Internationally Known Animator Bryan Konietzko to Speak at 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

Graduation invite 2014

Montserrat College of Art announces internationally known Animator Bryan Konietzko as the 2014 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. Mr. Konietzko will address the Montserrat community on May 16, 2014 at 10 am at the Dane Street Church, 10 Dane Street, Beverly.

Konietzko is a Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated animation director, best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. He has also worked as a character designer at Film Roman for Family Guy and as Assistant Director for Mission Hill and King of the Hill. He was a Storyboard Artist and Art Director for the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim. Konietzko earned a BFA degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.

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 “We are extremely honored to have an artist of Mr. Konietzko’s caliber speaking to our graduates,” said Stephen D. Immerman, president of the college. “His successful career both in the US and abroad will be inspirational to our community. We are excited to welcome him to the campus and to the North Shore.”

The Class of 2014 has selected Asst. Prof. Shanth S. Enjeti to serve as the faculty speaker at commencement and Merriweather McCarty has been named student speaker.

Immediately following commencement, students and guests are invited to the Beverly Common, next to the Hardie Building, for an outdoor reception hosted by the Montserrat community. The Montserrat Gallery will be open for viewing of the 2014 All Senior Show at the college’s main campus building at 23 Essex Street.

For further information, contact Jo Broderick at jo.broderick@montserrat.edu or 978.867.9613.


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2014 Senior Thesis Exhibition Dates

Montserrat College of Art’s seniors are hosting a series of weekly group exhibitions at Montserrat’s 301 Gallery, Mingo Gallery and Porter Mill this spring. Exhibit openings will be held every Wednesday (and a few Thursday) night, 5 – 8 pm, March 19 – May 7. The public is invited to see this cutting-edge work and talk to the students.

Each small group theme show will include the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree. The shows are themed by the students’ concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows include sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.

Upcoming exhibition schedule:

Thesis Show: Fine Arts VIINumber 7
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Michael Concepcion Velez, Melissa Miranda, Mirek Kutnik, Melissa Tremblay, Massiel Grullón, Michelle Behre & Henry Long.
On View: Monday, April 21-Friday, April 25
Reception: Wednesday, April 23, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Animation- BUFFERING
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Elaine Carreiro, Amanda Furrh, Kristie Guerette, Merriweather McCarty, Michelle McGaughey & Samantha LeFrancois
On View: Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 2
Reception: Wednesday, April 30, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Fine Arts VIII - What they Are
Mingo Gallery, 284 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Dan DeRosato & Cory Wasnewsky
On View: April 29 – May 9
Reception: Wednesday, April 30, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Fine Arts IX - Temporary Ground
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Christine Lewis, Zoey Chapin, Morgan O’Donnell-Curry, Christiana Lauzon, Kaitlyn Gozy, Michael Parrillo & Dominique Butori
On View: Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9, 2014
Reception: Wednesday, May 7, 5 – 8 pm

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 Previous Shows:

Thesis Show: Fine Arts VI - Memoraphilia
Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring Emily Fung, Ania Gruca & Elizabeth Paddock
Wednesday, April 16 – Sunday, April 27
Reception: Thursday, April 17, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Fine Arts IV - Seeking Solidarity
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Angela Gravel, Chelsea Nee, Kaitlyn Lampe, Chelsea Stewart, Claire Fenwick, Shoshana Browne-Gaiero & Jason Fandel
On View: April 14 – 18
Reception: Wednesday, April 16, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Fine Arts V - AHA!
Mingo Gallery, 284 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Aubrey Gauthier, Haley Vessey & Amanda Hawkins
On View: Tuesday, April 15 – Friday April 25
Reception: Wednesday, April 16, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Fine Arts III - Happy Birthday
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Daniela Thomas, Kerry McDermott, Greg Lines, Katy Rogers, Leon Vuong, Alex Gurney & Erin Patterson
On View: Monday, April 7 – Friday, April 11
Reception: Wednesday, April 9, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Fine Arts II - DÉRIVE
Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Ariel Durkee, Alyssa Coffin, Corynn Larkin & Markie Remien
On View: Wednesday, April 2 – Sunday, April 13
Reception: Thursday, April 3, 5 – 8 pm

DÉRIVE- (n.) lit. “drift”; a spontaneous journey where the traveller leaves their life behind for a time to let the spirit of the landscape and architecture attract and move them.

Artists Statement: Our work touches upon the theme of personal narrative spaces. Some people find themselves lost in reality, while others become lost in their own mind; collectively, we hope to provide a place for viewers to think and reflect.

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Thesis Show: Illustration II - Chin Up
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Corey Cleary,  Gloria DiIanni, Jamie Marbury, Hannah Nicoll, Kristen O’Keefe & David Sam
On View: Monday, March 31 – Friday April 4
Reception: Wednesday, April 2, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Fine Arts I - Someone, Somewhere
Mingo Gallery, 284 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Candace Bonfiglio, Carly Brasier & Jill Hedrick
On View: Tuesday, April 1 – Friday, April 11
Reception: Wednesday, April 2, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Illustration I  - 7 x 14
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Alyssa Coffin, Erik Hechavarria, Grace Kettenbrink, Taylor Popek, Will Pottorff, Heather Scoggins, Michelle Tuttle & Thomas Wakely
On View: Monday, March 24 – Friday March 28
Reception: Wednesday, March 26, 5 – 8 pm

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Thesis Show: Graphic Design - Going for Broke
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Featuring: Whitney Chin, Cait Hatfield, Caroline Lares, Amanda Foley, Nicole Reilly, Tiffany Valcourt & Liv Varney
On View: Monday, March 17 – Friday March 21
Reception: Wednesday, March 19, 5 – 8 pm

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301 Gallery Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Fri. 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Sat. 12 – 5 pm & by appointment.

Montserrat’s public programs are free of charge and open to the public. For additional information please contact Montserrat Galleries’ Asst. Curator of Exhibition, Pamela Campanaro at 978.967.9604 or pamela.campanaro@montserrat.edu.


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Gallery Update: November 2013 Exhibitions

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Paul M. Scott Library: Oct. 31 – Dec. 13

L’immersione Artistica: Viterbo, Italy
Reception: Tue., Nov. 5, 5 – 7 pm

For the month of July 2013 students in the Montserrat Study Abroad Program in Italy created drawings, paintings, studies, illustrations, photographs, collages, doodles, sketches, designs and all manner of art in response to living in the medieval Italian town of Viterbo.

