Boston Arts: Sculptor Ann Hirsch Immortalizes Boston Legend Bill Russell

During our Back to Back Exhibition in April, we had the pleasure of featuring local sculptor Ann Hirsch.  Her two beautiful iron on cast plaster pieces -- Watchers: Facepull & Watchers: Eyepoke -- were wonderful three dimensional additions to the mostly oil painting based show. 

In January, after over a year of working on preliminary ideas, Ann was chosen by the Bill Russell Legacy Project CommitteeThe Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation to complete The Bill Russell Legacy Project at Boston City Hall Plaza.  Check out this great interview with Ann by the Boston Art Commission about her process and meeting the legend himself!

We can't wait to see Ann's sculpture & the entire hardscape project unveiled on November 1st from 2-4pm at City Hall Plaza. 

All images from annhirschstudio.com.

Artist Demonstration: Leo Mancini-Hresko

This past July, we had the pleasure of hosting Leo Mancini-Hresko for a painting demonstration.  We didn't know before he arrived if he was planning to paint an interior or a figure and were delighted to learn he would be painting his beautiful wife Elpida!

Set-up was a breeze (even if the weather was warm) and as Leo started painting a crowd started to gather around, watching & asking questions.  

Leo & his beautiful wife (doubling as model!) Elpida

Leo is a great multi-tasker with his ability to talk & answer questions (and even sing a few lines from a song) while he is painting... charming the crowd!

We look forward to having Leo back to do a fall plein air landscape demonstration near the gallery and perhaps on the banks of the Charles!  Once he returns from a plein air painting competition in Vermont and then a painting trip with fellow artists to Russia this month... lucky, busy Leo!   You can keep up with him on his own blog: http://leomancinihresko.com.

Back to Back: A Call for Artists

Sloane Merrill Gallery and the Boston Figurative Art Center (BFAC) announce their first collaboration in the form of a themed group exhibition titled 'Back to Back' opening Friday, April 12th at 75 Charles Street, Boston.  

Below is the call to artists to submit for the juried portion of the exhibition. 

Please feel free to contact Sloane Merrill Gallery with any questions at 617.227.1775 or by email at info@sloanemerrillgallery.com