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Wednesday, August 31, 2011



40th Anniversary Exhibition

September 8 - October 31, 2011

Mark Sandrof, Motorcycle Man, Worcester, MA, 1973.

Keith Johnson, Odense, 2003.

Frank Armstrong, Old Weona, Arkansas, 2004.

Panopticon Gallery is proud to present our 40th Anniversary Exhibition! This exhibition will feature photographs by many of the artists that exhibited in the gallery under the ownership of Tony Decaneas and photographers currently represented in the gallery under the direction of Jason Landry.

Please join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 8th from 5:30-8:30pm. Many of the artists will be in attendance. A 36-page full color catalog is being printed to commemorate this exhibition.


a Kickstarter project

Harold Feinstein, Beauty Parlor Window, 1964
For the past three years, a team of individuals has been working on reintroducing Harold Feinstein's classic black and white photographs to the public.
Now it’s time to launch our biggest endeavor yet!

We plan to raise the funds to design, edit and publish 1,000 copies of a 200+ page large square hardcover retrospective of Harold Feinstein's classic and historically important black & white photographs through Kickstarter.

Thanks to our current supporters, we have received 12% of our goal.
REMEMBER: This project will not be funded unless we reach or exceed the goal.

At 80 years old, with 60+ years in photography, he has yet to have a monograph printed of his classic black & white photographs. We want Harold’s photographic legacy to be documented and available for everyone to appreciate his contribution to American 20th century photographic history.

We have established a team of designers, writers, and production professionals who will assist with all stages of this production. We are determined to make this happen, and so is Harold. Please join us in us in fulfilling Harold’s dream by donating to this historically and artistically important Kickstarter project.

Please click on the photograph to view Harold's Kickstarter page.


» Congratulations to Brian Kaplan, Fran Forman, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Stella Johnson, Suzanne Revy, Jennifer Hudson, Fritz Liedtke and Wendy Sacks for being selected as part of the Photo Lucida Critical Mass. These are all artists that are either represented by Panopticon Gallery, or have shown at the gallery during the past year.
» Harold Feinstein to receive the Living Legend Award at the Griffin Museum of Photography FOCUS Awards on October 1st, 2011.
» Neal Rantoul: 30 Years will be on display at Gallery 360 at Northeastern University from October 20 - December 5, 2011. Opening Reception will be held on October 20th from 4-6pm.
» Brian Kaplan to have a solo exhibition of his Blank Billboard series at the St.Botolph Club in February, 2012.
» Congratulations to Bill Franson, Brian Kaplan, Suzanne Revy and Eva Timothy for being to this year's New England Photography Biennial at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA.
» Fran Forman selected to be an exhibiting artist at this year's Lishui Photo Festival in China.
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Panopticon Gallery
Inside Hotel Commonwealth
502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Hours: Tue–Sat 9:30-4:30pm

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Paintings and Sculptures by Paul Arsenault will be on exhibit at The SCATV Gallery from August 1 – August 26, 2011. The SCATV Gallery is located at 90 Union Square, Somerville, MA. This exhibit is open to the public during SCATV hours of operation: Monday –Thursday Noon to 10:00 PM, Friday – Saturday 10: 00 AM – 4:00 PM. SCATV. The Gallery is closed on weekends and Monday holidays.

Paul Arsenault began his artist career as a painter. His paintings tell stories about the little decisions people make like deciding the fate of a spider. Several years ago, Arsenault decided to transform his sketches into 3D sculptures which appear as delicate 2 D pen and ink drawings.

Paul Arsenault's interview with Janet Cormier can be seen on ART AT SCATV on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM on Channel 3 for Somerville residents or on-line
at For more information about Arsenault and to view his
work visit his web site at

Somerville artists who are interested in appearing on ART AT SCATV and exhibiting in The SCATV Gallery should contact Janet Cormier, Host & Curator at

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


The Park at River's Edge in Medford is holding its first annual outdoor Art Show, with the assistance of the Tufts University Crew Teams as a community service, on Saturday, September 17 and cordially invites Somerville artists. Attached is the application. There is no fee this year.

