Strong Women.
April 6, 2017

April is the month of transition and illusions where spring and winter fuse together creating dramatic shifts in energy as the land continues its transformation and blooming and women are at the forefront of that energy. This month, we're featuring exhibitions that present the themes of natural and spiritual transfiguration and distortions by strong female artists: Interiors at Wallace Anderson Gallery, Flipped at Mystic Museum of Art and Wings at Hera Gallery. Additionally, in April, Artscope is sponsoring MakeSpeak: Youth Edition which happens today, Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. at North Bennet Street School. Join the contemporary craft community for seven fast-paced presentations by a series of young people who work in the arts, craft and trade fields. This event is free and seating is limited so RSVP to reserve your seat. We are also pleased to be sponsoring New England on Paper, Contemporary Art in the Boston Athenaeum's Print and Photography Collection and later this month the Makers in the Round onApril 20 at the Cyclorama hosted by Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston. Lastly, remember, the Groton School's Brodigan Gallery will be hosting an artist talk by Syrian-born artist Mohamad Hafez about the exhibition Homeland inSecurity on May 7 at 2 p.m. In addition, at Lanoue Gallery is hosting a 2nd Opening on Thursday, April 13 from 5:00-8:00pm., where U.S Congressman Seth Moulton is will speak as a prelude to Mohamad Hafez artist talk at 5:45 p.m. For more information click here. Also, we are once again exhibiting at Art Basel Switzerland June 15 through 18. Learn how you can travel with us by contacting artscope advertising to see how you can be part of our May/June issue.

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Interiors at Wallace Anderson Gallery
in Bridgewater, Massachusetts on view now through April 14

SuzanneMoxhayStaircase Suzanne Moxhay, Staircase, digital pigment print

Gallery Director, Jay Block of Wallace Anderson Gallery will host a reception and talk on Wednesday, April 29 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. for Interiors by Suzanne Moxhay. This is the final gallery talk and reception for the academic year at Bridgewater State University. Interiors is an exhibition of digital pigment prints inspired by the composite photographic images produced in the mid-nineteenth century and later in early films. To create her montage images, Moxhay appropriates pictures from a variety of vintage and contemporary sources and borrows from the photomontage process developed in the early days of filmmaking in which movie backdrops were matte painted on sheets of glass and then integrated with live-action. In her mysterious and memory filled images Moxhay seeks to achieve an ambiguous narrative where fact and fiction intermingle. To create the environments, she experiments with texture, surface, depth, space, scale, movement and architecture, to "involve the viewer in the construction of the image, and to make them question it."  Interiors by Suzanne Moxhay is on view through April 14 with a closing reception on April 29 at Wallace Anderson Gallery. For more information, click here.

Sponsored by: Boston Athenaeum, Attleboro Arts Museum, Brookline Arts Center, School of Fashion Design, AS220, April Exhibitions, MakeSpeak: Youth Edition, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, Concord Art in the Main Gallery Walden: Window + Mirror, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Four Artists Four Visions, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs and Society of Arts and Crafts Craftboston Spring

Boston Athenaeum
BostonAthenaeumA Playful Sea II - E-Blast Elizabeth A. Goddard, A Playful Sea II, 2006, Monotype. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2012

The Boston Athenæum's current exhibition, New England on Paper: Contemporary Art featured in the Print and Photography Collection, showcases contemporary works by local artists, reflecting diverse interpretations of the region's built and natural environment. A broad range of media will be represented, from linocuts, lithographs, and white-line woodcuts to hand-toned silver gelatin prints and digital photographs. Artists' statements accompany their works, providing a glimpse into the artistic philosophies of some of New England's finest artists and artisans.
For more information on the exhibition contact: Boston Athenaeum

Attleboro Arts Museum


CALL FOR ARTISTS: LINE - A National Juried Exhibition is open to all mediums, sizes and concepts that relate to, or include, a line. LINE will be on display at the Attleboro Arts Museum from June 15 - July 15, 2017. All entries must be submitted through CaFÉ by deadline, April 25.

Brookline Arts Center BrooklineArtsContemporaryCraft_MitchShiles Mitch Shiles, Ceramic mug

CALL FOR ART: Contemporary Craft
Entry Deadline: April 21
The Brookline Arts Center invites New England-based artists to submit work for an exhibition of contemporary craft. Since the 1800s, New England has long been at the center of American craft from silversmithing to woodwork to textiles.
All media welcome!
Exhibition Call Details: click here
Juror: Lindsay Mis, CraftBoston Director
Contact: Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth Street Brookline, MA 02446

School of Fashion Design
Continuing Education in Fashion!
at the School of Fashion Design, Boston.

