Artscope Magazine
Old & New.
April 21, 2016

We're featuring the Fountain Street Fine Art, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Lesley University who exhibit work spanning an extended period of time and innovations in art both past and present. Don't forget to check out the upcoming event we're sponsoring, Craft Boston's Spring Show April 29, 30 and May 1, Copley Society of Art's Fresh Paint Gala Thursday, May 5, Umbrella Arts Center's "Artrageous" Gala Saturday, May 7 and The Guild of Boston Artists' Handel and Haydn Society Concert Wednesday, May 18. In addition, artscope's own Kaveh Mojtabai is a guest juror for the Annual Student Juried Show at the Akillian Gallery at Massasoit Community College for their Annual Arts Festival, an event not to be missed.

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- Rhiannon Leigh

20 Odd Years at Fountain Street Fine Art
in Framingham, Massachusetts now through May 15

Michelle Albert's "Series 1-3" oil, encaustic, hair, toys, 12 x 12

Fountain Street Fine Art presents three alumni of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design who have strengthened their abilities as painters and strengthened their bonds of friendships since their undergraduate work in the early 1990's. Artists Michelle Albert, C. Clinton and Nicole Maynard-Sahar convey their experiences over the previous twenty years through their dedication to art. Though each artist has a unique style and conveys their experiences differently, the exhibit functions as a cohesive body of work in which the differences illuminate the individual artists technique and the content of the work unifies the pieces. The artists note the importance of perception on their work, with Clinton stating "The transformative power of light and water on our perception of the world, and the magical, often mysterious effects on what we see, are the elements I strive to embody in my work." Since their time at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design the individuals have continued their desire for knowledge and have become accomplished in a variety of mediums including printmaking, ceramics and digital art, featuring work in a variety of shows and being the recipients of several prestigious awards. Working with encaustic, acrylic, oil and mixed media, Albert, Clinton and Maynard-Sahar create distinct pieces reminiscent of experience and passion. 20 Odd Years is exhibited at Fountain Street Fine Art at 59 Fountain Street in Framingham, Massachusetts and runs through May 15, 2016 with a reception on April 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sponsored by: CraftBoston Spring, National Museum of Dance, Worcester Art Museum, Newburyport ArtWalk, School of Fashion Design, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, North Bennet Street School, Easton Shovel Town Cultural District Call to Artists, The 6th Annual Arlington International Film Festival Call For Entries, Vizivel, Solomon's Collection & Fine Rugs and The Umbrella Center Gala



CraftBoston Spring - now in its 15th year! - is New England's premier juried show of the best in contemporary craft today, featuring the work of 90 artists creating handmade jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home decor. Discover a panorama of remarkable craft in the South End's historic Cyclorama - a charming 19th-century brick building that provides an intimate viewing experience. Spend a Spring afternoon learning about contemporary craft, meeting the artists, and finding that unique gift for Mother's Day - or for yourself!

National Museum of Dance


Worcester Art Museum

The Last Judgment Tapestry
April 23 - September 18
Worcester Art Museum

  Stand face-to-face with 100 nearly life-size figures in this magnificent 16th-century Flemish tapestry, which hung in WAM's Renaissance Court for over 50 years and is now back on view after being restored to its full splendor!

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Newburyport ArtWalk


Immerse yourself in creativity during Newburyport ArtWalk, a free, self-guided walking tour of 20+ galleries and partner sites throughout the historic Cultural District. ArtWalk will be held on four Saturdays - April 23, June 18, Aug. 20, and Nov. 4 - with special exhibits, artist talks, demos, and more in a casual reception environment.

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Urban Camera at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
in Lincoln, Massachusetts through September 11

Featured work from Urban Camera

Photography is celebrated at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum with an exhibit featuring late artists Lotte Jacobi and Lisette Model. Urban Camera Photography includes street photography, portraits and experimental works by Jacobi and Lisette who worked from the 1930s through the 1950s. After emigrating from their own countries, Jacobi and Model discovered a passion for photography and found inspiration in Berlin, Paris and New York, where they lived for periods of time. The black and white photographs feature a variety of style that illuminate the artists' individuality. Jacobi transitioned from portraiture to abstract images and Model shot street photography and depicted prominent disparities in society. Jacobi's Untitled silver gelatin print has a more abstract, whimsical quality where Model's Blind Man in Front of Billboard, Paris reveals a much darker side of the city. Model's Reflections, Rockefeller Center, New York, exemplifies the risks and innovations the photographers took in their photography ultimately reshaping and revitalizing the medium. Organized by Helen Lewandowski, the exhibit is dedicated to the memory of beloved deCordova trustee, philanthropist and friend, Catherine S. England. Urban Camera Photography is on view now through September 11 at the Foster Galleries at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum located at 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts. For more information call (781) 259-8355.

Land and Water by Phyllis Ewen at Lesley University
in Cambridge, Massachusetts now through May 7

        Restless Sand 2 by Phyllis Ewen

It's no surprise that our planet is evolving at a faster pace than ever before. Climate change has affected the way in which we view resources and how we inhabit the Earth. Artist Phyllis Ewen illuminates New England's changing landscape in her most recent exhibit Land and Water at Lesley University College of Art and Design now through May 7. Ewen uses archival paper, including maps, charts and digitally printed photographs, in order to create 3-dimensional sculptures resembling landscapes. Representative of the way land is constantly changing, Ewen gives viewers a glimpse of the coasts of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Ewen notes, "The cape's coast has been changing over many years; the ocean pushes its bed onto the land, creating new heights, narrows, and breaks in existing dunes." Land and Water embodies this integral part of Cape Cod, and can be seen in Restless Sand 2 where Ewen uses sculptural digital print, paint and layering in order to create a complex piece manifesting the ever changing environment. Ewen's piece Liminal Break 1 looks similar to driftwood one would find along the beaches of the Cape, making the exhibit even more naturalistic and truthful to the environment we live in. With works reminiscent of landscapes, Land and Water focuses on the beauty of our planet while encouraging viewers to acknowledge our constantly changing environment and the effects on the surface of the earth. Phyllis Ewen's exhibit Land and Water is located in the Spotlight Gallery at the Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University College of Art and Design at 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. The exhibit runs through May 7.

North Bennet Street School

NBSS Annual Celebration of Craft

Featuring hand-carved furniture, platinum jewelry, leather-bound books, a grand piano, and more! Exhibit free to the public, with tickets available for two special nights: a progressive workshop tour with intimate dinner,
or a special "meet the makers" cocktail reception.

Visit for more information.

Easton Shovel Town Cultural District Call to Artists


6th Annual Arlington International
Film Festival


The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) was founded in 2010, its mission being "to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film - to nurture the next generation of filmmakers". AIFF is a juried festival welcoming submissions of feature length and short films as of January 1, 2016.
Deadline: May 30, 2016.

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The Umbrella Gallery

The Umbrella's 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence Program is still open!

  Apply for free housing and studio space for an entire year in the heart of Concord, MA.  The residency will culminate in a month long exhibit in The Umbrella's gallery.  

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