Please email me or call with any questions. We would love to accommodate interested artists!

Thank you.

Penny M. Panoulias
Preotle, Lane & Associates Ltd.
200 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155

Tel. 646-695-7963

Sunday, August 07, 2011

SOUTHEND OPEN STUDIOS - September 17 & 18, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!
Sept. 17 & 18, 2011

The Open Studios has been a fabric in the life of the South End for 25 years!

During this two-day event, approximately 300 artists from the United South End Artists (USEA) organization
open up their studios and galleries in Boston's chic South End neighborhood.

Thursday, August 04, 2011


The Arts & Business Council is now accepting applications for our
Artist's Professional Toolbox program,
which is in its 7th year. We have a fabulous line-up of professional development workshops planned. We're looking for 30 visual artists interested in accelerating their career and gaining the knowledge and confidence necessary to attain their own version of success. To that end, I'd be happy to provide an
informational session
about this program to your constituents this month. We could also consider extending the application date to September 15th if the first two weeks of September is more convenient for your member group.

Let us know if you are interested in attending a session at LynnArts. Please e-mail
by Friday, August 19th

Exhibits & Openings

Rocky Neck Gallery continues its Summer Artist Series with "Proprietary Chaos," photographs of street life and informal communities of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, taken over the last four years by Laurence Kent Jones. Images include street scenes and over-sized stitched panoramas of informally built hillside neighborhoods and comparison photos of neighborhoods before and after the January 2010 earthquake. The show opens Wednesday, Aug. 17 and continues until Tuesday, Aug. 30. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m. The artist will give a presentation at 7. The public is invited.

Laurence Kent Jones has been assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for the last four years as part of a stabilization project focused on an economically deprived section of the city. As a result he spent a lot more time at the street level than the average diplomat. "Of course, I always had my camera with me!" With his photographs, Jones presents a moment in time that may be washed away or possibly reveals the seeds of a modern style of infrastructure unique to the needs and conditions of a large and tropical island.

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, is open June through Columbus Day. Hours are Sunday: 12-6, Monday to Wednesday: 11-6 and Thursday to Saturday: 11- 8. Tel: 978-282-0917 Check our Facebook page and Twitter


Please come
Safari Gallery

AUGUST 13 & 14
2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
(Located inside the framing shop "I did it myself")

Images from Botswana, Kenya, Namibia,
South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Meet the Photographer
Mary Robbins



Gallery Night: Friday, August 12, 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Visit the galleries, get a sneak peak at all our quilt exhibitions and have some light refreshments.

Trunk Show! Friday, August 12, 5:00 - 8:00 and Saturday, August 13 from 11:00 to 5:00. Nancy McDonough from Kyoto Kimono of New York will be at the Brush with a trunk show offering a selection of full kimono garments - robes, jackets, obi sashes - as well as vintage kimono textiles and gift items created from them. Silks, cottons, and blends; shibori, ikat, and brocades; by the bundle, packet or piece, with inspiration in every one. Nancy will be on hand to discuss Japanese textiles and answer questions. Preview the goods on her website,

Quilt Candy: Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An outdoor, tented event featuring a full range of needlecrafts, fiber art, knitted, woven and felted items, embroidery, embellishments, and all manner of creative cloth! It will be held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard located between the National Historical Park Visitor Center, the Brush Art Gallery and Studios and Lowell Telecommunications Corporationin the heart of Lowell's arts district.

Art Quilts Lowell 2011: The Sea Exhibition Dates: August 11 - September 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13, 3 - 5 pm
An annual Brush Gallery exhibition featuring the finest art quilts from Canada and the U.S.

