Tag Archives: sculpture

New England Art Happenings This Memorial Day Weekend!

26 May

Hey Art Lovers,

Check out what’s going on this Memorial Day Weekend at the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park:

Gary Webb

This British sculptor is hosting his first ever exhibition in the United States. Known for his use of “myriad materials including steel, aluminum, glass, mirror, plastic, brass, wood, brick, spray paint, fabrics, and assorted found objects.”

“Webb creates enigmatic objects that play games with the tradition of Modernist abstraction while commenting on twenty-first century consumer culture” (deCordova.org).

Read more about Gary Webb today and see how you can plan your visit to the deCordova exhibition!

Jedediah Caesar

Have a passion for sculpture? Check out Los Angeles Native, Jedediah Caesar’s exhibition at the deCordova this Memorial Day Weekend…

Caesar’s works are created from “congealed materials that speak to process, temporality, and location in contemporary art.”

What is truly unique about Caesar’s art work is the fact that he constructs his works from various found objects.

Read more about the Jedediah Caesar exhibition today

Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now

This exhibition offers a new perspective on abstract photography. Unlike many art forms, this exhibition “challenges our popular view of photography as an objective image of reality by reasserting its constructed nature” (decordova.org).

These are only several of the many fascinating exhibitions happening at the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park.

Read up on other current exhibitions and plan your trip today!

We are looking forward to seeing you in just a couple short weeks at the Garden City Center Art Festival at the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island!

And of course, none of Festival Fete’s Art Happenings would be possible without our wonderful sponsors!

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Pinterest, What’s it all About?

13 May

It’s likely you’ve heard the word Pinterest being thrown about recently. Most likely because it’s the most recent, innovative and fresh way to enjoy social media

Pinterest is an online pinboard that allows you to organize and share your favorite interests with friends & family by “pinning” interesting things from various websites, blogs, other social media, etc.

You can visit the Festival Fete Pinterest to learn about our personal interests, our Art is Smart campaign, featured artists and more…

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See all of our Pin Boards here!

Visit us to Re-Pin, Learn about our interests & events, or simply explore!

And create your own pin board at Pinterest.com today!

Happy Mother’s Day!

See you on June 9th & 10th!

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Cindy Sherman at the MoMA

25 Feb

“Untitled #474” (2008), 'one of Ms. Sherman's photographic society portraits'-www.nytimes.com

“Remorseless, generous, imaginative and shrewd”

These are the words used by New York Times reporter Roberta Smith to describe Cindy Sherman, one of the more revolutionary photographers of her time, capturing feminism in a new light and bringing life to underlying political dilemmas

Her work has progressed through the use of film, portraying women in an array of different roles, portraiture and fashion and at times has even been considered pornographic

Sherman’s art form is truly unique in that it expresses itself as a story line. Moreover, Sherman utilizes her ability to depict a reality in her artwork through a series of fictive-like illustrations

“Untitled #470” (2008) in a gallery of Ms. Sherman's society and clown portraits in the Museum of Modern Art's career survey-www.nytimes.com

As deserved, Sherman’s work is currently on display at the MoMA. However, the New York Times is questioning the efficiency of the exhibition’s current setup. Is Sherman’s work being displayed to it’s optimal potential?

This intriguing article suggests that perhaps the curators responsible for this particular setup did not fully understand the power in Sherman’s deliberate organization of her work

This article offers an interesting perspective on this particular exhibition. Read more about it here

Regardless of the arrangement of this particular exhibit, Sherman is without a doubt an artist worth the museum fee. If you happen to be in the NYC area, give it a go! You can read more about the exhibition online at MoMA.org

Have a lovely weekend! We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Garden City Center Art Festival in just a few short months!

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Support Local Art!

22 Feb

Ellen Sullivan     Davine Jewelry

Love what you see? Ellen Sullivan and Danielle Vaillancourt of Davine Jewelry are a wonderful example of the artwork you’ll be seeing at the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 9th & 10th in Cranston, Rhode Island!

Come out and celebrate the arts with Festival Fete this summer!

Join us for beautiful local art work, free kids activities and live entertainment by The Toe Jam Band & The Big Nazo!

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See you there!

Support Local Art!

27 Jan

Love what you see? Of course you do, so do we!

Check out more work by our featured artists by visiting their websites!

It’s a Dog’s Life Bakery     Camla Jewelry

Whitmore Boogaerts     Joanne DeLomba

Be sure to come out & support your local artists at the Garden City Center Art Festival this June!

We are STILL ACCEPTING applications for the Garden City Center Art Festival until February 1st!

Apply online today!