artscope magazine
Out of Their Element.
October 9, 2014

With a world famous exhibition making its American debut, an artist documenting the lives of seaport workers and another capturing travels and traditions in faraway lands, it's safe to say the artists and exhibitions featured below are clearly out of their element. However, this seems to work to their advantage as they take the strange and the unfamiliar and translate them into works of art that narrate stories of their own.

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Travel Journals at Maine Media Gallery
in Rockport, Maine now through November 15th

Featured artwork by Brendan Bullock.

You've most likely heard the term travel journal as it applies to literature: a record of an author's experiences while touring a place for the pleasure of travel. What we gain from these writings are insights into cultures, societies and backgrounds we may not be privy to otherwise. Do the stakes change if the travel journal is not literature, but photography instead? The current solo show artist at Maine Media Gallery would argue no, the stakes do not change. In fact, they may even increase with the presence of both person and lens. Photographer Brendan Bullock's Travel Journals features black and white and color photographs taken in India, Newfoundland, Tanzania and Peru and documents encounters during his travels, from humanitarian projects to the world's largest livestock festival to exploring desolate ghost towns long uninhabited. Using photography as a catalyst for interaction, Bullock's deeply intimate images capture the visual and emotional moments most important to him. On documenting his travels, Bullock says, "I have strongly felt the experiences I have while traveling, and the interactions with those that I encounter, are more important than the pictures." While traveling with his camera, Bullock fully immerses himself in his surroundings. This grants him a keen awareness of sentiment and the perfect measure of pause required to capture the entire experience within the frame of one photograph. Bullock's artistic efforts are clear attempts to preserve and share his moments amongst locals with the world at large. Brendan Bullock received his B.A. in Liberal Arts at St. John's College in 2001. He then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he worked in fine art galleries while also assisting several fine art and documentary photographers. In 2007, he relocated to Maine. Currently, Bullock is a full-time freelance portrait, editorial and wedding photographer, as well as a nationally exhibiting fine artist. Travel Journals is on view now through Saturday, November 15th at Maine Media Gallery, the same venue where Bullock taught his first solo workshop this year.

Sponsored by: 20th Annual Paradise City Arts Festival, Guild of Boston Artists, Bruce Museum, Fountain Street Fine Art, Center for Contemporary Printmaking Monothon, Art of Heart, Roslindale Open Studios, Newburyport Art Association, Hampden Gallery, New England Waterclolor Society, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture/Peabody Museum, Blue Wave Art Gallery, Brush Art Gallery, McGladrey Gallery and artscope Newsstand App

20th Annual Paradise City Arts Festival



New England's most extraordinary collection of 275 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 * Columbus Day Weekend * October 11, 12 & 13
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; Columbus Day 10-4
$13 adults; $11 seniors; $8 students; 12 and under free
Discount Admission Coupon

Voted the #1 Arts Fair in America * 800.511.9725

Guild of Boston Artists

Robert Douglas Hunter; arrangement with a Seth Thomas Clock; oil on canvas.

The Guild of Boston Artists will honor the late Robert Douglas Hunter with a Retrospective October 9 - November 1. Paintings spanning a 60 year career will be shown, many for sale. An evening of tributes from former students on October 16 and a talk about his paintings on October 25.

162 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Bruce Museum

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640), Portrait of a Capuchin Monk, Oil on panel, 53.3 x 45 cm. HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION, on Permanent Loan to LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna.

The Splendor of A Golden Age: Topics in Northern Baroque Art
Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich
Sign up now for an international scholarly symposium featuring some of the world's foremost authorities in art history!

