By Lindsey Davis New York, NY - A few weekends ago, I attended my first-ever international art fair, taking the train from Boston’s South Station to Penn Station in New York City to spend six hours walking through rows and rows of art at The Armory Show. Split between two piers on Manhattan’s West Side, The Armory dedicated Pier 92 to modern art and Pier 94 to contemporary art. The modern works were created during and in the style of the Modernism movement which reigned from 1890-1960, whereas the contemporary art was generally made by artists still living — forward-thinking conceptually heavy works. Truth be told, there was hardly a difference in the types of work between each pier, except for that the modern section held works by masters like Picasso and Chirico and the Contemporary pier was more than twice the size. The modern works were held on the second floor of Pier 92, … [Read more...] about At The Armory Show
By Brian Goslow Boston, MA - A number of events scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to impending blizzard Nemo; almost all of tonight’s openings have been cancelled. Here are the latest cancellations and postponements with rescheduled dates we’ve received up to this time: The reception for Fountain Street Fine Art’s “Jeanne Williamson/Marie Craig: On and Off the Grid” exhibition has been rescheduled to Saturday February 16 from 5-7 p.m. Due to the weather, the New Art Center will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All classes, workshops, open studios and Sunday Family Art Together programs are cancelled. The galleries will be closed and the building locked. The opening reception for ACME Fine Art Bosotn’s retrospective survey of watercolors and drawings by noted abstract expressionist artist Michael Loew has been rescheduled for Saturday 16 February with a … [Read more...] about Blizzard Nemo Causing Postponements
By Brian Goslow Hartford, CT - (In the November/December 2012 issue of artscope magazine, managing editor Brian Goslow “cornered” Christopher “Kip” Bergstrom, Deputy Commissioner of the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development. Due to space restrictions, we could only print part of their hour-long discussion. Their talk continues here.) BG: What brings the various facets under your job title together? KP: The connection between all the things that I do — art, history, branding, tourism and stimulating the innovation side of the Connecticut economy — it sounds like a mish mash, but it’s not, because the common denominator among all those things is place — placemaking. Art and history are basically the two primary threads from which you weave the cloth of place. Tourism is selling what you’ve woven to outsiders so you leverage your … [Read more...] about Cornered Extra: Christopher “Kip” Bergstrom
by Brian Goslow Providence, RI - Providence-based abstract impressionist artist, Dennis Coelho, has donated his “Ice Castles” oil painting to be auctioned off at the “Bidding for Good” auction, which benefits the Rhode Island's AIDS Care Ocean State, an HIV/AIDS service agency. “Ice Castles was part of a series depicting the complexities of human emotions and feelings,” Coelho said. “You may note the pointed Icicles that point upward and downward as the painting was designed to face either/or. The mind can be a serene cold and beautiful escape all at once, it can be filled with complex hurdles that can block passage to a place you may want to be going or it can be an inviting journey. “Either way the human mind is a beautiful place where one can create his or her own world a world that can actually come to life just by imagining it to be, If one can believe it, visualize it then one … [Read more...] about Artist Dennis Coelho Donates Piece to “Bidding for Good” Auction
By Rosemary Chandler GLOUCESTER, MA- On August 2, I had the good fortune to find myself at the Rocky Neck Art Colony for their monthly “Nights on the Neck,” during which galleries keep their doors open late into the evening and local musicians take to the streets, where they play for throngs of art enthusiasts in their move from one gallery reception to the next. Although rain showers had been forecasted, it turned out to be one of those amazing New England summer nights, where the temperature miraculously drops and the humidity vanishes at the end of a long, hot day. It was exactly the right kind of evening to visit the Neck. Especially notable were Judith Goetemann, owner of Goetemann Gallery, who is moving in a new direction in her artwork through the introduction of bolder and brighter colors in her batik and silk dye painting; and E.J. Lefavour, who is adding stunning … [Read more...] about A Night on the Neck at Rocky Neck Art Colony
By Barbara Bausch artscope’s Barbara Bausch, who is also a dancer, will be a participant at this year’s FIGMENT Festival, which will be held this weekend in Boston, where she’s been living since April. Here she describes her expectations for her first FIGMENT Festival. Three weeks ago, I had never heard of the FIGMENT Festival. Then, while dancing on the street in front of Cambridge City Hall, I met a woman in a pink tutu who told me that, under the name Denise Awesome, she aerobicizes people all over the city. “Call me and we’ll do it together,” she said. One week ago, I finally got in touch with her. She immediately asked me if I would like to join her in an aerobic and dance performance at the FIGMENT Festival. I said yes, and started to read about what FIGMENT is. “Everything is meant to be played with,” writes Brad Cohen in Arts & Architecture. “If FIGMENT were a … [Read more...] about Free, Creative, Interactive. The FIGMENT Festival is coming to Boston.