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First Thursday Art Walk, June 1st 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, June 1st, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artists, Wendy Gonick and Michael Shores, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When: June 1st 6-8pm
Where: 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
What: Art, Refreshments and Fun!

About Wendy Gonick

Wendy Gonick is a visual artist and graphic designer living and working in Arlington, MA. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a member of the Concord Art Association and has participated in group exhibitions
throughout the greater Boston area.

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“Each of my collages develops organically—from the hunt for the perfect images and scraps of paper, to the dance of moving the pieces around, to the moment when the collage begins to reveal itself, to the final decision to glue the pieces into a cohesive whole.”

My focus is creating works on paper, and I have spent the past few years concentrating on collage. Enticed by the possibilities hidden in found imagery, my goal is to distill each bit down to distinct portions in order to create unexpected juxtapositions that seem both natural, surprising and in some cases whimsical.

Themes include interstellar landscapes, surreal compositions, imaginary devotional figures, and a new direction utilizing vintage postcards. Named the Travelogue Series in reference to the inclusion of old postcards, I enjoy the challenge of integrating these time-worn artifacts into my work, giving them a new life and letting them communicate once again.

Contact:  wgonick.ebsqart.com | wendyg_tabularasa@comcast.net | 781.643.1056


About Michael Shores

Michael Shores has been an exhibiting artist since 1974. He ran two art galleries, created American Living Magazine and has performed music extensively. His artwork has been featured in numerous books and magazines and is in many museum collections. He lives and works in Boston, MA.

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What types of visions are conjured up while staring at a wall covered in bird droppings? Da Vinci pondered this as well as Salvador Dali and maybe every other artist with half a soul. With my paintings I attempt to give form to those entities that only can be viewed by a  certain kind of creative being.

My visions are not just a product of my imagination but a representation of a real place, an otherworld. When I am creating an automatic drawing, a painting or a piece of music I go into a trance-like condition. Only in this manner can I access those entities in the otherworld.

In the process of creating this type of art I am not even consciously aware of what I am doing, although the meaning of it becomes clear later. This is not “planned art” but one that evolves naturally.

The Otherworld is not a place to escape to but a place to learn from. Just because these beings are not human does not mean that they cannot teach us things. The creatures which inhabit my paintings are certainly otherworldly if nothing else.

Contact: sharkartstudios.com | sharkart@earthlink.net

 

 

 

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
jplymart.com
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.

First Thursday Art Walk – October 6th, 6-8pm

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

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

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About Joni Lohr

Joni has been a photographer for 48 years. Her interests are varied but she carries camera everywhere and photographs everything.  Joni has always loved photographing people and documenting events, but has recently discovered abandoned buildings and a whole world of photographers who capture these structures that once were and are on the way to being no more. This month Joni presents her photographs in a show entitled, “Abandoned & On the Street”.

 

Supporting the Jamaica Plain Art Scene

September is one of our favorite months as we celebrate local artists in and around Jamaica Plain at two local events.

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We’re proud sponsors of the Gallery for the month of September, which includes an Opening Reception being held on Friday, September 2 from 6-9pm and Gallery blitz during JP Open Studios on September 17th and 18th. Learn more here.

 Jamaica Plain Open Studiosjpos

 

Later this month, often called one of the most Family Friendly arts events, The Jamaica Plain Open Studios’ (JPOS) annual celebration of the arts in Jamaica Plain will be held on September 17 and 18 from 11am-6pm. The event gives the public and artists an opportunity to connect, converse and deal in art works. Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty will be hosting several artists throughout the weekend. Learn more here.

Also, don’t forget to stop by our JP Office at 673 Centre Street for First Thursday on September 1st from 6-8pm. Food and refreshments will be provided and you’ll see work from our featured artists.

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First Thursday Art Walk – August 4th, 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, August 4th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artists, Tamara Safford and Maggie Carberry, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

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

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About Maggie Carberry

Whether it involves a visit to another country or her own back yard, Maggie Carberry’s work begins with a camera and a journey. A native of Pelham, New York, Carberry moved to the Boston area by way of Washington DC, London, and Brasilia. Time spent abroad has influenced her work to include themes of travel, movement, and daydreaming. She is fascinated by the way printmaking processes can be used to transform a photograph. Additional layers of media help to turn her images into work that reflects a passing of time.

