Sunday, March 30, 2014


This is not part of Alpha Gallery's show but one Jon did last summer as a demo.  It is representative of the rich paintings in his show Visionary Botanist at Alpha Gallery

This past Thursday, my husband and I finally got to see Jon Imber's show at the Alpha Gallery: Visionary Botanist.  We ran into artist Ruth Mordecai and her husband on their way to see the same show. Jon's exhibit is breathtaking.  I wished I had seen it earlier in the month so I could go back several times as the show closes April 2nd.

From there we hopped over to Newbury Fine Arts as I was intrigued by a red horse painting in their window.  The work is by Jeffrey Terreson.  (His show just ended March 4th.)  They had a few pieces still up of his horse paintings - even more delicious than the one in the window.  I especially liked Twilight.  He works large: oil, encaustic & mixed media.  The gallery owner is very welcoming and showed us a few other artists - now of interest to me.

We then attended the AD20/21 (Art and Design of the 20th & 21st Century & the Boston Print Fair) gala preview at the Cyclorama.  A festive event of art, food, libations and friends.  It was inspiring to see old master paintings along with fresh voices in the various galleries as part of the Boston Print Fair.  Plus I enjoyed catching up with familiar faces in the art world and the opportunity to meet some more gallery owners and other artists.

Yesterday we were inspired to see the photography show at Albright Art Gallery in Concord, MA.  The ballet & break-dance photos by Jesus Chapa-Malacara are knock-outs, as are the meditative landscapes by Barbara Moody.

One of Pamela Ellis Hawks's cameraless images at Trident Gallery

Gloucester was our next destination to attend Trident Gallery's opening of  Rockport artist Pamela Ellis Hawks in her solo show titled Pale Shadows.  Her series of the cameraless images  of vintage dresses and a hostess apron are hauntingly  provocative.  Towards the end of this reception we learned of another opening featuring John Sarkin's work.  The reception was at Law and Water Gallery just around the corner from Trident. Ken Riaf is the owner of this enchanting space.  Seeing Sarkin's delightful and colorful paintings of succulents was a sweet ending to our gallery tour.

Do catch these inspiring shows!

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