August 8, 2019

This week we're presenting Standard Space, Arts Center East and The Schoolhouse Gallery with exhibitions exploring our relationship to nature and the creatures that live in it. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring Newport Art Museum's Wet Paint happening August 1618. Save the date for this community art fest! More information to come here.

South Coast Artists's Open Studio Tour is taking place this summer on August 17 and 18 from 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. This free, self-guided tour takes patrons through the towns of Tiverton, Little Compton, Westport and Dartmouth to view the work of over 70 artists. For more information, click here.

We're also sponsoring Maine Craft Association's Portland Fine Craft Show on August 24 from 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. This free event features over 100 exhibitors from the Northeast exhibiting fine craft. Don't miss out! For more information, click here.

- Kristin Wissler

Mad to Live at Standard Space
in Sharon, Connecticut, through August 25

Standard Space
Purdy Eaton, New Yorkers, 2019, oil on canvas on panel, 60" x 40".

Standard Space is showing Mad to Live from now until August 25, featuring the paintings and photographs of Purdy Eaton. Eaton draws inspiration from and depicts the natural world, particularly animals. She has a background in biology and epidemiology that influences her work and gives her a unique perspective on the way humans interact with nature. Her paintings feature detailed animals against abstract backgrounds, creating a surreal atmosphere in each piece. Contributing to this are the expressions of each animal: unreadable yet evocative, at turns indifferent and ominous. Each work of art invites the viewer to look ever closer, urging them to examine both the canvas before them and their own impressions of nature. Standard Space is located at 147 Main Street in Sharon, Connecticut, and is open FridaySunday 12:006:00 p.m. For more information, visit

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Concord Art
Call for Art
20th Anniversary
Frances N. Roddy Competition
Concord Art

Kingston Gallery
Kingston Gallery
Cameron Boyce, Daisy, 2017, acrylic, chalk, charcoal on paper, 4" x 4".

Pinky Promise
August 1425, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 16, 6:008:00 p.m.

Gallery hours: WednesdaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
450 Harrison Avenue, #43, on the Thayer Street catwalk

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Animalia at Arts Center East
in Vernon, Connecticut, through August 18

Arts Center East
Violet Davenport, Owl, collage.

Arts Center East is showing Animalia through August 18. Animalia features dozens of works across various media, most of which is available for sale. The show focuses on the complex relationship that humans have with Kingdom Animalia, which encompasses over 7 million species. Some we use for labor, some for resources, some for companionship, and still others are considered pests. However we feel about them, animals have captured our attention for millennia: Animalia shows the latest in a long line of artistic depictions of animals, beginning with ancient paintings on the sides of caves. Looking at the variety of captivating art in Animalia, one can see that animals, in addition to all else they do, bring out the talent of artists. In conjunction with Animalia is the Pet Boutique and Artisan Craft Fair on August 811 and 1518. The fair will be open Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 1:005:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Arts Center East is located at 709 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon, Connecticut, and is open ThursdaySunday 1:005:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Solo Exhibitions at The Schoolhouse Gallery
in Provincetown, Massachusetts, from August 9 through August 28

The Schoolhouse Gallery
Mark Adams.

The Schoolhouse Gallery will have eight solo exhibitions on view this month from August 9 through August 28. The featured artists are Mark Adams, Lynne Kortenhaus, Ted Larsen, Francis Olschafskie, Ellen Rich, Donald Traver, Clark Derbes and Vicky Tomayko. Adams is a painter, printmaker and a cartographer with the National Park Service, who creates images of animals using simple curiosity, wonderment, and a little biology as a base. Kortenhaus creates vivid monotypes on paper, using her command of brush strokes and color to make present yet free works of art. Larsen will exhibit new sculptures made from intriguing materials like salvaged steel and vulcanized rubber, resulting in elegant and enigmatic works. Olschafskie will exhibit new color photographs, each utilizing reflection and projection to create surreal, striking images. Rich will present her recent paintings, which breathe new life and joy into the traditional acrylic on canvas format. Traver will show his new series of paintings, The Multiverse Paintings, inspired by the artists' experiences of seeing glittery wet sand at the water's edge as the sun set. Derbes sculpts by salvaging hardwood trunks from arborists and carving them with a chainsaw, creating playful sculptures. Tomayko will present a suite of new of her one-of-a-kind monotypes. No matter what sort of art one is looking to see, they will find it at The Schoolhouse Gallery. There will be a reception for the August exhibitions on Friday, August 9, from 6:0010:00 p.m. The Schoolhouse Gallery is located at 494 Commericial Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and is open daily 11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

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