Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Art Walk in Wellesley Square, December 6, 2015

Deborah Friedman at Winston Flowers
Laura Fragasso at Lynn Evans

Bianca Falcone at FootStock
Julia Blake at Wellesley Gift Boutique

Annie Newman at London Harness

Donna Chilemi and Liora Gates cruise Art Walk

Jenny Schneider at Eileen Fisher

Elizabeth Cohen at Wasik's Cheese Shop

Chelsea Sebastian at Coldwell Banker

Cathy Ruili at Wellesley Books

D'Ann Hansen at Clever Hand Gallery

Laurel Landers at Terrazza

Sign at Wellesley RDF

Wellesley Women Artisans (WWA) will sponsor the third annual Art Walk in conjunction with the Holiday Stroll in Wellesley Square on Sunday, December 6 from 12 to 6pm. 

This year WWA collaborates with 17 members of the Wellesley Square Merchants Association who will sponsor the work of  local artists in their respective shops. The event is part of the WWA's mission to promote the arts in Wellesley. In addition to members of the WWA, artists from the community, including the Wellesley Society of Artists and students from Wellesley High School are also participating in the event.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Neighbors Drawing Neighbors: A Community Art Event May 16, 2015 - All Invited!

Check out all the portraits here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133420429@N02/

Do you know what your neighbors look like? Do they know what you look like? Could you get to know your neighbors better if you drew their picture?

On Saturday, May 16, from 1-4pm at Simons Park (corner of Washington and Brook Streets) the Wellesley Women Artisans invite you to come and draw your neighbors. We’ll take your Polaroid picture, have you share three easy facts about yourself, and put them in an envelope. You’ll then receive a random envelope from someone you’ve never met and have the chance to sit down and draw the person’s picture. All ages and levels of art experience welcome. All materials will be provided. We’ll have a temporary gallery on site to share our pictures of each other. 

“Even in a small town like Wellesley, so few of us really get to know or even meet one another,” says event co-chair Laura Fragasso. “By drawing each other we see each other in a new light, perhaps for the first time, and experience art making together in a way that few people other than young children get a chance to do.”

The idea for Neighbors Drawing Neighbors originated with artist Ivan Cash’s event at the Sundance Film Festival this year, Strangers Drawing Strangers. Learn more about Ivan’s event here: http://www.cashstudios.co/strangers-drawing-strangers/ 

Neighbors Drawing Neighbors is part of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend and is the third public participatory art experience hosted by the Wellesley Women Artisans. The mission of the Wellesley Women Artisans is to establish and promote an arts community within the Town of Wellesley by creating a strong alliance among women artists residing within the town, facilitating community-wide art experiences for town residents, and building connections among artists, town government, businesses, and other organizations in Wellesley.

For more information contact Julie Nikolewski at 781-235-4570 or Julie@julievari.com.