Christopher Brown, Director Emeritus of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Frederick J. DuParc, former director of the Mauritshuis, The Hague
Walter A. Liedtke, Curator of European Paintings, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Curator of Northern Baroque Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Peter C. Sutton, Executive Director of the Bruce Museum

Fountain Street Fine Art

Mary Spencer, Jack Singing in the Wind, charcoal on paper
Sara Fine-Wilson, Milk Bone With Rubble, mixed media sculpture

Mary Spencer and Sara Fine-Wilson
Gaze and Extension
Through November 2
Reception October 18, 5 - 7 PM
Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street, Framingham MA

Mary Spencer's drawings investigate gaze as an extension of the heart and a porthole to the past; Sara Fine-Wilson's sculptures explore visual history and expand a sense of reach.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Monothon


16th Annual Monothon Benefit Auction & Party
Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Saturday November 8, 6-9 pm
Lillian August Flagship Store
32 Knight Street, Norwalk CT

Honorary Chair: Dr. Walter A. Liedtke
Curator of European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Auctioneer: Guy Bennett

$50 in advance, $60 at the door
Contact CCP at 203.899.7999 or [email protected] for tickets

Art of Heart

"Imagine Paris as an urban medium," mixed media.

Throughout the month of October (Oct. 6th - 31st), ARTScape @ The Braford Mill presents Imagine More, a solo exhibit, with original artwork by Sandrine
(aka Sanya) Colson-Inam.

"Imagine More" is an exhibit by Sandrine Colson-Inam (aka Sanya). In this exhibit, Sanya invites her viewers to see the invisible out of her work; to make up their own stories and let their mind imagine the end of stories her mixed media or paintings are starting for them. In this series Sanya expresses her personal ideas about emotional expression, resulting in richly textured abstract canvases in various color schemes that incorporate mixed-media elements. The compositions are abstract and emotional, referencing natural forms and movement, filled with bright paint swirls of color, playful paper cut-outs, and three-dimensional objects. An opening reception with the artist will be held at the ARTScape Small Gallery, October 9 from 6-8 p.m.

ARTSCAPE Studios, 2nd floor, 43 Bradford Street,
West Concord, MA 01742, USA - [email protected]

Roslindale Open Studios


Roslindale Open Studios is a family-friendly art event held on November 1 & 2 from 11am-5pm. Artists show and sell paintings, jewelry, pottery, and more at home studios and business & group sites. Events include children's art, wine & cheese tasting, and live music. Come experience all that Roslindale has to offer!

Newburyport Art Association


Portraits of a Working Waterfront at Cape Ann Museum
in Gloucester, Massachusetts October 11th through February 1st, 2015

John Sanfilippo by Jim Hooper, digital inkjet print, 2013. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of the photographer, 2014.

Gloucester, Massachusetts is famous for a plethora of things, two of which strike us: it is home to both America's original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. The marriage of these two will be taking place in the upcoming exhibition at Cape Ann Museum, Portraits of a Working Waterfront. The exhibit, which is presented in partnership with the Northeast Seafood Coalition, is made up of 75 photographs of men and women who make their livings working in the Gloucester seaport. The images were made by photographer Jim Hooper over an 18-month period and include a wide range of individuals involved in the in-shore and off-shore groundfish fishery and in the shore side businesses which support them. After successfully completing a large community-based portrait in Providence, Rhode Island, Hooper's friend Nonie Brady suggested he tell the story of the people of Gloucester. Hooper himself had always been drawn to the area by the city's famed past and by the determination and spirit of the people who draw their living from the sea today. "Nonie's idea struck a nerve," Hooper explained. "During my youth, I spent a season as first mate and 'puller' on a commercial tuna fishing boat in the Pacific. This formative experience gave me a special appreciation for the men and women who earn their livings from the sea, so the idea of photographing the people of Gloucester's fabled waterfront resonated with me completely." Hooper and a friend packed up his photography studio and moved into a building on Gloucester's Fish Pier where they made over 70 portraits of 150+ members of Gloucester's fishing fleet, a project that resulted in a powerful and thought-provoking portfolio of the people that live the narrative of Gloucester's fishing industry today. Portraits of a Working Waterfront will be on view Saturday, October 11th through Sunday, February 1st at the Cape Ann Museum. A series of educational and outreach programs will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, including an artist talk with Jim Hooper himself on Saturday, November 8th at 2pm at the museum.

Northern Baroque Splendor at Bruce Museum
in Greenwich, Connecticut now through April 12th, 2015

         Featured work by Frans Snyders; HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION, on Permanent Loan to
            LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna.

