April 27, 2023

Next generation of art

In this blast

:: Essence: 2023 Senior Exhibition at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery

:: 2023 MFA Senior Exhibition at UMass Dartmouth Gallery

:: Emerson College MFA Thesis Projects at the Emerson Contemporary Gallery

Sponsored By: Brickbottom Gallery, Galatea Fine Arts, Bromfield Gallery, Somerville Open Studios, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Boston Printmakers, Fort Point Arts, VCollection and the Artscope Tablet Edition


This week we're presenting the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, UMass Dartmouth Gallery and the Emerson Contemporary Gallery.

Colleges and universities across New England build up the next generation of artists who will display their pushing of the boundaries of art and design. This week we are celebrating the soon-to-be graduates of several MFA and BFA programs who are showcasing the work they have created over their college careers.

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As regulations regarding Covid-19 continue to change, please visit gallery or museum websites to confirm their current hours of operation.

-Sawyer Smook-Pollitt

Essence: 2023 Senior Exhibition at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery

in Worcester, Massachusetts through May 26

Ethan McGrath, Finding Atmosphere, 2023, ceramic, wood, glaze, gold leaf and wire. Photo courtesy: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery presents Essence: 2023 Senior Exhibition, brings together the artwork of 13 senior visual art students. Artists include Christian Bachez, Jianing Bai, Brooke Bailey, Aisena Cekrezi, Unique Grimes, Teaken Haggerty, Obiamaka Igwenagu, Ethan McGrath, Kate Nedorostek, Kendra Offermann, Emily Skilton, Noelle Ventura, and Olivia Wiatrowsk. The work encompasses a wide range of mediums and themes from sculpture, to murals and mixed-media. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery is located at 1 College Street, Worcester, MA. For more information, please visit here.

2023 MFA Senior Exhibition at UMass Dartmouth Gallery

in New Bedford, Massachusetts, through May 13

Alexandra Danielle Landry, Untitled, 2021, oil on panel, 32" x 48". Photo courtesy: UMass Dartmouth.

UMass Dartmouth Gallery presents 2023 MFA Senior Exhibition, which celebrates the work of four UMass Dartmouth MFA students: Ellery Ekleberry, Alexandra Danielle Landry, Azin Majooni and Jeff Smudde. According to College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Lawrence Jenkins, this show "represents the culmination of three years of exploration, experimentation, successes, some failures, and lots of patience and hard work in several different media. We see in the galleries the happy result of this journey." The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The UMass Dartmouth Gallery is located at 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA. For more information, please visit here.

Emerson College MFA Thesis Projects at the Emerson Contemporary Gallery

in Boston, Massachusetts through May 14.

Elise Cohen, Call Home, 16 mm film, 2023. Photo courtesy: Emerson Contemporary Gallery.

Emerson Contemporary Gallery presents MFA Thesis Projects with the work of Elise Cohen and Abigail Hendrix, two artists who work in mixed media and film. Coehn's work incorporates mixed media to explore themes of transmission, alienation and memories though 8 mm and 16 mm home movies and audio recording. Hendix explores local legends and folklore surrounding the death of Hallie Latham in 1937. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-7 p.m. Emerson Contemporary Gallery is located at 25 Avery Street, Boston, MA. For more information, please visit here.

Sponsored By: Brickbottom Gallery, Galatea Fine Arts, Bromfield Gallery, Somerville Open Studios, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Boston Printmakers, Fort Point Arts ,VCollection and the Artscope Tablet Edition

Brickbottom Gallery

Brickbottom Gallery presents "All Who Wander Are Not Lost: Fotowat, Sherrill, Trachtenberg."

Jane Sherrill, Barbara Trachetenberg and Haleh Fotowat draw, paint and collage spontaneously. United by their bond with  nature, they narrate their life stories of travel and displacement through their abstract art. 

May 11 – June 10

Opening reception on Sunday, May 14 


Patty Adams

and Laurie Alpert

at Bromfield in May

Patty Adams, From Their Eyes, oil on canvas, 45” x 50”, 2022.

Laurie Alpert, Building Space II, shaped polyester plate lithograph, 27" x 23", 2023.

From May 3 - 28, Bromfield Gallery presents “On the Strangest Sea: Alice and the Pool of Tears” by Patty Adams, paintings of raucous bird-filled pools, created by tears of anger and frustration; and “And the Beat Goes On” by Laurie Alpert, lithographs, mixed media pieces and sculptural artist books that document her long strange trip.

The opening reception is Friday, May 5, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery

450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA

Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m.

(617) 451-3605



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Galatea Fine Arts

Somerville Open Studios

Somerville Open Studios. 

May 6 & 7th, 12-6 p.m. 

350 artists in 90 locations. 

Free citywide trolleys.

Map, artist, and trolley info at


Fort Point Arts

You are invited to participate in a Silent Auction at "ART for A CAUSE”, benefiting the Fort Point Arts Community—live link at FPAC23.givesmart.com.

Thank you for considering and supporting FPAC fortpointarts.org

Hopkinton Center

for the Arts

The 18th annual Arts in Bloom exhibit is on display through June 1 at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Over 80 artists submitted artwork for consideration from 35 towns and five states. 

Out of 200 pieces, Juror Kaveh Mojtabai, Artscope Magazine publisher and founder, selected 44 for display in this year's exhibition.



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: bostonprintmakers.org/biennials/biennial-2023/



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