What A Night.
April 10, 2014
The title of this blast should really be What. A. Night. Perhaps putting periods after each word would add the emphasis we need to describe the atmosphere from our Light Up The Arts event. A big thank you goes out to our guests, our sponsors, our donors and our host. The full house was pure proof of how strong our New England art community truly is. We compose this blast with thanks.
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Abstract & Modernism at New Hampshire Antique Co-op
in Milford, New Hampshire now through August 31st
Little Flowers Under Moonlight by Walasse Ting.
ubbed "Best of New Hampshire" by New Hampshire Magazine
, the New Hampshire Antique Co-op
is one of the largest and finest group antique shops in the state. Established in 1983, the shop features more than 200 dealers showcasing fine art, period furniture, vintage wares and collectibles. The current exhibition echoes the style and profoundness of the venue itself. Abstract & Modernism: 1950s to Today
is an exhibit and sale of paintings by artists representative of this post-war cultural and artistic movement. Highlights among the artists representing the earlier decades of the exhibit include Louise Nevelson
(1900-1988), Paul Jenkins
(1923-2012), Walasse Ting
(1929-2010), Karel Appe
l (1921 - 2006) and Robert Hughes
is considered to be one of the most important and influential female American artists of the 20th century. Appel
are leading American Abstract Expressionists. Hughes
hails from New Hampshire, where he received numerous artistic and teaching accolades. His sculptures are often compared to works by Henri Moore
and William Zorach
. More recent examples of this cultural movement and perspective include works by notable contemporary artists from the Monadnock region, including Anna Von Mertens
, Christopher Myott
, Roz Park
, Jessie Pollock
and Jason Reimers
. All have exhibited throughout New England and beyond. These featured artists aim to break with previously traditional art forms and trends, transcending into realms that utilize shapes, forms, colors and textures in unrealistic, often unimaginable ways. Abstract & Modernism: 1950s to Today
will be on view in the Tower Gallery
at New Hampshire Antique Co-op
for all of spring and most of summer, lasting through Sunday, August 31st
. The shop is open daily from 10am-5pm, making it easy for you to fit this exhibition onto your seasonal must-see list.
Sponsored by: Mystic Arts Center, Make/Speak Choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Copley Society Fresh Paint, Easton Shovel Town Cultural District and Trustees of Reservations, Artists For Humanity, Newburyport ArtWalk 2014, Maud Morgan Chandler Gallery, Concord Art Association, Arts Marketplace Pawtucket and ArtScape Gallery @ The Bradford Mill
Mystic Arts Center
Mystic Arts Center
9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355
Monday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm
Visit Mystic Arts Center's galleries for The Blues, a juried themed show open to the artist's interpretation, running April 11 to May 31. Reception: Thursday, April 17, 5:30-7pm. The Elected Artists, a non-juried show open to MAC's Elected Artists welcoming all mediums, will run April 11 to May 31.
Reception: Thursday, April 17, 5:30-7pm.
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.
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
Call for Entries for the Annual
Pawtucket Foundation Prize Juried Exhibition
MAY 8th through June 12th, 2014
TOP AWARD: The Pawtucket Foundation Prize $1,000
The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Prize $250
DEADLINE: APRIL 15 (postmark)
Jurors: DIDI SUYDAM, JEWELRY DESIGNER & DIGITAL ARTIST PETER DIEPENBROCK, SCULPTOR & DESIGNER.
www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org for more info
and to download call for entries.
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery
560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket
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.
Easton Shovel Town Cultural District and Trustees of Reservations
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
The Flower Show at Jamestown Arts Center
in Jamestown, Rhode Island April 18th through May 23rd
Fact and Fancy 6" by Georgia Marsh, 2013, 30" x 40", oil and graphite on duralar.
here will be no sign of snow, no talk of polar vortexes at Jamestown Art Center
's upcoming exhibition. The Flower Show: Paintings by Georgia Marsh
is the artist's debut solo show in Rhode Island and the first time these recent paintings have been exhibited anywhere. With a track record of exhibits across New York and Europe, the JAC
is honored to host Georgia Marsh
's first solo exhibition in the state of Rhode Island. Don't let the title of Marsh
's show fool you—there's much more at work here than pretty flowers and promising blooms. In The Flower Show
's paintings capture the beauty of nature in a dimension that's possible only in art and our imagination. She skillfully applies the techniques of traditional observation painting to address contemporary dialogues about art and beauty, an approach that ignites in viewers a sense of nostalgia for organic beauty that has faded from us in our post-natural world. By combining both abstraction and representation, Marsh
challenges our preconceptions of painting and nature. Marsh
has received many awards, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts
, an NEA international fellowship through the La Napoule Foundation
in France, a Pollock/Krasner Foundation
Fellowship and a lifetime achievement award from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
, the Musee National d'Art Moderne
in Paris, the National Museum for American Arts
in Washington DC and the New York Public Library
, among others. Recently, Marsh
's beautiful Jamestown garden was featured in the March issue
of Rhode Island Monthly
. The Flower Show
will open at Jamestown Art Center
on Friday, April 18th
. It will be on view through Friday, May 23rd
with the following gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-2pm.
