January 25, 2018

This week we're presenting ArtSpace Maynard, Pao Arts Center, and Mount Holyoke College Art Museum with artists that explore facets of American culture, both traditional and contemporary. There are many other interesting and exciting events and exhibitions coming up for those who want more. There's still time to visit The Museum of Russian Icons's exhibition Migration + Memory, which we are supporting. The exhibition will be on view until January 28.

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"Tradition and Irreverence: Exploring the American Diaspora" at ArtSpace Maynard
in Maynard, Massachusetts through February 23

ArtSpace MaynardNathan Clark Bentley

"Tradition and Irreverence: Exploring the American Diaspora" is currently on view at ArtSpace Maynard until February 23. "Tradition and Irreverence" is a solo exhibition by painter Nathan Clark Bentley which takes a look at American culture through symbols and language. Bentley's work is robust with color and purpose. The paintings show the dichotomy between tradition and modernity present in America's urban landscape and try to find the places where the two connect. The question of past versus present is thus opened for the viewer to consider as they take in Bentley's work. There will be an opening reception for "Tradition and Irreverence" on Saturday, January 27 5:00pm - 7:00pm, and a mini open studios for the exhibit on the same day from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. ArtSpace Maynard is located at 63 Summer Street in Maynard, Massachusetts and is open Wednesday - Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm. For more information, please visit artspacemaynard.com/current-gallery.

Sponsored by: Bromfield Galley, Kingston Gallery, ArtSpace Maynard, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, Vizivel, New England Watercolor Society, 3S Artspace, and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Bromfield Art Gallery

Bromfield 1Rebekah Lord Gardiner: "Accumulation Cycles," mixed media tubular drawing, front and back views, 46" x 40", 2017
Bromfield 2
Vivian Pratt: "Untitled 1801", pigment print, 15" x 23", 2018

From January 31 - February 25, Bromfield Gallery showcases prints by eight gallery artists in "Bromfield Prints," and Rebekah Lord Gardiner presents "Accumulations of Time and Place," video, prints, drawings, weavings and installations that explore accretions and erosions of our histories traversing past to present. The opening reception is Friday, February 2, from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
(617) 451-3605

Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1Mark Stock, Guernica, 2011, detail with text overlay

Gray Area
Group exhibition juried by Members of Kingston Gallery
January 31-February 25, 2018
Opening Reception: February 2, 2018, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery hours: Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5pm

450 Harrison Avenue, #43, on the catwalk
Kingston 2

Call to Sculptors: Outdoor Sculpture Opportunity @ ArtSpace Maynard


ArtSpace Maynard is seeking proposals for ArtSpace Outdoors 2018.

Open to sculptors age 18+
(Preference given to Massachusetts-based artists)
Submitted work must belong to the artist
Up to 3 works per artist
Work must be suitable for outdoor exhibition and safely secured

DEADLINE: 5:00pm Monday, March 5

Artist Notification Date: March 19

For Entry Details:

Call for Entry:
Outdoor Sculpture Juried Exhibit
Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire, May 2017-April 2018


Application available on the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce web site:
* Find entry button on lower left side of home page
Deadline: March 15th

No fee; $400 stipend for each sculptor accepted
Please pass on this information

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

"Kulap" at the Pao Arts Center
in Boston, Massachusetts through April 28

Pao Arts Center
Bren Bataclan, Sketch of "Daly City, February 1981," 2017

The Pao Arts Center at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is now showing "Kulap," a solo exhibition featuring the newest work of Bren Bataclan, until April 28. Bataclan is a Cambridge-based Filipino American artist who grew up in the San Francisco area. The artist has a diverse background in art and design. Prior to practicing art full time Bataclan taught design and computer animation at UMass Amherst and the Museum School. His current exhibition is inspired by his family's immigration to California in 1981 and explores the conflicted feelings that came with it. Bataclan's minimalist works are enjoyable for people of all ages while encompassing such themes as belonging, alienation, and confusion. His compositions address big questions and strong themes while inviting viewers to consider what it means to be an immigrant and a citizen. The Pao Arts Center is located at 99 Albany Street in Boston, Massachusetts and is open Monday - Friday 7:30am - 9:00pm and Saturday 9:30am - 4:00pm. For more information, please visit bcnc.net/upcoming-events/kulap.

"Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph" at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
in South Hadley, Massachusetts through May 27

Mary Lee Bendolph, "Ghost Pockets," 2003, mixed fabrics including denim, cotton, polyester, and synthetic wool, 85 x 72 in., Purchase with the Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2017.16

From now until May 27, "Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph" will be featured at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Bendolph has made over 150 quilts in her lifetime, adapting traditional African American designs to create beautiful and functional works of art that have been featured in Hallmark cards and American postage stamps. Her skill and craftsmanship also earned her a spot in "The Quilts of Gee's Bend," a 2002 exhibition showcasing the unique and beautiful quilts made by African American women from the community of Gee's Bend in Alabama. Piece Together is Bendolph's first solo exhibition, and each quilt is just as colorful, well-constructed, and beautiful as her illustrious career suggests. Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw will present an opening lecture for the exhibition titled "I Keep Dreaming That Dream: The Life and Creative Genius of Mary Lee Bendolph" on January 31, at 5:30pm in Gamble Auditorium, and there will be several other programs occurring alongside "Piece Together" in the coming months. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum is located at 50 College Street in South Hadley, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday - Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm. For more information, please visit artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu/exhibition/piece-together.

Vizivel 1
Vizivel 2


New England Watercolor Society


3S Artspace: Call to Artists


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