by Brian Goslow
The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Massachusetts Chapter is presenting two exhibitions this summer: “Continuum: Tradition Meets Innovation,” continuing through August 6 at Fountain Street Fine Art, 59 Fountain St., Framingham, Mass., and “Breaking Ground,” featuring 55 works by 46 artists, running through September 16 at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly, Mass. NAWA was founded in 1889 as a not-for-profit organization of professional women in fine art and is the oldest art association for women. The Mass. Chapter, formed in 2013, offers an active program of exhibitions, seminars, community outreach programs and educational activities.
“Kaleidoscopic Pathos,” paintings by Bennington-based Renée Bouchard, will be on view from July 5 through September 30 at the Vermont Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Office Bldg., 5th Floor, 109 State St., Montpelier, VT. Bouchard combines views from the landscape and elements of the human experience by way of observation, memory and invention, sometimes adding unexpected materials into her work, including “studio detritus, human hair, nails, thread, gifts, imperfect canvases, and old paint” that allow her to “express the symbiosis of decay and creation.”
A rare opportunity to see the legendary glassmaker’s work outside of a museum setting, “Chihuly at Schantz Galleries 2016” will include two of Dale Chihuly’s large “Chandeliers” — including his two-tiered “Sunrise Topaz Chandelier,” consisting of approximately430 amber, gold and clear elements — and a “Persian Wall.” The show, which also includes 16 Chihuly drawings, takes place from July 8 through August 28 at the Schantz Galleries, 3 Elm St., Stockbridge, Mass.
Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, holds its grand opening on Sunday, July 10 from 2-5 p.m. at its prime location alongside the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The Atelier roster includes David Barnes, Mary Dondero, Robert Farber, Jemison Faust, JT Gibson, Bunny Harvey and Jeff Soderbergh, part of “an eclectic mix of 30 emerging and mid-career artists who have a deep connection to Newport” that has been put together by gallery president Lee Valentini and creative director Bobbie Lemmons.