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MassBay Community College’s Transformation

In the last three years, MassBay Community College’s Wellesley campus has been transformed by art. Starting in 2013, with an art placement given in honor of Krystle Campbell, a MassBay graduate killed in the Boston Marathon bombing attack, the college has become close partners with The Art Connection. After three annual placements, the school now brims with 78 original artworks chosen by educators, administrators, and students.  With art installed across its campus, the college envisions an impact even beyond its direct community as it begins to reimagine itself as an “open museum.” Continue reading MassBay Community College’s Transformation

Just-A-Start Corporation

“I think we have to get the chromosomes!” isn’t a typical comment offered during a placement visit, but for Just-A-Start Corporation’s art selection committee, biological themes were a rallying cry. The group, who selected artwork for their newly leased Biomedical Careers Program space, was comprised of past program participants as well as staff members from the program and the TeenWork program. The group’s lively discussion while selecting an original art collection offered a new kind of collaboration and an appreciation for the diverse perspectives of their community. Continue reading Just-A-Start Corporation

Debra Olin

Debra Olin is an artist who is captivated by intersections and connections, a fitting characteristic for someone who has been so devoted to helping our organization fulfill its mission of connecting people with art. As a practicing printmaker who hails from a sculpture background, for Debra the physical process of art making stems from making these connections—she views herself as a “constructor of imagery” who works “in collaboration with the [printing] press.” Continue reading Debra Olin

Art Bingo 2016

bingo logo 2016 finalOn Saturday, April 30th, The Art Connection hosted Art BINGO to encourage new and continuing art collectors in the Boston area. Participants enjoyed delicious food and drink, a premium auction, and played Bingo to win gorgeous original artworks.  SEE EVENT PHOTOS HERE! All proceeds from the evening  went to support the work of The Art Connection, which enriches the Boston-area community by placing works of art at social service agencies. Continue reading Art Bingo 2016

Nuestra Communidad, Ellen S. Jackson Apartments

Henry, an elderly gentleman with a teasing twinkle in his eye, may be a new resident at the Ellen S. Jackson Apartments on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury, but he’s already completely settled in. “It feels so good to be at home,” Henry reflected “This place is a real community now.” The Art Connection worked with Project Manager Diane Clark to identify spaces where art could adorn the new building, which welcomed its first residents in summer 2015. Continue reading Nuestra Communidad, Ellen S. Jackson Apartments

Tatiana Roulin

For Tatiana Roulin, making art is much more than a process, it’s a 6th sense, intrinsic to her existence and as necessary as food, water and air. Tatiana sees the beauty of everyday living and finds her spark to create in many places—nature, everyday objects, people, books, and life stories. Ever since her first donation in 2012, Tatiana has felt a kinship with The Art Connection’s mission, and continues to donate because she feels, “it’s a great way to give back to the community and help to impact lives of those who may not have the opportunity to experience the art in their lives.” Continue reading Tatiana Roulin

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

 

Abyss by Jeannie Motherwell

The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQ-DVP) specializes in services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence located in Southern New England. They provide services to all victims and survivors regardless of gender identity/expression or sexual orientation.

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GLBTQ-DVP is a grassroots organization, formerly called the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project. The organization was founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community. This year GLBTQ-DVP helped over 650 survivors by offering a myriad of services including a 24-hour hotline to support survivors and a short-term safe home space for victims of domestic violence, their friends and families.

Petroglyph Series II by Florence Putterman

Located within the Family Justice Center on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton, the agency also offers their clients counseling, case management, group counseling, and special workshops for survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. In addition, they help support survivors through the complex legal system, including interaction with the police and court systems.
Tan66-7x5“The office is an old school room and the walls were barren and beige before the art arrived,” says Matt Foley, Director of Client Services. “We gathered staff and clients to come together to pick out the artwork… we had a lot of fun! Now our clients enjoy seeing the art they picked on our walls.”
They selected 13 works by 11 artists in October 2013. “I sit in the back of the room so I can see all the pieces and I still remember who picked which piece,” says Matt. Because the majority of their clients have experienced trauma and abuse, having a welcoming and uplifting environment for clients through the display of artwork will help put clients at ease, but will also acknowledge the important role that artistic expression can play in overcoming trauma and abuse.
For more information about the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, visit http://www.glbtqdvp.org/ 

Kit Clark Senior Services

Lily Sings Madame Butterfly by Ann MillerKit Clark Senior Services has helped older adults in Greater Boston live with dignity and independence in the community since 1974. Located in Dorchester and serving a very diverse population by offering programming in five languages, this center often serves as a home away from home for seniors.

About 100 seniors visit the center every day for a meal, to socialize, for counseling, to exercise, or to attend a class. Kit Clark Senior Services received its first placement of 20 artworks through The Art Connection in January 2011 following some renovations. In April 2014, a group of staff and clients gathered to select additional artworks to add to Kit Clark Senior Services’ collection, choosing a diverse array of 26 artworks including photography, mixed media, collage, monotype, copper sculpture, and multi-flashed glass.

Candle Lamps in Turkish Market by Henry OldsThe agency’s namesake is Catherine “Kit” Forbes Clark, a Dorchester community activist. Kit Clark’s daughter, Betty Shorr, was present for both rounds of artwork selection and says a big “thank you to all the artists who donated their exquisite art that the seniors can enjoy and be inspired by.”

Gold Again by Faith HydeOur second placement last spring was timed to follow additional renovations to the facility. The renovations created additional programming space for the clients to enjoy self-directed and planned activities as well as a specific area of the building for Vietnamese programming.
Snowbirds by Karen A.V.O“Once again, Kit Clark Senior Services has benefited from the generosity of so many talented local artists,” Vice President Leanne Bragdon said. “The older adults relished the opportunity to be a part of the art selection committee. The only difficult part of the whole process is narrowing down the selections. Our space is now more beautiful, inspiring, and inviting.”

Donated art now hangs in the senior center, the clinician and mental health meeting rooms, the client lounge, nurse’s office, reception area, living rooms, conference room, doctors’ exam and waiting rooms, and in the Vietnamese Adult Day Health Center. The abundance of original art will help Kit Clark Senior Services fulfill its mission to promote healthy aging.

For more information please visit: http://www.kitclark.org

Ellen Rich

Rich23Ellen Rich likes shapes which are exaggerated, over the top, and awkward and show how the piece evolves in its making. She loves working with materials, the infinite color choices, the cutting, the smoothing down, the additive action; adding but rarely subtracting until it feels right. The sometimes rough edges and unfinished, messy bits for her make for greater authenticity because of greater resemblance to real life.

Ellen has been involved with The Art Connection since before we were incorporated in July 1995! She fondly recalls “meeting around a table at Fay Chandler’s Engine House Studios to plan ways of implementing Fay’s wonderful concept. In one way or another I’ve been involved ever since.”
Rich20And that she has! Ellen made her first art donations in 2000 and since then 17 artworks have been installed at 15 recipient agencies. She has also been a member of The Art Connection’s Program Committee since September, 2008. In this capacity, she joined our Program Manager on a Placement Visit at Still Harbor to get an inside look at how agencies and their clients chose artwork. “I was blown away by the thought and care that they put into the selection of work!”

Rich08One of Ellen’s most meaningful placements was at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans in August 2000, where they selected Full Circle, image on left.

“Seeing my work hanging in that caring but sad setting was a powerful emotional experience. Making art for me is all about connecting with other people…from my studio to the walls of a homeless shelter is a large leap and art makes the connection.”

Ellen-Rich20231_4727Most recently, her works have been featured at various Art Connection events. In December 2013, juror Brent Refsland selected Ellen’s work to be part of Chain Reaction, a group show of Art Connection artists at Brickbottom Gallery. Our Art BINGO jurors from both 2013 and 2014 selected work from Ellen’s Fancy Free series to be included among the 12 pieces available to winners of bingo games.

Learn more about Ellen and see her work online at http://ellenrichart.com/ 

 

Diana Korzenik

Dawn, Acrylic on paper, placed at Grub StreetDiana Korzenik is a lauded writer, arts educator, and painter. She was the chair of the Department of Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art from 1972-1987, and in 2014, celebrated the acquisition of one of her paintings by the Brooklyn Museum.

This artist has made 22 artworks available in The Art Connection’s portfolio, most of them created in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Of these, 20 have found homes in 18 qualifying social service agencies. “I am happy to see the fruits of my “gifts” double as “gifts”to others.” Diana tells us. ” Thanks to a major donor artist Suzanne Hodes, I began donating work to The Art Connection 14 years ago.” Diana’s artwork was most recently selected in October by the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Milford, MA.
Art Historical Jamboree: Judgement of Paris, Oil on canvas, placed at Massasoit Community College, Middleborough
Diana shares why she was drawn to, and continues to believe in, The Art Connection’s mission: ” Each era uses its artists differently. In our time, too often we condense all values into monetary value. High prices lure in buyers with the illusion of art investment. This model deprives vast swathes of people of art’s comforts, stimulations, inspiration, and energy! Recipient organizations, Massasoit Community College and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, particularly in reflecting on what my artwork means to them, even in print, fortify my ties to an ongoing appreciative audience.”
Eggs and Odd Birds/Pink Field, Acrylic on paper with butterfly wings, placed at Edward M. Kennedy Community Health CenterIn addition to making artwork, Diana is an author whose book Drawn to Art, a Nineteenth-Century American Dream won The 1986 Boston Globe L.L. Winship Literary Award. She is also a collector of art education ephemera, and her collection has been housed at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California since 1998. Her book, Objects of American Art Education: Highlights from the Diana Korzenik Collection gives an overview of the collection and its history.
Summer Reflections, Acrylic on paper, placed at East Boston Neighborhood Health CenterDiana first made artwork available in our portfolio in 2007 and has been an active participant since. About a dozen of Diana’s art donations were from a series of self portraits/reflections paintings. “The work grew from photographic “mistakes” / “miss takes”/ reflections in glass that showed me myself between over lapping imagery, reflections showing inside my kitchen and also the outside green space of my backyard. In my mind, as I worked with these, the paintings became visual equivalents of a time collapse: space before me (kitchen seen through glass) and the back yard behind me, came to present time and future time. These works mean much to me and happily they have evoked wonderful responses from viewers.”

Our 2014 Volunteers

A round of applause for our current and new volunteers at the 3rd Annual Art Bingo on May 3rd. This event is a success because of the extra help from all areas including our Board members, Boston Cares, and friends!

In January, we said good-bye to Ana Annicchiarico who moved back to Florida. Then, in May, we bid a farewell to our volunteer of THREE YEARS, Jill Manca! Jill was an asset in many graphic design projects (https://www.behance.net/JillManca) and was key to getting our printed newsletter out to you. Finally, in July, we said anther good-bye to Shubha Roy who finished her graphic design degree at New England School of Art & Design in December.

In the fall, we brought on two new volunteers!

Kate Bamberg: Kate graduated from Clark University in 2013 where she earned her B.A. in Film Studies and International Development & Social Change. She is passionate about using the arts in a way to create positive social change locally and globally.

Youngshim Gontijo: Youngshim (also known as Shimmy) graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. She is currently focusing on building more skill sets in graphic design and growing a portfolio to eventually start her own business in logo design. Shimmy grew up in Worcester, MA and loves animals. Please check out her website at youngshimgontijo.com

A big THANKS to these volunteers that help The Art Connection fulfill its mission in so many ways!!

Fay Chandler

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The image you see above is called “Outer World.”  It was created using mixed media by artist and The Art Connection founder, Fay Chandler.  This artwork was donated to the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of MA, Inc. through The Art Connection.

Fay Chandler has had more than 30 solo art exhibitions.  Her work appears in collections in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Over the years she has produced numerous works, some of which have ended up in storage. This is what inspired her to found The Art Connection an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and nonprofits such as schools and homeless shelters. Now in its second decade, the Art Connection reaches out to a diverse audience, and has become a model in other cities including New York City and Washington, DC.

In her words, “A lot of great artwork exists that, for whatever reason, is not being seen. I speak selfishly when I say that The Art Connection provides me with a wonderful opportunity to get my art out into the community, in the company of the work of other artists. We encourage nonprofit organizations to select from a variety of pieces that artists have committed to give. The chosen work is then picked up and hung in areas of access to clients in a secure fashion.”

We’re proud to say that as of August 2008, The Art Connection has placed 251 of Fay’s artworks in local nonprofit organizations.

Thank you Fay – for your vision and your continued generosity!

Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Community College is a comprehensive, urban, student-centered, open-access community college providing higher education learning opportunities. They have received 75 art donations through The Art Connection at placements in 2005, 2012, and 2013. Their collection represents an array of diverse artistic mediums.Evans15-45x32

The primary mission of Roxbury Community College (RCC) is to serve the needs of a diverse Greater Roxbury area and the surrounding Boston metropolitan communities. Opportunities for learning include degree and certificate programs as well as courses for career advancement and personal investment for all who may benefit. Over half of the enrolled student body comes from low-income households.KanEva01-17x13

When Mark Lawrence, Library Director, approached The Art Connection for the first time in 2005 he said “Pursuing educational endeavors in an environment of original art is very supportive for student goals and college mission. This would be doubly true in an institution like Roxbury Community College where many students lack such exposure to original art at home.” We completed our first placement of 20 artworks in the college’s library later that year.LeaBet01-30x27

In 2012, 28 additional donations were installed the Administration Building in the academic affairs, enrollment, and registration areas, as well as in the Academic Building near the bookstore, group study rooms, language labs, and Multicultural Institute.IMG_4780

The third placement was completed in March, 2013 and was focused on placing art in areas of campus that had not yet received any. All 26 works hang in the finance office, student center, and in the corridors near the Heath Science, Information Technology, Science, and Business Technology classrooms. “There has been an extremely positive response from all segments of the College.  There is no question that those who have donated art pieces are supporting the educational goals that our students struggle so hard to achieve,” Mark shared with us.Nart116

“The Art Connection is one of the most creative ideas.  Just imagine, high quality art—that is to say, beauty—made available for free to agencies who can’t afford it and their clients who seldom see it.”Zang05

Explore Roxbury Community College’s art collection by location on campus here

For more information about Roxbury Community College, visit http://www.rcc.mass.edu/

Asian American Civic Association

Lian02The Asian American Civic Association has received two placements of art over the course of its two year relationship with The Art Connection and now own a collection of 35 vibrant pieces on display in their Chinatown building. Their collection has recently expanded again with six additional works donated by Art Connection founder Fay Chandler after her recent exhibit at the BCA.Eks16

Originally established to meet the social and cultural needs of first and second generation Chinese immigrants, the Asian American Civic Association (AACA) now helps immigrants from across the globe by providing educational assistance, vocational training and other social services to allow their participants to achieve financial security. Term252 Among its many services and programs, AACA offers English classes and apprenticeship programs in several technical fields, helping enrich the lives of Asian Americans in Boston and beyond. Their new Mandarin immersion childcare center is the first of its kind in New England.

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During their two placement visits, art was selected for the entryway, waiting areas, conference room, classrooms, and hallways to add color, texture, style, dimension, and dialogue to their space. Georgiana Tam, the office manager of the Asian American Civic Association found the process of selecting art from The Art Connection enriching and thought provoking.

Cart04Of the experience, she says, “The process of selecting artwork is a most wonderful part of our memory….It involved group thinking, eye opening, mind changing and consensus building.”

MillL85Many of her colleagues commented that the process was a different and unique experience that acted as a welcome reprieve from their daily tasks. Members of the selection committee said they believe the work helps comfort their clients and that people can unwind and relax while they view the art hanging in their building.Kupf95

Donating artist David Kupferman, believes his contribution to AACA is fitting, considering his passion for Asian culture and the arts, as well as his use of its themes in his work. “My art is inspired and influenced by Asian art. I do a lot of meditation and my art reflects that inner transcendence of peace, harmony and joy at being one with the flow of nature that is part of Asian spirituality and aesthetics. It’s an honor for me to have my art at the Asian American Civic Association where it will be appreciated.”

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AACA also recently attended a show by Art Connection founder, Fay Chandler, entitled Just As I Am, where they chose six works to add to their growing collection. When asked what effect they believe Fay’s work will have on their space, Sunny Schwartz, Deputy Director, noted, “We’re excited for these pieces—a few are for our child care center so the kids will have a better sense of original art.”

Creative Community: Danforth Art in Collaboration with The Art Connection

A vital aspect of Danforth Art is its close relationship with working artists, and the Museum is proud to showcase selected works, curated by Katherine French, from The Art Connection portfolio in the Swartz Gallery this fall. A highlight of the exhibition is Fay Chandler’s Enigma, a mixed media work in Danforth Art’s permanent collection. Chandler is the founder of The Art Connection, and Enigma was the first gift made to a non-profit by the organization.  The exhibition, Creative Community: Danforth Art in Collaboration with The Art Connection, will run from October 8-December 14, 2014. Following the exhibition, works will be gifted by participating artists to area hospitals, clinics, and other human service agencies in the MetroWest area.

Featuring 21 artworks by: S. A. Bachman, Martha Jane Bradford, Jessica Burko, Catherine Carter, Fay Chandler, Carlyn M. Ekstrom, Gail Jerauld Bos, Susan Heideman, Suzanne Hodes, Susan Makin, Adam Sherman, Debra Olin, Nan Tull, Ivan Schwebel, Amanda Kay Wallace, and Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship

Creative Communities

Join The Art Connection and Danforth Art along with fellow artists and community at the Opening Reception: Sunday, October 26 at 3:00pm

See photos from the opening reception online here!

Danforth Art
Museum\School
123 Union Ave.
Framingham, MA 01702

Click to view the museum hours  and/or get directions here

We hope you can make it to the opening reception!

E-News

The Art Connection sends a quarterly E-News which features new artists and agencies, recent and upcoming events and receptions, links to photos, and other news.

Click below to see our quarterly E-Newsletter archives.

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August 2017: Summer Sunshine
February 2017:
Spring Into Art

Spring 2016: The Sharing Spirit
Winter 2016:
A Call to Action

Fall 2015: A Season of Thanks
Summer 2015: Fond Farewell & Warm Welcome to our Program Managers
Spring 2015: Meet BINGO artists & Honorary Chair + NEW WEBSITE!
Winter 2015: New Year, New Events and Call for Art

Fall 2014:
 We’re at Danforth Art… and Around the World
Summer 2014: South Africa & NH Art Connections + Arts Voter
Spring 2014: New Film, BIG Blog, Art BINGO
Winter 2014: Unique Celebrations of Art, Artists and Volunteers

Fall 2013: Shop October – Vote November – Exhibit December
Summer 2013:  New Expansion Sites + Search for an Arts Mayor
Spring 2013: Meet the Artists of Art BINGO!
Winter 2013: Save the Date, A Poetic Grant, and Arts Advocacy

Fall 2012: Autumn News From The Art Connection
Summer 2012: Summer News From The Art Connection
Spring 2012: Behind the Scene at Art Bingo
Winter 2012: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Fall 2011: Autumn awards, artists & online updates
Summer 2011: New staff, new board members, new grantees!
Spring 2011: April Showers bring Art Flowers
Winter 2011: Warm Winter Wishes

Fall 2010: Autumn Art Connection Activities Abound!
Summer 2010: It’s a hot one…
Spring 2010: Art Inspirations…
Winter 2010: Art allows me to…

Fall 2009: Autumn is in Full Swing with The Art Connection!

The Art Connection – Featured Agencies

Each year we partner with 20 to 30 Boston community nonprofits to “bring art to life.” Here, we feature some of our art recipients. What is their story? How have we made a difference?

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
HSNCH is a critical source for primary health, oral health, behavioral health, ancillary health, and community health services to a target population that is medically underserved with a myriad of health challenges and many disparities.

Pine Street Inn
Pine Street Inn is the largest resource for homeless men and women in New England. With the belief that everybody deserves a place to call home, the organization now houses more than 800 people at 36 locations in Boston and Brookline. They have recieved 62 artworks at two locations since 2000.

Lowell Transitional Living Center
The Lowell Transitional Living Center provides the most critical services by offering a place for homeless adults to get food, shelter, stability, and be treated with dignity. They provide shelter for 90 adults with 45 additional beds in inclement weather to ensure that everyone has a chance to sleep indoors.

New England Center for Arts and Technology
NECAT provides programs to engage disadvantaged youth and adults who are unemployed, underemployed, or transitioning from public assistance programs through tuition-free, hands-on arts and job training programs.

CASPAR, INC.
CASPAR has been providing direct service to adults and youth confronting alcoholism and addiction for over 40 years. Fifty nine artworks now hang at the 107-bed emergency shelter in Cambridge and at an addictions recovery center and the Support Services Center in Somerville.

Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Community College is a comprehensive, urban, student-centered, open-access community college providing higher education learning opportunities. They have received 75 art donations through The Art Connection at placements in 2005, 2012, and 2013. Their collection represents an array of diverse artistic mediums.

North Suffolk Mental Health Association
North Suffolk Mental Health Association helps their clients achieve independence by providing a myriad services as diverse as the individuals found in their waiting areas. The Art Connection placed artwork in their Chelsea Clinic in January 2013, and in the Revere Counseling Center in February 2012.

Victory Programs – LARC & Women’s Hope
LARC & Women’s Hope programs are community-based transitional housing programs in Jamaica Plain for adults who are typically living with HIV/AIDS and have histories of substance use disorders and chronic relapse.

ShortStop Transitional Housing
ShortStop Transitional Housing, run by Wayside Youth & Family Network, is a community-based program that provides housing and transitional care for homeless young adults ages 18-22. It is now home to 12 young people receiving assistance.

Still Harbor
Still Harbor is committed to exploring the links between spirituality and social justice through its programs and partnerships. It supports idividuals and organizations as they wrestle with questions of personal meaning, purpose, and social concern.

Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center
The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center is a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 60-bed in-patient psychiatric facility. They provide quality, integrated care and support towards recovery for individuals needing forensic evaluation and those with mental illness who require continuing care. 

Lynn Home for Women
Lynn Home for Women’s Washington Square Residence provides affordable housing and the security of a furnished, managed home. Lisa Connolly, Executive Director says “In this, our 100th anniversary, we are excited to bring original art directly into our residents’ lives”. 

Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.
Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. (HRI) is a non-profit founded in 1972, whose continuing mission is to provide safe, affordable, decent, and sustainable housing. HRI owns over 1,500 units, and in February 2012, they received 25 works of art at their Inman Square Apartments building, home to many senior citizens and disabled adults

Spectrum Adult Day Health Center, North Andover Spectrum Adult Day Health Center provides individualized programming and activities to promote positive feelings and self-esteem for participants with mild to moderate dementia. They received 22 artworks in September 2011.

Central Boston Elder Services
Central Boston Elder Services is one of the largest nonprofit home care agencies in Massachusetts. The agency has been helping seniors live independently since 1974 and is pleased to open the Dudley Square Elderly Housing Development this year, a “green” building with 57 apartment units for elders over the age of 62. Twelve of the apartments serve the needs of homeless elders and 21 are reserved for low-income residents.

Toward Independent Living and Learning
Toward Independent Living and Learning’s (TILL) missions is to develop and operate innovative services for individuals of all ages and abilities which maximize their potential for personal growth and independent living. TILL’s day habilitation center in Watertown opened in Summer 2011, and already serves 70 individuals, with the capacity to serve many more.

Elder Service Plan Winthrop
The Elder Service Plan Winthrop’s center is now home to 23 works of original artworks. The Elder Service Plan helps seniors live in their own homes for as long as possible by providing quality day programs. The facility is located one block from Winthrop Beach.

Volunteer Lawyers Project
Volunteer Lawyers Project received their second placement of art this winter. With a diverse and exciting collection, their office is now an even more welcoming place for clients and their families in need of pro bono legal services ranging from brief advice to courtroom representation.

Spectrum Health Women and Children’s Center
Spectrum Health Systems’ new Women and Children’s Center recently opened its doors to serve its clients; and one of the first opportunities offered to the new residents was the chance to select twenty works of art for their new home through The Art Connection.

Asian American Civic Association
The Asian American Civic Association has received two placements of art over the course of its two year relationship with The Art Connection and now own a collection of 35 vibrant pieces on display in their Chinatown building. Their collection has recently expanded again with six additional works donated by Art Connection founder Fay Chandler after her recent exhibit at the BCA.

ACS/CFFC
For the first time, we are featuring two agencies as they both received artwork from us and are coincidentally in the same building! Both recently moved to different floors at 189 Cambridge Street, a building that is now bursting with 36 new works of art to inspire the youth who access services there.

BPHC Opiod Treatment Program
Situated under the highway near a salt pile and tow lot in a non-descript building, the Opioid Treatment Program of the Boston Public Health Commission provides free medication-assisted substance abuse services to primarily poor, uninsured, homeless, pregnant, and medically compromised individuals. Most people would pass by without even noticing it was there. But step inside, and the space is alive with color, art, care, and recovery.

Career Source
High unemployment rates translate into many job seekers experiencing stress as they search for their next job. Career Source in Cambridge can now welcome them with color and encourage them with inspiring creative spirit thanks to their new collection of 20 original works of art via The Art Connection.

CHA – Whidden
Whidden Hospital in Everett is a recent recipient of 19 original works by 12 artists. According to Deborah Murphy, the hospital administrator, “the response has been wonderful. The works not only enhance the hospital’s physical space but stimulate social engagement inan extremely positive manner.”

Hope House
Hope House recently moved into a new building and received 20 original artworks through The Art Connection that transformed it from a “building” to a “home.” Clients who are committed to recovery from addiction made up the art selection committee along with staff, and all are quite enthusiastic about their new art collection. Check out pics from their recent art reception here.

Rogerson Roslindale Adult Day Health Program
Rogerson Roslindale Adult Day Health Program offers a daily program of wellness and nursing services, social service assistance, nutrition, exercise, and recreational programs for disabled adults in their community…

Boston Public Health Commission
The Art Connection partnered with the Boston Public Health Commission to bring artwork into their central intake, outpatient substance abuse clinic, youth program, community health education program and mom’s project. 20 original works of art now grace their walls with more on the way…

Sherrill House
The Art Connection has partnered with Sherrill House for over three years and has facilitated the placement of 60 works of original art that are meaningful and enjoyable to the people who look at it each and every day, thereby creating dialogue, healing, and relationships between residents, staff, families, and friends…

City on a Hill
Students from City on a Hill Charter School in Roxbury had the opportunity to transform their space by participating in a lively and engaging art selection process in February as they worked together to make choices to beautify their school with original art…

Casa Esperanza
On December 9th, 2008, clients from the substance abuse program at Casa Esperanza joined with staff, artists, and representatives from The Art Connection to celebrate their new installation of original art…

Sargent House
In May 2008, The Art Connection facilitated a placement of art at this program for adolescent males involved with the Department of Children and Families; allowing the young men the opportunity to share their thoughts on artwork in a new way. They chose both abstract and representational work to add color to their living space as they develop skills to help them transition to independent living…

Youville House
The fabric collage entitled “Buddha’s Cloak” by Clara Wainwright was recently donated to Youville House in Cambridge, MA. Youville House is a Catholic not for profit assisted living residence and is part of Covenant Health Systems, a New England-wide, health care, elder care and social service system. Their mission is to affirm life to the fullest to the very end of life…

Events

Save the date!
4th Annual Art BINGO: May 9, 2015!

 

CREATIVE COMMUNITY: DANFORTH ART IN
COLLABORATION WITH THE ART CONNECTION
October 8-December 14, 2014
Join The Art Connection and Danforth Art along with fellow artists and community at the Opening Reception: Sunday, October 26 at 3:00pm
Following the exhibition, works will be gifted by participating artists to area hospitals, clinics, and other human service agencies in the MetroWest area. 
Learn more here!

Doffie Project Supports Art Connection
Visit the Doffie Project’s website www.doffie.com and see paintings by Dorothy Arnold. You can purchase art and name The Art Connection as your recipient charity… 80% of the sale price will be a donation to The Art Connection to support increased access to original art by underserved populations in Greater Boston! Read moreabout our March 6 event here and see the event photos here!

 

Newsletters

The Art Connection has both a printed newsletter that comes out twice a year and E-news that comes out quarterly.  The bi-annual printed newsletter highlights art donors and recipient agencies who have participated in our program. It includes a feature story by a different participant  and reports on recent and upcoming events. Click below to see our newsletters.

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Spring 2017 – “Art, Care & Hope: The Recipe for Expression”


Fall/Winter 2016
– “To Infinity & Beyond: How Art Placement Amplifies Community”

Spring/Winter 2016 – “Art to Aid in Family Growth”

Fall/Winter 2015 – “My First Months”

Spring/Summer 2015 – “Celebrating our Founders in our Twentieth Year”

Fall/Winter 2014 – “A Tribute to our Centennials”

Spring/Summer 2014 – “Department of Youth Services Connects to Art”

Fall/Winter 2013 – “On the Road”

Spring/Summer 2013 – “Community Health, Community Art”

Fall/Winter 2012 – “Boston’s South End Agencies Make The Art Connection”

Spring/Summer 2012 – “Family Legacies”

Fall/Winter 2011 – “Massasoit’s Open Museum Is Thriving”

Spring/Summer 2011 – “5,000 Reasons to Celebrate!”

Fall/Winter 2010 – “Dreams, Passion, and Perseverance”

Spring/Summer 2010 – “Art Fills Local Community Space
with Color”

Fall/Winter 2009 – “Twelve Years and Still Making a Difference”

Spring/Summer 2009 – “Art from the Heart”

Fall/Winter 2008 – “A Veteran’s Perspective on Art”

Spring/Summer 2008 – “Art For The Ages”

Fall/Winter 2007 – “Emotional Resonance at Boston Rescue Mission”

Spring/Summer 2007 – “Kids Like Art”

Fall/Winter 2006 – “Two Perspectives, One Shared Story in East Boston”

Spring/Summer 2006 – “The Portrait Project”

Fall/Winter 2005 – “Eleven Generous Artists”

Spring/Summer 2005 – “Fay Chandler’s ‘Viewpoints'”

Fall/Winter 2004 – “Ten|Tin Celebration: “If I Only Had Some Art!”

Spring/Summer 2004 – “The Art Connection Goes to Washington”

Fall/Winter 2003 – “A Little Italy in Greater Boston”

Spring/Summer 2003 – “Master Printer”

Fall/Winter 2002 – “Listening to Images:  The Art of Eleanor Rubin”

Spring/Summer 2001 – “Project 5/500”

Engaging Communities Mural Project

 

Community Mural at the ChildrenThe “Engaging Communities” Mural Project was launched in 2006, as The Art Connection partnered with artist Tova Speter and the New England Foundation for the Arts to offer a unique community-based mural program for local non-profit agencies.

Funded in part by a grant from the Fund for the Arts, a restricted fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts, three murals were created in 2006 throughout the Boston area with the following partners: Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, Roxbury Youthworks, Inc – Female Focus Initiative, and Newton Community Service Center.

Community Mural at Roxbury Youthworks Female Focus InitiativeThe Art Connection was awarded funding from NEFA for the design of three more mural projects to take place in 2009-2010. We partnered with local youth to create a design for a new mural in Malden Center, with clients at Casa Esperanza to design a new mural in Roxbury, and with the homeless guests at St. Francis House to design a panelled mural for display at Downtown Crossing.

 

Community Mural at the Shattuck HospitalIn 2009 we also collaborated with the Tomfohrde Foundation, who generously funded a mural project with the patients and staff of the Shattuck Hospital.

 

In 2010 we implemented the Roxbury mural with clients from Casa Esperanza, supported in part by a Young Adult Community Grant from CJP, the Boston Public Health Commission Bureau of Addictions Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, Casa Esperanza, and The MEM Project.

 

In 2011, the Malden Mural Project was completed, briging the city of Malden its first public mural.

 

You can also see pics from our recent projects on Flickr by clicking the image below:

 

Flickr

 

The process involves a “Community Input Event” in which all local community members are invited for a large brainstorming session to generate possible themes and concepts for the mural. In this way the project engages the organization and its community in the collaborative artistic process, and the selected mural painters are then able to work together to condense the ideas generated at the community input event into a cohesive mural concept. All involved become a part of the design process and contribute their drawings, research, and opinions to the project.

 

Community Mural at Newton Community Service CenterThe active participation of local students, staff, volunteers, and clients at the agencies allows for development of self esteem, pride, and empowerment as they are able to express themselves through art with an end result that will be enjoyed by all those who pass by. The sessions are led by Tova Speter with help from Anyah Lee and participants with little painting experience are given direction, taught basic painting techniques, and encouraged to share their strengths and styles.

 

Community Mural at the Shattuck Shelter
The mural projects average approximately six weeks of sessions including designing, priming, and painting; and are celebrated publicly with a Mural Dedication Event. Click through the individual mural pages for more photos and details about each project.

The Art Connection – In The News

Just-A-Start Partners with The Art Connection Just-A-Start is excited to be a recipient of artwork from The Art Connection

Mayo Sorgman, Painter Blog Our family is pleased to announce the donation of Dad’s painting, Edge of the Sea #2 to Laboure’ College in Milton, MA

Artscope Pick up your copy of Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Artscope and read the full article “(c h a i n Reaction): BRICKBOTTOM MAKES A CONNECTION.”

MassBay to Unveil Artwork Donated in Memory of Marathon Victim “Massbay Community College will unveil 25 pieces of art…at its Wellesley Hills campus. The paintings were given…in memory of Krystle Campbell, a MassBay alum who was killed in the Boston Marathon Bombings in April.”

Art Donated to Lowell Transitional Shelter The Lowell Transitional Living Center and the Art Connection, located in Boston, have collaborated to bring 25 original works of art to the shelter… [that] provides short-term housing, food, and support services to homeless adults.

Tatiana Roulin Fine Art Blog “Helping and Giving Back” You can donate your art to those, who may not have the opportunity to experience comforting and healing power of art.

When Donors Solve: Stories of Impact Check out The Boston Foundation’s 2013 Annual Report and read about the founder of The Art Connection, Fay Chandler on page 24.

Arlington Patch “Cooperative Elder Services, Inc. (CESI) in Arlington, MA is a recent recipient of generously donated original works of art, facilitated by The Art Connection of Boston”.

Massachusetts Cultural Council ArtSake Blog  “Another implicit theme of the “How to Make It All Happen” panel [at TransCultural Exchange] was generosity.

The Portland Press Herald “Nonprofit offers way for artists to ensure legacy” – Read letter to editor from Susan Collings.

Kim Morin Weineck’s Blog “Dropping off at The Art Connection” – Artists: have you considered donating to The Art Connection?

Still Harbor Blog “Still Harbor Makes The Art Connection” – Through their art donation program, The Art Connection facilitated the donation of 19 original works of art by 12 artists for installation at our Center for Discernment & Action in South Boston.

Boston Globe “At Local Hospitals” – Cambridge Health Alliance has collaborated with the Boston-based nonprofit The Art Connection to create a more welcoming environment for patients, visitors, and staff at Whidden Hospital in Everett.

MHPI, Inc. Blog “Art on Display in Brighton” – The event showcased the works of art donated to MHPI through The Art Connection, a Boston non-profit organization, which connects artists and donors to community service organizations.

Hopitality Homes Blog “Art Connection and a Family Connection” – Read a note from Caryl Goodman, Executive Director at Hospitality Homes.

South End News “Fine Art Bingo!” – On March 24, Win Art by Celebrated Artists and Help Increase Access to Art.

North Andover Patch “Spectrum Adult Day Health Program Receives Donated Art” – Through their art donation program, The Art Connection facilitated the donation of 23 original works of art by 17 artists.

Design New England “Fay Chandler’s Connection” – First Night Boston pays tributte to a doyenne of the art community by commissioning her to design its marquee symbol.

Montserrat College of Art Blog “Montserrat College of Art and Beverly Hospital team up to change patient and visitor experience, one wall at a time” Montserrat College of Art’s Art Connection program, which provides art to area nonprofit organizations, has launched its first public program in the cafeteria at Beverly Hospital.

Patriot Ledger “Art Connection Brings Color to Campus” – The students pause – some for several minutes and others just for a second or two – to look at a newly hung painting or print on their way to class at Massasoit Community College in Brockton.

Boston Globe “On The Button” – Brighton artist Fay Chandler, who will turn 89 in September, has been chosen as this year’s First Night artist.

Allston-Brighton Tab “First Night Button to feature Brighton artist’s work” – First Night Boston is pleased to announce that the work of artist Fay Chandler, who will be 89 in September, will be used in the design of this year’s First Night button, which will be unveiled in mid-November.

Malden Observer “Community Mural dedicated at Malden’s Route 60 T Stop” – The Orange Line T stop on Route 60 just got a whole lot more colorful-or, at least the area underneath the tracks did.

Malden Observer “Community invited to help paint mural in Malden this Sunday” – The arts are truly coming alive in Malden. For the last few weeks, teen artists are joining in by helping to create a larger-than-life mural in Malden Center.

Boston Globe “South End Agency Places 5000th Donated Art Piece in Roxbury” – A 15-year-old art-donation organization headquartered in the South End will celebrate a significant milestone this month – it has placed more than 5,000 original works of art throughout Greater Boston.

Boston Globe “Teens Start Work on Malden Mural” – online photos of the community mural in Malden.

Boston Globe “Malden Teens Spread Their Message with Route 60 Mural” – Three years after its conception and a design process driven by local teens, volunteer painters began work on Malden’s first mural Monday.

Malden Patch “Planned Mural Celebrates Malden’s Past and Future” – City is partnering with The Art Connection, artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee Suderman and the MBTA to design and paint a mural at the Malden Center MBTA overpass on Route 60.

Catherine Carter’s Blog “A Chance to Brighten the Walls” Find out what nonprofit agencies selected Catherine’s works and read her testimonials!

Boston Globe “Honoring Maud Morgan” – The arts center’s gallery…has been rechristened the Fay Chandler Gallery, honoring the 88-year-old artist, Cambridge resident, and community activist.

South End News “Sharing What They Know” – It was their inaugural summit, and in The Art Connection’s office at 539 Tremont Street, representatives from around the United States and Canada shared ideas around the table.

Boston Globe “Inspiration for all” – Artist Fay Chandler‘s generosity is based on the belief that everyone should have art in their lives

ArtSake “The Art Connection: Bringing Art to Healing Environments” – We’re interested in Massachusetts cultural organizations that identify a specific need in the arts, then shape their organization to directly meet it.

The Tufts Daily “‘Just As I Am’ chronicles prolific works of Boston-based artist” – Chandler’s organization pairs non-profits with works in need of a home.

South End News “Fifty years of figures” – Fay Chandler’s showing of 400-plus pieces will raise money, celebrate her 88th birthday.

Jeannine Cook’s Blog “Reactions to Art” – Jeannine has been working with The Art Connection for some time now, because she thinks it is a very worthwhile cause and is good both for artists and people who otherwise might not be able to see original art that could be uplifting and healing.

The Huffington Post “Charity Auctions That Don’t Penalize Artists” – Daniel Grant highlights The Art Connection program.

Boston Examiner Boston-based artist Fay Chandler will exhibit work from her 50-year career in an exhibition titled “Just As I Am.”

