News: Dedham Open Studios to feature 42 area artists

Posted Nov. 12, 2015 at 9:03 AM
Susanne Strater's artwork focuses on the areas where the natural and man-made worlds meet.


From musicians and ceramicists to painters and jewelry makers, those eager to find some new artwork will have much to choose from at this weekend’s Open Studios.

Held at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center [MBACC], the annual showcase will feature more than 30 artists in residence at the center, as well as another dozen chosen through an application process.

“It was a panel of artists in the building, so they were very selective,” said Jean Ford Webb, director of the MBACC.

Three things about this event

1. In addition to both floors of the studios being open and classrooms filled with visiting artists, Open Studios is hosting several musical performances throughout both days. These include Sweet Haven, the AKE trio, Katie and Elan, Sandy Band, Demented Poet Society, Steve Marchena and Terry Grisino and Craig Sonnenfeld, as well as students and faculty of the Dedham School of Music (housed at Mother Brook).

2. Open Studios will also feature dozens of demonstrations and performances throughout the weekend, including sumi brush technique, indoor kite flying, glass, quilting, gelatin mono-printing, drybrushing, glass fusing, ceramics, encaustic mono-printing, crocheting with wire and Viking knitting with wire, and batik-style painting. There will be free hands-on art-making activities and lectures for all ages taking place on Saturday and Sunday at multiple studios and classrooms within the center.

3. Both upstairs and downstairs gallery spaces will be exhibiting work by participating artists. The silent auction, which was a success last year, will return. All of the funds raised support the MBACC. For the kids, there will be a drop-in art room and children's story times throughout the weekend.


WHAT—Open Studios

WHERE—MBACC, 123 High St.

WHEN— The Open Studios will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 from noon-6 p.m.

FEE—This is a free event



Saturday, November 21, 2015
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