artscope magazine
Shapes and Sizes.
December 5, 2013

Small or wall-sized, smooth cups or funky, functional teapots—we've put no dimensional requirements on the talent in this blast. With two holiday showcases and a long-awaited "unveiling" in America, we're sure you won't even notice the shape and size differences.

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Small Works at Cahoon Museum of American Art
in Cotuit, Massachusetts now through December 22nd

The Perfect Tree by Marieluise Hutchinson.

As far as artistically gifted places are concerned, Cape Cod has to be close to topping the charts. The region is extremely fortunate to house so many artists within its beautiful borders and is proud to be called home by so many creative and talented minds. The Cahoon Museum of American Art is fully aware of this and thus, is hosting Small Works, an exhibition that spotlights these artists who add to the cultural lifestyle of the area. The main focus of the exhibition is the beauty of the region in all seasons, and to provide the viewer an opportunity to take home some of these moments of breathtaking Cape Cod beauty for the holidays. Marieluise Hutchinson, whose artwork is featured above, shows the effect of snow on the landscape. Though the ground is completely covered by winter, viewers can still see the greenery in the distance, a comforting presence that is never fully out of sight on the Cape. Jane Eccles, another featured artist, shows the incredible beauty of autumn light and the changing of seasonal colors in her work, Tidal Inlet. In this landscape painting, she captures a moment of exquisite beauty that we often view in the moment but then fades from our minds in every second thereafter. Small Works is on view now through Sunday, December 22nd in Cahoon Museum of American Art's Little Gallery. On Tuesday, December 10th there will be a gallery talk with artist Jerre Moriarty at 11am. Also, please note that this exhibition is the museum's final fundraiser of the year. All works featured in the exhibition are for sale, so come enjoy art and company and get something a little different for your loved ones this holiday season.

Sponsored by: New Art Center in Newton, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Williams McCall Gallery and Chandler Gallery

New Art Center in Newton


Register for Winter Classes. Connect with your creativity. Classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, fiber arts and more for all ages and levels. Early registration discount until December 20.

Curator Workshop. Dec. 10 7-9pm @Gallery Kayafas 450 Harrison Avenue. With Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum.

Learn More Here

Boston Sculptors Gallery

Michelle Lougee      Nora Valdez BSG

Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA

(617) 482-7781

W-Su 12-6, First Friday, Dec 6 5-8
SoWa Holiday Stroll Dec 11, 4-8

Michelle Lougee: Cell by Cell a compelling sketchbook in clay.
Nora Valdez: Endless Journey explores the nature of home and the immigrant experience in carved stone.

Williams McCall Gallery


Manuel Pardo 1952-2012
late paintings and drawings

Presented by:
William McCall Gallery
Gary Marotta Fine Art

Tuesday, December 3rd - Sunday, December 29th
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7th 6-9pm

Williams McCall Gallery
110 Washington Avenue, CU-3
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 786.359.4321

email: [email protected]

Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil at MASS MoCA
in North Adams, Massachusetts opening on December 7th

Izhar Patkin, The Veil Suite, 2007
One view of The Veil Suite by Izhar Patkin, ink on pleated illusion (tulle curtains), 14 x 22 x 28.

Striking a balance between what is real and imagined, what is here and what is fleeting, is not a simple task. However, Izhar Patkin, Israeli-born and New York-based artist, makes this marriage appear effortless in his upcoming exhibition at MASS MoCA. The Wandering Veil is a long awaited survey of Patkin's works that includes keystone projects from his 30-year career. Though the show highlights his early technical and formal innovations, it focuses largely on the last decade of his production process. The exhibition's centerpiece is a series of mural-size paintings on gossamer tulle (or "bridal illusion"), entitled Veiled Threats. This series was inspired by the writing of the late Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001), with whom Patkin collaborated during the two years before Ali's death. These canvases will be draped from stage set-like flats, creating a panoramic effect throughout MASS MoCA's largest gallery. With the veiled images floating in the air, it is hard not to recognize the liminal space they occupy: one that is between representation and manifestation, creating a narrative that is often difficult to capture in art. Through themes of love, loss and exile, Patkin's paintings bear strong affinities with performance and moving images, challenging the conventions of not just the canvas, but of video, installation and contemporary media in general. Other works on view include a baroque sculpture of Don Quixote and paintings on rubber curtains made in the 1980s which refer to Diego Velázquez's baroque masterpiece Las Meninas. The Wandering Veil opens at MASS MoCA on Saturday, December 7, 2013. A reception with the artist is scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 3-5pm, following a conversation between Patkin and David Ross from 2-3pm. Come see a childless Madonna, a dancing Shiva who has banished himself from the garden and an Ark of the Torah morphing into a donkey—all of which are featured works in a constant state of becoming.

Ceramics Holiday Show and Sale 2013 by the Ceramics Programs, Office for the Arts at Harvard
in Allston, Massachusetts December 12th through 15th

Functional ceramic teapot by exhibiting artist, Delanie Wise.

If you've heard of the Ceramics Program out of Harvard University, then you've heard of one of the most varied selections of contemporary ceramics in the northeast. For years, the program has provided a creative learning environment for Harvard students and faculty as well as designers, artists and scholars from the greater Boston area and international communities, and next week we get to watch more than sixty potters and sculptors present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. Recognized internationally for its leadership in the field, the Ceramics Program hosts lectures, master classes, symposia and demonstrations by visiting artists, art historians and archaeologists from all over the world. This year's Holiday Show and Sale marks the beginning of a new era for the Ceramics Program in its new state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue in Allston, which features a dedicated storefront gallery. With works ranging from functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. Some of this year's exhibiting artists include Christopher Adams, Sarah de Besche, Wayne Fuerst, Kathy King, Zachary Mickelson, Monica Ripley, Delanie Wise and Katherine Younger. Holiday Show and Sale 2013 opens Thursday, December 12th from 3-8pm. Free wine cups made by the exhibitors will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during the opening. The show continues Friday through Sunday, December 15th, 10am-7pm. Snow Date for Sunday storm: Monday, Dec. 16th, 10am-7pm. For more information, directions and snow date confirmation, call (617) 495-8680 or visit the Ceramics Program website.

Chandler Gallery


Amazing Winter Opportunities at Maud Morgan Arts Center!
We offer exciting weekend adult workshops from watercolor to printmaking. For more information please visit or call 617.349-6287x22

Incisive Discussions: Critique Seminar With Julie Graham


Workshops begin on January 28th and meet every two weeks
with final dates to be determined by the group.
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Six Sessions: $450
Maximum 8 participants

Julie Graham will suggest source material, readings, specific works to visit in museums, and references to current art being made. Class 1: Everyone will present their work, so we can get any idea of what each person is working on, and what their individual goals/expectations are for their work and for the class.

Classes 2-6: Every week a few class members will present their work to the class for a critique that will last from ¾-1 hour. Therefore students will present their work twice during the 8 weeks. For each individual presentation, the student should have a written list of thoughts about their work, and questions for the class. This should include source material, concepts, goals, and ideas about what is successful and what is not.

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