Thursdays, Refreshments from 7:00 p.m.
Demo begins at 7:30 p.m.
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville
Free & open to the public
September 14, 2017
Ruth LaGue – Landscape of the Spirit
Landscape in its barest form.
Ruth LaGue grew up in Alaska, awed by the incredible vastness of the wild landscape. Gazing at the expansive skies and majestic mountains as a girl, Ruth recognized that she was a small part of something larger than herself. Ruth finds that the most exciting part of the creative process of landscape painting is observing the juxtaposition of colors and textures.
October 12, 2017
Martha Wakefield – Oil, Mixed Media
Born and raised in Maine, Wakefield is deeply attuned to its sea swept lands and unforgiving shore. Her internal geography of memory and impression originates in Maine and serves as a springboard for studies of love, loss, and deep emotions. Schooled at the University of Vermont and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Wakefield returned to Boston following a successful career in New York City’s fashion industry to pursue her unfinished business as a full time artist. She has studied with Wolf Kahn, Skip Lawrence, Stuart Shils and Jon Imber.
November 9, 2017
Kate Hanlon – White Line Woodcut
Massachusetts native Kate Hanlon’s lifelong involvement with printmaking includes a 20-year engagement with the uniquely American medium of white line woodcut. Kate will demonstrate how multicolored images can be made from a single block of wood, with just a few simple tools. Kate’s images, a synthesis of observation and invention, reflect scenes from her life on the North Shore. A member of the Boston Printmakers and the Society of American Graphic Artists, Kate’s woodcuts may be found in many public and private collections.
December 14, 2017
Merill Comeau – Textile and Fiber Art
In my art I investigate tension symbolically as I contemplate the challenges of our human family. By deconstructing and reconstructing textiles and altering clothing, I disrupt, reorder, and rebuild narratives. My stories take the shape of murals and garments that explore women’s roles such as the toil of the maker, the privilege of the wearer, the job of mothering, how to be a ‘good’ daughter.
January 11, 2018
Michael J. Moore – Oil, Landscape
Art is a compulsion you cannot satisfy unless you are creating. It is a love that has to be exercised. As I write this I am looking out the studio window. The wind is blowing the leaves inside out, bending the limbs, adding more drama to the scene. Can I create that?
February 8, 2018
Ho Chung Lam – Chinese Brush Painting
Louis (HoChung) Lam moved to the United States in 1987 and settled in Boston. He held solo exhibitions in New York, Boston, San Francisco, China and has had many Chinese art demonstrations at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Hochung served as president of The Art Society of New England and president of The North American Society of Arts.
March 8, 2018
O’Neal & O’Dowd – “Two for One”
Two Artists, Two Mediums, One Subject
An exciting and lively collaboration featuring the creative partnership of acrylic painter Ann Marie O’Dowd and pastel painter Cheryl O’Neil as they highlight both the similarities and differences in their individual processes and techniques. This demo will be both interesting and informative and a lot of fun to see both artists painting and articulating their unique creative experiences.
April 12, 2018
Nancy Walton – Watercolor
May 10, 2018
Nan Rumpf – Experimental Watercolor