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"Black Hole Sun," 2011, slate, 23 x 17.5 x 4.5 inches.

"Black Hole Sun," 2011, slate, 23 x 17.5 x 4.5 inches.


Slate Valley Museum: More Than Just Tiles

In our daily lives, we are constantly surrounded by material that we overlook. Slate is no exception. It is used in roofing, walkways, tile-work, and even, at one point in time, electric switchboards. Its history is less prominent in our society, but the Slate Valley Museum makes the education of slate history its mission. Located in Granville, New York, the road to the museum is riddles with small mountains of collected slate. It is hard to imagine the slabs as anything other than rocks, but the museum brings to the forefront a history filled with rich stories.


The Multi Use Somerville Community Roving Transport Bus, or M.U.S.C.R.A.T. Bus.

The Multi Use Somerville Community Roving Transport Bus, or M.U.S.C.R.A.T. Bus.


Artbeat 2014 Hatches in Somerville

A day both sunny and cool is a rarity during a New England summer. Last weekend falls under that magical category, which was lucky for Somerville’s Artbeat 2014, which has been occurring annually for 25 years under the direction of Somerville Arts Council.


The Headlands of Monhegan Island

The Headlands of Monhegan Island


Jamie Wyeth: Retrospective at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The acquisition of Jamie Wyeth’s “Portrait of John F. Kennedy,” announced by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the press preview for its recently opened Jamie Wyeth Retrospective, is a true coup. Their gain is a historically relevant portrait painted by the artist as a young man, and adds contemporary dimension to their Collection of American Presidential Portraits.


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CRLS Alumni Photo Show at the 344 Gallery

At the Cambridge Arts Council’s 344 Gallery through July 29, the “CRLS Alumni Photo Show” showcases the achievements of former Cambridge Rindge and Latin School photography students. A part of Cambridge’s Art City program, the exhibit is not only about how far these artists have come individually, but a community experience that brings together art lovers in the Cambridge.


Connector

Connector


Maggie McCauley: ‘Scapes at Galatea Fine Art

  By Puloma Ghosh Boston, Mass. – At the Galatea Fine Arts Gallery on Harrison Ave., Maggie McCauley’s “’Scapes” exhibits detailed, and at times, haunting black and white photographs of urban and natural landscapes from around New England. At first glance, they appear to be just black and white photographs of landscapes you see every day. […]


Pippip Ferner, Urchin Anatomy, acrylic and ink, 11 3/4 x 11 3/4.

Pippip Ferner, Urchin Anatomy, acrylic and ink, 11 3/4 x 11 3/4.


Pippip Ferner: Sjø at Copley Society of Art

“Sjø,” sea in Norwegian, is Pippip Ferner’s exploration of the flora and fauna of the deep in detailed linear illustrations. The highlight of this exhibition in Copley Society of Art’s small back room Red Room Gallery is a sprawling, imaginative mural that, having been drawn directly onto the wall by Ferner in the days leading up to the exhibit, will disappear forever after its closure.


Lynda Schlosberg, Frequencies Rising, Acrylic on panel, 36 x 36 inches, 2014.

Lynda Schlosberg, Frequencies Rising, Acrylic on panel, 36 x 36 inches, 2014.


Lynda Schlosberg: Zero Point Field at Kingston Gallery

Walking into the Kingston Gallery on a hot day, Lynda Schlosberg’s “Zero Point Field” exhibit is like looking out at the surface of a lake teeming with activity.


Ovid's Girls Installation, Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Ovid's Girls Installation, Boston Sculptors Gallery.


Ovid’s Girls: Boston/Berlin at Boston Sculptors Gallery

The Boston Sculptors Gallery’s current exhibit, “Ovid’s Girls: Boston/Berlin,” is striking at first glance in the variety of technique and form displayed by its artists. Each piece invokes Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” in its ability to take any material and transform it into a unique form that makes you almost forget its original structure. It also represents the journey of the artist’s soul and how it is transformed by every piece, and how every artist takes that same journey, whether in Berlin or Boston.


Salem Power Plant Footprint poster.

Salem Power Plant Footprint poster.


Across the Bridge: Art and Power at the Salem Harbor Power Plant

On the other side of the North River is the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, where, students study art in all kinds of environments, but carrying out the artistic process at a power plant is a first for the college.


Veronika Tuskowski painting at Unifier Festival.

Veronika Tuskowski painting at Unifier Festival.


Unifier: Connecticut’s Own “Burning Man”

Music. Dancing. Art. Poetry. Gardening. Healing circles. Fire pits. Sound sanctuary. Sweat Lodges. Tea houses. Kids spaces. Yoga. Solar panels. Camping. Nature. Community. Humanity. This all happens at The Unifier Festival. What’s more, it’s all happening in New England.