This year's artists:
Betty Busby - NM, Victoria Carr - MA, Gerrie Congdon - OR, Lisa M. Corson - CT, Nancy Crasco - MA, Grace Errea - CA, Diane Franklin - MA, Sandy Gregg - MA, Carol Anne Grotrian - MA, Beverly Hertler - NJ, Rosemary Hoffenberg - MA, Lauren Horowitz - NY, Janice Jones - MA, Deborah Lacativa - GA, Susan Lenz - SC, Ingrid Lincoln - Manitoba, Valerie Maser-Flanagan - MA, Jeanelle McCall - TX, Lorie McCown - VA, Penny Prudden Myles - MA, Suzanne R. Neusner - NY, Gay Ousley - TX, Gladys A. Perkins - MA, Wen Redmond - NH, Susan M. Rouleau - SD, Norma Schlager - CT, Carolyn Spiegel - NY, Pamela A Stanton - MA, Carol Ann Waugh - CO, Diane Wright - CT

Fruitlands Opens Photojournalism Exhibit on 9/11
Witness to Global Conflict: 9/11 and Beyond
Exhibit Opening
Sunday, September 11, 1PM-3PM

Fruitlands Museum is honored to host a new exhibit of photographs by renowned photojournalists Gary Knight, Teun Voeten and Roger Leo. The exhibit opens in the Art Gallery on September 11, 2011 and runs through November 15th. Witness to Global Conflict: 9/11 and Beyond will illustrate the lives of US combat soldiers serving overseas, particularly within the unique landscapes of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Please join us for the opening which will feature a military color guard from the 1st Battalion 25th Marines "New England's Own," and the 110th National Guard honor guard. Speakers include Brendan O'Byrne who will talk about the life of soldiers and the role of conflict journalists who convey their experience to the public. Also presenting is John Gerlaugh, a former Marine who works for the Secretary of Defense on policy in Afghanistan, and Rose Annese the Blue to Gold liaison for the Blue Star Mother's of North Central Massachusetts. After the ceremony guests will be directed to the Art Gallery to view the exhibition.

Jill Pottle Art Demonstration
Saturday, July 23, 1PM-2:30PM
Free with admission
Fruitlands Artist-in-Residence, Jill Pottle, will demonstrate her contemporary approach to creating landscape paintings in oil/acrylic paint.

Visitor Info

AUGUST 4, 2011 - AUGUST 26, 2011


Contact: Deborah Greel, Director Marblehead Arts Association
8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA

Tibetan Sand Mandala in Marblehead
August 11, 12, 13, 14

Marblehead, MA - The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) is pleased to announce during four days in August the public is invited to view the creation of a Tibetan Sand Mandala at the King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA 01945.

Geshe Gendun Gyatso, a Tibetan Monk and trained Mandala master will construct a sand Mandala on August 11, 12, 13, 14 in the Ballroom Gallery. A Sand Mandala is an intricate sand painting dedicated to world peace. Layers of gem-colored sand are painstakingly placed grain by grain on a 4foot circle, infused with prayers and meditation, to form a breathtakingly
beautiful symbolic design of the universe. Geshe Gendun Gyatso goal in creating mandalas are to inform and enlighten people to the path of achieving happiness and inner peace through the simplicity of existence, how to defeat day to day anxiety, insecurity, anger and discouragement.

Geshe Gendun Gyatso was born in Ladakh, India in 1961. In 1969, at the age of eight, he became a Buddhist Monk at Sera Je Monastic University in southern India. He studied logic and epistemology, the study of nature of knowledge.In 1982, he was fully ordained by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He studied in the Geshe Program for twenty-five years including Tantric Study at Gyumed Tantric College in India.In 1993 he was awarded his doctorate (Geshe) degree in Buddhist Studies as a Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy.After obtaining his doctorate degree Geshe Gyatso went to England to learn and study the English language. He is now fluent in English as well as his native Tibetan language and numerous Indian dialects.

Geshe Gendun Gyatso went on to study comparative religion as a visiting scholar under the Boston University Fellowship Program for Theological Study.During his studies Geshe Gendun became an Affiliated Chaplain at Boston University and Chaplain at Harvard's Dana Faber Cancer Institute.

