Monday, May 27, 2013

Ox Cart Art by Dedham Middle School Artists at the Dedham Guild

Ox Cart Art 
Dedham Middle School Artists 
Recent trip to Costa Rica, April 2013 

While students in Costa Rica they were struck by the beautifully 
decorated oxcarts the Costa Rican's used on thier farms to cart around every days things. These are attempts at recreating some of the 
beauty of the oxcarts.

What does a Costa Rican Ox look like?

In Costa Rica, ox carts (carretas in the Spanish language) were an important aspect of the daily life and commerce, especially between 1850 to 1935, developing a unique construction and decoration tradition that is still being developed. Costa Rican parades and traditional celebrations are not complete without a traditional ox cart parade.

In 1988, the traditional ox cart was declared as National Symbol of Work by the Costa Rican government.

In 2005, the “Oxherding and Oxcart Traditions in Costa Rica” were included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Art of the Line

Coming up in June!
Marietta Apollonio:
The Art of Line
June 1 - June 29, 2013
Artist Opening: Saturday June 1, 6-9pm

The Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery will feature a new month long show this June by Massachusetts artist Marietta Apollonio. The Art of Line will be on view at the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery from June 1st through June 29th, 2013, with an opening reception on June 1st from 6pm to 9pm.

Marietta is best known for her striped acrylic on canvas paintings, featuring bright colors and brush line work. For her new show, she focuses on that same style of painting but also translates it onto watercolor paper, using intricate line work as the standout style. The acrylic on canvas pieces focus primarily on imagined places, allowing a viewer to wonder where it could exist and who might live there. The watercolor pieces focus on line work with limited color. At first glance mountains, then ocean, then mountains again. In all of her art, Marietta pulls from a combination of imagination and reality, inspired by things that have caught her attention or captured her curiosity.

Originally from Tarrytown, New York, Marietta moved to Boston in 1998 to attend the Art Institute of Boston, graduating in 2002 with a BFA in Illustration. She has participated in numerous juried shows throughout the country over the last few years, including Space 242 in Boston, South Shore Arts Center in Cohasset and The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD. In 2011 she helped to cofound the Dedham Square Artist Guild, the first artist run cooperative gallery in Dedham, Massachusetts. In 2012 she participated in the Dedham Public Art Project, with the honor of being the first artist chosen. Again in 2012 the Dedham Public Art Project asked that she help to start off the new utility box art program.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Just Announced! Another Art Challenge, Nature

June 2013 Challenge: Nature
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre, and in collaboration with Dedham Civic Pride
Opening Reception: June 20th, 6pm to 8pm

Link and info

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Photographer, Dennis Stein show at the Dedham Guild

Dennis Stein will have framed photos, his published books, darkroom prints, cameras he has uses and has used. He will be on hand to answer questions about his work. Come by and meet the artist!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dedham Shines Utility Box Art Project

Artist and Guild Member was painting her utility box today. Sue hoy is more than halfway done with her birch tree design. It is prefect for the setting and is near the Wilson Mountain Hiking Trail. The box is on 135 and easily seen. Drive by and see it.

The Utility Box Project is a program started and managed by Dedham Shines in collaboration with the Department of Public Works, Dedham Shines invited artists to participate in the this project for 2013. Selected artists are transforming utility boxes owned by the Town of Dedham into works of art.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Please vote for us!!

Please vote for us and you can vote everyday.  Here is our story

in 2011, three friends with a passion banded together to create Dedham's first artist run cooperative. The now 22 members have a cozy 900 sq ft gallery space and home base for their work, as well as an opportunity to connect with the community. As an all volunteer small business striving to be a sustainable gallery for local artists to grow and thrive, the $5,000 would go to a new awning, as well as much needed marketing materials and ads to get information to surrounding communities about our classes, workshops, artists challenges and events promoting local non-profits and organizations.

This is the link

Thank you!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Ladies Night Out

On Thursday May 9th, the Guild will be participating in the Square's annual Ladies Night Out, sponsored by the Dedham Square Circle.

The Guild will be open until 8pm and will feature jewelry artists Melanie Guerra, Monica Fairbairn and Barbara Trainer. Come enjoy some bubbly beverages and new jewelry!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Celebrate the Women in your life

By Monica Fairbairn

By Paula Lazar

By Barbara Trainer

Scrafs by Iris Sonnenshcein

By Melanie Guerra
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May. It complements Father's Day, a similar celebration honoring fathers. From Wikipedia

The Dedham Guild has many unique artist made gifts including cards, jewelry, paintings, scarfs, handmade books, glass and more. Some of the special people in our lives can be hard to find the perfect gift. We have unique and beautiful, locally produced gifts. Most one-of-a-kind