artscope magazine
Artists of All Sorts.
March 28, 2013

We consider it our mission to cover artists of all sorts: art program alumni, fellowship award winners, even our NYC folk, and this blast! has set out to do just that. In between reviews, be sure to check out artscope's most recent radio interview on the Money Matters network. We would also greatly appreciate your feedback in our brief survey so we can learn how to better serve you! Notice our new Instagram button at the end of this email blast!? Click it to check out our live images feed for all the current events to complement the online coverage in the zine, facebook and twitter announcements!

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Art Forms: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients at The Gallery at Constitution Plaza
in Hartford, Connecticut April 4th through July 5th

Subiaco II, April 2010 by Jan Cunningham, 17" x 22", digital photograph.

The artists featured in Art Forms: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients are kind of a big deal. We can say this because Art Forms is an exhibition featuring Connecticut artists who have received Artist Fellowships from the Department of Economic and Community Development's Connecticut Office of the Arts. It doesn't get more official than that. The program provides grants to encourage the continuing artistic development of Connecticut's creative community. The exhibiting artists are Lorelei Chang of South Windsor (choreography), Jan Cunningham of New Haven (photography), Geoffrey Detrani of Hamden (works on paper), Elizabeth Gourlay of Chester (painting), Andrew Molleur of Coventry (craft) and John Rohlfing of Canton (craft). Their ties to the state of Connecticut and past fellowships are not the only things these artists have in common. In some approach or medium, they all explore form, shape and line. Their artwork ranges from static to fluid, ordered to energetic. Through geometrical shapes and curvilinear forms, they pull attention toward certain areas and away from others, creating dynamic visual experiences. Art Forms: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients runs from Thursday, April 4th through Friday, July 5th at The Gallery at Constitution Plaza. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 4:30-6:30pm. The Gallery at Constitution Plaza is dedicated to promoting cultural enrichment and visual understanding of the Department of Economic and Community Development's Office of the Arts and its constituent organizations. It is located on the second floor of One Constitution Plaza in Hartford and is open from 9am- 4pm, Monday-Friday. Admission is free and validated parking is available for visitors using the Constitution Plaza South Garage (entrances at State Street and Kinsley Street). Sign in at the security desk and take the elevator to the second floor.

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Newton Open Studios


Newton Open Studios - April 6-7, 2013

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and download a map/guide.

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Massasoit Arts Festival

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Be part of an exciting event that attracts artists and art patrons alike, while bringing awareness to Massasoit's Canton Campus. If you enjoy exploring what's out there in the artistic community, this admission-free event has much to offer. Three juried shows, select crafters and artisans, demonstrations and more. Register today!

Maud Morgan Arts


3D Small Works Salon, juried by artist and Senior Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University Annette Lemieux, is on display at Chandler Gallery from March 21 to May 24, with an opening reception on
Sunday, April 7, 3-5 pm.

Kelly Milukas

kelly Milukas

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

Colo Colo Gallery


Mellissa Morris
March 9-23, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, March 16
5-8 pm

Colo Colo Gallery
29 Centre Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Maria Walker and Charles Miller at Dedee Shattuck Gallery
in Westport, Massachusetts April 3rd through April 28th

                  First Things First by Maria Walker, 28 x 20.5", acrylic, unprimed canvas, wood, 2007.

If you were wondering where all the news has been concerning Dedee Shattuck Gallery's 2013 season, wonder no further. The gallery is excited to open its 2013 season with Maria Walker and Charles Miller, an exhibit of abstract paintings by two of New York's emerging artists. Guest curator Henry McMahon is a painter, teacher, writer and art critic living and working in Long Island City, Queens. This sharing a taste of New York with our New England audience is McMahon's debut curation experience. Maria Walker's work, featured above, is best known for its ability to achieve balance between complete control and absolute randomness. Although change, time and intuition are the driving forces behind her painting process, Walker finds a way to filter the mayhem through approaches that encourage precision, like her implementation of everyday systems such as the calendar or the color spectrum. Her process involves pouring hand-mixed pigments onto canvas and then stretching the resulting compositions over non-conventionally shaped frames. The impetus behind the artwork of Charles Miller is found during his summer stays in Maine. He observes the rhythms of the natural world and how elements like light and space operate within it, then transfers and layers simple elements from his sketches onto canvas. Miller's paintings reveal growing metaphors for how we as humans experience the natural world. Maria Walker and Charles Miller opens on Wednesday, April 3rd and will run through Sunday, April 28th. An Artist Reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th from 5-7pm. Curator Henry McMahon reminds us not to compare the two artists in this exhibition. He writes, "The rigor with which they each explore their particular painterly languages--and the striking integrity of the result-is the primary link between them...this is the pulse that animates any successful artwork, whereby the unique articulations of its particular language are its very link to the world at large."

