Month:    October-November, 2017

Artist:     Roseann Eliseo

Exhibit:  Beauty Unfinished…

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 Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:

  •  Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 1PM-4PM

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  • Sundays By Appointment only

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:

  •   Sunday, November 26, 2017 1PM-4PM

Bio

Artist Statement

Roseann Eliseo is a Ballroom Dance and Adaptive Dance Instructor. She enjoys drawing Fashion Illustrations. Until now, these works were always personal and private.

“The process of sketching fashion figures helps me to relax. I layer colors and ideas without really knowing what beauty may emerge. The process of beauty in the making, releases the idea of perfection. It helps me to realize we are all works in progress. Our lives are evolving works of art.”

Any proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to Rx Movement, Inc. (www.rxmovement.org). A non-profit dedicated to individuals/dancers with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.

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Month:    August – September, 2017

Artist:     Stephen Silk

Exhibit:  Perspectives Old and New

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Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:

  •  Sunday, August 13, 2017 – 10AM-2PM

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  • Sundays 
    • August 20, 2017 10AM-2PM
    • August 27, 2017 10AM-2PM
    • September 10, 2017 10AM-2PM
    • September 17, 2017 10AM-2PM

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:

  •   Sunday, September 24, 2017 10AM-2PM

Bio

Stephen Silk is a painter and arts educator born and raised between Lowell, Massachusetts, and the coast of Seabrook, New Hampshire. He studied fine arts with a concentration in painting and a minor in liberal arts at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and received a BFA. It was at MICA he studied under Marc Karnes, Susan Waters-Eller and Raoul Middleman. Upon graduation in 2001, he returned to Massachusetts to fish and further his skills as an artist.

Stephen currently teaches visual arts to students in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

In addition to holding an education license for visual arts, Pre-K through 12th grade, Stephen worked on fishing boats for a number of years and holds a Merchant Mariners’ license for Master Captain 100 GT.

Artist Statement

I enjoy painting boats on moorings and watch the flow and ebb, set and drift, and wind all change the perspective of the shape of her lines with free will.  I believe that anything we create is a self portrait, and our familiarity with the self is best discovered through the interpretations of our surroundings and in the base of our beliefs in what those surroundings mean. To a vessel, and being in the present, reflecting soundly in yourself, waiting for the process to be finished, perhaps waiting to be no longer safe in a harbor or a sunrise that evokes unreadily the feeling of another, or another. From the time I was a young boy to the present, I have been connected to water and I’ve been drawn to it.

I feel like I am translating what is important in my life when I paint, and there is a slow immediacy to get it onto paper as it is appearing. I work very quickly as the subjects prompt both reaction from direct observation and narratives that are brought to mind during sittings.

My work is about the present, place and recurrence.

Reception Photos

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Week:    July 22, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Artist:     Jackie Garabedian and Vikki Peterson

Exhibit:  Mother and Daughter Together

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We have a very special one week exhibition for Jackie Garabdian and her daughter, Vikki, before Jackie relocates to Florida.

Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:

  •  Sunday, July 23, 2017 – 1-4PM

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1-5PM

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:

  •   Saturday, July 29, 2017 3-5PM

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Month:    June 2017 – July 2017

Artist:     Irina Veron

Exhibit:  My Inspirations

Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:

  •  Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 12-3PM

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  • Sundays
    • June 11, 2017 – 12-2PM
    • June 18, 2017 – 12-2PM
    • June 25, 2017 – 12-2PM
    • July 9, 2017 – 12-2PM

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:

  •   N/A

Links: http://www.facebook.com/paintingsbyirina

Artist’s Bio

Art has always been a big part of my life. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Russia, I had an opportunity to visit and enjoy many museums and art exhibitions. My all-time favorite is Hermitage that holds thousands of masterpieces from all over the world.

After finishing children’s art school, I knew that I was also interested in Medicine, so I went to Medical school after graduating Nursing School. Never made it to become a Doctor, but passion for art, painting and drawing forever settled in my heart. New England became my home in the 90’s. My family shared both American and Russian cultures in Boston, where I also raised my son.

In 2016 a tragedy struck: my beautiful son passed away. “Mother of Angels” was inspired by the grief which I share with other grieving Mothers.

Artist’s Statement

Art is my outlet for positive energy, hope and happiness. When I’m painting, I’m happy, I get to travel if only in my mind to different places enriched by colorful images, light and magic.

I see beauty everywhere: in faces, nature, animals, architecture and objects. In the past couple of years, I have been spending time in Vermont. The mountains, lake and endless skies give me inspiration to paint. I also enjoy drawing people from my life, effects of light and shade in their facial lines, trying to portray their individuality.