They explored the piazzas, the gardens, the cobbled streets, the ancient churches, the cafes, the palaces, and the hidden corners. Viterbo became their home, their muse, their inspiration, their days and their nights…
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301 Gallery: Nov. 4 –  8

Queens: A Senior Thesis Show
Reception: Wed., Nov. 6, 5 – 8 pm, 6:30 pm performance

Montserrat College of Art is proud to present the work of six graduating seniors in the upcoming exhibition Queens: A Senior Thesis Show. Seniors Jacob-Michael Corvelo, Kelsey Hebert, Angie Hill, Elizabeth Laskey, Katharine J. MacGregor and Rebecca Wallace all have something to share with viewers; a new twist on a princess story, a trek across Boston, silhouettes of burned memories, habits and how they are formed, illustrations from inspiring words, and a bond between two people.

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301 Gallery: Nov. 11 – 15

Game Over: A Senior Thesis Show
Reception: Wed., Nov. 13, 5 – 8 pm

Montserrat College of Art proudly presents the second exhibition of senior work Game Over: A Senior Thesis Show. The artists, working in a variety of different media, each have something distinctly to offer viewers. Morgan Farrar exhibits a playable beta level, alongside concept art, for her colorful game concept “Dinomine.” Taylor Clough creates acrylic paintings that investigate familiar forms, the space that surrounds them, and explores the marriage between representational objects and abstraction. Michael Scaramuzzino is an illustrator, 3D modeler and designer who creates by integrating art, technology and science, to bring forth new ideas and concepts. Ben Potts designs a cast of characters for a fighting game, each based on one of the different classical elements. Jessica Abella incorporates a variety of techniques in her work, such as screen-printing, collaging and painting in order to integrate mediums onto photographs.

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Congratulations Class of 2013

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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 by 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.

Student Awards:

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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
Valerie Toukatly
Printmaking Suzanne Evans
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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.

Faculty Awards:

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.


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Graphic Design Senior Thesis Exhibition (8): Render.

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The eighth Senior show this spring is Render. The exhibit will be on display May 6 – 10, with a reception Wednesday, May 8, 5 – 8 pm at 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly.

Render. is the Graphic Design Senior Thesis Exhibition showcasing the work of Ian Corrigan, Gina DiPietro, Lauren Georgiades, Nicole Lariviere, Tim Olech, Alexa Szilagyi and Jes Thayer.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. 301 Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm. Click here for more info!

The show is the eighth and final of a series of weekly group exhibits by graduating seniors. View ALL of our spring events here: montserrat.edu/calendar


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A+IM Senior Thesis Seminar Show: “Not Yet Rated”

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Montserrat College of Art’s FIRST EVER A+IM SEMINAR SHOW: “Not Yet Rated” will be on display at Montserrat’s Bear Gallery located at 100 Cummings Center, SUITE 120-E AND 120-D, Beverly, MA from April 29 – May 10.

Join us on May 8 from 5-8 pm for a reception with the artists and a premiere screening! Food, fun and animation!

Featuring the work of seniors Georgia Bolender, Alex Cobb, Tegan Doughty, Ethel Glover, Laura Tarabolski and Val Toukatly.

There will be a shuttle for transport between the Bear Gallery and the Graphic Design show, Render. at the 301 Gallery.

For more information about the gallery hours and the artists, visit the Not Yet Rated Show Blog!

Join the event on facebook here!


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2013 All Senior Show Award Winners

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Image: (from left) Ariell Jones, Angela Ferrara, Timothy Olech, Juror Andrew Witkin, Montserrat President Steve Immerman, Colin McGuire, Brittanny Handiboe and Buddy Quinn

Congratulations to the 2013 All Senior Show award winners! Special thank you to Juror Andrew Witkin, director of Boston’s Barbara Krakow Gallery, who presented each student with their award.

Best of Show:
Angela Ferrara
Buddy Quinn
Brittanny Handiboe

Honorable Mentions:
Timothy Olech
Katrina Holland
Ariell Jones
Rachel Kollar
Colin McGuire

Visit the Montserrat College of Art Facebook page to view the photos of the award winners from today’s reception!

The exhibition will remain on view through May 17.
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2013 All Senior Show

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Juror’s Award Reception
Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex St.
Wednesday, May 1, 11:30 am

The 2013 All Senior Show will be juried by Andrew Witkin, Director, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston.

Boston-based artist Andrew Witkin works with furniture, text, and various common objects to underscore the poetic in everyday life. Witkin collects, arranges and organizes things—skills pulled directly from his day job as a gallery director and curator—to further blur the boundaries between art and life, all the while underscoring the arbitrariness of any attempt to categorize the world.


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Fine Arts IV Senior Thesis Exhibition (7): Keep in Mind

The seventh Senior Thesis Exhibition this spring is Keep in Mind. The exhibit will be on display April 29 – May 3, with a reception Wednesday, May 1, 5 – 8 pm at 301 Cabot Street Gallery, Beverly.

Keep In Mind features ten artists: Colin McGuire, Miguel Graves, Kermit Class, Ivy Folwer, Morgan Dyer, Rachael Kollar, Jade Brewer, Alyssa Kline, Rebecca Skrabely and Erin Wolf.

Keep In Mind will show a range of work with mediums such as; photography, painting, installation work, drawing and performance. These artists commonly explore their relationship to the environment and nature and individually react to the world around them though a collection of themes, such as: landscape, memory, nostalgia, home, location, action, map, spirituality and animals. All subjects will create an environmental atmosphere that echoes a unique and pleasing conversation.

Each artist strives to keep in mind their surroundings in the physical and emotional world, while still incorporating the beauty and experiences that have been important in their lives.

AlyssaKlineThrough places traveled and places experienced, Alyssa Kline has produced a series of paintings using a limited color palette and stitching to create aerial landscapes and free abstractions that depict the intimacy of her journeys. “The act of sewing in these paths and land/city forms reflects the preciousness of each location and the importance it has to me.”

ColinMcGuireColin McGuire’s paintings explore the relationships between man, man-made, and nature while depicting moments of the everyday that become peculiar, yet approachable and familiar… “…moments when the void between my environment and myself feels distant and concerning.”

 


ErinWolfErin Wolf has been experimenting with the processes of using a Holga camera, creating work that focuses on the landscape and the feeling one gets from experiencing it.
“… it is more about the feeling you get when seeing these places and the colors that are presented there.”

IvyFowlerIvy Fowler’s work explores the relationships of form, color, shapes in painting through the use animal subjects and simple narrative.

 

 

 

JadeBrewerJade Brewer has been examining the concepts of home and time by traveling to familiar places from many years ago that have since become lonely abandoned structures and photographing these artifacts from her life. “Working mostly on overcast days, I rely on the effects of diffused light to create a sense of atmosphere and enhance the mood of my photographs.”


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Kermit Class
takes inspiration from his own religion, Santeria, and its history. He creates drawings of its deities in silhouette that have the feeling of propaganda posters as well as creating his own spiritual environments through representational altars. “I’m drawing what the deities would look like to me through their stories and traits that describe them.”


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Using the method of action photography, Miguel Graves has been contemplating the meaning and feeling of nostalgia as a device to freeze time. “…telling a story to depict what is important in my life and in this fragment of a moment.”

