As we await summer’s final exhibitions and the promise of fall’s colors and accompanying festivals and fairs, we also pay close attention to the safety precautions being taken at New England’s galleries, museums, art organizations and events. As we were going to press, some events were being cancelled or postponed; please confirm with venues before departing from your home.
“FoodWorks,” an exhibition “that celebrates Rhode Island’s diverse, vibrant and resilient food economy” and being presented in co-partnership with Edible Rhody, will be held from September 10 through October 3 at the Wickford Art Association Gallery, 36 Beach St., North Kingston, with a one-day “Food & Art Market” on September 19 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on the green at North Kingstown Town Beach; rain date is September 26.
“SculptFest 21” opens September 11 and continues through October 24 at the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont. The Guilford Art League’s 73rd Annual Juried Exhibit and Sale will be held from September 13 through October 2 to be held in the Mill Gallery at Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut. The Capital Arts Fest, scheduled to take place on September 25 and 26 in Concord, New Hampshire, is hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Capital Center for the Arts and the Concord Community Music School, highlights arts and artisans from the region.
The opening of a new academic year brings promise of renewed energy at campus galleries. “Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Trade Canoe: Forty Days and Forty Nights” and “Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics” are amongst the exhibitions currently on view at the Hood Museum of Art at DartmouthCollege in Hanover, New Hampshire, which reopened on August 4; a celebratory reintroduction to its galleries is scheduled for September 18 from 1-4 p.m.
The Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, presents “The Art of Elizabeth Catlett from the Collection of Samella Lewis” from September 7 through December 15. “A pioneering sculptor and printmaker, Catlett is widely considered one of the mostimportant artists of the 20th century. Exploring themes around injustice, motherhood and the Black-American experience, Catlett’s work utilized a sleek, modern aesthetic to promote social equity and confront injustice.”
What is being billed as “the most extensive exhibition of Sol LeWitt’s printmaking to date” opens on September 17 at Connecticut’s New Britain Museum of American Art. “Spanning four galleries, ‘Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints’ includes 83 objects, consisting of single prints and print series, for a total of over 250 prints.”
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