Space, Sky & Snapshots.
September 26, 2013
We were going to cover everything under the stars, but then we thought, why not include the stars? This blast! features exhibitions that are steeped in science, nature and changing definitions of family. Through mediums of photography, glass blowing and painting, these artists have quite the range of talent and emotion.
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the kids are all right at Addison Gallery of American Art
in Andover, Massachusetts now through January 5th
Self-Portrait With Family in Minivan, Michigan, 2007 by Julie Mack, chromogenic color print.
n exhibition of photography and video is on view now at Addison Gallery of American Art
at Phillips Academy
to remind us just how dynamic the definition of contemporary families is. the kids are all right
explores the notions of family in the 21st century: lessened gender roles, stress, parenting and effective communication, all of which are honed in on and dissected within the exhibition. What sets this show apart from others who explore the subject similarly is the level of intimacy that is reached and then breached. The 38 featured artists actively collaborate with their subjects while crafting their work, most often by involving them in the creation of each of the captured scenarios. The subjectivity of the process is intentionally revealed, which satirizes the idea of a static definition of family. Many of the artists often include themselves, either by being in the picture along with their subjects or by adding narratives in the form of writing or video. the kids are all right
is made up of personal and illuminating portraits of family that defy typical conventions. The family units depicted in this exhibition are taken in whatever form they come, regardless of history, background or attitude. Operating on the baseness of humanity and an open-minded policy, the artists employ no critical lens or agenda to their work other than humoring the fluid notion of the contemporary family. the kids are all right
is on view now through Sunday, January 5th
at Addison Gallery
. It is accompanied by a full-color exhibition catalogue featuring images from each artist and an essay by exhibition curator Alison Ferris
. The exhibition was organized by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center
and made possible through grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
, the Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation, a foundation that prefers anonymity, BMO Harris Bank
and the Frederic C. Kohler Charitable Trust. On Sunday, October 27th
, come join exhibition curator Alison Ferris
and artists featured in the kids are all right
as they discuss their work exploring the ever-shifting definitions of family in the 21st century. This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Paradise City Arts Festival, Heartwood College of Art, ArtSpace-Maynard, Fuller Craft Museum, artscope Mobile App, IMAGO Foundation for the Arts and artscope Newsstand App
Paradise City Arts Festival
October 12, 13 & 14, 2013
Columbus Day Weekend
indoors and under tents
"The Paradise City Arts Festival has a vibrant soul that many similar exhibitions reach for but never attain. At Paradise City, jazz melodies float in the air, while the food soars beyond expectations. Most remarkable are the art pieces themselves - the three-day Northampton event has blossomed into a unique visual arts institution."
- Boston Magazine
Heartwood College of Art
One day workshops October 26, 2013
at Heartwood College of Art's new location
at the North Dam Mill in Biddeford, Maine.
Beginning Encaustic- Berri Kramer
Drawing from the Beginning-Susan Wilder
Watercolor Painting-DeWitt Hardy
Bookbinding: The Blizzard Book- Bonnie Faulkner
Jewelry and Metals- Alice Carroll
$115/full day workshop
FMI and Registration: hca@heartwoodcollegeofArt.org or 207 284-8800
The 80 artists with studios at ArtSpace in Maynard invite you to their 14th Annual Open Studios on Sat. & Sun., September 28th & 29th from 12 - 5 p.m. ArtSpace is located at 63 Summer St. in Maynard, MA. Admission is free. Free parking & wheelchair accessible.
Fuller Craft Museum
A Conversation with Silas Kopf:
"Marquetry: Does an old European craft have any
relevance for 21st century American furniture?"
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:00 pm
Join us for an intriguing conversation with furniture maker Silas Kopf. Kopf is a Princeton graduate and an acknowledged American master of marquetry. He studied traditional marquetry technique at the École Boulle in Paris with a Craftsman's Fellowship from the NEA.
Members Free, Nonmembers $20
Call 508.588.6000 to reserve your seat today.
