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Storm Warning & Art Adorning.
February 13, 2014

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Adventures in Celestial Mechanics at Maine Media Gallery
in Rockport, Maine now through March 1st

Moonrise, Penobscot Bay by Jim Nickelson.

Though myths and folklore may generate interest in full moons during certain seasons, we as a society have become quite numb to the magic of moonrise. It is the repetitive nature and dependable cycle of full moons that have perhaps masked our fascination with their nightly endeavors. The impetus behind the current show at Maine Media Gallery is to reignite a passion and interest in the passage of the moon through the sky and what this means for the history of different cultures all around the world. Adventures in Celestial Mechanics is the project of fine art photographer and custom digital printer, Jim Nickelson. The exhibition is based on his quest to capture each full moon of the year, at moonrise or moonset, from somewhere in the Maine landscape. Nickelson's fascination with the full moon cycles comes from the creation of a full moon itself: an important phase of the celestial dance between the Earth, Sun and Moon when all three bodies are aligned. The interesting names of the full moons, each rooted in the history of the land and its peoples, provide further inspiration for Nickelson's project. It is this interest in the beauty and complexity of the natural world that drives the artist's work. He often explores the edges found in nature, between land and sea, sea and sky, night and day. His work also examines the passage of time as well as the shapes and forms of the natural world. Prior to his current career as fine art photographer and custom digital printer, Nickelson worked as a NASA engineer and corporate lawyer. Today, he teaches workshops both privately and through Maine Media Workshops. Adventures in Celestial Mechanics is on view now through Saturday, March 1st at Maine Media Gallery. The exhibition will come to an end with an Artist Talk and Closing Reception on Saturday, March 1st, beginning at 4pm.

Sponsored by: Fuller Craft Museum, Monkey King, Artscope's Light Up the Arts, Newburyport Art Association, Chandler Gallery / Maud Morgan Arts, National Museum of Dance, The Art Connection, Massasoit Annual Arts Festival Call for Entries and Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School

Fuller Craft Museum


loveCRAFT at Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Friday, February 14 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets $30, 2 for $50 Call 508.588.6000
or visit to reserve your tickets.

Get creative this Valentine's Day at loveCRAFT. Fuller Craft Museum invites you to feed your senses with an evening of Valentine's fun. Try your hand at the potter's wheel with the assistance of our guest ceramic artist Seth Rainville, and express yourself in clay (adults only). Please dress casually for the clay. Enjoy live music by Drummer Sidy Maiga, DJ Miles Jackson, cash bar, light supper, an open dessert bar, and love poetry. Explore the galleries with a romantic scavenger hunt, and make your own love mobiles. Also guest artists Metalsmith Jeff Bowie(Steampunk jewelry) and Potter Eileen de Rosas will come talk.

Monkey King


Your one-stop BUBBLE TEA, CREPE, and SMOOTHIE shop - Come thirsty!

Monkey King Tea
located inside Real Lucky Restaurant
249 Highland Avenue
Malden, MA

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Artscope's Light Up the Arts


Join us in a gathering and meeting of peoples in the arts.

Free and open to the public. RSVP, purchase raffle tickets or donate to support
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sponsorship package information at 617.639.5771.

Newburyport Art Association


17th Annual Regional Juried Show
April 25- May 25, 2014
Juror: Bruce Brown, Curator Emeritus,
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine
$1,500 Cash Prizes

Submission Deadline Extended!
New deadline is Friday, February 21, 2014, 5:00p.m.
Click here for full Call for Entry & Submission Guidelines.


Chandler Gallery / Maud Morgan Arts


Chandler Gallery / Maud Morgan Arts
20 Sacramento Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Painting Up A Storm: Works by Jon Imber
February 20 - March 21, 2014
Reception: Sunday, February 23, 2014
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Free / Open to the Public: M-F, 9-5 PM
For more information:
617 349-6287x15

Since being struck by ALS, painting has become a collaborative process for Jon Imber. Assistants now mix his paint, move his canvases and help him to balance as he moves around his studio.

This cycle of portraits teems with life. The brushstrokes are loose and thick, yet precisely capture facial expressions, personalities, and inner thoughts. Imber judges this work to be "as strong as anything I have done if not stronger".

Journey at Adelson Galleries Boston
in Boston, Massachusetts now through March 2nd

                 Flame by Tristan Govignon, 2007, Bronze, 21 x 18 x 5 inches.