When we say the current exhibition at Bruce Museum is the biggest thing yet, we are not exaggerating in the slightest. One of the largest and most varied collections of Northern Baroque art assembled anywhere in recent decades is presently displayed across multiple galleries at the Bruce. The Hohenbuchau Collection was gathered by Otto Christian and Renate Fassbender and has been on long-term loan to the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein in Vienna. The selective showing of The Hohenbuchau Collection at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich is the show's inaugural venue in the United States. Primarily composed of Dutch and Flemish seventeenth-century paintings, the collection exhibits all the naturalism, visual integrity and technical brilliance for which those schools are famous. While many modern collections of Old Masters specialize in a single style or subject matter, The Hohenbuchau Collection is admired for offering examples of virtually all the genres produced by Lowland artists: history painting, portraiture, genre, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and flower pieces, animal paintings and hunting scenes. When describing the collection, Executive Director of the Bruce Museum and organizer of the exhibition Peter C. Sutton said, "Particularly unique to the collection are the number of individual paintings executed by more than one artist, working in collaboration. Netherlandish artists tended to specialize, whether in figures, landscapes or still lifes, but they were not averse to collaboration." Dr. Sutton also promises the show will surprise connoisseurs and newcomers alike, with the rich diversity of size, format and subject within each genre, as well as a few only known signed pictures by several artists. Northern Baroque Splendor is on view now through Sunday, April 12th, 2015, granting you enough time to see it once, twice, or more, depending on the demands of your artistic appetite. The Bruce Museum will also host an international symposium in October as an educational programming complement to the Northern Baroque Splendor exhibition. It will feature some of the world's foremost authorities on Old Master Paintings, Dutch and Flemish Art and The Hohenbuchau Collection, including Frederik J. Duparc, Christopher Brown, Walter A. Liedtke and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., as well as the Museum's own Dr. Sutton. The conference will provide an interactive forum for an open exchange of knowledge and expertise among these leaders and the general public. This complementary international symposium will be held at the Bruce on Saturday, October 25th from 10am-4:30pm.

Hampden Gallery
Enid Blechman, Man in a Box of Water.

Main Gallery:
A 'Pataphysical Conversation
Enid Blechman and Adipose Industries Presents
The Search For Fat

The belief that our planet must repurpose its natural resources if it is to survive, has united artistic and scientific communities.The tenuous bond of corporate America and our ecological imperatives has been cemented to create the fictional Adipose Industries, where Blechman, as top scientist, artist and pataphysicist focuses on the theoretical securing and repurposing of fat for home and personal use.

Reception: Sunday, October 5, from 2 pm to 4 pm

Incubator Project Space:

Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1 pm to 6 pm and Sunday 2 pm to 5 pm. Closed Holidays.

New England Watercolor Society

"North American Open Show" October 15th through November 8th. Juror: Alvaro Castagnet. Painting demos / gallery talks. If you like watercolors you will love this show. Monday - Saturday 10 - 4pm, Sundays 12 - 4pm.

Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture/Peabody Museum


Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures
From maces, clubs, daggers, and spears, to shields, helmets, and entire suits of armor, see more than 150 striking examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art.

Opening Saturday, October 18

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Blue Wave Art Gallery


"Unlock: A Very non-PC Exhibit." Visual, political commentary on our culture, the environment and politics.

Mitchel Ahern, Augustus Goertz, Greg Kitterle,
Dave Magdalenski, Asia Scudder, Carol Wintle.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 2014
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Runs thru November 11, 2014

Blue Wave Art Gallery
52 Main St. Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 834 -6070/(405) 826-0181 (Cell)

Brush Art Gallery


Friday, October 17th 6PM
"Celebration of the Arts"
To benefit
The Brush Art Gallery & Studios

Event location: Chelmsford Center for the Arts
1A North Road, Chelmsford, MA

6:00 PM Culinary Arts
7:30 PM Performance by the Boston Accent Quartet
8:00 PM Visual Arts

Admission: $75.00 Reserve online HERE.

McGladrey Gallery

These are the final days to RSVP for YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL, an opening reception featuring photographs of wounded veterans by Thi Linh Wernau.

WHEN? Oct 15 from 5:30-7:30PM
WHERE? McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA

RSVP now:


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