Andrew Houle, John Cardinal, and Michael Crockett open an art show at the Montserrat Gallery on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 5:30 PM
From the pages of “Chroma,” an art annual created by three Montserrat alum, a commitment was formed to showcase emerging and established artists in a vibrant and varied publication. With each volume filling a need to define the creative community in New England and giving a voice to the artists residing here.
While the co-founders (Andrew Houle ’00, John Cardinal ’99, and Michael Crockett ’97) shared overlapping years attending Montserrat, a passion for illustration, comic book culture and painting formed a bond that would later bring them to form Tryptic Press and later publish “Chroma” vol. 1.
Now together releasing “Chroma” vol. 3 & vol. 4 a thriving and supportive collective of artists has formed. Creating an uncommon home within the “Chroma Family”, bridging abstract painters, fashion photography, comic book illustrators, community based art programs, printmakers, sound-makers and even robot-makers.
With this 50 person group exhibition all points come together in some cases meeting for the very first time in person and on the walls, combining all four current volumes of artists. Creating new collaborations, new relationships, new directions for what has always been right in our own backyard; a New England Art Awakening.
23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Come celebrate the emerging work of this dynamic and diverse group of New England artists, each representing unique perspectives in their selected artistic disciplines.
Artist reception Saturday September 12th from 6pm-9pm
Beats by DJ Noel Snow
Light fare and refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Sam Adams
This program is supported by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901
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Come celebrate the emerging New England art scene with the CHROMA group show at Visionspace Gallery in Downtown Lynn, MA on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
This show will mark the launch of the CHROMA art book from Tryptic Press, featuring a talented roster of local artists. The accompanying exhibition will be packed with original works from the creatives featured in the volume. The night also christens a bold new direction for Visionspace gallery as we launch into a fresh season of exhibits.
There will be an artist meet and greet beforehand as well as a book signing the night of the reception. Copies of CHROMA will be available for purchase.
The reception takes place on Saturday September 21st from 6pm-9pm. Light fare and refreshments will be served.
Live music will be provided by Forrest James.
This will be a fantastic night of art and music. Come celebrate fighting the good fight with us. This is a show not to be missed.
Food, fun and friends. Support local artists.
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901
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A new body of work created through the collaborative efforts of Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studio is on exhibit on Saturday June 1st from 12-5pm at Western Ave Studios in Lowell, MA. Visit the Eyeformation Studio Store and see this first time collaboration, meet the artists and take home an original for a great price. First Saturday’s at Western Ave Studios is a giant open studios building in the blooming Lowell art scene. Stay and visit over 100 studios filled with the East Coast’s finest artists and crafters.
Western Ave Studios
122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01852
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Come create with the contributing artists of newly published book, CHROMA, a stunning art annual featuring New England’s most talented underground artists. Chroma is a publication void of lighthouses, row boats or glistening waterfalls. This art will not be sold to tourists or hang on your dining room wall. This book is smart, innovative, historical, and traditional. This is urban jungles that rise up out of the old wilderness. This is New England.
Meet, draw, or hang out with several of these featured artists:
Raul Gonzales III, James Weinberg, Dan Blakeslee, Emily Dumas, Greg Orfanos, Scott Mulcahey, Robert Gill, Andrew Houle, Michael Crockett, John Cardinal, Adam Miller, and Mike Doherty.
Thursday, May 30th 6:30-9:30
FEE $25.00 – includes a copy of the book
Refreshments will be served.
Artist Exposure Presents: CHROMA at
26 Howland Street, Studio #2, Plymouth, MA 02360
Call # 508-747-4000 to make reservations
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Saturday May 4th is Free Comic Book Day! And we are going to be BUSY! Team ZombieBomb and the Chroma Crew are joining forces yet again to celebrate this annual industry holiday. We have a full schedule of in-store appearances and signings for the event, including a special engagement at NEWBURY COMICS! Come on out, say hi and grab copies of the fresh (and I do mean fresh) new art book CHROMA. And of course, ZOMBIEBOMB PRESENTS: SUPER INGA (2/3 cherry bomb, 2/3 ninja). Free comics, free food, free fun.
10am – 2pm
575 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867
Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA
68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850
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With this year’s Boston Comic Con fast approaching, Tryptic Press is proud to present its debut offering, CHROMA, a stunning 84-page, full-color art annual featuring artwork and interviews from twelve of New England’s most hardworking & talented artists.
CHROMA will introduce the world to the booming and under-appreciated art community of the Northeast. Volume 1 features BCC alumni Andrew Houle, Michael Crockett, John Cardinal, Adam Miller, and Michael Doherty as well as fan favorites Raul Gonzalez III, James Weinberg, Dan Blakeslee, Emily Dumas, Greg Orfanos, Scott Mulcahey, and Robert Gill.
CHROMA will be available at Boston Comic Con April 20 and 21. Stop by to meet the creators and contributors featured in attendance and get your hands on a signed edition of the first part of New England’s art awakening! After the convention, visit www.trypticpress.com for more details about CHROMA, links to Tryptic Press’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as news about future events.
A portion of each sale of CHROMA will be used to send promotional copies directly to comic book publishers, gallery owners, art directors, and marketing agencies from New York to California.
“Bringing our backyard to your front steps. Watch out world, CHROMA is coming.” – Tryptic Press: