AS “HOT LIST” Distribution Sites

Find out where to pick up the latest copy!* While Artscope is available in 700+ locations throughout New England, this list identifies distribution sites which have a large number of copies available to the public!   CONNECTICUT Greenwich, CT Bruce Museum | 1 Museum Drive C. Parker Gallery | 17 E. Putnam Avenue Flinn Gallery […]


Pat Shannon, Massachusetts Cultural Council 2015 Artist Fellow, Street Work: Crosswalk (studio view), 2011, aluminum sheet, 16’ x 8’.


Grants and Residencies: ARTISTS GO FOR IT

Most creative people tend to focus on the process of art making and ignore the money part. But receiving a grant isn’t only about the cash; it is a public acknowledgement of excellence, and we need that validation in order to sustain and thrive as serious artists.


Philip Johnson Wiley House. Photography by Michael Biondo, The Monacelli Press.

Philip Johnson Wiley House. Photography by Michael Biondo, The Monacelli Press.


NEW CANAAN, CONNECTICUT

It is during the fallow months in New Canaan, when the trees are a constellation of trunks and branches, that many of the town’s modernist houses come readily into view. Boasting one of the most significant collections of such homes in the United States, New Canaan now counts 91 structures still standing from the estimated 118 that were built from 1939 through 1979. At the center of this collection are works by “The Harvard Five,” a band of architects whose only similarity, truly, was that they each studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.


Hyman I. Feldman, (B.F.A. 1919), Proposed School of Fine Arts, Chapel Street elevation (1919). Feldman’s thesis project was used by Everett Victor Meeks to help persuade Yale University to expand the School of the Fine Arts. Courtesy Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives.

Hyman I. Feldman, (B.F.A. 1919), Proposed School of Fine Arts, Chapel Street elevation (1919). Feldman’s thesis project was used by Everett Victor Meeks to help persuade Yale University to expand the School of the Fine Arts. Courtesy Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives.


PEDAGOGY AND PLACE

Later this spring, after almost 20 years, Robert A.M. Stern will be passing the torch as the dean of Yale’s School of Architecture to Deborah Berke, architect and founder of the New York-based Deborah Berke Partners. The exhibition on view through May 7 in the school’s Rudolph Hall gallery was developed in large part from a renowned spring seminar taught by Stern that looked at various studies of architecture — and the at-times tempestuous relationship with the building in which that education has taken place.


Gianni Colombo works in the Robilant+Voena Gallery booth in the Survey Section at Art Basel Miami Beach. Photograph courtesy of the gallery.

Gianni Colombo works in the Robilant+Voena Gallery booth in the Survey Section at Art Basel Miami Beach. Photograph courtesy of the gallery.


ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2015

Upon entering Art Basel Miami Beach, one was met with Rosemarie Trockel’s large, abstract, reptilian-looking wall installation, a monochromatic work with scales sprung slightly from the wall in low relief. The trends of relief and monochrome echoed as one progressed through the hallways and booths ahead.


Smith College Museum of Art lower level gallery featuring Frank Stella’s “Damascus Gate (Variation III)”. Photograph by by Lynne Graves.

Smith College Museum of Art lower level gallery featuring Frank Stella’s “Damascus Gate (Variation III)”. Photograph by by Lynne Graves.


New And Improved at Smith College Museum of Art

From the new Whitney Museum of American Art building in New York City to our semi-local Peabody Essex Museum expansion project, renovations seemed to be the hot decision for 2015. The Smith College Museum of Art joined this league with their four-year renovation project that was of officially completed this past fall.


The Shippey Shack, designed by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen and built in a two-day hands-on workshop.

The Shippey Shack, designed by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen and built in a two-day hands-on workshop.


THINKING SMALL AND LIVING LARGE

TINY HOUSES AT FULLER CRAFT by Brian Goslow Brockton, Mass. – For most of his life, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen has had an affinity for small structures. When he was 9 or 10, his father, at the time a high school woodworking teacher, gave him a copy of “Tiny Tiny Houses” by Lester Walker, an architect […]


Peasant Wedding , 2010, 6’ x 4’ triptych panel.

Peasant Wedding , 2010, 6’ x 4’ triptych panel.


JAY SCHADLER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

A photo-illustrator in a unique niche, Schadler, a Michigan native, first earned a law degree at Syracuse University, but quickly left the law behind and began his adventure as a world-traveling special correspondent for ABC News with a gift for storytelling. He hitchhiked across America, telling the story of the Everyman for his “Looking for America” series.


Steampunk Stove, courtesy of ModVic


Bruce Rosenbaum – The Expansion of Steampunk

I recently traveled to Sharon, Mass. to visit Steampunk House, the home of ModVic, a Steampunk art and design company owned by Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum. At first I thought I had the wrong house and had stumbled onto a historic landmark.


Samuel Zaldivar, Isaac Akiba, and Albert Gordon of Boston Ballet in Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker; photo by Rosalie O’Connor.


Boston Ballet

The Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House By James Foritano Is an old chestnut a weakness? The Nutcracker is an old chestnut a virtue. Having just come from a screening of the legendary Merce Cunningham’s spare, modern choreography at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston’s landmark“Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” […]