April 2, 2020

This week we're presenting Burlington City Arts Center, Norman Rockwell Museum and 6 Bridges Gallery with more virtual exhibits that can be viewed from your own home. These exhibits speak to the issues of today, exploring topics like ecology, civil rights, and war in thought-provoking and meaningful ways.

While you wait for galleries and museums to be re-open, check out Artscope's Online Art & Resources page. Here, you'll find online galleries, classes, webinars and other activities you can do at home as well as resources for artists.

Artscope Magazine is sponsoring "Women Telling the Palestinian Story," an online artists' talk being hosted by the Palestine Museum US. Artscope writer and head curator of Palestine Museum US, Nancy Nesvet, will be moderating this talk between four female Palestinian artists. The talk will be live-streamed on the Palestine Museum US Facebook page on Sunday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m. Join for an insightful discussion!

We're also sponsoring the "Sharing Art in a Time of Crisis" artist talk happening on Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Painters Diane Novetsky and Marjorie Kaye will be discussing their work, art practice and ideas with Artscope Magazine publisher Kaveh Mojtabai. To register for this meeting, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We hope you can participate!

Attention galleries: Now is the time to promote your best artists! We're hoping to profile artists who are working from home in our next e-blast. Any artists working from home and interested in being featured can reach out to us directly as well. Send an email to Kristin Wissler at kwissler@artscopemagazine.com for consideration before April 13. We look forward to hearing your stories!

Now is also a great time for galleries, museums and artists to advertise their brand and promote their artists, whether or not they have an explicitly scheduled exhibition. We're looking for display ads, classifieds and listings to go in our May/June issue of Artscope, and are accepting submissions until April 15. Email advertise@artscopemagazine.com for inquiries regarding display ads and email listings@artscopemagazine.com for inquiries regarding classifieds and listings. You can also click here for more information on both.

Your work can be Artscope's next Centerfold! Work by established and emerging artists welcome. In the May/June 2020 issue we will be accepting submissions on the topic of "Greed." Send up to three images and your statement with contact information to centerfold@artscopemagazine.com by April 15. For more information, click here.

- Kristin Wissler

Apocalypse Diet: What Will We Eat?, Brigitta Varadi: Exploring the Invisible and Estefania Puerta: Sore Mouth Swore at Burlington City Arts Center
in Burlington, Vermont

Burlington City Arts Center
Li Sumpter, Boom4Real: Escape Artist Series, Jean Michel Basquiat, 2019, 44" x 61".

Although Burlington City Arts Center is closed due to COVID-19, they are currently offering a 360-degree tour of the building through Google Street View. Viewers can tap or click their way through the Burlington City Arts Center's three current exhibits, viewing the artwork in high definition. On the ground floor is Apocalypse Diet: What Will We Eat? This exhibit examines our relationship with food and food production in the context of climate change, utilizing art as a means of inspiring social change. The artwork in this exhibition has descriptions attached, marked by white and yellow circles that the viewer can tap, click, or mouse over to read. Brigitta Varadi: Exploring the Invisible can be found on the second floor, showcasing nearly 2,000 ceramic tiles and 19 felted-wool panels made by Varadi as an exploration of the daily rituals of life we tend to ignore. Down at the lower level of Burlington City Arts Center is Estefania Puerta: Sore Mouth Swore, in which Puerta uses her unconventional sculptures to suggest displacement, disembodiment and transformation. These three exhibits are too insightful and challenging to miss, and with Burlington City Arts Center's high-definition 360-degree tour, viewers don't have to. To experience the tour for yourself, click here. For more information about the exhibits at Burlington City Arts, visit burlingtoncityarts.org/exhibitions.

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We regret to announce that our Galleries will be CLOSED to the public and we have postponed all public events, including our Gallery Talks and Receptions until at least April 8, 2020. We will do our best to post photos of work associated with our current exhibitions on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and our studio artists will continue to have access to their workspaces.

During times of uncertainty, we believe it is absolutely vital that communities find ways to support each other in their individual and collective creative pursuits. Make art and find ways to share it with the world!