 

 

MorganDyerThrough paint application and her own experiences with nature, Morgan Dyer creates abstracted landscapes that examine her relationship with nature and the technical processes of painting as well as the exploration of beauty and physicality of the earth. “It’s been exciting to encounter intriguing color relationships within painting, coinciding with the strong bond I feel to nature and the physical world.”
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Mountains are a reoccurring theme for Rachael Kollar, who paints dreamlike surreal environments that explore and document places she has traveled to. “These current works are a more personal, depth interpretation of what nature is to me.”

 


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has spent several months writing, sketching and thinking about six specific houses that hold importance to her, whether it be for a memory, a person, or a feeling she has toward that house. “Through color, compositional choices and structural qualities I will tell the story and my connection to each house.”

 

Come join each senior student in 301 Gallery to acknowledge and be inspired by what these artists have achieved with their year of hard work. This event is free and open to the public.

301 Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm. Click here for more info!

The show is the seventh of a series of weekly group exhibits by graduating seniors. View ALL of our spring events here: montserrat.edu/calendar


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Tom Maio’s Performance Night in Boston

Current senior Tom Maio ’13 would like to invite you to his Senior Thesis Exhibit, ALMOST, on Friday, April 26th, 6pm at Anthony Greaney Gallery (450 Harrison Ave, Boston).

Anthony Greaney was kind enough to let Tom use his space for a night. He will have some work on the walls and will also be doing a performance at 7pm. There will be food and beer.

All are welcomed to attend!

Tom Maio explores concepts of identity, anger and lust. He works primarily in drawing, painting and performance. His use of the body is the starting point for both his performative and objective work.

Learn more about his work here: tommaio.blogspot.com

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Fine Arts III Senior Thesis Exhibition (6): ” “

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The sixth Senior Thesis Exhibition this spring is ” “. The exhibit will be on display April 22 – 26, with a reception Wednesday, April 24, 5 – 8 pm at 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly.

This is Montserrat’s third Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception. ” ” features eight senior artists working in a variety of media and topics including work by: Geena Lopes, Alex Blake, Larissa Tapler, Katrina Wells, Angela Ferrara, Stacy Plummer, Ashleigh Silberstein and Kyle Moore.

Kyle Moore’s work focuses on the literal and metaphorical exploration of a fragmented self within society. The fragments of self are the things that make us who we are; the things we carry with us. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. Moore’s work reflects the discovery of his own fragments while also acknowledging those which he has lost.

Using recycled and found paper Ashleigh Silberstein illustrates abstract, nature, and landscape images in a whimsical yet sophisticated way.

Stacy Plummer’s work deals with her relationship to her mother’s belongings, a relationship that was discovered after moving from her childhood home and visualizing these items displaced. In drawing the photographs of these interiors and objects, she creates a duality between her childhood home and the newly constructed residence.

Angela Ferrara is fascinated by the marks that humans and time leave on objects. Her work is currently focusing on the relationship between those elements. Through collage, book making, and found object sculpture, she is exploring the idea of time fleeting, and what inevitably gets left behind.

With the premise that the story is the most basic structure of understanding Katrina Wells uses storytelling to examine environmental concerns.

Larissa Tapler cares about what you’re saying, even if it’s not to her. Taking recordings of the conversations that surround her, Tapler pulls the information and rearranges it to create a visual representation of something that has nothing visual associated with it. Creating images full of information that is unobtainable.

Geena Lopes is a mixed media painter who explores collage on small scale supports including canvases, wooden, cardboard, jewelry and plastic boxes. Her work also features recycled materials containing wood, paper, cardboard, metals, sugar pills, etc. The idea behind her use of found objects is repurposing their context and value while focusing on added elements like color schemes, texture, dimension and composition.

Alex Blake‘s work examines commonplace objects and settings while experimenting with color relationships, pattern and form. An emphasis is placed on flatness along with hard edges.

Montserrat’s 301 gallery will also be displaying the collection of Ulu Saint James, on loan from Cleiffburg University. Explore the personal objects belonging to the activist that kick-started the Tool’s Rights Movement, but also take a peek into tool history. Jana Opinelle, the collection’s manager, will be on campus for the duration of the exhibition to answer any questions. Special thanks goes out to Ariell Jones for her part in bringing this exciting exhibition to campus.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. 301 Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm Click here for more info!

The show is the sixth of a series of weekly group exhibits by graduating seniors. View ALL of our spring events here: montserrat.edu/calendar


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Montserrat Announces Internationally Known Conceptual Sculptor Tom Friedman as 2013 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

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Montserrat College of Art announces internationally known conceptual sculptor Tom Friedman as the 2013 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. Mr. Friedman will address the Montserrat community on May 17, 2013 at 10 am at the Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, 286 Cabot St., Beverly.

We are extremely honored to have an artist of Mr. Friedman’s caliber speaking to our graduates,” said Stephen D. Immerman, president of the college. “His successful career and record of exhibitions both in the US and abroad will be inspirational to our community. We are excited to welcome him to the campus and to the North Shore.”

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_MG_5312 Friedman makes extraordinary work that explores ideas of perception, logic and possibility. His often painstakingly rendered sculptures and works on paper inhabit the grey areas between the ordinary and the monstrous, the infinitesimal and the infinite, the rational and the uncanny. Friedman’s work is often deceptive, its handmade intricacy masked by a seemingly mass-produced or prefabricated appearance. His deadpan presentation implies content and form are seamless; expectations are overturned as the viewer slowly perceives that chasm between illusion and reality. Friedman’s work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and museums, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Fondazione Prada, Milan; Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall; the South London Gallery, and numerous other institutions.

The Class of 2013 has selected Prof. Fred Lynch, Chair of the Illustration Department, to serve as the faculty speaker at commencement and graduating senior Ariell Jones has been named student speaker. Jones is majoring in Sculpture and minoring in Creative Writing.

Immediately following commencement, students and guests are invited to the Beverly Common, for an outdoor reception hosted by the Montserrat community. The Montserrat Gallery will be open for viewing of the 2013 All Senior Show at the college’s main campus building at 23 Essex Street. montserrat.edu/galleries/montserrat

For further information, contact Jo Broderick at jo.broderick@montserrat.edu or 978.867.9613.


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Fine Arts II Senior Thesis Exhibition (5): Withdrawn

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The fifth Senior Thesis Exhibition this spring is Withdrawn. The exhibit will be on display April 15 – 19, with a reception Wednesday, April 17, 5 – 8 pm at 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly.

The artists are pleased to announce Withdrawn, a senior thesis show at Montserrat College of Art celebrating the work of Sarah Maeder, Buddy Quinn, Tiffany Bargeron, Myra Thornton, Tom Maio, Loren Doucette, Sam King, Justin Durso and Sara Benson.

