Friday, April 18, 2014

Wicked Local

'Out of True' art show featuring local artists

Out of True," a new show at ROOM 83 Spring, Watertown, opens Thursday. See work by three multitasking artist/writers, a hooker (the yarn kind) and a painter/professor who share a sensibility of primitive sophistication in widely varied media.
The show runs April 17 to May 29 at 83 Spring St. There is a preview April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. and a reception Sunday, May 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Gallery hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
        The show includes giant pencils and smaller wood sculpture by Paul Angiolillo of Watertown. He is also a journalist and has written for the Waltham News Tribune. His artwork is in the shop at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton.
         Cat Bennett, a multi-media artist and author who lives and works in Watertown, is showing many tiny multi-chromed people. Bennett teaches drawing at the Arsenal Center for the Arts and is an animator and illustrator. Her most recent book is “Making Art a Practice.”
         Frances Hamilton, a Boston painter and collage artist who teaches at MassArt and shows at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, exhibits her wildly colorful mixed media paintings on books.
         Phyllis Poor, one of the region’s premiere fiber artists, contributes hooked chairs, pillows and handbags. She lives in Bedford and has taught hooking with yarn at the DeCordova and the Fuller museums and exhibited her work throughout New England for many years.
Subversive stitcher and writer Maggie Stern does framed stitched handkerchiefs of animals and people. She lives and works in Concord and sells her work at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Conn., Essentia in Wellesley, and The American Museum of Folk Art in New York.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bromfield Gallery in April 16 Globe

Top billing!
What a cool surprise!


& light!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Out of True @ ROOM

Paul Angiolillo, Cat Bennett, Frances Hamilton, Phyllis Poor, Maggie Stern
Out Of True
April 17 – May 29
Preview: Thursday, April 17, 6:00 to 8:00
Reception: Sunday, May 11, 3:00 to 5:00

"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible" – Paul Klee
Miniature polychrome clay heads, stitched drawings on repurposed linen, hand-painted books, carved wooden birds and snakes, hooked chairs and a giant pencil – the works in this show share an aesthetic kinship with folk and outsider art. Vital impulse trumps representation in works conjured from personal experience. Meet five artists who follow an honest instinctual expression of life as art. 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

a lotta art

The Bromfield show opened last week (no opening tonight.)  It will be there through April.
See more on my new website:

Today we hang the new show at ROOM 83 SpringHere's  Paul Angiolillo's sculpture.
Kinda busy.

Cat Bennett and Friends.

More to come!

New Show at Room 83 Spring