Unfolding by Elizabeth Slayton, Gallery, Joint Reception, Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm, on view December 2-29: Elizabeth Slayton strives to evoke the is-ness of things - that is, the simplicity of things as they are in their particularity. She has been drawn to painting natural objects such as apples, onions or magnolia blossoms, as well as organic and abstract forms, often expanding them beyond the borders of the canvas. This up-closeness creates a sense of immediacy, intimacy and participation, a sense of being here, in the moment, without reservation. She sees her work as an intimate expression of the unfolding of form and light.
Head on a Thinking Hand by Catarina Coelho, Main Hall, Joint Reception, Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm, on view December 2-29: This series of prints and drawings are part of a collection of portraits and self-portraits, imagined or from life, created in the past year and a half. The desire to reveal and express the character and identity of the portrayed led Catarina Coelho to experiment with print and drawing processes, and to ultimately find intersections between both practices. Reduction and color monotypes, etchings, collagraphs, relief printing and digital drawings are some of the techniques and processes used to create this portrait collection.
Teen Gallery and Second Floor Display Cases:
Portraits and Ceramics from Newton North High School, second floor Teen Gallery, on view through spring 2017: After looking at portraits by artists like Max Beckman and Oscar Kokoschka as well as Fauvist works and finally the work of Jean Michael Basquiat, students created their own Expressionist portraits. Working with oil pastels, the students used color as a way to enhance the expressions.
Students worked with negative space, scale, texture, surface and volume to create the ceramics in the display cases. Some students chose to tell a story or work with shape to create provocative forms.
Thanks to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Co. in Newton, who provided the frames cost-free. (Image by: M. Haider)
December displays will be on view through 12/29.
Atrium Cases One & Two: Discover The Second Church in Newton, an architectural treasure that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The American Gothic edifice, inspired by Salisbury Cathedral in England, celebrated its 100th anniversary on Highland Street on October 2. It was designed by Charles Collens, who also designed Newton City Hall. Its beautiful stained glass windows and intricate wood carvings are noteworthy. Founded in 1764, the church has been a continuous presence in ministry, music, and mission, serving all, regardless of social status, race, ability, sexual orientation or gender identity. Info: www.2ndchurch.org.
Three Main Hall Cases: Ceramics: A Class Act III: View a collection of fun, imaginative and occasionally practical pieces created in the ceramics class at the Newton Senior Center, celebrating a place in our lives for art. Info: Ilanna Seidmann: email@example.com.
Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Germany from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!
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