April 4, 2019

This week we're presenting Lacoste Keane Gallery, Bruce Museum and Dedee Shattuck Gallery with exhibitions that challenge us to give more thought to the everyday, from cartoons to the urban landscape to human nature itself. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring Boston National Poetry Month Festival, happening now through April 7. Enjoy open mics, musical performances, and poetry workshops throughout the Boston area. All events are free, no registration needed! Check out the full event list and event locations here.

We're also sponsoring Newton Open Studios happening April 6 and 7 from 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. This is their 22nd year, featuring over 150 artists! Visit Newton Open Studios's website for more info on the exhibitors.

Society of Arts + Crafts will be holding this year's CraftBoston Spring 2019 from April 1214, which we're sponsoring. Check out the work of over 90 artists and maybe take something home! Tickets for the event can be bought here.

We're sponsoring Fresh Paint 2019 at the Copley Society of Art. On May 5, CoSo artists will set up their easels around the greater Boston area to paint landmarks treasured locations. The works will then by exhibited until they are sold at the Fresh Paint Gala on May 16. Tickets to the gala can be bought here.

Artscope is proud to be exhibiting at Art Basel Switzerland 2019 this summer from June 1316! To advertise in the May/June issue that will be on display at Art Basel, contact us before April 15 at (617) 639-5771 or advertise@artscopemagazine.com.

- Kristin Wissler

Ashwini Bhat: Origin of the Species at Lacoste Keane Gallery
in Concord, Massachusetts from April 6 through 27

Lacoste Keane Gallery
Ashwini Bhat, Alive 1.0, 2018, fired and painted clay, 6" x 12" x 4".

Starting April 6, Lacoste Keane Gallery will be showing Ashwini Bhat: Origin of the Species through April 27. Origin of the Species is a solo exhibition featuring the ceramics of artist Ashwini Bhat. The exhibition is composed of five series, including Origin of the Speciesthree large sculptures that can be animal or humanand Garden of Earthy Delightssmaller sculptures made with found clay nests created by mud dauber wasps. Bhat intends for her work to make humanity reconsider its own nature. "The show introduces radical but somehow familiar forms that ask us to re-examine Western assumptions about species hierarchy," Bhat says. "We encounter a bestiary in which traces of the human and traces of the animal linger in imagined bodies on the brink of being born." Her work is conceptualized in part from an ethical and philosophical perspective; it aims to encourage viewers to enter the conversation of whether humans are truly the superior animal or if we're more like the rest of the animal kingdom than we might think. There will be an artist talk on Sunday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. Lacoste Keane Gallery is located at 25 Main Street and Concord, Massachusetts and is open Monday 12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m. and TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m. For more information, visit lacostekeane.com/ashwini-bhat-origin-of-species.

Sponsored by: Bromfield Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, Putnam Gallery at Dublin School, Brookline Arts Center, Boston National Poetry Month Festival, Artspace Maynard, Newton Open Studios, Worcester Center for Crafts, Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Southern Vermont Arts Center, and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Drawings and Photographs That Explore, Reveal
at Bromfield in April
Bromfield 1
Lesley Cohen, Debate, charcoal and pastel, 22" x 30", 2018.

Bromfield 2
Vivian Pratt, Untitled1901 (detail), wire, cloth, kozo, 16" x 9" x 4", 2019.

Bromfield 3
Larry Volk, Myron/Meyer: Erie, archival inkjet print, 15" x 10", 2019.

