Past Gallery Shows

Alumni and AP Studio Art Students

The Mankiw Family Gallery, located on Waltham’s Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School campus, is pleased to announce its new art show featuring work from recent alumni Elizabeth Leary '14 and current AP Studio Art students Cameron Jabs and Tuan “Dan” Lo taking place April 28th –November 1, 2016. The opening reception with the artists is Thursday, April 28th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Elizabeth is currently a sophomore at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). As an artist Elizabeth has a very multidisciplinary approach to her work, which stems from her strong background in both dance and fine art. She likes to blur the lines between performance, sound, and mixed media. This freedom and loose approach allows her work to be refreshing and playful. The work that she will be displaying in the Mankiw Gallery will consist of screen prints, cmyk prints, relief prints, and collage.

The culminating elective in the visual arts, AP Studio Art requires students to create a series of teacher-initiated assignments, as well as student-initiated assignments. By concentrating on a particular visual interest or problem, students gain experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist and at the same time develop a sense of quality in their art.

The Mankiw Family Gallery is located at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, 375 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452. The Mankiw Family Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career professional artists and periodically showing the art of faculty, staff, and alumni.

Gallery hours are 8:00- 3:00PM or by appointment.
Please send appointment requests to mdoolan@chch.org.

Jamie Palmer Keating - The Underwater Alphabet; from Anemone to Zebra Shark

The Underwater Alphabet; from Anemone to Zebra Shark, comprised of prints by local artist Jamie Palmer Keating.
 
Jamie Palmer Keating is a Vermont-born artist living in Concord, MA, with a B.A. in Fine Art and a M.Ed. in Teaching Visual Arts, 5-12.  Over the past ten years, she has taught middle school and high school students, while also building her fine art business through local gallery shows, city markets, and sales through fine art retailers around New England.  Her work has recently been licensed through Greenbox Art + Culture in California and will be sold through their retailers beginning in April.

When she isn’t spending time with husband Steve, 2-year old son Wyatt, or black lab Smokejack, she is creating art in a variety of mediums. Jamie specializes in wood and linoleum block printmaking because of her love of the simplicity, beauty and meditative nature of the process.  Jamie has always been inspired by sea creatures, real or imagined, likely from growing up in a landlocked state and reading too many mythological stories about creatures of the deep. L is for Leafy Sea Dragon was the first of the 26 creatures carved to form her Underwater Alphabet; a collection of water-dwelling creatures representing each letter of the alphabet from Anemone to Zebra Shark.  Following her work on the alphabet, Jamie started getting back into woodblock carving and created Rainbow Trout, a nod to her Vermont roots and love of fly-fishing that she shares with her husband.
 
Jamie’s work has continued to grow and change as she continues to find inspiration from her family, her teaching, her Vermont roots, and any chance she gets to be by the ocean. Jamie’s prints, paintings, and drawings are meant to encourage a true sense of joy and excitement, as well as add color, fun, and inspiration to the lives of her viewers and patrons.  Part of this exhibit is to highlight Jamie’s printmaking work and digital interpretations of that work, but also to demonstrate the process of printmaking.  As an artist and art teacher, part of Jamie’s goal through this exhibit is to educate her viewers (and students) about the process of printmaking as well as to inspire a love of nature and underwater creatures!
 
The Mankiw Family Gallery is located at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, 375 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452. The Mankiw Family Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career professional artists and periodically showing the art of faculty, staff, and alumni. Gallery hours are 8:00- 3:00PM. Please send appointment requests to mdoolan@chch.org.
 

Brian Murphy - The Wonder of Wire Art, Inspirations from Cellini to Calder


The Mankiw Family Gallery at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School is pleased to announce The Wonder of Wire Art, Inspirations from Cellini to Calder, a visual art experience comprised of wire sculpture by local Boston Artist Brian Murphy, taking place November 12th - January 12th, 2016. The opening reception with the artist will be Thursday, November 12th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Mankiw Gallery.

By training and experience Murphy is a child therapist and has been for the last twenty-five years, and until recently worked in a fairly traditional manner with traumatized children in his Boston office. In 2001, he began to explore art therapy as a way to work with emotionally disconnected children and help them address their trauma in a creative and hands-on manner. He started out making magic wands with the children to confront night fears and use the wands as a tool to channel courage and to externalize the magic inside everyone.

With encouragement from many of the children he worked with, in 2002 he gradually started to create wire sculpture on a more consistent basis, which was a good balance to the work he was doing with children. He taught himself how to use balance and kinetic energy to create humorous, entertaining figures. He specializes in creating pieces that range from whimsical figures in motion to commentaries on daily life and relationships.

Brian has participated in a number of shows and his work has been exhibited at the American Folk Art Museum Shop in New York, the Children’s Hospital in Boston, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Boston Medical Center, L’Attitude Gallery, Hole in the Wall Gallery, Amantea Gallery, Gallery 541, the Healing and Arts Gallery, the Brookline Arts Center, and in numerous homes and studios throughout the country.

