Monday, May 30, 2016

Artist Reception: Thursday, June 2, 6pm to 8pm, Cindy Mootz

We are pleased to announce The Dedham Square Artist Guild, June Artist of the Month: Dedham Artist, Cindy Mootz
Artist Exhibit: New Works
Artist Reception: Thursday, June 2, 6pm to 8pm

Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, June 2, at the Dedham Square Artist Guild. The show runs from June 1st to June 30th.

 
 Dedham resident, Cindy Mootz, is the June Artist of the Month at the Dedham Square Artist Guild. She has been painting her whole life, but first started getting serious about her art when she took a watercolor class at the Brookline Arts Center about 25 years ago. She continues to love watercolor and also paints in oil and acrylic, but much of her recent work has focused on creating monotypes. She was introduced to the technique about 18 years ago by Brookline artist Gema Phillips and was immediately hooked. Monotype printing is a process that produces one unique print at a time and can be done with or without a printing press. It is done by transferring a painted image from a plexiglass, copper or gelatin plate to a piece of paper. Sometimes there is enough paint residue left on the plate surface to pull a second lighter print, called a "ghost". Each transfer is unique and cannot be exactly duplicated.

One of the earliest artists to explore the technique was Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
(c. 1610–65), who made monotypes from copper etching plates. In the 19th century the English poet and artist William Blake and the French artist Edgar Degas experimented
with the technique. *

"I love playing with composition and color and use the world around me as my inspiration. This show includes a lot of my most recent work." – Cindy Mootz

Cindy Mootz has been juried into shows at the Moose Hill Gallery in Sharon, the Milton Arts Center, The Monotype Guild of New England, and the Akillian Gallery in Canton. She is a member of the Dedham Square Artist Guild, the West Roxbury Art Association and the Monotype Guild of New England (www.MGNE.org).

See her work or contact Cindy: Email: crmot56@yahoo.com
Website: cindymootzart.com
Facebook: Cindy Mootz, artist

*monotype. 2016. Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Online. Retrieved 30 May, 2016, 
from http://www.britannica.com/topic/monotype-printmaking

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dedham Sidewalk Chalk Arts Festival, May 21st 12-4pm

Dedham Sidewalk Chalk Arts Festival,

What is a Sidewalk Chalk Arts Festival? It's combination of performance art and public art. Artists use the pavement as their canvas and pastel chalks as their medium. As an artist, you will be able to work on a large scale with easy-to-use pastel chalks while enjoying a lovely Spring day right in Dedham Square. Spectators can experience the actual creation process and interact with the artists. Plus, live entertainment!. Come join us for a wonderful experience!

SWEET HAVEN will be performing as part of the Dedham Sidewalk Chalk Arts Festival. Sweet Haven is an acoustic and vocal group performing music and contemporary Americana tunes, with their inspirations drawn from many sources. The band features Dedham residents Linnea Bardarson (banjo and vocals), Steve Cecil (guitar and vocals) , Fred Civian (acoustic bass and vocals), Natalie Jensen (mandolin and vocals) , and Lisa Seibert (vocals and percussion).


We are also thrilled to announce that Cheryl Annie Doucette with Doucette Impressions will be one of the Featured Artists at the Dedham Sidewalk Chalk Arts Festival! Plan to come to the Square on May 21 to see her work, and work from people of all ages in town!

To reserve a spot to create in http://www.djwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Chalk-Art-Entry-Form1.pdf

This event is sponsored by Dedham Square Artist Guild, Dedham Square Circle, Mass Cultural Council, Dedham Junior Women's Club, and Blue Hills Bank

Stop by the Guild for a Day of Demonstrations by Cindy Mootz, Lisa Walker, and Mona Podgurski



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Join us Friday for the Art Opening for Sandrine Colson, 6-8pm


The Dedham Square Artists Guild presents "Along The Countryside", a solo exhibit, with original artwork by Sandrine Colson


"Along the Countryside" is an exhibit where Sandrine invites her viewers to follow her along her travels though out the countryside, visiting various places from her travels, especiallyher native Provence in France.

In this series Sandrine expresses her personal ideas about landscapes. The compositions are colorful, referencing natural forms and movement, filled with bright paint swirls of color and texture.

Her work has been exhibited in many galleries, museums and other venues throughout New England, the US as well as Europe: France and Spain. Her studio is based in Charlestown, MA. She is presently focusing on mastering her art as a painter, mixed media and jewelry artist.

Visit her web site, www.artofheart.com for additional information.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Still Life / Life Still by Lisa WB Walker

Still Life / Life Still

by lisawbwalker
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre by the Dedham Square Artist Guild opens tonight in Dedham Square.  The exhibit features work by Guild members, local artists, teachers and students who responded to the artist challenge: Still Life / Life Still.  Tonight's opening reception (THURSDAY, MAY 5th 6-8 PM) will include  refreshments; artists will be on hand to meet and discuss their work.
Still Life / Life Still
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.

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Still Life of Peppers. Handmade objects to be arranged in a pleasing composition. My peppers began as pinch pots with coils.

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Adding color with bright low fire glazes.

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clear glaze for an extra shiny surface.

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fresh out of the kiln and looking good enough to eat!
This exhibition will be up through the end of June. All artwork is for sale through the Dedham Square Artist Guild, including my one of a kind set of hand sculpted peppers.

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This painting by Guild member Matt Miller is also in the show.  Perhaps I was influenced? This happens when you surround yourself with beautiful art by talented friends :)





Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Join Us Thursday May 5th 6-8pm


Join us for this special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
ARTIST RECEPTION AND SHOW OPENING:
THURSDAY, MAY 5th 6-8 PM

EXHIBITION DATES MAY 5 - JUNE 30, 2016

Still Life / Life Still
We 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. 
Artists Show us how they see still life / life still.

By Sandrine Colson

Cindy Mootz, Dennis Stein, Kerry Hawkins, Mark Dooley, Lisa WB Walker,
Gillian Jackson, Gretje Ferguson, Matt Miller, Zelayna Rauch, Sandrine Colson
Fred Smith, Mona Podgurski, Sue Hoy, Gary Koeppel, Alice Donaldson, Vanessa Tedesco
Karen Cagan, Maureen Sullivan, and Libby Donohue
Dedham Students: Chloe Adams, KhanyJaTolbert, Kathryn Hunter

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Meet the Artists Event, Mark Dooley and Fred Smith

Join Us for a Special Art Event

Meet
Mark Dooley & Fred Smith
Wednesday, May 4th, 5 to 8pm
at Isabella Restaurant, Dedham Square

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

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