January 2, 2014
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With old friends, new memories and a "cup of kindness" still on our minds, we couldn't help but shape this week's blast! around themes of the New Year. Though we can't say for certain if old acquaintances should be forgotten, we'd like to bring to mind new members, new regions and new combinations to get you off on the right foot. Also, a toast to you, our readers, and the year past for keeping us inspired and in spirit. Here's to hoping 2014 is just as swell!
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New Members' Show 2014 at Copley Society of Art
in Boston, Massachusetts January 11th through February 6th
Take An Apple by Louisa Tebbutt, pencil on white paper.
h, it's always refreshing when the numbers align. Throughout 2013, the Copley Society of Art
(CoSo) accepted 13 new members into the gallery. Now, at the start of 2014, we welcome them! CoSo
, America's oldest non-profit arts organization, is committed to the advancement, enjoyment and promotion of its member artists and the visual arts. The organization, founded in 1879, comprises juried artists who are selected by a credentialed art committee. The Membership Committee of CoSo
meets annually to review the applications of prospective artist members throughout the year. The Committee then assesses each applicant on the strength of their body of work, and accepts for membership only those whose work is truly exceptional. Those invited to join the organization represent a great diversity of styles, media and techniques. Artist membership at the Copley Society of Art
is extremely competitive and reflects CoSo
's commitment to emerging artists. We want to say congratulations and extend a warm welcome to all who became Copley Society members this past year: Tomas Baleztena
(Portland, ME), William Burnham
(Marshfield, MA), James Campbell
(Sherborn, MA), Dianne Courbeau
(South Dennis, MA), John Gamache
(New Bedford, MA), Jenny Kelley
(Plymouth, MA), Kimberly Meuse
(Portsmouth, NH), Debbie Miller
(Barrington, RI), Anne Salas
(Marston's Mills, MA), Kristin Stashenko
(Medfield, MA), Louisa Tebbutt
(London, UK), Mary Teichman
(Holyoak, MA) and Percy Fortini-Wright
(Pembroke, MA). New Members' Show 2014
runs from Saturday, January 11th through Thursday, February 6th
. An opening reception
will be held on January 11th
. Congratulations once again!
Sponsored by: Bromfield Gallery, Museum of Russian Icons, Artscope's Light Up the Arts, Fountain Street Fine Art, Fuller Craft Museum and Interlochen Arts Academy
Kim Carlino: "Comological Formations, series III, XXL," watercolor and ink on Yupo, 35" x 23,", 2013.
SOLO winners at Bromfield
Juried by Al Miner, MFA, James Lentz presents "IS/ISN'T," sculptures of unreality, and Kim Carlino shows paintings from "The Artifice of Geometry." Also on view: "Here I Sit, Brokenhearted," a bathroom installation by Helen Payne.
Jan 3 - Feb 2
Reception Friday, Jan 3, 6-830 pm
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Museum of Russian Icons
The new exhibit Secret Symbolism: Decoding Color in Russian Icons opens January 4, 2014. Discover how various colors and tints reveal and augment the meaning of these sacred paintings. Understanding the meaning of the various colors typically used in icon "writing" cultivates a deeper understanding of the saints and legends the paintings portray. The selection of icons in the exhibit ranges from the 15th through 19th centuries.
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Wild and Woolly at New Art Center
in Newtonville, Massachusetts January 10th through February 21st
The Jane, 2008 by Olivier Laude, chromogenic print, 30" x 40".