From April 328, Bromfield Gallery presents "Salvaged Spaces" by Lesley Cohen, drawings that peel back the everyday; "Drawn in Space" by Vivian Pratt, 3D drawings that muse on nature; and "Visual Larder" by Larry Volk, photographic explorations of identity. The opening reception is Friday, April 5, from 6:008:30 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
WednesdaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605

The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
Hood Museum

The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth will host its second major reopening event on Friday, May 3, 8:45 a.m.7:00 p.m. The symposium, titled "Art, Artists, and the Museum: A Conversation," will feature twelve contemporary artists whose work is currently on view in the galleries. Participants include Morehshin Allahyari, Bahar Behbahani, Markus Brunetti, Lalla Essaydi, Jeffrey Gibson, Jane Hammond, Sin-ying Ho, Doug Rickard, Cara Romero, Alison Saar, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie and Obiora Udechukwu. Through their presentations and dialogues, we will gain insight into both their individual practices and the contemporary art world more broadly. The day will conclude with an open house in the galleries, a chance to meet the artists and a reception in the Russo Atrium. The event is FREE and open to all. Drop in for any or all of it. For more information and to let us know you're coming, please visit the Hood's website.

New Britain Museum of American Art
Georgia O'Keeffe, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932, oil on canvas, 48" x 40", Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2014.35 © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, photo by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art/Edward C. Robison III.

The NBMAA will celebrate the legacy of preeminent painter Georgia O'Keeffe in The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art, opening February 22, 2019.

This innovative exhibition features more than three dozen of O'Keeffe's most important works alongside twenty contemporary artists that evokes and elaborates upon the iconography of O'Keeffe's career.

Putnam Gallery at Dublin School

Robert Hauser, Close Call, assemblage, 22" x 17" x 4".

Robert Hauser is an artist and conservator who works in assemblage and the Gestalt Theory. In this show, he explores the history of developments and discoveries in astronomy. Each work is based on a single concept and reflects his engagement with ideas, cultural responses and personal connections to knowledge. Each piece is not a statement but an opportunity for association and development of a narrative by the viewer with both the work and the ideas that inspired it.

Opening April 5, 2019.

The Putnam Gallery at Dublin School is dedicated to showing diverse work by living artists and is open to the public 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Dublin School is at 18 Lehmann Way, Dublin, NH 03444.

Brookline Arts Center
Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center invites fiber artists residing in New England to submit work for "New England Thread." Submitted works should explore the possibilities of art using natural or synthetic fibers and employing either traditional techniques such as weaving and knitting or more unconventional methods. Works can include garments, tapestries, sculptures and even installations that explore the materiality of this artistic practice. Deadline: April 28.

Boston National Poetry Month Festival

April 37, 2019, it's the Boston National Poetry Month Festival. Dozens of fine poets and musicians, from National Book Award-winner David Ferry to Americana musician Thea Hopkins. THREE Open Mics, poetry with music, more. ALL EVENTS FREE!

Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art at Bruce Museum
in Greenwich, Connecticut through April 20

Bruce Museum
Hal Foster, Prince Valiant, January 21, 1951 © King Features Syndicate, Inc. International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art is on view at the Bruce Museum through April 20. This exhibition displays over 100 original works celebrating the history of the cartoon, with everything from comic strips and editorial cartoons to caricature and animation. These works are on loan from The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, who received them as a donation from the original Museum of Cartoon Art. The museum, founded in 1974 in Greenwich, Connecticut, was the first museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting cartoon art in America. Over the years it moved to New York and then to Florida, before donating its collection to The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, putting the artwork back in Greenwich where it was first shown. Brian Walker, guest curator and former director of the Museum of Cartoon Art, says, "I'm sure many residents fondly remember the days when the museum was a local attraction. The exhibit is a tribute to my father's dedicated efforts to establish an institution where the public could view cartoon art on a regular basis." The exhibit carries a strong sense of nostalgia, featuring classic comics from series like Prince Valiant, Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes. Every viewer can find something that brings up fond memories and helps them learn something new about cartoons. Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut and is open TuesdaySunday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit brucemuseum.org/masterpieces-from-the-museum-of-cartoon-art.

CAMERA OBSCURA: Pinhole Photography at Dedee Shattuck Gallery
in Westport, Massachusetts through April 28

Dedee Shattuck
Marc St. Pierre, NB Harbor, 2019 cyanotype print, 16" x 20".

