Urban Edens: Community Gardens of Boston
March 7 - April 2, 2010
In her new series of landscape paintings that are on view this spring at the Brookline Arts Center, Malden artist Peg Kane celebrates the small urban gardens that dot the Boston landscape. Kane’s newest acrylic paintings grew from the artist’s memories of her time studying in Florence, Italy. “I loved seeing how the Italian gardens created an oasis of green in the middle of a busy urban area. In this series, I try to convey both the light and atmosphere of nature, while showing signs of the human aesthetic that shapes the garden landscape,” says Ms. Kane. “Urban Edens: Community Gardens of Boston” is on view in the gallery of the Brookline Arts Center from March 7 to April 2, 2010. The Brookline Arts Center is located at 86 Monmouth Street, at the corner of St. Mary’s Street and is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, March 7 from 2 - 5 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The reception will also inaugurate a new exhibition of black and white photos by Adam Marcinek entitled “West Branch Pond Camps.” Peg Kane has been a teacher of acrylic painting for adults at the Brookline Arts Center since 2005. She also introduces young children to art in popular after-school painting classes. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and the Pius XII Institute in Florence, Italy, Kane has also taught on Cape Cod, in Boston, and in the Lincoln and St. Mary of the Assumption Schools in Brookline. Peg Kane has previously exhibited her work at the Concord Art Association, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and the Cahoon Museum, as well as West Medford Open Studios and Brookline Open Studios.