December 12, 2019

This week we're presenting Hopkinton Center for the Arts, The Umbrella Arts Center, and Providence Art Club with exhibitions revealing what matters most to the featured artists this season. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring the CraftBoston Holiday Show 2019 happening December 1315 at the Hynes Convention Center. Check out and purchase the work of over 150 local and national craft artists! Tickets can be purchased here. Come check out the preview tonight from 6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Come to Bennington Museum's A Snowy Evening Festival Gala sponsored by Artscope on Saturday, December 14 from 7:0010:00 p.m. Enjoy great food, music, cocktails, auctions and more! Tickets can be purchased here.

We're also sponsoring Worcester Art Museum's Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman on view through February 16, 2020. This exhibit explores the symbiotic relationship that developed between photography and contemporary art at the end of the twentieth century. Check it out!

- Kristin Wissler

The Big Tent: HCA Members Show at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
in Hopkinton, Massachusetts through January 9, 2020

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Chelsea Bradway, Angels Among Us, 2019, photograph, 20" x 16".

Starting today, The Big Tent: HCA Members Show will be on view at Hopkinton Center for the Arts through January 9, 2020. The Big Tent displays the work of 30 Hopkinton Center for the Arts artists from 13 communities, featuring art of all mediums and styles. "I've said it before, and say it again: the range of marvelous work being presented to us keeps expanding," said the center's director, Kris Waldman. "This show is full of surprises." The Big Tent is a showcase of what matters to each artist. As different as every featured artwork is, they're united by the meaning they hold for each of their creators. Chelsea Bradway's photograph Angels Among Us, for example, shows her whimsical and creative nature. Bradway uses photography to capture the human condition, natural beauty, and, in her words, "all things sparkly." Angels Among Us reveals all of these elements, which combine to symbolize Bradway's artistic philosophy. Every artwork in The Big Tent is similarly meaningful, offering the viewer a snapshot of each unique artist. There will be a reception for The Big Tent tonight from 6:007:30 p.m. Hopkinton Center for the Arts is located at 98 Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and is open MondayFriday 9:00 a.m.8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Sponsored by: The Museum of Russian Icons, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, Vizivel, Bennington Museum, Solomon Rugs and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

The Museum of Russian Icons
Museum of Russian Icons
Tamara Karsivina as Columbine in Le Carnaval, 1912, Platinum Palladium Print ©Curatorial Assistance Inc. / E.O. Hoppe Estate Collection

The Museum of Russian Icons presents Emil Hoppé: Photographs from the Ballets Russes, now through March 8. The exhibitions pays homage to the genius of two men: famed Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev who founded the Ballets Russes; and renowned photographer Emil Otto Hoppé, who photographed the champions of that illustrious company.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Dharma and Punya entry installation view.

Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal
Through December 14

See the exhibition that made Holland Cotter's "Best Art 2019" list in the New York Times.

"This year, as in most years, I looked to smaller museums and university galleries for unusually inspiring and instructive shows. I found a gem in "Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal" at Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Assembled by two scholars, Jinah Kim and Todd T. Lewis, it uses objects to tell a tale of the little-studied traditions of a popular religious art in the Kathmandu Valley, an art that is devotional, intensely social and inevitably political, and one that takes the pursuit of do-no-harm generosity as its subject, creed and goal."

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She4She at The Umbrella Arts Center
in Concord, Massachusetts through January 2, 2020

The Umbrella Arts Center
Pauline Curtiss and Rose Leitner, She4She, 2018, shadowboxes made of reclaimed wood, metal and plexiglass, acrylic paint.

She4She will be on view through January 2, 2020 at The Umbrella Arts Center. This installation of shadowboxes was inspired by Heading Home, a homeless-serving agency that serves both individuals and families, and the women whose lives they touched. Artists Pauline Curtiss and Rose Leitner used the contrasting dark and bright colors of the installation to reflect the struggles and triumphs experienced by the women at Heading Home. In addition, the women were asked to share words that gave them courage during their struggles, writing them on term paper. The words, in each woman's own handwriting, were then incorporated into She4She, adding power to the gentle words. The various contrasting and complimenting elements of She4She combine into a dual vision. Making the installation a group effort was a deliberate choice. "Our process of collaboration on this piece was reminiscent of the story that we are painting about," Curtiss and Leitner said. "We brought our own languages, our own ways of painting, and by embracing communication and flexibility, were able to come up with something larger than we would have found alone." Viewers are invited to see She4She and continue the sharing of the beauty and power of the women of Heading Home. The Umbrella Arts Center is located at 40 Stow Street in Concord, Massachusetts and is open MondayFriday 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and SaturdaySunday 12:004:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Little Pictures 2019 Show & Sale at Providence Art Club
in Providence, Rhode Island through December 23

Providence Art Club
Anne P. Wert, Red berries, 2018, watercolor, 8" x 10".

Providence Art Club is holding their Little Pictures 2019 Show & Sale through December 23. This annual exhibition is the oldest and largest exhibition of its kind in the United States, turning 115 this year and featuring over 600 artworks. The member artists have created paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, sculptures and ceramics, among other mediums featured in Little Pictures 2019. Despite the different mediums and artists featured, there is a common thread: Each piece is no larger than 16" x 16", and all pieces are available for purchase. Once something is bought from the exhibition, it's replaced with another work, resulting in a constantly-changing exhibition. Even after 115 years, this tradition remains a source of pride for the Providence Art Club member artists and surrounding community. Viewers are encouraged to partake in the tradition alongside them, and perhaps find a holiday gift for a loved one. Providence Art Club is located at 11 Thomas Street in Providence, Rhode Island and is open daily 12:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Bennington Museum
Bennington Museum

Inspired by the words of Robert Frost, thirty regional artists present their work in Bennington Museum's holiday exhibitionA Snowy Evening. On view now through December 30, this exhibition and closed-bid auction of the art is an integral part of the Museum's largest annual fundraiser. It also serves as a prelude to the 2020 major exhibition Robert Frost, "At Present in Vermont," when the Museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Frost's time spent in Shaftsbury and examines Frost's life and work in the context of the landscape and culture of Bennington County from 19201938. Visit the Museum site here to view the art included and available for bidding. Bidding closes December 22 at 4:00 p.m.

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Bennington, VT 05201
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