WAS This Weekend 5/1-5/3 Open Studios Edition

It’s May Open Studios! One of the best of the year!!

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Western Avenue Studios and Lofts presents Spring Art Thing. Guests are encouraged to visit during the Open Studios on May 2nd between 12-5pm to visit artists, browse the art, buy unique gifts, collect fun facts, and tips, as well as stickers for a chance to win prizes. Flower door tags will mark the entryways of participating studios and lofts.

 

1456025_496652433853568_1017901978421781795_nTickets are ON SALE NOW!! Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd, The Wearable Arts Extravaganza will take place in the Onyx Room! The Miracle Providers Spring Fundraiser taken to new heights! Featuring handmade wearable Art from the Artists of Western Ave, performances by the Miracle Providers & more! Co-Sponsored by The Miracle Providers Northeast and the Loading Dock Gallery! All proceeds go to MPNE!

 

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Migration Goods
will be out in Holyoke this weekend at the Alchemy Artisan Fair! Looks like lots of fun! Saturday May 2nd 10am -6 pm and Sunday May 3rd 11am -4pm Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race St, Holyoke, MA

 

 

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Muddy Girls
are moving their studio from the 4th Floor to the 2nd Floor! Help them lighten the load! 20% off select pottery now thru May 2 in Studio 405

 

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

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An amazing collaborative show is opening at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Down to Earth: Clay, Paper & Wood” featuring Barb Guilmet, Samantha Tucker, Laura Doran & Kevin Connolly! This one is a must see! Opening Reception Saturday May 2nd from 5-7pm

 

 

 

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Regina McGearty
will be featured in the Ayer Lofts Residents’ show “The Other Element” The show runs May 3rd through May 31st with an Opening Reception on Thursday May 7th from 6-9pm. 172 Middle St. Lowell.

 

 

 
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Garry Harley’s image titled KAREN’S PURPLE HOPE (dedicated to his daughter) is ready to ship to Tokyo. This image is one of 80 selected (out of 737 entered) in NYC judging. In Tokyo it will hang with 80 images also selected in Paris and 80 from Tokyo for final judging and awards by 14 judges from NYC, Paris and Tokyo – final judging on June 10th. Show will hang as part of ART OLYMPIA 2015 competition, at new Toshimau-Ku office building June 15-28, 2015. Good Luck Garry!!

 

 

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You’ll find Barbara Fletcher in The Birds and the Bees” at The Nave Annex Gallery
53 Chester Street Somerville, MA Exhibition dates April 17th through May 10th

 

 

 

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Show runs May 1st through the 31st with an  Artist Reception May 14th 6-8pm

 

 

 

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One of Garry Harley’s photographs has been accepted into the Arts League of Lowell (ALL) up-coming show titled EXPOSED 2015 / Open Juried photography show. Show ‘hangs’ April 17th through May 31st with an Artist reception April 26th from 4-6pm

 

 

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You can catch Laurie Simko, Tom Veirs, Adrien Bisson, Gillian Frazier Barbara Guilmet & Janet Wolahan at The Brush Gallery Massachusetts Artists 2015 – Contemporary Art April 18th through June 6, 2015 with an Opening

 

 

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Valerie Borgal
is in the Tewksbury Library Monthly Art Show – “HOLES” Sponsored by the Tewksbury Community of Artists – Open Library hours from April 7th to May 5th
LAST CHANCE!

 

 

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Photographer Daniel Mathieu is in the show Art unites Communities Group Show at the Attleboro Arts Museum. The show runs through May 9th



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The Garden in the Gallery exhibit at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts runs April 3rd through May 17th and features the work of several WAS artists including Kathy Clericuzio, Denise Rainis, Laurie Simko and Margot Stage!

 

 

 

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Robert Crooke
r will be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

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Rebecca Killeen-Brown
has two of her beautiful works featured in the show “Bloom” at The Wild Salamander 30 Ash St. Hollis NH The show runs through May 9th

 

 

 

WAS This Weekend 4/24-4/26

Its an awesome weekend to see Art & visit our Artists on the road!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeanne Tremblay of Loomination (Booth 134) & Barbara Poole (Booth 45) will be at the American Fine Craft Show – Wadsworth Atheneum, XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT April 24th-26th. Preview Party: Friday, April 24th 6-9pm, tickets available online Public Hours: Saturday, April 25th 10am-7pm Sunday, April 26th 11am-5pm, tickets available online or at the door.

