Artscope Magazine
Beyond This.
February 25, 2016

Beyond this moment, right now, what are we? What is there? Though philosophical in nature, thoughts like these can lead to insights and inspirations too numerous to count. The artists in the exhibitions featured below have certainly considered something beyond 'this.' Their interpretation of shades of color, acts of service and technical processes takes them beyond the actual moment of creation and into something much less fleeting, much more infinite than 'this' could ever indicate. Beyond the rest of this month and the next, Artscope will be sponsoring Montserrat College of Art's Annual Auction Party, Artrageous!30 on Saturday, April 2. Be sure to mark this one on your calendars.

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Fifty Shades of Red at Herter Art Gallery
in Amherst, Massachusetts February 28 through March 24

Strawberry Sky by Sharon Ligorner, encaustic on panel.

A welcome collaboration between three Western Massachusetts art venues has been in the works and the final product is about to debut. Hampden Gallery, Blueway Art Alliance and Herter Art Gallery have joined forces and are pleased to present Fifty Shades of Red. Abstract and figurative works by 50 artists in various media utilize the color red or some variation, allowing it to play a dominant role in the creation of the finished image. The color red was chosen for its rich historical, religious and cultural associations, especially in terms of art. Through time and across societies, the color red has come to represent an important component of both our mental and physical experience of the world—love, passion, fire, blood, anger. Red conjures up a broad spectrum of human impulses, moods and intellectually conditioned forms of response. Some artists featured in this exhibition include: Teresa Bonillo, Joyce Conlon, Bill Donovan, John Haverty, Sharon Ligorner, Dana Pasila, Dale Schlappi, Al Souza and Deborah Zlotsky. Ligorner, whose work is featured above, strives for beauty and balance in her works. "By continually adding and subtracting, my work evolves, often leaving a visible history," she says of her process. Informed by nature's forms and eastern textiles, Ligorner merges her inspirations to form richly-colored abstract pieces that evoke a sense of peace—another notion signified by the color red. Fifty Shades of Red is curated by Trevor Richardson, Anne LaPrade Seuthe and Kathleen Jacobs and will be on view at UMass Amherst's Herter Art Gallery Sunday, February 28 through Thursday, March 24. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, February 28 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Sponsored by: Miranda's Hearth, Foster Gallery, Newburyport Art Association, MassArt, School of Fashion Design, Open House, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, Cantor Art Gallery, "Celebrating Rob Reeps," "TRANS," "8 Protons" at Bromfield Gallery in March, Springfield Museums, Providence Art Club and Bristol Art Museum

Miranda's Hearth


Call for Art - What I Make; How I Made It, a juried exhibition presented in connection with #WhatIMake: The Conference on April 16, 2016.

Artwork in a variety of media will be exhibited alongside a 250-word story.
Entries due by March 7.
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Foster Gallery


Resa Blatman
Strange Surroundings
Feb 22 - April 8, 2016
Opening Reception - Feb 25, 5 - 6:30pm

Noble and Greenough School
10 Campus Dr
Dedham, MA 02026

Newburyport Art Association


Call for entries extended to March 4.



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Better Angels: Firefighters of 9/11 at Wood Museum of Springfield History
in Springfield, Massachusetts now through July 10

A portion of the 21-foot-long wall of firefighter portraits by Dawn Howkinson Siebel.

The current exhibition on the first floor of the Wood Museum of Springfield History transcends the notion of tribute and pays homage to selfless heroes. Better Angels: Firefighters of 9/11 features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center. As an entity, the images create a 21-foot-long wall, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made a living out of risking their own in order to save others'. Siebel, a current resident of Easthampton, MA, was living in Colorado at the time of the attacks, but had been a longtime resident of Manhattan in the years prior. Inspired when The New York Times printed photos of all 343 of the fallen FDNY members, Siebel set out to paint a portrait of every firefighter lost on that fateful day. Over the next few years, she painstakingly hand-painted each portrait onto a four-by-six inch block of charred wood. In total, the exhibit took 3,000 hours and over six years to create. In her artist statement for the exhibit, Siebel said, "These 343 firemen represent New York, the FDNY, their selfless profession and also—in the way of heroes—the possibility that each of us may rise to the 'better angels' of our own nature." Better Angels: Firefighters of 9/11 is on view now through Sunday, July 10 at Wood Museum of Springfield History. On Tuesday, April 12 Springfield's D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts will open its doors to Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography. This exhibit will celebrate an intrepid group of photographers on both sides of the Atlantic at the turn of the 20th century who fought to establish photography as a fully-fledged fine art, coequal with painting, sculpture and etching.

