September 4, 2018

This week we're presenting Highfield Hall and Gardens, William Baczek Fine Art, and Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery with exhibitions full of works made to reflect and examine our emotions, our memories, and even our own art. There are also other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

United South End Artists is presenting South End Open Studios 2018 on September 15⎻16, 11:00 a.m.⎻6:00 p.m. Over 200 artists will be showcasing their work, with local galleries displaying work by national and international artists. South End Open Studios 2018 is free to attend, and parking is $5. Check it out and explore the creative environment of Boston's largest community of working artists!

Fuller Craft Museum is hosting their fundraiser Members Create: Celebrate! on September 15 from 6:00 p.m.⎻9:00 p.m. There will be food, conversation, guided tours, art available for purchase and more. Reserve your spot by Wednesday, September 5. Tickets are $60 and can be bought here. Seating is limited, so don't wait!

Mark your calendars for "Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture," an exhibition on view at Portland Museum of Art from October 5, 2018 through January 6, 2019. This exhibition, sponsored by Artscope, explores the bold and challenging sculptures of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Be sure to give it a look once it comes out!

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Tapestry in New England and Beyond at Highfield Hall and Gardens
in Falmouth, Massachusetts from September 9 through October 31

Highfield Hall and Gardens
Priscilla Alden, Journey II, 2014, hand-dyed wool, 30" x 23".

Starting September 9, Highfield Hall and Gardens will be presenting "Tapestry in New England and Beyond" until October 31. This comprehensive exhibition features the work of over 45 renowned contemporary tapestry artists. Curated by Marcia Young, editor in chief of Fiber Art Now, "Tapestry in New England and Beyond" is the second collaboration with The Fiber Art Network and Fiber Art Now. The included works are by artists associated with Tapestry Weavers in New England (TWINE), as well as by artists across the country and Canada. The exhibition showcases the wide variety of style and vision found in contemporary tapestry weaving. Each piece expresses an impactful moment or experience in the artist's life, tackling everything from the plight of refugees, nature and the environment, the beauty of language, and more. Each of these moments is expressed in beautiful, detailed weavings that show the depth of the artist's emotions and convey those emotions to the viewer. There will be a reception for "Tapestry in New England and Beyond" on Sunday, September 9 from 1:00 p.m.⎻3:00 p.m. Highfield Hall and Gardens is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday⎻Friday, 10:00 a.m.⎻4:00 p.m. and Saturday⎻Sunday, 10:00 a.m.⎻2:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Sponsored by: Bennington Museum, Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Fuller Craft Museum, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery, MAKE BIG PRINTS, Bromfield Gallery, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Rocky Neck Art Colony, League of NH Craftsmen, New Britain Museum of American Art, Belmont Gallery of Art, Vizivel, Southern Vermont Arts Center, and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Bennington Museum
Bennington Museum
Ronald Slayton (1910-1992), The Planter, 1937, oil on homasote, 24 x 20 inches, collection of Billi and Bobby Gosh.

Crash to Creativity: THE NEW DEAL IN VERMONT
On view through November 4

This exhibition sheds light on the important, under-studied aspect of Vermont's history (1933-1944), focusing on the role of government sponsored New Deal projects. It features photography, paintings, studies for post office murals, furniture from the CCC cabins, architectural plans, audio transcripts created by the Federal Writers Project as well as powerful examples of Regionalist and Social Realist paintings by Francis Colburn and Ronald Slayton.

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

Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Mill Brook

Tomie dePaola's Original Book Illustrations
At the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Tomie dePaola is known as a national treasure among children's book illustrators. He has written and/or illustrated over 260 books, including Strega Nona, Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose, Oliver Button Is a Sissy, and 26 Fairmount Avenue. Original book illustrations can be purchased at the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Tomie dePaola is currently exhibiting at the Currier Museum, Manchester, New Hampshire with three other illustrators from New Hampshire.

236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, NH
Thursday⎻Sunday 11:00 a.m.⎻5:00 p.m. or by appointment

Fuller Craft Museum
Fuller Craft
Natasha Harrison, Blackbird, 2017. Glass. 8" x 2" x 19."

Fuller Craft Museum invites you to Members Create: Celebrate! Saturday, September 15, 2018 6:00 p.m.⎻9:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot by Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and lively conversation. Meet the artists. Purchase outstanding artwork by our members. Dance to live music. Take a guided tour. There is something for everyone. Tickets: $60 per person Enjoy the benefits of becoming a sponsor today. Virtuoso Sponsor⎻$5,000 Master Sponsor⎻$2,500 Artisan Sponsor⎻$1,000 Apprentice Sponsor⎻$500 Questions? Contact Nela at (508) 588-6000 x123 or [email protected].

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Maud Morgan
Raul Gonzalez III.

Lowriders Blast from the Past:
Drawings by Raul the Third

September 23⎻October 19, 2018

Spirit Awards: Sunday, September 23, 6:00 p.m.⎻9:00 p.m. / Tickets: $40 online / $50 at the door

Artist Talk: Thursday, October 4, 6:00 p.m.⎻8:00 p.m.

This year Maud Morgan Arts and Chandler Gallery are proud to honor Raul Gonzalez III⎻one of MMA's earliest and most popular faculty members. Raul is an award-winning artist with a focus on illustration and a passion for arts education. A commitment to introducing visual arts to youth has dominated his career. Raul is a sought-after teacher for workshops and classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and local schools. He has also created murals for local businesses, and has illustrated several graphic novels for children and youth.

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at Bromfield this September
Jemison Faust, Botched #1 and Botched #2, mixed media.

