Somerville Open Studios (Massachusetts)6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA | Studio #16Sat. & Sun. May 2nd & 3rd | Noon-6:00 PMHundreds of Artists and studios in one large buildingDon’t miss this rare opportunity – a 2-day open studio event featuring the wildly original mixed media art of Jeff Roberts!Meet the Artist and view new work including original assemblage art, collage art, original photography, prints, and ACEOs. See samples at www.artflit.comSee More
Please join me and many other talented artists at the artists' reception for the Newburyport Art Association's 2014 Regional Juried Show. It's free. Sunday 4/27 from 3-5 PMNewburyport Art Association 65 Water Street Newburyport MA 01950My recent mixed media work, Saint Lucy is on display.See More
November 30, 2013 at 12pm to December 1, 2013 at 5pm
Open Studio 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday & Sunday Nov. 30th & Dec. 1st.Lots of original assemblage and collage works plus gift items: note cards, ACEOs, exhibition catalogs, bonsai pots, jewelry boxes. All affordable and all original works. Park on the street in the back and use the back door. Serving warm beverages and home made gingerbread. Just drop by and say, "Howdy."See More
October 23, 2013 at 10am to November 2, 2013 at 4pm
Show and Sale of Original Paintings, Photography, Prints, Cards and Fine Crafts Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Nevins Memorial Library Great Hall, 3rd floor 305 Broadway – Rt. 28, Methuen, MA 01844 Artist’s Reception October 24, 2013 ~ 6:30 to 8PMSee More
I am, first, a poet. I create visual “poem objects” that, I hope, convey messages or feelings with visual poetics: analogy, metaphor, rhyme and alliteration of color and shape, juxtaposition, and things left unsaid.
The original spark between artist, art, and audience is as whimsical and unpredictable as it is between humans. Who knows why we are initially attracted to a piece of art. As with people, the first reaction is usually to some physical feature. Something either affects us or it doesn’t, and that is perfectly acceptable. We explore. We discover. We winnow. A poem or a piece of art needs to hit us somehow before we move deeper into it. When I finish a piece of my own or discover work by others, either art or poetry, and that piece really works for me and on me, I have the urge to windmill my arm like Pete Townshend. It's what drives me and keeps me up at night and gets me up in the morning. I believe that any form of art is only successful if the work turns a common item or idea into an uncommon one – creating not only the poem or poem-object, but some form of emotional power chord. Or sometimes just the sense - or possibility - of that kind of alchemy.