artscope magazine
In Session.
January 15, 2015

That's right, school is in session. Whether the colleges below are hosting exhibitions or being hosted, it's safe to say these institutions are producing artwork and awareness for all. We'd like to dedicate this blast to all those who are currently enrolled and invested in an education of any kind. Amidst all the hard work and long hours, it's common to lose focus and hope on goals. So please, take these exhibitions below as a healthy reminder that anything is possible if you stick with it. Also, if you haven't heard the good news yet, we'd be honored to share it with you here: Artscope has been accepted for inclusion at the Magazine sector of the collective booth at this year's Art Basel, taking place from June 18-21 in Basel, Switzerland. One of our major focuses in recent years has been expanding Artscope's reach, so we hope this opportunity will contribute toward that goal.

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- Lacey Daley

Poseidon and the Sea at Hood Museum of Art
in Hanover, New Hampshire now through May 2015

Greek, Thessalian, horse figurine, late 8th century BCE, bronze (solid cast, with stamped and incised decoration). Tampa Museum of Art, Museum Purchase; 1995.004.

Poseidon to the Greeks, Nethuns to the Etruscans, Neptune to Romans—the realm of this god encompassed virtually every aspect of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, and now his realm lives on in the upcoming exhibition at Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art. Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life is not only the museum's newest exhibition, but also the first major US museum exhibition to focus on the ancient Greek god Poseidon and his relationship to the sea. Curated by Dartmouth alumnus Seth Pevnick, Poseidon and the Sea explores each of Poseidon's dominions through more than one hundred works of Greek, Etruscan and Roman art produced between 800 BCE and 400 CE. The art on display will illuminate how ancient societies in the Mediterranean world worshipped this powerful god, who wielded immense authority through his dominion over the sea, as well as horses and diverse natural phenomena. This exhibition examines not only the myth of Poseidon and his place among the gods but also a range of religious cults and votive objects, as well as the myriad ways in which daily life in the ancient Mediterranean world was tied to the sea. The work on display includes striking black-figure and red-figure pottery; sculptures in terracotta, marble and precious metals; and extraordinary examples of ancient glass, mosaics, carved gems and coins, all providing a rich picture of life in the ancient world. Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life will open Saturday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 15 at Hood Museum of Art. Curator Dr. Pevnick will give an introductory lecture at the Hood on Friday, January 30, followed the next day by a half-day symposium. Also of note: Dartmouth College's Alumni in the Arts Biennial Exhibition 2015 is already underway at Hopkins Center's Top of the Hop Black Family Visual Arts Center. Now through Thursday, April 30 the artistic works on display will represent various media, including painting, photography, sculpture, video, book arts, drawing and sound creations, working to show students the possibility of "making it" as an artist.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Making Meaning Artist Roundtable & Brunch:

This is the third installation in our roundtable discussion series, this time with artists from the 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition: Cynthia Eid, Alan Weinstein, Irina Okula, Mike Korsak, Christina Zwart, Diane Chester-Demicco.

Join us for an inspiring discussion of various media and processes as we delve into how each artist builds meaning into their work.
12:30 pm Making Meaning Brunch (members only) with the Roundtable Artists $30 (includes admission to Roundtable Discussion at 2:00 pm)
2:00 pm Making Meaning Artist Roundtable with artists from the 2014 Biennial Members Show: $15 ($7 Members)

Cape Ann Museum

Roger Martin, untitled, 2002, 50" x 40".

Bill of Lading: The Art & Poetry of Roger Martin - a selection of visual art and poetry by Rockport artist Roger Martin, Feb. 14 to May 10.
Knots: Drawings and Paintings by Jeffrey Marshall on view in the lobby through March 15.

The Cape Ann Museum's collections represent the history of the region - its people, its industries, and especially its arts and culture.
Hours: Tues. thru Sat. 10:00 to 5:00; Sun. 1:00 to 4:00.

27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-0455

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Organic to Geometric at Endicott College
in Beverly, Massachusetts January 20 through March 20

Small Color Fields: Silk Road Nonet no.s 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208 by Joanne Mattera, Encaustic on Panel, 9 panels 18" x 18", 2014.

A flock of artists united in wax is currently gathering at Endicott College's Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts. Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure and Surface, a 19-artist exhibition, kicks off next week and will examine a curated selection of artwork aligned along a spectrum of aesthetic inquiry, from ideas rooted in the natural world to those engaging the purely formal elements of color and composition. The painters, sculptors and printmakers selected by Carol Pelletier, Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Art at Endicott College, all work in encaustic or cold wax—paint in which pigment is suspended in beeswax. Despite its historical ties, wax serves as the material underpinning a range of aesthetic concerns and approaches in this exhibition. When explaining her selection process, Pelletier explained, "My intention in having this group exhibition at our College was to expose our students to the breadth and possibilities that are held within a medium while driven by a concept." Originating from nine states throughout the country, some of the featured artists include Natalie Abrams, Karen Freedman, Nancy Natale, Hilary Berseth and Joanne Mattera. The artists not only work with pigmented wax to create their paintings, sculptures, cut paper, monotypes and screen prints, but some also include mixed media such as textiles, wire mesh, plaster, gauze and paper mache'. This collection of work proves that through time, experimentation and creativity, a 3,000 year old medium can be taken to a higher level in contemporary art and leave the viewer wanting more. Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure and Surface will be on view Tuesday, January 20 through Friday, March 20 in the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery. On Wednesday, February 11, a lecture by Joanne Mattera will be held at 3pm in the Rose Performance Hall regarding ideas in contemporary encaustic. A reception will follow at 4pm in the Carol Grillo Gallery.

Montserrat College of Art Founders Exhibition at Rocky Neck Art Colony
in Gloucester, Massachusetts January 17 through January 25

Peaches by Ollie Balf.

Montserrat College of Art is an institution known as a place of inspiration, respect and encouragement where students can simultaneously develop their talents and achieve their visions of the future. Founded in the late sixties by eight bold-thinking artists, Montserrat College of Art was a new kind of art school that focused not only on the arts, but on the individual needs of each student as well. It was the combination of these two factors that, during a time of questioning the status quo and seeking new solutions, made the school revolutionary. As part of Montserrat College of Art's Alumni Weekend, the Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to host a special Founders Exhibit to honor the work of the founding faculty. This exhibition, comprised of a variety of media and styles, includes the paintings, sculpture, mixed media works and photography of its eight founders. These noted New England artists, most of whom called Cape Ann their home, include: painters Oliver Balf, George Gabin, Joseph Jeswald and Roger Martin; sculptor Ray Pisano; mixed media artists Paul Scott and Dennis Sweeney; and photographer Vincent Varvaro. This is a rare opportunity to experience the widely lauded work of these extraordinary artists and teachers whose visionary creativity included founding an institution whose dedication to cultivating the talents of emerging young artists will celebrate the visual arts for generations to come. Montserrat College of Art Founders Exhibition will be on view Saturday, January 17 through Sunday, January 25 at Rocky Neck Art Colony. An opening reception is set to be held on Sunday, January 18 from 10am-noon. Admission, refreshments and nearby parking are free.

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Cambridge Arts Council Call for Art

Calling all Cambridge Artists:
Artists who live or work in Cambridge are invited to participate in the 7th annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios.
May 9-10, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 31, 2015



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