May 2, 2019

This week we're presenting Copley Society of Art, Addison Gallery of American Art and Center for Contemporary Printmaking with exhibitions exploring the corners of America, from big cities to natural landscapes. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring Fresh Paint 2019 at the Copley Society of Art. On May 5, CoSo artists will set up their easels around the greater Boston area to paint landmarks and treasured locations. The works will then be exhibited until they are sold at the Fresh Paint Gala on May 16. Tickets to the gala can be bought here.

We're also sponsoring "Unusual Threads: Stitching Together the Future of Fashion" at Southern Vermont Arts Center from May 11June 23. Be sure to attend the "Rags to Runway" fundraising event on Friday, May 10, 6:009:00 p.m. and enjoy a red carpet, cocktail hour, photobooth, panel discussion, raffle and more! To purchase tickets, click here.

Artscope is proud to be exhibiting at Art Basel Switzerland 2019 this summer from June 1316! In the meantime, pick up the May/June 2019 issue of Artscope this Friday, May 3.

- Kristin Wissler

City Visions at Copley Society of Art
in Boston, Massachusetts through June 15

Copley Society of Art
Roger Palframan, Black Bay I, 23" x 16".

City Visions is on view at Copley Society of Art through June 15. This show is a solo exhibition featuring the photographs of Roger Palframan, who works in Boston but is originally from Great Britain. His most recent work, such as the work shown in City Visions, focuses on organized environments and the unexpected patterns and rhythms they produce. He utilizes shape, form and line to reveal detail and texture and create striking images. His City Visions photographs depict tight clusters of buildings in cities like Boston and San Francisco, emphasizing the scale and dimension of each city's landscape. They give off the crowded feeling of city life while simultaneously revealing the man-made beauty of each scene. Anyone who lives in such an environment can relate to the cluttered-yet-organized landscapes. 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. and Sunday 12:005:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Sponsored by: Somerville Open Studios, Bennington Museum, Bromfield Gallery, Saxonville Open Studios, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Piano Craft Gallery, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Artspace Maynard, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Cambridge Arts, North Bennet Street School and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Somerville Open Studios
Somerville Open Studios

Somerville Open Studios Annual FREE Event21st Year
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5
126:00 p.m.
(Friday, May 3, 6:009:00 p.m. select studios)
Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show: Thursday, May 2, 7:009:00 p.m.
First Look Exhibit at Somerville MuseumSOS artists

Map Guides
Orange balloons mark sites

Information at:

Bennington Museum
Bennington Museum
Hairnet Drawer, photographed by Neil Rappaport (19421998), colored by Susanne Rappaport (19442015), hand-colored silver gelatin print, 16" x 20", courtesy of the Vermont Folklife Center.

Up Home:
Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport

Through June 11

Minnie Griswold died in 1952, at which time her sons locked up their mother's house in Pawlet, Vermont and left all her belongings in place, untouched, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport were invited into the home and went on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie's home. This exhibition brings together the best in documentary work and artistic expression.

Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-1571
Open ThursdayTuesday, 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Obsessions in View
at Bromfield in May
Bromfield 1
Laurie Alpert, Point of Departure, mixed media box book, 7.5" x 5.5" x 3", 2019.

Bromfield 2Jemison Faust, Are you saying yes to the dress? #5, 14" x 7" x 7", mixed media, 2019.

From May 1June 2, Bromfield Gallery presents "Point of Departure" by Laurie Alpertvariations on a Peruvian bar of soap, and "Are You Saying Yes to the Dress?" by Jemison Faustfetishistic sculptures inspired by fashion reality TV shows. The opening reception is Friday, May 3, from 6:008:30 p.m.

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

Saxonville Open Studios
Saxonville Open Studios

The Mill Contemporary Art Studios and Gallery
Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5,
1st Floor. Enter at 2 Central St. or 36 John H Finley III Way, Framingham.

Visit the studios of a growing group of artists, working in painting, mixed media, photography, stained glass, fiber and printmaking including Iryna Melnyk, photography, painting; Chelsea Bradway, photography; Catherine Weber, painting, photography, jewelry; Felipe Zamora, painting, mixed media; Cal Ridley, painting, mixed media; Kathleen Bryce, painting; Tyler Marsland, painting; Amy Weader, unique knits; Marc Cote, printmaking; Carol Blackwell, mixed media, painting; Barbara Trachtenberg, painting; Albert Stankard, painting; Christina Keating, painting; Patrick Steele, painting; Eric Mauro, stained glass, painting; Jessica Meek, painting; Sorin Bica, painting; Hilde-Kari Guttormsen, sculpture, painting; Maya Allegro, painting.

Special events: Mural Painting with Sorin Bica on Sunday afternoon; Whimsical photo shoots with Chelsea Bradway.

Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Call for Art
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
HCA Lotvin Family Gallery.

Arts in Bloom Juried Show
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
June 4July 18, 2019
Juror: Christine O'Donnell of Beacon Gallery.
Cash prizes

The Theme: Blossom. Birth. Rebirth. Openness. New growth. New terrain. Seeing with fresh eyes. Old things new again. First times. Dawn. Life.
Art Drop-off: Friday, May 3, 4:007:00 p.m.;
Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
More info: Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Piano Craft Gallery
Piano Craft

Four Directions in Contemporary Landscape explores the genre from the artists' unique points of view.
Opening reception Friday, May 3, 6:009:00 p.m.
Kaphammer paints the abstract patterns of light and shadow on old tractors and trucks.
O'Connor's landscapes are rich with color, texture and
Sawyer's aerial images offer a beautiful and arresting perspective.
Schwartz looks through the lens of a windshield, distorting the reality of the world outside.

