Of All Species.
March 13, 2014
From birds to mammals to human beings, we've packed this blast full of kingdom classifications. When we live a world together, why not? The exhibitions below feature works with themes of expression, relation and timelessness that both hint around and push the boundaries of all species. Though the exteriors and interiors may differ, the existence between us is all the same.
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About Face at Gallery Seven
in Maynard, Massachusetts now through April 5th
Knuckles by Michael Joseph, sliver gelatin print.
he differences between man and animal, human and beast, can be seen as great or slight, depending on perspective. One of the grandest distinctions, however, is our ability to express, even without words or communication. The current exhibition at Gallery Seven
hones in our on expressions, specifically the ones displayed by our faces. About Face
is a photographic exhibition that displays the works of fine artists and photographers who strive to capture expression in its rawest of forms and reactions. The artists in this show utilize different lenses and sources of manipulation that make the photograph equally as suspect as paintings or drawings or sculptures, as far as seeing the "real person" within them is concerned. There are rustic images of weathered faces, images of women whose faces have been stylized and smoothed over, images of infants and children, and despite the various styles and techniques on display, there remains that one universal theme that we can always relate to: no matter how the work of art has been depicted or presented, when we look into these photographs, they look back at us and we see ourselves. Of over 150 submitted images, 28 were chosen by jurors to compose the exhibition. Of this group, Best In Show was awarded to Bruce D. Millet
, and Honorable Mentions were given to both Lauren Geshel
and Tony Schwartz
. Other featured artists include: Pippi Ellison
, Ed Friedman
, Michael Joseph
, Astrid Reischwitz
and Katya Rosenzweig
. About Face
is showing now through Saturday, April 5th
. The exhibition was juried by Paula Togarelli
, Executive Director and Curator at the Griffin Museum of Photography
in Winchester, MA and Nick Johnson
, co-owner of Gallery Seven
and instructor at the New England School of Photography
Sponsored by: Stonybrook Fine Arts, Fountain Street Fine Art, Artscope's Light Up the Arts, Paradise City Arts Festival, Newton Open Studios, Steampunk Springfield, First Annual Boston Design Week, Montserrat Artrageous!28 Auction and Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Stonybrook Fine Arts
We offer teen and adult classes in welding, foundry, jewelry, moldmaking, live figure modeling and stone carving. One day introduction workshops every weekend. Make your own Wedding Ring, Team building and custom workshops available. Spring classes begin March 24. Beginners welcome!
Check us out May 3 during Artweek Boston.
Stonybrook Fine Arts
24 Porter Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Fountain Street Fine Art
Kellie Weeks, Suspended Belief
Kellie Weeks: Fabrications
March 6- April 6, 2014
Artist Talk Saturday, March 22, 2pm
Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street, Framingham MA
Kellie Weeks' abstract encaustic paintings are conversations about building and rebuilding, uncertainty and the search for balanceelements that speak of relationships, journeys, and transformations.
Artscope's Light Up the Arts
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Paradise City Arts Festival
"EYE-POPPING VISUAL SPLENDOR!" - The Boston Globe
Metro Boston's most extraordinary collection of 175 painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, glassblowers, furniture makers, clothing designers and more - from every corner of America.
Royal Plaza Trade Center * March 21, 22 & 23
181 Boston Post Road West * Marlborough, MA
I-495 to exit 24B (Route 20W) * Minutes from Boston * FREE PARKING!
Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 11-5
$13 adults, $11 seniors, $8 students
Discount admission coupon:
Free Parking! With Live Jazz in the Sculpture Café
www.paradisecityarts.com * 800.511.9725
Newton Open Studios
Newton Open Studios Turns 18! April 5-6
Sat/Sun, 11am-5pm, free.
It's one of the largest and longest running Open Studio events in the region. 175 local artists at 48 pop-up exhibit/sales locations all across town.
Free parking at all sites. Red balloons mark locations.
Download the guide from the website!
Beasts of Burden at Harvard Allston Education Portal
in Allston, Massachusetts now through May 5th
Nothin for You Here by Jane O'Hara, 2011,
6 canvases 22" x 28" (total 56" x 66"), acrylic on canvas.
