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Make your way to Cambridge this winter to view a unique printmaking exhibit at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) in the heart of Harvard Square.  Curated by Anulfo Baez, the exhibit features the work of artists who are also faculty with the CCAE.  On view is the most recent work by the six artists — Jason Asselin, Selma Bromberg, Janet Campbell, Susan Paladino, Susan Rice and Vinicius Sanchez.  Their prints, showcasing a range of techniques including intaglio, relief printing, encaustic collagraphs, pianographic printing and more, are arranged on walls throughout the center. It’s a small space so you can get delightfully up close and personal with the artwork.

I appreciated the exhibit labeling, not only providing basic information like name of the artist, print title, etc., but also QR codes that link to detailed artist interviews. If you’re unfamiliar with using QR codes, simple instructions are provided for how to use your smart phone to download an appropriate app.  And if you are without smartphone, you can read the interviews online at The Evolving Critic, Baez’s well-respected arts and culture blog.

Unable to visit the show firsthand? Then I highly recommend reading the insightful interviews that Baez conducted with each artist. The artists discuss specific printmaking techniques but its especially interesting to read about each individual’s distinct journey to becoming artist and teacher.  Interview links can be found at the bottom of this post: http://evolvingcritic.net/2015/12/17/new-project-an-exhibit-on-printmaking-at-the-cambridge-center/

The show has been up and running since January 11th.  An opening reception is scheduled for this Thursday, January 28th, 5:30-7:30 and an artist talk is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd, at 11am.  Please note that some of these original works are available for purchase. Enjoy!

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While babysitting for a friend. The light shining through mom’s shawl onto her sleeping daughter’s hand. The newest member in a family of artists. A lovely calming sight in a chaotic world. 😉

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One of my favorite exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is the Endless Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism by Josiah McElheny.  It was installed in 2007.  Over the years, I’ve paused, stared, pondered, reflected before racing on to view whatever show or exhibit I was actually at the museum to see.  Oh, how I have admired the beauty, but only recently have I taken the time to photograph what was before me and to learn more about the artist’s intent, as well as about his creative journey.  As I learn more, mostly what I am fascinated by is how he uses glassmaking as a storytelling tool.

Via the following PBS link you can read more about McElheny and see a short video of him at work.  http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/josiah-mcelheny

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In New England, spring means flowers but it also means arts festivals galore. The one that I’ve become most connected with is Somerville Open Studios. This year’s official SOS weekend is May 3 + May 4 with studios open across the city and easily accessible by foot and trolley cars.  Several April exhibits are also already up and running.

Maps of different exhibit locations for the main May weekend are available in every Somerville neighborhood.  The mapstands, made by artist Hilary Scott, are quite distinctive and kept regularly stocked by volunteers.

The show is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S.  You can read more about its unique history here. And you can learn more about participating artists via this link.  Each year it is inspiring for me to see how involved the artists are, at every level, in making the show a success for everyone.

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