 

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On Saturday, Lush Beads Industrial is heading to Worcester for Punkcake! at Fiddler’s Green Pub from 12-5pm. Then on Sunday she’s off to Cambridge for Black Market Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St, Cambridge, MA! Busy Girl!

 

 

 
IMG_2720xyFullSizeRenderRobert Crooker & Tarja Cockell will be exhibiting at the Melrose Art’s Festival “Arts in April” Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose, MA. Preview Party, Friday April 24th, 7 – 9:30 pm. Saturday April 25th, 10 – 5 pm & Sunday April 26th, 11 – 4 pm

 

 

 

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Muddy Girls are moving their studio from the 4th Floor to the 2nd Floor! Help them lighten the load! 20% off select pottery now thru May 2 in Studio 405

 

 

 

1456025_496652433853568_1017901978421781795_nTickets are ON SALE NOW!! Coming in May, The Wearable Arts Extravaganza will take place in the Onyx Room! The Miracle Providers Spring Fundraiser taken to new heights! Featuring handmade wearable Art from the Artists of Western Ave, performances by the Miracle Providers & more! Co-Sponsored by The Miracle Providers Northeast and the Loading Dock Gallery! All proceeds go to MPNE!

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

5331915_origAnother Stunning show opens at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Layers and Light: Where Sky Meets Sea” Glass work by Aron Leaman and paintings by Bethany Peck! I had a sneek peek already and this show is out of this world!! The show runs now through April 26th LAST CHANCE!

 

 

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”September at Red Wing” by Priscilla Levesque is included in the current Members’ Show at the Newburyport Art Association. The show will be on view through April 25th LAST CHANCE!

 

 

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One of Garry Harley’s photographs has been accepted in the Arts League of Lowell (ALL) up-coming show titled EXPOSED 2015 / Open Juried photography show. Show ‘hangs’ April 17th through May 31st with an Artist reception April 26th from 4-6pm

 

 

 

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Gillian Frasier is participating in the show “Pursuing Justice Through Art: 2015” A Multicultural Genocide Exhibition & Symposium at The Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell now through April 25th LAST CHANCE!

 

 

 

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You can catch Laurie Simko, Tom Veirs, Adrien Bisson, Gillian Frazier Barbara Guilmet & Janet Wolahan at The Brush Gallery Massachusetts Artists 2015 – Contemporary Art April 18th through June 6, 2015 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 25th, 2-4PM

 

 

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Valerie Borgal
is in the Tewksbury Library Monthly Art Show – “HOLES” Sponsored by the Tewksbury Community of Artists – Open Library hours from April 7 to May 5

 

 

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Photographer Daniel Mathieu is in the show Art unites Communities Group Show at the Attleboro Arts Museum. The show runs through May 9th


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Deb Bretton Robinson
has a one woman show “Follow the River” at the Newton Public Library. The show features contemporary river and lake scenes of Northern Mass and Northern NH. and runs through April 29th  LAST CHANCE!

 

 

 

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The Garden in the Gallery exhibit at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts runs April 3rd through May 17th and features the work of several WAS artists including Kathy Clericuzio, Denise Rainis, Laurie Simko and Margot Stage!

 

 

 

Fruit of my Mind SquareIMG_0263Ayer Lofts Gallery will be featuring several WAS artists in the show “Form, Function & Fantasy” Ann Lee & Tarja Cockell will be featured along with Barbara Poole & Roneld Lores!

The show will run through April 26th LAST CHANCE!

 

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Robert Crooke
r will be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

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Rebecca Killeen-Brown
has two of her beautiful works featured in the show “Bloom” at The Wild Salamander 30 Ash St. Hollis NH The show runs through May 9th

 

 

 

Featured Artist – Samantha Tucker (Muddy Girls) – Studio 405 (moving to Studio 228)

Muddy Girl Samantha Tucker is our Featured Artist! Learn more about her and her work below:

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Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. Where are you from? Where did you study? How long have you been an artist?

A:  I am from Concord NH, recently relocated to Lowell. I have studied with Lowell’s Master Cambodian Potter Yary Livan, Glaze specialist/author John Britt, NC, and my studio mate Barbara Guilmet. I have been working in ceramics since 2008.

Q: What is the first thing you remember making/creating by hand?

A: I threw some bowls, and I loved the feeling of the wet clay in my hands. I was hooked and soon joined Barb in her studio.

Q: What do you love most about your art?

A: I love how I can transform the clay into almost anything. I am only limited by the size of the kiln.

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Q: What is your biggest obstacle with your art?

A: One obstacle is time, I would love to be able to be in the studio every day, the entire process of creating ceramics is time consuming, building, drying, trimming, more drying, firing, glazing and firing again.

Q: Describe a typical art creativity session. What is it like? For example, do you work in silence, or do you work to music? Do you prefer to be alone, or do you need people around?

A: When I am all alone in the studio and on the floor, I love to blast my music, but working side by side with Barb has to the best. We feed off each other, we can work in silence, or talk, laugh and collaborate.

Q:  How does your personality translate into your art?

A: I think I’m very lo key, not a perfectionist and I don’t expect perfection from the clay. I like it when my pieces come out of the kiln just a little funky and truly hand made.

Q: Did you always know you wanted to make the art you make today? Did you start out in a different medium in the early days?

A: No, I was a mom, working 2 part time jobs. It wasn’t until my kids were older and more independent that I started hanging with Barb and I fell in love with what she was doing.

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Q: What advice do you have for someone just starting out as an artist?

A: Just go for it!

Q: Do you have a big seller? What do you think people love about it? And be honest…are you tired of making it?

A: We (Muddy Girls Studio) do sell a lot of mugs, bowls and what we call our “Petit Platter”. The platter can also be hung as wall art. I like making pieces that are dual purpose, beautiful, sculptural and functional. I don’t mind making mugs but Barb is better at pulling the handles so we collaborate or make handless mugs.

Q: Describe your favorite way to spend a Sunday morning.

A: Gosh, in bed! I don’t usually get to the studio, I’ve been working in NH in the afternoon.

*You can meet Samantha in her new Studio 228 on First Saturday Open Studios.
*Muddy Girls Studio has a show at LDG with Laura Doran and Kevin Connelly
Down to Earth : With Clay, Paper & Wood, reception on May 2nd 5-6pm
Show dates. April 29-May 31
*Samantha also has pieces in the show Celebrating Cambodian Ceramics
From the Studio of Yary Livan and Lowell Schools at
The LTC Gallery
246 Market St, Lowell, NH
Gallery hrs M-Th 10am- 9:30pm
Fri 10-6, Sat 10am- 12pm

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WAS This Weekend 4/17-4/19

Spring is finally here! Yay! Head out and see what your favorite Artists are up to.

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Lush Beads
Industrial is heading to Brooklyn, NY for Bust Craftacular’s Primped!  The event is happening on Sunday April 19 from 11-8 at Brooklyn Bazaar, 165 Banker Street.  See ” the best in indie and handmade clothing, accessories, bath and beauty products, curated vintage, and creative food” all for $5 admission!

 

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Muddy Girls are moving their studio from the 4th Floor to the 2nd Floor! Help them lighten the load! 20% off select pottery now thru May 2 in Studio 405

 

 

 

1456025_496652433853568_1017901978421781795_nTickets are ON SALE NOW!! Coming in May, The Wearable Arts Extravaganza will take place in the Onyx Room! The Miracle Providers Spring Fundraiser taken to new heights! Featuring handmade wearable Art from the Artists of Western Ave, performances by the Miracle Providers & more! Co-Sponsored by The Miracle Providers Northeast and the Loading Dock Gallery! All proceeds go to MPNE!

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

5331915_origAnother Stunning show opens at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Layers and Light: Where Sky Meets Sea” Glass work by Aron Leaman and paintings by Bethany Peck! I had a sneek peek already and this show is out of this world!! The show runs now through April 26th

 

 

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”September at Red Wing” by Priscilla Levesque is included in the current Members’ Show at the Newburyport Art Association.  The show will be on view through April 25th

 

 

GDHarley_Exposed_Concord Veterans Marching Into Memory
One of Garry Harley’s photographs has been accepted in the Arts League of Lowell (ALL) up-coming show titled EXPOSED 2015 / Open Juried photography show. Show ‘hangs’  April 17th through May 31st with an Artist reception April 26th from 4-6pm

