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McMullen Presentation Highlights New England Artists

The McMullen Museum of Art hosted its second virtual presentation of the year from its Into The Collection series on Feb. 25. McMullen manager Rachel Chamberlain and assistant director Diana Larsen led this event featuring New England artists. 

Museum director and Boston College art history professor Nancy Netzer’s museum studies students prepared hypothetical exhibitions featuring pieces from the gallery’s collection. They examined five individual pieces, each student selecting their own painting of intrigue.

Larsen began the evening discussing painter Philip Leslie Hale. Hale studied art in Boston and New York before journeying to Paris in 1887, where he spent summers in Giverny with his good friend and fellow painter Theodore Earl Butler. Butler was also the son-in-law to Claude Monet, whose Impressionist landscape paintings influenced Hale’s own artistic style. 

“His paintings exhibit the characteristic bright light and broken brushwork of French Impressionism as well as plein-air subject matter,” Larsen said. 

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Artists create meaningful art at The Green Art House



Richard Stergulz, co-founder of The Green Art House and painting fundamentals instructor, teaches techniques in painting to student Linda Herzog at the Fallbrook workshop studio. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo

The Green Art House in Fallbrook was started with a twofold purpose in mind: to provide a teaching facility for artists of all levels and styles to create whatever they wanted and to be eco-friendly while doing it. Richard Stergulz and Leslie Sweetland co-founded the nonprofit about eight years ago with a vision to offer classes and events that promote art, art awareness and art education while encouraging and promoting public interest and understanding of art in its variety of forms.

Along with teaching art classes at the center, Stergulz is the Southern California host for an Australian-based YouTube art program called “Put Some Colour in Your Life!” that is hosted there by the program’s CEO, Graeme Stevenson.

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Art gallery to open at Empire Outlets, featuring works from local artists

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An art gallery is set to launch this weekend at Empire Outlets in St. George.

The space, which had been a storefront for U.S. Polo, will host “Kin•etiꓘ” beginning Saturday. The exhibit consists of multi-medium works from local artists throughout the five boroughs and the tristate area.

“It is more important than ever to support the local artists that make New York City the incredible cultural destination that it is,” said Joseph Ferrara, principal at BFC Partners. “Empire Outlets is proud to provide a space for artists to showcase their tremendous work and thrilled to add to Staten Island’s rising art scene.”

Empire Outlets art gallery

A gallery, promoted for its inclusivity, is set to launch at Empire Outlets in St. George March 6, 2021. (Staten Island Advance/ Victoria Priola)

Kiara Williams, aka Keys La’Ché, a Staten Island resident and recent Fashion Institute of Technology graduate, curated the gallery. In

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The NOTO Art Center’s ‘Art from the Heart’ show showcases local artists

Love is in the air at the NOTO Art Center. 

During the month of February, the art center’s new exhibit, “Art from the Heart,” will be on display in the Morris Gallery. It includes pieces from a variety of artists and businesses located in the arts district. 

The exhibit opened Friday and will be up until the end of February. The art center, located at 935 N. Kansas Ave., is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 

Artists who have pieces in the show include Gwen McClain; Barbara Waterman-Peters, owner of Studio 831; Larry Peters; Kathy Pflaum; Lisa Underwood, owner of Glass Station; Michaela Butterworth; Dave and Gloria Horn, owners of Donaldson’s Jewelers; and Denise Selbee-Koch and Jennifer Woerner, owners of Compass Point. 

This "Garden of Love" piece is on display as part of the "Art from the Heart" exhibit in the Morris Gallery at the NOTO Art Center.

The artwork that is part of the exhibit is mainly small pieces of work that “somebody could take as a forever

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