Category Archives: First Thursday

First Thursday Art Walk: November 2nd 6-8 PM

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Join us this Thursday, November 2nd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 8pm! Work from our featured artist, Joni Lohr, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: November 2nd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Joni Lohr

My love of photography came from my dad. He was always taking photos of family events, and I had to do the same. I started with a Kodak Brownie camera and eventually graduated to an instamatic. The photos weren’t great technically, but I had memories that I could look at over and over again.

In my early 20’s, a friend gave me a Yashica-Mat Twin Lens Reflex camera. I had no idea what I was doing, but went to a local park and took pictures of trees, the terrain, and two young boys who were playing there. I loved the clarity of the photos, discovered I had an eye for composition, and fell in love with capturing the world around me, especially the people. Fifty years later, I’m still indulging that passion, although with more sophisticated equipment.

My most recent obsession is photographing abandoned buildings. Returning to visit family in Detroit where I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, I see the ghosts and remnants of the powerful factories and dense, lively neighborhoods of my childhood. It has made me contemplate, in the world and in my own life as I get older, what remains and what is lost. There is a spirit that remains in these places and these objects, magic totems that resist the rust and rot of their circumstances. Everywhere I travel, I look for lost buildings to save in photographs.

My work has been exhibited at the Morini Gallery, the Charles Fine Arts Gallery, JP Open Studios’ Art Projections (Juror’s Choice Award), Unlimited Sotheby’s International Jamaica Plain, Menino Art Center, TILL Wave Gallery, Gallery 160, and Fusco & Four Modern.

jonilohr@gmail.com
www.jonilohr.com
On Facebook: Joni Lohr Photography

 

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

First Thursday Art Walk: October 5th 6-8 PM

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Join us this Thursday, October 5th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 8pm! Work from our featured artist, David Dauer, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: October 5th 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About David Dauer

This group of paintings at Sotheby’s begins with free-flowing drawings with some topic in mind at a subconscious level, which evolves into a dialogue of the human experience. Lately religious and political events have become quite evident. Fish usually inhabit my canvases. I’ve come to realize that they, in many cases, are my personal eyes on the events.
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As a youth I would go to the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and sit for countless hours looking at Paul Gauguin’s “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” This one painting had a profound affect on me. Others who helped shape me were Morris Louis, Stuart Davis, and Milton Avery.

With all the lessons of my past I am intent on being my own person and not influenced by the trends of today or even yesterday. My old professor/mentor, Edward Togneri (UMass Dartmouth) always told me to follow my heart and let the SELF come out in my work.

COLOR, COLOR, COLOR. STORY, STORY, STORY.

Truth in myself.

Hopefully these paintings show this and will be a stepping-stone for my future work.

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

First Thursday Art Walk: September 7th 6-8 PM

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Join us this Thursday, September 7th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 8pm! Work from our featured artist, C.J. Lori, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: September 7th 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About C.J. Lori
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C.J. Lori is an oil painter living in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her work reflects her interest in literature, anthropology and psychology, as well as an abiding fascination with the natural world. Often called “Neo-surrealism” or “magic realism,” Ms. Lori’s paintings explore the complex relationship between humanity and the environment. She exaggerates or distorts color, form and composition to emphasize sensations that are often contradictory: clarity and mystery, excitement and sorrow, beauty and decay.

Ms. Lori’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New England, and in New York and Chicago. She had a solo exhibition, C. J. Lori: Come Fly With Me, in June, 2017 at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. Her work has been shown at the Danforth Museum in Framingham in OFF THE WALL, Community of Artists, and Figure, Fantasy and Illusion, Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection. In 2007, she won first prize in Paint!, a national exhibition juried by artist Gerry Bergstein at the South Shore Arts Center.

Committed to art activism, Ms. Lori served in 1997 as First Vice-President of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, and for several years as President of the Boston Chapter. Ms. Lori is represented by Galatea Fine Art in Boston and 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington. Her other interests include reading (especially Henry James), traveling, watching professional football, and walking her dog.

 

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

First Thursday Art Walk: August 3rd 6-8pm

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Join us Thursday, August 3rd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artists, Andrea Potter and Angela Mark, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: August 3rd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Andrea Potter
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I am a local artist who paints and draws using a variety of media, including gouache, acrylics and oil pastels. I tend to favor landscapes populated with human elements and artifacts. Lately I have been exploring nocturnal scenes. I’ve found oil pastels to be a perfect medium for rendering this elusive and mysterious time—allowing for sources of light (both on and off paper) to coexist with objects and figures residing in deep blue and green shadow. I also find oil pastels to constitute an interesting marriage of drawing and painting. I happily share studio space in Hyde Park with two other artists.

About Angela Mark
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Angela studied art at the New England School of Art & Design and at The School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA. Since the early 1980s Angela has been in exhibits in Europe and throughout the US. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The International Electrographic Art Museum, Cuenca, Spain, Wadsworth Library, Hartford, Conn, the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Museum, Miami, Florida, University at Buffalo, NY, Sandoz Pharmaceutical, NJ and the Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DCAlso an illustrator, her work has appeared in many publications including the New York Quarterly Book Review, The Science Fiction Eye, Spirit of Change Magazine and Inequity Press.

