September 3, 2020
This week we're presenting Providence Art Association and Museum, Museum of Russian Icons and Bruce Museum, each offering artistic and educational programs for people of all ages. As the school year starts up again, these museums are giving lessons and activities to jump-start learning for children and spark creativity in adults.
Artscope is sponsoring Fresh Paint 2020: Hidden Gems on September 17. This annual Copley Society of Art fundraising event will take place as a live Zoom auction from 6:00–7:30 p.m., where you can bid on art pieces by over 50 artists. To participate in the auction, make a donation of any amount and you'll receive the Zoom link 24 hours before the event. Learn more on the Copley Society of Art's website.
Wondering how your favorite galleries are responding to COVID-19? Check out Artscope's COVID-19 Updates & Resources page for a curation of online galleries, classes, webinars and other activities you can do at home, as well as resources for artists. Featuring galleries and museums all across New England, this page will be updated continuously as we receive more information.
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- Kristin Wissler
"Plein Air: Watercolor Revisited" at Provincetown Art Association and Museum
in Provincetown, Massachusetts from September 10 through October 1
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is offering the in-person workshop, "Plein Air: Watercolor Revisited," once a week from September 10–October 1. This workshop will be taught by Megan Hinton, an artist, published art writer, educator, and lecturer who's received fellowships from organizations across the globe. "Plein Air" aims to demystify watercolor, a medium often characterized as "unforgiving" and requiring extreme precision to get right. Students will learn how to embrace watercolor through one-on-one and group feedback with the instructor, technical demonstrations and in-class exercises. The workshop will take place outdoors, allowing the surrounding landscape to serve as a model and reference. Famous artworks by classical and contemporary watercolor painters will serve as inspiration. There's no required skill level and everyone from beginners to advanced painters can sign up. "Plein Air" is perfect for experienced artists looking to sharpen their craft and new artists looking to learn something new. The workshop will take place Thursdays 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., with the rain date being Fridays of the same week. PAAM is located at 460 Commercial Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts. To sign up for "Plein Air" or learn more, visit paam.org/museum-school-workshops/watercolor-revisited.
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At Bromfield Gallery in September:
Linda Klein and Jessica Poser
Jessica Poser, space created by things, 2019, gouache on paper, 8" x 8".
Linda Klein, Joy,, 2020, permanent marker and collage on masonite, 16" x 12".
From September 4–27, Bromfield Gallery presents "Nature Defiant" by Linda Klein, paintings that explore the resilience of the natural world; and "available distances" by Jessica Poser, interactions with paint and paper, near and far, the living and the dead. The opening reception is Friday, September 4, from 6:00–8:30 .pm.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Friday–Sunday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Various Programs at The Museum of Russian Icons
Screenshot of "Museum of Russian Icons repoussé icon tutorial."
The Museum of Russian Icons is offering a host of programs on their website for those who want to learn about art from the comfort of their home. Many of these programs are webinars, covering unique topics such as the symbols of Easter used in Russian art and how practicing iconographers make sense of the modern world. Some of their programs, hosted by the museum's Education Director Amy Consalvi, offer a more hands-on experience. One video is a tutorial on how to easily create a metal icon using the repoussé metalworking method, using materials you likely already have. If you aren't sure of what design you want to create, Museum of Russian Icons has templates you can download and print. Also available is a fun tutorial on how to infuse vodka with fruit. The museum normally serves infused vodka during their exhibit openings, but since COVID has prevented them from happening, Consalvi shows viewers how to make it themselves. For children, the museum offers a reading of the children's book "The Abbott and I" by Sarah Elizabeth Cowie, about a cat named Josie who lives in a monastery. Consalvi reads the story to viewers with her pet rabbit Cooper as company. Parents can also download and print an activity sheet for their child to complete after they've heard the story. People of all ages can find a program at The Museum of Russian Icons that teaches them something new and sparks their creativity and imagination. For more information and to check out the museum's programs, visit museumofrussianicons.org/virtual-content.
Various Programs at Bruce Museum
Screenshot of "At Home with Dr. Flax: Drawing Practice."
Bruce Musesum is offering a wide variety of virtual programs to provide education and entertainment to all patrons, even if they can't visit the museum in-person. For adults, the museum offers "At Home with Dr. Louise Flax," a series of art classes that offer new artistic perspectives and help viewers improve their craft without requiring specialized materials. Dr. Flax covers topics such as design creation, 3D drawing, cubism and plenty of others. In addition to these lessons, Bruce Museum offers a wealth of content for families. Emulating the museum's in-person family weekend programs, the "Digital Weekends with the Bruce" series offers activities for families to do from the comfort of their home. Teaching artist Grayson Kennedy and Youth and Family Programs Manager Megan Brown lead videos on activities like assemblage art, landscape drawing and flower pressing. Accompanying write-ups give an overview of each lesson to further help children through each activity. Children ages 3–5 can watch "Bruce Beginnings," a series of videos led by museum educators designed to teach interesting concepts and offer parents ideas for interactive activities. The videos include a discussion of one of Bruce Museum's online exhibitions and a reading of a related story book. These three series only scratch the surface of what Bruce Museum has available for adults and children alike, giving viewers of all ages the chance to learn something new. For more information and to check out Bruce Museum's programs, visit brucemuseum.org/education/digital-based-programs.
Bonnie Donohue, A Thin Green Line (video still). 2019.
August 26–September 20
Cree Bruins: Drawn to Film
Yuri Shimojo: Unbroken Line
Jennifer Moses: Protest
September 23–October 18:
Bonnie Donohue: A Thin Green Line: Borderlands
Lynda Schlosberg: Never Forgotten
450 Harrison Avenue, No. 43
Boston MA 02118
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Capeann MADE is a new online gallery connecting New England artists and makers to buyers everywhere. This virtual site was created to help artists and makers promote their own work/websites during this challenging time. Go to www.capeannmade.com and click on an artist to view and shop from their individual website.
Come visit and support local art. Enjoy!
Interested Artists and Makers go to the "participate" page on website for details.
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