Sunday, July 26, 2015

Artist Reception: Tsun Ming Chmielinski, Mystical Places


Join us Thursday August 13, 6:00 - 8:00pm for an Artist Reception: Tsun Ming Chmielinski, Mystical Places

I am always attracted to simple and powerful landscapes whether in my own backyard or faraway places. This inspires me to create my "Mystical Places" landscape paintings.

Tsun Ming Chmielinski paints in Sumi-e, Pastel and Acrylic. Her painting is a true expression of her cross cultural background. Born in China and raised by Buddhist parents; Tsun Ming learned painting from a Zen Master. Her education and experience in Hong Kong and the United States have provided for her a balance of East and West.

Monday, July 20, 2015

When our Artists Travel, Photographer, Alice Donaldson goes to England


'Dover Castle's', location, commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent,
has given it immense strategic importance. The chalk of Castle Hill has been shaped and reshaped over the centuries into massive earthworks, ditches and mounds. Imposing walls and towers have been raised and networks of tunnels built beneath them. Henry II began the building of the present castle in the 1180's, and over the next 800 years its buildings and defenses where adapted to meet the changing demands of weapons and warfare. 


'Man O' War' cove is located on the English Channel, on the Jurassic Coast of England. This stretch of coast was formed by the uplifting of continents, million of years ago.


On the Thames River: This photo was taken on the 4th of July. We 'silently' celebrated, amongst ourselves. What better photo to take than 'Big Ben' (names for the Bell) and Parliament.

Friday, July 17, 2015

GARY KOEPPEL Artist Reception Saturday, July25th — 5 pm to7 pm

GARY KOEPPEL
Artist Reception
Saturday, July25th—5pm to7 pm


ExhibitionDates:
Location: Isabella Restaurant, Dedham Square


Join us for an artist reception featuring works by Roslindale artist and Dedham Square Artist Guild member, Gary Koeppel. Hosted by Isabella Restaurant as part of their Art At Isabella series, this show will feature select pieces of landscape works by Gary.

Between 5pm and 7pm on Saturday, July 25th, reception guests will enjoy a complimentary wine tasting, featuring wines from Class Wine Co., as well as hors d'oeuvres provided by Isabella Restaurant.

About the Artist:

The elements that attract me to a scene have to do with composition, color, contrasts of light and dark. When I paint a tree in a field the tree becomes secondary to describing the space around it.

In addition to on site (Plein Air) painting, I have been working on larger studio pieces from photographic reference of interesting compositions and lighting. Working in this controlled environment affords me the luxury of time to work larger and push the image in a slightly different and compelling direction.

Painting landscapes is something that I enjoy doing, something that I have taken with me through the journey of my life over the past thirty years. What is it that attracts me to the landscape? I suppose it’s a place of being for us all, our connection to the land, giving us a sense of place on this planet.
About Isabella Restaurant:

Classics are not conceived nor created overnight, they are works of art so defined by their timelessness and wide acclaim.

Executive Chef John Mahoney and owner Frank Santo have artfully prepared a menu of new American standards that continue to build on this legacy of enduring quality for which they’ve been known for for over 19 years.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Join us for an opening reception this Saturday Night



Animals with Attitude 

JOIN US 
Saturday, July 18th 
6pm to 8pm 
for an artist reception 
for July Artist of the Month, 
Dedham photographer, 
Gretje Ferguson.

Animals with Attitude features photography of animals and birds from Massachusetts as well as 
from the artist’s travels in New Zealand and Florida.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gardens ~ Opening Reception July 9, by Lisa WB Walker

The Dedham Square Artist Guild challenged artists to respond to the theme "Gardens" for a summer art exhibition. This juried show is an opportunity to showcase New England artists in all media.
“Monet's "The Garden at Giverny", Audubon's botanical prints, Van Gogh's "Irises", all represent the artist view of Gardens using brush, color and line to create their images. A garden can be a spiritual place where the connection with Mother Earth is important. Show us how gardens inspire your work."
Please join the artists, their friends and families in the lower level of the Dedham Community Theatre, 580 High Street, Dedham, MA for the opening reception of Gardens, A Dedham Square Artist Challenge Exhibition on Thursday, July 9th from 6-8pm.
Participating Artists Include: Lisa WB WalkerKerry Hawkins, Fred Smith, Mark Dooley, Cindy Mootz, Mona Podgurski, Jeanne Leeber, Janice Williams, Wendy Birchmire, Ralph Mercer, Patricia Voyajopoulos, Kevin Becker, Joanne Cornell, Dennis Stein, Selma Safren, and Alice Donaldson.
Here is a sneak peek of the show ~Encaustic Landscape by Mark Dooley

Low fire Ceramic Vase by Lisa WB Walker
Low fire Ceramic Vase by Lisa WB Walker

Watercolor by Fred Smith
Watercolor by Fred Smith

Painting by Mona Podgurski
Painting by Mona Podgurski

Friday, July 3, 2015

Opening Reception for "Gardens"


Join us for the opening reception




GARDENS

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
OpeningReception:Thursday July 9, 6 pm to 8pm

Exhibition Dates: July 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015


“Monet's "The Garden at Giverny", Audubon's botanical prints, Van Gogh's "Irises", all represent the artist view of Gardens using brush, color and line to create their images. A garden can be a spiritual place where the connection with Mother Earth is important. Show us how gardens inspire your work."


This 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 WB Walker, Kerry Hawkins, Fred Smith,
Mark Dooley, Cindy Mootz, Mona Podgurski,
Joanne Leeber, Janice Williams, Wendy Birchmire,
Ralph Mercer, Patricia Voyajopoulos, Susan Parrelli,
Kevin Becker, Joanne Cornell, Dennis Stein

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Artist of the Month, Gretje Ferguson




Join us on Saturday July 18th from 6pm to 8pm for an artist reception featuring work by our Artist of the Month, Dedham photographer Gretje Ferguson.

Animals with Attitude will feature photography of animals and birds from Massachusetts as well as from the artists travels in New Zealand and Florida.

"While I have been known primarily as a “people photographer, ” my vision is continually expanding to include more of the world around me. When I pick up a camera, ordinary objects become extraordinary. Nothing escapes my lens, whether it’s a fur seal in New Zealand, a blooming amaryllis, or a shower curtain at my daughter’s home. In my recent personal work, I seek to document my surroundings in new and surprising ways."