October 3, 2019

This week we're presenting Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery and Montserrat College of Art with exhibitions that bring together striking, colorful beauty and complex, challenging themes. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Come see Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty at Fuller Craft Museum, sponsored by Artscope. This exhibition celebrates Fuller Craft's 50th anniversary by exploring the use of gold as an artistic material and its cultural and sociopolitical associations. The exhibit will be on view until April 5, 2020, so there's plenty of time to give it a look!

Artscope is sponsoring Provincetown Art Association and Museum's 14th Annual Benefit Gala taking place on Saturday, October 5 from 5:00 p.m.12:00 a.m. Come for a cocktail reception, awards ceremony, dinner, dessert, and The Bauhaus Ball after-party with dancing and entertainment! Tickets can be purchased here.

Check out the Cape Ann Plein Air Painting Competition and Festival from October 614, sponsored by Artscope. This is Cape Ann Plein Air's 4th annual plein air painting competition, gathering 40 of the best artists in the nation to compete and display their pieces. There will also be a Gala Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 12, from 6:009:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

We're also sponsoring the Monadnock Art 24th Annual Open Studios Art Tour from October 1214. Visit the private studios of over 70 artists across New Hampshire! To find out who's exhibiting and view a map of the tour, click here.

- Kristin Wissler

Color Beyond Description at Provincetown Art Association and Museum
in Provincetown, Massachusetts through November 3

Hans Hofmann, untitled, watercolor on paper, c. 1945, 8 1/2" x 11", The Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, © Artist Right Society (ARS), New York.

Color Beyond Description is now on view at Provincetown Art Association and Museum through November 3. This exhibition features the work of Charles Hawthorne, Hans Hofmann and Paul Resika, artists who each used color to striking effect. Hawthrone is renowned as the great teacher of the early Provincetown Art Colony. He painted with both oil and watercolors, with his watercolors in particular demonstrating the movement of color and form. Hofmann is also known for his use of color in his crayon drawings and watercolor paintings. It's in those mediums where his use of color in space is at its most fluid. Resika, a student of Hofmann's, is a colorist painter who combines the techniques of both Hofmann and Hawthorne with his own eye for vibrant color and use of gouache alongside watercolor. The work of these three artists comes together in Color Beyond Description as a feast for the eyes sure to captivate any viewer. Provincetown Art Association and Museum is located at 460 Commerical Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts and is open ThursdaySunday 12:005:00 p.m. For more information, visit paam.org/color-beyond-description.

Sponsored by: Boston International Fine Art Show, Fuller Craft Museum, Roslindale Open Studios, Monadnock Art, Kingston Gallery, Vizivel, Western Avenue Studios, Augusta Savage Gallery, Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst University Museum of Contemporary Art and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Complimentary Tickets
For Boston International
Fine Art Show
Boston International Fine Art Show

"EMERGE" - a new special section within BIFAS for individual artists and contemporary galleries specializing in emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in collaboration with Art New England magazine, celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Join us for the entire day on Friday, October 25 from 1:008:00 p.m. to explore "Emerge", enjoy special programs and speakers and celebrate the magazine. Details: FineArtBoston.com/special-programs. Complimentary Friday tickets at bifasemerge.eventbrite.com.

Boston International Fine Art Show
Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts
October 2427
(617) 363-0405
[email protected]

Fuller Craft Museum
Fuller Craft Museum

Get your ticket today for the 1969 Celebration, Fuller Craft Museum's 50th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:309:30 p.m. This will be the swankiest evening of the museum's year-long "Fuller at 50" celebration. 1969 Celebration will gather 200+ of the region's most prominent and influential artists, collectors, business leaders and style-makers for an elegant evening in support of one of New England's most innovative and cherished cultural organizations.

Roslindale Open Studios
Roslindale Open Studios


Monadnock Art Open Studios
Monadnock Art Open Studios

Studios in Peterborough, Jaffrey, Dublin, Marlborough, Harrisville, Hancock, & Sharon, NH

Preview Exhibit October 926

Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center
19 Grove. St.
Peterborough, NH
WednesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. & 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. daily during tour weekend

"Meet the Artists" Opening Reception
Wednesday October 9, 5:007:00 p.m.

Preview artists and download map of studios

Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1
Margaret Hart, Untitled #1 (Situated Becomings), 2017-present, mixed media collage, 30" x 30".

Margaret Hart: Here, nowhere else

Luanne E. Witkowski: Same Not Same

October 227, 2019

Reception: Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:008:00 p.m.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 pm (Sept. 21 + 22: 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.)

