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Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., the new non-profit incorporated and based in Allston-Brighton to enliven the creative economy for artists and art supporters, is very pleased to announce the opening of Robin Dawkins: Allusions at the Athan’s Café Art Gallery in Brookline’s Washington Square. Robin’s bold, abstractions range in color from a jewel-tone or earthy palette to a gray scale punctuated with fire engine red or inky black. While each piece will inspire an interpretation of one’s own, viewers may see the Chrysler building in one piece or a finely cut diamond in another. The artist took her inspiration from the urban landscapes she travels through in her daily life. Her glimpses of the man-made structures and of nature in and around the Brookline area meld into her psyche and re-emerge as these delightful refracted worlds. This is her first one-person exhibition. A public reception with the artist is Sunday January 19th from 6:00-7:30 pm. The exhibition runs from January 9, 2014 through March 4, 2014 and is open daily from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm. Athan’s Café Art Gallery, 1621 Beacon Street (Washington Square), Brookline, MA.| MBTA: Green Line “C” | Handicapped accessible.
Robin Dawkins, a member of Unbound Visual Arts, resides and maintains her art studio in Brighton, MA. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) and continued her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). She studied painting with abstract expressionists, including Kofi Kayiga, Peter Wayne Lewis, Martin Ball and Sandra Dunn. Robin has completed several commissions including one for L’Attitude Gallery in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital. Her awards include the “Most Popular Award” from North Shore Art Association in 2004. She was a participant in the Millay Colony for the Arts Winter Shakers guest artist retreat in 2012. Her work is included in several private collections and her exhibitions include the Unbound Visual Arts Members Exhibition at the Harvard Allston Education Portal, Allston, MA in 2013; the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition in 2012; a Two-Person Exhibit at the Pearl Street Gallery, Chelsea, MA in 2010; and a North Shore Art Association Juried Members Exhibit in Gloucester, MA in 2004.
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Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. was founded in 2012 in Allston-Brighton to enliven and to stimulate the creative economy with contemporary visual art for all by exhibiting, educating and sharing. As it celebrates it's first anniversary, Unbound is now the fastest growing visual arts non-profit in Greater Boston with over 70 members and 40 professionally curated themed exhibitions completed.
The leadership team includes: Ruth Rieffanaugh (President), Susan Loomis (Treasurer), Louise Bonar (Clerk), John Quatrale (Executive Director), Christine Winship (Board of Directors), Sarah Berry, Brenda Gael McSweeney, Karen Smigliani and Heidi Lee (Council of Advisors).