MCC Exhibitions

Whenever possible, we seek out opportunities to highlight MCC-honored artists in exhibitions, readings, and other public presentations. The following is a list of current and recent MCC presentations.

Current Exhibitions

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The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the New Art Center in Newton (NAC) join together to present the MCC Artist Fellows in Painting, Choreography, Drawing & Printmaking, and Traditional Arts. The exhibition will showcase a selection of the Commonwealth’s most talented artists working in a variety of disciplines. By bringing together artists from these four categories, the exhibition not only showcases a range of talents, but also explores the integral relations between media and movement, as well as traditional techniques and contemporary practices.

Massachusetts Cultural Council 2016 Artist Fellows Exhibition
New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
September 16 – October 15, 2016
Opening Reception: September 16th from 6-8PM
MCC Literary Fellows Reading Event and Dance Performance: Friday, September 30, 6:30PM

Past Exhibitions

Lisa Nilsson, Angelico (2012), colored mulberry paper strips and gilt-edged paper strips, 22x19x6 in
MCC Awardees in Crafts and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The New Art Center (NAC) will present the MCC Awardees in Crafts and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, September 18-October 17, 2015, at the NAC, 61 Washington Park in Newtonville, MA. The exhibition will showcase the MCC’s Artist Fellowships 2015 awardees – a selection of some of the Commonwealth’s most talented artists, and will be curated by NAC Exhibitions Director Kathleen Smith Redman. The exhibition runs September 18-October 17, 2015, with an opening reception on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 7-9 PM, and MCC Support for Individual Artists, a talk about state grants and services for artists, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7-8:30 PM. New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460. Learn more. Image: Lisa Nilsson, Angelico (2012), colored mulberry paper strips and gilt-edged paper strips, 22x19x6 in

Sean Greene's How Soon is Now
MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists in Painting
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The New Art Center (NAC) will present the MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists in Painting, October 28-November 15, 2014 at the NAC, 61 Washington Park in Newtonville, MA. The exhibition will showcase the MCC’s Artist Fellowships 2014 awardees – a selection of some of the Commonwealth’s most talented painters. The installation will be curated by independent curator, FLUX.Boston creator, and NAC Board member Liz Devlin in collaboration with NAC Exhibitions Director Kathleen Smith Redman. The exhibition runs October 28-November 15, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6-8:30 PM, at New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460. Learn more. Image: Sean Greene, HOW SOON IS NOW (2014), matte acrylic on canvas, 30×36 in

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MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists Photography Exhibition
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The New Art Center (NAC) will present the MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists Photography Exhibition, February 28-March 23, 2014 at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. The exhibition will showcase the MCC’s Artist Fellowships 2013 awardees – a selection of the Commonwealth’s most talented photographers. Opening Reception: Friday, February 28, 6-8:30 PM. Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 4, 11 AM. Learn more.

See artist profiles.

Image: Holly Lynton, Sienna Turkey Madonna, Shutesbury, MA (2010) Photographic c-print, 30×40 in

13 New and recent work by 13 Massachusetts Cultural Council Award Recipients in Painting and Drawing. June 2 – July 31, 2011. Opening reception Thursday, June 2, 5:30-8 PM. Artists’ Talk, 5-6 PM, featuring Cree Bruins, Jan Johnson, Yanick Lapuh, Joshua Meyer, and Michael Zelehoski. Tufts University Art Gallery, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA.

The 13 exhibiting artists include: Cree Bruins, Christopher Faust, Jan Johnson, Masako Kamiya, Yanick Lapuh, Joshua Meyer, Monica Nydam, Daniel Ranalli, Harold Reddicliffe, Matthew Rich, Cristi Rinklin, Evelyn Rydz, and Michael Zelehoski. Image: Yanick Lapuh, I Love You, 2011, wood construction/relief painted in alkyd oil, 52 x 46 x 2 ½ inches.

State of Art: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellows and Finalists
A Showcase of MCC’s 2008 and 2009 Painting and Crafts Fellows and Finalists
March 17-May 1, 2011, opening reception March 17, 6-8 PM
Concord Art Association
, 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA
We are thrilled to partner with the Concord Art Association (CAA) to present State of Art, an exhibition featuring the work of MCC awardees in Painting (from 2008) and Crafts (2009). 2008 Painting artists include: Sandra Cohen, Candice Smith Corby, Brian Corey, Joel Janowitz, Laurie Kaplowitz, Ilana Manolson, Todd McKie, Stephen Mishol, David Moore, Jack O’Hearn, Jim Peters, and Corinne Ulmann. 2009 Crafts artists include: Michael and Maureen Banner, Angela Cunningham, Janet Echelman, Chris Gustin, Tricia Lachowiec Harding, Robbie Heidinger, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Heather White, and Joe Wood. Image: Angela Cunningham, YELLOW NESTING SET (2007), Ceramics 6 in x 13.5 in x 13.5 in.

