POP-UP Reception at Tusinski Gallery
Oct
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

POP-UP Reception at Tusinski Gallery

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POP-UP Reception for Andrew Houle

Announcing a new series of original works on display for a special pop-up exhibition at the Tusinski Gallery in downtown Rockport, MA. 

Please join us on Saturday Oct. 21st from 2pm-5pm for the opening reception. 
Open to the public with light refreshments served. 🍾🧀

Exhibition dates running from Sat Oct. 21st through Monday Oct. 30th. 
Tusinski Gallery
2 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966
978.546.2244
www.tusinskigallery.com

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Americana Revolution
Oct
12
11:30am11:30am

Americana Revolution

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House of Roulx is proud to announce "Americana Revolution," our first ever group exhibit featuring some of the most celebrated and influential fine artists in the North East. Please join us and artists Cey Adams, Robert Mars, Jessica Brilli, Andrew Houle, Markus Sebastiano and John Joseph Hanright in our studio space at 430 Maple Street in Danvers, MA on Saturday, November 11th from 6pm to 9pm for the opening reception and artist meet and greet. Each artist will be in attendance showing multiple original works, exclusive pieces and limited print editions. Free and open to the public and press. Please RSVP at info@houseofroulx.com and follow us on all social media @houseofroulx for advanced looks and additional announcements.

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Creative Salem and Bridge Nine Records present Witch City DIY Holiday Market
Dec
12
11:00am11:00am

Creative Salem and Bridge Nine Records present Witch City DIY Holiday Market

Join Creative Salem and Bridge Nine Records as we host the first Witch City DYI holiday market featuring local artisanal vendors, indie record labels and more! 

Products ranging from Vegan Soap to custom baby tents to punk flags and more. This is THE alternative holiday market to attend in the Northshore. 

Media sponsor: Peoples United Bank

Some featured Vendors

Tor Johnson Records
Triple B Records
Better Days Recovery Press/Punks in Recovery
Brandon Gorski Illustration
Arrest Records
Deathwish Inc.
Cave Dweller
Hervor Soaps
Amaranth & Rue (vegan soaps)
Prospect Records
illustrator
Kayleigh Doucette
Timber + Twine
Bridge Nine Records
Sully's Brand
Bats in the Belfry Crafts

- See more here

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5th Annual Holiday Open Studios at Porter Mill
Dec
5
12:00pm12:00pm

5th Annual Holiday Open Studios at Porter Mill

Season's greetings it's close to that time of year again! And this year at the Mill we'e got our Holiday Open Studios in full force this Decemeber. 4 floors of 45+ artists will have their studio doors open to the public for business. 
Doors open at 12pm to everyone interested in check out the studios and gallery.
 

Painters, photographers, craftmakers, and scultpters will be selling that special something for your special something all day ending with a reception at 5pm in our main gallery celebrating the day and our 5th Annual Small Works Show with live music and free wine and refreshments. 20+ artists submitted their tinest pieces to one of our most exciting and affordable shows. Come on down to the Mill!

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Oct
3
to Nov 1

Above / Below / Within

An exhibition of 5 North Shore painters exploring the landscape.

Morgan Dyer, Anthony Falcetta, George Frary III, Andrew Houle, and Loren Doucette.

Please join us on October 17th from 12-5 pm for the Beverly Arts District - BAD city-wide Open Studios Tour.

• Artists' Reception on October 22nd from 6-9 pm. Refreshments will be served. Both events are free and open to the public.

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URBAN ROMANTICS
Sep
3
to Sep 29

URBAN ROMANTICS

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Urban Romantics

Fall might be on it's way along with some back to school blues but the month of September has some great paintings coming into the Porter Mill Gallery! With our exciting new show "Urban Romantics". Featuring the work of local painters Adam J. O'Day, Markus Sebastiano, Derek Wakeen, and Ben Stebbings. Each artist bringing their own perspectives and interpretations of the urban landscape through paint. 

Adam J. O'Day

"I've been known to paint some expressionistic and impressionistic views of famous cities around the world, especially Boston. I'll throw the occasional fantasy-based painting in there for my own enjoyment too. However you slice it, I'm painting our world and worlds existing in my mind the same way, with gestural, expressive emotion."

"In the past few years, I started to focus on painting what a scene feels like, not necessarily what it literally looks like. So there would be elements of reality, mixed with elements of other worlds, dreams and nightmares. When painting a landscape, I'll sketch from life, use pictures and then work from memory. Things look familiar, but they seem like a memory, because I always put the finishing touches on a piece without focusing on what it looks like; I portray what it feels like, what I remember about it." 

"Now in 2015, I have a slightly new plan. It's an amended plan to what I have been up to in recent years. I'll take this "paint what you feel mantra," and add a new perspective. I want to paint everyday urban scenes that have some familiar subject matter, but painted through the eyes of someone from another dimension. I'm using color as value. I'm using alien color schemes. I'm abstracting scenes more. I'm not limiting my decision making to stay within the boundaries. In short, when I have an idea, I paint it without a second thought. The first idea is always the most exciting."

