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Janky Donuts at Lot F Gallery

If you thought “Janky Donuts” was a trendy new donut shop in Boston, you’d be in for a bit of a surprise. Opening night, many such hungry customers tentatively entered the Lot F Gallery only to find that the cute, colorful donuts were made of scrap wood, in THE !ND!V!DUALS’ full-scale donut shop installation.


Carolyn Evans in her Natick studio.

Carolyn Evans in her Natick studio.


ARTIST PROFILE: Carolyn Evans

Stepping into Carolyn Evans’ house is like stepping into a gallery. Every corner of her Natick home is filled with artwork, hers and her husband’s, recent and from years past. It contains her journey as an artist, from sculptor to painter, within its walls.


Thom Walsh, Sleigh Endings Love Seat. Photo credit, Bill Truslow.

Thom Walsh, Sleigh Endings Love Seat. Photo credit, Bill Truslow.


New Hampshire Furniture Masters Pop Up in Boston

Through the large windows of 127 Newbury Street, several impressive pieces of furniture gaze down at the street below. This is not a shop front; it is a unique artistic experience provided by the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, open only for a couple of weeks in this Pop-Up Gallery.


Installation image of "Paper-Made": photo credit Karen Conway.
Works by: Randal Thurston, Jiyoung Chung, Wendy Wahl, Molly Bosley, Barbara Owen, and Rebecca Siemering.

Installation image of "Paper-Made": photo credit Karen Conway. Works by: Randal Thurston, Jiyoung Chung, Wendy Wahl, Molly Bosley, Barbara Owen, and Rebecca Siemering.


Paper-Made at Jamestown Arts Center

“Paper-Made,” its current contemporary art exhibition on 3D paper art, is on view at Jamestown Arts Center through August 30. Showing 18 artists at once can come across as an overburdened survey, but not the case here. Conway has made a very airy, elegant, thoughtful and beautifully installed exhibition.


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Gallery spotlight: Voltage Coffee & Art

Of all the hipster cafés and trendy study spots across Cambridge, Voltage Coffee & Art stands out as a spot that can be relied on for a good brew and a good exhibit. The artwork is as fresh as their coffee, incorporated seamlessly into the comfortable hangout spaces around the café.


Mary Kocol, "The Photographer's Garden on August 2." (Courtesy the artist and Gallery NAGA, Boston, 2011, Mary Kocol.)

Mary Kocol, "The Photographer's Garden on August 2." (Courtesy the artist and Gallery NAGA, Boston, 2011, Mary Kocol.)


Dreaming Gardens at Suffolk University Art Gallery

At “Dreaming Gardens,” the summery inspiration of a well-kept garden comes to life within Suffolk University’s gallery. Above the hustle and bustle of Newbury Street, the small space is like a quiet moment in a private garden, where you can stop and breathe some fresh air.


Image of the show, now over, provided by Touch Gallery.

Image of the show, now over, provided by Touch Gallery.


Alex Khomski, Food for Thought

Drive down any highway in America and you’re bound to come across the famed golden arches. They hover high above other businesses, striking a dark sky with their bright yellow light. In the stillness of midnight, McDonald’s is not alone in its representation of the American appetite. It is accompanied by other brands, whether they fall under the category of fast food or processed food.


At the studio of Boston sign painter Josh Luke.

At the studio of Boston sign painter Josh Luke.


Sign Painters: a Sign of the Times

Worn-down signs adorning factories and buildings may be wondered about from time to time, but rarely are they looked into for their meaning and history. Not much thought is given to those who have painted these signs, nor to the meticulous work that the painters have put into them. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, gives depth to the long-standing tradition of sign painting.


"North of Hveravellir, Iceland," Karen Halverson, 2012.

"North of Hveravellir, Iceland," Karen Halverson, 2012.


Karen Halverson: Survey at Robert Klein Gallery

In the neat and elegant Robert Klein Photography Gallery on Newbury Street, Karen Halverson’s “Survey” exhibit opens windows into the wide landscapes of the American West, with a smattering of Icelandic countryside. Each image depicts a vibrant natural vista with at times subtle, and at times very clear, indications of human influence interrupting the scene.


"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.