School Gallery - Past Exhibitions

The Danforth Art School Gallery, located on the second floor in the school, hosts exhibits of advanced students, instructors and local artists.


Danforth Art School Faculty Exhibition

Danforth Art Faculty Exhibiton Fall 2015 in the School Gallery

Danforth Art School Faculty Exhibition, works created by Danforth Art School faculty

November 8, 2015–January 18, 2016

About the Exhibition

Danforth Art is pleased to present an exhibition of art work created by members of our Art School faculty. Our instructors are both trained educators, celebrated in the classroom, and talented artists, celebrated in museums and galleries throughout the region. Passionate about teaching and dedicated to creating room for the creative process in their classrooms, these faculty members will show art work representing a wide range of mediums and styles.

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Summer Arts Teen Exhibition

High School Art Exhbition Fall 2015 in Danforth Art School Gallery

Summer Arts Teen Exhibition, works created during the Danforth Art School 2015 summer program

September 20–October 30, 2015

About the Exhibition

Working with professional artists and college instructors at Danforth Art, summer high school students explored drawing, figure drawing, painting, collage, mixed media and fashion design. Students at all grades and levels learned different art practices, worked with a variety of materials, and some created works for their portfolios to apply to art schools. The Summer Arts Teen Exhibition is a celebration of the work created in Danforth art studios by these talented teens.

Instructors included Robert Collins (Rhode Island College, Montserrat College of Art); Brian Bishop, Catherine Carter, Ruth Scotch and Keri Straka (Framingham State University); Jill Pottle (RISD, Mass College of Art and Design); and Laraine Armenti (Wheaton College; School of Museum of Fine Art).

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Juried Student Exhibition

Juried Student Exhbition 2015

May 3—June 7, 2015

About the Exhibition

Danforth Art’s Juried Student Exhibition, a showcase of contemporary work created by our talented students, was on view from May 2–June 7, 2015. Juried by Jessica Roscio, Associate Curator, and Pat Walker, Director of Education, both of Danforth Art, the Juried Student Exhibition is held in conjunction with Danforth Art’s annual Juried Exhibitions Off the Wall and Community of Artists.. The Student Juried Exhibition is a celebration of the formation of an artist, and the joy and practice of art-making.

Works selected for Student Juried Exhibition 2015 [PDF]


Pat Walker has an MFA in Painting from Boston University, and taught in museums and colleges for over 20 years. She has served as Director of Education at Danforth Art since 2006, and was twice named Museum Educator of the Year by the Mass Art Education Association.

Since joining Danforth Art in 2011, Jessica Roscio has curated acclaimed exhibitions of contemporary photographers and the retrospective exhibition Barbara Swan: Reflected Self, and has co-curated the ongoing exploration of The Expressive Voice with Director Emerita Katherine French. Roscio received her Ph.D. in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.

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2015 Faculty Exhibition

2015 Faculty Exhibition     2015 Faculty Exhibition

2015 Danforth Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring work from over 25 teaching artists

March 1–April 12, 2015

Members Only Reception

Saturday, March 14 \ 6–8pm
This reception is sponsored in part by Panopticon Imaging.

About the Exhibit

Danforth Art is pleased to present an exhibition of art work created by members of our School faculty. Our instructors are both trained educators, celebrated in the classroom, and talented artists, celebrated in museums and galleries throughout the region. Passionate about teaching and dedicated to creating room for the creative process in their classrooms, these faculty members will show art work representing a wide range of mediums and styles.

Participating Faculty

Angela Ackerman
Andrea Alyse
Tyson Andree
Laraine Armenti
Susan Bauer
Carol Blackwell
Wilber Blair
CB Bradley
Sharon Carloni
Catherine Carter
Robert Collins
Jill Curtis
Suzette Durso
Leigh Faramarzpour
Nan Hass Feldman
Margaret Gerding
Martha Gold
Charles Guay
Paul Hackett
Ron Krouk
Michelle Lougee
Dustin Neece
Susan Parker
Nan Rumpf
Ruth Scotch
Sarah Tomkins

Click here to view Faculty bios. Want to see more? Examples of faculty artwork will be available on our Facebook page.