MCC Fellows at the Shipyard
January 5–February 20, 2011, opening reception January 8, 2011 4-6 PM
The Shipyard Gallery
, a satellite gallery of the South Shore Art Center, 18 Shipyard Dr, Hingham, MA
Five MCC Artist Fellowship Program awardees in Painting, Vico Fabbris (Fellow ’06), Christopher Faust (Fellow ’10), Joel Janowitz (Fellow ’08), Laurie Kaplowitz (Finalist ’08), and Anne Neely (Finalist ’10) are in an exhibition at the Shipyard Gallery in Hingham. Read about the show in the Boston Globe.

Image: Laurie Kaplowitz, DRAGONFLY MASK (2010), acrylic on canvas, 40×30 in.

2010 MCC Artist Fellows and Finalists Painting Exhibit
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA July 13 – August 8, 2010
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is proud to partner with the Cultural Center of Cape Cod for a small works exhibition featuring 2010 fellows/finalists in Painting. This exhibit will celebrate the work of artists Liza Bingham, Christopher Faust, Rebecca Doughty, Yanick Lapuh, Scott Listfield, Joshua Meyer, Anne Neely, Monica Nydam, Harold Reddicliffe, Matthew Rich, and Michael Zelehoski. There will be an opening reception Saturday, July 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Image: Harold Reddicliffe, PROJECTOR IN WINDOW (2005), Oil on canvas, 21×15 in


2009 MCC Artist Fellow and Finalist Photography Exhibit
Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA January 14 – February 27, 2010
arsenalARTS and the Massachusetts Cultural Council join to bring the 2009 MCC Artist Fellow and Finalist Photography Exhibit to Watertown’s Arsenal Center for the Arts January 14 – February 27, 2010. This exhibit will celebrate the work of local artists Eric Gottesman (Cambridge), Eirik Johnson (Boston), Robert Lewis (Lynn), David Prifti (Concord), Camilo Ramirez (Jamaica Plain), Irina Rozovsky (Boston), Vaughn Sills (Cambridge), and Joshua Winer (Boston). Exhibitions are free to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday noon to 8pm. Arsenal Center For The Arts is located 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The “meet the artists” reception will be held on January 21, 2010 from 5:30-7:30pm. For more information visit online at www.arsenalarts.org. Image: Camilo Ramirez, FLIGHT SUIT (2008) Archival Inkjet Print 16×20 in

Carlos Santiago Arroyo, La Mano Poderosa, Santo, The Most Powerful Hand (2003), photography by Jason Dowdle
Keepers of Tradition
Art and Folk Heritage in Massachusetts

May 18, 2008-June, 2009

The National Heritage Museum and the MCC proudly announce Keepers of Tradition: Art and Folk Heritage in Massachusetts, a major new exhibition opening May 18, 2008 in Lexington. The exhibition will feature over 100 works by 70 Massachusetts artists who preserve and revitalize deeply rooted traditions. Reflecting the populace of Massachusetts, their art takes many expressive forms, from Native American basketry to Yankee wooden boats, Armenian lace, Chinese seals, Puerto Rican santos, and Irish music and dance. Image: Carlos Santiago Arroyo, “La Mano Poderosa, Santo, The Most Powerful Hand” (2003), Tropical cedar, gesso, acrylic, 15 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 4 in. Photography by Jason Dowdle.

Alan Colby, 200 Heads from the Dorchester House, Jim (2005) En Mass
Boston Sculptors Gallery, May 21-June 22, 2008
Don’t miss En Mass, which features 2007 Sculpture/Installation fellows, presented by Boston Sculptors Gallery. Work by Alan Colby, Peggy Diggs, Matthew Hincman, Ariel Kotker, and Nick Rodrigues will show May 21-June 22. The opening reception is on June 6 (First Friday), 6-9 PM. (For a sneak peak of one of the artists, check out this post from guest blogger Ariel Kotker!)

Image: Alan Colby, “200 Heads from the Dorchester House, Jim” (2005), Carved limestone, life size

Anne Rearick, New Crossroads, South Africa (2006) Uncommon Denominator
Simmons College Trustman Gallery, April 28-May 30, 2008

We’re delighted to partner with the Simmons College Trustman Gallery to present the 2007 Photography fellows and finalists in Uncommon Denominator. Works by Ri Anderson, Claire Beckett, David Bookbinder, Stephen DiRado, Barry Goldstein, Adam Lampton, Rania Matar, Anne Rearick, Joshua Winer, and Tom Young will be on exhibit April 28 – May 30. Panel talk with Beckett, Matar, and Rearick on Tues., April 29, 4:30 – 6 PM, reception to follow. Image: Anne Rearick, “New Crossroads, South Africa” (2006), Gelatin Silver Print, 18″ x 18″

Sarah Slavick, Transeunt (2005) Painted Visions
ArtSpace Maynard, March 12-April 17, 2008
The MCC is honored to partner with ArtSpace Maynard, who will host 2006 MCC Painting Fellows and Finalists in Painted Visions. This show represents the third partnership between MCC and the exceptional ArtSpace Maynard (a repurposed schoolhouse converted to artists’ work and gallery space). Painted Visions features paintings by Thaddeus Beal, Ken Beck, William Ciccariello, Frank Egloff, Vico Fabbris, Janet Rickus, Sarah Slavick, and Lucy White. It runs March 12-April 17, opening reception March 15, 1-3 PM. Image: Sarah Slavick, Transeunt (2005), oil on wood, 72″ X 72″

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