Lowell Sun “Rehab colored with art, compassion” – James McDonald believes people should have art in their lives.

Art Calendar “Donate Your Art to Charities and Nonprofits – How to Make it a Rewarding Experience” – Read more in recent article!

Holy Family Hospital “Christmas Comes Early for Holy Family Hospital Foundation” – This consortium of artists from the Greater Boston area has donated 20 original works by thirteen artists.

Mike Ritter’s Blog “Giving and Receiving” – Check out Mike Ritter’s blog!

Catherine Carter’s Blog “A Worthy Recipient” – Read Catherine’s blog to find out why she works with The Art Connection.

Boston Globe “Feedback sought on Malden mural at community meeting Nov. 23” – Local residents will have the opportunity to view and provide feedback for a conceptual design for Malden’s first-ever public mural.

Malden Observer “Mural Project Promotes Art for All” – Residents of Malden in conjunction with The Art Connection and Youth A.C.T. (Action, Coalition, Trust) held an input meeting at the Malden Senior Center to brainstorm themes and develop a design for an upcoming city project to create a community mural.

Boston Globe “Dressing Up Whidden” – The Cambridge Health Alliance recently collaborated with a nonprofit art group to beautify its Whidden Hospital campus.

Mass Nonprofit News “Cambridge Health Alliance and Art Connection Provide Access to Art” – CHA recently collaborated with The Art Connection to beautify CHA’s Whidden Hospital campus in Everett by installing 19 donated works of original art by 12 artists.

The Everett Independent “Dare Family Services Makes The Art Connection” – The Art Connection and Dare Family Services joined together to transform Dare Family Services into a more welcoming environment for clients, staff and visitors.

Boston Handmade “The Art Connection” – blog on recipient agency Sherrill House in Boston.

Jeannine Cook’s Blog “Art – an opportunity for reflection…” – one of our recent art donors highlights The Art Connection and the “magic of art!”

Susan R. Makin’s Blog “Business Opportunities for Artists. Clever Solicitations: Flattery, Foolery, False Hope, Fees” – our art donor showcases the many benefits of working with The Art Connection!

Allston-Brighton Tab  “Art Connection facilitates donation of art to senior residence in Brighton” – The B’nai B’rith Covenant House in Brighton played host to several Boston-Area artists for the dedication of an art donation by Cambridge-based nonprofit The Art Connection.

TownOnLine “Cambridge Artists Donate Work” – Cambridge artist Faith Hyde spoke at the Covenant House in Brighton at their art opening.

Malden Observer “Art Breathes Life into Malden’s New Senior Community Center” – celebrates the collaboration between The Art Connection and the city of Malden to bring donated artwork to the senior community.

Boston Arts Examiner “Art at Casa Esperanza” – highlights an art reception at a substance abuse agency that received artwork from The Art Connection.

South End News “A Connection is Made” – features The Art Connection’s founder and executive director at the 13th anniversary celebration.

Mattapan Reporter  “The Buzz on Blue Hill: An Evening with Local Artists” featuring The Art Connection.

Spare Change News  “An Adoption Agency for Art” – the article features artwork from Prilla Smith Brackett of The Art Connection whose artwork was placed at St. Francis House.

American Artist  “Artist and Charity” – this article highlights the uniqueness of The Art Connection’s art placement program.

South End News  “Making Connections” – this article focuses on how local nonprofit connects artists with good causes

Newton Tab “A tree grows in West Newton” – this article discusses the Mural Project, a joint venture that The Art Connection is part of.

Boston Herald This article focuses on how Dorchester and Roxbury teen girls are using art to rise above the fray of neighborhood violence.

Boston Globe This article discusses a mural entitled “Beantown Dreams” which is part of a joint venture that The Art Connection participates in that showcases city sights.

Malden Muse “The Brush Mobile was unveiled at the Artist’s Ball at the Boston Center for the Arts on April 1st.”

Artscope “Random Acts of Art: Community Murals in Boston” highlights The Mural Project which is a joint venture that The Art Connection participates in.

South End News “An Artist and a Champion” is an article about Fay Chandler, The Art Connection founder, and the unique art placement program that she started.

Boston Globe “For 10 years, her organization has given art away” is an article about Fay Chandler, The Art Connection founder, and the unique art placement program that she started.

Boston Tab “Have Art, Will Travel” is an article focsed on the artwork placed by The Art Connection at the Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association in Newton, MA.

Mattapan Reporter This piece highlights the residents and staff of Mattapan CDC who met with meet with Jay Knox of the Art Connection to select artwork.

Dorchester Reporter “Artists Connect with Fields Corner Treatment House” as they select artwork for their site.

Boston Globe “In this arts crowd, the critics are tough.” This article discusses the impact of original artwork placed by The Art Connection at a local drug and alcohol addition program site.

Tova Speter

Crimson Sunset placed at The Dimock CenterTova Speter has not only been The Art Connection’s Program Manager, but also a donating artist and facilitator of our “Engaging Communities” Mural Project. Since 2005 she has donated six works, facilitated seven community mural projects and helped place 2618 works of art in 169 organizations!

Epiphany Expanded, placed at MSPPTova is an artist, art therapist, and community muralist based out of Vernon Street Studios in Somerville who has found time to paint in between working at The Art Connection, teaching art to adolescents, and engaging various communities in creating murals. She is now moving on from her role at The Art Connection to focus more on her own art and her work as an art therapist.

As noted in her art statement, “In my current work, I utilize found wood as a conduit for an exploration of the energy found within. The grain serves as my guide on a journey into the lines, shapes, and flow of the composition of the wood. In transforming the pieces of scrap wood (that others thought as nothing more than trash) into works of art highlighting each piece’s natural greatness, I hope to share the idea that everything has an inherent beauty that will shine through when the time is taken to look at it from a new perspective.”

Shattuck Hospital MuralSimilarly Tova’s community mural work is based on the idea that everyone has their own unique creative spirit and hidden talents waiting to be shared if only given the opportunity. Mural participants are often people who have never painted before and do not consider themselves “artists.” She has worked in various communities ranging from homeless individuals to those in recovery from substance abuse to at-risk teens to hospital patients and staff; and current local murals exist in Somerville, Waltham, Brookline, Boston, Dorchester, East Boston, Arlington, Jamaica Plain, Newton, Roxbury, and most recently in Malden as well as international murals in Argentina, China and Panama.

When asked about her three roles with The Art Connection, Tova shared the following:

On her role as an art donor: “I am thrilled that my work has found appreciative homes in the community. I donated my first piece because it was a very large work (8′ x 8′!) and I no longer had room for it in my studio. Now it is on display permanently at an organization that really values it. I love that my work is reaching new audiences and adding color in places that could really us it.” View her work on her website by clicking here.

On her role as a community muralist: “My first introduction to The Art Connection was when I approached them in 2005 to collaborate on a grant application for a mural project with one of their recipient agencies. Seven murals later, it has been so rewarding to work with clients at these agencies and help them realize their own artistic potential. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with such enthusiastic, passionate, and genuine people to help them bring color to their community.” View her murals on our website by clicking here.

On her role as the Program Manager for The Art Connection: “It has been my pleasure to work with both artists and recipient agencies toward our common goal of increasing access to art in underserved communities. I have seen firsthand how the donated artwork has brought smiles to people’s faces, inspired dialogue among people who do not usually talk about art, and enlivened the many previously empty spaces where art now lives and shines. I believe so sincerely in the mission and wish The Art Connection all the success in the future.”

NCSC Mural

ryi mural

cac mural

 

Suzanne Hodes

Fifth Avenue Crossroads placed at HRI Inman Sq ApartmentsSuzanne Hodes is a long-time Art Connection supporter and has been donating art since 1996. Since then she has celebrated the placement of 102 of her paintings and mixed media works in 88 Boston-area organizations. “Of the many great agencies that have received my work, one stands out.” Suzanne recalls fondly the artwork selected in 2008 by Caritas Communities’ Bedford Veterans Quarters, a 60-bed housing development for formerly homeless veterans.

 

 

Urban Lobby at XMas placed at Caritas Communities“They chose my gigantic painting Urban Lobby at Xmas… The veterans felt a spiritualSuzanne visiting BVQ relationship with some of the figures who may themselves have been homeless. This painting was so large it would not fit through my studio door. I was thrilled the men wanted this work and had it hung in the building’s entrance. Several tenants wrote movingly about what the painting meant to them.” Suzanne visited the agency during their art reception (photo at right) and enjoyed meeting some of the residents.

 

Ocean Currents placed at Boston Inst. for PsychotherapySuzanne grew up in New York City and has been making art at Moody Street Studio in Waltham for 30 years. “I have been an enthusiastic supporter since the beginning of The Art Connection,” Suzanne says. She made her first art donation in June, 1996, only 10 months after The Art Connection was founded. Since then, Suzanne has donated more than 140 artworks for us to share with our recipient social service agencies. The works in our portfolio were created in 1958-2007, spanning not only Suzanne’s art career, but also subject matter and media.

 

No More War placed at Somali Development CtrSuzanne works show diversity in themes with some being very serene like Ocean Currents (above), recently placed at Boston Institute for Psychotherapy while others challenge art viewers with more complex subject matters such as her painting No More War (left), placed at Somali Development Center. “My sadness and anger over the… uter uselessness of war has run like a dark thread through much of my work over the years,” Suzanne shares.

 

 

The two most recent placements of Suzanne’s work went to The Massachusetts Department of Youth Services site in Lawrence. Teens and staff selected two of Suzanne’s works from different stages her career. Birthday #2, collage & oil on masonite created in 1965 (below, left) and will be installed in the resource office. Hotel Room at Night, oil on paper created in 2003 (below, right) was selected for the caseworkers’ office. “It looks like someone is just sitting and thinking,” said one of the teens, “the day is just escaping from them.”

Birthday #2 Placed at DYS LawrenceHotel Room at Night placed at DYS Lawrence

Learn more about Suzanne online at http://www.suzannehodes.com

Susan Schwalb

Poplar #20 placed at Cambridge Health Alliance - Whidden Hospital


 


Now in her eighth year of donating art through The Art Connection, 93 of Susan Schwalb’s art works have been selected by agencies throughout Boston. Susan works in silverpoint and uses metal leaf and powders to create shimmering effect on the canvas, paper, and board she works on. “My work is abstract and my handling of the medium has become increasingly bold,” says Susan.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Nebulae #1 placed at Somali Development CenterSusan’s unique approach and striking images have made her a favorite among our clients and have awarded her a place as a prominent, internationally known silverpoint artist. Susan has celebrated more than 35 exhibitions internationally and has work in major museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery, The British Museum, and Kupferstichkabinett – Staatliche Museen zu in Berlin.  


 


 


 


 



AURA III, available for placementAfter hearing about The Art Connection from other artists, Susan donated her first pieces in 2004 in order to decrease her inventory of early works. “After I had cancer in 2005 I realized that I wasn’t going to live forever,” Susan said. “I liked the professional manner that The Art Connection has in handling the donations- installing the works, labels etc. so I began to list more works.” She has been donating since then, including most recently in August 2012 when we received a donation of eight acrylics with metal leaf (such as the one shown on the left) and watercolors created in the 1970’s and 1990’s.


 


 


Backyard Tulips Again, placed at Castle Square Tenants OrganizationSusan, like many of our donating artists, appreciates the solution donating through The Art Connection provides to get older work in front of an audience and out of storage. “At first I listed older paintings because they take up so much space… I only donate works from around 1996 and earlier so as to not conflict with current dealers.” Susan hopes her donations are “enjoyed by visitors, residents, and employees” of the organizations who select them.


 


 


 


 


 


Reflections #2 by Evelyn Schwalb, placed at Massachusetts School of Professional PsychologySusan’s mother Evelyn Schwalb was an artist, and in 2007 Susan donated her mother’s artwork through The Art Connection (one is shown on the left). “I was very happy to be able to donate two of my mother’s paintings after she died so that her work too is enjoyed by others,” Susan recalls. Evelyn’s work, oils on canvas, were both selected from our portfolio within two months of Susan’s donation and have been on display at two Boston agencies and enjoyed by their clients since then.


 


 


Please visit Susan’s website www. susanschwalb.com to learn more about this internationally renowned artist.

Sarah Berry

Bird Food placed at Volunteer Laywers Project
We are pleased to welcome
Sarah Berry as our newest member of The Art Connection family. Not only a new staff member, Sarah is a wonderful photographer and participating art donor, who has already had four of her works selected within a month of making them available!

Movement placed at Volunteer Lawyers ProjectSarah’s passion for photography began at the age of eight when she received her first camera. Her images are inspired by her extensive travels and love of our planet and the creative things people do. In her words, “I like to share international examples of exquisite streets and gritty nature. I like to take photos of the passionate folks who wander in those places; what they create and the things they leave behind. My work conveys my sense of humor and my love for the environment and art. All of it is colorful, most of it serene.”

Boston Blues placed at Volunteer Lawyers ProjectSarah is not only a new Art Connection artist, she is also a graduate student in Arts Administration at Boston University who will be filling in as our Program Manager through April while Tova is away on Maternity Leave. (Note: she can be reached directly at sberry@theartconnection.org ) Sarah has a background in arts education, and her degree in psychology combined with her commitment to increasing access to art make her an excellent fit with the mission of The Art Connection.

When asked what first piqued her interest when she heard about The Art Connection, Sarah replied, “I’m glad that there’s a successful organization that works to connect both emerging and established artists to agencies serving our community. I love the idea that these works of art will help enhance spaces that need it the most.”

Opening placed at Spectrum Health SystemsEven though she is a new donor, four works have already been selected by two recent agencies. Her response? “Wow! That happened fast. I feel honored that there are people who find my work compelling and want to live with it as part of their daily environment.” One work was selected by Spectrum Health System’s new center for women transitioning out of incarceration.

Regarding this placement, Sarah said, “I’m particularly humbled by this placement because it was chosen as a piece to welcome women to the space, and I initially was inspired by the feminine qualities (both dynamic and soft) of the image. With the title ‘Opening,’ it is fitting for both Spectrum’s mission, and my new journey with The Art Connection.”

*Note: Sarah Berry’s photographs will be featured in at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery from January 20-March 11.

Prilla Smith Brackett

Revelations #2, placed at Elder Service Plan
Over the last 13 years, Prilla Smith Brackett has donated over 114 pieces to The Art Connection. Her vibrant landscape paintings are displayed in 76 different Boston-area nonprofits organizations, offering each agency a welcome escape into the comforting beauty of nature.  Breaking News! Prilla and her work were recently featured in ArtScope magazine. Read the article here. 

Berkshire October, placed at NWW CommitteeDuring her 30-year tenure as a professional artist, Prilla Smith-Brackett has attempted to approach landscape painting in a conceptual way, contrasting serene natural scenes with man-made possessions and decor. She says of her pieces, ” For several years I have been exploring the intermingling of the domestic man-made with the natural, in monoprints, mixed media paintings on panel, and drawings. When furniture from a previous era is placed in a forest I find such narrative uncertainty fascinating.”  

Oaks by the Bay #2, placed at Bay Cove Andrews House

Prilla says that the clients and beneficiaries of nonprofits and their services are her primarily reason for working with The Art Connection. “I love the idea of having work of mine be out in public places with non-profits so that the art can help humanize the environment for the clients. The art is great for the staff as well, but I’m mostly interested in my art reaching people who don’t have access to it otherwise. I’ve had the good fortune of having exhibits and opportunities to sell my work, but I really like the idea of democratizing art.”

Conversations #18, placed at Phil Bradley Housing

Long-time art collectors and connoisseurs, Prilla and her husband, George, have recently begun donating pieces from their personal collection to The Art Connection, in addition to Prilla’s own works. “My husband and I moved from a larger house to a smaller place with less wall space and it was a no-brainer to donate the pieces we couldn’t take with us to The Art Connection. I knew they took work from collectors and it seemed like it was the obvious place for it go. I wanted the pieces to go to the kind of agencies The Art Connection works with.”

Prilla’s colorful scenes will be on view at a new exhibition entitled Prilla Smith Brackett: Places of the Heart from October 20th to December 2nd at the Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Read more here. Prilla will speak to students and the public about her inspiration and artistic process from 6 to 8pm on November 3rd. The event is free and open to the public.

Earth Sayings #1, placed at The Dimock Center
Thanks again, Prilla for your generous donation and brilliant creations, we know our agencies truly appreciate them!

Nan Tull

Dig:Babylonia placed at VNA Boston
Nan Tull has been a donating artist for over five years. She likes working with The Art Connection because we “help her get outside herself and share some of her love of art with others.” That love is certainly shared at 20+ community agencies who have selected 40 of her works to grace their walls and also with visitors to her current retrospective show at the Danforth Museum.

Somerthing to Remember You By placed at Victim WitnessNan has noted that the most rewarding aspect of participating with The Art Connection is “the pleasure and help it provides the agencies who choose the art work.” Her work has made a difference for so many organizations but perhaps one of the most emotional responses was at the Victim Witness Assistance program, a program that provides support to crime victims, witnesses, and family members. Her work, though abstract in nature, evoked a very powerful reaction in many of the family members who were part of the selection committee. Though they could not quite place their feeling, they knew they were experiencing a strong emotional response to the abstract forms. Later, learning that the work was entitled “Something to Remember You By,” the group was practically in tears.

Point of View 7 placed at Caritas Comm.
Tull wants her audience “to be more open to seeing what they wouldn’t have noticed before,” which is what seems to be happening at another recipient agency moved by her art. Anne Dooley of Caritas Communities, a program for homeless vets, shared: “After picking up Nan Tull’s ‘Point of View 7’ at her South Boston studio I cannot look at building cranes against the sky without mentally framing them into my own landscape painting. It turns my trips along construction sites into a moving, personal art gallery.”

 

Nan’s artist statement reads: ” For almost 20 years, encaustic has been my painting medium. Experimentation with prepared wax mediums and my own cold wax
emulsions preceded my long-standing love affair with molten beeswax, where what
goes on under its translucent surfaces interests me as much as what happens on top. Dig:Akkad placed at SC Elder ServicesMy paintings are constructed in layers that can be filled in, scraped down, carved into or piled up, just like strata of the earth.”

 

 

 

Nan’s work is featured in two shows this fall, if you are in the Boston area a visit would definitely be worthwhile! A retrospective entitled “Sensuous Wisdom (1984-2009)” is now on display through Nov. 8 at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham. Also, her new encaustic paintings will be exhibited at the Soprafina Gallery Oct. 2-31.

 

Inheritance:Descendents placed at Sherrill House
Nan reflects that her art ” also attempt[s] to radiate inner light and optimism along with energetic tension that is nonetheless grounded in harmonious order.” The same can be said of her wonderful attitude and personality. On a recent artist survey Nan was asked to complete the sentence “My art allows me to…,” she answered “…to be me.”

Mike Ritter

Sun, Sailboats, and Boston placed at Boston Center for Refugee Health
Now in his third year as a participating artist, photographer Mike Ritter has donated 20 artworks to 10 local nonprofits. Recipient organizations that connect with his work range from groups working with the elderly to those in low-income housing, and from at-risk youth to newly arrived refugees – demonstrating his versatility and ability to use his camera to connect with the community.


Joy placed at Boston Center for Refugee HealthMike is a Boston-based freelance photographer specializing in event, editorial, and architectural work for area schools, businesses, newspapers, and architects. He concentrates on keeping his subjects relaxed and listening to his clients. While being quite proud of his local work and always happy to do more, Mike has completed jobs in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. When not shooting, Mike participates in local art shows and teaches photography to children.


 


Jumping the Memorial placed at North Shore Community College
About his participation with The Art Connection, Mike comments: “I take pride in Boston and in my work. By providing donation opportunities to very inspirational institutions, The Art Connection helps me strengthen my relationship to Boston through my work. Knowing my photos may help provide some inspiration and solace at local nonprofits is tremendously gratifying.”


 


Go Sox placed at Hope House
Recently, Mike attended an art reception at Hope House, an agency that selected his work for display in their new building that provides services to individuals recovering from substance abuse. While there, he met a client who identified a taxi in one of Mike’s photos as belonging to a friend of his. Apparently, The Art Connection can not only connect art to nonprofits, but also artists to their subjects!


Martha Jane Bradford

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Since 2001, Brookline artist Martha Jane Bradford has been donating her art through our program. A surge of interest in her work at the end of 2009 brought her above 75, and Martha has now donated 84 acrylics, oils, etchings, silkscreens, and digital drawings to community nonprofits. Here we answer the question: What exactly is a digital drawing?

Twin Spruces II V1/3Entering a new decade of virtual worlds, avatars, and 3-D movies, we are continuing on a journey into the digital revolution, but, Martha has been exploring digital drawings for almost 20 years! “When I first began digital drawing in the early 1990’s, my goal was to demonstrate that the medium could be used to create work that was equal in quality to work created with traditional media, specifically charcoal, pastel, and etching. Recently, however, the pixel has begun to emerge from behind the scenes. My new look features the little squares as integral not only to the process but also to the visual sparkle of the textures in the new drawings.”

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Still, what exactly is this art form? “My digital drawings are drawn just like my charcoals, lithographs, and pastels except that I use digital tools, including a software program called Corel Painter 10 and a pressure-sensitive digitizing tablet and stylus. As I draw, the tablet and stylus electronically translate the motions of my hand into strokes that look as though they were made with the drawing tool I have selected (charcoal pencil or pastel, for example). I see these strokes occurring real-time on my monitor. The finished digital files are proofed and printed in limited editions using archival inks on fine art rag paper. They are not reproductions, nor are they manipulated photographs. They are original prints drawn by hand.”

Field at the Corner IVMartha describes the consistent interest in her range of work (acrylic, charcoal, digital, etching, lithography, pastel, and silkscreen) as being “the look of the land, the sea, and the sky. The subjects of my landscapes are ordinary scenes transformed by light in a way that suggests a spiritual narrative. My very realistic style aims to faithfully recreate the details of my experiences of this luminous quality of the phenomenal world in order to share the experiences as completely as possible with the viewer.”

Damariscotta Meadow As to why she chooses to participate in our program, Martha states: ” Many artists like myself have some unsold work languishing in drawers and closets – The Art Connection is a wonderful way to get the work out before the public eye. Part of making art is communicating. Work sitting in a closet is not communicating with anybody.”

Want to learn more about art in the digital age? Check out the art of Alizarin Goldflake (Martha’s avatar) in the virtual world of Second Life by clicking on the YouTube link below. You can also see more of her Second Life work on YouTube here and here.

Mark Peterson

Four Buildings, placed at Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.Mark Peterson is a photographer whose “automatic montage” technique lends itself to creating images of Boston and beyond that are familiar, colorful, and highly popular with our recipient agencies. He first made art available for donation through The Art Connection in 2011.


Mark says his objective is “to take an ordinary view of specific but possibly anonymous site and expose a hidden composition within it.” The result of this aim is a body of work that has the staff and clients sitting on our selection committees talking and asking questions…


 


 


Wires, placed at Cambridge Health Alliance - Somerville Hospital“Oh, I know where that is… wait… where is that?” is a comment not unlike many overheard during the selection process as participants begin to connect with Mark’s work and try to figure out where these works images might have been taken. The familiarity of a site is appealing to Selection Committees, and Peterson, who often shoots in “light of transition”, either early in the morning or at the end of the day. He says the light “evokes not only a specific time but also the moment of reflection in solitude that often accompanies the awareness of this time.”


 


Valley Vista, placed at Alliance HouseMark donated 10 works in early 2011. Half of the works were selected in less than six months, and now they’ve almost all found homes. Mark just donated another handful of works we are very happy to place into the portfolio to be viewed by our upcoming selection committees. Mark was happy to donate the additional work, saying, I’m so pleased that the Art Connection and I found each other. They select recipient organizations with great care, and it’s a privilege and source of real pride for me to be able to make some contribution to them. As a plus– the Art Connection is just plain well-organized and a pleasure to work with.”


 


North from HB2, placed at MHPI, Inc.Mark Peterson will be showing and speaking about his works on May 21st at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, read all about it


http://arsenalarts.org/literary.html


Check out Mark’s photography online at http://www.siteandsituation.com

Maria Termini

Blue Iris, placed at Youville House
Newton artist Maria Termini has currently donated more work than any other Art Connection artist. Her 255th piece was recently selected by The Asian American Civic Association, and her artwork hangs in over 100 nonprofits in the greater Boston area.


As noted on her website, “Maria creates joyful, colorful and earthy artworks that witness wonder and reflect reverence for the beauty of nature. She works in serigraphy (silkscreening), watercolor, collage, fabric appliqué, drawing with colored pencils and mosaics delighting in the unique qualities of these materials, improvising and nurturing into existence images from the deep well of her imagination.”




Power Cat, placed at Malden YWCA
Maria has been donating her art through The Art Connection for over 10 years. She shared one of her reasons for donating as follows: “I need to share my art with other humans. This is not always easy since it is so difficult to sell art. I strongly believe that art is a very important for us as humans. It is food for our soul and I am glad that I can help bring some beauty and meaning to other people’s lives through their experience of my artwork.”


Three Trees, placed at the Boston Living CenterIn a general sense, she noted that ” “The world is bleak enough, and at the nonprofits, the art can be admired and inspire.” And the nonprofits do admire and feel inspired. When asked about the impact of Maria’s work, Michael Bacon of the Boston Living Center said, ” The composition and color [of Maria’s work – left] bring so much life to the room. I have always referred to them as the “dancing happy trees.” All of her work, no matter what medium she uses, has so much life in it. I liked them so much I bought another piece of her work for my home!”


Magic Peas, placed at Victory Programs


Regarding her work donated to Victory Programs, Michael Rousseau notes that “Magic Peas (left) brightens our shared kitchen, and provides the perfect backdrop for our community meals. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the folks here have a welcoming place to break bread with friends and family, and appreciate the ‘peas’ and quiet.”


Maria has also said that “The Art Connection makes use of waiting rooms and places where people are forced to take time away from their busy lives. For these spaces allow the artwork to be given the consideration and thought it deserves.” Many thanks Maria, for generously filling so many spaces with thought-provoking art that makes people smile and adds a little more color to their lives!

Marcia Sewall

Fable #24 placed at Brookline Community Mental Health Center
Featured artist Marcia Sewall shares her thoughts of the program: “The Art Connection makes a great contribution to the artist and the community. It allows the artist to, in a sense, volunteer in a meaningful way, sharing with organizations that might otherwise not be able to afford original art.”


Marcia Sewall, artist and writer, engages the audience by engaging its imagination. Marcia describes one of her recent series as an attempt “to visually capture the essence of a fable… an abstract, brief, linear, witty story, hopefully captured in these paintings without words or representation.” The  bright colors and shaded edges in Marcia’s artwork challenge the viewer to uncover the images’ origins.



Lilies #1 placed at Malden Senior Community Center
Marcia’s canvas and historical art also allow communities of recovery to participate in a story. Within it, strips of color drop in tandem, stems reach past their own borders, and authentic characters encourage individuals to see Marcia’s contributions as strands within the community’s commitment to a larger whole.


At Adolescent Consultation Services, Jane Siegel, LICSW, stated, “Marcia’s work transforms our reception area and welcomes the community to our agency. Its bright colors enlivened our Open House and Art Reception, engaging clients and guests alike.” Upon seeing Marcia’s artwork for the first time, a participant in Boston’s Victory Program also added, “This art work is inspiring and [entails] a sense of new beginnings and a fresh start.”


Folk Bouquet #2 placed at Adolescent Consultation Services
Marcia’s use of complex shapes and shadowing, finally, reflect the ebb and flow of day-to-day life. In experiencing Marcia’s Bouquet Series the viewer is stilled by the close bloom of a lily. The artistic ‘process of making’, however, remains echoed in the darker frames of color that give movement from one moment to the next, and the artist describes this as a series that has to do with “color intensity.”




Bouquet with Orange Vase placed at Victory ProgramsMarcia has already donated 18 original works to 12 local nonprofits ranging from programs that work with adolescents, refugees, elders, people with substance abuse, etc. Her work is appealing to many populations, and she asks of her viewers one simple request: “I hope my art will ask people to stop and look… just for a minute, and forget worldly concerns. I know when I return from my studio my blood pressure is low, incredibly low, for I have spent an afternoon totally absorbed in what is visual.”

John Borchard

Venetian Cat at Repose, placed at Elizabeth Seton Residence“For me, the photograph is raw material: not an end but a beginning” says donating photographer John Borchard, who goes by JB. Images from his series of Venice Windows and Scenes of Fogs and Mists are often described as calming, something many of our agencies look for in the art they select.


When asked about these two series, JB shared with us that “psychiatrists use them in their offices to subtly open clients to the alternatives of open vs. closed (doors and minds); They have been popular in hospital settings where clients receive bad news; I have hung a large series in the permanent collection of a large mental health center’s client area… The Art Connection has been responsible for most of my institutional placements over the last decade-plus.”


 


A Walk around the block in Burano, placed at Whitter St. Health CenterSixty photos from JB’s Venice Windows and Scenes of Fogs and Mists series have provided a welcoming, calming effect in 36 agencies since 2003. Sixty-five of his artworks have been placed since his first donation and in October 2013, JB donated 49 additional photographs to our portfolio.


The recent donation made him the newest member of our “100 Club”, having donated a total of 105 photographs to our portfolio. Our staff is continuously amazed by the generosity of our donors, even if they offer one work of art. The handful of artists who donate artwork by the 100’s is so humbling.


 


Marriage of the river and the field, placed at Mattapan Center for Life“I guess I am rather a peacenik,” says JB, “not appreciative of the thrills of interpersonal conflict, and my work reflects that.” In our opinion, so does his generosity. JB has also been an asset to The Art Connection by helping us with various IT and web projects and by co-hosting the Artist BBQ each summer with his wife, painter Marian Dioguardi.


 


 


Chewed Up, placed at Housing Corporation of Arlington


 


“I want my art to transport you into a place and perhaps into a time,” JB says. “My images are created to intrigue you into their space in a different way every time you visit them. A sense of peace and tranquility is my aim.”


 


 


Visit http://venicewindows.com/venice/ to see more photography by John Borchard.

JoAnne Hungate

Exhilaration, watercolor monotype placed at Department of Youth ServicesJoAnne Hungate is an established artist with Boston roots currently living and working in Tucson, Arizona. She has been making art for more than 70 years and works in water media, collage, and assemblage and has celebrated the placement of 75 artworks through The Art Connection.


JoAnne made her first donation through The Art Connection in 2007, and in the six years since she’s been participating with us, has placed 75 artworks in 51 social service agencies in the Greater Boston area. “I really can’t single out any facility as I believe each provides something useful and helpful to others,” says JoAnne, “It is a wonderful compliment to me every time you send me an email saying my work was selected.”


 


Tuba Player, watercolor placed at Boston Public Health CommissionJoAnne has shown her work across the United States and in Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. “My artwork depicts my impressions and interpretations of moods and rhythms, offering my vision of a unique fusion of movement, color, and innovation as my art portrays a shifting scene that will engage the viewer,” JoAnne says.


 


 


d Rock Vista (diptych), acrylic on canvas placed at Caritas CommunitiesParticipants in Recipient Agency selection committees often pick up on JoAnne’s influences from the American Southwest and other places. The artist is pleased to make these donations, saying”I hope my work has a positive influence on those viewers. I hope it relieves some stress, reminds them of sunny days and calm waters or spices up their lives with color and action.”


 


 


Galloping On, watercolor monotype placed at Victory ProgramsJoAnne was an early user of watercolor paints in monotype and a founding member of Partners in Printmaking in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She teaches workshops on monotype printing, and many of techniques she developed and teaches are now being used by others. “I have had this opportunity to donate works to Art Connection for several years and it has been one of the most positive experiences of my artistic career.”


Resting, watercolor placed at Winter Valley Residences


 


Learn more about JoAnne by visiting her website, http://www.artbyjoanne.com

JoAnn Rothschild

Mothwing by artist JoAnn Rothschild, placed at Malden Senior Community Center
JoAnn has been donating art through The Art Connection for over 10 years and has donated the largest works we have been able to offer in our portfolio. Her colorful paintings on canvas are often 8′ x 10′ or bigger and are literally HUGE gifts to local nonprofits.

With a studio in the South End, JoAnn is close to The Art Connection geographically, but her generosity in donating her large works demonstrates her close connection to our mission as well. She says: “Much of my best In the Book of Life by JoAnn Rothschild, placed at Roxbury Community Collegework is on a public scale, too large for individual dwellings. The Art Connection has given me the opportunity to place work in homeless shelters, schools, libraries and hospitals. As a result my paintings reach the larger population for whom they were created.”

 Naked by JoAnn Rothschild, placed at United Homes Adult ServicesJoAnn has established herself as a prominent abstract artist and describes her work as containing “a language of grids, interrupted by marks and lines. Expectations set up and deceived. Regularity disrupted by touch. Rhythms established and changed. It’s not that I make the same paintings over and over again. If problems did not continue to present themselves, I hope I would do something more immediately practical.”

 Regarding her donations through The Art Connection, JoAnn notes that “as a child I benefited from seeing great 20th century paintings in my great aunts collection. I know from teaching homeless women that art is not readily accessible to poor populations. Artistic experience should not be reserved for the privileged.”

Many thanks to JoAnn for sharing The Art Connection’s desire to increase the access of art to underserved communities. Her works truly make a difference in their new homes and that her large paintings reach such large audiences is a winning situation for all involved.

South Street by JoAnn Rothschild, placed at the Andrew Peabody School

Note: Two of JoAnn’s large paintings will be celebrated at the Grand Opening of Malden’s new Senior Community Center. Her work was also featured in an article in Spare Change News.

Jessica Pinsky

Untitled, available for placementYou might recognize painter Jessica Pinsky’s style from our 2011 holiday card. Her two donations from the “What’s Your Fortune?” series were both selected by Whidden Hospital in November for display in its Women’s Health Center. Jessica is an Ohio native who moved to Boston to attend graduate school at Boston University, where she completed her masters of fine arts in painting in 2009. She painted out of Vernon Street Studios, in the studio space next to Tova Speter’s (former program manager), the introduction was made, and Jessica donated her first work in May 2011.


 


 


What“What’s Your Fortune” (Landscape) and “What’s Your Fortune” (Seascape), both oil on canvas, were selected for the Women’s Health Center at The Cambridge Health Alliance’s Whidden Hospital located in Everett. Whidden Hospital’s art selection committee was comprised of 11 staff representing everyone from doctors to administrative staff to the hospital chaplain. The committee reached consensus about which pieces should hang in the lobbies, surgery and x-ray sections, and other places around their hospital, and the placement of Jessica’s work was an easy choice for them. The committee felt these two works really belonged together in the waiting room of the Women’s Health Center because they are soothing yet vibrant and feminine.


 


 


Art Connection Holiday CardThis specific work also caught the eye of one of our office volunteers, Natasha as she rotated our in-office exhibit. A work on display was selected, and Natasha chose “What’s Your Fortune” (Seascape) to hang in its place while it awaited selection. It was during this time that we took our staff holiday photo, and this artwork became the featured piece on our card.


 


 


 



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Jessica was happy to have her work displayed on our card and is “thrilled to be able to donation art to the Art Connection” because for her making art is “the ability to look inward as well as out to the world, sometimes with magnifying detail, and reflect on those findings”. Jessica told us that she “wants happiness to be a constant partner in this exploration” and she hopes others to find happiness in her work. Although Jessica has returned to Ohio, she is glad Whidden Hospital selected her art, because she fondly recalls her time in Boston, saying “it is where I spent the better part of my education enjoyed living there very much.”


 


Visit Jessica’s work at http://www.jessicapinsky.com/


 

Jessica Burko

Glance, Red Roof placed at Elder Service Plan at WinthropJessica Burko is an artist, independent curator, arts marketer, and graphic designer. Her photographic mixed-media work incorporates collage, encaustic, and found objects.


Jessica has been involved with The Art Connection since 2006 as an art donor and a volunteer. She helped us tremendously during her tenure on the Development and Marketing Committee in 2008-2010. Sixteen of her artworks have been placed in the Greater Boston Area.


 


 


 


After, placed at Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.Jessica Burko has been a working photographer since 1985. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. The images in Jessica Burko’s photographic mixed-media work are captured with a variety of 35mm and 120mm, positive and negative films. “My work has always been rooted in photography,” Jessica shared, “though in some of my more current pieces the photography is a little hard to find because I’m doing a lot of collage work.”


 


 


Breaking Through, placed at Year Up, Inc.Jessica has started incorporating found objects in her work, which she finds valuable to her process: “I’ve been saving things from landfills… I save the tiniest scraps that others would just sweep up and I incorporate them into my work. One less thing that can go into the garbage can be one more thing that can be altered and uplifted in the world.”


 


 


 


Veritable Impasse, placed at Hope HouseSome of her recent work is made on found wood scraps. Because the wood she reclaims tends to be smaller, some of these pieces are priced lower, which makes her work more accessible to more people. Jessica grew up in Philadelphia and recalls being surrounded by art and wants other people to have access to art in their everyday lives. Recognizing that not everyone can have an art collection or go visit museums and galleries, Jessica had this to say:


 


 


Dreaming A New Beginning, placed at Families in Transition“I love the fact that The Art Connection brings artwork into organizations to people who may not have opportunities to see art, or have daily experiences with art. Knowing that my work may help someone going through a tough part of their life think about things in a visual way and be able to consider their own experience in a more creative way, or maybe just escape for a moment just by looking at art makes me feel great. I just love that, and that’s why I donate to The Art Connection.”


 


 


Murmur, placed at Massasoit Community CollegeJessica currently has work up in the United South End Artists’ City Hall Show at the Scollay Square Gallery in Boston City Hall through August 15, 2013.


Visit Jessica’s website to see more samples of her work and learn about upcoming exhibits http://jessicaburko.com/

Jeannine Cook

Summer Day, placed at Newton Housing AuthorityJeannine Cook’s vibrant, luminous watercolor paintings are popular with a range of agencies. Jeannine is currently based in Townsend Georgia, was born in Tanzania, is European by heritage, and British-American by nationality. She is one of a growing number of active art donors who live outside of Boston. Jeannine Cook has been generously donating art since 2009.


We were curious as to how an out-of-state artist heard about us and decided to donate to agencies in the Greater Boston Area. Jeannine told us that she, like many of our donors, learned about us via word of mouth. “…through a good friend and superb artist, Susan Schwalb.”


 


Neighbors I, placed at Alliance HouseThe artist’s work is in many public collections in the United States and Europe. Most recently Jeannine donated a piece to a fundraising auction for The New Hall Art Collection, a permanent collection of contemporary art by women artists in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where her work is part of the permanent collection. This spring, Jeannine taught a three-week watercolor workshop at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, and is co-curating a show slated to open in 2012 at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University in Alabama.


As an artist who’s background is as diverse as her reach, it is a pleasure to have her work accessible to people around Boston. Fifteen agencies have selected 19 of her watercolors. Jeannine “was impressed with the concept of sharing one’s art through non-profits because I have seen, throughout my life, how art can make people’s eyes light up and bring a moment of joy, interest or peace.”


