Artist, Paul Olson, has been discovering the nuances of the Arnold Arboretum's collections since he first passed through its gates in 2011. A landscape painter for decades, Olson explores the grounds with sketchbook in hand, typically in the early morning hours. His goal is to be unencumbered by any agenda and open to what the light of the day presents. In 2012, he had an exhibition at the Arnold Arboretum titled "Drawn to Woods." The expressive ink drawings in that show were all completed en plein air - on-site in the open air.
In literature, a vignette is a short scene that captures a single moment or a defining detail about a character, idea, or other element of the story. Vignettes are little sections of a much bigger work. Vignettes are important because they can illuminate significant information, create depth of character, or provide insight into the larger picture. In this show, established Boston artists Terry Boutelle and Nancy Marks pair their individual works of art to tell a dynamic visual story. Although the abstract works of each artist are different in their content, there is a resonance between the works involving color, form, line, and mood. Rather than exhibiting each artist’s work separately, they exploited this resonance by intermixing their paintings in small configurations that they hope will inspire viewers to engage more fully in the artwork. In considering what resonates within each “vignette,” perhaps the viewer will develop a deeper understanding of each artist’s interpretation of a singular moment or collective experience. See more of their work at:
Meet the artists on JP’s First Thursday Art Walk June 6, 2019 6:00 – 8:00
Mothers Day is May 12th & the tulips are up so thought I would have a spring open studio this sunday! come say hi + pick up some handcrafted ceramics for your mom. 😉
when: this sunday May 5 from 11-5pm
where: my ceramics studio at 95 St Rose Street
And in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I will be donating 10% of all sales to the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition miracoalition.org to support refugees and immigrants in our communities. I'll have pottery demonstrations throughout the day and you can make your own pottery too! More info at http://bit.ly/CincoClaySale
The High Style of Low Art Tiles
A Loring Greenough House Tuesday in the Parlor presentation by Richard Pennington
April 30, 2019, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Low Art Tile Company was created in 1878 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, by artist John Gardner Low and his father. Low had studied painting in Paris from 1858 to 1861. He took an interest in the making of pottery and apprenticed with the Chelsea Keramic Art Works. Low’s success was swift, and today the tiles he designed are considered the finest produced in the Victorian era. Low branched out with other product lines, most notably soda fountains and cast iron parlor stoves.
The event costs $30, which includes instruction, materials, snacks and assorted soft beverages, and a great time. Complete a painting of a local landscape (Jamaica Pond) with award winning artist and elementarty school art teacher Denise Feeney in about two hours . This is a family friendly event. All ages welcomed. Children artists must be accompanied by a paying adult artist.