Friday, June 26, 2009

Paul Crimi news

An exhibit of Paul's work will be at 125 High St.,
Tishman Speyer Properties,
Boston, MA June 28 - Aug. 1, 2009
featuring landscapes, flowers, and abstracts.

News from Paula Villanova

Paula will be showing a group of her paintings in the window of Brewed Awakenings.
The exhibit runs through July 31 and is located at 19 Main St. Hingham, MA
She will also be painting plein air as part of Arts in the Garden sponsored by the Scituate Arts Association. The event will take place on Sunday June 28, noon to 4pm. A reception will follow at the Front St. Gallery.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Painting with Mary Callahan


Welcome to Artventures Tours, where we are dedicated to providing
unique opportunities to paint in some of the most beautiful venues around the globe.


We are currently accepting reservations for our September trip to Provence,
which is scheduled for departure on September 16, returning on September 26th.

The trip will be hosted by Gini Hayes, a world traveler and bilingual guide and
Mary Callahan painting instructor at SSAC and the NRAS. Mary is a director of the
New England Watercolor Society, Copley Master in the Copley Society of Art and
much more.

We will spend our first and last nights in Nice, one of the Riviera's most intriguing
cities, and one week at the charming Hotel La Garigue, nestled in the countryside
between Venasque and L'Isle sur la Sorgue, two of the most memorable towns of
Luberon. Amenities of the hotel include a swimming pool and lush gardens, and
breakfast and dinner will be served there each day.

During your stay, you will have the option of painting in Roussillon, Venasque,
L'Isle sur la Sorgue or the spectacular hill towns of Gordes and Bonnieux,
and you will come to understand why so many artists before you have flocked here
to drink in the famous Luberon light. Follow in the footsteps of Cezanne and fill
your soul with the timeless rhythm of village life. Sip the wine, sample the
cuisine, and savor the memories.

September 16-26, 2009

for more information
Gini Hayes - 781-545-3515

Please note: Non painters are more than welcome, as there will be plenty for
them to do and see while the painters are painting. Day trips to different towns in the Luberon can be scheduled and it may be possible to arrange cooking classes as well.

Friday, June 19, 2009

News from Pat Isaac

Art Exhibit and Open House
Sunday June 28, 2009, 2 pm
Class Art and Antiques Gallery
62 Court St.
Plymouth MA
"Explorations in Imagery" celebrates contemporary work by twelve of the regions finest artists. Various media and styles are represented. The Opening Reception is Sunday June 28th from 2 - 5 pm, and the exhibit runs through Sept. 13th.
Patricia Isaac is represented in this gallery.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ruthe Sholler in the Globe

Checkout this article with pic of Ruthe.

Art is the draw in Cohasset

Food, music also attract big crowds

Festival-goers come for the traditions - a favorite vendor, a lobster roll sandwich or fried dough treat, music by a regional bluegrass band - but they stay for the art, say the organizers of the annual South Shore Art Center Arts Festival.

Drawing big crowds every year, the three-day festival on the Cohasset Common features art exhibitions, craft artists offering handmade jewelry, ceramics, clothing, and photography, music, arts and craft demonstrations, a kids’ tent, and favorite foods.

But you can come expecting the familiar and be startled by a close encounter with a high-quality work of art, the organizers say.

“That’s the kind of thing I love for people to discover,’’ said Diane Kennedy, assistant director of the South Shore Art Center, the festival’s parent organization. “They walk in thinking to buy some item, and - ‘Oh, my gosh!’ - they discover work at that level.’’

At the festival’s heart are two large shows, about 200 pieces in each: a juried show open to all artists, and a show for the art center’s members. The center, which offers classes for both adults and children and mounts shows year-round in its Cohasset home, has about 1,000 members.

Those taking classes at the center look forward all year to the event. “They wait to find the right piece,’’ Kennedy said. “They get it framed and show it off. It’s a big selling day.’’

The juried show draws entries from all of the South Shore and Greater Boston. Best in show this year was awarded to Vcevy Strekalovsky of Hingham, who is also one of the festival’s attractions. Strekalovsky will demonstrate his technique by executing a “plein-air’’ painting outdoors at the festival, and respond to questions while he works.

“He’s so engaging,’’ Kennedy said, “with people watching, talking. He’s a fast painter and a very skilled one.’’

Last year Strekalovsky painted a view of the Cohasset green looking toward its two picturesque churches. Titled “Arts Festival 2008,’’ it’s on view at the art center as part of a silent auction. His best-in-show painting is “Burditt Lane,’’ of hometown Hingham.