 


McIntosh Oak, placed at Somali Development CenterA range of agency selection committees have been drawn to her work- from places who directly serve youth and their families, to hospitals, to elder service centers. “Art speaks in so many voices, touching people in so many different ways”, says Jeannine. “I feel privileged to add my art to this multi-facetted conversation in such places.” To learn more about the artist,visit her website.

Jason Pechinski

Downtown Crossing placed at UMASS Boston
When an artist donates work, it may take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of years for the work to be selected. Jason has only been an art donor with The Art Connection for six short months, and yet all eight of the works he has made available for donation have already placed! Wow!

 

Central Square Night placed at City on a Hill Charter School
As noted on his website, Jason believes “a painting should first successfully display the qualitative and objective physical properties of visual artistry (drawing, complex color, composition, and other visceral aspects). The second, and perhaps decisive factor in producing fine art, is the psychological expression and subjective content. This can also be described as the emotional, philosophical, and/or spiritual. It is my hope and intent to merge these elements to create a finished piece with meaning and substance. Only then in my opinion does a mere design, or conversely a concept, become a work of art.”

Park St Stop placed at Rogerson Communities Adult Day ProgramHe continues by saying: “The paintings are intended to be seen at many levels. I invite the viewer to spend some time very close to the surface, to become absorbed in the brushwork and layering of paint… I would encourage one to resist asking who or what is represented in a piece before spending time with the work. The paintings are not photos, nor are they meant to be literal, while yet they are also “realistic” representations of elements of life…”

 


Millenial, placed at RYI Dorchester Community Re-Entry Center
Agencies that have selected works by Jason include City on a Hill Charter School, UMASS Boston’s nursing program, Roxbury Youthworks – Dorchester Community Re-Entry Center, MSPP, Rogerson Communities Adult Day Program and Hope House. All the agencies have commented that they selected Jason’s work because the content is such that their clients/students can relate to, and yet it contains an energy that their clients/students can wonder about and discuss.

 


Middle East, placed at UMASS BostonRegarding his relationship with The Art Connection, Jason says: “My experience with the Art Connection has been excellent and very gratifying. Their mission reminds us all of the power and importance of art in everyone’s life, young & old, strong & infirm, rich & poor alike. I feel as strongly about my work being placed in private collections and museums as well as community centers, retirement homes, educational and health centers etc.”

Janet Shapero

Orange Appeal - x, Rete-Chrome placed at Victory ProgramsJanet Shapero has enjoyed seeing 34 of her art donations find homes in our partner organizations since 2004. Her donations are primarily of Rete-chromes, Janet’s unique process which involves layering pigment on an open-weave backing, produces images that let some light through them and attract recipient agencies to them with their vibrant use of color and the intrigue of an unfamiliar but welcoming medium. Private Realms - Vectors, Rete-Chrome placed at Community Legal Services and Counseling Center


Janet believes art has the power to positively transform society, which is why she donates through The Art Connection. “For me, the creation of artwork is a spiritual as well as a physical, emotional, intellectual and aesthetic process,” Janet tells us. “It has been a great pleasure to see my artwork installed in environments where the work has the opportunity of making a difference in people’s lives and have meaningful interactions with people involved in the recipient organizations.”


Accordion Stripes, Rete-Chrome placed at Cambridge Health AllianceThe term Rete-chrome is derived from rete, Latin for net; and chrome, Greek for color, and describes Janet’s decade-long work with this special process and the resulting artworks. “In addition to its beauty, translucency, versatility, and malleability, the screen also resonates for me conceptually.” Janet says. “I see it as a perfect metaphor for the filter of memory; the mesh through which we filtrate experience and through which we view the world¡­ each work represents an investigation; an inner journey; a personal map.” 


 


AM 4, Rete-Chrome placed at D.E.A.F., Inc.Janet also contributes to The Art Connection by serving on our Program Committee as an artist representative since Fall of 2011. Janet’s studio is at Waltham Mills on Moody Street in Waltham. She is a visiting arts professor for the doctorate program at the University of Barcelona and has taught in other university settings including Utah State University, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Maine College of Art, Mass College of Art, and Wellesley College.


 


Visit Janet’s website to explore Rete-Chromes and more at www.janetshapero.com.

Ginny Zanger

Blue and Yellow Fish placed at Massasoit Community College

Ginny Zanger is an artist and an avid scuba diver and is drawn to the unique colors and light she experiences while weightless underwater. Trees are also a great source of inspiration. Ginny works in watercolor and monotype and creates much of her work to share her love of nature.

Swans at Jamaica Pond placed at TILL WatertownFive of her donations have been selected by committees from Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Cambridge Health Alliance at Somerville Hospital, and Toward Independent Living and Learning in Watertown. Two works were selected to be a part of the Elder Service Plan in Winthrop’s collection.

Glacial Sea placed at Elder Service Plan at WinthropAt the Elder Service Plan, participating clients (residents over the age of 55 who need transitional care after a hospitalization and with dementia who require specialized care) are spending time looking at Ginny’s watercolor monotypes, “Glacial Sea” and “Moving Water” in their rotunda where they can sit and enjoy the sea-themed artwork. Staff at the agency has told us that the residents are spending more time in the rotunda now and love to talk about the fish, the coral, and the blue swirling water rendered in Ginny’s works.

Gladioli placed at Cambridge Health Alliance

Ginny first heard about The Art Connection during our presentation to the Jamaica Plain Artists Association in 2009. She says: “I was impressed by the genius of the Art Connection’s mission and how well it was implemented.” Ginny donated her first works to The Art Connection in November 2010 and tells us that “after a long career in urban education and advocacy, I am now painting fulltime, and grateful for the opportunity that The Art Connection offers”.

When we placed our 5,000th work at United Residents in Academy Homes in March, Ginny came to help us celebrate. She was excited that she “got to hear first-hand from residents there just how those lofty words, “enrich and empower under-served communities by expanding access to original works of art”, have become a reality in their lives.”

Trees of SummerGinny participated in Jamaica Plain’s Open Studios, and currently has a show, Edges of America, up at UFORGE Gallery until October 9. Check out her website to stay tuned. Ginny has a solo exhibition coming up at the Massachusetts State House in April 2012!

Fran Grossman

Winter in the Smoky Mountains placed at Whidden HospitalFran Grossman began donating work through The Art Connection in 2008. Since then, 30 of her landscape and cityscape oil paintings and pastels have been brought to life in 20 Boston-area agencies, including four artworks finding homes this fall at Spectrum Adult Day Health Center and Whidden Hospital.


Fran is a member of the Newton Art Association, as well as a professor in the graduate psychology departments at both Boston University and Lesley University. She holds a PhD in clinical psychology and has a deep understanding of the role arts can play to support people who are overcoming difficulties.


 


 


Wedding placed at Spectrum Adult Day Health CenterDonating her paintings through The Art Connection has meant a lot to her, and she wrote us saying: “I love having so many of my paintings up and enjoyed by many individuals in many agencies that do such important work for us all. I feel that the Art Connection has found good homes for my “children,” and it adds another dimension of meaning to the everyday painting process.”


Fran has been inspired by Julia Brigg’s quote, “Art labours to make whole what is incomplete, to supplement by an act of imagination the fragments and scraps of life”, and shares that bringing the “fragments and scraps” of her own life together through creating art is part of what fuels her passion to paint.


Let Sleeping Bears placed at Elder Services Plan of North Shore


 


The clients and staff at The Art Connection’s recipient agencies often comment on how serene, welcoming, and familiar Fran’s landscapes and cityscapes are to them. Her use of light and shadow, reflections, and realistic interpretations of nature, wildlife, and architecture has piqued people’s curiosity and often reminded them of a place or a time they enjoy recalling.


 


 


 


Alaskan Wolf, placed at Hope HouseAt Hope House, an 80-bed residential treatment program for male alcoholics and substance abusers in need of help and willing to commit to recovery, Alaskan Wolf (pictured left) was selected in December 2010. Residents felt the wolf was something that both represented them and could be an inspiration to them as they tapped their own courage and cunning to overcome their addictions- sometimes alone and other times with a lot of support. One man in particular, a client under the age of 20, felt it was an important image to integrate into their space and was happy when “Alaskan Wolf” was agreed upon by the Hope House art selection committee.


 


North Carolina Mountains placed at Rogerson Communities Adult Day Program


 


“The Art Connection is a wonderful organization that makes everyone happy,” Fran told us. We are certainly happy to connect people in the Boston community to Fran Grossman’s work, and it is evident that our recipient agencies are glad to have it to integrate it into their spaces in order to enhance the level of care they provide their clients.



Visit Fran’s website at www.frangrossmanart.com to explore her artwork and learn more.

Faith Hyde

Friends at Casa EsperanzaAs of this year Faith has joined our 100 club! We have now placed 154 of her works in community agencies! Her lively caricatures of people she comes across while out and about inspire smiles in 48 Boston area organizations.

Faith is an artist who received her education at the Rhode Island School of Design but feels that her education was only the beginning of her endless quest to figure out what she can do.

On the T at East Boston Neighborhood Health CenterShe has been an active Art Connection donating artist for the past five years, ever since she stumbled upon our office, quite literally! She says: “The Art Connection is the best connection I’ve ever found because it does help people and is the greatest way for an artist to contribute to the community. You don’t always know what to do or how to help because you’re so busy creating in your studio, but to know that there’s a place for this work that will be appreciated is just wonderful. It’s a great form of community service for artists!”

“HSchool Morning at Lowell Community Health Centerelping people is very enriching for the artist, not only the people who get the artwork. Participating in the program helps me to be a better artist because it gives me an audience, helps me understand other communities, and gives the gift of compassion that you might not have or noticed otherwise. I think I get more out of it than the people who get my art!”

 

After the Holiday at Brookline Community Mental Health“I’ve been to at least 10 agency receptions and it’s a privilege to be included to see these places and meet the people involved. It’s entering a world and meeting people I would never otherwise see or know. My artwork introduces me to these different communities and helps me learn about other lives and situations. The Art Connection has also introduced me to other artists and increased connections and opportunities that way. Connections are how we do things in life and The Art Connection is one of the best connections I know!”

Thank you Faith for your generosity in helping to bring art to life!

Elly Rubin

An Extension of Myself, placed at Families in Transition
Newton artist Eleanor Rubin, an art donor with The Art Connection for 13 years, now has 37 of her works on display at 24 local nonprofits. “Magnified Wish,” a series of watercolors from 2004 are among her most recent donations – here she talks about the inspiration for these works and why donating her art is important:

I remember the words of a mentoring artist who told me: When I’m struggling to get started on a new drawing, I sometimes wrinkle up my paper so that it is less The Color of Feathers, placed at the Kelliher Centerpristine and intimidating. The wrinkled paper, he explained, freed him up to explore. I did something similar in 2004 when I found a lightweight, textured paper that freed me up to splash and explore freely with watercolor paints. An extensive series of expressive watercolors called “Magnified Wish” resulted in part from using this paper.

Song: Diva and Bird, placed at the Dimock Center“The Center Cannot Hold” and “Song: Diva and Bird,” are two of the images from the “Magnified Wish” series which I’ve made available to The Art Connection. “Song: Diva and Bird” is emblematic of this series because it is about finding one’s voice and about music. In addition it pictures a bird and hints at the possibilities of flying and freedom.

One of the images in the “Magnified Wish” series will be reproduced in an upcoming publication, (Rain and Resurrection, by Dr. Irun Cohen, Landes Bioscience, 2010.) However there is no destination for my artwork that pleases me more than its placement by The Art Connection in places like The Center Cannot Hold, placed at Adolescent Consultation ServicesAdolescent Consultation Services and The Dimock Center.

The exploratory spirit in which the work was painted is duplicated in the process of placing the artwork at such sites. The Art Connection creates a risk-free opportunity for social service agencies to review and choose art they think will enhance their facilities. My artwork will consequently be enjoyed everyday in a setting where the goals are well-being, safety and enhanced quality of life.

Harbinger: Sun and Rain, placed at Vicoty ProgramsPeople who are free to choose it without regard for financial restrictions will enjoy the artwork. “Price” is never an issue in these transactions between people who desire to see art in their environment & artists who want their artwork to have a life outside of the confines of studios, galleries and Museums. The Art Connection makes these exchanges possible.

To read more from Eleanor, feel free to visit her blog.

Edie Bowers

In the Balance, Act 2, placed at Transition House

Artwork by Edie Bowers, “Falling into Place, 5”, was recently selected as the 5,000th work of art placed by The Art Connection! This work was selected in March by a committee of staff and residents at United Residents in Academy Homes II (URIAH) in Roxbury.

“Falling into Place, 5,” oil stick on paper, and “Italian Landscape,” oil on canvas, were the two works selected at URIAH’s placement visit in March. The agency first received art from The Art Connection in July 2007, and happened to select two other works by Edie Bowers then as well. Bowers first partnered with The Art Connection to donate her work in 2007 and the selection of her work by URIAH back then was one of her first placements! It is a  Burren Wall II, placed at United Residents in Academy Homes IIterrific coincidence that our 5,000th placement is this one, where an agency has truly taken a liking to a particular artist’s work.

Many of the agencies who have selected Bowers’ paintings have indeed taken more than one, a testament to the popularity of her work. In her four years participating with The Art Connection, a dozen of her paintings have been placed into nine agencies around the Boston area.

Falling into Place, 5. Placed at United Residents in Academy Homes IIBowers shared her thoughts about The Art Connection and this recent placement by saying: “When I first heard about The Art Connection years ago, from another artist, I thought it was a wonderful idea. Art is a form of communication, and I like the fact that my paintings have an audience that they might not have had without this organization. It is particularly nice that URIAH has chosen several of my works, and I am happy to know that they have found a good home. I think it is important that original art is available to all, and I am fortunate to be able to donate some of my work through The Art Connection.”

Monhegan Trail, placed at Volunteer Lawyers Project Often the response we get from Bowers when her work has been placed includes something about how happy she is that her work “will have a new home”. It must be said that the relationship is reciprocal- there are many agencies where the populations served are residents, as is the case with URIAH. These places are now more home-like thanks to artists like Edie Bowers.

David Kupferman

IF: 2-39 by David Kupferman, placed at Lowell Community Health CenterDavid Kupferman recently moved from Waltham to Iowa but not before dropping off “a couple of works” for donation through our program. And by “a couple of works” we mean 200! We have placed over 75 works of his in the past five years and look forward to placing hundreds more (literally) in the years to come.

As noted on his website: David’s large abstract color paintings evoke the light and mood of the inner and outer landscape. David’s works are in many museums, private collections and corporations, and can be seen at galleries in Boston, Florida and on the Cape.

Catboat by David Kupferman, placed at Advocates Inc.He describes his art saying “My work is about Light, both inner and outer. Illumination and reflections of light in the sky and sea. The ocean waves and the light waves merge. They are visual chants, sea psalms, chants of light.”

David first heard about The Art Connection from Fay back in 2003 and has since made 288 works available for donation, a number that is second only to Fay herself who has offered 291.

JD: 4-18 by David Kupferman, placed at UMASS Boston Nursing ProgramDonald E. Knaub, the Director of the Cape Museum of Fine Arts where David has exhibited his work reflects on David’s art: “One suspects that the artist’s personal spiritual quest, one that has taken him into culture of deep meditation, had something to do with the clarity and basic qualities of the landscapes he interprets for us. Hence, on a very basic level these paintings can act as psalms, as evocative, poetic, and transcendental images of ordinary elements.”

JB: 5-14 by David Kupferman, placed at Nuestra Communidad
As David has recently moved to Iowa to pursue his meditation and his art, we wish him all the best. He may be far away but his art will continue to share his spirit and inspire many people in the Boston area. Thanks David – for your continued generosity that stretched even from your new home in the Midwest!

Visit http://davidkupferman.com/ to see more of David’s art.

Cora Roth

In the Labyrinth, an oil and acrylic donated by Cora Roth and placed at the Weston Council on AgingAn art donor since 2000, Cora Roth had donated 15 works that were placed in 13 agencies in the Boston area. She recently moved to LA, but first donated an additional 30 large works which now hang on display in The Art Connection office gallery.

Cora describes her art as a tool: “through painting I am able to give my inner voice a visual materiality, and I strive to develop the complex tapestry of my dreams and interior existence into a clear, unified, yet enigmatic presence that is enticing from afar yet at close range remains compelling and mysterious.”

Tide Pool, an oil and acrylic donated by Cora RothMany visitors who see the work displayed in our office wonder about the medium given that it is so rich in texture. Cora explains on her website: “All the paintings are developed and finished in oil but initially I underpaint with acrylic to activate the surface and create color events that interact with the final layers. Some of the underpaintings also have glitter applied to them to catch light.”

 

Sighs, an oil and acrylic donated by Cora RothJim McDonald, our executive director, has been enjoying the Roth exhibit in our office. “I really love how Cora Roth has taken the music principles of harmony, rhythm, and color and applied them to canvas in her vibrant and thickly-textured paintings.”

 

 

And others offer praise of her work as well. Carl Belz, a past director at the Rose Art Museum where Cora had a show, notes that “Cora Roth’s paintings present themselves as sensuous, palpably physical objects, their creamy impasto surfaces everywhere appealing, as if inviting us from the same caressing touch that so evidently brought them into being in the first place. We’re told by the artist that she employs very small brushes to achieve that delicate effect, though eyesight alone equally suggests that oil pigment might have been patiently squeezed straight from the tube to the surface… for such is the feeling of freshness it projects.”

 

WeWith regard to the texture and the chronology of each work, Belz also shares that “sustained looking reveals sparks of other colors within the dominant hue, colors emanating from the underpaintings, even from the glitter with which the original grids were retraced before being covered by the oil paint we actually see. Color here suggests, however unobtrusively, that each image possesses a vital and abiding past.”

 

Cora attributes the main influence of her art to early visual memories of growing up in New York. “Peering out of an apartment house window at endless rows of lights, streets, windows, and buildings, and they were grids, I walk around the city thinking ‘here are my paintings.'”  

Visit Cora’s website online at http://coraroth.com/

 

Clara Wainwright

The Vases placed at Massachusetts School of Professional PsychologyClara Wainwright is the Honorary Chair of 2013 Art BINGO. She has placed 16 fabric collages and quilts through The Art Connection. Her fabric art is beautiful and serves to tell stories of people from all walks of life. Clara is most known for being the Founding Mother of Boston’s First Night.


Clara’s artistic achievements have lifted spirits and touched the lives of people around the world. As the founder and artistic director of First Night, Boston’s New Years Eve celebration of the arts, she and her friends created an event which put the arts, not alcohol, at the heart of a New Years Eve celebration. First Night Boston inspired more than 200 cities internationally to start their own First Night celebrations.


 


Overnight placed at The Work PlaceClara began donating to The Art Connection in 2007. Her thoughtful and vibrant works with fabric were selected by a range of agencies, from community health centers, housing for seniors, alcohol rehabilitation sites, and homeless support programs. It seems so fitting that Clara’s works would find homes in such a diverse array of agencies, as she has spent much of her career using her fabric art to tell stories within diverse communities, often ones whose stories are seldom sought, including Gloucester fishermen’s wives, immigrants to the United States, and teenagers. She has worked with over 50 communities, stitching with them, and helping them tell their stories.


BuddhaThe work shown at left, “Buddha’s Cloak,” is a large quilt (86″x75″) that has been hanging at Youville House Assisted Living in Cambridge since March 2008. It continues to be a source of joy for the residents and their guests as well as the staff. “There is not one person who goes through our atruim who does not make a comment about Clara Wainwright’s art,” says Ms. Ildiko Szabo, Youville House’s Director of Community Life. Read more about this placement here.


 


Entrance to a Folly Cove Garden placed at Centro Latino de ChelseaClara was a 1999 Recipient of a Commonwealth Award, which is presented in the state of Massachusetts every two years and is considered the highest honor in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.


Her work is in permanent collections in institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Hear Clara on WBUR’s series “Visionaries” here.


 


Clara with Pillowcase


 


Clara has generously donated two of her fabric art pillow covers to our Silent Auction; including one that depicts the image of The Art Connection’s founder, Fay Chandler!


 


Come to Art BINGO 2013 to meet Clara– you may take home one of her very special fabric works of art.

Catherine Carter

Presto, placed at American Civic AssociationCatherine Carter is a painter, teacher, and arts writer based in Holliston, MA. Since 2006, she has donated 19 of her acrylic and spraypaint paintings. Thirteen of these colorful works have found permanent homes in places where people were drawn to their bright and playful characteristics.


Catherine describes her work as being


 


 


 


Under Water Triptych, placed at Pine Street Innall about LINE.
LINE as articulation of movement.
LINE as found in nature: intricate, flowing, or sharp, like spider webs, waterways, or branches.
LINE as an indicator of both specific meaning and impressionistic form, as in the contrast between calligraphy and abstraction.
LINE as a way of exploring and expressing life.”


 


 


 


Sunset Web, placed at HomeownerSelection committees at agencies who now own Catherine’s paintings have been overheard comparing them to the ocean, graffiti, and butterfly wings. Catherine says “I like to think someone who visits one of the organizations that has selected my work might be cheered by seeing my paintings, or relaxed by them, or in some way have their spirits uplifted or renewed.” The work has indeed appealed to a wide range of agencies who want to create renewing and cheerful environments for their clients. Those serving young communities, such as Massasoit Community College and Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, seem to like her work as much as agencies working to create a comforting atmosphere for aging adults, such as Central Boston Elder Services.


 



Pulse 4, placed at Central Boston Elder ServicesCatherine feels moved when agencies connect with her work “I see so much need around me, locally and globally,” she says. “People are poor, ill, injured, lonely, depressed, hungry, down on their luck. It can be overwhelming to figure out how to help. The Art Connection gives me the opportunity to help with the thing that means the most to me: my artwork”


 


 


 


Whisper, placed at The Work PlaceCatherine is curating two upcoming group shows- one at Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham this September, and another in January at Mount Ida College in Newton. She believes that “there is a powerful potential for good when we come in contact with a work of art that has been created lovingly by human hands, and given in a spirit of care and hope.”


 


To enjoy paintings by Catherine Carter and learn more about the shows she is curating, please visit CatherineCarterPainting.com.

Beverly Sky

Monoarchs at Herring Creek, Edgartown placed at Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. Beverly Sky is an artist and designer specializing in fiber, fabric collage, handmade paper, and installation art. She is now in her second year of donating art, and her work in both watercolor and fabric collage have been placed through The Art Connection.


Beverly has been immersed in the arts as a dancer, a weaver, a papermaker, a painter, a publisher, and a teacher.


 


Ginkakuji and Cranes placed at AACAThe work pictured here was selected by the Asian American Civic Association. They were featured by The Art Connection in September 2010, read that story here. The organization has installed Beverly’s work near the lobby in their new facility, and also chose to showcase the work in their Fall 2011 e-newsletter, saying that Sky’s donation, along with the other works they received, “spiced up the office space.”


Beverly explores “greater narrative expression as well as spiritual and philosophical ideas” through fabric collage. She also spent a number of years living and working in Kyoto, Japan. While there, she and her husband founded Autumn Press, a publishing company. One of the books published was a collection of poems by Ellen Bass, one of which is painted onto the work seen below.


Now That The Petals Have FallenBeverly Sky has a studio at the Boston Center for the Arts, where The Art Connection also has its office. We enjoy being her neighbor. In Beverly’s words, “The Art Connection is a wonderful gift to the communities that it serves: for the artists who wish to share their vision and creations with a larger audience and simultaneously to the recipients who wish to enhance their environments with high quality artwork”.


To see Beverly’s current gift to the community, take a wintery stroll at the Fort Point Channel, where she has just installed a work incorporating the use of light. This public artwork is there for all to enjoy, so go lighten up your days and enjoy Beverly’s work. Learn more here!


Visit Beverly Sky’s website, http://www.beverlysky.com

Ann Sayre Wiseman

Fishmarket Elmina So. Africa Ghana, placed at New Chardon Temporary Home for Women and Children Ann Sayre Wiseman’s artwork donations have been a welcome addition to The Art Connection portfolio since 2002. Ann passed away in April, 2013 and her artwork lives on at our partner agencies, as well as at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and in the 14 books she wrote on crafting, creativity, and expressive therapy. We honor her life’s work.


 


 


 


Gale (Provincetown) Scalloper, placed at East Boston Neighborhood Health CenterAnn, who signed her work “Ansayre”, donated 44 artworks through The Art Connection. As of August, 2013, 43 of those works have found homes in 29 Boston-area social service agencies. Ann was always delighted when her artwork was selected, and her joy was shared at the agencies who selected the works.


 


 


Provincetown Sandflats       Provincetown Shore Cottages


 


1 Yellow Flower on Deck Chair, placed at The Family Justice Center of Boston“I discovered the joy of painting at age three… in Greenwich Village, New York where we could paint as many pictures as we wished, making drips without the reminder we were ‘wasting paper’,Ann wrote. She continued making art throughout her lifetime and according to her son, Kiko Denzer, “She followed her art and her practice right up to the end; her departure made for an educational exchange that included looking and talking and listening, teaching and drawing and telling stories — with everyone who walked into her room. We all participated, and in the end, we all received gifts of beauty and grace.”


 


Papaya, placed at Cambridge Health Alliance - Assembly SquareAnn’s life and art unfolded in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, France, Italy, California, Israel, Sweden, the Bahamas, Indonesia, Greece, England, Holland, Bermuda, Turkey, Russia, Ghana, India, and Oregon. In Ann’s words, “Art was my path to freedom, originality, and uncharted creativity, with license to step outside the rules, the “box”, travel, and celebrate the wonders of nature.”


 


 


Zihuatanejo, Margarita, placed at East Boston Neighborhood Health CenterAnn’s Boston roots were deep, including 13 years as an adjunct professor and Masters recipient at Lesley University, and a program director at the Boston Children’s Museum Visitor Center.


Celebrate Ansayre’s art, Ann Sayre Wiseman’s life, with us by visiting http://www.annsayrewiseman.com/ to learn more about this inspirational artist, writer, therapist, and teacher.

Adria Arch

Antler 6, placed at The Work PlaceAdria Arch is a painter, mixed media artist, teacher and arts administrator. Adria Arch’s paintings focus on the contrast between the accidental flow of materials such as paint drips and sprays and the deliberate placement of lines and marks derived from found sources. A recurring element in her work has been the use of doodle shapes from her son’s notebooks as well as marks she finds or makes up.


Twenty three of her donations have been placed in 18 agencies in the Greater Boston Area in agencies including multiple works selected by committees at The Boston Living Center, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Inc., and Winter Valley Residences.


 


Serpentine (diptych), placed at Boston Living Center“The Art Connection allows me to share my work with viewers in a very special and meaningful way,” Adria shares. As someone who has taught painting, drawing, and printmaking at Montserrat College of Art, Endicott College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the DeCordova Museum of Art, the artist is no stranger to the power that sharing art with others holds.


 


 


Antler 2, placed at Malden Senior Community CenterOutside of her donations through The Art Connection, Adria’s work is represented in many corporate and private collections including the DeCordova Museum and Fidelity Corporation, the Boston Public Library, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Hale and Dorr, LLP. She recently completed two commissioned site specific murals: at Lesley University’s Porter Square building in Cambridge, MA. She has also recently completed a site specific piece for a streetside gallery at Montserrat College of Art where, coincidentally, they have an Art Connection sister site.


 



Encrypted 3, one of 12 works at Art BingoAdria’s work was recently featured in a solo show at the Danforth Museum of Art, and her work will be featured at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA in the summer of 2013. Adria submitted a painting, Encrypted 3, (left) which was selected by curators Steven Zevitas and Michele Cohen to be included in The Art Connection’s latest event, Art Bingo. Read more about the event here.


To learn more about what inspires Adria and keep up with her news, please visit www.adriaarch.com

The Art Connection – Featured Artists

Every couple of months we highlight artists who donate work through our program. Learn about why these artists got involved with The Art Connection, what kind of art they create, and about their memorable placements in Boston area agencies!

Anne Silber
Anne Silber first donated in April 1998. “I had a ‘why didn’t I think of that moment’; it was such a great concept.” Her serigraphs, or silkscreen prints, are hand-printed using hand-cut lacquer film stencils.

Jennifer Hughes
Jennifer Huges made her first donation in ’09 and has placed 19 works in a range of different media, styles, and sizes since then. “It just feels good to do it,” she says of making her work available to our recipients. “Yes, art is for everyone.”

John Borchard
“For me, the photograph is raw material: not an end but a beginning,” says JB. Images from his series of Venice Windows and Scense of Fogs and Mists are often described as calming, something many of our agencies look for in the art they select.

 

JoAnne Hungate
JoAnne Hungate is an established artists with Boston roots currently living and working in Arizona. She has been making art for more than 70 years and works in water media, collage, and assemblage.

Ann Sayre Wiseman- Ansayre
Ann Sayre Wiseman’s artwork has been a welcome addition to our portfolio since 2002. Ann passed away in April, 2013 and her artwork lives on at our partner agenices. Join us as we honor her life and work here.

Jessica Burko
Jessica Burko is an artist, independent curator, arts marketer, and graphic designer. Her photographic mixed-media work incorporates collage, encaustic, and found objects.

Suzanne Hodes

Suzanne Hodes has been donating work since The Art Connection was 10 months old! She has celebrated 102 placements in 88 Boston-area organizations since 1996. Read more about Suzanne and learn about placements old and new.

 

Clara Wainwright
Clara is the Honorary Chair of Art BINGO. She has placed 16 fabric collages and quilts through The Art Connection. Her art serves to tell stories about people from all walks of life. Clara is most known for founding Boston’s New Years Eve festival, First Night.

Janet Shapero
Janet’s donations are of Rete-Chromes, her unique process of layering pigment on an open-weave backing, producing images that let some light through them. Janet’s work attracts recipient agencies with their vibrant use of color and the intrigue of an unfamiliar but welcoming medium.

Beverly Sky
Beverly is an artist and designer specializing in fiber, fabric collage, handmade paper, and installation art. She is now in her second year of donating art, and Beverly’s work in both watercolor and fabric collage have been placed through The Art Connection.

 

Susan Schwalb
Now in her eighth year of donating art through The Art Connection, 93 of Susan’s works have been selected by agencies throughout Boston. Susan works in silverpoint and uses metal leaf and powders to create shimmering effect on the canvas, paper, and board.

 

Catherine Carter
Since 2006, Catherine has donated 19 of her “all about line” paintings, 13 of which have found permanant homes in places where people are drawn to their bright, playful charactaristics.
Catherine is a painter, teacher, and arts writer.

 

Mark Peterson
Mark is a photographer whose “automatic montage” technique lends itself to creating images of Boston and beyond that are familiar, colorful, and highly popular with our recipient agencies. Mark began donating in 2011.

 

Adria Arch
Adria is a painter, mixed media artist, teacher, and arts administrator.  Adria‘s paintings focus on the contrast between the accidental flow of materials such as paint drips and sprays and the deliberate placement of lines and marks derived from found sources.

 

Jessica Pinsky
We featured Jessica’s work in our 2011 holiday card and the work, one from her “What’s Your Fortune?” series was later selected by Whidden Hospital for display in its Women’s Health Center. Jessica is an Ohio native who completed her MFA in painting at Boston University and is glad to have her work in agencies in an area she remembers fondly.

 

 

 

Fran Grossman
Fran Grossman began donating work through The Art Connection in 2008. Since then, 30 of her landscape and cityscape oil paintings and pastels have been brought to life in 20 Boston-area agencies, including four artworks finding homes this fall at Spectrum Adult Day Health Center and Whidden Hospital.

 

Ginny Zanger

Ginny Zanger is an artist and an avid scuba diver and is drawn to the unique colors and light she experiences while weightless underwater. Trees are also a great source of inspiration.

 

Jeannine Cook
Jeannine Cook’s vibrant, luminous watercolor paintings are popular with a range of agencies. Jeannine is currently based in Townsend Georgia, was born in Tanzania, is European by heritage, and British-American by nationality. She is one of a growing number of active art donors who live outside of Boston. Jeannine Cook has been generously donating art since 2009.

 

Tova Speter
Tova Speter
 was The Art Connection’s Program Manager for six years, and also a donating artist and facilitator of our “Engaging Communities” Mural Project. Since 2005 she has donated six works, facilitated seven community mural projects and helped place 2618 works of art in 169 organizations!

 

Edie Bowers
Artwork by Edie Bowers, “Falling into Place, 5”, was recently selected as the 5,000th work of art placed by The Art Connection! This work was selected in March by a committee of staff and residents at United Residents in Academy Homes II (URIAH) in Roxbury.

 

Sarah Berry
We are pleased to welcome Sarah Berry as our newest member of The Art Connection family. Not only a new staff member, Sarah is a wonderful photographer and participating art donor, who has already had four of her works selected within a month of making them available!

 

Prilla Smith Brackett
Over the last 13 years, Prilla Smith Brackett has donated over 114 pieces to The Art Connection. Her vibrant landscape paintings are displayed in 76 different Boston-area nonprofits organizations, offering each agency a welcome escape into the comforting beauty of nature.  

 

Maria Termini
Newton artist Maria Termini has currently donated more work than any other Art Connection artist. Her 255th piece was recently selected by The Asian American Civic Association, and her artwork hangs in over 100 nonprofits in the greater Boston area.

 

Marcia Sewall
Featured artist Marcia Sewall shares her thoughts of the program: “The Art Connection makes a great contribution to the artist and the community. It allows the artist to, in a sense, volunteer in a meaningful way, sharing with organizations that might otherwise not be able to afford original art.”

 

Mike Ritter
Now in his third year as a participating artist, photographer Mike Ritter has donated 20 artworks to 10 local nonprofits. Recipient organizations that connect with his work range from groups working with the elderly to those in low-income housing, and from at-risk youth to newly arrived refugees – demonstrating his versatility and ability to use his camera to connect with the community.

 

Martha Jane Bradford
Since 2001, Brookline artist Martha Jane Bradford has been donating her art through our program. A surge of interest in her work at the end of 2009 brought her above 75, and Martha has now donated 84 acrylics, oils, etchings, silkscreens, and digital drawings to community nonprofits. Here we answer the question: What exactly is a digital drawing?

 

Eleanor Rubin
Newton artist Eleanor Rubin, an art donor with The Art Connection for 13 years, now has 37 of her works on display at 24 local nonprofits. “Magnified Wish,” a series of watercolors from 2004 are among her most recent donations – here she talks about the inspiration for these works and why donating her art is important…

 

Nan Tull
Nan has been a donating artist for over five years. She likes working with The Art Connection because we “help her get outside herself and share some of her love of art with others.” That love is certainly shared at 20+ community agencies who have selected 40 of her works to grace their walls and also with visitors to her current retrospective show at the Danforth Museum.

 

Jason Pechinski
When an artist donates work, it may take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of years for the work to be selected. Jason has only been an art donor with The Art Connection for six short months, and yet all eight of the works he has made available for donation have already placed! Wow…

 

Cora Roth
An art donor since 2000, Cora Roth had donated 15 works that were placed in 13 agencies in the Boston area. She recently moved to LA, but first donated an additional 30 large works which now hang on display in The Art Connection office gallery…

 

David Kupferman
David Kupferman recently moved from Waltham to Iowa but not before dropping off “a couple of works” for donation through our program. And by “a couple of works” we mean 200! We have placed over 75 works of his in the past five years and look forward to placing hundreds more (literally) in the years to come…

 

Jo Ann Rothschild
JoAnn has been donating art through The Art Connection for over 10 years and has donated the largest works we have been able to offer in our portfolio. Her colorful paintings on canvas are often 8′ x 10′ or bigger and are literally HUGE gifts to local nonprofits…

 

Faith Hyde
As of this year Faith Hyde has joined our 100 club! We have now placed 154 of her works in community agencies! Her lively caricatures of people she comes across while out and about inspire smiles in 48 Boston area organizations…

 

Fay Chandler
Fay Chandler has had more than 30 solo art exhibitions. Her work appears in collections in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Fay is the founder of The Art Connection.

Youville House

Clara WainwrightThe fabric collage entitled “Buddha’s Cloak” by Clara Wainwright was recently donated to Youville House in Cambridge, MA. Youville House is a Catholic not for profit assisted living residence and is part of Covenant Health Systems, a New England-wide, health care, elder care and social service system. Their mission is to affirm life to the fullest to the very end of life.

 

In April 2008, The Art Connection spent a few hours with residents and staff assembled to select works of art for their walls. Following the art placement visit, we heard from Ildiko Szabo, director of community relations. She said “Everyone was thrilled to be involved in the selection process, but particularly the elderly residences who were the most committed to the process. They knew not only that their opinion mattered but that they were selecting for the community. They had a wonderful sense of what belonged where in the building.”

 

Catherine, a resident, was pleased to be asked to join the art selection group. “From around 300 art images, we chose 15 works which were mostly paintings, but also photographs and quilts. We used a several step process of elimination which went amazingly well. I think we chose well and am eager to see our choices on our walls. The group members worked well together and usually seemed to be of like minds.”

 

According to Ildiko, “Selecting the artwork made the group feel more part of the community and the process gave them a reason for choosing Youville House in the first place. It’s a community where they are involved and where their ideas matter.”

 

 

Wayside Youth & Family – ShortStop

Tree of Life, oil by Muriel AngelilShortStop Transitional Housing is a community-based program that provides housing and transitional care for homeless young adults ages 18- 22. It is now home for 12 young people receiving assistance to make successful transitions to stable, permanent, independent living situations and adulthood.


 


 


 


 


Arrangement in Purple (P.J.Brown), Oil on baltic birch by Susan Miller Havens“We were not only able to attain our goal to add personality to Short Stop, but we all enjoyed a wonderful learning experience in the process, says Richard Doresy, case manager at the house. “The home was desperately in need of a personal touch, which we wanted the residents to have involvement in creating.” The selection committee was comprised of residents as well as administrative and clinical staff.


 


 


Purple Yellow Study, digital print by Steve KlarerArtist Steve Klarer was moved that the residents and case workers at ShortStop selected his work, saying “while I think all of the agencies The Art Connection works with are great, I have to tell you that my heart really goes out to this one. I’m especially happy that they’ve chosen the ones they have. They sound ideal for such a place. Yay!” Steve’s digital prints (left) were selected to brighten up the computer station where residents are able to search for employment or complete school assignments.


 


 


Gratitude, acrylic on paper by Diana KorzenikResidents are from Somerville, Cambridge, and the Greater Boston area. They are provided with life skills training and assistance in securing at least 25 hours of weekly work, enrollment in school or vocational training, or serving as a volunteer. ShortStop Transitional Housing builds community among its residents through a weekly house meeting, communal chores, and group meals. The home is operated by Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, founded in 1977 and dedicated to building strength, hope, and resiliency through its programs, which have reached over 5,000 people throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts.


 


 


Eden, watercolor on paper by Jennifer HughesShortStop offers a variety of services including educational and vocational support. The donated artwork is an important part of this space, demonstrating to the residents what a well-balanced home can look and feel like. Artwork in the living and dining rooms, main hallways, entrances, and other common areas adds not only color, but a chance for sparking conversations and providing a warmer welcome to incoming residents.


