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New Bedford Harbor in a New Light at New Bedford Art Museum
in New Bedford, Massachusetts now through August 8th
Stage Fright by Marguerite White.
any believe the process of making art somehow revolves around creating permanent 'beauty'; but my work is not made to be sacrosanct." These are the words of Marguerite White
, a featured artist in the current exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum
and whose artwork appears above. It is this very livable, breathable element dependent on human interaction and experience that aligns White
and her work with the themes that emerge from the exhibition honing in on the Port of New Bedford, the ocean environment and the culture that envelopes it all. New Bedford Harbor in a New Light
features recent work in these categories by more than thirty artists working within a range of different media. In an open call, curators Kim Barry
, Willoughby Elliott
and Lasse Antonsen
invited artists to create work inspired by the New Bedford harbor, its history and culture. The works on display reference ocean eddies, acidification, the fishing industry, pollution, immigration and personal history. Stylistically, the exhibition spans from gesture marks in oil painting, through photography and sculpture, to meditative video work exploring the many sources of water that feed into the harbor. New Bedford Harbor in a New Light
will be on display concurrently at two venues: the New Bedford Art Museum now through Thursday, August 8th
, and at the University Art Gallery at UMass Dartmouth Star Store now through Thursday, August 22nd
with an Opening Reception
on Thursday, June 13th
. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalog featuring work and statements from each artist. It also includes essays by noted scholars, historians and researchers from the South Coast.
Sponsored by: Albright Art Gallery, Fountain Street Fine Art, Glen Workshop East, Adria Arch, 2013 North American Print Biennial, Jemison Faust, Fuller Craft Museum, PAAM, Berkshire Taconic, artscope app and 3Rivers Arts
Albright Art Gallery
Strata: Meaning Between the Lines
Jim McManus + Holly Harrison
May 29-July 28, reception June 8, 6-8pm
New at Concord's Albright Gallery, husband-and-wife artists Jim McManus and Holly Harrison explore the theme of Strata and the meanings found within and across layers. In their own styles, they stack linear fields of color, texture and content. Like an archeologist, the viewer gleans meaning from the layers of artifacts.
Fountain Street Fine Art
MORPHOLOGY : Kay Hartung and Jodi Colella
May 23-June 23, 2013
RECEPTION June 8, 5-7 pm
ARTISTS' TALK June 14, 7pm
Mixed media artists Kay Hartung and Jodi Colella explore the patterns and structures of the biological world, each creating works suffused with energy, beauty and intellectual curiosity--the intersection of science and art.
Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Glen Workshop East
The Glen Workshop East is a weeklong arts workshop hosted by Image Journal in South Hadley, MA, from June 9-16, 2013. Daily classes are taught by nationally known authors and artists. For artists of all levels, and hospitable to all spiritual wayfarers.
Reception on Sunday, June 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Artist Talk, Thursday, June 27, 11 am
The Art Complex Museum
189 Alden St., Duxbury MA
Hours: 1 - 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday
The shapes and lines that we draw in a state of reverie have been Arch's subject for the past several years. Her paintings turn the humble doodle into energetic and colorful compositions that command the viewer's attention.
2013 North American Print Biennial
Call for Submissions
Juror: Dennis Michael Jon, Department of Prints, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, specialist in modern and contemporary works on paper and artists' books. $10,000 in awards and prizes; seeking submissions of original, innovative works in all printmaking media including large-scale, three-dimensional, and print
808 Gallery at Boston University
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Sunday, October 27, 2013 through Friday, December 20, 2013
From June 5- 29, Jemison Faust will be exhibiting
"The Before Part of What I Do", a series of collages and sculpture
based on her 25-year job as a Personal Organizer.
The opening reception is June 7, 6-8:30 pm at the
Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA.
Fuller Craft Museum
Seeds from impermanence at Vessels Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through June 2nd
Artwork by Dorina Molnar.
o have the chance to be part of nature's making and shaping is an incredible force and discovery to me." This is a quote from artist Dorina Molnár
about her thoughts on forms and process. Molnár
is inspired by nature and its cycle of creation, survival, decay and regrowth. Perhaps this helps to explain where her passion for art comes from and why she believes nothing is ever truly gone--it only changes shape. In her solo exhibition, Seeds from impermanence
's ceramic sculpture is enhanced by both her photography and her drawings on paper. Taken together, these three elements illustrate the artist's dynamic creative path, from the origin of her imagination to its palpable clay surface to the documentation of its interaction with the natural world. The exhibition displays Molnár
's work in its various stages, allowing the viewer to imagine the individual paths of each piece as it changes from sketch to clay object to photograph, growing and shape-shifting, and finally beginning the cycle again. Molnár
was born in Budapest and attended the Hungarian University of Arts and Applications before pursuing a design career in Italy. She now works in Concord, Massachusetts. Seeds from impermanence
is on view now through Sunday, June 2nd
at Vessels Gallery
. Don't miss this opportunity to witness Molnár
tame abstractions and manifest perceptions of the mind into realities of the natural world.
Sri Lanka: Pinhole Photographs and Portraits at Open Door Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through July 19th
Maning Market by Liz Doles.
he way I take pictures relies so much on serendipity," said photographer, Fulbright artist and teacher, Liz Doles
to Smriti Daniel of the Sri Lanka Sunday Times
. She was describing the process behind her homemade, inexpensive equipment and pinhole photographs, saying she prefers instinct and intuition over viewfinders and LCD panels. It was this particularly unusual approach that won her a Fulbright scholarship to live and work in Sri Lanka, which is where she gathered the material for her most current exhibition. VSA Massachusetts
is currently presenting a photography exhibit by Liz Doles
that displays eighty intimate photographic portraits of the ordinary, multi-lingual, multi-religious, multi-ethnic people of Sri Lanka. Also on view are fifteen of Doles
' pinhole photographs of the iconic architecture of the island. These breathtaking photographs capture the spirit of a people and place few have known. Of her time in Sri Lanka, Doles
commented, "I thought that it was going to be about the architecture of religion and power and then I became interested in street corners and vernacular architecture just as much." This shift in expectations helps to explain why the simple things--humble dwellings, snacks and shops--soon became the focus of Doles
' project. Sri Lanka: Pinhole Photographs and Portraits
offers a unique opportunity for viewers to experience and gain first-hand knowledge about a culture that is too little known in the United States. The exhibition is on view now through Friday, July 19th
at the Open Door Gallery
. Be sure to come see Doles
' artwork, which offers her vision of a nation poised at the edge of transformation.
The Museum School at PAAM
Lois Griffel Drawing
Melissa Meyer Painting
Jim Peters Printmaking
Nick Patten Mixed Media & Sculpture
Anne Watkins Art History
Keith Maddy Plein Air
Philip Yenawine Computers
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
August 1 Deadline for Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund
Grants available in painting, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and Northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Non-profit organizations wishing to show, commission, or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Applications and artwork must be submitted through our online grant portal at
Deadline August 1.
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