October 31, 2019

This week we're presenting Copley Society of Art, Smith College Museum of Art and Center for Contemporary Printmaking with exhibitions that hope to share something with the viewer, whether that be an emotion, an experience or an artist they may not know. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring Attleboro Art Museum's Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, November 2. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with a live auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door for members and $40 in advance and $45 at the door for non-members. Space is limited, so (508) 222-2644 x10 to reserve your tickets today!

Join us for Art Providence Show from November 810 at Rhode Island Convention Center. We are offering a free ticket giveaway to the show! Contact us at info@artscopemagazine.com with subject line "Art Providence Show tickets" and request quantity up to 4 tickets with your mailing address (while supplies last).

We're sponsoring MONOTHON 2019 at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. MONOTHON is an annual two-part printmaking program and celebratory auction and party, as well as the Center for Contemporary Printmaking's biggest fundraising event of the year. The auction and party will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the day of, and can be purchased by calling (203) 899-7999 or emailing jakers@contemprints.org.

Worcester Art Museum will be showing Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman from November 16February 16, 2020, sponsored by Artscope. This exhibit explores the symbiotic relationship that developed between photography and contemporary art at the end of the twentieth century. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, November 16 and check out this striking exhibit!

- Kristin Wissler

Copley Masters Show at Copley Society of Art
in Boston, Massachusetts through November 7

Copley Society of Art
Del-Bourree Bach, Raw Bar, acrylic on panel, 30" x 42".

There's still one week left to see Copley Masters Show at Copley Society of Art, on view through November 7. Copley Masters Show is a showcase of works from the most talented artists at Copley Society of Art. The "Copley Masters" are those who have a certain number of awards from the society over the years. Most of the works in this year's masters show are oil paintings, though there's also bronze sculpture and photography as well as watercolor, acrylic and encaustic paintings featured in the show as well. Copley Masters Show is a part of Copley Society of Art's anniversary, celebrating 140 years of history. Viewers are invited to see the work of Copley Society of Art's most skilled artists and be a part of the society's ongoing history. Copley Society of Art is located at 158 Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts and is open TuesdaySaturday 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. and Monday by appointment. For more information, visit copleysociety.org/copley-masters-show.

Sponsored by: Holliston Mill Open Studios, Brickbottom Artists Association, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery, Bromfield Gallery, Fitchburg Art Museum, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Kingston Gallery, Vizivel, Augusta Savage Gallery, Hampden Gallery, Art Providence Show, Worcester Art Museum, Arnold Arboretum, Solomon Rugs and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Holliston Mill Artists' Open Studios
Holliston Mill

Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Live music each day.
Craft beer and wine tasting Sunday, 1:003:00 p.m.
Free. Open to the public.
Historic building is not wheelchair accessible.
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Brickbottom Artists Association
Brickbottom Artists Association
Over 80 artists open their studios, showing and selling work in a wide variety of media and formats. Many artists demonstrate their working techniques. Free admission and parking. Near Union Sq. & Lechmere T. Bike friendly. Info. at brickbottom.org.
November 2324, 12:006:00 p.m.

Maud Morgan Arts
Chandler Gallery
Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery

Fragments: Collaging the Material World
Juried by Annie Silverman
October 28November 22, 2019
Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6:008:00 p.m.

Gallery Series Workshop with Annie Silverman
Rip It UP!
Saturday, November 2
10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
If life imitates art, then it imitates a collage. That's the thought that inspired "Fragments," the latest submission-based Chandler Gallery show juried by artist Annie Silverman. As she puts it, we live in a world of "juxtaposing moments" and creating a collage is possibly the best way to express these dizzyingly fast and overwhelming times. "The gluing and combining of fragments seems very apt for our fractured and fractious world," she explained.

At Bromfield in November:
"Stonescapes," "Broken Television,"
"On Edge: Topical Fiber Work"
Bromfield 1
Walter Landry, Sanctuary (detail), 2017, pencil drawing on panel, 24" x 112".

Bromfield 2
Patty deGrandpre, Broken Television 300, unique digital print, 24" x 24".

Bromfield 3
Adrienne Sloane, The Unraveling (detail), 2017, cotton knit, poly and cotton fabrics, 73" x 38" x 8".

