Monday, March 31, 2014

Natura Morta and Flowers, Fish and Fantasies at Robert Klein Gallery

Botanical VI (Juliet Roses), 2013. On display at Ars Libri. 

 Spring is here and not a moment too soon! Heralding the promise of warmer weather, PAULETTE TAVORMINA'S Black & Bloom has been extended through Saturday, April 26, 2014. 

 "Tavormina brings every lush detail into focus in a way that would seem impossible with a camera...Even in these meticulously arranged displays, life never really remains still." -- The Week, February 21, 2014 

 Selections from Botanicals, a series Tavormina started in 2013, can be seen at ARS LIBRI (500 Harrison Ave). Still lifes from the series Natura Morta and Flowers, Fish and Fantasies are featured at ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY (38 Newbury St). 

 The gallery will also show Tavormina's work in Booth #313 at The AIPAD Photography Show New York, which runs Thursday, April 10, through Sunday, April 13, at the Park Avenue Armory (653 Park Avenue).

Visit: PauletteTavormina.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

Flash of An Instant - Artists Question Photography's Ability To Accurately Document Our Experience Of The World

(Newtonville, MA) Flash of An Instant brings together work by nine artists to question photography's ability to accurately document our experience of the world.The landscapes we live in seem stable, despite their constant flux. Likewise, photography has long been heralded as a static truth with a monocular vision of the world. But when fractured and subverted, multiple truths and parallel visions arise that make us reassess what we think we know.


John Steck Jr.'s photographs fade slowly, destroyed by the light that illuminates them. Still lifes by Robin Myers conflate the micro and the macro while Mark Dorf's images chart and graph the land. Sam A. Harris re-thinks reality in surreal photographic documents and Sharon Harper explores physical and phenomenological attempts at looking at the sky. Kinetic sculptures by Anne Lilly mark and change the space they occupy through movement. Hidden paintings by John C. Gonzalez and Thomas Willis force viewers to search the gallery for traces of the artists' hands while an interactive installation by Pablo Gnecco asks the viewer to question one's physical location.

When the unified truths of existence converge with the abstracted experiences these artworks provide, a space is created for new meanings to arise. Our own temporalities are affirmed: we are subject to disintegration and decay akin to the land we occupy. By experiencing these works of art - photographic, sculptural and interactive - we are allowed, just for an instant, to see the world anew.

Related Programming

Press PreviewThursday, April 3, 10am
Media are invited to preview the exhibition.

Interactive Demonstration with Pablo GneccoSaturday, April 5, 3-5pm
Pablo Gnecco's large-scale, light based installations encourage viewer interaction through game-like strategies. Gnecco will be present to demonstrate his artwork in the gallery and answer questions.

Curators in ConversationTuesday, April 15, 7-9pm
Curators Caitie Moore and Sarah Pollman will present on the exhibition and then open it up to a larger dialogue.

Family Drop In Day, Cut and PasteMay 3, 1-4pm
How do the places we live change over time? Can pictures tell stories? If we change the pictures, do the stories change, too? In this drop-in session, students and parents will explore photographic meaning by collaging photographs. Bring copies of your own pictures to work with.

Carousel Slideshow VMay 3, 7pm
Aviary Gallery's Carousel Slideshow event brings together digitized photographic works by national and international artists. The one night event presents current directions in contemporary photography in an uncharacteristically intimate format while emphasizing the experience of looking. This is the fifth and most robust iteration of the slideshow and will be accompanied by local musical act Toromiro. It is not only a showcase but also a forum for meeting, collaboration and dialogue among artists, gallerists and art enthusiasts in the community.

About The New Art Center
The New Art Center in Newton (a non-profit corporation), provides opportunities for people to connect with their creativity, community and history through artistic experience. The Center offers classes and educational experiences for all ages about enjoying, making, curating and understanding visual art. New Art Center programs are made possible, in part, by generous support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat 1-5pm. The Main Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Please call (617)964-3424 for more information.

Address: 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, Massachusetts 02460
Transportaion: The nearest T stop to the New Art Center is Newton Highlands on the Green Line (D/Riverside), then take the #59 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). 

