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Early Registration for Fall 2017 Ends

August 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Artist Residency: Michaelada Think Tank

Presented By: Michaelada Think Tank

Running September 7-15 in the Holzwasser Gallery, in conjunction with Color:Coded.

September 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Fall 2017 Term Begins

Fall classes for Adults begin the week of September 11, 2017.
Teen & Child classes begin the week of September 18, 2017.

September 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Pull Your Palette Out of the Mud! Paint Workshop

Presented By: Evelina Brozgul-Krone

Do you find your painting getting “stuck in the mud?” Want to achieve the luminosity of the masters' canvasses? Learn methods and techniques to clean up your palette and your painting. Open your mind to the masters’ knowledge that contemporary art schools won’t teach you, in this class that combines traditional techniques with a contemporary flair. Six Mondays.
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September 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Opening Reception: Color:Coded

Color:Coded, on view September 15 through October 21 in the Main Gallery
Curated by:
Michael Covello Odalla and Alison Terndrup
Featuring: Alison Chen, Zhiwan Cheung, Michael Covello Odalla, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kalup Linzy, Noelle Mason, Desiree Moore, Beth Plakidas, Elizabeth Schneider, Saya Woolfalk, and Michelada Think Tank

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Color theory provides a formal set of guidelines for making and interpreting art. The interplay of paint hues on a canvas or the precise calibration of projected color in digital works can shape the mood of – and ultimately a viewer’s encounter with – a work of art. Yet our experience of color is often translated through complex, culturally and socially defined networks. How does color enable us to express our own personal and group identities within these networks? What does the popular use of artificial binaries – such as black/white or pink/blue – ultimately say about our society?

Many of the artists in this exhibition use such color “codes” to raise deeper questions regarding individual and group identities. Their work explores the connections between aesthetic accomplishment and poetic, philosophical, and political messages. Video artist Alison Chen ties color relationships to ideals of femininity, social conditioning, and idealized romance through subtle cues such as nail polish. In his video “Conversations Wit De Churen: As Da Art World Might Turn,” video and performance artist Kalup Linzy explores melodramatic storylines and humorous scenarios akin to TV soap operas. Fictional artist characters compete for opportunities, exploring and upending stereotypes regarding sexuality, race, gender, and cultural identity through costumes, music, video and sound editing, and voice dubbing.

September 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Collaborative Drawing Workshop

Presented By: Grey Held

Experience the fun of improvisational, collaborative drawing in a safe, judgment-free, playful environment. Come together with a community of artists, using mixed media and a wide range of mark-making tools, to create two-dimensional one-of-a-kind drawings, reflecting the contributions of all participants. Materials will be provided.
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September 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Watercolor Workshop: Wet on Wet

Presented By: Lisa Goren

Loosen your approach and shed your fears of watercolor! Build your confidence with paint and find out how rewarding it can be. Learn to mix colors, work with water, understand paper and use the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium. Work with a “wet-on-wet” approach on different surfaces, and explore methods to achieve rich and subtle gradations of light and color.
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September 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Drypoint for the Drawing Addict

Presented By: John Murray

Using minimal technique and nontoxic materials, take your drawing language into the expressive, productive and graphic realm of intaglio printmaking. See images evolve and grow through different states, and produce a series of interconnected images, each building on the other. Learn a whole new language of mark-making and expression. Materials included.
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September 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

No Classes/Galleries Closed 9/22 for Rosh Hashana

September 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Opening Reception: Wen-hao Tien; Weed Out

Wen-hao Tien: Weed Out
September 22 – October 19, 2017 in the Holzwasser Gallery
Reception: Friday, September 22, 6-8PM

What is a weed? If someone wants it, is it still a weed? This exhibition contemplates the idea of “wanted and unwanted” through an investigation of weeds in an urban environment. NAC faculty and enthusiastic urban gardener, Wen-hao Tien, has spent countless hours looking for the traces of wilderness in the city; weeds breaking through the sidewalks and manicured gardens of her community – the surprising gifts of nature. Tien delves into our conceptions of “native”, “hybridized”, and “invasive”, in both visual and linguistic explorations of our treatment of plants. Through her photographs, drawings, prints, and cultivated curation of weeds, we begin to see the beauty that is in the eye of the beholder.

