|Molly Hatch at the MFA|
Up near my old stomping grounds of Boston, a 45 minute drive from Providence, there are some other happenings that aren't on the guide. One is "Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who recently had a large expansion to the facility. After you leave one of my old places of employment (yep! I was a Member and Visitor Services Rep!), head on over to another. I worked at The Potters Shop inside of Gorse Mill Studios, and the gallery at GMS is hosting an exhibit of clay artists from Massachusetts, The Diverse Vessel. The opening reception is the last day of NCECA, March 28.
If you aren't heading to The Potters Shop building for that exhibit, or John Baymore's workshop, or my workshop (you're a hard sell, aren't you?), you HAVE to go for the books and videos! If you are interested in clay and books to any degree, I promise your jaw will drop when you see the selection. No matter what type of clay book you are interested in, you will find yourself a fix. Instructional, historical, rare/out of print, biographies, even fictional involving a clay theme. In the thousands of titles there, you will find something to be insanely excited about.
|DeCordova Sculpture Park|
If you're around the weekend before NCECA starts up, CraftBoston Spring is being held. Taken from the website, "Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston Spring and Holiday are New England's premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. This twice annual, well-established show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood." Sounds like something crafty folk may enjoy as well! There's a bonus: I will be exhibiting at the event for the first time! Come say hello, see some of my work, and meet before NCECA just down the road!
Stay tuned for Part Four in the Insider's Guide series, where traveling in the area will be discussed. If you'd like to catch up on Part 1: The Environment, and Part 2: Food and Drink, follow the links to get up to speed with the NCECA tips. And if you've got another event or place of interest to share, please do!