Fifth Annual Narrows Poster Exhibition

This highly anticipated annual exhibition features affordable fine art and gig posters by three renowned graphic design artists.

Participating artists include:

Dan McCarthy | East Falmouth, MA

John Solimine | Spike Press | Brooklyn, NY

James Weinberg | Weinberg Art & Design | Somerville, MA

 

Dan McCarthy is an artist based in Massachusetts who works predominantly in the medium of screen printing, pen and ink illustration and mixed media painting. He studied drawing and printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated in 1999 with a focus in screen printing. He has had solo shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Dan’s artwork often focuses on quiet landscapes with a subtle narrative and the cyclical nature between life and death. Presently, Dan works in his studio in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. You can find him at www.danmccarthy.org

Spike Press is the studio of John Solimine, an independent illustrator and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2002, John has proudly worked with such clients as American Express, Nike, The Washington Post, and Conan O’Brien. His work has been featured in Communication Arts and Print Magazine. John’s first children’s book will be published in 2018. You can find him at http://www.spikepress.com

James Weinberg is a Boston based illustrator and designer. His work can be seen on everything from bookcovers, cider labels, silkscreen band posters and murals. He is inspired by silkscreen printing, fauna and flora, saturated colors and pattern design. You can find him at http://www.weinbergdesign.com

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The National – John Solimine

MOON DUO – James Weinberg

All Was Right With the World – Dan McCarthy

 

 

 

Fall River Portraits – 2017

This is the third Fall River Portraits Photography show. The exhibit features photographs of the people and neighborhoods by UMass Dartmouth and Diman Vocational Regional students, and winners of the “Nature in the City” photography contest.

“Making Things” ~ College and high school students have been visiting and photographing the production areas and workers in over 20 locally-owned businesses. Their photographs depict the making of everything from shirts, hats, uniforms, bags and jackets to nuts and bolts, machinery, furniture, mattresses, musical instruments, jewelry, and dental implants.

“Nature in the City” ~ This portion of the show will feature the contest’s prize-winning photographs, showcasing Fall River’s incredible, but often unseen, natural resources. People of all ages who either live, work, or go to school in Fall River are eligible to submit their images of natural beauty in the city. This contest is organized by the Friends of the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail and UMass Dartmouth.

Click here for contest submission information.    Submission Deadline: May 1, 2017

The exhibit is made possible by grants from the University of Massachusetts President’s Office and UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Civic Engagement.

The public is invited to the opening reception on June 3rd from 1-3pm. Come and enjoy the photographs, refreshments, music, and to hear the announcement of contest winners.

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1st image: “Erika” photo by Cheyenne Tavares
2nd image: “Seth in Mills” photo by Nick Simbro
3rd image: “Nature in the city” photo by Kathy Duclos
4th image” “Korber Hats” photo by Erica Hammond

Carving in: A menagerie on leather and clay

Animals are a source of sustenance and awe. They are domesticated and feared, symbolic and totemic. For leatherworker Casey Gunschel, animals are her medium and often her muse. For potter Ann Schunior, they are a connection to indigenous cultures around the world. Using traditional techniques unique to each medium, both artists carve richly decorative surfaces that reflect a shared reverence for the animals.

Casey Gunschel is a Massachusetts based artist. Her tooled leatherwork is a culmination of years spent as painter, wallpaper designer and theater prop maker, merging both illustrative and sculptural skills to create works of leather art. Straddling the boundary between fine and functional, Casey creates commissioned furniture and wall installations for her architectural clients as well as large, illustrative tapestries for the fine art world. Her work has been featured in many design publications to include Elle Décor, the New York Times and Luxe Interiors, and has been represented in both solo and group showings in New York, Chicago, LA and Paris.

Ann Schunior’s work is inspired by traditional crafts around the world. Her pottery forms come from the unfailing shapes of simple functional ware, but their surface designs come from animal imagery on petroglyphs, wood carvings and fabric paintings of traditional cultures. Ann has traveled widely, primarily in West Africa, to meet craftspeople that still work in the old ways. She’s as excited by indigenous architecture, weaving and fabric dyeing as by traditional pottery. She aims to incorporate the imagery from traditional media onto clay without losing their original vitality.

(Click on Images to Expand) Top Images left to right:
Saggar vessel with mountain goats
7.5” hi x 8×8
Ann Schunior

“Salad Days, When We Were Green in Judgement, Cold in Blood”
2012     Cow hide and beeswax     5’ x 7’
Casey Gunschel

Bottom images left to right:
Wading bird platter
14” diameter x 2”
Ann Schunior

“EDO”
2013   Cow hide, beeswax, 100% felted wool backing     5’ x 7”
Casey Gunschel

Artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, May 6th from 1:00 – 4:00. Admission is free. The public is cordially invited.

Season Pass Raffle Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announce the lucky winners of our Season Pass Raffle!
1ST: Dennis Quinn
2ND: Kevin Donahue
3RD: Dave Allen
4TH: Pamela McNulty
5TH: Jill Munch
6TH: Maggie Morales
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who took part in this annual fundraiser.

Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band 11/10/16

“What’s in a name…?” So mused the bard, and all too often the name doesn’t do justice to the subject. Not so with this Vermont octet. Kat herself, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. Continue reading

TIMELINE: Celebrating the Narrows

An exhibition that tells the story of a visionary with great dreams and the camaraderie and tenacity of the many hard-working volunteers who helped and help make the dream come true.

From the first open-mic performance to sold out concerts featuring some of the greatest names in music, from the foundation in visual arts in the stunning Renaissance Gallery on Martine Street to the beautiful Narrows Gallery on Anawan Street, from the original Random Acts of Kindness spirit to an acclaimed performing and visual arts organization with a strong community focus and commitment, the story enfolds. And the best is yet to come.

“TIMELINE: Celebrating the Narrows” is a photographic, video, audio and narrative exhibition that tells the incredible story of the Narrows Center for the Arts.

David Wax Museum 12-29-16

“Suz and I started this band as friends,” says David Wax, “but now we’re married and have a child and have our family on the road with us. The stakes are different.” Those stakes are what lie at the heart of David Wax Museum’s fourth and boldest studio album to date, Guesthouse (to be released October 16 on Thirty Tigers).