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Recent Paintings:
Catherine Carter and Robert Collins

Catherine Carter, Scribble 4     Robert Collins, Vertical Movements

Catherine Carter, Scribble 4, acrylic on canvas.                                     Robert Collins, Vertical Movements, mixed media on panel.

January 4–February 12, 2015

About the Exhibition

Artists Catherine Carter and Robert Collins—long-time, celebrated Danforth Art faculty members, and professional colleagues—speak the same artistic language.  Come view recent paintings by two artists who both favor a stark black-and-white palette and abstract shapes defined by strong lines. Carter’s calligraphy–inspired loops stretch across the canvas, while Collins’ solid, layered forms carve into deep space.

Robert Collins is an abstract and figure painting instructor at Danforth Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, who studied at Boston University with Philip Guston and has exhibited extensively in New England.

Carter is teaching watercolor workshops this winter at Danforth Art, and has extensive previous professional experience teaching at Framingham State University and the Worcester Art Museum in addition to Danforth Art.

The two have worked in the same studios at Danforth Art for over ten years, and co-curated an exhibition of Small Works by students in the School Gallery in 2013. For additional information please see Catherine Carter or Robert Collins, on the faculty page.

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Ceramics Program Show and Sale

Featuring Works by Danforth Art Students and Faculty

Ceramics Program Show and Sale 2014

Works by Danforth Art Students and Faculty

November 17–December 19, 2014

About the Exhibition

Danforth Art was pleased to exhibit in the School Gallery works created by the students and faculty of Danforth Art School's ceramics program. The show is a celebration of the dynamic and functional works of art that can be created from clay. On view was an array of ceramic platters, fanciful mugs, elegant vases, whimsical teapots and other unique creations. Through the exhibition and sale of their work, Danforth Art is delighted to recognize the talent and unique voice of our ceramics community.

Works for Sale

All works are available for sale. Prices are set by the artists; a portion of proceeds will benefit Danforth Art. Works must be paid for in full before they are released to the purchaser, and may be purchased in the School Office.

About the Ceramics Program

With 10 electric wheels and large tables for hand building, students can choose from 5 stoneware clay bodies and over 20 glazes and slips. The ceramics program at Danforth Art is both a learning environment and a welcoming, artist-centered community for both students and faculty. More than 35 clay classes for all ages are offered annually for students of all levels of experience from absolute beginners to experienced artists, and one-day workshops are a great introduction to the medium.

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Student Juried Exhibition

May 12–June 14, 2014

About the Exhibition

Danforth Art’s first ever Student Juried Exhibition, a showcase of contemporary work created by our talented students, was held May 12–June 14, 2014. Juried by Katherine French, Executive Director, and Pat Walker, Director of Education, both of Danforth Art, the Student Juried Exhibition was held in conjunction with Danforth Art’s annual Juried Exhibitions Off the Wall and Community of Artists.. The Student Juried Exhibition is a celebration of the formation of an artist, and the joy, and practice of art-making. Selected Artists and Works for 2014 Student Juried Exhibition [PDF].


Danforth Art’s Executive Director Katherine French has been recognized by the New England Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) for curatorial excellence and named Best Curator of Locally Made Art at the New England Art Awards.

Pat Walker has served as Director of Education at Danforth Art since 2006, and was twice named Museum Educator of the Year by the Mass Art Education Association. Read Pat Walker’s Juror Statement [PDF].

Special Events

Danforth Art is celebrating Summer Juried Exhibitions — Off the Wall, Community of Artists, and our first Student Juried Exhibition — with a FREE Open House celebration on Sunday, June 8 from 12–5pm. Come and enjoy spotlight talks with exhibiting artists from 1–4pm, Hands-on activities (Exhibition BINGO and Mural Mashup) from 2–4pm, and faculty demonstrations of painting and clay techniques from 2–4pm. 

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Painting a Series

Patining a Series - the work of six Danforth Art students

Clockwise from upper left:  Judy Schneider, Tom Sullivan, Lucille Nava, Shannon Astolfi, Marjorie Anderson, Sandra Simoes

March 7–April 6, 2014


Thursday, March 13, 6–8pm

About the Exhibition

Danforth Art School Gallery is pleased to present the work of six Danforth Art students who are each exhibiting a series of three to eight works created in response to the class, Painting a Series. Under the direction of artist and instructor Nan Hass Feldman, students were directed to choose a theme, a medium or mediums, and a technique to focus on to develop a cohesive body of work—one where each idea could evolve and inform the works that followed. Many of these ideas were inspired by museum visits, art historical references, demonstrations, and individual and group critiques.

