Westwood Marketplace

Open Studios Show and Sale, sale, shop local

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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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Celebrate Art in Nature

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Please join me at the opening reception of the Westwood Land Trust art exhibit entitled “Capturing Nature in Westwood” tonight, Thursday, October 27th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Westwood Public Library.

Here are a few photos from yesterday’s set up of this wonderful show:

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Many local artists are featured in this show (including members of the Westwood Artist group and the Dedham Square Artists Guild) in addition to student art from Westwood High School and Middle School.

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The exhibit goes through December 16th.  Hope you can stop in and see it!

 

2D Art Camp

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In my classroom for 2D art camp, the students created all sorts of wonderful projects.  They were given many high quality materials to work with and learned how to use them.  Here is a look at some of my favorite projects from each lesson:

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(oil) Pastels and Watercolors

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Creating texture with Tempera Paint

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Painting Rocks with Acrylic Paint

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Collage!

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Creating books with colored pencils and regular pencils

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Colored markers and a composition that describes you!

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It’s the last day of summer! How would you spend it? Tell me in paint on a canvas….

I come away from teaching with a renewed sense of wonder 🙂

3D Art Camp

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We created some amazing work in my classroom this summer during 3D Art Camp!

Here is a look at some of my favorite projects from each lesson:

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Clay Aquariums in progress!

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Shoebox Dioramas

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Pipe cleaner Sculpture

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Weaving from Individual Drawings

We had such fun creating with all sorts of materials.  The kids were a creative group!

March into Summer

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This Saturday, March 12th from 10am-2pm, the Westwood Recreation Department will host “March into Summer” (10% off registration fees when you sign up for summer classes March 12-15).  I will be hanging out with other teachers and students talking up my summer classes: 2D and 3D Art in July. Wegmans is sponsoring this event.

3D Art ~ explore three dimensions while learning about carving, modeling and sculpture using recycled products, mixed media, clay and more. July 11-14.

2D Art ~ explore the mark on a flat surface while learning about graphite, colored pencils, watercolor and more. July 18-21

I’m thankful to the Westwood Recreation Department for providing a place where I can teach children to express themselves through creative means.

Small Business Saturday ~ November 29th

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What is Small Business Saturday?
Sandwiched between “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, SBS is a day to pledge to “shop small” and support independently owned businesses in the Square and around town. Amex is even offering an added incentive to shop small today!

Why does it matter?
Money spent at a small, independently owned business stays in the same community at a rate of three times more than when it is spent at a chain store. Shopping locally is investing in your community.

Please shop small today at the following shops and galleries who sell my ceramics:

Dedham Square Artist Guild ~ Dedham Square, Ma

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Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 ~ Norwood, MA

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Cristina Hurley Jewelry ~ Canton, MA

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Decor and More ~ Westwood, MA

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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.

Tax free weekend countdown ~ featuring Decor and More

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hand stamped functional dishes                               by Lisa W B Walker @ Decor and More

Decor and More is a mother/daughter business located in my home town of Westwood, MA. The shop specializes in interior design and retail decorating, but also sells gifts and home decor items including Vera Bradley, Mariposa, Scout bags, baby gifts, greeting cards and more. Included in the gift shop is work by local artists such as my ceramicsKevin Becker glass, Carolyn Berluti bracelets and much more.

Decor and More is located at 695 High Street, Westwood, MA. P: 781-326-9394 HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Boston Globe reports:

BOSTON — The annual sales tax holiday in Massachusetts would be held Aug. 16-17 under a bill released by a legislative committee of conference on Wednesday evening.

The sales tax holiday was included in an economic development bill, which is among the last major pieces of legislation being considered before the legislative session ends for the year on Thursday.

Rep. Joseph Wagner, a Chicopee Democrat and chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, said that sales tax holiday “is significant for the Commonwealth’s economy.”

Additional Ceramics by Lisa W B Walker at Decor and More:

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for grads and reunions (purchase early for fall dates)

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Dishes can be custom ordered @ Decor & More. These are the perfect size for wedding favors or bridal shower gifts.

Capturing Nature In Art – A Westwood Land Trust Exhibit

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Capturing Nature In Art - A Westwood Land Trust Exhibit

Tonight, October 22nd from 6-8 PM, Westwood High School will host “Capturing Nature in Art – A Westwood Land Trust Exhibit”. View artistic projects celebrating the natural beauty around us. Free Admission and Refreshments. This event is sponsored by Westwood Land Trust with support from Westwood Public Schools.

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The Westwood Land Trust (“WLT”) is sponsoring the seventh 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.

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Over 250 Westwood community members typically view the wide variety of artwork submitted by students and residents on the evening of the exhibit. Exhibited items last year included: fruit and vegetable drawings displayed as the Westwood Farmers’ Market; pueblo pots; blown glass; pottery; patterned collage animals; 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.

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Pottery pictured in this write up are wheel thrown or hand built by Lisa W. B. Walker and will be part of this exhibit. All items are for sale.

The Gallery Connection ~ Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9

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The Gallery Connection ~ Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9

It must have been at least five years ago that I, as a member of the Westwood League of Fine Artists, was given the opportunity to participate in a gallery show in Norwood, MA. I submitted both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional pieces. During the show, the owner of the gallery purchased one of my carved bowls and asked me if I might like to sell some of my work at her shop. This was the beginning of my relationship with Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9.

Today I am bringing over new work: three tumbler/vases in glazes that owner, Julie Vecchio suggested I try. One of the best things about having the opportunity to sell in a gallery is the relationship one has with the person who is selling your work. Over the years, I’ve learned and continue to learn from both Julie and gallery 9’s Kim Morin Weineck to look at my work in new ways and this has made me more of a critical thinker when I examine my own work.