Thursday, January 28, 2016

Travel Photo, Ice Castle in New Hampshire

Photo by Alice Donaldson on her recent trip to Lincoln, NH

Have you seen these magnificent creations?

The first time I saw an Ice Castle was in 2014 at Loon Mts. parking lot and was bolled over. All my senses were on overdrive. You knew you were surrounded in this magnificent structure of Ice, yet you weren't cold. The brilliant reflections of light and color, shapes of all sorts, the sound of folks oooing and ahhing, there was even a refreshing smell of the solid ice.

Sunset until closing is my favorite , yet it is still impressive during the day.
-Alice Donaldson

Ice Castles, LLC is a Utah based entertainment company that specializes in large scale events hand crafted from ice.

One of the most unique and amazing facts about the Ice Castles is that they are literally built by hand. We grow more than 5,000 icicles each day that they harvest and sculpt together.
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Opening reception for a special photography show featuring Dedham Square Artist Guild artists, Gretje Feguson and Kerry Hawkins

Opening Reception: Wednesday February 3, 2016, 5pm to 8pm
Location: Isabella Restaurant, 566 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026

Please join us for Isabella’s first Wednesday of every other month, Artist Reception and wine tasting at Isabella Restaurant on February 3rd from 5-8pm. In February and March, the restaurant will be featuring fine art photography by Gretje Ferguson and Kerry Hawkins.
We will offer new wines on our Winter list for tasting, and we will serve complimentary,
Chef-made hors d'oeurves.

About the Artists 

Gretje Ferguson
Gretje’s photographs reflect a sensitivity for the arts, the natural world, and the human condition. Her wildlife and scenic photographs currently hang in multiple venues in Eastern Massachusetts, and she is an active member of the Dedham Square Artist Guild. Her work has appeared on book covers and jackets for independent and traditional publishers, and she has been published in more than 50 international magazines.

Her fine art and portrait photographs have appeared in one-woman exhibitions across the Canadian Prairies and the Eastern United States. Her portraits of cancer survivors hang on the Massachusetts General Hospital Wall of Hope and at the Gordon Cancer Center at Lahey Clinic.
A personal project, Gay Dads and their Kids, has been shown at multiple galleries in the Boston area. Until recently, Gretje operated a portrait studio in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Kerry Hawkins
Kerry is a freelance graphic designer and fine art photographer. She attended the Art Institute of Boston, majoring in graphic design. She became hooked on photography in her second year of college and has been photographing ever since.

As a photographer and artist she is drawn to the contrasts, complexity and vibrancy of cityscapes and neighborhoods, the buildings and negative spaces between them. The interaction of individual and architecture create myriad opportunities to capture unseen moments and scenes.

Kerry is also a Co-Founder of the Dedham Square Artist Guild in Dedham Square.

About Isabella Restaurant
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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

We are having our Annual Sale this weekend

We are having our Annual Sale
January 22-24

It’s Time For Our Annual Sale Most Artworks Are At Least 10% Off

Sale Starts Friday, January 22Th And Runs Through Sunday, January 24Th

List of Particpating Artists at Guild’s Front Desk at Time of Sale

Painting by Matt Miller

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Small works show by Lisa Walker

small works

small works, a dedham square artist guild “artist challenge” exhibition features member work and five talented local high school students’ work. The show opens Thursday, January 7th with a reception from 6-8pm at the Dedham Community Theatre located at 580 High Street in Dedham, MA.

The show will be up until the end of February. All work may be purchased through the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery located across the street from the theatre at 553 High Street.
My Purple Prelude series is limited to these two pieces: a square dish and small oblong tray. A tiny crossover bowl completes the set. Pieces are sold separately.


Participating Artists:
(Dedham Guild Members) —
Cindy Mootz, Sue Hoy, Dennis Stein,
Kerry Hawkins, Sandrine Colson-Inam, Mark Dooley,
Marietta Apollonio, Jill Barry, Matt Miller, Fred Smith,
Wendy Birchmire, Alice Donaldson, Lisa WB Walker, Gretje Ferguson and Zelayna Rauch

(Dedham High School Students) —
Jade Sao, Khanyja Tolbert, Chloe Adams, Lydia Baker, Michael Diaz

Artist challenges are open to new england artists in all media. The next Challenge is Oliver!