Exhibiting artists are: Sandra Simoes, Lucille Nava, Marjorie Anderson, Shannon Astolfi, Judy Schneider, and Tom Sullivan.

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On the Starting Blocks

Teen Docent Collaborative Wall Hanging
with artist Merill Comeau

On the Starting Blocks - Teen Docent Collaborative Wall Hanging with artist Merill Comeau - 2013

On The Starting Blocks, Danforth Art Teen Docent Collaborative Wall Hanging with artist Merill Comeau, 2013

January 8–February 17, 2014

About the Exhibit

On the Starting Blocks is a collaborative piece created by exhibiting artist Merill Comeau and the teens in the Danforth Teen Docent training program during the summer of 2013. Currently on view in the Museum’s Swartz Gallery, Comeau’s work explores both the creation of a beautiful Garden of Eden of tomorrow from the refuse of today and the seductive moment between light and dark. In preparation for the teens to speak knowledgably about this work, Comeau led the group through her process of brainstorming ideas, creating materials, and creating a piece of art.

The process: The group first brainstormed a list of times they metaphorically hover between darkness and light. Examples included: when juggling workload of AP classes, at the start of race when standing on the starting blocks, and when driving a car. Next, the Teen Docents came up with colors representing their feelings at those moments. Comeau taught the group her techniques of creating materials including deconstructing discarded garments to create yardage, applying paint to fabric, and block printing patterns. To create the final piece, teens assisted Comeau in laying out the materials the group created into an abstracted landscape. After Comeau completed sewing the construction, the teens had an opportunity to embellish the resulting mural with thread.

Also on view are cloth samples and photos showing the processes of direct painting, block printing, resist and Thermofax screen printing.

About the Artists

Danforth Art Teen Docents: Mary Abrahamyan, Rebecca Andrews, Emily Collins, Annie Dumas, Lindsey Hart, Eryn Hopper, Thomas Leacu, Jack O’Connor, Julia Pearson, Stephanie Van Riet, Andrea Wong, Alexander Yakovlev Loga.

Merrill Comeau’s exhibition, Fragments of Eden, is on display in the museum’s main galleries, November 17, 2013–February 23, 2014.

Meet Merrill Comeau and Learn More About Her Process

Artist Talks

Sunday, January 26, 3pm
Wednesday, February 12, 12:30pm

Ladies Night Out (Fabric Painting)

Thursday, January 30, 7–10pm (learn more)

Fabric Painting and Printing Techniques Workshop

Saturday, February 8, 9:30am–4:30pm (learn more)

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Small Works

Curated by Catherine Carter and Robert Collins

Lisa Gabrielle Russell, Intonation #206

Lisa Gabrielle Russell, Intonation #206

November 3–December 15, 2013


Wednesday, November 6, 6:30–8:30pm

About the Exhibit

This exhibit was composed of artworks selected by Catherine Carter and Robert Collins. Both curators are on the faculty at Danforth Art. Catherine currently teaches Beginning Painting; Robert teaches Abstract Painting, Pushing the Boundaries, Figure Painting: Real and Abstract, Professional Development for art teachers, and Sculpture.

Featured Artists

Laraine Armenti
David Baggarly
Catherine Carter
Cheryl Clinton

Robert Collins
Meredith Fife Day
Catherine Kehoe
Gabrielle Mossa

Lisa Gabrielle Russell
Janine Schmitt
Patrice Sullivan

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2013 Faculty Exhibition

Lynne Damianos, Industrial Rust, Photograph

Lynne Damianos, Industrial Rust, Photograph

September 8 - October 28, 2013

About the Exhibit

This exhibit featured selected works created by Danforth Art adult education faculty, who teach classes and workshops in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage.

