Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sarah Pollman Photography and New Media/Fresh Paint II Exhibitions At The New Art Center in Newton 11/2-12/7

 Gas Station Sale - Photo by Sarah Pollman

 Mini Golf - Photo by Sarah Pollman

  Vending Machines - Photo by Sarah Pollman

New Media | Fresh Paint II
November 2 – December 7, 2012
Sarah Pollman: Photography
November 2 – December 7, 2012

Opening Reception for both exhibitions:
Friday, November 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, free and open to the public
Photography Workshop and Critique Group with Sarah Pollman:
Saturday, November 10, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, $10.00 admission fee

Artist Talk for New Media | Fresh Paint II:
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 - 9:00pm, free and open to the public
(Newtonville, MA) The New Art Center announces the opening of the deCordova Corporate Program’s
exhibition of Lending Artists New Media | Fresh Paint II and Sarah Pollman: Photography in the
Holzwasser Gallery. These exhibitions open at the New Art Center on November 2 and run through December 7, 2012.

New Media | Fresh Paint II
As part of a new partnership, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s Corporate Program has
organized the exhibition, New Media | Fresh Paint II. Explore an exhibition of painting, sculpture,
drawing, installation art and photography from local Corporate Program Lending Artists. New Media |
Fresh Paint II is juried by Leonie Bradbury, Director/ Curator Montserrat Galleries, Joe Wardwell,
Professor of Art, Brandeis University and Maria Lockheardt, Senior Development Officer for the Arts,
Wellesley College and Former Corporate Program Director.

Sarah Pollman: Photography
The New Art Center is pleased to mount Sarah Pollman’s first solo exhibition Sarah Pollman:
Photography. Pollman is a New Art Center faculty member and a current MFA Candidate at the School
of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Her work has been included in many recent
group exhibitions in Greater Boston including Off the Wall at the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham,
MA and Proof of Purchase at Samson Projects in Boston, MA.

The New Art Center in Newton
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm; Sat 1 – 5pm. The Main Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Call (617) 964-3424 for more information.
Address: 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, Massachusetts 02460

Transportation: The nearest T stop to the New Art Center is Newton Highlands on the Green Line
(D/Riverside), then take the #59 North bus on Walnut Street, exit at CVS. Call the MBTA
at (617) 722-3200 for schedules + fare information. The NAC is also accessible from the
Mass. Pike, Route 128, or the Newtonville stop on the commuter rail (Framingham line).

The New Art Center in Newton is a non-profit art organization established in 1977 and has been dedicated to
artistic creation and education through classes, exhibitions and public programs for children and adults for thirtyfive
years. The New Art Center is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Contact: Kathleen Smith, Exhibitions Director, New Art Center
617.964.3424 Kathleen@newartcenter.org

EVERYTHING THAT CREEPS At The LAP Gallery in Waltham- Wrap-Up Photos!

Patt Kelley and his wife, posing with his artwork

 Sculpture by Patt Kelley

Masks by Behind the Mask

Illustrations by Amanda Clarke

Illustration by Heather Rose

Illustration by Walter Sickert

Masks by Behind the Mask

Sculptures by Nicole Johnson

More photos can be seen on the Boston Artists Blog Flickr Gallery: EVERYTHING THAT CREEPS 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

TONIGHT!! SPACE 242 Proudly Presents: EVERYTHING THAT CREEPS


SPACE 242 Proudly Presents: EVERYTHING THAT CREEPS
October 26 - 31, 2012 Lincoln Arts Project
RECEPTION: Saturday, October 27, 7-10pm
SPACE 242, Boston’s Low Brow Destination, proudly announces its annual Halloween exhibition, this year entitled EVERYTHING THAT CREEPS, featuring illustrative paintings by Patt Kelley, 100 masks by Behind the Mask, Inkdrips by Walter Sickert, Strange Dolls by Beth Robinson, creepy art dolls by Mealy Monsterland,paintings by Amanda Clarke, Heather Rose Anair, and more of the macabre, morbid, and mutant...
Facebook event HERE.

Keith Rocka Knittel - THRUST/EVERYTHING MUST GO #3




A heartbeat or an eternity
they're both the same.

THRUST / EVERYTHING MUST GO #3 is one of a series of performances in which Keith Rocka Knittel explores the objectivity of his record collection by getting rid of it.  In each performance a record is chosen from years of vinyl amassed while djing professionally and used as a starting point for a presentation on a theme connected to that particular record. 

THRUST / EVERYTHING MUST GO #3 employs Herbie Hancock's album "Thrust" to initiate a composition of contextually related records telling a new narrative of the creation of the universe.  Images borrowed from the album covers are manipulated on micro and macro scales while a soundtrack made from elements of songs on the records recontextualizes their original sound and meaning. Through the process, reflecting our own understanding of the universe itself, time and space are rendered as an immeasurable unknown.