Push/Pull at Cambridge Center for Adult Education
in Cambridge, Massachusetts now through March 11

   Blackhole by Vinicius Sanchez, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

When thinking of teachers, professors and mentors, images of guidance and stewardship come to mind. We often forget that instructors get to where they are by doing the very things they teach—and doing them exceptionally well. The current exhibition at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education carves out a space for artists who teach at the Center to display the printmaking techniques of their own personal practice. The printmaking faculty's most recent work features an array of disciplines, including drawings, silkscreens, woodcuts, encaustic collagraphs, monotypes and etchings. Organized by Boston arts writer and blogger behind The Evolving Critic, Anulfo Baez, Push/Pull: Recent Work from Printmaking Faculty features artists Jason Asselin, Selma Bromberg, Janet Burns Campbell, Susan Paladino, Susan Rice and Vinicius Sanchez. These six artists are accomplished in everything from education to exhibition and their talents on display stand as proof of this. With degrees ranging from BFAs to MFAs and both national and international presences, it becomes clear why these featured artists have become such highly regarded faculty members at the Cambridge Center. Push/Pull is on view now through Friday, March 11 and gives these instructors the opportunity to showcase the skillsets that got them to where they are today. Since 1870, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education has been a nonprofit that consistently offers the most diverse menu of courses to adults in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. The Center is nestled in two historic buildings: the William Brattle House (1727) and the Blacksmith House (1808). Both houses are being preserved by the Center as living museums and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Cantor Art Gallery

Dead Bulb, (Chandelier), 2012, Matthew Gamber.

Grammar: Recent Work by Matthew Gamber
Final days! Through February 27, 2016

Matthew Gamber's work is an exploration of the space between analog and digital photographic technologies, where images can be read as both
factual and illusory. This paradox of meaning is the focus of Gamber's
survey of recent work entitled Grammar.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
(508) 793-3356
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"Celebrating Rob Reeps," "TRANS," "8 Protons"
at Bromfield Gallery in March

Zoe Perry-Wood: "Jonny, BAGLY Prom," pigment print, 25" x 17", 2011.

From March 2 - 27, Bromfield presents: "Bromfield Friends Celebrate the Life of Rob Reeps," "TRANS," and "A Difference of 8 Protons" by Ted Ollier. The opening reception is Friday, March 4, from 6-830 pm.

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

Springfield Museums

Elizabeth Kostojohn (b. 1973) Hurt & Damage (detail 15), 2012, Graphite on Mylar, 12 x 10.5", framed.

Leaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil
Through March 27, 2016

Organized by Western Massachusetts artist Steve Wilda, this exhibition explores the diverse and accessible medium of graphite through works by the some of the regions finest pencil artists, plus fourteen intricate contemporary sculptures created entirely from pencils

Providence Art Club


Bristol Art Museum


"Good Evening Bristol!"
The Visual Arts Faculty of Roger Williams University"

Opening Reception I March 4 I 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates I March 4 - April 3, 2016
RWU Reception I March 18 I 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This RWU Faculty Exhibition offers a diverse blend of style, mediums and perspectives.The artwork in this exhibit reveals how these individuals contribute to the growth and advancement of creative thought today. Current works by Elizabeth Duffy, Julie Gearan, Tayo Heuser, Liliya Krys, Nermin Kura, Amy Lovera, Megan McMillan, Murray McMillan, Denny Moers, Daniel O'Neill, Michael Rich, Robert Rustermier, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Anne Tait

"Close to Home" at Rogers Free Library - Bristol Art Museum Community Gallery
On Exhibit & For Sale: January 11 to April 6, 2016

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Bristol Art Museum at Linden Place
& at Rogers Free Library (Bristol Art Museum Community Gallery)
10 Wardwell Street/525 Hope Street (rt 114), Bristol, RI 02809
Museum Hours | Thursday - Sunday 1-4pm

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