Talk: Art of Composing (4/6/2014)

Art of Composing…Think before you shoot

By Mary Sherman

Place: Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears St.  Burlington, MA 01803

Date:   April 6 (Saturday)

Time: 2-3PM Talk; 3-4PM Picture show and discussion

Mary Sherman is an artist, and founder and director TransCultural Exchange, a nonprofit whose mission is to foster a greater understanding of world cultures. She has received numerous grants and awards, the most recent of which was a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant, and has served as an artist in residence at such institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003-4). She also teaches at Boston College and Northeastern University and has been invited to talk about contemporary art as a guest speaker, visiting lecturer and critic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; the University of Chicago; and the National Taiwan Museum of Arts, among others. In addition, she has published numerous articles on the visual arts in such national and international publications as ARTnews, Arts International, Competitions and the Boston Globe and was the chief art critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and  a columnist for WBUR’s online magazine. As an artist, her works have been exhibited at Harvard University’s Adams House; the Trans Hudson Gallery, NY; the Oskar Friedl Gallery, Chicago; Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul; the London Biennale and the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei. She also has curated shows throughout the world, two of which received awards from the Northeast Chapter of the International Art Critics Association.


  1. This is very rare opportunity for us to invite a professional artist to give a talk. Please try your best to attend to learn and to support our effort.  机不可失,时不再来.
  2. The talk will be in English.
  3. There are no limit for number of people.

For Picture show and discussion, Mary Sherman will join us for this too, so we will use English as language.  Any member can send 2~3 pictures in jpeg format (big size is welcome) to Mingwei Li.  We could show this picture to every one, you could chose to tell the story about your photo or you could choose to keep silence and no body know who take this photo.  Mary Sherman and other people can make comments and suggestion. This is a very good opportunity for you to know how other people view your photo from different angle.

This is your photography club, so your involvement will make this club more successful.  

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