Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Unbound Artists at the Brighton Arts & Crafts Fair Dec. 1

At the annual Brighton Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am 4 pm,  Unbound Visual Arts will have table to showcase the art of many of its current artist members.  It's also a great opportunity for the general public to get to know Unbound Visual Arts.  The artists represented include Ronni Komarow, Ruth Rieffanaugh, Sarah Berry, Fran Gardino, Christine Winship, Susan Loomis and John Quatrale.   Unbound's display is being organized by Founding Member Karen Smigliani.  Louise Bonar, Clerk of the Board of Directors, will be assisting Karen.

New Exhibit - Nadia Richman: "Skyscape Drama" Opening Dec. 8

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. and the Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library in Oak Square are pleased to present the fine art exhibition, Nadia Richman: “Skyscape Drama”.   This solo exhibition opens on December 6 and runs through January 5.   The public opening reception and discussion with the artist is on Saturday, December 8 from Noon – 2:00 pm.
The exhibition includes original oil paintings on the theme of dramatic and glorious skies that the artist has captured in painting changing cloud formations above ocean beaches and landscapes.  Nadia uses her paintbrush to illuminate and contrast majestic skies throughout the day and night and creates brilliant colors as well as threatening darker storm scenes.  In total, the exhibition presents a group of paintings that are recognizable natural scenes to everyone.   But her use of different oil textures, colors and brush strokes, as well as the natural skyscapes themselves, help present a sense of abstraction. She starts with a photograph “to capture the moment and not be overpowered by the image” before her thus “trapped by trying to depict it realistically.” All the paintings are steeped in drama and mystery and serve to reveal and elicit many emotions and feelings from the exhibition viewer, just as Nadia had intended.

Nadia Richman, of Brighton, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Clark University. She also attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and The Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. Most recently, Nadia has continued he art training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  She has exhibited in several group exhibits in the Boston and the Washington DC area.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Unbound goes to Allston Open Studios

Unbound Member Karen Smigliani (r)
Unbound Visual Arts had a strong presence at the 26th annual Allston Arts District Open Studios. Unbound set up a display in Christine Winship's station on the 3rd floor of 119 Braintree St. with membership applications. Unbound representatives talked to dozens of artists and art supporters about the new organization.  Representatives over the two days included Ronni Komarow, Karen Smigliani, John Quatrale, Christine Winship and Louise Bonar.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sarah Berry: "Telephone Relics" has a big opening

The Sarah Berry: "Telephone Relics' exhibit had a big opening reception on Sat. Nov. 3rd at the Faneuil Library Art Gallery. It is the fifth exhibit at this location presented by Unbound Visual Arts.  At least 50 people came to the opening to enjoy the fine art photographs and a brunch reception (generously provided by the Faneuil Library).  The artist Sarah Berry was on hand to talk about the 18 photographs and the theme of "phoneless" telephone booths from all over the world. There was strong agreement that the exhibit told a convincing story about how telephone usage as changed and left these remaining "artifacts" that most of us walk right past on a daily basis.   The exhibit runs through Nov. 30 and has been recommended by both the Boston Globe and