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Towne Art Gallery Archive for 2010-2011

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About the Gallery

The Towne Art Gallery is a professional space that showcases the work of New England artists in a variety of media.

Gallery Hours:
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
180 Riverway
Boston, MA 02215


For More Information
Erica Licea-Kane, Gallery Director

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Wheelock Student Show

Student ShowMay 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

Ubuntu Arts ExhibitApril 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.

View more photos of artwork from the exhibit.

To learn more about the program, visit the Ubuntu Arts web page.


The Colored Pencil Project:
Coloring Different Corners of the World

The Colored Pencil ProjectMarch 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.

Participating Artists:
Louise Weinberg, Lexington Avenue Line, 2010Clare Asch
Sherry Autor
Betsyann Duval
Kathy Halamka
Phyllis Hofman
Ronni Komarow
Louise Laplante
Susan Lirakis
C.J. Lori
Laura Morrison
Linda Pearlman-Karlsberg
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

Participating Artists:

Lauren Cross: Filmmaker/Artist
Wendell George Brown
Michele David
Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Dorothy Montgomery

The Skin Quilt Project: Uplifting Our Culture, Celebrating Tradition, is an exhibition that expounds on issues from The Skin Quilt Project, 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

Black and white photograph of a woman with birds flying around her.

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)

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