November 14, 2019

This week we're presenting Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Creative Connections Gallery and Boston Design Center with exhibitions displaying the beauty of the natural world in all its forms. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring Worcester Art Museum's Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman from November 16February 16, 2020. This exhibit explores the symbiotic relationship that developed between photography and contemporary art at the end of the twentieth century. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, November 16 and check out this striking exhibit!

- Kristin Wissler

Kimberly Stoney and Phillip Young at Concord Center for the Visual Arts
in Concord, Massachusetts through November 24

Concord Art
Phil Young, West Hill.

Concord Center for the Visual Arts is showing Kimberly Stoney and Philip Young through November 24 in the Members Galleries. Both artists specialize in abstract paintings, full of unique shapes and bold colors. Kimberly Stoney is a craft designer and stylist in addition to a painter. Her abstract paintings utilize layers to suggest memories barely close enough to verbally recall. Her current series represents the patterns of her daily life, "as if looking from a satellite in the sky," she says. Philip Young uses landscapes as inspiration for his paintings, exploring the various places he's been through color and form. According to his bio, "he is a colorist and his work is more impressionistic and abstract than representational." His works are made from equal parts memory and imagination, creating a new world out of the familiar one. Both Stoney and Young offer paintings that need more than a passing glance to glean meaning from, resulting in an exhibition of bright, colorful yet challenging work. Concord Arts is located at 37 Lexington Road in Concord, Massachusetts and is open TuesdaySaturday, 10:00 a.m.4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:004:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Sponsored by: Brickbottom Artists Association, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Bromfield Gallery, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Brookline Arts Center, Vizivel, Kingston Gallery, Augusta Savage Gallery, Hampden Gallery, Solomon Rugs and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Brickbottom Artists Association
Brickbottom Artists Association
Over 80 artists open their studios, showing and selling work in a wide variety of media and formats. Many artists demonstrate their working techniques. Free admission and parking. Near Union Sq. & Lechmere T. Bike friendly. Info. at
November 2324, 12:006:00 p.m.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Primarily Potters Show and Sale
Lotvin Gallery at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts
November 2224

A public reception will be held Friday, Nov. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., where guests are welcome to meet the potters, discuss their craft process and the products on display.

Show hours:
Friday, November 22 from 12:007:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24 from 12:004:30 p.m.

The Primarily Potters collective is comprised of nine artists who have been exhibiting their work together for more than 10 years.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Uṣṇīṣavijayā Stūpa, Nepalese, 17th century, 91.534, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, gift of Berthe and John Ford.

Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal
Through December 14

Co-curated by Dr. Jinah Kim, Professor of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University and Dr. Todd Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross. This exhibition, highlighting Nepal's artistic heritage and illustrating the centrality of ritual in Buddhism, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
(508) 793-3356
MondayFriday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12:005:00 p.m.
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Brookline Arts Center
Call for Art: Activation
Brookline Arts Center 1

Call for Art: Activation
Exhibition: March 13April 10, 2020
Juror: Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas Director
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Submission Fee: $25 for 13 submissions, $35 for 46 submissions

The Brookline Arts Center invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work for Activation. Artists have explored the nature of vision and movement in art since the early twentieth century. For this exhibition, we are seeking works that move or are activated to perform. A call for Kinetic Art: art of both real and apparent motion. Works should explore the element of time, or reflect on the modern world through technology. Learn more.

Brookline Arts Center
Call for Public Art
Brookline Arts Center 2

Call for Public Art
Monmouth Park Exhibition
May 1October 31, 2020
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Submission Fee: $25

The Brookline Arts Center is seeking proposals for a six-month public art installation in beautiful Monmouth Park. One dynamic solo artist or small collaborative group will have the opportunity to experiment and develop their work with the support of the BAC. Artist(s) selected will design, create and exhibit their proposed installation. Learn more.

