Artscope Magazine
Nature & Earth.
May 19, 2016

The warm weather is finally here and it's so important to breathe in the fresh air and feel your feet on the Earth. This week, we're featuring The Piano Craft Gallery, The Mass Audubon and The Hall Art Foundation with exhibits concerning the relationship between nature and ourselves. Don't forget to check out the upcoming event we're sponsoring, The Actors' Shakespeare Project's Gala on Sunday, May 22 , the Cambridge Arts River Festival on Saturday, June 4 and the 61st Annual South Shore Arts Festival on June 17, 18 and 19. Additionally, check out the Greenway-wide Public Art Season Kickoff Celebration featuring six public art installations on Thursday, May 19 at 5 p.m hosted by the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway Conservancy.

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What Grows Without: Photographs by Chris Maliga at Piano Craft Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through May 29

Featured work by Chris Maliga

Collectivity. Humanity within nature and nature within humanity. Each influences one another. Photographer Chris Maliga takes viewers through his own journey in his current exhibition What Grows Without: Photographs by Chris Maliga running through May 29 at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. Chris Maliga has an extensive background in photography. After graduation from the University of Maine at Augusta with an AA in Photography and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography, Maliga continued to pursue his passion, working as a professional darkroom printer for photographers and as the Studio Manager for Photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he is currently. What Grows Without features over 20 black and white photographs that deal with the concept of oneself within nature as well as ones own identity. Maliga,who is from the Northeast, acknowledges extreme weather condition among seasons and how they can change so dramatically. His exposure to these elements helps him to explore "body image, isolation and healing," in a way that is not only grounding but "reflective and revitalizing" as well. These photographs, characterized as nude self-portraiture, feature Maliga alone and naked within different natural landscapes, speaking to his own personal struggle and experience. Maliga's exhibit includes hand-printed silver gelatin prints in a variety of sizes. These prints, which have often been slightly damaged due to exposure to weather and natural elements, resonate with the ways in which our bodies and our minds deal with similar pain and struggle- by physical and mental resilience. What Grows Without: Photographs by Chris Maliga is on display through May 29 at the Piano Craft Gallery. The exhibit is open Friday's from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information visit

Sponsored by: Paradise City Arts Festival, Grand Circle Gallery, North Bennet Street School, Gloria King Merritt at the Bundy Modern, Cambridge Art Association, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, The Fuller Craft Museum, Worcester Art Museum, New Hampshire Institute of Art, True Grit Art Gallery, 8th Annual Chelsea Art Walk, Bromfield Gallery, NAWA and Art Basel Switzerland 2016

Paradise City Arts Festival


"EYE-POPPING VISUAL SPLENDOR!" - The Boston Globe New England's most extraordinary collection of 250 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, benefit silent auction and lots of fun activities - a great way to spend a holiday weekend!

Three County Fairgrounds - Memorial Day Weekend - May 28, 29 & 30
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; $12 seniors; $8 students; 12 and under free

Information and Discount Coupon * Voted the #1 Arts Fair in America * 800.511.9725

Grand Circle Gallery

"Guro Zaouli Mask, Photo ┬ęTim Hamill"
"Bali Barong Mask"

Through the Eyes of Culture - MASKS from Around the World
May 19, 2016 - September 30, 2016

Grand Circle Gallery presents an exhibit of masks from tribes and cultures across five continents - North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa - plus Oceania.

Over 40 masks are on view, complemented by vintage travel posters and artifacts.  Through the Eyes of Culture features a mix of authentic masks that have been worn or used; historically and culturally-accurate traditional masks; and craft masks that are the work of artisans in the region. Because Grand Circle is an international travel company, the Gallery was able to draw from all of the regions Grand Circle travels to, for many of the masks in the exhibit.  Most of the African and Oceanian masks were kindly loaned by the Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Grand Circle Gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday, noon-6 pm; Thursday, noon-7 pm and Saturday, 10-5 pm. The Gallery is FREE and handicap-accessible. For more information, visit or call 617-346-6459.

Through the Eyes of Culture - MASKS from Around the World will be on display at Grand Circle Gallery through September 30, 2016.

North Bennet Street School

North Bennet Street School's Annual Celebration of Craft features hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, platinum jewelry, leather-bound books, a refurbished grand piano, and more! Exhibit free and open to the public, with tickets available for a special "meet the makers" cocktail reception on 5/26.

Click here for more information.

Gloria King Merritt at the Bundy Modern

Paintings available for viewing at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,
Lebanon NH and beginning June 4 in Waitsfield, VT at the
Click here to view more of Gloria's work.

Cambridge Art Association


Cambridge Art Association presents their 15th National Prize Show, juried by Paul Ha (MIT List Visual Art Center) May 19-June 23, 2016.

Celebrate the Opening reception Friday, May 20, 6-8pm. Featured artists include: Best in Show winner Kate Holcomb Hale (Arlington MA); Marjorie Forte (Cambridge MA); Christopher Owen Nelson (Santa Fe NM); Conny Goelz-Schmitt (Beverly MA); Tom Diaz (Santa Fe, NM); and Ahren Ahrenholz (East Dummerston VT).

