February 21, 2019

This week we're presenting Lawrence Academy's Conant Gallery, Bennington Museum, and Atlantic Works Gallery with exhibitions that are meant to make you ponder, whether it be about culture, events, or the art itself. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring the Mass Music and Arts Society 2019 Annual Gala happening Friday, March 29 from 6:3011:30 p.m. Come to the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro to join MMAS in celebrating their achievements and enjoying music, dinner, dancing, raffles and more. Tickets are $75 per person, or $900 for a table of twelve, and can be purchased by calling (508) 339-2822 or emailing gala@mmas.org.

- Kristin Wissler

ReConfigured at Lawrence Academy's Conant Gallery
in Groton, Massachusetts through March 13

Conant Gallery
Micheal Alfano, Evolution.

ReConfigured is currently on view at Lawrence Academy's Conant Gallery through March 13. This exhibition features the sculptures of Michael Alfano, a familiar artist to Lawrence Academy. According to Conant Gallery Director Laurie McGowan, "several classes have used Alfano's work for inspiration for writing and art projects." Alfano's inspiration for ReConfigured is the way art can bring about change perspectives and promote discussions. He uses realistic portraits and figures as starting points, combining them with familiar symbols to create a statement. As Alfano says, "the exhibition space is large, so I wanted to create a powerful statement that the public can respond to." Each sculpture has a sentence or two to provide some meaning, but these sentence don't explain the pieces. Instead, they provide a springboard which the viewers can use to discuss the work with each other and make their own meaning. Conant Gallery is located in the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center at 26 Powder House Road through the Route 40 entrance in Groton, Massachusetts and is open MondayFriday 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12:004:00 p.m. For more information, visit lacademy.edu/conant-and-williams-galleries.

Sponsored by: New England Watercolor Society, Montserrat College of Art, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Bromfield Gallery, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Hampden Gallery, Augusta Savage Gallery, Brookline Arts Center, New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

New England Watercolor Society
New England Watercolor Society

Signature Members Show at The Guild of Boston Artists
162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-7660

February 6March 3, 2019

TuesdaySaturday: 10:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:004:00 p.m.

* Sundays Free Watercolor Demonstrations, 1:003:00 p.m.
Feb. 24 Ann Trainor Domingue

* Saturday Gallery Talks, 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 23 Ann Hart TWS
Mar. 2 Kristin Stashenko NWS, RIWS

* Exhibit Juror/Demonstrator: Cindy Baron AWS, OPA, AIS

* newenglandwatercolorsociety.org

Montserrat College of Art
Montserrat College of Art

Don't miss the Artrageous!33 event at Montserrat College of Art on March 30, 2019 at the Pingree School. Join us for art, music, food, drinks and the ability to make a difference by directly supporting the next generation of creative talent. Tickets are limited.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Cantor Art Gallery
"Rodin: Truth, Form, Life," installation view.

Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections
Through April 7, 2019

The inaugural exhibition of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross in 1983 featured thirty-one bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin from the collection of the Cantors. Thirty-five years later, Rodin's sculptures will again grace O'Kane Hall. In addition to the 22 pieces on loan from the Cantor Foundation, the exhibition will feature several Rodin sculptures from the College's permanent collection.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
(508) 793-3356
MondayFriday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12:005:00 p.m.
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Artworks on Gravity and Time
at Bromfield in March
Bromfield 1
Kathryn Geismar, The Myth of Gravity, oil on canvas, 48" x 48", 2018.

Bromfield 2
Betsyann Duval, Meditation #9, oil on canvas, 48" x 36", 2018.

From February 27March 31, Bromfield Gallery presents "The Myth of Gravity" by Kathryn Geismar, paintings that explore the relationship between beauty and loss, and "Time Out: Meditations and Reflections" by Betsyann Duval, whose photographs and paintings examine reflections in water as a place of refuge.
The opening reception is Friday, March 1, from 6:008:30 p.m.

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

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Left: Ariel Matisse, In the Garden, 2019, copper wire, walnut, 11" x 6" x 5½". Right: Linda Hoffman, Long-Legged Man, 2006, bronze, branch, wood block, 65" x 16" x 16".

Linda Hoffman and Ariel Matisse
Reception and Gallery Talk
Friday, March 1
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

In celebration of their joint exhibition Generations, Linda Hoffman and Ariel Matisse invite the public to join them at HCA on Friday, March 1 from 6:007:30 p.m.

Mother and daughter, Hoffman and Matisse, exhibiting together for the first time, each present innovative mixed media work inspired by nature and the environment. To see more, visit hopartscenter.org/in-the-gallery/current-exhibition.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton MA 01748
(508) 435-922

Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College
Walter J. Manninen
Kyungmin Park, Guardian.

Ceramic Sculpture Culture: Uniting the Figure
Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery
February 19May 24, 2019
Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

Vermont Folk Sculpture: A Recent Acquisition, Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting, and The Mind's Eye: Paintings, Sculpture, and Books by Paul Katz at Bennington Museum
in Bennington, Vermont through May 5 and May 27

Bennington Museum
Paul Katz (b. 1942), The Shelf Life of Stones, 2017, mixed media, 16" x 13" x 2 1/2", courtesy of the artist.

