Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What Does Water mean to you?

Dedhamm Square Artist Guild

Join us for the opening reception
 for this art show
Sponsored by the Dedham Square Artist Guild
Opening Reception: Thursday May 4th, 6-7:30PM 
@Dedham Community Theatre

Participating Artists:
Gretje Ferguson, Dennis Stein, Kerry Hawkins, Kevin Becker, Fred Smith, Mark Dooley, 
Gary Koeppel, Wendy Birchmire, Mona Podurski, Cindy Mootz, Pat Voyajopoulos, 
Lauren A Giardina, James Walker, Vanessa Tedesco, and Charles King



580 High Street, Dedham, MA • www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com


Friday, April 21, 2017

Create Night! April 28th


Calling all creatives



Join us next Friday Night, April 28th, 8-10pm and join artists 
Marietta Apollonio and Cat Ciccolo Tucker for a FREE creative night

Draw, Knit, Write, Bring your own dry medium of choice

This month's theme is STYLE

Friday, April 14, 2017

New little place to read


The Dedham Square Artist Guild Member, Cindy Mootz is painting this little Library. It is slated to be put up near Terri's Market in the Manor Neighborhood in Dedham. 

Cindy is a longtime resident of Dedham and a member of the Dedham Square Artist Guild

Read about Cindy Mootz here

The Program was started in June 2013



Dedham Library Innovation Team & Dedham High School in association with the Dedham Square Artist Guild are excited to be the stewards of the Dedham Little Free Libraries Project!

The mission of the Little Free Library Movement is to:

• Promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.

• Foster a sense of community and connection as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.

The initiative was founded by Todd Bol who designed the first “little library” on a post as a tribute to his mother, who was a book lover and school teacher. The original goal was the creation of 2,150 Little Libraries, which would surpass the number of libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie. As of June 2016, there are over 40,000 registered Little Free Library book exchanges in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 countries around the world.

Dedham's initiative was spearheaded by Emily Gibbons and Paul Reynolds.

A full list of locations listed here

Libraries are painted by local Artists Marietta Apollonio, Susan Hoy, Rev. Rali Weaver, Lisa Houck, Luke BarryAuthor/Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, Dedham High School, Class of 2016 alum Leah Badessa, Hannah Romanish, and Rachel Strykowski, and Clarissa Robyn

See their Facebook page for more information on the project


Monday, April 10, 2017

Join us this Thursday Night at The Dedham Guild


April Artists of the month show is a Member's Choice event. Members pick one of their favorite pieces in the Dedham Guild, and write up why they like it.


Artworks will be up all for the Month of April


Join us at the Dedham Square Artist Guild for the artist-of-the-month reception Thursday April 13th 6-8pm


Artist Favorites

Kevin Becker on Rali Weaver’s dolls:

I love Rali’s Dolls because they are the perfect respite from our high tech world for the 21st Century child. Blending important themes for our times e.g. Diversity, Recycle/Reduce/Reuse, Locally made...she has created childhood keepsakes that will be treasured for decades to come. 



Jane Wojik on Sue Hoy’s painting:

Sue Hoy’s use of broad brush strokes and vibrant colors bring a playfulness to her work. Her animals come to life and this painting makes me feel the joy that chickens bring to my friends who raise them.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Happenings at the Shop

Happy Spring from the Dedham Square Artist Guild! There is still snow on the ground but Spring days are on their way ... Come see what's new at the guild! Thank you for your continuous support!

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SHOW DATES: MARCH 2 to APRIL 30


SEE THE SHOW at the Dedham Community Theatre!!

A PLAY is theater and drama. Children at PLAY when they pretend. We all cheer for those who PLAY sports. Artists PLAY with color and line to create compositions that PLAY with your eye. Come PLAY with us as we celebrate the Parish Players upcoming production of "Once Upon a Mattress".

