites of creation, power and loss. Her sound and video pieces combine the literary, linguistic and aural Irish landscape, drawing from present-day dialogue, the 1st century pre-Christian epic Táin Bó Cúailgne and St. Patrick's 5th century Confessio
. The video You Leave Here
exposes the impenetrable link between voice and body. It explores scenarios of distress, relocation and the rupture of language. Perhaps the most enticing part of Bliss
' show is her photographic work, a photo-video project featuring scenes of a man encased by, wrestling with and romancing the skin of another animal. These scenes are filmed and then projected onto sculptural forms molded from rawhide created by sculptor Rosalyn Driscoll
. These projected images are then photographed, creating a compromise between worlds of delirious dreams and supposed realities that demonstrates the impermanent nature of physicality, something so often considered stoic. All the Flesh of His Body
is on view now through Friday, March 22nd
at Sarah Doyle Gallery
. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
Sponsored by: Colo Colo Gallery, Melrose Arts, Paradise City Arts Festival, Monadnock International Film Festival, Kelly Milukas, New Art Center and Chabot Gallery
Colo Colo Gallery
March 9-23, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, March 16
Colo Colo Gallery
29 Centre Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Annual Melrose Arts Festival featuring 44 booths
of Fine Art and Fine Craft
April 26th, 27th & 28th
Musical Entertainment, Original Artworks, Food, Raffle, Door Prize
Friday Preview Party with live Jazz Music
by the Modern Jazztet
plus Cash Bar 7-10pm
Saturday 11-6 & Sunday 11-5
Free Admission and plenty of free parking!
Melrose Memorial Hall
590 Main Street Melrose MA
Paradise City Arts Festival
"THE JEWEL OF CRAFT SHOWS!" - The Boston Globe
One-of-a-kind furniture, home furnishings, fashion, jewelry, paintings and sculpture by 175 extraordinary artists.
Royal Plaza Trade Center * March 22, 23 & 24
181 Boston Post Road West * Marlborough, MA
I-495 to exit 24B (Route 20W) * 30 minutes from Boston
Friday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm
$12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, $15 three day pass, 12 and under free
Free Parking! With Live Jazz in the Sculpture Café
www.paradisecityarts.com * 800.511.9725
Images: Gloor, Furniture * Baird, Painting * Hector, Jewelry
Monadnock International Film Festival
April 4th-6th in Keene, NH
MonIFF brings world-class film and filmmakers to New England's beautiful Monadnock region, combining the area's twin traditions of great art and social awareness.
Tickets on sale now!
To purchase and see our program of films and guest filmmakers go to:
Kelly Milukas' provocative Keys to the Cure exhibition spans the broad and Freudian symbolism entwined with keys, locks, and the mysteries of the body. Multi-media artworks focus on the power of keys to unlock nothing less than the human code. A dynamic interplay of paint, encaustic, photography, and
sculpture, it tells the story of stem-cell research and regenerative medicine.
Providence Art Club
April 7 - April 26
Maxwell Mays Gallery
11 Thomas Street, Providence RI
Pastel Society of NH Members' Exhibition at Sharon Arts
in Peterborough, New Hampshire now through April 26th
Monti by Maryann Mullett.
he rumor is true: The Pastel Society of New Hampshire
is presenting its 8th Annual Members' Exhibition
at the Sharon Arts Center
. "Sharon Arts is excited to partner with the New Hampshire Pastel Society in presenting their Annual Members' exhibition," said Sharon Arts Gallery Director Camellia Sousa
. "The group has a lengthy history of presenting professional exhibits throughout the state." The mission statement of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire
is to foster and promote connections among pastelists throughout not only New Hampshire, but the entire New England region and other states. The society is welcoming and inclusive, encouraging pastel artists of all stages to join. Workshops of varying duration with pastel artists of national renown are offered through the society, along with an annual juried exhibition and an annual members' show. Membership meetings are scheduled four times per year and typically include a brief business meeting followed by a program of critiques, demonstrations, paint-outs and guest speakers leading discussions of art related topics. The 8th Annual Members' Exhibition
will feature the work of more than forty members, including Lisa Aulbach
, Roxane Chardon
, Kitty Cloud
, Wolfgang Ertl
, Debra Hughes Luoma
, Maryann Mullett
, Gary Ozias
, Dick Ozias
, Dick Paik
and Pam Short
. The exhibition will be on view at Sharon Arts now through Friday, April 26th
. The Pastel Society of New Hampshire
is a member of IAPS
, International Association of Pastel Societies, linking their members with the world of other pastel societies and their members.
Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers at William Benton Museum of Art
in Storrs, Connecticut now through March 17th
The Dancer by Everett Shinn, 1909, oil on board.
he book selected for the second annual UConn Reads program, held at the University of Connecticut
, is F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
, a tale depictive of the "Roaring Twenties". In conjunction with the campus-wide read, the university's art gallery, the William Benton Museum of Art
, is exhibiting Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of "The Great Gatsby"
in the East Gallery
. This exhibition of early 20th century paintings and works on paper from the Museum's permanent collection gives visual connotations to the ideas of wealth, urbanization and overwhelming modernity that Jay Gatsby encounters in Fitzgerald's novel. Featured works include paintings by Reginald Marsh
and Everett Shinn
, photographs by Paul Stand
and prints by Peggy Bacon
and Edward Hopper
. "The Gatsby Era: Art, Literature, and the Pursuit of the American Dream" is the theme of the Friday, March 15th
Friday Art Forum at the Museum. The discussion will be held from 5-7pm
and will complement and enrich the current art exhibition already on display. The program moderator is Veronica Makowsky
, Professor, Department of English at UConn and expert in twentieth-century American literature. Panel members are Eduardo Canedo
, Assistant Professor of History at UConn and a specialist in the areas of political and economic history of the twentieth-century United States, and Arthur Wright
, Emeritus Professor of Economics at UConn, researcher, editor and regular contributor to The Connecticut Economy. Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of The Great Gatsby
; "These Groves Were Once the Home of Fauns and Nymphs": People and Places from the Classical World
; and Director's Cut
are on exhibition now through Sunday, March 17th
. Garth Evans: Selections from the Studio
will remain on exhibition through Sunday, April 28th
New Art Center
Open call for group show proposals
Deadline April 1
Opening Reception for This Larger Truth
Thursday, March 14, 6-8pm
An exhibit about the legacy of the Boston Busing Crisis
Artist Panel, March 22
Spring classes for all ages start April 1
New Art Center in Newton
March 12th - April 13th
Opening Reception: March 21st
Inspired by their environment, our gallery artists have created new works that communicate to the viewer the emotion of their work using line, shape, space, movement, light, and texture and color palette. A great collection of enduring, creative, expressions!
Chabot Fine Art Gallery
379 Atwells Avenue
Providence RI 02909
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