August 29, 2013
Living and working in such an art-infused environment makes it difficult not to be moved by certain shows, artists or pieces of work on the regular. This blast! is made up of three exhibitions that struck the right chords in artscope publisher, Kaveh Mojtabai. With all the talent and initiative featured below, it's no wonder Kaveh was so captured by these particular exhibits.
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Herman Maril: Activity By The Sea at Berta Walker Gallery
in Provincetown, Massachusetts now through September 8th
Duck, Decoy & Flowers by Herman Maril, 1958, oil on canvas, 14" x 18".
he current exhibition at Berta Walker Gallery
celebrates the life, art and lifestyle of nationally known artist Herman Maril
. With work in over 100 museum collections, Maril
and his seascapes, landscapes and interiors have made quite an impression on viewers. Perhaps it is the simple and serene nature of his works that continue to impress, even years after what would have been his 100th birthday. Most admirers, however, are not fooled by this effortless front, as Maril
's paintings are layered in lyrical color and steeped in poetic compositions. Though a native of Baltimore, Provincetown likes to claim Maril
as "an extraordinary American Modernist" (Chris McCarthy, Director, Provincetown Art Museum
first visited Cape Cod in the early 1930s, where he was discovered by collector Duncan Phillips. Today, the Phillips Collection
owns thirteen Maril
paintings. After he and his wife, Esta, honeymooned in Provincetown in 1948, he returned every summer for the rest of his life to paint in the town. Herman Maril: Activity by the Sea
features a diverse selection of paintings from the early 1930s to the 1980s, unveiling Maril
's consistency in both his career and his work. The following observations were made by the late Charles Parkhurst
, the former deputy director and chief curator of the National Gallery of Art
, describing the later paintings that are now featured in the Berta Walker Gallery
exhibition: "In his later years, Maril
's paintings became more effortless in appearance, broadly simpler, yet in detail more delicate and more balanced, and with color that is more functional in pattern as well as depth." Herman Maril: Activity by the Sea
is on view now through Sunday, September 8th
Sponsored by: Art Night Bristol Warren, StoveFactory Gallery, artscope Newsstand App, Hope Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts Center, Bridgeport Connecticut's Little Asia Street Festival, Surroundings Art Gallery, Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs and Contemporary Arts International
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:
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
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Brenton Point Morning by Rod O'Connor, HDR Photography.
Earth, Wind, Fire & Water
Open Jury Exhibit
435/437 Hope Street
Saturday, October 12, 2013
6 PM to 9 PM
Featuring juried artists from around the New England area exhibiting to the theme. Hope Gallery's twenty-six represented artists also on display.
Exhibiting until Friday, November 1, 2013
Original Unique Eclectic and affordable Fine Art & Fine Craft.
Maud Morgan Arts Center
Amazing Fall Opportunities!
We offer exciting weekend adult workshops from watercolor to printmaking. For more information please visit
MaudMorganArts.org or call 617.349-6287x22.
Four Seasons / Two Masters
With Jane Goldman and Pauline Runkel
October 5 and 6, 2013
10 am to 4 pm
With Boriana Kantcheva
October 19 and 20, 2013
10 am to 4 pm
Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop
With Joel Janowitz
November 2-3, 2013
10 am to 4 pm
Creative Collaboration: A Weekend with Master Printers
November 9-10, 2013
January 11-12, 2014
Incisive Discussions: Critique Seminar
With Julie Graham
SouthEnd by NorthEast at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
in Gloucester, Massachusetts now through September 22nd
Night Shades by Adam Batliner, 2013.
he distance between Boston's South End studios and the North Shore of Boston is great and the landscape is vast, and the current exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
serves as a conduit for these two communities that share an affinity for form and exploration. SouthEnd by NorthEast
, curated by Adriana "Gigi" Mederos
, was created with the efforts to expand the conversation surrounding landscape painting to include a wider variety of contemporary mediums and expression styles. Artists from Boston and Cape Ann will meet on Rocky Neck to discuss the reinvention and reinvigoration of the themes alive in their work. The nine featured artists are Adam Batliner
, Cathy Bennigson
, Susan Blatt
, Linda Cordner
, Kay Ives
, Elynn Kroger
, Ben MacAdam
, Mary Bucci McCoy
and Martha Wakefield
. The work shown will be in a range of mediums: encaustics, acrylics, oils, inks and watercolors—on paper, canvas, board and vellum. This diverse group of work challenges the audience's notion of the landscape in art as each artist explores the catalyst to their investigation into forms and what exactly constitutes a landscape painting. SouthEnd by NorthEast
is on view today, August 29th, through Sunday, September 22nd
. Please join the artists and the Rocky Neck Art Colony at the Cultural Center
during the opening
on Sunday, September 8th from 5-7pm
and come see the artists traverse both geographic and thematic lines. The Cultural Center
will be open Thursdays through Sundays from noon-4pm. Also note that Local Cape Ann buses and seasonal trolleys serve the area and the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle
makes it easy to visit East Gloucester by water.
Irrational Painting at Adelson Galleries Boston
in Boston, Massachusetts September 6th through October 13th
Orange Blossoms by Marcus Reichert, 2008, oil and ink on canvas, 47" x 59".
he folks at Adelson Galleries Boston
have taken it upon themselves to introduce Boston to the work of artist Marcus Reichert
. For decades, Reichert
has been able to produce paintings that are above the influence of social standards and operate solely on instinct and spirit, without political or social connotations. Reichert
's earliest inspirations were Vincent van Gogh and the German painter Eduard von Gebhardt, both of whom he discovered and began studying seriously at the age of ten. From these two artists, Reichert
formed that conclusion that, "...to be a painter one had to go beyond what was considered rational. One had to be oblivious to the distractions that others found meaningful." And thus began his career to dismantle the cloud that hung over the obscure and absurd and to redefine the truth and literal meaning alive in gestural painting. Reichert
exhibited his paintings for the first time when he was twenty-one at the Gotham Book Mart and Art Gallery
in New York in 1970. Since then, he has had several museum and gallery exhibitions in the United States and Europe. He has also published three novels and created the film, Union City
, which premiered at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival
and is now held in the archive of the Museum of Modern Art
, New York. Although he has also worked extensively in poetry, prose and photography, he considers himself primarily a painter. Irrational Painting: Marcus Reichert
is on view Friday, September 6th through Sunday, October 13th
at Adelson Galleries Boston
. The works on view in this exhibition were hand-selected from Reichert
's studio in the south of France, where he has lived for the past eight years. This selection of paintings epitomizes the range of the artist and his truly idiosyncratic nature.
Little Asia Street Festival
Saturday, September 14, 2013
133 Wood Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605
Asian Garden Tours
Touch A Truck
Street Gateway Designs
Taoist Healing Art Fair
& much more!
Surroundings Art Gallery
Hummingbird Hearts by Mimi Wiggin.
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
Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs
Our New Collection
Please visit our Quincy showroom:
809 Hancock Street (Rt. 3A)
Quincy MA 02170
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.
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