artscope magazine
"Heads" Up.
May 22, 2014

Maybe we mean heads-up as a notice, to bring attention to an underexposed artist well-deserving of her time in the spotlight. Maybe we mean heads-up as a forewarning, a hint telling you to match your head, thoughts and values to those depicted in mid-century art in order to see the intentional juxtapositions of an exhibition. Perhaps we means heads-up as a tip-off to artscope's museum package giveaway in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the tablet edition of the magazine. Or, maybe we mean heads-up literally—a lot of heads, up on shelves and walls. You'll have to check out the blast! below to find out.

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Come experience the dialogue that is taking place on our zine right now! Our new comment box feature allows you to give your remarks and feedback through your Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts. This is just another way to continue the art discussions that make up the artscope universe. Also, you can visit the artscope breaking news feed on the current exhibitions page of our website to see what's happening today through tweets sent directly from your favorite galleries and museums. When you attend an exhibit after learning about it through the feed, please mention that you saw it in artscope.

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- Lacey Daley

We Make Art: 1,001 Artist Portraits at Cape Cod Museum of Art
in Dennis, Massachusetts now through June 14th

Featured artwork by Bill Liebeskind.

He's done it—in a grand and funky manner and over the span of two whole years, New York artist Bill Liebeskind has fashioned 1,001 heads of artists from modeling clay. Each head is about two and half inches and contains the likes, looks and details of both historical and contemporary artists. The entire collection, entitled We Make Art: 1,001 Artists Portraits, is on display now at the Cape Cod Museum of Art on a series of shelves running about walls of the museum's Polhemus Savery DaSilva Gallery. "It's everyone you know and a few hundred you've never heard of before," the artist says. He suspects that—apart from a few highly recognizable artists like Picasso and Dali—most people don't really know what even famous artists look like. We Make Art should have visitors saying, "'That's how El Greco looked' or 'That's how de Kooning looked,'" he says. The concept of sculpting artists' heads wasn't entirely unexpected from Liebeskind because he has frequently incorporated images of famous paintings by the likes of Jacques-Louis David, Diego Velázquez and Édouard Manet in his work. Often, though, he's been inspired by current events, such as the destruction of the World Trade Center and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. Liebeskind attempts to make sense of the chaos in the world by using such powerful imagery in his work. He also makes comic books. In 2009, Liebeskind started the Gift Project, a forum for sharing art in a noncommercial way. He sent artworks to people all over the world for them to enjoy for two months, then pass on to others with the understanding that the works should continue changing hands every two months indefinitely into the future. Liebeskind has since involved other artists in the Gift Project and views it as a "museum without walls." He currently shows his work at Gallery Ehva in Provincetown. We Make Art: 1,001 Artists Portraits is on view now through Saturday, June 14th at Cape Cod Museum of Art. A Gallery Talk will be held on Thursday, June 12th at 4pm with a reception to follow soon after.

Sponsored by: Huntington Theatre Company, A.R.T. Resource Trust, Unifier Festival, Artscope Museum Package Giveaway, Paradise City Arts, Newburyport Art Association, Lyme Academy and Arts Fest Beverly

Huntington Theatre Company


Are our beliefs and prejudices hard-wired into us? Four Harvard intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, success, and identity. Playwright Lydia R. Diamond explores the inescapable nature of racism and other tricky topics in this controversial and funny new play.

A.R.T. Resource Trust

August 1 Deadline for Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund

Grants available in painting, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and Northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Non-profit organizations wishing to show, commission, or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Applications and artwork must be submitted through our online grant portal at Deadline August 1.

Unifier Festival


Honoring and bringing together different sub-cultures, this transformational gathering is a world and sacred music festival, electronic music festival, yoga festival, a tribal belly dance festival, a live art show, a place for ceremony, for permaculture, for sculptural works and circus arts. It is a place to care for the land and to eat organic food, and to be inspired and inspire our kids and our elders.

Artscope Museum Package Giveaway


Paradise City Arts


"WILD AND WONDERFUL!" - The Boston Globe

New England's most extraordinary collection of more than 260 painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, glassblowers, furniture makers, clothing designers and more - from every corner of America. With sensational food by local chefs, fabulous live music, special exhibits, a spectacular sculpture garden and lots of fun activities - a great way to spend a holiday weekend!