Going through grief and sadness, I believe that art has healing and therapeutic powers that help me to start a new day with a smile.

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Month:    April 2017 – May 2017

Artist:     Ruth Lieberherr

Exhibit:  Endangered:  Society; Environment; Our Future

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Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:

  •  Saturday, April 8, 2017       3-5PM

Music by Andrea Lieberherr Douglass and Panayota Haloulakou

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017    4-6PM
  • Friday, April 21, 2017    4-6PM
  • Friday, May 5, 2017    4-6PM
  • Friday, May 12, 2017    4-6PM

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:

  •   Sunday, May 21, 2017    3-5PM

Links: http://www.ruthlieberherr.com

Artist’s Bio

The paintings of award-winning artist Ruth Lieberherr have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers in the United States and abroad, including the Musee Vera in St-Germain-en-Laye, France; Kneipphof in Dussnang, Switzerland; the Trenton City Museum in New Jersey; Northeastern University in Boston; the Swiss Consulate (SHARE) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts; Bentley College Art Gallery in Waltham, Massachusetts; and the Fletcher/Priest Gallery in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition, her work is in private and corporate collections, including those of the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, and the Society of St. John the Evangelist and Cambridgeport Savings Bank in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ruth Lieberherr also teaches yoga, e.g. through Arlington Community Education, and has illustrated several children’s books. For more information about Ruth’s art: www.RuthLieberherr.com

Artist’s Statement

After the turmoil and disappointment of the election, I felt the necessity to create a very different exhibit than I had originally planned for  April/May 2017  at the Cutter Gallery in Arlington.

Offended by the candidate/president’s blunt sexism, racism and misogyny and his supporters’ tolerance and acceptance of it, I began a painting celebrating the feminine. More paintings were inspired by unexpected discussions about politics with two of my grandchildren (in Kindergarten and first grade) who had overheard talk about the candidates in school. After a discussion about honesty and dignity, I told them that this was a very special election as this was the first time the U.S. had a woman as a candidate for president. My 5 ½ year old granddaughter Anna responded with her favorite question: “Why?”

Concerned not only about global warming, but also about how we treat our environment, I created work pointing to the pollution of our earth, our air and our water. For example as an avid open water swimmer, I love water, rivers, lakes, the ocean. So I created artwork from recycled material – bubble wrap, plastic bags, cloth, string which I found in my household – referencing the huge amount of waste floating its way to the gyres of our oceans. Representing the future I painted life size full figure portraits of the two of my grandchildren which had started the discussion about politics. May we take care of our society and the world we live in for the sake of our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Winchester Wicked Local Review

http://winchester.wickedlocal.com/news/20170403/shocked-winchester-artist-ruth-lieberherr-reacts-to-cultural-climate

By Melissa Russell
mrussell@wickedlocal.com

Winchester artist Ruth Lieberherr is known for her dreamy, colorful abstracts of people and animals communing with nature. But last fall’s tempestuous election shocked out of her reverie and she has responded with a new exhibition that is very different from her usual work.

Lieberherr felt it necessary to respond to the blunt sexism and misogyny in the cultural converation during and after the election by altering the exhibition originally planned for a showing this spring at the Cutter Gallery in Arlington. She began painting works that celebrated nature and the feminine spirit, in many cases inspired by discussions she had with her young grandchildren, Tyler and Anna.

The resulting show: “Endangered: Society, Environment, Our Future,” demonstrates Lieberherr’s concerns about politics, people and pollution, and is currently on view at the Cutter.

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Opening Reception

Ruth’s Opening Reception on Saturday, April 8, 2017 was a great success.  Ruth had an overflowing of guests and visitors.  The well-attended event featured a live musical performance by her daughter and friends

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Month:    February 2017 – March 2017

Artist:     Jonathan Forest Byrne

Exhibit:  Between the Worlds

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Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:

  •  Sunday, February 5, 2017       2-4PM

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  •  Sunday, February 12, 2017    2-4PM
  •  Sunday, February 26, 2017    2-4PM
  •  Sunday, March 19, 2017          2-4PM

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:

  •   Saturday, March 25, 2017    2-4PM

Links:  http://risingsunconsultingmafe.com

Event Announcement:

Artist’s Bio:  Jonathan is a scientist / educator, writer, and artist.

He lives in Boston and owns Rising Sun Consulting, and teaches

earth and space science at a local suburban high school.

Jonathan was a student of Russian artist Simona Alexadrov

and mentored by the late Rockport artist Ivan Kamolik.