 

 

 

 

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Gillian Frasier is participating in the show “Pursuing Justice Through Art: 2015” A Multicultural Genocide Exhibition & Symposium at The Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell now through April 25th

 

You can also catch Gillian at The Brush Gallery Massachusetts Artists 2015 – Contemporary Art April 18th through June 6, 2015 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 25th, 2-4PM

 

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Valerie Borgal
is in the Tewksbury Library Monthly Art Show – “HOLES” Sponsored by the Tewksbury Community of Artists – Open Library hours from April 7 to May 5

 

 

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Photographer Daniel Mathieu is in the show Art unites Communities Group Show at the Attleboro Arts Museum. The show runs through May 9th with a reception Saturday the 11th from 2-4pm


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Deb Bretton Robinson
has a one woman show “Follow the River” at the Newton Public Library. The show features contemporary river and lake scenes of Northern Mass and Northern NH. and runs through April 29th

 

 

 

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Celebrating Cambodian Ceramics from the studio of Yary Livan & the Lowell Schools will be on display at the LTC Gallery through April 21st with an Opening reception on Thursday April 2nd fro 5-7pm The show features work from Yary Livan and the Muddy Girls (Samantha Tucker & Barb Guilmet). LAST CHANCE!

 

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The Garden in the Gallery exhibit at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts runs April 3rd through May 17th and features the work of several WAS artists including Kathy Clericuzio, Denise Rainis, Laurie Simko and Margot Stage!

 

 

 

Fruit of my Mind SquareIMG_0263Ayer Lofts Gallery will be featuring several WAS artists in the show “Form, Function & Fantasy” Ann Lee & Tarja Cockell will be featured along with Barbara Poole & Roneld Lores!

The show will run through April 26th

 

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Robert Crooke
r will be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

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Rebecca Killeen-Brown
has two of her beautiful works featured in the show “Bloom” at The Wild Salamander 30 Ash St. Hollis NH The show runs through May 9th

 

 

 

WAS This Weekend 4/10-4/12

Its shaping up to be a great weekend! Get out & enjoy it!

 

muddysale

Muddy Girls are moving their studio from the 4th Floor to the 2nd Floor! Help them lighten the load! 20% off select pottery now thru May 2 in Studio 405

 

 

1456025_496652433853568_1017901978421781795_nTickets are ON SALE NOW!! Coming in May, The Wearable Arts Extravaganza will take place in the Onyx Room! The Miracle Providers Spring Fundraiser taken to new heights! Featuring handmade wearable Art from the Artists of Western Ave, performances by the Miracle Providers & more! Co-Sponsored by The Miracle Providers Northeast and the Loading Dock Gallery! All proceeds go to MPNE!

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

5331915_origAnother Stunning show opens at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Layers and Light: Where Sky Meets Sea” Glass work by Aron Leaman and paintings by Bethany Peck! I had a sneek peek already and this show is out of this world!! The show runs now through April 26th

 

 

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Gillian Frasier is participating in the show “Pursuing Justice Through Art: 2015” A Multicultural Genocide Exhibition & Symposium at The Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell now through April 25th

 

 

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Many Western venue Artists, including Samantha Grenier, are participating in this years “4×4 for Education” at The Brush Gallery. A scholarship event to raise funds for The Brush’s UMass Lowell Art Scholarship program. $25. tickets are available at the door!

 

 

 

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Valerie Borgal
is in the Tewksbury Library Monthly Art Show – “HOLES”  Sponsored by the Tewksbury Community of Artists –  Open Library hours from April 7 to May 5

 

 

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Photographer Daniel Mathieu is in the show Art unites Communities Group Show at the Attleboro Arts Museum. The show runs through May 9th with a reception Saturday the 11th from 2-4pm

 


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Deb Bretton Robinson
has a one woman show “Follow the River” at the Newton Public Library. The show features contemporary river and lake scenes of Northern Mass and Northern NH. and runs through April 29th

 

 

 

muddy1
Celebrating Cambodian Ceramics from the studio of Yary Livan & the Lowell Schools will be on display at the LTC Gallery through April 21st with an Opening reception on Thursday April 2nd fro 5-7pm The show features work from Yary Livan and the Muddy Girls (Samantha Tucker & Barb Guilmet).

