Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Exhibit at the Narrows

JAN 04, 2010 - JAN 30, 2010

JAN 10, 2 PM
The Narrows Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work curated by Sue Aygarn-Kowalski.“Seasoned Palette: Artists with an Appetite for Nature” will be on exhibition in the Narrows Gallery through the month of January, 2010.

Fourteen artists will exhibit thematic works inspired by nature's quiet grandeur revolving around the earth, water, and sky in oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor.

4th floor artists include:
Brian Adgate
Maida Antigua
Joan Brancale
Mary Callahan
Patricia M. Gray
Patricia Isaac
John Kilroy
Morgan Russell

he Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

The Narrows Gallery is located in the Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River, MA. Gallery Hours are Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 5:00 and by appointment. Admission is free during regular Gallery Hours. All concert ticket-holders are welcome to view the exhibition on performance night. For more information:
Email: / Phone: 508.324.1926

Featuring Paula Villanova

Paula will have a solo show at the Pratt Library in Cohasset during the months of Jauary and February, 2010. This is a satellite location for gallery artists of the South Shore Art Center. Opening reception TBA.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Josie Lawrence news

Josie has several paintings in a show called "Table Manners".
Dec. 17 - Feb. 14
Gallery Della-Piana
152-R Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984
Pictured is an oil on linen 12 x 16 "Cranberry Muffins"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


This appeared in the Patriot Ledger last week. More news about Open Studios.

Meghan Dinsmore works on a piece from the Dinsbots collection during an artists' open house at the ET Wright Building in Rockland on Sunday Nov. 22.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Great Open Studio weekend and here is a link to a video taken on Saturday by a local paper.
and here is an image of Holly Hamilton's creative advertising.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Please visit our open studios if you are in the area....a great event.

18th Annual Open Studios

November 21 & 22, 11 am – 5 pm

The 4th floor artists are now gearing up for their 18the annual Open Studios located in 2 neighboring buildings. The group has grown since last year to approximately 55 artists.

The 4th Floor Artists are located in the ET Wright Building, 379 Liberty St., Rockland and in the American Sandpaper Co., 83 E. Water St. Rockland. This is a not to be missed event featuring something for the entire family. In each building you will be able to see artists working and demonstrating in their studios, see displays of their work, do a little holiday shopping, and enjoy tasty refreshments. Maps and artists lists will be available in each building.

The artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, graphic designers, interior designers, architects, fiber artists, woodworkers, potters, and performing arts. There is something for everyone’s taste and pocketbook.

A special event this year is an “Off the Wall” exhibit featuring small works by the artists for one very nominal fee. 10% of the proceeds of the fundraiser will go to “Rockland Holiday Magic” a local group helping needy families at Christmas.

Plenty of free parking at both locations. The ET Wright building is handicapped accessible.

So come and enjoy all the artists have to offer! You’ll be glad you did.

More info on the web site.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Josie Lawrence news

Josie is part of a group of artists exhibiting their work at 34 Bromfield St., Boston MA. This is an ongoing exhibit titled "Artists Crossing". Stop by if you are in the neighborhood.

Marion Carlson exhibit

Marion Carlson's paintings and drawings are on display at the Ventress Library Gallery in Marshfield, MA. October 26 - December 7, 2009 during regular library hours.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mary Sheeha-Winn exhibit

Mary is artist of the month at the Tishman Speyer properties, 125 High St. Boston. The show is in the atrium lobby and runs through November 28th. The building is only open during business hours and not on weekends. Stop by and see 20 of Mary's paintings.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

News from Morgan Russell

Morgan will host and Open Studio in the Barn., Sat. & Sun., October 24 - 25, 10 am - 5pm.
748 Main St. Hingham, MA.
View work shown at the Chelsea Art Museum, NYC in June, as well as new work showing for the first time, plus several small paintings not on the website.
Pictured is an oil on canvas titled "Flares and Rockets", 40" x 30".

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kathy Mogazel news

Kathy received 2 honorable mentions at the recent South Shore Art Center exhibit titled "Local Scenes". Paintings are "Snowfalling" and "Cedar Mist"

Kathy is also a finalist in the North River Arts Society 2011 Calendar Show. The entry is "Robin's Spring Hope".

Also She, Anne Conte and Ruthe Sholler are exhibiting with Coastal Printmakers at the James Library during the month of October.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

News from Radiant Jasmin

“Swirls of Color, Dance and the Blues” is a unique multi-event exhibit
featuring local artists Radiant Jasmin and Gordon Cowan from October 17th to November 14th. The opening reception is
Saturday, October 17th from 5-8pm. Radiant Jasmin’s performance is scheduled for 6:30pm.

Invoking a broad musical theme, Cowan will exhibit his soulful and atmospheric blues paintings and in addition, will also introduce his gypsy series of paintings and drawings inspired by the multi-talented Radiant Jasmin, herself an artist, dancer, vocalist and poet.

Radiant Jasmin will be exhibiting her vibrant and spirited abstract multi-media paintings, floral photography and jewelry. In tune with the show’s theme, she will be reciting her poetry and performing several dances that sparked her artistic collaboration with Cowan earlier this year.

In an intriguing marriage of music and visual art, Radiant Jasmin may be seen as alternately exuberant and reflective as rendered by Cowan working with graphite and charcoal on old sheet music. Each piece was carefully chosen based on the composition’s title which plays directly to the mood and tenor of the drawing.

Join us for refreshments, fine art, wine, woman and song! Engage all your senses! It’s a wonderful way to spend a Saturday evening in October.

