artscope magazine
New Spaces in Familiar Places.
December 19, 2013

Boy have we been busy! Aside from putting together the first issue of 2014 and building this blast!, we've spent some serious time expanding our coverage in our online zine. Check it out here to see the write-ups on Chanel, New York City exhibitions and so much more.

In this week's blast!, we've crossed the Massachusetts state line in every direction to see what regional venues we could bring to you. Though these places are not rookies to the arts scene by any means, we are excited to be covering them in artscope for the first time. From here on out, these galleries, studios and museums will be on our radar. Well, with the holidays soon upon us, we here at artscope want to wish you a cozy and cordial winter season. Stay safe and enjoy time with family and friends. We will check back in with you after the New Year!

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Come experience the dialogue that is taking place on our zine right now! Our new comment box feature allows you to give your remarks and feedback through your Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts. This is just another way to continue the art discussions that make up the artscope universe. Also, you can visit the artscope breaking news feed on the current exhibitions page of our website to see what's happening today through tweets sent directly from your favorite galleries and museums. When you attend an exhibit after learning about it through the feed, please mention that you saw it in artscope.

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Inside the Artists' Studios: Small-Scale Views at Bruce Museum
in Greenwich, Connecticut now through March 16th

Bruce Museum
Jack the Dripper by Joe Fig, 2006. Courtesy of the Artist and the Tierney Gardarin Gallery, NY.

New to artscope is Bruce Museum, a regionally based institution focused on promoting the understanding and appreciation of art and science to enrich the lives of all people. On a high hill that overlooks the Greenwich Harbor, Bruce Museum offers more than a dozen annually changing exhibitions that encompass regional to global perspectives. The Museum, originally built as a private home in 1853, was purchased by textile merchant Robert Moffat Bruce in 1858 and deeded to the Town of Greenwich in 1908. Through years of directors, programs and exhibitions, Bruce Museum has come to be known as a world-class venue tucked into a classically beautiful landscape. In 1998, the Bruce Museum received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, an honor granted to fewer than 5% of all museums. If you're looking to get a taste of what this place is all about, the current exhibition is the perfect occasion for just that. Inside the Artists' Studios: Small-Scale Views is a triennial holiday exhibition that dates back to 1981 and features renditions of artists' studios, created by four living artists. Joe Fig, whose work is featured above, moved to the representation of contemporary artists' studios, interviewing the artists before recreating their studios in miniature. He has provided viewers with sneak peeks into the studio halls and walls of artists such as Chuck Close, Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, April Gornick, James Siena and Joan Snyder. Like Fig, artist Richard Haas explores artists' working environments. He began with iconic masters in the 1960s and then moved into creating dioramic boxes of his contemporaries' studios, including artists like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. The third featured artist in this exhibition is non-traditional photographer, Lori Nix. Nix constructs her sets and then photographs them, only later to dismantle the diorama, leaving the photograph as the ultimate creative object. Jimmy Sanders has been influenced by the work of 17th-century Dutch painters, most notably in his Perspective Box, Studio in Florence, which he modeled after his own Florentine studio. Since his European travels in the 90s, Sanders has been inspired to create a contemporary version of Hoogstraten's A Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House. So, if you've ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during artists' creative moments, Inside the Artists' Studios: Small-Scale Views allows you to explore the individual investigations and analyses of four artists through their paintings, prints, photographs and three-dimensional miniature constructions. The show is on view now through Sunday, March 16th and can serve as your introduction to this well-established venue.

Sponsored by: Gold Gallery, Interlochen Arts Academy, artscope Mobile App and artscope Newsstand App

Gold Gallery


It's that time of year again! Gold Gallery happily re-opens its doors to support the local art scene and discover talent from around New England. You are cordially invited to submit your work for consideration for our 2nd Annual Juried Show! The deadline to submit is Friday, December 27th. Please go to this link to download the application:

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On January 4, 2014, the Interlochen Center for the Arts Dance Department directors and faculty will be holding open auditions at the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio (261 Friend Street, 5th floor) in Boston.

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Art 241: The Visual Book at Pope-Cheney Art Studio
in Portland, Maine now through February 2014

Artwork by student Scott McCarney.

Though we're very familiar with the art coming out of the University of Southern Maine, we haven't yet had the chance to cover an exhibition from USM's Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts. This venue celebrates the innovative and engaging nature of book arts through lectures and workshops by national and regional book artists, and through exhibits of artists' books. The current show at Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts, Art 241: The Visual Book, is a unique exhibition that includes more than 40 works created by twelve students enrolled in the Art 241 course. Each student's work is based on a self-selected theme, ranging from Maine's natural beauty to a love story between a sasquatch and a yeti. The pieces in the exhibition feature a variety of media, including plain paper, paper painted with watercolors or spray paint, fabric, photos and found objects. Art 241, which is instructed by Rebecca Goodale, coordinator of USM's Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts, is an introductory course in books arts and is one of the required courses to obtain a minor degree in Book Arts. Students participating in the exhibition include: Libby Barnett, part-time student; Justicia Barreiros, junior studio art major; Lizz Bishop, junior communication major; Liz Brown, part-time student; Katie Ann DiPierro, junior psychology major; Danny Evarts, freshman art education major; Farrin Hanson, junior art major; Michelle Lessard, junior art major; Dylan Rohman, senior studio art major; Patti Urban, part-time student; Aubin White, senior art history major; and Jennifer Whitney, junior art education major. Art 241: The Visual Book is on view now through February 2014 in the Pope-Cheney Art Studio of the Wishcamper Center on USM's Portland campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

State Employees Art Show at Atrium Gallery
in Providence, Rhode Island now through January 9th

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Artwork featured in State Employees Art Show.

Atrium Gallery of Providence, Rhode Island is located at One Capitol Hill and is managed by the folks of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). The gallery itself was developed to showcase the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. In partnership with several State Agencies & Organizations, Atrium Gallery enhances Capitol Hill as a destination point for visitors, as well as for the many people who visit Administration offices or attend conferences at One Capitol Hill. And, of course, having exhibits on a rotating basis makes for an enriched working environment for the state workers who spend their weekdays in the building. An example of just the type of exhibitions the gallery hosts is currently taking place on the hill. The 15th Annual State Employees Art Show is an exhibit of artwork by current and retired Rhode Island state employees. The exhibition is one of the year's most popular shows in the state gallery, since it showcases the often hidden artistic talents of state workers. "I'm always amazed by the artistic talent we see from our fellow state employees," said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the RISCA. "The quality and creativity of the state workforce is evident through the wonderful works of art on display in this annual show." Each year a different group of talented artists emerge, from agency directors to clerk-typists. This year's show features 55 paintings, drawings, photographs and tapestries by 23 state employee artists from 17 different state agencies and the General Assembly. The current lineup includes work from two agency directors: Department of Environmental Management director Janet Coit and Department of Children, Youth and Families director Janice DeFrances. The State Employees Art Show is on view now through Thursday, January 9th. Come out and see what your state or regional workers bring to the table in terms of art!

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