Participating Faculty

Carol Blackwell
Wilber Blair
Catherine Carter
Robert Collins
Lynne Damianos

Todd Danforth
Dara Goldman
Nan Feldman
Ron Krouk
Michelle Arnold Paine

Susan Parker
Nan Rumpf
Ruth Scotch
Tracy Spadafora

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Framingham High School Visual Arts Spring Show

Framingham High School Visual Arts Spring Show - artist Mary Gonzalez Framingham High School Visual Arts Spring Show - artist Rebecca Patterson Framingham High School Visual Arts Spring Show - artist Cordelia Jones

Left to right: work by artists Mary Gonzalez, Rebecca Patterson, and Cordelia Jones

May 5 – 31, 2013

Opening Reception

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2 – 3:30pm

About the Exhibit

This exhibit features award-winning art work done by Framingham High School students from the Scholastic Art Competition 2013.

Participating Artists

Andrew Atkins
Lauren Backus
Patricia Bianco
Zachery Bolanes
Kerri Budge
Brianna Castoldi
Rogerio Cupertino
Brendon Curtis
Andrew DaCosta
Kaylin Downing
Emma Foynes
Emily Frank
Adam Garlicki
Cameron Goddard

May Gonzalez
Hodan Gudal
Katie Hagerty
William Hansen
Lindsay Hitrys
Jasmine Hoffmeister
Faith Hornor
Cordelia Jones
Christine LaBelle
Elise Lenzi
Samantha Leo
Victoria MacDonald
Jessica Meek

Amanda Miranda
Andrew Mooney
Emely Morillo
Angie Oquendo
Rebecca Patterson
Tristen Perez
Ruth Perlov
Erika Puumala
Maria Quijano
Caitlin Riley
Samantha Robles
Meiriele Rodrigues
Derick Romero

Gabriella Roque
Allyson Rothenberg
Peter Salib
Icaro Santos
Hillary Scott
Miranda Snow
Jake Stetson
Karla Turcios
David Welch
Claire Whall
Julie Woodhouse
Naomi Zahler
Gena Zuliy

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15 Artists/13 Lessons from George Nick

15 Artists/13 Lessons from George Nick

Left to right: Kelley Harwood – Lesson 12, Gene Mackles – Lesson 6, Diane Charyk Norris – Lesson 7

March 3 – April 28, 2013


Saturday, April 6, 2013, 6 – 8pm

About the Exhibit

George Nick

George Nick

On view in the Danforth Art School Gallery are over seventy paintings created by fifteen teachers and artists, who recently revisited value, color, paint handling, and composition in a painting seminar taught by renowned painter and master teacher George Nick. In a thirteen-week class, Nick distilled key problems he’s explored during his past fifty years of teaching. It was a unique opportunity for participating artists to work with a renowned teacher and partake in the tradition of William Merritt Chase, Charles W. Hawthorne, and Edwin Dickinson.

Students’ independent responses to Nick’s assignments, done from observation, were critiqued each week in Nick’s Concord, MA, studio. All participants saw their work, and the works of their colleagues, transform over the course of this theoretical, practical and creative master class.

George Nick's art is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Hirshhorn Museum; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.; Danforth Art; and many public and private collections. He has taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for over thirty years.

Nick’s work is on view in a group show, April 7 - May 24, 2013, in the museum galleries of Danforth Art.

The Class

Jeremy Durling
Rick Fox
Juliana Gamble
Kelley Harwood
Robin Herr
Jill Hoy
Ron Krouk
Gene Mackles
Richard McElroy
Janice McQuaid
Carrie Nixon
Diane Norris
Lena Sirota
Mary Taggart
Cynthia Wick

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Cathleen Bradley - Mum’s the Word
Cathleen Bradley, Mum’s the Word
Mixed Media

November 8 – December 15, 2012

Reception  November 18, 2 – 4pm

Divergent thinking defines Cathleen E. Bradley’s mixed media art. It’s her natural inclination to be curious, try new techniques and think of different ways to use objects. Each composition on view holds two common threads: the physicality exerted in the process and the exploratory road-trip to visualize it. Discarded objects and vintage graphics and text are given a second life in her constructions and assemblages.

Cathleen Bradley is part of the Danforth Art School community, most recently working with instructor Louise Melton. Her work has been exhibited in the Danforth juried exhibitions, Off the Wall and Community of Artists. She brought her west coast east 21 years ago and can be reached at studiocb.blogspot.com.

