“Casting Shadows”: a dedham square artist guild challenge and art exhibit

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“Cast a light onto an object and a shadow is born. They are revealed in the physical world as well as the spiritual one. What is lurking in those shadows is made known through the imagination.”

This Challenge was open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This show is in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre at 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com Opening Reception: Thursday May 7, 6pm to 8pm Exhibition Dates: May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015.

I responded to this theme in ceramics and here are the pieces that are included in this exhibit amongst photography, paintings and fiber works of art.

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A 2 part luminary with leaf motif casts shadows when a candle is lit.

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A repeating image of a flower and it’s cast shadow cover half of this two tone black and white vase.

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Inspired by the work of Gustavo Perez, this sculpture began on the wheel as a thrown cylinder and was then altered, rolled, pushed, pulled and cut to create spaces for shadows to be cast.  The interior has been painted with a black glossy glaze to further separate the spaces of interior and exterior.

All work is for sale through the Dedham Square Artist Guild gallery.

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Capturing Art in Nature

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IMG_1284“Capturing Art in Nature”, A Westwood Land Trust Exhibit

opens tonight, Tuesday, October 28th at the Westwood High School

with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The Westwood Land Trust (“WLT”) is sponsoring the eighth annual Capturing Nature in Westwood Art Exhibit to raise awareness and appreciation for Westwood’s beautiful natural environment. Residents are encouraged to go outside, look around and explore, and “capture” the natural beauty one sees through a painting, 3-D piece, photograph, or any other preferred artistic medium. All ages are invited to participate.

Over 300 Westwood community members typically view the wide variety of artwork submitted by students and residents on the evening of the event. Exhibited items last year included: birch tree paintings inspired by artist Gustav Klimt; clay relief postcards; dish glass inspired by Dale Chihuly; pottery; oil paintings and drawings; and nature-themed photographs. WLT would like to thank Katie Thurston, Westwood Public School Art Director, and all the WPS art teachers for their whole-hearted support in linking art and nature.

“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”!

“Making Waves” – An Artist Challenge

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“Making Waves” – An Artist Challenge, opens with a reception on Thursday, September 26th from 6-8pm at the Dedham Community Theatre.

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The Challenge:  “MAKING WAVES”

“Waves… on the water, to a friend, in the status quo. How do you like to make waves? Whether it is causing a stir or literally making a splash in water, this Artist Challenge asks artists to shake things up a bit, we want to see how you can make waves! ”

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Here is the story of my piece….

I grew up on an peninsula of land north of Boston and as an adult, I spend most summer weekends at the beach either south of Boston or in southern Rhode Island.  Water is part of my life. I enjoy watching the waves, the sunsets over the water, boats, and exploring the beach.  Collecting sea glass is one of my favorite things to do.

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I wanted to make a piece that would hold the sea glass I collect, remind me of the lighthouses that I love, give the illusion of rocking like a boat in the water, and incorporate the movement of a wave.

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throwing to create the space for sea glass.

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trimming to create the desired effects: reference to light house shape and illusion of rocking movement.

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glazed with crushed sea glass and ready for the kiln

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complete!

This is a one of a kind piece. It will be part of a bigger exhibit that opens this Thursday, September 26th at the Dedham Community Theater.  Immediately following the reception, my piece will be moved to the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery across the street from the Theater where it will be on display and for sale with the other three dimensional artwork. Two dimensional work will remain at the Theater for the duration of the exhibit.

For more information of this and other artist challenges.  Visit the Dedham Square Artist Guild!

Artist of the Month – reception April 4th 5-8pm

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Artist of the Month - reception April 4th 5-8pm

Dedham Square Artist Guild gallery opening reception for April Artist of the Month show features ceramicist Lisa W.B. Walker … with music by Band Gig from 6-7pm.

Lisa WB Walker
Westwood, MA

“My spring collection is quite whimsical with dots and flowers playing together on the surface of my wheel thrown and hand built ceramic art. Using underglaze paints, surface embellishment, and playful soft colors, the collection reminds us of youth and rightfully so as the artist reflects on child’s play as she watches her children forge ahead leaving childhood behind. Created in white stoneware and fired in an electric kiln, my pottery is durable, food safe, and dishwasher friendly. It is just as pretty hung on a wall as it is when accompanied by food.”

The gallery is located at 553 High Street in Dedham, MA