Screen Prints, Block Prints & Graphic Images at The Preservation Framer & Art Gallery
in North Attleboro, Massachusetts now through April 30th
Ride or Die by Kris Johnsen, screen print.
t's no secret that North Attleboro is a town rich in both talent and creativity, making it the ideal location for The Preservation Framer & Art Gallery
. This shop doubles as a custom picture-framing store and a rotating art gallery, a functionality that makes a lot of sense, given the location of the store. Here they frame art, display art and sell art, but most importantly, they celebrate art. Screen Prints, Block Prints & Graphic Images
is the current exhibition at The Preservation Framer & Art Gallery
, featuring bold images in screen prints, lino-cut prints and spray paint stencils. All prints are hand made by various artists from local and distant parts of the country and are professionally framed in a variety of frame styles including reclaimed cedar, 100 year old Douglas Fir, scrap pallet and ornate. Basically, this is a good-looking, good-smelling combination of artistic talent and professional rustic framing. The show features prints by: Kris Johnsen
(Portland, ME), Xander Marro
(Providence, RI), Joe Levesque
(Plainville, MA), William Schaff
(Providence, RI), Derrick Castle
(Whitehouse, TN), Jose Pulido
(Los Angeles, CA) and Andy Reach
(North Attleboro, MA). Screen Prints, Block Prints & Graphic Images
is on view now through Wednesday, April 30th
. With a focus in preserving both the past and future, it only makes sense that The Preservation Framer
showcases art always, even between exhibitions. The venue regularly showcases photography by Patty Hitchcock
and Jen Osojnicki
and works by Colleen Vandeventer
and Lindsay Nygaard
, along with the annual winners of The North Attleboro Junior-Senior Student Art Show. Furthermore, The Preservation Framer
remains the exclusive retailer of the incomparable Peter Clarke
, whose pen and ink illustrations have made him a nationally recognized figure, and whose depictions of turn-of-the-century townships and local hot spots have elevated him to legendary status around southeastern Massachusetts. It has been said Clarke
's hand-stippled originals must be seen to be believed, which means you'll have to make a trip to The Preservation Framer & Art Gallery
in the near future.
Newburyport ArtWalk 2014
We invite you to join us for the Newburyport ArtWalk season, our city's first as a designated Massachusetts Cultural District. With 17 participating galleries, all within easy walking distance of downtown Newburyport, this should be our most exciting year yet.
Newburyport has a rich tradition of art and creative people contributing to the interest and excitement in our local galleries. Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday & Sunday, April 12 (3-7pm) & 13 (1-5pm) and join in during this first of four weekend events. Please be sure to check individual galleries for specific events and times.
For more information visit:
"Newburyport Artwalk" on
Maud Morgan Chandler Gallery
Departure by Wendy Prellwitz.
MADE YOU LOOK TWICE
The Combination of Printmaking and Drawing
Yields Poetry at the Chandler Gallery's Small Works Salon
When both printmaking and drawing are used to create a single work, the results can make the viewer do a double take. The Chandler Gallery's 2014 Small Works Salon, "Direct/Indirect," juried by Bill Flynn, gathers the best examples of drawing on top of prints and printing on top of drawings. Flynn, a professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and an accomplished artist with a background in both drawing and printmaking, couldn't wait to see how the entries would incorporate the two mediums. Flynn says he was looking for "a collage that joggles your brain" along with "a little bit of poetry."
"Direct/Indirect" is on display at the Chandler Gallery from April 1st through May 9th with an opening reception on
Sunday, April 13th, from 3-5pm.
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.
Arts Marketplace Pawtucket
CALL TO ARTISTS
Third Annual Arts Marketplace: Pawtucket
at the Pawtucket Armory Art Center*
172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI
Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014
10am to 4pm
Arts Marketplace Pawtucket, is an exciting exhibition and sale that highlights fine art and craft by artists throughout our region celebrating the arts and traditions in our community. The event, which takes place during the anticipated month-long Pawtucket Arts Festival, is a juried show whose mission is to meet high standards of technical and artistic excellence.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014 (postmarked)
To download an application visit:
ArtScape Gallery @ The Bradford Mill
43 Bradford Street
West Concord, MA 01742
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 5pm
Sat. & Sun. noon - 3pm
April 17th - May 10th
Jenn Goodale Presents
A group exhibition featuring
sculptural works of art inspired by the word "Urban".
April 17th, 6 - 9pm
Musical Presentation by DJs from the Self-Expression Project.
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