Come with your ideas, leave with your completed project!
Summer classes begin June 5.
Studio workrooms; fun Newbury Street location; industry professional teaching faculty; no sewing experience necessary.
[email protected]
School of Fashion Design, Boston 136 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 / 617.536.9343

AS220, April Exhibitions

AS220, Providence, Rhode Island
APRIL 1-29, 2017 Exhibitions
Project Space: Slow Change | Begin Again - Lara Henderson
Reading Room: Reconstructions of Home and Exile - Michel Schtakleff
Main Gallery: Recent Work - Damon Campagna and Memories of the Third Room - Brett Cimino
Aborn Gallery: Not My Dance Card- Jocelyn and Jeff Foye
Resident Gallery: Black Paper Series - Carl-Peter Maye
Contact: click here- AS220

MakeSpeak: Youth Edition


Thursday, April 6, 6:30pm
North Bennet Street School

Tickets and more information available here.
Join the contemporary craft community for seven fast-paced presentations by a series of young people who work in the arts, craft and trade fields. This event is free. Seating is limited, please RSVP in advance to reserve your seat. Reception to follow.

- Gianni Fernandes and Hannah Fallon, Artists for Humanity.
- Marik Jean and Vincent Fanuele, Madison Park High School
- Esmayle "E" Gomez and Jeffrey Mente, The Food Project
- Satchel Sieniewicz, Independent Maker
- Rakeen King Gregory, Youth Build
- Joseph Lucas, Dorchester Youth Collaborative
- Wild Painting (Angelina Botticelli, Mario Dueñas, Juan Gutierrez, and Mario Jarjour), Zumix Musical interludes by Wild Painting

MC's: Titilayo Ngwenya and Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez

Design: Milk Row Studio

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Flipped at Mystic Museum of Art
in Mystic, Connecticut now through June 3

MysticMuseumLisaLymanAdams The Politics of a Glance Acrylic Lisa Lyman Adams, The Politics of a Glace, acrylic

During the Members/Elected Artists Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art's (MMoA) Liebig Gallery will display Flipped, a selective exhibition of works from the permanent collection focused on women artists. Erika Neenan, MMoA's Curatorial Assistant, explained that the title of the exhibition "reflects the under-representation of women artists in major permanent art collections in the United States, where women account for three to five percent of total holdings." To provide a fresh point of view, Flipped "flips" the numbers so that male artists account for four percent of the work on display. The exhibition is important because it highlights the fact that many of the museum's founders were women. Works in Flipped include paintings by museum co- founder Frances D. Davis; a charcoal drawing and watercolor by Charlotte Eastman, the former director of the Norwich Art School, whose works depict local scenes of everyday laborers; and Julian Joseph's Helene, a striking portrait of brilliant and floral color. The Annual Members/Elected Artists Exhibition features 129 works, and this year's exhibition marks the third year of the combined show. Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) is open 11:00am- 5:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, click here

Wings: Uli Brahmst and Mara Trachtenberg at Hera Gallery
in Wakefield, Rhode Island from April 8 through May 5

MaraTrachtenbergWingsHera Mara Trachtenberg, Wings, mixed media, ink jet print

Working togther and individually, artists Uli Brahmst and Mara Trachtenberg present Wings at Hera Gallery. This collaborative exhibition features interpretations of the wing motif, as idea and physical subject, in multiple media. The wing design is recognized as a symbol of flight, expansion, hope and freedom, universally associated with birds and the spiritual world. Entities with wings are believed to transverse the physical and cosmic realm - "angels and other winged creatures of hybrid nature move freely between these seemingly opposite worlds, guiding us through diverse realities." The work presented in Wings engage the symbol to convey and encourage personal, cross-cultural, and political questions that defy "simplification and overgeneralization." To create the property of inbetweenness, the artists construct visuals in which light and shadow are equal in value, and where recognizable forms are abstracted to eliminate distinctions between superior and inferior conditions. Wings is on view at Hera through May 5. The opening reception is April 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. For contact information click here.

Concord Art in the Main Gallery
Walden: Window + Mirror


Concord Art Concord Center for the Visual Arts
37 Lexington Road
Concord, MA

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

CALL FOR ART: Arts in Bloom
Exhibition Dates: May 22- June 22, 2017
Artwork Drop Off: May 12 and 13 *CASH PRIZES*
Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett, Chief Curator of the Attleboro Arts Museum
Contact: Hopkinton Center for the Arts.
98 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton, MA

Four Artists Four Visions

Renee Caouette, Dave Kaphammer, Diane Sawyer and Janet Schwartz
reconnect for a dynamic second group show to share where their work has taken them in the past year.

April 8 - May 7, 2017
Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow St. Worcester, MA 01605
Opening: Saturday, April 15, 6:00-9:00 pm
Gallery Talks: 2:00-3:00 pm on Saturdays.
Kaphammer: 4/8, Schwartz: 4/15
Sawyer: 4/22, Caouette: 4/29
Closing Party: May 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm with a demonstration at 2:00pm by Kaphammer.

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs


Society of Arts and Crafts Craftboston Spring


Join the Society of Arts and Crafts for a celebration of contemporary craft in Boston's roundest historic building on Thursday, April 20 at the Cyclorama. Tickets to this gala help support the Society's mission of creating opportunities for artists and advancing public appreciation of craft. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and two weekend passes to CraftBoston Spring.

Tickets are available here.

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