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Linda Klein, "Family Drama," 2016, oil on canvas, 20 3/4" x 40 3/4."

Linda Klein: Signs and Wonders at the Bromfield Gallery

By Kristin Wissler Walking into the Bromfield Gallery, one is greeted by six paintings, each one different from the last. Indeed, the only things these works seem to have in common are the fact that they’re paintings, and the fact that they were all created by Linda Klein. Her exhibition, “Signs and Wonders,” has no […]

Ed Shems, "Hop and Skip," digital.

Drawing Stories: Four Illustrators for Kids at Hess Gallery

By Kristin Wissler The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is displaying a different sort of exhibition this summer. Instead of serious fine art pieces, whimsical pictures decorate the walls. “Drawing Stories,” displays the artwork of four children’s book illustrators: Priscilla Alpaugh, Wayne Geehan, Ed Shems and Toby Williams. Their fun, yet technically beautiful pictures […]

Sand T Kalloch: Mysticism in Simplicity at Lanoue Gallery

by Meghan Richter Reductive abstraction is at play with Sand T Kalloch’s new works. She has focused her style around a minimalistic approach to color, using only one in each piece. Each piece shares a simplistic color scheme, and the same simple elements to capture geometric beauty. She’s been working in this style since 2007, […]

May/June 2016 Centerfold

    Artscope 62, May/June 2016   art: Awakened artist: Johniene Papandreas medium: self-portrait, casein on muslin, 27” x 74,” 2005. A face is every experience of one’s life made manifest. The lines, the tilt of the head, and, oh … the eyes … the portals through which I enter the inner life of my […]

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine; in center: Jonathan Borofsky, "Human Structures", galvanized and permanent steel sculpture, 24’ (Photograph by Jim Dugan).

A Contemporary Showcase

CMCA Gets a Fresh Start by Eric J. Taubert Maine has tendrils. They reach out across the country and twist in intertwined curlicues around the globe. They’re tendrils of culture, influence, business, skill, notoriety and creativity. Oftentimes they’re not easy to see, until a few of them spiral together into something more organized and the […]

"Figuring it out", Instagram photo.

Life in the Fast Lane

Eileen Myles at Schoolhouse by Brian Goslow Eileen Myles is always busy. Since last fall’s publication of “I Must Be Living Twice:New and Selected Poems 1975-2014” (Ecco), she’s been featured in The New York Times T Magazine (“The Poet Idolized by a New Generation of Feminists”); had the audio version of her 1994 breakthrough autobiographical […]

Peter Bergeron, Steel Barge, oil, 10” x 14”.

Visions of Land and Sea

An Annual Toast to the Coast by Kristin Nord The “Visions of Land and Sea” exhibition at Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery, an annual affair now in its 13th incarnation, has become as eagerly awaited as that annual first swim or cookout on the beach. The Madison, Conn., business has become a must–go place for […]

Jill Hedrick, "You Look Like Your Father When You’re Angry", photograph clippings, gel medium, board, 24” x 24”.

Identity and Community at the Crossroads

CCMOA’s Summer of Storytelling by Brian Goslow If you grew up in New England in the 1950s and ‘60s, one of summer’s most memorable experiences was a journey to Storyland Cape Cod, a magical village that stirred many a child’s imagination. This summer, a modern version will arise at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, […]

Living Room, Weir Farm National Historic Park, National Park Service, Wilton, Conn.

Connecticut’s Native Son

Charting Weir’s Artistic Evolution by Kristin Nord Julian Alden Weir’s art was shaped, according to collector Duncan Phillips, by a “reticent idealism,” while at the same time reflecting a wide-ranging, inquiring mind. “Home is the starting place,” said Weir, and for four decades he made this “quiet little house among the rocks,” now the Weir […]

Marjorie Rizzo, "Blue Falls", watercolor, 19” x 15”.

Ogunquit Art Association

Members Shine in Summer by Greg Morell Sometimes the stars align for an arts group. Such was the case for the venerable Ogunquit Art Association, currently celebrating seven decades of painters and sculptors drawing inspiration from the dramatic coastline of southern Maine. In the founding years of the organization, the collective of artists was bequeathed […]