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Towne Art Gallery Archive for 2011-2012

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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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Student Art Show and Performances

Student art show at Wheelock CollegeApril 24 - 30, 2012

Exhibit Hours: The Wheelock student art exhibit will be open Tuesday, April 24, 2012 through Monday, April 30, 2012, from 1 - 5 p.m. each day (the Gallery is closed on Sunday, April 29).

Opening Reception: Monday, April 30, 2012, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. in the Towne Art Gallery. The reception will be followed by Student Performances in the Wheelock Family Theatre and lobby from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

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.


Being Ubuntu: The Youth Speak

Being UbuntuAn Exhibit of Collaborative Youth Art

Presented by Ubuntu Arts and Wheelock College's Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy Program

April 9 - 19, 2012

Opening Reception: April 10, 2012, 5 - 8 p.m.
Gallery Closed: Monday, April 16, 2012

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.


Nurturing the Artist in Each Student: Art from Boston Public Schools

PumpkinsPresented Through the Generosity of the Gary Silverstein Memorial Art Fund

February 28 - April 4, 2012

Reception: March 17, 2012,  2 - 4 p.m.
Gallery Closed: March 3 - 10, 2012

This exhibition, presented every other year, is meant to give children the opportunity to view their work and that of their peers in a professional setting.  Our hope is that this experience will leave a profound impact on their lives and their relationship to the arts.  The artwork, submitted by the individual art specialists, showcases the work by children K-12.

This year's participating schools are: James Otis School, Curtis Guild Elementary School, Donald McKay School, Dever-MCormack School, Boston Arts Academy, Martin Luther King Jr. School, The Harbor School, Mendell Elementary School, Joyce Kilmer School, Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Image: Pumpkin Patch Landscape, 1st grade student, Ellis Mendell Elementary School


Robert Baart: Paintings and Drawings

Robert BaartJanuary 24 - February 23, 2012

Reception: Thursday, February 9, 2012,  5 - 7 p.m.
Gallery Closed: Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wheelock College is pleased to present the work of Robert Baart, a painter whose abstract work is informed by nature and the landscape. He was on the painting faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for 35 years, retiring in 2009.  His work is represented in the collections of the Rose Art Museum, Brandies University, Waltham, MA; the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; and in numerous private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.  For more information on this artist, please go to: http://www.robertbaart.com/index.html

(Image: Bittern Haunt, 40"x68", oil on canvas, 2011)


Wheelock Student Art Exhibition

Student ShowDecember 12 - 16, 2011
1 - 5 p. m. each day

Arts Performance Evening
Monday, December 12, 2011
5:30  - 8 p.m.
5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Reception in the Gallery. Refreshments Served
6:15 - 8 p.m. Student Performances in the Wheelock Family Theatre


Sung Won Yun and Jim Zingarelli

October 25 - December 1, 2011 

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 25, 5 - 7 p.m.
Artist's Talk: Monday, October 24, 2:30 p.m., Sung Won Yun will present a talk about her work in the Towne Art Gallery and the Alumni Room.
Gallery Closed: November 12 and Thanksgiving Week

Host and Hunger: Big IndianaThe Towne Art Gallery will present the exquisite works of Sung Won Yun, Time in Between (Graphite Drawings) and Jim Zingarelli, Host and Hunger (Wood and Stone Sculptures), both showing a series of long developed and themed works.

Through their work, Zingarelli and Yun give us a window to view both personal and heartfelt narratives that are intimate and require close inspection.



Time in Between

Top Image: Jim Zingarelli, Host and Hunger: Big Indiana (14"hx13"wx12"d, Indiana Limestone, 2007)

Bottom Image: Sung Won Yun, Time in Between (9.5"x12", graphite on paper, 2011)

You can find out more about both artists at: jimzingarelli.com and http://sungwonyunstudio.blogspot.com.


Details of Thought

Kathi PackerFeaturing works by Kathi Packer and Richard Whitten

September 20 - October 20, 2011
Opening Reception:
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 - 4 p.m.
Opening Our Doors Day Special Showing: Oct. 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., sponsored by the Fenway Alliance
Gallery Closed: Saturday, Oct. 8

Details of Thought is an exhibition of paintings that highlights the work of New England artists Kathi Packer and Richard Whitten. Through exquisite detail and lush realism, each of these artists establishes a personal narrative in their work and invites the viewer to share in that narrative. Pictured above is Packer's 2005 oil-on-canvas painting titled "Las Mariposas." Pictured at left is Richard Whitten's "Thaumatrope."Thaumatrope

Learn more at the artists' websites: www.Richardcwhitten.com and www.kathipacker.com.

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