Forbes House Museum.

Forbes House Museum.


MILTON: A RENAISSANCE TOWN

Beth Neville Let’s take a summer road-trip and explore Milton, one of Boston’s quietest, prettiest, oldest and most historic garden suburbs to see a sampling of its art and architecture. For lunch or supper, there are several new restaurants in town for a take-out picnic to enjoy at the historic Eustis Estate, or take in […]


Alexi Antoniadis, Eden 2.0, hand-formed steel.

Alexi Antoniadis, Eden 2.0, hand-formed steel.


PAST PERFECT?: FRUITLANDS HONORS ITS ROOTS

Flavia Cigliano Nestled in one of the most idyllic landscapes of New England, the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts (a short drive off of Route 2) is currently presenting diverse offerings in recognition of its past as the utopian community established by idealists of the New England Transcendentalist Movement, and its present affiliation, as of […]


Jocelyn Lee, The Cove, 2017.

Jocelyn Lee, The Cove, 2017.


MAINE’S MINI-MECCA: CONTEMPORARY ON THE COAST

Greg Morell I was the victim of a studio flood in Northampton, Massachusetts. The sewer drain next to the back door of my basement studio plugged and I was inundated with a nasty slurry of fetid water that infected my costumes, my library and anything under two and half feet in height. I was not […]


Lynn Pratt, All Aboard!

Lynn Pratt, All Aboard!


WATERCOLOR WONDERS: 7TH ANNUAL GREEN MOUNTAIN SHOW

Mary Gow The big, red, high-drive barn at Lareau Farm, standing at the edge of fields and against a backdrop of forested hillside, offers about as iconic a Vermont landscape as you can find. The 1895 barn has the clean, elegant lines and proportions of its genre. Inside, its rustic beams, rough boards and soaring […]


Carina Fabaro (Argentina), Pacha Mama, located in Sullivan Park, at the corner of Marshall and Bowers Streets, Nashua, New Hampshire.


MAKING CONNECTIONS

by Donna Dodson “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle The first International Sculpture Symposium was organized by Karl Prantl, with help from Friedrich Czagan and Heinrich Deutsch, in 1959 at the St. Margarethen Quarry in Austria. The artists gathered to produce permanent […]


LEFT: Ashley Ellis, principal dancer, Boston Ballet. Copyright © 2016 NYC Dance Project. RIGHT: Charlotte Landreau, soloist, Martha Graham Dance Company. Copyright © 2016 NYC Dance Project.

LEFT: Ashley Ellis, principal dancer, Boston Ballet. Copyright © 2016 NYC Dance Project. RIGHT: Charlotte Landreau, soloist, Martha Graham Dance Company. Copyright © 2016 NYC Dance Project.


NYC DANCE PROJECT: BREATHTAKING MOMENTS IN TIME

Lisa Mikulski With a single click, a moment in time can be captured forever. It’s extraordinary, really, when you think about it. Occasions, places, and historical events are preserved by the internal mechanisms of a camera — and the skill and passion of the photographer — providing us with something our own eyes may not […]


Brian McClear, Avocado and Rivets, oil.

Brian McClear, Avocado and Rivets, oil.


EIGHT VISIONS: VISCERAL VIEWS AT ATTLEBORO ARTS

Brian Goslow Juried shows are what you make of them, whether you’re an artist, the sponsoring venue or the juror. They can provide a chance to reach a new audience, expand your portfolio, or find out which artists you’ve not previously been aware of who are making work that deserves your attention — and possibly […]


Pulse Spiral, 2008, 300 incandescent lightbulbs, heart rate sensor, voltage controllers, computer, custom-made electronics and software (courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery © Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / SODRAC, Montréal / VEGAP, Madrid (2018); photograph by François Maisonneuve).


RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER: BRINGING THE WORLD HOME

by Nancy Nesvet The Body in Urban Space: A Conversation with Rafael Lozano- Hemmer about his work at The Armory Show in New York City in March, 2018; “Unstable Presence,” in Montreal; and “Voice Theatre,” his transformation of Augusta Raurica during Art Basel 2018. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s young son recently told him that he was not […]


Gertude Fiske, Woman in White, ca. 1917, oil on canvas, 36” x 29” (photograph by Jeremy Fogg).

Gertude Fiske, Woman in White, ca. 1917, oil on canvas, 36” x 29” (photograph by Jeremy Fogg).


INDEPENDENT SPIRIT: FISKE OWNS IT IN PORTSMOUTH

Linda Chestney “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” — Pablo Picasso Picasso said it, but American Master Gertrude Fiske lived it. She certainly paid her dues. She learned “the rules,” or perhaps more accurately, she absorbed the societal expectations of New England at the time, and then […]


View of opening exhibition at Coastal Contemporary Gallery.

View of opening exhibition at Coastal Contemporary Gallery.


COASTAL CONTEMPORARY: PASSION, DRIVE AND FAITH IN NEWPORT

Ron Fortier It was finally a beautiful day, as you would expect in June. But, being a New Englander, I had my reservations as to how long it would last, considering that it had rained for most of the week. It was equally pleasant to drive to Newport and to meet Shari Weschler Rubeck, the […]