February 7, 2019

This week we're presenting Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Newport Art Museum, and Alley Gallery with works inspired by and showcasing the environments in which each artist grew up. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring the Mass Music and Arts Society 2019 Annual Gala happening Friday, March 29 from 6:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Come to the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro to join MMAS in celebrating their achievements and enjoying music, dinner, dancing, raffles and more. Tickets are $75 per person, or $900 for a table of twelve, and can be purchased by calling (508) 339-2822 or emailing [email protected].

- Kristin Wissler

Generations at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
in Hopkinton, Massachusetts through March 15

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Ariel Matisse, On Point, 5 1/2" x 2" x 1 1/2".

Hopkinton Center for the Arts is showing Generations through March 15 at the Lotvin Family Gallery. Generations is the first joint exhibition between artists Linda Hoffman and Ariel Matisse, who are mother and daughter. Hoffman trained in studio art at Bryn Mawr and in Noh theater in Kyoto, Japan, and her sculptures have been exhibited in New England since the 1980s. Matisse is the youngest of Hoffman's three children. A self-taught artist, she was, in her own words, "always surrounded by art growing up." She entered the art scene two years ago, when she was helping Hoffman prepare an art piece by joining tree branches with copper wire. The wire caught Matisse's attention, and she now uses wire as the central element in her work. Each artist has a distinct style, but they both draw inspiration from nature and the environment. Hoffman draws upon farming imagery for her ox herding sculpture series, and Matisse has a series of intricate trees made of wire. Though both artists lived in the same environment for many years, they each gained something different from it. There will be a reception for Generations on Friday, March 1 from 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m. Hopkinton Center for the Arts is located at 98 Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and is open MondaySaturday, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit hopartscenter.org/current-exhibition.

Sponsored by: New England Watercolor Society, Montserrat College of Art, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Fitchburg Art Museum, Kingston Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery, and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

New England Watercolor Society
New England Watercolor Society

Signature Members Show at The Guild of Boston Artists
162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-7660

February 6March 3, 2019

TuesdaySaturday: 10:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

Reception and Awards:
Saturday: Feb 9, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

* Sundays Free Watercolor Demonstrations, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Feb 10 Bill Lane RIWS
Feb 17 Robert Mesrop AWS
Feb 24 Ann Trainor Domingue

* Saturday Gallery Talks, 1:00 p.m.
Feb 16 Gary Tucker
Feb 23 Ann Hart TWS
Mar 2 Kristin Stashenko NWS, RIWS

* Exhibit Juror/Demonstrator: Cindy Baron AWS, OPA, AIS

* newenglandwatercolorsociety.org

Montserrat College of Art
Montserrat College of Art

Don't miss the Artrageous!33 event at Montserrat College of Art on March 30, 2019 at the Pingree School. Join us for art, music, food, drinks and the ability to make a difference by directly supporting the next generation of creative talent. Tickets are limited.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Cantor Art Gallery
Auguste Rodin, Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo.

Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections
January 24April 7, 2019

The inaugural exhibition of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross in 1983 featured thirty-one bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin from the collection of the Cantors. Thirty-five years later, Rodin's sculptures will again grace O'Kane Hall. In addition to the twenty-two pieces on loan from the Cantor Foundation, the exhibition will feature several Rodin sculptures from the College's permanent collection.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
(508) 793-3356
MondayFriday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
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Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

Stereoscope at Newport Art Museum
in Newport, Rhode Island through March 10

Newport Art Museum
William Kentridge, sequence from Stereoscope, 1999, from 9 Drawings for Projection, animated film with sound, 8:49 minutes, courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Newport Art Museum is showing Stereoscope, an animated short film by William Kentridge, through March 10. You may remember that we covered Kentridge's Universal Archive exhibition at the Lamont Gallery in our January 10 email blast, "Through New Eyes." We also covered his works in the Fairfield Museum back in the March/April print issue of Artscope Magazine. Now, viewers have the opportunity to see Stereoscope, the eighth installment in Kentridge's decade-long film series. This series features the character Soho Eckstein, who represents the archetypal white South African businessman of the post-apartheid era, and is also often interpreted as an alter ego of Kentridge. The landscape and social memory of Kentridge's birthplace, Johannesburg, heavily influence his films. As the artist says, "I have never tried to make illustrations of apartheid, but the drawings and films are certainly spawned by and feed off the brutalized society left in its wake. I am interested in a political art, that is to say, an art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted gestures and uncertain endings." Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit newportartmuseum.org/william-kentridge-stereoscope/.

Rutland: Real and Imagined at Alley Gallery
in Rutland, Vermont through March 9

Alley Gallery
Susan Weiss, Rutland Postcard, 2018.

Alley Gallery is showing Rutland: Real and Imagined through March 9. Rutland is a photographic showcase of the city featuring the work of eight internationally-recognized artists. Curator Stephen Schaub invited these artists to examine the history, geography, and people of Rutland to tell a story unique to the city. As Alley Gallery puts it, "in the hands of an artist, a photograph can do more than tell you what a place looks like. It can tell you how a place is." There will be a reception for Rutland: Real and Imagined on Saturday, February 9 from 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. Alley Gallery is located down Center Street Alley in Rutland, Vermont and is open Thursday and Friday 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/rutland-real-and-imagined.

Fitchburg Art Museum
Fitchburg Art Museum
Otto Piene, Plusquamperfect (Past Perfect Participle), 2003, oil and fire on canvas, 31 ½ x 39 ⅖, Private Collection, Photograph © Ante Glibota.

Fire and Light: Otto Piene in Groton, 19832014
at Fitchburg Art Museum
February 9June 2, 2019

Fire and Light presents the work of internationally renowned artist, Otto Piene (b. Germany, 19282014), focusing on artworks created since the mid-1980s when he moved to Groton, MA. Piene's relentless exploration of light, fire and air led to groundbreaking achievements in art and technology. Fire and Light offers a rare opportunity for visitors to experience Piene's immersive artworks and contemplate Piene's vision and practice.

Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm St. Fitchburg, MA
(978) 345-4207
WednesdayFriday 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Kingston Gallery
Kingston Gallery

Re:figuring the Body
Show Dates: July 3August 11, 2019
Deadline for Submissions: February 25, 2019

Kingston Gallery seeks visually engaging work which will foster important conversations about the body in relation to gender identity, race, self-representation from a cultural and historical perspective and the body politic. All media considered, alternative media welcomed. No minimum size requirement, but once installed, maximum height is 6 feet. Additional information can be found on our website: kingstongallery.com/exhibitions/re-figuring-the-body

450 Harrison Avenue, #43

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Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
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Heidi Whitman: Gray Matter

February 19March 15, 2019

Reception: Thursday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Artist Talk: Thursday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Thoughts and dreams don't simply appear in our heads, though they often feel sudden and random. Instead, they travel from one part of our brains to another, creating a path of neurons and reactions that ends in our consciousness. In her upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery, "Gray Matter," Heidi Whitman creatively maps these journeys in sculptures and drawings.

"The title refers to both my central interest in the mind, particularly memory, and to my materials," she explained.

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