Artistic Dorchester mothers and their offspring are starting a trend in a local pop-up art gallery. The Real Estate Group (REG) is following in the grand Dorchester tradition of businesses offering wall space to local creative types. Its offices at 1908 Dorchester Avenue, across from the Ashmont T Stop, have high ceilings and big windows making it quite suitable for exhibits.
After the REG’s recent showing of pieces by Dot resident Norma Tavoliero, mother of REG co-owner Milo Tavoliero, the company contacted Dot Art to see if it was interested in organizing a follow-up show.
This evening —February 28 from 6-8 p.m.— REG is holding an opening reception for a 30-piece exhibit by a trio of local women, all connected with Dot Art (The Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts). Actually, the exhibit is something of a mother-daughter affair, since two women have added one piece by each of their daughters. The kids’ creations serendipitously reflect the recent decision of the Dot Art Board to concentrate on classes for pre-school and elementary age artists.
Reception refreshments will include wine, cheese and authentic French cheese puffs. A portion of proceeds from the sale of prints and artwork will benefit Dot Art. Since the show is something of a fundraiser, there will be a wide range of prices from affordable prints (under $100) to pricier original canvases.
The show is expected to be up throughout the month of March, viewable during business hours, but prospective viewers should call 617 436-4600 to double-check that the realtors aren’t all out on showings.
Savin Hill’s Liz Carney, Dot Art Executive Director, who also owns a gallery in Provincetown, will be showing her fast-selling paintings depicting the rooflines of classic Victorian architecture in Dorchester as well as some Cape Cod views. Carney holds a degree in Art from Smith College, and her work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibits.
Sue Bright is a multimedia artist who studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Franklin Institute of Technology. Her works for this show, from the abstract series “Hypothetical Landscapes,” evoke urban views that are both angular and organic, both colorful and dark. Sue is currently teaching a Tuesday afternoon two-hour class for children of all levels at the Little House at 275 East Cottage Street. Her Dot Art students are encouraged to have fun while discovering their own unique visual style, working on landscapes, portraits, still life and abstraction. Sue’s daughter, Isa Teta Bright, will show a sample of what can come out of the class.
Eva Root’s vivid collaged paintings explore the sensitivity and strength of the female figure within the abstract world of shape and color. Originally from France, she now resides in Ashmont Hill. This is the first exhibition of her works. Eva has long worked as a teaching assistant in the Little House class. Her daughter Elodie will be showing a mixed media abstract of flowers.
For details on the upcoming spring semester, check out dotart.org.