From September 5⎻30, Bromfield Gallery presents "Double Vision," in which each gallery artist presents two artworks that explore different facets. The opening reception is Friday, September 5, from 6:00 p.m.⎻8:30 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wednesday⎻Sunday, 12:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605
[email protected]

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

2018 Annual Landscape Exhibition at William Baczek Fine Art
in Northampton, Massachusetts through October 13

William Baczek
Andrew Haines, Stoney Brook Valley, acrylic on panel, 40" x 44".

From now until October 13, William Baczek Fine Art is showcasing their "2018 Annual Landscape Exhibition." This year, ten artists from across the US and Canada have been invited to participate in the exhibition, creating a selection of pieces that vary widely in medium, style, and interpretation. "2018 Annual Landscape Exhibition" addresses the preconceived notions of what landscape art can be. The artists remove context, utilize unexpected mediums, and avoid cliché to make their works standouts among the art of landscapes. The featured work is at turns concrete and ethereal, straightforward and abstract. No two pieces are alike, just as no two artists' personal idea of landscapes are alike. The result is an exhibit that encourages a different view of not just the art of landscapes, but of the world these landscapes reside in. There will be a reception for "2018 Annual Landscape Exhibition" on Saturday, September 8 from 5:00 p.m.⎻7:00 p.m. William Baczek Fine Art is located at 36 Main Street in Northampton, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday⎻Wednesday 10:00 a.m.⎻5:00 p.m. Thursday⎻Saturday 10:00 a.m.⎻7:00 pm. and Sunday 12:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Mark Hogancamp: Women of Marwencol and Other Possible Histories and Tell Him What We Said About "Paint It Black" at Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
in Keene, New Hampshire from September 22 through December 6

Mark Hogancamp, Untitled, from Women of Marwencol, digital image (courtesy 1 Mile Gallery and the artist).

On Friday, September 21 from 5:00 p.m.⎻7:00 p.m., there will be an Exhibition Opening Party at Keene State College's Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery for two new exhibitions opening September 22. "Mark Hogancamp: Women of Marwencol and Other Possible Histories" is a photo-series and collection of photographs by Mark Hogancamp, an upstate New York artist who creates his pieces as a way of recovering from a violent assault. He customizes and arranges 1/6 scale figures in miniature settings to form a continuous narrative and tell an ongoing story of love, loss, conflict, and more. His work addresses the dynamic of narrative, fantasy, and fiction and aspects of war and gender. "Tell Him What We Said About "Paint It Black" will also be on view, showcasing a variety of works from numerous artists addressing the complexities of adolescence and identity. The title of the exhibition is taken from a line about a Rolling Stones song in Big Star's song "Thirteen:" "won't you tell your dad get off my back / tell him what we said 'bout 'Paint It Black'." The famous rock song celebrates adolescence and all of its emotional ups and downs, and the exhibition channels those emotions perfectly. Both exhibitions encourage the viewer to look deeply into each piece and discover how the artists have interpreted their experiences into works of art. Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery is located at 229 Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire and is open Wednesday⎻Thursday 12:00 p.m.⎻7:00 p.m. and Friday⎻Sunday 12:00 p.m.⎻5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Rocky Neck Art Colony
Rocky Neck
Painting by Terry DelPercio.

Visit the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA.
* Watch Installation artist Deborah Redwood weld a scrap metal whale's tail at Ocean Alliance September 10⎻28.
* See YIELD, a juried exhibition at the Cultural Center Gallery
* See Collective (un) Conscious, a mixed media installation by Mary Rhinelander, at Gallery 53, reception September 15, 6:00 p.m.⎻8:00 p.m.

League of NH Craftsmen
Capital Arts Fest

Capital Arts Fest
September 28⎻30, In front of League Headquarters 49 South Main Street, Concord, NH

This fall the League of NH Craftsmen is taking it to the streets! Experience Concord's newly revitalized Main Street during Capital Arts Fest, a weekend-long festival featuring the art and fine craft work of League members, select invited artists, and specialty vendors. See for more details.

New Britain Museum of American Art

The NBMAA invites you to participate in "Looking for America." This crowd-sourced exhibition welcomes everyone to submit one photo that conveys what America means to you: its values, people, history, present, or future. Photographs will be exhibited beginning October 15. All skill levels welcome!

Belmont Gallery of Art
Belmont Gallery of Art
Norah Jones.

The Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) celebrates art inspired by music with its new fall exhibit: Rhythm and Hues (September 7⎻October 12, Opening Reception September 22). The show features 40 artists whose art captures the spirit of rock, jazz and R&B. Special guest artist Woody Giessman's work includes vibrant portraits of iconic rock stars and jazz musicians in New Orleans.

The BGA is conveniently located in Belmont Center. Details and more info: (

Vizivel 1
Vizivel 2

Southern Vermont Arts Center
Left: Matt Seasholtz, Coastal Bowl, Night Sky. Right: Magda Love, My Head is a Jungle, 2015.

Thriving Spaces: Street Art Meets Glass
Opening Extravaganza September 8

Join us at SVAC for the launch of "Thriving Spaces: Street Art Meets Glass", a vibrant, nature-themed exhibit featuring artwork from New York street artists and the Vermont Glass Guild.

Meet the artists, enjoy farm-fresh food from Earth Sky Time, and experience never-before-seen works of glass and street art created for this unique exhibit. The event is free & open to all!
Saturday, September 8, 4:00 p.m.⎻6:00 p.m.

Southern Vermont Arts Center
930 SVAC Drive
Manchester, VT 05254
(802) 362-1405

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