Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Celebrate Rali Dollies and our 5th anniversary this Saturday

This Saturday Rali Weaver will be showing a new collection of Dolls titled "Real Witches Do Not Have To Wear Costumes" at the Dedham Square Artist Guild as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary! If you have a doll she has made bring it by the guild from 6-8 pm Saturday so I can post a picture of you and your Rali Dolly on her Rali Dolly Facebook page.

Rali is October artist of the Month at the Dedham Guild

About Rali

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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us for our 5th year anniversary!


The Dedham Square Artist Guild Turns 5

What better way to celebrate our 

Join us for our Five Year Anniversary CELEBRATION!
Saturday, October 1st from 6pm to 8pm

Music by Band Gig, School of Music & Performance
Enjoy food, raffle, demos, drinks, laughter and art!

Founded in October 2011, we are Dedham's first artist cooperative, owned and operated by its members. We provide members of the cooperative a home for their work and opportunity to connect with the community, while striving to enrich the cultural life of all residents, through classes, workshops, art openings and more. The collection of work at the Guild encompasses a diverse style of art, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, monotype,  glass, textile and much more.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Opening Reception for Photographer, Kerry Hawkins

Join us on Friday, September 9, 6pm to 8pm, for a reception and celebration of Dedham Square Artist Guild’s Artist of the Month, Kerry Hawkins. Kerry is a Dedham-based artist and photographer who specializes in capturing the small, poignant moments and images from everyday life.

The theme of Kerry’s exhibition is Amusement, featuring photos from her travels from Boston to Amsterdam. Her new images are filled with whimsy, color and fun, with subjects ranging from merry-go-rounds to hula hoops.

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

Kerry lives and works in Dedham, MA. She is a Co-Founder of the Dedham Square Artist Guild in Dedham Square.