Weekly Wrap-Up for October 14th, 2011

I hope you plan on occupying some studios this weekend.

See their art. Drink their wine. Eat their pretzel crisps.

prototypes for production x a shredding solo for no one x residue x defined bindings


Fort Point Open Studios

(Tourists and 2 Venus, Laura Davidson)

When: Friday October 14th-Sunday October 16th, 2011(not all studios open Friday night)

Where: List of participating artists here.

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Explore the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, fashion designers, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more. Meet local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at where Boston artists create their work. Find established artists, and discover new emerging talents. Stroll, ponder, and browse. Buy original art from the people who make it.”

Visitors to Open Studios can explore more than 10 buildings in the Fort Point neighborhood, plus galleries and creative design shops. All buildings are in easy walking distance of each other. Free participatory art-making activities for children will take place at Made in Fort Point, FPAC’s store and gallery at 12 Farnsworth Street.”


Jane Smaldone: New Paintings // Tabitha Vevers: The Art of Survival

(Shiva (Exodus), Tabitha Vevers)

When: On view through October 30th, 2011

Opening Reception: October 15th, 2011, 4-6:00pm

Where: Clark Gallery, 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Clark Gallery is honored to celebrate the works of Jane Smaldone: New Paintings; and Tabitha Vevers: The Art Of Survival in companion solo shows thru October 30. All are welcome to join the artists for a reception on Saturday, October 15thfrom 4-7pm.

Smaldone’s magical paintings combine her long-standing interest in still life, portraiture, and landscape, interweaving the genres into a highly personal style.  Inspired by art historical traditions as diverse and far-reaching as Chinese landscape painting, the Italian Renaissance, Mexican retablos and miracle paintings, French Surrealism, Early American portraiture, and folk art, Jane fuses her historical references into potent contemporary  hybrids. Birds, butterflies and foxes inhabiting worlds of fantastic flowers, auspicious trees and rounded mountains become compositions of highly poetic, symbolic and magical narratives.

Tabitha’s Vever’s mysterious works are elegantly poised as iconic contemporary allegories. Her jewel-like paintings, executed on ivorine and mylar, are comprised of imagery that can be equal parts: breathtakingly beautiful or frighteningly horrible; provocative yet thoughtful; and often sexually charged. The gold leaf, exquisite color, and meticulously rendered anthropomorphic figures and creatures occupying her tableaus become objects of fascination, while her spectacular landscapes hover between visions of the sublime and the apocalyptic. With each new series, Tabitha’s work is laced with references to illuminated manuscripts, Mexican Ex-Votos, Pre-Renaissance Italian paintings, Folklore and Scrimshaw that lend an historic voice to the complex social, environmental and political issues of our time.”


Arlington Open Studios

(Print by Elizabeth Kostojohn)

When: October 15-16th 12:00-5:00PM

Where: List of participating artists here.

How: Official Website

What/Why: “80+ artists and fine crafters working in..pottery, blown glass, collage, fiber arts, handcrafted paper and books, jewelry, mosaic, mixed media, oil painting, photography, sculpture, sumi-e brush painting, watercolor, woodcuts, wood turning, plus live music throughout the building with a special “Flora Faire” Cafe from our friends at Flora Restaurant”



When: On view through December 20th, 2011

Where: 17 Cox Gallery, 17 Cox Court, Beverly MA 01915

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Kylie Alexander, a Danvers local and student at Endicott College, presents her first solo exhibition highlighting her collage work. Addressing issues such as mortality and identity Alexander attempts to make a continuous story with a still image, in the manner of film and music albums.  Using collage to re purpose “forgotten ideas”, Alexander interprets the unattainable feeling that we all share.”


Two Kindred Spirits featuring work by Marsden Hartley

(With Walt Whitman, John O’Reilly)

When: On view through November 15th, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday October 14th, 6:00-8:00PM

Where: Howard Yezerski Gallery, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Howard Yezerski Gallery is pleased to present Two Kindred Spirits, an exhibition of new photomontages by John O’Reilly, which will be hung with drawings by the American modernist Marsden Hartley, opening Friday October 14th. Trevor Fairbrother, the guest curator, has selected over twenty pictures by O’Reilly, which will be displayed alongside eleven works from the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection of Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine.”


Rock City Art Tour

(Untitled, Jessica Ginsberg)

When: Saturday October 15th, 10:00AM-8:00PM

Where: Allston Village, MA.  Participating Venues Map

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Get excited everyone!! Allston Village Main Streets is proud to present the Rock City Art Tour. Take a walk through the neighborhood and check out some of Allston’s best spots to dine or shop while looking at works by some of our very own local artists! There will be raffle prizes and much more! Great for the whole family, a first date or girls night out! Did we mention there will also be a rockin’ after party?! “


Natick Open Studios

(Ovule, Tamu Gurevitz)

When: Saturday October 15th+16th, 2011

Where: List of participating artists here.

How: Official Website

What/Why: Natick Artists Open Studios (NAOS) is comprised of over 60 artists who live, work, or exhibit in Natick, Massachusetts, and who are committed to bringing art to the local community. We are proud to open our studios and share the experience of creating art with you.