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Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest at Mass Audubon
in Lincoln, Massachusetts now through September 18

Julie Zickefoose's Mourning Doves

Wildlife is not only important to our environment, but to our well being. Being in nature and viewing the world around us gives humanity a deeper insight towards ourselves and how we fit into the universe. Artist Julie Zickefoose acknowledges this connection and focuses on baby birds, from eggs throughout their lives in her current exhibition Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest running through September 18 at the Mass Audubon. Julie Zickefoose, who is an author, artist and naturalist in addition to being a wildlife rehabilitator feels a strong connection to nature and feels it is important to show this passion through artwork. Not only are these images based on birds she had seen in nature, but also some in which she felt an even stronger connection to: orphaned baby birds who Julie nursed back to health until they were ready to survive on their own within their natural habitat. On the process of watching the birds develop, Zickefoose notes "I watch it, I draw it, I study it, and I still don't get how it happens. Witnessing it is as close as I can get to understanding it." Julie works in a variety of mediums, though primarily watercolors, and presents a variety of birds within her works, both of which show her talent and passion clearly, but the impression Julie leaves with the viewer is even more notable. The way in which Julie connects to these beings is so visible to the viewer and leaves the viewer with the sense that connectivity is important in all of us. Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest is on display at the Museum of American Bird Art at the Mass Audubon now through September 18. Click here for more information.

Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime at Hall Art Foundation
in Reading, Vermont now through November 27

Featured work from Landscapes After Ruskin

The beautiful thing about landscape art is that the same landscape can be seen in art in varying ways. Artist Joel Sternfield curated Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining The Sublime which features over fifty artists who work with paintings, photographs and sculptures in order to represent different landscapes. Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining The Sublime takes place through November 27 at The Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont. Artists include Joel Sternfield, Naoya Hatakeyama, Gerard Richter, Thomas Ruff and David Wojnarowicz among many others. The artists work in a wide array of mediums and styes including sculpture of varying sizes, paintings, drawings and series of photographs. The artists relate their work back to themselves noting the importance to connect nature and oneself. Wojnarowicz's Head (1984) is one piece of his series Metamorphosis of disembodied plaster heads, which relate to the twenty-three genes in the human chromosome and which he has described as a series of his own consciousness. Thomas Ruff includes photographs from his Night series which depict varying industrial and suburban landscapes of Germany where the artist lives. Artist Naoya Hatakeyama features photographic landscapes from France while Gerhard Richter includes photographs of Dresden. These artists work not only from what they know, but from landscapes they feel a connection to, noting how important our environment can be to us. Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining The Sublime features work from over fifty artists and leaves the viewer with a deeper appreciation for the own environment in which they live every day. This exhibit runs through November 27 at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont. For more information visit

Fuller Craft Musuem


Click here to watch the South Shore Indie Music Festival 2016 Video.

Join us Saturday, June 11, 12:00 - 8:00 pm.
for the South Shore Indie Music Festival at Fuller Craft Museum
18 bands, 6 art exhibitions, 2 stages, 1 beautiful day
Purchase your early bird tickets today

Worcester Art Museum


Meow Opening Party
Friday, May 20
7-8pm, Members only; 8-11pm, General Public
Worcester Art Museum

Don't miss this "paw-some" opening celebration of Meow: a cat-inspired exhibition, on view from May 21 - September 4. Immerse yourself in everything feline with an evening packed with a variety of entertainment for cat and art-lovers alike!

New Hampshire Institute of Art


Since 1898, NHIA has proudly provided community education in the arts. With campuses in Manchester and Sharon, NH, we offer weekly classes, art educator summer retreats, precollege programs, certificate programs and more, designed to fit your level of curiosity, experience, and available time. NHIA also offers Bachelors and Masters degree programs.

True Grit Art Gallery

**CALL FOR ART** True Grit Art Gallery is looking to increase it's inventory of smaller items for sale including pre-packaged giclee prints, fine art photography prints, sculpture, pottery, handcrafted artisan jewelry and metalsmithing, fine handmade wood products, or any other unique, handmade, artisan goods. Professional working fine artists and artisans should contact us via email: or Facebook message us with up to six images of current work along with a short bio or website link if interested. True Grit Art Gallery is a privately owned gallery in Middleboro, MA.

8th Annual Chelsea Art Walk

8th annual Chelsea Art Walk - June 11th and 12th
Galleries, restaurants and alternative venues offer art, music, theatre, and indy films, free of charge. New works by Stephanie Stigliano, Arnie Casavant, Rayjaun Pollard, Richard Pawlak and Joe Greene.
Most events are handicap accessible.

Bromfield Gallery

Bromfield Gallery Aug 3- 21
Deadline: June 15
Open to all media, all interpretations: heat as it relates to climate, politics, and sex, as well as slang for a gun or police. Artists are encouraged to explore imaginative variations in media as well as content.
New England artists only.
Submit online jpgs here.

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

National Association of Women Artists Massachusetts Chapter


NAWAMA Artists exhibit in 'Breaking Ground' which explores concepts of gender, identity and being a woman artist in the 21st Century at Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College 6/17-9/16. The group is also showing in 'Continuum' at Fountain Street Fine Art 6/23-8/6.
Click here for more information.

Art Basel Switzerland 2016


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