Of All Proportions.
October 10, 2013
in this blast
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Take Five at Thayer Art Gallery
in Braintree, Massachusetts October 15th through November 15th
Home Front by Carol McMahon, installation view. 2/27/13-3/30/13, Bromfield Gallery. Photo credit: Stewart Clements.
tarting this month, there will be a reunion of sorts at Thayer Academy Art Gallery
. Take Five
reunites artists Lesley Cohen
, Cathleen Daley
, Carol McMahon
, Lois Tarlow
and Ellen Wineberg
, who last exhibited together twenty years ago. In their two decades working apart, these five women have etched their distinct artist signatures into the New England arts scene and their accomplished exhibition records stand as proof of this. Between them, they create works in printmaking, drawing, painting, installation and sculpture—all of which continue to invite the eye and captivate the mind in one swift, subtle movement. Lesley Cohen
's charcoal drawings imply a passing of time. They become mystifying structures as she works to recognize and expose the imperfections of both nature and man, deconstructing any sense of order that once existed. Cathleen Daley
's geometric paintings are rooted in observations and reminiscent of the scattering of the sun's rays, producing a soft, glowing skylight when the sun is just below the horizon. Structure yields to process in indexes of time and place, as Daley
hones formal qualities of color, color temperature, shape and edge. Carol McMahon
strives to deconstruct the narrative of domestication through her sculpture, paintings and assemblages. McMahon
explores the notions of home and family and how these drastically change when domestic objects are defamiliarized and often turned upside-down. With a fixation on the processes of nature and time, Lois Tarlow
's paintings and prints (handmade paper, micaceous pigments and marble dust) work to discover the inexplicable signals and currents that we find in both present and future states. Ellen Wineberg
's mixed media paintings transcend labels like new, old, past and present. Her energetic paint texture combines with recycled quilt pieces, tree branches and plumbing parts to create an aesthetically pleasing organic composition, as if all the orphaned parts grew together as one. Take Five
will be on view Tuesday, October 15th through Friday, November 15th
at Thayer Art Gallery
. Join these five astonishing women and their friendship of creative exchange at the opening reception
on Sunday, October 20th
Sponsored by: UMASS Amherst Hampden Gallery, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston Printmakers, Hope Gallery, Paradise City Arts Festival, Helen Day Art Center, Fine Furnishing Shows, Allston Open Studios, Sudbury Art Association Open Studios, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 3Rivers Arts, Alpers Fine Art, Fuller Craft Museum and artscope Newsstand App
UMASS Amherst Hampden Gallery
DAMIAN COTE: Letters to Dr. Ehrlich
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, October 20 through November 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 20 from 2 PM - 4 PM
131 Southwest Circle
University of Massachusetts Amherst
DAMIAN COTE: Letters to Dr. Ehrlich
The Letters to Dr.Ehrlich print series is based on "The Population Bomb" by Paul R. Ehrlich warning of the perils of rapid population increase. The series begins with images of Utopia & moves to war & disarray.
Coteholds an MFA from RISD and a BFA from UMASS Amherst.
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Reception date: October 19, 4-6pm
THE BOSTON PRINTMAKERS: 2013 North American Print Biennial
October 27 - December 20, 2013
ARCHES Student Print Show
Installation by Cuban Artist Ibrahim Miranda
Opening: Sunday, October 27, 3-5 p.m.
Boston University 808 Gallery
808 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA
Juror's Talk: Dennis Michael Jon, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sunday, October 27, 1:30 p.m., Sleeper Hall, 871 Commonwealth Ave
"Morning Sail" by Ann Rozhon.
"Earth, Wind, Fire & Water"
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2013 6-9pm
Event by Jury
Artists from around the New England area along with
represented artists exhibiting their many eclectic artworks.
Live Music & Refreshments
Exhibiting until November 1, 2013
435/437 Hope Street
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
Helen Day Art Center
An exhibition of Cuban artists
September 20 - November 24, 2013
Abel Barroso, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Arles del Rio,
Adrián Fernández, Dalvis Tuya, Sandra Ramos, José Angel Vincench
For details and a list of public events visit:
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT 05672
Fine Furnishing Shows
18th Annual Fine Furnishings Show, November 1st-3rd, Pawtucket Armory, Pawtucket, RI offering American made, handcrafted furniture, accessories & art from local, regional & national exhibitors in a wide range of styles, materials, price points. All items for sale, order, commission. Best in Show Awards, door prizes, demos, music, food & perhaps Rolling Owl Stool races...!
Allston Open Studios
AAD/Allston Arts District
27th Annual Open Studios
November 9 & 10 (Noon - 6 daily)
Over 75 Allston artists and creative professionals work in a wide variety of media. Artwork on show will include: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, egg tempera, collage, jewelry, leather, kites, mosaics and original clothing design.
This year, shuttle bus service connecting the Allston Open Studio venues will be available, courtesy of the City of Boston. For Allston Open Studios artist & location details, plus shuttle bus information, please see the
AAD website. The Blank-Wertz Gallery (at 119 Braintree) will have a survey exhibition featuring artwork from most participating studios artists, and is a great place for visitors to start.
