Wednesday, May 29, 2013


The Boston Sculptors
The Boston Sculptors Gallery and The First Church of Christ, Scientist are pleased to announce an outdoor exhibition of monumental, site-specific artworks. In a convergence of imagination and civic pride, over two dozen art installations from Boston Sculptors Gallery members will be displayed on The Christian Science Plaza through Oct 31, 2013. For more information visit

The Space Within, Buds by Gillian Christy

Join us for the catalog launch on Thursday, June 6, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be plaza tours of the exhibition at 2:15 and 4:15p with the artists. Meet at the entrance to The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Mass Ave and walk around the sculptures that are installed on the plaza. The tour is free and open to the public. Jen Mergel Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the MFA and Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will make remarks at 3pm. Location: Mary Baker Eddy Library Bookstore.

Bag Lunch by Laura Evans

Each sculpture will speak to its architectural surroundings, activate the site that inspired it, and create a unique destination for the Boston community to see contemporary art. Following on the heels of the newly renovated Contemporary Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts and as a celebration of the newly designated statewide Fenway Cultural District, this exhibition carries forth the vision to draw attention to visual art of the moment and promote its prominent place in the life of the city.

Nave by Rosalyn Driscoll

We invite the public to enter, look, think, hope, dream, and be a part of the experience. Participating artists include: Gillian Christy, Murray Dewart, Donna Dodson, Rosalyn Driscoll,Laura Evans, Sally S. Fine, Chris Frost, Peter DeCamp Haines, Jim Henderson, Michelle Lougee,Nancy Winship Milliken, Andy Moerlein, Eric Sealine, George Sherwood, Margaret Swan, Marilu Swett, Leslie Wilcox, Joseph Wheelwright, and Andy Zimmermann.

Minoan Reflection by Sally Fine

Boston Sculptors Gallery was founded in 1992 by 18 prominent Boston-area artists to present and promote innovative, challenging sculpture and installations. It is the only sculptors’ organization in the country that maintains its own exhibition space. In twenty years the cooperative has held over 227 art shows and supported the work of 58 sculptors with work in 48 U.S. states and 36 foreign countries.

Grotto by Christopher Frost

Gallery members have received numerous honors including 81 residencies, 315 awards or fellowships, and 134 grants. Members have taught in 70 settings, generated 169 permanent public art works and 308 temporary public artworks, and are included in 1,100 private and public collections. Boston Sculptors Gallery articulates, challenges, and promotes the role of sculpture in the public sphere, in communities, and in the lives of individuals.

Inner Eagle by Peter DeCamp Haines

The Christian Science Plaza is a 14-acre pedestrian refuge amid the busy traffic patterns of Boston’s urban environment and attracts thousands of visitors each year from all over the world.

Three Bronze Trees by Jim Henderson

In the heart of the Plaza sits The Original Mother Church, built in 1894, and its domed extension, built in 1906.

Christian Science Coral by Michelle Lougee

The Plaza also includes an arboretum of linden, oak, and honey locust trees, a 686-foot-long reflecting pool, the children’s fountain, and the world-famous Mapparium™, the most popular exhibit at The Mary Baker Eddy Library. 

Arabesque by Eric Sealine

The Plaza has been influenced over the past two centuries by several architects, including Chester Lindsay Churchill in the 1930s and the firm of I.M. Pei & Partners and Araldo A. Cossutta, Associated Architects, in the 1970s and is a designated Boston Landmarks Property.

The Lighthouse by Nancy Winship Milliken

The Fenway Cultural District, the first Boston-based Massachusetts-wide Cultural District, is comprised of more than 40 cultural and academic institutions, community organizations and private residents and is managed by the Fenway Alliance, a consortium of 22 institutions.

Templum by Margaret Swan

The owner of the Christian Science Plaza, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, has always been active within the Boston community and was a founding member of The Fenway Alliance, the group responsible for the creation and organization of this cultural district.

Water form by Marilu Swett

VISITOR INFORMATION: The Christian Science Plaza is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Huntington Avenue, in Boston, MA.

Loving Stones by Joseph Wheelwright

Admission to this outdoor exhibition is free, and open to the public through October 31, 2013.

Sentinel by Leslie Wilcox

Exhibition catalogs will be available for purchase after June 6, 2013, from the shops at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston.

