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City of Boston Exhibition Highlights for December 2015

December 4, 2015

Arts and Culture

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MassArt 3rd annual Massachusetts College of Art & Design Student Art Exhibition

11/16-1/15  3rd Floor Scollay Square Gallery

“Born of a spirit, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is the nation’s first independent public college of art and design—and the first art school to grant a degree.”

Just in time for the holidays the exhibition will showcase the talent and creativity of the students that currently attend this world-class art & design college. Curated by Elizabeth DiCicco, who organizes the Mass. Art Holiday sale every year, the exhibition will feature paintings, graphic design, sculpture, and jewelry.

In the Can… Mayor’s Gallery 5th Floor

December 2- January 15th, 2016

This is a curated selection of works by Joanne Kaliontzis created from can labels. The exhibit features newer pieces that were made while at a residency at the Tides Institute of Art in Eastport, Maine in 2014. Eastport Maine was once the sardine capital of the world. The artwork was created from some of the hundreds of sardine labels that were part of the Tides Institute’s collection from surrounding local canneries. The Diana Series is a tribute to Joanne’s Greek heritage and was made from a can of Kalamata Olive Oil found in a specialty store. Alaska Sockeye Salmon pieces were inspired from a search for an iconic image of the fish –the one that seems to appear on all cans of salmon. Mackerel was made years ago for an “Art in the Windows” exhibit sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council. Joanne was given a Korean grocery store as a venue and wanted to use something from their shelves for the art.

The Boston Illustration & Concept Art Group

 December 1 - 31, 2015 4th Floor Mezzanine

 The Boston Illustration & Concept Art Group is a community of passionate artists who all share a mutual love of the entertainment industries, storytelling, learning, and creating. Our group meets at least once per month for different kinds of events that range from talks given by a featured artist, live demos, workshops, work reviews, sketching excursions, to gallery shows! We welcome anyone who works with any medium to attend our events. Whether you’re a working professional, a hobbyist, student, or even an enthusiast of the arts, we’re sure you’ll have a great time meeting the varied and skilled local artists from all around the Greater Boston area (or wider if you don’t mind coming out to see us!)