June 11, 2020

This week we're presenting Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design Museum and The Design Museum with classes, workshops and other events for you and your family to get your art fix in a more active way. The programs offered are suited for all ages, highly varied in subject matter and inexpensive or free to attend, so you're sure to find the perfect activity for you and your family to do while you wait for galleries and museums to reopen.

Tenor Austin Bradford is hosting a free live virtual concert on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. The concert will be held on Austin's YouTube channel and feature acoustic performances of the songs on his two most recent albums, including special highlights from his latest album "Song of the Seas," a collection of sea shanties.To tune in, click here.

Newport Art Museum is holding their annual gala, this time with a twist. Their Gala at Home will take place on July 17 in the form of a gourmet dinner delivered right to your home. The meal includes food, specially selected wine and fresh flowers. Delivery locations include Aquidneck Island, Jamestown, and Bristol. Tickets are limited and must be purchased by June 30, so don't wait to secure your spot! For more information such as the menu and to purchase your tickets, click here.

Your work can be Artscope's next Centerfold! Work by established and emerging artists welcome. In the July/August 2020 issue we will be accepting submissions on the topic of Freedom. Send up to three images and your statement with contact information to [email protected] by June 22, 2020. For more information, click here. The advertising deadline for the July/August 2020 issue of Artscope has also been extended to June 22. To get in contact with our staff about advertising, email [email protected] or call (617) 639-5771. For more information, 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

Jazz Jam Sunday and more at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is currently closed due to COVID-19, but that hasn't stopped them from holding fun concerts and activities for people to enjoy virtually. Jazz Jam Sunday is the soonest of these events, happening on Sunday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m. This event is held every second Sunday of the month, usually at the center itself. However, due to quarantine and social distancing guidelines, this Sunday's Jazz Jam will be held via a Facebook livestream on HCA's Facebook page. Tune into Jazz Jam to listen to a concert by the MetroWest Jazz Project. Although the concert is free, $5 donations online are appreciated. Jazz Jam isn't the only event happening this month at HCA. For more music, attend their Cabaret Open Mic Night on Friday, June 19 from 7:309:00 p.m. over Facebook Live. Younger children may enjoy the Princess Zoom Time workshops on June 18 and June 27, in which a Disney Princess will read a story, sing a song and lead participants in a simple dance. Those who are more technically-minded can try one of the two Summer Movie Making Workshops, five-day workshops in which students learn to make their own short films on their iPhone or iPad. If you aren't interested or don't have time for these events, you can also check out HCA's online art exhibit, the 2020 Hopkinton High School Honors Show, full of incredible artwork by the school's most skilled art students. This summer, there's no shortage of fun virtual activities to take part in at HCA. For more information on Jazz Jam and their other planned events visit hopartscenter.org/events-tickets/hca-calendar, and check out the 2020 Hopkinton High School Honors Show at hopartscenter.org/in-the-gallery/current-exhibition.

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Historias de Tierra y Mar / Stories of Land and Sea
Claudia Ruiz Gustafson
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Historias de Tierra y Mar / Stories of Land and Sea
Claudia Ruiz Gustafson
Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

In Claudia Ruiz Gustafson's current exhibit, Historias de Tierra y Mar / Stories of Land and Sea, she pays homage to important parts of her own history through three different series of photographs: Fragmented Stories (Historias Fragmentadas), Poet of the Lake, and Maria. In each series, she explores the paradox of memory and the emotion of loss and how it connects to her being the only person in her family who left her country of origin.

Exhibit on display in the Multicultural Arts Center's Virtual Gallery through August 28, 2020.

New Britain Museum of
American Art

The New Britain Museum of American Art presents 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA, a year-long series of groundbreaking exhibitions devoted exclusively to women artists. This initiative, which honors the centenary of women's suffrage in America, can also be experienced from home with special exhibition walkthroughs available at nbmaa.org/online.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052

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Family See & Sketch and more at Rhode Island School of Design Museum
in Providence, Rhode Island


While the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19, they have free and fun virtual programs for families to enjoy. Their Family See & Sketch workshop is a Zoom program meant for children ages 6 and up to attend with an adult. The workshop explores art through examination, discussion and creation. Participants get to make art with common household materials as part of their learning. The soonest workshop takes place tomorrow, June 12 from 10:0011:00 a.m., but the workshop is recurring throughout the summer, focusing on a different piece of artwork each session. To learn more about Family See & Sketch or register for a session, visit risdmuseum.org/events/family-see-sketch. RISD Museum also has Art & Design Lab for Teens, a recurring workshop geared towards teens ages 1318. This program is less formal and structured, and is meant to serve as a social gathering and source of creative inspiration for teenagers interested in art. Unlike Family See & Sketch, this event requires no registration. This event is always free and the soonest one takes place tomorrow, June 12 from 3:005:00 p.m. To learn more and access the Zoom link to join, vist risdmuseum.org/events/art-design-lab-teens. Also coming up is the two-part Art Out and About workshop on June 13 and June 20. This is aimed at the same age group as Family See & Sketch, and includes discussions about art, reflections on the creative process and activities both inside and outside. For more information or to register, visit risdmuseum.org/events/art-out-and-about. If none of these workshops interest you, you can check out RISD Museum's virtual, interactive exhibition Raid the Icebox Now, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the museum's Raid the Icebox I with Andy Warhol exhibit by bringing together the work of contemporary artists and designers in a unique curatorial format. No matter your age or interest level in art, RISD Museum has something for you. To see all upcoming virtual workshops, visit risdmuseum.org/events. To check out Raid the Ice Box Now, visit publications.risdmuseum.org/raid-icebox-now.

Sketch Series: Draw Footwear with Michael DiTullo and more at The Design Museum
in Boston, Massachusetts

The Design Museum

The Design Museum has loads of webinars and livestreams available for viewing on its website while their facilities are closed to the public. One of these upcoming webinars is Sketch Series: Draw Footwear with Michael DiTullo. Part of the ongoing Sketch Series offering drawing instruction, this workshop is hosted by artist and designer Michael DiTullo. DiTullo has designed for companies like Google, Honda and Nike, and "can draw anything" according to The Design Museum. In Draw Footwear with Michael DiTullo, DiTullo will teach viewers techniques on drawing footwear with pen and marker on paper. Many aspiring artists find drawing shoes difficult, so this workshop offers a unique and valuable learning opportunity. The program takes place on Friday, June 26 from 12:001:00 p.m. and is free to members of The Design Museum and only $12 for non-members. To learn more and register, visit designmuseumfoundation.org/event/sketch-series-draw-footwear-with-michael-ditullo. Another upcoming event is Sketch Series: How to Draw Anything with Spencer Nugent, which provides instruction on drawing techniques applicable for any subject. Also available soon is Visualizing Complex Data: COVID-19 & More, a webinar on the principles and approaches behind data visualizations, including those about COVID-19. Those who want more can access The Design Museum's free library of previous webinars about healthcare, art, sustainability, and more. The Design Museum's webinars are perfect for anyone hoping to broaden their minds and expand their understanding. To see their webinar library and register for their upcoming webinars, visit designmuseumfoundation.org/program/design-museum-live.

"SIZZLE!" Online Exhibition at Bromfield
Deadline: July 1
Bromfield Gallery

Bromfield Gallery seeks artwork that sizzles with excitement for an online August exhibition. Open to all media, any interpretation. $18 for 3 images. Prizes include a 2021 solo exhibition for First Place, and Second and Third Place awards of $50$100. Apply online at bromfieldgallery.com. Questions? Email [email protected].

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
(617) 451-3605
[email protected]
(Open by appointment)

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