August 15, 2013
Here we are, smack dab in the middle of August and with plenty of art news to share. The three museums featured in this blast! are showing a total of eleven exhibitions between them. With closing dates in September and so much art to see, you better get started now. Also, we would greatly appreciate your feedback in our brief survey so we can learn how to better serve you. Participating in the survey will enter you in a drawing for the chance to win an artscope t-shirt, artscope mug, or other prizes.
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Stillness of Remembering at Cape Cod Museum of Art
in Dennis, Massachusetts now through September 8th
Summer of My Smile by Sarah Hinckley, 2011, oil on canvas.
here isn't a more appropriate season than summer to celebrate the beauty of Cape Cod. It is during these warmer months that the Cape's land, sea and sky are flooded in the region's rarefied light, all angles of which are captured in Sarah Hinckley
's solo exhibition, Stillness of Remembering
. Experiencing Hinckley
's abstract paintings is a lot like experiencing a day at the beach, perhaps Chapin Beach or Mayflower. Everything hits you in layers. First, the white light that sets your eyes squinting until they adjust to the haze. Then the stripe of water, rough or calm, reaching its way from shoreline to horizon. The sky, dotted with cumulus clouds, often bleeds into the water. Then the finer details: the grains of sand and silhouettes of sand dunes, marshes and flowers. Most of Hinckley
's paintings are broken into three or four horizontal bands that mimic this elemental experience of life near the water. Each band is muted and essentially monochromatic, featuring dirtied or pale colors that have been washed out from sunlight. The artist also listens to music while she paints, which adds another dimension to her ongoing process. She often titles her pieces after phrases from rock and pop tunes by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Melissa Etheridge and Jimi Hendrix. Sarah Hinckley
is a thirteenth generation Cape Codder who grew up surrounded by the color fields of water, beach, marsh and sky. Though she currently lives and works in New York, Hinckley
constantly finds herself drawing on the color palettes and experiences from her childhood in the Cape. Stillness of Remembering: Paintings by Sarah Hinckley
is on view now through Sunday, September 8th
at Cape Cod Museum of Art
. Also currently on view at the Museum are Standing Tall: Lighthouses in Cape and Islands Art
, on view through September 8th
, and The Art of Anthony Quinn
, on view through Sunday, August 25th
Sponsored by: Arts Marketplace Pawtucket - Exchange Street Open Studios, Museum of Russian Icons, artscope Newsstand App, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Art Night Bristol Warren, StoveFactory Gallery, 3rd Annual David's Old Silver Swim, Contemporary Arts International and Surroundings Art Gallery
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Museum of Russian Icons
Mother's Thoughts, 1994, Panel, linen, egg tempera, gold, polyester.
The new exhibition of contemporary paintings by
artist and designer, Alexander Gassel
runs through October 5, 2013 at Museum of Russian Icons.
Gassel's style evolved from traditional icon painting
and 20th Russian masters like Erte, Chagall, Kandinsky
and Kazimir Malevich--all integrated to generate a highly
sophisticated, distinctive style that is unique-yet typically Russian.
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Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
L'Oiseau by Joan Miro, color lithograph.
AUGUST 24-25, 2013 SUMMER FEATURE AUCTION
PREVIEW AUGUST 19 - 23, 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
-Important works by: Rockwell Kent, Milton Avery, Marguerite Zorach & Francis Augustus Silva
-24 Lots of Greek, Roman & Egyptian Antiquities
-160 Lots of Formal & Country American and European Furniture
-Over 280 Lots of Important Fine Art & Sculpture
-Over 150 Lots of Early Chinese and Japanese items
-50 Lots of Fine Silver & Gold
-Over 80 Lots of Estate Jewelry
-60 Fine Antique Oriental Carpets
Interactive Artist List
Art Night Bristol Warren
On August 29th 5-9 PM, experience ART Night Gallery & Open Studio Tours
in Warren & Bristol, RI.
Ride on our free trolley from each of our featured artist's open studios to galleries,
experience LIVE pottery wheel throwing,
LIVE performances from Fusionwork Dance Company
and RI Shakespeare Company and much more.
Visit our website for event details:
www.artnightbristolwarren.org or like our facebook page:
Four Exhibitions at Fitchburg Art Museum
in Fitchburg, Massachusetts now through September 1st
Towing the Reeds by Peter Henry Emerson, 1885.
