Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Art on Film, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING and THE IMPRESSIONISTS



GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

Date: Tuesday, June 23
Time: 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approximate)

Fathom Events, Arts Alliance, and Seventh Arts are elated to bring the Girl with a Pearl Earring to select cinemas nationwide for an exceptional one-night event on Tuesday, June 23.

After two years on a blockbuster world tour, the Girl with a Pearl Earring has returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, which has just completed extensive renovations. With huge lines waiting for a glimpse of her inscrutable beauty and nearly 1.2 million visitors at its stop in Japan, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is indisputable. This one-night event pursues the many unresolved riddles surrounding the extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator, Vermeer. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered? Don’t miss your chance to discover the secrets behind one of the world’s most enigmatic masterpieces!

http://www.fathomevents.com/event/girl-with-a-pearl-earring/more-info/details


THE IMPRESSIONISTS

Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approximate)

Fathom Events, Arts Alliance, and Seventh Art Productions are elated to bring some of the world’s most popular and influential artists, The Impressionists, to select cinemas nationwide for an exceptional one-night event on Tuesday, July 14.

Durand-Ruel’s brave decision to exhibit the Impressionists in New York in 1886 introduced enlightened, wealthy Americans to modern French painting. In doing so, he not only filled great American galleries with Impressionist masterworks, but also kept impressionism alive at a time when it faced complete failure. But just who were they really? Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal?

To help answer these questions, enjoy secured, unique access to a major new exhibition focusing on the 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel, featuring the works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas, Renoir and many more. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is perhaps the most comprehensive ever held about the Impressionists. Don’t miss this exclusive look to one of the most revered art movements of all time!

http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-impressionists/more-info/details

Both at Showcase Cinema's 670 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dedham Open Studios Art Festival





A one-day art event for local artists to Showcase 
and sell original artwork

Food Tent • Music by TALZTOP • Raffle and Silent Auction with great prizes


Sunday, May 17th, 2015  •  11am to 5pm



Mother Brook Arts and Community Center Studios  will also be open 

Food Trucks • Children’s Activities • Art Demos • Music


Locations: Dedham Square, First Church, Dedham Community House, 

Home Studios, Mother Brook Arts & Community Center 


www.dedhamopenstudios.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May Artist of the Month, Dennis Stein and Sumi-e painting demonstration


Art Opening for May Artist of the Month, Saturday 6-8pm

Plastic cameras have been a cult phenomenon for many years. I discovered them in the 1980's and used them frequently through the 1990's. I also printed many of the negatives in my black-and-white darkroom. The image one gets from a plastic camera are unique and unpredictable. They tend to be soft around the edges and a bit sharper in the center. There are light leaks and other imperfections, which add to the serendipity one gets from using them. There are a number of plastic cameras still being made, including the Holga and an updated version of the Diana. I still use these on occasion, scanning the negatives and digitally printing them.
— Dennis Stein

Sumi-ePaintingDemonstration
Sumi-e Art Demonstration, Tsun Ming Chmielinski

SaturdayMay 9th 5pm to 6pm

Cost: Free to the public

One of our accomplished artists, Tsun Ming Chmielinski, was trained by a Chinese Zen Master in this classical brush and ink art form since she was a teenager. Tsun Ming will be demonstrating Sumi-e painting, a spontaneous expression of the essence of natural subjects that goes beyond its simple representation. You will learn to appreciate the level of concentration and skill required to produce these natural scenes. During the demo, Tsun Ming will create elegant, simple, spontaneous paintings using ink and watercolor on rice paper.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Opening Reception for Casting Shadows



May 2015 — June 2015 Challenge: CASTING SHADOWS
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre, Dedham Square
Opening Reception: Thursday May 7th, 6 pm to 8 pm

Exhibition Dates: May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015

Cast a light onto an object and a shadow is born. They are revealed in the physical world as well as the spiritual one. What is lurking in those shadows is made known through the imagination."

Participating Artists:
Kerry Hawkins, Lisa WB Walker, Dennis Stein
Susan Parrelli, Fred Smith, Meagan Currier Scott
Gary Koeppel, Mark Dooley, Cindy Mootz, Sue Hoy
Anna Gemelli, Nancy Walton, Alice Donaldson