Vizivel 1
Vizivel 2

Jeanne Borofsky: Natural Expression at Creative Connections Gallery
in Ashburnham, Massachusetts through November 30

Creative Connections Gallery
Jeanne Borofsky.

Through November 30, Creative Connections Gallery is showing Jeanne Borofsky: Natural Expressions. Curated by Mark Setevdemio, Natural Expressions showcases the encaustic collages of contemporary artist Jeanne Borofsky. Borofsky finds inspiration in the natural world, utilizing patterns of bark, leaves and water in each piece. Also present in her work are unnatural elements like stamps, maps and electronic odds and ends, which meld seamlessly with the natural to create a complete piece. The encaustic medium involves painting with damar resin and colored beeswax, which gives each artwork depth and translucency. Borofsky doesn't aim to introduce one specific meaning or cause to her work, saying "I have often felt the way Alexander Calder felt when he said, "I want to make things that are fun to look at, that have no propaganda value whatsoever." Instead, she cultivates a sense of mystery, magic and the simple joy of creation. Natural Expressions provides a new view of nature, juxtaposing natural elements and media with unnatural ephemera to create a brand new whole. Creative Connections Gallery is located at 56 Main Street in Ashburnham, Massachusetts and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Nick Edmonds Sculpture Exhibition at Boston Design Center
in Boston, Massachusetts through November 29

Nick Edmunds
Nick Edmunds, Mountain View Spring, 2008, 22" x 13" x 11".

Sculptor Nick Edmonds is currently exhibiting at Boston Design Center Suite 313. His sculptures are made of wood and inspired by Japanese woodworking techniques he picked up when he spent eight months in Japan during the 1970s. Each piece is made of many complex forms, joined together in a single whole. He replicates landscapes and other natural environments for viewers to lose themselves in, creating nature in 3-D. Edmonds enjoys working with the concept of monumentality, that is, taking something small and making it larger than life. His sculptures do that just with their intricate forms and uniques shapes, making mountains, farms, and ponds into their own expansive worlds. Edmonds is interested in portraying "the ongoing eccentricity of nature" through color and organization, creating illusions of movement. Each sculpture is its own environment, showing an unconventional yet beautiful side of the natural world. There will be a reception for the exhibition on Saturday, November 16 from 3:306:00 p.m. Nick Edmonds Sculpture Exhibition is located at Boston Design Center Suite 313 at 1 Center Place in Boston, Massachusetts, and is open at varied times each week. For more information and weekly hours, please visit

Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1
Ann Wessmann, Gathering #1, 2019, horse chestnut hulls & waxed linen thread, variable dimensions, 4" x 10" x 1".

Main Gallery:Ann Wessmann: Gathering: An Homage

Project Space:Joan Baldwin: Solitary

Through December 1

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12:005:00 p.m.

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Augusta Savage Gallery
Augusta Savage Gallery
Shawn Farley, Musician III, found material and paint, 18" x 8 1/2" x 4 3/4".

103 New Africa House
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-5177,
Monday and Tuesday, 1:007:00 p.m., WednesdayFriday, 1:005:00 p.m. (closed academic breaks)
November 6November 26 | Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6 | 5:007:00 p.m.
Shawn Farley's mixed-media constructions apply discarded and found materials to yield soulful results. Lois Guarino exhibits pen drawings that she creates by making marks, which she follows obsessively until completion.

Hampden Gallery
Hampden Gallery
Karen Loomis, Empty Nesters, 2018, branch and gold leaf.

131 Southwest Circle,
Amherst, MA 01003, (413) 545-0680
TuesdayFriday, 1:006:00 p.m., Sunday 2:005:00 p.m.
Through December 6Upstream: Deborah Garner: Improvisational Paintings via Personal Immersions in the Collective Stream of Consciousness and Kintsugi: Karen Loomis. Kintsugi does not attempt to disguise damage, but to make the fault lines beautiful & strong, offering a metaphor for recovery from trauma, expressing the resilience of nature.

Solomon Rugs
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