Visit http://www.waysideyouth.org/shortstop-transitional-housing-co-ed/ to learn more.

Volunteer Lawyers Project

Maybe a Wedding, mixed media on paper by Faith Hyde
Volunteer Lawyers Project received their second placement of art this winter. With a diverse and exciting collection, their office is now an even more welcoming place for clients and their families in need of pro bono legal services ranging from brief advice to courtroom representation.


 


  


Oaks and WildAcres by Mary Beth Maisel



Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) was established in 1977 to provide legal representation in civil matters to low income residents of Boston through the pro bono services of private attorneys and paralegals. The panel handles a broad range of substantive cases including housing and homeownership, family law matters, consumer, public benefits, bankruptcy, and wills and probates for the elderly. VLP clients are low-income residents in the Boston area, live in stressful environments, and often come to VLP in crisis.


 


 


 


In the Garden III, by Joan Jacobson-Zamore placed at Volunteer Lawyers ProjectIn 2006, VLP received their first 20 artworks from The Art Connection. This December, VLP’s selection committee- comprised of Staff Attorneys, volunteers, and clients- selected another 20 works which are now permanently installed in their space. All who experience the art enjoy discussing the diversity of techniques and styles of our art donors. Donated art hangs in the reception area, hallways, children’s waiting area, and in and around conference rooms to provide clients with an emotional connection and help convey the staff’s professionalism in an attractive, calm, and comfortable environment.


 


Leaves and Gold, by Maria Termini, placed at Volunteer Lawyers Project
As Veronica Serrato, one of VLP’s Staff Attorneys, and the Chair of the Art Selection Committee said, the work “will bring art to a population that may not otherwise have direct access to original artwork.” Serrato expressed her gratitude to the artists who donated work through The Art Connection saying, ” The art you have so generously donated will help us to make our office a more pleasant and enjoyable space for our staff, the volunteer lawyers with whom we work and the clients that we serve”.



  Cascade, oil and acrylic by Cora Roth
To further thank artists and celebrate their updated collection, the Volunteer Lawyers Project hosted a reception in March. Aside from great food and music, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to experience the spirit of The Art Connection by connecting with both artists and agency representatives.


Click here to see VLP’s new collection of artwork. Click here to see photos from the incredible reception VLP hosted to celebrate their new artwork!

Victory Programs- Womens Hope and LARC

On the Rocks by Edie BowersVictory Programs mission is to open doors to recovery, hope and community to individuals and families facing homelessness, addiction, or other chronic illnesses. They have received 100 works at five of their 17 sites.


The Art Connection most recently facilitated a placement for two of Victory Programs’ treatment programs in Jamaica Plain; the Living and Recovering Community (LARC) and Women’s Hope, both of which are located in separate wings on the same floor at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.


 


 


Africa Geese by Henry OldsLARC is a 90-day inpatient treatment center for up to 20 men and women, who are typically living with HIV/AIDS and have histories of substance use disorders and chronic relapse. Women’s Hope is a short-term transitional housing program providing residential treatment for women, many with HIV/AIDS, struggling with addiction. Having LARC and Women’s Hope located in adjacent wings at the hospital allows for better, faster access to medical and psychiatric services.


 ii7-66 by David Kupferman


 Victory Programs believes that clients in both programs will benefit greatly from this donation of original artwork. “Visitors entering our program for the very first time are welcomed by the beautiful artwork that lines the walls, making them feel comfortable and at ease,” President and CEO Jonathan D. Scott tells us. “Art can be therapeutic and allow for discussion and conversation among those who would otherwise have nothing in common. This is especially helpful in breaking barriers between residents and staff, allowing our residents to overcome obstacles.”


 


Acrylic and paper collage on canvas by Dany Pierard DevicheArt donations are hanging in each of the programs’ communal spaces, including dining areas, reception, hallways, and counseling rooms. Five clients participated in the art selection process and helped give the rest of the clients in these programs a voice. The art work will transform the hospital wings into more comforting temporary residences for these clients and those who will pass through the doors in the future.


 Galloping On by JoAnne Hungate


” Victory Programs and I are HUGE fans of The Art Connection’s mission, vision, and process of connecting great art to great community,” said Victory Program’s Vice President and COO, Jim Pettinelli,  “I loved last year’s Art BINGO, what a fun event!” For Art BINGO 2013, Victory Programs is a second-time Non Profit Sponsor.


The Art Connection is so grateful for our partnership with Victory Programs. Learn more about them by visiting http://www.vpi.org/

FamilyAid Boston

Big Boy by Kathrynn Sanfillipo

Serving more than 2,911 men, women and children in just the
last year, FamilyAid Boston (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services) is one of
the largest service providers to homeless families in Massachusetts – families
who are welcomed to their offices by 34 works of original art donated through
The Art Connection.

Dara by Candy Nartonis
FamilyAid Boston works with families at all stages of the
journey from homelessness to housing by providing homelessness prevention
assistance, emergency shelter, and permanent, affordable housing in conjunction
with support services. Along the way, they work with families to identify and
address the problems that led to their current crisis. Their goal is for the
families who they serve to remain housed, stable, and able to provide for
themselves long after leaving the FamilyAid Boston’s care.

Window with Secrets by John Borchard

The agency arose from 19th century social movements that
formed to help immigrant single women and families find housing and jobs. The
agency was incorporated in 1920 with the mission to assist the traveling
public, including the poor and disadvantaged. Over the past two decades
FamilyAid Boston’s work has increasingly focused on helping homeless families
become stable, housed, and self-sufficient.

FamilyAid Boston recently participated in their second art
selection process and are the new home to a range of prints, paintings, and
photographs donated through The Art Connection. The diversity of the art
collection reflects their diversity of clients including people who are
homeless, people living a transient lifestyle, and those who are isolated and
disconnected from other means of support.

Untitled by Dorothy Uhlig Green

Of the process, Operations Associate Sarah Chapple-Sokol
noted, “It was really exciting to look at so many pieces of art and think
about which would be best for the agency. We hope the new art provides
stimulation and opportunity for reflection for all those who come through our
space.” Zach Sherman, Senior Property Coordinator shared, “I would
never think in a million years that an organization like this existed. The
generosity is through the roof, we could not be happier. And I was so surprised
at the quality of the art offered to us – it is truly amazing work and we are
honored to have it on display in our building.”

For more information, please visit: www.familyaidboston.org

TILL, Watertown

Swans Drink by David R. LevittToward Independent Living and Learning’s (TILL, Inc.) mission is to create community based residential, vocational, and support services to help people reach their full potential and attain an optimal quality of life. This season, TILL in Watertown received their 1st placement of 25 original works of art.


TILL developed and operates innovative services for individuals of all ages and abilities which maximize their potential for personal growth and independent living. TILL’s day habilitation center in Watertown opened in Summer 2011, and already serves 70 individuals, with the capacity to serve many more.


 


 


212 by Judith SilversteinTILL’s staff helps participants be as productive as possible by focusing on their abilities rather than their disabilities and offering work training and other services to the community. Environments for people with disabilities have historically been viewed as spaces which are functional, without much emphasis on aesthetics.


 


 


 


Sky & Sea by Reba StewartOriginal art placed at TILL adds to an already welcoming environment where participants find support. TILL has artwork donated through The Art Connection installed at their Chelsea site (placed in 2008) and at their Billerica site (placed in 2009). Staff and clients are thrilled to have TILL Watertown becoming so quickly successful and welcoming, thanks in part to donations made by the artists working with The Art Connection.


 


 


 


 


More...Please! by Marian DioguardiDonna Parker, TILL’s Director of Administrative Services, is excited for the new collection in Watertown. “Our clients LOVE the art!” she told us. Dafna Krouk-Gordon, President and Founder of TILL, Inc. reflected on the installation at TILL’s Billerica site, saying “The collaborative process of participants and staff selecting the pieces was a vital, interactive process which sets a wonderful tone for our space and our program with the addition of such vibrant color, imagery, and creativity.”


 


 


Iron Man by Al Fisher


 


TILL Watertown’s new collection of original art serves to enhance the entrance, hallways, gross motor rehabilitation room, dining area, and other community spaces to demonstrate the pride TILL instills its staff and clients with regard to enjoying beauty in their surroundings. For more information please visit: www.tillinc.org

Still Harbor

Wave 2 by Nan TullStill Harbor is committed to exploring the links between spirituality and social justice through its programs and partnerships. It supports and accompanies individuals and organizations, regardless of belief or circumstance, as they wrestle with questions of personal meaning, purpose, and social concern.


Still Harbor’s programs are intended to raise awareness about the self and the social conscience and to encourage responsible global citizenship by linking beliefs and knowledge to behavior and action.


 


Morning Mist by David LevittThrough retreats, training sessions, facilitations, counseling, and more, they serve a wide range of people and organizations, including survivors of trauma or abuse, marginalized communities, university students, service providers, and business people. “Art has always had the power to transform space in my mind.” Still Harbor’s Associate Director, Perry Dougherty, told us. “Not only has the donation of art from The Art Connection to our Center created a powerful space, but it has also truly deepened the overall community experience at the Center by providing a source of reflection, conversation, and joy for all.”


Read more about the impact of art at this agency by visiting the Still Harbor blog here.

JB1-7 poylphonic by David KupfermanThis artwork is installed at their Center for Discernment and Action in South Boston where individuals and organizations come together for reflection, study, discernment, and meaningful exchange. It is here that Still Harbor offers most of their programming and counseling, as well as where others are able to use the space for meetings and retreats. The agency selected 18 original works of art, which you can see by visiting The Art Connection’s blog here.


 


Enjoying art at reception “As people who facilitate reflective programs regularly, it was great to go through the art selection process with Sarah. She was a master facilitator and helped bring out our group’s aesthetic and vision by contemplating which pieces most belonged here with us. In the end, it was a real team building experience for all of us,” said Ed Cardoza, Still Harbor’s Executive Director.


The selection committee and many other guests came out to enjoy the artwork installed at Still Harbor in October. Please check out this album of photographs from that event.


To learn more about Still Harbor, please visit them online at http://www.stillharbor.org

Spectrum Health Women and Children’s Center

Long Road Home, oil by Stephanie Warburg
Spectrum Health Systems’ new Women and Children’s Center recently opened its doors to serve its clients; and one of the first opportunities offered to the new residents was the chance to select twenty works of art for their new home through The Art Connection.


 


 


Thinking, watercolor by JoAnne Hungate
Spectrum is a nonprofit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider caring for over 20,000 individuals annually. Their Women’s and Children’s Center in Westborough is designed to serve pregnant and post-partum women experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs. Children up to the age of five may live with their mothers at the facility which gives women the opportunity to pursue treatment while maintaining custody of their kids as they attempt to turn their lives around with proper treatment and compassionate care.


 


The art selected in December was reviewed, discussed, argued, and advocated for by a committee of 10+ new residents and staff. They shared their experiences saying:


 


Blue Muse, monotype by Annie Silverman
It means a lot to me to be able to say that I had a part in decorating a great program. It was so nice working as a community to make choices together.” – client participant


I think the art will bring our program alive. This chance gave these ladies a sense of importance allowing them to be part of something wonderful for other mothers and children to come.” -staff participant


I am a resident building a home for myself, my peers, and future residents. The art will cause thought, reaction, and stimulation for many years to come, and each piece will tell a different story.” -client participant


 


I Am, kodalith photograph by Karin SanbornDonated art will hang in the entry, great room, daycare, hallways, lounges, and other community spaces to promote the feelings of self worth and self confidence the women need to break their cycle of addiction. With some families living at the program for up to a year, the artwork will create an environment that encourages their full potential.


 


Kendra Marien, Spectrum’s Clinical Director, Massachusetts Inpatient Services commented on the process, “Our meeting with Tova reminded me how much the aesthetic around us can impact our thoughts, feelings, and mood. The Art Connection is helping us transform a treatment environment into a healing space.” Aerodynamics, white line woodcut by Amy McGregor-RadinAnd Andrew Strecker, the Development Associate who spearheaded the collaboration between Spectrum and The Art Connection noted, “It was great to have Spectrum’s clients take such an active part in the selection process. I think they really appreciated being given that responsibility. They took the process seriously, but also had an enjoyable time picking out the incredible artwork that will be an important part of what is a new home for them and their children.”


 


Click here to see a wonderful slideshow of the 20 varied artworks selected by Spectrum.

Spectrum Adult Day Health Center, North Andover

The Kitchen Pump by Rachel Ellis KaufmanSpectrum Adult Day Health Center provides individualized programming and activities to promote positive feelings and self-esteem for participants with mild to moderate dementia. They received 22 artworks in September 2011.


Donated artwork has enhanced their already attractive environment, which was uniquely designed to accommodate the cognitive changes individuals with memory disorders face as their disease progresses. The lighting, colors, furniture, and flooring have all been carefully and thoughtfully selected keeping in mind the visual, spatial and physical changes and challenges that individuals with all types of memory loss experience.


 


Venice - View From a Bridge by Carol MonacelliArtwork placed in the entrance, hallways, physical therapy room, social work offices, and the large living-room-like activity room plays an important role in creating a comfortable and enriching environment for clients and families. “We are very proud to be able to display the wonderful pieces of artwork donated by the Art Connection,” says Sherrill O’Gorman, Administrative Assistant for Community Programs, “it  is so exciting; the whole experience has been a pleasure! Our next steps will be to pull together the Open House.” The staff at Spectrum Adult Day Health Center plans to invite the community into their space to celebrate their new art collection this spring.


 


Wedding by Fran GrossmanThe North Andover Citizen covered the pladcement from The Art Connection shortly after Spectrum Adult Day Health Center received their art. Read the story, Art Donation Decorates Walls at Alzheimer’s Care Center: North Andover Facilty Hangs Nearly Two Dozen Works, by clicking here!


 


 



Sapphire by Chalda MaloffAll of these artworks were selected for Spectrum Adult Day Health Center by a committee of staff, board members, clinicians, as well as a family member of one of the agency’s clients. For more information on Spectrum Adult Day Health Center in North Andover, please visit them online at www.spectrumdayprogram.org.

Sherrill House

Paris an oil by artist Miriam Gilman placed at Sherrill House
The Art Connection has partnered with Sherrill House for over three years and has facilitated the placement of 60 works of original art that are meaningful and enjoyable to the people who look at it each and every day, thereby creating dialogue, healing, and relationships between residents, staff, families, and friends.

 

Sherrill House is a non-profit, skilled nursing home providing high-quality medical, nursing and rehabilitation services on an inpatient basis to men and women without distinction as to race, creed, color or national origin. In its concern for the individual, Sherrill House aims to be as broad and diverse as the needs of those it serves. With approximately 600 residents, this facility serves as a home both for frail elders and those of all ages who need rehabilitation.

 

 

Tracks, a goldleaf, acrylic, and mica powder on masonite by Susan Schwalb was placed at Sherrill House
As noted by Melissa Muccioli, director of community outreach and volunteers, “The Art Connection has made a huge impact on the lives of everyone at Sherrill House. The artwork gives the building the home-like cozy feeling that everyone loves. The beauty that emits from the placement of donated original artwork brings pleasure to residents, families, and staff alike on a daily basis. The artwork provides a perfect diversion from and a soothing counterpoint to the difficult medical situations and issues that are dealt with regularly within a nursing home. The art is a true inspiration for us all.”

Behind Glass, a watercolor monotype by artist JoAnne Hungate was placed at Sherrill House
The artwork placements have also been reported to have evoked an expressed desire by the residents to pursue their artistic interest. Sherrill House is currently pursuing ways to enhance their programming to meet this newly expressed need of the resident population.

 

Messing around in boats, a silkscreen donated by collectors Prilla Smith and George Brackett was placed at Sherrill House
Sherrill House will soon be hosting an reception and tour of their unique collection of original artwork acquired in conjunction with The Art Connection. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 between 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Sherrill House at 135 South Huntington Ave in Boston. Please email for more information.

Sargent House

Evening Sampler by Pat Arena, donated by Robin Stanton
In May 2008, The Art Connection facilitated a placement of art at this program for adolescent males involved with the Department of Children and Families; allowing the young men the opportunity to share their thoughts on artwork in a new way. They chose both abstract and representational work to add color to their living space as they develop skills to help them transition to independent living.

 

Sargent House, a program of Community Resources for Justice, is a group home for adolescent males committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for youth involved with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services to grow into healthy and productive young men. These youth have experienced many traumas in their young lives, and have to overcome obstacles in order to find well-being and stability. The 16 selected artworks hang in the entry way, hallways, and common areas to help make the program feel warm, inviting, and more home-like. It will add more of a personal feel and much needed color and vibrancy to the building where the residents spend most of their time.

 

Circe 1997 by Ken Beck

 

 

It was wonderful to engage the young men in a conversation about artwork during the art selection process. Some were more interested in the representational works which they were able to appreciate because “it looks so real.” However, many also found fascination with more abstract works which allowed them to see different things and talk about what they saw. For example, in this selected lithograph by artist Ken Beck, the title “Circe 1997,” did not resonate so much with the young men and was not understood. Some noted that they saw a shovel at the beach, but one mentioned that he saw it as a figure holding up a large object above his head and demonstrating his strength. The conversation developed as others began to see the strength in the image as well.

Rogerson Adult Day

Bouquet by Frances J. GrossmanRogerson Roslindale Adult Day Health Program offers a daily program of wellness and nursing services, social service assistance, nutrition, exercise, and recreational programs for disabled adults in their community. Their new collection of 14 original artworks will be celebrated as part of Roslindale Open Studies on November 7.


Rogreson’s new artwork hangs in the entry, community room, meeting rooms, dining area, and hallways to stimulate the clients, warm the environment, and provide a sense of connection and pride. It also brightens up the program area for residents with dementia.


 


Rainy Morning by Mary Beth MaiselClick here to see the slideshow!


 


To hear about how the artwork makes a difference, consider these quotes from program staff and clients:


 


“I think that the art work is wonderful! All the beautiful pictures and people … It is nice that the program has these nice things. It makes this disease liveable for us.”


-Elsie, Day Program Participant


 


“Thanks to the Art Connection, we have access to amazing art which, as a non-profit, we would not have been able to afford. The original works have a direct and positive impact on our clients and visitors.”    -Laurie Trilling, Vice President, Operations


 


“The art is very nice. It is terrific! I like the colors. It makes me feel good when I look at it.”


-Hazel, Day Program Participant


 


 


Untitled by Ellen Rich“The art gives the space a nice, airy, welcoming feeling. When the clients walk by the different pieces, I can see them light up. The art has done a wonder for the program. I love it!” -Genevive Tetteh, Program Assistant


 


Rogerson Roslindale Adult Day Dementia Program will be hosting an Open House at 23 Florence Street in Roslindale on Saturday, November 7th, from 1 – 5 PM, as a part of Roslindale Open Studios that weekend. They will be serving cider and doughnuts, showcasing the donated art, and hosting a live painting demonstration by Art Connection art donor Roberto Castro. Check it out!

Opioid Treatment Program

Mandala by Deena Schnitman
Situated under the highway near a salt pile and tow lot in a non-descript building, the Opioid Treatment Program of the Boston Public Health Commission provides free medication-assisted substance abuse services to primarily poor, uninsured, homeless, pregnant, and medically compromised individuals. Most people would pass by without even noticing it was there. But step inside, and the space is alive with color, art, care, and recovery.




Continuous Creation I by Susan Schwalb
The Opioid Treatment Program recently held an art reception in May to showcase the 17 original works of art that now live with the clients and staff who selected them. During the selection, participants noted that the art will “promote a more calming and friendly environment,” and that it will “enhance the therapeutic atmosphere of the clinic and evoke thoughts and emotions by all.” At the reception, artists spoke about their work, and clients shared the difference that the art makes in their lives. They commented that they appreciate how beautiful the art is and how it “helps us get through the day.”


Hanging Out by Faith Hyde
Art donors in attendance at the reception included: Prilla Smith Brackett, Roberto Castro, Ellen Gower, Faith Hyde, and Mike Ritter. All artists were pleased with the placement of their work and were overwhelmingly impressed by the people and the work of the agency. Faith Hyde likened attending the event to being a “privilege,” expressing her admiration of the people who help so many and the courage of the clients to speak up and say what the art meant to them. Similarly, Prilla Smith Brackett said, “it was especially moving to hear the clients’ comments about how the art really mattered to them.”



Lost in the Woods by Roberto Zach Castro
The main group therapy room has four pieces that all depict some type of looking out. The art helps to transport the staff and clients to a space other than the one “under the highway.” Eileen Brigandi, director of the program, reflected on how the installation of original artwork helped transform the space: “Since BPHC-Opioid Treatment Program is located in an industrial area, it was essential that we created an environment that was welcoming, attractive, and first-rate. The Art Connection provided us with the means to achieve that goal. This project shows clients that they are important and deserve an appealing space to come to and receive their care.”


Read more about the Opioid Treatment Program and see their entire art collection online.


North Suffolk Mental Health Association

North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) helps their clients achieve independence by providing a myriad of treatment and rehabilitation services as diverse as the individuals found in their waiting areas.


The Art Connection has placed artwork in two of NSMHA’s facilities, the Chelsea Clinic in January 2013, and the Revere Counseling Center in February 2012. All images in this story are of artwork selected for the Chelsea Clinic.


 


 


Indian Woman, photograph by Jack GoldsteinThe Chelsea Clinic has become the primary clinic for Spanish speaking families and the staff provides all psychiatric and medication services, counseling, and therapy in both English and Spanish.


The Revere Counseling Center provides outpatient therapy, after school care to special needs children under the age of 12, and various group therapies including expressive arts, anger management, and a Latina Mom’s Support Group. NSMHA’s Cambodian Clinic is located at the Revere Counseling Center and provides a range of treatments, counseling and community outreach.


 


7 Spot, silkscreen by Maria Termini


Rebecca Allen, the Marketing and Operations Manager shares that she “truly believes art has transformed the energy of the clinics.”


 


 


 


Woodstock, Capetown. Photograph by Michael RizzoThe goal at all NSMH sites is to provide early intervention by promoting prevention, education, and by participating in training and research. The agency knew the addition of original art would create welcoming and soothing environments; greeting clients warmly and reassuring that their experience will be a positive and supportive one with art that welcomes adults and children both. “It will make the clinic feel more like a friendly and inviting place,” staff member Amelia told us.


 


Pears, lithograph by Candy Nartonis


“When I walk into the clinics and I see bright vibrant paintings it makes me feel energized and happy,” Irene, a staff member tells us. “I wonder what the story behind the artist is and what has inspired them to paint a particual subject. “



To learn more about NSMHA, visit them online at http://northsuffolk.org/

New England Center for Arts and Technology

Red Cascade #1, Acrylic and collage on paper by John RosisNew England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT) provides programs to engage and inspire disadvantaged youth and adults who are unemployed, underemployed, or transitioning from public assistance programs through tuition-free, hands-on arts and job training programs. NECAT’s mission is that their students experience fulfillment and strengthened personal identities from their contributions to the community and become seen as assets rather than liabilities.

 

 

Red Speckled Beans, photograph by Leann ShamashNECAT was inspired by Manchester Bidwell in Pittsburgh and its innovative founder, Bill Strickland, who visited Boston to speak at the ribbon cutting on October 11, 2013. See The Art Connection’s images from the event here, and read the press release about the grand opening event.

 

 

 

Jack, monoprint by John GuthrieThe space is located in Boston’s Newmarket district and includes a commercial kitchen and a culinary teaching auditorium, which will form an integral part of NECAT’s first job-training program – Culinary Arts. In addition, NECAT will provide students with job skills training and job placement assistance. These programs will be free of tuition cost to students and will assist local adults, age 17 and older. “Artwork donated through The Art Connection has dramatically enhanced our Center,” shared Maarten Hemsley, NECAT’s founder and chair, “The process of selecting the artwork was professionally managed and was an exciting opportunity for our team to participate in making a permanent difference at the Center.”

 

Grey Sky #3 Oil on Canvas by Carolyn MayThe next phase of education at NECAT will be after school arts programming and medical technology. NECAT will work alongside the Boston Public Schools system and its partners to develop after-hours arts programs to motivate local urban teens to realize their full educational potential.

 

 

 

Brown Mosaic, Acrylic and paper on canvas by Catherine CarterArtwork has been installed in the library, classroom, hallways, and other common spaces. The Art Connection is very happy to partner with NECAT to help the organization fulfill the philosophy of Bill Strickland that “Environment Shapes Behavior”. “Artwork donated through The Art Connection is helping us to fulfill our mission of creating a world-class environment for our students,” Hemsley said.

Visit http://www.ne-cat.org/ to learn more.

Lynn Home for Women

Stripes & Checks, acrylic on napkins by Ellen RichLynn Home for Women’s Washington Square Residence provides affordable housing and the security of a furnished, managed home. Lisa Connolly, Executive Director says “In this, our 100th anniversary, we are excited to bring original art directly into our residents’ lives”.


The diverse population of residents includes students, working, and retired people, those who need wheelchair accessible housing, as well as women who desire a safe, supportive environment. The newly renovated Washington Square Residence (WSR) provides efficiency studios and furnished rooms, fostering a sense of community. The organization encourages and provides sharing of meals, social activities, and opportunities for scholarship assistance and job training.



 


Conversation, Watercolor monotype by JoAnne HungateAll artwork donated through The Art Connection hangs in the dining room, residence halls, and other shared spaces. “The installation of original art provides yet another layer of personal exploration and discovery in the pursuit of a fulfilling life,” says Connolly.


 


 


 


 


 


Carnivale, monotype by Caroline Di NunzioLinda Sullivan, a board member at the Lynn Home for Women, has shared her experience of the art selection process with us: “I was honored to be part of the committee that selected art to further enhance our newly renovated home but wondered how it was going to work. Everyone loves art but how would our small group of residents and board members ever agree on what to choose?


 


 


Untitled Encaustic on panel by Brian Bishop“Sarah Berry immediately united and put our group at ease with an art appreciation exercise. When we were shown over 250 images of artwork, we liked almost all of them. Regardless, getting down to our final choices of 25 pieces was effortless and fun- The Art Connection’s process is magic! We could not be happier to be the recipient of so many beautiful works of art, or more thankful to the generous art donors whose gifts have transformed Lynn Home for Women.”



 


 


Learn more about this residence on their website, www.washingtonsquareresidence.org

Lowell Transitional Living Center

Masquerade, part 3, watercolor monotype by JoAnne HungateThe Lowell Transitional Living Center (LTLC) provides the most critical services to vulnerable adults in Lowell by offering a place for homeless adults to get food, shelter, stability and be treated with dignity. The LTLC provides emergency shelter for 90 adults with 45 additional beds in winter months and during inclement weather to ensure that everyone has a chance to sleep indoors. LTLC also has 12 one-bedroom units for individuals eligible for their Supportive Housing Program.


There are more than 350 meals served in the LTLC dining room every day of the year. Food is available to those staying at the center as well as to low-income neighbors who need a hot meal. Nobody is turned away.


 


 


Modern Cabins, watercolor by Mary Beth Maisel
“The revitalized interior environment for our guests with this new art is a gift. The LTLC was drab place that is now colorful and welcoming in a way that was always beyond our reach financially,” says Director, David McCloskey.


 


 


Jungle Flower, silkscreen by Maria Termini


 


“The Lowell Transitional Living Center is the largest homeless shelter north of Boston and serves the entire Merrimack Valley,” McCloskey tells us. 

Those who visit LTLC are homeless for a variety of reasons including job loss, illness, disability, or trauma. Staff at the LTLC also conducts extensive outreach, building trust with homeless people and encouraging them to visit the center. All who visit are offered case management to help them on the road to employment, sobriety, housing, access to health care, or whatever is needed to live independently.


 


 Walnut Street, photograph by Mark Peterson


Artwork was selected for the facility by LTLC board members, clients, and staff. “We were like kids in a candy store,” said McCloskey. “It was fun, collaborative and productive.” When they received their artwork, McCloskey reached out to Eastern Bank’s Central Street branch in Lowell. The collection was showcased in the bank’s lobby for two weeks before it was permanently installed at LTLC. During the bank exhibition, the bank hosted a networking luncheon for the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce and the LTLC hosted a reception, which staff from The Art Connection attended. See images from the event at the bank here. What a great way to gain attention for our artists and the work happening at LTLC!


 


 


Channel #22, Oil on primed paper by Nan Tull


 


Donated artwork now hangs in Lowell Transitional Living’s reception areas, dining area, conference room, and other public spaces such as hallways, exam rooms, and in both the men’s and women’s dormitories. See the artwork online on our blog.


 


Original works of art will help transform a newly renovated space into a much more welcoming atmosphere. Visit http://ltlc.org to learn more about Lowell Transitional Living Center.

Hope House

Kneeling by Diana KorzenikHope House recently moved into a new building and received 20 original artworks through The Art Connection that transformed it from a “building” to a “home.” Clients who are committed to recovery from addiction made up the art selection committee along with staff, and all are quite enthusiastic about their new art collection. Check out pics from their recent art reception here.


Established in 1955, Hope House is a non-profit residential drug and alcohol treatment center for men. “We have recently constructed and moved to a new 35,000 square foot building,” said Hope House executive director Tom Duffly, “We are pleased with the artwork provided by The Art Connection for our new facility. The positive impact the photographs and paintings have made for our clients and staff is terrific.”


 


Veritable Impasse by Jessica Burko
“The Art Connection is proud to have taken part in transforming this large space into more of a home, especially since the residents in treatment often transition from prison, homeless shelters, or the street,” said Mary Coogan, Board Chair of the Art Connection.




Untitled Batik donated by Herta and Hans LoeserSusan Bradley, Development Director for Hope House, first heard about us from another agency recipient – Casa Esperanza. She said: “We were happy to discover The Art Connection and amazed that such a program existed! The Art Connection staff has guided us with a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm, from our first phone inquiry through to the placement of the art pieces. The residents and staff of Hope House are most appreciative of the beautiful works that we have received.”


 


Click here to see the slideshow!


 


Redline Tracks by Mike RitterThe staff at Hope House aren’t the only ones with positive things to say about this collaboration. Dorchester artist Mike Ritter had four of his paintings selected by Hope House. He shared: ” I take pride in Boston and in my work. By providing donation opportunities to very inspirational institutions, The Art Connection helps me strengthen my relationship to Boston through my work. Knowing my photos may help provide some inspiration and solace at Hope House is tremendously gratifying.” 




Diver by John GuthrieHope House is an 80-bed non-profit residential treatment program for male alcoholics and substance abusers in need of help and willing to commit to recovery. Their mission is to provide effective treatment for alcoholism and substance abuse in safe, secure, community based living. Clients learn skills necessary to live a substance free life, obtain gainful employment, return to their families, and become productive members of their community. Hope House may be the first “home” these men have had in some time as they often transition from prison, homeless shelters, or the street. They recently moved to a brand new building in Roxbury that will serve as their new “home” thanks to your artwork. Donated art hangs in their common spaces, meeting rooms, and hallways to contribute to creating that feeling of home needed in such a large building.

Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc.

Dawn on Mt. Hood, silkscreen  by Deborah ClearmanHomeowner’s Rehab, Inc. (HRI) is a non-profit founded in 1972, whose main goal is the development of affordable housing in the city of Cambridge. HRI, Inc. recently purchased a large apartment building in Inman Square that houses many senior citizens and disabled adults. They received 25 works of art in February 2012.


HRI has shifted its focus from homeownership to include rental properties as a means to create new opportunities for households that cannot compete in Cambridge’s housing market. HRI’s continuing mission is to provide safe, affordable, decent, and sustainable housing.


 


Red 1, photography by Janet FuchsOur first placement with HRI was at the Inman Square Apartments, where many of the residents at this property are homebound and spend a fair amount of time congregating in the buildings’ community areas. The apartment building was renovated by HRI, and the agency came to The Art Connection so that original artwork could be part of their efforts to better the space for its residents.


 


 


Untitled oil on board by Henry Pancher. Donated by Harriet FinkelsteinSeveral residents participated on the Selection Committee at the placement visit. One resident told us she participated because she thought it would be fun to choose art that everyone would get see. Another resident said the art will have “great impact! People will be excited.” He also shared that “voicing one’s likes and dislikes but taking other opinions into account”, was a challenge while selecting which 25 works of art (out of roughly 300 viewed) the Inman Square Apartments community would select.


 


Fifth Avenue Crossroads, oil on canvas by Suzanne HodesHRI is dedicated to keeping affordable housing a reality and has a portfolio of over 1,500 units, including those located within the Inman Square Apartment building, to accomplish this task. This month staff at HRI’s main office, located in Cambridge’s Central Square, will be selecting art in order to enhance the space for their clients who visit to meet with staff or apply for housing. Many of these new applicants are in the midst of a foreclosure or similar challenges that compromise a sound living situation.


To learn more about HRI, please visit www.homeownersrehab.org

Elder Service Plan Winthrop

Winter Throughways by Mary Beth MaiselThe Elder Service Plan Winthrop’s center is now home to 23 works of original artworks. The Elder Service Plan helps seniors live in their own homes for as long as possible by providing quality day programs. The facility is located one block from Winthrop Beach and features a lovely activity room where education, recreation, and arts groups meet.


The Elder Service Plan is part of the national network of PACE (Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly), and is one of many programs in Winthrop part of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. The program allows participants and their families to choose the right combination of medical, social, recreation, rehabilitation, home care, and other services so they can continue living in their own home.


 


Sky/Sea (Horizontal Stripes) by Reba StewartParticipants may also transition into the residence facilities at The Elder Service Plan. The center is currently home to 26 residents over the age of 55 who need transitional care after a hospitalization, and to those with dementia who require specialized care. The residents can enjoy artwork donated through The Art Connection in the rotunda and sitting rooms.


 


Moving Water by Ginny ZangerArtwork also enlivens the space for day participants in the activity room, within in the kitchen, around the rehabilitation rooms, and across from the reception desk. The work is already well loved by members, residents, and their guests as well as by the wonderful caregivers and staff.


 


 


Two Boys of Summer by Susan Miller-Havens 


The selection committee comprised of staff, volunteers, and participants in the dayprogram did a great job choosing the art, there were over 200 works for them to choose from and some of the committee had trouble deciding just what art would be best. Elder Service Plan staff member Patricia Diaz reported that she “enjoys art and appreciate The Art Connection’s donation. I liked more than 20 pieces, the art is so beautiful… it really impacts the patients and staff in a positive way.” 


 


 


 



Spring Breeze by Rachel Ellis Kaufman


 


The “Art Viewing” held by the center on September 15, 2011 was a memorable event where staff and artists were able to mingle with center participants, take tours of the art, and learn about the impact the Elder Service Plan’s art collection is making in their community. Check out images from the reception!

Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center

Lillies by Marcia SewallThe Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center is a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 60-bed psychiatric in-patient facility. They provide quality, integrated care and support towards recovery for individuals needing forensic evaluation and those with mental illness who require continuing care.


The staff at the Fuller works to create an environment for their clients that fosters hope, supports self-determination, is inclusive of diverse ideas and opinions, adaptive to change, and a place where residents and staff are respectful of each other. “Being diagnosed with a mental illness can be an isolating, spirit-crushing experience,” says Melissa, a former client.


 


 


 


Rose by Matthew TovianShe acknowledges that “many individuals volunteered to transform a place of sterility into a place of reflection and inspiration – a sanctuary within an institution… this is only one example of what can happen when people come together to share their experience, strength and hope. It’s a beautiful beginning.”


“I would like to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful donations,” Vincent Moy, the Director of Rehabilitation Services, told The Art Connection…”the beautiful artwork will promote healing to all the patients we serve.”


 


Backyard Chair by Abby R. Zonies


 


The Fuller provides forensic evaluation and continuing care for individuals who are involved in legal issues who have mental illness, some of whom are required by law to be locked into the unit for anywhere from 20 days to several years. They have just completed a rooftop Healing Garden, created with a lot of input from former and current patients. Vincent says, “The Healing Garden is vital in promoting recovery and supporting the mission of DMH. It is not just about creating a place for fresh air.”


 


 


Earth, Green, Air, and Sky by Katherine MaloneyThe artwork donated through The Art Connection will also serve to create a more welcoming client-centered environment, or “a sanctuary within an institution”, for people staying at the Fuller regardless of the duration of their visit. Moy tells us that “the art in comfort rooms, where clients experiencing distress will go to be helped to calm down, will enhance recovery by creating a soothing and calming environment.” Art will also be on view for patients in the foyer outside the Healing Garden and in other public spaces throughout the facility.


 

City on a Hill

South Station by Jason Pechinski, placed at City on a Hill.
Students from City on a Hill Charter School in Roxbury had the opportunity to transform their space by participating in a lively and engaging art selection process in February as they worked together to make choices to beautify their school with original art. Students commented on what it was like to be a part of this process.

The mission of City on a Hill Charter School is to graduate responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens, prepared to advance community, culture, and

Tidal Pool by Jane Goldman, placed at City on a Hillcommerce, and to compete in the 21st century. The democratic process was alive as students participated in an art dialogue involving artworks viewed from a diverse catalog of 300 donated works of art. The group, consisting of five students representing the student body along with three faculty members, joined The Art Connection staff at their school to participate in the art selection process, which ultimately resulted in 11 works of art being selected to beautify the school’s hallways, student spaces, meeting rooms, tutorial areas, and stairwells.

Hybrid 10 by Sam Tan, placed at City on a HillWhat did the students have to say?

“It is a privilege for a student to have a voice in deciding what should be in the school. I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to advocate for other students about the artwork that should be in the building. I had a great time and I believe that everyone who participated did too.” Toyin Egharevba, student (14 yrs old)

“Because I am taking AP Art History, it was interesting to debate and decide which pieces were best for the school’s community. Also, predicting what the students’ reaction of the art that I chose was fulfilling and enjoyable.” Javonee Cotton, student (17 yrs old)

 

Untitled by Roberto (Zach) Castro, placed at City on a Hill
“It’s very exciting that the students are involved in the process of selecting art to beautify the school, because we have to see these pieces every day so our opinions should be considered.” Torraine Humes, student (18 yrs old)

City on a Hill anticipates installing the 11 artworks sometime in the Spring, ensuring that the seniors who participated in the art selection process have the opportunity to enjoy the art before graduating. 

CHA – Whidden Hospital

Walking on the Beach by JoAnne Hungate
Whidden Hospital in Everett is a recent recipient of 19 original works by 12 artists. According to Deborah Murphy, the hospital administrator, “the response has been wonderful. The works not only enhance the hospital’s physical space but stimulate social engagement in an extremely positive manner.”


 


 


Untitled by Jessie Nickerson
Whidden is a busy community hospital that serves the 200,000 residents of Everett, Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop, and Malden. As the only hospital in this five-city area, Whidden provides many services including 24-hour emergency care, surgery, orthopedic, rehab, specialty care, primary care, and mental health program. The donated art hangs in Whidden’s recently renovated lobbies, hallways, waiting areas, and cafeteria to help make the space more pleasurable and friendly to patients and families accessing services there.


