May 4th, 2017

This week we're presenting the The Glass House, Cape Cod Museum of Art, and Gallery 175 that offer interaction with landscape, photography, sculpture and wax to engage in examinations of location and materials. Artscope is excited to be sponsoring the Copley Society of Art hosting its 29th annual Fresh Paint Gala and Silent Auction on Thursday, May 4 from 6:30-8:30pm.

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Wax Paintings from the 1970s at the Glass House
in New Canaan, Connecticut through June 5th

the Glass House
Accattone, 1978. oil, wax, modeling paste on canvas. 84 x 72 in. Right: Jack the Bellboy / A Season in Hell, 1975. Joint compound, Rhoplex, oil, plaster, wire mesh on canvas. 72 x 48 in. Photo by Andy Romer

The Glass House presents Wax Paintings from the 1970s. On view now through June 5, the exhibition displays work from private collections. This series offers a glimpse into Julian Schnabel's first steps into painting. The six pieces on display at the Glass House were all drawn before his first solo exhibition in New York City at the Mary Boone Gallery in 1979.These works present themes woven throughout the artist's style. The artist layers a silky wax and modeling paste to tempt the viewer towards the surface and to offer insight into the artist's process.The multiple layers of dense wax add a third dimension to the piece. Schnabel also notched into the surface of his paintings and built off these marks to represent the passage of time. It takes many years to hone a unique style. This is proven in Schnabel's pieces such as in Accattone, with the deep raw tones of red wax, and in Procession (for Jean Vigo) amplifying the contrasting use of black and white wax. For more information about this exhibition visit the Glass House's website here.

Sponsored by: North Bennet Street School, Massasoit Community College, Vermont College of Fine Arts, The Loading Dock Gallery, School of Fashion Design, Bromfield Gallery, Worcester Art Museum, Artspace Maynard, Art League of Rhode Island, Fountain Street, Cambridge Art Association, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Appetite a pop-up art experience,and the Artscope Tablet Edition

North Bennet Street School

North Bennet Street School

Featuring hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in silver and gold, ornate leather-bound books, and more! Exhibit free and open to the public, with tickets available for a progressive workshop tour with intimate dinner and a special "meet the makers" cocktail reception.Visit for more information

Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum
Image: John O' Rielly

John O'Reilly: A Studio Odyssey May 13 - August 13, 2017 Lauded by The New York Times as "one of our greatest living artists of mysterious, erudite, and confounding photomontages," John O'Reilly creates intricate assemblages that fuse together art history, literature, and autobiography. Nationally celebrated, O'Reilly is a Worcester-based artist whose composite artworks investigate eroticism and violence, often through the inclusion of self-portraiture. Join us for an opening reception with the artist on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 to 8pm. Free with Museum admission.

ArtSpace Maynard Call for Entries
Artspace Maynard

ArtSpace Maynard invites artists in all media (except video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group exhibitions for the 2017-2018 season. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. The ArtSpace Gallery is one of the largest nonprofit exhibition spaces in Massachusetts. Preference will be given to New England artists. For guidelines to go: Deadline:May 15, 2017

63 Summer Street, Maynard, MA 01754 978-897-9828

Fountain Street

Fountain Street
Image: Sarah Alexander, In Flux , Mixed-media on Canvas, detail, and Tatiana Flis, ping! , Plaster and Mixed-media, detail

We've moved! FOUNTAIN STREET gallery is now in SoWa Boston! On May 5th,during SoWa Boston 1st Fridays, Fountain Street gallery opens its inaugural Boston exhibit: "Scarcely Awake," the work of Sarah Alexander and Tatiana Flis. Alexander's and Flis' works carry similar themes of time, movement, and the subconscious, while walking the fine line between reality and the imagined. Fountain Street Gallery, now located at 460C Harrison Avenue, Suite 2, in Boston's SoWa Arts District. Open Wed-Sun 11-5.

"Laurie Alpert, "SOAP," Lesley Cohen, "Strata/Substratum" at Bromfield in May

Laurie Alpert: "Untitled " polyester plate lithogragh 30x22, 2016Bromfield

Lesley Cohen: "Alternative Approach," charcoal, pastel, 22" x 30", 2016

From May 3 - 28, Bromfield presents "SOAP" by Laurie Alpert, mixed media prints that transform the ordinary, and "Stratum/Substratum" by Lesley Cohen, drawings that peel back the everyday world. The opening reception is Friday, May 5, from 6-8:30 pm. On Saturday, May 13, at 2 pm, there will be a Poetry Reading with Music.

Bromfield Gallery 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA Wed-Sun, 12-5 (617) 451-3605

Cambridge Art Association

Cambridge Art

Cambridge Art Association
May 18 - May 23, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Awards presented at University Place Gallery 7:00 pm

The Cambridge Art Association is pleased to announce it's 2017 National Prize Show Exhibition, juried by Fitchburg Art Museum Director, Nick Capasso. The exhibition features over 70 artists who reside across the United States. Of the 72 featured works, Capasso has selected five artists for awards. Best in Show Ann Strassman, First Prize Silvi Naci, Second Prize Malcolm Rogers, Juror's choice, Emily Brodrick, Peter Cohen and Tom Diaz. Please join us in celebrating at our opening reception, Thursday May 18th from 6-8pm. Featured Image: Best in Show winner, painter Ann Strassman, from Weston Massachusett.