WEBSITE: http://murphywired.com/who-is-brian-murphy/ EMAIL: murphcares@gmail.com

The Mankiw Family Gallery is located at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, 375 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452. The Mankiw Family Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career professional artists and periodically showing the art of faculty, staff and alumni. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.
 

Recent Alumni & Current AP Student Group Show

Recent Alumni & Current AP Student Group Show at The Mankiw Family Gallery

The Mankiw Family Gallery, located on Waltham’s Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School campus, is pleased to announce its next art show featuring work from recent alumni Matteo Triolo and current AP Studio Art students Jackie I. '15Mousa A. '15, and Junjie T. '15 taking place April 30 – September 30, 2015.
 
Triolo’s work attempts to ask and answer questions about darkness and illumination. Triolo believes, “Darkness obscures the once known into the realm of memory and imagination. Places, objects, and people come in and out of our lives much like a flashlight through a windowless attic. Places crumble, memories fade, people change, and are consumed by our own personal darkness amongst the attic clutter and cobwebs.” This body of work attempts to explore what resided in his Triolo’s dark attic. “Light provides a path out of the dark playing a subtle role, yet no less important. Light is hope and promise for something new. By illuminating the dark through my paintings, I illuminate myself.”
 
The culminating elective in the visual arts, AP Studio Art requires students to create a series of teacher-initiated assignments, as well as student-initiated assignments. By concentrating on a particular visual interest or problem, students gain experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist and at the same time, develop a sense of quality in their own art.

Matteo Triolo is a painter and musician pursuing a BFA in Painting/ Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He grew up in Bolton, MA and attended high school at Chapel Hill- Chauncy Hall where he began to seriously pursue art. While at CH-CH his art teachers encouraged him to continue making art throughout all four years of high school and beyond.

The Mankiw Family Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career professional artists and periodically showing the art of faculty, staff and alumni.
Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Please send appointment requests to cludlam@chch.org or mdoolan@chch.org
 
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Marta Kaemmer - Fragments


February 24th – April 1st, 2014.

As a young adult Kaemmer always knew that she wanted to be involved in the arts, but she didn’t know exactly how until after college. Once she figured out that she wanted to become a visual artist, she began to teach herself the elementary principles of art and design by painting still-lives. She furthered her education of art by attending Brandeis Universities Post-Baccalaureate Program in Studio Art and earning a Master’s in Fine Arts from Boston University. Currently, she is a working artist living and working at the Waltham Mills Artists Association.

To see more from the artist visit www.mkaemmer.com

Amanda Jean Rombach - Wanderlust

Nov 6th– Feb 1st, 2015

Amanda Jean Rombach started making art from an early age growing up in Marblehead, MA. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting from Boston University. After graduating, she relocated to Philadelphia. She has participated in numerous mural projects where she travels across the country to give what she calls “art gifts” to various communities. She is also cofounder of the gallery FJORD, an artist run space which has a revolving group of both in-house and outside curators who work together in an effort to bring a contemporary dialogue about art making to Philadelphia. Read more about FJORD: http://www.fjordspace.com.

The paintings on view reference landscape and photography. They are transcriptions of photographs from the artist's quotidian experience and travels. In slowing down the process of photography, Rombach seeks to highlight the weighty role of acting as a witness and celebrating the phenomena of observation. Her process involves constructing interior and exterior spaces that inform themselves as they develop. Light, form, and color become content. Recurring themes include, rebirth, salvation, and the sublime. Read more about Amanda Jean Rombach: http://ajrombie.tumblr.com.

Recent Alumni & Current AP Students

May 1 – September 30, 2014

Featuring work from recent alumni Robert Tiwan and current AP Studio Art students Elizabeth Leary, Chloe Briskin and Grant Li.
 
Robert Tiwan dreams, thinks, loves and sleeps art. He grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia and is currently studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in Chicago, IL. He is a 20-year-old photographer who has an infinite reverence for capturing the exquisiteness of life. Photography has helped him treasure every moment he spends in the world, enabling him to distinguish life from an interminable perspective. Two years ago, he sought to expose himself more to what photography has to offer and learn more about the techniques used in it. Robert always has a huge admiration for building his own fictional characters and narrative in his artwork. Robert Tiwan (CH-CH 2013) is currently a student at SAIC. He is a photographer who has infinite reverence for capturing the exquisiteness of life.
 
Tiwan’s work touches on his deep adoration for fantasy in art. This series of photographs was inspired by a recent dream. The dream involved the materialization of supernatural figures seeking vengeance and summoning numerous crows to cast doom on their surroundings. This dream ended with a high blast of lightning that left him not knowing how the story ended.  These strikingly beautiful photographs capture the essential nature of universal fear and unknowing.
 