he New Art Center
in Newtonville is ringing in the New Year in the wildest of ways: celebrating the myths and realities that surround America's wild west. Story lines of the American West have distorted our historical narrative by blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction. Wild and Woolly
showcases and satirizes celebrated western chronicles and imagery. The exhibition's title comes from an American expression that originated after the California Gold Rush that described the 'wild' west of the United States. The title also references the 1917 silent film of the same name starring Douglas Fairbanks that spoofs the Western genre and all of its connotations. The five featured artists of Wild and Woolly
come from all over, some even sport American Western roots of their own. In the exhibition, Sean Downey
(Jamaica Plain, MA), Olivier Laude
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), David Lefkowitz
(Northfield, MN), Robin Myers
(Jamaica Plain, MA) and Deborah Oropallo
(Novato, CA) re-imagine the frontier landscape and its peoples. Both Downey
use the West as portrayed in cinema, television and literature to create a fictional place of colorful characters with often undesirable expectations. Lefkowitz
combines cardboard, lumber and sheetrock to create trompe-l'oeil tree stumps that shine with idiosyncrasies. Myers
uses a 20x24 large-format Polaroid camera to re-photograph the galaxy and extend the metaphor of exploring the frontier into outer space. Oropallo
studies, surfs and manipulates internet sources to re-present the stereotype of the rodeo cowgirl as victorious heroine in her digitally constructed paintings. Wild and Woolly
will be showing Friday, January 10th through Friday, February 21st
. An opening reception
will be held Friday, January 10th
. Exhibition-related programs include the following: Curator's Talk
and Film Screening of Wild & Woolly
on Wednesday, January 22nd
; Artist Talk with Sean Downey
on Wednesday, January 29th
and a Save The Date Closing Party
on Friday, February 21st
Liz Shepherd & Dennis Svoronos at Boston Sculptors Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through February 2nd
Ladders by Liz Shepherd, 2011, Cast Resin, 24" x 3.5" each.
he Boston Sculptors Gallery
is welcoming 2014 with a double dose of artistic engineering. In two solo exhibitions, the featured artists make use of humble materials to create works that transcend their recycled states and make meanings through posed questions. Steps
, new work by sculptor and printmaker Liz Shepherd
, explores staircase and ladder constructions as a means of both emotional and physical escape. Shepherd
's palette strays from the more traditional materials and makes use of things like paper, tape and corrugated cardboard. With these, she makes stacks and ladders that pose questions of captivity and release. How does the individual find relief from pain? What kind of mental strategies do they bring to bear under great pain and the desperate desire for escape? "I am interested in the individual's pursuit of freedom from anxiety and pain through fantasy," says Shepherd
. "I am continuing to pursue the symbolic power of staircases and ladders. However, my focus has shifted from the search for release of negative attachments to the more literal use of the constructions as a means of escape from suffering." Artist Dennis Svoronos
has the other solo exhibition at Boston Sculptors Gallery
. Cures for Cancer and Other Tall Tales
features works created by Svoronos
during his ongoing battle with brain cancer. Latex gloves, pill bottles, hospital I.D. tags, irradiated blood and lost hair are used to create sculptures that pulse and breathe, beep and click, bringing the visceral sounds of medical treatment into the gallery. Through triumph and tragedy, Svoronos
invites viewers into his intimate space to question sickness, wellness and recovery. Both Steps
and Cures for Cancer and Other Tall Tales
are on view now through Sunday, February 2nd
at the Boston Sculptors Gallery
. Stop by these two exhibitions and spend the start of the year asking the right kinds of questions.
Fountain Street Fine Art
Reception & Jurors Talk: January 4, 2014, 5 - 7PM
Free All Day Encaustic Event, Jan. 11, 11AM - 5PM
Artist Talk by Sue Katz, January 26, 1 - 2 PM
Twenty-one artists employ diverse styles and themes
as they work toward their personal "thresholds," challenging the
boundaries of message, meaning, metaphor, and materiality.
Fuller Craft Museum
Professor Edward S. Cooke, Jr. Lecture on "Made in Massachusetts"
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 2:00 pm
Members $7, Nonmembers $14
Call 508.588.6000 to reserve your seat today.
Join us for an enlightening talk and a chance to meet this great scholar! Edward S. Cooke, Jr., the Charles F. Montgomery Professor of American Decorative Arts in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.
Interlochen Arts Academy
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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