Artscope Magazine
Academy Spotlight.
October 22, 2015

Being smack dab in the middle of the semester, it makes sense to have this blast feature exhibitions at academies throughout New England. With the goal of education always at their forefront, the academies below thoughtfully plan their exhibitions with their students and teaching opportunities in mind. Whether or not you know of these schools, the artwork they have on display to the public is sure to keep you coming back, time and time again.

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We Shall at de Menil Gallery
in Groton, Massachusetts now through November 17

Featured photography in We Shall by Paul D'Amato.

As viewers of art, and photography in particular, we may often get so consumed with the relationship we're taking in that we often forget about the relationship beyond the frame - between the photographer and his subject. It is this relationship that is stressed by photographer Paul D'Amato in his current solo exhibition at Groton School's de Menil Gallery. In We Shall, D'Amato uses large-format photography to paint the complex nuances within some of Chicago's most troubled neighborhoods. Throughout the series, D'Amato is acutely aware of how his own role as photographer and keeper of the camera intertwines with that of his subjects. He describes the relationship as "a kind of collaboration and performance on both sides of the camera. For it to work, we both have to come to an accord on what will lead to the most emotionally resonant and believable picture." Simplified: his subjects perform and D'Amato then shapes these performances into a photograph. With this in mind, the artist strongly urges viewers to distinguish the photograph from the person depicted. "The people in the pictures move, talk, respond to one another, and their appearance is constantly changing," he says. "These images, then, don't represent the west side, this class, this race, even this time. All of that has an existence that is independent of this work and is beyond the scope of photography." In the end, the work in the exhibition is about establishing and experimenting with a sequence of relationships: between photographer and subjects, between formal elements in the picture, between one image and another, and between the viewer and the photograph. We Shall is on view now through Tuesday, November 17 at Groton School's de Menil Gallery. The School's Christopher Brodigan Gallery is showing Recalculation: Past & Present by Judith Jaffe now through Friday, November 13.

Sponsored by: Roslindale Open Studios, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Newburyport Art Association, Blueway Art Alliance, Foster Gallery Noble & Greenough School, Maud Morgan Chandler Gallery, American Fabric Arts Open Studios, New Britain Museum of American Art, Holliston Mill Open Studios, "Relics" and "Wow" at Bromfield in November, Fenway Open Studios, Grand Circle Gallery, North Bennet Street School and Holy Cross Cantor Gallery

Roslindale Open Studios


Roslindale Open Studios is a family-friendly art event held on November 7 & 8 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!

Center for Contemporary Printmaking


The Center for Contemporary Printmaking's 17th annual MONOTHON fundraising party takes place Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Norwalk, CT, from 6pm to 9pm. The party is open to the public; tickets are $50/person in advance and $60 at the door. Contact CCP at 203.899.7999 to purchase tickets in advance. Visit for more details.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology


Uncovered at archaeological sites in Central America and Mexico, these musical instruments were crafted from clay. Explore their history, cultural significance, and the sounds that have inspired invention and captured the modern imagination. Hear soundscapes produced by ocarinas, from the whimsical to the deeply haunting.

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

Newburyport Art Association


The Newburyport Art Association announces a sculptural facade competition! Click here to read the Call For Proposal details and important dates. Submission deadline is November 6, 2015.

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Newburyport Art Association
65 Water Street
Newburyport MA 01950

Blueway Art Alliance


Internationally recognized artist Stuart Shils will teach a
Master Painting and Drawing Class at Blueway Art Alliance.
Location: Arts & Industry Building, 221 Pine St, Studio 460 Florence, MA
November 5th - 8th.
Lecture is Thursday, November 5th- class runs Fri - Sun.

More info: or call Kathy Jacobs at 413.530.5333

Foster Gallery
Noble & Greenough School


Maud Morgan Chandler Gallery


October 30 - November 30, 2015
Reception: November 5, 6-8 pm

Michèle Fandel Bonner Mines Ephemera for Insight
at the Chandler Gallery

Artist Michèle Fandel Bonner sees every label affixed to our clothing as "a little graphic that someone designed hoping for attention." Bonner's wall hangings and sculpture made from what Bonner calls "the castoffs of daily life"-including cherry pits, champagne caps, wooden spools, and, of course, clothing labels-are on display at the Chandler Gallery in her upcoming show entitled "Piecework." Bonner's taliswomen dolls made from clothing labels won first prize in the Chandler Gallery's "Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image."

American Fabric Arts Open Studios


10 AM - 5 PM

The public is invited to attend AFA's 10th annual open studios. Over 30 artists, designers and artisans will offer their work for sale and be available to converse with attendees. There will be live music, video installations, demonstrations, sample sales, raffles, refreshments and other exciting art related events. Free.

1069 Connecticut Avenue
Building 4
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Farewell to Hargate at The Art Center in Hargate
in Concord, New Hampshire now through November 21

Critter by Katherine Taylor, pen and ink on paper, 2009. Taylor created this piece during her time as a Taylor Visiting Artist at St. Paul's School.