Each member of Withdrawn displays a different exploration in thought and medium. Exhibiting paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, video and performance – this cross disciplinary show invites the viewer into a space where nine minds collide.

The individual works share the common ground of creation due to emotion, helping the artists deal with themselves and their surroundings. Simultaneously exposing and denying their beliefs, loves, and fears, Withdrawn is letting everything hang out without revealing the secrets.

Each member explores a unique approach to their work conceptually and aesthetically. Quinn’s sculptures display the acute detail and craftsmanship possible in metal; his manipulation of steel translates an appreciation and attention to the intermingling archetypes found in nature. Maio’s practice has undertones of minimalism and feral nature. His use of the body is the starting point for both his performative and objective work. King creates universes on canvas that only exist in an alternate dimension. Her worlds taunt and tickle the conscious; giving us flashbacks of conical-sea shelled string theory dreams. Maeder’s word-smithing is interwoven into her work – text, trauma, lost memory, and warped perception play roles in her reclaiming of language.

Bargeron’s figurative shadows and crude spaces take us into a world in which direction is unclear; which way is up, down, backwards – a space in which the figure can only exist through paint. Durso’s collages, assemblages, and paintings are based off of experiences and photographs; becoming autobiographical by discussing his own body as well as the surrounding world through multi-media experimentation. Thornton’s process of capturing materials in water explores themes of movement in space and time – the act of suspended motion. Benson’s paintings rely on her knowledge of the formal issues of painting itself; the repeated box-form allows her to simplify painting into asystem, this guideline or blueprint allows consistency, but other variables such as color, are approached intuitively –allowing room for the unknown. Doucette’s observational paintings are not made to imitate nature, but instead, are made to expose experiences of her surroundings through a vocabulary of color passages, line and mark.

301 Gallery is pleased to display the work of this talented group of artist. Withdrawn is a show not to be missed. Each member’s hard work signifies a capstone to their undergraduate fine art careers.

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This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The show is the fifth of a series of weekly group exhibits by graduating seniors. See full list of exhibitions here: montserrat.edu/news

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Spring Open House at Montserrat: April 13

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Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 3 – 6 pm
Awards Ceremony 4 pm

Open House will be Saturday, April 13 from 3-6 pm. It is the college’s annual spring event which celebrates the work of our community.

Each year, the college’s buildings at 23 Essex St. and 301 Cabot St. become galleries and works of all students, including those in our Continuing Education program, are displayed in galleries, classrooms and hallways.

Open House is open to the public and we encourage you to come and tour our facilities and see the latest work of our freshmen through seniors. On view will be painting, drawing, prints, graphic design, sculpture, video, photography, animations, illustrations, book arts and creative writings. The Continuing Education exhibition this year will feature the work of the Mixed Media Class of Instructor Maria Malatesta.

An awards ceremony to present scholarships will be held at 4 pm in the second floor hallway of the Hardie building, 23 Essex St., Beverly.


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Fine Arts I Senior Thesis Exhibition (4): Up to Here

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The fourth Senior Thesis Exhibition this spring is Up to Here. The exhibit will be on display April 8 – 12, with a reception Wednesday, April 10, 5 – 8 pm at 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly.

Up to Here features the work of Montserrat seniors Grant Archer, Olivia Boi, Suzy Evans, Kyle Gibson, Brittanny Handiboe, Sarah Krizon, Bianca Picozzi, Mackenzie Strong and Nichole Walker. An exhibition of particular breadth, the works in Up to Here provide varying investigations of space.

Space, the dimensional reality that provides context for the objects within it, is an inseparable component to two dimensional and three dimensional art. Each of these artists create narratives, either from memory or as departures from their observed lives, that exist within highly personalized depictions of space.

Grant Archer’s paintings and sculptures provide surfaces that are heavily worked upon, using a nearly life size scale to immerse the viewer and establish a literal sense of the subject matter.

Olivia Boi’s painting and wire wall drawings also offer an immersive experience, their tangled forms invading the picture plane as well as the gallery space itself.

Suzy Evans responds emotionally to the material, whether dancing shamelessly in celebration of a Cecily Brown painting at the MFA or using luscious paint application and patterning to create works in reverence to the people she loves.

Kyle Gibson is conceptually and formally engaged with the space in-between polar opposites , using the absence and presence of the figure in his paintings to convey the truth intrinsic to ambiguity.

Brittanny Handiboe’s installations made from glass or plexiglass utilize crooked cuts and harsh angles in order to create a sense of instability in the gallery space.

Sarah Krizon uses aggressive, angular mark making in her paintings to instill feelings of anarchic discomfort and suppressed rage.

Bianca Picozzi attempts to create paintings void of external reference, instead breaking down her memories into their most basic elements and responding to them with thick, autonomous strokes on top of a colorfield.

Mackenzie Strong is a mixed media artist who is also engaged with material’s relationship to memory, integrating collage elements to echo fragments of the moments in her life.

Nichole Walker relates much of her work back to nature, playing with the weight and physical characteristics of ink, acrylic, or various other mediums such as hydrocal to create works that explore subjective and objective instances of a utopian environment.

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The show is the fourth of a series of weekly group exhibits by graduating seniors. See full list of exhibitions here: montserrat.edu/news

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 11-2, (4/4=First Thursday = additional hours 6 – 9pm)
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Illustration III Senior Thesis Exhibition (3): Thrown Together

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The third Senior Thesis Exhibition this spring is Thrown Together. The exhibit will be on display April 1 – 5, with a reception Wednesday, April 3, 5 – 8 pm at 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly.

Thrown Together is a collaboration of seven unique and diverse illustrators covering every medium. It is an electric compilation of work showcasing the vast spectrum of illustration. The exhibition features work by Alex Comfort, Sarah Miller, Charlotte Levenson, Devin Vena, Joyce Fombah, Harley Schwalbe and Alison Yusov.

The show is the third of a series of weekly group exhibits by graduating seniors. See full list of exhibitions here: montserrat.edu/news


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Artrageous!27 Pre-Bidding Now Available Online

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The spectacular art and objects to be auctioned at Artrageous!27 are now available for viewing and bids at sp.com/montserratcollege!

Please remember that no pieces will be sold prior to the event. Highest online bids made on each item will become the opening bid on event night, April 6th.

If you are unable to attend and would like to arrange a proxy bidder, please contact: Howard Amidon, howard.amidon@montserrat.edu

Enjoy browsing and bidding on the art and items in the live and silent auctions, and then join us on April 6 at 6 pm at 300 Jubilee Dr., Peabody, when final bidding will take place during an evening of fabulous food and signature cocktails by Timothy S. Hopkins Catering; students and faculty creating work in Art-in-the-Moment stations and the music of Machine 475. We are grateful for the assistance of our Honorary Auction Chairs Geoff Hargadon and Patricia La Valley, and Lead Sponsors Windover Construction, Inc. and Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC.

