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Nael Nacer & Marianna Bassham in Constellations (Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography)


Constellations at Central Square Theater

By James Foritano   CAMBRIDGE, MA — The current play produced by the Underground Railway Theater at The Central Square Theater is a serious and not-so-serious remake of romantic love, dating and destiny in the light of the latest cosmic discoveries. Award-winning English playwright Nick Payne was inspired to write “Constellations” after watching a NOVA program […]


Jeannie Motherwell, Pompeii, 2017, acrylic on Claybord, 24” x 72” x 2".


Jeannie Motherwell: Pour. Push. Layer. at Rafius Fane Gallery

By James Foritano Boston, MASS. — Jeannie Motherwell’s, fluid, shape-shifting exhibition, “Pour. Push. Layer.” at the Rafius Fane Gallery through October 22, stands in piquant juxtaposition to its, solid, four-square surroundings at 460 Harrison Ave. The gallery is located in the eastern end of a long, grey, brawny stone building in the very heart of […]


Image (clockwise): Jennifer Bonner, “Sandwiches,” at Pinkcomma; Jeannie Motherwell, “Chrysalis,” 2017, acrylic on clayboard, 48” x 60” x 2”, at Rafius Fane Gallery; Gerdon Archer, “The Beauty of the World,” at Kingston Gallery.


SOWA FALL PREVIEW: CHANGES IN THE AIR

By Suzanne Volmer Boston, MA – From the dusty landscape of the Big Dig, the SoWa Art+Design District emerged as an accessible phenomenon to become the ‘it” location for contemporary art galleries in Boston. SoWa is buzzing on First Friday when galleries have their openings from 5-9 p.m. The public is, of course, welcome during […]


(Clockwise from top left) Sophie, “Passion” by Key Detail and Julia Yu-Baba, Lucas Aoki, Ferdinand, 123Klan and Nosego.

(Clockwise from top left) Sophie, “Passion” by Key Detail and Julia Yu-Baba, Lucas Aoki, Ferdinand, 123Klan and Nosego.


BREAKING DOWN SOCIETY’S WALLS: POW! WOW! WORCESTER 2017 BRINGS MURAL ARTISTS TO THE COMMUNITY

As Apexer, who hails from San Francisco, was painting “Thank you Sever Street!” on one of the two walls he had just completed for the Pow! Wow! Worcester 2017 international mural festival at the Fruit-Sever Apartment complex, a woman walking through the parking lot noted, “My mother has lived here for 35 years and it’s never seen the attention it’s gotten from this.”



WELCOME

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 […]