What Were the Skies Like When You Were Young? at Zero Station
in Portland, Maine September 28th through November 23rd
Refinery #5 by Derek Jackson, 2013, chalk pastel, acrylic, watercolor with collaged paper on canvas.
reative conversations ensue in Portland and we've picked up on a thread of the dialogue that is all the hype. Often we see and experience things in childhood that we don't understand, that we can't make sense of while we're in the moment. It isn't until years later, with maturation and distance, that we can work to put all the pieces together. Derek Jackson
is putting together his own puzzled memories in the exhibition, What Were the Skies Like When You Were Young?
, a display of more than thirty paintings of the oil refineries he saw while growing up of the Gulf of Mexico and outside of Houston. His source is pure memory, refusing the impulse to use source photography in an attempt to keep the creations organic and the process therapeutic. His goal is not to celebrate or condemn the refineries; it is simply to share the juxtaposing emotions of admiration and horror that he experienced seeing these industrial installations as a child coming of age. Of the experience, Jackson
says, "I developed an aesthetic appreciation for their glittering beauty at about the same time I was old enough to understand what they were doing to the earth." The paintings themselves are hauntingly attractive, creating a magnetic chaos with a range of textures and colors that is muted by the calming edges of their surroundings. Jackson
's goal is to create a total of 149 of these paintings, to match the number of refineries that exist in the United States. "For now, I'm keeping the scale intimate so that the viewer has room to stand away from the paintings and to approach them from a distance, like the experience of driving at night." What Were the Skies Like When You Were Young?
will be on view Saturday, September 28th through Saturday, November 23rd
at Zero Station
. One part gallery, one part custom framing and digital printing shop, Zero Station
is devoted to both producing and housing the type of artwork that Portland lives and breathes. An opening reception
for Derek Jackson
's exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th
Art in Space at Blum Gallery
in Bar Harbor, Maine now through October 25th
Drake's Equation N by Jane Runyeon,mixed media, wood, collage on paper, 17" x 31".
: What happens when an astronaut, a painter and a glass artist put on a show? A: The collision of art and science at College of the Atlantic
, that's what, and the exhibition is going on right now in COA
's Blum Gallery
. Art in Space
features the work of painter Jane Runyeon
and glass artist Josh Simpson
, and is coupled with a lecture by NASA
Space Shuttle astronaut Cady Coleman
. The paintings in Runyeon
series draw their influence from the meteorite energy that constantly envelops our galaxy. Runyeon
constructs themes of mystery from these hot rocks, giving specific attention to the meteor showers and thousands of asteroids that circle the sun and make up the belt between the orbits of Mars' two moons and Jupiter's 63 moons. The result is a strong magnetic pull that emanates from all of Runyeon
's paintings. Simpson
is known for creating galaxies of glass all his own, complete with continents, oceans, volcanoes and clouds. Close observation of his universe reveals the bubbly core and colored patterned centers of the planets, which evoke unseen landscapes and underwater worlds. Also on exhibit will be several wall-mounted glass "Orbs" from Simpson's Corona
series, indicative of Hubble space telescopic images. Art in Space
is on view now through Friday, October 25th
. A lecture, The Marriage of Art and Science
, is scheduled for Friday, September 27th
. The lecture will begin with remarks by Runyeon
, who will introduce astronaut Cady Coleman
, and along with Simpson
, they will discuss how art and science co-exist and are constantly in dialogue with one another. Coleman
, who has logged more than four thousand hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and the International Space Station, will discuss the endless possibilities that the space program brings back to earth. Art in Space
is also part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival
, which starts tonight, Thursday, September 26th and goes through Monday, September 30th
. The Acadia Night Sky Festival
is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia's stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts. The festival features many art, music, science, poetry and stargazing events.
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IMAGO Foundation for the Arts
8th Annual Open Juried Exhibit | Photography
Juried by Victoria Crayhon
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by October 1
$35 for 3 images / $1200 in cash prizes
On View October 18 -November 9 at
IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren, RI
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