WAS This Weekend 6/26-6/28

See what all of your favorite Artists are up to this weekend!

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

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Another beautiful collaborative show is going on at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Lowell Lines” featuring watercolor by Jean Curley & Photographs by Daniel Mathieu This one is a must see! June 3rd- 28th LAST CHANCE!

 

 

Gloucester FishermanCroppedMemory Loss 3You can catch Ilene Richard’s painting “Gloucester Fisherman”at Rockport Art Association Members Juried Exhibition in Rockport, MA from June 20th-July 21st and her painting “Memory Loss” is on exhibit in “Painted, Printed, Folded, Torn” Rocky Neck Art Colony Gloucester, MA July 2nd – July 26th Reception: July 10th, 5-7PM

 

Rebecca Kileen-Brown has a photograph featured at the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 80th Regional Art Exhibit. The exhibit runs all Summer with an opening reception this Sunday the 28th from 1-3pm

 

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Cheryl Polcaro will be featured in the show “Possessions: Prized and Otherwise” at the Attleboro Arts Museum June 24th through July 23rd with an Opening reception on Wednesday June 24th 7-9pm

 

 

 

Mollie.wedding.present[1]Girl with Marionette copyLaurie Simko & Cheryl Polcaro will both be featured in the Annual Juried Exhibition “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum in Framingham. The show runs from June 7th-August 2nd

 

 

 

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Ilene Richard
will also be at the Danforth Museum in Framingham. Her illustration “Boy Scouts” will hang in the children’s gallery show “Picture This” from June 21st-September 20th.

 

 

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You can also catch Ilene’s beautiful painting “A-La Mode” on exhibit in “Women of Vision” Artwork by the National Association of Women Artists, MA Chapter in East Cambridge MA from June 5th-August 28th with a Reception Thursday, June 11th 6-8PM

 

 

Karen PURPLE HOPEGarry Harley’s image titled KAREN’S PURPLE HOPE (dedicated to his daughter) is ready to ship to Tokyo. This image is one of 80 selected (out of 737 entered) in NYC judging. In Tokyo it will hang with 80 images also selected in Paris and 80 from Tokyo for final judging and awards by 14 judges from NYC, Paris and Tokyo – final judging on June 10th. Show will hang as part of ART OLYMPIA 2015 competition, at new Toshimau-Ku office building June 15-28, 2015. Good Luck Garry!!

 

68935danielRobert Crooker & Daniel Mathieu will both be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

 

 

Featured Artist – Priscilla Levesque – Studio 204

Meet Priscilla Levesque! Her still lifes and landscapes in Caesin are just beautiful!

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Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. Where are you from? Where did you study? How long have you been an artist?

A: I grew up in Ashburnham and then received my BFA at UMass Amherst.
Also, when I lived on Cape Cod, I took classes and workshops with artists
including Claude Croney, Robert Roark, Selina Trieff, Paul George and
Rosalie Nadeau. I recently moved to Lowell and this year I took a drawing
course with Maris Platais at the Concord Art Association.

Q: What is the first thing you remember making/creating by hand?

A: I have loved art for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories
is drawing and coloring on the backs of old weather maps. My father was a
meteorologist long before computers came along. He had printed maps on
which he plotted weather systems. I don’t remember if there was one every
day or every week, but I know they piled up, so he let me draw and color on
the backs. I felt that my drawings deserved better paper because even at
age three or four, I planned on creating masterpieces.

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Q: What do you love most about your art?

A: Finishing something that I like.

Q: Did you always know you wanted to make the art you make today? Did you start out in a different medium in the early days?

A: For most of my career, I painted watercolors. A few years ago I started using
casein, which is a opaque water based paint with a milk product as a binding agent.
I like it because it dries so fast and I can paint light colors over dark. It is quite
a good medium for the pointillist technique which I use.

Q: What advice do you have for someone just starting out as an artist?

A: Go for it!

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*You can meet Priscilla in her Studio 204 on First Saturday Open Studios. Stop by and say Hello!!

Her show, ”The Light in Small Towns” will be on view at the Whistler House
Museum in Lowell from June 24th through July 25th. Please come to the reception on
Saturday, June 27th from 2 – 4 pm.

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WAS This Weekend 6/5-6/7

See what all of your favorite Artists are up to this weekend!

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Catch Tarja Cockell at the South Shore Art Center Arts Festival in Cohassett, MA Friday June 19th through Sunday June 22nd.