o need to pick and choose favorites here. Four unique exhibitions are currently on view at Fitchburg Art Museum
(FAM), and you get to see them all. Building a Collection: Photography at the Fitchburg Art Museum
's journey to create a special gallery for changing photography exhibitions. The photography collection actually developed as an outgrowth of the exhibition program. Generous donors—photographers and collectors—gave impetus to the Museum's collecting activity. The photographs in Building a Collection
trace the history of photography from the 1860s to the 21st century. These images, mainly American in character, present an overview of a photography collection built over three decades. Some of the historically significant photographers featured include Peter Henry Emerson, Alexander Gardner, Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Sheeler, Berenice Abbott, Edward Watson, Bradford Washburn, Harold E. Edgerton and Paul Caponigro. The second exhibition on view at FAM
is one of the oldest juried exhibitions of its kind in New England. The 78th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft
features artists and crafters who live within approximately 30 miles of Fitchburg, along with FAM
members worldwide. The exhibition includes artwork from all media and strives to encourage, discover and display the talents of artists working regionally, as well as those who believe in FAM
and its mission. "This regional exhibition continues FAM's long-standing commitment to support local artists. We have an incredible amount of talent right here in our own backyard. There will certainly be something in this exhibition to inspire everyone," said FAM Director Nick Capasso
. In keeping with a newly established FAM
tradition, the First Prize winner of the 78th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft
will receive a solo exhibition in the summer of 2014. This year's juror is Nina Gara Bozicnik
, Assistant Curator, Currier Museum of Art
, Manchester, New Hampshire. The other two summer exhibitions currently on view are Nora Valdez: Baggage
, a solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings that address feelings centered around the immigrant experience, and ARTSWorcester: Call and Response
, which features contemporary works of art that respond directly to objects in FAM
's collection of African Art. All four of these summer exhibitions are on view now through Sunday, September 1st
Four Exhibitions at University of Maine Museum of Art
in Bangor, Maine now through September 21st
Christmas Cove by Emily Trenholm, 2012, oil on panel.
t may be hard to believe, but yes, another museum is showing another four exhibitions. How did we get so lucky? The University of Maine Museum of Art
is currently showing four exhibits, all of which are on view now through Saturday, September 21st
. The first of the four shows is Monhegan: A New Perspective
, which features artist Emily Trenholm
's take on the historic Monhegan Island. It was during her five-week artist residency on the island that Trenholm
aspired to offer a fresh vision of the dramatic surf and rock landscape that has been captured by scores of other painters, including Rockwell Kent and Edward Hopper. Most of Trenholm
's chosen locations were on the east side of the island and there was one place in particular that the artist explored for several days in multiple paintings as she sought to "paint my perception of an exact moment in time." Though her paintings are of things real and experienced, it is her expertise in oil paints and varied brush strokes that often dissolve into abstraction. Trenholm
explains that "the chasing of light brings an abstract quality" to the works, which is to be expected from the fluid conditions on Monhegan Island. The second exhibition at UMMA
is Three Chords
, which features Joanne Freeman
's new series of oil paintings that pay homage to the formalist abstraction of Kazlmir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, and also offer a distinct contrast to the reductive nature in early modernist ideals. Freeman
describes her process as "a controlled approach to mark making" and often uses sign maker's tape to conceal areas before applying her successive layers of oil. Her final products are deceptively simple, resulting in hard-edged, formula-based paintings that look anything but conventional. Travel in My Borrowed Lives
is the third featured exhibition at UMMA
. It is a two-person exhibit of recent paintings by Rachelle Agundes
and Sean Downey
that re-imagine scenes from memories and fiction with the Pacific Northwest as their backdrop. The fourth exhibition currently on view is Young Curators Lightscapes: Selections from the permanent collection
ART in the PARK 2013
City Square Park, Charlestown, MA
Saturday, Sept 7th from 10:00 to 5:30
(rain date Sunday, Sept 8th)
Showcasing some of New England's finest artists,
craft people and artisans.
Artists' Group Of Charlestown/StoveFactory Gallery
523 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
3rd Annual David's Old Silver Swim
Saturday, August 17th at Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth, MA:
1 mile or 1/2 mile open water swimming race
Plus floaty league.
Join us for some fun in the Cape Cod sun while raising money for Compassionate Care ALS, an organization that provides support
for people living with Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Event starts at 9:30 AM.
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Contemporary Arts International
A FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE ART AND SOUND ART
SEPTEMBER 7-8 2013
A Festival of Performance Art and Sound Art will be held on September 7-8 from 1:00-10:00 pm at THE QUARRY, 68 Quarry Road in Acton MA.
The event features eighteen of the regions leading performance and sound artists including Evan Ziporyn, Marilyn Arsem, Keith Fullerton-Whitman.
Tickets and info at
Surroundings Art Gallery
Stone Arch by Leigh English.
Original Representational Landscapes of the NH Lakes Region and White Mountains, Folk Art, Wood Carvings and more by regionally connected artists. Also available are original children's book illustrations by David McPhail and Karel Hayes.
Gallery is in a restored barn in the quintessential New Hampshire
town of Sandwich near Squam Lake.
Gallery Open: 10-5 Mon - Sat and 12-5 on Sundays during July and August.
Weekends during the Fall.
12 Main Street
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
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