Through Our Eyes



The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket and the RI Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment invite you to join us for art and refreshments. All of the work displayed in the gallery was created by artists with autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. 

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 18 from 1-4pm.  The exhibit will be up from March 18th to April 30th. Please stop by sometime! 

More information about the show can be found on their website (http://www.rihs.org/museums/museum-of-work-and-culture/)

 

**Featured artwork: "When I Grow Up". Created by children from the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Inpatient Unit at Bradley Hospital. Facilitating art therapists: Melissa Weaver and Maegan Gubata.

 

John M. Williams, The Great Wall of China

Ian Deslaurier, Puzzle Shapes

Madalyn Armstrong, "there are petals in the aisles"

Through Our Eyes: Call for Artists

 

I'm honored to be helping curate and organize Through Our Eyes, and art exhibit dedicated to art created by people with autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders. The show will open on March 18 at the Museum of Work in Culture in Woonsocket, RI (http://www.rihs.org/museums/museum-of-work-and-culture/). 

We are looking for all types of art, traditional 2D and 3D artwork as well as digital media and performance. As there is limited time to organize the show I am primarily looking for artists who can get their work to Rhode Island easily, so a proximity to Providence, RI or Hartford, CT is a bonus. 

The deadline for submission is February 3, 2017. Submissions should be emailed to RICart@Lifespan.org or you can email me at matthewjbest@gmail.com. You may submit up to five pieces. It is my intention to show at least one piece per artist. Artwork that celebrates the theme of the exhibition are welcomed. 

 

Mail Art Exhibition at South Gallery, Greenfield Community College

I have a Madonna collage postcard in An Exhibition of Mail Art at South Gallery, Greenfield Community College. It should be an interesting show with artists from all over the world. I'm just happy my piece arrived with minimal "collaboration" from the US postal system.

The show run from June 14th - July 12th.

Opening Reception: June 14th, 3pm - 7pm with the Creativity Caravan, a Traveling Tiny Book Exhibit! 

More information about South Gallery can be found here: http://art.gcc.mass.edu/gallery.html


The Retrieval of the Beautiful at the Painting Center, NYC

 

 

Moose Disco, 2014, acrylic on panel. 24 by 24 inches. 

Galen Johnson’s book The Retrieval of the Beautiful (Northwestern University Press) is a dynamic discussion of existence and consciousness of human activity, including art. Johnson writes, "Here it is enough to see that beauty and the sublime blend into one another when the beautiful grows powerful, transcendent and majestic." 

Something beautiful seduces you and draws you in. We invite artists of all disciplines to submit work that explores beauty through a variety of styles, materials and processes.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, from 6 - 8 pm

More information: http://thepaintingcenter.org/exhibitions

7th Annual Art for AIDS, Artspace, Hartford, CT

Enjoy an evening of art, music, food, wine and fun!

Special Features:

  • Art Grab - Each guest takes home an original 12" x 12" canvas
  • Art Show/Sale - 80% of sales go to the artist, 20% to ACT
  • Guest Emcees - Laree Salmon and Teresa Pelham
  • Music provided by DJ Derek Warren of Shag Frenzy
  • Delicious appetizers & desserts provided by local restaurants
  • Complimentary beverages courtesy of Harvest Wine & Spirits

For More Info:

Wendy Shea Graveley
860-247-2437 x320
wgraveley@aids-ct.org