Friday, April 26, 2013

Opening reception featuring new works by Gillian Jackson.

Join us on Thursday May 2nd from 5pm to 8pm for an opening reception featuring new works by Gillian Jackson.

Since the early 1980’s, Gillian has traveled and photographed extensively throughout Europe and the U.S. She has used this experience in her work, consistently trying to capture and frame beauty wherever it may be found, either the obvious, or, more commonly, in more obscure surroundings.

Two important themes of her photography are found in architecture and the study of natural settings. Gillian has lived in Boston since 1990 and her work has been exhibited in the U.K., Bermuda, Singapore, France and the U.S. with a permanent installation in Milton Hospital, Milton, MA through L’Attitude Gallery, Newbury St., Boston. Her work is also part of many private collections in those locations.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Roving galleries bring art into public eye

Sometime this week, my plates (above) will be featured on the wall at Isabella, an upscale restaurant in Dedham Square. As part of the Dedham Square Artists Guild, many of us participate in the “roving gallery”. These plates were created to coordinate with the decor at Isabella and hang on their wall (foot ring has holes for wire to hang). Wheel thrown stoneware plates have a simple black and white design that will work in tandem with the food they will serve.

Roving galleries that the Dedham Square Artist Guild members participate are located at the following locations: Mocha Java, Kouzina, Deli After Dark, Dr Lickteig’s, and more… Its a great way to get art out into the community for all to see and enjoy. All art is for sale and can be purchased on site or through the guild’s gallery at 553 High Street in Dedham.

By Lisa W.B. Walker

Monday, April 22, 2013

“Take Me Out To The Ballgame” opening reception

Join us on Thursday April 25th 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the lower level gallery of the Dedham Community Theatre, for our new exhibit: “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”

This special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre, and in collaboration with Dedham Youth Baseball, features 21 eastern Massachusetts artists with a variety of mediums from monotype, woodwork, photography, painting, and much more.

Play ball! April brings with it the opening day of baseball fields across America – this exhibit celebrates America’s favorite pastime with art! Contributing artists creations evoke what baseball means to them; the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures of the experience. We pay homage to our favorite teams, players or ballparks, and capture the history of the game.

Participating artists include:
Wendy Birchmire, Neil Collins, Alice Donaldson,
Angela Fiori, Melanie Guerra, Kerry Hawkins,
Brendan Hayes, Ann Herrick, Sue Hoy, Gillian Jackson,
Gary Koeppel, Cindy Mootz, Andrew Osborne,
Frank Quinn, Linda Rogers, Thomas Seggers Jr.,
Fred Smith, Dennis Stein, Lisa WB Walker,
Rali Weaver

The lower level gallery at the Dedham Community Theater is located at 580 High Street, Dedham, MA.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Art in Bloom, Milton Art Center. Guild Artists Participate

Kerry Hawkins

Fred Smith

Sue Hoy

Lisa Walker

Melanie Guerra

Cindy Mootz

Kerry Hawkins (top Left) Sue Hoy, Both on Right

Flower display

Art in Bloom Exhibit and Art Sale April 13- May 31

Springtime weather may be late in coming this year, but the Milton Art Center is hoping to do what we can to bring some springtime beauty to our gallery walls and your home.

The Art in Bloom exhibit and sale will also give you a chance to purchase some beautiful original artwork. Remember, Art makes a great Mother’s day gift!

Art in Bloom Exhibit From their website!

It was fun to see all the participants from the guild in the show. There was beautiful flowers all about the exhibit. The exhibit had art in the mediums of photography, painting, and pottery.

Stop by the Exhibit and see all the wonderful spring art

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Join us Saturday for Ben Reynolds Trunk show at the Guild

Join us on Saturday April 20th from 1-4pm for a trunk show featuring artist Ben Reynolds.

Ben Reynolds is a life-long Dedham resident, currently in his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He works primarily in pastels, oils, and photography. Artist, programmer, designer, photographer, and lover of all things creative, he also enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking.

Ben will be showing his pastels and photography for this show!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dedham Country Day Artist Reception at the Guild

Teachers, Students and parents visited the Dedham Guild on Thursday, April 11th to see student and teacher work. Work included wooden benches, wood spoons, wooden boxes, and jewelry. Teachers Gerry Clifford and Duane Claussen made the exhibit possible. Their students Isabella Collins , Emily Shaughnessy, Jack Shaughnessy, Evan Landry, Spencer Beakey, William Rowan, Susan Rowley, Rebecca Barnes, Andrew Ko, and Katie Giordano.

Student work is not for sale but the teachers jewelry and wood creations are for sale. The show will be at the Gallery until April 18th.

Duane Claussen and Teddy Beaudoin played jazz music for the show. A great accompaniment
for the art show.

See more photos on the DCD site

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Art Work by Dedham Country Day School Students and Faculty at the Guild

Rustic bench by Seventh Grader Isabella Collins, winner of a Boston Globe Scholastic Art Gold Key Award

Art Work by Dedham Country Day School Students and Faculty Featured at DSAG
Dedham, MA—The Dedham Square Artist Guild (DSAG), located in Dedham Square, will exhibit the work of selected DCD Middle School students along with pieces by their instructors, DCD faculty members Duane Claussen and Gerry Clifford, April 11-18, 2013.

Having taken notice of the unique and striking works of art being made by DCD students, DSAG has arranged this first public exhibit of student art at the gallery located at 553 High Street.

The arts in its many forms, both visual and performing arts, are an important part of the curriculum at DCD, with time set aside each day for art and music at each grade level. In the Middle School, there are more than 40 electives ranging from musical theatre to furniture making to building virtual worlds on the computer. Students take three arts courses each term, for a total of nine each year.

DCD faculty members Gerry Clifford, who teaches woodworking, and Duane Claussen, who teaches metalsmithing, are both professional artists who show and sell their work.

Many of the student pieces being exhibited were also award winners at the recent SISAL (Small Independent School Art League) show held at the Carroll School.

The exhibit opens Thursday, April 11, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at 553 High Street. All are welcome to attend. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday 12-6 and Thursday, 12-8, Friday and Saturday, 12-6, and Sunday, 11-3.

By Leslie Bowen

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Winter Scenes – Adult Workshop (Part Two)

Out of the bisque fire and ready to be glazed for the final firing. Looking lovely! Part three will have pictures of finished work.

In a collaboration between Dedham Square Artist Guild and DCH, artist members host classes and share their skills with Dedham residents.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Artist of the Month Opening Reception, This Thursday

Join us on Thursday April 4th from 5-8pm for an opening reception for our April Artist of the Month show featuring ceramicist Lisa W.B. Walker.

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.