Markus Sebastiano

Born in Lawerence, MA in 1979. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Markus specializes in Digital Printing, Mixed Media, Photoshop Layering, Digital Photography and Metal Fabrication. Over the past year, Markus has been developing one-of-a-kind techniques now being showcased in his currents works. His use of photographic prints overlaid on plexiglass and combined with repurposed materials such as wood, metal, and recyclables, make for truly exceptional finished pieces. He has been described as a contemporary artist giving meticulous attention to detail all while continuing to push the boundaries with each exclusive work of art.

Derek Wakeen

In 2014 Boston creative Derek Wakeen released his debut album The Daze End under the moniker Olli Brix, and has since formed the ongoing fictional story of Olli through his music and illustrations. In one word, Olli’s an enigma – he can be seen in odd places, drinking booze, and thinking, but pushes the viewer to live vicariously through his humble experiences as he scours the earth looking for meaning in this unfamiliar world. The paintings and illustrations of Olli are typically scrappy, textured, yet refined and otherworldly – which could be said the same for his music; gritty instrumentals produced from acoustic and analog recordings meant to put the listener in a distant thinking place. 

 

In 2014 he teamed up with Markus Sebastiano andTNERT for the INSIDE OUT art show – kicking off his debut exhibit at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence.  In 2015, as a follow-up to The Daze End, the Future’s Bright EP was released, which now streams across Pandora, Spotify and other major music channels. 

 

 Ben Stebbings

Benjamin Stebbings studied at the Art Institute of Boston and Montserrett College Of Art, graduating with a BFA in Fine Art with a concentration in painting.  His work spans many different mediums and techniques, applying influences from one to another.  Benjamin's recent works focus on the organic process of painting. With a new body of work inspired by nature, Benjamin embraces the organic process.  His pieces are characterized by striking color and bold brush strokes that capture the essence of the subject.

With guest curation by local illustrator/artist and Montserrat College of Art alumni Andrew Houle. 

The show will be up this upcoming September from the 3rd to September 29th with an opening reception September 17th from 5pm to 8pm. Wine, Food, and excellent art in the gallery.

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Jun
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Up The Line: The Montserrat – RAA Connection

Up The Line: The Montserrat – RAA Connection
Jun 20 – Jul 20, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 20, 2 - 4 pm
Maddocks Gallery

This exhibit features a collection of works from Montserrat College of Art’s past and present faculty as well as alumni. Many of Montserrat’s founders were also members of the RAA.

Opening Reception: June 20, 2-4 pm

Two lectures will be offered:

  • A gallery talk highlighting many of the pieces in the exhibit by Montserrat’s Gallery Director & Curator, Leonie Bradbury, June 27th @ 3 pm
  • An historical look at this creative connection given by Montserrat Professor, Ethan Berry, July 18th @ 3 pm

This exhibition features the work of alumni and faculty of Montserrat, and continues the outreach initiative the Association began several years ago.  Executive Director Carol Linsky says “The future of the organization lies in expanding our audience and reaching out to the younger generations of art lovers.  For the past several years we have tried to make invitational shows of work by artists not already members of the RAA part of our summer exhibition schedule.  The infusion of creativity these artists brings to our galleries is exciting and stretches our boundaries in a positive way.”

The show is being curated by Leonie Bradbury, Director & Curator of the Montserrat College of Art Galleries.  Based on a common theme of landscape, the exhibition will feature the work of Daisy Adams, Joan Bediz, Judith Brassard Brown, Erika Buschmann, Loren Doucette, Stacey Durand, Morgan Dyer, George Frary III,  Tim Harney, Amanda Hawkins, Andrew Houle, Colin McGuire, Barbara Moody, and Alyssa Watters.  Each of these artists brings his or her unique interpretation to the subject, most times breaking the boundaries in a non-traditional approach.

 Montserrat College was founded in the sixties, a time when people were questioning the status quo and seeking new solutions.  Many of its founding members were also exhibiting artists of Rockport Art; and so, it seemed a natural fit to host Montserrat at Rockport and show the connection between the two groups.  A connection that continues to this day, as many of the juried artists of the RAA attended Montserrat College of Art.

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Dec
7
12:00pm12:00pm

HOLIDAY BAZAAR!

Join us and over 50 local artists, craftspeople, and small businesses in our first annual Holiday Bazaar at the historic Cabot Cinema in downtown Beverly. This event is FREE and open to the public. Mark your calendars!

Vendors include:

Pleasant St Studios, Pride's Crossing Confections, Diamonds & Rust, Hoofbeat Records, Salem Soapworks, The Salty Cottage, Pressbound, Prospect Hill Handmade, Stega, Deathwish Inc., Kim Gregory/Pure Pastry, Mister Nutter, Beverly Bees, North of Boston Studios, Seraphim House, Leisure Art, Whalom Painting & Woodcraft, Worble, Out of Bloom, Society Wolf, Antler Editions, Meg Erikson Bags, Jesse Danger, Atomic Cafe, Soma, Cary Chandler, Chrissy Vacarro, Andrew Houle, Morgan Dyer, Tom Torrey, Amanda Beard, John Cardinal, Sara Benson, Olivia Boi, Eric Boeker, KTron, Jake Cassevoy, Joe Banda, Kevin Quinn, Amy Moore and so many more!

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