Dedee Shattuck Gallery is showing CAMERA OBSCURA: Pinhole Photography through April 28. The exhibition features the photography of artists Marc St. Pierre and Marian Roth. "Camera obscura," Latin for "dark chamber," is the phenomenon of light piercing a small hole and falling on a dark screen, creating an upside-down and backwards image. St. Pierre and Roth built their own "pinhole cameras" to capture this phenomenon, capturing photos that look less like photos and more like paintings. St. Pierre's dark-toned photos capture nature trails and the urban environment, and Roth's highly contrasted works depict cans and other objects, rooms, and buildings. Both artists reveal new sides to these places and things through the process of camera obscura, giving common scenes and objects an ethereal, other-worldly feel. There will be a reception for CAMERA OBSCURA on Saturday, April 6 from 5:007:00 p.m. Dedee Shattuck Gallery is located at 1 Partners' Lane in Westport, Massachusetts and is open WednesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit dedeeshattuckgallery.com/april-2019-exhibition.

Artspace Maynard
Call for Proposals
Artspace Maynard

ArtSpace Maynard invites artists in all media (except video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group exhibitions for the 20192020 season. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. Exhibitions are limited to New England artists.
For guidelines to go: http://artspacemaynard.com/proposals

Deadline: May 17, 2019

Newton Open Studios
2019 Open Studios
Newton Open Studios
Melanie Henriques, ceramic vase; Will Kirkpatrick, oil painting.

April 67 2019, SaturdaySunday, 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., free.
Our 22nd Year. One of the largest annual art events in the region: 150+ artists and artisans at exhibit/sales locations throughout Newton. Paintings, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, photography, more. Download a guide or browse the website. Plenty of parking. Handicap access noted at many locations.

Location: Throughout Newton, MA.
(617) 564-1667

Worcester Center for Crafts
Worcester Center for Crafts

Featuring 19 nationally-known potters in the Worcester Center for Crafts' POTTERY INVITATIONAL, a unique exhibit & sale of fine pottery. Meet the artists while enjoying a special Friday Epicurean Evening preview event ($50 pp), weekend demos & artist talks and more!

For more details and evening ticket information, visit worcestercraftcenter.org!

Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA
(508) 753-8183

work by Barbara Ellmann at Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts
in Amherst, MA from April 730
Hampden Gallery
Barbara Ellmann, SO HERE, SO THERE, 2019, encaustic on wooden panels.

Barbara Ellmann's large grids of encaustic paintings explore the way that we process and catalogue our visual experience of space/place by using varying degrees of abstraction and kinetic juxtapositions of form, color and pattern to suggest fleeting impressions, connections and memories.

There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 7 from 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m., as well as an artist talk at 3:30 p.m. Hampden Gallery is located at 131 Southwest Circle. There will be free parking in lot 33 off University Drive on opening day. Hours are TuesdayFriday 1:006:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit fineartscenter.com/hampden.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Boston Marathon Pictures: Old and New
April 9May 1, 2019

Old photographs and memorabilia from Boston Athletic Association's collection, plus recent marathon images by John Collins.

BOSTON the Documentary
Saturday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.

BOSTON is the first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon.
Q&A with the Filmmaker and Executive Producer.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton MA 01748, (508) 435-9222

Southern Vermont Arts Center
Fashion design by Natalia Martinez Sagan; photography by Nacho Lunadei.

Rags to Runway at the Southern Vermont Arts Center
Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6:009:00 p.m.

Join the Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) for a night of fashion fun, and preview Unusual Threads: Stitching Together the Future of Fashion (May 11June 23). The evening includes a sustainable fashion show, delicious food & cocktails, a red carpet and an exciting raffle. Learn more and purchase tickets: www.svac.org/class/rags-to-runway-fundraising-event.

930 SVAC Drive
Manchester, VT 05254
(802) 362-1405

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