The Piano Craft Gallery
793 Tremont Street Boston, MA

May 3May 26, 2019
Fridays 6:008:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 12:005:00 p.m.

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

Harlem: In Situ and John Goodman: not recent color at Addison Gallery of American Art
in Andover, Massachusetts through July 31

Addison Gallery of American Art
Lorraine O'Grady, Art Is...(Girlfriends Times Two), 1983/2009, from Art is..., c-print, 16" x 20", courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Addison Gallery of American Art is showing Harlem: In Situ and John Goodman: not recent color through July 31. Harlem: In Situ is an exhibition showing nearly 100 years of art created in Harlem, New York. It aims to explore the impact that Harlem has had on American culture and art, along with its periods of growth, new styles and redevelopment and gentrification. "One of the great centers of cultural production in the United States, Harlem's incredible past and present make this neighborhood a wonderful subject for the Addison's ongoing engagement with the theme of place," says Judith F. Dolkart, The Mary Stripp & R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art. Also a part of that theme of place, manifesting as Addison Gallery of American Art's Who Is America? series, is John Goodman: not recent color. This exhibition examines 1970s South Boston with large-scale color photographs, most of which have never before been exhibited. Photographer and Boston native, John Goodman discovered a series of old color slides, rescued them from storage and scanned and printed them to create the works on view. The works capture the enduring essence of Boston in fleeting yet colorful and striking moments. Goodman says about his own artistic experience that he "was emotionally drawn to the vibrancy of the street with its energy and layers of time and texture." That energy permeates each photograph in not recent color. Both exhibitions at Addison Gallery of American Art reveal important pieces of America's history and heritage. Addison Gallery of American Art is located at 180 Main Street in Andover, Massachusetts and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Requiem for Ashokan: Kate McGloughlin at Center for Contemporary Printmaking
in Norwalk, Connecticut through May 19

Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Kate McGloughlin.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking is showing Requiem for Ashokan: Kate McGloughlin through May 19. This exhibition features the work of painter Kate McGloughlin, centered around the devastation and loss experienced by her ancestors due to and during the creation of the Ashokan Reservoir in New York. The exhibition includes a handmade artist's book by McGloughlin as well as written text and audio files illustrating the story from the points of view of both the settlers and the immigrants. McGloughlin was raised in rural New York and gained a strong respect for nature and the local landmarks. She's been painting landscapes since age 16, falling in love with the art after she was commissioned to paint a historic barn for a local merchant. Requiem for Ashokan is a manifestation of this love and reverence, exploring the effects of the Ashokan Reservoir on McGloughlin's ancestors and, consequently, herself. Center for Contemporary Printmaking is located 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

Artspace Maynard
Call for Proposals
Artspace Maynard

ArtSpace Maynard invites artists in all media (except video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group exhibitions for the 20192020 season. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. Exhibitions are limited to New England artists.
For guidelines to go:

Deadline: May 17, 2019

Southern Vermont Arts Center
Fashion design by Natalia Martinez Sagan; photography by Nacho Lunadei.

Rags to Runway at the Southern Vermont Arts Center
Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6:009:00 p.m.

Join the Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) for a night of fashion fun, and preview Unusual Threads: Stitching Together the Future of Fashion (May 11June 23). The evening includes a sustainable fashion show, delicious food & cocktails, a red carpet and an exciting raffle. Learn more and purchase tickets:

930 SVAC Drive
Manchester, VT 05254
(802) 362-1405

Boston Sculptors Gallery
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Marilu Swett, Comeuppance, 2018, dyed urethane resin, lead, rope, 13" x 15" x 17".

Julia Shepley: Strata, and Marilu Swett, Bump and Swag,
May 8June 9, 2019
Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118,
Preview and talk: Wednesday May 8, 6:007:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 3:006:00 p.m.
First Friday reception: June 7, 6:009:00 p.m.

New work by Julia Shepley, "Strata," and Marilu Swett, "Bump and Swag," are on view at Boston Sculptors Gallery May 8June 9. At a preview reception, Wednesday, May 8, 6:007:30 p.m., Shepley and Swett demonstrate their working methods. Receptions are Saturday, May 11, 3:006:00 p.m. and First Friday, June 7, 6:009:00 p.m.

Cambridge Arts Open Studios
Cambridge Arts

Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Registration Now Open!!
Artists living or working in Cambridge, MA are invited to show their work in their own studio/home or in a group venue organized by Cambridge Arts.
Cambridge Arts Open Studios takes place September 28 & 29, 2019.
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2019.
Learn More:

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

An Assortment of Animals exhibit and artists talks
Lotvin Gallery at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts
May 430, 2019
Reception and Talks: Saturday, May 18, 1:303:00 p.m.

Free reception!
Bring the little ones to meet the artists and make a craft.
At 2:00 p.m., Caldecott award-winning artist Brian Lies and others will talk about their passion for drawing and how this marvelous book came together.

More info: Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

North Bennet Street School

North Bennet Street School's
20th Annual Celebration of Craft: Student & Alumni Exhibit

On view Wednesday, May 1 to Saturday, June 29, 2019
North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston MA 02109
Opening Party Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:009:00 p.m.

Featuring hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in silver and gold, leather-bound books, handmade violins, and more, all crafted by dozens of NBSS artisans hailing from regions around the globe.

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