Participating Artists:
Sandrine Colson, Sue Hoy, Fred Smith, Mark Dooley, Rali Weaver, Kerry Hawkins, Gretje Ferguson, Gary Koppel, Kathy Zola, Wendy Birchmire, Susan Brady, Michael Manning, Cara Crisafulli, and Matt McKee.


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


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This piece by Cindy fascinates me. The unexpected yellows, blues and reds give a whole new meaning to a rainy day. And who are these anonymous people? Where are they going? Mysterious. 

-Gretje Ferguson

DSAG Artists of the Month


Announcing our artist of the Month show for April - Member's Choice

Members pick one of their favorite pieces in the Dedham Guild

Join us at the Dedham Square Artist Guild for the artist-of-the-month reception

April, 13th 6-8pm @ Dedham Square Artist Guild
553 High street, Dedham Square

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CALL TO ARTISTS


SHOW DATES: MAY 4 to JUNE 3

A SPECIAL EXHIBITION at the Dedham Community Theatre!!


Water is transparent and therefore takes on the colors around it: the blue of the sky, a reflection of a mountain, or the darkness of an approaching storm. We swim in the water or gaze at it from a sandy beach. There is an underwater world and a vastness that comes from sailing on it. What does Water mean to you?

INTENT TO SHOW SHEET IS DUE AT THE GUILD BY Sunday, April 16th

Opening Reception: Thursday May 4th, from 6-7:30PM at the 

Dedham Community Theatre



Non-refundable cost for entry is $25. 



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.


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

Friday, March 17, 2017

Call to Artists - Water

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Call to Artists - Water

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

SHOW DATES: May 4 to June 3

INTENT TO SHOW SHEET IS DUE AT THE GUILD BY Sunday, April 16th

Opening Reception: Thursday May 4th, from 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theatre

Water is transparent and therefore takes on the colors around it: the blue of the sky, a reflection of a mountain, or the darkness of an approaching storm. We swim in the water or gaze at it from a sandy beach. There is an underwater world and a vastness that comes from sailing on it. What does Water mean to you?


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

Non-refundable cost for entry is $25. 

Guild members may enter at no cost, but must email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com with intent to show. 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.


Enter: here

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dedham Guild Exhibits at the Milton Library


This Wednesday March 8th!




Opening reception for this display on Wednesday,
March 8th from 6-8 PM.


Do not miss this varied and colorful exhibit at the library. For more information, contact Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at (617) 698-5757, x. 3 or go to our website: www.miltonlibrary.org

The library is located at 476 Canton Avenue, Milton.
The Milton Public Library is pleased to announce that the Wotiz Gallery will feature the work of artists from the Dedham Square
Artist Guild during March 1 – 31, 2017.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Parish Players, Once upon a Mattress production, learn about it here


Once Upon a Mattress

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, including Opening for a Princess, Spanish Panic and Yesterday I Loved You, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Parish Players is an intergenerational theatre group located in Dedham, MA, 
affiliated with First Church and Parish Dedham.



See the Show Arts Show "Play"

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

SHOW DATES: MARCH 2 to APRIL 30

A PLAY is theatre and drama. Children at PLAY when they pretend. We all cheer for those who PLAY sports. Artists PLAY with color and line to create compositions that PLAY with your eye. 

Come PLAY with us as we celebrate the Parish Players upcoming production of "Once Upon a Mattress". 

Participating Artists:
Sandrine Colson, Sue Hoy, Fred Smith, Mark Dooley, Rali Weaver, Kerry Hawkins,
Gretje Ferguson, Gary Koppel, Kathy Zola, Wendy Birchmire, Susan Brady, Michael Manning,
Cara Crisafulli, and Matt McKee



Did you know you can get your very own Pea necklace made by Once Upon a Mattress cast members at the Dedham Square Artist Guild? Just like the one Winnifred sleeps on.

Special thanks to the Guild for giving us a spot and being a wonderful partner-in-arts.

Once Upon a Mattress will be March 31-April 2. Tickets on sale now!


