November 18, 2017

2017 Fall Artists of the Month in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery

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• September – Sophia Yee, Attleboro, MA
• October – Shaun Martins, Cranston, RI
• November – Tatiana Roulin, Sharon, MA

The Community Gallery is located in the lobby of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance. For over a decade the Museum has been pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as a solo exhibition opportunity for both promising and professional artist members.

By showcasing one member artist per month, the Community Gallery is able to maximize exposure of unique art and contact with Museum viewers within its a high traffic exhibition space that is open to the public during Museum hours of operation. Artworks on display are new works that are currently being produced within the exhibiting artists portfolios.

September Artist of the Month – Sophia Yee of Attleboro, MA.

“Nature is the source of my artwork. I appeal to the natural world for its beauty and inspiration. Nature somehow provides a visual framework around which I build a reflection of something internal, a mood, a state of mind, a philosophical disposition and so on. The subjects of my work, flowers and landscapes, are simply subjects from which to depart and delve into the more psychological aspects of memory. In this way my work is not merely a visual record of things, but a memoir in paint of experience, an aesthetic and emotional response,” states Sophia Yee.

Sophia will be exhibiting a series of oil paintings called, Across The Lonely Hours Part I, for the month of September in the Museum’s Community Gallery. These paintings express memories of Sophia’s childhood and young adult life both in China and here in America. She is trying to capture how memories travel through time and space and how they inform her vision of life and influence and inspire her as an artist. Sophia challenges herself by using unconventional materials such as x-ray films, constructed papers, glasses and other unique surfaces as a way to give herself a different process of using paint, brushwork and color.

Sophia Yee was born in China and spent most of her childhood in the city of Hangzhou; a charming and culturally rich town on China’s east coast. There she learned to draw from her grandfather who introduced her to traditional Chinese brush painting and also influenced her to write poetry at a very young age.

October Artist of the Month – Shaun Martins of Cranston, RI.

“I enjoy the adventure of finding everyday surroundings and honing into subtle subjects that commonly go unnoticed in their original context. The total process is gratifyingly exploratory and meditative. My aim is to always introduce pieces, that for me eliminate the illusion of time and induce a state of presence, gratitude, and oneness. With each photograph, I'm exploring my deep curiosity for human consciousness and the perceptible Universe; and the dynamic relationship they both share with each other,” remarks Shaun Martins.
Shaun Martins is a photographer and visual artist born in Providence, Rhode Island. A 2004 multimedia and web design graduate of the New England Institute of Technology, Shaun turned his aesthetic eye toward fine art photography in 2013. Martins is a member of the Attleboro Arts Museum and the Providence Center for Photographic Arts.

November Artist of the Month – Tatiana Roulin of Sharon, MA.

“My current body of paintings consists of images of everyday objects and things that inspire me. As a representational painter, I’m trying to depict the physical appearance of reality with my own personal style, expressed through the harmony of design, color and light. Whenever I paint, I try to draw attention to the ordinary in a new perspective, reminding the viewer that beauty is all around us,” comments Tatiana Roulin.

Tatiana Roulin is an award-winning, internationally renowned New England representational painter whose primary mediums include oil, acrylic and pastel. She is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America and Pastel Society of America. She is also a member of many art associations in New England such as North River Arts Society, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and the Attleboro Arts Museum.

To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x15

Attleboro Arts Museum
The Attleboro Arts Museum involves audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the visual arts through diverse educational programs and engaging arts experiences. We work to support the creative and artistic development of both promising and professional artists. The Museum is a privately supported, non‐profit arts institution whose core commitment to Arts for Everyone guides the Museum's programs and operations.

Admission to the Attleboro Arts Museum is free; donations are always appreciated.

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Attleboro Arts Museum
86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA
www.attleboroartsmuseum.org

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