lthough human beings are a breed all their own, it goes without saying that we have a special and complex relationship with animals. Humans have hunted and bred animals for food, feared them as predators, revered them as spiritual beings, enlisted them as laborers, sacrificed them in scientific experiments and prized them as pampered pets. Jane O'Hara
, curator for the most recent exhibition at the Harvard Allston Education Portal
, sought to explore our duality towards animals through the vision and perceptions of other artists. Of Beasts of Burden
and her intentions for it, O'Hara
says, "My idea was to find artists who tackle differing aspects of this topic in their artwork." Both the individual and collaborative efforts within the exhibition speak to the polarities of the human-animal relationship, covering every length of the spectrum from deep love and respect to a palpable sense of anxiety, guilt and even outrage regarding crimes perpetrated against the defenseless species. Beasts of Burden
is presented by New Art Center
and Unbound Visual Arts
and features the work of 13 artists from Boston, New York, and from as far away as Georgia, Canada and California: Tony Bevilacqua
, Ariel Bordeaux
, Rebecca Doughty
, Raul Gonzalez III
, Wendy Klemperer
, Denise Lindquist
, Jo-Anne McArthur
, Moira McLaughlin
, Sterling Mulbry
, Jane O'Hara
, Gedas Paskauskas
, Jo Tyler
and Shannon Wright
. The exhibition itself resulted from a shared interest in engaging and educating the public through group exhibitions that expand the curatorial dialogue in the Greater Boston area. Beasts of Burden
is on view now through Monday, May 5th
at the Harvard Allston Education Portal galleries
. An opening reception
is being held tonight, Thursday, March 13th
Papercutting at Firehouse Center for the Arts
in Newburyport, Massachusetts now through March 23rd
Peacock by Dylan Metrano, 2013, 5" x 5".
s a species of connections and relations and memories, our returns to places we once spent time in are seen as a sort of homecoming, and that is exactly what's happening at the Firehouse Center for the Arts
for the artist Dylan Metrano
. The doors of the place might as well say, Welcome Home, Dylan!
, considering his history there. As a teenager, Metrano
was an early volunteer at the Firehouse
and part of the crew that converted the building into an arts center in the early 1990s. He worked backstage and onstage in the new theater in those years, while simultaneously honing his visual arts talents in and throughout Newburyport. Accompanying his return is a collection of Metrano
's arresting artwork that he cuts and renders from a rainbow of origami paper, continuously exploring the boldness and relationships of colors and the cleanness of composition. His creations, which are often inspired from his summers spent in Maine, are the kinds of work that stop you mid-step and force you to look closer. All art is a composition of line, color, contrast and balance and it becomes obvious that Metrano
has mastered this within his medium. Each summer since 2007, the artist has lived and worked on Monhegan Island, Maine, where he's fascinated by a dated landscape. Metrano
transfers these sights, the centuries-old buildings and migratory birds, from their natural habitat to his studios where he brings them back to life in the form of meticulously cut paper, giving them a truly infinite lifespan. Metrano
is self-taught and has had his artwork featured on numerous album covers, book covers, posters and in exhibitions throughout New England. He has shown work at the Newburyport Art Association
, the Rockport Art Association
, The Lupine Gallery
(Monhegan, ME), Chameleon Arts
(Newburyport, MA), Nahcotta Gallery
(Portsmouth, NH) and many other galleries. Metrano
is currently illustrating a childrens' book using his papercuttings, to be released by Scholastic Books
in 2016. Papercutting
is on view now through Sunday, March 23rd
at the Firehouse Art Gallery
. Before he heads off again, be sure to see the work of this Newburyport native.
Steampunk Springfield - Opening Soiree
March 21st, 6:30 PM, Springfield Museums
Ribbon-cutting with Bruce Rosenbaum, guest curator of the new exhibition Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City, along with dinner, hors d'oeuvres, and live music by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys. RSVP now and be among the first to see this large-scale, multi-museum exhibition!
First Annual Boston Design Week
FIRST ANNUAL BOSTON DESIGN WEEK, March 20-30. 80 + design events, exhibitions, speakers and behind-the-scenes tours! All are open to the public and most are Free of Charge, but some require RSVPs, so don't miss out -- reserve your places today. The complete Calendar of Events is now online at
Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. The goal is to encourage the public to explore architecture, environmental and landscape design, urban design, interior design, fashion, graphic design and photography, product and industrial design, and studio design such as furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and more.
Boston Design Week concludes with the 7th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries show & sale at The Cyclorama March 27- 30.
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Montserrat Artrageous!28 Auction
Artrageous!28, Montserrat College of Art's signature annual art auction benefiting student financial aid, is Saturday, March 29, Shetland Park, Salem. Bid on spectacular art and items by the Montserrat community and other renowned artists, enjoy sumptuous food, music by The Dejas, and watch Montserrat students create Art-in-the-Moment.
montserrat.edu/auction28 for tickets.
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Call for Entries
Entry deadline extended, drop off date: March 29, 2014
Mailed entries must be postmarked March 29, 2014
Eligibility: Fine-art printmaking mediums including woodcut, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype and original digital media: image size exactly one foot square (12 x 12 inches).
Juror: Elisabeth S. Hodermarsky | Cash prizes, purchase awards.
Exhibition On View: June 8 - August 31, 2014
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850
203-899-7999 | email@example.com
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