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Community Artist Spotlight Space Exhibition

Community Artist Spotlight Space Exhibition

April 04 - May 03, 2019

April 4 – May 4, 2019

Reception: Thursday, April 4, 6 – 8 pm

Hours: Monday – Friday, 3 pm – 6 pm

The work in this show explores the relationship of forest to non-forest: I am drawn by those intersititial places where forest shades into glade, field, or meadow; as well as those dramatic places when suddenly the woods you’ve been climbing through open up into a view of the wider world. Some people look at such a view and say “ah” or pull out a camera; I have always been compelled to draw and paint what I see. By following paths around and through woods with pencil and paint, I find the hidden order within the forest landscape. Figures embedded in the pictures act as way-finders, showing the viewer paths into the woods where they can make their own stories.

Plain air studies and drawings are the base for oil paintings finished in the studio. Painting in the studio gives me the time and space to consider the push-pull of three- dimensional reality against the picture plane to capture the truths and ambiguities of the subject.

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Creative Building in Clay

Creative Building in Clay

April 13 - April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13th, 1-4pm
Sunday, April 14th, 9am-12pm + 1pm-4pm

Creative Building in Clay
Adult/Teen Workshop

Creative Building in Clay: Looking to inject new conceptual, structural, and creative detail into your clay work? Internationally-recognized ceramic artist Suzanne Stumpf will share her creative process with you and help you to unlock new directions in your own work. This three-part workshop begins with a presentation and discussion of Suzanne’s work and her creative process, followed by a hands-on segment in which participants will begin the first phase of creating new texture tools made from clay for use on clay.

The second day will consist of two in-studio sessions (morning and afternoon, e.g. ) in which Suzanne will help participants to define and refine the structural execution of their work, explore new sources of inspiration, and offer some techniques for creating personalized surface treatments. 

You can see Suzanne’s work at www.ceramicsatthebarn.com

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Dry Ice Bubble Painting

Dry Ice Bubble Painting

April 19, 2019
Spots are limited, please add yourself to the waitlist if program becomes full! Parents/Guardians must be present with student throughout the workshop.
Friday, April 19th
10am-12pm
Instructor Joe Kitsch
Dry Ice Bubble Painting!
This exercise teaches students simple chemical reactions (can explain molecular make up of dry ice and compare it to other gasses in the atmosphere). Taught by Boston based artist, Joe Kitsch.
Chunks of dry ice are dropped into water, soap added when ready. As the soap bubbles up, drops of food coloring are added to the foam. The colored foam drips over the sides of the bowl but caught on the paper, staining it and creating abstract patterns. Students can let the bubbles pop on the paper, can layer colors, smoosh the foam creating a contrast of bubbles and blotches. Many pieces can be made by each attendee, which they can let dry and keep as is or draw and paint over them.
This event is in partnership with the Cambridge Science Festival! #BeCurious.
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