LGBTQIA Artist Alliance Present A Performance Event Related To The Themes Of Their Latest Exhibition, "Reclamation."


On Friday April 4th, from 6 - 8 PM, the Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance will be having a performance event related to the themes of their latest exhibition "Reclamation."

The event will be held at the Male Center in the South End, 571 Columbus Ave (at the intersection of Columbus Ave and Mass Ave).

"Reclamation" is BLAA’s sixth exhibition, honoring International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The BLAA presents works thematically pertaining to female subjectivity. Works touch upon, but are not limited to, notions of gender identity, sexual politics, civil rights, socioeconomic status, women and technology, the beauty industry, and the body (from objectification to celebration). Presenting artist's works are blatant and aggressively feminist, or subtly work to elucidate and deconstruct patriarchal culture through myth and metaphor. “Reclamation” contains several unique, distinctive voices that also function as part of a larger collective conversation about female subjectivity in contemporary society.

 Facebook link: www.facebook.com/events/625963567457933
Website link: blaa.us/?tribe_events=reclamation-performance

To learn more about BLAA, please visit http://blaa.us or find us on Facebook under Boston LGBT Artist Alliance.

A Little Bazaar Presents Their April 5th Event At Mill No. 5!


A Little Bazaar is pleased to announce their April 5th marketplace event at Mill No. 5! 

Digs at Mill No. 5 is a marketplace event featuring vendors of handmade, vintage, and artisanal goods intended for use in the home or garden. The event will take place on the 4th floor of Mill No. 5 at 250 Jackson St. Lowell, MA from noon until seven. Not only will this event offer an excellent opportunity to shop local and buy handmade, but they will also provide free live entertainment! DJ Dan Adam will be spinning a mix of soul, funk, and jazz records, with special acoustic performances sprinkled throughout the event. Mill City Grows will be holding a seed starting workshop and hosting a screening of “Growing Cities” in their newly opened theater! 

They will be updating their blog and Facebook event page with more details as the event draws nearer. 

 The event is free and open to the public. 


 WHEN:  April 5, 2014 From 12-7
 WHERE: Mill No. 5 250 Jackson Street Lowell, MA

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Conversation On Collecting Art By Women

A Conversation On Collecting Art By Women 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00PM 

 MA-NMWA is partnering with the Harvard Business School Women's Association of New England to present "A Conversation On Collecting Art By Women" and a Reception at Harvard Business School. 

The "Conversation" features Barbara Lee, Founder and President of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Jen Mergel, Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Susan Fisher Sterling, Alice West Director of 
 the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

Barbara Krakow of the Barbara Krakow Gallery will moderate the "Conversation." 

Schedule of Events: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:00 - 6:45 pm Registration and Reception 
6:45 - 8:00 pm Conversation and Q & A 
8:00 - 9:00 pm Reception 

 Spangler Center, Harvard Business School Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02163 

 Complimentary event parking on the HBS campus. 
Please enter on Batten Way, off Western Avenue. 

 MA-NMWA Members: $50 
 Non-Members: $75 

 Please RSVP by March 19, 2014 Click HERE to RSVP Click HERE to become a member Tickets will not be mailed. Registration will occur at the event.

Monday, March 17, 2014

CHROMA - Art Show at Diesel Cafe in Somerville


Chroma is an 8x8, 84-page full-color art annual featuring art and interviews with 12 of New England's hardest-working artists. The show at Diesel Cafe in Somerville includes the artists of Chroma Volume 2: Tofu Squirrel, Eyeformation, Meghan Brideau, Bea Modisett, Bob Packert, Haig Demarjian, David LeBlanc and Tom Torrey. Chroma's goal has always been to highlight New England's underground art and offer a platform capable of getting artists seen. Stop by, grab a cup of coffee (and maybe a sandwich because they're really yummy!), and check out the cool artwork! The show will be up until March 31!