Bennington Museum is showing three exhibitions from now into May. Vermont Folk Sculpture: A Recent Acquisition, Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting, and The Mind's Eye: Paintings, Sculpture, and Books by Paul Katz each offer something unique while showcasing the art of Vermont, both modern and historical. Vermont Folk Sculpture and Works on Paper are on view through May 5, and The Mind's Eye is on view through May 27. Vermont Folk Sculpture is a small installation of sculptures created by Vermont artists. The highlight of the installation is a carved corner post sculpted by Russell Risley (18421927) of Kirby, Vermont, which is accompanied by other iconic sculptures by various artists. Works on Paper showcases the diversity of Bennington Museum's paper works collection, which has been built over five years. Though the museum commonly focuses on historical pieces, a greater effort has been made in recent years to collect more modern works as well. This fifth season of The Paper Works Gallery aims to show a wide variety of paper works from across the years, from historic to contemporary, featuring artists like Norman Rockwell and Milton Avery. The Mind's Eye features the sculptures, paintings and drawing books of Paul Katz, a Vermont-based artist. The exhibit includes pieces from Katz's Prelude series, which was inspired by a photograph Katz saw in The New York Times after 9/11. His works include paintings and found objects so thickly painted over with words that it's nearly impossible to read, emulating the ash-covered office Katz saw in The New York Times photo. Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street in Bennington, Vermont and is open ThursdayTuesday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit benningtonmuseum.org/exhibitions.

Wabi-Sabi at Atlantic Works Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts through March 2

Atlantic Works Gallery
Christine Palamidessi, Kintsugi Plate.

Wabi-Sabi is on view at Atlantic Works Gallery through March 2. This exhibition features the work of artists Christine Palamidessi and Bo Petran in their experiments with classic Japanese aesthetic. "Wabi-Sabi" is, in Palamidessi's words, "irregular, intimate, unpretentious, earthy, murky, [and] simple." Palamidessi and Petran each take away different ideas from wabi-sabi, and utilize those ideas to create work that exemplifies the wabi-sabi aesthetic while reflecting their own Italian and Czech sensibilities: Palamidessi's featured works include broken ceramic plates repaired via the Japanese art of kintsugi, and Petran has created a suspended wax-and-paper angel sculpture, "Siddhartha," which resides over Wabi-Sabi's stone-lined pathway. There will be an artist talk and music event at Atlantic Works Gallery tonight from 6:009:00 p.m., in which the artists will discuss Wabi-Sabi and musician Ayumi Ueda will play crystal singing bowls, glassophone and energy chimes. Atlantic Works Gallery is located at 80 Border Street in Boston, Massachusetts and is open Fridays and Saturdays 2:006:00 p.m. For more information, please visit atlanticworks.org/gallery/february-2019.

UMass Amherst
Hampden Gallery
Hampden 1
Tasha Robbins, Well, while I'm here, I'll do the work, (ALEPH) acrylic/rag paper, 60" x 41", 1997, photo by James Stark.

Hampden 2
Bernice Massé Rosenthal, The Cuniform Diary.

TASHA ROBBINS: Malachim, Coming Out of Darkness and BERNICE MASSÉ ROSENTHAL: Collage/Assemblage
Through March 3
Robbins' work is an abecedarian adventure in paint and a personal meditation on the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet while Rosenthal offers Kinetic wood assemblages with pieces that can be rearranged.

131 Southwest Circle
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
TuesdayFriday 1:006:00 p.m., Sunday, 2:005:00 p.m.
(413) 545-0680

UMass Amherst
Augusta Savage Gallery
Augusta Savage Gallery
David Andrews, In Trouble.

February 28March 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 5:007:00 p.m.
Drawings that confront rage, fear and confusion with songs of hope, forgiveness and liberation.

180 Infirmary Way, UMass Amherst
Monday & Tuesday, 1:007:00 p.m.,
WednesdayFriday, 1:005:00 p.m.
(413) 545-5177

Brookline Arts Center
Brookline Arts Center

Call for Art: ART Off The Wall

The Brookline Arts Center is seeking donations from artists of all media for our fifth annual ART Off The Wall.

During the event, individuals who have purchased a Collector's Ticket will have the opportunity to take home a piece from the collection. All selected artwork will be included in the exhibition (April 27May 11 in conjunction with Brookline Open Studios), in an online gallery and in all digital and printed promotional materials. Proceeds from this event directly support the BAC's mission of bringing the community meaningful experiences in the arts. This year, we are pleased to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to artists based on selections by the Gallery Committee. 1st place receives $300!

Deadline: March 24.

New Britain Museum of American Art
Georgia O'Keeffe, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932, oil on canvas, 48" x 40", Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2014.35 © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Photo: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art/Edward C. Robison III.

The NBMAA will celebrate the legacy of preeminent painter Georgia O'Keeffe in The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art, opening February 22, 2019.

This innovative exhibition features more than three dozen of O'Keeffe's most important works alongside 20 contemporary artists that evoke and elaborate upon the iconography of O'Keeffe's career.

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