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Westwood Marketplace

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Please join the Westwood Artists for their first Marketplace on Friday, December 9th from 3:30-8PM and Saturday, December 10th from 10AM-2PM at the Westwood Historical Fisher School located across the street from St Margaret Mary’s on High Street (Route 109) in Westwood, MA. Parking is available at the Thurston Middle School, across the street at St Margaret Mary’s and Baptist Church adjacent to the Fisher School.

There will be 12 juried artists selling their handmade one of a kind artwork.  

Here is a preview:

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Wheel thrown “dotty”mugs by Lisa W B Walker

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Catherine Perrone Watercolors

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Kevin Becker glass (recently picked for the Boston Globe gift issue)

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Gaye Whalen’s Coastal Creations

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Carol Ahearn Watercolors

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Karen Flowers Cagan Photography      (Fisher School pictured here)

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Jane Wojick handmade one of a kind pottery – both functional and nonfunctional works of art

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Stephanie Hasenaur Jewelry

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Kathy Zola handknit fiber work

Melanie Guerra will be bringing her jewelry (only sale this season!) and photography.  Bibi will have an assortment or her artisanal baked goods for sale and gift giving. Jane Norris brings wonderful handpainted furniture and decorated wreaths for the holidays.

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Artist of the Month

Tonight, Sue Hoy and I will host a reception at our Guild in Dedham Square.  We are featured artists of the month for August.  Please join us from 5-7PM for wine, cheese and ART at the Dedham Square Artist Guild located at 553 High Street in Dedham, MA.

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Lisa W B Walker Summer Collection 2016

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Sue Hoy Summer Oil Paintings

About the Artists
Sue Hoy

“As an artist, I am trying to capture the spirit of my subject by reducing details
and concentrating on light and shape. My paintings are rich in color and
bold in brushwork. I am inspired by nature’s beauty and the chance to interpret
it in simple, yet compelling ways.”

Sue Hoy is a painter, graphic designer and art teacher living in Milton MA.
Her inspiration comes from her family and the endless beauty of New England.
Choosing subjects that capture attention and emotion, Sue strives to simplify shape
and color to reflect the essence of her subject. Her voyage toward simplicity,
versus over-working and illustrating with paint, is ongoing. Her paintings have
been in numerous shows in Massachusetts and she currently has a solo show at
Abby Park in Milton, MA. She teaches painting and clay classes for children
in the Milton public schools and at Milton Art Center.

Education
UMASS Dartmouth, BFA Visual Design
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Studio Art/Painting

suehoy.com

Lisa WB Walker

I fell in love with a color: Robin’s egg blue; and, it defined summer for me.
Early morning bird calls greet a warm rising sun that announces day break.
Watch the soft wind blowing a sheer textured curtain as you lay blinking sleep from
your eyes. You are young, free from school, and you feel what summer really is.

Lisa W. B. Walker is an Artist working in clay who lives in Westwood, Massachusetts.
She creates wheel thrown or hand built functional ware to explore surface decoration
in order to create one of a kind original work. Lisa received her Studio Art Degree
from Skidmore College, continuing with additional classes at the Museum School
of Fine Arts Boston and the Art Institute of Boston. She writes a weekly blog,
www.lisawbwalker.wordpress.com, participates in local arts related community
service, and, shares her knowledge through teaching, workshops and demonstrations.

www.lisawbwalker.com

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Oliver! opens tonight

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A special exhibition hosted by the Dedham Square Artist Guild

at the Dedham Community Theatre
Opening Reception: March 3, 6pm to 8pm
Join us for the Art Opening for Oliver!

Exhibition Dates: March 3, 2016 to April 30, 2016

The challenge: “What does grit look like … courage, bravery, strength of character? We’re paying tribute to Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist in conjunction with the Parish Players production of OLIVER! Dickens sets the innocence of childhood against the squalor and corruption of the city. He showed us what grit meant to him in his novel. We challenge you to define grit in your art… in a portrait of a hard scrabble city dweller? In the stark landscape of urban industrialism? Show us!”

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This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

This show is being produced in conjunction with the Parish Players’ newest production, Oliver!Visit http://www.facebook.com/TheParishPlayers for more information about their production

I responded to this challenge with the “Oliver Twist” bowl featured above. Other artists responded in a variety of mediums… here are some of my favorites:

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The next challenge is “Still Life/Life Still”. Click here for more details on how you can participate.

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Boston State House

The Dedham Square Artist Guild will be featuring work by member artists at the Boston State House.  Thanks to Dedham local, Representative Paul McMurtry the exhibit will be on display through the end of the year.  A reception on Wednesday, November 18th from 3:30pm until 5pm will showcase paintings, photography, mixed media, glass and ceramics.  Click over to the Guild facebook page for more details.

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Westwood Land Trust “capturing art in nature”

Westwood Land Trust hosts its ninth annual Capturing Nature in Westwood Art Exhibit to raise awareness and appreciation for Westwood community’s natural beauty.

The Exhibit opens Wednesday, September 30 at the Westwood Public Library  The new venue will allow for the Exhibit to be viewed through October 16.

Founded in 1999, Westwood Land Trust is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving open space, forests, and habitat in Westwood. WLT currently holds conservation restrictions that protect 210 acres of land in Westwood.

Visit http://www.westwoodlandtrust.org for more information.

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Impressionists on the Water

Impressionists on the Water

“Impression on the Water” is an exhibit of  paintings and works on paper by French Impressionists Monet, Sisley, Caillebotte, Renoir and more.  It is on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts through February 17th.

I’m sure that the reason this exhibit caught my eye is because I am currently reading “Claude and Camille. A Novel of Monet” as well as having just returned from a vacation where the color of the water is something I’m translating onto my pottery. 

Here’s what I found out…

  • During the exhibit in San Francisco, there was a lecture entitled “The Pursuit of Grace: My Life with Wooden Boats” by Robert Darr, Director and Head Instructor at the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding.  From the website, I learned that “this talk explored the timeless appeal of traditional wooden boats like the ones depicted on the canvases of the Impressionist painters featured in the exhibition. It also examined the aesthetic elements that made the wooden boats of this period so appealing in general, and so inspiring to those who built and used them.”
  • “This exhibition illuminates the importance that access to the sea and France’s extensive inland waterways played in the development of one of the world’s most enduring artistic movements.” Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
  • Claude Monet‘s “Boats Moored at Le Petit-Gennevilliers” 1874 (pictured above) was a gift to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in the 1960’s from German-American Californian collectors, Bruno and Sadie Adriani.
  • The Peabody Essex Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10-5; the third Thursday of every month til 9pm; and, until 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15 – more info can be found on their website.
  • If you make the trip to Salem to visit the Peabody Essex Museum, there is a Members-Only Gallery Talk on “Impressionists on the Water” on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9am.  Reserve by January 28.  Members pay $20.

…Art Exhibits present a wonderful opportunity to learn…

Support the Arts – come to our Patron Night on Wednesday, March 27th

Support the Arts - come to our Patron Night on Wednesday, March 27th

The “Summer Sailing” exhibit is now installed and ready for the Patron Night at the Dedham Square Artist Guild (DSAG) located at 553 High Street in Dedham Center. Artist friends and DSAG members Kerry Hawkins, Fred Smith and I organized the members work onto our gallery wall in anticipation of our Patron event on Wednesday, March 27th from 6-8pm. Members are bringing refreshments and goodies to share with prospective and existing patrons. The exhibit will stay up for the month and all artwork is for sale.

For as little at $25 anyone can be a patron member. Here is the link to how you can support the arts http://www.dedhamguild.com/patronmember