artscope magazine
July 17, 2014

This week, we're looking to foster interest, support and education for the arts and this blast! can help. With faculty members showing off their skill, sculptures outside in the summer sun and a scholarship fundraiser as part of an exhibition, the shows featured below are using every angle of art and creativity to foster a following. We also want to let you know that tickets are still available to Newport Art Museum's Summer Gala Fundraiser "Beaux Arts Ball" so be sure to get them while they last!

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- Lacey Daley

Spaces In Between at The Preservation Framer & Art Gallery
in North Attleboro, Massachusetts now through July 26th

Encrypted by Galen Cheney, mixed media on panel.

As makers, lovers and collectors of art, it's important for us to reflect on who or what lit our creative sparks and consider how we might pass this influence on to younger generations. If we hope to continue making, loving and creating art, we have to be sure the tools and opportunities to do so are available to everyone, especially young adults with hearts, minds and talents for the art world. Right now, The Preservation Framer & Art Gallery is hosting its third annual scholarship fundraiser to help support local high school artists continuing in the arts. Because this scholarship is important to us, we bet it's important to you too. Spaces in Between features unique, abstract perspectives through the creative eyes of twelve artists. This exhibition will give the viewer a glimpse inside, outside, around and in between everyday objects without immediate representation. Balance, geometry, light, shadow, emotional connections with decay or time and expressive techniques invite the viewers into the works. North Attleboro High School art teacher Christopher Flanagan and two of his former students, Sarah Brousseau and Stephen Hrycenko, are featured in the exhibition. Hrycenko was the 2013 scholarship recipient. The other artists of Spaces In Between are Galen Cheney, Robin Wessman, Carol Wontkowski, Fred Smilde, Lindsay Nygaard, Christina Beecher, Tracey Maroni, Jason Hancock and Matt Slobogan. Cheney, whose artwork is featured above, draws inspiration from peeling frescoes of Pompeii, ancient cave paintings and abandoned city walls given over to graffiti. Of these inspirations, Cheney says, "I relate to them aesthetically as well as emotionally...Formerly calligraphic elements have morphed into tangled tendrils of color that sometimes read as human limbs, braids, spines, geological forms, underwater tubers or players at a cartoon carnival." Spaces In Between is on view now through Saturday, July 26th at The Preservation Framer & Art Gallery. If you're looking for a way to ensure a future for the arts, a donation box is set up and in place at the gallery waiting for you.

Sponsored by: Bruce Museum, Courtyard Gallery, Arts Affair at Marina Bay, South Coast Artists Open Studios, artscope Newsstand App, Brush It Off Paint & Sip Bar, DeBlois Gallery, Housatonic Continuing Education, Bristol Warren Art Night and DownStreet Art

Bruce Museum
Roz Chast, Bruce Museum, Gift of the Melvin R. Selden Collection, 2006.47.01

Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More:
Roz Chast, Beyond the New Yorker

July 12, 2014 - October 19, 2014
The exhibition presents approximately 30 works by the well known cartoonist Roz Chast, including many examples of Chast's iconic work from The New Yorker magazine, as well as prints and drawings from other projects.


Bruce Museum
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 869-0376

Courtyard Gallery


"Eclectic" certainly describes the current show at the Courtyard Gallery, Mystic's Hidden Treasure. Sarah Stifler Lucas' intimate interiors and evocative nocturnes tell stories with a twist, palette knife painter Domine Vescera Ragosta adds bold panache to her canvases, wet and wild watercolorist Ralph Acosta brings transparency to a new level, Sunil Howlader's recent paintings have been described as conveying sheer energy, and James Grabowski's abstract collages deliver the wow factor. We are proud to feature new work by these five exceptional artists along with selected work from 30 regionally and nationally known painters and sculptors in our intimate gallery and sculpture garden.

"ec.lec.tic.1" is showing through July 30th. The Courtyard is open every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. Join us for our weekly Meet the Artists Salons every Sunday from 3-6PM.

Courtyard Gallery
Mystic's Hidden Treasure
Factory Square, 12 Water St. Inner Courtyard
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-5059

Arts Affair at Marina Bay


19th Annual Arts Affair at Marina Bay
Saturday, August 3, 10-6 PM, Sunday, August 4, 10-5 PM

Join us Rain or Shine for Hundreds of works of art, art demos, and exciting raffles, all at one great spot!

Corporate Park, 500 Victory Rd., Quincy MA
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South Coast Artists Open Studios


11th South Coast Artist Tour

South Coast Artists is taking a Fresh approach to art this summer with the 11th consecutive Open Studio Tours on July 19-20 and August 16-17 (11-5). The Tour features over 60 artists exhibiting and demonstrating in their studios, within the landscape of four beautiful coastal towns - Tiverton and Little Compton, RI, and Westport and Dartmouth. MA. This FREE tour is for the whole family, especially children. For more information visit our downloadable website at

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Exposed at Helen Day Art Center
in Stowe, Vermont now through October 15th

Fictious Force by Beka Goedde.