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Join us for the Opening Reception for Jane Wojick, Thursday March 9th



March Artist of the Month is Ceramic artist, Jane Wojick. Join us in welcoming her as our newest member of the Guild and for her opening on Thursday March 9th 5:30-7:30pm at the Dedham Guild.

Jane Wojick has been a potter since 2002. She creates one of a kind pieces using stoneware clay, fires in an electric kiln, and occasionally fires using the ancient processes of raku and saggar firing. Her main focus is on functional pieces which are meant to be used every day. When given the time to access her creativity, she may come up with playful sculptural pieces or detailed art pieces. Jane's inspiration comes from her background in textiles and needlework, as well as gardening, traveling, and exploring the outdoors. She will often create pieces using found objects to create texture. Her incised pieces may include flowers that mimic the lazy daisy stitch of embroidery, representations of coral reefs, or snapshots of architectural details. She creates her work at her home studios in Massachusetts and Vermont. She is also an active member of a large cooperative studio where she continuously gains knowledge and inspiration while working alongside fellow potters.


Friday, February 24, 2017

dsagart: Join us March 2nd 6-730pm at the Dedham Community ...

dsagart: Join us March 2nd 6-730pm at the Dedham Community ...: By Rali Weaver Play  Opening Reception Thursday March 2nd 6pm to 7:30pm  Dedham Community Theatre, 580 High Street, Dedham Squar...

Join us March 2nd 6-730pm at the Dedham Community Theatre

By Rali Weaver

Play 

Opening Reception Thursday March 2nd 6pm to 7:30pm 
Dedham Community Theatre, 580 High Street, Dedham Square



A PLAY is theatre and drama. Children PLAY when they pretend. We all cheer for 

those who PLAY sports. Artists PLAY with color and line to create compositions that 

PLAY with your eye.


This show is being produced in conjunction with the Parish Players’ newest production, 

Once Upon a Mattress




The Parish Players is an amateur theater group consisting mostly of First Church members and 

friends. It started over ten years ago when one of the R.E. teachers, a drama teacher by 

profession, led her class in a production of “Sadako and the Thousand Cranes.” Many parents 

supported the production and found that they enjoyed working with one another and the kids in 

such a group effort. Two of those parents wanted to see this intergenerational fun continue so 

they created the Parish Players as an adjunct R.E. program.


Though the program started with a fairly simple play, we soon moved on to staging more complex 

shows, mostly musicals with a family theme and an intergenerational cast. Though we have been 

blessed with talented singers and actors over the years, the only thing ever required to audition is 

enthusiasm. There is a part for everyone, no matter what the show.


Visit www.facebook.com/TheParishPlayers for more information about their production


On March 2nd, 2017, at the Lower Level Gallery of the Dedham Community Theatre, located 

at 580 High Street, Dedham Square Artist Guild members and outside artists will showcase 

their PLAY! inspired artworks

By Matt McKee


Now in its 3rd year, Artist Challenges invites artists living in Massachusetts to create work based 

on a theme. This work can be 2D or 3D, in any medium. Artists submit up to two (2) pieces for 

consideration in the show. The Guild is always interested in helping to foster young artists, and 

recently opened Artists Challenges to Dedham High School students, who may participate in 

shows at no charge

By Susan Brady


Participating artists for PLAY include: 

Sandrine Colson, Sue Hoy, Fred Smith, Mark Dooley, Rali Weaver, Kerry Hawkins, 

Gretje Ferguson, Gary Koppel, Kathy Zola, Wendy Birchmire, Susan Brady, Michael Manning, 

Cara Crisafulli, and Matt McKee


This exhibit will run from: March 2 to April 30


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Artist Reception for photographer, Kerry Hawkins, Feb 9th


Join us at the Dedham Square Artist Guild 
for an artist-of-the-month reception featuring photographer 
Kerry Hawkins

Thursday, February, 9th 
5:30-7:30pm 
See Kerry’s new photographs from Paris

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” 


