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January 10, 2013

Two exhibits opening at Whistler House Museum of Art

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Fleming is a member of Art in Giving, a group of artists raising funds for pediatric cancer research and New England Art Reach, where six of his works will be displayed from Feb. 24 through May at St Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua N.H., raising funds for their cancer programs. Fleming has been selected to exhibit in a curated juried show at the State House in Boston, from Jan. 28 through Feb. 1.

ATELIER TRAINING

“The Modern Atelier: The Methods of Today’s Training” will run Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, with a reception on Jan. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.

According to the museum: Atelier training is a form of training that was popular through the Middle Ages all the way up through the 18th and 19th Century. Many Americans sought fine art training in the professional studios of French painters in the 19th Century. The word translates in French to “workshop,” and usually consists of a professional painter or sculptor and a small number of students that act as apprentices.

This show encompasses the work of two Atelier studios in the United States and Italy; The Water Street Atelier in New York City, under Jacob Collins and the John Angel Academy in Florence, Italy under John Angel.

On exhibit are drawings and paintings from artists Todd Casey, Carla Crawford, Angela Cunningham, Gregory Mortenson and Travis Seymour. Preliminary drawings, color studies, transfer drawings, and final paintings will be shown as the methods of the Atelier are exposed, according to the museum.

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