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

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Another beautiful collaborative show is going on at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Lowell Lines” featuring watercolor by Jean Curley & Photographs by Daniel Mathieu This one is a must see! June 3rd- 28th with an Opening Reception on Saturday the 6th from 5-7pm

 

 

Marionette
Cheryl Polcaro will be featured in the show “Possessions: Prized and Otherwise” at the Attleboro Arts Museum June 24th through July 23rd with an Opening reception on Wednesday June 24th 7-9pm

 

 

 

Mollie.wedding.present[1]Girl with Marionette copyLaurie Simko & Cheryl Polcaro will both be featured in the Annual Juried Exhibition “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum in Framingham. The show runs from June 7th-August 2nd

 

 

 

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Ilene Richard
will also be at the Danforth Museum in Framingham. Her illustration “Boy Scouts” will hang in the children’s gallery show “Picture This” from June 21st-September 20th.

 

 

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You can also catch Ilene’s beautiful painting “A-La Mode” on exhibit in “Women of Vision” Artwork by the National Association of Women Artists, MA Chapter in East Cambridge MA from June 5th-August 28th with a Reception Thursday, June 11th 6-8PM

 

 

Lepidoptera copyCheryl Polcaro & Tom Veirs are both part of the Cambridge Art Association 14th National Prize Show at Cambridge Art Association. Locations will be at the CAA’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery (25 Lowell St Cambridge) and University Place Gallery (124 Mt Auburn St. Cambridge) which are within walking distance of each other. May 15th- June 25th
LAST CHANCE!

 

 

 

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Laurie Simko, Daniel Mathieu and several other WAS Artists are featured in the incredible show “Lowell as We See It”. View their work at the Whistler House from May 6th through June 13th This show is a must see!

 

 

 

Karen PURPLE HOPEGarry Harley’s image titled KAREN’S PURPLE HOPE (dedicated to his daughter) is ready to ship to Tokyo. This image is one of 80 selected (out of 737 entered) in NYC judging. In Tokyo it will hang with 80 images also selected in Paris and 80 from Tokyo for final judging and awards by 14 judges from NYC, Paris and Tokyo – final judging on June 10th. Show will hang as part of ART OLYMPIA 2015 competition, at new Toshimau-Ku office building June 15-28, 2015. Good Luck Garry!!

 

68935danielRobert Crooker & Daniel Mathieu will both be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

 

 

Featured Artist – Barb Guilmet – Muddy Girls Studios- Studio 228

Learn all about Barb Guilmet! One half of the incomparable Muddy Girls!

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Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. Where are you from? Where did you study? How long have you been an artist?

A: I think I’ve always been an artist, at least thats what friends tell me. I loved art class as a kid, my 1st pottery class was in high school and then again my last semester of college and that is where I really fell in love with clay. It has been an on and off relationship over the years. You really need time to devote to your art and especially clay because it is so time sensitive in it’s process. I have been at Western Ave Studios and The Loading Dock Gallery since June 2008. Before that I owned a “Paint your own Pottery studio” for 5 years where people could come in and make a masterpiece with a little instruction. I’ve attended many workshops,classes and conventions in the years between graduating college (I was not an art major) and now. I feel like I might finally be at a point in my life where I can devote the time required by the medium.

Q:  What is the first thing you remember making/creating by hand?

A: It was around Halloween, I was in grade school and took a show box and made a kind of shadow box out of it that was a cemetery. So it was 3 dimensional. I remember it because I wanted to give it to a friend that was sick and my folks said I couldn’t.

Q:  What is your biggest obstacle with your art?

A: Glazing and firing. We (Samantha & I) make some of our own glazes. We are really still in the early stages of learning, it can be a life long pursuit. We read a lot about glazing and have taken a very intensive workshop with a well known glaze chemists and often make our glazes, but we struggle with the ups and downs of it.

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Q: Describe a typical art creativity session. What is it like? For example, do you work in silence, or do you work to music? Do you prefer to be alone, or do you need people around?

A: Everyday is different. Just working with clay itself, one day you throw it or hand build, the next day trim it, dry slowly over time, bisque fire, glaze your bisque, and glaze fire. Samantha and I together or alone like to work with music on. When we work together, we solve problems together, collaborate and have as much fun as possible! Working alone is good too, but I often miss my studio mate when she is not there.