The Henson Jackson Art Gallery is located in Stoughton Center at 2 Canton Street, adjacent to the Stoughton Commuter Rail station. Plenty of free parking is available.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kate Manning show

Kate will be artist of the month for the Weymouth Art Association. The exhbit will be on display for the month of October at the Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth MA. Stop by and check it out.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

News for Radiant Jasmin

The opening reception for the 11th annual Roxbury Open Studios will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts!

The annual reception is an opportunity for artists to interact with each other and meet the public before setting up across the neighborhood.

The event will feature a one-night juried exhibition by the following Roxbury artists:

Radiant Jasmin* Gloretta Baynes * Walter Clark * Bobby Crayton * Basil El-Halwagy *
Lee Farrow * Maddu Huacuja * Kofi Kayiga * Derek Lumpkins * Kevin Porter * Hakim Raquib * Susan Thompson * Don West.

Also, there will be a cash bar and live music by the Bill Banfield Jazz Ensemble.

Friday, October 2
21+ 465 Huntington Ave

Members: entry is FREE
Nonmembers: entry is FREE with Museum admission
On Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4 from 11am to 6pm, Radiant Jasmin will be showing her jewelry, mixed media paintings & photography at 1 Brigham Circle Plaza. also at this location will be Bobby Crayton, showing his one of a kind leather bags & Melanee Addison/Blue Butterfly Wellness with her natural handcrafted herbal products.

Spend the weekend visiting the artists in group shows and home studios around the neighborhood. Over 170 artists will display photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry,
fashion, mixed media, interstitial arts, and other art forms.

Please visit the Roxbury Open Studios site for more details on venues and artists the & the MFA website for more info on the reception:

Co-presented in partnership with Discover Roxbury, the Museum of Fine Arts, ACT Roxbury, and AAMARP/Northeastern University Department of African-American Studies.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shimmering Color - Patricia M. Gray

Join us for an exhibit of oil paintings by Patricia M. Gray titled "Shimmering Color".
Paul Pratt Memorial Library
35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA 781-383-1348
September 2 - October 30, 2009
Opening Reception - Wed. Sept. 9, 2009, 5-7 pm

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

News from Mary Sheehan-Winn

Another one of our artist received kudos at the Duxbury Summer Show. Mary received 3rd prize in oil painting for the painting of her cat Nizzie.

Friday, August 7, 2009

News from Morgan Davis

Morgan received 1st prize in the oil category in the Duxbury Midsummer Art show. Awards ceremony Friday, August 7, 6:30 - 9:30 at the Ellison Center for the Arts, Duxbury. The award winning paintings will be on display through Sept. 15 in the Bengtz and Cutler galleries.
Morgan also has a solo show at the "Healing Tree Yoga and Wellness Center" in Quincy and runs through August 31.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Studio Space

The ET Wright building in Rockland, MA has several available spaces for artists. Take a space for you or share a space. Become part of an established artists community with an Open Studio event once a year. If interested, call Joe Scribner at 617-347-4303.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Paul Crimi news

Paul has received second prize in the Pembroke Arts Festival for his wood cut print "Purple Tulips". The festival is August 8 - 9, 2009, Town Green, Rte 14. Pembroke, MA

Thursday, July 23, 2009

News from Maida Antigua

Maida will have a show of her pastel paintings in the Robert and Dorothy Palmer Gallery at The South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA
July 28 - November 3, 2009 with an Opening reception Sunday August 16. 3-5 pm.
Directions on their web site:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SSAC Blue Ribbon Show

The South Shore Art Center's annual Blue Ribbon Show is now in progress, running from July 17- August 29 at the center 119 Ripley Rd. Cohasset MA. Many of the 4th floor artists are represented in the show including:
Jim Marten who received a Blue Ribbon for his oil painting and Jack Haran who received and Honorable Mention for his watercolor 'Humarock Beach".
Other 4th floor artists included in the show are: Maida Antigua, Lucretia Chase, Patricia Gray, Patricia Isaac, Chuck Lathrop, Josie Lawrence, Valerie Mine, Helen O'Keefe, Marie Peters, Ruthe Sholler, Mary Callahan, Kathy Mogayzel.
Marion Carlson is the faculty feature in the main hall gallery.
Students of Ruthe Sholler's colored pencil class are in the upstairs gallery.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

News from Kathy Mogazel

Please come and see the printmaking of
Kathleen Mullins Mogayzel
currently being featured at these sites:

The website for interviewed me and promoted my work in the following shows. Here is the link for the interview and image:

You can also visit the website of the 4th Floor Artists where over 40 of us have our studios at the ET Wright Building, the corner of Liberty and Webster Streets in Rockland: click on happenings and also members and the blog

As a gallery juried artist, I always have work up you can see at the Russell Gallery in the Plymouth Center for the Arts on North Street (up the street from Plymouth Rock).and

When visiting “downtown” Scituate, in The Front Street Gallery.

Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5 and Sundays 12:30 -5 (summer)

Monoprints and More…

The Helen Bumpus Gallery

in the Duxbury Library

July 1 to August 27, 2009

Reception & Artists’ Talk Saturday, July 18th 2 – 4 pm

I am one of two featured printmakers showing various techniques.

Duxbury Free Library

77 Alden Street, Duxbury


Rt. 3 to exit 11 to Rt. 14 east

Right on Alden St. to Library

Hours: Mon. 2-8, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 10 – 8

Fri. & Sat. 10 – 5pm Sun. 1pm – 5pm

I also have six pieces up in the gallery at The Scituate Library, Branch Street, along with a few other members of the Front Street Gallery through July 26th.

Hours: M-Th 9-9, Fri. & Sat. 9- 5

Thanks for your support and patronage!

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.