About the Artist
Kerry is a freelance graphic designer and amateur 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 lives in Dedham, MA. She is also a Co-Founder of the 
Dedham Square Artist Guild in Dedham Square.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Artist Profile, Guild Member, Cindy Mootz


Cindy Mootz

Art has always been my creative outlet. I've drawn and painted my whole life, but I firststarted getting serious about my art when I took a watercolor class at the Brookline Arts Center about 25 years ago. I still love watercolor and also paint in oil and acrylic, but much of my recent work has focused on creating monotypes. I was introduced to the technique about 15 years ago and was immediately hooked. Monotype printing is a process that produces one unique print at a time. The possibilities with the technique are endless and I learn something each time I do it. I love playing with composition and color and use the world around me as my inspiration. 
Besides belonging to the Dedham Square Artist Guild, I also belong to the West Roxbury Art Association and the Monotype Guild of New England (www.MGNE.org).
Awards:
•Honorable Mention, Marina Bay Arts Affair Show, 2007
•2nd Place, West Roxbury Art Association Show, 2008
•Honorable Mention, West Roxbury Art Association Show, 2010
•2nd Place, West Roxbury Art Association Show, 2011
•3rd Place, Marina Bay Arts Affair Show, 2012
•2nd Place, “Small Works” exhibit, Custom Framing Gallery, Norwood, MA Dec, 2013
•Honorable Mention, Marina Bay Arts Affair Show, 2015

What is Cindy Working on now
I'm going to be working on a series of small paintings over the next few months, in various mediums. The focus will be mostly still lifes and animals. Although I will continue doing some watercolor and printmaking, I want to further develop my skills in oil and acrylic. I love playing with color and composition and have been known to add an element of whimsy to my artwork. Everything around me inspires me to create. The winter trees against the sky, boats at a dock, my cat on the bed, or the shape and color of a pepper. It's hard for me to look at anything without wondering how it would look as a painting.



Friday, January 20, 2017

Call to Artists, "Play"

Call to Artists, "Play"


A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

SHOW DATES: MARCH 2 to APRIL 30
INTENT TO SHOW SHEET ARE DUE AT THE GUILD BY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH

ARTIST RECEPTION AND SHOW OPENING: THURSDAY MARCH 2, from 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theatre

A Winter's Tale
A PLAY is theatre and drama. Children at PLAY when they pretend. We all cheer for those who PLAY sports. Artists PLAY with color and line to create compositions that PLAY with your eye. Come PLAY with us as we celebrate the Parish Players upcoming adaptation of "Once Upon a Mattress".

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

Non-refundable cost for entry is $25.

Guild members may enter at no cost, but must email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com with intent to show. 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.

To Enter please go here http://dedhamguild.com/play2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Our Annual January Sale, Jan 11 to 22nd

Our Annual Winter Sale


Mosaic by Wendy Birchmire

Beginning Wednesday January 11, join us for our annual 10% off Winter Sale, on select* artists work. Sale runs until January 22nd**


** The following artists will have their pieces on sale until the end of January: Barbara Trainer,
Sandrine Colson-Iman, Wendy Birchmire, and  Alice Donaldson

Pottery by Lisa Walker

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A Winters Tale, Opening Reception, Thursday Jan 12th 6-730pm

A Winter's Tale Art Opening


Join us for the Opening Reception 

Thursday January 12th, 6pm to 7:30pm 


A special exhibition hosted at the 
Dedham Community Theatre 


A Winter’s Tale 
Winter is a story of long shadows, high contrast and cool colors. 


Participating Artists: 

Cindy Mootz, Kerry Hawkins, Wendy Birchmire, Dennis Stein, Fred Smith, Sandrine Colson, 
Julia Russell, Inga Dankers, Andrew Osbourne, Susan Brady, Ralph Mercer, Steve Edson 
Hannah Crowley, Madison Defelice, Jessica Ramali


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