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Sachiko Akiyama, "Between Dream and Memory," wood, paint, steel and resin, 20" x 19" x 64".

Sachiko Akiyama, "Between Dream and Memory," wood, paint, steel and resin, 20" x 19" x 64".

Sachiko Akiyama: Between Here and There

By Kristin Wissler Boston, MA – By the time I arrived at the opening reception for Sachiko Akiyama’s “Between Here and There” exhibition at Matter & Light Fine Art, one of the newest galleries in Boston’s SoWa District, there was a crowd of people in and around the gallery, eager to see the works. The […]

Yo Presidenta playing at Arlington International Film Festival.

Yo Presidenta playing at Arlington International Film Festival.


By Brian Goslow Boston, MA – The Sixth Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) takes place October 27 through 30 at the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, Mass. Founded by J. Alberto Guzman, the event’s organizer, AIFF’s goal is to provide its community with a cross-cultural education experience “by promoting understanding of the many cultures represented in […]

Alejandro Simoes & Sarah deLima in Marjorie Prime (Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.)

Alejandro Simoes & Sarah deLima in Marjorie Prime (Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.)

Marjorie Prime at Central Square Theatre

By James Fortiano Cambridge, MA – Looking at my ticket for an opening week performance by the Nora Theatre Company of Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime, I’m wondering whether I was more entertained or simply mildly intrigued. I’d choose intrigued. I’ll be up front — I’m a good times guy. I like to be entertained, or […]

Bruce Rosenbaum Standing in his workshop

Bruce Rosenbaum Standing in his workshop.


On September 10, “New Sole of the Old Machine: Steampunk Brockton, Reimagining the City of Shoes” opens at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass. Curated by Steampunk ReImagineer Bruce Rosenbaum, founder of ModVic, LLC, the exhibition features work by John Belli, Jim Bremer & Ruth Buffington, David Lang, Susan Montgomery, Janel Norris, Sam Ostroff, Bruce Rosenbaum and Michael Ulman. The show’s opening reception is this Sunday, September 11 from 2-5 p.m. Last month, Titilayo Ngwenya, the museum’s director of communications, interviewed Rosenbaum prior to the show’s opening.

Donna Dodson: Zodiac and Andy Moerlein: Geology at Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Donna Dodson: Zodiac and Andy Moerlein: Geology at Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Capsule Preview: Dodson & Moerlein Boston Sculptors Gallery

Donna Dodson’s “Zodiac” sculptures & “Andy Moerlein: Geology” (featuring 30 new sculptural works created over the past year) goes on view today at Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave., Boston. There are a series of events tied to the show, including a reception this Friday (Sept. 9) from 5-8 p.m. and “The Art of Collecting: A Forum Talk and Luncheon” sponsored by the gallery & Boston Art Dealers Association talk on Saturday (Sept. 10) from noon-2 p.m.

Classifieds September/October 2016

Your work could be artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Your work could be Artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Work by established and emerging artists welcome. For the September/October 2016 issue we will be accepting submissions for the category of Fiber Art. Please send up to three images and your statement with contact information to: no later than October […]

September/October 2016 Centerfold

    Artscope 64, September/October 2016 art: Mother and Son and Trio artist: Robert Rovenolt medium: mixed media My working method has always centered on my personal response to found, reclaimed objects and other cast-offs. I usually don’t actively look for these sources, but rather “let them find me.” Sometimes this process is accelerated by “finds” that “picker […]

Welcome, Sept/Oct 2016

Welcome Statement, July/August 2016 by Brian Goslow Welcome to our September/October 2016 issue of Artscope. We went into the production period of this issue encouraged by the number of people telling us they couldn’t wait for our new issue — nor could the people who share their copy – which is the kind of incentive […]

Hope Ricciardi

Hope Ricciardi

CORNERED: Hope Ricciardi, Co-Chair, United South End Artists

On September 24 and 25, the United South End Artists (USEA), spearheaded by co-chairs Hope M. Ricciardi and Laz Montano, will host its 30th Annual Open Studio Weekend, inviting visitors to see USEA members’ workspaces in what is billed as “Boston’s biggest public open studios” with over 10,000 people expected to take advantage of the opportunity to see and buy work directly from the artist. In this interview with Artscope’s Adam Baratz, Ricciardi, a Boston artist whose mixed media artworks and paintings have been featured at Lesley University, Cambridge College, The Massachusetts State House, Galatea Fine Art, The Armenian Library and Museum of America and the Whistler House Museum of Art, gives us an inside look into USEA’s Open Studios, Boston’s South End as an artist community, art buying and the impact of technology in art.


"Escalier," 2011- 2015, 22K gold prints on silk, fossilized stones, shells, glass beads, Cambodian bells, stainless steel wire and cord (photo by Rachel Portesi).

Michele Ratté’s Circle of Life

The shimmer of Michele Ratté’s gold-infused sculptures and prints is not just decorative veneer. Precious, permanent and pure, gold in her hands is not just a physical material, but a transcendent one. It is an ideal medium for cross-referencing the natural and archetypical cycles of birth, death and rebirth that frame our existence on this planet.