Titles Only Tell So Much.
October 23, 2014
Judging by their titles, the exhibitions below sound like one thing, but perhaps mean another. With zero tectonic shifting, no protein genre and certainly no snow (yet), the featured shows use their titles as attention grabbers, promising a good time to all who seek it. Speaking of good times, if you're in New England this weekend and looking for things to do, be sure to swing by Helen Day Art Center's Go Beer event if you'll be in Vermont and are looking to sample the brews from our region paired with a tasting menu. If you plan to stick around Massachusetts, you'll probably want to check out the opening night of Moonstruck Theater's rendition of The Great Gatsby. It's sure to be a can't-miss performance!
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Continental Drift at Belmont Gallery of Art
in Belmont, Massachusetts October 24th through December 5th
The Paved Way by Irene Jensen, etching.
hen the Boston Printmakers Association
took a trip to Iceland this past August, there was no telling what was to come of it. Now, over two months removed from the experience, they have collaborated with members of the Icelandic Printmakers Association
to create an exhibition centered around society's emphasis on the printed image. Continental Drift: Printmakers Converge
showcases the similarities as well as the differences that exist between these two groups of artists and their experiences on two different continents, ultimately forging a bridge between two cultures. The more than 60 featured prints in the exhibition at Belmont Gallery of Art
feature a variety of ancient and modern printmaking techniques, including etching, Chine-colle, silkscreens, monoprints, woodcuts, intaglio, lithography and digital and electro-photo processes. "The exhibit's title, Continental Drift: Printmakers Converge, reflects the action of cultures, and continents, coming together via printmaking—colliding, if you will—and the drifting apart," says Boston Printmakers artist Bob Tomolillo
, organizer of the group's trip to Iceland. The inspiration harnessed from the journey was then processed into works of art, first exhibited in Reykjavik two months ago and now displayed in Belmont and Newton. The Scandinavian Cultural Center
's Nordic Hall
in West Newton will host a Continental Drift
companion exhibit through November with a collection of recent prints by Icelandic artists "inspired by landscapes and human nature." Continental Drift
will be on view Friday, October 24th through Friday, December 5th
at Belmont Gallery of Art
, with an opening reception
slated for Friday, October 24th
. An Artist Print Talk
with American and Icelandic printmakers will take place on Sunday, November 23rd
. Also to note: the Scandinavian Cultural Center's Nordic Hall
will host its Artists Reception and Talk
on Thursday, November 20th
Sponsored by: Center for Contemporary Printmaking Monothon, Museum of Russian Icons, Moonstruck Theater Company, Blue Wave Art Gallery, Helen Day Art Center, Waltham Mills Open Studios, Bromfield Gallery, Roslindale Open Studios, Jamestown Arts Center, Chandler Gallery and artscope Newsstand App
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets
Museum of Russian Icons
Photo by Anastasia Rudenko. Newlyweds, suburbs of Novosibirsk, Russia. November 2010.
Siberia Imagined and Reimagined brings compelling photographs of Siberia by Russian photographers to America for the first time. Depicting subjects ranging from the everyday to the bizarre, 100+ photographs span more than 130 years, including rural and urban scenes, landscapes, native peoples, agriculture and industry, Russian frontier settlements, the Gulag, religion, and the everyday lives of Siberians.
Moonstruck Theater Company
Moonstruck Theater Company announces the regional premiere of THE GREAT GATSBY, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age fable of doomed love and careless wealth, presented live on stage as you've never seen it before. Song and dance from the 1920s accompany Levy's exhilarating script, bringing the American classic to life through an immersive theatrical experience.
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)
Helen Day Art Center
Waltham Mills Open Studios
November 1-2, 2014
Saturday, 12 - 6
Sunday, 12 - 5
Don't miss the chance to visit art where it's made. More than 70 artists will open their doors to welcome the public to this free, annual event. Tour studios, chat with artists, and add to your own art collection.
The central location and easy access by
public transportation make this a can't-miss event.