It's summer and you're trying to take advantage of the nicer weather by spending more time outside—we hear you. That's why we're sharing with you an exhibition of outdoor sculpture tradition, presented by the folks at Helen Day Art Center. 2014 marks the 23rd year of Exposed and features 19 artists and writers displaying sculpture and writing throughout the town of Stowe, Vermont. National and international artists have installed sculpture and site-specific installations along Main Street, the Recreation Path and on Helen Day Art Center's property, along with three regional creative writers who have poems featured on storefront windows in town. The sculptures and writing all engage with nature in the most surprising of ways, making the outdoor location of this sprawling exhibition the perfect place for a stimulating summer stroll that will let you appreciate the weather and the artwork simultaneously. This year's docket hosts a mix of emerging and internationally recognized sculptors from as close as Morrisville, Vermont to a far as Mexico City. Beka Goedde, whose piece Fictitious Force is featured above, is a sculptor and printmaker whose work explores duration, the perception of change and movement in physical space. Goedde explained her work by saying, "A fictitious force, in physics, is an apparent force; it is not due to one object or another accelerating, but instead the natural frame of reference itself is accelerating. The rug is a household object I employ especially for its concentric, circular, or centripetal and centrifugal pattern. Fictitious Force is a cast concrete tiled formation of a braided rug, planted in the ground." The installation is intended to be trod upon like paving stones. The elliptical formation of the cast, tiled rug encircles the foreground view of the vast, pastoral landscape and mountain wilderness beyond. Exposed is on view now through Wednesday, October 15th throughout Stowe, Vermont. To create a more comprehensive and engaging exhibition, the following methods of guidance are available for visitors: cellphone audio tours, extensive website information, walkabout tours, a comprehensive map and a full color catalogue with images and descriptions.

Graduate Programs Faculty Art Exhibition at Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery
in Peterborough, New Hampshire now through August 30th

Pineland by Lucinda Bliss.

Established in 1898 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences, the New Hampshire Institute of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art Education and Master of Fine Arts degrees as well as Certificate and Community Education programs. We could keep telling you more about the Institute, but we think it's best to show you through an exhibition that features the artwork of its faculty and staff members. NH Institute of Art is currently showcasing the work from graduate program disciplines including photography, the visual arts and ceramics. "We are excited to bring the work of our distinguished faculty artists to the gallery," said Camellia Sousa, gallery and store director for the Sharon Arts Center. "It is important for people to not only realize but to see and experience the vast talent that exists among the Institute faculty along with their continued dedication to honing the skills of their craft." Artists represented in this exhibition include: Matthew Acker, Chris Archer, Jason Bagatta, Brian Bishop, Lucinda Bliss, Lindsay Coats, Troy Corriveau, Tim Gaudreau, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Marcus Greene, Emily Masterson, Buzz Mclaughlin, Claudia Michael, Craig Stockwell and others. The Institute's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) low-residency program offers concentrations in visual arts, photography, creative writing, and writing for stage and screen. The Institute also offers a Master of Art in Art Education (MAAE), a program designed for the certified working educator. Graduate Programs Faculty Art Exhibition is on view now through Saturday, August 30th at the Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH. The gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, July 25, from 5-7pm.

Brush It Off Paint & Sip Bar


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DeBlois Gallery


DeBlois Gallery welcomes all for live music and refreshments at our gala 30th Anniversary celebration, Saturday, August 2, 4-7pm. The 30th Anniversary Members' Show, featuring our 15 members' newest works in all media, continues through August 31, including Gallery Night, August 14, 5-8pm. Our smashing new gallery at 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown has ample free parking! We're open Wednesday-Sunday, 1- 5pm. Info/RSVP: 401-847-9977,, or

Housatonic Continuing Education

Painting on Cracked wall

Bristol Warren Art Night

Bristol Warren Art Night
Join us 5:30-8:30 for Art Night Bristol Warren July 31st Event

Walk, Drive or take our Art Night Trolley Tour (new this year)
Our Trolley Tour is free & fun, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat today!
Meet & greet the artists, visit their private studios, gallery exhibitions, experience live demonstrations, enjoy LIVE music, performances and more!

DownStreet Art


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will kick off the Seventh Annual DownStreet Art summer public arts festival on Thursday, June 26, from 6 to 9 PM, with the opening of nine new exhibitions, the unveiling of a new, 60-foot-long mural created by Egyptian artist Alaa Awad, as well as pop-up performances throughout downtown North Adams.

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