February 22, 2018

This week we're presenting "The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial" at Lesley University/Lunder Arts Center, The James Library and Center for the Arts, and Worcester Art Museum with exhibitions that hold deep relevance to the modern era, whether they are timely or timeless. There are other interesting and exciting events for those who want more. The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial is now open, and will be on view until June 3, 2018.

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"The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial" at Lesley University/Lunder Arts Center
in Cambridge, Massachusetts through March 4

PrintmakersEric Avery, "Print Life: Neurogenesis, from Seed to Growth," molded paper woodcut with wheat berry seeds, and flipbook, 26 x 17

From now until March 4, the Boston Printmakers' "2017 North American Print Biennial" is on view at the Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Art and Design. Juror Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, explains what she sees as the connecting theme of this biennial's work: "The touchscreen culture is leaving many artists hungering for labor-intensive, hands-on experiences." Each piece in the show is meticulously crafted, showing not only the skill of each artist but their passion for their trade. The Boston Printmakers is also celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding in 1947 during this biennial. What started as a small group of college students and faculty has since become an esteemed group of international artists, and the 2017 North American Print Biennial is a testament to how far the Boston Printmakers has come. The Lunder Arts Center is located at 1801 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is open Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm, and Saturday - Sunday 12:0pm - 5:00pm. "The Boston Printmakers: 70 Years," a day long symposium on prints and printmaking, will take place Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00am - 6:00pm at 15 institutions and galleries from Boston to Cambridge.. For more information, please visit bostonprintmakers.org/biennials/biennial-2017 and bostonprintmakers.org/symposium.

Sponsored by: Bromfield Gallery, North Bennet Street School, ArtSpace Maynard, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Vizivel, Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, Fuller Craft Museum and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Diverse Artworks
at Bromfield Gallery in March

Bromfield 1
Kathe Gregory: "Fragmentals," mixed media, 30" x 23.5", 2017
Bromfield 2Linda Klein: "Dreaming," oil and fabric on canvas, 36" x 48", 2017-18
Bromfield 3
Ted Ollier: "Randomize," mixed media, dimensions variable, 2018

From February 28 - April 1, Bromfield Gallery presents "MetalMorphosis" by Kathe Gregory, enlarged photos of sculptural reliefs; "Family Matters" by Linda Klein, paintings based on her old drawings of children; and "Randomize" by Ted Ollier, artwork that explores random walks. The opening reception is Friday, March 2, from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
(617) 451-3605
[email protected]

North Bennet Street School

Continuing Education at North Bennet Street School
150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109
(617) 227-0155
[email protected]

Elevate your art, or explore an entirely new discipline. NBSS offers intensive, hands-on training and an inspiring community. Beginner through advanced classes in Bookbinding, Jewelry Making, Furniture Making, Carpentry, and Musical Instruments. Located in Boston's historic North End.

Call to Sculptors: Outdoor Sculpture Opportunity @ ArtSpace Maynard


ArtSpace Maynard is seeking proposals for ArtSpace Outdoors 2018.

Open to sculptors age 18+
(Preference given to Massachusetts-based artists)
Submitted work must belong to the artist
Up to 3 works per artist
Work must be suitable for outdoor exhibition and safely secured

DEADLINE: 5:00pm Monday, March 5

Artist Notification Date: March 19

For Entry Details:

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery


Impart: Work by Bill Porter

February 20 - March 16, 2018

Reception: Thursday, March 1, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, March 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

One could argue that the way a story is told can be just as important as the story itself. Exploring those nuances is exactly what local artist Bill Porter intends for his new show "Impart." In this collection, Porter will construct a stunning narrative between contrasting visuals that expresses themes of heritage, identity and the mysteries of life as seen through a child's eyes.

Chandler Gallery
20 Sacramento Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

"We the People" at The James Library and Center for the Arts
in Norwell, Massachusetts through March 14

JamesStephanie Roberts-Camello, "Under Attack," 12″ x 12″ x 4″, encaustic relief over mixed media

The James Library and Center for the Arts will be showing "We the People" until March 14. This exhibition curated by William Houser, features twelve accomplished artists exploring the tumultuous political environment of the modern era and examining their own responses to it. The group exhibit includes work by David Lee Black, Stephanie Roberts-Camello, Aldous Collins, Virginia Fitzgerald, Ray Genereaux, Larry Guilmette, Laura Harvey, the late David Lang, Kimberley Majury Albanese, Stephen Sheffied, Alison Silva and Christina Zwart. Any viewer is sure to find work that speaks to them among the pieces in "We the People." The James Library and Center for the Arts is located at 24 West Street in Norwell, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday - Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm, and Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm. For more information, please visit jameslibrary.org/special-event/we-the-people.

"Dangerous Liaisons Revisited" at Worcester Art Museum
in Worcester, Massachusetts through April 22

"Ming Huang and Yang Gueifei Listening to Music," (detail) Early Ming Dynasty, Chinese, ink and light color on silk, Museum Purchase

Worcester Art Museum is showing "Dangerous Liaisons Revisited" until April 22. The exhibition is centered around the museum's Ming period handscroll painting titled "Ming Huang and Yang Guifei Listening to Music." The Tang Dynasty emperor, Ming Huang, ruled from 712 - 756 and his fateful love affair and marriage with the young consort, Yang Guifie became an enduring tale of love and tragedy. Throughout centuries this tale has captivated poets, writers, and artists in both China and Japan. "Dangerous Liaisons Revisited" examines the story's longevity and timeless appeal through works ranging from the 7th to the 21st century; each offering a different interpretation of the event and exploring the Tang dynasty itself, an era marked by imperial decadence and sensuality. On March 15 and 16 there are museum program events planned in conjunction with the exhibition and the College of the Holy Cross. A cello concert with College of the Holy Cross visiting musician-in-residence, Jan Muller-Szeraws titled "A Reinterpretation of Ancient Music at the Chinese Tang Court" will be taking place on March 15 at 6:00pm. On March 16 there will be a one-day conference, "Between the Sacred and the Profane: Love and Desire in Premodern China," open to the public and held at the Rehm Library at the College of the Holy Cross with an exhibition viewing to follow at the Worcester Art Museum. For information on the conference email [email protected]. The Worcester Art Museum is located at 55 Salisbury Street in Worcester, Massachusetts and is open from Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information, please visit worcesterart.org/exhibitions/dangerous-liaisons-revisited.

Vizivel 1
Vizivel 2


The Derryfield School
Lyceum Gallery


Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
CantorRobert Beauchamp in his studio, c. 1980, courtesy of Nadine Valenti Beauchamp

Through March 28: Robert Beauchamp: Four Decades of Works on Paper
A Gift from the Collection of Nadine Valenti Beauchamp
Curated by Maurice Géracht, Roger Hankins and Leslie Schomp

A selection of works on paper representative of Beauchamp's drawing virtuosity will be on view.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
(508) 793-3356
Monday - Friday, 10:00pm - 5:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fuller Craft Museum
Fuller Craft
Wheel vase, blue, purple, and opalescent white glaze, Image Courtesy of Pucker Gallery

Brother Thomas: Seeking the Sublime celebrates Benedictine monk, Thomas Bezanson. Come see his pottery, from tea bowls to elegant vases. Displayed until 5.13.18.
Reception - Sunday, March 4, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Free with admission

Visit fullercraft.org

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