Becky Barsi, "Dear New Hampshire, You’re Bold", mixed media, Security envelopes and acrylic on paper.


MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH DONNA DODSON

by Donna Dodson Not everyone can make their dreams come true. It takes hard work, careful planning and perseverance. Rose Bryant not only has what it takes — she has infected others with her vision for a vibrant art community in Exeter, New Hampshire. Bryant taught private art classes in her home studio in Exeter […]


Samuel Levi Jones, "Tarika" (detail), 2016, deconstructed Ohio law books on canvas, 38 1/2” x 43”. © Samuel Levi Jones; Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., New York.


SAMUEL LEVI JONES: ENCOURAGING INCLUSION THROUGH ART

NATIONAL ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SAMUEL LEVI JONES by Nancy Nesvet In today’s world, the art of the cover-up is being torn apart and exposed. An artist with strong New England ties, Samuel Levi Jones — with his upcoming early-2019 show at Northeastern University, part of “Personal to Political” — is causing waves in the art world […]


Corban Walker, "untitled (400 A)," at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.


CAPSULE PREVIEWS

by Brian Goslow Exploring the experiential, psychological and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today,” Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” which opens on March 1 and continues through June 3 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Bowdoin, Maine, “asks why and […]


Photo credit Miguel Rivas / "The Beer Trekker."


HEIDI GEIST: BREWING UP OPPORTUNITY

12 FOR OUR 12TH HEIDI GEIST FOR MORE INFORMATION: DIEGEISTART.COM by Eric Taubert Her name is Heidi Geist and she’s a self-confessed “Art Punk in the Craft Beer Sphere.” To her legions of adoring fans, she’s more familiarly known as ‘The Geist.’ Her paintings are colorful and loose, like a psychedelic liquid light show from […]


Robert Todd and Deb Todd Wheeler, "Artificial Atmospheres: tropospheric renderings," 2016, A six-channel video installation exploring local atmospheres, with heat-seeking infrared cameras, studio experiments and field recordings using six 19” monitors, color, HD Video (10:22).


ALL IN THE FAMILY: TODDS CREATE ARTIFICIAL ATMOSPHERES

REVIEW ROBERT TODD AND DEB TODD WHEELER: ARTIFICIAL ATMOSPHERES NESTO GALLERY MILTON ACADEMY 170 CENTRE STREET MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH APRIL 20 by Beth Neville Art technological innovation doesn’t have to use cutting-edge equipment. As Robert Todd and Deb Todd Wheeler demonstrate in “Artificial Atmospheres” at Milton Academy’s Nesto Gallery, six TV monitors, two projectors, old […]


Victor Pacheco, "Mutation."


VICTOR PACHECO: REFLECTING THE TIMES

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT VICTOR PACHECO: A BEAUTIFUL CONNECTION KRIKORIAN GALLERY WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS 25 SAGAMORE ROAD WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS MARCH 15 THROUGH APRIL 28 by Brian Goslow While the initial response to seeing one of Victor Pacheco’s frog sculptures is to smile or laugh, there’s a deeper meaning behind the amphibious forms — they’re intended to […]


Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, "Unyielding Rhythm," 2014, acrylic on paper, 16” x 16” framed (photograph by Michael Noyes).


CANAL STREET ART GALLERY: COLLABORATION, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

GALLERY SPOTLIGHT CANAL STREET ART GALLERY 23 CANAL STREET BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT by Elayne Clift When the Canal Street Art Gallery opened its doors last November in Bellows Falls, VT, its inaugural “Group Show” of works by 18 local artists was praised by the town’s residents and by the larger art community of southern Vermont. […]


Rusty Russo, "Three Keys," 36” x 48”.


HANDLE WITH CARE: PUSHING BACK THE DARK AT SSAC

COVER STORY ON! PUSHING BACK THE DARK DILLON GALLERY SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER 119 RIPLEY ROAD COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH APRIL 8 by Beth Neville “On! Pushing Back the Dark,” the current exhibit at the Dillon Gallery of the South Shore Art Center, promises to be an exciting experience for visitors and the participating creative artists […]


Barbara Peacock, "Jessica."


BARBARA PEACOCK: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

12 FOR OUR 12TH BARBARA PEACOCK BARBARA PEACOCK: SELECTIONS FROM AMERICAN BEDROOM AND HOMETOWN MAINE MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS. USM GLICKMAN LIBRARY 314 FOREST AVENUE PORTLAND, MAINE THROUGH MAY 19 FOR MORE INFORMATION: BARBARAPEACOCK.COM by Taryn Plumb She is the very image of a gypsy goddess: Spiraling dirty blonde hair, bra top and short shorts, […]


"Golden Garden," mixed media, poetic objects and assemblages.


KASEY DAVIS APPLEMAN: CONNECTING THROUGH COMPOSITION

12 FOR OUR 12TH KASEY APPLEMAN WORK ON VIEW IN: TIME MACHINES MARY COSGROVE DOLPHIN GALLERY WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY 486 CHANDLER STREET WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH MARCH 8 SANCTUARY GALLERY 263, 263 PEARL STREET CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH MARCH 17 FOR MORE INFORMATION: KASEYAPPLEMAN.COM by Brian Goslow For as long as she can recall, Kasey Davis Appleman […]