Towne Art Gallery Archive for 2010-2011
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
Wheelock Student Show
May 2 - 6, 2011
Opening Reception: Monday May 2, 2011, 5:30 - 6 p.m. in the Towne Art Gallery. There will also be Student Performances in the Wheelock Family Theatre from 6 - 8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 12 - 5 p.m. each day
The student show highlights the work of Wheelock Students that participate in our studio program. The exhibition will show a range of media that includes drawing, painting, ceramics, digital works and mixed media.
The Potential of Ubuntu:
Youth Transforming Violence
April 19 - 23, 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 19, 5-8 p.m.
This annual exhibit of "Ubuntu Arts" is an ongoing initiative of "Ubuntu in the Works" at Wheelock College. Through the process of creation and exhibition of individual and collaborative teen art, we aspire to be "part of the solution." The yearly exhibits are curated from youth artwork that is submitted in response to a call for art and from submissions by each of our collaborating youth programs through the Ubuntu Arts Youth Project. Each year we use the theme of the exhibit to ask students and youth to imagine alternatives to violence and to consider the concept of Ubuntu as they develop competencies and express their voices through a variety of artistic media.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and the reception includes light refreshments and youth performances.
To learn more about the program, visit the Ubuntu Arts web page.
The Colored Pencil Project:
Coloring Different Corners of the World
March 15 - April 15, 2011
(Gallery closed Saturday, March 26)
Reception: Saturday, April 2, 2-4 p.m. The Founder and Director of the Colored Pencil Project, Hannah Richards, will say a few words about the organization at 3 p.m.
An exhibition of children's art from developing countries sponsored and facilitated by the nonprofit organization The Colored Pencil Project.
The Towne Art Gallery is conducting a colored pencil drive for the Colored Pencil Project for the duration of the exhibit. If you would like to make a donation, we are collecting 12-pack boxes of colored pencils and pencil sharpeners at the gallery.
For more information about the project, visit www.thecoloredpencilproject.org
Women's Caucus for Art-Boston Chapter: Small Works/Juried Show
February 1 - 26, 2011
Artists Reception: Saturday, February 12, 2-4 p.m.
Gallery closed: Saturday, February 19
This exhibition will highlight the work of 12 artist/members of the Boston Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art. The show will run in conjunction with the national conference, this year held in NYC.
Louise Weinberg (pictured above right is her work: Lexington Avenue Line, 2010)
The Skin Quilt Project: Uplifting Our Culture, Celebrating Tradition
October 26 - November 20, 2010
Lauren Cross: Filmmaker/Artist
Wendell George Brown
Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
The Skin Quilt Project: Uplifting Our Culture, Celebrating Tradition, is an exhibition that expounds on issues from The Skin Quilt Project (www.skinquiltproject.com), a documentary film exploring skin color, cultural pride, and the art of fellowship amongst African-American quilters. Looking at the work of individual fiber artists and art quilters, the show aims to celebrate the African-American cultural heritage through this historically rich medium. The Skin Quilt Project has been designated as an Official Selection of the International Black Women's Film Festival for 2010.
Artists Reception: Saturday November 13, 2-5 p.m.
2:00-3:30: Reception in the Gallery
3:30-4:30: 48 Minute film viewing of The Skin Quilt Project
4:30-5:00: Questions and Answers with the Film Creator
Due to a misprint on the postcard, the Gallery will be open by appointment only from 11/22-11/30 excluding November 25 - 27.
Photographs by Russell Dupont
September 21 - October 22, 2010
Artist Reception: Monday, October 11, 12-2 p.m. in collaboration with the Fenway Alliance's Opening Our Doors festival
This exhibition of black-and-white photographs by Boston-area photographer Russell DuPont documents everyday scenes with Boston and its citizens as his subjects, showing us moments that are intimate and often go unnoticed. For more information about Russell DuPont, please visit the artist's website.
(Gallery closed: Saturday, March 26)