ArtSpace Maynard invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions for the 2020-21 season in our new West Gallery. Please go to: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7673 for more information. Submission deadline: June 15, 2020

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ATTENTION METALWORKERS!! ArtSpace is organizing a large-scale public art exhibition entitled 'METAL-ITY' that will feature over 100 outdoor steel sculptures made by New England artists, to be displayed on ArtSpace grounds. Exhibition dates: July 1, 2020November 1, 2021, Reception July 11, 1:004:00 p.m. If interested, send high resolution images of 3 considered artworks to Jerry Beck, ArtSpace Maynard Executive Director at jerryartspace@gmail.com, or call (978) 897-9828 for more information.

Stay healthy, stay inspired!

JERRY BECK, ArtSpace Maynard

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Norman Rockwell in the age of the Civil Rights Movement, Norman Rockwell: Presidential Elections Illustrated and Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast at Norman Rockwell Museum
in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell, The Problem We All Live With, 1963.

Norman Rockwell Museum is offering three virtual exhibits with Google Arts & Culture themed around civil rights and presidential politics. The exhibits are constructed like presentations, with written information and video to supplement the photos and illustrations each exhibit is centered around. Norman Rockwell in the age of the Civil Rights Movement explores some of Norman Rockwell's famous illustrations in support of civil rights: The Problem We All Live With, Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice) and New Kids in the Neighborhood (Negro in the Suburbs). The exhibit shows the progress sketches, reference photos and color studies of the well-known paintings, as well as some letters to the editor that the paintings inspired. Norman Rockwell: Presidential Elections Illustrated showcases Norman Rockwell's portraits of presidents and presidential candidates, including John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower and many others. Also shown are photographs of Rockwell and the presidents, and notes about his interactions with them. As Rockwell poignantly said, "I am no politician and certainly no statesman. But I have painted thousands of people and I should by now be a judge of what their faces say about what they are." Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast is a showcase of the election art of famous artist Thomas Nast, whose liberal, politically-charged and satirical cartoons often influenced the opinion of the American public, earning him the moniker of "The President Maker." The social issues brought up and explored in Norman Rockwell Museum's three exhibits are still very much a part of our modern society. Looking into the past can often provide clarity and perspective regarding the present, and Norman Rockwell Museum shows us how much has changed and how much has, for better or worse, stayed the same. To access the museum's exhibits, visit artsandculture.google.com/norman-rockwell-museum. For more information about Norman Rockwell Museum, visit nrm.org/virtualmuseum.

Obsolete Military Structures at 6 Bridges Gallery
in Maynard, Massachusetts

6 Bridges Gallery
Roy DiTosti, Inside Bunker Door - AWR.

6 Bridges Gallery has its current exhibit, Obsolete Military Structures, available for view on its website as a list of the exhibit's photographs. Obsolete Military Structures is an ongoing series by accomplished photographer Roy DiTosti. Since 2002, DiTosti has been venturing through Massachusetts and Florida photographing old military facilities, bunkers and forts, some dating back to the 1800s or World War II. Some of these structures have been repurposed while others sit abandoned, growing moss and collecting dust. Yet the buildings offer an intriguing glimpse into the past where war was a tangible, ever-present struggle. Those who saw these structures in their heyday likely could not have conceived of a future where they were allowed to go empty and rust over. Now, however, the buildings stand as pieces of history and reminders of a fraught and bloody past. There are lessons to be found in each decaying structure, lessons that DiTosti's photography aims to uncover for the viewer to learn. There's even a level of familiarity in the old buildings when juxtaposed with today's quiet, empty streets in the face of a different sort of war, one against disease. Explore the exhibit for yourself at 6bridges.gallery/obsolete-military-structures.

Sharing Art in a Time of Crisis
Sharing Art in a Time of Crisis

Join painters Diane Novetsky and Marjorie Kaye as they discuss their work, art practice, and ideas with Artscope Magazine publisher Kaveh Mojtabai. During this meeting, we'll discuss their recent exhibition, "Strange Circuitry" at ArtSpace Maynard which was closed last month. This webinar will provide a virtual meeting space for artists, curators and all those interested in the arts.

Kaye and Novetsky's work feature organic forms pulsating in a universe of bold color, high energy and vibrant sensuality. Their work is also united by a concern with figurative and biological imagery. This pairing is a juxtaposition of two bold voices; displaying ferocity, vision and craft.

The discussion will be this Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom meeting. To register, use this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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