Posts Tagged ‘Riverside Gallery’

… you will find the works of over a dozen photographers. From night blooming cereus, spring buds and insects draped in pollen to statuary, historic architecture and rooftop views of cities, Eyes On: Nature || the Urban Landscape is an eclectic yet cohesive expression of nature and the urban landscape. Please join the Riverside Arts Group at the Riverside Gallery, hosted at the Cambridge Community Center, in celebrating these unique thematic explorations.

Opening Reception, Sunday September 11, 3:00-5:00 PM

Closing Party, Sunday October 9, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Music and tasty snacks provided at each of these two events. Please drop by, meet the photographers and view these wonderful works. Located at 5 Callendar Street, Cambridge, MA.  Co-curated by Derrick Z. Jackson, Carol E. Moses and Cynthia Staples.


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all images courtesy of exhibit curator jeffrey nowlin

Flora+Fauna presents a bold collection of 2D works celebrating the natural world and diverse visual aesthetics. On view July 10-August 7 in the Riverside Gallery at the Cambridge Community Center. Don’t miss the closing reception scheduled for Sunday, August 7th, 3:00-5:00 PM.


Contributing artists include:
Aaron Brown * Bradley Chapman * Asher Discala * Will Ferguson * Carol Galayda * Jeffrey Nowlin


Learn more about this lovely exhibit and other upcoming Riverside Gallery shows at the Riverside Gallery Facebook page.  Learn more about curator Jeffrey Nowlin at http://jeffreynowlin.weebly.com/

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artwork by asher discala, image courtesy of jeffrey nowlin

artwork by asher discala, image courtesy of jeffrey nowlin

One of the great pleasures of the past year has been joining the Steering Committee of the Riverside Arts Group and working alongside creative people like Jeffrey Nowlin, a painter, sculptor and mixed media artist. He is curating a July exhibit at the Riverside Gallery. The theme will be Flora+Fauna.

Nowlin says, “the show is a celebration not only of the diversity and beauty of our natural world, but the diversity of visual aesthetics. All of the artists that I have on the roster will be contributing widely differing works. I think this will be a great mix.”

Tentative date for the reception is Sunday August 7th, 3:00-5:00 PM. Location will be the Riverside Gallery located in the Cambridge Community Center. Stay tuned for further details! Meanwhile here’s a sneak peek at the work of several participating artists including Nowlin whose work you can also view at http://jeffreynowlin.weebly.com/


artwork by carol galayda, image courtesy of jeffrey nowlin

artwork by carol galayda, image courtesy of jeffrey nowlin


artwork by jeffrey nowlin, courtesy of artist

artwork by jeffrey nowlin, image courtesy of artist


artwork by jeffrey nowlin, image courtesy of artist

artwork by jeffrey nowlin, image courtesy of artist


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painter's box of carol moses

painter’s box of carol moses

Visit the Riverside Gallery at the Cambridge Community Center from noon to 6pm today.  See artists at work. View their paintings, sculpture, photography and more.  Pieces are available for purchase including small totems by Cedric Harper (read more about this amazing artist here and here)


beautiful paintings by Adriana Prat (read more about her artistic expression here) …

vibrant works by Jenny L. Grassl blending words, letters and the visual

bold inks and watercolors by Carol Moses

and new work by artist Maki Takano

and I’ll be there!

Riverside Gallery 5 Callender Street, Cambridge


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Exvoto Family by Adriana Prat, image courtesy of the artist

Ex-voto Family by Adriana Prat, image courtesy of the artist

After an extremely successful opening reception in February, the Riverside Gallery will be extending the Words in Our Work Exhibit into early April with a closing reception scheduled for Sunday, April 10th, from 3:00-5:00 PM.  The distinctly different works of 9 fine artists are on display, all of whom weave words into their visual arts.  In February, it was my pleasure to share a conversation with one of the featured artists, Cedric Harper.  Images in this post are provided by another featured artist, Adriana Prat. Originally from Argentina and now living in Cambridge, I first met Adriana through the Riverside Gallery at the Cambridge Community Center where she is the gallery co-director as well as co-curator of this exhibit.

