September 29, 2022

Group Shows Galore

In this blast

:: Printmaking: From Silly Putty to Silkscreen at Arts League of Lowell

:: Rock Solid XXII at Studio Place Arts

:: Red Hot: The Annual New England Regional Juried Show at Loading Dock Gallery

Sponsored By: Paradise City Arts Festival, New Britain Museum of American Art, Bromfield Gallery, Small Stones Festival, Armenian Museum, Monadnock Art, VCollection and the Artscope Tablet Edition


This week we're presenting the Arts League of Lowell, Studio Place Arts and Loading Dock Gallery.

With two shows in Lowell, this week's featured shows are a one-stop-shop for group exhibitions in Massachusetts. From prints to abstract paintings, to figurative work, Lowell has what you seek. In Vermont, check out all the forms that stone can take with an annual sculptural exhibit that is 20-years running. 

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As regulations regarding Covid-19 continue to change, please visit gallery or museum websites to confirm their current hours of operation.

-Sawyer Smook-Pollitt

Printmaking: From Silly Putty to Silkscreen at Arts League of Lowell

in Lowell, Massachusetts, through October 30

Diane Francis, Palms. Photo courtesy: Arts League of Lowell.

Arts League of Lowell presents Printmaking: From Silly Putty to Silkscreen, which features the work of printmakers that span the gamut of styles and techniques. Each artist in the show brings their own spin to the centuries-old medium. From powerful blocks of color in Diane Francis' Palms, to more detailed line work in Madeleine Lord's Grand Canyon, every style of printmaking is represented. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12  4 p.m. Arts League of Lowell is located at 307 Market Street, Lowell, MA. For more information, please visit here.

Rock Solid XXII at Studio Place Arts

in Barre, Vermont through October 29

Scott Boyd, Charlotte, 2007, Italian marble. Photo courtesy: Studio Place Art.

Studio Place Art presents Rock Solid XXII, an annual stone sculpture exhibit that has been put on since 2000. The exhibit showcases the work of 20 sculptors whose work in stone is able to bring out all of the qualities of the medium — from delicate flowing sculptures that turn stone into something that looks as soft as silk to rough pieces that emphasize the rugged nature of the material. The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Studio Place Art is located at 201 North Main Street, Barre, VT. For more information, please visit here.

Red Hot: The Annual New England Regional Juried Show at Loading Dock Gallery

in Lowell, Massachusetts, through October 30

Diane Brown, Hotter Than..., oil and cold wax. Photo courtesy: Loading Dock Gallery.

Loading Dock Gallery presents Red Hot: The Annual New England Juried Show, featuring the work of selected artists from across New England. The show contains work that is both representational and abstract, aiming to represent the turmoil and conflict of our modern era. The work is exciting and appropriately fiery. The show's opening reception is on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Loading Dock Gallery is located at 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA. For more information, please visit here.

Sponsored By: Paradise City Arts Festival, New Britain Museum of American Art, Bromfield Gallery, Small Stones Festival, Armenian Museum, Monadnock Art, VCollection and the Artscope Tablet Edition

Paradise City Arts Festival

Robin Levandov, Jenn Levatino and Michael Frassinelli

at Bromfield Gallery in October 

Jenn Levatino: “Hirsute Queen

Eumelanin,” human and synthetic hair, Black Faced Sheep horns, tanned, dyed fish skin, concrete, 34.5” x 24” x 6”, 2022.

Robin Levandov: “Time Flies,” oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, 2021.

From October 5 - 30, Bromfield Gallery presents “Flower and Thorn” by Robin Levandov, paintings of flowers that affirm the beauty and transience of life amidst troubling times; “The Keratin Series” by Jenn Levatino, drawings and sculptures inspired by animal remains and hairstyles in ancient Roman portraiture; and “Pianista Cabinets of Curiosities” by Michael Frassinelli, an installation of

paintings and discarded piano parts in the tradition of cabinets of curiosities.

The opening reception is Friday, October 7, from 6-8 pm.

Bromfield Gallery

450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA

Wed-Sun, 12-5

(617) 451-3605

Michael Frassinelli: “Pianista Traveling Museum,” acrylic on piano wood panel, 24" x 30", 2018. 


New Britain Museum of American Art

David Kessler, Surface Calligraphy, 2005, acrylic on abraded aluminum.

American Realism Today

September 16 — January 1, 2023

Capturing scenes of the landscape and everyday life, American Realism Today celebrates the rich tradition of Realist art in America while reflecting the innovative spirit of our contemporary times.

Curated by acclaimed artist Neil Jenney, the exhibition encompasses more than 50 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by a network of 21 artists working across generations.

More information at

Small Stones Festival

Welcome to the fifth year of Small Stones Festival of the Arts.

Five regional arts organizations

present a juried exhibit of fine art photography and painting along with music and literature programs in three venues around Grafton Common.

Festival runs Oct. 14-23.


for details.

Armenian Museum

Laddie John Dill, Portrait of Joan, hand blown and colored glass tubing, argon gas with mercury transformer, 60", 2016. Courtesy of the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection.

A conversation with artists from "On the Edge: Los Angeles Art 1970s-1990s from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection” currently on display at the Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main Street, Watertown, MA.

Featuring artists Laddie John Dill, Gregory Wiley Edwards, and Joe Fay.

Artist panel 2:00 - 3:30

Reception 3:30 - 5:00

Suggested donation $15. Free for museum members and students.

Register here:

Monadnock Art

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