VCFA's MFA in Visual Art program pairs students with national Artist-Teachers

Vermont College of Fine Arts

The Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Visual Art program-the country's longest-running low-residency program-pairs students with groundbreaking Artist- Teachers, such as feminist art pioneer Harmony Hammond. Our Artist-Teachers are graduate-level educators and practicing artists who build relationships with students as mentors, critics, and as links to their regional artistic communities. Learn more. (Link to: )Image credit: Artist-Teacher Harmony Hammond (right) with current VCFA MFA in Visual Art student Christa Marquez Smith (left) during the July 2016 residency.
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Concord Art

Concord Art

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Contrasts: Varying Visions from Six Master Photographers at Cape Cod Museum of Art
in Cape Cod, Massachusetts now through June 25

Lou Jones Lesotho-Courtesy Cape Cod Museum of Art. Photo

Contrasts:Varying Visions from Six Master Photographers is a group exhibition featuring six seasoned photographers inside the Cape Cod Museum of Art and two off-site pieces of public art. This exhibit juxtaposes contrasting styles and techniques in photography through a series of pieces from six New England photographers.These photographers are respected nationally and internationally for their artistic prowess in this art form. From Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine,the photographers are: Fran Forman, Cig Harvey, Andrew K. Howard, Lou Jones, Sean Kernan,and Karin Rosenthal.The work focuses on the diversity of emotionally compelling images, camera types, lighting methods, development processes and technology. The goal for the exhibition raises the question being asked in our photographic world today."Is the art of photography changing? It's often directly or indirectly affected by new technology. We want to celebrate the fascinating variety of approaches, from the traditional to the computer generated, that photographers are using to communicate their personal and aesthetic expressions today," said Edith (Deede) Tonelli, director of CCMoA. For a more in-depth description of the exhibition and the artists,visit the Cape Cod Museum of Art website,here.

Mix It, at Gallery 175
in Pawtucket, Massachusetts through June 23

Gallery 175

Mandalas - Ann-Marie Gillett

Gallery 175 is featuring the work of three artists, Ann-Marie Gillett, Cynthia Brody, and John DeMelim, who use a unique and creative blend of mediums in their work. The exhibit, MIX IT, will be on display from May 7 to June 23, in the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in downtown Pawtucket. A reception for the artists will be held on May 7 from 2 to 3:30 pm. Ann-Marie Gillett, a resident of Seekonk, MA and a former art educator at the Wheeler School,creates conscientious intricate floral mandalas from painted tape. Assembled from many small pieces of carefully cut tape, the rich organic forms radiate and spiral against a backdrop of black, creating an effect of jewel-like tapestry. The pieces shown above are also reminiscent of the detail that went into faberge eggs, each one being more complex and compelling as the last. Ann-Marie Gillett gives the approach to her artwork like a seasoned artisan who only accepts one client per month. Contrasting with the delicacy of Gillett's art are the wall reliefs of John DeMelim, a retired Professor of Art at Rhode Island College. DeMelim captures thralling abstract sculptures from found pieces of wood and assorted objects with textures that expose the passage of time and wear from use. These forms integrate with spots of color and are structured within strong graphic parameters. On the other hand, the rare art of Cynthia Brody of Lexington, MA takes us into surreal environments populated by beguiling and exotic women from a collection of cultures. To create these sensual images, Brody uses photographs mixed with acrylic paint and lots of raw creativity. Inspired by a Victorian aesthetic, Brody garbs her women in sophisticated costumes, headpieces, and jewels and places them in mystical landscapes. The public is invited to view the work at Gallery 175, located at 175 Main Street in downtown Pawtucket in the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center.  The gallery is open  daily; the hours are 10 am to 4 pm. For more information,visit here.



You are invited to the 2017 Associate Members' Exhibition opening reception this Saturday, May 6th at the Red Gallery in Providence Picture Frame from 5-8pm. This year over 30 Associate Members, displaying 70 works of art, are participating in this annual exhibit. For more information, visit

Art League Rhode Island
One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI

Massasoit Community College

Massasoit College

32nd Annual Portrait Show
April 20 - May 27, 2017
At Francesca Anderson Fine Art

30 portrait artists from the Northeast are showing their portraits. Francesca Anderson has selected featured portraits that are borrowed from homes, offices and City Halls. Over 50 portraits are on view. Portrait photography will be included for the first time. These portraits are not for sale, rather to show as best examples of each artist's work.

Gallery Reception and Artist Portrait Demonstration
Grace DeVito will be painting a portrait of a 9 year old girl
from blank canvas to a likeness
Sat. May 6 ~ 12-4pm.
Portrait Demo is $ 20.pp Reservations required
Call or email for your reservation.
Reception Sat., May 6 ~12-4pm is free and open to the public

Francesca Anderson Fine Art
56 Adams St, Lexington, Massachusetts.
Gallery Hours
Wed - Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm- 5:00pm
781 862.0660

Ceramics Program Spring Show and Sale


May 11-14
More than 50 local artists will present their work.
From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone. A Mother's Day Weekend tradition!

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 12, 13, and 14 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Avenue
Allston, Massachusetts 02134




At The Loading Dock Gallery, Dreamscape: Land & Water

Loading Dock Gallery
"Primordial Soup" by Barbara Fletcher
Opening May 3rd with an artist reception on May 6th from 5-7pm. Peck and Barbara Fletcher mesmerize the senses with myth, magic, paper and pigment in their two person show .The exhibition closes on May 28th. 122 Western Ave. Lowell, MA 01851 978-656-1687

School of Fashion Design

School of Fashion

Continuing Ed in FASHION at the School of Fashion Design this Summer! Handbag Design, Fashion Sketching, Shoe Design, Fashion Photography Classes begin June 5, no prior experience req. Reserve your seat today! 136 Newbury Street, Boston MA Tel: 617-536-9343

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