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LandForms

LandFormsRunning from December 9, 2016 to January 7, 2017 in the Holzwasser Gallery.This exhibition explores how three artists working in a variety of media harness the pervasive power of the landscape. For NAC faculty member Katherine Downey Miller, vistas near and far inspire bright gestural oil paintings. Kristina Goransson, also an NAC faculty member, takes a different approach creating 2- and 3-dimensional hand-dyed felted pieces that explore the horizon line. Similarly, NAC student Richard Farrell straddles the line between sculpture and painting, creating functional ceramic works burnished with jade and ochre mountainscapes.

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Newton Art Association's James King Bonnar Show

Newton Art Association's James King Bonnar ShowRunning from December 9, 2016 to January 7, 2017 in the Main Gallery.

The Newton Art Association (NAA) and the New Art Center (NAC) join together to present the Newton Art Association's 2016 James King Bonnar Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase work from over 100 NAA Members working in a variety of media. From the work on view, a judge will select this year's Bonnar Award Winners.

The James King Bonnar Exhibition is a long standing NAA tradition established and funded by the family of James King Bonnar, the founder of the NAA. This marks the third Bonnar exhibition hosted by NAC in an effort to provide a welcoming space for NAA members to gather, create, and exhibit.

To learn more about the Newton Art Association, contact NAA President Jeanne Gugino at j.e.gugino@comcast.net.

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The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanical Photography

The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanical PhotographyRunning from January 20, 2017 to March 25, 2017 in the Main Gallery.

A Curatorial Opportunity Program exhibition curated by Jamilee Lacy

The Newest Romantics features artists who harness the illusive qualities of photography and sleek lines of architectural sculpture to manipulate images of botanical still lifes and environments.

Opening Reception: January 20, 6-8PM

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Amy Beecher: Artist in Residence

Amy Beecher: Artist in ResidenceRunning from January 20, 2017 to February 18, 2017 in the Holzwasser Gallery.The New Art Center in Newton is pleased to announce our 2017 artist-in-residence: Amy Beecher. This winter, Beecher will transform the New Art Center’s Holzwasser Gallery into a multi-media studio, combining digital and analog modes of printmaking to create unique works of art. We invite the public to come and get to know the artist, her materials, and the way she works, and to participate in the creation of a print portfolio created by scanning, rubbing, and making marks with still life objects.

In addition to hosting open gallery hours, Beecher has also planned a series of talks and workshops designed to get visitors of all ages engaged in her process as she works on a print edition for her upcoming exhibition at GRIN Gallery in Providence. This project is presented in conjunction with our main gallery exhibition, The Newest Romantics: Sculptors of Botanical Photography, which features new works by Beecher.

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Karine Kadiyska & Sandra Mayo

Karine Kadiyska & Sandra MayoRunning from February 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017 in the Holzwasser Gallery.

NAC faculty member Karine Kadiyska and NAC student Sandra Mayo look inward and to the past to explore identity through quiet and expansive figurative works. For Kadiyska, the figure is ephemeral, moving from presence to absence in surreal sculptures and installation pieces that contemplate the inner self and the soul. Mayo explores her connection to the past through monoprints and collages from her “genogram” series that use a system of symbols to describe and expand upon familial connections and her place within the larger pattern of family history.

Join Sandra Mayo on March 4 at 1pm for a hands-on Genogram workshop. Genograms are pictorial family trees used in medicine, psychiatry, and social work, which, through a system of marks and symbols, illustrate hereditary patterns and provide insightinto the character of individual relationships. Each genogram has its own pattern built upon the deepest and most basic human relationships. For Adults and Teens, GR 7-12. Learn more and register here.

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In Flawed Abundance

In Flawed AbundanceRunning from April 7, 2017 to May 6, 2017 in the Main Gallery.

The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) and the New Art Center in Newton (NAC) are pleased to announce a juried call for encaustic artwork for the upcoming exhibition, In Flawed Abundance to be hosted at the New Art Center from April 7 through May 6, 2017.

Stripped of causes and plans and things to strive for,
I have discovered everything I could need or ask for
is right here—
in flawed abundance.

from “Accepting This” by Mark Nepo

This exhibition explores the riddle of living, the struggle to be content with the moment, with what is. Rather than wishing things were different – not wanting what we have, wanting what we don’t have, Mr. Nepo points to the deep truth that everything we need is right before us. Encaustic painting lends itself perfectly to this concept of here and now”. There is an immediacy to encaustic which suits an intuitive style of working and its inherent translucent characteristics readily express a wide range of subject matter.

Mr. Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 30 years. He is also a cancer survivor and is well known for his book entitled The Book of Awakening.

This call will be juried by the esteemed Miles Conrad of Conrad Wilde Encaustics Gallery in Tucson, AZ. Mr. Conrad is an artist, educator, and gallery owner who has been active in the encaustic community for over 20 years. He has an extensive exhibition and publication history, and has also developed his own line of encaustic materials. He was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 La Vendéene Awards Banquet. Since 2005 he has been the director of the Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, Arizona where he developed and implemented exhibition program for contemporary visual arts center emphasizing abstraction and innovation.

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The Creative Process: Andrew and Jean Dibner Annual Student and Faculty Show

The Creative Process: Andrew and Jean Dibner Annual Student and Faculty ShowRunning from May 19, 2017 to June 17, 2017 in the Main Gallery.

The Creative Process is the New Art Center’s annual student and faculty exhibition featuring work by artists of all ages. Anyone who makes art at NAC is encouraged to contribute a piece! Submissions for the 2017 exhibition are due by Saturday, April 26 at 5PM.

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