Artscope Magazine
March 23, 2017
in this blast

Spring is officially here and despite some typical New England weather, the days are becoming longer, brighter and warmer and the urge to spend more time outside is greater. During those chilly Spring days, there are still plenty of indoor activities to keep you engaged. This month, we're featuring Fountain Street Fine Art, The Flinn Gallery and Brookline Art Center which exhibitions that feature a variety of art and subjects. Don't forget to check out the upcoming event we're sponsoring the Montserrat College of Art Artrageous!31 auction at the North Shore Music Theatre on Saturday, April 1. Additionally, the Groton School's Brodigan Gallery will be hosting an artist talk by Syrian-born artist Mohamad Hafez on May 7 at 2 p.m. Also, we're exhibiting at Art Basel Switzerland June 15 through 18. Don't miss your chance to travel with us, contact artscope advertising to see how you can be part of our May/June issue.

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- Rhiannon Leigh

Place and Memory: Two Views at Fountain Street Fine Art
in Framingham, Massachusetts now through April 2

"In The Dunes" by Kathy Soles

The colors of nature often serves as inspiration for the arts in many ways. Fountain Street Fine Art presents artists Iris Osterman and Kathy Soles in their current exhibition Place and Memory: Two Views on view now through April 2. The work in the exhibition focuses on each artist's experience with nature, filtered by their own memory. The artists, who work primarily with paint and drawing materials, display a similarity in the excitement that is portrayed throughout the work but have distinct styles that complement one another. Kathy Soles works on large canvases in bright, bold colors. Her piece Windswept features rich colors on a muted background that enhances the activity throughout the piece, while her Unmoored pieces feature a palette of browns and grays on a white background for a more muted look. Iris Osterman works with oil, wax, graphite and charcoal and a subdued palette to create a drastic contrast in her works. Both artists focus on nature in their works and how nature has been influential in their lives. Soles notes, "Ocean currents, navigation routes, intersection of land sea and sky, and the mystery of what exists "below the surface" are all sources for my oil paintings and mixed media works on paper." Osterman also works primarily from landscapes, noting "Though my work is clearly based on my perceptions it is just as much intended to communicate an experience rather than record visual details. My memory and instincts play as much a role in the life of my paintings as the real places that they refer to." The work of Kathy Soles and Iris Osterman complement one another not only in style, but in subject matter as well. Due to the clear appreciation and inspiration of nature, Soles and Osterman display works that are both unique and engaging. Place and Memory: Two Views is on view at the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery now through April 2. For more information click here.

Sponsored by: Paradise City Arts, Jeweled Objects of Desire At Springfield Museums, MakeSpeak: Youth Edition, Seaport Art Walk Call for Entries, Encaustic Art Up thru March 25, 2017 At Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery Small Works Salon 2017, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, Paradise City Arts Festival Call for Entries, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber Through July 9 at the Worcester Art Museum, Concord Art Great Big Small Works Art Sale, Concord Art in the Main Gallery Walden: Window + Mirror and Society of Arts and Crafts Craftboston Spring

Paradise City Arts


175 outstanding juried artists and makers from every corner of America.
Special Exhibit "Birds of Paradise" and Live Music in the Sculpture Café

March 24, 25 & 26 in Marlborough, MA

Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 11-5
$14 adults, $12 seniors, $8 students, under 12 free
Info, Coupon and Tickets - 800.511.9725

Jeweled Objects of Desire
At Springfield Museums


All that glitters is gold-and diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds and sapphires! Be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and internationally renowned designer Sidney Mobell. Opens March 29.

Click here for more information.

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

Media Sponsor: Artscope Magazine

Seaport Art Walk Call for Entries


Artists are invited to submit up to 3 proposals reflecting this years Seaport Art Walk theme "Sustainable Oceans"; bringing awareness to the problems and solutions, globally, in our oceans and waterways. Artists may receive up to $2,000 in funding per sculpture or mural. Email proposals to: [email protected].

Click here for more information.

Encaustic Art
Up thru March 25, 2017
At Francesca Anderson Fine Art


Walzer, SH, Reflections - People's Choice Award Winner 33" x 25" mixed media & encaustic.

