March 27, 2014
in this blast
:: Sponsored by: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Monotype Guild of New England, Make/Speak Choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft, Bromfield Gallery, AD20/21, Newton Open Studios, Worcester Art Museum, Copley Society Fresh Paint, Paradise City Arts Festival, Concord Art Association, Milton Art Museum, Museum of Russian Icons, Artists For Humanity and Paul Pedulla
This blast aims to rescue, reintroduce and regain exposure for fading disciplines and mediums with classical history. Still lifes, landscapes, American Impressionism and light-sensitive film are topics explored and exhibited in new light by the venues featured below. Take a minute to learn about these shows, then take a day to go see them. With captivating art at the heart of these exhibitions, we're sure they've got what you're looking for.
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Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism at Bruce Museum
in Greenwich, Connecticut now through June 22nd
Harvest Moon by Bruce Crane, oil on panel, 14" x 20".
ccording to Peter Sutton
, the Executive Director of Bruce Museum
, the state of Connecticut has been known as one of the most fertile states for the creation of new art movements, and American Impressionism is no exception. Before the turn of the 20th century, the rate at which large cities were industrializing sent many artists in search of a more rural, more intimate setting. They found these reassuring views among the farms, rolling hills, rivers and picturesque shoreline of Connecticut. While steeped in pre-Revolutionary history, Connecticut was readily accessible by train to these escaping city folk, many of whom had winter studios in New York City. Artists' colonies sprang up in Cos Cob and Old Lyme and landscapists took to recording favored sites in places like Branchville, Farmington, Mystic and the Litchfield Hills. The names of these artists—John H. Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam and Willard Metcalf—are among the most famous landscapists in American art history. While some, like Robinson, made regular pilgrimages to France to paint alongside the great French Impressionist Claude Monet, others learned the style second hand, and collectively they made it a uniquely American manner. Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism
, the current exhibition at Bruce Museum
, is drawn from the permanent collection of the Bruce
, private collectors, area museums and the trade, and exhibits more than 25 works of American Impressionism that speak to the quality and beauty of this perpetually popular art, and to Connecticut's important role in its creation. Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism
is on view now through Sunday, June 22nd
. When you attend, don't forget to bring your cell phone! This exhibition, like many others at the Bruce
, will be accompanied by a compelling cell phone audio tour guide program that will include a driving tour of sites in Greenwich that are featured in some of the paintings on view.
Sponsored by: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Monotype Guild of New England, Make/Speak Choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft, Bromfield Gallery, AD20/21, Newton Open Studios, Worcester Art Museum, Copley Society Fresh Paint, Paradise City Arts Festival, Concord Art Association, Milton Art Museum, Museum of Russian Icons, Artists For Humanity and Paul Pedulla
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Allison Schulnik / MATRIX 168
Allison Schulnik, Eager, 2014, video still from stop-motion, clay animation video with sound.
Clay animation videos, paintings, and sculpture by artist Allison Schulnik, recently honored with a special jury recognition at South by Southwest®, and whose work The New York Times says, "demonstrates the thrill of old-fashioned animation."
Through May 4, 2014.
Preview Schulnik's Eager (2014) on
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Monotype Guild of New England
Marilyn Sherman: "Dear Parents Redacted #3," monoprint, 24" x 18", 2013.
"On the Edge"
Fitchburg Art Museum
April 2 - 28
Reception: Sunday, April 6, 1-3 pm
This exhibition of 44 contemporary prints by members of the Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE), juried by Boston printmaker Debra Olin, explores edges in all their cultural and personal meanings: "juicy, poignant, and inventive" according to Olin.
To learn more about MGNE exhibition opportunities and workshops, visit
Make Speak, Choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft
Make Speak: Contemporary takes on craft by seven not-so-conventional craftspeople
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
From mathematics to mounting making, come whet your curiosity about the creative process, contemporary craftsmanship, and how things are made.
Presentations and Reception, Free!
at Windgate Gallery
North Bennet Street School,
150 North Street,
Boston, MA 02109
here for more info & to RSVP
Creative Sponsor: Milk Row Studio; Beer Sponsor: Boston Beer
E-Media Sponsor: Artscope Magazine
Enjoy seven, 7-minute presentations by not-so conventional craftspeople about how they work, think, and create. Featuring: Brett Angell - artist and mount maker; Mary Barringer - studio potter and editor; Martin & Erik Demaine - artists and mathematicians; Jonathan Baily Holland - composer; Beth Ireland - artist/activist; Judith Leemann - artist/curator; Jeremy Ogusky - potter and fermenting evangelist.
