Reporter Today, Seekonk Artist Open Studios

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Brask to show at AS220 Main Gallery Nov 2018

Rachel Brask and Jennifer Gervais will take over the AS220 Main Gallery with an exhibition of each of their respective works. This exhibition will be on view November 3-24, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 3rd 5-7pm. 

Rachel will exhibit a selection of oil paintings from her Abstracted Rainy Moments series of paintings inspired by the view through a window during a rainstorm. This exhibition will include the first public gallery showing of 10+ paintings created during her art residency in Maine this past summer. Many of these paintings are inspired by the changing daylight reflected over the harbor in sunrises and sunsets, and through photos she took while exploring Acadia National Park and the harbor.


Rachel Brask Artworks soon to be Rachel Brask Studio, LLC

Rachel Brask Artworks will soon be evolving to become Rachel Brask Studio, LLC. This change comes as the next step in the development and direction of the varied creative practices of artist and graphic designer, Rachel Brask. “Calling my creative practice Rachel Brask Studio LLC vs. Rachel Brask Artworks is really about opening the definition of studio,” states Brask. “This will better provide a one-stop hub for my art studio, graphic design studio, photography studio and teaching studio.”

Rachel will be working on rebranding some of her identity materials and logo, and will be reconfiguring how her website works. She plans to officially launch and celebrate this new business name sometime between November and the new year. Stay tuned!

Rachel Brask in Seekonk Open Studios

Rachel Brask will be participating in the Seekonk Artist Network’s Seekonk Open Studios, a two day event featuring over 20 artists in 11 locations throughout Seekonk, MA on Saturday & Sunday Oct. 13-14, 11am-4pm each day. Brask, an alumni member of Seekonk Artist Network (SAN), will showcase her recent paintings from a residency in Maine along with LIVE painting demonstrations all day on both days at 116 Read Street,  Seekonk MA.

The following is the complete list of locations and artists also participating in Seekonk Open Studios:

60 Hope Street: Dianne Burns – Painting, Drawing; Dawn Campbell – Pottery

32 Read Street: Mark Holme – Wire Sculpture, Painting; Lars Grant-West – Fantasy Illustration; Seth Holme – Photography, Film; Zachery Holme, Photography

112 Read Street: Bill Clark – Photography, Calligraphy; Beth Goulet – Mosaics, Painting

116 Read Street: Phil Gruppuso – Woodworking; Tim McCarthy – Assemblage Art; Rachel Brask – Painting

11 Cleveland Street: Elaine Petrasky – Sea Glass Jewelry; Bryan Bzdula – Photography; Debbie Moody Shard – Oil Pastels

92 Walker Street: Bob Desrochers – Sculpture; Pottery

104 Walker Street: Mary Jane Andreozzi – Wood Painting, Fiber; Deborah Baldizar – Sculpture; Ann-Marie Gillett – Mixed Media

128 Walker Street: Sarah Jane Lapp – Cards, Puzzles, Painting; Rick Lescault – Skyjelly Live Music

128 West Avenue: Tony Lunghi – Woodworking; Ken Moore – Painting

399 Central Avenue: John Mitchell – Pottery (Pottery Wheel Demonstration)

46 Coleman Street: 7:00 pm SATURDAY only, Patti Dalton hosts a folk concert by Jim Trick



Rachel Brask accepted to Practice/Practice at AS220

AS220 has announced the list of artists and arts organizers accepted to its Fall 2018 session of its arts administration professional development program, Practice/Practice. This four-day conference for those involved in the arts will provide participants a forum for learning best practices in the arts administration field — networking, community outreach, public art, increasing accessibility, marketing and more.

Brask is an abstract artist best known for her current body of oil paintings evoking the impression of viewing rain on a stormy day. She is also involved in several area arts organizations. For Art League Rhode Island, Brask is a board member, secretary, and co-chair of the Communications committee. She is also involved with the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Seekonk Artist Network, and East Providence Arts Council. Brask hopes to apply what she learns over the course of this professional development program to her involvement in these organizations.

The 4-day residency program consists of a series of workshops and discussions, presentations by participants and faculty, a tour to visit partner arts organizations, hands-on making sessions in AS220’s Industries and a party. Workshops will include presentations and breakout sessions with AS220 staff and expert visiting faculty, and will allow plenty of time for discussion and debate. In the spirit of Practice//Practice, some workshops also involve working sessions, bringing theoretical discourse into the practical realm.