July 23, 2020

This week we're presenting Storm King Art Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Charlestown Navy Yard with exhibits and experiences you can enjoy outdoors. Now that summer has arrived, these exhibits offer an opportunity to get out of the house and view art safely.

Artscope is sponsoring the 17th Annual South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour on the weekends of August 1516 and September 1920. Enjoy a self-guided tour through Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island and Westport and Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in which viewers can visit the over 70 exhibiting artists in their studios and see a huge variety of artwork. The tour is open to all members of the public and is completely free. To learn more and download the tour brochure, 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

Kiki Smith River Light and Outlooks: Martha Tuttle at Storm King Art Center
in New Windsor, New York through November 9

Storm King Art Center
Martha Tuttle.

Storm King Art Center has two solo exhibitions decorating their grounds through November 9: Kiki Smith River Light and Outlooks: Martha Tuttle. Located on the center's Museum Hill, Kiki Smith River Light shows Kiki Smith's newest artwork. For the first time, she presents flags that further dive into ideas explored in her past works, including space, spectacle and nature. The name "River Light" refers to the way the rippling of Smith's flags in the wind mirrors the way light plays upon the surface of a rushing river. Outlooks, meanwhile, is Storm King's program for emerging or mid-career artists to exhibit their work. This year, New York-based artist Martha Tuttle displays her project, A stone that thinks of Enceladus, across eight acres at the southern end of Storm King's property. After molding glass and carved marble stones this past winter and spring, Tuttle placed them atop stone stacks made of boulders at Storm King. These meticulous groupings evoke physicality, allowing the viewers to recognize the space they occupy both on and within the land. The project's title brings home the idea of scale, as the glass stones in each sculpture reflect light like Enceladus: a moon of Saturn and the most reflective object in the solar system. In a time when we're all spending more time than usual indoors, Storm King's exhibits let us take a breath and remind us of what it's like to interact with the world outside our homes. Storm King Art Center is located at 1 Museum Road in New Windsor, New York and is open WednesdayMonday 10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m. Timed-entry tickets are required for all visitors. For more information, visit stormking.org/current-exhibitions.

Sponsored by: League of NH Craftsmen, South Coast Artists, VCollection, Nicolas Hyacinthe, Solomon Rugs and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

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!

South Coast Artists
Open Studio Tour
South Coast Artists

The 17th annual SCA Open Studio Tour takes place on two weekends, August 1516 and September 1920 from 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., and includes over 50 artists from Tiverton and Little Compton, RI, and Westport and Dartmouth, MA.

For more information download the free SCA mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. You can also visit the Tour website at southcoastartists.org.



Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
in Boothbay, Maine through October 31

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

This summer, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) are open for visitors until their season closes on October 31. At 295 acres, CMBG is the largest botanical garden in New England, offering beautiful flora, nature trails and nearly a mile of tidal saltwater marshes. In fact, the CMBG's 2020 theme is "Wicked Wetland Wonders," dedicating this season to exploring, discovering and learning more about the complex biodiversity of Maine's marshes and wetlands. While guests are welcome to walk the grounds at their own pace, CMBG also offers guided tours. "The Native Plant Tour" takes guests through an overview of the plants on the grounds that are native to Maine, while the "Botany of Butterflies Tour" shows guests around the Butterfly House and surrounding gardens. In keeping with this year's theme, the "Wetlands at the Gardens Tour" has staff showing guests CMBG's wetland habitats and discussing their ecological importance. CMBG offers a varied, educational experience that's outdoor fun for the whole family. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are located at 132 Botanical Gardens Drive in Boothbay, Maine and are open daily from 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Advance tickets are required for admission. For more information, visit mainegardens.org.

WOW: Wind on Water at Charlestown Navy Yard
in Boston, Massachusetts through 2020

Charlestown Navy Yard
Lyman Whitaker.

Stop by the Charlestown Navy Yard this year to see WOW: Wind on Water, a free-to-attend public art exhibit along Boston Harbor. Hosted by the Navy Yard Garden Association in partnership with the Boston Planning & Development Agency, this exhibit is made possible by a grant from the City of Boston Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture. WOW features 31 of internationally renowned artist Lyman Whitaker's unique metal Wind Sculptures. Ranging widely in height, material and form, the 31 sculptures are grouped into 8 locations from Shipyard Park at the northern end of the Freedom Trail to sites along the Boston HarborWalk. The near-constant winds along Boston Harbor keep the sculptures spinning and twirling in graceful, spell-binding patterns. The exhibit is reachable by public transportation and has nearby car and bike parking, making it available to virtually anyone who wants to give it a look. WOW offers a fun, whimsical experience in which the whole family can breathe the salt air of Boston Harbor and enjoy Whitaker's intricate sculptures. For more information on WOW: Wind on Water and how to get there, visit eventbrite.com/e/wow-wind-on-water.

Nicolas Hyacinthe
Nicolas Hyacinthe

Virtual event reception and meet the artist
Nicolas Hyacinthe: Conversation, art and music
Thursday July 23 8:00 p.m. RSVP
Register here

Solomon Rugs
Solomon Rugs

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