Fall 2019 Tour Information


Cube Singles - One Top Artist, One Hour, Same Fun

October 2

Laura McPhee
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This is a rare treat to spend time with internationally renowned photographer, Laura McPhee in her Brookline studio. Laura’s work was featured in the recent MFA exhibit, Ansel Adams In Our Time and the 2006 MFA exhibit, Laura McPhee, River of No Return. Born into a literary family (Laura’s father, John McPhee, is widely considered a pioneer in creative non-fiction), Laura tells stories through stunning large-scale photographs of landscapes and the people who live and work in them. Laura is the recipient of a number of grants and residencies and her work is widely exhibited, collected and published. She is chair and professor of photography at MassArt.

$35/person


October 7

Niho Kozuru
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Niho Kozuru creates innovative, playful cast-rubber sculptures from molds of wooden architectural elements. Niho is a fifth-generation artist in a family of renowned ceramicists in Fukuoka, Japan. Her work has been seen in numerous exhibitions and collections, including the deCordova and the Noguchi museums. We will meet Niho at the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston for a private viewing of her work and featured artists in the Kogei Kyoto Collective, an exhibition celebrating Kyoto’s 60 year sister city relationship with Boston by leading Japanese artists. Niho played a pivotal role in facilitating this exhibit.

$35/person; meet at Society of Arts and Crafts


October 28 - SOLD OUT.

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Rania Matar
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lebanese born photographer Rania Matar traces the development of female identity through portraiture. Photographing girls and women in both the United States and the Middle East, Rania shows how the forces that shape female identity transcend cultural and geographic boundaries. Originally trained as an architect, Rania has achieved critical success including the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018 and a mid-career retrospective of her work at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in the same year. She has been featured in exhibitions at the MFA, Tufts University Art Gallery and Cantor Arts Center at Stanford. Rania is currently associate professor of photography at MassArt and lives and works in Brookline, MA.

$35/person


November 4- SOLD OUT.

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Evelyn Rydz
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Miami born, Boston-based visual Evelyn Rydz creates detailed drawings based on her own photographs of objects and places that have undergone significant change or are in the process of transformation. As a first generation American, with parents born in Columbia and Cuba, Evelyn is interested in relocation and the way our everyday lives impact and are impacted by changing oceans. Her finely tuned observations of contemporary coastlines are translated into narratives that explore our interconnectedness. Evelyn is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and is in the collections of the MFA, the deCordova and ICA museums among many others. Evelyn is an associate professor at MassArt.

$35/per person


 

Evening Tours: Two or More Artists, Cocktails + Bites

Detail of Anne Neely’s,  Elegy for Water

Detail of Anne Neely’s, Elegy for Water

November 7

Established on the Scene
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet up at 535 Albany Street for cocktails and appetizers with Anne Neely, Lisa Houck, and Susan Jane Belton. Join us to see how established artists keep their work young.

Anne Neely is an abstract painter with an emphasis on landscape that reflects a deeply personal response to Climate Change and Water issues. Anne was a finalist for the Prix de Rome and is in the collections of dozens of museums including the Hammer in LA, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, the MFA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Lisa Houck is works in prints, mosaics, ceramics, oil on wood, watercolor and etching and is known around Boston for her eye-popping, bright universes full of unusual creatures and inviting pathways. Lisa’s work lights up Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, the Boston Athenaeum and the MFA among many others.

Susan Jane Belton is a painter of the American landscape and a student of its culture. Susan’s recent work focuses on images of logo-emblazoned, take-out coffee cups and their non-drip plastic lids as icons of corporate culture and talismans of contemporary rituals. She is a graduate of Colby college and the SMFA, where she received the prestigious Traveling Fellow Award. She is represented by galleries in Boston and LA and is a part-time lecturer at the SMFA.

$65/per person; transportation and dinner suggestions in the neighborhood organized by request.


Lavaughan Jenkins

Lavaughan Jenkins

November 13

Emerging on the Scene
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet up at 59 Wareham Street for cocktails and appetizers with Lavaughan Jenkins and Teddy Benfield to discover together new art talent and the impact of community and recognition on artistic practice.

Lavaughan Jenkins (pictured) is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 ICA James and Audrey Foster Prize and was named as the Emerging Artist of the Year at Kingston Gallery in 2016. He is recognized for pushing the boundaries of paint to make three-dimensional portraits.

Teddy Benfield received his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (2018) as well as a certificate in Sneaker Design from Fashion Institute of Technology (2019). His work mixes paint, screen printing and photography to create a dialogue between traditional still life genre painting and the relationships individuals have with the marketplace and consumerism through the internet culture of today.

$65/per person; transportation and dinner suggestions in the neighborhood organized by request.


 

back by popular demand - smfa art sale

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November 19

SMFA Art Sale Exclusive
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

We are excited to give Cube enthusiasts an exclusive preview of the SMFA Art Sale before it opens to the public with Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator Tufts University Art Galleries and three SMFA art stars and recent alumni.  Cube style lunch and beverages and time to shop the Sale.

**All Sale proceeds to benefit student scholarships at SMFA at Tufts

$50/person; meet at the SMFA (230 The Fenway, Boston)


 

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