Between 2002 and 2005 Geshe Gendun Gyatso taught at several dharma centers in Colorado. He founded the Healing Dharma Center in Boston in 2005, and continues teaching there today.
Geshe Gyatso continues to travel extensively around the world providing teaching to the public and private counseling sectors.

MAA artist member, Kathleen Staab, was so inspired by Geshe Gendun Gyatso's Sand Mandala that was created this April in Rockport, MA that she wanted to bring this experience to Marblehead Arts Association during her exhibit here in August titled "Reflect and Reflections". This exhibit of exquisite watercolors explores many of the same themes as the Mandala, the opportunity to use artwork as a way to stop the busyness of everyday life and reflect on the beauty that surrounds us.

Mandala construction is on Thursday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13, from 10am to 5pm. In the late afternoon on Sunday, August 14, the Sand Mandala will be ritually swept-up in an elaborate ceremony and carried in procession to the ocean, where the Mandala will be poured into the Atlantic, dispersing the prayers for peace and compassion throughout the entire world. All are welcome to participate.

We are seeking sponsors for this opportunity to bring Geshe Gendun Gyatso to the Marblehead Arts. Please contact the MAA if you wish to contribute, any amount is welcome.


X: Kingston Gallery Associate Members' Group Exhibition. Please join me at the reception on Friday, August 5 from 6 -- 8 p.m. This is a SOWA first Friday, so you can visit all of the SOWA galleries, while you're there.

Political Action

Good news about the NEA from the Americans For the Arts

July 29, 2011

Good News! Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives successfully voted down an amendment proposed by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) that would have cut an additional $10.6 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts from the FY 2012 Interior Appropriations bill. Thanks to the efforts of arts advocates like you across the country, more than 35,000 messages were sent in the last month to Capitol Hill in support of NEA funding. It made a difference! The amendment was defeated soundly by a vote of 240 to 181. You can see how your representative voted on the amendment here:

Through our E-Advocacy Center, you can easily write your representative about this vote.

We've made it easy by automatically matching up a letter of thanks for you to send to those House members who voted against the Walberg Amendment. For those House members who voted for the Walberg Amendment, you can send a letter expressing your disappointment.

What's Next
As Congress continues to debate a debt ceiling resolution, final consideration of the full Interior Appropriations bill has been delayed. The House of Representatives hopes to finish this legislation before they break for the proposed August recess. It is unclear when the Senate will begin work on their version of this appropriations bill and negotiate a final compromise with the House - but it would most likely take place later in the fall.

Everything Else

old gloucester easel good condition $125.00 another out door easel "ancobilt" is the name on it $ good condition also call Dottie 978-531267


2011 William H. Johnson Prize
Funding/Deadline: August 15, 2011
Applications and information are available online at

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers through its annual award, The William H. Johnson Prize. Early career African American artists who work in painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre are eligible to apply.

The William H Johnson Foundation For The Arts
6022 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323 931-3744
323 931-3751 fax


Studio Share

Approx. 250 square feet in the Distillery Building (
) in South Boston

Available starting August 1st. Seeking one artist to join two painters in a great, recently renovated space. Well-maintained building with freight elevators and loading dock.

Perks: Well attended Open Studios twice a year, Listing on Distillery website, on-site Gallery features building/local artists, Zipcars, Mybike bicycle rentals/repair. Easy T access (red line to Broadway Station, or #9 or #10 bus from Copley Square).

$330/month includes basic electric. First, last, and security deposit required. Please be using nontoxic materials. No spraypaint, pastels, sawdust/particulate production.

Send inquiries to

Please share a bit about yourself and your work habits in your email.

Employment Opportunity

Visual Arts Instructor/Must Speak Spanish

Hurley School /Grades K1-8th

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
; Please put: "Visual Arts" in your subject line.