We offer the opportunity to see art, learn about the art making process, and converse with local artists in a relaxed festive atmosphere. Participating artists include painters, printmakers, jewelry makers, ceramicists, fabric artists, sculptors, garden artists, woodworkers, paper artists, and more.”


“Supply and Demand” Art Exhibit Opening

When: Saturday, October 15 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: Extension Gallery at Orchard Skateshop, 156 Harvard Ave, Allston, Massachusetts

How: Official Website

What/Why:On Saturday October 15th from 8-11pm the Extension Gallery at Orchard will host an exhibit opening with new works and collaborative installations from world renowned artists @Chris Yormick @Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope, Jay Howell, and @Tim Kerr !!

This opening is made possible by our good friends at Vans, @Juxtapoz Magazine, and @Pabst Blue Ribbon x Boston. This event is 21 plus so we can serve free adult beverages, but the show will be on exhibit until early November! Art shows like this only come to Boston every once in a blue moon, so don’t miss this!!

The exhibition is travelling up from it’s initial opening in NY last month, and highlights from the last show can be seen here.”


Phantasm Galaxy Opening

When: Friday October 14th, 6-8:00PM

Where: Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Boston, MA, 02138

How: Official Website

What/Why: “New works by Adam O’Day featuring collaborations with KDonz and R. Vaughn Guess”


HOLY GHOST//Hungry Ghost

When: October 14th, 7:00-10:00PM

Where: 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “HOLY GHOST is month long program dedicated to performance art and art intervention featuring the work & performances of Dirk Adams, BATHAUS & Nicky Romance, GJYD, JV = Jeff Huckleberry & Vela Phelan, Maria Molteni, Mars Jupiter, Alice Vogler, Sarah Wentworth, o+, Erik Benjamins, Zayde Buti, Philip Fryer, Sandrine Schaefer and OXYcontinental. J V = Jeff Huckleberry & Vela Phelan @ HUNGRY GHOST. For Hungry Ghost J V filled a 4’X8’X2′ box with death and rainbows. Screwd it shut. They will attemp to break into the box with out the use of any tools. If they are successful they will feed the ghost untill its heart’s content.

Jeff Huckleberry and Vela Phelan have been collaborating since 1998. They are connected by a sureal network of intuition, which guides them into the unknown . Jeff and Vela preselect the objects needed to activate the moment and all other is left to chance.

“Their work offers up a raw, unpredictable and destabilizing encounter” Paul Couillard “


Jeb Jones: Prototypes for Production // John Eric Byers: Furniture and Carved Paintings

(Anyway Cabinets, Jeb Jones)

When: On view through November 5th, 2011

Opening Reception: October 14th, 6:00-8:00PM

Where: Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

How: Official Website


22nd Drawing Show: Residue

(Hanging Drawings (Assembly Rooms, Bath, UK) 15, Nancy Murphy Spicer, from 2009 Drawing Show)

When: On view through November 27th, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday October 14th, 6:00-8:00PM

Where: Mills Gallery, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Since 1979, the Drawing Show has been a widely anticipated hallmark of the BCA’s programming. This juried exhibition has allowed the BCA to work with more than 500 artists and over 20 guest curators from across the country.  This year, 16 artists were selected who work with the idea of Residue, traces and suggestions left behind both in their concepts and process.

ArtistsJelena Berenc, Irene Clark, Jillian Clark, Thomas Duncan, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Billy Friebele, Christy Georg, Jenny Herrick, Elise Kaufman, Colleen Kiely, Sky Kim, B. Lynch, Sophia Narrett, Michael Nichols, Eric Sweet and Danielle C. Wyckoff”


BLVD Halloween Art Show

When: October 14th, 2011, 9:00PM

Where: BLVD, 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

How: Official Website

What/Why: “It’s time again boys and ghouls…THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN ART SHOW. You all know that this is always a good time. Show starts at 9pm. Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.”


“deFINEd BINDINGS:26 Bindings of the Pictorial Webster’s Dictionary”

(Design binding by Patty Bruce)

When: On view through October 29th, 2011

Where: Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

How: Official Website

What/Why: This exhibition of 26 bindings features the winners of a competition of New England Guild members, organized by the regional chapter. The show coincides with the Guild’s national conference in Boston in October.

The competition is of a variety known as a “set book,” in which binders create unique bindings on copies of the same book, in this case “Pictorial Webster’s Dictionary” from Quercus Press. A catalog will be available, and the exhibition will travel to the West Coast as well.”


Lateral Canal Ahead

When: On view through December 9th, 2011

Where: CAC Gallery, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Fl.

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Irish artist Rosalind Murray creates images, compositions and narratives through performance. The show’s title, Lateral Canal Ahead, makes reference to eleven miles of canal system built on the river Barrow to allow navigation. When the canal splits the water, one volume goes through a slow deep reflective channel, and one is wild, fast and unpredictable. Murray will investigate similar industrial “tracks” through performances in Cambridge and Ireland, resulting in an installation of images, videos and drawing for show in the gallery, that relate to way-finding, boundaries and duality as part of the human condition. The works draws out connections between the personal, national and international, along with the environmental, social and metaphysical, within space and time.”




Who knows, maybe Sadie Mae and I will catch you lurking the halls of Midway this weekend!

Be good. Have fun ♥

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