November 15, 2018

This week we're presenting Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, Copley Society of Art, and Hess Gallery, with engaging exhibitions to take us into the Thanksgiving season. There are also other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

"Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture," is on view at Portland Museum of Art through January 6, 2019. This exhibition, sponsored by Artscope, explores the bold and challenging sculptures of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Be sure to give it a look!

The Armenian Museum of America has redesigned one of their art galleries! Come to the opening celebration tonight from 6:00 p.m.⎻9:00 p.m. and enjoy a gallery viewing, live music, and an Armenian-style buffet. To RSVP, email Stephanie Garafolo at or call (617) 926-2562 ext. 4.

Artscope is sponsoring MONOTHON at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. This fundraising event concludes with an auction and party on Saturday, November 17 from 5:30 p.m.⎻8:00 p.m. Attend for some fun, refreshments, and a chance to view and own some amazing art, courtesy of over 100 established and emerging artists! Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 in person. To purchase, contact (203) 899-7999 or

Join us at Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 from December 6⎻9! This highly anticipated annual art show is a showcase of international artistic talent that we're thrilled to be a part of. Tickets can be purchased here. We hope to see you there!

The CraftBoston Holiday Show 2018 is happening December 14⎻16 at the Hynes Convention Center. Check out and purchase the work of over 175 local and national crafts artists! Tickets can be purchased here.

- Kristin Wissler

A Litany for Survival and Giverny I (Négresse Impériale) at Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts through January 27, 2019

BU Galleries
Ja'Tovia Gary, Giverny I (Négresse Impériale), 2017 (film still).

Boston University's Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery is currently showing A Litany for Survival and Giverny I (Négresse Impériale) from now until January 27, 2019. A Litany of Survival is artist Alexandria Smith's first solo exhibition in Boston. This installation, named after an Audre Lorde poem, consists of figure-based paintings and drawings that explore black female subjectivity. Every element of each piece is dedicated to revealing and exploring an aspect of black identity. Smith's painted figures are shown in profile and mirrored, or perhaps doubled. It's difficult to tell which, and this allows Smith to explore concepts of duality. Her color palette of cool blacks, purples, blues and grays portrays the complexities of black identity through the subtle shifting of color and shadow. Ja'Tovia Gary's Giverny I (Négresse Impériale) examines black female identity through video instead of painting. Gary's film collage, shot on location in Claude Monet's garden in France, examines the precarious nature of black women's bodily integrity, the persistence of violence across hierarchical class structures and other effects of imperialism. Gary's experimental video puts forth a decolonized way of retelling modern history. There will be a panel discussion tonight, November 15 at 6:00 p.m., as well as closing reception on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. that will consist of a dance performance and catalogue launch for A Litany for Survival. Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery is located at 855 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday⎻Saturday 12:00 p.m.⎻6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Sponsored by: Art Providence Holiday Show, Worcester Center for Crafts, Brookline Arts Center, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Brickbottom Open Studios, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery, Baltic Centennial in Boston, and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Art Providence Holiday Show
Art Providence

Art Providence Holiday Show returns December 8 and 9 to the Rhode Island Convention Center featuring nearly 200 artists, makers and designers in ceramics, glass, wood, painting, photography, fiber wearable, jewelry, metal, fiber decorative, furniture and more. Saturday 10:00 a.m.⎻6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m.⎻5:00 p.m. Tickets $8.50/day. Kids 12 and under free.
Visit for details.

Worcester Center for Crafts

A sparkling holiday tradition continues at the Worcester Center for Crafts where shoppers and collectors find unique, handcrafted gifts in clay, glass, metal, wood, fiber and paper, made by 60 talented, nationally-known artists. Our antidote to big-box madness!

25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA

November 23⎻24: 10:00 a.m.⎻5:00 p.m.
November 25: 11:00 a.m.⎻4:00 p.m.

Admission: $5

Brookline Arts Center
Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center's annual show and sale features handmade and local crafts and fine art from area artisans. This year, we will have jewelry, pottery, original prints and cards, glasswork, home goods and much more!

Artist Marketplace Hours:

Friday, November 16

Market Hours: 12:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17

Market Hours: 12:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18

Market Hours: 12:00 p.m.⎻3:00 p.m.

Market Hours are free and open to the public. More Information.

Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-5715

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

Holiday Small Works 2018 at Copley Society of Art
in Boston, Massachusetts from November 16 through December 23

Copley Society of Art
Marieluise Hutchinson, Christmas Snow, oil on panel, 16" x 20".

Starting tomorrow, November 16, through December 23, Copley Society of Art will be presenting Holiday Small Works 2018. This annual exhibition features works from Copley Society of Art's membership of over 300 artists, including some works from newly-inducted artists. The Holiday Small Works shows are always highly anticipated for the high quality and quantity of pieces featured, and this year is no exception. In addition, the works in the show are for sale, ready to be added to art collections or given as unique gifts for the holiday season. There will be an opening reception on Friday, November 16 from 5:30 p.m.⎻7:30 p.m. Copley Society of Art is located at 158 Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday⎻Saturday 11:00 a.m.⎻6:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

The Personal is Political at Hess Gallery
in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts through February 10, 2019

Hess Gallery
Kat Masella, Me, Too, oil.

Pine Manor College's Hess Gallery is showing The Personal is Political from now until February 10, 2019. Hess Gallery Director Carolyn Wirth worked with the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) to select works for the exhibition, named after a 1969 essay by Carol Hanisch. The phrase "the personal is political" has taken on a heightened meaning in today's political era, in which women can share their stories and not only foster a community of those with the same experiences, but begin a quest for recognition and equality through their voices. The artists featured in The Personal is Political are storytellers as well, using different media and cultural symbols to convey their own stories. Each piece tells a different story of female political and social struggle, with the underlying hope of inspiring others to do their own part in working towards equality. There will be an artist lecture for The Personal is Political on Wednesday, December 5 at 3:30 p.m., as well as a reception for the artists on Sunday, December 16 from 2:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m. Hess Gallery is located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and is open Monday⎻Thursday 8:00 a.m.⎻10:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.⎻5:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m.⎻9:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Brickbottom Open Studios
Brickbottom Open Studios

Brickbottom Open Studios, November 17⎻18, 2018

Please join Brickbottom Artists Building and Joy Street Studios celebrating their annual open studios where 100+ artists and artisans open their studios to the public, exhibiting and selling work in a wide variety of media and formats. Visitors will find work in every price range. Free performances, admission and parking.

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Maud Morgan

Small Works Salon 2019: Interior Spaces

A juried exhibition of artwork at the Chandler Gallery

Juror: Hilary Tait Norod

Entry deadline: February 3, 2019

March 25 to April 19, 2019

Reception: Thursday, April 4, 6:00 p.m.⎻8:00 p.m.


The Chandler Gallery invites artists to submit work inspired by interior spaces both physical and cognitive. Artists may interpret the idea in many ways and make work that is not necessarily literal but uses the ideas of interiority, home and private spaces metaphorically. Any 2D or 3D techniques including works on paper, prints, drawings, photographs, collages, books, paintings and sculpture are eligible. Work should not exceed 24 inches on the longest side.

For more information visit:

Baltic Centennial in Boston
Art Exhibit
Baltic Centennial

For the first time in Boston, over 30 internationally known Baltic artists from the US, Canada, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have joined forces to create a unique and exciting art exhibit to commemorate the Baltic Centennial Celebration in Boston. This modern and historic exhibit is free and open to the public at the Copley Marriott Hotel⎻Gloucester Room, during Thanksgiving weekend, November 23⎻24, 2018, from 11:00 a.m.⎻6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Please visit for more information.

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