artscope magazine
Of All Proportions.
October 10, 2013

In terms of size, quantity, number and ratio, this blast! includes it all. Below, we've featured installations large and small, sculptures that leave you wanting more and paintings that require much more than a sidelong glance. The artists themselves are from all backgrounds and have come to or stayed in New England with a certain story to tell. Their stories, their lives, their works are of all proportions.

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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.

Starting 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 from 3-5pm.

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

Hampden Gallery

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

Boston Printmakers


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

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Hope Gallery

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"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

Hope Gallery
435/437 Hope Street
Bristol, RI
[email protected]

Paradise City Arts Festival


October 12, 13 & 14, 2013
Columbus Day Weekend

3-County Fairgrounds
indoors and under tents
Northampton, Massachusetts

"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, Mar�a Magdalena Campos-Pons, Arles del Rio,
Adri�n Fern�ndez, Dalvis Tuya, Sandra Ramos, Jos� 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.

Free Parking
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.

The 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.

October 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. Adams 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, Adams and Coastal Living Gallery in 2d 3d's artist reception on Friday, October 18th from 6-9pm.

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

Tickets, 203-899-7999

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.

3Rivers Arts


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.

(978) 760-1829

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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