 

Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of the arts and our local artistic community. We feature rotating works of art every month, beginning with an event open to the public on that month’s first Thursday. If you would like to buy featured works or see your own work featured, please contact us at marketingteam@unimitedsir.com.

First Thursday Art Walk: July 8th 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, July 8th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, James Austin Cole will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: July 8th 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

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Artist’s Statement

“I like the idea of being an artist out of time, somehow transported to this century like a modern day Rip Van Winkle.”

James studied traditional painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, which has a long and great history of figurative painting. He loves art of the Victorian era, particularly the academic painters in 19th century France. His paintings follow the Classical methods taught over a hundred years ago, that are now out of vogue.

Even though his work at first glance seems very traditional, his influences are anything but. Even his most figurative paintings will have something of the bizarre or grotesque.

His most recent series is pure pop! Pop and nothing but the pop! Pop goes the Pez. Andy Warhol had his soup cans, James has Pez. What could be more fun than Pop Art? When it’s Pez! Forget the soup cans – Pez have come to life to delight and entertain you.

Pez makes the world go round.

Contact: jamesaustincole.comjamesac38@yahoo.com | 617.272.0053

First Thursday Art Walk, May 4th 6-8pm

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Join us Thursday, April 6th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Petr Metlicka, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: May 4th, 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

Petr Metlicka was born in Prague, Czech Republic; now living and creating in Boston. Learn more about Petr at metlicka.zenfolio.com

 

First Thursday Art Walk, April 6th 6-8pm

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Join us Thursday, April 6th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Tammy Ricker, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: April 6th, 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Tammy Ricker

gallery shot of me with paintingPainting for me is a way to explore my inner world of feelings,  consciousness and reason. Working intuitively with color and  line I work the surface, sometimes applying many layers, letting  each painting assert itself. Inspired by everything related to  nature, sometimes shapes appear that remind me of fragments of the world around us, leaves, flowers, water, sky, buildings, even people. For me this represents the quest for balance between the inner and outer worlds. The underlying focus that ties it all together is an interest in connections – connections to ourselves, to each other and to the world as a whole. My paintings are a deeply personal and intuitive expression of the times we live in and it is my hope that they will continue to evolve from a deeper place that will evoke a state of reflection through which the viewer is transported momentarily and returns enriched.

After studying painting and sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston I lived and worked for many years in Jamaica Plain. My studio is now located in a beautiful coastal town in southern Maine. Also, an avid Instagrammer, you can see more of my daily practice here: @tjr111

First Thursday Art Walk, March 2nd 6-8pm

IMG_1393Join us Thursday, March 2nd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Jenni Plym, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artist!

When: March 2nd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Jenni Plym

jenniWhen I was 9, my cool older sister started doing pencil drawings of models from fashion magazines.  I was impressed, so I started copying her.  I found I had a talent for it.  In high school, aside from sports, my elective of choice was independent art.

Then college began, where I majored in psychology and set art aside for the better part of 13 years.

The summer of 2010 marked the resurgence of my life as an artist.

My favorite visual art forms are dance, painting, and drawing, and I know I’m seeing something I like when, at a glance, I’m flooded with an emotion.  Sometimes the emotion is generated by the mood of a piece; other times I’m inspired – brought to tears by the sheer skill and time it takes to execute what I’ve just seen.

That’s what I’m out to create with my art: emotion without desire… a daydream… images that arrest people’s attention, and generate an experience or a new thought.

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Enjoy.  Contact me about any piece you would like to purchase or commission.  And thank you!

Jenni Plym
617.818.8639
jplymart@gmail.com
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artfinder.com/Jplym

First Thursday Art Walk, February 2nd 6-8pm

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Join us Thursday, February 2nd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Joann Boback, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: February 2nd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

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About Joann Boback

Thru the inspiration of the postwar artists I face my own limitations and barriers; as well as my creative skills. The desire to overcome one’s limitations is only magnified by the time spent doing it. Style develops from your inner self as it relates to your life and I am constantly digging deeper.

Represented at:
Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford
Galatea Fine Art, Boston
deCordova Corporate Loan Program

Learn more at joannbobackart.com or email her at joannboback@gmail.com

 

First Thursday Art Walk – November 3rd, 6-8pm

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Join us Thursday, November 3rd, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artist, Julie Gray, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: November 3rd 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

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About Julie Gray

Julie creates her white line prints with a focus on the feeling and expression of an object or scene rather than on creating a realistic re-creation. She has been working in the white line print medium for about 5 years. Julie studied the method of printmaking under Kathryn Smith at the Provincetown Art Museum. While she has spent a lot of time working in watercolors, Julie was drawn to the white line method for its process and physical aspects; creating an image, transferring the image to wood, and finally printing the image from the wood block.