December 8, 2022

Whimsical and Wistful

In this blast

:: Menagerie a Trois at Cove Street Arts

:: Passages: Stephen Hamilton at LaiSun Keane

:: Cindy Rizza: Habitats at Rochester Museum of Fine Art

Sponsored By: Armenian Museum, CraftBoston, New Britain Museum of American Art, Almost Perfect Glass and the Artscope Tablet Edition


This week we're presenting the Cove Street Arts, LaiSun Keane and Rochester Museum of Fine Art.

This collection of exhibits includes the whimsical, wistful and the poignant as some artists strive to capture winter scenes, images of home and the traditions of their heritage. We hope you take the trip around New England to check out these works.

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-Sawyer Smook-Pollitt

Menagerie a Trois at Cove Street Arts

in Portland, Maine, through January 21, 2023.

Susan Amons, Snow Crows 2 #2, monoprint, 24" x 24". Photo courtesy Cove Street Arts.

Cove Street Arts presents Menagerie a Trois, showcasing the work of Maine artists Susan Amons, Lisa Houck and Richard Remsen. This show brings together animal-themed artwork with an eye toward the winter season. Colorful mosaics, paintings and detailed prints bring a sense of whimsy and joy to the exhibit which aims to highlight "artists’ ancient and ongoing urge to represent and memorialize our planet’s non-human cohabitants." The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.  5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cove Street Arts is located at 71 Cove Street, Portland, ME. For more information, please visit here.

Passages: Stephen Hamilton at LaiSun Keane

in Boston, Massachusetts, through December 31

Stephen Hamilton, Dance of the titled Mothers, 2022. Acrylic and natural dyes and pigments on burlap and handwoven cotton cloth. 76" x 82". Photo courtesy of LaiSun Keane.

LaiSun Keane presents Passages: Stephen Hamilton which features the art of Stephen Hamilton, a Boston-based artist who incorporates both Western and African techniques in his work. According to an artist statement, this series "examines the movement between adolescence and adulthood, adulthood and elderhood, as well as life, death, and rebirth in African and African-American folklore and philosophy." Hamilton's artwork is vibrant, captivating and steeped in history and meaning. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. — 6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. — 4 p.m., or by appointment. LaiSun Keane is located at 460C Harrison Ave C8A, Boston, MA. For more information, please visit here.

Cindy Rizza: Habitats at Rochester Museum of Fine Art

in Rochester, New Hampshire, through January 6, 2023

Cindy Rizza, Stock, 2022, oil on linen, 12" x 12". Photo courtesy Rochester Museum of Fine Arts.

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts presents Cindy Rizza: Habitats a solo show that features inviting and comforting oil paintings of familiar domestic items. Cindy Rizza's paintings "delicately [render] everyday domestic objects we use to create a sense of security- their utilitarian and decorative functions act to create a sanctuary." Her work simultaneously brings a sense of warm nostalgia and chilling loss.

The museum is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is located at 150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH. For more information, please visit here.

Sponsored By: Armenian Museum, CraftBoston, New Britain Museum of American Art, Almost Perfect Glass and the Artscope Tablet Edition


Shop hundreds of unique, juried works of fine craft at CraftBoston Holiday, the Society’s annual online showcase of the nation’s finest craft artists!

Through Jan. 8, 2023

Armenian Museum

Arnoldi, Charles. Untitled, 1970s, wooden sticks, 26” x 25.5”, courtesy of the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection.

Now extended through February 26!

“On the Edge: Los Angeles Art 1970s - 1990s from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection,” currently on display at the Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main Street, Watertown, MA.

Including artists Lita Albuquerque, John Altoon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, Vija Celmins, Gregory Wiley Edwards, Claire Falkenstein, Frank Gehry, David Hockney, John M. Miller, Helmut Newton, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol.

Open Thurs.-Sun., 12-6 p.m.

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Almost Perfect Glass

Almost Perfect Glass Holiday Sale!

Featuring Handblown Glassware and Live Demonstrations Saturday and Sunday 12/10-12/11 from 10-4 p.m.

147 Sherman Street

Cambridge, MA 02140

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