13 artists from New England are showing their encaustic paintings and sculpture from the book Encaustic Art in the Twenty First Century written by Lexington authors Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney Kim Bernard, ME; Barb Cone, MA; Linda Cordner, MA; Angel Dean, RI; Jennifer Goldfinger, MA; Sharon Ligorner, MA; Carol Odell, MA; Beverly Ripple, MA; Tracy Spadafora, MA; Felicia Touhey, RI; Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer, MA; Kellie Weeks, MA; and Charyl Weissback, MA
,br> Come see the People ' s Choice Award Winner !
" Reflections" by Lexington artist,
Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer

Show closes after Sat. March 25

Francesca Anderson Fine Art
56 Adams St, Lexington, Massachusetts.
[email protected]
Gallery Hours
Wed - Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
781 862.0660

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Small Works Salon 2017


March 20 - April 14, 2017
Reception: Sunday, April 2, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Howard Yezerski Juries Beautiful, Edgy 2017 Small Works Salon at the Chandler Gallery

At dusk, a figure creeps through the bushes toward the open window of a house. The legs are visible, but the figure's head and torso are hidden in a mass of white strands, like yarn or fur. Sarah Wentworth's photograph, "Rugosa Window," is one of the pieces in the Chandler Gallery's 2017 Small Works Salon. Juror and gallery owner Howard Yezerski selected "art that is well made or crafted that has some ideas behind it." In these diminutive sculptures, prints, photographs, paintings and collages, ideas abound.

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Corrugated World: The Art of James Grashow at The Flinn Gallery
in Greenwich, Connecticut now through April 26

                "Black/White Houseplant" by James Grashow

The Flinn Gallery is pleased to present artist James Grashow in their current exhibition Corrugated World: The Art of James Grashow running now through April 26. Featuring corrugated board sculptures and detailed woodcut prints, the solo exhibition provides viewers with a variety of work by the artist and a new look into the artist's creative mind. James Grashow earned his BFA from the Pratt Institute and was awarded the Fulbright Travel Grant for painting and graphics. After spending a year in Florence, Italy, Grashow returned to the Pratt Institute to earn his MFA. His work ranges from large environmental installations to delicate houseplants to woodcut works to illustrated album covers for high-profile musical groups. Corrugated World includes several of Grashow's well-known pieces including his series of monkeys, colorful fish, houseplants and life-sized Cardbirds. Corrugated World will also include a variety of woodcuts. Common themes throughout his works include man, nature and mortality, all of which can be found within Corrugated World. In addition to the intricacy and detailed nature of Grashow's works, the underlying themes give the viewer a deeper insight not only to the world but to the mind of the artist. James Grashow had his first sculpture show at the Allan Stone Gallery and continues to have a strong relationship with the Stone family. The Cardboard Bernini, a documentary by Olympia Stone, filmmaker and daughter of Allan Stone, will be screened in Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium on March 24 at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session with the artist. Additionally, Coffee with the Curators will be offered in the gallery on April 6 at 11 a.m. Corrugated World is on view at the Flinn Gallery through April 26. For more information on the exhibition and events click here.

Up/Rooted at The Brookline Art Center
in Brookline, Massachusetts now through April 21

                        "Migration" by Adrienne Der Marderosian

The Brookline Art Center presents a unique exhibition that explores origin, displacement and the influence of the past on the future. Timely and juried by renowned Cuban-born artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Up/Rooted is on view now through April 21 and is both informative and influential. Focusing on the importance of diversity, Up/Rooted features 59 artists who showcase in painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, charcoal, glass and monoprint among others. Additionally, the artists have roots across the globe including Peru, Scotland, Russia, France and the United States. The Brookline Art Center invited artists to submit work that dealt with themes of heritage, culture, familial traditions and how it felt to be uprooted and how, if possible, to come to terms with that. The work in the gallery looks closely at the importance of these themes and how difficult it can be to connect when one is so far away from their roots. Artists Stephanie Angelo, Coco Berkman, Paul Hitchen, Eric Nichols, Leah Oates, Catie Rice, Gaal Shepherd, Roi Tamkin, Daniel Zeese, Oana Lauric, Frantz Lexy and Alex Callender, among many others create works that help give themselves as individuals and the viewers a different perspective on experiences or emotions in addition to helping the artists cope and connect with both their past and their present. The artists work in a variety of mediums including, reductive linoleum prints, paintings, monoprints, photography, sculpture and installations and subject matter ranges from self portraits, landscapes, still lifes and abstracts. Up/Rooted is on view at the Brookline Art Center now through April 21. For more information on the exhibition and gallery hours, click here.

Paradise City Arts Festival Call For Entries



Paradise City presents New England's leading shows of fine craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City's events showcase original, imaginative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings and attract a loyal audience of enthusiastic collectors. Applications from new artists are encouraged. Produced by artists, for artists, Paradise City is known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists.


NEW! Apply directly online from your desktop, smartphone or tablet.
For submission guidelines and complete show information visit
Phone: 800-511-9725 or Email [email protected]

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs


Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber
Through July 9 at the Worcester Art Museum


Discover this stunning private collection during its only New England visit and explore a time when art, spirituality, and religious devotion flourished in the Spanish and Portuguese colonial world. Over 100 works - paintings, sculptures, ivories, silver objects, and furniture-trace the development and spread of the Catholic faith in 17th and 18th-century South America

Click here for more information.

Concord Art Great Big Small Works Art Sale


Concord Art in the Main Gallery
Walden: Window + Mirror


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

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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