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Towne Art Gallery Archive for 2013-2014

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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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Growing Ubuntu: The Youth Speak

April 14 - 22, 2014

Reception: April 15, 2014, 5 - 8 p.m.
Gallery Closed: Sunday, April 20 and Monday, April 21, 2014

Growing UbuntuGrowing Ubuntu: The Youth Speak is the 8th annual exhibit of Ubuntu Arts, which is an ongoing initiative of the Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy 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.


Nurturing the Artist in Each Student

Art from Boston Public Schools

February 25 - March 27, 2014

Reception: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2 - 4 p.m.
Gallery Closed: March 8 - 19, 2014

King by JaelThis exhibition is presented through the generosity of the Gary Silverstein Memorial Art Fund, named in memory of Gary Silverstein, an artist and educator, who received his Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College. The funds purpose is to facilitate young people's appreciation of the visual arts.

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. The hope is that is that this experience will leave a profound impact on their lives and their relationship to the arts. The artwork is submitted by the individual Art Specialists from each of the participating schools. This year the Towne Art Gallery will highlight 11 schools.

As a teaching and child advocacy institution, our primary mission at Wheelock College is to "improve the lives of children and their families". We view the arts as life-enriching and a necessary component to the education of children.

Image Information: "King" by Jael, Grade 1, Ellis Mendell Elementary School


Printmaking/Mixed Media

January 29 - February 20, 2014

Liz Chalfin
Bryan Smith

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 2-5 p.m., or by appointment
Gallery Closed: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Liz Chalfin at Towne Art GalleryThis exhibition brings together two New England Artists, Liz Chalfin and Bryan Smith, that both combine print processes with mixed media to explore the figure as the basis for the narrative in their work. Their work can be viewed at: http://lizchalfin.com/mixed-media and http://bsmith17.deviantart.com/gallery/

Bryan Smith at Towne Art GalleryImage Information:
(Right) Bryan Smith, 80 West Street, Mendham, NJ 07945, 24"x36", mono print, pastel, charcoal, oil paint, lithographic rubbing ink

(Top) Liz Chalfin, Relationship, 22'x30", monotype with photo-intaglio, watercolor, 2008


From the Caribbean Diaspora: 3 Visiting Artists

October 29-November 21, 2013

Stanwyck Cromwell
Gilda Sharpe-Etteh
Monique Rolle-Johnson

Artists' Talk: November 14, 2013, 10-11 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Artists' Reception: November 14, 2013, 4-5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Saturday 2-5 p.m. or by appointment
Gallery Closed: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Allusions of HomeThe Towne Art Gallery and the Center for International Programs and Partnerships at Wheelock College are pleased to exhibit the works of Stanwyck Cromwell, Gilda Sharpe-Etteh and Monique Rolle-Johnson.

Each artist resides in New England and brings to their work aesthetic sensitivities from their respective Caribbean Cultures resulting in works that are bold and personally narrative.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Presidential International Visiting Scholars program at Wheelock College.Change

Image Information:
Top Left: Stanwyck Cromwell, Allusions of Home, 36"x48", oil, 2012
Right: Monique Rolle-Johnson, Change, 5'x7', acrylic
Bottom Left: Gilda Sharpe-Etteh, Goddess of The Falls, 24"x24", acrylic, 2013

Godess of the Falls


Nancy Crasco: Quilt
Naoko Matsumoto: Ceramics
Nancy Morgan: Quilts

September 17 - October 17, 2013

Artists' Talk: October 2, 2013, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Saturday 2-5 p.m. or by appointment
Gallery Closed: Saturday October 12
Gallery Open: October 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., OPENING OUR DOORS DAY, Sponsored by the Fenway Alliance

Towne Art Gallery exhibitThe Towne Art Gallery is pleased to present the works of New England based artists, Nancy Crasco (www.nancycrasco.com), Naoko Matsumoto, and Nancy Morgan (www.nancymorganart.com).

Each of these artists uses traditional processes, redefined, to create personal narratives that result in remarkable works that are meant to both inspire and to be explored.

Please join us in the Towne Art Gallery on October 2, from 3:30-4:30 as each of these artists share their journey as they discuss the development of their work.

Towne Art Gallery ExhibitTowne Art Gallery Exhibit

Image Information:
Top Left:
Nancy Crasco, "Weed Wars," (detail), 60''x60'', Silk Organza, Gelatin Printed, Hand Painted, Machine Stitched

Right: Naoko Matsumoto, "Pour the Ocean/Coral Teapots," Porcelain
Bottom Left: Nancy Morgan, "Despair," 34''x28", Fabric, Thread Tulle

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