5 Things To Do This Week – 04/13/22
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*New Art Center hosts an Artist Talk with Marlon Forrester on Thursday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m. This virtual conversation is based on Forrester’s experiences of stepping through the looking glass of traditional artmaking into a new reality of NFTs and the Metaverse, reflections on his process and sale of his 1st NFT. Register here for a free discussion looking into the future of art.
*The Newton Art Association presents a virtual demonstration with collage artist Betsy Silverman on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. Watch as she works in a style she calls Fragmented Realism. Using discarded magazines Silverman creates multidimensional portraits, still lifes, cityscapes, and representations of New England – especially the Boston area. Zoom information here to learn more about Silverman’s style.
*The Scandinavian Cultural Center screens a black comedy Persona Non Grata on Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 pm. The meticulously structured life of hip young Danish author Laura or Irina as she now calls herself, (the superb Rosalinde Mynster) is rocked when she returns to her rural family after a long absence. Don’t be Persona Non Grata, get your tickets for the film here.
*On view at the Newton Free Library gallery now through April 28th is art by photographer Dominic G. Vecchione and painter Anna Goszczynska. Vecchione intertwines his skill as an architect with black and white images that demonstrate the graphic components of buildings. Goszczynska’s paintings depict the experience of being in a cherished place – real or imagined. Using color, form, and transparency of the medium, the images become abstracted landscapes. Visit the library to check out these incredible works in person.
*Drop in to the New Art Center Corridor through May 31st to view a gallery exhibit rooted in the concept of Healing Justice. Art as Salve showcases responses and interventions to generational trauma and violence with the hope of impactful change to mend our bodies, hearts, and minds. Visit the New Art Corridor in person or virtually here to see these introspective works.