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artist challenge

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small works, a dedham square artist guild “artist challenge” exhibition features member work and five talented local high school students’ work. The show opens Thursday, January 7th with a reception from 6-8pm at the Dedham Community Theatre located at 580 High Street in Dedham, MA.

The show will be up until the end of February. All work may be purchased through the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery located across the street from the theatre at 553 High Street.

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My Purple Prelude series is limited to these two pieces: a square dish and small oblong tray.  A tiny crossover bowl completes the set.  Pieces are sold separately.

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Participating Artists:
(Dedham Guild Members) —
Cindy Mootz, Sue Hoy, Dennis Stein,
Kerry Hawkins, Sandrine Colson-Inam, Mark Dooley,
Marietta Apollonio, Jill Barry, Matt Miller, Fred Smith,
Wendy Birchmire, Alice Donaldson, Lisa WB Walker

(Dedham High School Students) —
Jade Sao, Khanyja Tolbert, Chloe Adams, Lydia Baker, Michael Diaz

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Artist challenges are open to new england artists in all media. The next Challenge is Oliver!

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CUP exhibit

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With two days to spare, I made it to the Society of Arts and Crafts exhibit: “Our Cup Runneth Over: Sculptural and Functional Cups”.  It is not to be missed.

IMG_2977IMG_2973For a potter, there is no better exhibit than one that allows you to interact with art.  This beautiful cup by Kyla Toomey is visually delicate looking and when you slip your finger through the handle the reasons for the weightlessness become clear.  Flip the piece over to study the trimming and you are rewarded with a hidden decal of a flower.  The attention to detail in this piece is everywhere.

society-of-arts-and-crafts“Our Cup Runneth Over presents ceramic cups by 36 contemporary artists. By juxtaposing unique approaches to a common utilitarian object, the magic and versatility of clay is highlighted at this biannual sale, as appealing to the seasoned collector as to the student.

This is the first of a few posts about this exhibit. It is brief so that I could get the word out before the show closes.

Please make time to visit the Society of Arts and Crafts at 175 Newbury Street in Boston, MA.  This exhibit closes January 10th.

“POP”

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artists challenge: POP
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

Opening Reception:
January 16th, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates:
JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 16

POP …Culture. …of Color. …Music. …Dad. …Soda. …Goes the Weasel.
Can you make your work “POP”?

This show will be displayed at the Dedham Community Theater for all to enjoy! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA.

Participating artists include:

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Catherine Gruetzke-Blais,

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Kerry Hawkins,

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Jim Kavanaugh

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Lisa WB Walker

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Sue Hoy, Melanie Guerra, Gillian Jackson, Cindy Mootz, Danielle Plathe, Aileen Quinlan, Fred Smith and Vanessa Tedesco
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Here’s what inspired my piece in this show…

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Pop …. of color (bright blue)

This bowl was inspired by a family trip “By the Lake” in a town called Cazenovia in Upstate New York. Using 3 glazes, the crisscross effect makes 6 colors. I like to finish the composition with a dot of the final color on the exterior and a line of color on the rim to really make it “pop”!