>>View all Artrageous!27 sponsors here.

For further information about Artrageous!27 tickets, advertising, sponsorship, art previews visit: montserrat.edu/auction27 or contact Erin Carter at erin.carter@montserrat.edu, 978-921-4242 x1114.

Hope to see you at the auction!


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Illustration II Senior Thesis Exhibition (2): Loosen Up

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The second Senior Thesis Exhibition this spring is Loosen Up. The exhibit will be on display from March 25 – 29, with a reception Wednesday, March 27, 5 – 8 pm at 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly.

Loosen Up features work by Ellen Topitzer (Longmeadow, MA), Megan Hermey (Flemington, NJ), Becky Longlois (Dover, NH), Brittany Handiboe (Glen Burnie, MD), Jordan Walsh (Washington, CT), Dana Robinson (Stonington, CT) and Taylor McNeil (Syracuse, NY). The show is second of a series of weekly group exhibits by graduating seniors.

Brittany Handiboe uses color, movement and line to create fantastic narratives. Megan Hermey communicates ideas about science, space and culture with their editorial work. Ellen Topitzer’s fanciful works tell enchanting stories. Dana Robinson’s works tries to capture the dreamy, surreal, qualities of waking and sleeping life. Jordan Walsh’s fun and satirical works activate the page with flat color and detail. Taylor McNeil illustrates narratives in intricate vignettes. Becky Longlois breaks borders with her mythological-inspires imagery in a series of inventive vignettes.

Contact:
lucas.spivey@montserrat.edu
978-867-9604


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Montserrat’s Senior Thesis Exhibition Schedule: Spring 2013

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Montserrat College of Art announces the annual series of weekly group thesis exhibitions by graduating seniors at Montserrat’s 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street. Exhibit openings will be held every Wednesday night, 5 – 8 pm, from March 20 through May 8. The public is invited to see this cutting-edge work and talk to the students.

Each small group thesis show will include the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Montserrat. The shows are themed by the students’ concentrations and include illustration, fine arts, graphic design and animation. The fine arts shows include sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.

The exhibition schedule is as follows:

Illustration I Reception: Wed., March 20, 5 – 8 pm
Illustration II Reception: Wed., March 27, 5 – 8 pm
Illustration III Reception: Wed., April 3, 5 – 8 pm
Fine Arts I Reception: Wed., April 10, 5 – 8 pm
Fine Arts II Reception: Wed., April 17, 5 – 8 pm
Fine Arts III Reception: Wed., April 24, 5 – 8 pm
Fine Arts IV Reception: Wed., May 1, 5 – 8 pm
Graphic Design/Animation Reception: Wed., May 8, 5 – 8 pm

301 Gallery Hours:
Mon – Fri, 11 am – 2 pm or by appt.
301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA


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Artrageous Auction Featured on Boston.com

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Image: Artwork by Raul Gonzalez III.

Beverly’s Montserrat college hosts annual ‘Artrageous’ art auction
By Terri Ogan, Globe Correspondent

Montserrat College of Art welcomes well-known Boston artist Raul Gonzalez III as the featured guest of the school’s annual art auction, Artrageous!27. All proceeds from the event go to student financial aid and scholarships.

Artrageous!27 will be held Saturday April 6 at 6 p.m. at Centennial Park in Peabody. Not only will Gonzalez feature artwork from his 2012 exhibit, Nowhere To Go But Everywhere, but students will have the opportunity to introduce their work to business professionals in the area.

We ask our current juniors and seniors to submit to the auction so they have an opportunity to get their work up on the walls and up in front of the jurors and gallery professionals,” said Erin Carter, Monsterrat’s development associate. “We had a student last year who had a piece in the live auction, there was a bidding frenzy and her piece went for a couple times her asking value and got a solo show at a shop up in Manchester as a result of her piece doing so well.”

This curated auction will feature more than 200 paintings, prints, photographs, illustrations, sculptures, jewelry, giftware and more, all donated by Montserrat alumni, faculty, staff, students, as well as important established and emerging artists from around the nation. Students will also exercise their creativity at special “Art-In-The-Moment” stations.

Born in El Paso, TX, Gonzalez was voted Boston’s best visual artist for 2010 by readers of The Boston Phoenix. His work has been exhibited in various parts of the northeast including The Drawing Center in New York, the Aidekman Gallery at Tufts University, The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston and Ogunquit Museum of American Art. He has also been exhibited on the west coast at SCION Installation, San Francisco Art Institute and Self-Help Graphics in Los Angeles.

Gonzalez believes it is important to introduce youth to the visual arts and has taught in the education departments of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Fine Arts. After receiving a Wet Paint Grant, he then collaborated with more than 125 kids from all over Boston to create a work entitled “and their Families” for the Linde Family Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts.

For further information about Artrageous!27 tickets, advertising, sponsorship, art previews visit montserrat.edu/auction27 or contact Erin Carter at erin.carter@montserrat.edu, 978-921-4242 x1114.

>>Read this article on Boston.com


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Annual Artrageous!27 Auction Party Featured Artist and Honorary Chairs Announced

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Image: Artwork by featured artist Raul Gonzalez III, Nowhere To Go But Everywhere, 2012

Montserrat College of Art’s annual art auction party, Artrageous!27 announces well-known Boston artist Raúl Gonzalez III as this year’s featured artist. Geoff Hargadon and Patricia La Valley of Boston have been named honorary event chairs.

Artrageous!27, the North Shore’s signature spring art event, will be held Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at 300 Jubilee Drive, Centennial Park, Peabody, MA, in a space donated by Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC.

Featured Artists Raúl Gonzalez was born in El Paso, TX and grew up in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México. In 2009, Gonzalez received an award from the Artadia Foundation for Art and Culture. He was voted Boston’s best visual artist for 2010 by readers of The Boston Phoenix. His work has been exhibited widely in the northeast including The Drawing Center in New York, the Aidekman Gallery at Tufts University in Medford, MA, The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston and Ogunquit Museum of American Art. He also has exhibited on the west coast at SCION Installation, San Francisco Art Institute and Self-Help Graphics in Los Angeles.

Gonzalez is committed to introducing youth to the visual arts and has taught in the education departments of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2010, he worked on a large scale mural sponsored by the Boston Arts Commission installed in the neighborhood of East Boston. In 2011, Beautiful/Decay, in collaboration with Canson, awarded him a Wet Paint Grant. He then collaborated with more than 125 kids from all over Boston to create a work titled “and their Families” for the Linde Family Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston.

For further information about Artrageous!27 tickets, advertising, sponsorship, art previews visit:
montserrat.edu/auction27 or contact Erin Carter at erin.carter@montserrat.edu, 978-921-4242 x1114.