BFA Alumni Invitational Exhibition at Lesley's Art Institute of Boston
in Boston, Massachusetts now through April 14th

Faldum by Stephanie Pierce.

Centennial celebrations are on at Lesley University's Art Institute of Boston (AIB). During this special year, the AIB is delighted to honor its endless list of talented alumni in an invitational show of all departments, complete with an exhibition and a series of artist talks. The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University was founded in 1912 as the School of Practical Art, one of the nation's first private studio schools. Renamed The Art Institute of Boston in 1967, AIB established itself as a non-profit and reflected the school's increased focus on fine art, design, illustration and photography. AIB merged with Lesley University in 1998, expanding offerings to students throughout both institutions. Now, 100 years later, we celebrate the culmination of this cornerstone art school with an exhibition. The BFA Alumni Invitational Exhibition features works in all media: animation, video, painting, collage, mixed media, printmaking, photography and sculpture. The show was arranged so that each chair of the five departments at Lesley's AIB selected alumni to represent the talent and achievement of their graduates. The five represented departments are: Animation and Motion Media, Design, Fine Arts, Illustration and Photography. Some of the featured artists include Geoff Marian, Kim Hui, Jenna Short, Ferris Caldwell, Adam O'Day, Cynthia Von Buhler, Stephanie Pierce, Luke O'Sullivan, Tara Sellios and Paul Taggart. The BFA Alumni Invitational Exhibition is on view now through Sunday, April 14th in the Main Gallery.

Melrose Arts


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
$10 entry
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

Newton Art Center


Opening Receptions

From the City to the World:
An urban art show that investigates city life
featuring street artists and a local photographer.

Cristina Hajosy and Wen-hao Tien
April 5, 6-8pm

Spring classes for all ages start April 1st.
April & Summer vacation art programs also available.
Register Today.

61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA



Contemporary takes on craft by seven not-so-conventional craftspeople

Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:00 pm
Free Admission
621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

From metal to mixology, come whet your curiosity about the creative process, contemporary craftsmanship and how things are made. Enjoy seven, 7-minute presentations by not-so-conventional craftspeople about how they work, think, and create.

The event is choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft, a consortium of Massachusetts educational and cultural organizations including: Boston Architectural College, Fuller Craft Museum, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, New Bedford Art Museum, North Bennet Street School, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, The Glass Lab at MIT, The Society of Arts and Crafts, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Media sponsor: artscope, graphic design: Milk Row Studio, beer sponsor: Boston Beer

Fitchburg Art Museum

Artwork by Nora Valdez. (This summer Nora Valdez will have a solo exhibition as last year's First Prize Winner of the 77 Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. This year's winner will get their own solo exhibition in summer 2014)


Fitchburg Art Museum is seeking artists
working in all media for its
78th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft.

JUROR: Nina Gara Bozicnik, Assistant Curator,
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire.

EXHIBITION DATES: June 23-September 1, 2013

FIRST PRIZE: Winner receives a SOLO EXHIBITION in the summer of 2014.
Additional cash awards.

ELIGIBILITY: The 78th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft is open to all Museum
non-members who live within approximately 30 miles of Fitchburg or who are updated members of the Fitchburg Art Museum
regardless of where they live in the US.

ENTRY DEADLINE: May 20, 2013


ENTRY FORM LINK: click here.

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