April 13, 2023

Nature and art

In this blast

:: Reflections: 2023 Earth Month Exhibition at the Umbrella Arts Center

:: This Earth at Concord Art

:: Nebizun: Water is Life at the Bennington Museum

Sponsored By: Attleboro Arts Museum, Boston Printmakers, Somerville Open Studios, Newburyport Art, QArts Gallery, Mother Brook Open Studios, VCollection, Newton Open Studios and the Artscope Tablet Edition


This week we're presenting the Umbrella Arts Center, Concord Art and the Bennington Museum.

April is Earth month and galleries and museums across New England are honoring the planet through their exhibitions. From shows looking at the relationship between water and life, to calls for art that ask artists to reflect on their place in the natural world, Earth month is represented in the region.

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-Sawyer Smook-Pollitt

Reflections: 2023 Earth Month Exhibition at the Umbrella Arts Center

in Concord, Massachusetts through April 23

Barbara Aiello, Sactuary, photo courtesy Umbrella Art Center

The Umbrella Arts Center presents Reflections: 2023 Earth Month Exhibition, an exhibition that uses art to "bridge the gap" between "the hard reality of climate change, and the emotions we need to feel to take action." The show pulls together over 100 non-juried works by a range of artists representing a range of mediums, all responding to the theme of "reflections." The gallery is open every day from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. The Umbrella Arts Center is located at 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA. For more information, please visit here.

This Earth at Concord Art

in Concord, Massachusetts, through May 7

Markus Guschelbauer, The Grid, 2017, archival inkjet print, 20" x 28", photo courtesy of the artist.

Concord Art presents This Earth, a show that "examines themes like human impact and the fragility of nature" through the work of 32 artists depicting their personal approaches and relationships to nature. The exhibition shows artists who approach the theme in different ways through mediums as diverse as photography, paint and puppetry. Some artists are "listeners and note-takers" of nature, while others transform natural materials. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m. Concord Art is located at 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA. For more information, please visit here.

Nebizun: Water is Life at the Bennington Museum

in Bennington, Vermont, through July 16.

Francine Poitras Jones, Water is Life.

Bennington Museum presents Nebizun: Water is Life, an exhibition that showcases the work of Abenaki artists of the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley regions. Nebizun is the Abenaki word for water. The artwork in this show represents a connection to water and to the Earth. This show "draws its inspiration from Native American Grandmothers who have been doing water walks to pray for the water," according to a curatorial statement. The museum is open Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT. For more information, please visit here.

Sponsored By: Attleboro Arts Museum, Boston Printmakers, Somerville Open Studios, Newburyport Art, QArts Gallery, Mother Brook Open Studios, VCollection, Newton Open Studios and the Artscope Tablet Edition

Attleboro Arts Museum

In 1923 ten Attleboro, Massachusetts women recognized the impact that art and culture have on our lives and founded the Attleboro Arts Museum.

In 2023 we commemorate our centennial with work from Surface Design Association – New England Region artists. 

The Attleboro Arts Museum is located at 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703, telephone: 508-222-2644, attleboroartsmuseum.org

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday,

10am – 5pm. Admission is free.

Newburyport Art

Newburyport Art's 26th Annual Regional Juried Show invites contemporary artwork from artists around the region! Open to all media and disciplines. Juror: Boston based interactive sculptor Dennis Svoronos. 

Submission deadline:

April 27, 2023 11:59 p.m.

Exhibition dates: 

May 26, 2023 through June 25, 2023

Newburyport Art

Newburyport, MA 01950


(978) 465-8769

Newton Open Studios

Images left to right clockwise: Heather Bell Design, Wendy Cotton, Derrick Te Pasque, Camille Musser (down), Deb Adner, Sidney Hutter, Ross Ozner (down).

Newton Open Studios 2023!

April 29 and 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

120 visual artists and makers, exhibiting in 30+ locations all over Newton, MA. 


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Somerville Open Studios

Somerville Open Studios. 

May 6 and 7th, 12 - 6 p.m. 

350 artists in 90 locations. 

Free citywide trolleys.

Map, artist, and trolley info at


QArts Gallery




The Boston Printmakers

2023 North American Print Biennial 

Garrett Gould: “Wreath” (detail), wood, paint, whistles, 13” x 3” x 13”, 2022 (Photography: Clint Baclawski) 

Exhibition dates: Oct.10 – Dec.9 2023 at the 808 Gallery, Boston University

2023 Juror: Elizabeth M. Rudy, Curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums.

$12,000 in prizes.

Calendar for submission:

Call open through May 12, 2023

Full information and prospectus, use this link:


Mother Brook

Open Studios

Join us for a free and community centered art event in Dedham with 92+ artists and makers.

Art | Food | Music | Auction




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