Opening Reception – Drawn to Paint: Paintings of Arboretum Trees by Paul Olson

Opening Reception Saturday, May 18, 1:00-3:00pm

Exhibit runs May 10 – July 21, 2019

Location: Hunnewell Building

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.

The High Style of Low Art Tiles – Lecture

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.

Footlight Club Portable Painting Party – Family Friendly!

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.

Footlight Club Portable Painting Party

The event costs $30, which includes instruction, materials, snacks and a great time. Complete a painting of a local landscape (Jamaica Pond) with award winning artist Denise Feeney in about two hours . There will be a cash bar with limited seating, make your reservation today! All at the beloved, beautiful and historic location of The Footlight Club of Jamaica Plain.

Artists’ Talk – “Taking Form”

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts is proud to present its Spring 2019 Faculty Exhibition, “Taking Form: Fibers & Fabric,” showcasing work by 3 fiber arts faculty members and local artists: Jodi Colella, Merill Comeau, and Kristina Goransson. The exhibition is on view at Galatea Fine Art from February 27th through March 31st. Join us for the public Artists' Talk on March 3rd at 3pm to hear from the artists about their bodies of work, practices and techniques. Enjoy light refreshments and conversation. ‘Taking Form’ showcases works at the intersection of fiber art and sculpture: narrative-based textile wall hangings, 3D sculptural forms that blend needlework with found objects, and elegant wall hangings of sculpted felt.

Learn more at https://eliotschool.org/events/faculty-exhibitions

Photo Info:
Artist: Kristina Goransson
Title: Depletion
Medium: Felted and Indigo dyed wool