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Boston Opera House, decked out for The Nutcracker

Boston Opera House, decked out for The Nutcracker


Boston Ballet Presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker Boston Opera House, November 25, 2016

The play opens on Christmas Eve in 1820s Germany. The atmosphere on stage is both whimsical and elegant. Large mice in full furry costumes scamper about the stage with an energetic flair. One of the most memorable scenes, for this writer, comes as the clock strikes midnight. The audience looks on in delight as the set background expands to uncover a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, soaring at over 42 feet tall.


Image: Kameelah Rashad, A familiar repetition, 2016, inkjet print.

Kameelah Rashad, A familiar repetition, 2016, inkjet print.


Keep Still and Carry On

Three weeks after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, five weeks after Miami’s declaration as a Zika-free zone, five months after Brexit and nine weeks after the close of Art Basel Miami, artists and other Americans and Europeans are emerging from a catatonic state of denial, protesting and marching and executing art projects that address the US and worldwide political situations.


Image: Donald J. Trump / By Michael O’ Brien, Donald J. Trump (Official Portrait), 1989 (printed 2011), inkjet print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff (© Michael O'Brien).

Image: Donald J. Trump / By Michael O’ Brien, Donald J. Trump (Official Portrait), 1989 (printed 2011), inkjet print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff (© Michael O'Brien).


A Study in Contrasts: The 2017 Presidential Inauguration Festivities and Women’s March on Washington

By Nancy Nesvet Washington D.C. – On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, two artworks were exhibited in celebration of the event. In the Capitol Building, George Caleb Bingham’s “The Verdict of the People,” on loan from the Saint Louis Art Museum, hung over the dais table at the inaugural lunch for Congress and the president […]


Robert McCloskey, 	
Burt Dow, Deep Water Man

Robert McCloskey, Burt Dow, Deep Water Man


Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey at the MFA

Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey at the MFA Kate Kenney Inside Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, a room of color blooms. There are fictional seaside blues and house shingle reds. A friendly grey whale graces the white walls like a story out of a children’s dream. It is the Make Way […]



January/February Classifieds

Your work could be artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Your work can be Artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Work by established and emerging artists welcome. For the March/April 2017 issue we will be accepting submissions in the category of artificial intelligence centered art. Send up to three images and your statement with contact information to: centerfold@artscopemagazine.com no later than […]



January/February 17

Article Excerpts: Welcome | Cornered: John Bisbee| Art Basel Miami | Art Basel Art Week Miami | Heading South for the Winter | Zao Wou Ki at Colby | Networks 2015 – 2016 | With a Little Help from Her Friends | Culture Shock at Bates | Paaschs Reality Duality | A Prescription for Humor […]


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January/ February 17 Centerfold

    art: Jamaica Pond Installation artist: Jenine Shereos medium: natural elements I created this installation at Jamaica Pond in Boston, Massachusetts towards the end of a long New England winter. The piece consisted of five bottle-shaped forms made of ice and containing various frozen flower and plant specimens. Over the course of the next […]


Night View of Sun Xun,
Reconstruction of the Universe,
architectural installation pavilion
with mixed media animated
film, light glass sculptures and
bamboo, 2016, at Art Basel
Miami Beach, with Audemars
Piquet Le Brassus, in partnership
with Sean Kelly Gallery, Edouard
Malingue Gallery, and ShanghArt
Gallery.

Night View of Sun Xun, Reconstruction of the Universe, architectural installation pavilion with mixed media animated film, light glass sculptures and bamboo, 2016, at Art Basel Miami Beach, with Audemars Piquet Le Brassus, in partnership with Sean Kelly Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery, and ShanghArt Gallery.


ART BASEL & ART WEEK MIAMI

THE ART WORLD TURNS UP THE HEAT J. Fatima Martins Art Basel, which hosts three events annually, celebrated its 15th season in 2016, concluding the year at its United States location at the Miami Beach Convention Center (the other two locations are in Hong Kong and its home base of Basel, Switzerland), continuing its status […]


Joseph Cornell, Untitled, 1933,
mixed media, Galerie 1900-
2000, Paris, France.

Joseph Cornell, Untitled, 1933, mixed media, Galerie 1900- 2000, Paris, France.


ART BASEL MIAMI

AN ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE Jenine Shereos The sheer abundance of art in Miami and Miami Beach during Art Basel is staggering. One could easily spend three days absorbing the work at Basel itself, not to mention the 25 peripheral art fairs and other art events and openings happening concurrently throughout the city. While the atmosphere is […]


Citizens of Earth, acrylic on wrapped canvas, 16” x 20”.

Citizens of Earth, acrylic on wrapped canvas, 16” x 20”.


ALLEGRETTO’S WHIMSY

INSPIRING A MORE CHEERFUL WORLD Tom Soboleski From a past that includes stints as an artist’s model, a Playboy Bunny, a blues singer and a hairdresser, Pamela Allegretto has risen into rarified air — success in two artistic vocations. Blessed with dual talent — flourishing artist an accomplished author — the Haddam, Conn. resident has […]