One of the best things about having a studio at Western Ave. is there are always people in the building (other artists) and that is a huge positive, you never have to be isolated if you don’t want to be. Some people work with their doors closed, others ajar and some wide open (that’s me). You never know when someone walking by might want to buy something. There is always other artists to bounce ideas off of and ask questions. I love the community at Western Ave.

 

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Q: What advice do you have for someone just starting out as an artist?

A: Make as much work as you can, take as many classes and workshops as you can, don’t be afraid to ask questions, advice or for help. Find an organization or a group formal or informal that involves your medium to belong to. We find it so helpful to talk with other potters.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the arts community?

A: How helpful and kind people are. There is always something going on.

Q: Do you have a big seller? What do you think people love about it? And be honest…are you tired of making it?

A: I would say we sell a lot of mugs and bowls, and I love making them.

Q: Describe your favorite way to spend a Sunday morning.
Sunday morning is typically more of a family or home time than a studio time. My husband and I often go to breakfast and then to the studio.

*You can meet Barb in her Studio 228 on First Saturday Open Studios. Stop by and say Hello!!

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WAS This Weekend 6/5-6/7 First Saturday Edition

First Saturday is here!! Look what else is happening this weekend!

First Saturday Open Studios at Western Ave! Stop by from 12-5pm and see what’s changed since your last visit! Over 100 Artists will be open and are waiting to meet you! See you there!

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Garry Harley is please to announce that several photos from his portfolio are included in the newly published book “COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE – Designing For How We Respond To The Built Environment” by Ann Sussman & Justin Hollander

 

 

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You can now find work by Priscilla Levesque on sale in the Gift Shop at the Newburyport Art Association. If you’re in the area, stop by and have a peek!

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Daniel Mathieu whose work was prized at the Whistler House “Lowell as We See It” exhibit. You can find more info about the full show below!

 

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

6888263_orig
Another beautiful collaborative show is going on at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Lowell Lines” featuring watercolor by Jean Curley & Photographs by Daniel Mathieu This one is a must see! June 3rd- 28th with an Opening Reception on Saturday the 6th from 5-7pm

 

 

Mollie.wedding.present[1]Girl with Marionette copyLaurie Simko & Cheryl Polcaro will both be featured in the Annual Juried Exhibition “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum in Framingham. The show runs from June 7th-August 2nd

 

 

 

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Ilene Richard
will also be at the Danforth Museum in Framingham. Her illustration “Boy Scouts” will hang in the children’s gallery show “Picture This” from June 21st-September 20th.

 

 

A-La-Mode cropped
You can also catch Ilene’s beautiful painting “A-La Mode” on exhibit in “Women of Vision” Artwork by the National Association of Women Artists, MA Chapter in East Cambridge MA from June 5th-August 28th with a Reception Thursday, June 11th 6-8PM

 

 

 

 

Lepidoptera copyCheryl Polcaro & Tom Veirs are both part of the Cambridge Art Association 14th National Prize Show at Cambridge Art Association. Locations will be at the CAA’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery (25 Lowell St Cambridge) and University Place Gallery (124 Mt Auburn St. Cambridge) which are within walking distance of each other. May 15th- June 25th

 

 

 

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Laurie Simko, Daniel Mathieu and several other WAS Artists are featured in the incredible show “Lowell as We See It”. View their work at the Whistler House from May 6th through June 13th This show is a must see!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rufiya Blank-Mathieu will be exhibiting in “Arts in Bloom” at THE HOPKINTON CENTER OF THE ARTS from May 8th through June 5th.Her piece “Dreaming Summer” was awarded 2nd prize!! Congrats Rufiya! LAST CHANCE!

 

 

Karen PURPLE HOPEGarry Harley’s image titled KAREN’S PURPLE HOPE (dedicated to his daughter) is ready to ship to Tokyo. This image is one of 80 selected (out of 737 entered) in NYC judging. In Tokyo it will hang with 80 images also selected in Paris and 80 from Tokyo for final judging and awards by 14 judges from NYC, Paris and Tokyo – final judging on June 10th. Show will hang as part of ART OLYMPIA 2015 competition, at new Toshimau-Ku office building June 15-28, 2015. Good Luck Garry!!

 

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You can catch Laurie Simko, Tom Veirs, Adrien Bisson, Gillian Frazier Barbara Guilmet & Janet Wolahan at The Brush Gallery Massachusetts Artists 2015 – Contemporary Art April 18th through June 6, 2015 LAST CHANCE!

 

 

 

68935danielRobert Crooker & Daniel Mathieu will both be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!