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Art Exhibits Archive

A Season With the Circus by Yetti Frenkel

Joint Opening Reception, Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm, on view November 2-29, Gallery: After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Yetti Frenkel worked as a groom for equestrian Katje Schumann at the Big Apple Circus. During her six months on the road with the show she made numerous drawings and took photos documenting the workers, performers and animals. This series of paintings documents the 1989 tour, The Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King.

Ms. Frenkel’s role as a groom afforded her the opportunity to take photos of performers in intimate moments such as Vanessa with cramps or Taso checking his makeup in the mirror. She also hung out in the ring before and after shows, when performers practiced their routines which provided her a window into circus life from the inside.

Bring Your Own Stories by Joan Green

Joint Opening Reception, Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm, on view November 2-29, Main Hall: Whether working with oil on paper or canvas, collage or mixed media, Joan Green’s work begins with random lines and marks on a blank surface. The images she sees and chooses to develop – the accidents she chooses to take advantage of – are strongly connected to what she sees as important in life. She wants her paintings to be pathways to compassion, to recognizing our common humanity, to valuing our interdependent relationship with our planet and its occupants.

Displays November 2018

Teen Gallery, on view through spring 2019: Based on the theme of the Portrait, each piece showcases some of the many ways in which the human image is interpreted and presented. Pieces in this show are from both Newton North and Newton South High Schools. Frames by Abraxis Framing in Auburndale.

Displays on view through November 29

Atrium Case 1: Learn about Newton Talks, a citywide oral history project Get involved! Info:

Atrium Case 2: Learn how the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) has used science, advocacy and law to clean up the “People’s River” since 1965. Visit: Charles River Watershed Association for more information.

Main Hall Cases: Diorama fun with household materials by Ed Noto based on the movies Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Info:

Third Floor Language and Literacy Center Country Display: Learn about Jordan from a display of books, CDs and DVDs!