ARTmonday: Piñata-Inspired Installation at the Pru

Have you walked into the Prudential Center lately? Next time you’re at the Apple Store, cross the street and have a look. Boston-based public art organization Now + There has kicked off its 2020 season with a temporary, site-specific, and very colorful installation.

¡Provecho! by Justin Favela, which hangs from two towering windows facing Boylston Street, is joyous. The piece, inspired by piñatas is an ode to Boston’s Latinx culture. It is meant to evoke “the happiness, fulfillment, and pleasure we experience after sharing a good meal with family and friends.”

Justin Favela, a Las Vegas-based artist of Guatemala-Mexican-American heritage spoke with Afro-Latina, agitator, activist, and Boston City Councilor, Julia Mejia on The Art People podcast. Listen  here.

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

¡Provecho! by Justin Favela through Now + There at Prudential Center, Boston through March 2020.

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ARTmonday: Center for Maine Contemporary Art Auction

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, is a really great contemporary arts institution in Rockland, Maine, that supports local and national emerging and established contemporary artists who have associations with Maine.

CMCA’s Art You Love Auction is online now via Paddle8. Bidding opened on February 14 and closes on Friday, February 28, at 5 p.m. Some pieces are affordable artworks. Proceeds from the CMCA auction support its contemporary art exhibitions and educational programming.

Here’s a sampling of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art auction offerings:

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Abstract Painting

Kate Russo, Odd Couple #4, 2013
Oil on panel, 6 x 6 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Still LIfe Painting

Tracy Miller, Blackberries, 2019
Oil on canvas, 10 x 10 in

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Woodblock Print

Meghan Brady, GG, 2019
Woodcut on kozo, Edition of 10, 10 x 8.5 in

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Abstract Painting

Peter Halley, Exchange, 1996
Screen print with texture plate, 52 of 100, 22 x 30 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Fiber Arts Mixed Media

Gail Skudera, Portrait VWoolf/Desert Bloom 3, 2018
Loom woven-photo & color print on paper with cotton, linen, & chenille fibers
8.5 x 11 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Still Life Painting

Jenny Brillhart, Jade, 9:55am, September, 2019
Oil on Yupo paper, 26 x 20 in 

CMCA Paddle8 Contemporary Art Auction Landscape Painting

Greta Van Campen, August Greens, 2019
Acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 in 

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ARTmonday: Michele Poirier-Mozzone’s Underwater Artworks

Massachusetts-based artist Michele Poirier Mozzone  will be showing “Fractured Light,” a series of oil and pastel paintings of figures under water, at Paul Dietrich Gallery at CambridgeSeven in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020.

Poirier-Mozzone’s underwater artworks were inspired by watching her daughter swim in a pool. She was intrigued by the beautiful quality of the light and distortion of the figure. According to an article in Cape Cod Life, Poirier-Mozzone shoots underwater with a GoPro camera to capture inspiration images. She infuses her underwater paintings with color, rather than retaining the predominantly blue tones of the original situtions.

The Taunton-born artist, who attended Emmanuel College in Boston, spends summers in Falmouth and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design’s Continuing Education Program and the Providence Art Club.

Exhibition: March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020
Artist Reception + Talk: March 19, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Paul Dietrich Gallery at CambridgeSeven
1050 Massachusetts Ave # 51, Cambridge, Mass.
Underwater Paintings By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Rush, 2020, pastel, 12×12

Underwater Paintings By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Sidekicks, 2019, oil on canvas, 36×36

Underwater Art By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Gypsy, 2019, oil on canvas, 36×36

Underwater Artwork By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Opus, 2019, pastel, 14×24

Underwater Swimmers Artwork By Michele Poirier Mozzone

With Purpose, 2020, oil on panel, 24×12

Artist Michele Poirier-Mozzone is represented by Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI and The Drawing Room, New Bedford, MA .

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ARTmonday: Edgewater Gallery

Edgewater Gallery, which has outposts in Middlebury, Vermont and Stowe, Vermont, as well as Bozeman, Montana, has opened at the Boston Design Center. Hilary Norod, who is an abstract artist herself and a dream to work with, heads the Boston location. Offerings include a selection of abstracts, still lifes, landscapes, and portraits that are accessible and still feel very fresh.

Before continuing onto a sampling of works by ten artists represented by Edgewater Gallery, I’d like to invite you to a pop-up event by Edgewater Gallery hosted by a friend of mine at her home near Davis Square, Somerville, MA, this coming Saturday, September 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please email me (stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com) or Hilary (hilary [at] edgewatergallery-vt [dot] com) if you’d like to attend. Hope to see you there!

Edgewater Gallery Boston Still Life

Karen O’Neill

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Artwork

Claire Desjardins

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape Art

Homer Wells

Edgewater Gallery Boston Streetscape Art

Scott Addis

Edgewater Gallery Boston Still Life

Jill Matthews

Edgewater Gallery Boston Seascape

Alexis Serio

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape Art

Matt Brown

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Art

Jane Davies

Edgewater Gallery Boston Impressionist Landscape

Hannah Bureau

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Artwork

Galen Cheney

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract

Michelle Kishita

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape With Houses

Sage Tucker-Ketcham

ARTmonday: Lee Essex Doyle Chimera at Childs Gallery

My very dear friend, artist Lee Essex Doyle is exhibiting her newest work at Childs Gallery in Boston in a solo show called Chimera. Lee is many things—mother, friend, artist, and traveler. Her wanderlust defines her style and her work.

Lee excels at capturing the essence of a place in her delicately and boldly colored and detailed works, which depict architectural impressions of her journeys, from India to Greece to  Italy to Havana.

Here is a sampling from the beautiful show:

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Santorini Sky

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Hockneys View

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Mykonos Memories

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Bethesda By The Sea

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Illumination

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Echoes of India

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Cloistered Sea

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Cerulean Star

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Minaret Memories

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Mediterranean Night

Chimera by Lee Essex Doyle at Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston through August 30, 2019.