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Katherine Miller - Crocus
Katherine Miller, Crocus
Acrylic, Charcoal on Paper

September 9 – October 28, 2012

Closing Reception  Sunday, October 28, 2 – 4pm

Meet Katherine Miller at the Danforth’s Free Fall Family Day
September 9, 1 – 4pm

This body of work is Katherine Downey Miller’s meditation on internal, natural energy using imagery, remnants of imagery or color choice based on nature and landscape.

“I paint because it is the most intuitive and effective form of communication for me. When my mind is in a creative, uninterrupted intellectual flow, I feel at peace, and am drawn to the pure organic quality of paint, to the feeling of the paint, and to its many colors. I make decisions about imagery by considering the honesty and purity of color and try to create paintings that capture visual and emotional moments. I create composition upon composition, movement upon movement and transparencies. I turn paintings in different directions to create a new abstract language to work from. Building up, constantly reworking, reorganizing - the work becomes an investigation of form and content.”

Katherine currently teaches studio classes in watercolor and landscape painting at the Danforth’s Art School. She has exhibited her work in Massachusetts, New York and Italy, and is represented by Galatea Fine Arts in Boston, MA. See her faculty bio for more information.

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David Ratner
David Ratner, American (1922 – 2005) Still Life with Tensor Lamp, n.d., Oil on Canvas
Collection of the Danforth Museum and School of Art, Gift of Woolsey Conover

DAVID RATNER : Artist and Teacher
May 2 – June 16, 2012

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March 7 – April 11, 2012

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Louis Pepi

Work by Louis Pepi

January 9 – February 12, 2012
Reception Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m.

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Ceramics Exhibit and Sale - Fall 2011
Work created by students and faculty in the School's ceramics program.

November 9 – December 16, 2011

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Art work created by local teachers in Danforth Professional Development classes.

Work created in Professional Development studio classes

September 11 – November 6, 2011

The art on exhibition was created by local art teachers in Danforth professional development classes, where they focused on new ideas or explored unfamiliar materials or techniques that they could take back to their classrooms. See additional exhibit installation pictures at Catherine Carter's Teaching Blog.

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Amazonia, by Janine Schmitt, oil on canvas, 52x48

Janine Schmitt, Amazonia, oil on canvas, 52"x48"

JANINE SCHMITT The Portrait of the Mind
April 19 - May 27, 2011
Reception Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 6 - 8 p.m.

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Juried exhibition of works by printmaking students from twenty New England colleges

February 27 – April 10, 2011

Learn more about the Arches Student Print Exhibition at the Danforth.
Learn more about this exhibition from the Boston Printmakers website.

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Exhibition of current work created by Danforth Museum School Faculty

                     Participating faculty:  Carol Blackwell Catherine Carter, Robert Collins, Lynne Damianos,
                     Nan Hass Feldman, Lisa Houck, Aija Kusins, Laurel MacDuffie, Louise Melton, Zach Pelham,
                     Nan Rumpf, Ruth Scotch, Margie Sisitsky, Tracy Spadafora, and Lois Tarlow

January 10 – February 6, 2011

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2010 Museum School Holiday Sale - Danforth Museum School

Original artwork by faculty, staff, students and local artists, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, cards, more!

November 13 – December 19, 2010

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Beets - A Danforth Museum School Gallery show - October 2010

Using vegetables as a theme, these exciting artworks were created by Danforth Museum School students
on the morning of October 1, 2010, in the Advanced Abstract Painting class,
inspired by the beautiful drawings of Cynthia Maurice (exhibited Fall 2010 in the Museum).

October 2 – October 30, 2010

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Works by Students of Louise Melton
June 1 - 25, 2010
Reception Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 7 - 9 p.m.

Read more about this exhibition in the document, Acrylics - The Plastic in “Plastic” Art by Louise Melton [PDF].

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Teen Docent Art Show - Works by 2009-2010 Danforth Museum Teen Docents

Works by 2009-2010 Danforth Museum Teen Docents
May 8 - 23, 2010
Reception Saturday, May 8, 2010, in conjunction with Teen Art Night

Visit the Museum School Gallery and discover the diverse talents of the Danforth Teen Docents. This exhibit shows a range of work, from figure drawing to digital graphics, and more! Participating Teen Docents currently attend Algonquin Regional High School, Framingham High School, and the Cambridge School of Weston.