Studio Available, LynnArts, $150 mos, 24 hour access, directly across from commuter rail, call Jen for more information, 781.598.5244.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


These events are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.

Wednesday, August 3
7 to 8:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Don Lubin, fern expert, will talk about the life cycle of ferns and their evolutionary history spanning 400 million years. From among New England’s 68 native species, we will examine twenty of those most commonly found. This survey will include detailed photographs, techniques for field identification, and a look at the adaptive niche that each species occupies. Don Lubin has been teaching about ferns for over a decade and he grows 44 species in his small yard in Allston. He has collected more than 50 herbarium specimens and has identified previously unrecorded taxa at several locales in Massachusetts. This program is offered by Grow Native Massachusetts, with support from Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation.

Tuesday, August 9
6:30 to 8 pm
Maynard Ecology Center, basement of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue
Come participate in this yearly survey of the aquatic plants of Black’s Nook! We'll use a variety of nets and buckets to collect the plants, then go indoors to identify them with the help of a dichotomous key. The balance between native and exotic/invasive plants in a pond can be used as an indicator of the health of that environment. Please register.

Thursday, August 11
6:30 to 8 pm
Water Purification Facility front door
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
If you find yourself wishing that you could identify the flowers that you see as you walk around Fresh Pond, this program may be just right for you! We will demonstrate the use of Newcomb’s, a wildflower guide that really works; then we will identify some beautiful specimens in the nearby Water Department planting beds. We have Newcomb’s guides and lenses to lend, or you can bring your own.

13 DAYS IN JUNE 1861
Saturday, August 13
1 to 3 pm
Location given on registration
Join Chief Ranger Jean Rogers and be a history detective – examine copies of maps, letters, and newspaper articles to better understand the role Fresh Pond played at the start of the Civil War. Participants will then create a poster of their findings to be hung in the Ranger Station for other visitors to explore. This is a participatory, activity-based program, offered in conjunction with Cambridge Discovery Days. Advance registration required by August 7: Contact Ranger Jean Rogers, 617-349-4793 or

Sunday, August 14
2 to 3:30 pm
Follow the signs counterclockwise from the Water Department for about ¼ mile to the Woodland Project entrance.
Fresh Pond’s Woodland Restoration Demonstration Project has been planted primarily with species that are considered to be native to the area that is now Middlesex County. The volunteers who manage this project will give you a tour and tell you about the plants. There is a circular path to walk on and during this program the plants will be labeled. Come learn about native plants that you might want to use in your own garden. No dogs, please!

Monday, August 15
6 to 8 pm
Water Purification Facility front door
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Join New England Wildflower Society botanists and Fresh Pond Reservation volunteer stewards in learning about the plant communities found at Fresh Pond Reservation. This hands-on workshop will include native and invasive plant identification, training on invasive weed removal, and information on how you can help out at Fresh Pond.

Monday, August 22
6 to 7:30 pm
Water Purification Facility front door
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Come learn how water that falls as rain in the western suburbs is transported to Cambridge, purified into drinking water, and piped to our homes and businesses. Members of the Cambridge Water Department staff will describe the process, answer your questions, and give a tour of the building.


Tuesday, August 23
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Water Purification Facility parking lot
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Join volunteer stewards and help us to begin to inventory the big and unique trees at Fresh Pond while updating tree data from the Fresh Pond Natural Resources Inventory. We’ll identify the trees and gather information about their location, health, and size, as well as look out for Asian Longhorned Beetles. Tools and training provided. To register, email Deb at or call 617-349-6489.

Here are links to programs sponsored by the Water Department:

1. Cambridge Black Swallowort Pod Patrol or call 617-349-6489.

2. Volunteer Weekend Weedouts (Mugwort on August 7) or call 617-349-6489

3. Friday Fresh Pond Kids’ Walks
Call Deb at 617-349-6489 or e-mail her at

Please register for each event that you plan to attend. You will receive directions and information on parking when you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at or call 617-349-6489 and leave your name and phone number.

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