April 18, 2019

This week we're presenting Boston Sculptors Gallery, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with exhibitions that push viewers to reevaluate their perceptions and expectations of themselves and the world around them. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

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 and treasured locations. The works will then be 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 as soon as possible to secure one of the last ad spaces left! Call (617) 639-5771 or email [email protected].

- Kristin Wissler

Staccato and Enrootables at Boston Sculptors Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts through May 5

Boston Sculptors Gallery
Claudia Olds Goldie.

Two solo exhibitions, Staccato and Enrootables, are currently on view at Boston Sculptors Gallery through May 5. Staccato features the figurative and abstract sculptures of Claudia Olds Goldie. Each work is linked by their patterned surfaces, made of graphite pencil drawings on white ceramic clay. These drawings create textile designs on some sculptures and tattoos on others. Staccato is named after for the huge, 84-part wall sculpture that makes the focal point of the exhibition. The varied marks suggest the varied interpretations that the viewer can have about the work. Enrootables features the work of Leslie Wilcox, an artist inspired by the "wood wide web;" the underground social network of trees by which they share information between generations. Wilcox wraps deadwood from the sea in metal screening, creating skeletal forms that explore the similarities between the communicative system of trees and ourselves. There will be a closing reception for Staccato and Enrootables on Sunday, May 5 from 46:00 p.m. featuring music by Suzanne McDonald and Emily Hale. Boston Sculptor's Gallery is located at 486 Harrison Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts and is open WednesdaySunday 126:00 p.m. For more information, visit bostonsculptors.com.

Sponsored by: Hood Museum of Art, Brookline Arts Center, Cross Rip Gallery, Somerville Open Studios, Brookline Open Studios, Bennington Museum, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Artspace Maynard, Worcester Center for Crafts, Art on the Trails, NBSS, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery, and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

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.

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.


Cross Rip Gallery
Cross Rip Gallery


Somerville Open Studios
Somerville Open Studios

Somerville Open Studios Annual FREE Event21st Year
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5
126:00 p.m.
(Friday, May 3, 69:00 p.m. select studios)
Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show: Thursday, May 2, 79:00 p.m.
First Look Exhibit at Somerville MuseumSOS artists

Map Guides
Orange balloons mark sites

Information at:

Brookline Open Studios
April 2728
Brookline Open Studios

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. FREE
Join us for the 33rd annual Brookline Open Studios!
Brookline Open Studios offers a unique two-day opportunity for you to meet some of the town's most vibrant and creative artists and view their work.
Location: Throughout Brookline, MA.
Interactive Map: brooklineopenstudios.com

Bennington Museum
Bennington Museum
Hairnet Drawer, photographed by Neil Rappaport (19421998), colored by Susanne Rappaport (19442015), hand-colored silver gelatin print, 16" x 20", courtesy of the Vermont Folklife Center.

Up Home:
Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport

Through June 11

Minnie Griswold died in 1952, at which time her sons locked up their mother's house in Pawlet, Vermont and left all her belongings in place, untouched, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport were invited into the home and went on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie's home. This exhibition brings together the best in documentary work and artistic expression.

Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-1571
Open ThursdayTuesday, 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

Life/Like: Photographs by Martine Gutierrez at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
in South Hadley, Massachusetts through June 16

Mount Holyoke
©Martine Gutierrez, courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York.

Life/Like: Photographs by Martine Gutierrez is on view at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum through June 16. This exhibition showcases Martine Gutierrez's lush yet haunting photographs, with each series exploring various themes. The series Girl Friends depicts two same-dressed women in different places and poses, but despite their intimacy, one of the women is a mannequin, challenging the viewer's perception of reality. Another series, Line Up, also uses mannequins, in this case to explore the loss of personal identity experienced by those in a group. Gutierrez has a keen interest in boundaries, particularly artificial ones, that leads her to creating her photographs. As each viewer of Life/Like contends with their reality being challenged, they may find their own boundaries being challenged as well. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum is located at 50 College Street in South Hadley, Massachusetts and is open TuesdayFriday 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and SaturdaySunday 15:00 p.m. For more information, please visit artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu/exhibition/lifelike.

Bouchra Khalili: Poets and Witnesses at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
in Boston, Massachusetts through August 25

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Bouchra Khalili, Twenty-Two Hours, 2018, digital film, 45', original language: English, French, courtesy of the artist.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is showing Bouchra Khalili: Poets and Witnesses through August 25. Bouchra Khalili is a Berlin-based artist whose work bridges the gap between the resistance of the 1960s and now, utilizing the connection between poetry and activism. Her short films on view, Twenty-Two Hours and The Typographer, reflect and showcase her deep research into the Black Panther Party in New England and Jean Genet, a French poet who toured in support of the Panthers in 1970. Twenty-Two Hours retells Genet's story through performance, images, film footage and the words of former Black Panther Party member Doug Miranda. The Typographer is a short film depicting a letterpress typesetting the last sentence Genet wrote during his lifetime. In today's tumultuous political times, Poets and Witnesses reminds us of the importance of international solidarity in the continued struggle for equality. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is located at 465 Huntington Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts and is open MondayTuesday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., WednesdayFriday 10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m., and SaturdaySunday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit mfa.org/exhibitions/bouchra-khalili-poets-and-witnesses.

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

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

Call For Art: Art on the Trails: Marking Territory at Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve, Southborough, MA
Art on the Trails
2018 Art on the Trails, top left: artists and poets at the closing event, top right: attendees walking the trails to visit art installations, bottom left: Entelodont by Robert Shannahan and bottom right: My Heart Hurts by Nick O'Hara.

June 13September 22, 2019

Deadline for art submissions: April 22. Submissions may be existing work or proposals for site-specific project. Work must be installed by June 10.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 5:307:30 p.m.

Join us for our third year of Art on the Trails, juried by Shana Dumont Garr Curator, Fruitlands Museum. Artists' work is seen by more than 1,000 people throughout the summer, work is published in an art and poetry chap book, in which poets write poems in response to the art. Prizes awarded for best in show.

Artists who have participated in the past: Freedom Baird, Gregory Barry, Lisa Barthelson, Sorin Bica, Crystal Blanchflower, Chelsea Bradway, Jen Boisvert, Bill Cohn, Chloe DuBois, Pamela Esty, Linda Hoffman, Hadley Horner, Lanting Huang-Truong, Denise Johnson and Neary Middle School students, Lydia Musco, Nicholas O'Hara, Cynthia Roberts and Nikki Sao Pedro-Welch, Anneleise Ruggles, Samela St. Pierre, Robert Shannahan, Lawrence Spezzano, Catherine Weber, Emily Weiskopf, Martha Winston and Mark Wholey.

Visit http://www.artonthetrails.com for submission details.

North Bennet Street School

Bound Together: Bookbinding by the NBSS Community
On view March 28April 30, 2019
North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston MA 02109

A special exhibition of exquisite hand-bound books made by North Bennet Street School students and alumni, showcasing the many talents of our diverse bookbinding community.

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Maud Morgan 1
Lola Baltzell.

Writing in the Margins: Lola Baltzell, Carol Blackwell, Amy Solomon and Valerie Spain.

April 29May 17, 2019

Reception: Thursday, May 9, 6:008:00 p.m.

Gallery Series: Altered Book Workshop, Sunday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

This show will include work by the curator Lola Baltzell, Carol Blackwell, Amy Solomon and Valerie Spain. We all share a passion for books and text, and the idea of text as object. We are all readers and book lovers, but also relish in altering books, searching for meaning in random words, foreign languages we don't understand. The title evokes many associations for us, as artists, but also for viewers as well.


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