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April 11, 2013

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Uncommon Vision at Cape Ann Museum
in Gloucester, Massachusetts now through May 26th

Cigar Joe by Dennis Flavin, c. 1985, oil on canvas. Collection of John C. Terelak.

Synonyms for uncommon: abnormal, unconventional, exceptional, peculiar and seldom seen. These could all be used to describe the abstract impressionist paintings of Gloucester's Dennis Flavin. His artwork is a clashing combination of colors and shapes that invites the viewers to see what they want to see, feel what they want to feel. The dynamics of his work stimulate all the senses and leave us with feelings of amusement and bewilderment. What sets Flavin apart from most other artists is that he can't explain where his creations originate. When asked of his methodology, he will tell you that he just "stands in front of the easel and paints how he feels". When asked about his style, he will respond simply with "loose". These idiosyncrasies start to fall into place when Flavin credits Picasso as one of his biggest influences and cites the unwavering support of his family as his wellspring of inspiration. Flavin studied art at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston before moving to Cape Ann in the early 1970s, where he has remained for nearly 40 years. Up until last year, Flavin never showed his work publicly, which makes this exhibition all the more compelling. Uncommon Vision is on view now through Sunday, May 26th at Cape Ann Museum. The Museum will also host a Gallery Talk with the artist on Saturday, April 20th at 1pm. The Gallery Talk is free for Museum members or with admission. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information call (978) 283-0455 x10.

Sponsored by: Chabot Gallery, Optima Shipping, Massasoit Arts Festival, Museum of Russian Icons, Artisans Way, Fountain Street Fine Art, Fitchburg Art Museum, North Bennet Street School, Somerville Open Studios and Endicott College

Chabot Gallery


Beauty & Diversity in Nature

April 16th - May 11th
Opening Reception - April 18th 5-9pm

Jim Grabowski & Robin Wessman illuminate the canvas by their use of natural light, color and composition. Truly a journey as they pursue the beauty & diversity of nature in their respective styles in this collection.

Chabot Fine Art Gallery
379 Atwells Avenue
Providence RI 02909

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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!

Museum of Russian Icons


Only 2 weeks remain!

Imaging the Invisible: Angels, Demons Prayer and Wisdom features
60 icons and artifacts from the Museum of Russian Icons collection
depicting uncanny, ethereal subjects and concepts.
It includes a mix of new acquisitions and previously
unrevealed icons. This unique and creative exhibition
showcases some of the highest quality icons in the collection.

Don't Miss it!

203 Union Street
Clinton, Massachusetts 01510

Artisans Way


Artist Talk & Closing Reception
April 20, 2013
3 - 6 PM

Since 1981, Nan Hass Feldman's artwork has been the catalyst for more than forty solo shows. Her talent has led to her teaching at the Worcester Art Museum, the DeCordova Museum, Framingham State College and the Danforth Museum of Art (which she helped found).

Join Ms. Feldman at the closing reception for her show where she will speak about her work and career as an artist and teacher.

Artisans Way is a contemporary fine art and craft gallery
offering local, national and international hand-made work

Artisans Way * Fine Art & Contemporary Craft
18 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-4400

Fountain Street Fine Art


No limit.

Open to professional artists working in all media. We are looking for two-and three-dimensional work and new media. Everything else is up to you!

Juror Kathryn Markel, of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City.

DEADLINE - May 1, 2013
Online submissions only.

Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Crafting Settlement at Currier Museum of Art
in Manchester, New Hampshire now through July 14th

Wagon by Abigail Anne Newbold, Home Maker Series II; found, fabricated and altered materials; hickory, linen, nylon. Photo credit: Corine Vermeulen.