Artist Statement: My life has been but a passionate quest

to explore the deep beauty and mystery of the natural world;

to capture, but for a fleeting moment the “feeble reflexion”

( to quote Albert Einstien) one feels from a blazing starlit night,

a pastel sunset, or a roiling ocean!

Recent Exhibitions:

  1. Good Cafe, Newbury St Boston 2011 – 2012

First Church, Boston. 2011, 2012

Fairhaven Art Show 2014, 2015

( 3rd place ribbon for Burj Klhalifa )

Poetry: Robert Frost Farm Poetry Retreat, 2016

Auctions

Arlington St Church 2012

Advanced Math and Science Academy CS, 2010

The Willow Hill School 2009
Jonathan’s work is also exhibited  in the numerous homes of friends, family

and patrons in New England, New York and Florida.

Affiliations

American Academy of Poets

Planetary Society

American Meteorological Society

National Science Teachers Association

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Opening Reception Photos:

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Month:    December 2016 – January 2017

Artist:     Stan Czesniuk

Exhibit:  Photography

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Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016, 1-5PM

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  • Wednesdays 4-6PM
    •  December 14, 2016
    • December 28, 2016
    • January 4, 2017
    • January 11, 2017
    • January 18, 2017
    • January 25, 2017
  • Sundays 2-5PM
    • December 18, 2016
    • January 8, 2017
    • January 15, 2017
    • January 22, 2017

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1-6PM

Links:     http://www.stanc-images.com

Statement

I like everything. I am the kid in the toy store. I don’t want to confine myself to any specific subject matter. I love this world, it’s a fascinating place. I photograph whatever catches my interest. Some things work best in color, but I love my black and whites and often view objects in those terms.

Bio

Stan comes from Lawrence, MA and currently resides in Somerville, MA. He maintains a studio in Somerville at 6 Vernon St. (Vernon Street Studios).

Recent exhibits
Blue 2012, Cambridge Art Assoc. (group exhibit), Nov., 2012 – Jan 10, 2013
Honk Festival, Event Photographer, Somerville, MA, Oct., 2012
Unclad 2012, Stanwood, WA. Oct., 2012
Backyard Café, Ogunquit, ME, Sept., 2012
Cityscapes Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, April 2012
Seascapes Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, January, 2012
Vernon Street Studios, Somerville, MA, Fall Open Studios, November, 2011
Life’s a Beach, Somerville Community Access Television Gallery, February, 2011
The Secret Knowledge of Water, The Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, July, 2008
Proof in Black and White (traditional photography), artSpace@16, Malden, MA, Oct. – Nov., 2006
Participant, Somerville Open Studios, 2002 – 2012
Board member, Somerville Arts Council 2003-2006

Affiliations:
Coordinator, Vernon Street Studios Open Studios 2006
Co-coordinator, Vernon Street Studios Open Studios 2004-2005
Board Member, Somerville Arts Council, June, 2003 – June, 2006

 

 

Month:    October – November 2016

Artist:     Lynne Cassinari

Exhibit:  A Moment In Time

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“No matter how much time passes, no matter what take place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away”

— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:

  • Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1-4PM

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2-6:30PM
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12-3PM
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2-6:30PM
  • Sunday, October 30, 2016, 12-3PM
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 12-3PM
  • Sunday, November 20, 2016, 12-3PM

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:

  • Sunday, November 27, 2016, 12-3:30PM

Links:

http://www.lynnecassinari.com

Event Announcement/Artist Statement:

Opening Event Photos:

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Month:    August – September 2016

Artist:     The Ladies of the Locke

Exhibit:  Locke Art

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Dates:

Exhibit Opening Reception Date:  Sunday, August 7, 2-6PM

Exhibit Studio Dates:

  • Sundays

Aug.  14, 2-5PM

Aug.   21, 2-5PM

Aug.   28, 2-5PM

Sept.  4, 2-5PM

Sept.  11, 11-5PM

Sept. 18, 2-5PM

  • Wednesdays

Aug. 10, 4-6PM

Aug. 17, 2-6PM

Aug. 24, 4-6PM

Aug. 31, 4-6PM

Sept. 7, 4-6PM

Sept. 14, 11-6PM

Sept. 21, 4-6PM

Exhibit Closing Reception Date:  Saturday, Sept. 24, 2-5PM

Links:

Event Announcement/Artist Statement:

The Locke School closed in 1980. It was transformed into beautiful condos, some with three levels and one a penthouse, an amazing change for a building rich in the past history of educating  thousands of Arlington children but a future rich in the renewal of its architectural treasures, the beautiful polished dark wood, the wide tall staircases, the large transoms above the doorways that provided air conditioning, and the huge windows that let in so much light.

