Grand Circle Pays Tribute To Selma and The Civil Rights Movement by Franklin W. Liu On November 4, 2008, Reverend Jesse Jackson sobbed openly on live TV as the nation’s electoral-vote count was tallied: a black man, a novice-politician, Barack H. Obama would historically become the 44th President of the United States of America. Fifty years ago, at the height of America’s Civil Rights Movement, this improbable election’s outcome was not even a remote dream when the March from Selma to Montgomery took place in 1965. That in January 2008 any black man would be elected as the U.S. president was a fantasy, a political-bridge too far to cross in 1965 — even for those audacious, staunch civil rights leaders who marched right alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who preached an enduring dream that one day his four little children would be judged not by the color of their skin … [Read more...] about Through The Lens of History
Your work could be artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Your work could be Artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Work by established and emerging artists welcome. For the January/ February 2016 issue we will be accepting submissions for the category of Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Please send up to three images and your statement with contact information to: [email protected] no later than December 10, 2015. Please send low resolution images for review. High resolution images must be available to be reproduced up to 9” x 12” according to the orientation of the work selected. No resumes please. The centerfold will be selected based on visual and/or conceptual quality, by a panel of one Artscope staff and two arts professionals. ART WORKSHOP RETREATS Gets rave reviews! Internationally Acclaimed Artist Instructors, All levels & All media including: watercolor, … [Read more...] about Classified Nov/Dec 2015
Thirteen large-scale works in oil by Vermont- and Massachusetts- based David Brewster — who says his creative process has always “sought out a kind of theater, often choosing opulent interiors and sylvan landscapes that are somehow distressed” — are featured in “Power- line” from November 4 through 28 at Chase Young Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave. #57, Boston. “Throughout my development I have continued to revisit these same scenarios, with their heightened sense of drama, movement and collapse, inviting the spectator to cross a threshold to confront aspects of our culture that are evolving or perishing.” Bayda Asbridge, a graduate of Syria’s Tishreen University, had one prerequisite for artists submit- ting work for her “Healing Fibers: War and Peace” group exhibition on view from November 7 through 28 at the Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, Mass. — fiber had to be … [Read more...] about Capsule Previews
A Win-Win For Artists, Patients and a Health Center by James Dyment ArtUp is not your average exhibition. The viewers are here for a different reason — they are visiting doctors and health professionals. Jurors who sorted through hundreds of submissions after a prospectus was sent out by local arts organizations curated the artwork. Donors have the opportunity to purchase the work to be permanently exhibited within the hallways and common areas of the Lowell Community Health Center. Some are purchased in memory of a loved one; others are donated by community members who want to support the health center that has proudly provided access to high quality, affordable health care to children and adults of all ages since 1970. “It’s a new model of philanthropy, one that I think a younger generation can get behind,” said Caroline Gallagher, ArtUp webmaster. “The health center … [Read more...] about Artup
Naoe Suzuki's Thirst For Awareness by Taryn Plumb Especially in first-world countries, water is a resource that’s very often taken for granted – it comes out of the tap, streams out of the shower, is poured into plastic bottles and driven in by the pallet-full on the back of diesel- belching trucks. In her latest body of work, Tokyo-born artist Naoe Suzuki strives for viewers to reassess and deeply contemplate their relationship with water – in all its forms. Her works – rendered on equally fragile paper – incorporate tracings of various water bodies alongside symbolic cutouts and whimsical collage. “Most of us never think about it, because water is always here,” said the Waltham-based artist, who came to the states more than 30 years ago as an exchange student. Quoting the Emily Dickinson poem, “Water, is Taught by Thirst,” she stressed that there is no such thing as … [Read more...] about Water, Water Everywhere?
A Continued Dialogue with Paint by Taryn Plumb For Carol Gove, it’s all about the dynamism, the fluidity and the lively play between texture, lines and shapes. “It’s the back and forth between collage and paint, of push and pull, as you’re working,” explained the Peterborough, N.H.-based collage artist, originally trained as a graphic designer. “It’s kind of a continued dialogue, a discussion with the painting as you’re creating it.” Her charismatic, thought-provoking work will be on display in “Continuum” from November 9 through January 22 at the Carney Gallery at Regis College in Weston. The one-woman show will highlight close to two dozen pieces of mixed- media collage on panel, as well as traditional paper collage, spanning the last four years. Gove, whose artist’s reception will be held on December 6 from noon to 3 p.m., said she particularly sought to emphasize … [Read more...] about Carol Gove At Regis