July 9, 2020

This week we're presenting The Guild of Boston Artists, UMass Amherst's Hampden Gallery and Phillip Exeter Academy's Lamont Gallery with virtual exhibits that offer an emotional response to COVID-19. The artists channel their feelings into artwork that is sometimes unflinching and raw; sometimes comforting and hopeful; always beautiful and impactful.

Sip & Chat is a weekly meeting with art leaders and professional artists talking about art organizations responding to the COVID-19 crisis and transitioning to new models including diversity, equity, and inclusion. On Thursday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m., Sip & Chat hosts Artscope Magazine, Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Baroque. Click here to RSVP.

Newport Art Museum is holding their annual gala, this time with a twist. Their Gala at Home will take place on July 17 in the form of a gourmet dinner delivered right to your home. The meal includes a prepared dinner, specially selected wine and fresh flowers. Delivery locations include Aquidneck Island, Jamestown, and Bristol. Tickets are limited and must be purchased by June 30, so don't wait to secure your spot! For more information, such as the menu, and to purchase your tickets, click here.

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

Nature's Refrain at The Guild of Boston Artists
Online through July 31

The Guild of Boston Artists
David Curtis, June, 2020, oil on linen, 14" × 18".

Although The Guild of Boston Artists is currently only open by appointment, their online exclusive exhibit, Nature's Refrain, is available for all to view on Artsy through July 31. Nature's Refrain is a reflection and celebration of the restorative power of nature. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by nature during times of stress, just as the members of The Guild of Boston Artists have during this pandemic. Although the country is slowly reopening, many are still self-isolating and staying away from parks and other outdoor places. Nature's Refrain offers a way for viewers to get the healing power of nature in their own homes. The wide variety of artworks, from depictions of neat potted plants to wild landscapes, emphasize resiliency and regrowth. By now, these ideas are familiar to us as we persevere through this pandemic. Nature's Refrain reflects them back to us and offers comfort and calm through the beauty of the natural world. For more information about The Guild of Boston Artists, visit guildofbostonartists.org. To check out Nature's Refrain, visit artsy.net/the-guild-of-boston-artists-natures-refrain.

Sponsored by: Sip & Chat, Hood Museum of Art, Kingston Gallery, League of NH Craftsmen, VCollection, Bromfield Gallery, Provincetown Gallery Stroll, Miller White Fine Arts, Solomon Rugs and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Sip & Chat
Sip & Chat

Sip & Chat is a weekly meeting with art leaders and professional artists talking about art organizations responding to the COVID-19 crisis, transitioning to new models including diversity, equity, and inclusion. On Thursday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m., Sip & Chat hosts Artscope Magazine, Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Baroque. RSVP: sip-chat14.eventbrite.com

Hood Museum of Art
Hood Museum
Jaune Quick to See Smith, Trade Canoe: Forty Days and Forty Nights, 2015, acrylic, paper collage, crayon, and marker on canvas. Lent by Judith Liff Barker and Joseph N. Barker, Class of 1966, and the Judy and Noah Liff Foundation. Image courtesy of Garth Greenan Gallery. © Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.

Trade Canoe: Forty Days and Forty Nights

Explore Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith's painting Trade Canoe: Forty Days and Forty Nights with Associate Curator of Native American Art Jami Powell and Hood Foundation Associate Curator of Education Neely McNulty. Use the QR code or visit the Hood's online calendar of events to register!

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Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
6 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH 03755

Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1
Rose Olson, Red Intrusion, 2019, acrylic on wood, 20" x 30" x 2".

Through July 26: Rose Olson: Rain and Sunshine

Kingston 2
Jamal Thorne, Untitled #26, 2020, mixed media on paper.

Through July 26: Jamal Thorne: Fragments and Lost Verses

Kingston 3
Ponnapa Prakkamakul, Fifty Shades of Blue, 2020, pastel on paper, 5' x 7'.

July 29August 23: Kingston Gallery Associates: Repeat as Needed

Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue, No. 43
Boston MA 02118
(617) 423-4113
Hours: WednesdaySunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

League of NH Craftsmen
League of NH Craftsmen

The League of NH Craftsmen's 87th Annual Craftsmen's Fair runs as a Virtual Event from August 19, 2020. Preserving the spirit of our event, the League presents the work of the craftsmen through unique online presentations and the sale of one-of-a-kind crafts. Go to NHCRAFTS.ORG and bookmark the page!



