September 19, 2019

This week we're presenting Belmont Gallery of Art, Milton Art Center and Henry Sheldon Museum with exhibitions about climate change, and what we stand to lose if it isn't stopped. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring Fitchburg Art Museum's upcoming exhibition, Daniela Rivera: Labored Landscapes (Where Hand Meets Ground). Check out the engaging, challenging paintings of Boston-based artist Daniela Rivera on view from September 21 through January 12, 2020. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the opening reception on Saturday, September 21 from 3:005:00 p.m.

Come see Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty at Fuller Craft Museum, sponsored by Artscope. This exhibition celebrates Fuller Craft's 50th anniversary by exploring the use of gold as an artistic material and its cultural and sociopolitical associations. The exhibit will be on view until April 5, 2020, so there's plenty of time to give it a look!

We're also sponsoring Provincetown Art Association and Museum's 14th Annual Benefit Gala taking place on Saturday, October 5 from 5:00 p.m.12:00 a.m. Come for a cocktail reception, awards ceremony, dinner, dessert, and The Bauhaus Ball after-party with dancing and entertainment! Tickets can be purchased here.

Check out the Cape Ann Plein Air Painting Competition and Festival from October 614, sponsored by Artscope. This is Cape Ann Plein Air's 4th annual plein air painting competition, gathering 40 of the best artists in the nation to compete and display their pieces. There will also be a Gala Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 12, from 6:009:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Artscope is also sponsoring the Monadnock Art 24th Annual Open Studios Art Tour from October 1214. Visit the private studios of over 70 artists across New Hampshire! To find out who's exhibiting and view a map of the tour, click here.

- Kristin Wissler

IMPACT: Climate Change at Belmont Gallery of Art
in Belmont Center, Massachusetts through October 13

Belmont Gallery of Art

Belmont Gallery of Art is showing IMPACT: Climate Change through October 13. This juried exhibition shows the contemporary tapestries of over two dozen tapestry artists from Tapestry Weavers in New England (TWINE) and Tapestry Weavers West (TWW). Each detailed tapestry addresses climate change with scenes of its causes and effects, as well as disarming portraits of the creatures and environments that could be lost if climate change isn't halted. Each artist provides a different perspective on the issue, creating an exhibition as nuanced and unique as a tapestry itself. In conjunction with IMPACT: Climate Change, there will be an environmental panel discussion on Sunday, September 29 and film screenings of climate change documentaries Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice on Sunday, October 6. Belmont Gallery of Art is located at the Town Hall Complex's Homer Municipal Building at 19 Moore Street in Belmont Center, Massachusetts, and is open Thursday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:004:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Sponsored by: Kingston Gallery, Bromfield Gallery, The Boston Printmakers, Fuller Craft Museum, Vizivel, Western Avenue Studios, BU Global Music Festival, Cape Ann Plein Air, Boston International Fine Art Show, Art on the Trails, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1
Mary Lang, Spider web, Rail Trail between Northampton and Hadley, MA, archival digital print, 20" x 30", 2018.

Kingston 2
Ilona Anderson, Invisible Mending, mixed media, size variable, 2019.

Mary Lang: Here, nowhere else

Ilona Anderson: Invisible Mending

Through September 29, 2019

Hours: WednesdaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(September 21 & 22, 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.)

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Memory, rivers and urban debris
on view in October exhibitions
at Bromfield Gallery
Bromfield 1
Nancy Diessner, All I want is to be the river though I return again and again to the clouds. (Detail), 2018, etching, paper, fabric, mahogany, 81" x 10" x 6".

Bromfield 2
Julia Talcott, Meteor Shower, 2019, linoleum cut/collage, 24" x 24"

Bromfield 3
Gary Duehr, Aureole, 2019, pigment print, 20" x 20".

From September October 2October 27, Bromfield Gallery presents "On the Night You Were Born" by Julia Talcott, an installation of relief prints exploring landscape and memory; "All I want is to be the river though I return again and again to the clouds" by Nancy Diessner, an installation featuring boats whose insides are covered with etchings of water, riverbanks and bodies; and "Aureoles" by Gary Duehr, photographs of trash bins that evoke halos in sacred paintings. The opening reception is Friday, October 2, from 6:008:30 p.m.

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

Call for Entries
SOLO 2020 Competition
Deadline: October 1
Bromfield Gallery

Two artists each win a solo exhibition in January, 2020, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Open to New England artists who have not had a solo show in a commercial gallery (universities, libraries, etc. do not disqualify). Fee: $35. All media. Juror: Andrew Witkin, co-owner Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston. Deadline: October 1, 2019. Apply online with up to 5 jpgs at Questions? Gary Duehr, Manager,

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

The Boston Printmakers
Boston Printmakers

Fuller Craft Museum
Fuller Craft Museum

Get your ticket today for the 1969 Celebration, Fuller Craft Museum's 50th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:309:30 p.m. This will be the swankiest evening of the Museum's year-long "Fuller at 50" celebration. 1969 Celebration will gather 200+ of the region's most prominent and influential artists, collectors, business leaders and style-makers for an elegant evening in support of one of New England's most innovative and cherished cultural organizations.