Exvoto Saint N by Adriana Prat, image courtesy of the artist

Ex-voto Saint N by Adriana Prat, image courtesy of the artist

Over the course of several previous exhibits, I’d come to admire the beauty of Adriana’s bright-hued paintings often in oil and acrylic. So when I walked into the Words in Our Work Exhibit I was immediately struck by the difference of these works, the ephemeral nature of layered and textured papers, floating in their frames, and throughout Adriana’s beautiful handwritten script. When I asked her about the inspiration for these works, this is what she shared:

image courtesy of the artist

Ex-Voto Cosmos by Adriana Prat, image courtesy of the artist

The pieces installed at the WiOW show were inspired by nostalgia and gratitude.  Nostalgia because they are pieces specifically composed of “treasures” found in my studio: past paintings, materials, forgotten “souls” at some point considered inadequate, neglected or that were simply waiting for their opportunity to belong in a more introspective collection which comes up from meditations about time passing.  Things that were lost that brought much needed found to my life.”

Ex-Voto Cosmos by Adriana Prat, image courtesy of the artist

Ex-Voto House of My Dreams by Adriana Prat, image courtesy of the artist

“Why gratitude? Inspired by my attraction to ex-votos which are votive offerings made to a saint or to a divinity, in fulfillment of a vow or miracle.  I first discovered them in my beloved Mexico. My small collection of abstract “ex-votos” stretches the boundaries of the traditional narrative images telling a personal story of a miracle or favor received, and therefore rendering my own vision to express my appreciation to the world that surrounds, nurtures and inspires me.

It is a delight to interact with Adriana, to talk about art and her unique perspectives of the world. Learn more about her at www.agprat.com.  Meet her and several other fine artists in person at the closing reception for Words in Our Work, Sunday, April 10th, 3:00-5:00 PM at the Riverside Gallery.

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Learn more about the gallery here.  There’ll be good food, good company, great art and music during the reception.  If you’re aren’t able to make it Sunday, I hope you’ll drop in on a later date.

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… it was this photo of sunlit branches by the Charles River that was selected by the jurors. 😉 A framed print will be appearing in the Riverside Gallery’s 3rd Annual Juried exhibit, “African American Artists – Passion for a Lifetime – 2014”.  I hope  if you’re in the area you’ll drop by the opening reception on Sunday, October 26th, 3-5 PM.   I’ve seen some of the other selected works and it is a beautiful and stunning mix of media and themes.  The show will run through January 2015.

Other artists in this show include:

  • Karen Eutemey – mixed media & watercolor images, to influence viewers’ way of looking at the world
  • Pam Goncalves – printmaking and mixed media with textures, found objects, clay, fiber
  • Cedric Harper – paint on wood with manipulation of language symbols and dreams, on totems & panels
  • Derrick Jackson – photographic images from western national parks of wild western solitude
  • Charles Janey – black & white photography of urban subjects and settings
  • Catherine Joseph – fused glass with a color and design orientation, focused on manipulation & composition
  • John Keys – photography revealing the wonder and spectacle of beauty in seemingly ordinary moments
  • Annette McCarty – drawing & painting with a figurative focus and an eclectic composition technique
  • Camille Musser – acrylic & oil painting focusing on Caribbean people, landscape, and issues
  • Jamal Thorne – visualizations of the African American male experience in contemporary social culture
  • Marquette Welch – photography & voices making a space for inner city youth to speak and be heard
  • Taryn Wells – graphite drawings exploring the place of a multiracial individual in the world of racial identity

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Next Sunday, in Cambridge, MA, the Riverside Gallery will be hosting its annual “50-100-150” Pop-Up Summer Show from 4:00-6:00 PM.  It is a juried show featuring 50 pieces of original art available for purchase at $100 each.  I am honored to have on display Gordon’s Poinsettia, a set of three prints, all images from a single poinsettia plant, and displayed in a custom 9 x 20 mat.  If you’re in the area that afternoon, I hope you’ll stop by.


Riverside Gallery
5 Callender Street
Cambridge 02139

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