SOS (Summer On-screen Series) and A Horse Walks Into A Bar at Hampden Gallery
Online indefinitely

Avery Forbes, Hey Siri, I'm Alone screenshot.

UMass Amherst's Hampden Gallery currently has two shows available to view online while the gallery space is closed. SOS (Summer On-screen Series) is a response to COVID-19 by various artists, each one exploring the complicated emotions that the pandemic has instilled. Many of the artworks are video experiences, like Abbey Paccia's thoughtful essay Those Who Plant Trees and Claire Sianna Seaman's longing-filled short film, Italianeggiare. Technology plays a significant role in several works, particularly Avery Forbes's haunting video Hey Siri, I'm Alone. In this short video, Forbes repeatedly calls on Siri to speak about feelings of loneliness and ask related questions. With every new conversation, more and more screens appear, until connection issues render Siri inoperable and both the artist and the viewer are left without closure or answers. In juxtaposition to SOS is A Horse Walks Into A Bar, a much more humorous exhibit featuring contemporary and modern art intended to make the viewer laugh. Fine art has a reputation for being very serious, but the work featured in this virtual exhibit pushes the boundaries of fine art and reminds us that humor can be found anywhere. The vast difference of theme between SOS and A Horse Walks Into A Bar helps them compliment each other. Where one is an honestyet harshreflection of our emotional response to COVID-19, the other is a witty, fun examination of contemporary art. Both exhibits offer valuable experiences for viewers to enjoy from the comfort of their homes. To check out SOS (Summer On-Screen Series) and A Horse Walks Into A Bar, visit https://fac.umass.edu/hampden-gallery/current-exhibitions.

Being & Feeling (Alone, Together) at Lamont Gallery
Online through July 31

Lamont Gallery
Sachiko Akiyama, Deeper Than You Imagined, 2012, wood and paint.

Phillips Exeter Academy's Lamont Gallery's current show, Being & Feeling (Alone, Together), is on view online through July 31. Being & Feeling features the work of multiple artists as they examine emotions and intimacy through the lens of the human condition. The artists question what it means to be human along the lines of hope and regret; longing and memory; solitude and togetherness. Lamont Gallery Director and Curator Lauren O'Neal admits that, "It was impossible to know that when this exhibition was finally realized, that it would become eerily prescient, that it would forecast a felt and lived experience, rather than merely a curatorial one." The artwork on view encompasses a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture and photography, even extending to visual and audio performances. Viewers can not only view the work of artists Sachiko Akiyama, Andrew Fish, Lauren Gillette, Katya Grokhovsky, Stephanie Misa, Tobias Rud, Jon Sakata, Riikka Talvitie, Christina Xiao, Brooke Ottoway, Khinezin Win, Kara Fili, Ann Elliott, Shannon Humphreys and Chris Engles, but also read interviews with them and learn more about their perspectives and artistic methods. While we all hope to soon be physically together with others without fear, Being & Feeling (Alone, Together) provides us with cathartic emotional release, instilling hope and appreciation for our humanity even at the worst of times. To check out Being & Feeling (Alone, Together), visit exeter.edu/lamont-gallery/being-feeling-alone-together.

Barbara Burgess Maier
and Caroline Rufo
at Bromfield through August 2
Bromfield 1
Caroline Rufo, "Intervisible" installation (detail), hand-dyed cotton batting, watercolor paper, thread, string, 16' x 16' x 10'.

Bromfield 2
Barbara Burgess Maier: details from exhibition works.

Through August 2, Bromfield Gallery presents "On Edge" by Barbara Burgess Maier, paintings, drawings and prints that confront the edge of wanting to know; and "Intervisible: Red Lining and Blind Stitching in the Fabric of Greater Boston" by Caroline Rufo, an installation of hand-dyed fabric and laser-cut paper walls. Check out their online exhibitions at bromfieldgallery.com.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Summer hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605

Provincetown Gallery Stroll
Ptown Gallery Stroll

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Miller White Fine Arts


Solomon Rugs
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Artscope Tablet Edition
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