December 27, 2018

This week we're presenting Norman Rockwell Museum, Spruce Peak Arts, and Franklin Street Works with exhibits to close out 2018 and take us into the new year. There are also other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

"Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture," is on view at Portland Museum of Art through January 6, 2019. This exhibition, sponsored by Artscope, explores the bold and challenging sculptures of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Be sure to give it a look!

Artscope is also sponsoring "Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays in the Soviet Era" at the Museum of Russian Icons through January 27. This exhibition displays over 150 Soviet-era ornaments, books, toys, and more. Check it out!

We wish you a happy holidays and a happy new year!

- Kristin Wissler

Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration at Norman Rockwell Museum
in Stockbridge, Massachusetts through February 10, 2019

Norman Rockwell
Uri Shulevitz, Lights..., 2013, illustration for Dusk by Uri Shulevitz, [Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux 2013], ink and watercolor on paper, ©2013 by Uri Shulevitz. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell Museum is showing Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration through February 10, 2019. This exhibition uses the art and stories in children's picture books to explore the similarities and differences of holiday traditions throughout the world. Cultural Traditions features over 40 original illustration works of art by six award-winning children's book illustrators. The colorful images brilliantly show the customs and traditions celebrated during Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the Chinese New Year. Norman Rockwell Museum is located at 9 Glendale Road Route 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and is open Monday⎻Friday 10:00 a.m.⎻4:00 p.m. and Saturday⎻Sunday 10:00 a.m.⎻5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Sponsored by: Bromfield Gallery, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Brookline Arts Center and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

SOLO Winners
at Bromfield in January
Bromfield 1
Christopher Sullivan, Small Blue Thing, oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2018.

Bromfield 2
Patricia Kelliher, Closing the Sea 1, black and white silver print, 20" x 16", 2018.

From January 2⎻27, Bromfield Gallery presents the two winners of the SOLO 2019 competition, juried by Howard Yezerski. "Between the Lines" by Christopher Sullivan uses painting's elements to probe relationships; "Closing the Sea" by Patricia Kelliher highlights ocean pollution through semi-abstract black and white photos. The opening reception is Friday, January 4, from 6:00 p.m.⎻8:30 p.m.

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

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

Face of Winter and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony⎻Green Mountain Mahler Festival Annual Holiday Concert at Spruce Peak Arts
in Stowe, Vermont on December 27 and December 29

Spruce Peak Arts
Still from Official Trailer | Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's "Face of Winter," 2018.

Spruce Peak Arts has two events happening this week. The film Face of Winter will be shown Thursday, December 27 at 7:00 p.m., and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony⎻Green Mountain Mahler Festival Annual Holiday Concert will be shown on December 29 at 7:00 p.m. Presented by Volkswagen, Face of Winter is a ski film by Warren Miller Entertainment showcasing the art and magic of skiing. This is the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment, and this year the film honors the late Warren Miller, who passed away earlier this year. In Face of Winter, both new and veteran world-class athletes ski in some of Miller's favorite locations, enjoying the thrills the sport has to offer and paying tribute to the man who started it all. Tickets can be purchased here. On December 29 the Green Mountain Mahler Festival orchestra and chorus, led by conductor Daniel Bruce with four Vermont vocal soloists, will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "the Choral", one of Beethoven's most celebrated symphonies. Green Mountain Mahler Festival was founded in 2002 to provide Vermont musicians and music enthusiasts the chance to play and experience the music of the great Romantic composers. The concert will be performed on December 29 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. Spruce Peak Arts is located at 122 Hourglass Drive in Stowe, Vermont and it's ticket office is open Thursday⎻Saturday from 12:00 p.m.⎻6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

False Flag: The Space Between Paranoia and Reason at Franklin Street Works
in Stamford, Connecticut through January 6, 2019

Franklin Street Works
Still from Theodore Darst, The Tourist: This Machine Makes Fascists (Soundtrack by Kevin Carey), 2017, 11 minute HD Video loop, cargo straps, mounting equipment, dimensions variable, edition of 3 + 2 artist proofs.

Franklin Street Works is showing False Flag: The Space Between Paranoia and Reason through January 6, 2019. Throughout the year Franklin Street Works brings exhibitions to explore contemporary art and curatorial practices today and often aim to prompt discussions about issues surrounding art and social systems. The current exhibition title, False Flag: The Space Between Paranoia and Reason, refers to "false flags," or situations where a segment of the population accuses the government of staging a traumatic event in order to push an agenda. With videos, sculptures, paintings and photographs the exhibiting artists allow the viewer to formulate their own view of the contemporary and vast subject matter of paranoia, philosophical position, and psychological state. As exhibition curator Jeff Ostergren, New Haven based artist says, "Paranoia can be seen as both a cause and a symptom of our current anxiety, manifested through competing narratives in the political, social, and environmental." The exhibiting artists are Darja Bajagić, James Benning, Theodore Darst, Violet Dennison, Michael Green, Mark Flood, Juliana Huxtable, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Daniel Keller, Son Kit, Tim Trantenroth, and Melvin Way. Franklin Street Works is located at 41 Franklin Street in Stamford, Connecticut and is open Thursday⎻Sunday 12:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Brookline Arts Center
Call for Art: Object(ive)
Juror: Carly Glovinski
Brookline Arts Center

The Brookline Arts Center invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work for "Object(ive)." Our lives are continuously shaped by the objects we use and create. American culture today can be characterized by our fierce consumerism and attachment to objects. In "Object(ive)" we are looking for work that explores the influence objects have on contemporary life, whether the objects are commonplace, precious, functional, religious, cultural or symbolic. Deadline: January 1. Click here for more information.

Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-5715

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