144 & 289 Moody Street
Egg Noir at Sandglass Theater
in Putney, Vermont October 24th & 25th
Featured sequence in Egg Noir.
f puppetry, visual art or genetic engineering piques your interest, listen up. If you happen to be a fan of all three, then brace yourself because the upcoming production by Spybird Theater
at Sandglass Theater
meshes genres and hobbies to create a visual dramaturgy that draws on puppetry traditions. A distinctly surreal exploration of genetic engineering, Egg Noir
is an object theater piece theorizing about the course of human vision. A scientist who breeds egg heads, a machine who makes them into eye balls and a poet in the desert who records the eye's vision, are locked into a routine that produces a healthy eyeball. All is well until one day a villain infiltrates this world and modifies one of the freshly hatched eggs in the beginning of the production chain. What used to be a flawless sequence of events now gets messy and the world of Egg Noir
unravels, threatening to dissolve its inhabitants and their globe. The work of Spybird Theater
is inspired by the manually-operated machines of the pre-internet and pre-technological world. The creations are presented using the puppets, objects and shadows of dramatic composition. Artistic Director Jana Zeller
has a rich background in Visual Arts paired with a life-long fascination with puppetry, which brings a sculptural quality to her pieces. Egg Noir
is appropriate for adults and children ages ten and up and will be showing this weekend, Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th
at Sandglass Theater
. Tickets are $16 general and $13 for students and seniors, available online at sandglasstheater.org
. Getting tickets in advance is highly encouraged as seating is limited. Reservations may also be made by calling the box office at (802) 387-4051. Reservations are payable by cash or check at the door.
Let it Snow at Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
in Springfield, Massachusetts October 28th through January 4th
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 2001, private collection.
f the title of this exhibition has you worried, don't panic—we're not rushing you through autumn. The way we see it, the upcoming exhibition at the Springfield Museums
can be used as a sort of winter primer, a reminder of the beauty of the season before we get sucked into its center that's promised to be fierce. Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints
combines Japanese woodblock prints depicting the serious beauty of winter scenes with a collection of rare and whimsical snow globes from the past century. The more than 60 woodblock prints featured in this exhibition are scarcely seen, due to their sensitivity to light. Adding to their rarity, these works are from the Springfield Museums
' famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States. Featured in the exhibit are creations by some of the world's most well-known and revered ukiyo-e artists, including Katsushika Hokusai
, Ando Hiroshige
, Utagawa Kunisada
, Utagawa Kuniyoshi
and Nomura Yoshimitsu
. The featured prints are divided into several categories that hightlight the Japanese tradition of contemplating the beauty in nature, including scenes of winter as a symbol of hardships to be overcome, images of historic winter events and snowy prints that relate to Japanese literature. The second feature of Let it Snow
spotlights over 70 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria. Memorabilia from the Paris Exposition of 1889 and replicas of original globes will be on display as part of the exhibit. Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints
will be on view at the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts Tuesday, October 28, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015
. The scenes set in these prints and globes are sure to give viewers an added appreciation for New England winters.
Left: Linda Klein's Yellow, Black and Blue, acrylic on canvas, 14" x 11", 2014.
Right: Patty Adams' Run For Your Life, Little Girl, acrylic and collage on canvas, 24" x 18", 2014.
Renewal and Incongruities Inform Paintings
by Linda Klein and Patty Adams
at Bromfield Gallery in November
November 5 - 29
Reception: Friday, Nov 7, 6-830 pm
Linda Klein: "Traction"
These 24 small acrylic paintings address renewal through the life and death of a particular plant.
Patty Adams: "Hubbub"
Incongruities-such as playfulness and gravitas, chaos and order, reticence and bombast-inform these abstract paintings.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
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 and live music. Come experience all that Roslindale has to offer!
Jamestown Arts Center
Jamestown Arts Center celebrates our members with the 2014 Members' Show from November 6 to December 5. This exhibition showcases artwork created by the diverse, talented, and numerous artists in our community and beyond. Opening: Thursday, November 6, 6 - 8pm. Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 2pm.
Flow: New Prints by Wendy Prellwitz
Wendy Prellwitz prints are the product of hours spent contemplating the physical properties and metaphysical symbolism of water. Her work delves into the many characteristics that we bestow upon water: its beauty and mystery; the calm feeling created by its horizontal lines; the aspect of danger and the power of the sea; and how its immensity "induces a sense of awe, and a connection to something infinite and beyond you."
"Flow" is on display at the Chandler Gallery from October 30-November 30 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 6, 6-8 pm.
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