Artist Statement

In 2010, I began focusing on my Daydream Dwellings series where I am working to “re-build” urban landscapes one architectural detail at a time. I believe that repetition in architecture can be used to facilitate daydreaming much like a mandala is used to facilitate meditation. Although meditation is a deliberate act, while daydreaming tends to be accidental, both allow you to take a break from the noise of the world in order to clear your mind and ultimately refocus.

Since moving away from the city in 2014, I have begun to include more themes of nature in my work.  Whether it is a view of a city, foreign land, or the pond behind my home, I hope that my re-imagined landscapes give the viewer a personal portal to their most peaceful daydreams.

Contact Maggie Carberry at:
c 857.225.1327
maggie@maggiecarberry.com
maggiecarberry.com

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About Tamara Safford

Tamara lived in NYC through college but she did live in Switzerland and Austria for part of her high school education. She attended Columbia University, The New School for Social Research for her first B.A. in literature and then moved to Boston to attend Mass Art for a second B.A. in Fine Art. Her working career began in publishing and academic administration. After many years of working in day cares, Tamara decided to apply to Mass College of Art where her work with child art then became her major. Loving stop animation the most and enjoying drawing, she decided to change her major from Art Education to Open Major.

Tamara’s work has appeared in Open Studios as part of the Jamaica Plain Artist Association, the Roslindale Artists Association, and recently Hyde Park Artists Association at the Menino Art Center. The Association was on exhibit at Boston City Hall’s Scollay Square Gallery. Recently, she has been working with Bostongreenfest.org on a mural which will be part of their celebration of the environment this August 19-21 at Boston City Hall.

Artist Statement

I chose to share how I see the environment that I am surrounded by as I have lived in Roslindale for nine years, Jamaica Plain for fifteen years and Newton Highlands for nine years (in reverse chronological order). I emphasize the landscape or overview of the Arboretum where I photographed trees as a “treespotter”, the jamaica pond walks,the gardens and pleasantries of the earth as I have lived here upon it. There are some of my opinions, whimsy and love of folklore included in drawings as I very much love to draw. All of these artworks have been rendered in the last five years.

Contact Tamara Safford at:
c 617.276.2285
tamsaff@yahoo.com

tamarasafford.com

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First Thursday Art Walk – July 7th, 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, July 7th, for the Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk from 6-8pm! Work from our featured artists, Leonie Little-Lex and Nicole Gsell, will line the walls while we mingle and snack. Stop by and meet the artists!

When:
July 7th 6-8pm
Where:
673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
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(dis) connect explores themes of interconnection and isolation through specific archetypes. Gsell’s nostalgic and often abandoned houses touch upon the need for home, while Little-Lex’s body of trees speaks of intricate bonds in the human condition. Each focusing on individual subject matter, both Gsell and Little-Lex examine what means to be (dis) connected: (from) to civilization, communication, and others.

Léonie Little-Lex Bio
Léonie Little-Lex moved to Boston ten years ago to pursue her artistic career. She holds two degrees from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (BFA in Illustration, 2009, Masters of Arts in Teaching, 2012). She has exhibited in Boston, Salem, and Cape Cod, and has taught a wide variety of art classes and workshops to all ages. Little-Lex currently lives in Brookline and continues to work as both an artist and educator. In addition, she is the Studio Coordinator for the Brookline Arts Center, and was highlighted in their recognition for best children’s art classes by Best of Boston® 2015 magazine. Most recently, she was featured in Cape Cod Art® Magazine as an emerging artist, and is currently showing in the “All Aboard” exhibit at the Post Office Gallery in Truro.

Learn more at leonieart.com

Nicole Gsell Bio
Nicole Gsell graduated Rhode Island School of Design, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Illustration and a Concentration in English in 2010. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Originally from Long Island, New York, Gsell moved to Boston in the Fall of 2010 to pursue a career in publishing. She was the Creative Director for independent children’s book company Pinwheel Books, now located in Miami, Florida. Gsell has illustrated 3 children’s books, her most recent book, “Spit and Sticks” available nationwide. Gsell continues to teach and show her work as a fine artist. Along with Little-Lex, her work is currently being shown in the Post Office Gallery in Truro, as part of their “All Aboard” exhibit. She is also showing in the nationally juried “Gravity” exhibit at the Brookline Arts Center.

Learn more atnicolegsell.com

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