Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Letter and Lark Trunk Show

Join us at the Guild on Saturday September 14 from 12pm to 4pm and Sunday September 15th from 12pm to 3pm for a trunk show with Mother Brook Art and Community Center, artist Colleen Ellse, Letterpress printer. 

Colleen's studio, Letter & Lark, is a custom letterpress studio which focuses on creating beautiful work through thoughtful design and quality printing. Colleen will be showcasing and selling her unique line of notecards, calendars, prints, and other handcrafted letterpress creations.

Learn about Letter and Lark here

Letter and Lark also offers workshops

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

September Artist of the Month—Dennis Stein

Join us on Saturday September 7th from 6pm to 8pm for an opening reception for our September Artist of the Month, featuring iphoneographer Dennis Stein.

"Boston Rocked"
A collection of photos of Boston bands from the 1980's and 90's, including Del Fuegos, Galaxie 500, Volcano Suns, Morphine, the Lyres, and Treat Her Right. In the 1980's I became more interested in photography and photographed for Boston Rock magazine, as well as exploring a fine art aspect of my vision.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Call to Artists, Making Waves


September/October 2013 Artist Challenge: “Making Waves” 

The Dedham Square Artist Guild invites Eastern Massachusetts artists working in all mediums to submit work for this themed exhibition! 

The show challenges artists to create work while considering the idea of “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!” 

Submissions are due to the Guild by September 10, 2013, and all details and forms can be found online: 

The exhibition will be shown at the Dedham Community Theatre. Opening reception will take place on September 26 from 6-8pm. The show will run through October 17th. 

dedham square artist guild 553 high street, dedham, ma 02026 
email: phone: 781.329.1890

Friday, August 16, 2013

Guild Spotlight at the Dedham Community Theatre

Visit our exhibit at the Dedham Community Theatre, catch a movie at this gem of a theatre. There are two excellent films showing now. See some terrific art before or after the show.

Now playing: Unfinished Song 
COMEDY - This is the funny and uplifting story of Arthur, a curmudgeon old soul perfectly content with sticking to his dull daily routine.
STARRING - Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Eccleston, Gemma Arterton, Anne Reid

The Way, Way Back
DRAMA - The funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan's summer vacation.
STARRING - Steve Carell, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Toni Collette

This film was filmed locally in Marshfield and East Wareham, MA.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Introducing new Guild Member, Mark Dooley

The Dedham Guild has a new Member, Artist and Dedham Resident, Mark Dooley

Look for his art soon in the Gallery

Artist Statement: Mark Dooley
My current work is inspired from the landscape, a subject matter I have always been drawn to. I tend to choose scenes that are compelling through their mood or colors. Once a composition is settled upon through preliminary sketches, I begin small encaustic studies and monoprints. Often some of these small works become finished pieces while others inform larger encaustic paintings in the future.

The use of encaustic paint creates rich layers of color and texture that add to the complexity of a final painting. The medium also enables my process to become increasing intuitive and playful. My favorite tools include a palette knife, household iron, and heat gun. My goal with all of these works is to create beauty through color and texture, while fostering a process that is creative and compelling for myself.