“Since we began our program of installing contemporary art in our public spaces in 2018, we have been able to introduce the work of many remarkable artists and present a unique platform for their creative and intriguing projects,” said Olivier Meslay, Hardymon Director of the Clark. “We are delighted to continue this series in collaboration with Elizabeth Atterbury, whose extremely personal works bring the past and present into a fascinating dialogue.”
Artist Jenn Houle of Merrimac has begun hosting a series of public painting events as part of a collaborative art project called “Plant Paint Cross-Pollinate.”
Throughout January and February, Houle is hosting local “plant and paint” gatherings in Groveland, Amesbury, Haverhill, Lawrence, Newbury, Merrimac and West Newbury.
Houle, a lifelong artist, received her bachelor’s degree in art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007. She later received her master’s degree in art from Cornell University in 2015.
"Although she was born and raised in the Boston area, rising star Courtney Stock ('09 MFA), thirty-five, began her career as an artist on Nantucket. “I developed my first black and white photo at NISDA,” she says, referring to Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, which was founded in the 1970s as a collaboration between Rhode Island School of Design and Mass College of Art, and offers interdisciplinary programs linking art to science, culture and the environment. “It was a fundamental experience for me,” Stock says. “I wrote my college essays about it.
MassArt alumna Laura Ganci '18 MFA was recently profiled by Rhode Island Monthly for her work as a mixologist at the Courtland Club in Providence. Ganci is known for her creative spirit-making and cocktail menu ingenuity, and she's known for creating a seasonally-driven cocktail list each month.
Berkshire Botanical Garden presents a new art exhibition, “Fanfare,” opening on Saturday, Nov. 5, with a reception scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. Featuring works by John Thompson (MFA 2D Fine Arts Alumnus), “Fanfare” will exhibit in the Garden’s Center House Leonhardt Galleries. The exhibit will run through Sunday, Nov 27.
"Sara Campbell (MFA Alumna), Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sara Campbell, Limited, has her 22 women’s fashion boutiques laid out like living rooms. Customers can relax, drink wine, and eat cookies as they browse chic blouses, pants, and dresses created from imported fabrics."
MassArt has universal tools and resources that are open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the College, regardless of major. These facilities include the Digital Fabrication Labs (Fablabs) - which include tools for 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Laser cutting, and a PCLab for 3D modeling; a Documentation Room; an Installation Room; a Lighting Installation Room; Public Spaces; Sound Studio; and Woodshop.
"The pair first met at Massachusetts College of Art in 1979: Sage was 25 and had just graduated, while Joan [Albert], a decade older, was getting her MFA. "We liked each other's work, and we liked each other," she says. "When the class ended, we got together to look at each other's work and give feedback, as we trusted each other's judgment.
"The Artist-in-Residence Series exhibit “This Body of Work: Portraits from the Inside Out” by Brett S. Poza, MFA [MassArt MFA Alumna], is currently on display at the Lamar Soutter Library through June 30.
"Poza creates her pieces with pyrography, from the Greek “pur” (fire) and “graphos” (writing), a technique in which designs are burnt into materials with a heated instrument and may be colored with other materials."
"Work by the notable Master of Fine Arts graduates in our annual spotlight addresses trauma, community, connectivity, and the nature of reality. Is it any surprise they went through the pressure cooker of COVID-19 in grad school? This year’s artists are from Boston University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Lesley University College of Art & Design."
"Sam Witherow, 28, Film/video artist, MassArt