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Montserrat Community Members Perform in Boston: TBSO2

Members of the Montserrat community, senior Tom Maio ’13, faculty members Erik Benjamin and Sandrine Schaefer will be involved in an all day performative event this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, from 10 am to 10 pm at Anthony Greaney Gallery at 450 Harrison Ave. in Boston!

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Curated by Alice Vogler and Vela Phelan

12 artists have been invited to participate. Each artist has chosen one hour – randomly, out of a hat. There will be no clean up or set up time, one hour will transition into the next. Each artist must leave the space empty at the end of their hour. The theme will be commitment.

Participating artists:
10am-11am Tom Maio
11am-12pm Martine Viale
12pm-1pm Daniel DeLuca
1pm-2pm Jeff Huckleberry
2pm-3pm Erik Benjamins
3pm-4pm Sandrine Schaefer
4pm-5pm Nicholas Buffon
5pm-6pm Rob Andrews
6pm-7pm Ryan Hawk
7pm-8pm Peter Dobill
8pm-9pm Anya Liftig
9pm-10pm Tim Devin

Tom Maio’s work is primarily in performance, printmaking and assemblage. His performances and two dimensional work are tied together in the use of black. He uses Darkness as a manifestation of both meditation and focus, as well as desolation and discomfort. Tom is a Senior at Montserrat College of Art and a co-founder of the artist group “The Collective” and has exhibited his performances regularly in Boston and the North Shore.

Erik Benjamins works in rigorous and patient pursuit towards a choreography of the performing, culinary and visual arts as means to unpack the relationship between the home and away place.

Sandrine Schaefer is a Boston-based artist, writer, educator, and curator. Sandrine’s ephemeral artwork explores cycles of the invisible becoming visible and the shared human experience of understanding the body in space, corporally and conceptually. Her work utilizes the connection between cumulative action and endurance, by manipulating duration to challenge the parameters of real time. She believes that art lives in the body. Through the body’s actions we can re-imagine the potential of our relationship with our environment.

Sandrine has been the recipient of several grants, residencies, and has exhibited her work extensively both nationally and internationally. Sandrine is a co-founder and Director of The Present Tense, an art initiative that produces and archives live art events and exchanges in transient spaces. To date, The Present Tense has served as a resource for time-based art and has shown 300+ artists from across the globe.


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Student Jordan Walsh Freelances for Disney

Jordan and his internship supervisor, Ken Shue, VP of Global Art Development, Disney Publishing Worldwide, with a tabletop figurine of Donald Duck looking over his shoulder.

Senior Jordan Walsh ’13 did his internship over the summer at Disney Publishing Worldwide in Glendale, CA. He worked with Disney illustrators to develop visual concept art for publishing and also provided pencil drawings of Disney characters. He worked with drawing tablets and light-boxes to draw many Disney characters from Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc., to Mickey and Donald, to the characters of Wreck it Ralph.

Walsh is continuing working with Disney as a freelancer during this academic year.

Jordan cleaning up drawings for the Monsters University publishing program.

Jordan cleaning up a drawing of Ralph for the Wreck-It Ralph publishing program.

Congratulations, Jordan!


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Call for Works at 17 Cox!

17 Cox is run by Montserrat College of Art’s Exhibition Manager, Lucas Spivey, and they’re having their first ever call for works!  Calling itself an ‘investi-bition’, the show will be half investigation and half exhibition – the lead investigator is Montserrat’s Grant Archer ’13.  The exhibition is juried by Rachelle Beaudoin, a NH based performance artist, who won Montserrat Faculty Greg Cook’s 2011 New England Art Award for her book ‘The Berlin Dictionary’.

$1000 Reward for the 20 Foot Santa Claus will open November 1st, during the new Beverly First Thursday Art Walk.

Submissions due: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In 2011, a 20 foot tall Santa Claus was stolen from the Coffee Caboose on Route 16 in West Ossipee, NH. 17 Cox is launching an investigation into the theft and is inviting artists and non-artists to make work in response to or aiding in the return of the 20 foot Santa Claus. Our goal is to have the 20 foot Santa Claus returned by December 23, 2012 or raise funds towards its replacement.

SUBMISSIONS
  • There are no size or media restrictions
  • All art, writing, film, performance and creative interpretations will be considered
  • Cost – FREE!
  • Email jpgs of pre-made works with title, media and dimensions - OR – Email a 1 – 2 paragraph summary of proposed works
  • Please note if works are for sale, 70% of all sales go to the artist, 30% toward the purchase of a new Santa Claus
Send all questions and submissions to 17 Cox Lead Investigator, Grant Archergrant@17cox.com

More info at www.17cox.com

Senior Sarah Krizon Solo Show at GLADSTONE

Current senior Sarah Krizon ’13 is exhibiting her paintings and works on paper this fall in a debut solo show at GLADSTONE at 36 1/2 Union Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA.

Reception: Friday, Sept. 14, 5 – 8 pm
On View: Sept. 12 – Nov. 14

Sarah Krizon dazzled the North Shore arts community in May when one of her works on paper ignited a bidding battle at Montserrat’s Artrageous!26 Auction; making it clearly one of the most desired pieces of the evening! Krizon began the discipline of painting with the study of portrait and landscape at the Montserrat College of Art. Through her early training she developed a vocabulary of mark making, which she now uses to describe her life experiences with non-representational compositions on canvas, paper, and board.

See more of Krizon’s work here: sarahkrizon.blogspot.com


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Art Throb Launch Party at Montserrat Gallery

Art Throb‘s September Issue’s Launch Party was held in our Montserrat Gallery on Sept. 6th! Guests got a free copy of the French inspired issue, sampled French bread and cheeses and sipped on French wines.

The issue explores Salem’s French connection and shares the memories of North Shore residents who have lived, worked and played in France!

The magazine’s cover illustration was designed by Montserrat alumna Dana Martin ’11

Photo Credit: Montserrat senior Bianca Picozzi ’13


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Alison Yusov In 2 Salem Exhibits this Fall

Current student Alison Yusov ’14 has her work in two exhibits in Salem this September.

She has a piece that was accepted into Off the Top of Your Head, the 6th Annual Show Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum Exhibition. The juried show is a collaboration between the Peabody Essex Museum and the Salem Arts Association.

Reception: Saturday, Sept. 8, 4 – 6 pm
Carriage Barn of the Andrew-Safford House
13 Washington Square, Salem, MA

She also has a digital collage hanging in the Seasons theme show at Salem Arts Association.

Reception: Saturday, Sept. 15, 4 – 6 pm
Artists’ Row, Salem Arts Association
24 New Derby St., Unit #4, Salem, MA

Both shows will remain on exhibit throughout the month of September.

To see more work of her work visit: chromeheartillustration.com

Congratulations, Alison!



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Artrageous!26 Auction Party

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Montserrat College of Art’s Artrageous!26 Auction was our most successful event yet! We broke records Saturday, May 12th when more than 700 friends came together to raise over $300,000 to support student scholarship! The combination of the urban feel of the event space donated by Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC, the 250+ pieces of art and other donated items, the incredible student and faculty run art-in-the moment stations and our amazingly generous guests made the night so memorable and successful!