Ellen Wineberg: "Primavera," oil on canvas, 36" x 48", 2013.
Charles Goss: "Untitled," 2012.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
April 2 - 27
Opening: Friday, April 4, 6-8:30 pm
Ellen Wineberg: "Worldview"
Oil stick paintings that explore physics vs.
metaphysics, buoyancy vs. gravity. In "Duality," a
squirrel sits oblivious in a crystal cave.
Charles Goss: "90 Days in Paris"
Sabbatical work from Paris; Johnson, VT; and Boston.
THIS WEEKEND ONLY! SAVE $5 WITH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
THE 7th ANNUAL AD20/21 & BOSTON PRINT FAIR takes place March 27-30, 2014 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street in the South End. The complete Show catalog is now online at
The show features 50 select exhibitors from the United States and Canada offering affordable to museum-quality modern to contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, fine prints and drawings and more. It is the only show of its kind in New England.
Starting this year, AD20/21 is the culmination of Boston Design Week, March 20-30, a new 10-day citywide design festival, featuring over 80 events across greater Boston. Boston Design Week programs take place at AD20/21 throughout the weekend, including the screening of the Academy Award-nominated short animation Feral, by local filmmakers Dan Golden and Daniel Sousa, and the concluding panel for Boston Design Week: Art and Design That Endures: Ensuring the Future.
Weekend Show hours are Friday 1:00-8:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-8:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm. Weekend tickets are $15, under 12 free. Print and present this announcement and receive $5 off each adult admission. Complimentary special programs, re-admission, catalog and coat check. Café, discount and valet parking. Details:
ad2021.com or 617-363-0405.
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!
Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum presents KNIGHTS! - a new exhibit with recently acquired pieces from the Higgins Armory Museum. The exhibit begins with an Opening Party on Friday, March 28th with live music. The celebration continues with the Renaissance Faire Weekend from Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30.
Film as Medium and Metaphor at MASS MoCA
in North Adams, Massachusetts March 29th through February 1st, 2015
Smoke by Lisa Oppenheim, 2013, installation view; two-channel video, looped.
tarting Saturday, MASS MoCA
will join the many other museums and galleries in efforts to preserve a disappearing discipline and technology with the debut of their exhibition The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor
. The choice to use light-sensitive film rather than digital formats is rapidly fading, making exhibitions that display the medium's visual, material and aural characteristics harder to come by. The six featured artists—Rosa Barba
, Matthew Buckingham
, Tacita Dean
, Rodney Graham
, Lisa Oppenheim
and Simon Starling
—tackle themes of light, motion, time, perception and now obsolescence in their works. The exhibition is built on a mix of atmospheric, documentary and sculptural works that speak to the past and the future, vision, technology, faith and even death. A preview of the works at high speed would look like the following: Barba
's The Long Road
, filmed from a helicopter, circling above an abandoned race car track in the California desert; Buckingham
's False Future
restaging a static shot from one of Louis Le Prince's four films and projecting it in 16mm onto a cloth, echoing accounts of Le Prince's workroom; Dean
's The Green Ray
focusing on the setting sun with hopes to document the moment in which the atmosphere refracts the light and causes a flash of green; Graham
's Torqued Chandelier Release
conflating his memory of a scene of a falling chandelier in the 1952 film "Scaramouche" and Sir Isaac Newton's famous bucket experiment demonstrating the properties of rotational motion; Oppenheim
's Yule Log
taking the New York City television tradition of broadcasting a Christmas hearth as its starting point and transcending it across generations; Starling
's Black Drop
documenting the 2012 transit of Venus across the sun, in what the work proposes might be the last time it will be captured on celluloid. The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor opens Saturday, March 29th
and will be on view through February 1st, 2015
. MASS MoCA
wants to share with its visitors the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at the care of these mediums and the dire need for its preservation.