119 Braintree Street
Allston, MA 02134
Ocean Beach Series at Johnson Gallery
in Beverly, Massachusetts now through October 25th
Ocean Beach V by Joan Benotti.
he current solo exhibition at Johnson Gallery
at the Glenn Urquhart School
is showing an artist known for blending the actual with the abstract. Joan Benotti
is exhibiting her Ocean Beach Series
, paintings which incorporate a compelling combination of maps, woods scraps, hinges, sewing, beads and weaving, all of which capture beach scenes like sun-striped water, seaweed along the shore, flotsam and jetsam. Most paintings include some version of hinged, wooden shutters, which help to frame the works and their narratives, as the opening and closing motion alters the view of the ocean and its beaches. Of her painted surfaces, Benotti
says they are "worked and reworked sometimes over several years as one layer wanders into the next in an ongoing dialogue between the story and the paint." Born in Boston, Benotti
studied at the Rhode Island School of Design
and at the Montserrat College of Art
in Beverly. She received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
and has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout New England. She now resides on Boston's North Shore. Ocean Beach Series: Paintings by Joan Benotti
is on view now through Friday, October 25th
at Glenn Urquhart School, Johnson Gallery
. All of the art is available for purchase. Twenty percent of the proceeds go to support the GUS Scholarship Fund. Also included in this show are paintings from the Diver
series. These intimate paintings are based on the Tomb of the Diver in Paestum, Italy where an image of a swimmer diving into waves was recently discovered. In this series, a stencil of that image is worked in paint and metal leaf as the swimmer plunges into whimsical references to this ancient Greco Roman city, integrating memory and story into pattern and place.
2d 3d at Coastal Living Gallery
in Wickford, Rhode Island now through November 1st
Canal October 2008 by Susan Strauss.
ctober is proving to be quite the dimensional month at Coastal Living Gallery
. The gallery is showcasing the works of ceramic sculptor Tiffany Adams
and landscape painter Susan Strauss
in the current exhibition, 2d 3d
, showing now through Friday, November 1st
. Both women are guests artists at Coastal Living Gallery
. All of Tiffany Adams
' sculptures in this exhibition are hand built, one of a kind and made of stoneware clay. Her work is raku fired, which gives each piece a look of aged existence and an aura that is fueled by nature. Born in Los Angeles, Adams
studied ceramics at the Universidad de los Andes
(ULA) in Merida, Venezuela, then moved to Rhode Island. She furthered her education at Rhode Island College
(Fine Arts) and Rhode Island School of Design
has exhibited extensively from New England to Connecticut in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Susan Strauss
will be exhibiting her coastal landscape paintings, creations whose timeless appeal is the perfect counterpart to the age statement given from Adams
' sculptures. The point of view Strauss
captures in her paintings is one of absolute intimacy. With minimal distance, it thrusts the viewer immediately into the natural scene being depicted, and may even begin to conjure up thoughts or memories, as if you've seen this place before. In 2013 Strauss was the recipient of a Public Arts of RI grant and awarded a solo show at Home and Hospice Care of RI in Providence. She won 'Best in Show' in the South Coast Artists Creative Waters Competition and began a one year Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program at UMass Dartmouth
. Please join Strauss
and Coastal Living Gallery
in 2d 3d
's artist reception
on Friday, October 18th
Sudbury Art Association Open Studios
The Sudbury Art Association welcomes the public to the 4th Annual Open Studios weekend on October 19th & 20th from 10-4. Sudbury artists will be located in shared spaces and in artist studios around town. Please check our website for a list of participating artists and their locations.
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
15th Annual Art Auction & Party
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6 PM
at the Lillian August Flagship Store, Norwalk CT
Original prints by Donald Sultan, James Rosenquist, Roz Chast and other prominent artists, a getaway to a chateau in France, private wine tastings...other amazing offers to support
Center for Contemporary Printmaking workshops and outreach programs.
A red carpet turned magic carpet transports guests to a bygone era. Art, film, music, dance, theater and a cast of over 50 artists host the party of the season inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood. Armed with the best of the black and white era, 3Rivers Arts paints an evening lush with color, drama and intrigue.
Alpers Fine Art
Village Path by Lisa Noonis.
Last two weeks! Ending October 20: THIS to THAT, AFA's inaugural exhibit in its new location, 96 Main Street, Andover. Voted best of the North Shore by Boston and Northshore magazines, for 15 years AFA has presented distinctive, engaging, and enduring works of exceptional value.
Fuller Craft Museum
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Join us for a special reception celebrating Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State, with a lecture by Professor Brock Jobe, Winterthur Museum (lecture 2:00 - 3:00 pm; reception 3:00 - 5:00). Reception is included with cost of admission.
Lecture: Members Free, Nonmembers $20 (includes admission). Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301.
For more information please call 508.588.6000 or visit
This event is a product of
Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture.
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