Sunday, July 28, 2013

August of the Month, Sneak Peek, Susan Hoy

Join us Saturday August 10th from 6 to 8pm for an opening reception for our August Artist of the Month show, featuring oil painter 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 the excitement and solitude of summer from beginning to end." — Sue Hoy

Friday, July 26, 2013

Art About Town

By Dennis Stein hanging in Deli After Dark

We have so many talented artist members at the Dedham Square Artist Guild, that we like to disperse their art amongst other select locations around the square. Make sure to stop by these locations to see which members art we've put up each month. Want regular updates? Sign up for our newsletter. At the beginning of each month we include whose going to be at which location in our monthly newsletter.
Deli After Dark, Dedham Square - Photography by Dennis Stein

Kouzina, Dedham Square - Photography By Kerry Hawkins

Lickteig Family Eye Care, Rt One, Dedham - paintings by Paula Lazar, Photographs by Kerry Hawkins and Barye Lane Hall

Endicott Library Branch, Dedham - Works from Marietta Apollonio, Cindy Mootz, Kerry Hawkins and Alice Donaldson

Isabella's, Dedham Square - Paintings by Paula Lazar coming soon

Updates on our monthly Newsletter. Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Found Tools

On of the great things about have a collective of artists is you get to see them work at thier craft, the tools they use and techniques. These are shells and glass that pottery artist, Lisa W.B. Walker was using for a demo at the Dedham Square Farmer's Market. You can walk into the guild and often seeing artists at work.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Save the Date! Draw a super hero

Dedham Particpates in National Night Out With Local Events

SATURDAY, July 27, 2013
Draw Your Favorite Super Hero
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Location: Dedham Square Artist Guild, 553 High Street, Dedham, MA

Kids of all ages can stop by the Dedham Square Artist Guild to draw their favorite super hero. Supplies will be provided. All participants will receive a trinket for their efforts, and final art work will be displayed at local businesses by the Dedham Police Department.

Can't get to the Guild on 7/27? That's okay! You can create your superhero artwork at home and drop it off to the Guild by 3pm on Sunday 7/28. Just make sure to put your name, area of town you live in and a parent's email address on the back.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Call to Artists, Dedham Open Studios

There is still time to sign up for Dedham Open Studios.

Dedham Open Studios is October 6, 2013

Preview day on October 5th
Registration to August 15, 2013

Dedham isn't only home to the famous Dedham Pottery, but also to a growing number of talented and diverse artists in myriad media, ranging from sculpture and murals to paintings and jewelry. Dedham Open Studios is a relaxed and fun one-day community event, where local artists can show and offer their work for sale. Dedham has proved to be an ideal location for an open studios. With a successfully completed public art project, the Dedham Square Artist Guild a cooperative gallery showcasing local artists work in Dedham Square and the newly opened Mother Brook Arts & Community Center in East Dedham, there is a renaissance that the original artists of our famed Dedham Pottery would be proud of.

Here is the Link

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Meet Guest Artist, Marie E. Maloof at the Guild

Join us this Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 12-4
Meet Guest Artist, Marie E. Maloof at the Guild

Her work features hand woven bangles, bracelets and necklaces. Materials include leather, 
suede, plastic and fabric.

Neuroscientist by day, fashionista by night.
While coping with an illness, I returned to weaving keychains, something that I loved to do as a child, finding the repetitive action calming. After a few hundred keychains, I decided to try my hand at other forms of weaving to achieve the same calming effect while creating something a bit more stylish and wearable. That was the beginning my jewelry production. Leather and suede have been the perfect media in which to create a more upscale woven piece. I do still work in lanyard material, but I have done a twist on it to make it more chic. My works includes mostly bracelets, but I have begun ventures into earrings, necklaces, and hairpieces. I hope that you enjoy what I make and wear it in good health.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Save the Date, Sue Hoy is August's Artist of The Month

Join us Saturday August 10th from 6 to 8pm for an opening reception for our August Artist of the Month show, featuring oil painter and Guild Member, 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 the excitement and solitude of summer from beginning to end." — Sue Hoy

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Where's Waldo? In Dedham Square, Dedham Guild Participates

Where's Waldo? In Dedham Square, of course. The Blue Bunny Bookstore is hosting a hunt throughout Dedham Square to find the famous children’s book character in the red and white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs. 

Come to Dedham Square Artist Guild to find Waldo

Waldo figures will be hidden in twenty different local businesses throughout Dedham Square this month, and those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons and more.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Dedham Square!” passport with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring them back to The Blue Bunny Bookstore to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at fifteen or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers to entry in a grand prize drawing at a Waldo-themed event at The Blue Bunny on August 1st, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.

Where’s Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. There are now over 58 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions. 

In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 265 independent bookstores all across the country, including The Blue Bunny Bookstore here in Dedham Square, for some hide and seek fun as well as to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.

Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a way for residents to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Dedham Square, call The Blue Bunny Bookstore at 781-493-6568.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Dedham Guild at Dedham Farmer's Market, Dedham Square

Every week, we will be at the Dedham Farmer's Market (weather permitting). The Market is open from  12-6pm on Wednesdays on the Green of the First Church in Dedham. This is the Market's sixth year and is bigger than ever.

Most days we have been hosting guild artists and these artists are doing demonstrations such as drawing, painting, and working with clay. It is wonderful to watch them work.

The Guild will have cards, pottery, blank books, prints, paintings and more on display and for sale. All locally made and by Guild Artists. Stop by when you are buying your fresh veggies.

We are also selling Dedham Public Art Project 2012 Commemorative Rabbits are on sale at the Dedham Guild and the Farmer's Market

Lady Bugs Bunny by Sue Hoy • Totem by Martha Taylor • Tail of Dedham Pottery by Elaine Matt Schaffner • Ace by SarahJane Cassie • Leroy by Jill Barry and Mike Glowacki • Avery Oak by Cat Ciccolo Tucker • Bunny in the Clouds by Gary Koeppel • Patch by Iris Sonnenschein
Spiral Bunny by Lisa Houck • Bengal Bunny by Sal D'Antona

Dedham Public Art Project is a program of Dedham Shines, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a vibrant community through programs that cultivate civic engagement and support for art, education, and culture.