Life at the Locke in the blackboard era is remembered well by the Ladies of the Locke: Ann Tierney, Annelyse Teeven Roach, Ann Brady, Millie Morrison and Frances Florencourt who  were Locke faculty members and who despite the lack of the whiteboards, computers and chrome books of today, inspired in their students a love for learning using many innovative methods with originality and success.  There was a creative spirit that energized and lifted learning to an exciting level inspired by the talents, resourcefulness and hard work of the faculty, students and parents. Freedom in teaching played a significant role in reaching this goal agree the Ladies of the Locke.

Former students and parents probably remember well the art exhibit that hung on the walls of the first floor hallway, all lively life size portraits of the students in Ms. Tierney’s first grade class. They are all in action poses, jumping rope, playing hopscotch, racing and some doing handstands.

Since retirement Ms. Tierney has continued using her talents working with children on craft projects and enjoys creating with fabric. Some of her recent handwork will be included in the gallery show.

Ms. Teeven taught Math with no-bake cookies and reading was taught through music, language and literature. In the third floor attic auditorium where stuffed birds of many species stored behind cloudy glass doors of forgotten bookcases waited for a chance to sing again, instead joined in the applause of parents and teachers watching Ms. Teeven’s third grade class perform  a Christmas Play written by the Paperbag Players.  More recently Ms. Teeven has been active in the Open Door Theater in Acton where she designed and created sets for productions. She has studied art at the MFA and now is working on collaging sea creatures , a whimsical example of which will spark many smiles.

Other dramas were performed by Ms. Florencourt’s 1st-2nd grade combination class. The most memorable was that of the Greek myth of how Orion got into the sky. Parents helped with togas and olive branches crowned the children’s heads. A reporter from the Arlington Advocate found it worthy of publication with photo.  Since Locke days, Ms. Florencourt has spent many vacations in the southwest, New Mexico and Arizona and in Georgia where she found many colorful subjects for painting. She will also exhibit a few of her favorite pieces of calligraphy, an art she has admired since childhood.

Ms. Brady, the Art teacher for several schools, had no art room but she rose from the bowels of the Locke basement where art supplies were stored, and carrying a huge box of selected items necessary for her art lessons, arrived at each assigned class without fail, sometimes frozen in the winter because of the lack of heat but pleasantly cool when the days grew hot. A graduate of Marywood College in Scranton, Pa. with a degree in Art, Ms. Brady taught Art in the Arlington schools for many years. She has studied Art at the MFA , the Mass. College of Art and the Rockport Art Assn. and has enjoyed painting en plein air with the North Shore Artists. She has painted many local scenes including Wagon Wheels in Lexington and has been commissioned to paint many novelty subjects.  Portraits are her most recent challenge and she will exhibit one of them: Lady in the Fur Hat.

Mrs. Morrison remembers fondly when the Metco children joined the student body, arriving on the bus from Boston every day, adding welcome ethnic diversity and new life and opportunity for learning. She remembers well also the various cultures represented in the Locke School neighborhood and she encouraged students and parents to share their cultural customs. It was an especially happy moment for everyone when a student spoke English for the first time. Mrs. Morrison always enjoyed incorporating Art into the 3rd grade curriculum, and since retiring has fulfilled a life-long dream to become a successful watercolorist. She has studied with water color artists on the Cape and South Shore where she lives and finds different inspiration at her winter home in southwest Florida. Her favorite subjects are seascapes, flowers and architecture. She has been commissioned to paint home portraits and was recently juried in as a Russell Gallery Artist at the Plymouth Center for the Arts.

The Ladies of the Locke invite you to the opening reception of their art exhibit on Sunday Aug. 7 from 2-6 p.m. at the Cutter Gallery behind the Cyrus Dallin Museum 611 Massachusetts Ave.  They look forward to seeing you. Come and enjoy the Art, the conversation, renew old acquaintances and find new ones. Refreshments will be served and there will be a “little late afternoon music” for your entertainment.

The artists will be offering children’s art workshops on Aug. 17th and Sept. 14th. Opportunity to sign up will be available at the gallery and a $2 donation is requested.