An accompanying pamphlet, THRUST / EVERYTHING MUST GO (Field Guide), will be available to read along with the presentation and serve as a re-telling of the story after the performance is complete.  A fifteen song soundtrack will also be released digitally the day of the performance for free download.

At performance end, the records used become relics of the event and are available to the public.  Viewers who wish to own a record can negotiate with the artist directly at any time after the presentation.  All records come in a protective sleeve with a print, attaching a provenance to each object.

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617.482.0055
wednesday to saturday
12 to 6 pm and by appointment
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Boston's CloudKid Released A Cool New APP Called Negative Nimbus!! Only .99!!

Negative Nimbus is the most fun game I have played since my Angry Birds obsession!  It's a really simple and fun game, so it is entertaining and appropriate for all ages.  The characters are so lovable and irresistibly adorable.  I hope they get made into plush toys because I want to collect them all!  Awesome work CloudKid!  Visit: http://cloudkid.com/

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Studio Miners & The Jamestown Arts Center's Monster Party - Wrap-Up Photos

Evoker's Photo Booth
 Children's Monster Art
 Evoker's Coloring Page
 Coloring Pages By Evoker, Eyeformation, Ryan Maguire, and MCA
 MCA's Stone Sculpture
 Tofu Squirrel and Jessica George Posing with a Big Nazo Monster
 Fish McGill's Egyptian Mummy Piece
 Painting By Eyeformation
Sculpture By !ND!V!DUALS
 Mini Golf By Evoker
 Evoker's Giant Monster Mural
Friend Wearing A Big Nazo Monster Head With Evoker
Friend Wearing A Big Nazo Monster Head

This Saturday, October 13: One day Decoupage and Faux Painting workshop

Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by using special papers. In this workshop you will learn traditional Decoupage techniques as well as more sophisticated approaches to design. Faux painting will also be included. This is a fresh take on Decoupage for both advanced and beginning students.

To register and for more info, please emailinfo@jennsherrdesign.com

Visit Jenn's website: JennSherrDesign.com

Tattoo performance by Katrina Chamberlin in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s exhibition “Something Along Those Lines”



Boston, MA (October 25, 2012) — The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA), current exhibition, “Something Along Those Lines,” features international modern and contemporary artists whose works draw on performative, sculptural and conceptual engagements with the line, including works by Adel Abdessemed, Ann Carlson + Mary Ellen Strom, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Fred Sandback and Lawrence Weiner. Delving further into this interdisciplinary dialogue, SMFA is pleased to host a two-day tattoo performance by Brooklyn-based artist Katrina Chamberlin whose piece,Mnemonic, will take place in the Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery October 25–26.

 “Something Along Those Lines” is organized in response to Wall Drawing #118 by Sol LeWitt, an early work composed of “fifty random points all connected by straight lines,” first drafted at the School in 1971 and executed once again by SMFA students this fall. As a means of furthering a dialogue about the connective nature of the line and the role of concept in the development of form, and in keeping with the engagement of the formal elements of drawing across multiple disciplines in the exhibition, Chamberlin’s Mnemonic performance consists of the act of permanently tattooing a small round dot on the voluntary participant’s location of choice. The resulting identical, permanent marks—shared by a group of disparate and otherwise disconnected individuals, scattered across the globe—form an invisible network of interconnected points.

“Katrina Chamberlin’s Mnemonic is an exciting and important addition to the show,” explains exhibition curator Evan J. Garza. “This work echoes the relationship between concept, content and collaborative mark-marking in Wall Drawing #118, and further activates the performative act of drawing—and drawing connections. While LeWitt’s work here is highly ephemeral, Chamberlin’s performance is, in a sense, a kind of conceptual antithesis, taking random interconnected points and making them wholeheartedly permanent. LeWitt’s wall drawings were deeply collaborative, and the reliance on the participant for the success of Chamberlin’s performance genuinely reflects that spirit.”

First performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (April 26–May 1, 2011) in conjunction with the exhibition “Without You I’m Nothing,”Mnemonic reached over 130 participants who each received a small black dot. The second installment of the piece will have its own designated color: blue.

For the Boston performance, SMFA is thankful for the generosity of Justin Kopec and Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo, Jamaica Plain and the Boston Public Health Commission.

PERFORMANCE EVENT
October 25–26, 10 am–5 pm
Mnemonic by Katrina Chamberlin
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

To be a participant and receive a tattoo as part of Chamberlin’s Mnemonic performance at SMFA, please sign up at http://mnemonic.genbook.com. Please note that space is limited.

“Something Along Those Lines”
September 13–November 3, 2012
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Hours: Mon–Sat, 10 am–5 pm, Thurs 10 am–8 pm; Closed Sundays and holidays.