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Abstract Painting - student works from Robert Collins' classes at the Danforth Museum School

Works by Students of Robert Collins
March 10 - April 24, 2010
Opening Reception Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 7 - 9 p.m.

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Douglas Lack - Works on Paper

Works on Paper
January 5 - February 21, 2010
Opening Reception Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 6 - 8 p.m.

Douglas Lack began his professional life as a Graphic Designer after earning a BFA degree from Massachusetts College of Art. Several years later he was inspired to become an art teacher, then went on to earn a Masters of Art and Teaching degree (MAT) from Tufts University and the School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He continues to take course work in educational theory as well as studio art. Many of the drawings in this exhibition were created in Professional Development classes that he took at the Danforth Museum School.

Doug currently teaches Visual Arts at Holliston High School, where he helped steer the creation of STUDIO 370, the HHS Art Gallery. He has spoken at the NEAA Convention in Boston, and has been on the Advisory Board of The Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. He is currently on the Education Advisory Council of the Danforth Museum of Art.

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2009 Museum School Holiday Sale - Danforth Museum School

Paintings, Watercolors, Pottery, Fiber Art, Jewelry, More!.
A wonderful sale of art created by students, teachers, and local artisans..

November 7 - December 13, 2009

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Small artworks created by students, teachers, members and local artists
September 13 - November 1, 2009
Opening Reception  Danforth Museum of Art Open House, Sunday, September 13, 1 - 4 p.m.

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Framingham High School Photo 2 & 3 Exhibit May 2009

Works from the Framingham High School Photo 2 and Photo 3 classes
May 12 - 20, 2009
Closing Reception Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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Enhancing Jewish Education Through the Arts
May 2 - May 9, 2009

An exhibition of student work, the result of a pilot program to enrich the Jewish experience of MetroWest children by integrating the visual arts in the teaching of Jewish history, tradition and culture.   

Classroom teachers from Jewish schools in MetroWest participated in a 5-part professional development program at the Danforth Museum of Art.  The following topics were included: introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies, working with visual learners, art as text, Boston Expressionism and other art movements that reflect 20th century Jewish immigration and culture in Boston, and hand-on studio work.

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Sculptural Drawings by Teen Docents
March 11 - April 21, 2009

Working with artist Julia Shepley, Danforth Teen Docents used transparencies and multiple perspectives to create layered sculptural drawings. The ethereal structures find their counterpoint in a frenetic mural created in collaboration with artist Debra Weisberg. “Drawing” on the walls with black contact paper, the Teen Docents explore the architecture of space.

See sculptural drawings by Debra Weisberg and Julia Shepley in Material Drawing, on view in the Museum March 7 - May 17, 2009.

Danforth Museum Teen Docents working with Julia Shepley
Danforth Museum Teen Docents working with Julia Shepley

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Works from the Danforth Museum School
February 3 - March 7, 2009

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Framingham High School Photo 2 Exhibit January 2009

Works from the Framingham High School Photo 2 class
January 7 - 14, 2009
Reception Wednesday, January 14, 6 - 8 pm

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Holiday Sale in the Museum School Gallery

A wonderful sale of art created by students, teachers, and local artisans in the Museum Store and Museum School Gallery.
November 21 - December 21, 2008

Sale hours extended!
The Holiday Art Sale in the Museum School will be open during school hours on December 22 and 23 and on Monday - Wednesday, December 29 - 31, 2008.

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     Michael T. Kachanis, Tevukas

        October 16 - November 15, 2008
        Opening Reception Saturday, October 18, 1 pm - 3 pm


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Works by Danforth Museum School Students, Fall 2008

Works by Danforth Museum School Students
September 7 - October 8, 2008
Opening Reception September 7, 2008, 3 - 4 p.m.

