Brenda Atwood Pinardi: A Retrospective

Brenda Atwood Pinardi: Card Game on the Beach, 1983. When I first stepped into the house in Hyde Park where Brenda Atwood Pinardi had lived the majority of her life, I was overwhelmed. Every glance revealed new impressions, of her as an artist, of her life with her husband (fellow artist and teacher Enrico Pinardi), […]

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Beyond “Woven”: Textile Art

NOTE: This article is cross-posted at, where I write about art and movies and stuff! Nan Green: Log Cabin Quilt (detail), 1926. via Modern Quilt Guild Textiles themselves have been an integral part of human life since the earliest civilizations, but their development as a fine art is a bit more recent. Encompassing all […]

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Assignment Inspiration: “In Motion”

UFG’s next group show is titled “In Motion,” with an open call for artwork that somehow responds to or directly depicts movement. Artists working in different media have been inspired by movement in various ways, reflecting dance, gesture, transportation, demolition, athletics, and other kinetic forms. If you’d like to participate, but are stuck for ideas […]

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Exhibitions: Woven

On Thursday, UFG premiered two brand new exhibits for the month of February. The group show, titled “Woven,” challenged artists to consider different connections in their lives and work, whether through a literal process of weaving or through an exploration of natural and man-made systems. The result is an exhibit filled with embroidery, collage, drawing, […]

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Exhibitions: When Old Meets New

We kicked 2014 off with a bang at UFG, opening two new exhibitions for January. Our group show celebrates “When Old Meets New,” assembling artworks from 2013 that reflect the artists’ year, along with some brand new pieces from 2014 that signal new creative directions for this year. A range of subjects and media are […]

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Best in Show: “Pop Culture”

Our October show “Pop Culture” has been down for a few weeks but we still have one more way to celebrate the fabulous works that were exhibited! Throughout the month visitors were encouraged to vote for their favorite pieces in the show, and we’ve got the top five choices are on display right here. Be […]

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Revolver Exhibition – Julie Martini: Recent Drawings

On November 14, the latest show on our rotating Revolver wall opened, featuring recent drawings by Julie Martini. A Boston-based artist and teacher at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, Martini is interested in the interplay between science and nature, and how their inherent forms might deepen our physical and spiritual understanding. Her works are […]

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UFORGE Exhibitions: “Landscapes”

On Thursday the newest assignment show at UFORGE Gallery opened, titled “Landscapes.” This is the gallery’s most popular show yet, and the walls are stacked with 52 fantastic works- paintings, pastels, photographs, mixed-media, prints, drawings, and more! While many pieces are realistic portrayals of mountains, seascapes, and forest scenes, other are more unconventional in their […]

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Behind the Scenes: “Landscapes” Installation

Tonight the UFG team installed the latest assignment show, titled “Landscapes.” It’s proven to be one of our most popular shows ever and the walls are stacked with so many fantastic art works! Odes to natural and urban landscapes abound in photos, paintings, prints, and more- catch a sneak peek below! The show opens this […]

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Revolver Exhibition – Chintia Kirana: Perjalanan Hidup (Life’s Journey)

UFORGE’s newest exhibition on the Revolver wall is titled “Perjalanan Hidup,” Indonesian for “Life’s Journey.” It showcases the work of Chintia Kirana, a multi-talented artist currently earning her MFA at the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University. Her style and subject matter have transformed radically over the course of several years after […]

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