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Brian Stephens, Do You Want
to be a Boy or a Girl?

Brian Stephens, Do You Want to be a Boy or a Girl?


METAMORPHOSIS AT LYME ACADEMY

ART EDUCATION EVOLVES Kristin Nord Being a working artist today means being many things — as Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts graduates are proving. They are art teachers and animators, medical illustrators and gallery owners, portrait artists and toy designers, puppeteers, prosthetics designers, creative directors, storyboard artists, computer game artists and cartoonists. And the […]


Sara Jane Lapp, Map of
Prague.

Sara Jane Lapp, Map of Prague.


THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

SALUTING TALENT AT ARTPROV Suzanne Volmer Featuring an eclectic mix of works, “This and That” is a show that ArtProv Gallery plans to serve as a guideline to the year ahead. It runs through January 20 and will be followed by “Henry’s Kids” in February. New work by a handful of artists from the first […]


Linda Batchelor,
Bottle Composition 3, 2016,
monotype/collage, 30” x 22”.

Linda Batchelor, Bottle Composition 3, 2016, monotype/collage, 30” x 22”.


SMALL BUT MIGHTY

MONOTYPES AT GREAT BAY Linda Chestney What is the purpose of life if not to teach us wisdom and impart knowledge? Art is one of the tools in life that does just that. To quote one of the artists in the exhibition, “A Small Show of Large Works,” on view through January 26 at the […]


Art Ferrier, Window Haiku,
photography, archival
pigment print, 22” x 32”.

Art Ferrier, Window Haiku, photography, archival pigment print, 22” x 32”.


MEMBERS STRUT THEIR STUFF

WHISTLER’S FALL JURIED EXHIBIT Flavia Cigliano The arts community in Lowell, Massachusetts continues to grow, with the Whistler House Museum of Art, home of the Lowell Art Association, as one of its most engaged and popular members. The museum’s 2016 Fall Juried Members’ Exhibition brings together a representative sampling of area artists’ best works. Although […]


Scott Murphy, Pounce de León, oil on panel (no date), on loan from the artist.

Scott Murphy, Pounce de León, oil on panel (no date), on loan from the artist.


A PURR-FECT TRIBUTE TO DR. SEUSS

A PURR-FECT TRIBUTE TO DR. SEUSS John P. Stapleton There are many ways that we can think about a cat wearing a hat, but the first one the mind jumps to is almost always Dr. Seuss’ favorite furry friend, The Cat in the Hat. In anticipation of its new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, […]


Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Raiko
and the Head of the Monster,
Shuten Doji, c. 1820,
woodblock print.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Raiko and the Head of the Monster, Shuten Doji, c. 1820, woodblock print.


COWABUNGA, DUDE!

MIXING TURTLES WITH TRADITION John P. Stapleton Cartoons, illustrations, and their history are important to Springfield Museums. From various exhibits to their gift shop and their sculpture garden, hometown hero Dr. Seuss is always present. But for their new exhibit, “Turtle Power,” they delve into this subject from a new, yet still local, direction: The […]


Janet Kawada, Related (studio
view of work in progress),
yarn, thread, wooden spindles
(photograph by Elizabeth
Michelman).

Janet Kawada, Related (studio view of work in progress), yarn, thread, wooden spindles (photograph by Elizabeth Michelman).


NOW THAT’S SOMETHING

DIGGING FOR ANSWERS AT LASELL Elizabeth Michelman “Is This Something?,” a fiveperson exhibition curated by Janet Kawada at Lasell College opening on January 24, grew out of her conversation with Deborah Klotz after Klotz returned from an archaeological dig in Israel. Klotz had spent a day sifting sand and searching among shards for any that […]


Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950, Oil On Canvas, 34 1/8” x 40 1/4”, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation.

Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950, Oil On Canvas, 34 1/8” x 40 1/4”, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation.


A GIFT OF LOVE AT PAAM

HOPPER BEQUEST OPENS NEW DOORS Laura Shabott Ninety-six drawings by American painter Edward Hopper, 69 drawings and watercolors by his wife Josephine Hopper, and 22 of her diaries were donated to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum this past fall in memory of Mary Schiffenhaus. It is one of the largest donations in the 102-year […]


Untitled (Missing).

Untitled (Missing).


A PRESCRIPTION FOR HUMOR

FALCO IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED Don Wilkinson Apprehension, malaise, unease — call it what you will, but anxiety weighs heavy on the zeitgeist and informs our collective discourse. Humor, however, can take the edge off a bit, and Bostonbased illustrator-cartoonist Pat Falco provides the prescription. Falco, a 2010 graduate of the Massachusetts College […]


OBR# 63, Open Block Grid Rectangle #63, 2004, oil, acrylic and ink on clay panel, 18” x 24”.

OBR# 63, Open Block Grid Rectangle #63, 2004, oil, acrylic and ink on clay panel, 18” x 24”.


PAASCH’S REALITY DUALITY

PERIPHERY SPACE IS ON THE GRID Suzanne Volmer Expressing a contemporary saturation of process, Robert Paasch’s paintings are installed as an organized swipe of abstract information in “Reality Duality — Paintings from the Open Block Grid Series,” the third exhibition presented at Periphery Space in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In constructing his paintings, Paasch employs two […]