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Click here for a list of the exhibited artists.
June 1 - August 8, 2008

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Works created by Advanced Students in Laurel MacDuffie's classes
April 14 - May 25, 2008

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February 1 - March 27, 2008

Clara Kent Dennison, Just Below the Surface         Clara Kent Dennison, All the Essentials
Just Below the Surface                                      All the Essentials

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by Advanced Watercolor Students

December 7, 2007 - January 28, 2008

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Works created in the Danforth Museum School's Advanced Collage class
    with instructor Carol Blackwell

Participating artists Nadia Irish, Karyn Koulopoulos, Julia Leney, June Levinson,
    Laurie Leavitt, Sheila Mann, Gail Mathot, Carol McMahon, Diane Ruark, Helen Russell
October 19 - November 30, 2007

Sheila Mann, Dream Catcher, collage

Sheila Mann, Dream Catcher
24.75" x 35" Framed

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Artwork Created at the Danforth Museum School
September 9 - October 14, 2007
Opening Reception  Sunday, September 9, 2007, 2 - 4 p.m.

An exhibition of artwork by advanced adult students, high school portfolio students, and work done in the professional development classes during Summer 2007 — including portrait and figure, landscapes, still lifes and abstractions in oil, acrylics, watercolor, and charcoal.

Selections from Advanced Student Exhibition, Fall 2007

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Recent Work
May 1, 2007 - May 29, 2007
Opening Reception Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 6 - 8 p.m.

Cherie Clinton, Acrylic and Mixed Media      Carol O'Malia, Tilt, oil on canvas, 72" x 32"

               Cherie Clinton, Acrylic and mixed media      Carol O'Malia, Tilt, oil on canvas, 72" x 32"

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Spirit Vessels
April 4, 2007 - April 28, 2007
Opening Reception Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 6 - 8 p.m.

Carolyn Kiefer, Suspended, watercolor

Suspended watercolor, 42"x 28"

Carolyn Kiefer is an emerging artist. This is her second show at the Museum School Gallery. Her latest work is based on Han Dynasty tomb vessels and ancient Neolithic pottery. She uses water color wet into wet a hair dryer, colored pencils and large hake brushes.

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March 1, 2007 - March 30, 2007

    Richard Widhu, Berber Fragment, Acrylic, sequins, plaster on wood, 24"x24"

Berber Fragment Acrylic, sequins, plaster on wood, 24"x24"

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January 20 - February 26, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday, January 20, 2007, 2 - 4 p.m.

Exhibition in the Danforth Museum School Gallery    Gwendolyn Holbrow, Reflection

Light and sound echo through this reflective installation in the Museum School Gallery at the Danforth Museum of Art. Visitors are invited to enter and reflect as well. See also the artist's Web site, www.gwendolynholbrow.com.

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New Instructors
November 25, 2006 - January 9, 2007

          Robert Collins, Woodland 3

Robert Collins, Woodland 3, Acrylic on wood, 12" x 12"

Wilber Blair and Robert Collins are new instructors at the Danforth Museum School. For more work by Robert Collins, see www.robertcollinspaintings.com.

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GOING THE DISTANCE: Collage and Assemblage
October 3 - November 4, 2006
Opening Reception Saturday, October 14, 2006, 3 - 5 p.m.

Carol Blackwell

Lost in Translation, Box Assemblage

The box assemblages are part of an ongoing series that has engaged the artist over many years and reflect an abiding interest in the mystery of commonplace objects whose identity and meaning are transformed by their enclosure in contained space.  Blackwell, a teacher at the Danforth Museum School, will be teaching two classes during the winter 2007 semester:  Collage in the 21st Century and Assemblage: Art of the Found Object.

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Natural Forces
September 5 - September 30, 2006
Opening Reception Sunday, September 10, 2006, 1 - 3 p.m.

Peggy McClure

Storm, mixed media

Artist's Statement “In a process that mimics the natural forces of weathering and erosion, Peggy McClure covers her images with layers that conceal, destroy, and become something new. She paints over photographs or handwritten text. Pieces of images and text work their way in; paint is scraped away in places to reveal the underlying image. And, as with the covering and uncovering by natural forces, bits and pieces float to the top.”

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June 3 - 30, 2006

Rhonda Pearle, Tracks at Coolidge
Rhonda Pearle, Tracks at Coolidge

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March 2 - 30, 2006

Jodi Colella, Evening Approaching
Jodi Colella, Evening Approaching

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February 2 - 28, 2006

Ed Segarra, Susi
Ed Segarra, Susi

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January 27 - February 28, 2006

Jean Wiecha, Under 1-95
Jean Wiecha, Under 1-95, oil on canvas, 24" x 40", 2005

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