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Month:    June – July 2016

Artist:     Rose Cummings, James Montanaro, Greg Dancer

Exhibit:  Generations

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Dates:

  • Opening Reception:  Saturday, June 11, 2016,    3-7p.m.
  • Gallery Hours:
  •      All Wednesdays through June & July
    6/1/2016:  2-6p.m.
    6/8/2016:  2-6p.m.
    6/15/2016:  2-6p.m.
    6/22/2016:  2-6p.m.
    6/29/2016:  2-6p.m.
    7/6/2016:  2-6p.m.
    7/13/2016:  2-6p.m.
    7/20/2016:  2-6p.m.
    7/27/2016:  2-6p.m.
  • All Saturdays in June:
    6/4/2016:  1 – 5 p.m.
    6/11/2016:  1 – 5 p.m.
    6/18/2016:  1 – 5 p.m.
    6/25/2016:  1 – 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays in July
    7/9/2016:  1 – 5 p.m.
    7/16/2016:  1 – 5 p.m
  • Closing Reception:  Saturday, July 30, 2016,    3-8p.m.

Links:     www.divinebeautyphotography.com

Event Announcement:

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Month:    May 2016

Artist:     Beverly Hinkley, Kendra Dowd, Sandra Golbert

Exhibit:  Threads by Three

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:  Friday, May 6, 2016, 6-9PM
  • Gallery Hours:
  •      Sunday, May 8, 2016, 12-4PM
  •      Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12-4PM
  •      Sunday, May 15, 2016, 12-4PM
  •      Saturday, May 21, 2016, 12-4PM
  •      Sunday, May 22, 2016, 12-4PM
  •      Saturday, May 28, 2016, 12-4PM
  •      Sunday, May 29, 2016, 12-4PM

Links:

Event Announcement:

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Artist Statement:

Threads by Three

The month of May will see three artists new to the Cutter in a unique fiber art show. The common thread is fiber, but each artist approaches textile and found objects in a fresh way and the results are spectacular. Each has shown work at multiple galleries and shows, but this is their first collaboration.

Kendra J. Dowd, of Blue-Eyed Crow Studio is an award winning, self-taught textile/mixed media artist. Frugal and sentimental, and an eagle-eyed scavenger, Kendra tells stories through her combinations of fabric and found objects in creating her assemblages.

Kendra’s works have been exhibited most recently at the Medford Historical Society in Medford, The Beebe Estate in Melrose, the Narrows center for the Arts in Fall River, the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, the Nave Gallery and Annex in Somerville and Arlington Open Studios. Kendra is a member of the Rising Star Quilt Guild and exhibits in their show in Lexington every October.

Sandra Golbert works mainly in silk and hand made paper, although she often delves into collage and assemblage. She focuses on color and dimensionality, spiced with a bit if whimsy. For “Threads by Three”, Sandra is exhibiting a potpourri of her artwork, including “Silent Chimes”, hand made paper pieces, and art filled boxes. Visitors are invited to take one of her Art Matchboxes as a momento of this show.

Sandra’s work can be seen at many galleries around the country. Her “Papiro” is in the permanent collection of the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University. “Amanece”, a silk hanging in the lobby of La Concha Hotel in San Juan, PR, was shown in Architectural Digest magazine. Sandra has been written up in Fiber Art Now magazine.

Beverly A. Hinckley, of Textilelations, is an award-winning, self-taught fiber and mixed media artist. She explores color, texture and form, letting the fiber and natural items transform through her pieces. Growing up in the wilds of Canada she collected bits of shell, wood, rock and bone for small collages shown at the Juniper Island Art Festival in Stoney Lake, Ontario, and some of those pieces still find a way into current work.

Bev continues to explore variations, creating a line of fabric cards called “Quiltletts”. Her work is shown at the Melrose Arts Festival in Melrose, the Beebe Estate in Melrose, Miter Biter Frame Shop in Melrose, West Medford Open Studios in Medford, Arlington Open Studios in Arlington, the Danvers Art Association in Danvers, and the Medford Arts Gallery. Her work is at The Canterbury Gallery in Rockport, the Blue Cloud Gallery in Somerville, Frameworks in Burlington, and A Great Yarn in Chatham. She is a member of the Rising Star Quilt Guild in Lexington and the North Parish Quilt Guild in North Reading, showing at their shows.

“I am thrilled to be showing at the Cutter Gallery in Arlington for the month of May in a unique show with two fellow threadists: Kendra J. Dowd of Blue-Eyed Crow Studio, and Sandra Golbert of Fiberarte. The show is called Threads by Three and features art quilts, cards, sculpture, collage, and jewelry of fabric and fiber. These one-of-a-kind pieces are not to be missed. I’d love to see you there!”

Opening Reception:

Bev, Kendra, and Sandra hosted a gala opening reception at the Cutter Gallery Arlington on Friday evening.  The gallery was truly transformed with exciting, vibrant textiles and fabrics which came to life as wall art, still life works, jewelry, and more.  The reception was packed with friends and family, buyers and browsers.

Please make sure come visit the exhibit during the Gallery Hours listed above.