Synonyms for survival: continuity, endurance, durability, preservation and longevity. These words will come to you when viewing the newest solo exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art. The Currier is hosting artist Abigail Anne Newbold's first solo museum exhibition, Crafting Settlement, which has turned the museum's Scheier Gallery into a display of "unique and finely made products for living on the fringes of organized society." Newbold's installation is made of found and altered objects, all of which hover around the notion of a self-sufficient lifestyle: wooden and metal tools, textile garments, modular timber-framed dwelling structures and a covered wagon pulled by a bicycle. The seriousness and practicality of these objects are offset by a humorous setup, evocative of high-end retail displays, and the incorporation of impractical and almost absurd objects, like a fashionable cropped fur jacket and a hand pump-powered fire hose. Crafting Settlement is on view now through Sunday, July 14th. Newbold's installation of artisanal production is a part of the Contemporary Connections series, which features new work by early- and mid-career artists from New England and offers an expanded perspective on contemporary art making, inviting viewers to consider the dynamic linkages between past and present art practices and cultural histories. Abigail Anne Newbold and Crafting Settlement give us a glimpse into what a self-made, self-sufficient utopia could look like, should we ever need to retreat to one for our own survival.

From the City to the World at New Art Center
in Newtonville, Massachusetts now through May 10th

new art center
Apollo by Kevin Cyr, oil on panel, 20" x 30".

Synonyms for urban: municipal, metropolitan, downtown, built-up and inner-city. The current exhibition in the main gallery of the New Art Center in Newton is fueled by a passion for this urban lifestyle. In her curatorial debut, Diane Pontius has organized From the City to the World as an exhibition that showcases the dynamic and ever-changing nature of city life. "I live in the City of Cambridge, and much of my art is about my urban environment," Pontius said, "so I'm thrilled by the opportunity to present other artists who share my passion for city life." The exhibition will feature four artists whose city-steeped artworks bring new perspectives to the dimensions of the metropolitan atmosphere. The centerpiece of the show is a titanic 12-foot tall painting of an American woman peering into the burqa covered face of an Afghan woman, by the Italian artist known as BR1. This exhibition will be his U.S. premiere. Brooklyn artist Gabriel Specter is also featured in this exhibit. Considered by to be one of the 50 greatest street artists of today, Specter creates sculptures, portraits and murals that are indicative to the trials and tribulations of urban life and its artist reflections. Kevin Cyr, another Brooklyn artist, is showing a sculpture comprised of a tent with a cabin-like interior. A taste of Cyr's paintings is featured above. Cyr will be exhibiting in The Wassaic Project, NY's Summer Festival and has an upcoming show at Alden Gallery in Provincetown. The photography of Diane Pontius herself is also featured in this exhibit, documenting the visual stories behind everyday objects left in a city park. From the City to the World is on view now through Friday, May 10th at the New Art Center. Also, on Friday, April 26th at 7pm, there will be a Video Showcase with works by teens in the media education programs from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Raw Art Works and the Newton area.

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.

For further information:
North Bennet Street School


Interested in turning your craft into a career? Consider one of the eight full-time PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS at North Bennet Street School -- bookbinding, carpentry, cabinet and furniture making, jewelry making, locksmithing, piano technology, preservation carpentry and violin making.

Don't have time for full-time, sign up for a WORKSHOP. One-day workshops, short courses and weekend intensives in bookbinding, jewelry, calligraphy, woodworking and carpentry. Monthly information sessions for full-time programs.

Learn more at

Somerville Ope​n Studios​


One of the largest open studios of its kind in the nation.
Over 400 Somerville artists!

May 4th & 5th: 12 - 6pm
sneak preview May 3rd: 6 - 9pm

Free parking and trolleys between studios
Info Booths in Somerville's Union Square or Davis Square
Pick up a map; or try our mobile app
Overview at the Artists' Choice Show, Somerville Museum

Also featuring:
Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show, May 1
and Somerville Open Cinema Festival presented by
SCATV, May 2
Endicott College


Design, Brand and Experience: From Culture to Form
An Installation designed by Perkins + Will

April 4 - June 14
Opening Event - April 18: FREE
Reception: 5:00 - 7:00pm

Harpist: Emily Halpern Lewis
Lecture: 7:00 - 8:00pm

Eileen Jones, Branded Environments Global Leader at Perkins + Will

Endicott College
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-0585

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