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The first painting in the first triptych on show in "Straight from the Heart - the Rant Series" by Julia Csekö. Painting dimensions are 50" x 50."

The first painting in the first triptych on show in "Straight from the Heart - the Rant Series" by Julia Csekö. Painting dimensions are 50" x 50."


Art That Can Talk: Julia Csekö at Piano Craft Gallery

By Joshua Ascherman This month at Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, you might hear the walls trying to speak to you — or so artist Julia Csekö hopes. Csekö, whose show “Straight from the Heart — the Rant Series” is on view through August 27, has created a body of work which literally speaks for […]


Montpelier State House

Vermont State House in Montpelier


Vermont’s Capitol District

by Meghan Richter Montpelier, Vermont, is unlike the capital of any other state. The buildings and population are spread out, and the classic brownstone look is offset by their newly born public art initiative. The town is quite walkable, and contains preserved historical buildings. The businesses are all local, and during my visit, I did […]


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Berlin Mall, "Big Art," installation, Berlin, VT; Bottom: "Soft Bomb Barre," installation, Barre, VT


Art in Unexpected Places: Community Building in Barre and Berlin, Vermont

The lobby of a mall is one of the last places you would expect to see fine art. However, in Berlin, Vermont, an exhibition of “Big Art” at the Berlin Mall challenges you to reimagine your expectations. Now through mid-to-late-October, the mall’s front windows will feature blown-up images of works by Jayne Shoup, David Smith, Steven P. Goodman and 13 other artists. The installation of these pieces was subsidized entirely by Heidenberg Properties Group, the mall’s owners, in order to stir up more attendance.


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Jon Goldman, The Village Portrait Project: Alex Bocconcellia, digital portrait, aluminum, 6” x 14”.


CORNERED: Jon Goldman of the Village Portrait Project

By Brian Goslow In 2012, Jon Goldman began work on the “Village Portrait Project” with the end goal of digitally painting portraits of the 780 Wood’s Hole residents registered in the 2010 United States Census; he’s currently nearing portrait number 200. A portion of the series can be seen in the “At the Crossroads: Six […]


Image: Gaze, 2016, colored pencils, 12” x 17”.

Image: Gaze, 2016, colored pencils, 12” x 17”.


ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: AZITA MORADKHANI

At first glance, Azita Moradkhani’s wall sculptures look like cut-out sections from mannequins.


Top: "Aphrodite," by Dick Alden, Left: "White Calico Flower," by Georgia O'Keeffe, Right: "Composition with Jade & Violet," by Eric Leppanen

Top: "Aphrodite," by Dick Alden, Left: "White Calico Flower," by Georgia O'Keeffe, Right: "Composition with Jade & Violet," by Eric Leppanen


ENDLESS INSPIRATION ON MAINE’S SEACOAST

Surrounded by the tremendous, lush greenery of its forests, that alternated with the boundless coastal views as the salted breezes permeated through the windows of my car as I drove through the state of Maine, I found myself engulfed by the passion and inspiration of many of its artists. From realists to modernists, these artists flourish in a bountiful cultural scene, up and down the Maine seacoast.


Cicero at Castle Hill in Truro on Cape Cod.

Cicero at Castle Hill in Truro on Cape Cod.


TRURO CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT CASTLE HILL’S SUMMER BASH JULY 23; HONOREE JUDY CICERO DISCUSSES

The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is celebrating its 45th year at the annual Castle Hill Summer Bash on Saturday July 23, and will also be honoring longtime friend and supporter Judy Cicero. The outdoor party will feature great food, martinis and cosmopolitans by Ray Elman, and dancing to the music of the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, as well as the tribute to well-known Provincetown resident Cicero.


Bev Butkow

Bev Butkow


Former Massachusetts College Student Curates Exhibition in Johannesburg

South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Artists – Galvanized for Change By Teboho Mokoni, arts and culture critic, Johannesburg 11.15.2016: At the Post Its No. 1: Post-apartheid /|Postcolonial opening at Constitution Hill last week, a former political prsoner recounted, for an audience that numbered in the hundreds, his and his family’s struggles to remember but also overcome his […]


Image: Marty McCorkle, Pat on Yellow Dots, oil on canvas, 14” x 10”

Image: Marty McCorkle, Pat on Yellow Dots, oil on canvas, 14” x 10”


Bob Dilworth, Alaina Mahoney, Marty McCorkle and Erin Starr at Gallery Z Providence

By Kristin Wissler At Gallery Z, there’s an untitled exhibition comprised of the works of four very different artists: Bob Dilworth, Alaina Mahoney, Marty McCorkle and Erin Starr. Gallery director Bérge Ara Zobian told me that he chose the artists because of their “ability to work in 2D and 3D mediums.” “They’re all serious, strong […]


Alexandra Alemany, Toruga, sculpture.

Alexandra Alemany, Toruga, sculpture.


Wildlife: Trading and Conservation at the ISB Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design

By Kristin Wissler On July 14, I attended the reception for “Wildlife: Trading and Conservation” at the Rhode Island School of Design’s ISB Gallery. I was happy to go, for I’ve always loved the animal world and everything in it. The exhibit, created by RISD in collaboration with Creature Conserve and the International Fund for […]