BIOKatrina Chamberlin is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work in performance and installation centers on issues of identity and intimacy. Born in the Netherlands and raised in the Middle East as the daughter of American missionaries, Chamberlin's work is influenced by her unique upbringing and an experience of self-made cultures and identities. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA), The Chicago Cultural Center, the Betty Rhymer Gallery and Gana Art in New York City. She is the recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, the Toby Devon Lewis Award and the William Dole Award. Chamberlin is currently a resident artist at the New York Artist Residency and Studio Foundation (NARS). Chamberlin earned her BA from UC Santa Barbara and holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

For more information about the performances and exhibition, visit www.smfa.edu/lines.
A full media release for “Something Along Those Lines” is also available upon request.

Image: Courtesy of the artist.

About the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Founded in 1876 and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is one of only three art schools in the country affiliated with a major museum—the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our mission is to provide an education in the fine arts—for undergraduate and graduate artists—that is interdisciplinary and self-directed. This education values cultural, artistic and intellectual diversity; it embraces a wide range of media; it stresses the development of individual vision and its relation to culture in general; it values equally the knowledge gained by thinking and doing; it is deeply engaged with the world as a whole. If the mission is constant, its practice is always transforming. For more information about our programs and partnerships, visit www.smfa.edu.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I LOVE BOSTON - CONTEST!

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Tofu Squirrel's MOO review:

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I placed my order with multiple images, so I have a variety of cards to choose from.
The cards came in this really nice case too! Thanks MOO!



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Vio/Mire Performance At The Aviary Gallery in JP -Tuesday, October 23rd


For more information visit: http://aviarygallery.com/

Landscapes of REBECCA NORRIS WEBB at The ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY

The ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY and ARS LIBRI, LTD., are honored to present the intimate and lyrical landscapes of REBECCA NORRIS WEBB. The exhibition, Rebecca Norris Webb: My Dakota, will open at Ars Libri on Friday, October 5, as part of the South End's First Friday. 


The installation will feature photographs from My Dakota (Radius Books), Norris Webb's 2012 monograph. A poet by training and a photographer by trade, Norris Webb returned home to South Dakota in 2005 to make pictures. Norris Webb was initially spurred by a longing for open space and the distinctive geography of the American West. A year into the project, however, her brother unexpectedly passed away. My Dakota became an exploration of loss and landscape, what Norris Webb calls, "grief's expansiveness -- the prairie unfolding in me."

With her husband and creative partner, Magnum photographer ALEX WEBB, Norris Webb completed Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba in 2009. The couple's photographs were exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2011.

An opening reception for Rebecca Norris Webb: My Dakota at Ars Libri will be held on Friday, October 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The general public is welcome; light refreshments will be served.

Norris Webb and Webb will give a free public slide talk on Friday, October 12, from 7 to 8:30 PM at the GRAND CIRCLE GALLERY in Boston's Fort Point. The Webbs will also give a free gallery talk at Ars Libri on Saturday, October 13, from 4 to 5 PM.


ABOUT THE ARTIST
For the past fifteen years, Norris Webb has been using her camera to explore the complicated relationship between people and the natural world. Originally a poet, Norris Webb graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1989. She published her first book of photographs, The Glass Between Us, in 2006. Norris Webb's work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, among others. Her photographs have also appeared in TimeLe Monde Magazine, and Orion.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Ars Libri is an internationally renowned rare bookdealer in the field of art, architecture, and photography. The Robert Klein Gallery, established in 1980, ranks among the world's most prestigious showrooms of fine art photography. In June 2012, the Gallery began a long-term collaboration with Ars Libri to host satellite installations in the bookstore at 500 Harrison Avenue. Exhibits at Ars Libri supplement the Robert Klein Gallery's shows with additional works and printed material. New installations at Ars Libri open on the first Friday of every month.

$1000 Reward for the 20 Foot Santa Claus - Art Show - Call For Entries!


$1000 Reward for the 20 Foot Santa Claus
November 1 - December 23, 2012
17 Cox Ct
Beverly MA 01915

Ice Cream Reception:
Thursday, November 1, 6 pm

A Call for Works!
Juried by Rachelle Beaudoin
Performance Artist and Author of 'The Berlin Dictionary'
An 'Investi-bition' of Saintly Proportions!
In 2011, a 20 foot tall Santa Claus was stolen from the Coffee Caboose on Route 16 in West Ossipee, NH. 17 Cox is launching an investigation into the theft and is inviting artists and non-artists to make work in response to or aiding in the return of the 20 foot Santa Claus. Our goal is to have the 20 foot Santa Claus returned by December 23, 2012 or raise funds towards its replacement.

SUBMISSIONS
There are no size or media restrictions
All art, writing, film, performance and creative interpretations will be considered
Cost - FREE!
Email jpgs of pre-made works with title, media and dimensions - OR - Email a 1 - 2 paragraph summary of proposed works
Please note if works are for sale, 70% of all sales go to the artist, 30% toward the purchase of a new Santa Claus
Send all questions and submissions to 17 Cox Lead Investigator, Grant Archergrant@17cox.com 
All Submissions Due by Wednesday, October 10, 2012
More information at: http://www.17cox.com

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