Saturday, December 20, 2014

Join us this sunday, Meet Jewelry Artist, Suzanne Finn



Join artist Suzanne Finn of The Modern Victorian, for a one-day artist showcase at the Guild from 11am to 2pm.

"I love jewelry, all things Victorian and vintage items. Always have, always will! Why not combine my favorite things and create pieces of repurposed art and jewelry that allows you to wear and bring into your home pieces of history. I create repurposed jewelry from common items to breathe new life into them. Coins, keys, old gears are some of my favorite supplies. I look for the unexpected supplies (copper pipe, insect parts) and put them together in fun ways. I proudly live in Dedham and am so excited to see the arts community growing here every year. I shop locally and support local business".



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Artist's Showcase: Alice Donaldson and Tsun Ming Chmielinski



Join us on Saturday December 20th from 12pm to 4pm for 2 one-day showcases by artists Alice Donaldson (Photography) and Tsun Ming Chmielinski (sumo-e painting).

Alice will be showcasing her Christmas Collection of photos.
"Christmas, besides being my favorite, is a wonderful time of year. Let's celebrate with bright colors, lights and most important, giving. — Alice Donaldson


"My small Sumi-e paintings are done with watercolor and ink spontaneously painted on rice paper. My paintings are inspired by nature. It could be a scene, people, animals or plants. I have been and continue to try to capture the moment of calmness and peacefulness that I sense and to share them through my art." — Tsun Ming Chmielinski

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Join us this Thursday at the Guild, Special show for Marie Lim


Join us on Thursday December 18th from 10am to 6pm for a one-day artist showcase featuring work by artist Marie Lim.

Marie Lim is a printmaker, potter and fiber artist, who after studying art and literature in college, went on to become a Waldorf School educator.

In teaching the arts and mythology of Africa, she developed motifs that are essential to all of her creative media. Whether the Tsui-goab (the rain god), Aido-hwedo (the rainbow serpent) or other images, each of her prints are hand-carved and inked with subtle and sometimes vibrant earth tones, then printed and matted for display.

Recently diagnosed at age 58 with early-onset Alzheimer’s, Marie and her family are offering her intriguing limited edition prints for purchase.

A separate donation to the Alzheimer’s Association will be made in honor of Marie by members of
the Dedham Square Artist Guild.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Join artist Karen Meninno of Indaly Designs, for a Trunk Show at the Guild on Saturday



Join artist Karen Meninno of Indaly Designs, for a Trunk Show at the Guild on Saturday December 13th from 12pm to 4pm.

Karen was born in New Delhi, India and raised in London, UK. She became an American citizen and graduated with distinction, from MassArt with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture. Her fine art sculptures and drawings have been exhibited for the last ten years in area galleries and museums. She is branching out into public art installations and decorating a holiday window this year at Natick Mall.

Karen makes ethnic and vintage style jewelry, art and designs. Her inspirations are color, India, ornament, textiles, interior design, fashion and jewelry design, fine art.

At Dedham Square Artists guild, she will be having a trunk show showcasing her jewelry designs and new fascinator hat designs. Her jewelry designs involve a process of sculpting clay and embedding vintage rhinestones, glitter, fabrics, stones, gold leaf in vintage style findings. Her hat designs are inspired by forties and fifties Hollywood glamor and of course, the British Royals.

To see more of her designs, check out her etsy store at www.indalydesigns.etsy.com

For custom art installations contact karenmeninno@gmail.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014

“Reflection” opens tonight by Lisa W.B. Walker

Artist Challenge: REFLECTION ... “As the seasons change, so does reflection. We see reflection in light or hear it in sound. When the year comes to a close, do you reflect on what was, what will be? How can a reflection be cool or warm? How will you define it in your medium?"

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IMG_1988This Challenge was open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. I chose to submit two RAKU vases with my "prelude" brushwork on the exterior surface and coppery reflective glaze on the interior to define "Reflection" in my medium: clay. Raku is a low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials, such as sawdust and shredded paper.
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Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which effects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. This when the wonderful reflective coppery sheen happens.
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The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking; therefore, Raku is fragile and cannot withstand water. The non functional aspect means that the interior is unoccupied and light travels in to reflect the copper red glaze.

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Come see my vases and the work of other artists as they respond to "Reflection" in their mediums.

Participating Artists Include:
Lisa W B Walker, Cindy Mootz, Lonnie Landrey, Gretje Ferguson, Fred Smith, Rali Weaver, Dennis Stein, Kerry Hawkins, Alice Donaldson, Wendy Birchmire, Danielle Leveille, Sharon Pierce, Nancy Walton, Anna Gemelli, and Gillian Jackson
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Raku is always one of a kind. It is a ceramic sculpture that has captured a moment in time where artist, fire and process become one. Enjoy the luminosity of the copper reds that come to life in the reduction process, and the exterior brushwork and crackle that reflect nature in a season of change.

"Reflection", a Dedham Square Artist Guild Artist Challenge, opens tonight, Thursday, December 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre. 580 High Street, Dedham, MA.http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com


Exhibition Dates: December 4th, 2014 to January 30th, 2015

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sue Hoy, Artist of the Month


Sue Hoy is our December artist of the Month and will be at the Guild Friday night 6:30 - 8pm 
during the Holiday Stroll



“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 nature’s beauty and the chance to interpret it in simple, yet compelling ways.”

Sue Hoy is a painter, graphic designer and art teacher living in Milton MA. Her inspiration comes from her family and the endless beauty of New England. Choosing subjects that capture attention and emotion, Sue strives to simplify shape and color to reflect the essence of her subject. Her voyage toward simplicity, versus over-working and illustrating with paint, is ongoing. Her paintings have been in numerous shows in Massachusetts and she currently has a solo show at Abby Park in Milton, MA. She teaches painting and clay classes for children in the Milton public schools and at Milton Art Center.

Education
UMASS Dartmouth, BFA Visual Design
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Studio Art/Painting

suehoy.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Stroll, Guild Trunk Shows


Join the Guild on Friday December 5th Holiday Stroll 5:30 pm to 7:30pm Guild open until 9pm!!

We have TWO LOCATIONS for the stroll this year, both open until 9pm!:
553 High Street: Featuring artwork from ALL of our members plus a trunk show featuring Jewelry Artist Barbara Trainer and Painter, Sue Hoy!

 549 High Street open at 5pm:
Featuring trunk shows by Guild members: Jill Barry, Gary Koeppel, Kevin Becker, Alice Donaldson, Gillian Jackson, Monica Fairbairn, Cat Tucker, Pat Hawkins.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Reflection, Opening at the Dedham Community Theatre




December 2014 — January 2015 Challenge: REFLECTION
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
Opening Reception: Thursday December 4th, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition Dates: December 4th, 2014 to January 30th, 2015

“As the seasons change, so does reflection. We see reflection in light or hear it in sound. When the year comes to a close, do you reflect on what was, what will be? How can a reflection be cool or warm? How will you define it in your medium?"

This Challenge was open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This magnificent show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Participating Artists Include:
Lisa W B Walker, Cindy Mootz,
Lonnie Landrey, Gretje Ferguson,
Fred Smith, Rali Weaver,
Dennis Stein, Kerry Hawkins,
Alice Donaldson, Wendy Birchmire,
Danielle Leveille, Sharon Pierce,
Nancy Walton, Anna Gemelli,
Gillian Jackson