Liminal Bloom by Andy Zimmermann

Save the following dates for more Convergence events in June:

Wave Cloud by George Sherwood

 Saturday June 15th 11am "Kinetic and Monumental" Murray Dewart, Founding member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, and George Sherwood, notable public artist, will lead a conversation on the plaza about the 20th anniversary of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, the changing landscape of public art in Boston and their role in shaping the future.

One Bright Morning by Murray Dewart

Friday June 21st 8pm "An Arty Night Out! A Solstice Event"Join Artists Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson for a guided tour of Convergence on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, under a nearly full moon. 

Tiger Mother by Donna Dodson
New Hampshire sculptor, Andy Moerlein will be joined by Boston artist, Donna Dodson for a romantic stroll in one of Boston's architectural treasures. Plan an early dinner in the city and join us for our walk.

Poised by The Myth Makers: Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein
Saturday, June 29th 11am "Art, Architecture and the Landscape- a Conversation" Judith Tolnick Champa, Editor in Chief of Art New England and Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Director of the Fruitlands Museum of Art in Harvard, Mass. will discuss the challenges of curating in an urban environment.

Impossible by Andy Moerlein

Monday, May 6, 2013

Art in Nature

Visit the sprawling Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Mass. and enjoy the second Art-in-Nature Sculpture Competition. Ten talented sculptors have brought their work to Fruitlands. Winners will be picked in October and will include one chosen by a panel of judges and one winner of a popular vote. Be sure to pick up your sculpture map at the admissions counter and hand in your ballot at the end of your visit! May 11 - November 3, 2013

Fruitlands Museum,
Opening Reception May 11th, 1pm   

Sculptors will be on hand to discuss their work as we take a guided walk across campus to view the sculptures.                                              
Featuring: Gillian Christy, Scott Cunningham, Peter Dellert, Donna Dodson, Alicia Dwyer, Liz Fletcher, Philip Marshall, Geoff Nelson, Buddy Quinn, Jim Sheehan

Image: Elephant Oracle, 2013, Styrofoam, cement, paint, 8ftx4ftx4ft by Donna Dodson

The Elephant Oracle is the wise old one to whom we turn in times of confusion, doubt and indecision. The Elephant has a memory that never forgets. Perhaps it is a paradox that one who knows so much says so little. Yet, in its presence, we find the courage in ourselves to listen.

Update: Chris Bergeron featured this piece in a glowing art review, 'Sculptors transform bucolic Fruitlands into a contemporary sculpture park' for the Metro West Daily News , June 2, 2013.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

'A Collection of Storks'

Stork Enthusiast Piet de Bakker visits Stroomhuis to present
'A Collection of Storks'

May 11th - June 9th 2013
Opening reception, May 11th at 3pm

Stroomhuis Neerijnen,
Center for art, culture and landscape of the Riverland

This exhibition will take place during the stork season, when there are many stork nests in the landscape in Neerijnen. The show includes Dutch art, comprising more than 60 works of about 30, mostly professional, Dutch artists, complemented by stork artworks from the collection of the Piet de Bakker and made available by the artists themselves.

The aim of the exhibition is to promote the work of Dutch artists, to bring attention to the beauty of the stork as a dweller in the river landscape and to raise awareness about the preservation and the expansion of its habitat.
The show includes Peter Vos, Hetty Heyster, Ellen Baptist, Renze Koenes, Robin d´Arcy Shillcock, Jan Grotenbreg, Marja Vleugel, Erik van Ommen, Dirk Moerbeek, Theo van Hoytema, Louis Kalff (the famous Philips logo) , Ton de Laat, Hans Andringa and Donna Dodson.
The exhibition runs from 11 to 17 hours (except Monday) daily. I will have one work of art in this show- a watercolor, called 'Red Feet.'

Piet de Bakker has organized three previous exhibitions about storks. The first one was in the summer of 2007 in the Public Library of The Hague, Haegsche Règâh. The second one was in 2009 in Malpartida de Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain during the XXth Semana de la Cigüeña (20th Storks Week) there CrotorArte Holandés. The third and last time it was under the name: Holländische Klapperkunst from July 3rd to August 7th, 2011 in the Burg of the German town Storkow, near Berlin.