Classic New England: Landscape and Still Life at Powers Gallery
in Acton, Massachusetts now through April 13th
Walden II by Jeanne Rosier Smith, pastel, 16" x 12".
till lifes and landscapes go hand in hand on the walls of the current exhibition at Powers Gallery
. Right now, Classic New England: Landscape and Still Life
marries the pastel landscapes of Jeanne Rosier Smith
with the oil still life paintings by Marshall Henrichs
, creating a two-person show of stoic, nostalgic nature. Both artists are local, Henrichs
being a longtime resident of Littleton and Smith
hailing from the historically rich Sudbury. The work of Marshall Henrichs
is based on the art of a 20th century Italian painter named Giorgio Morandi, who painted still lifes of very simple, rustic pottery and vessels. It is Henrichs
' ability to assign intimacy and honesty to arrangements of typically mundane subjects that has attracted quite the following of collectors. His very spare treatment of the genre injects his works with a freshness and vitality that create an air of timelessness around his finished projects. Jeanne Rosier Smith
is known for her active, dramatic wave paintings, opulent still lifes and expressive portraits. Though she can create in other mediums, Smith
has a certain loyalty to pastels. "Since first touching pastels twelve years ago, I rarely paint in any other medium: I fell in love with the velvety richness, the pure color, the direct touch which pastel alone affords," Smith
says. It is this devotion to the medium and the passion surrounding it that explains her increasing success. Though relatively new to Powers Gallery
, her work has been very well received, and has also been noted in national art magazines and in the Pastel Society of America
's pastels are currently hanging together with Henrichs
' still lifes in Classic New England: Landscape and Still Life
, on view now through Sunday, April 13th
at Powers Gallery
. The combination of these two artists and their individual aesthetics makes this a "classic" gallery experience in every sense of the word.
Copley Society Fresh Paint
On Sunday, April 27th artists from the Co|So will set up their easels around Boston and beyond to paint original images of the most treasured locations and landmarks. Fresh Paint will conclude with a gala at Co|So on Saturday, May 10th, during which all works will be up for silent auction.
Paradise City Arts Festival
Call for Entries: Fall 2014
Postmark Deadline April 1
Paradise City presents New England's premier shows of fine craft, painting and sculpture, and represents many of the nation's top artists and craft designers. Paradise City's shows are known for showcasing fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available in the Northampton show for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. Northampton: October 11, 12 & 13. Marlborough: November 21, 22 & 23.
For more information, or to receive applications to all Paradise City Arts Festivals, call 800-511-9725. Visit
http://www.paradisecityarts.com/artisan/appinfofall.html for an online application.
Concord Art Association
MAKE ART SEE ART COLLECT ART SUPPORT CONCORD ART!
Saturday, April 12, 2014, Concord Art is hosting "Paint the Town Revisited," a gala event and fundraiser. Tickets are now available online at
or by calling 978-369-2578.
The event will showcase opportunities to make art, see art, collect art, and support Concord Art. A silent auction will feature one-of-a-kind original artwork kindly donated by 50 member artists. In addition, there are some very special art tours and trips and art parties to bid on! There will be performances by dancers from Concord Academy. The evening will also include art demos by Will Kirkpatrick, Becky Gibbs and Shelly Eagar. And last but not least, there are three extraordinary pieces to be auctioned off live: a sculpture from Michio Ihara, a sculpture from Joseph Wheelwright, and a tintype photograph from the estate of David Prifti.
Concord Art is grateful to our event sponsors: artscope magazine, Barrett Sotheby's International Realty, Budget Printing, On the Mat Yoga Studio.
Milton Art Museum
Museum of Russian Icons
Museum of Russian Icons hosts The Tsars' Cabinet, highlighting 200 years of Russian decorative arts under the Romanovs, from Peter the Great in the early 18th century to Nicholas II in the early 20th century. Many of the more than 230 objects in the exhibition were designed for public or private use of the tsars or other Romanovs. Others illustrate the styles that were prominent during their reigns
Artists For Humanity
Boston's most unique fundraising gala, Artists for Humanity's "Greatest Party on Earth", is fast approaching. Come to the EpiCenter on Saturday, April 26, to celebrate the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of Boston's young artists, and the life-changing mission of Artists for Humanity. Tickets and more information can be found at
Cape at Water's Edge, Acrylic on Canvas 30"x30".
April 1 - June 30, 2014
Reception: Thursday, April 10, 5:30-7:30 PM
Thomas Moser Boston
19 Arlington St., Boston
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