Three County Fairgrounds * Memorial Day Weekend * May 24, 25 & 26
54 Old Ferry Road at Route 9 * Northampton, MA
All Indoors and Under Tents * Mass Pike Exit 4 to I-91 North, Exit 19 * FREE PARKING!

Saturday and Sunday 10-6; Memorial Day 10-4 $13 adults; $11 seniors; $8 students; 12 and under free

Voted the "#1 Arts Fair in America" - AmericanStyle Magazine * 800.511.9725

Norman Rockwell's World at Springfield Museums
in Springfield, Massachusetts now through January 4, 2015

Mother's Birthday by Norman Rockwell, conté crayon drawing. Gift of MassMutual.

There's always room for history and tradition in modern times—it all depends on where we place our focus and how we decide to spin it, and the most recent exhibition at the Springfield Museums has achieved the perfect balance. Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century features original drawings by Norman Rockwell, the artist widely viewed as the standard bearer for art that celebrated "traditional" values and small town America. The exhibit features twenty-one drawings that Rockwell executed for MassMutual advertisements in the 1950s and 1960s. It was his focus on traditional American themes such as hard work and self-reliance that appealed to corporate America in the mid twentieth century, particularly a company like Springfield-based MassMutual, the 2014 Premier Sponsor of the Springfield Museums. So with today's fluid definitions of family, love and success and our fast-paced self-motivation, how do we make the work of Rockwell and the themes he so passionately believed in relevant to the world as we know it? That's what makes this exhibition so enlightening: comparing and contrasting the important themes of today with the depictions of family, work and leisure given to us by Rockwell himself. This reexamination of values and traditions is bound to yield surprising results. Even today, many Americans continue to feel a deep identification with the more than 4,000 works of art that the artist created. Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century is on view now through January 4th, 2015 in the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History at the Springfield Museums. Accompanying the drawings on view is an original Rockwell-inspired mural by local artist John Simpson. The Wood Museum now owns 40 of the 80 drawings that Rockwell created for MassMutual, with the remainder belonging to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The new exhibit at the Wood Museum will also serve to complement another upcoming exhibit at the Springfield Museums. American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell opens at the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts on June 6, and features works by Rockwell and other notable American artists on loan from The Brooklyn Museum.

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art at Heftler Gallery
in Beverly, Massachusetts now through July 11th

Girlhood by Theresa Bernstein, 1921.

If you haven't heard of artist Theresa Bernstein (1890 - 2002), consider yourself one of many. Though a talented and insightful artist, Bernstein and her art were a product of the times, and the tribulations posed to women in the arts seemingly erased her artistic footprint—until now. Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, first stumbled upon Theresa Bernstein when she was researching her definitive work on Edward Hopper in the 1980s. Levin's fascination with the underexposed artist sparked a seminar in the art history doctoral program during which Professor Levin and graduate students grew intent on developing an exhibition to give Theresa Bernstein her due place in history and acquaint art lovers with her mastery of the human condition. The exhibition, Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, consists of 44 works by Bernstein, and cover the period of time from 1912 - 1972. The subjects of many of her works cover the big issues of Bernstein's day and include meetings for women's suffrage in New York City, World War I Parades and immigrants in the 1920s. She also painted everyday scenes in New York City including large crowds with a view from above; church on a Sunday morning, Carnegie Hall, readers at the library and portraits of family members, including her husband, the well known artist, William Meyerowitz. The exhibit is travelling from New York City to four additional venues in Washington, DC, Lancaster, PA, Endicott College and Philadelphia, PA. Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art is on view now through Friday, July 11th in the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College. Visiting this exhibition makes you part of the effort in unveiling the talent of Theresa Bernstein and sharing her visions.

Newburyport Art Association


Lyme Academy


Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
ArtsBall in Bloom: A Night in the Garden of Art
Saturday, June 7
5:30 to 11pm


Join us for our annual, signature, gala event at the College in historic Old Lyme, Connecticut. Your ticket ($150) includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, full bar, dinner, dancing, and silent & live auctions. All net proceeds raised fund student scholarships. Call 860.434.3571 x 117 or email for reservations & information.


Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371

Arts Fest Beverly


Join us for ARTS FEST Beverly on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 10am-4pm.

It's a free outdoor festival that's fun for the whole family - including over 100 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids' activities, food and more. Sponsored by TD Bank and Endicott College.

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