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, Wheelock Family Theatre
Boston, MA 02215
For More Information
Erica Licea-Kane, Gallery Director
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Schedule of Upcoming Exhibits
Be sure to join us at the Towne Art Gallery throughout the 2017-2018 year for the following exhibits. Details of each show will be added a few weeks before the opening date.
- September 19-October 19, 2017: Linda Leslie Brown: Mixed Media Sculpture
- October 31-November 30, 2017: The Hundred Dresses Project
- December 11, 2017: Student Show
- January 23-February 15, 2018: On-Kyeong Seong: Mixed Media Works
- February 27-March 29, 2018: Greg Gómez: Drawings AND Erica Licea-Kane: Mixed Media Works
- April 9-22, 2018: Ubuntu Arts
- May 7, 2018: Student Showcase
Ubuntu Today: The Youth Speak
April 9 - 22, 2018
Opening Reception: April 10, 2018, 5 - 8 pm.
Monday, April 9 - Thursday April 13, open 1 - 5 p.m.
Friday, April 13, open 7 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 - Sunday, April 15, open 1 - 5 p.m.
Monday, April 16, closed
Tuesday, April 17 - Friday April 20, open noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 - Sunday April 22, open 1 - 5 p.m.
Ubuntu Today: The Youth Speak is the 12th annual exhibit of Ubuntu Arts, which is an ongoing initiative of the Youth Justice and Advocacy Undergraduate degree program at Wheelock College. Through the process of creation and exhibition of individual and collaborative youth 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 youth 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 our senior capstone students and groups of community-based youth to imagine solutions 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 opening event includes light refreshments and youth performances.
Greg Gómez: Drawings
Erica Licea-Kane: Mixed Media Works
February 27 - March 29, 2018
Gallery Talk: March 14, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
This exhibition pairs Wheelock College faculty members who have taught together in the Arts Department for 20 years. Gregory Gómez will show works produced during his recent sabbatical and at residencies in Vermont and Cadaqués, Spain. Erica Licea-Kane will exhibit works made for her solo exhibition shown last July in Boston's South End.
Gregory Gómez: Green Crown, 2017, gouache and sandblasting on paper
Erica Licea-Kane: In Comparison, 2017, acrylic pigment/medium on wood
On-Kyeong Seong: Interaction of Synthesis
January 23 - February 15, 2018
Gallery Talk: February 7, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Massachusetts Artist On-Kyeong Seong derives her mixed media works from nature, biology, microscopic forms, and the human body. She transforms this imagery into lushly produced surfaces from paint, paper, collage, and machine-sewn works, allowing the threads to hang free. Through her work, Seong shows us the juxtaposition between imperfections, perfection, and distorted realities along with the monstrous that can exist side by side.
Learn more at onkyeong.com.
Looking Out on the Garden, 22"x28", 2017, sewing machine stitchery, oil on canvas
Student Showcase Art Exhibition
December 13, 2017
Reception: 7 - 7:30 p.m
The Student Showcase Art Exhibition features works by Wheelock students. The reception will be followed by performances from Wheelock theatre classes at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room.
The Hundred Dresses Project: We Are All in This Together
October 31 - November 30, 2017
Gallery Talk: November 7, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Gallery Closed: November 21-November 27 (Thanksgiving Week)
Portland, Maine artist Crystal Cawley imagined and organized the exhibition that pays homage to Eleanor Estes' classic children's book, The Hundred Dresses. The book explores themes of acceptance, inclusion, art, empathy and standing up for what is right. Cawley printed 200 letterpress, yellow dresses and invited 200 artists to design their pattern to be included in this non-juried and collective exhibition.
Learn more at crystalcawley.com.
Pilar Nadal, letterpress, collage, 11"x14", 2016
Linda Leslie Brown: Parts and Holes
September 19 - October 19, 2017
Artist's Reception: September 22, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery Closed: October 7, 2017
Opening Our Doors Day Special Hours: October 9, 2017, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gallery Talk: October 12, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Linda Leslie Brown's work indicates her delight in a variety of practices, including sculpture, installation, and painting. Her work engages the interdependent relationships between nature, objects, and human creative perception. Brown's recent multi-media sculptural works are rife with allusions to the body. At the same time, they suggest the plastic, provisional, an uncertain world of a new and transgenic nature, where corporeal and mechanical entities recombine.
Learn more at lindalesliebrown.com.
Salted Pink, mixed media, 8"x11"x8.5", 2017