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Brian Goslow, Managing Editor bgoslow@artscopemagazine.com One of our biggest goals for Artscope is to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible to spread the word about, and images of, New England’s arts and culture scene; for every show that we’re able to cover in these pages, there are dozens more just as worthy of […]


Entrance to ArtSpace Maynard.

Entrance to ArtSpace Maynard.


FINE ART, FOOD AND GIFTS: DOWNTOWN MAYNARD HAS IT ALL

by Brian Goslow Maynard, MA – Back in the mid-1990s, when I was working as events editor for The Worcester Phoenix, one of my favorite venues to cover and visit was Art in the Heart of Maynard, an artist collective from which we never failed to leave with a small creation. While the collective may […]


Donna Dodson’s completed “Baby Bringer” in Ringkøbing, Denmark.

Donna Dodson’s completed “Baby Bringer” in Ringkøbing, Denmark.


MAKING CONNECTIONS: WITH DONNA DODSON

RINGKØBING INTERNATIONAL WOODSCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM IN DENMARK by Donna Dodson Last winter, I was anticipating a quiet summer in my studio. However, on March 21 an invitation to participate in the Ringkøbing International Woodsculpture Symposium in Denmark arrived in my inbox, followed on April 14 by an invitation to the Keelung Artist in Residency project at […]


Fran Forman, Floating Disc, photographic collage.

Fran Forman, Floating Disc, photographic collage.


SNOWED IN: ARTISTS REFLECT ON IMMINENT CHANGE

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM ATTLEBORO ARTS MUSEUM 86 PARK STREET ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS SEPTEMBER 16 THROUGH 23 by Suzanne Volmer Inspired by Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven,” “The Calm Before the Storm,” an exhibition of original snow globes at Attleboro Arts Museum, is a short-term show taking place from September 16 through 23 […]


Sinners #11 (Lester Lanin Goes to College), 2016, acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist’s frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint, 15” x 15”.

Sinners #11 (Lester Lanin Goes to College), 2016, acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist’s frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint, 15” x 15”.


EXAMINING THE MYTH WITHIN: LOMBARDI’S GODS AND MONSTERS

UNIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT D. DOMINICK LOMBARDI: SAINTS, SINNERS AND THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS HAMPDEN GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST 131 SOUTHWEST CIRCLE, AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS SEPTEMBER 10 THROUGH 29 by J. Fatima Martins There are gods and monsters in each of us. One person’s hero is another person’s villain; as Joseph Campbell famously wrote, “You could be a […]


(Dis)Entanglement, 2001, oil stick and mixed media on paper, 44” x 56”

(Dis)Entanglement, 2001, oil stick and mixed media on paper, 44” x 56”


CORNERED: OLIVIA BERNARD

INTERVIEW WHAT LIES BETWEEN, RECENT WORKS BY OLIVIA BERNARD ORESMAN GALLERY BROWN FINE ARTS CENTER SMITH COLLEGE 22 ELM STREET NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS by Elizabeth Michelman Olivia Bernard’s sculpture has always spoken through the fingertips to the whole body. No matter how flat a piece becomes, there’s always another side — and always a sense of […]


Wen-hao Tien earlier this summer in search of materials for her “Weed Out” exhibition at the New Art Center in Newtonville.

Wen-hao Tien earlier this summer in search of materials for her “Weed Out” exhibition at the New Art Center in Newtonville.


WEEDING OUT THE OBVIOUS: WEN-HAO TIEN IN NEWTON

FEATURED ARTIST WEN-HAO TIEN: WEED OUT NEW ART CENTER IN NEWTON 61 WASHINGTON PARK, NEWTONVILLE, MA SEPTEMBER 22 THROUGH OCTOBER 19 by James Foritano Soon after Labor Day, common weeds will be carted to the New Art Center in Newton to be sculpted into an island in the center of its spacious Holzwasser Gallery. When […]


Roberta Bloom, Drapes, Unglazed porcelain, 32” x 22” x 4”. Photograph by Steve Syverson.

Roberta Bloom, Drapes, Unglazed porcelain, 32” x 22” x 4”. Photograph by Steve Syverson.


INTO THE THIRD DIMENSION: FIBER ART MOVES US IN LOWELL

GALLERY SPOTLIGHT THE FABRICATION OF IMAGINATION 2017 ARTS LEAGUE OF LOWELL 307 MARKET STREET, LOWELL, MA THROUGH OCTOBER 1 by Flavia Cigliano Viewing “The Fabrication of Imagination 2017” at the Arts League of Lowell (ALL) Gallery on a mid-summer’s afternoon was very enjoyable indeed. Well-lit and attractive, the high-ceilinged space allowed the 3-D fiber works […]


Kay Kurt, L’Icarus, 1990, oil on linen, 72” x 108”, Courtesy of the artist and Albertz Benda Gallery.

Kay Kurt, L’Icarus, 1990, oil on linen, 72” x 108”, Courtesy of the artist and Albertz Benda Gallery.


SWEETS FOR THE SWEET: NOT JUST DESSERTS IN SHELBURNE

FEATURED MUSEUM SWEET TOOTH: THE ART OF DESSERT SHELBURNE MUSEUM 6000 SHELBURNE ROAD, SHELBURNE, VT SEPTEMBER 23 – FEBRUARY 18 by Elayne Clift Don’t go hungry to the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education’s Murphy Gallery at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum between September 23 and February 18. That’s when a whimsical and somewhat decadent ode to […]


Bob Shanahan, Wooly Mammoth, cranberry branches, stone, raspberry cane.

Bob Shanahan, Wooly Mammoth, cranberry branches, stone, raspberry cane.


INSIDE OUT: CREATIVITY GROWS IN CONCORD

REVIEW 20TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT MILL BROOK GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN 236 HOPKINTON ROAD CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE THROUGH OCTOBER 15 by Greg Morell When I headed out to the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, I had no idea what I was in for. I soon discovered an arts paradise featuring a fascinating expression […]