 


Reflections by Wendy Ingram
Deborah also remarked: “The artwork has completely changed the atmosphere of the hospital. When you walk into the hospital, it now feels inviting. It’s nice to walk out into the lobbies or the corridors and see people – staff and visitors – looking at the pieces and talking about them. We are very proud of the artwork and we showcase it whenever we have guests visit the hospital.”


 


Big Rainbow Tree by Maria Termini
Upon seeing the installed artwork at the hospital’s art reception, Art Connection executive director, Jim McDonald had this to say: “It never gets old, to visit a place like Whidden, be given a tour of the newly installed artwork, and witness both the pride and sense of wonder that the new ‘owners’ have for their new collection. And to hear that they can’t wait until next year for another opportunity to select more artwork is great evidence of the impact of our program.”


Read more about this placement in the Mass Nonprofit News and the Boston Globe. Want to see a slideshow of their wonderful new art collection? Click here. You can also view pictures from the art reception event that took place in November.

Central Boston Elder Services


Calla Lillies by Patty Saunders


Central Boston Elder Services is one of the largest nonprofit home care agencies in Massachusetts. The agency has been helping seniors live independently since 1974 and is pleased to open the Dudley Square Elderly Housing Development this year. “This project is a remarkable accomplishment for the agency and continues our goal of assisting in the redevelopment of the Roxbury community,” said Catherine Hardaway, executive director of Central Boston Elder Services (CBES). In 2005, The Art Connection placed 18 artworks in CBES’ headquarters, and in September 2011, we facilitated the donation of 25 additional works to be hung in the new housing development. The 57-unit development is a”green” building adjacent to the CEBS headquarters, includes many public areas for its residents- elders over the age of 62. Twelve of the apartments serve the needs of homeless elders and 21 are reserved for low-income residents.


 


New Interior 8B by Judith LibermanThe seven-member selection committee comprised of staff, board members, and CBES volunteers chose art that has been placed throughout the seven-story building ‘s common areas. “The selection process was an exciting challenge. We had a wonderful and extensive selection of imagery to choose from. We believe that our residents will be stimulated by the vibrant colors and enjoy the beauty the art adds to their surroundings,” recalls Jacqueline Linton Weaver, CEBS’ executive assistant. “We are very appreciative of the art donated by such a diverse group of artists and the guidance and support received form the staff at the Art Connection… The art is displayed in our common areas, community areas and corridors where both residents and guests can enjoy”.


 


Four Buildings by Mark Peterson


Art hangs in the lobby and lounge, where elders will participate in wellness and exercise programs and receive meals on wheels. Work was chosen for the library, game room, TV rooms, and in the top-floor sky lounge, which has a view of downtown Boston. The selection committee was careful to choose work that represented the population of elders that would be living in that space in years to come, as well as representing the rooms in which they were being placed, such as “Four Buildings”, a photograph by Mark Peterson shown here, selected to hang in the sky lounge.


 


 


 


Pulse 4 by Catherine CarterThe addition of this art will enhance the exhaustive list of services offered by CBES, which includes grocery and chore services, assistance with management of funds , meal delivery, personal care and home health services, transportation, and respite care, among other things. Eligibility for these services is based on a sliding scale and is determined by age, income and need. Most Boston residents living in the neighborhoods of Allston, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill, North Dorchester, North Jamaica Plain, South End and Roxbury qualify to receive services at little or no charge.


 


 


Legs (Cambridge, MA) by Aviva BellEach client of Central Boston Elder Services is assigned a case manager to develop an individual care plan. Case managers oversee and keep clients up-to-date about elder advocacy programs and are knowledgeable about benefits, funding sources and guidelines for services and program beyond the scope CBES. As the needs of each client changes, case managers make the necessary adjustments to ensure proper care is as responsive as possible.


 


For more information, please visit http://www.centralboston.org/.

CASPAR

When East Collides With West, Gouache/pigmented print on paper by Marian DioguardiCASPAR, Inc. has been providing direct service to adults and youth confronting alcoholism and addiction for over 40 years. Fifty nine artworks now hang at the 107-bed emergency shelter in Cambridge and at an addictions recovery center and the Support Services Center in Somerville.


Our most recent placement with CASPAR was at the Emergency Services Shelter in Cambridge. The staff serves homeless men and women who also struggle with substance abuse and mental illness. The center provides three daily meals, 365 days, of the year and is open 24 hours a day.


 


 


Fairytale, photograph by Diana LemieuxIn addition to shelter, they provide case management, nursing services, and counseling. The shelter is temporary home to many people each year who are experiencing emotional and material hardship. The Staff at the Emergency Service Center are wanted to add original artwork to the space to transform it from “ugly and institutional to more inspiring and uplifting.”


 


 


Our Gang, Oil/blue-toned photo by Al Fisher. Donated by Linda Fisher.Now, artwork hangs in the women’s dorm, men’s dorm, outside the kitchen, in the case management office, conference rooms, and large day room where guests congregate, eat, and use the computer. One client who helped select artwork shared their experience with us.


I am an artist and love to share my insights about other artists’ work. I hope these pieces will bring pleasure and happiness to the shelter community.”


 


Her & Him, Mixed media on paper by Faith HydeThe Supportive Services office in Somerville serves as a drop-in center and employment program center for newly sober clients 18 years of age and older wishing to reenter the workforce. Employment Center staff assists clients hone their job-readiness skills by helping to develop a job search plan, providing employment counseling, hosting workshops, offering cover letter and résumé critiques, and organizing networking groups.


 


 


Tisket, Tisket, Acrylic, oil pastel, colored pencil on board by Lisa SearsCASPAR’s clients include those with little to no employment experience as well as those with extensive work histories. They are people who identify as GLBTQ, the homeless and unstably housed, veterans, ex-offenders, those living with HIV or AIDS. CASPAR offers the simple idea that by walking through their doors, there is hope for today.


Learn more online at http://www.casparinc.org/

Casa Esperanza

Photo from the art reception at Casa EsperanzaOn December 9th, 2008, clients from the substance abuse program at Casa Esperanza joined with staff, artists, and representatives from The Art Connection to celebrate their new installation of original art. The group toured the 25 artworks that were donated by local artists through The Art Connection and shared reflections on the process of selecting art and the difference the art has made in their lives.

(l-r) Jessica Cohen (operations manager, Casa Esperanza), Diliana DeJesus (development & communications manager, Casa Esperanza), Jim McDonald (executive director, The Art Connection), Francisco (client, Casa Esperanza) pose with a donated quilt by Clara Wainwright.

Counting on Miracles by Debra Olin placed at Casa Esperanza
Casa Esperanza was created in 1984, as a grassroots response to the substance abuse crisis in the Latino community. With the mission of helping people to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction, gain the skills they need to be self sufficient, and repair and strengthen families torn apart by addiction, Casa Esperanza operates numerous treatment facilities including a residential treatment facility for 25 men, a residential treatment facility for 20 women and their children, 23 unites of Supportive Housing, and a Relapse Prevention and Outpatient Services program providing aftercare services for individuals and families in recovery.

 

Purple Fields by Sue Wurzel, placed at Casa Esperanza
During the recent art reception, Francisco, a client in the men’s program and artist himself, spoke about the comfort and confidence that the art provides. “I don’t know what to say other than to say that everything has changed. You don’t just look at art once. You look at it again and again and can see something new each time. You can feel different emotions each time you look at it. It helps me calm down here! We really appreciate it.”

Click here for more on this story as reported by The Boston Arts Examiner.

Career Source

Across the Charles by Frances Grossman

High unemployment rates translate into many job seekers experiencing stress as they search for their next job. Career Source in Cambridge can now welcome them with color and encourage them with inspiring creative spirit thanks to their new collection of 20 original works of art via The Art Connection.


 


Continuous Creation II by Susan Schwalb
Career Source
is a comprehensive career center with access to a variety of resources to connect job seekers with employers. Each year the center serves nearly 7500 customers on all levels of education and experience. Through interest and skill assessments, workshops, individual counseling, training resources and recruitment events, Career Source assists job seekers to explore opportunities and ways to apply their skills in a variety of industries. As a nonprofit career center that provides some state services, they work with many recently unemployed customers, many of whom are in a heightened state of anxiety.


 


Venetian Alley by Jeannie MotherwellThe donated art hangs in the entry, waiting areas, workshop rooms, computer lab, and hallways to provide a welcoming, comforting, and aesthetically pleasing environment for their customers, rather than one that is “institutional” and impersonal. Considering that physical environments often have a profound effect on mood and sense of well-being, the artwork is instrumental in lifting the spirits of the unemployed. It helps motivate them to continue their search to find a job that allows them to contribute their talents to the world just as our donating artists are doing by donating their work to their community.



Jazz by Nan Hass Feldman
“In addition to bringing some flair to the Center, I think it [the donated art] will boost everyone’s morale and provide some inward peace and calm as well as conversation,” noted Carolyn Cashwell, the manager of workshop services at Career Source, when asked what she thought the impact of the new art would be.



 


The Space Between by Ann Christensen
Career Source recently celebrated their new art at an Open House. Art Connection Program Manager, Tova Speter, was amazed at the transformation of the space from her last visit months ago. “With the newly painted walls and the beautiful art, it truly is a whole new environment for all who walk through these doors. What was once a bit drab and institutional is now alive with a dynamic energy that will hopefully stimulate job seekers and remind them that they are cared for.”


 


Read more about this placement in the Cambridge Chronicle. Want to see a slideshow of their wonderful new art collection? Click here. You can also view pictures from the art reception event that took place in March.

Boston Public Health Commission

Somewhere, by Maria Termini
The Art Connection partnered with the Boston Public Health Commission to bring artwork into their central intake, outpatient substance abuse clinic, youth program, community health education program and mom’s project. 20 original works of art now grace their walls with more on the way!

 

Solstice, by Cassie Tondro
The Boston Public Health Commission’s mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The donated art will hang in the waiting areas, meeting rooms, and hallways of their various programs to enhance the mental, physical, and social environment that clients experience when they access services at BPHC. The donated art lifts the spirits of both the clients and employees and makes everyone feel better about giving and/or receiving help. It also reminds BPHC visitors daily of the beauty they see in each person who walks through their doors.

 

 

As noted by Maurice Myrie, senior policy advisor at BPHC, “The process of receiving original artwork has been remarkable. People are taking the time Hearts, by Susan Makinto stop to look at the art and are very happy to have had this opportunity and to “win” such a great collection. The art has made an incredible difference and has definitely spruced up our spaces for the better.”

 

 

Also – The Art Connection is proud to announce that selected work by each agency will now be available online as part of a new Agency Portfolio blog. Click here to see the slideshow!

Adolescent Consultation Services/Center for Family Connections

Urban Renewal by Caroline Dinunzio
For the first time, we are featuring two agencies as they both received artwork from us and are coincidentally in the same building! Both recently moved to different floors at 189 Cambridge Street, a building that is now bursting with 36 new works of art to inspire the youth who access services there.


 


Becoming #11 by Prilla Smith Brackett



Adolescent Consultation Services (ACS)
has a mission is to provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to court-involved youth and their families. Often, the low-income, high-risk children referred to ACS have been unable to obtain needed services elsewhere. Most youth come from multi-problem families with histories of unattended medical and mental health problems, learning disorders, substance abuse, family violence, and severe economic stressors. Some have required placement outside the home as a result of parental drug involvement, incarceration, or abuse/neglect. ACS seeks to create a therapeutic atmosphere in their office in order to make it a safe place to talk for families referred by the court who are often disoriented and scared. Sometimes the clients are hesitant to talk about their lives as many clients and their family members have a history of trauma and may have a difficult time feeling comfortable. The art now hanging in the entry, waiting area, client interview rooms, conference room, and hallways helps people feel welcome, provides a natural conversation topic for Franconia Notch by Frances K. Grossmannew clients, and creates an overall nurturing feeling in spaces that many otherwise feel impersonal.


Staff have noted that many clients are intrigued by the work and that it has already inspired numerous conversations and peaked interest in learning more about art as a result. They noted that the art donation has improved self esteem/pride of both staff and clients, created a more attractive environment, stimulated dialogue, improved morale, stimulated creativity, and helped build connections in the community with local artists and friends.


 


 


 


Control Room, Brookhaven by Suzanne HodesCenter for Family Connections is an educational and clinical resource center that specializes in the developmental, structural, and systemic issues related to adoption, foster care, kinship, guardianship, as well as the people with whom they are connected, by offering training, education, advocacy, and clinical treatment. They believe that the need to honor connections is an essential part of family life and work to construct, re-construct, refurbish, and renovate families. The art now hanging in the entry, waiting area, meeting room, group room, training room, and hallways to uplift, heal, and inspire those accessing services at the center.


Both agencies held art receptions on the same day to celebrate the new art in the building, but Center for Family Connections took it one step further and offered an art making activity as part of the reception. Children who access services onsite were in attendance and were invited to create artwork inspired by the new donated work now installed on their walls. This allowed the gift of art to continue to permeate through the event and the guests as it translated into new creative Childprocess. Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, executive director at CFFC expressed her delight with the art saying, “These pieces will stretch the minds of the children we work with, and allow them express themselves in ways previously unthought-of. We are grateful to have our walls alive with art, but we are even more grateful because the artists are influencing our young foster and adopted children every day!” (Note: stay tuned for more of Joyce’s reflections in our upcoming Fall printed newsletter in September.)


Art Shows Archive 2009

Past Art Connection artists’ shows from 2009

Artist Name: Maria Termini
Exhibit Title: Open Studio and Art Sale
Gallery/Site: My Studio
Address: 306 Langley Road, Newton, MA 02459, near Newton Center T stop (parking is fantastic)
Exhibit Dates: Saturdays – December 5, 12, and 19
Exhibit Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM
Reception Info: Refreshments will be served, all are invited, for more info: 617-928-1544, leafdancer@verizon.net
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Artist Name: Lei-Sanne Doo
Exhibit Title: Icons + Altars
Gallery/Site: New Art Center
Address: 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
Exhibit Dates: November 13-December 13, 2009
Exhibit Hours: M – F 9 -5, Sat & Sun 1-5 pm
Reception Info: Friday, November 13, 6-8 pm
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Artist Name: John Borchard
Exhibit Title: Mists and Clouds
Gallery/Site: Concord Art Association
Address: 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
(Now Handicap Accessible)
Exhibit Dates: November 3-30, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Tues-Sat 10-4:30, Sun 12-4
Reception Info: Thursday, November 12, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Tova Speter
Exhibit Title: Vernon Street Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Vernon Street Studios
Address: 6 Vernon Street, Somerville, Ma
Exhibit Dates: November 7 & 8 2009
Exhibit Hours: Sat and Sun, 12-6pm
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Artist Name: Lei-Sanne Doo
Exhibit Title: 2009 Boston Caring & Culture /Benefit for the Boston Reach Foundation
Gallery/Site: The Liberty Hotel
Address: 215 Charles St, 5th Floor Rotunda, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Exhibit Hours: 6 – 9 PM
Reception Info: An evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, shopping and art to benefit families in need. $90 per person donation.
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Artist Name: Anyahlee Cañas
Artists: Group show including over 25 artists
Exhibit Title: Cornucopia
Gallery/Site: The Hope Gallery
Address: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 940 Commonwealth Ave. West, Boston, 02215 Exhibit Dates: October 30 – December 18, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception Info: Friday, October 30, 2009 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Irma Cerese
Exhibit Title: 3 Artists
Gallery/Site: South Shore Conservatory Galleries
Address: One Conservatory Dr., Hingham, MA
Exhibit Dates: November 3, 2009 – February 28, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M-F 9am – 8pm, Sat. 9am – 12pm
Reception Info: November 15, 2009, 2-4pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Rich & Laura Evans
Exhibit Title: Construction
Gallery/Site: Suffolk University Art Gallery
Address: 75 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: October 15 – November 21, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Thur 9am – 9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm
Reception Info: Friday, October 16, 6-8:30pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Stutman
Exhibit Title: Small Works Show 2009
Gallery/Site: Sacramento St. Gallery
Address: 20 Sacramento St., Cambridge 02138
Exhibit Dates: October 23 – December 4, 2009
Exhibit Hours: M-F 9-5
Reception Info: Friday, Oct. 23, 5-8pm
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Artist Name: Dorothy Arnold
Exhibit Title: The Intimate Gesture: Drawings & Watercolors
Gallery/Site: Stephen Score Gallery Inc.
Address: 73 Chestnut St., Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: October 23-31, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10am-4pm or by appointment
Reception Info: Thursday, October 22, 4-8pm
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Artist Name: Cat Bennett
Artists: Group show organized by Cat Bennett
Exhibit Title: ART + SPACE
Gallery/Site: Bell Tower Place
Address: 444 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA
Exhibit Date: Sat. October 17 or by private appointment
Exhibit Hours: 3-6pm
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Artist Name: Susan Schwalb, co curator with Margaret Mathews Berenson
Exhibit Title: Reinventing Silverpoint: An Ancient Technique for the 21st Century
Gallery/Site: Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College Address: 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT
Exhibit Dates: Nov 4 – Dec 10 2009
Exhibit Hours: M-F 9-5pm; Sa-Su 1-4 pm
Reception Info: Wed Nov 11, 5-6 pm, curators talk: 4-5pm
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Artist Name: Anne Silber
Exhibit Title: Illuminations (group show)
Gallery/Site: Mass. General Hospital Cancer Center
Address: 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: Oct 5 – Jan 2010
Reception Info: Tues Oct. 27 5:30-7:00pm, Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
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Artist Name: Cassandra Tondro
Exhibit Title: “Haz Mat” and “Oops!” Paintings
Gallery/Site: The Rose Cafe
Address: 220 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA
Exhibit Dates: Oct. 11 – Nov. 29, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Open daily, hours vary by day
Reception Info: Saturday, October 24, 3-4:30pm
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Artist Name: Nan Tull
Exhibit Title: Nan Tull: Sensuous Wisdom—Twenty-five Years of Painting and Drawing (1984-2009)
Gallery/Site: The Danforth Museum of Art
Address: 123 Union Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Exhibit Dates: September 12 – November 8, 2009
Exhibit Hours: W,Th, Su 12-5 pm; F & Sa 10 am-5 pm
Opening Reception: September 12, 6-8 pm; Artist Talks: September 16, 12 pm & October 25, 3pm
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Artist Name: Lisa L. Sears
Exhibit Title: Arlington Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Arlington Center for the Arts
Address: 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA 02474 (top floor) Exhibit Dates: Sat Oct 17 and Sun Oct 18, 2009
Exhibit Hours: 12 pm – 5 pm
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Artist Name: Susan Schwalb, co curator with Margaret Mathews Berenson
Exhibit Title: Reinventing Silverpoint: An Ancient Technique for the 21st Century
Gallery/Site: Kentler International Drawing Space
Address: 353 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY
Exhibit Dates: Sept 11 – Oct 25 2009
Exhibit Hours: Thursday- Sunday 12-5pm
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Artist name: Karen Moss
Exhibit title: “Informal Observations
Gallery: Hallspace
Address: 950 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
Exhibit Dates: Sept 5-Oct 10
Exhibit Hours: Fri and Sat 12-5 PM, on other days by appt.
Reception: Saturday September 5, 3-6pm
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Artist Name: Nina Wishnok
Exhibit Title: Placeless Space
Gallery/Site: Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Montserrat College of Art
Address: 23 Essex St. Beverly MA
Exhibit Dates: August 17 – September 19, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-1
Reception Info: Thursday September 3, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Stutman
Exhibit Title: Nature
Gallery/Site: Caladan Gallery
Exhibit Dates: August 15 – September 14, 2009
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Artist Name: Janice Donnelly
Exhibit Title: Art in the Park
Gallery/Site: Manchester Artist Association/Veterans Park
Address: Elm & Central Streets, Manchester, NH
Exhibit Dates: August 29 & 30 2009
Exhibit Hours: 10am-5pm
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Artist Name: Clare Asch
Exhibit Title: Eight Visions
Gallery/Site: Attleboro Arts Museum
Address: 86 Park St, Attleboro, MA
Exhibit Dates: Aug 12 – Sept 12, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Tues-Sat 10am – 4pm
Reception Info: Friday, August 14, 7-9pm
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Artist Name: Janice Donnelly
Exhibit Title: 56th Annual Greely Park Art Show
Gallery/Site: Nashua Artists’ Association/Greely Park
Address: Nashua, NH
Exhibit Dates: August 15 & 16 2009
Exhibit Hours:10am-5pm
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Artist Name: Chalda Maloff
Exhibit Title: Land and Sea
Gallery/Site: Verizon Gallery
Address: 600 Hidden Ridge, Las Colinas (Dallas), Texas Exhibit Dates: July 31 – August 31, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Weekdays 9-5pm
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Artist Name: Irma Cerese
Exhibit Title: Paintscapes 2009
Gallery/Site: Landing Gallery
Address: 8 Elm Street, Rockland, ME
Exhibit Dates: July 15 – August 15
Exhibit Hours: M-Sa 10-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Wed till 8pm
Reception Info: Wednesday July 15, 5-8pm
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Artist Name: Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: Boston Handmade Marketplace
Gallery/Site: Union Square, Somerville, MA
Address: intersection of Washington, Prospect & Somerville Ave.
Exhibit Dates: July 11, 2009
Exhibit Hours: 3-7pm
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Artist Name: SAND T
Exhibit Title: Touch Me Not
Gallery/Site: LynnARTS, Inc.
Address: 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, 01901
Exhibit Dates: June 15 – July 17, 2009
Exhibit Hours: MTWF 10 am – 4 pm, Th 10 am – 7 pm
Reception Info: Saturday June 27, 2-4pm
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Artist Name: SAND T
Exhibit Title: Important Things
Gallery/Site: The Little Gallery Under the Stairs
Address: 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, 01901
Exhibit Dates: June 16 – August 21, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Thurs 6:30-8:30pm, Sat 10-4pm, and by appointment.
Reception Info: Saturday June 27, 2-5pm
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Artist Name: Cassandra Tondro
Exhibit Title: Rhapsody & Blue
Gallery/Site: Pierre Paul Art Gallery
Address: 3370 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Exhibit Dates: May 30 – August 31, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri 10 -7, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5
Reception Info: June 20, 2009, 6-9pm
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Artist Name: Carole Bolsey
Exhibit Title: On Their Own
Gallery/Site: Art Complex Museum
Address: 189 Alden St., Duxbury MA 02331
Exhibit Dates: May 31 – August 16
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Reception Info: June 14, 1:30 – 3:30pm
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Artist Name: Irma Cerese
Exhibit Title: Gallery Artists
Gallery/Site: Dragonfly Gallery
Address: 91 Dukes County Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Exhibit Dates: May through October 2009
Exhibit Hours: daily
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Artist Name: Robert Rovenolt
Exhibit Title: Plastic Fantastic!
Gallery/Site: Laconia Gallery
Address: 433 Harrison Ave., Boston MA 02118
Exhibit Dates: June 27 – August 1, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Fri. 11-3pm; Sat. & Sun., 12-4pm
Reception Info: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm
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Artist Name: SAND T
Exhibit Title: Touch Me Not
Gallery/Site: LynnARTS, Inc.
Address: 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, 01901
Exhibit Dates: June 15 – July 17, 2009
Exhibit Hours: MTWF 10 am – 4 pm, Th 10 am – 7 pm
Reception Info: Saturday June 27, 2 -4pm
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Artist Name: SAND T
Exhibit Title: Important Things
Gallery/Site: The Little Gallery Under the Stairs
Address: 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, 01901
Exhibit Dates: June 16 – August 21, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Thurs 6:30-8:30pm, Sat 10-4pm, and by appointment.
Reception Info: Sa
urday June 27, 2 -5pm
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Artist Name: Cassandra Tondro
Exhibit Title: Rhapsody & Blue
Gallery/Site: Pierre Paul Art Gallery
Address: 3370 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Exhibit Dates: May 30 – August 31, 2009
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri 10 -7, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5
Reception Info: June 20, 2009, 6-9pm
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Artist Name: Carole Bolsey
Exhibit Title: On Their Own
Gallery/Site: Art Complex Museum
Address: 189 Alden St., Duxbury MA 02331
Exhibit Dates: May 31 – August 16
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Reception Info: June 14, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
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Artist Name: Irma Cerese
Exhibit Title: Gallery Artists
Gallery/Site: Dragonfly Gallery
Address: 91 Dukes County Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Exhibit Dates: May through October 2009
Exhibit Hours: daily
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Artist Name: Marian Diogardi & JB
Exhibit Title: Beacon Hill Art Walk
Gallery/Site: Beacon Hill
Address: *Starting Points: 135 1/2 Charles Street, and the corner of Cambridge Street & West Cedar Street.
Exhibit Dates: Sunday, June 7
Exhibit Hours: 12pm – 6pm
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Artist Name: Jason Pechinski
Exhibit Title: “June Featured Artist”
Gallery/Site: Made in Fort Point
Address: 12 Farnsworth Street, Boston Ma 02210 (near Children’s Museum)
Exhibit Dates: June 1-30
Exhibit Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Reception Info: Thursday, June 4, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: New Work from the Arnold Arboretum
Gallery/Site: JP Licks
Address: 659 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: June 1-30
Exhibit Hours: Store hours, 6 am – midnight daily
Reception Info: Thursday, June 4, 6 – 8 pm
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Artist Name: Tova Speter
Exhibit Title: Tova Speter: a collection of works
Gallery/Site: Atomic Bean Cafe
Address: 904 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA
Exhibit Dates: June 2-June 28
Exhibit Hours: 9am – 10pm
Reception Info: Thursday, June 4, 8-9pm
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Exhibitting artists include: Adria Arch, John Borchard, Martha Jane Bradford, Phyllis Ewen, Nan Haas Feldman, Cynthia Maurice, Carolyn Muskat, Ellen Sinclair, Willard Traub, and Nan Tull
Exhibit Title: Community of Artists
Gallery/Site: Danforth Art Museum
Address: 123 Union St. , Framingham, MA
Exhibit Dates: June 3 – August 2
Exhibit Hours: 12 – 5 pm, Wed – Sun
Reception Info: June 3, 6-8 pm
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Exhibitting artists include: Susan Schwalb and Antoinette Winters
Exhibit Title: Off the Wall
Gallery/Site: Danforth Art Museum
Address: 123 Union St. , Framingham, MA
Exhibit Dates: June 3 – August 2
Exhibit Hours: 12 – 5 pm, Wed. – Sunday
Reception Info: June 3, 6-8 pm
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Artist Name: Selina Narov
Exhibit Title: Fine Art & Craft Show
Gallery/Site: Paradise City Arts Festivals
Address: Northampton Fairground
Exhibit Dates: May 23-25
Exhibit Hours: 10 am-6 pm
Reception Info: Fri May 22 WGBY Party
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Artist Name: Selina Narov
Exhibit Title: SOWA ART WALK, Fashion Show
Gallery/Site: BEADS+FIBER
Address: 460 Harrison Ave.
Exhibit Dates: May 16-17
Exhibit Hours: 2-4 pm
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Artist Name: Remmi Franklin
Exhibit Title: Newton Open Studios
Gallery/Site: The Church of the Redeemer
Address: 379 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Exhibit Dates: May 16th and May 17th
Exhibit Hours: 11 am to 5 pm
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Artist Name: Linda Clave
Exhibit Title: Improvised Action,
a part of TransCultural Exchange 2009
Gallery/Site: Outpost Gallery
Address: 186 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA
Exhibit Dates: through May
Exhibit Hours: contact Linda: 617-470-9200
Reception Info: Closing Party TBD
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Artist Names: Jane Goldman and SAND T
Exhibit Title: MA Artists 2009 Exhibition Juried by Nick Capasso
Gallery/Site: The Brush Gallery
Address: 256 Market St., Lowell, MA
Exhibit Dates: March 22 – June 14
Exhibit Hours: through Mar 31, Wed to Sat 11-4, Sun 12-4; beginning April 1, Tues to Sat 11-4, Sun 12-4.
Reception Info: Sunday, March 22, 2 – 4 pm
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Artist Name: Ruth Ginsberg-Place
Exhibit Title: Endless Possibilities: The Unique Print
Gallery/Site: College of the Holy Cross, Cantor Art Gallery
Address:25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA
Exhibit Dates: Mar 31 – May 1
Exhibit Hours: please call 781-598-5244
Reception Info: Sat April 4, 2-4pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Stutman
Exhibit Title: Drawing Show
Gallery/Site: Sacramento Street Gallery
Address:20 Sacramento St, Cambridge, MA
Exhibit Dates: Mar 29 – May 1
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm
Reception Info: Sun March 29, 4-6pm
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Artist Name: SAND T
Exhibit Title: SAND T | New Work
Gallery/Site: The Student Union Art Gallery at UMass Amherst
Address: 416 Student Union Building @ UMASS Amherst Exhibit Dates: March 23 – April 3
Exhibit Hours: Mon – Thurs 10am – 5pm, Fri 10am – 3pm.
Reception Info: Saturday, March 28, 12-2pm
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Artist Name: Amy McGregor-Radin
Exhibit Title: Women In Print: An Exhibition of Boston-area Women Printmakers
Gallery/Site: Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery
Address: 250 Rutherford Avenue, Boston MA
Exhibit Dates: March 9 – April 17
Exhibit Hours: MWF 10am-5pm TTh 10am-7pm Sat 10am-2pm closed Sundays
Reception Info: Thursday March 12, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Janice Donnelly
Exhibit Title: Illuminations Program
Gallery/Site: Massachussets General Hospital Cancer Center
Address: 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: Feb – May 2009
Reception Info: Tues, March 10, 5:30-7pm at the
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi (artist and curator)
Exhibit Title: Not Dead Yet
Gallery/Site: Brickbottom Gallery
Address: 1 Fitchburg St, Somerville, MA
Exhibit Dates: Mar 1 – Apr 4
Exhibit Hours: Thur-Sat 12-5 pm
Reception Info: Sunday March 1, 3-5pm
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Artist Name: Cassandra Tondro
Exhibit Title: Insight/Inside LA
Gallery/Site: Mount St. Mary’s College
Address: 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Exhibit Dates: March 1 – April 4
Exhibit Hours: Wed – Sat 12 – 5pm
Reception Info: Sun, March 1, 10:30 am
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Artist Name: Ruth Ginsberg-Place
Exhibit Title: Shelter: artist books exhibition
Gallery/Site: College of the Holy Cross, Cantor Art Gallery
Address: One College St, Worcester, MA 01610
Exhibit Dates: Jan 28-Mar 31
Exhibit Hours: M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa 2-5 pm
Reception Info: Artists’ talks on Feb 12, 18 & 26
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Artist Name: Ellen Gower
Exhibit Title: SMFA Student Annual Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Grossman Gallery at SMFA
Address: 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Exhibit Dates: Feb 17 – Mar 10
Exhibit Hours: M-W 10-5pm, Th 10-8pm, F-Sa 10-5pm
Reception Info: Feb 17, 5-7 pm
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Artist Name: Nancy Webb
Exhibit Title: Mostly Drawing
Gallery/Site: The Sacramento Street Gallery
Address: 20 Sacramento Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Exhibit Dates: Feb 13 – Mar 20
Exhibit Hours: M-F 10-5pm
Reception Info: Fri Feb. 13, 5:30-7:30 pm
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Artist Name: Susan Schwalb
Exhibit Title: Some Things the World Gave: Jan Lhormer and Susan Schwalb
Gallery/Site: Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College
Address: 300 The Fenway, Boston MA
Exhibit Dates: Feb 9 – Mar 19
Exhibit Hours: M-F 10-4:30pm
Reception Info: Thurs Feb. 12, 5-7 pm
(snowdate Thurs Feb. 19, 5-7)
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Artist Name: Ellen Gower
Exhibit Title: Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show
Gallery/Site: The Art Complex Museum
Address: 189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA
Exhibit Dates: Feb 7 – Apr 26
Exhibit Hours: Wed-Sat 1- 4pm
Reception Info: Feb 7, 6-9 pm, tickets through duxburyart.org or at the door
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Artist Name: Sand T and Randy Garber
Exhibit Title: Body and Soul: A Benefit for Aid for Cancer Research
Gallery/Site: Bromfield Gallery
Address: 450 Harrison Ave., Boston MA
Exhibit Dates: Feb 4 – 28
Exhibit Hours: Wed – Sat, 12-5pm
Reception Info: Friday, Feb 6, 5:30-7:30pm
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Artist Name: Clara Wainwright
Exhibit Title: Joyful Noise
Gallery/Site: Victoria Munroe Fine Art
Address: 179 Newbury Street Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: Jan 31 – Feb 28
Exhibit Hours: 10-5 pm
Reception Info: Jan 31, 3-5pm
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Artist Name: Julie McAskill (show organizer)
Exhibit Title: Mythological Renderings: Interpreting Myths and Legends through Art
Gallery/Site: Brickbottom Gallery
Address: 1 Fitchburg St, Somerville, MA
Exhibit Dates: Jan 22 – Feb 21
Exhibit Hours: 12-5 pm
Reception Info: Jan 25, 3-5pm
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Artist Name: Catherine Carter
Exhibit Title: Opening Lines
Gallery/Site: New Art Center
Address: 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
Exhibit Dates: Jan 12 – Feb 22
Exhibit Hours: M-F 9-5pm; Sa-Su 1-5pm
Reception Info: Fri Jan 16, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Sam Tan
Exhibit Title: The Things We Carry
Gallery/Site: Artists Foundation Main Gallery at the Distillery Address: 516 East Second Street, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: Jan 10 – Feb 14
Exhibit Hours: 12 – 5pm Saturdays, and by appt.
Reception Info: Jan 24, 3-5pm
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Artist Name: Laura Evans
Exhibit Title: turn.extend.adjust.bend.rest.repeat
Gallery/Site: Boston Sculptors Gallery
Address: 486 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Exhibit Dates: Jan 2 – Feb 8
Ex
ibit Hours: Wed – Sun 12-6pm
Artist Talk: Wed Jan 21, 7:30pm
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Art Shows Archive 2013