 

FullSizeRenderFinally Spring - SquareExuberant Springlsimko

The Garden in the Gallery exhibit at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts runs April 3rd through May 17th and features the work of several WAS artists including Kathy Clericuzio, Denise Rainis, Laurie Simko and Margot Stage!

 

 

 

Fruit of my Mind SquareIMG_0263Ayer Lofts Gallery will be featuring several WAS artists in the show “Form, Function & Fantasy” Ann Lee & Tarja Cockell will be featured along with Barbara Poole & Roneld Lores!

The show will run through April 26th

 

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Robert Crooke
r will be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

 

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Ilene Richard
‘s painting “Birthday Bouquet Two” will be on display at the Rockport Art Association from March 15th through April 9th. Rockport, MA LAST CHANCE

 

 

 

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Rebecca Killeen-Brown
has two of her beautiful works featured in the show “Bloom” at The Wild Salamander 30 Ash St. Hollis NH The show runs through May 9th
LAST CHANCE

 

 
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Laurie Simko will be in a show at the Copley Art Society.”Un·ex·pect·ed: Winter Members’ Juried Show” March 5th through April 16th 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA LAST CHANCE

 

 

 

WAS This Weekend 4/3-4/5 First Saturday Edition

Spring is here! & lots of fun activities are happening! This weekend kicks of Downtown First Thursdays & of course its another AMAZING FIRST SATURDAY at Western Ave!

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Join Denise Rainis for her Spring cleaning sale in Studio 404! Half price on select paintings during April Open Studios.

 

 

 

muddysale

Muddy Girls are moving their studio from the 4th Floor to the 2nd Floor! Help them lighten the load! 20% off select pottery now thru May 2 in Studio 405

 

 

1456025_496652433853568_1017901978421781795_nTickets are ON SALE NOW!! Coming in May, The Wearable Arts Extravaganza will take place in the Onyx Room! The Miracle Providers Spring Fundraiser taken to new heights! Featuring handmade wearable Art from the Artists of Western Ave, performances by the Miracle Providers & more! Co-Sponsored by The Miracle Providers Northeast and the Loading Dock Gallery! All proceeds go to MPNE!

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

5331915_origAnother Stunning show opens at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Layers and Light: Where Sky Meets Sea” Glass work by Aron Leaman and paintings by Bethany Peck! I had a sneek peek already and this show is out of this world!! The show runs now through April 26th with an opening reception Saturday April 4th from 5-7pm

 

 

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Deb Bretton Robinson
has a one woman show “Follow the River” at the Newton Public Library. The show features contemporary river and lake scenes of Northern Mass and Northern NH. and runs through April 29th with a public reception Thursday April 2nd from 7-8:30pm

 

 

muddy1
Celebrating Cambodian Ceramics from the studio of Yary Livan & the Lowell Schools will be on display at the LTC Gallery through April 21st with an Opening reception on Thursday April 2nd fro 5-7pm The show features work from Yary Livan and the Muddy Girls (Samantha Tucker & Barb Guilmet).

 

FullSizeRenderFinally Spring - SquareExuberant Spring

The Garden in the Gallery exhibit at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts runs April 3rd through May 17th and features the work of several WAS artists including Kathy Clericuzio, Denise Rainis and Margot Stage! Opening reception, Friday April 3rd 5:30-7:30pm

 

Fruit of my Mind SquareIMG_0263Ayer Lofts Gallery will be featuring several WAS artists in the show “Form, Function & Fantasy” Ann Lee & Tarja Cockell will be featured along with Barbara Poole & Roneld Lores!

The show will run through April 26th with an Opening on Thursday the 2nd from 6-9pm

 

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Robert Crooke
r will be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

 

Birthday BouqetTwo2
Ilene Richard
‘s painting “Birthday Bouquet Two” will be on display at the Rockport Art Association from March 15th through April 9th. Rockport, MA

 

 

 

mauve lilies 2x
Rebecca Killeen-Brown
has two of her beautiful works featured in the show “Bloom” at The Wild Salamander 30 Ash St. Hollis NH The show runs through May 9th

 

 
simko
Laurie Simko will be in a show at the Copley Art Society.”Un·ex·pect·ed: Winter Members’ Juried Show” March 5th through April 16th 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA