Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April Artist of The Month, Rali Weaver

Show: April Foolishness with Rali Dollys

See the show for the whole Month of April
Pick your favorite






Bio of the Artist

Rali Weaver is the minister of the First Church and Parish in Dedham, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. She moved to Dedham in 2007. Prior to entering the ministry Rali attended the University of Maine at Farmington and was a teacher of children with severe learning and behavioral issues for nearly fifteen years before entering the ministry. It was in this capacity (sometime around 1992) that after being gifted with a rag doll by a friend, she honed her own craft of making dolls out of old sweaters and socks in a similar but altogether different manner. She first crafted these dolls as way to give inexpensive handmade gifts to her nine nieces and nephews and later as a craft activity for her students. Rali graduated with a Master’s of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary in 2003 and completed her Ministry Internship at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco. It was in San Francisco in support of the church Greening Project that she began selling her dolls for the first time. The dolls are made completely from wholly sweaters and socks and stockings and old buttons and yarn. She can always find a use for the sweaters and socks that you can’t give to goodwill or savers. Each doll is made with love and is an original design, named and numbered differently every year.

Monday, April 4, 2016

April News at the Guild

April

Spring is here! We've got events and new items lined up for Spring, fulfilling that deep down local art crave you didn't even know was there!

Quote of the month
"Every child is an artist ...
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up!"
Pablo Picasso.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH


Dedham Square Artist 
Guild Member and Doll Maker,

Rali Weaver


is featuring her handmade rali dolli's.
Rali Weaver is the minister of the First Church and Parish in Dedham, a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

The dolls are made completely from wholly sweaters and socks and stockings and old buttons and yarn. She can always find a use for the sweaters and socks that you can’t give to goodwill or savers. Each doll is made with love and is an original design, named and numbered differently every year.

Dedham Square Artists Guild
553 High street, Dedham Square



"OLIVER"  
A SPECIAL EXHIBITION
AT THE DEDHAM COMMUNITY THEATRE
Ongoing until April 30th

We’re paying tribute to Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist in conjunction with the Parish Players production of OLIVER! Dickens sets the innocence of childhood against the squalor and corruption of the city. He showed us what grit meant to him in his novel. We challenged artists to define grit in their art…

This show is hosted in the lower gallery at the
Dedham Community Theatre!
580 High Street,
Dedham, MA.
http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com


MEET THE ARTISTS!

Mark Dooley & Fred Smith
 
Join us for the Opening Art Reception Mark Dooley & Fred Smith

Wednesday, April 6th, 5 to 8pm

Isabella Restaurant
566 High Street

Enjoy samples of our new spring wines. Complimentary
hors d’oeuvres will be served.

781-461-8485 • www.isabellarestaurant.com
This event is sponsored by Isabella’s restaurant


CALL TO ARTISTS
Our next challenge is ...

“STILL LIFE / LIFE STILL 2016”

EXHIBITION DATES 
MAY 5 –JUNE 30, 2016 

Explore still life in a traditional approach by studying objects arranged in a balanced composition; or, where objects are caught in their natural surroundings and documented.

Show us how you see still life/ life still.

Visit here for info and prospectus www.dedhamguild.com/stilllife2016

Cost for entry is $25, payable via credit card through the link below. Download Prospectus and read thoroughly before applying. Entry deadline is Friday April 15th, 2016.

High School art students may also enter at no charge, but must also email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com with intent to show as well as jpgs of work per Prospectus.

ARTIST RECEPTION AND SHOW OPENING: THURSDAY, MAY 5TH 6-8PM

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre!
580 High Street, Dedham, MA.

Save the Date
Dedham Sidewalk Chalk Arts Fest

May 21st, 12-4 pm

Dedham Square

More details soon ...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Opening Reception for Mark Dooley and Fred Smith at Isabella's in Dedham Square


Join us for the Opening
Art Reception 

Please join us for an artist’s reception at Isabella Restaurant on 
Wednesday, April 6, 5-8 p.m., 
featuring encaustic art by Mark Dooley 
and watercolors by Fred Smith. 

These artworks will be on view at the restaurant until the end of May

Enjoy samples of our new spring wines. Complimentary
hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Isabella Restaurant
566 High Street, Dedham Square

781-461-8485 • www.isabellarestaurant.com
This event is sponsored by Isabella’s restaurant