Monday, November 17, 2014

Art Day at the Recycle & Disposal Facility

On Sunday, November 8th the Friends of Recycling sponsored their third annual Art Day on-site at the take-and-leave section of the Recycle and Disposal Facility (RDF). Friends of Recycling volunteers, in collaboration with Wellesley Community Art Project, facilitated the making of spontaneous sculptures with recycled objects. 

Some of the works are being shown in the Wellesley Free Library through early December.

Sofia Cozza, Amelie Caruso, Arianna Cozza

Priscilla Messing, Marsha Rowlands, JoAnn Jones
Tara Standard, Clare Standard

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Art in the Park 2014

For the second year in a row, the Wellesley Women Artisans 
presented a free community art event during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend. 
The community was invited to work on a large-scale community art installation using unwanted LP vinyl records reclaimed with the help of Wellesley’s awesome Friends of Recycling. Members of the Wellesley Women Artisans were on site to assist and inspire, and provided materials with the support of Wellesley’s Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Many thanks to Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission and Municipal Light Plant for their support. Many thanks for in-kind supplies and services from Green’s Hardware, Ace Hardware, Paul Lemieux, Craig Riggs and Sterritt Lumber. And thanks to all the art makers!

 “We are so pleased to be hosting a community art event for our town once again,” said Wellesley Women Artisans co-founder, Abby Glassenberg. “Our goal is to bring people together to work on a fun, creative project that we can all enjoy.” Wellesley Women Artisans member and event organizer Laura Fragasso agrees. “Art can be made with anything, including free materials others might overlook. This event is a way to get everyone involved in the creative process.”

We played LP vinyl in the park!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

van Gogh lightens up Linden Street (next to Petco)

Made possible with the generous support of Federal Realty
These are some of the art students who brightened the vacant window next to Petco on Linden Street.

These Vincent van Gogh inspired paintings were done by 7 to 14 year-old students of Painting and Drawing at Wellesley's Recreation Department with Wellesley artist and instructor D’Ann Hansen.  

Sunflowers and Starry Night are two of van Gogh’s most beloved works. He painted both while living in the South of France in the years 1888 and 1889. Students studied van Gogh’s work and were asked to do their own interpretation.