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Stephanie Todhunter, Queen Beth (kintsugi), original macrophotograph backprinted onto glass, gold enamel.

Stephanie Todhunter, Queen Beth (kintsugi), original macrophotograph backprinted onto glass, gold enamel.


CAA MEMBERS PRIZE SHOW

AN ANTIDOTE TO WINTER James Foritano Once again, it’s time for the Cambridge Art Association’s annual Members Prize Show. This year’s juror, Randi Hopkins, director of visual arts at the Boston Center for the Arts, selected member artists who hail from Cambridge and beyond. The members’ inspiration comes, necessarily, from wherever they happen to be […]


Andrew Wyeth, Her Room,
1963, tempera on panel.
Farnsworth Museum of Art,
© Andrew Wyeth/Artists
Rights Society (ARS).

Andrew Wyeth, Her Room, 1963, tempera on panel. Farnsworth Museum of Art, © Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS).


MAINE’S ART SHOWCASE

GENERATIONS OF WYETHS AND MORE Elayne Clift The rocky coastline and the lobsters that inhabit its waters are the two treasures most tourists want to experience when they visit Maine. But there is another reason to explore the state’s midsection – its art scene, centered in the Rockport/Rockland area. Many well-known artists have lived and […]


Hill-Stead Museum, exterior view.

Hill-Stead Museum, exterior view.


HILL-STEAD’S SECRET GARDEN

CURATING CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY Kristin Nord Theodate Pope Riddle could not have foreseen that the stipulations she made in her will would pose such a challenge for Hill-Stead. It’s an exquisite museum, and one of the remaining great country estates near Hartford, but until recently, many visitors have behaved as if one cursory tour was […]


Richard Kattman, Lilac, acrylic on canvas, 68” x 68”.

Richard Kattman, Lilac, acrylic on canvas, 68” x 68”.


ARTISTS CORNER & GALLERY

LOCALLY SOURCED CREATIVITY Flavia Cigliano When Margaret Burdine opened Artists Corner & Gallery in January 2016, she knew what the gallery’s mission would be. She wanted to build a community of artists, artisans and patrons. She wanted her gallery to be a source for local art, and a place for creative interactions offering classes, workshops, […]


Spinning Orange I, 2016, acrylic and ink on cut paper, 41” x 21”.

Spinning Orange I, 2016, acrylic and ink on cut paper, 41” x 21”.


11 for 11: Barbara Owen

AN EXUBERANCE OF 3-D LINE Suzanne Volmer For Barbara Owen, whose threedimensional paper drawings have a vibrant energy and elegance, 2016 was a productive year in terms of exhibitions, and 2017 promises to be a banner year as well. She is an artist hitting her stride. During a recent studio visit, Owen displayed an assortment […]


Mosquito Netting and
Chimney Seascape,
Provincetown.

Mosquito Netting and Chimney Seascape, Provincetown.


11 for 11: Jane Paradise

SHACKING UP IN PTOWN Laura Shabott In the early 1900s, writers, artists and families made summer homes on the wild back shore of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Affectionately called the “dune shacks,” some were originally life-saving huts constructed in the late 1890s, but most were built in the 1920s and ‘30s out of debris and shipwrecked ruins. […]


Don Dalton, North Shore, watercolor, 14” x 20”.

Don Dalton, North Shore, watercolor, 14” x 20”.


SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL

COSO’S WINTER MEMBERS SHOW Lisa Mikulski It’s a pleasure to rejoin the staff at Artscope after four years in Sweden, with a review of the Copley Society of Art’s 2017 Winter Members Show, “Shaken and Stirred.” This year’s exhibition features a range of dynamic artists and works spanning media in photography, oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed […]


Deborah Barlow, Vapeerine.

Deborah Barlow, Vapeerine.


GETTING A CLEW

MULTISENSORY SURPRISE AT PHILLIPS EXETER Linda Chestney “You cannot move people Until you touch them.” — Gary O’Neil The above quote was coined by Gary O’Neil, an icon in the advertising/marketing industry in New Hampshire for 30 years and founder of the O’Neil Griffin Bodi advertising firm, who was wildly successful because he got the […]


Fern, Fan and Black Vase,
1999, watercolor.

Fern, Fan and Black Vase, 1999, watercolor.


11 for 11: David Rohn

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Marguerite Serkin The paintings of David Rohn honor symmetry and unpredictability. Working in watercolor and oil for over seven decades, Rohn creates still lifes, landscapes and portraits by combining radically independent expression with the discreet laws of natural placement. Form and the illusory play equal parts in his paintings, as does […]


Susanne Slavick, (Re)Setting
Sights, 2002; screen prints on Stonehenge; 22” x 30” each.

Susanne Slavick, (Re)Setting Sights, 2002; screen prints on Stonehenge; 22” x 30” each.


A POWERFUL MESSAGE

WEAPONS UNLOADED IN MAINE J. Fatima Martins In the exhibition catalog for “Unloaded,” artist-curator Susanne Slavick writes what we already know to be true: “The American intimacy with guns has many roots, largely stemming from the culture’s glorification and protection of individualism and personal liberties.” “Unloaded” is a traveling exhibition that, since 2015, has already […]