Towne Art Gallery
About the Gallery
The Towne Art Gallery is a professional space that showcases the work of New England artists in a variety of media.
Tues. - Thurs., 1 - 5 p.m.
Sat., 2 - 5 p.m. or by appointment
Admission: Free and open to the public
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Lower Level of Wheelock Family Theatre
180 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215
For More Information
Erica Licea-Kane, Gallery Director
See our past exhibits:
Out of Print:
Collages and Assemblages Made of Vintage Book Parts
September 15 - October 15, 2015
Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 1, 3 - 4 p.m.
Gallery Closed: Saturday, October 10
Opened for: Opening Our Doors Day, October 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Due to the passage of time books have become almost obsolete. On the brink of losing their utilitarian purpose they are treated ever more as mere artifacts. The purpose for the physical book continues to decrease, but their shapes and forms still resonate deeply within our culture.
In her work, Conny Goelz-Schmitt explores, deconstructs, and reallocates printed matter to create new objects for the viewer's mind. Faded colors selected from old tomes remind us of a time long passed. Distorted letters seem to hint at the invention of a new language.
Through collages and book sculptures a new era for the books begins. www.connygoelzschmitt.com
After Winter Must Come Spring, Collage, vintage book parts, 36"x48"x1", 2015
From the Surface: Stitched, Painted and Mixed Media Works
Elaine McBride and Dominick Takis
October 27 - November 19, 2015
Gallery Talk: Wednesday November 4, 3:30-4:30pm
Gallery Closed: Wednesday November 11
This exhibition explores the use of combining both traditional and unique materials to build interesting surfaces that represents personal narratives for each of these artists. Dominick Takis uses acrylic, oil, paper cutouts, photography and organic materials to create engaging visual abstractions that shift depending on the viewer's imagination and physical perspective. Elaine McBride layers and tightly embroiders her exquisite surfaces using representational imagery in small formats that invite close exploration. Both artists live and work in the Boston area.
(top right) Dominick Takis: Pierced Like Splinters, 2014, 32"X22", tempura, acrylic, mixed media, lichen, silicone caulking
(bottom right) Elaine McBride: First, Second, Third, 2011, 7.5"x 12.5", stitched on fabric