Vizivel 1
Vizivel 2

The Eye Sees, the Mind Wonders: South Shore Artists Work to Save their Coast at Milton Art Center
in Milton, Massachusetts through September 30

Milton Art Center
Margaret Bellafiore, charcoal drawing of recent compressor station in Detroit.

Milton Art Center is showing The Eye Sees, the Mind Wonders: South Shore Artists Work to Save their Coast through September 30. Artists from Weymouth, Quincy, Braintree, Boston, Scituate and other towns across the South Shore have banded together to create a case against the Fracked Gas Compressor Station proposed by Enbridge Gas Transmission. This compressor station has the potential to destroy the Fore River Basin by filling it with toxins and to sicken residents by polluting the air. The Eye Sees, the Mind Wonders takes its name from the crux of the exhibit, as stated by the exhibition page: "Our Mayors and first responders are saying "NO!". Our Governor Baker and the Department of Environmental protection say "Yes!". As artists, we are observing and we are wondering "How this can be?"" The artists in The Eye Sees, the Mind Wonders display their concerns about and protest the compressor station through their striking and sobering artworks, in hopes of showing the viewers that they ought to be concerned, as well. Milton Art Center is located at 334 Edge Hill Road in Milton, Massachusetts, and is open Fridays 4:006:00 p.m. and Saturdays 12:004:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

the animals are innocent at Henry Sheldon Museum
in Middlebury, Vermont from September 20 through January 11, 2020

Henry Sheldon Museum
Dana Simson, the messenger, 2019.

Starting September 20, the animals are innocent will be on view at Henry Sheldon Museum through January 11, 2020. This solo exhibit features the mixed media work of artist, ceramist, author and illustratorDana Simson. Her ceramic boat sculptures with their animal passengers, along with her paintings of animals, appear whimsical and charming at first glance. However, there's a more serious side to the works, as they're meant to represent the potential effects of climate change on animals. As the earth's temperature rises, so will water levels across the world, and many species be facing displacement and extinction. Dana Simson is a dedicated environmentalist who uses her art to educate others on modern threats to the environment. Despite the somber message of her work, there's an undeniable playfulness that engages the viewer. the animals are innocent is disarmingly sweet, yet invites viewers to explore its true meaning. There will be a reception honoring the artist on Friday, September 27 5:007:00 p.m. There will also be an afternoon cruise along Lake Champlain in conjunction with the exhibit on Sunday, October 6 3:004:00 p.m. Henry Sheldon Museum is located at 1 Park Street in Middlebury, Vermont and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:004:00 p.m. For more information about the artist, please visit

Western Avenue Studios
ARToberfest Open Studios
Western Avenue Studios

BU Global Music Festival
BU Global Music Festival

Join Boston University on Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5 for the second annual BU Global Music Festival. This free, two-day event features extraordinary international and local world music artists, a global bazaar and cultural organization fair. Free + open to the public of all ages. Register now:

Cape Ann Plein Air
Cape Ann Plein Air

Cape Ann Plein Air is a week-long outdoor painting event. 40 nationally recognized artists compete to win over $20,000 in prize money. 200 fresh paintings created in the four seaside communities will be available for sale at the Gala on Saturday, October 12th. For information and tickets go to:

Complimentary Tickets
For Boston International
Fine Art Show
Boston International Fine Art Show

"EMERGE" - a new special section within BIFAS for individual artists and contemporary galleries specializing in emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in collaboration with Art New England magazine, celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Join us for the entire day on Friday, October 25 from 1:008:00 p.m. to explore "Emerge", enjoy special programs and speakers and celebrate the magazine. Details: Complimentary Friday tickets at

Boston International Fine Art Show
Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts
October 2427
(617) 363-0405

Art on the Trails
Art on the Trails

The Southborough Open Land Foundation, in collaboration with Southborough artist & poet Catherine Weber, is pleased to present the 2019 Art On the Trails: Marking Territory closing poetry walk on September 22, 2019 at the Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve, Southborough, Massachusetts from 3:305:30 p.m. The exhibition is juried by Shana Dumont Garr, Curator at Fruitlands Museum. The poetry and art book, published by Route 7 Press, will be available at the event. Poets reading include: Kim Beckham, Chelsea Bradway, Didi Chadran, Tom Driscoll, Cynthia Franca, Anna Friedrich, Trisha Knudsen, Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts, John Magadieu, Michele Mendelson, Eric Nixon, Carla Schwartz, Nancy Simons, Maura Snell, Lawrence Spezzano, Patrick Steele, Deana Tavares, Kristen Vagliardo, Claire Watt, and Catherine Weber. Find a map, parking, and directions here.

Maud Morgan Arts
Chandler Gallery
Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Stephanie Roberts-Camello.

Many Miles: Work by Stephanie Roberts-Camello
September 30October 18, 2019
Reception: Thursday, October 3, 6:008:00 p.m.

Discovering a box of old family letters in my family's basement would change the way I painted and how I thought about my work. There were stacks of letters bound in twine according to who sent them. They dated back as far as 1919 through 1946. Many of these letters reference the dust bowl days of Texas and the Great Depression.

Encaustic is a medium that can be worked flat or sculpturally. One of its many attributes is it can retain any stress mark or scrape once it cools. It has an innate feature for documentation. These letters; represent a period of suffering, loss and endurance in our country, and for me, the intricately worked encaustic shrouds became metaphors for struggle and change.

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