Past Art Connection artists’ shows from 2013

Artist Name:
Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: 65°: An Exhibition of Contemporary Encaustic Art Gallery/Site: Nave Gallery
Address: 53 Chester St., Somerville, MA 02143
Exhibit Dates: December 5 – 22, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Wed-Fri, 6-8pm; Sat 2-8pm; Sun 2-6pm
Reception Info: Thursday, December 5, 6 pm-9 pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Holiday Open House Group Show
Gallery/Site: Hope Gallery
Address: 437/435 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
Exhibit Dates: Dec 14th, 2013 – Jan 4th, 2014
Exhibit
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 12:30 – 5:30 PM; Friday: 12:30 –
8:00 PM; Saturday: 12:30 – 6:00 PM; Monday, Tuesday: closed
Reception Info: Saturday, December 14, 1 – 9 PM
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Artist Name: Deena Schnitman
Exhibit Title: Jewelry Pop-Up Show @ Gallery Kayafas
Gallery/Site: Gallery Kayafas
Address: 450 Harrison Ave. #37, Boston
Exhibit Dates: Sat/Sun, December 14 & 15
Exhibit Hours: 11:00 – 5:30
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Small Square Still Lifes” 2013 Holiday ShowGallery/Site: South Street Gallery
Address: 149 South Street, Hingham, MA
Exhibit Dates: Dec 1st – Dec 30th , 2013
Exhibit Hours: Tue-Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Reception Info: Friday, December 6th; 6 – 9 PM
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Artist Name: Wendy Ingram
Exhibit Title: Three Artists
Gallery/Site: Temple Habonim Gallery
Address: 165 New Meadow Rd., Barrington, RI
Exhibit Dates: November 7, 2013 – January 2, 2014
Exhibit Hours: 9-4, M-F
Reception Info: Thursday, November 7, 7-9 PM
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Scenic Rhode Island” Juried Show
Gallery/Site: Hope Gallery
Address: 437/435 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
Exhibit Dates: Nov 1st – Dec 3rd , 2013
Exhibit
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 12:30 – 5:30 PM; Friday: 12:30 –
8:00 PM; Saturday: 12:30 – 6:00 PM; Monday, Tuesday: closed
Reception Info: Saturday, November 9th; 6 – 9 PM
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: PPSCC 2013 Members Show
Gallery/Site: Mashpee Public Library
Address: 64 Steeple Street, Mashpee, MA
Exhibit Dates: Nov 1st – Dec 3rd, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Mon, Wed, Fr, Sat: 10:00-5:00; Tue, Thu: 12:00-7:00; Sunday: Closed
Reception Info: Saturday, November 23rd; 1 – 3 PM
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Artist Name: Judith Motzkin, Alice Grossman, Ellen Schon, Karmela Berg, and Pirjo Heino
Exhibit Title: EARTH effects
Gallery/Site: Nave Gallery
Address: 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville
Exhibit Dates: October 10-26, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Sat/Sun 1-5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, October 10, 7:30-9:30 pm
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Artist Name: Susan Heideman & Sand T Kalloch
Exhibit Title: SURFACE TENSION
Gallery/Site: Trustman Art Gallery
Address: Trustman Art Gallery, 4th Floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Exhibit Dates: October 7-November 7, 2013
Exhibit Hours: 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Reception Info: Thursday, October 10, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: “The Arnold Arboretum – Photographs by Erik Gehring”
Gallery/Site: EP Levine
Address: 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA 02451
Exhibit Dates: October 7-25, 2013
Exhibit Hours: 8:30-5:30pm Mon-Fri; 10-3pm Sat
Reception Info: Friday, October 18, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Nan Hass Feldman
Exhibit Title: Places and Stories: 1980s to the Present
Gallery/Site: Hynes Convention Center, The South Rotunda Gallery and Lobby
Address: 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Exhibit Dates: October 3, 2013-February 3, 2014
Exhibit Hours: Only Open to the Public at the Reception BUT: Can visit any day any time as long as you e-mail ahead to: artprogram@massconvention.com
Reception Info: Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 4-6 pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Members Show
Gallery/Site: Hopkinton Center For The Arts
Address: 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA
Exhibit Dates: Sep 30 – Oct 18, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Reception Info: Friday, October 4th, 2013; 6:30 – 8 PM
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water” Open Jury Exhibit
Gallery/Site: Hope Gallery
Address: 437/435 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
Exhibit Dates: Sept 30 – Nov 1, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 12:30 – 5:30 PM; Friday: 12:30 – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 – 6:00 PM; Monday, Tuesday: closed
Reception Info: Saturday, October 12th, 2013; 6 – 9 PM
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Artist Name: Jo Ann Rothschild
Exhibit Title: PAINTING
Gallery/Site: LD Gallery
Address: 37 Main Street, Stockbridge MA
Exhibit Dates: September 27-October 25, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5
Reception Info: September 27, opening 4:30-7:00PM, Reception 6:00-7:00PM
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Artist Name: Robert Rovenolt
Exhibit Title: “ECHO: 4 Decades of Collage and Assemblage” Gallery/Site: Hammond Residential Real Estate-South End Office
Address: 10 Berkeley Street, Atelier/505 Building
Exhibit Dates: September 2013-April 2014
Reception Info: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 4-6pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Art That Lifts Our Sprits” Juried Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Manhattan Arts International
Address: 200 East 72 Street, 26th floor, New York, NY
Exhibit Dates: September 23 – November 23, 2013
Exhibit Hours: 24/7
Reception Info: Monday, September 23, 6 PM
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Painting New England in Pastel” Regional Juried Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Duxbury Art Complex Museum
Address: 189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
Exhibit Dates: Sept 22nd, 2013 – Jan 19th, 2014
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Reception Info: Sunday, September 22nd, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: 19th Annual Juried Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Zullo Gallery
Address: 456A Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052
Exhibit Dates: September 21 – November 9, 2013
Reception Info: Saturday, September 28, 7-9pm
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Artist Name: Deena Schnitman
Exhibit Title: South End Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Group Space
Address: 551 Tremont Street, Boston
Exhibit Dates: September 21 & 22
Exhibit Hours: Sat/Sun 11-6pm
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Artist Name: Ginny Zanger
Exhibit Title: Jamaica Plain Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Address: First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA
Exhibit Dates: September 21 & 22
Exhibit Hours: Sat/Sun 12-6pm
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Artist Name: Ginny Zanger
Exhibit Title: Sound of Color
Gallery/Site: The Copley Society
Address: 158 Newbury St., Boston
Exhibit Dates: September 14 – October 31, 2013
Exhibit Hours: 12-6pm (Tues – Sat)
Reception Info: Saturday, September 14, 3:30-5:30 pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Artists in the Arboretum
Gallery/Site: Arnold Arboretum
Address: Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: September 14-October 13, 2013
Reception Info: Friday, September 20, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: David R Levitt
Exhibit Title: “Reflections on Nature”
Gallery/Site: Touch Art Gallery
Address: 281 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Exhibit Dates: September 1 – 30, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Tue – Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am – 6pm; Monday by appointment
Reception Info: Sunday, September 8th, 4-7pm
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: ReThink INK: 25 Years at the Mixit Print Studio
Gallery/Site: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Address: College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA
Exhibit Dates: August 23, 2013 – January 31, 2014
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am – 5pm; Sat 2-5pm
Reception Info: Wednesday, September 11, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Ann Miller
Exhibit Title: Collage at the Trident
Gallery/Site: Trident Booksellers & Cafe
Address: 338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
Exhibit Dates: August 5 – October 6, 2013
Exhibit Hours: 8 am – midnight, 7 days a week
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Shades Of Yellow” a 3-person show
Gallery/Site: Hope Gallery
Address: 437/435 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
Exhibit Dates: August 3 – August 30, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 12:30 – 5:30 PM; Friday: 12:30 – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 – 6:00 PM; Monday, Tuesday: closed
Reception Info: Saturday, August 10, 5-9pm
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Artist Name: Mark Peterson and Ellen Rolli
Gallery/Site: Thos Moser Boston Showroom
Address: 19 Arlington Street, Boston
Exhibit Dates: August 1 – October 31, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, September 12, 5-7:30pm
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: 50-10-150 Pop-Up Summer Show
Gallery/Site: Riverside Gallery
Address: 5 Callender Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Exhibit Dates: Sunday, June 23, 2013 (one day only)
Exhibit Hours: 4-6pm
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Artist Name: Andy Zimmermann
Exhibit Title: Ellipses: Alumni Works in 3D
Gallery/Site: Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery
Address: 621 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115
Exhibit Dates: June 10-July 13, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Saturday: 12-6pm
Reception Info: Wednesday, June 12, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Joan Wolcott
Exhibit Title: Drawings
Gallery/Site: Lincoln Public Library Gallery
Address: 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
Exhibit Dates: June 3-28, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Mon 1-8:30, Tues/Thurs/Fri 9-6,
Wed 9-8:30, Sat 10-5
Reception Info: Saturday, June 8, 2-4pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Reflections” Juried Show
Gallery/Site: Hope Gallery
Address: 435 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
Exhibit Dates: June 1 – June 30, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Mon & Tue – Closed Wed – Open by appt or chance Thursday thru Sunday – Open: 12:30-5:30pm
Reception Info: Saturday, June 8, 5-9pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Renewal” Group Show
Gallery/Site: Morini Gallery
Address: 377 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA
Exhibit Dates: May 30 – July 30, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Monday- Sunday: 10 am-7pm
Reception Info: Saturday, June 1st, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Chalda Maloff
Exhibit Title: Search Engines: New Digital Paintings by Chalda Maloff
Gallery/Site: Ceres Gallery
Address: 547 West 27th St Suite 201 New York, NY 10001
Exhibit Dates: May 28 – June 22, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-6; Thursday 12-8
Reception Info: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Adria Arch
Exhibit Title: Iconic
Gallery/Site: The Art Complex Museum
Address: 189 Alden St., Duxbury MA
Exhibit Dates: May 26 – August 18, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Wed. – Sunday, 1-4pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Guest Artist in the June Special Group Show
Gallery/Site: Norwood Fine Artists Gallery
Address: Norwood Commerce Center, 61 Endicott Street, Building 23; Norwood, MA
Exhibit Dates: May 25th – June 30, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Fri: 10:00am – 3:00pm Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm Sun: 12:00 – 5:00pm
Reception Info: Saturday, June 15, 1-3pm
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Artist Name: Lorna Ritz
Exhibit Title: Landscape Drawings of the Holyoke Range, Amherst, MA
Address: Massachusetts State House, Room 333, 24 Beacon, Boston, MA 02133
Exhibit Dates: May 17-July 23, 2013
Exhibit Hours: 10am-4pm
Reception Info: Senator Rosenberg requests your presence on June 5th, 2013 for the reception 2-3:30pm
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Artist Name: Julie Baer
Exhibit Title: The Statehouse Show
Gallery/Site: Doric Hall
Address: Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: April 23 – May 3, 2013
Exhibit Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Reception Info: Tuesday, April 23, 3:30-5:30pm
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Artist Name: Anne Silber
Exhibit Title: Spring Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Univ. of Connecticut/Groton
Address: Branford House Mansion, Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT
Exhibit Dates: April 19-June 2, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Wed-Sun 12-4pm
Reception Info: Friday, April 19, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Rich
Exhibit Title: Color Collision
Gallery/Site: Clark Gallery
Address: 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln MA 01773
Exhibit Dates: April 9 – May 11, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Reception Info: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 4-6pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: It’s A Beautiful World
Gallery/Site: Hope Gallery
Address: 435 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Exhibit Dates: March 24 – May, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Thur-Sat: 12:30 – 6pm; Sun: 12:30 – 5:30pm; Mon-Wed: open by appt.
Reception Info: Saturday, April 6, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Black And White
Gallery/Site: The Morini Gallery
Address: 377 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA
Exhibit Dates: March 23 – April 14, 2013
Exhibit Hours: M-F; 10- 4 and evenings/weekends by appt
Reception Info: Saturday, March 23, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Featured Artist
Gallery/Site: Paradise Cafe
Address: 565 High Street, Dedham, MA
Exhibit Dates: March 22nd – May 15th , 2013
Exhibit Hours: M-Th: 8:30am-8:30pm; F-Sat: 8:00am-10:00pm; Sun: 9:00am – 7:00pm
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Artist Name: Suzanne Hodes
Exhibit Title: Unquiet World
Gallery/Site: University Place Gallery
Address: 124 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, MA
Exhibit Dates: March 6 – April 3, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-1
Reception Info: Thursday, March 14, 5:30-7:30pm
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Artist Name: Julie Baer
Exhibit Title: The Artist’s Voice
Gallery/Site: The Harriet Tubman House
Address: United South End Settlements, 566 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: March 4 – April 26, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
Reception Info: March 7, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm
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Artist Name: Deena Schnitman
Exhibit Title: Illuminations
Gallery/Site: Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Address: Yawkey Building – Fruit St.
Exhibit Dates: February – May 2013
Exhibit Hours: Daily at Cancer Center
Reception
Info: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30-7:00 pm Refreshments, Parking validated
in the Yawkey Garage, Bring ticket to Recepetion
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Artist Name: Lorna Ritz
Exhibit Title: Invented Worlds-Third Generation Abstract Expressionists
Gallery/Site: Edward Hopper House Museum
Address: 82 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
Exhibit Dates: February 16 – April 7, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 1-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, February 16, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Carole Bolsey
Exhibit Title: Levitations/Horsing Around
Gallery/Site: Bancroft Gallery, South Shore Art Center
Address: 119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
Exhibit Dates: February 22 – April 7, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4
Reception Info: Friday, February 22, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Ordinary Everyday Objects
Gallery/Site: Still Point Art Gallery
Address: 1 93 Hillside Road, Brunswick, ME 04011
Exhibit Dates: February 6 – April 30, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Sun, 24/7
Reception Info: Thursday, February 6
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: thINK: The Boston Printmakers Member Show
Gallery/Site: Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
Address: 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301
Exhibit Dates: January 7-26, 2013
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm; Thu. 10am-6pm; Sat. by appt Reception Info: Wednesday, January 9, 4:30-6pm
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Artist Name: Ann Miller
Exhibit Title: Nature Reflected: Collage by Ann Miller, Sculpture by Elisa Adams
Gallery/Site: Gallery at the Concord Free Public Library
Address: 129 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
Exhibit Dates: January 2 – 29, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Su 1-5, M-Th 9-9, F 9-6, Sa 9-5
Reception Info: Thursday, January 10, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Sarah Berry
Exhibit Title: Alumni and Faculty Show
Gallery/Site: The Rubin-Frankel Gallery
Address: 213 Bay State Rd. Boston, MA 02215
Exhibit Dates: November 15, 2012 – January 16, 2013
Exhibit Hours: M-F 9am-10pm, Sat 8:30am-7pm, Sun 3-9pm
Reception Info: Thursday, December 6, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Stutman
Exhibit Title: Small Works 2012
Gallery/Site: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Address: 321 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472
Exhibit Dates: November 29, 2012 – January 10, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Reception Info: Thursday, November 29, 5:30-7:30pm

Art Shows Archive 2012

Past Art Connection artists’ shows from 2012

Artist Name: Katherine Vetne
Exhibit Title: The Hallway Gallery Holiday Art Salon
Gallery/Site: The Hallway Gallery
Address: 66a South St. Jamaica Plain, MA
Exhibit Dates: December 6-14, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Varied; see Hallway Gallery Website
Reception Info: Thursday, December 6, 6-9pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Small Works 2012
Gallery/Site: Post Road Art Center
Address: 1 Boston Post Rd. East, Marlborough, MA 01752
Exhibit Dates: November 29-December 29, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30; Thurs. night till 7:00pm
Reception Info: Thursday, December 6, 5:30-8pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Seasonal Expressions
Gallery/Site: The Morini Gallery
Address: 377 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA
Exhibit Dates: November 15-December 29, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri 10-4pm; evenings & weekends by appt
Reception Info: Saturday, December 8, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Sarah Berry
Exhibit Title: Telephone Relics
Gallery/Site: Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library
Address: 419 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Exhibit Dates: November 3, 2012-November 30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-6pm, Tuesday 12pm-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm
Reception Info: Saturday, November 3, 11:30am-2pm
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Artist Name: Katherine Vetne
Exhibit Title: Thirty Spoons
Gallery/Site: The Hallway Gallery
Address: 66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: November 1, 2012-November 30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Thursday 4-8pm, Friday & Saturday 11-7pm, Sunday 12-4pm or by appointment.
Reception Info: Thursday, November 1, 6-9pm
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Artist Name: Prilla Smith Brackett
Exhibit Title: Promises to Keep: Monoprints
Gallery/Site: Bromfield Gallery
Address: 450 Harrison Street, Boston, MA 02118
Exhibit Dates: October 31 – November 1, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Wed.-Sat. 12-5pm
Reception Info: Friday, November 2, 6-8:30pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Rich, Nancy Simonds, Heidi Whitman
Exhibit Title: Pop Up: Pop Out
Gallery/Site: Studio 535
Address: 535 Albany Street, South End (free on-street parking)
Exhibit Dates: October 20 & 21, 3-6 PM
Exhibit Hours: For info/make appt call: Nancy 617-818-7108 or Heidi 617-357-8031
Reception Info: Sunday, October 14, 3-6pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Oil Vs. Pastel”
Gallery/Site: Uforge Gallery
Address: 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: October 18 – November 11, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Thu-Fri: 5:00pm – 8:00pm; Sat-Sun: 10:00am-7:00pm
Reception Info: November 1, from 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: Group show of 5 artists
Gallery/Site: The Gallery at Framers Edge
Address: 210 Quincy Ave., Braintree, MA 02184
Exhibit Dates: October 15, 2012 – March 15, 2013
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Wed: 10:00 am – 6:00pm; Thu: 10:00am- 7:00pm; Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm; Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm
Reception Info: November 3, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Lisa L. Sears
Exhibit Title: Arlington Open Studios, AOS 2012
Gallery/Site: Gibbs Center, Arlington
Address: 41 Foster Street Arlington, MA 02474
Exhibit Dates: Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14
Exhibit Hours: 12 to 5 PM
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Artist Name: Ellen Gower
Exhibit Title: Cambridge Art Association 2012 Members Prize Show
Gallery/Site: Kathern Schultz Gallery
Address: 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA
Exhibit Dates: October 9 – November 2, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm
Reception Info: Friday, October 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
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Artist Name: Jo Ann Rothschild
Exhibit Title: Garfield Park
Gallery/Site: The Painting Center
Address: 547 W. 27th Street, 5th Floor, Chelsea, NYC
Exhibit Dates: October 2 – October 27, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 11am-6pm Tuesday thru Saturday
Reception Info: Thursday, October 4, 6-8pm

A Conversation moderated by Mary Birmingham: Thursday, October 18, 7:00pm
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Artist Name: Lorna Ritz
Exhibit Title: Falling into the Night Sky
Gallery/Site: Augusta Savage Gallery
Address: 103 New Africa House, UMASS Fine Arts Center, 180 Infirmary Way, Amherst, MA 01003
Exhibit Dates: September 10-28, 2012
Exhibit Hours: M, T 1-7pm; W-F 1-5pm
Reception Info: Monday, September 10, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Muriel Angelil
Exhibit Title: Back To The Past, A Daughter Of The Nile Gallery/Site: Tassinari Gallery/Library/ Academic Center at Newbury College
Address: 150 Fisher Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445
Exhibit Dates: September 6 – October 31, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 8am-9pm Mon-Thur; Fri 8am-5pm, Sun 1-9pm
Reception Info: Opening: Thursday, September 20, 5-8 pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Points of View”
Gallery/Site: Lakeside Gallery
Address: 219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon, MA 02067
Exhibit Dates: Sept 5th – October 11th, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Wed, 8:30am-7:30pm; Thur, 8:30am- 7:30pm; Fri, 8:30am-12pm; other hours by appointment
Reception Info: September 5, 6-9 pm
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Artist Name: Judith Motzkin
Exhibit Title: Earth to Sky
Gallery/Site: ArtCurrents Gallery
Address: 53 Bradford St, Provincetown, MA
Exhibit Dates: August 31- September 23, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Thur. 4-8pm; Fri. 2-8pm; Sat. 2-8pm and
Sun. 2-6pm and by appt. 917-747-1150
Reception Info: August 31, 7-10pm
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Artist Name: Lily Miao
Exhibit Title: Landscapes in Watercolor
Gallery/Site: Boston Public Library, West End Branch
Address: 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Exhibit Dates: August 29 – September 30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: M-W: 10-6pm; Thurs: 12-8pm; Fri: 9-5pm
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Artist Name: Muriel Angelil
Exhibit Title: Driven to Abstraction
Gallery/Site: Newburyport Art Association
Address: 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA
Exhibit Dates: August 5 – August 18, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Sat, 11-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, August 11, 7-9pm
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi
Exhibit Title: Summer Show
Gallery/Site: Bluestone Fine Art Gallery
Address: 301 North 3rd Street
Exhibit Dates: thru August 31, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 267-773-8114
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Artist Name: Irma Cerese
Exhibit Title: Rhapsody in Hue
Gallery/Site: Landing Gallery
Address: 8 Elm Street, Rockland, ME
Exhibit Dates: Aug. 2 – Sep. 23, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Daily
Reception Info: Friday, August 3, 5:00-8:00pm
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Artist Name: Muriel Angelil
Exhibit Title: Making An Impression
Gallery/Site: Newbury Art Association
Address: 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
Exhibit Dates: July 22 – August 4, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm and Sun 1-5pm
Reception Info: Sunday, July 29, 1-3pm
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi
Exhibit Title: 25th Anniversary Summer Exhibit
Gallery/Site: Gallery 333
Address: 333 Old Maine Rd
Exhibit Dates: July 18 – August 12, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 12:00 to 5:30pm Wed – Sun. Also by appt
Reception Info: Saturday, July 21, 4-7 PM
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Artist Name: Robert Rovenolt and Jo Ann Rothschild
Exhibit Title: Jo Ann Rothschild Drawings, Robert Rovenolt Assemblages
Gallery/Site: Gallery 535
Address: 4th Floor, 535 Albany Street, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: Saturday June 9 & Sunday June 10
Exhibit Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Reception Info: Friday, June 8, 5:30-7:30 PM
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Artist Name: Ellen Gower and Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Annual Juried Exhibition Off the Wall
Gallery/Site: Danforth Museum of Art
Address: 123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
Exhibit Dates: June 3 – August 5, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Wed, Thur, Sun 12-5pm | Fri & Sat, 10-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, June 2, 2012, 7-9 pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring and Ellen Gower
Exhibit Title: 11th National Prize Show
Gallery/Site: University Place Gallery
Address: 25 Lowell St and 124 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, MA Exhibit Dates: May 31 – July 5, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Reception Info: Friday, June 8, 5:30-7:30pm at both locations ————————————————————
Artist Name: Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: Dedham Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Dedham Community House
Address: 671 High Street Dedham, MA 02026
Exhibit Dates: Sunday, May 20
Exhibit Hours: 11am-5pm
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Artist Name: Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: New Encaustic Collage
Gallery/Site: Jameson and Thompson Fine Arts Services
Address: 15 Greenview Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: May 3 – June 5, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm
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Artist Name: Tatiana Roulin
Exhibit Title: “Dreams, Ideas and Performance”
Gallery/Site: Gina M Woodruff Gallery
Address: 5555 E. Stearns St. #203, Long Beach, CA 90815
Exhibit Dates: May 1st – November 30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Fri: 6:00pm – 10:00pm; other days by appt
Reception Info: Every Friday Night
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: The Sketchbook Project 2012
Gallery/Site: Locations throughout USA and internationally
Address: Sites at The Sketchbook Project 2012
Exhibit Dates: April – November 2012
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter, Prilla Smith Brackett, Debra Olin and many others!
Exhibit Title: reThink INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio Gallery/Site: Boston Public Library
Address: 700 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: April 12 – July 31, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Thu 9-9; Fri & Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5
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Artist Name: Kathryn Sanfilippo
Exhibit Title: Recent Paintings
Gallery/Site: Attleboro Art Museum
Address: 86 Park St. Attleboro, MA 02703
Exhibit Dates: April 3-30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10-5PM
Reception Info: sowaartist204@gmail.com
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Artist Name: Nancy Simonds
Exhibit Title: 2D Small Works Salon
Gallery/Site: Maud Morgan Arts, Chandler Gallery
Address: 20 Sacramento St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Exhibit Dates: April 2-May 20, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5:30pm
Reception Info: April 5, 2012, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Martha Jane Bradford
Exhibit Title: “Acquarella: After the Apocalypse” Opens at Split Screen
Gallery/Site: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Beleza/37/219/1501
Address: Second Life (virtual reality)
Exhibit Dates: April 1-30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 24 hours daily
Reception Info: April 8, 1 pm PDT (4 pm Est)
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Artist Name: Peri Schwartz
Exhibit Title: In the Studio
Gallery/Site: Gallery NAGA
Address: 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: March 30-April 28, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Tue-Sat; 10-5pm
Reception Info: Friday, March 30, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Nancy Simonds
Exhibit Title: 14th Annual Juried Exhibition Sponsored by Fidelity Investments Growth
Gallery/Site: Providence Art Club
Address: 11 Thomas St., Providence RI
Exhibit Dates: March 18-April 6, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri, 12-4pm, Weekends 2-4pm
Reception Info: March 19, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm
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Artist Name: Muriel Angelil
Exhibit Title: Memories of Egypt
Gallery/Site: Belmont Gallery of Art
Address: 19 Moore Street, Belmont MA 02478
Exhibit Dates: March 16-April 22, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Thurs 10-4pm; Fri 10-4pm; and Sun 1-4pm
Reception Info: Friday, March 23, 2012 from 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Nan Hass Feldman
Exhibit Title: Dreaming East, Dreaming West
Gallery/Site: Fountain Street Fine Art
Address: 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Exhibit Dates: March 16-April 15, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11 am­­­ to 5 pm
Reception Info: Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 5-7 pm
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi
Exhibit Title: “La Dolce Vita”
Gallery/Site: Athan’s European Bakery
Address: 1621 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Exhibit Dates: March 4 – April 30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Sunday thru Staurday 8am-10pm
Reception Info: Sunday, March 4 from 7 to 9pm
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Artist Name: Clare Asch
Exhibit Title: Textures: Clare Asch, Kristin Holcomb, Trish Elwood O’Day
Gallery/Site: The Mill Gallery
Address: Lorraine Mills, 560 Mineral Springs Ave, Pawtucket, RI, 02860
Exhibit Dates: March 2 – March 25, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Sat. & Sun. 12 – 4 pm
Reception Info: Friday, March 2, 5 pm – 8 pm
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Artist Name: Jo Ann Rothschild
Exhibit Title: PAINT! Contemporary Abstraction
Gallery/Site: Cape Cod Community College Higgins Art Gallery
Address: 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA 02668 Exhibit Dates: March 1-April 6, 2012 (closed for Spring Recess March 12-16)
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Reception Info: Thursday March 29, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Hemlocks, Azaleas, and Canada Mayflower Gallery/Site: Ture Bengtz Gallery at the Art Complex Museum
Address: 186 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02331
Exhibit Dates: February 5 – April 30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: call gallery for hours at 781.934.2731
Reception Info: Saturday, February 4, from 6 – 9 pm
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: thINK (Red Section)
Gallery/Site: Worcester State University Art Gallery
Address: 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Exhibit Dates: January 26 – February 23, 2012
Exhibit Hours: call 508-929-8000
Reception Info: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Faith Hyde and Bren Bataclan
Exhibit Title: Group Exhibit
Gallery/Site: The Blue Glass Cafe
Add
ess: The John Hancock Building, Boston
Exhibit Dates: January 23 – March 9, 2012
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 9-5pm
Reception Info: Wednesday, February 1, 4:30-7pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Barks of the Arnold Arboretum
Gallery/Site: The Center for the Arts Natick
Address: 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA
Exhibit Dates: January 20 – February 28, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 6pm
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Artist Name: Janet Shapero
Exhibit Title: Without Constraint
Gallery/Site: Carney Gallery, Regis College
Address: 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493
Exhibit Dates: January 17 – March 13, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm
Reception Info: Sunday, January 29, 2 – 4pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Photographs from the Arnold Arboretum
Gallery/Site: JP Licks in Wellesley Square
Address: 63 Central St., Wellesley MA 02482
Exhibit Dates: January 16 – February 29, 2012
Exhibit Hours: 7am – 11pm daily
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi
Exhibit Title: The Color and Lightness of Being
Gallery/Site: Concord Art Association Members Gallery
Address: 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA
Exhibit Dates: January 4 – January 30, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Tues-Sat 10-4:30pm; Sun 12 noon – 4:00pm
Reception Info: Saturday, January 14, 2-4pm
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Artist Name: Jessie Nickerson
Exhibit Title: Echoes of Disquiet
Gallery/Site: Brookline Arts Center
Address: 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Exhibit Dates: January 3 – February 11, 2012
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 9 am – 4:30 pm
Reception Info: January 7, 2012, 5-7pm

Artist Shows – 2011

Past Art Connection artists’ shows from 2011

Artist Name: Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: Handmade Holidays – featuring handknit accessories from found yarn
Gallery/Site: Cristina Hurley Gallery
Address: 3 Rockland St. Canton, MA 02021
Exhibit Dates: now through January 15, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm
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Artist Name: Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: Boston Handmade
Gallery/Site: Artists Crossing
Address: 505 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Exhibit Dates: now through January 15, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-5pm, Thur-Sat 11am-7pm
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Artist Name: Gretchen Ann Graham
Exhibit Title: My Blue Heaven
Gallery/Site: Gallery 321 @ The Washington St Art Center
Address: 321 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Exhibit Dates: December 3 – December 31, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Saturdays 12 – 4pm and by appt
Reception Info: Closing reception, December 31, 2-5pm
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter and Jennifer Hughes and Jennifer Erbe
Exhibit Title: Small Works
Gallery/Site: Muskat Studios
Address: 193 Cedar Street, Somerville, MA 02145
Exhibit Dates: November 30, 2011 – January 28, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Wed. & Fri. 12-6pm; Sat. 12-4pm or by appt
Reception Info: Sunday, December 4, 3-6pm
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Artist Name: Hope M Ricciardi
Exhibit Title: New Visions
Gallery/Site: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Address: 321 Arsenal St
Exhibit Dates: Nov 3, 2011 – Jan 2, 2012
Exhibit Hours: Tues – Sun, 12 – 6
Reception Info: Thursday, Nov 10, 5:30 – 7:30pm
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Artist Name: Candy Nartonis
Exhibit Title: The Subject is not the Object
Gallery/Site: Hammond Residential Real Estate
Address: 10 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: October 17, 2011 – April 17, 2012
Exhibit Hours: call 617-587-4600
Reception Info: Thursday, October 20, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Jo Ann Rothschild
Exhibit Title: Waverly Road
Gallery/Site: HallSpace
Address: 950 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125
Exhibit Dates: October 15 – November 26, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Friday & Saturday 12-5pm; Mon-Thu by appt Reception Info: Saturday, October 15, 3-6pm
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Artist Name: Deena Schnitman
Exhibit Title: Fort Point Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Fort Point Open Studios
Address: 21 Wormwood St., Boston, MA 02210
Exhibit Dates: Oct 15 & 16, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Oct 15, 11-6pm and Oct 16, 11-5pm
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Artist Name: Amy McGregor-Radin
Exhibit Title: Monadnock Art Tour
Gallery/Site: Jaffrey NH and surrounding towns
Address: 214 Gilson Road, Jaffrey NH
Exhibit Dates: October 8 & 9, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 10-5pm
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Artist Name: Deena Schnitman
Exhibit Title: Guild of Bookworkers Standards Meeting Vendor Room
Gallery/Site: Park Plaza Hotel (check at desk for Vendor Rm)
Address: 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: October 6-8, 2011
Exhibit Hours: October 6, 12-5p; October 7, 8-6pm
Reception Info: the Vendor Room is open to the public and free. Due to the Jewish Holiday I will not be there Oct 8
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Artist Name: Marjorie Kaye
Exhibit Title: Infrastructure
Gallery/Site: Galatea Fine Art
Address: 460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA 02118
Exhibit Dates: October 5-30, 2011
Exhibit Hours: W-F 12-6; Sa-Su 12-5
Reception Info: October 7, 6-8pm and October 14, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Kathryn Sanfilippo
Exhibit Title: Sicilian Memories
Gallery/Site: Thom. Moser Boston Showroom
Address: 19 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: Oct 5-31, 2011
Exhibit Hours: check store hours
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: thINK
Gallery/Site: Transportation Building, Boston
Address: Located at the intersection of Boylston, Charles, and Stuart Streets, and the Theatre District on the second floor atrium.
Exhibit Dates: September 28 – November 4, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 9am-4:30pm (Have a picture ID to gain entry to this Government Building)
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Artist Name: Jennifer Erbe
Exhibit Title: Variations on a Theme
Gallery/Site: Muskat Studios
Address: 193 Cedar Street, Somerville, MA
Exhibit Dates: September 18-October 29, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Wed & Fri 12-6, Sat 12-4 or by appt
Reception Info: Sunday, September 18, 3-6pm
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Artist Name: Ginny Vogel Zanger
Exhibit Title: Edges of America
Gallery/Site: UFORGE Gallery
Address: 767 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: September 15-October 9, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Thu/Fri 5-9pm and Sat/Sun 10am-7pm
Reception Info: Saturday, September 24, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Carole Bolsey
Exhibit Title: Paintings and Screens/Screens and Paintings
Gallery/Site: Thayer Gallery @ Thayer Academy
Address: 745 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184
Exhibit Dates: September 14-October 14, 2011
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 8am-3pm
Reception Info: Wednesday, September 14, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Muriel Angelil
Exhibit Title: Play
Gallery/Site: Maudslay State Park
Address: Newburyport, MA
Exhibit Dates: September 11 – October 2, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Open all day till dusk
Reception Info: Saturday September 17, 2-5pm
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Artist Name: Suzanne Hodes
Exhibit Title: City Rhythms
Gallery/Site: Carney Gallery at Regis College
Address: 235 Wellesly St., Weston, MA 02493
Exhibit Dates: September 6 – October 28, 2011
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm and by appointment
Reception Info: Saturday, September 10, 3-5pm
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Artist Name: Kathryn Sanfilippo
Exhibit Title: Sicilian Memories
Gallery/Site: Neiman Marcus, 3rd floor
Address: Copley Place, Boston
Exhibit Dates: Sept 5- Nov 30, 2011
Exhibit Hours: check store hours
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Artist Name: Amy McGregor-Radin
Exhibit Title: Art-O-Mat: Take a Chance on Art
Gallery/Site: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Address: Watertown MA
Exhibit Dates: September 4 – October 27, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tues-Sun 12-6pm
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Artist Name: Michael Rizzo
Exhibit Title: Ayoba
Gallery/Site: NU Gallery 360 (located in Ell Hall)
Address: 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Exhibit Dates: August 19 – December 5, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Monday – Saturday 10-7pm
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Artist Name: Jeannie Motherwell
Exhibit Title: Far Out
Gallery/Site: Lyman-Eyer Gallery
Address: 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Exhibit Dates: July 22 – August 3, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 11 – 10 pm
Reception Info: Friday, July 22, 7pm
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Artist Name: Muriel Angelil
Exhibit Title: Making an Impression
Gallery/Site: Newburyport Art Association
Address: 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA
Exhibit Dates: July 11- 24, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11-5pm and Sun. 1-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, July 16, 7-9pm
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Artist Name: Suzanne Hodes
Exhibit Title: Copley Artists at the Cape Cod Cultural Center
Gallery/Site: Cape Cod Cultural Center
Address: 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth MA
Exhibit Dates: July 9-30, 2011
Exhibit Hours: check website
Reception Info: Saturday, July 9, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Muriel Angelil
Exhibit Title: Summer Highlights
Gallery/Site: New Century Artists Gallery
Address: 530 West 25th Street, 4th floor, NYC
Exhibit Dates: July 6-30, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 11-6 pm Tues.-Sat.
Reception Info: Opening: Saturday July 9; 3-6pm
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Artist Name: Andy Zimmermann and Donna Dodson
Exhibit Title: Strand
Gallery/Site: Boston Sculptors Gallery
Address: 486 Harrison Ave. Boston
Exhibit Dates: June 30 – August 14, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday- Sunday 12 – 6pm
Reception Info: SOWA First Friday Receptions —
July 8, 5-8pm and August 5, 5-8pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: New England Scapes
Gallery/Site: Gallery Seven
Address: 7 Nason Street, Maynard, MA -1754
Exhibit Dates: June 28 – July 30, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (closed Sun / Mon)
Reception Info: Saturday, July 9, 7-9pm
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Artist Name: Marcia Sewall
Exhibit Title: FABLES and Other Work
Gallery/Site: Old Schwamb Mill
Address: 17 Mill Lane, Arlington, MA 02476
Exhibit Dates: June 18 – September 10, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tuesdays / Saturdays, 11am – 3pm
Reception Info: Saturday, June 18, 2:30-4:30pm
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Artist Name: Prilla Smith Brackett and Suzanne Hodes
Exhibit Title: Off the Wall
Gallery/Site: Danforth Museum of Art
Address: 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Exhibit Dates: June 11 – August
Exhibit Hours: 12 – 5 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Reception Info: Patrons’ Preview Saturday, June 11, 7-9pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Community of Artists Juried Exhibition 2011
Gallery/Site: Danforth Museum of Art
Address: 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Exhibit Dates: June 11 – August 7, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 12 – 5 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Reception Info: no public reception
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi
Exhibit Title: First Impressions
Gallery/Site: Water Street Gallery
Address: 98 Center Street, Douglas, Michigan
Exhibit Dates: June 4 – July 13
Exhibit Hours: Friday – Sunday, 11-5 PM
Reception Info: Saturday, June 4, 6 – 8 PM
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Exhibit Title: In the Presence of Trees
Gallery/Site: UCross Foundation Art Gallery
Address: 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835
Exhibit Dates: June 3 – 25, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 4pm and by appt
Reception Info: Saturday, June 18, 2:30-4:30pm
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Artist Name: Prilla Smith Brackett
Exhibit Title: Place
Gallery/Site: NKG Gallery
Address: 450 Harrison Ave, Suite 61, Boston, MA 02118
Exhibit Dates: June 3-25, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Wed-Sat, 12-5pm and by appt
Reception Info: Friday, June 3, 5 – 8pm
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: 8th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Address: Mathews Park, 299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850
Exhibit Dates: June 2 – September 4, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm; Sun, 12 – 5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, June 2, 4 – 7pm
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Artist Name: Prilla Smith Brackett
Exhibit Title: Places of the Heart #17
Gallery/Site: New Britain Museum of American Art
Address: 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT 06052
Exhibit Dates: June – mid July
Exhibit Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 11-5pm; Thur 11-8pm;
Sat 10-5p; Sun 12-5pm

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Artist Name: Kathryn Sanfilippo
Exhibit Title: SOWA Artist Showcase Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Address: 415 Summer Street, Boston
Exhibit Dates: May 23 – September 24, 2011
Reception Info: Thursday, June 16, 6 – 8pm
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Artist Name: Michael Rizzo
Exhibit Title: 30 under 30
Gallery/Site: Gallery 263
Address: 263 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Exhibit Dates: May 19 – June 4, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Friday & Saturday, 12-6pm
Reception Info: Friday, May 20, 6 – 9pm
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi
Exhibit Title: Vessels of Color and Light
Gallery/Site: Gallery Seven
Address: 7 Nason Street, Maynard, MA
Exhibit Dates: May 14 and 15
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, June 4 from 7 – 9pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Stutman
Exhibit Title: Cambridge Open Studios
Gallery/Site: COS
Address: 1007 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Exhibit Dates: Saturday & Sunday May 14 & 15
Exhibit Hours: Noon – 6pm
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi
Exhibit Title: Newton Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Art at the Villa (Location27)
Address: 22 Burnham Rd, West Newton, MA
Exhibit Dates: May 14 and 15
Exhibit Hours: 11 – 5pm
Reception Info: Refreshments served both days, in the garden
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Cambridge Art Association’s Northeast Prize Show
Gallery/Site: CAA’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery and University Place Gallery
Address: 25 Lowell St. & 125 Mt. Auburn St,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Exhibit Dates: May 13 – June 16, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 11 am – 5 pm
Reception Info: Friday, May 20, 5:30 – 7:30pm
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Artist Name: Elaine Croce-Happnie
Exhibit Title: Five In Focus
Gallery/Site: Studio D Gallery
Address: 11 Pearl Street Dorchester, MA, 02125
Exhibit Dates: May 10 – June 19, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 12:00-5:00pm
Reception Info: Saturday, June 4, 3 – 6 pm
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Artist Name: Adria Arch
Exhibit Title: On the Mark
Gallery/Site: Danforth Museum of Art
Address: 123 Union St., Framingham, MA
Exhibit Dates: May 3 – June 5, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Wed-Sat, 12 to 5pm
Reception Info: Sun, May 15, 3p artist talk; 4-5p reception
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Artist Name: Suzanne Hodes
Exhibit Title: NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) “122nd Annual Exhibition”
Gallery/Site: The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery
Address: 417 Lafayette Street 4th fl. New York City
Exhibit Dates: May 3-31, 2011
Exhibit Hours: call gallery
Reception Info: Thursday May 19, 6-8 pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Gower and Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: JPAA Artists Exhibit: From Our House to Yours
Gallery/Site: The Massachusetts State House, Office of Jeffrey Sanchez
Address: Room 130, 24 Beacon Street, Boston MA
Exhibit Dates: May 1 – June 30, 2011
Exhibit Hours: during State House hours
Reception Info: May 18, 2011, 4:30-6:30 pm
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Artist Name: Janet Shapero
Exhibit Title: Reconfigurations
Gallery/Site: Newton Cultural Center
Address: 225 Nevada Street, Newtonville, MA
Exhibit Dates: Multi Phase Installation-begun in January 2011
Exhibit Hours: Call 617-467-5438
Reception Info: Friday, April 8, 11am-2pm
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Artist Name: Ellen Stutman
Exhibit Title: Cambridge Open Studios Preview Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Chandler Gallery
Address: 20 Sacramento St., Cambridge 02138
Exhibit Dates: April 11 – May 22, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri 10 – 5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, April 14, 5-7 pm
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Artist Name: Ginny Vogel Zanger
Exhibit Title: under-water-color
Gallery/Site: Taylor House
Address: 50 Burroughs St., Jamaica Plain
Exhibit Dates: April 10 – May 24, 2011
Exhibit Hours: see website for concert schedule or by appt
Reception Info: Friday, May 6, 2011, 6-9pm
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Artist Name: Prilla Smith Brackett
Exhibit Title: Legacies: Paintings by Matt Brackett and Prilla Smith Brackett
Gallery/Site: Historic Northampton Museum
Address: 46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA
Exhibit Dates: April 8 – May 6, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tue-Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 12 – 5pm
(Closed Mondays and Holiday)
Reception Info: Friday, April 8, 2011, 5-8pm
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Artist Name: Kathryn Sanfilippo
Exhibit Title: Roma, Paris & NYC
Gallery/Site: 29 Newbury
Address: 29 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: April 6 – May 31, 2011
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Artist Name: Robert Rovenolt
Exhibit Title: common – uncommon
Gallery/Site: A Street Gallery
Address: 4 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: April 2 – 30, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 – 6pm; Thur 11-7pm
Reception Info: Saturday, April 2, 3-5pm
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Artist Name: Sam Tan
Exhibit Title: All In The Family
Gallery/Site: Kingston Gallery
Address: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston
Exhibit Dates: March 30 – May 1, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Weds – Sun 12-5pm or by appt.
Reception Info: Friday, April 1, 5-7:30pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Lynn Arts Juried Photo Show ‘Capturing Time’
Gallery/Site: Time Warner Gallery, Lynn Arts
Address: 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Exhibit Dates: March 10 – April 6, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10-4, Thurs 10-8, Sat 11-4 Reception Info: Saturday, March 12, 2-4pm
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Artist Name: Marja Lianko
Exhibit Title: March 2011 Project
Gallery/Site: NKGallery
Address: 460A Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Exhibit Dates: March 2011
Exhibit Hours: Wed – Sat 11am – 4pm, Sun-Tue by appt.
Reception Info: Friday, March 4, 2-8pm
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Artist Name: Suzanne Hodes
Exhibit Title: Copley Society Winter Member Show
Gallery/Site: Copley Society
Address: 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: March 3 – April 8, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tue – Sat 11:00-6:00, Sunday 12:00-5:00
Closed Monday (open by appointment)
Reception Info: Thursday, March 3, 5:30-7:30pm
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Artist Names: Martha Jane Bradford and Suzanne Hodes
Exhibit Title: The Boston Printmakers 2011 North American Print Biennial, juror: Jim Dine
Gallery/Site: The Danforth Museum
Address: 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Exhibit Dates: February 27 – May 1, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm
Reception Info: Sunday, February 27, 3-5pm
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Artist Name: Scott Cahaly
Exhibit Title: “Four Paintings”
Gallery/Site: “Inside Out Gallery” -large CVS windows curated by Somerville Arts Council
Address: Davis Square, Somerville
Exhibit Dates: February 18 – March 5, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 24/7
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Artist Names: Ellen Gower, Erik Gehring, John Borchard,
Nancy Roberts, and Caroline Di Nunzio
Exhibit Title: The Concord Art Association Members Juried II
Gallery/Site: Concord Art Association
Address: 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
Exhibit Dates: February 15 – March 13, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tue-Sat, 10-4:30pm, Sunday 12-4pm
Reception Info: Thursday, February 17, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Kathryn Sanfilippo
Exhibit Title: Paintings by Kathryn Sanfilippo
Gallery/Site: Thom. Moser Showroom @Park Plaza Hotel
Address: 50 Park Plaza at Arlington St., Boston MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: February 11 – March 28, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Open to public
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: The 2011 Winter Juried Show
Gallery/Site: Ture Bengtz Gallery, The Art Complex Museum
Address: 186 Alden St., Duxbury, MA 02332
Exhibit Dates: February 5 – April 10, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Wed-Sun from 1-4pm
Reception Info: Saturday, February 5, 7:30pm
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi
Exhibit Title: Art Everywhere Project
Gallery: Gallery at the Boston Center for Adult Education
Address: 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: February 4 – April 29, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Open during BCAE class and operating hours Reception Info: Friday, February 4, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Karen Moss
Exhibit Title: What Remains
Gallery/Site: Art Institute of Boston Gallery at University Hall Address: Porter Exchange Building,1815 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140
Exhibit Dates: February 3 – March 19, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tu/Wed/Fri, 12-5pm; Thu, 3-8pm; Sat,12-5pm Reception Info: Thursday, February 3, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Kathryn Sanfilippo
Exhibit Title: Sicilian Memories ’97-’05
Gallery/Site: M2L
Address: 104 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: February 1 – March 12, 2011
Exhibit Hours: call 617-338-0002
Reception Info: Tuesday, February 15, 5:30-7p