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Month:    April 2016

Artist:     Robert Marcellino

Exhibit:  “Transitions”

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:  Sunday, April 10, 2016 1-5PM
  • Gallery Hours:
  •      Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 4-7PM
  •      Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 4-7PM
  •      Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 4-7PM
  •      Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1-5PM

Links:     http://www.rpmarcellino.com/rpmarcellino/Welcome.html

Event Announcement:

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Artist Statement:

I am  endlessly inspired by New England’s native beauty, having lived most of my life along the Massachusetts Coast. I watch it all, from the way the natural light plays off the ocean, marshes and dunes, to the bright hues, forms, and the textures in my very own English garden. Changing seasons and times of day are age-old wonders for the landscape painter, and every moment of day in my region is subtly—or radically—different from every other.

Further inspiration comes from the entirely different landscapes I observe in my travels. What my eyes take in, both at home and further afield, kindles an enduring passion to recreate the mood, light and color that I discover in the varied beauty of our world.

My paintings are unapologetically romantic, springing, as they do, from the ongoing joy of my explorations of the landscapes in which we live.

Event:

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Month:    March, 2016

Artist:     Joseph Gimbel

Exhibit:  THE REMEMBRANCE OF AUSCHWITZ:  NOW – NOT THEN

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:     Sunday, March 13, 12-5PM

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Links:

Event Announcement:

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Artist Statement:

Holocaust: A period word that is used to define genocide not necessarily related to religion, but the systematic eradication of a group or subgroup.

Due to my background I have heard about, discussed, and seen photographs of the Holocaust that took place during the Second World War. I was never able to comprehend emotionally the horrors that were portrayed.  So after long consideration, I decided to take a trip to the Easton countries of Europe, my primary interest being that of Poland and the Auschwitz compound.

The Photographs in this exhibit and in the handout give visual justice to the now not the then. The most striking observation is the silence as people walk through this UNESCO site.  The somber quiet is respectful to the deceased who traveled through here leaving their lives and positions behind.

The area is beautifully maintained and gives recognition to the past events only in one’s imagination and upon reflection of the words of the guides. The sister camp, known as Berkinow or Auschwitz II, is approximately 1/4 of a mile away.  This site although burned down has been reconstructed with a small portion of the area to represent how the Camp looked.  The most poignant observation of human humiliation left is probably the toilet facility that was shoveled out by the inmates on a daily basis.

An interesting fact is that the German government, I believe, requires students in their lower grades to visit this site. When I was there, there were a group of Israeli students as well as German students that were viewing the camps.  I found it difficult to superimpose the emotion I felt would be necessary for me to truly understand the torments of the Peoples that were suffered.  I did leave however with the understanding that no matter how small the world has become there are vast divides in the thoughts of man and the need for social and religious identity as well as the power struggle to control others is common amongst us even now, and the learning process does not come easily.

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Month:    November 2015 – January 2016

Artist:     Sheila Billings

Exhibit:  Acrylics

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:     Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2-4PM
  • Gallery Hours:
  •      Sunday, November 22, 2-4PM
  •      Saturday, December 5, 2-4PM
  •      Saturday December 12, 2-4PM
  •      By appointment in January 2016
  • Closing Reception:  Saturday, January 23, 2-4PM

Links:

Event Announcement:

Solo Show — Cutter Gallery, Arlington

Artist Statement:

My paintings will be exhibited at the Cutter Gallery, 611 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington and I would be delighted to welcome you at the opening reception Saturday, Nov. 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. I will also be at the gallery to chat with visitors as I paint from 2:00 to 4:00 on Sunday, November 22; Saturday, December 5; and Saturday, December 12. During January, the gallery will be available by appointment. The closing reception will be held on January 23 from 2:00 to 4:00. (Snow date, Jan. 30)

My paintings and prints are available in a wide variety of sizes to fit your style and budget. I also enjoy doing custom portraits of your pet or home. Art makes a lovely gift during the holidays, and maybe you’ll decide to treat yourself as well! My work is also available in Salem, MA at Boston Woodturning on Artists’ Row; and at the Salem Arts Center, 179 Essex Street. Please visit my website www.SheilaBillings.com. and I hope that my art brings as much happiness to your heart and home as it has to mine!

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Opening Reception:

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Month:    September 2015

Artist:     Craig O’Neil

Exhibit:  Oils

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:     Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12-6PM
  • Gallery Hours:
  •      Saturday, September 12, 12-5PM
  •      Saturday, September 19, 12-5PM
  •      Saturday, September 26, 12-5PM
  •      Sunday, September 27, 12-5PM

Links:

Event Announcement:

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Artist Statement:

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Month:    August 2015

Artist:     Nancy Flynn

Exhibit:  A Tribute to the Director:  A Retrospective of the Works of our Beloved Gallery Director

Opening Reception: 

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Artist Statement:

Nancy Flynn, the indefatigable director of the Cutter Gallery Arlington, has been a tireless promoter of this venue as a focal point to promote local art and local artists.  We, who have had the great fortune to show for her and work for her, are so grateful for her support, encouragement, and enthusiasm.

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Nancy has recently retired to Mansfield MA, but she continues to be the guiding spirit for the gallery.

To her we dedicate the month of August 2015 with a retrospective of her oil paintings as a reminder of how much she means to the gallery and the Arlington Community!

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Month:    June – July 2015

Artist:     Dorothy Clare Zarren

Exhibit:  Paintings and Screenprints

Opening Reception: 

Sunday June 14, 2015  3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

Sat, Jun 20, 2-5pm

Sun, Jun 28, 2-4pm

Sun, Jul 5, 2-4pm

Sat, Jul 18, 2-5pm

Wed Jul 22, 4:30-7pm

Wed Jul 29, 4:30-7pm

Links: www.dorothyzarren.com

Press Release: Zarren-Cutter_Gallery_Press_Release

Event Announcement:

Opening Notice

 

Artist Statement:

Why people think, feel, and behave the way they do has always been an interest of mine.  In connection to my art, I am fascinated by how two people looking at the exact same painting can respond to the piece with such differing emotions.  Consequently, I am far more interested in hearing what someone else thinks about my work, or how it makes him or her feel, then I am in telling that person what my work is about, or what I was hoping to convey.

Influenced by fashion and portrait photography, along with the pop culture that saturates every day life, and the intense color, drama, and visuals, emanating from it, I am inspired to take my own photographs of friends, family, and the people around me.  These images then become the source material for my paintings and screenprints.

Bio:

Dorothy Clare Zarren got her BA at Skidmore College where she completed a double major in Studio Art with concentrations in both oil painting and graphic design, and Psychology. She also studied at Parsons Paris in France, an affiliate of the Parsons School of Design. Dorothy completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in December 2009. She has a studio at Vernon Street Studios in Somerville, MA and participates annually in both the Vernon Street Open Studios and the Somerville Open Studios.

When not in the studio, Dorothy is working at From the Top, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Along with being passionate about the arts, Dorothy is also an avid sports fan and devotedly cheers on the Boston Celtics.

Opening Event:

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Photos:

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Month:    April – May 2015

Artist:     Roseann Eliseo

Exhibit:  Photography – The Port Report

Dates:

Opening Reception: 

Sunday April 26, 2015  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

May 1, 2015 Friday 6:00-9:00 pm

– Ballroom dance basics: The Box Step and more – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

May 17, 2015 Sunday 12:00-4:00 pm

– Ballroom dance basics: The Latin Dances, Latin Movement, The Rumba – 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Links: http://www.weddingdanceboston.com

Event Announcement:   The Port Report: Come Walk with Me…

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Artist Statement:

 

Roseann Eliseo is the Artistic Director and Principal of Wedding Dance Boston. She is a graduate of the School of Fashion Design in Boston and has designed  clothing and internationally marketed her own jewelry designs.  She also enjoys ballet, photography and painting.

Over the past two years Roseann became enchanted with the port of Boston.  Her daily commute, walking along the waterfront and taking the Inner Harbor Ferry, has allowed her to capture the beauty and activity of the Boston waterfront.

Each day she has shared her “Port Report” via text with her sisters and friends. Over time, these privileged recipients encouraged her to share these beautiful images with a wider audience.

Roseann invites you to come walk with her,,,

A beautiful City.

A lovely commute.

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Opening Reception Photos:

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Month:      February – March 2015

Artist:         Jennifer Liston Munson

Exhibit:     C-Prints & Oil Paintings

Dates:

    • Opening Reception:     Saturday February 21, 2015  3-5PM
    • Gallery Hours:               To be determined
    • Closing Reception:       Sunday March 29, 2015 3-5PM

Links:        www.jenniferlistonmunson.com

Event Announcement:

Artist Statement:

Jennifer Liston Munson works with the unlikely combination of two disparate media: c-prints and oil paintings. Her alluring, faded imagery are abstractions of Polaroid’s taken in motion during her travels. Through the enlargement of the original grainy Polaroid, and through the translation from one medium to another, Liston Munson further distances her imagery from the particulars of place, and recreates the perceptive experience of a glance.

