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Chandler Gallery Exhibit Offers Artists, Visitors Space to Mourn
July 17, 2015 – 11:43 am | Comments Off on Chandler Gallery Exhibit Offers Artists, Visitors Space to Mourn

Grief may be a universal human emotion, but the expression of grief is highly individual, as evidenced by “Images of Grief and Healing” at the Chandler Gallery. The exhibit, juried by therapist and artist Emily Newmann and art educator Deborah Putnoi, presents artwork inspired by personal loss. The losses are many and varied, and each piece has a story of its own.

28.1_MIchelman_Chapter Book_Determination _18 x 15point5 x 1Some artworks provide clues to the events that inspired them, others encompass more ambiguity, and still others take sorrow itself as their subject. Paint drippings run down Ilana Manolson’s “Fragile Season,” evoking tears. Elizabeth Michelman’s “Chapter 1: Determination” expresses the plaintive essence of loss and the cruel monotony of pain: the phrase “I Want You” is repeatedly burned into a wooden panel.

Sandra Allik elevates grieving to a mythic experience in “Urban Icarus (Luke).” A figure falls through the night sky above a darkened town. Below, a woman and a man mourn over a supine body as crowds of people bearing identical faces stand over them. Lights explode in the streets, suggesting a town under siege, or perhaps just the pain of two individuals spilling across the whole city.

Among the sadness there is a touch of humor. In Pauline Lim’s grimly witty painting, a figure lies on the ground, her eyes closed, her heart bleeding. Behind her is the Periodic Table of Elements prominently displaying plutonium, an element named for a rock that is a planet no more. The title of the piece: “I Think of You Periodically.”

Finally, a measure of hope comes from the tulip bound with twine and ribbon in Pearlman Karlsberg’s “Constrained Bloom V-III.” The twine pulls the stem one way, the ribbon pulls it another, and the twine and ribbon combine to tug in a third direction. Yet the yellow blossom survives to catch the light.

“Images of Grief and Healing” will be on display at the Chandler Gallery from August 10 through September 11, 2015 with an opening reception on August 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Thank You to Play Day Donors and Volunteers
June 26, 2015 – 1:53 pm | Comments Off on Thank You to Play Day Donors and Volunteers
Thank You to Play Day Donors and Volunteers

This year’s Play Day Community Party was a success due in part to support from the following donors and individuals who volunteered their time.
See photos from the event here: bit.ly/play-day-photos-2015
Raffle Donors
Abodeon
Cambridge Common
Christopher’s
West Side Lounge
Marathon Sports
Nomad
Paper …

MassWax Exhibition at the Chandler Gallery Displays Versatility of Encaustic Printmaking
June 22, 2015 – 4:53 pm | Comments Off on MassWax Exhibition at the Chandler Gallery Displays Versatility of Encaustic Printmaking
MassWax Exhibition at the Chandler Gallery Displays Versatility of Encaustic Printmaking

“When people look at encaustic work, they can’t help but touch it,” says Lola Baltzell, president of MassWax, the local chapter of International Encaustic Artists. Baltzell is curating an exhibition of encaustic prints by MassWax …

ANC Meeting – June 9
June 8, 2015 – 6:34 pm | Comments Off on ANC Meeting – June 9
ANC Meeting – June 9

Join us on June 9, for an Agassiz Neighborhood Council meeting at 7:30 PM. Join us in the Maud Morgan Arts 2D studio on the second floor in the rear of the building, 20A Sacramento …

Forever Creative Open House
June 8, 2015 – 11:26 am | Comments Off on Forever Creative Open House
Forever Creative Open House

Come and see artwork made by the members of the Forever Creative class including handmade books, portfolios and prints.
Date: Monday, June 15
Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Maud Morgan Arts, Printmaking Studio, 20 Sacramento Street
Forever Creative is …