Thank you for your artrageous support!


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Internship Success Story: Arielle Winchester

Arielle Winchester ’12 not only will be graduating from Montserrat College of Art this May with a BFA in Graphic Design, but  she was also chosen by her peers to be their student speaker during Commencement 2012 on Friday, May 25th!

And to top it all off, Winchester already has plans for post-graduation! She has recently been hired for a full-time position at Montserrat’s Board of Trustee member Don Bowen‘s company, Meridian Associates, as their Marketing Coordinator! She was offered the opportunity after interning with them last summer.

During her internship at Meridian, Winchester worked closely with their Business Coordinator, Melissa Fahey, who was planning her wedding at the time. Fahey hired Winchester to do some freelance design work to help create her wedding materials when she wasn’t busy working in the office.

In her work, Winchester hopes to bridge the gap between tactile and digital design. Through her education and freelance work she has gained experience in everything from marketing, to web coding, to letterpress. A tremendous amount of effort, care and passion go into every project that she takes on.

Congratulations, Arielle!

To see her work visit:

be.net/ariellewinchester or ariellewinchester.com

For more information about our Internship program visit:  www.montserrat.edu/academics/internships


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Fine Arts III Senior Show: DEPTH

DEPTH will be on display in our 301 Gallery from April 30 – May 4.

Reception: Wed, May 2, 5 – 8 pm, which will include live performances!

DEPTH is a multi sensory exhibition of works presented by Brett Mason, Cecilia Major, Allyson Voner, Sarah Gallant, Alyssa Kingston, William Wareham, Thomas Mazzaglia Jr. and Leah Rafaela Ceriello.

From mining the DEPTH of the human psyche, to creating the illusion of DEPTH on the two-dimensional plane, each artist’s rumination on the concept of DEPTH is represented. Through a diverse range of media, such as painting, sculpture, performance, participatory installation, printmaking, traditional film and still photography, each artist also explores the breadth and DEPTH of their institutional training at Montserrat College of Art.

Performance Schedule:
Monday: 7 – 9 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – noon
Wednesday: 6 – 7 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 4 pm

301 Gallery Hours:
Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm
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Illustration II Senior Show: Patchwork

Image: Derek Hart, Chemical Free Nonsense, 2012, Acrylic

Patchwork will be on display in our 301 Gallery from April 23–27.

Reception: Wed, April 25, 5-8 pm

Patchwork features work by seven graduating students in the Illustration Department: Peter Bergamo, Lindsey Desrosiers, Kathryn Gesner, Derek Hart, Dock Howard, Ashley Provencher and Eamon Smyth.

301 Gallery Hours:
Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm
For more information visit: www.montserrat.edu/galleries/301


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Illustration I Senior Show: Bittersweet

This is the first of two Illustration Senior Shows!
Bittersweet will be on display in our 301 Gallery from April 16 – 20.
Reception: TONIGHT! Wed, April 18, 5 – 8 pm.

Bittersweet is a senior thesis  exhibition that features Mori Clark, Ben Donahue, Josh Melamed, Megan Pepin, Gabrielle Pisano, Ashley Ruel and Matt Tanzi. The show offers the audience an exciting range of talent. From the cynically surreal to sugary sweet, from childlike wonder to epic fantasy, this show wears every expression illustration can take.

301 Gallery Hours:

Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm
For more information visit: www.montserrat.edu/galleries/301

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Senior Show: PROXIMITY

The most recent senior thesis exhibition Proximity featured students from the Graphic Design program: Eric Pierce, Randi Giles, Lana Wheeler, Arielle Winchester, Zachary Burt and Erin Humphrey.

The reception took place Wednesday, April 11, from 5 – 8 pm and remained on view through April 13.

Proximity focused on arrangement, spaces between things and visual proportions. Each body of work assumes its own identity, through the design of the individual thesis projects and the design of the exhibition.

Senior exhibit openings will continue to be held Wednesday nights from 5 – 8 pm through May 9 at the 301 Gallery on Cabot Street. The public is invited to see this cutting-edge work and talk to the students. This show was the fourth of a series of weekly group exhibitions by graduating seniors of the college. Each small group theme show includes the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their BFA degree at Montserrat. The shows are themed by the students’ concentrations.


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Graphic Design I Senior Show: Lateral Relations

The first of two Graphic Design Senior Shows, titled Lateral Relations will be on display in the 301 Gallery from April 2 – 6.

Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 5 – 8 pm.

Lateral Relations is a senior thesis exhibition featuring seniors Brittany Armington, Tiffany Gill, Ari Grosvenor, Bridget Kenahan, Erika Lagesse and Ruby Martinez.

The show is a combination of line, letter, word, and moral. It is about an exploration of integrating personal meaning with design.

301 Gallery Hours:
Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm

For more information visit: www.montserrat.edu/galleries/301


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Fine Arts Senior Show: Some Things Take Time

The spring Senior Shows are well underway! The current exhibit titled Some Things Take Time will be on display in the 301 Gallery from March 26 – 30, with a reception Wednesday, March 28, 5–8 pm.

Some Things Take Time is the senior Fine Arts II thesis exhibition of seven Montserrat graduating students. The show features the work of artists Jon Bolles, Brittany Carr, Hannah Imbesi, Jack Moffitt, Elizabeth O’Toole, Tamara Trudeau and Amanda Woronecki.


Jon Bolles is a painter working from observed nature as well as from memory. His colorful paintings reveal his interest in the relationships between colors and how colors develop associations to emotions.

Brittany Carr’s photography of architecture and landscapes draws the eye closer into a world affected by time. There is a sense of wonder about and appreciation for those who built and used these places in comparison to what has been left behind. In these overlooked locations are stories that she captures with her camera. Her emphasis on light, texture, and shape transforms and creates new, visual relationships.

Hannah Imbesi is showcasing a collection of work that explores printmaking methods as a meditative process in order to give form to anxious tendencies. The Anxiety Project becomes a mantra for her as a means of maintaining and relinquishing control.

Jack Moffitt is a photographer, videographer and sound artist whose work is consistently presented in a provocative manner and engages the viewer to participate. His thesis work is a multimedia instillation that explores gender issues through a series of personal artworks, conveying the life of someone who is transgender.

Elizabeth O’Toole has been developing a body of artwork based off of the idea of what is means to be a female in spirituality, whether it’s in mythology or in organized religion, and in reality. She chooses to hide the figure’s facial identity to make them more approachable to her viewers.

Tamara Trudeau is showcasing a range of paintings and drawings that is a accumulation of historical and contemporary beliefs. Ms. Trudeau is interested in depicting her ideas within a playful, expressive nature.