From October 30 through December 1, Bromfield Gallery presents "Stonescapes" by Walter Landry, drawings of rocky formations; "Broken Television" by Patty deGrandpre, digital prints of bad TV signals; and "On Edge: Topical Fiber Work" by Adrienne Sloane, responses to current politics. The opening reception is Friday, November 1, from 6:008:30 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
WednesdaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605

Fitchburg Art Museum
Fitchburg Art Museum
Daniela Rivera: Labored Landscapes (where hand meets ground) installation view. Photo credit: Charles Sternaimolo. Left: Donde el cielo toca la tierra #2 [Where the Sky Touches the Earth #2], 2019, oil on canvas, 12" x 30". Center: Donde el cielo toca la tierra #1 [Where the Sky Touches the Earth #1], 2019, oil on canvas, 12" x 20". Right: Donde el cielo toca la tierra #3 [Where the Sky Touches the Earth #3], 2019, oil on canvas, 12" x 30".

Daniela Rivera: Labored Landscapes (where hand meets ground) at Fitchburg Art Museum
in Fitchburg, Massachusetts through January 12, 2020

Daniela Rivera: Labored Landscapes (where hand meets ground) reflects on the relationship of labor, environment and cultural heritage. Explore innovative and immersive work that challenges traditional ideas of painting and drawing, as they relate to architecture and the viewer's body. Plan your visit today: fitchburgartmuseum.org/daniela-rivera

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Vajracharya Priest's Crown, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016.408, Gift of Barbara and David Kipper, 2016.

Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal
Through December 14

Co-curated by Dr. Jinah Kim, Professor of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University and Dr. Todd Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross. This exhibition, highlighting Nepal's artistic heritage and illustrating the centrality of ritual in Buddhism, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. www.neh.gov.

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 12:005:00 p.m.
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Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1
Ann Wessmann, Gathering #1, 2019, horse chestnut hulls & waxed linen thread, variable dimensions, 4" x 10" x 1".

Main Gallery:Ann Wessmann: Gathering: An Homage

Project Space:Joan Baldwin: Solitary

October 30December 1

Reception: Friday, November 1, 2019, 5:008:00 p.m.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12:005:00 p.m.

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Vizivel 1
Vizivel 2


Defiant Vision: Prints & Poetry by Munio Makuuchi at Smith College Museum of Art
in Northampton, Massachusetts through December 8

Smith College Museum of Art
Munio Makuuchi. American, 19342000. Neo Camp ala Ron Brown, ca. 19861989, etching, drypoint, scraping, and burnishing on warm white Arches paper, purchased with the Elizabeth Halsey Dock, class of 1933, Fund. © The Estate of Munio Makuuchi.

Smith College Museum of Art is showing Defiant Vision: Prints & Poetry by Munio Makuuchi through December 8. Munio Makuuchi, born Howard Takahashi, was a Japanese-American artist and poet born in 1934. He and his family were imprisoned in Minidoka Relocation Center, an internment camp, for three years during World War II, and this experience was a catalyst for his artistic vision. He was highly educated in the arts, earning an MFA in painting and studying printmaking with established artists Wendell Black and Mauricio Lasansky. Despite his MFA, printmaking was the medium that captured his attention, specifically drypoint, a technique in which the image is scratched into a metal plate with a sharp tool before being inked and printed. Makuuchi's poems, meanwhile, sprung from a single poetry class. His poems are short and dreamlike, detailing his past, his fears of nuclear disaster and his love for his family and nature. Though his poems have been featured in various anthologies over the years, Defiant Vision is the first museum exhibition to focus solely on his work. The exhibit hopes to contextualize and draw attention to Makuuchi's work, giving him the recognition that he and his art deserve. Smith College Museum of Art is located at 20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace in Northampton, Massachusetts and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:004:00 p.m. For more information, please visit scma.smith.edu/art/defiant-vision.

From the Head and the Heart and Printmakers Open Forum: Exchange Portfolio 2019 "Sanctuary" at Center for Contemporary Printmaking
in Norwalk, Connecticut through November 10

Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Enrique Chagoya, Everyone is an Alienígeno, 2018, courtesy of Shark's Ink, Lyons, Colorado, photo credit: Bud Shark.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking has two shows on view through November 10, From the Head and the Heart and Printmakers Open Forum: Exchange Portfolio 2019 "Sanctuary". From the Head and the Heart is a group show with works expressing a wide range of political and social topics. The pieces are recent creations representing each artist's views on various issues, including, immigration, gun control, LGBTQ+ rights and others. The featured artists are Jamaal Barber, April Bey, Enrique Chagoya, Alex Dodge, Stella Ebner, Karen Fiorito, Annalise Gratovich, Nina Jordan, Emily Lombardo, Fernando Martí, Roger Peet, Margaret Roleke, Lara Schnitger, Demetri Stefan, Swoon and Meg Turner. Printmakers Open Forum: Exchange Portfolio 2019 "Sanctuary" is also a group exhibition, presented as a portfolio created by Printmakers Open Forum meant to represent the current state of printmaking as of June 2019. Director and curator Shelley Thorstensen explains that the new technology of the art scene has put printmaking at a "cross hairs," introducing a complicating factor to the medium and inviting artists to prove their skill. The featured artists come from 14 different states as well as Canada and Sweden, and range in age from 23 to 83. Some are emerging talents while others are well-established, but every featured artist each individually provided help over the years to Printmakers Open Forum. The theme of this forum is "sanctuary" in reference to the feeling printmakers have while immersed in their work in a shop. Both From the Head and the Heart and Printmakers Open Forum: Exchange Portfolio 2019 "Sanctuary" display the work of artists aiming to share something personal with the viewer, whether that be the viewpoint of an issue they're passionate about or the way they feel when they can sink into their creative zone. Center for Contemporary Printmaking is located at Mathews Park at 299 West Avenue in Norwalk, Connecticut and is open TuesdaySaturday 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit contemprints.org/from-the-head-and-the-heart and contemprints.org/printmakers-open-forum.

Augusta Savage Gallery
Augusta Savage Gallery
Lois Guarino, untitled, ink on wood panel, 12" x 12".

103 New Africa House
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-5177
asg@acad.umass.edu, fineartscenter.com/augusta
Monday and Tuesday, 1:007:00 p.m., WednesdayFriday, 1:005:00 p.m. (closed academic breaks)
November 6November 26 | Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6 | 5:007:00 p.m.
Shawn Farley's mixed-media constructions apply discarded and found materials to yield soulful results. Lois Guarino exhibits pen drawings that she creates by making marks, which she follows obsessively until completion.

Hampden Gallery
Hampden Gallery
Deborah Garner, Water Garden (detail), oil on canvas, 24" x 36".

131 Southwest Circle,
Amherst, MA 01003, (413) 545-0680
TuesdayFriday, 1:006:00 p.m., Sunday 2:005:00 p.m.
November 10December 6, opening Reception: Sunday, November 10 from 2:004:00 p.m.
Upstream: Deborah Garner: Improvisational Paintings via Personal Immersions in the Collective Stream of Consciousness and Kintsugi: Karen Loomis. Kintsugi does not attempt to disguise damage, but to make the fault lines beautiful & strong, offering a metaphor for recovery from trauma, expressing the resilience of nature.

Art Providence Show
Art Providence Show

November 810: Buy handmade and meet the artists at the Art Providence Show in the RI Convention Center. Shop tax free with 150 makers from New England and beyond, including RISD alumni. ENTER NOW TO WIN a free overnight stay, breakfast for two and show tickets! Learn more at ArtProvidenceShow.com/

Small Stones Festival of the Arts
Small Stones Festival


Call for Entries
"Winter Works" at Bromfield Gallery

Bromfield Gallery in Boston's South End seeks 2D work whose longest side is 16" including frame (if framed), with sale price of $100- $1000 for its annual juried holiday show, December 422. "Winter Works" features dozens of local artists whose work is hung salon-style. Entry fee: $35 for up to 3 jpgs online. Deadline: Wednesday, November. 13. Questions? Email info@bromfieldgallery.com or visit bromfieldgallery.com. Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave.,
Boston, MA 02118.

Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Art Museum
Rowland Scherman, Andy Warhol aside Polaroids of Caroline Ireland, about 1979; printed 2008, digital inkjet print, Gift of Howard G. Davis, III A.K.A. David Davis, 2011.162. © Rowland Scherman.

The Worcester Art Museum's newest exhibition, Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman, explores in depth the symbiotic relationship between photography and contemporary art and traces the work of iconic artists from the 1960s to the 1980s. This bold, multi-media exhibition opens on November 16. Learn more at worcesterart.org

Lilac Sunday
T-shirt Design Contest
Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Arboretum

It's never too early to think of spring! The Arnold Arboretum invites artists of all ages to submit designs for the 2020 Lilac Sunday T-shirt design contest. Lilac-themed t-shirts are a beloved tradition on Lilac Sunday, our annual celebration of the flowering season. Create a piece of Arnold Arboretum history and submit your design(s) by January 15, 2020!

The Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130

Solomon Rugs
Solomon Rugs

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