We're pleased to announce a partnership between the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston and the Arts & Business Council. Each quarter we will be featuring a new exhibit prepared by the Arts & Business Council, and to launch each new exhibit, we will host a reception. We welcome you to join us for our first event, the launch of Art Verdure.
When: May 1, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: ArtBar at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
Fresh art at the ArtBar
The verdure of spring expressed through art.
Just as spring reawakens the earth and brings fresh perspective after a long winter, we hope these art selections will enliven your senses and experience at the ArtBar.
The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston has partnered with The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston to bring fresh new art by up-and-coming artists to the ArtBar. This program builds on the Hotel's legacy of deep commitment to engaging the arts community beginning in the 20th century and continuing to artists of today.
The Arts & Business Council supports artists in their effort to create sustainable business practices. Through educational programming, we help creative professionals achieve their own definitions of success, giving them the tools and resources focused on the “business side” of art. Artists whose work you see are fellows of the Artist’s Professional Toolbox, a program to cultivate business skills artists need to build a thriving artistic career.
Thaw, bloom, awaken...spring in Boston is a saving grace. Join us to celebrate spring and its glorious return with a group show curated by Lia O’Donnell, including work by Emily Passman, Anne Johnstone, Robin Seeran, Will Alderfel, Barbara Tractenberg, Heidy Chuang, Pascale Queval, Kimberlee Alemian and Nancy Marks. The dreamy, half-abstract works announce the longer days of spring, the changing colors of the sky, the landscapes turning green.
Will Alderfel’s Rebirth series' copper, silver and natural patina borrows forms from nature, reborn into art, almost like a young shoot preparing to unfold its leaves. Nancy Mark’s blended abstractions dip into a vernal color palette, perfecting intermixtures with almost scientific results. Anne Johnstone’s canvases ring with texture and vitality, hinting at animal forms and skipping back into abstraction, recalling the work of Chagall. Emily Passman’s floral still life is steeped in complex setting, and colors that guide the eye to each corner of the work. In Robin Seeran’s Woman Turned, there is a jubilant breeze, flowing – almost tangibly though the figures' skirt. Pascale Queval studies the life cycle of flora and fauna in her lyrical creation. Barbara Tractenberg captures verdant flowers from all corners of the globe in her photographs, bringing their lush color for us to view locally. Heidy Chuang's vibrant colors glorify the exuberance of spring. Kimberlee Alemian’s floral still life buzzes with the energy of growth from both the man-made and natural environment. Each artist uses vibrancy and pure chroma to pull at daydreams of summer, but dwell in vernal and refreshing qualities of spring.
About the Arts & Business Council
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (A&BC) is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the creative economy and the artistic community throughout New England. A&BC empowers individual artists and arts organizations and helps to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of the region’s cultural community by providing the professional services, tools, advocacy and business education that artists and arts organizations need to sustain their independence and success. Accordingly, the Council connects business, legal, and arts communities in a variety of settings, creating long-term partnerships and networks that help the cultural ecosystem to thrive and prosper. For more information, please visit www.artsandbusinesscouncil.org