Amanda Woronecki’s artwork focuses on exploring her imaginative worlds, mixing nature with pop cultures. Her pen and ink drawings include limited color to emphasize the delicacy of the imagery.

Click here for more details and to see some of the seniors’ art work!


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Fine Arts Senior Show: Evidence of an Intimate Kind

The 301 Gallery announces the first Senior Show this spring entitled Evidence of an Intimate Kind. The show will be on display from March 19 through 23, with a reception Wednesday, March 21, 5–8 pm.

Evidence of an Intimate Kind displays an exhibition of Fine Art, featuring graduating seniors Kathryn Brown, Jessica Creaven, Lisa Hersey, Kristen Karchonas, Ashley Lamoureux, Noelle Magaw and Catherine Morris. The show is a collection of various medias including printmaking, photography, mixed media, painting, sculpture and book arts. The works all concern themes of human interaction as well as an in depth examination of textural elements in our surroundings that serve to remind us of a fragmented, nostalgic time.

Click here for more details and to see some of the seniors’ art work.


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301 Gallery Announces Upcoming Senior Shows

The 301 Gallery at Montserrat College of Art announces a series of weekly group exhibitions by graduating seniors of the college. Each small group theme show will include the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their studies toward their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Montserrat. The shows are themed by the students’ concentrations and include fine arts, graphic design and illustration. The fine arts shows include sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts.

Exhibit openings will be held Wednesday nights from 5 – 8 pm from March 21 through May 9. The public is invited to see this cutting-edge work and talk to the students.

>>Click here to view the exhibition schedule

301 Gallery Hours:
Mon. – Fri., 11 am – 2 pm or for an appointment contact Exhibitions Manager Lucas Spivey, lucas.spivey@montserrat.edu

For more information:
Visit www.montserrat.edu/galleries/301


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Mori Clark Designs Art Throb Cover

The cover of the North Shore Art ThrobJan/Feb Street Guide issue was designed by Montserrat College of Art senior Mori Clark ‘12. Mori’s illustration “Starry Gutter” is also featured inside the magazine on page 12. 

About the cover: “Winter Mist” was the result of a collaboration with Montserrat’s Editorial Illustration class taught by Greg Orfanos. This issue, celebrating The Essay, features writers from across the North Shore as they explore the theme ‘Art is Where You Find It,’ which was the prompted concept behind both of Mori’s featured pieces.

Though Mori Clark works largely in digital media, she still considers herself a painter at heart. Originally hailing from Akron, OH, she enjoys fondue, cats and music where she can’t understand the words!

Get your copy today! Find the Jan/Feb issue in boxes on the corner of Salem’s Essex and Washington, Salem Train Depot and Beverly’s Cabot Street in front of Atomic Cafe. Art Throb can also be found in shops and restaurants in Salem, Beverly, Marblehead and Lynn.


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301 Senior Studios Open House

Left to Right: Mark Kooken (Facilities Director) Katie Brown (senior painting major) and Erika Buschmann (Facilities Coordinator)

Montserrat’s faculty, staff, and students stopped by for the Grand Opening of our newly renovated 301 Senior Studios Monday, Sept. 19th!

The resigned space in 301 offers an organized flow of 46 personalized areas for this year’s seniors. Most seniors are already in the process of transforming their studios into their ‘home away from home’ by hanging their art, process work, inspirations, decorations, rugs, and some have even painted the walls! Some students offered mini tours of their own spaces while also explaining what they plan to accomplish this year! Everyone enjoyed a complimentary lunch while they mingled and toured the brand new studios!

‎A big thank you goes out to all of our students and staff for your incredible help throughout this process. Take a look at the progress of 301!

Senior Show Awards Ceremony

“This is one of the most impressive senior shows I have seen, and  I have been around the Boston area for a while,” said Dina Deitsch, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Curator. “You are all thinking at a graduate level, which is evident in this work.”

Deitsch’s comments were made at the annual awards ceremony for the Class of 2011 Senior Show, for which she served as juror.

The annual student show will be on view in Montserrat College of Art Gallery through May, 27. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday until 8 pm and Saturday 12 – 5pm. Visit the Montserrat Gallery for more information.

Several students were awarded prizes and Deitsch said she would have liked to have given double the number of awards due to the high caliber of the artwork.

Awarded were:

First Prize: Zena Alexiades, Woodbridge, CT
Second Prize: Kalima Muhammad, Newark, NJ
Third Prize: Kyle Rowe, Groveland, MA

Department Awards:
Brooke Russi (Peabody, MA) from Photography,  Lindsey Mason (Salem, NH) from Graphic Design,  Kevin Illacqua (Syracuse, NY) from Illustration,  Jacqueline Gaudet (Farmington, CT) from 2-D Design,  and Megan Wicks (Florence, MA) for Painting.

Honorable Mentions: Megan Deede of Silverton, OR,  Carol St.Sauveur of Beverly, MA, Jordan Elquist of El Paso, TX and Jennifer O’Brien of Revere, MA.

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Scenes from Senior Show opening of a ______________ in eight movements.

Senior Artists: Bottom row (left to right): Kristine Williams, Robyn Alvin, Shaina Morales; Top row (left to right): Cecelia Pettigrew, Christina Coyne, Kalimah Muhammad, Ruth Eastman, and Brooke Russi.

President Steve Immerman with senior show artist Cecelia Pettigrew

Prof. Meredith Morten with senior show artist Kalimah Muhammad.


Student News

Sophomore Colin McGuire‘s paintings will be featured at the Michael McGuire gallery in June!

Reception: June 24th, 7-9 pm
McGuire Gallery, 465 Commercial St., Provincetown MA 02657
For more info, contact 508-221-0416, or visit michaelmcguire.net

Also, Senior Ariel Heinemann has been accepted to the MFA program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Congratulations Ariel!!

All Senior Exhibition Awards

First prize winner Sarah Sadowski with President Steve Immerman and juror Kristen Zeiser of Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA.

The All Senior Exhibition, a show of the work of all graduating seniors, is now on exhibit in Montserrat College of Art Gallery.

Awards were presented today, curated by Kristen Zeiser, director of the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA.

Other winners were Second Prize, Rikki Beaupre; Third Prize, Erik Lomen; Honorable Mentions were Emilee McGlory, Danielle Seymour and Niki Fandel.

The exhibit is on display through May 28.

From left are Emilee McGlory, Honorable Mention; Sarah Sadowski, First Prize winner; Danielle Symour, Honorable Mention and Rikki Beaupre, Second Prize. Not shown here are Erik Lomen and Niki Fandel.

Erik Lomen accepts his Honorable Mention Award from Juror Kristen Zeiser.

Erik Lomen's piece "William S. Burroughs", oil on canvas

Rikki Beaupre with her self portrait

Danielle Seymour with her Fruit Loops installation

Emilee McGlory with her piece, "Old Friends"