The current exhibition at Adelson Galleries Boston is Journey, an exhibition that shares the creative expedition of artist Tristan Govignon. As a multifaceted artist, Govignon works in varied media, styles and techniques to create powerful two and three-dimensional works in bold color, expressive forms and geometric compositions. This exhibition features the artist's skillful hand at photography, painting and sculpture. His openness of style reflects his open mind and desire to explore all areas of his life through different and often separate trajectories. Inspired by interactions with nature, friends and daily life, Govignon's dynamic works serve as personal narratives, windows into his artistic visions and intuitions. Every one of his pieces promote or explore some facet of movement, growth and vitality and are born through introspection, the entirety of which Govignon finds to be the meditative yet energetic making of art. Each painting, sculpture, or photograph contains an attractive and mysterious aura, which often suggest a deeper, more complex meaning or emotion. Each media speaks to one another through a visual language that transcends their form, creating an ongoing narrative of the art pulsating through Govignon's life. As he sees it, these works are a record of his experience as an artist, documenting the inventive and often spontaneous process of creating art. Journey is on view now through Sunday, March 2nd at Adelson Galleries Boston. In other venue news, Adelson Galleries Boston has just received a collection of 18 works on paper by John Singer Sargent. All of these drawings are currently on view in the gallery and available for purchase. The drawings range from portraiture and genre scenes to mural studies for his commissions at the Boston Public Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Smart Painting at Artspace
in New Haven, Connecticut now through March 22nd

Land of Cockaigne (no. 3) by Jenn Dierdorf, 2012, acrylic and Ink on clear mylar, 36 x 65 inches.

What does a painting look like? This question may seem abstract in nature, which is exactly what the featured artists in Smart Painting are going for. The current exhibition at Artspace features artists whose work responds to the institution on contemporary abstraction: What does a painting look like? How was it painted? What was it painted on? The works answer these questions in three ways, indicated in the wall texts and subsections of the Smart Painting exhibition. First by referencing the limitations of their structures ("the frame"), second by exploiting the physicality of their surfaces ("the canvas") and third by employing painterly strategies that enter the arena of the aesthetic realm ("the concept or idea"). By breaking down a painting into its simpler parts, the artists reshape these terms more playfully. The featured works are sharp, quick, bright, amusing, elegant and aware of their own limitations and forge on, in the familiar but ambiguous territory of abstraction. These creations belong to the following featured artists: Blake Shirley, Sharon Butler, Deborah Dancy, Zachary Keeting, Ben Piwowar, Jenn Dierdorf, Rob D. Campbell, Derek Leka, Clare Grill and Tatiana Berg. These artists trouble the notion that a painting must be a stoic representation of reality. Instead, they pursue casual abstraction as a method for depicting "reality" by questioning recognizable material, concepts and everyday forms. Needless to say, terms like "lazy" and "hip" have no grounds in this exhibition because the focus here is to challenge the tradition of what it means to be a painting. Smart Painting, curated by John O'Donnell, is showing now through Saturday, March 22nd at Artspace in New Haven. An artist talk is scheduled for Friday, March 7th at 6pm with a preceding reception beginning at 5pm. This exhibition is running concurrently with two others: Perceptual Data and Catalina Barroso Luque, two fine exhibitions that you should check out after this one.

National Museum of Dance


The Art Connection


The Art Connection seeks submissions of 2D & 3D artwork for Art BINGO , an event to encourage collecting. Juried by Frank Roselli, founder of Soprafina Gallery and Randi Hopkins, Associate Director of Visual Arts, Boston Center for the Arts . Submit up to 3 works online at by 3/6/14. Donations support our mission to place art in under-served communities.

Massasoit Annual Arts Festival Call for Entries


Call for Artists

Open Juried Art Show
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography
Up to $2,200 in cash awards
CD Entries Deadline: May 1, 2014
Hand-delivered Deadline: May 1-3, 2014
Entry Fee: $10/one entry, $24/for three

Seeking Fine Arts Crafters
Pottery, Glass, Jewelry, Decorative Arts, Clothing
No mass produced items, please
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Indoor or Outdoor Fee: $25 per table supplied or your own.

Event Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10am-5pm, rain or shine
Massasoit Community College
900 Randolph St., Canton, MA 02021

781.821.2222 x2124
Info & Entry Forms at

Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School

On Time and Place: Celebrating Scenic Hudson's First 50 Years

Scenic Hudson is credited with launching the modern, grassroots environmental movement. This group photography exhibition traveled to 6 venues in 2013; the Tremaine installation will be the last.

Including 36 works by 12 photographers, the show pays tribute to the success of Scenic Hudson's environmental stewardship, the Hudson River Valley, its people, and communities. Tremaine

Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, Connecticut
Monday - Saturday, 10 - 4; Sunday, 12 - 4
(860) 435-3663

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