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Appetite - four day exhibit, report from the scenes

Appetite  - four day exhibition in Melrose, MA featuring my work and my friends Patti Brady and Catherine Bertulli.

Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Curator - Fitchburg Art Museum, had this to say about Appetite  
Appetite begins with instinct and results in vibrant, playful excess. Catherine Bertulli hosts the artist-organized pop-up exhibit in her large studio in Melrose, MA. Each artist toys with the seduction of the surface such as the draw of bright colors. Bertulli’s monumental towers are impressive illusions, shimmering columns of gold, turquoise and other brilliant tints. They are eye-catching objects. Yet the aniline dyes are fugitive­­–presenting only impermanent effects–and they are hollow, only a shell of architecture. Adria Arch’s palette too confesses her interest in forcing the unexpected through experimentation–freezing a mark in time and then responding to it, and intuitively combining fields of color with shapes and patterns. Her paintings are pleasurable in their leg…
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Appetite

I am delighted to invite you to see some of my new work and that of two friends, Catherine Bertulli and Patti Brady, in our pop up exhibition, Appetite, Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6 at 10 Vine Street in Melrose, MA.



Catherine and I have known each other since the 1980s and recently reconnected. Patti Brady, who lives in South Carolina, has been my boss in the Working Artist Program at GOLDEN Artist Colors since 2010. These women are kick-ass artists, and I am thrilled to be sharing this pop up experience with them.

We'd love to see you on opening night, Thursday May 4, from 6 to 9 for light refreshments and artist talks.

We are open daily from 3 to 7 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 10 Vine Street, Melrose, MA.




Saturday, May 6, come see our panel discussion, Art, Sex, and Democracy, moderated by Mary M. Tinti, former curator at Fitchburg Museum of Art, and panelists Elisa Hamilton, Kledia Spiro, Silvia Chavez Lopez, Nayda Cuevas, and Kathleen Volp. These Boston based w…

Salon Show at Abigail Ogilvy

I am delighted to be participating in this strong show at Abigail Ogilvy, Boston MA. My piece, Plunk, is featured. The show is on view through January 29, 2017.


Vis-a-Vis at Arthouse1 Gallery, UK

It was a thrill to be present at the opening reception for Vis-a-Vis: Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky, at Arthouse1 in London this fall.  Arthouse1 is located in the top floor of a Victorian row house in the Bermondsey section of southeast London. Anne and I had the privilege of showing more of our work that was inspired by residencies at Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi in 2014. The exhibition is a follow up to our successful show at Soprafina Gallery in Boston this April.



Adria's Lanesville Workshop - A Creative Retreat

Lured by the beauty of the north shore of Boston, I once again brought a group of students to Lanesville, MA for a week of artmaking. Nine lovely people joined me for some serious fun and exploration using mostly acrylics. As I work for Golden Paints, much of my teaching revolves around helping students understand the versatility of the medium and what all those different products actually can do for them.













Fuzzy and Friendly Workshops on Cape Ann this summer!

Last year I spent a week teaching Intuitive Painting on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. We held our classes in the lovely Lanesville Community Center, a perfect studio set up in a perfectly beautiful little New England town on the sea. It was so successful that I am planning to teach again this summer.

My friend and colleague Jodi Colella, fabulous fiber artist and teacher, will also be offering a FiberLAB workshop in Lanesville this August. I want to give her awesome program a shout out.

Vis a Vis: Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky at Soprafina Gallery