Diesel Cafe
252 Elm St
Somerville, MA
02144

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Nowruz 2014: The Persian New Year Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on March 22, to celebrate Nowruz 2014, the Persian New Year Festival! Enjoy free activities and programs throughout the day, view a traditional Haft-Seen table, visit Taste Café for Persian-inspired menu items, and much more. 
All events are free with Museum admission. 
 Haft-Seen Display | 10 am–4:45 pm 
 Film: My Name Is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns (Iran, 2012, 65 min.) | 11 am 
 Music: Zarbang Trio and Banafsheh Sayyad | Noon, 1:20 pm, and 2:40 pm 
 Dance Performances: Aftab Dance Group | 1 and 3 pm 
 Artist Demonstration: Persian Calligraphy | 1–4 pm 
 Art-Making Activity: Decorative Eggs | 10 am–4 pm 
 Story Hour | 10:30 am and 2:30 pm 
 Drawing in the Galleries | 11 am–3 pm 
 Family Art Cart | 10 am–4 pm 
 See the full schedule: http://bit.ly/ZLTJu5.

Vendors Wanted! Play at Mill No. 5 on Saturday, May 3rd!

 
Play at Mill No. 5 is marketplace event featuring vendors of vintage, handmade, and artisanal items intended for both children and the young at heart.  The event takes place at "A Little Bazaar" 250 Jackson Street in Lowell, MA.

The curators of Mill No. 5 are currently looking for vendors of children's clothing, accessories, and toys as well as other fun, whimsical, over-the-top, colorful and playful goods. 

What you need to know: 
 *Play at Mill No. 5 will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 *
The application deadline is March 31, 2014 
Unfortunately they may not be able to accept everyone who applies. 
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status via email by April 4th. 
 The vendor fee is: $60 for one 6' table or $100 for two 6' tables. 
The deadline to pay the vendor fee is April 18th, 2014 . 
You will be instructed on how to do this when you are notified of acceptance. 
 Digs will be a daytime event, running from 12-7pm. 
 The success of this event lays in all of our hands! Please spread the word! 
 For vendor application details please visit: http://alittlebazaarpresents.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 9, 2014

City of Salem Calls for Submissions to ArtBox 2014

(previous ArtBox by Eyeformation)

Winners to receive significant visibility and $500 
Visit salem.com/pages/artbox to download submission requirements and details 

Utility to Beauty 

 The City of Salem calls all artists to submit proposals to design and paint one out of six utility boxes as part of ArtBox 2014. Winning artists will have their work in front of one million people annually and will receive $500. 

 “I’m thrilled to announce the third installment of the ArtBox program,” said Mayor Kimberley Driscoll. “It is always exciting to see how the winning artists transform these utility boxes into beautiful works of art. I expect another strong field for this year’s program.” 

 In the hopes of promoting individual artists as well as the community’s burgeoning arts scene, ArtBox asks all interested to propose a piece of art that presents his or her visual interpretation of Salem’s cityscape, culture, community pride, or art itself. 

 Project Background 

 A group of local art appreciators and community leaders came together at the end of 2011 to spearhead ArtBox, a program to transform these utilitarian eyesores into original works of art. Beyond adding to Salem’s spirit of creativity, sense of place and cultural identity, these boxes are meant to beautify and inspire. 

 Nuts & Bolts 

 Open to all skilled and talented artists, except for previous ArtBox artists, the deadline for submission is no later than 4:00 PM Monday, April 7, 2014. The work will be judged by an independent group of creative professionals including Ken Reker, Associate Professor of Art and Design, Salem State University; Karen Ristuben, President, Rocky Neck Art Colony; Trevor Smith, Curator of the Present Tense at the Peabody Essex Museum; and North Shore artist Norman Laliberté. One box will be painted weekly starting in June. Last year’s winners were all artists based in Salem: Campbell Seamans, Amanda Dunham, Adam Harmon, Craig Nelson, Clare AuBuchon, and Carly Menasco. 

 Special thanks to local sponsor Waters & Brown Paint & Decorating for providing paint supplies.
 See the city website at salem.com/pages/artbox to download the submission requirements and details.

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