Thursday, April 14, 2011

The drawing "Portrait of Thomas" by Joseph Pfeiffer-Herbert received honorable mention in the upcoming North River Arts Society's Focus on the Figure show. The show's opening is this Friday April 15th and runs from 7 - 10 pm at the NRAS gallery location in Marshfield Hills MA. The show will stay up until April 24th.

For information and directions visit the show's website.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A good friend of the Academy, Brian MacNeil, is having a show in Providence. As you can see from the flyer the show will be at the Royal Gallery in Providence, off of Attwells Avenue, starting today April 5th and running until May 21st.

Brian, like the head instructor at the Academy Cindy MacMillan, studied with John Michael Angel. The procedures used in Brian's paintings closely match the teachings that we at the ARA in Boston try to instill upon our students.

Please stop by the opening reception on April 14th at 5pm to get a chance to see a phenomenal artist's newest works.

Elise Zoller is a very industrious student attending the Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Elise has been attending the academy full-time while committing many hours in her studio at home. All this work has paid off. She had a one woman show in December and has participated in several group shows recently.

One of Elise's recent projects included illustrating the autobiography of Ron Strickland who is the founder of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.

In the 1970's, Ron launched a campaign to link Glacier National Park's alpine meadows to the Pacific Ocean via a 1,200 mile footpath across three national parks and seven national forests. It took him almost 40 years. In 2009 Congress added the Pacific Northwest Trail to the National Trails system.

The book, entitled "Pathfinder, Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America" is the story of how Ron and a few of his friends blazed this trail against all odds. It is being released at all major outlets this month and includes 29 pen and ink landscape illustrations by Elise.