The culminating elective in the visual arts, AP Studio Art requires students to create a series of teacher-initiated assignments, as well as student-initiated assignments.  By concentrating on a particular visual interest or problem, students gain experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist and, at the same time, develop a sense of quality in their own art.

The Mankiw Family Gallery is located at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, 375 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452. The Mankiw Family Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career professional artists and periodically showing the art of faculty, staff and alumni.

Emmaline Payette

The Mankiw Family Gallery featured painting and drawings by emerging Boston-area artist Emmaline Payette from November 6, 2013 – February 20, 2014.
 
Emmaline Payette is an emerging artist from the Boston-area. Her work creates a conversation about cultural systems, nature, and the current state of our environment. She works in painting, drawing, and installation. Payette approaches her artistic practice with sensitivity to environmental impact and sustainability. Through her art, she aims to invoke compassion for the natural landscape and hopes to inspire thinking about one’s own relationship with the environment.
 
Payette began painting and exhibiting work at a young age, and in recent years exhibited in Rockport, Provincetown, Dedham, and Braintree, Massachusetts; Upstate New York; and Brittany, France. In August 2013 she was a resident at Vermont Studio Center. In 2010 Payette studied painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art with a Brown and RISD summer-abroad program. She graduated from Union College in 2009 with a BA in anthropology. Her academic background in environmental anthropology continues to directly influence her art. The artist also did environmental work with Tasmanian National Parks and Africa Lion and Environmental Research Trust. For more information, please visit www.emmalinepayette.com or contact the artist at payettee@gmail.com.
 

Julie Sorkin Maguire

In the Fall of 2013, the Mankiw Gallery at the CH-CH Commons featured the work of Julie Sorkin Maguire.

Julie Sorkin Maguire
“This Material Life”  at The Mankiw Family Gallery
September 20, 2013, 6-7:30 p.m.

“The concept of the treasures we leave behind when our souls leave our physical body is one that fascinates me – it has become something that I cannot only muse over but must photograph. The idea that a doll was once loved so very much by a child, or a piece of jewelry was delicately draped around a woman’s neck and that they no longer exist holds a tragic beauty. These objects, these THINGS, they are meaningless yet meaningful to the living. They embody other places and times. They induce time travel of the mind and of the heart.” –Julie Sorkin Maguire

AP Studio Art and Alumni

The work touches on the perception and understanding of self. Artistic and personal identity is explored in a variety of mediums and points of view. Making art often serves as a catalyst for self- actualization and these young artists boldly bring their inquiries to fruition.
 
The culminating elective in the visual arts, AP Studio Art requires students to create a series of teacher-initiated assignments, as well as student-initiated assignments. By concentrating on a particular visual interest or problem, students gain experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist and at the same time develop a sense of quality in their own art.

Grace Black is currently working towards a BFA in fibers from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The Fibers Department of Mass Art includes works from weaving on a loom to the skills of paper making. The work Black displays here is about her relationship with her dyslexia. With this collection of work, she attempts to explore and document her experience of viewing the results of the various tests she took over the years, which that she was not able to view until she was in college. Her work shows us the frustration, confusion and anger she processed as she read the documents. Her collection of work is personal, just like her disability and Grace attempts to show the viewer how she gained an understanding of her disability through making her artwork.

Maya Reardon is a graduating senior at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She studied studio arts with concentrations in digital photography and graphic design. She is excited to continue learning about this medium through experience and future opportunities. The work Maya displays here relates to how she regards her hair. Her hair has been a sensitive topic throughout most of her life. As an African-Mexican-American growing up in a predominantly white area, she always felt different from her friends and family. This body of work is the beginning of a new journey about other young black women who also embrace and celebrate their natural hair. Each has her own unique texture and style. Through these portraits, Reardon hopes to share the beauty and courage that these women embody by accepting their roots and proudly wearing their natural hair.

Kristin Chalmers

In March, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall’s Mankiw Gallery launched its first exhibit featuring the work of photographer Kristin Chalmers.  The exhibit received an outstanding response, including a packed opening night, and coverage in media outlets including The Boston Globe.

The exhibit is titled The Broad Spectrum Project: Looking Through the Window of Autism, and features photographs Chalmers took while collaborating with the Camphill Special Schools in Phoenixville Pennsylvania, a residential school for children and young adults with profound Autism and other disabilities.

“I have been going to the Camphill Special Schools for over a year and a half documenting the life at this amazing school,” said Chalmers.  “My passion is to photograph people of all ages with autism.”

Opening night of the exhibit received over sixty guests, and led to an article in The Boston Globe profiling Chalmers and her work.  Read the full Boston Globe article here.

Chalmers will use proceeds from the show to purchase 18 to 20 point and shoot cameras for the students living on the young adult campus of the Camphill Special School, fund her visits to Camphill, and give back to the charity Autism Speaks.

Visit the CH-CH website for more information about the Mankiw Gallery or to submit your own artwork for consideration in a future exhibit.

See more photos from the Broad Spectrum on Kristin Chalmers’ website.

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