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Towne Art Gallery Archive for 2012-2013

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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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Imagining Ubuntu: The Youth Speak
An Exhibition of Collaborative Youth Art

April 8 - 18, 2013

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5-8 p.m.
Exhibit Hours:
Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12, 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2-5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18, noon-5 p.m.

Imagining Ubuntu art exhibitThe 2013 Ubuntu Arts Exhibit, "Imagining Ubuntu: The Youth Speak" is a display of collaborative artwork created by local youth and supportive mentors. It is the seventh year that this exhibit has been hosted by the Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy Program (JJYA) at Wheelock College and conducted in collaboration with Violence Transformed, an exhibition of visual and performing arts created to mark and celebrate the power of art, artists, and art making to confront, challenge, and mediate violence.


Creative Writing and Art by Patients at Boston Children's Hospital
The View from Here

February 26 - March 28, 2013

Opening Reception: RESCHEDULED BECAUSE OF SNOW. NEW DATE: Tuesday, March 19, 5-7:30 p.m.

Children's Hospital Art Exhibit at Wheelock College Towne Art GalleryThe Towne Art Gallery is pleased to present works made by patients in the Creative Arts Program at Boston Children's Hospital. This program provides engaging, innovative, and uplifting experiences that support an integrated approach to care for the many diverse families and communities the hospital serves. Since 1996, the arts have been used at Children's to enhance physical and emotional healing, transform the hospital environment, and provide opportunities for expression.

Often the works are crafted amid the beeping of machines, the administering of medications and all of the ongoing hospital routines. Artwork grows through the cracks in these routines, allowing the individuality of the patients to blossom.

Image Information:
Collage by Mark, Age 12


Shirl Fink
The Honey Jar Collection/Digital Images

Jim Wright

January 30 -  February 21, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Closed: Sat., Feb. 16

Shirl Fink's In Your Face digital image at Wheelock College's Towne Art GalleryThis exhibition will highlight the work of Shirl Fink and Jim Wright.  Shirl Fink returns to Wheelock after having had her first-ever exhibit in the Towne Art Gallery in the mid-1970's.  She will be showing a series of digital images based on still-life configurations that are her latest work in a long studio career that has transitioned in processes from fiber techniques, mixed media and painting (www.shirlfink.com). 

Jim Wright's Jewel of My Success at Wheelock College's Towne Art GalleryJim Wright will be showing sculptures that are informed by his background in figure painting and portraiture.  He uses his keen ability to construct in a variety of media to make works that also speak of architecture, adding to his personal narrative (studioswithoutwalls.org).

Image Information:
Above Left: Shirl Fink, In Your face, 22"x28", 2008, digital image imbedded in aluminum plate
Right: Jim Wright, Jewel of My Success, 60"x37"x20", 2012, polychromed compressed styrene, copper

Elizabeth Kostojohn
Hurt and Damage: Graphite Drawings

Barbara Milot
Where You Are: Drawings

October 28 - November 15, 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Closed: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

Elizabeth Kostojohn This exhibition features the work of Boston area artists Elizabeth Kostojohn and Barbara Milot. Elizabeth Kostojohn exhibits a series of intimate and highly detailed drawings on mylar, titled Hurt and Damage.  The drawings are metaphorical placeholders that allow for the viewers interpretation of the images before them and generate questions about vulnerability (www.elizabethkostojohn.com).

Barbara Milot Barbara Milot exhibits a series of drawings titled Where You Are, based on maps and diagrams.  They speak about confronting the unknown, making sense out of spatial information and finding ones way in unfamiliar environments (www.barbaramilot.com).  Both Artists create ambiguity in their work that evokes multiple interpretations.

Image information:
Elizabeth Kostojohn, Hurt and Damage#19, 10"x12.5", graphite on mylar, 2012
Barbara Milot, Where You Are, 26"x30", ink wash on yupo, 2012


John Burkett

Joe Wallace

September 18 - October 18, 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Closed: Saturday, Oct. 6
Opening Our Doors Day: The Gallery will be open Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for this special Fenway-wide arts celebration.

This exhibition highlights the work of John Burkett and Joe Wallace, both Boston area artists.

John Burkett, Fata Morgana MuditaBurkett's recent work "deals with the forces associated with the sea; wind, waves, and the self-discovery that can be experienced when one is exposed to or in dialogue with them". (Learn more at www.johnadamsburkett.com)

Joe Wallace, SinkWallace searches "for places of industry and human endeavor that have been left behind.  For me the story is not the process or purpose of a given industry-but what is abandoned when its purpose has been served.  The Remnants". (Learn more at www.joewallace.com)

Image Information:
John Burkett, Fata Morgana Mudita, 2010, oil, 11"x14"
Joe Wallace, Sink, inkjet print, 2011, 38"x31"


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