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"Identity"… A DSAG Artist Challenge opens Thursday, July 31st

“Identity”… A DSAG Artist Challenge opens Thursday, July 31st

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Opening Reception:
 Thursday, July 31, 2014 
6pm to 8pm

Gallery Location: 

580 High Street, Dedham, MA

Dedham Community Theatre

The Dedham Square Artist Guild issued an artist challenge to the community.  This exhibit is how 11 juried artists* met the challenge. Come to the reception to meet the artists and ask them about their work.  All of the art in the show is for sale.

The Challenge:“Identity” Who are you? Who…

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"FUN" ~ A Dedham Square Artist Guild Exhibit

“FUN” ~ A Dedham Square Artist Guild Exhibit

“FUN” ~ A Dedham Square Artist Guild Exhibit opens tonight, Thursday, May 29th with a reception at the Dedham Community Theater from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The Dedham Square Artist Guild provides the artist challenge for the exhibition.  This one went like this:

“Fun”… Welcome to the funhouse… this challenge is about all things that make us happy, laugh, feel exhilarated, fill us with joy! So… what do…

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Trips inspire collections ~ Decordova Sculpture Park

Trips inspire collections ~ Decordova Sculpture Park

If you’ve never been to the deCordova Sculpture Park, put it on your list of things to do.  My husband and I picked a beautiful day to explore the park.  We wanted to see the newly installed  “Red, Blue and Yellow’.

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“Red, Yellow and Bluefeatures Genger’s renowned usage of hand-knotted, paint-covered rope, configured in bright, undulating walls in three primary colors that wind through…

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Trips inspire collections ~ Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Trips inspire collections ~ Portsmouth, New Hampshire

IMG_9613It was a clear beautiful day in February when I visited the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire with my husband. Having grown up near the water, we enjoy visiting places that remind us of home ~ boats, seaside homes with history, blue ocean, fresh seafood…

IMG_9604We poked our heads into many galleries, asking about artists and their work.  This mug and cup – above and below – really interested me and…

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Trips inspire collections ~ MFA with Cousin Betsy

Trips inspire collections ~ MFA with Cousin Betsy

photoAfter a long time emailing, cousin Betsy and I finally got together for a visit.  We met at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the perfect place for two artists to reconnect.  We looked at art; we talked about art; we talked about family.  It was a perfect day.

IMG_9623It took me a long time to process this visit.  I finally settled on an image of a carved panel on the front door of the Huntington Avenue…

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Food, Pottery and a good Book

Food, Pottery and a good Book

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Gathered around a table of food and drink at book club one night, I took note of my hostess’ chip and dip – hmmm LOVE it! I pulled out my iphone and started snapping photos. Thankfully, my friends are used to this and a conversation followed about where this little gem came from.

The trouble with chip and dips for me has always been the dread of having to trim these two piece creations, so I…

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Trips inspire collections ~ Turks and Caicos

Trips inspire collections ~ Turks and Caicos

IMG_9639IMG_9349 My spring collection of pottery is inspired by a trip I took with my family to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

I took a lot of photos of my surroundings, things that interested me. Like this painting (below) in the lobby of our hotel.

When I returned home, I printed out the photos and added them to my sketchbook.

Making notes and working through the pictures, I decide how best to tell the story…

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