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Artist Name: Clare Asch
Exhibit Title: Women’s Caucus for Art: Boston Chapter Small Works Exhibition
Gallery/Site: Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College
Address: 180 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215
Exhibit Dates: February 1 – 26, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, February 12, 2-4pm
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Artist Name: Sarah Bliss, Allison Paschke and Sand T
Exhibit Title: EXQUISITE
Gallery/Site: University Art Gallery at UMass Dartmouth
Address: 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Exhibit Dates: January 28 – March 10, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Daily from 9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Reception Info: Thursday, February 10, 6-9pm
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Artist Name: Nan Hass Feldman
Exhibit Title: Unscripted (Group Exhibit)
Gallery/Site: Fountain Street Fine Art
Address: 59 Fountain St., Framingham, MA 01702
Exhibit Dates: January 27 – February 27, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, February 5, 5-8pm
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Artist Name: Susan Schwalb
Exhibit Title: A Gathering Quiet: Recent Metalpoint Paintings and Drawings
Gallery/Site: Galerie Mourlot
Address: 16 East 79 St, NYC
Exhibit Dates: January 25 – March 12, 2011
Exhibit Hours: M-Sat 10-5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, January 27, 6-9pm AND
Thursday, February 10, 5-8pm
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Artist Name: Sarah Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: Love, Lust & Desire
Gallery/Site: McGowan Fine Art
Address: 10 Hills Avenue, Concord, NH 03301
Exhibit Dates: January 25 – February 12, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tue-Fri 10-6pm, Saturday 10-2pm or by appt.
Reception Info: Friday, January 28, 5-7pm
[Snow date Friday, February 4, 5-7pm]
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Artist Names: Laura Evans and Antoinette Winters
Exhibit Title: Trigger and Reconfigure
Gallery/Site: Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College
Address: 106 Central Street, Wellesley MA 02481
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – February 19, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tues-Friday 11-4pm, Saturdays 12-4pm
Reception Info: Thursday, January 27, 4:45-6pm
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Artist Name: SAND T
Exhibit Title: Annual Mixed Media Show 2011
Gallery/Site: LynnArts, Inc.
Address: 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Exhibit Dates: January 22 – February 16, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Wed/Fri 10-4pm; Thur, 10-8pm; and
Sat, 11-4pm
Reception Info: Saturday, January 29, 2-4pm
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Artist Name: Sarah Berry
Exhibit Title: 6th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition: “A Private Glimpse”
Gallery/Site: The Rubin-Frankel Gallery at Hillel House
Address: 213 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
Exhibit Dates: January 20, 2011 – March 11, 2011
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 9-10:00pm; Sat. 9-9pm; Sun. 3-9pm Reception Info: Thursday, February 3, 6-8pm
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Artist Names: Faith Hyde and Frances Pratt, plus others
Exhibit Title: Into the Light, Artwork by Ten of Fay’s Friends Gallery/Site: Fay Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts
Address: 20 Sacramento St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Exhibit Dates: January 18 – February 28, 2011
Exhibit Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM weekdays
Reception Info: Thursday, February 3, 6-8 PM
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Artist Name: Mary Beth Maisel
Exhibit Title: Small Works
Gallery/Site: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Address: 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA
Exhibit Dates: January 12 – February 26, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Tue-Sun 12:00 – 6:00pm
Reception Info: Thursday, January 20, 5:30-7:30pm
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Artist Name: Lorna Ritz
Exhibit Title: Darkness Falling
Gallery/Site: The Trailside Gallery
Address: 14 Strong Ave., Northampton, MA 01060
Exhibit Dates: January 10 – February 4, 2011
Exhibit Hours: call 413-478-3137 or email jessica@p2pnorthampton.com
Reception Info: Friday Jan 14, 5-8pm
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Artists Names: Mary Beth Maisel and Amy McGregor-Radin
Exhibit Title: Shared Benefits
Gallery/Site: Newton Free Library
Address: 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459
Exhibit Dates: January 4 – 30, 2011
Exhibit Hours: M-Th 9-9pm, F 9-6pm, Sa 9-5pm, Su 1-5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, January 6, 7-8:30pm
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Artist Name: SAND T
Exhibit Title: LIGHT + GRAVITY
Gallery/Site: HallSpace Gallery
Address: 950 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125
Exhibit Dates: Dec 4, 2010 – Jan 15, 2011
Exhibit Hours: Fri & Sat 12-5pm, Mon-Thurs by appointment
Reception Info: Saturday, December 4, 2010, 3-6pm

Artists’ Shows – 2010

Past Art Connection artists’ shows from 2010

Artist Name:
Andy Zimmermann
Exhibit Title:
Sculpture Scoop
Gallery/Site:
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Address: 486 Harrison Ave., Boston
Exhibit Dates: December 15-24, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 12-7:30pm, Sat-Sun, 10-7:30pm & Dec. 24: 12-6pm
Reception Info: Tuesday, December 14, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: Jamaica Plain Artist Association Member Show Gallery/Site: Footlight Club
Address: 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: November 6 – 20, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Different performance times, see Gallery/Site for details
Reception Info: Saturday, Nov. 13th, 5:00-8pm
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Artist Name: Adria Arch
Exhibit Title: exuberance!
Gallery/Site: Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum
Address: 20 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton Center, MA 02135
Exhibit Dates: Nov. 12 – Dec. 30, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Tues.-Fri. & 2nd/4th Sat. 12-4pm
Reception Info: Friday, November 12th, 6:00-8:30 pm
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Artist Name: Frances K. Grossman
Exhibit Title: My Wandering Eye
Gallery/Site: Habitat at MASS Audubon
Address: 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Exhibit Dates: November 7-28, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30, SS 10-4
Reception Info: Sun, Nov 7, 1-3pm
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Artist Name: Martha Jane Bradford
Exhibit Title: “The Winter Bear” a play by Anne Hanley
Gallery/Site: Cyrano’s Off-Center Playhouse
Address: Anchorage AK
Exhibit Dates: October 29 – November 13, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Performances Thurs.-Sat. @7pm & Sun @3pm
Reception Info: Premiere 10/29/10 at 7pm
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Artist Name: Tova Speter
Exhibit Title: environmentally friendly
Gallery/Site: Arnold Arboretum
Address: Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: October 24 – December 12, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri 9-4; Sat 10-4 and Sun, Noon-4
Reception Info: Sunday, November 7, 1-3pm
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Artist Name: Sarah B. Shallbetter
Exhibit Title: thINK
Gallery/Site: Belmont Gallery of Art
Address: Homer Municipal Building, 3rd Fl., 19 Moore St., Belmont, MA 02478
Exhibit Dates: October 15 – November 19, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Thur. 10-4 (closed Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11); Friday 10-4pm & 6:30-8:30pm; Sunday 1-4pm
Reception Info: Friday, October 15, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Prilla Smith Brackett
Exhibit Title: Prilla Smith Brackett: Places of the Heart Gallery/Site: Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College
Address: 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Exhibit Dates: October 20 – December 1, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M-Th 8 – 10pm; Fri 8 – 5pm; Sat/Sun. 12-5pm
Holiday hours: same hours as library
Reception Info: Wed., Nov. 3, 6-8 pm; gallery talk 6:30 pm
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Artist Name: Martha Jane Bradford
Exhibit Title: World Expo 2010
Gallery/Site: The Madrid Pavilion
Address: Shanghai, China
Exhibit Dates: September 1 – October 31, 2010
Exhibit Hours: various, please go to my blog for more info
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Artist Name: Remmi Franklin
Gallery/Site: Milton Public Library
Address: 476 Canton Ave., Milton MA 02186
Exhibit Dates: thru October
Exhibit Hours: M-W 9-9; Th 1-9; Fri 9-5:30; Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5
Reception Info: Wednesday, October 6, 7-8:30pm
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Artist Name: Fay Chandler
Exhibit Title: The Object As Subject
Gallery/Site: The Fay Chandler Gallery
Address: 20 Sacramento St., Cambridge, MA
Exhibit Dates: September 28 – October 8, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Weekdays, 10am – 5pm
Reception Info: Wednesday, October 6, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: South End Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Jessica Burko’s Studio
Address: 35 Wareham Street, 2nd floor. Located between Harrison and Albany
Exhibit Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26
Exhibit Hours: 11am – 6pm
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Artist Name: Catherine Carter
Exhibit Title: Painting NOW
Gallery/Site: Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery
Address: Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
Exhibit Dates: September 9 – October 21, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M, W, Sat. 1-4pm.; Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10 -1pm
Reception Info: Thursday, September 9, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Irma Cerese
Exhibit Title: Painterly Perspectives
Gallery/Site: Landing Gallery
Address: 8 Elm Street, Rockland, ME
Exhibit Dates: August 6 – September 15, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sat 11-5; Fri 11-8; Sun 12-5
Reception Info: Aug 6, 5-8pm
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Artist Name: Erik Gehring
Exhibit Title: Barks of the Arnold Arboretum
Gallery/Site: Taylor House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 50 Burroughs Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: August 8 – September 26, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Taylor House only open to public for concerts in the Music and Art Series – contact erik@erikgehring.com for private viewing
Reception Info: Friday, September 10, 6-8 pm
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Artist Name: Lisa L. Sears
Exhibit Title: New Works by Lisa L. Sears & Stephanie Mahan Stigliano
Gallery/Site: Beebe Estate Gallery, in the Beebe Estate Mansion
Address: 235 West Foster St., Melrose, MA
Exhibit Dates: September 3 (7-9pm) – September 25, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 12-3pm, each Sat. for the month of Sept.
Reception Info: Friday, September 3, 7-9 pm
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Artist Name: Fay Chandler
Exhibit Title: Just As I Am: A Fifty Year Survey
Gallery/Site: Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama
Address: 539 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: September 16-27, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 9-5pm, every day
Reception Info: Thursday, September 16, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Deena Schnitman
Exhibit Title: Odyssey 2010 – 30th International Gathering of Letter Artists
Gallery/Site: Vendor Room….Roche Dining Common
Address: Stonehill College, 320 Washington St. Easton, MA
Exhibit Dates: July 24-26, 2010
Exhibit Hours: July 24 – 2:00-10:00pm, July 25 – 11:00-10:00pm, July 26 – 11:00-7:00pm
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Artist Name: Nan Hass Feldman
Exhibit Title: Summer Exhibit on Cape Cod
Gallery/Site: The Cove Gallery
Address: 15 Commercial St., Wellfleet, MA 02667
Exhibit Dates: June-September 2010
Exhibit Hours: Daily 11am-6pm
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Artist Name: Deena Schnitman
Exhibit Title: FOLD IT
Gallery/Site: Fuller Craft Museum – Site-specific installation
in the Cafe
Address: 455 Oak St., Brockton, MA 02301
Exhibit Dates: June 10, 2010 – Permanent Installation
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10-5pm; Wed. 10-9pm
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Artist Name: Remmi Franklin
Exhibit Title: Garden Style: Outdoor Rooms
Gallery/Site: Irish Limestone US WATERFRONT SHOWROOM
Address: 21 Drydock Avenue, Boston
Exhibit Dates: June 10-July 1, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 9-5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, June 10, 4-7pm
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Artist Name: Karen Moss
Exhibit Title: The Commuter
Gallery/Site: Montserrat College of Art
Address: 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Exhibit Dates: August 6-31, 2010
Exhibit Hours: always visible in window
Reception Info: Aug 6, 2010
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Artist Name: Karen A. V. O’Brien
Exhibit Title: On GREEN
Gallery/Site: Maliotis Cultural Center
Address: Helenic College, 50 Goddard St, Brookline, MA 02445 (across from Jamaica Pond)
Exhibit Dates: June 19-July 12, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 10-4pm
Reception Info: Special Preview Party June 19 6-7:00pm
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Artist Name: Wendy Ingram
Exhibit Title: Paintings & Handmade Paper
Gallery/Site: Hamilton House
Address: 251 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
Exhibit Dates: June 1 – July 28, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Thu 9-4pm, Fri 9-3pm
Reception Info: Thursday, June 3, 5-7pm
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Artist Name: Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: Beacon Hill Art Walk
Gallery/Site: Beacon Hill, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: Sunday, June 6, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 12-6pm
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi And John Borchard
Exhibit Title: SoWa Art Walk
Gallery/Site: Studio #223B
Address: 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Exhibit Dates: May 15 and 16, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 12 to 6 PM
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Artist Name: Marian Dioguardi And John Borchard
Exhibit Title: Newton Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Art at the Villa
Address: 22 Burnham Road, West Newton, MA 02465
Exhibit Dates: May 15 and 16, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 11-6 PM
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Artist Name: Remmi Franklin and Nancy Simonds
Exhibit Title: Newton Open Studios
Gallery/Site: The Church of the Redeemer
Address: 379 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Exhibit Dates: May 15 and May 16, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 11-5pm
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Artist Name:
Miriam Gilman
Exhibit Title: Newton Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Sotheby’s Realty – Karp, Liberman & Kern
Address: 391 Langley Road Rear, Newton Centre, MA 02459 Exhibit Dates: Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 11-6pm
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Artist Name:
Ann Sayre Wiseman
Exhibit Title: Art & Dream Workshop
Gallery/Site:
The Study of Dreams
Address: Ashville, North Carolina
Exhibit Dates: June 27-July 1, 2010
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Artist Name:
Ann Christensen
Exhibit Title: Transforming Nature’s Metaphors
Gallery/Site:
Mass Audubon, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067
Exhibit Dates: May 23 – July 12, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 10am-4pm, daily
Reception Info: Sunday, May 23, 2-4
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Artist Name:
Lorna Ritz
Exhibit Title: Painting
Gallery: Ambassadors Residence
Address: Caracas, Venezuela
Exhibit Dates: May 2010 – May 2013
Exhibit Hours: 9-5pm
Reception Info: May 30, 2010
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Artist Name:
Florence Putterman
Exhibit Title: Legendary Fables
Gallery/Site:
Walter Wickiser Gallery Inc.
Address: 210 Eleventh Ave., Suite 303, New York, NY 10001
Exhibit Dates: April 24-May 19, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Tues-Sat, 11-6pm
Reception Info: Thursday, May 6, 6-8pm
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Artist Name: Carol Monacelli

Exhibit Title: Home/Away from Home: Paintings of Boston, Paris and New York
Gallery/Site: A Street Gallery
Address: 4 Clarendon St., Boston MA 02116
Exhibit Dates: April 20 – May 16, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Tu,W,F,Sat 10-6pm; Thu 11-7pm; Sun 1-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, April 24, 1-5pm
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Artist Name:
Tova Speter
Exhibit Title: Somerville Open Studios
Gallery/Site: Vernon Street Studios
Address: 6 Vernon St., Somerville, MA
Exhibit Dates: May 1-2, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 12-6pm
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Artist Name:
Jason Pechinski
Exhibit Title: Aposteriori Banal
Gallery/Site:
Newton Free Library
Address: 330 Homer St. Newton, MA 02459
Exhibit Dates: April 2-29, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M-Th 9-9pm; F 9-6pm; Sat 9-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, April 8, 7-8:30pm
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Artist Name:
Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: Media Mix
Gallery/Site:
South Shore Art Center
Address: 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA 02025
Exhibit Dates: March 19-May 2, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4
Reception Info: Friday, March 19, 6-8pm
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Artist Name:
Silvina Mizrahi
Exhibit Title: Solo Exhibition, Paintings and Sculptures
Gallery/Site: The Taylor House
Address: 50 Burroughs St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Exhibit Dates: March-April, 2010
Reception Info: March 14 @7pm & March 28 @4pm
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Artist Name:
Randy Garber
Exhibit Title: Reverberations
Gallery/Site:
Opalka Gallery
Address: 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany NY
Exhibit Dates: March 5 – April 18, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am-8pm, Sun. Noon-4pm;
by appt only March 7-14
Reception Info: Friday, March 5, 5-9pm
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Artist Name:
Bren Bataclan
Exhibit Title: Baha
Gallery/Site:
The Harbor Gallery
Address: UMass Boston, McCormack Building Room, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
Exhibit Dates: March 1 – March 31, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Mon. 10-6pm, Tues. & Wed. 10-8pm,
Thurs. 10-6pm, Fri.-Sun. Closed
Reception Info: Thursday, March 11, 5-7pm
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Artist Name:
Catherine Carter
Exhibit Title: Walls and Webs
Gallery/Site:
Narrows Center for the Arts
Address: 16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA 02721
Exhibit Dates: March 17 – April 17, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5:00pm and by appt.
Reception Info: Sunday, March 28, 2-4pm
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Artist Name:
Susan Schwalb
Exhibit Title: Astronomy: The Celestial
Gallery/Site:
Central Booking
Address: 111 Front St., Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)
Exhibit Dates: March 4 – May 2, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Thur-Sun, 12-6pm; First Thurs., 12-8:30pm
Reception Info: Thursday, March 25, 6-8pm
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Artist Name:
Susan Schwalb
Exhibit Title: Modern Drawings: Tracing 100 Years
Gallery/Site:
Academy Art Museum
Address: 106 South Street, Easton, MD
Exhibit Dates: February 12 – April 2, 2010
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Artist Name:
Susan Schwalb
Exhibit Title: The Primacy of Paper: Recent Works from the Collection
Gallery/Site:
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
Exhibit Dates: January 15-June, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. Open until 9pm on the third Thursday of the month
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Artist Name:
Lisa L. Sears
Exhibit Title: The Sketchbook Project 2010 Library Tour
Gallery/Site:
Laconia Gallery
Address: 433 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118
Exhibit Dates: Friday, March 5 ONLY
Reception Info: Friday, March 5, 5-8pm
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Artist Name:
Ruth Ginsberg-Place
Exhibit Title: Wanderings on the Schoodic Peninsula
Gallery/Site: New England Institute of Art
Address: 10 Brookline Place West, corner of Washington St and Rte 9, opposite Brookline Village T stop
Exhibit Dates: March 1-31, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30-8pm; Fri 8:30-5pm; Sat 9-5pm
Reception Info: Thursday, March 11, 5:30-7:30pm
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Artist Name:
Ellen Stutman
Exhibit Title: 100 from Cambridge
Gallery/Site:
CAC Gallery (Cambridge Arts Council)
Address: 344 Broadway at Inman St. Cambridge
Exhibit Dates: Jan 25- March 12, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M,W 8:30am-8pm; T,Th 8:30am-5pm;
Fri 8:30am-Noon
Reception Info: Monday, March 1, 6-8pm
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Artist Name:
Jessica Burko
Exhibit Title: VOICES: Mothers Who Create
Gallery/Site:
The Little Gallery Under The Stairs (TLGUTS) at LynnArts Inc.
Address: LynnArts Building, 25 Exchange St., Lynn, MA 01901 Exhibit Dates: February 6 – April 10, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Thursday by appt, Saturdays from 10am-6pm
Reception Info: Saturday, February 6, 2-5pm
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Artist Name:
Ellen Rich
Exhibit Title: Riches: New Work by Ellen Rich & Matthew Rich
Gallery/Site:
Trustman Art Gallery
Address: Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston 02115
Exhibit Dates: February 8 – March 18, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M-F, 10-4:30 (closed Feb. 15 and March 8-12) Reception Info: Tues., Feb. 9, 5-7pm (snow date Feb. 16)
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Artist Name:
Maria Termini
Exhibit Title: Singing with Colors
Gallery/Site: NewTV
Address: 23 Needham St., Newton Highlands, Newton MA Exhibit Dates: January 22-March 19, 2010
Exhibit Hours: M-Thu 10-9pm; Fri/Sat 10-6pm; Sun 12-6pm
Reception Info: Thursday, January 28, 7-9pm
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Artist Name:
Lei-Sanne Doo
Exhibit Title: “Gestural: Paintings, Drawings and Mixed Media”
Gallery/Site:
Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College
Address: 180 The Riverway
Exhibit Dates: February 2-27, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Tues-Sat, 12-5pm
Reception Info: Saturday, February 6, 2-4pm
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Artist Name:
Helena Wurzel
Exhibit Title: “VANITAS”
Gallery/Site: Russell Projects Inaugural Exhibition
Address: 0 East 4th Street #44, Richmond, VA 23224
Exhibit Dates: January 22-March 7, 2010
Exhibit Hours: 11-7pm
Reception Info: Thursday, January 21, 6-9pm
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Artist Name:
Frances K. Grossman
Exhibit Title:
TCAN Satellite Galleries
Gallery/Site: Coldwell Bankers, 1 Common St., Natick; Address: Middlesex Savings Bank, 6 Main St., Natick;
Crazy Jane’s, 9 Main St., Natick
Exhibit Dates: Jan-Feb 2010
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Artist Name:
John Borchard
Exhibit Title: Magical Mist
Gallery/Site:
Gallery Seven
Address: 7 Nason Street, Maynard, MA 01754
Exhibit Dates: Jan 8-Feb 13, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5
Reception Info: Saturday, January 16, 2010
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Artist Name:
Jessie Nickerson
Exhibit Title: Italian Lessons
Gallery/Site:
The Consulate General of Italy
Address: Federal Reserve Bank Building, 600 Atlantic Avenue, 17th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Exhibit Dates: November 20 – January 18, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-12pm, Thurs., 2pm-4pm
Reception Info: Friday, November 20, 6-8pm
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Artist Name:
Jessie Nickerson
Exhibit Title: RED
Gallery/Site:
University Place Gallery
Address: 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
Exhibit Dates: November 10 – January 14, 2010
Exhibit Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Sat. 9am-1pm
Reception Info: Friday, November 20, 6-8pm
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Our 2009 Volunteers

Like many nonprofits, The Art Connection has been blessed by the volunteer gods, who have sent us over the past year several super volunteers and interns with talents particularly suited to our needs. We are immensely grateful for their time, talents and legacies they have left at The Art Connection.

Education Placard created for Hope House by Beth LuchnerFirst, many thanks to Beth Luchner, who helped launch a new education pilot in the form of large laminated placards that are created for each recipient agency. The placards feature all of the art chosen by each agency, along with an artist quote and a quote from an agency spokesperson. It’s a great way to sample their new collections and to appreciate the scope, scale, and variety of original artwork made available for donation and selection through our program.


Another visual testament to our program is available to anyone surfing the web. Joanna Wu designed and built our online portfolio of art placements, a slideshow of our art placements. We collaborate with 30 agencies each year, and we’re already nearing a full year’s worth of art selections by agency, through this powerful, visual blog tool.


In the Park. NY by Michael Rizzo, selected by Center for Family ConnectionsMichael Rizzo interned with us for a year and a half, helping on all sorts of fronts, from planning our annual artists’ BBQ and other smaller events to interviewing artists for our newsletter, and photographing art. An intrepid photographer, Michael stays with us through our program, as he recently became an art donor as well. We have already placed two of his nine photographs available for donation.


Brook Holliday works in planned giving with United Way and is also getting her masters in arts administration at BU. Despite her full schedule, she continues to help us afterhours on the program front as well as lending her grace to almost every one of our events. She has attended numerous local Open Studios to help keep an eye out for potential artists who might be interested in our program.


Many thanks to Beth, Joanna, Michael, and Brook.

And welcome to artist and BC linguistics’ major Larrissa Belcic, our newest friend on the volunteer circuit!


To find out more how you can get involved, please email us at info@theartconnection.org.

Our 2013 Volunteers

In April 2013, we had nearly 40 volunteers support us at our 2nd Annual fundraising event, Art BINGO! Thanks to all who helped!

Bethany Hubartt, a graduate graphic design student at Suffolk University, volunteered in our office, designing placards for distribution to recipient agencies. Her personal website can be viewed at www.bethanyhubarttdesign.com. Her motto is “To succeed one must be creative and persistent.” 

Ana Annicchiarico joined us weekly in the fall to reach out to artists in the community, wrap artwork for our recipient agencies, and assist with administrative tasks. She completed her degree in Cultural Anthropology from Boston University and moved back home to Florida at year end.  

Shubha Roy is interested in assisting more with artist outreach and in the office in 2014. Pursuing her MA in Graphic Design from New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, she believes that art is life and a single piece can convey something that hundreds of pages cannot. Shubha strives to provide graphic solutions to problems and has a simple mantra for her designs, “Simple Complexity”.  

Laura McFarland Burns helped us compose a short film about our mission and programming. She is a photographer and filmmaker with a love for Natural History and experimental “New-Non-Fiction” films that challenge the expected visual discourses of society. She believes that shared artistic expression and storytelling are essential to humanity! Laura is in her final semester, working towards a combined BFA degree from the School of MFA and Tufts.  

Continuing into her second year with us, Georgianna Baker promotes artist outreach and making connections with artists in the Boston area at open studios.

Jill Manca is a graphic designer and artist. Check out her website www.behance.net/JillManca. She enjoys many pursuits, one of which is supporting the work The Art Connection does. She celebrated two years as a volunteer in May!

“Doing Good is Good for You,” conducted by UnitedHealth Group, found that the individual benefits of volunteerism extend far beyond professional opportunities. Volunteering can boost mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing by providing a means of stress relief and community support.

The Art Connection has been incredibly fortunate with the positive impact from these volunteers!

Our 2012 Volunteers

We had some great volunteers this year that helped with all areas of program, fundraising, and at our Art Bingo event in March! There were over 30 volunteers (Amanda, Betsy, Brook, Cobi, David, Deb, Deena, Ellen, Georgianna, Hilly, Ildiko, Jill, Jing, Kat, Lily, Lynn, Maggi, Marita, Mary, Mercedes, Michael B, Michael R, Natasha, Prilla, Rachel, Richard, Rikki, Sarah B, Sarah C, Sarah S, and Susan) that helped make our Art Bingo a success. In the office, we were fortunate for the continued assistance from Jill Manca, Natasha Vianna, and Georgianna Baker who started with us in 2011! Plus, Rebecca Clower joined our team in April, helping with grant proposals.

Please check out Jill’s work at: http://www.behance.net/JillManca

You can follow Natasha here: https://twitter.com/NatashaVianna


We are looking for volunteers for our upcoming fundraising event, Art Bingo, April 22, 2013. If interested, please contact us at 617-338-7668 or info@theartconnection.org

Our 2011 Volunteers

First, best wishes to Michael Rizzo, who has been with us since early 2009. He has helped on all fronts of program, administration, PR, special events, and so much more! He is a donating art donor and you can check out his photography at http://michaelrizzo.photoshelter.com.


This past spring, Marita Spooner, returned to help us on press releases, our online portfolio of art placements (check it out here), and tons of office assistance. Plus, Brook Holladay was a gem with her continued efforts at artist outreach and checking out the many open studios.


We welcomed Lydia Symchych, Katherine Bradley, and Jill Manca this summer! Lydia is a whiz at excel spreadsheets and just about any project we hand over to her. Katherine interned with us and gave us a boost with social media activity. Check out her blog www.katbrad.tumblr.com. Finally, Jill is a graphic designer and is keeping our one-of-a-kind educational placards for recipient agencies on track. You can learn more about her at www.behance.net/JillManca.


This fall, we have two new volunteers! Georgianna Baker has a background in Art History and Art Business with a BA from Suffolk University. She’s an art advocate and has worked with several local galleries in Boston, aiding in client relations and art handling. She likes to do yoga, paint, and read about art. Natasha Vianna is a young mother who cares for her daughter, works, blogs, and has fun. Along with her own desire to succeed as a woman and parent, one of her missions is to inspire people to appreciate and get involved in Boston events.





Georgianna Baker


natasha vianna


Jill Manca

Many THANKS goes out to all for joining
The Art Connection team!!


 

Our 2010 Volunteers


We have been very fortunate this year to connect with some super intern/volunteer help!

Continuing with us from last year, Beth Luchner, worked on her second newsletter for us and did the entire design layout for the Spring/Summer newsletter. Plus, Brook Holliday, continues to attend Open Studios and reaching out to the local artist community in Boston.

In the springtime, we had Larissa Belcic help in many facets of administrative tasks and utilized her background in studio arts to design education placards for our recipient agencies. Natalia Chilcote worked on program projects. Also, Marita Spooner, accomplished a tremendous amount in artist outreach, uploading to our online portfolio of art placements, press releases, and event activity in preparation of Fay Chandler’s “Just As I Am” show.

Art donor, Jessica Burkooffered her photography skills to document our events at the ICA and the annual artist BBQ. And, a “shout out” goes to Sylvia Lessa, grill guru and collector, Peter Sperber, who volunteers at almost every event!

This September, Beth Wolfson and Rachel Lustig joined our team. We had events every month this fall and both gave their time in all activities before-during-after the events! Our mission could not have been fulfilled without their weekly help on program activities, administration tasks, artist outreach, and PR/media. We’ll be saying good-bye to Rachel, as she graduates this December from Boston University College of Communication with a BS in Public Relations. 

Many THANKS goes out to all!!

To find out more how you can get involved, please email us at info@theartconnection.org

Pine Street Inn

Pine Street Inn is the largest resource for homeless men and women in New England. With the belief that everybody deserves a place to call home, the organization now houses more than 800 people at 36 locations in Boston and Brookline.

Pine Street Inn received 23 artworks for their main site in October 2000, and 12 additional artworks between 2001 and 2003. Their newest home is the 19-unit permanent supportive housing residence on Upton Street, around the corner from our office in Boston’s historic South End. We placed 27 works of art in June 2012, several are featured here.

Art in Pine Street Inn’s Upton Street residence has created a welcoming environment the guests feel proud to call their home.

“Everyone is happy with the artwork selected. It has been very interesting to see how different pieces “call” to different people in our community. There is such a variety of opinions and tastes, and it is wonderful to see everyone drawn to different works of art,” says Melissa Cording, Manager of Individual Giving and Stewardship.

Our new short film about The Art Connection highlights much of the art installed in Pine Street Inn’s Upton Residence’s common areas on four floors of the building. Watch the film to see interviews with Melissa Cording, as well as the house case manager, Gloria Batista. Their testimony reveals why art is important to their tenants and which pieces have resonated with individuals living there.

See the film online here.

All of Pine Street Inn’s 36 locations serve as stable, supportive environments for homeless men and women. Pine Street works to reconnect people who may have lost everything with elements of a dignified and productive life. Through job training programs and permanent housing, staff works to move people back to work, to home, to life.

For more information on Pine Street Inn, please visit http://www.pinestreetinn.org

Art Bingo 2014


Saturday, May 3, 2014
7:30-11pm
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
41 Berkeley Street, Boston’s South End

 

Click here for directions, parking, MBTA

 

 SEE EVENT PHOTOS HERE!

Tickets: $40 at the door
All proceeds benefit our mission to increase access to art.

 

Play BINGO, Win art!
Don your lucky Bingo Hat and come enjoy lively bingo callers, complimentary gourmet appetizer and dessert buffet, cash bar, and a premium silent auction. Fall in love with artwork worth testing your luck for!

 

Art BINGO artworks 2014

 

Artists: Prilla Smith Brackett, Aaron Clanton, Nina Holton, Anne Johnstone, David Kupferman, Ellen Rich, Coleman Rogers, Mitchell Rosenzweig, Nancy Schieffelin, Leann Shamash, Janet Shapero, Ellen Stutman

 

Randi Hopkins and Frank Roselli
Artworks juried by:
Randi Hopkins, Associate Director of Visual Arts, Boston Center for the Arts
and Frank Roselli, Founder of Soprafina Gallery

 

 

 

 
ArtWeek Boston 2014

Art BINGO is proud to be part of ArtWeek Boston!

 

 

Doffie Project Supports Art Connection

The Board of Directors of The Art Connection cordially invite you to experience The Doffie Project

See images from the event here!

 

Kakadu Diptych 3 by Dorothy ArnoldThursday, March 6, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 pm
243 Bent Street, Cambridge

Parking at 245 Bent Street
MBTA: Kendall/MIT Station, 10 minute walk

 

Enjoy a wine and cheese reception with remarks on art collecting from Professor and art historian Paul Tucker.

 

The innovative Doffie Project started in 2013. Run by the artist and her family, it makes Doffie’s artwork affordable and offers 80% of all sales to organizations who, like Doffie, support “the notion that the transformative power of the arts should be accessible to all.” At this event, art lovers can purchase the artwork of Dorothy Arnold and support the mission of The Art Connection.

 

“The rhythms of nature have always influenced not only what I paint, but how I paint it. Be it sky, clouds, trees or water my hand and body must become part of this rhythm.”
                                                             -Dorothy Arnold

 

Paul Tucker has taught art history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston since 1978. He curated the 1990 Claude Monet show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and has been hailed by Time Magazine as one of America’s foremost authorities on Monet and Impressionism. Tucker wrote “Reflections on Dorothy Arnold and a Life in Art” for the catalogue of Doffie’s 2001-2002 Retrospective at the Florence Lynch Gallery in New York.

Chain Reaction at Brickbottom Gallery

 

 

Chain Reaction Art Connection Post Card
Chain Reaction
Brickbottom Art Gallery
1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA
December 5, 2013 to January 18, 2014
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-5 PM

Reception: Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3-5 PM
Images from opening reception online here!

 

Artscope
Pick up your copy of Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Artscope and read the full article “(c
h a i n Reaction): BRICKBOTTOM MAKES A CONNECTION.”

Participating Artists: David Barnes, Scott Cahaly, JoAnne Chittick, Cindy Cuba Clements, MJ Dickson, Eleanor Elkin, Andrew Fish, Frances Hamilton, Wendy Ingram, Marja Lianko, Peter Lipsitt, Carolyn May, Amy McGregor-Radin, Silvina Mizrahi, Jeannie Motherwell, Shaari Neretin, Ellen Rich, Nancy Roberts, Tatiana Roulin, Susan Schwalb, Robert Scott, Marcia Sewall, Leann Shamash, Robin Shores, Nancy Simonds, Debra Weisberg

Image courtesy of Brickbottom Artist AssociationChain Reaction highlights artists who have donated through The Art Connection over our 18-year history. The art chosen for the installation by our juror, Brent Refsland, focuses on the strong bonds and act of giving, seen not only within The Art Connection and those affected by its overall purpose, but also in everyday interactions and experiences. Chain Reaction captures the cyclical experience and sense of fulfillment linked to the act of giving and that signifies the transformative power of inspiration throughout our community. See the artwork in the show online here.

Juror Brent Refsland was born and raised in rural Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in 2005. He departed shortly after graduation and spent three years living in Austin, Texas. In the summer of 2008, he moved to Boston. Soon after, Brent opened The Hallway Gallery in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. In 2011, he launched his next project, Room 68, a furniture and design store adjacent to his gallery. Both venues feature emerging artists and designers from near and far.

Art Bingo 2013

Art BINGO
Saturday, April 20, 7:30-11pm

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
41 Berkeley Street
Boston’s South End

$25 in advance, $35 at the door.
Bingo cards are 12 for $100 in advance or $10 each at the event.

See photos from the Art BINGO event here!
All images by Jean Hangarter

Play Bingo, Win Art!

Art BINGO artwork 2013

Bingo games will be played for artwork by (from top left):
Martha Jane Bradford, Prilla Smith Brackett, Irma Cerese, Deborah Clearman, Al Fisher, Alex Gerasev, Candy Nartonis, Debra Olin, Ellen Rich, Stanley Rodriguez, Anne Silber, and Maria Termini

 

Art BINGO jurors 2013
Special thanks to our jurors, Carolyn Muskat and Leonie Bradbury.

Read more about Art BINGO in our April Enews here

Art Bingo 2012

One hundred and fifty people joined The Art Connection for our signature fundraising event, Art Bingo, and played bingo to win original works of fine art. Art Bingo - March 24 2012

 

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 7-10 pm
City Year Boston
287 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

 

 

 

At Art Bingo 12 bingo games were played for specific works of art selected for our event by jurors Michele Cohen, Ph.D., a public art consultant, curator, and founding director of New York City’s Public Art for Public Schools and Steven Zevitas, a gallery owner and president and publisher of New American Paintings, a juried exhibition in print.

 

Artists include: Art Bingo Artworks, 2012

 

(From top left) Adria Arch, Chuck Beisch, Kristina Bell DiTullo, Irma Cerese, Heidi Hornberger, Sam Moyer, Eddie Martinez, Debra Olin, Rani Sarin, Prilla Smith Brackett, and Chuck Webster  (Please follow the links to enjoy more of these artists’ work.)

