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Massachusetts Cultural Council 2016 Artist Fellows

Massachusetts Cultural Council 2016 Artist FellowsRunning from September 16, 2016 to October 15, 2016 in the Main Gallery.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the New Art Center in Newton (NAC) join together to present the MCC Artist Fellows in Painting, Choreography, Drawing & Printmaking, and Traditional Arts. The exhibition will showcase a selection of the Commonwealth's most talented artists working in a variety of disciplines. By bringing together artists from these four categories, the exhibition not only showcases a range of talents, but also explores the integral relations between media and movement, as well as traditional techniques and contemporary practices.

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Pathways to Abstraction: Irwin E. Thompson & Ingrid Scheibler

Pathways to Abstraction: Irwin E. Thompson & Ingrid ScheiblerRunning from September 20, 2016 to October 22, 2016 in the Holzwasser Gallery.This exhibition explores the painting practices of two NAC students whose work is anchored in the academic disciplines of their former careers. For Scheibler, articulating abstract concepts was at the core of her career as a philosophy professor. Now, through her colorful compositions, she explores new ways of externalizing and expanding upon those ideas. For Thompson, the abstract scientific principles that were central to his career as a medical researcher have long fueled his interest in non-representational art. Together, the exhibition examines the personal histories of the artists and asks how science, memory and language can inform and inspire abstract art.

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The Intimacy of Memory

The Intimacy of MemoryRunning from October 28, 2016 to November 22, 2016 in the Holzwasser Gallery.

The New Art Center in Newton (NAC) is pleased to announce The Intimacy of Memory: Reframing Loss and Overcoming Stigma in the Face of Opioid Overdose. Through this multifaceted project, NAC student Nancy Marks and her collaborator, Annie Brewster MD, invite members of the Greater Boston community to honor and remember loved ones lost in the opioid epidemic, and to rethink the narrative surrounding stigmatized deaths.

The Intimacy of Memory was featured on WBUR CommonHealth Blog

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Obstacle Course

Obstacle CourseRunning from October 28, 2016 to November 22, 2016 in the Main Gallery.

A Curatorial Opportunity Program Exhibition curated by Courtney McClellan and Cathy McLaurin

Featuring: Caitlin Berrigan (Germany), Tal Gafny (Israel) and Alyssa Carson (US), Ghana ThinkTank (US), Courtney McClellan (US), Cathy McLaurin (Boston), Nicola Singh (UK), Joanna Tam (Boston), and Garett Yahn (Boston)


Obstacle Course performs, examines and critiques collaboration in contemporary art making. In the included works, artists and viewers alike advise, adapt, demand, play, teach, listen and translate. With drawing, sculpture, photography, video, writing, and performance, the exhibition complicates utopian ideas about working together, and instead examines the offerings and challenges of collaborative and delegated making.

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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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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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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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