Opening Reception Photos:

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Month: December 2014 & January 2015

Artist: Pauline Finberg and Robin D’Antona

Exhibit: Imagination: Told through Shutter and Brush

Dates:

  • Opening Reception: Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 2PM-6PM
  • Gallery Hours:
  • Tuesday – 12/9 – 2PM-5PM
  • Saturday – 12/20 – 11AM-3PM
  • Tuesday – 1/6 – 10AM-12PM
  • Tuesday – 1/13 – 2PM-5PM
  • Closing Reception: Thursday, January 29, 2014 – 3PM-5PM

Links:

Event Announcement: Finberg-Dantona – Imagination Announcement 2014

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Artist Statement:

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Month:    November 2014

Artist:     Rosemary Schulz & Natalie Schulz

Exhibit:  Shared

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:          Sunday, November 2, 2014,  3PM – 7PM
  • Gallery Hours:
  •      Tuesdays  11/4, 11, 18, 25 — 5PM to 7PM
  • Closing Reception:            Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1PM – 5PM

Links:  schulzrosemary@yahoo.com

Event Announcement:

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Artist Statement:

Natalie Schulz:

Though art has been a consistent place in my life, I feel In have only recently begun to perceive myself as a “legitimate” artist.  I am learning what it means to be an artist and how I want art to impact my life.  The role art has had in my life has evolved from a hobby to a stress reliever, and I hope art’s place in my life will continue to change.  I am most satisfied with my work when I surprise myself with the result.  My first forest protectors started out as simply drawing from observation from the forest around me.  When I had finished the first drawing I decided to put a little doodle sort of hidden, and from there it took off into a fun series.  It has evolved from a split second decision to an entire series depicting calm scenes.  I think I inadvertently created scenes that had a consistent calm tone because that is what I long for in my own life, and creating these pieces has been and exercise in relaxing.  Not only are they all calm, but they have a safe, protective feel too.  The forest protectors interact with their environment in a peaceful, quiet way.  They seem to  me to have an intimate relationship with their surroundings, meaning these are safe places that the protector trusts.  I think I was able to capture this tone because that was the state of mind I was in when I created them, even though I had not planned out what it was I wanted to capture.  My art often works this way.  It often inadvertently grows into something meaningful, for the practice of art is an expression of subconsciousness that can be realized through visual mediums.

 

Rosemary Schulz:

I originally trained as a musician at New England Conservatory where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in flute performance.  About twelve years ago  I began to hone my skills as a visual artist.  I had drawn all my life but it wasn’t until fairly recently that I have been able to link my interior self to what comes out of the pen or pencil.  I experience art as a connection to my soul and as a healing tool.  My parents were both very skilled, non-career artists, and I learned so much from them.  They both passed this year, and they both emerged in my drawings as Francis and Marietta, the cat and the owl pencil drawings.  My family and I believe these drawings resemble my parents… an example of my internal thoughts and feelings finding their way down my arm to the pencil and onto the paper.

 

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Month:    October 2014

Artist:     Pam DiBona

Exhibit:  Weathered

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:          Saturday October 4, 2014 5PM – 7PM
  • Gallery Hours:
  •      Wednesdays 10/8, 15, 22, 29 — 4:30PM to 7PM
  •      Saturdays 10/11, 18, 25 — 2PM to 4PM

Links:

Event Announcement:

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Artist Statement:

In 2005 I was a cancer patient.  For a year, I didn’t know if I would make it to 42 years old, let alone 50.  Trying to imagine myself at 65 is still hard.

Maybe that’s why I’m feeling an affinity with things that have been around a while.  Artifacts that have seen some of the world.  They’re scarred, faded, crumbling.

But that doesn’t mean they’re not beautiful.  That they don’t have lessons to share, and while the outer skin may be fragile, the core is still solid.

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Month:    September 2014

Artist:     Erik Eskadal

Exhibit:  Cars, Trucks, and Other Diversions

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:          Sunday September 7, 2014 2-8PM

Links:  www.eskedalexpressions.com    

Event Announcement: EskedalFlyer

Event Photos:

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Month:    August 2014

Artist:     Sydney Smith

Exhibit:  Florals & Landscapes

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:          Sunday August 3, 2014 1PM-5PM

Links:  www.sydsmith.net

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Event Photos:

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Month:    June – July 2014

Artist:     Rose Cummings/Jim Montanaro/Greg Dancer – M2M Divine Beauty Photography

Exhibit:  By the Numbers: Perceptions of Beauty

Dates:

  • Opening Reception:          Sunday June 7, 2014 3PM-8PM

Links:  www.m2m-photography.com

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Event Photos:

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