Bittersweet best describes the current and final exhibition at St. Paul's School's The Art Center in Hargate as the Fine Arts Department bids adieu to its home in the Hargate building. Nearly 50 years since calling Hargate home, the Fine Arts Department is on the verge of a big move. Preparations are underway to convert Hargate into a community center and to give the Fine Arts Department a new home in the academic quad. Farewell to Hargate is the Art Department's small tribute to the charming building and features a variety of artwork. Visitors can find works from 19th century paintings to 21st century photographs and many other mediums and periods in between. In telling the story of this building and the department and collection it housed for decades, displaying a spectrum of artwork is almost essential. Since its creation in 1967, The Art Center in Hargate has hosted over three hundred exhibitions featuring a wide range of mediums by both well-known and up-and-coming artists, including the School's own student and faculty artists. As a teaching gallery, exhibitions have been timed to coincide with courses in related subjects and exhibiting artists are invited to take part in the St. Paul's Visiting Artists Program. Current director of Hargate Gallery Colin Callahan will see the gallery through an interesting transition period in the upcoming months as Hargate closes for renovations and a new gallery is created in Freeman. While there will not be brick-and-mortar shows for some time, Callahan will oversee new digital projects involving the School's art collection. These projects include implementing a new searchable, relational database for collection records and creating online exhibitions with newly digitized works. Farewell to Hargate is on view now through Saturday, November 21 at The Art Center in Hargate for the final time. Don't miss this occasion to celebrate the story of Hargate.

Capture The Stars at Conant Gallery
in Groton, Massachusetts now through December 18

                     Featured work by Christopher Georgia.

Of its two art galleries, Lawrence Academy's Conant Gallery is particularly busy this time of year. Much of the bustle comes from the current solo exhibition Capture The Stars: A Collection of New England's Night Skies, featuring the photography of New Hampshire native Christopher Georgia. Documenting the stars is much like scribing stories of the night, and the depth and insight of Georgia's photographs show just how much every blanket of dark has to offer. To say Georgia's inspiration came from nights spent in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is to glaze over the spark of said moment and the sheer emotion of such discovery. Speaking of this very moment, Georgia says, "After years of patience and practice with film and digital cameras and a self-taught education in astronomy, one night I found myself on a five acre island in the middle of a lake in nowhere, Maine...What would appear on my LCD over the course of the night changed my life forever: The Milky Way galaxy and the Aurora Borealis in all their greatness were right there, all mine, captured in an image I would be able to keep forever." Christopher Georgia resides in southern New Hampshire and spends his time teaching workshops and presenting about astrophotography around New England, all while creating fine art and short time lapse films, as well as filming/time lapse for the BBC. His work has been featured on the TWAN Earth and Sky contest,, and He has presented on astrophotography at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Conord, NH and at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, MA. Capture The Stars: A Collection of New England's Night Skies is on view now through Friday, December 18 at Lawrence Academy's Conant Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m.

New Britain Museum of American Art


Call to artists! The holidays are almost upon us so treat yourself for a chance to exhibit at The Nor'Easter: 46th Annual Juried Members Exhibition! First prize winner will receive $1000 and a solo exhibition at Connecticut's outstanding Five Points Gallery in Torrington. Entries can be submitted via

Holliston Mill Open Studios


Artists will open their work spaces to the public to showcase
their projects and discuss their creative processes. The studios will be open Saturday and Sunday, Oct.24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
There will be music and refreshments.

Holliston Mill
24 Water Street
Holliston, MA

"Relics" and "Wow"
at Bromfield in November

Betsyann Duval: "Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Rock 'n' Roll" (detail), oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2015

Sally Lutz: "Relics: Between Sea and Sky #111," oil on board, 32" x 24.5", 2015

From November 4 - 28, Bromfield Gallery presents "Relics: Between Sea and Sky" by Sally Lutz and "Wow. That was fast." by Betsyann Duval. The opening reception is Friday, November 6, from 6-830 pm.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wed-Sun, 12-5
(617) 451-3605

Fenway Open Studios


Discover original work in every medium to view & purchase as you meet over 25 artists during Fenway Studios' November 14th & 15th, 'Open Studios.' Constructed in 1905, Fenway Studios was purpose built for optimum work and living space for artists; both this National Historic Landmark and all the artwork is a must see!

Grand Circle Gallery

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Photographer James H. Barker, "Saturday, March 21. Afternoon. Taken on my arrival in Selma, at the Brown Chapel area."

Through the lens of history: Selma & Civil Rights at Grand Circle Gallery
Through January, 2016

A 50th anniversary remembrance of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, featuring the work of James H. Barker, who captured the march in black & white photographs. Plus: a selection of renowned images that complement the story; a striking bronze maquette of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and videos documenting America's civil rights struggle.

North Bennet Street School


Learn the skills of fine craftsmanship through hands-on workshops and professional programs in bookbinding, carpentry, cabinet and furniture making, jewelry making, locksmithing, piano technology, preservation carpentry and violin making at North Bennet Street School in Boston. Dozens of continuing education workshops open to everyone. Monthly information sessions for full-time programs.

Holy Cross Cantor Gallery

Dawn DeDeaux, Hurricane Suite in Nine Movements, 2006-07.
Photography: Michael Smith, courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery.

Katrina Then and Now: Artists as Witness
An exhibition in two parts | Part II: October 22 - December 18

The Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross opens the second installation of "The Rebirth of Art", Thursday, Oct. 22. Artist Dawn DeDeaux, will give a talk from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Rehm Library, followed by an opening reception in the Gallery from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M-F 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 2 - 5 p.m.

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