September 22, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Family Drop-In Day

September 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Existential Artist: The Devil, Death, and the Blues

Presented By: John Murray

An irreverent look at and experimental interpretation of diabolic myth, views of mortality and the arcane and sinister imagery of the blues. Surrounded by a soundtrack of obscure Delta blues tunes, artists will work in many media: painting, drawing, collage, and printmaking, with emphasis on the experimental use of materials and visualization.
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September 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 AM

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Artist Talk: Beth Plakidas

October 5, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Columbus Day Children's Art Program, GR K-6 (NO REGULAR CLASSES)

School is out, join us for a day of friend-making, art-making and lots of fun with all kinds of materials!
Explore 2D, 3D, Clay and Active Art.
9AM-4PM for Grades K-6
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October 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $90.00

No Classes/Galleries Closed 10/13 & 10/14

October 13, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Opening Reception: 2017 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellows

The Mass Cultural Council and the New Art Center join together to present the 2017 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellows Invitational in Photography, Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. By bringing together Artist Fellows from different disciplines, the exhibition will demonstrate the inventiveness and vitality of today’s Massachusetts contemporary artists and photographers.

October 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Opening Reception: Jeanne Gugino & Meirav Zaks-Zilberman

Jeanne Gugino & Meirav Zaks-Zilberman
On View: October 27 – November 30, 2017 in the Holzwasser Gallery
Reception: Friday, October 27, 6-8PM

The two painters in this exhibition both convey poetic insight into the ways we experience the world around us through making art. Taking inspiration from nature, history, and culture, NAC faculty member Jeanne Gugino uses layers of translucent color to achieve an expressive depth in her abstract watercolors. NAC and SMFA student Meirav Zaks-Zilberman, drawing on her background as a dancer and a scientist, discovers the beauty within moving bodies, by exploring the interactions with light, form, and energy in her oil on canvas paintings.

October 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Veteran's Day Children's Art Program, GR K-6 (NO REGULAR CLASSES)

School is out, join us for a day of friend-making, art-making and lots of fun with all kinds of materials!
Explore 2D, 3D, Clay and Active Art.
9AM-4PM for Grades K-6
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November 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $90.00

No Classes/Galleries Closed 11/20-11/25

November 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Newton Art Association Reception & Holiday Sale

Newton Art Association James King Bonnar Exhibtion
On View: December 8, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Opening Reception & Holiday Sale: Friday, December 8, 6-8PM

The Newton Art Association (NAA) and the New Art Center present the NAA 2017 James King Bonnar exhibition, showcasing the work of over eighty Newton artists in a variety of media. Join us as we celebrate the winners of this year’s Bonnar Awards. Looking for a truly special gift this year? Enjoy browsing a selection of work by local artists, priced at $200 or less, at the NAA Holiday Sale where you will find art for all the loved ones on your list.

December 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Opening Reception: Grey & Leslie Held

Grey & Leslie Held
On View: December 8, 2017 – January 4, 2018 in the Holzwasser Gallery
Reception: Friday, December 8, 6-8PM

This exhibition features fabric collages made collaboratively by Grey Held, Collaborative Drawing instructor at NAC, and his wife Leslie Held, an award winning theatrical costume designer. Leslie’s collection of fabric scraps, ribbons, and salvaged sections of embroideries are the basic materials Grey and Leslie use to construct their various fabric collages, each with its own color palette and emotional temperature. The pair describe their work as something that emerges and evolves through the process of collaboration; they never know how a piece will turn out, but must surrender to the collaborative process that has its own trajectory, its own unfolding story.

December 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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