 

Attendees played many rounds to increase their chances to take home one of the works of art pictured above.  There was also raffle to win the limited edition Art Connection portfolio, a collection of nine fine art lithographs.

 

Celebrity bingo callers Dan Hunter, Robert Bridgeman, Camilo Alvarez, Carole Bolsey, our MC Allyn Burrows, and the PhDJ added to the fun. There was a silent auction of 25 premium items including Cancun, New Hampshire, and Vermont getaways, a kayak, and local theater and restaurant packages. Heavy hors d’oeuvres were donated from restaurants and markets across Boston!

 

Read the press release here!
Read more in the South End News!

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

Bingo Sponsors:

 

Betsy Boveroux, Fay Chandler

 

 

Art Advocates:

 

 Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan, Cambridge Health Alliance- Whidden Hospital, Hilly Ebling, Henry Goodrow, Mt. Washington Bank, Victory Programs

 

 

Donors:

 

Boston Center for the Arts, Susan Collings, Central Boston Elder Services, Elizabeth D. Coxe, Harriet Finkelstein, David Greenberg, Michael Rousseau, Nancy Simonds

 

Artist BBQ 2011

There is no better way to greet the summer than with like-minded people enjoying exquisite BBQ and picnic fare. This year’s Artist BBQ was no different. Over 70 artists and friends attended. Special thanks to Marian and JB who invited us to celebrate at their home!

 

We asked our artists, once again, to share their creative talents with us by adding to an Art Connection banner. It was a testament to how much talent (and fun!) our group has, and we thank them again for sharing it with us.

 

 

TAC Banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This BBQ was bittersweet, as Tova announced her departure from The Art Connection, and introduced Sarah Berry as the new Program Manager. Sarah had met some art donors during her time at The Art Connection this winter, but was excited to be meeting more artists. Tova loved introducing her son to The Art Connection community and having the chance to spend time with everybody before she takes on mommyhood! Her son was obviously a natural at BBQ’s, so weTova and son with Sarah hope to see them again next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out more shots from this event here!

Strong Past, Proud Future

malden mural almost complete The City of Malden and the Malden Cultural Council have partnered with The Art Connection and the MBTA to design and paint a mural in the center of town.

“Strong Past… Proud Future”, Malden’s first mural, was dedicated on July 10, 2011. Read all about the event, attended by state and local representatives, MBTA officials, organizers, the youth who designed it, and volunteer painters! Read all about it on Boston.com and WickedLocal! See images from the dedication here.

This project focused on working with youth in the city who developed the design and painted the mural on an MBTA overpass on Route 60. Our core group of participating teens included: Manny, Katya, Corrine, Audrey, Evanah, Sherley, and Angela with additional help from: Cameron, Derwin, Commie, Chris, Anthony, Johnny, and Thupten. Thanks for helping make your community a brighter place!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Other funders includethe malden Industrial Aid Society and the Malden Redevelopment Authority.

Many thanks also to all those who joined us for our Community Painting Day May 22nd 2011. Over 65 Malden residents came out to pick up a brush and help make their mark on Malden’s first public community mural.

View pics of the painting process by clicking here!

Read the article on Boston.com and view their pics of our first painting day!

Read the article in the Malden Patch!
Read the article in the Malden Observer!

Many thanks to all of our supporters who helped make this possible. Funding has come through from the Malden Cultural Council, Malden Redevelopment Authority, and private donations.

The funding for the implementation of this project has been a long time coming.  Read the June article in the Globe.

Read on for more info about the history of the project:

Malden Community Input EventMalden Mural Youth Task Force
A Community Input Event was held on October 15, 2009 to invite the greater community to help us brainstorm themes and ideas for the project. Suggested themes included those involving Malden’s history, diversity, youth, and nature. Read more about this event from the Malden Observer.

Malden Community Input Event

A second Community Input Event took place on November 23, 2009 to present the youths’ design to the community and receive feedback before moving forward. Find out more with this flyer and this article from the Boston Globe.

Also, Click here to see photos from the Community Input Events and Design Sessions.

This project is facilitated by artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee, with support from the Mayor’s office, the City Council’s Citizens Engagement Committee, and Youth A.C.T. The painting of the mural is made possible in part by grants from the Malden Cultural Council, Malden Redevelopment Authority, and private donations. the designing of the mural was made possible in part by a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts. The mural will be painted on a wall at the Malden Center T belonging to the MBTA, and we are very appreciative of and grateful to the MBTA for their support of this project in granting permission to use their wall to add color to the community.

5000 Reasons to Celebrate – Art Reception at URIAH

5,000th Artwork Placed at United Residents in Academy Homes II

 

uriahIn May a special reception was held at one of our recipient agencies: United Residents in Academy Homes II (URIAH)
in Roxbury to celebrate the 5,000th work of art placed in the Boston nonprofit community! Plus, check out their collection of 35 pieces of art!!

 

Read about this milestone on Boston.com!

 

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Thursday, May 19, 2011, 5:30 – 7pm
United Residents in Academy Homes II (URIAH)
New Academy Estates Community Building
2908 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

 

 

 

View the invitation and RSVP here.
View the press release here.
View pics from the reception here.

 

United Residents in Academy Homes II (URIAH) includes 236 units for low income families in Roxbury. New townhouses along with a new Community Building have recently replaced an old development that had been a stressed out worn down community ruled by gang crime and violence. Art is now hanging in the Community Building. Residents and community members can enjoy the work as they gather for events, utilize the computer lab, socialize with each other, and meet with staff. Community groups who are not URIAH residents also use the Community Building for local meetings and events, therefore this placement will expand community access to art on a number of levels.

 

Joyce Ewing, Edie Bowers, and Susan Collings

 

URIAH Resident Services Coordinator Joyce Ewing (left), artist Edie Bowers (center), and The Art Connection Executive Director Susan Collings (right) meet inside Edie’s studio to pick up the two artworks selected by URIAH’s selection committee.

Longwood Symphony Orchestra Concert

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A concert by the Longwood Symphony Orchestra  performing in support of The Art Connection was held on December 4, 2010 as we celebrated 15 years of connecting artists & nonprofit community organizations!

Saturday, December 4, 2010
8 pm concert with wine reception to follow
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St, Boston

 

Click here to see the Globe’s promotion of the event.
Click here to read the Globe’s review of the concert.
Click here to view pics from the event!

 

Jonathan McPhee, Artistic Director & Conductor

Symphony No. 2 in B minor . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Alexander Borodin
Dawn & Siegfried’s Rhine Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Wagner
Immolation Scene from Gotterdammerung . . . . . .Richard Wagner
Joanna Porackova, soprano

 

Questions? Email info@theartconnection.org or call 617-338-7668.

 

Read more about internationally acclaimed soprano Joanna Porackova here.

Read more about the program notes here.

 

 

Herb & Dorothy Film at MassArt

Herb & Dorothy

 

 

Join The Art Connection and The Center for Art and Community Partnerships along with fellow artists for a special free screening of Herb & Dorothy, the story of a postal clerk and librarian who, with very modest means, built one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.

 

 

 

Film screening: Monday November 8, 2010 at 7 pm

 

Tower Auditorium @ MassArt

 

621 Huntington Ave.

 

Boston, MA 02115

 

 

 

View our flyer here!

 

 

Click to view the campus map and/or get directions here.

 

 

 

 

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Special thanks to The Center for Art and Community Partnerships for helping us bring this wonderful film to Mass Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more about our past film event at the ICA by clicking here.

LSO On Call at Youville House

LSO On Call with The Art Connection

 

Join us for a special music performance and reception at one of our recipient agencies:
Youville House in Cambridge.

 


Sunday, October 24, 2010, 2pm-4pm
Youville House Atrium/Art Gallery
1573 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

 

 

Carl Nielsen’s Woodwind Quintet, performed by:

 

Rose Grabowski – flute (Product Manager, BuyerZone)
Juliet Grabowski – clarinet (Grad Student, Harvard Business School. LSO sub)
Michael Barnett – oboe (LSO Board Member and Musician, Harvard Medical School, Third Year)
David Richmond – bassoon (freelance musician)
Vanessa Gardner – horn (LSO Board Member and Musician, Freelance musician)

 

Questions about the event? Contact Ildiko at ildikoszabo@youvillehouse.org or call 617-491-1234.

 

Many thanks to the Longwood Symphony Orchestra for making this possible! Find out more about The Art Connection’s partnership with LSO as we invite you to a Concert Event on December 4, 2010. More information can be found here.

 

youville logoYouville House is a nonprofit assisted living residence and is part of Covenant Health Systems, a New England-wide, health care, elder care and social service system. Their residents are elderly and often alone at this stage in life. By offering a high staff to resident ratio, Youville House allows for quality individual time, promotes a caring community, and encourages residents to reach out to one another. Still, there is a lot of time for contemplation and works of art can be another source of strength and inner peace when the threads of life are wearing thin. Donated art from The Art Connection
fills the Atrium to bring hope, inspire new thoughts, and set free the imagination of the residents.

 

lso logoLSO on Call was introduced in the fall of 2008, supported by a grant from Merck Research Laboratories Boston. This community outreach initiative brings chamber music directly to patients across Massachusetts, in hospital wards, rehabilitation centers, and health care facilities. During its first year, LSO on Call performances touched the lives of 500 patients in a variety of health care settings.

 

One Day Giveaway

At the close of Fay Chandler’s upcoming 50 year survey of art at the BCA Cyclorama, she has generously offered any unsold work to be donated to qualifying nonprofit agencies. This event is by invitation only and RSVP’s are required for admission. If you are a recipient agency who has been invited to this event, please read below for additional details.

 

As a recipient agency of The Art Connection, you are invited to participate in this rare opportunity to select and receive art from our founder Fay Chandler’s upcoming art exhibition, Just As I Am, at the Boston Center for the Arts.

 

Unsold artworks will be given to agencies on a first come-first served basis on Tuesday, September 28, between 10 am and 12 pm.

 

 

 

If you would like to view the exhibition beforehand, then we encourage you to visit from September 16-27 (exhibit hours: every day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). As a reminder, only the unsold artworks will be available for donation on September 28.

 

You may send an art selection committee or agency representative to the exhibition on Tuesday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to potentially select up to five artworks for your agency. The artworks will not require any additional framing. About 100 agencies are invited, therefore we recommend that you arrive early. That day, we will provide you with deeds, plaques, and paperwork for your new art gifts, but you must pick up your art that same day. This means that you should bring an appropriately sized vehicle to transport your new art back to your agency.

 

Please RSVP by clicking here by Mon, September 13 .

 

If you have any questions, then contact The Art Connection at (617) 338-7668 or info@theartconnection.org. We look forward to seeing you on September 28!

‘Just As I Am’ Fay Chandler’s 50-Year Survey

Hold Tight by Fay ChandlerOn September 15, 2010, Fay Chandler turns 88! On the following day,  September 16, her solo art exhibition featuring several hundred objects and paintings will open. “Just As I Am,” a 50-year survey of Fay’s work, will run from September 16th to September 27th, from 9am to 5pm daily, at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

“Just As I Am”: Opening reception and Art Sale: Thursday, September 16, from 5 to 7 pm. All sales to benefit The Art Connection.

 

Fay Chandler possesses a vitality that most people can only hope to have at her age. She didn’t begin her artistic career until she was 38-years-old and she did not even found The Art Connection until she was 72-years old, but she has made the most of her time with more than 30 solo art exhibitions and countless contributions of her art and time to the community. Many situations in Fay’s life have influenced her style throughout the last five decades, including her Southern heritage with its many constraints that pushed her towards unconventionality, as seen by her three-dimensional objects made of odds and ends that are whimsical, spiritual and feminist.

 

New! View pics from the Opening Reception here!

 

 

My Head is Spinning by Fay ChandlerTake a look at some of Fay’s work here (and on her website). If you’d like to join us on the 16th, feel free to show up, just as you are. And if you haven’t already, do meet Fay, just as she is.

Click here to read more in the Boston Globe!
Click here to read more in ArtSake!
Click here to read more in The Tufts Daily!
Click here to read more in the South End News!

 

Works shown here from top to bottom:

 

Hold Tight, 60″x48″, 2010
My Head is Spinning, 5″x8″x8″, 2007
Woman Waiting, 36″x24″, 1970
Following the Scent, 5″x2″x9″, 2006

 

Woman Waiting by Fay Chandler

 

Following the Scent by Fay Chandler

 

 

Fay Chandler’s ‘Just As I Am’

“Just As I Am,” a 50-year survey of the work of Fay Chandler, artist and founder of The Art Connection. Fay Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday by having a survey of work from her 50-year career in September 2010. The survey, running from September 16th to September 27th from 9am to 5pm daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street. Mark your calendars! Opening Reception and Art Sale: Thursday, September 16, 5 to 7 pm. All sales will benefit The Art Connection, and at the end of the exhibition, Fay will donate any unsold work to our community nonprofit partners. Leading up to the event, we’ll be looking at Fay’s career from our recipient agencies’ perspective, with stories and more posted monthly on our website.

 

Fay Chandler to Help Make Art Accessible to Everyone Through her September Exhibition: “Just As I Am”

 

All proceeds from sales of her artwork will benefit The Art Connection. Works not sold will be donated to nonprofit community partners.

 

Fay believes that art is meant to be viewed, and not just by the elite few. Fay and The Art Connection have worked hard over the years to ensure that art is accessible to everyone, especially those in need of some inspiration. Fay hopes that the pieces she has donated will bring comfort and hope to everyone at the over 80 nonprofits her works have gone to.

 

Fay Chandler’s Arwork Selected by Senior Centers Throughout Greater Boston

 

Chandler’s art brings inspiration to seniors at Youville House Assisted Living in Cambridge, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services in Somerville, Senior Living on Bellingham Hill in Chelsea, South Shore Elder Services, Inc. in Braintree, Boston Senior Home Care in Boston, the Kit Clark Senior Services Cardinal Medeiros Center in Dorchester, and Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes in Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Dorchester and the South End.

 

Fay Chandler’s Donations Bring Art to the South End

 

In the South End alone, Chandler’s art brings inspiration to all those at Casa Myrna Vazquez, United South End Settlements, the Community Music Center of Boston, Ellis Memorial, Rosie’s Place, and Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes.

Fay Chandler’s Artwork at the Life Focus Center in Charlestown

 

This multi-service organization provides social and vocational needs to people with disabilities within the community.

 

Chandler’s Work on Display in Social Service Organizations Throughout Cambridge

 

In Cambridge alone, Chandler’s art brings inspiration to all those at the Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, the Manning Apartments, the Women’s Center, the University Lutheran Church, the Cambridge Community Services, Inc., CASCAP, Inc., the Center for Family Connections, the Youville House Assisted Living and to a variety of Cambridge public schools.

 

Artist Fay Chandler’s Generous Donation has Brought Art to Triangle Inc. in Malden

 

This non-profit seeks to encourage people with disabilities to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. Triangle, Inc. achieves its goal by offering community residences and employment training for those with disabilities. Within this healing environment, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

Fay Chandler’s Donation Brings Art to Community Organizations throughout Dorchester

 

In Dorchester alone, Fay Chandler’s art brings inspiration to many at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Women, Inc., Roxbury Youthworks’ Female Focus Initiative, Interim House, Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes, and the Kit Clark Senior Services Cardinal Medeiros Center.

 

Dearborn Academy in Arlington Receives Artwork by Fay Chandler

 

The program is part of Schools for Children, inc., a non-profit organization that uses a variety of high quality learning environments and specialized services to encourage the development of children, adolescents and young adults.

 

 

 

Fay Chandler’s Donation Brings Art to the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

 

Fay Chandler has donated a number of her works to the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in West Roxbury, an institution that encourages students to develop a mastery of psychology and the clinical skills to aid them in their professional lives by offering an integrated academic program and intensive supervised clinical practice.

 

North Shore Adult Day Centers Receive Large Art Donation from Area Artists

 

The Elder Service Plan of North Shore will hold a reception on Wednesday, May 19 to celebrate the donation of 20 original works of art from The Art Connection. The reception will be at the newest of the four innovative adult day health centers that are receiving the donated artwork.

 

Fay Chandler makes Art Donation to Mattapan Family Service Center

 

Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including the Mattapan Family Service Center. This non-profit promotes self-help for low-income people and neighborhoods by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty.

 

Artist Fay Chandler’s Generous Donation has brought art to Advocates, Inc. in Waltham

 

Through The Art Connection, Fay Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including Advocates, Inc. in Waltham.

Esperanza

 

Casa Esperanza Community Input Event

 

Casa Esperanza Community Input EventUnder the direction of artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee, The Art Connection partnered with Casa Esperanza and their clients to design and paint a community mural on Dudley Street in Roxbury in the summer of 2010.

 

*NEW* Watch a video of the mural process!

 

Casa Esperanza was created as a grassroots response to the substance abuse crisis in the Latino community. With the mission of helping people to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction, gain the skills they need to be self sufficient, and repair and strengthen families torn apart by addiction, Casa Esperanza operates numerous treatment facilities providing services for individuals and families in recovery.

 

Casa Esperanza Mural Design SessionsCasa Esperanza Mural Design Sessions
A Community Input Event was held on December 14, 2009 to invite the greater community to help us brainstorm themes and ideas for the project. Suggested themes included: recovery, support, hope, island culture, the strength of community, and the power of music.

 

Casa Esperanza Mural Design Sessions
Casa Esperanza clients then met for a series of design sessions during which they further developed the suggested themes through verbal brainstorming and a drwaing workshop. As the imagery was further developed, clients learned about painting a mural through firsthand experience, coming together to learn about technique and composition and painting a “mini mural” on a wall in their dining area.

 

A second Community Input Event took place Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm to present the group’s design to the community and receive feedback before moving forward. View the press release here.

 

A Community Painting Day was held on Thursday July 22 for all passersby to join in the painting fun.

 

A Mural Dedication Event took place on October 5, 2010. View the press release here.  View the flyer here.

Casa Esperanza Mural Design

 

 

 

A client described the mural as follows:

“PODEMOS SALIR DE LA PROFUNDIDAD CON APOYO Y UNIDOS PODEMOS SUBIR ALTO Y CANTAR TODOS JUNTOS”.

“We can rise from the depth with support and united we can aim high and sing all together”

Click here to see photos from the Community Input Event and Design Sessions or click on the slideshow below.

Click here to see photos from the Painting Sessions on click on the slideshow below.

 

 

The implementation of this program is supported in part by a Young Adult Community Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Boston Public Health Commission Bureau of Addictions Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, Casa Esperanza, The MEM Project, and The Art Connection. The design sessions were made possible by the Fund for the Arts, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. This mural is facilitated by artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee, and will be painted on a wall at 349 Dudley St in Roxbury (across from the bus stop and next to a community center). We are very appreciative of and grateful to the building owners for their support of this project in granting permission to use their wall to add color to the community.

Crossroads

 

St. Francis House Mural Design Session

 

St. Francis House was established in 1984 in a response to a lack of day time support and services to Boston’s poor and homeless population. As the largest day shelter in New England, they work to provide basic services, access to medical care, mental health counseling, job skills training, transitional housing, and other supportive services to over 800 people daily. They believe that homelessness is an experience not an identity and offer the help and hope people need as they work to rebuild their lives.

St. Francis House Mural Design Session

 

The Art Connection is partnering with St. Francis House and their guests to design and paint a community mural for display in Downtown Crossing in 2010. Engaging in the planning and creation of a mural for their greater community is not only a benefit for their “home,” but also an expression of their presence and the talents they have to offer when given a chance. Design workshops are now complete.

 

 

 


St. Francis House Mural Design SessionSt. Francis House Mural Design Session
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Community Input Event was held on January 14, 2010 to invite the greater community to help us brainstorm themes and ideas for the project. Suggested themes included: crossroads, meeting places, diversity, city life, Boston landmarks, and people connecting.

 

 

 


St Francis Design Panels
We still need your help! Please view our mural design panels on the right and click on the images to give us your feedback and comments…

 

 

 

Click here to see photos from the Community Input Event and Design Sessions or click on the slideshow below.

 

 

 

 

St. Francis House Mural Design SessionSpecial thanks to the Fund for the Arts, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, who has made these design sessions possible with a Planning Grant for The Art Connection’s “Engaging Communities” Mural Project. This project is facilitated by artists Tova Speter and Anyahlee, with support from St. Francis House. The mural will be painted on panels and installed in various windows in Downtown Crossing through a collaboration with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. We are very appreciative of and grateful to the developers for their support of this project in granting permission to use their windows to add color to the community.

New England Foundation for the Arts

Fay Chandler to Help Make Art Accessible to Everyone

BOSTON – July 22, 2010 – In 1995, Boston-based artist Fay Chandler realized that a multitude of her paintings and sculptures were merely sitting in storage, and she began to wonder what would happen to these works after she died. Fay decided that the best way for her art to benefit society was to donate it to nonprofits, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and nonprofit community organizations. Fifteen years later, Fay is planning to celebrate her 88th birthday with yet another selfless act; in September, she will have a survey of her work titled “Just As I Am,” where all proceeds from sales will benefit The Art Connection. The show, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be in the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts.

 

Fay believes that art is meant to be viewed, and not just by the elite few. Fay and The Art Connection have worked hard over the years to ensure that art is accessible to everyone, especially those in need of some inspiration. Fay hopes that the pieces she has donated will bring comfort and hope to everyone at the over 80 nonprofits her works have gone to.

 

Fay possesses a vitality that most people can only hope to have at her age. She didn’t begin her artistic career until she was 38-years-old and she did not even found The Art Connection until she was 72-years old, but she has made the most of her time with more

 

than 30 solo art exhibitions and countless contributions of her art and time to the community. Many situations in Fay’s life have influenced her style throughout the last five decades, including her Southern heritage with its many constraints that pushed her towards unconventionality, as seen by her three-dimensional objects made of odds and ends that are whimsical, spiritual and feminist. Fay will exhibit work from this 50-year career at her “Just As I Am” art show.

 

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a non-profit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. Within these healing environments, the original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, inspiration, comfort and hope. More information on The Art Connection can be found at www.theartconnection.org.

 

 

Charlestown

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. – July, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her works have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including the Life Focus Center in Charlestown. This multi-service organization provides social and vocational needs to people with disabilities within the community. The Life Focus Center gives those with disabilities an opportunity to succeed in life through job training and employment programs as well as social, recreational and advocacy services. Within this healing environment, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

 

High resolution photos of the showcased pieces are available

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for other cities including New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information on The Art Connection please visit www.theartconnection.org.

 

Artist BBQ 2010

Artist BBQ 2010

75+ artists and friends were in attendance for The Art Connection’s 5th annual Artist BBQ on July 15th, 2010. Beautiful weather allowed for a wonderful outdoor BBQ enjoyed by all!

 

 

 

 

 

Artist BBQ 2010

We enjoyed the culinary artistry of grillmaster Jim and grillmaster-in-training Sylvia, great food (mmm… cheese ring bologna and delicious develied eggs), Marian and JB’s beautiful home, and a fun award ceremony with recognition given in the following 10 categories:

 

 

1.  The “Strange but True” Award for the artist with the strangest artwork title.
Gabrielle Rossmer: Two Arms, A Leg, A Club & A Snake
Runner Up: Rob Rovenolt: Model for a Temple of Dynamic Symmetry
(yes, both works have found homes!)

Artist BBQ 2010

 


2.  
The “Attention to Detail” Award for the artist who used the most detailed description of her art medium that is difficult to fit on one plaque
Prilla Smith Brackett: Gouache, acrylic, pastel, oil pastel, graphite and collaged paper on paper  

 

 

 

3.  The “Just Off the Boat Award” for the newest artist to join The Art Connection
Beverly Sky: May 2010

 

Artist BBQ 2010

 

 

 

4.  The “I traveled all the way to Boston and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt” Award for the artist who traveled the farthest to attend our BBQ
David Kupferman (1252 miles)

 

 

 

5.  The “Rolled Out of Bed” Award for the artists who didn’t travel at all to attend our BBQ.
Marian and JB – thanks for hosting us in your beautiful backyard!

 

Artist BBQ 2010

 

6.  The “Next Generation” Award for the artists who use digital technology in their art.
Martha Jane Bradford and Steve Klarer

 

 

 

 

 

7.  The “We Love You THIS Much” Award for the artist who has donated the LARGEST work.
JoAnn Rothschild: 92″x148″ to Malden Senior Community Center (13,616 sq inches!)

 

Artist BBQ 2010

 

 

 


8.  
The “Size Doesn’t Matter” Award for the smallest guest to ever attend an Art Connection BBQ.
Zachary Gee-Burko

 

 

 

9.  The “Play with Your Food” Award for the artist who applied his/her condiments on their hamburger surface in the most painterly way.
Sylvia Lessa

 

Artist BBQ 2010
10.  
The “Mmm… Cheese Ring Bologna” Award for the Artist who is the biggest advocate of the Cheese Ring Bologna
Ken Beck (in abstentia – we know how much he loves his cheese ring bologna, though Bella might have enjoyed it too)

 

 

 

We hope to see everyone again next year!

 

 

 

 

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Fay Chandler’s Artwork Selected by Senior Centers Throughout Greater Boston

BOSTON – July 19, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her works of art have appeared in collections at the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse charities throughout Massachusetts, including many senior oriented community organizations. Chandler’s art brings inspiration to seniors at Youville House Assisted Living in Cambridge, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services in Somerville, Senior Living on Bellingham Hill in Chelsea, South Shore Elder Services, Inc. in Braintree, Boston Senior Home Care in Boston, the Kit Clark Senior Services Cardinal Medeiros Center in Dorchester, and Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes in Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Dorchester and the South End. Within these healing environments, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

 

High resolution photos of the showcased pieces are available.

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for other cities including New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information on The Art Connection please visit www.theartconnection.org.

South End

BOSTON – July, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her works of art have appeared in collections at the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts. In the South End alone, Chandler’s art brings inspiration to all those at Casa Myrna Vazquez, United South End Settlements, the Community Music Center of Boston, Ellis Memorial, Rosie’s Place, and Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes. Within these healing environments, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

 

High resolution photos of the showcased pieces are available.

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for other cities including New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information on The Art Connection please visit www.theartconnection.org.

 

Artist Fay Chandler Brings Art to Malden

MALDEN, Mass. – June 21, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including Triangle, Inc. in Malden. This non-profit seeks to encourage people with disabilities to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. Triangle, Inc. achieves its goal by offering community residences and employment training for those with disabilities. Within this healing environment, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

 

High resolution photos of the showcased pieces are available

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for other cities including New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information on The Art Connection please visit www.theartconnection.org.

Herb and Dorothy Film at ICA

Herb & Dorothy220 local artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts joined The Art Connection and the ICA for a special event and screening of Herb & Dorothy, the story of a postal clerk and librarian who, with very modest means, built one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

100 Northern Avenue on Boston’s waterfront
Event and film screening: June 15, 2010
Cash bar @ 5:30pm
Film and Q&A with ICA Curator Randi Hopkins @ 6:15pm

 

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May 2010 – Artist Fay Chandler Brings Art To Dorchester

DORCHESTER, Mass. – June 8, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts. In Dorchester alone, Chandler’s art brings inspiration to those at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Women, Inc., Roxbury Youthworks’ Female Focus Initiative, Interim House, Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes, and the Kit Clark Senior Services Cardinal Medeiros Center. Within these healing environments, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

 

High resolution photos of the showcased pieces are available

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for other cities including New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information on The Art Connection please visit www.theartconnection.org.

 

Fay Chandler’s Artwork on Display in Many Cambridge Social Service Agencies

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – June, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts. In Cambridge alone, Chandler’s art brings inspiration to all those at the Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, the Manning Apartments, the Women’s Center, the University Lutheran Church, the Cambridge Community Services, Inc., CASCAP, Inc., the Center for Family Connections, the Youville House Assisted Living and to a variety of Cambridge public schools. Within these healing environments, the original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

 

High resolution photos of the showcased pieces are available

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for other cities including New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information on The Art Connection please visit www.theartconnection.org.

 

May 2010 – Dearborn Academy in Arlington Received Artwork by Fay Chandler

ARLINGTON, Mass. – June 1, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including Dearborn Academy in Arlington. This program is part of Schools for Children, inc., a non-profit organization that uses a variety of high quality learning environments and specialized services to encourage the development of children, adolescents and young adults. This psycho-educational school serves children with emotional, behavioral and learning difficulties by giving them individualized and small-group academic instruction, clinical services and social enrichment. Within this healing environment, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

 

High resolution photos of the showcased pieces are available

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for other cities including New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information on The Art Connection please visit www.theartconnection.org.

May 2010 – Chandler’s Donation Brings Art to the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

WEST ROXBURY, Mass. – May 24, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in West Roxbury. This institution encourages students to develop a mastery of psychology and the clinical skills to aid them in their professional lives by offering an integrated academic program and intensive supervised clinical practice. Within this academic environment, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and success.

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

May 2010 – North Shore Adult Day Centers Receive Large Art Donation from Area Artists

LYNN, MA – The Elder Service Plan of North Shore will hold a reception on Wednesday, May 19 to celebrate the donation of 20 original works of art from The Art Connection, a nonprofit organization in Boston that places work from donor artists in community service agencies around Massachusetts. The reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. at 37 Friend Street in Lynn, at the newest of the four innovative adult day health centers that are receiving the donated artwork.

 

The Elder Service Plan of North Shore is a special program that enables seniors to remain independent in their homes and communities by providing them with a variety of resources, including medical services, caregiver support, and opportunities for social engagement. The art donation will make a large difference for staff, clients, and caregivers by providing the health centers with a more visually appealing and comforting atmosphere.

 

A selection committee from the Elder Service Plan of North Shore reviewed over three hundred pieces of available art before selecting the final works that were placed as a permanent gift with the agency. 14 different artists-including Candy Nartonis, David Kupferman, Frances K. Grossman, Jeannine Cook, Joan Jacobson-Zamore, JoAnne Hungate, Leslie Miller, Marcia Sewall, Martha Jane Bradford, Prilla Smith Brackett, , Steve Barylick, Sue Wurzel, and Suzanne Hodes, along with collector, Peter Sperber -donated their art. High resolution images of the artwork are available on request.

 

Dedicated to expanding public access to visual art, The Art Connection has helped install over 4,500 artworks in over 275 different agencies, giving those who often have the least access to art direct contact in their own communities. Within these healing environments, the original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, inspiration, comfort, and hope. The Art Connection’s art placement program is made possible through the generous support of individual donors and is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

For more information, visit The Art Connection’s website www.theartconnection.org, email info@theartconnection.org, or call (617) 338-7668.

 

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May 2010 – Fay Chandler makes Art Donation to Mattapan Family Service Center

MATTAPAN, Mass. – May 17, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her  collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including the Mattapan Family Service Center. This non-profit promotes self-help for low-income people and neighborhoods by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty. Mattapan Family Service Center encourages its participants to live with dignity and achieve their full potential by emphasizing education, job training and asset development. Within this healing environment, Chandler’s original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

 

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work, titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16 to September 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

 

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

May 2010 – Artist Fay Chandler’s Generous Donation has brought Art to Advocates, Inc. in Waltham

WALTHAM, MA – May 3, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions and her  collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including Advocates, Inc. in Waltham. This non-profit group helps people with disabilities, elders and those with other challenges to obtain and keep homes, engage in work and other activities and sustain satisfying relationships. Advocates encourages participants to overcome obstacles and societal barriers through a variety of services including The Autism Alliance of MetroWest program, drug court programs, deaf services, elder services and residential support services for those with mental health issues. Within this healing environment, Chandler’s original artwork, along with the work of several other artist donors, provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

 

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16th to September 27th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

Chandler’s paintings and three-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

April 2010 – Center for Family Connections Celebrates New Space with Art Reception

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Center For Family Connections (CFFC) is pleased to announce the official opening of their new space at 189 Cambridge Street, Cambridge.

 

 

 

“The new space enables CFFC to serve increased numbers of families and children,” says
Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, CEO of CFFC. “We are excited to be able to offer a wider variety of services to people in need.”

 

The new space features a number of larger rooms, which will allow CFFC to offer more of their popular group programs. It will also be used for expressive therapy groups with children, adolescents, and adults, and has a room for trainings and clinically supervised visits.

 

 

 

The space is beautifully decorated with artwork from local, national, and international artists. These pieces were generously donated through The Art Connection, a non-profit group that expands public access to visual art through the placement of original artwork at community service organizations. The artwork creates a warm, welcoming and inspiring space for CFFC’s many clients.

 

 

The opening will be celebrated with a Spring Open House at 189 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Open House will feature live music, food, and a showcase of the artwork, including an opportunity to meet some of the artists who donated their pieces.

 

 

 

To attend the Open House, please R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 23 to Larisa Kottke at larisak@kinnect.org or 617-547-0909.

 

CFFC is a non-profit organization, founded in 1995 to serve families and children whose lives have been touched by adoption, foster care, and other complex family issues. CFFC is an educational and clinical resource center known for its pioneering work in the adoption field.

Fay Chandler Helps Bring Art to Massasoit Community College

BROCKTON, MA – April 26, 2010 – Boston-based artist Fay Chandler has had over 30 solo art exhibitions, and her  collections have appeared in the Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Chandler’s extraordinarily creative and prolific output led to a studio full of completed works with no home, inspiring her to found The Art Connection, an organization that facilitates the donation of works between artists and non-profits.

 

Through The Art Connection, Chandler has donated a substantial number of her works to diverse community organizations throughout Massachusetts, including Massasoit Community College in Brockton. This comprehensive institution offers a variety of degree programs, transfer services and credentialed certificates in an array of fields. Massasoit provides students with a wide range of skills by showing them how to succeed in a four-year college and beyond. Within this environment, Chandler’s artwork, along with that of other artist donors, provide welcome opportunities for reflection, comfort and hope.

 

 

 

Chandler’s altruistic nature has encouraged her to celebrate her 88th birthday in September 2010 with a survey of her work titled “Just As I Am,” exhibiting pieces from her 50-year career. All proceeds from sales at the event will benefit The Art Connection, and Chandler will donate works not sold to The Art Connection’s non-profit community partners. The survey, running from September 16th to September 27th from 9am to 5pm daily, will be at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street.

 

 

Chandler’s paintings and 3-dimensional objects made of “odds and ends” are whimsical, spiritual and feminist in their own way. Born in 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, Chandler discovered art in her early forties following the birth of her fourth child. Her Southern heritage with its many constraints pushed her towards unconventionality. She has said of her works, “I rather liked the idea of shocking people, of doing something people wouldn’t expect.”

 

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High Resolution photos of the showcased pieces are available

 

ABOUT THE ART CONNECTION

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Founded by Fay Chandler in 1995, this unique program has supported 279 agencies in their personal selection of more than 4,300 works of art by 278 artists and collectors. This organization reaches out to a diverse audience and has become a model for other cities including New York City and Washington, D.C. For more information on The Art Connection please visit www.theartconnection.org.

April 2010 – Phil C. Bradley Housing Hosts Art Reception

BOSTON, MA – The STTC and Phil C. Bradley Board of Directors, Cornu Management Company, Inc. and the residents of the Bradley community extended thanks to the Art Connection and to all the artists who donated art work to liven the community room at Phil C. Bradley Housing. In appreciation, they held an art reception on Wednesday, April 14 to celebrate the new renovated, newly adorned community room.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Lisa Moris, MSW
Cornu Management Company, Inc. @ Bradley Properties
617.927.7468
617.425.4951 Fax
lmoris@cornu.com

April 2010 – VNA Hospice Holds Art Reception

WOBURN, MA – VNA Hospice Care (formerly VNA Hospice Care, Inc.) held an Open House Art Reception on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 to display fourteen new works of art donated to our Woburn office through The Art Connection. These recent artwork donations are in addition to the sixteen works of art donated in the fall of 2008.

 

 

 

The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization based in Boston that seeks to enrich under-served communities by expanding public access to original works of art. VNA Hospice Care is proud to be the recipient of The Art Connection’s gifting program. To learn more about The Art Connection, visit www.theartconnection.org.

 

 

VNA Hospice Care provides care, comfort and compassion to patients and families facing the challenges of life-limiting illness. VNA Hospice Care is JCHAO accredited, Medicare/Medicaid Certified, and accepts all insurances.

The Art Connection – 2010 Press Releases

Victory Programs’ Celebrates a New Victory by Making The Art Connection! Through its art donation program, The Art Connection facilitated the donation of 20 original works of art by 15 artists for installation in Victory Program’s New Victories residence. New Victories provides residential treatment services to men living with HIV/AIDS, mental health issues and head injuries, who also may have substance abuse issues. The Art Connection and Victory Programs have worked together to transform New Victories into a more welcoming environment for clients, staff, and visitors.

 

Longwood Symphony Orchestra Concert Benefits The Art Connection

 

 

The Longwood Symphony Orchestra is partnering with The Art Connection for a special concert event to celebrate The Art Connection’s 15th Anniversary on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 8 PM at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Tickets sold by The Art Connection will benefit the unique art placement program.

Fay Chandler’s 50-Year Art Survey, “Just As I Am”

 

“Just As I Am,” a 50-year survey of the work of Fay Chandler, artist and founder of The Art Connection, will run from September 16th to September 27th from 9am to 5pm daily, at the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street. Mark your calendars! Opening Reception and Art Sale: Thursday, September 16, 5 to 7 pm.

 

 

North Shore Adult Day Centers Receive Large Art Donation from Area Artists

 

The Elder Service Plan of North Shore will hold a reception on Wednesday, May 19 to celebrate the donation of 20 original works of art from The Art Connection. The reception will be at the newest of the four innovative adult day health centers that are receiving the donated artwork.

 

Toward Independent Living & Learning Inc. to Celebrate New Art Installation with Reception

 

The Art Connection, Inc. and Toward Independent Living & Learning (TILL), Inc. worked together to transform TILL’s Billerica residential day program into a more welcoming environment for clients, staff, and visitors.

 

Center for Family Connections Celebrates New Space with Art Reception

 

Center For Family Connections (CFFC) is pleased to announce the official opening of their new space at 189 Cambridge Street, Cambridge. The space is beautifully decorated with artwork from local, national, and international artists donated through The Art Connection.

 

VNA Hospice Holds Art Reception

 

VNA Hospice Care (formerly VNA Hospice Care, Inc.) held an Open House Art Reception on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 to display fourteen new works of art donated to our Woburn office through The Art Connection.

 

Phil C. Bradley Housing Hosts Art Reception

 

The STTC and Phil C. Bradley Board of Directors, Cornu Management Company, Inc. and the residents of the Bradley community extended thanks to the Art Connection and to all the artists who donated art work to liven the community room at Phil C. Bradley Housing.

 

Young Adults Recovering from Substance Abuse Welcomed with Art in South Boston

 

The Young Adult Recovery Destination (YARD) Project celebrated its start up and the donation of 16 works of original art to their new home in South Boston.

 

Christmas Comes Early for Holy Family Hospital Foundation!

 

Holy Family Hospital’s Foundation announces generous holiday resource grants including a gift of 20 original works of art donated by Boston area artists.