May 22nd, 2013
After last summer’s success with SEVEN, we have decided to do it all again with seven new artists June 3 – August 8. Celebrations and Artist Talks happening each week with a Grand Closing Reception: August 8.
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There will be seven weeks, seven walls and seven artists who are invited to ‘draw’ directly onto the gallery walls this summer. This project highlights the performative aspects of drawing and the individual nature of each artist’s process. The gallery will be open during the making of the works, effectively putting the creative process on display. In this context, the finished drawings are the residue of the performance.
Andy Bablo 6/3 – 6/7
Percy Fortini-Wright 6/10 – 6/14
Alexa Guariglia 6/17 – 6/21
Allison Cole 6/24 – 6/28
John Gonzalez 7/8 – 7/12
Autumn Ahn 7/15 – 7/19
David Teng Olsen 7/22 – 7/26
View video from last year!
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 am – 5 pm, Fri. 10 am – 1 pm
23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA
For more information, visit montserrat.edu/galleries/montserrat contact Montserrat College of Art Galleries’ Director and Curator Leonie Bradbury at email@example.com or 978.867.9623
May 22nd, 2013
301 GALLERY | MONTSERRAT COLLEGE OF ART
On View: May 28 – June 15
Opening Reception: June 1, 3 – 5 pm
301 CABOT STREET | BEVERLY | MA | DIRECTIONS
FEATURED ARTISTS: Kathleen Gerdon Archer | Michele Bonner
Diane Bronstein | Liza Carter | Mary Anne Davis | Joanne Desmond
Randi Freundlich | Conny Goelz-Schmitt | Elizabeth Kostojohn
June Krinsky-Rudder | Lynne Schulte | Rachel Loischild
Andrew Memmelaar | Marc Morin |Marcie Rae | Denyse Murphy
Dan O’Connor | Helen Payne | Ingrid Potenza | Shawn Salinger
Jennifer Toler | Elizabeth Woodward
Montserrat College of Art and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston offer The Artist Professional Toolbox (APT); a one -year professional development certificate program on Montserrat’s Beverly campus.
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5pm on Saturdays, and by appointment Monday – Friday. Call 978-867-9623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about the event or the APT program, please contact Continuing Education at email@example.com or 978.921.4242 x 1180
May 21st, 2013
On Friday morning, May 17, 76 Montserrat College of Art seniors switched the side their tassel was hanging on their caps and became alumni of the college at Cabot Street Cinema Theatre. They were awarded Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in painting, sculpture, photography, animation, book arts, illustration, interdisciplinary arts, graphic design and printmaking.
The ceremony was led my Montserrat’s Trustee Chair Lee Dellicker. Internationally known conceptual sculptor Tom Friedman was the commencement speaker and received an honorary doctor of fine arts from the college during the ceremonies. The Class of 2013 selected Prof. Fred Lynch, Chair of the Illustration Department, to serve as the faculty speaker and Ariell Jones ’13 was the student speaker. All three gave incredibly inspirational and moving addresses.
Liberal Arts Georgia Bolender
Creative Writing Minor Grant Archer
Sculpture Ariell Jones
Photography and Video Myra Thornton
Graphic Design Alexa Szilagyi
Art Education Bianca Picozzi
Art History Minor Elizabeth Sultzer
Painting and Drawing Colin McGuire
Animation + Interactive Media
Printmaking Suzanne Evans
+ Samantha King
Book Arts Angela Ferrara
Illustration Alexandra Comfort
Interdisciplinary Arts Sara Benson
William + Ruth Fusco Prize Olivia Boi
Five students received dean’s highest honors, 22 received dean’s honors.
Assoc. Prof. Caroline Bagenal received the Dorrien Award and the Conelia Award was split by Assoc. Prof. Masako Kamiya and Prof. Martha Buskirk.
Immediately following commencement, students and guests were invited to the Beverly Common, next to the Hardie Building, for an outdoor reception hosted by the Montserrat community. The Montserrat Gallery was open for viewing of the 2013 All Senior Show at the college’s main campus building at 23 Essex Street.
May 21st, 2013
Friday, July 19 6 pm – Saturday, July 20 6 pm
ArtBeat 2013 theme is Micro.
>>Call to talent, craft and community vendors available here.
On July 19 & 20, we will present one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, complete with two stages of music with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and micro-themed activities.
Thinking big has been done. So this year, we invite you to think small. “Micro” evokes many things: microscopes, microwaves, microgrooves, micro-beers, micro-grants (like kickstarter) and perhaps even Micronesia! Visual artists might explore infinitesimally small patterns or forms. Tech wizards might create projects exploring the power of microprocessors or a symphony of microwave ovens heating up various food items. Dancers might explore small, subtle gestures or work within a confined space. Other ideas include exploring the locavore movement, which promotes shopping and living on a local/micro scale. Ultimately, we are interested in exploring how small things might attract oversized impact and attention. We look forward to your creative interpretation of this theme!
May 21st, 2013
Montserrat College of Art faculty member Percy Fortini-Wright was featured on page 42-44 of the Improper Bostonian (April 24th edition).