Well-known watercolorist Becky Haletky of Pembroke will also demonstrate at the festival. Haletky, who has a studio overlooking a pond in Pembroke, speaks on her website of “the rush of excitement I feel when sitting down to a blank piece of paper, and then turning it into a work of art that only I can create.’’

That’s the kind of engagement the festival celebrates, Kennedy said. “We invite everyone to discover the artist in themselves.’’

With the help of two new regional sponsors (Lemon Lime Aveda salon and Yachting Dog), this year the kids’ tent will offer children the opportunity for hands-on creativity in drawing, painting, and working with clay - skills offered by the art center. Another new activity is a little more off the beaten track: hair braiding.

The center’s own tent will focus on examples of Chinese brush painting by Qingxioang Ma, who teaches a weekly class at the South Shore Art Center. The tent will also showcase the work of some of Ma’s students. Scholarship help is available for students interested in studying traditional Chinese brush or Japanese brush painting (known as sumi-e).

The arts festival’s own traditions include the regional bluegrass band Sue Rocha Trio on Saturday at 2 p.m. and American Irish music of The O’Reillys at 1 p.m. Sunday.

On the common, music is also provided by the Cohasset Middle and High School Jazz Ensemble at 5 p.m. Friday; by the Rusty Skippers at 12:30 p.m. and the Satuit Band at 4 p.m. on Saturday; and by the Nat Seelen Jazz band at noon and the South Shore Bay Band (a regional wind ensemble) at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Events taking place at the art center, at 119 Ripley Road, include a chance to visit a printmakers’ studio and a silent auction.

And as for those favorite festival foods - lobster roll at the neighboring First Parish Church and strawberry shortcake at the Second Congregational Church - remain on the menu. Fried dough, as well.

“One person told me, ‘This is the only time all year I have fried dough,’ ’’ Kennedy said.

Robert Knox can be reached at

© Copyright 2009 The New York Times Company

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

News from Pam Golden

A sculptural installation
June 16 - July 10, 2009
Opening reception Thursday, June 18, 5-9
The Krause Gallery
at Moses Brown School
250 LLoyd Ave.
Providence, RI

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Russell Gallery News

"Summer Buffet" exhibit at the Russell Gallery, North St. Plymouth, MA
June 12 - August 29, 2009 - including the work of PATRICIA ISAAC, KATHY MOGAZEL, KATHY DUGAN.
First image is a monotype, "Dragon in the Bush" by Kathy Mogazel
Second image is an oil pastel "Three Sisters" by Patricia Isaac

Friday, June 12, 2009

News from Kathy Mogayzel, Marie Peters, Ruthe Sholler

Monotype Guild of New England

Members Open Show

Plymouth Guild for the Arts

11 North St. Plymouth, MA

June 1 - June 21, 2009

Opening Reception June 13, 3-5 pm

News from Morgan russell

Four Artists in Concert
An exhibition of visual art by Morgan Russell,
Mark Wiener, Fedele Spadafora, and Stephan Fowlkes
Includes music by Konrad Kaczmarek, Red Hooker,
Tristan Perich, Build, Now Ensemble, and William Brittelle
Presented by The Project Room for New Media
June 22 - July 4, 2009
Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 25, 7 to 9 pm
556 WEST 22ND STREET @ 11TH AVE NY NY 10011

News from Radiant Jasmin

516 East Second Street, 1st Floor
South Boston, MA 02127
June 6 - July 18, 2009
Reception: Saturday, June 20, 3-5pm

In the Office Gallery–Radiant Jasmin (Rockland) for her first Boston solo exhibition, “Undulations of Color” is also showing a new installation. Jasmin is a visual artist who practices other art forms-- multi-media dance, jewelry design/fabrication, poetry and voice/singing. For this installation, she is using food packing materials and more specially the materials used to keep apples from bruising. It is comprised of two “works”- “Softly Swaying” and “Rainbows with Golds” a work that is composed of 40 individual panels. She states, “In this installation I use the convex side of packing insert trays that are placed between apples to prevent them from being bruised. I noticed these trays in the produce section of food stores and loved the waved surface immediately. They represent the ebb and flow of life, up and down, in and out as well as the synchronistic reuse of a precious material and express the need to achieve balance in one’s personal existence and in nature. My next installation in this series will feature the concave side of the trays”. She has exhibited extensively in Massachusetts at such venues as Bunker Hill Community College, the L’Attitude Gallery, the Indigena Gallery, the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Roxbury & Mission Hill Open Studios, 4th Floor Artists Open Studios. Jasmin has performed locally at the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Milky Way Lounge, Dorchester Open Studios, Wake Up the Earth Festival, Haven Art Lounge, and the Ronan Park Festival. She has studied at the North Bennet Street School and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.