March 21, 2019

This week we're presenting Lesley University's VanDernoot Gallery, YJ Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, and Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery with exhibitions that endeavor to make the viewer ask questions and consider new ideas. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring the Mass Music and Arts Society 2019 Annual Gala happening Friday, March 29 from 6:3011:30 p.m. Come to the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro to join MMAS in celebrating their achievements and enjoying music, dinner, dancing, raffles and more. Tickets are $75 per person, or $900 for a table of twelve, and can be purchased by calling (508) 339-2822 or emailing [email protected].

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.

Artscope is also 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 (617) 639-5771 or [email protected].

- Kristin Wissler

Sightlines at Lesley University's VanDernoot Gallery
in Cambridge, Massachusetts through April 7

Lesley University
Bonnell Robinson, George Nugent grave, Somme, France.

Sightlines is currently on view at Lesley University's VanDernoot Gallery through April 7. This exhibition features the photographs of Richard Zauft and Bonnell Robinson, Dean of Lesley University College of Art and Design and former Director of Exhibitions at Lesley University respectively. Zauft presents photographs from his In Congruities series, which aims to capture the unexpected moment that happens between an idea and its result. "The phenomenon of the unexpected and the invisible is uncontrollable by the photographer," says Zauft. "It exists in the gap between the idea and the result, a space wholly unbridgeable. This is where God lives. I look for images in that space." Robinson shows photographs taken of World War I fronts, which she's been traveling to and photographing for over a decade. "What amazed me was how much remains in evidence of that conflict," Robinson says, "Unusual contours of wheat fields, undulating hillsides too regular to be natural, occasional debris or rubble, unexploded and rusting shells left by farmers by the roadside to be picked up by demolition teams. After 90 years, the scars are still visible, haunting and deeply disturbing." Both photographers are masters of their crafts, and it shows in their uncompromising and thought-provoking photographs. There will be a reception for Sightlines tonight from 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. Lesley University's VanDernoot Gallery is located in University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m., Thursday 12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Sponsored by: Mass Music and Arts Society, Montserrat College of Art, Brookline Arts Center, Boston National Poetry Month Festival, Artspace Maynard, Newton Open Studios, and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Mass Music and Arts Society

Montserrat College of Art
Montserrat College of Art

Don't miss the Artrageous!33 event at Montserrat College of Art on March 30, 2019 at the Pingree School. Join us for art, music, food, drinks and the ability to make a difference by directly supporting the next generation of creative talent. Tickets are limited.

Brookline Arts Center
Brookline Arts Center

Call for Art: ART Off The Wall

The Brookline Arts Center is seeking donations from artists of all media for our fifth annual ART Off The Wall.

During the event, individuals who have purchased a Collector's Ticket will have the opportunity to take home a piece from the collection. All selected artwork will be included in the exhibition (April 27May 11 in conjunction with Brookline Open Studios), in an online gallery and in all digital and printed promotional materials. Proceeds from this event directly support the BAC's mission of bringing the community meaningful experiences in the arts. This year, we are pleased to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to artists based on selections by the Gallery Committee. 1st place receives $300!

Deadline: March 24.

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!

Art & Design: A Conversation at YJ Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
in East Greenwich, Rhode Island through April 23

YJ Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
Marjorie Hellman, "Bootherstone," acrylic on aluminum panel, 23" x 21", 2019.

YJ Contemporary Fine Art Gallery is showing Art & Design: A Conversation through April 23. This exhibition features the work of eight local contemporary artists. Marjorie Hellman, Tayo Heuser, Marc Mazzarelli and Conny Goelz Schmitt exhibit their paintings, drawings, and paper collages alongside furniture designed and built by John Dunnigan, Gail Fredell, Tyler Inman and Timothy Philbrick. The works compliment and build off each other, making connections between two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. According to Art & Design: A Conversation's exhibition page, "The exhibition celebrates the shared process of geometric spatial reasoning used to produce abstract, two-dimensional pieces and functional, three-dimensional pieces." Art & Design aims to spark conversations among its viewers about the similarities and differences between art and design. YJ Contemporary Fine Art Gallery is located at 42 Ladd Street in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and is open Monday 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Interior Spaces at Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
in Cambridge, Massachusetts from March 25 through April 19

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Emily Murdock, Outside from Inside.

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery's small works show, Interior Spaces, will be on view from March 25 to April 19. Juror Hilary Tait Norod evaluated pieces from over 110 artists, who were asked to focus on their own "interior spaces" in their works. The result is a wide variety of selections as diverse and different as the artists who created them. Some works are straightforward scenes while others are more abstract, radiating calm or evoking turmoil. For all their differences, the works all encourage the viewer to look deeper and draw from more than what is on the canvas. As Tait Norod says, "Although the work may be highly individualized, they all produce and invoke a warm accessibility for the viewer to attach their own personable stories to." There will be an opening reception for Interior Spaces on Thursday, April 4 from 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. Chandler Gallery is located at 20A Sacramento Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is open MondayFriday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Boriana Kantcheva at (617) 349-6287 or [email protected].

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:

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
[email protected]

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