13Forest Gallery

UPDATED Feb. 21: 13Forest Gallery, an art gallery in Arlington for New England artists, has announced an artist talk with muralist Alex Cook to take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the gallery, 167A Mass. Ave.

According to a recent email sent by the gallery, Cook completed a mural in Arlington Heights in November as a part of his YOU ARE LOVED Project. Cook's mural was commissioned by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture"YOU ARE LOVED," mural by Alex Cook.

For all inquiries about the artist talk, residents may contact Marc Gurton or Caitee Hoglund at 13FOREST Gallery by phone 781-641-3333 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Additionally, 13Forest has been hosting the exhibition "Continuum" since January. 

This exhibition is a series of multipart paintings featuring artists Coco BerkmanJoe KeinbergerLindsey KocurTanya Hayes LeeKenji NakayamaShannon Slattery and Dorothea Van Camp. The artwork is to be displayed through March 15, according to the gallery's managers.

More information about events at the gallery and the featured artists is below:

 Featured artists, according to the newsletter 

"The artists use fragmentation to tell a story, convey a vast seascape, or examine the components that form the letters of our alphabet. Playing with scale, orientation and the number of segments, the artists of Continuum demonstrate the exciting possibilities of working in multiples," an email said.

Lindsey Kocur, Continuum, acrylic, ink and gel medium on five panels.

"Gloucester artist and printmaker Coco Berkman utilizes Japanese carving tools, oil-based inks and cotton rag papers to create her work. She has studied at several printmaking studios throughout the United States and Ireland.

"Joe Keinberger in Hingham before moving to Boston to attend Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He now lives in Somerville where he paints and illustrates out of studio. Installation view of Continuum featuring (L to R) Kenji Nakayama, Joe Keinberger and Dorothea Van Camp.

"Lindsey Kocur holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Kocur’s art practice centers on observing characteristics of the natural and built environments and translating them into inventive spaces through mixed media paintings, drawings and installations. 

"Tanya Hayes Lee is a visual artist who works primarily in oil in a modern abstract impressionist style. Her paintings convey the sublime in nature and are visual metaphors for relationships. Lee studied studio art at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Scottsdale Artist School and Northern Arizona University. Lee lives and works in Cambridge.

"Kenji Nakayama was born in Tomokomai, Japan, in 1979. A mechanical engineer by education, Nakayama moved to Boston to study traditional sign painting. Nakayama's diverse practice ranges from careful pinstriping and gilded lettering to multi-layered stencil paintings Nakayama's work has been shown internationally and acquired by the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. Kenji Nakayama, acrylic and enamel on aluminum.

"Shannon Slattery received her bachelor of science in studio art from Skidmore College and a Master of Science in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently a high school art teacher in Newton. Slattery uses drawing and painting, color, line and texture as the means to describe what she sees and how she connects to her environment.

"Dorothea Van Camp has a bachelor of fine arts from Rhode Island School of Design and attended the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning for graduate studies in printmaking. She has shown extensively in the northeast, and most recently her work was included in the Boston Printmakers North American Biennial." 

"Valentine's Day: 'Be Mine'

"The gallery is offering a variety of gifts to celebrate the holiday. From ceramics to jewelry, fine art to other unique handmade items. Those interested can shop the diverse collection in-person or online

Featured items (top to bottom, left to right): ceramics by Robert Boyer, painted flower cut-out by Mary O'Malley, print by Amy Ross, mini paintings by Heather Pilchard, mini ceramics by Lynn Dowling, polymer clay earrings by Caroline John, enamel heart necklaces by Wendy Jo New, tarot cards by Dorian Keeffe, houses by Nina Wishnok, and porcelain necklaces by Kimberly Huestis."






New in the gallery

Carlos Santiago, Dahlia III, oil on canvas

Claire Millett Lima, Smiling at the Air in Front of You, foraged natural materials, organic and synthetic fibers, copper and steel wire

Bonita LeFlore, Slip Stream, acrylic and pastel on canvas


This news announcement was updated Feb. 21, 2024, based on information from a 13Forest email sent to YourArlington.