Kingston Gallery Logo

Vizivel 1
Vizivel 2


Copernicus at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery
in Providence, Rhode Island from October 3 through October 25

Bannister Gallery

From today through October 25, Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College will be showing Copernicus. Curated by Jenny CHEN Jiaying and Frank WANG Yefeng, this exhibition is inspired by Nicolaus Copernicus's "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres," published in 1543. It was the first book to challenge the idea of geocentrism, or the belief that the earth was the center of the universe. By extension, it brought forth the idea that humanity is not the center of the universe, either. Copernicus was the first of many theorists who would examine and re-evaluate humanity's role in the universe, and society continues to grapple with this exploration today. Copernicus brings together artists, including Elliot Dodd, LaTurbo Avedon, Stine Deja and the art project Slime Engine, to provide a new perspective on the world and humanity. The exhibit dissects technology, geopolitics, nature and society to question anthropocentrism, centralization, and other ideas common among humans. Copernicus aims to challenge viewers and have them think about the modern equivalents of the same questions that Copernicus asked hundreds of years ago. There will be an opening reception today from 4:007:00 p.m. Bannister Gallery is located in Roberts Hall, 124 at 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island and is open MondayFriday 12:008:00 p.m. For more information, please visit ric.edu/bannister/copernicus.

See You Forever and Anthony Goicolea: Poses at Montserrat College of Art
in Beverly, Massachusetts through November 2 and November 9

Montserrat College of Art
Anthony Goicolea.

Montserrat College of Art has two exhibitions on view through early November. See You Forever, on view through November 2, is a group show featuring the work of Theresa Anderson, Tom Maio and Quay Quinn Wolf. The exhibit explores time, memory and impermanence, with a title that's not a statement, but a question: Can anything last forever? How do memories change over time, and what happens when they fade away? See You Forever asks the viewer this and more. Also on view is Anthony Goicolea: Pose through November 9. Goicolea explores the stranger side of portraiture, with pieces that are sometimes beautiful and sometimes intentionally grotesque. The figures in these portraits are both revealing and secretive, telling and hiding volumes with coded body language. Goicolea grew up Cuban, Catholic and gay in the Deep South in the early 70's, giving him an acute awareness of social constructs and identity politics that come through in his work. Both See You Forever and Anthony Goicolea: Pose seek to challenge viewers, whether that be in terms of memory or identity. There will be an opening reception for both exhibits as well as a live performance tonight from 5:007:00 p.m. Monsterrat College of Art is located at 23 Essex Street in Beverly, Massachusetts and is open MondayFriday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit montserrat.edu/see-you-forever and montserrat.edu/anthony-goicolea.

Western Avenue Studios
ARToberfest Open Studios
Western Avenue Studios


Augusta Savage Gallery
Augusta Savage Gallery
Aves Series, I Número VIII, 2018, mixed media, 31 x 26 1/2 cm.

103 New Africa House
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-5177
[email protected], fineartscenter.com/augusta
Monday and Tuesday, 1:007:00 p.m., WednesdayFriday, 1:005:00 p.m. (closed academic breaks)
October 829, opening reception: Tuesday, October 8, 5:007:00 p.m., printmaker Erika Radich explores the thread between art and science while Mexican artist Rocío Olguín offers abstract paintings full of symbolism and color found in her city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Bill Cole CD release and listening party, October 11, 7:00 p.m., free.

Hampden Gallery
Hampden Gallery
Rina Goldfield, Worm Contemplates Mountain, oil on canvas on panel, 30" x 24".

131 Southwest Circle,
Amherst, MA 01003, (413) 545-0680
TuesdayFriday, 1:006:00 p.m., Sunday 2:005:00 p.m.
October 13November 6, Opening Reception: Sunday, October 13, 2:004:00 p.m. Local by Sandra Matthews, photos that explore small dwellings, sheds, and other home-like structures found in the Massachusetts landscape. Mythologies by Rina Goldfield, paintings of totems and monuments: huge mountains, blocky buildings, ancient columns with small onlookers and co-habitors offering a sweep of hugeness, but also of wonkiness and humor.

UMass Amherst University Museum of Contemporary Art
Avital Sagalyn, White, Black, and Blue Jug, ca. 1950s, gouache on paper, 8 3/4" x 11 1/4".

151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003, (413) 545-3672
TuesdayFriday, 11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 2:005:00 p.m., open until 8:00 p.m. every first Thursday of the month (closed academic breaks)
October 4December 8, Avital Sagalyn: A Life of Exploration. Researched and curated by three UMass Art History students, this exhibition provides a glimpse into the range of Sagalyn's work and rich cultural history, and includes cubist and abstract paintings and drawings, sculptures, and textile designs.

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