Join us for the FREE opening reception for “Kaleidoscope of Indian Art: A Traditional Folk Exhibit by Local Artists” presented by Color of India. The event will feature a confluence of poetry, dance, and mime by acclaimed Odissi dancer Mouli Pal and visual artist Sunanda Sahay. Additional Performances by the Aangikam School of Dance, Tarana School of Dance, and Spandha School of Dance. More at colorofindia.com.
Join The Umbrella Community Arts Center to celebrate their current curated exhibit, “The Art of Craft Beer” in The Gallery at Villageworks. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Register in advance to to hold your spot.
From The Umbrella:
“There are more craft breweries in the United States now than ever before in American history. Craft breweries are defined as small, independent and traditional by the national non-profit Brewers Association. The craft brewery segment continues to grow, which currently makes up 98 percent of all breweries in the United States. Brewing beer is just one of many crafts that are supported by independent craft breweries. Many independent craft breweries collaborate with artists and arts organizations as part of supporting their local communities, resulting in incredible can and schwag art, pop-up galleries and performances, as well as patron coaster art.
To celebrate our local independent craft breweries’ commitment to supporting our creative community, we are hosting an Art of Craft exhibit focused on brewing inside The Gallery at Villageworks in Acton, MA. In a gallery nestled above our presenting brewery, True West Brewery, we are exhibiting artwork created by craft brewery staff, collaborating artists and patrons from across New England and beyond. See original can art, original prints, labels, and photographs, plus make your own mark on the exhibition on the coaster art wall! True West will also be hosting some participating breweries on their guest taps.”
Participating Artists & Breweries:
We are excited to host “Halide”, a two-day workshop on film photography in the Villageworks Loft studio! Boston Magazine’s 2019 “Best of Boston” photographer Elizabeth LaDuca will lead the workshop along with photographers Gabby Riggieri and Arielle Doneson. More info at http://www.halideworkshop.com.
THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE WORKSHOPS IN MONTHS AHEAD.
Join painter Louise Arnold for the reception for her show INLAND/ISLAND, on exhibit in The Gallery at Villageworks this Fall.
Louise Arnold is a landscape painter with a design background in Landscape Architecture. She works both en plein air and from her sketches and photographs. Louise has been fortunate enough to visit and inhabit the landscapes of both Northern Vermont and Prince Edward Island, Canada. Each provides unique experiences: the region of Vermont that she works in tends to be more enclosed and PEI - surrounded by water - more open and expansive. The paintings on display in the Gallery at Villageworks explore the character of these two distinct landscapes and the reciprocal experience of Louise’s own personality interacting with them.
The reception is Free and Open to the Public.
Join artist Eleanor Goud for the opening reception of her exhibit of abstract nature paintings. This event is FREE and open to the public.
'Eleanor Goud Paintings' will be on exhibit in The Gallery at Villageworks from July 18th- September 17th. Learn more about the artist at: eleanorgoud.com
Join artist Nancy Tobey for a reception celebrating her exhibit "Grounded in Dreaming", on display in The Gallery at Villageworks through April. Nancy works in encaustic medium -a combination of beeswax, damar, resin, and pigment - to create abstract works that are reminiscent of landscapes, cityscapes and geology. 'Grounded in Dreaming' represents Nancy's exploration of lightness, color, transparency and space.
Join Jeri Kim for a reception celebrating her photography exhibit in Wellness at Villageworks.
The Natural World on Washi: The natural world as seen through a digital lens, printed on Japanese paper. Inspired by the simple yet equally complex beauty found in plants, fruit, and landscape, Jeri Kim wanted to combine images captured on her phone or digital camera, with elements of something handmade. This exhibit shows works that have been printed on bamboo coated paper made in Japan, designed specifically for digital and alternative photography.
2017 marks one hundred years since America entered Word War I, 'the war to end all wars.' This Veterans Day weekend, join Dr. Elliot Lilien for a drop-in viewing of his personal collection of WWI propaganda posters. At 2:30pm Dr. Lilien will share brief remarks about the posters' historical context and artistic merit followed by an opportunity for Q+A. WWI era background music provided by Thomas Ruggles. All Posters Are For Sale By Check Only.
Dr. Elliott Lilien taught at Concord Carlisle High School from 1965 to 2000. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Columbia Law School, and Harvard University. He has a wealth of knowledge about European history and a talent for describing historical events in a manner that is unique and engaging.
Dr. Lilien's poster collection will be displayed in The Gallery at Villageworks throughout the month of November.
AB Beacon Article on Dr. Lilien's Exhibit in The Gallery
Join artist Janet Shapero from 1pm-3pm on Sunday May 21st for the opening of her new installation "In Suspension" designed specifically for The Gallery at Villageworks.
"In Suspension" premiers over 20 new works. For almost two decades, Janet has been applying thin layers of pigment, both directly and indirectly to open-weave backings in order to create images of varying translucencies, held afloat in a diaphanous grid. Rete-Chrome (pronounced rět-ě-krōm - derived from rete, Latin for net; and chrome, Greek for color) is the term she coined for the process and the resulting two-dimensional artwork. Similarly, the term Rete-Form relates to a like use of pigments applied to metal screen which is then modulated into sculptural forms. Ranging in size from miniature to monumental, Rete-Chromes and Rete-Forms have been widely exhibited; as individual pieces and as elements in larger installations.
Menswork Inc. presents "Out of Their Heads", a documentary film of the 20th Men’s Wisdom Council. A moving film of interest for both men and women, the screening will also include a special presentation of Walt Whitman by guest artist Stephen Collins.
Join Susan Edwards Richmond, as she reads from her new poetry collection, Before We Were Birds, published by Adastra Press. The poems illuminate more than a decade of the poet’s fascination with the interactions of humans with wild nature. Richmond explores this kinship through close observation and immersion in the natural world, and by suggesting connections with animal spirit guides.
The event will open with selected readings by Polly Brown, Terry House, Dawn Paul, Mary Pinard, Joanne DeSimone Reynolds, and Hilary Sallick from a new poetry anthology Birdsong edited by Eric Rounds and Bart White.
"With stunning imagery and gentle, meditative music, Richmond conjures a sense of sacred wildness in all things. In a world as endangered by meanness and indifference as ours, no lesson seems more important." –Fred Marchant, Said Not Said (Graywolf Press)
We are so lucky to have a regularly rotating art exhibit in the 537 Gallery that features work from the artists of Acton Open Studios. On October 15th and 16th 2016, Acton Open Studios hosts its annual "open studio" event in the numerous artists' studios located around town. Visit their website for maps and more information at actonopenstudios.org.
Stop by Wellness at Villageworks (next to Modern Barre and behind HOME by Stamm + Black) to view artist Tara Johnson's solo photography exhibit in the Wellness Gallery. All photos are for sale (priced to move!) and refreshments will be served.
Join The Applewild School on Sunday, June 12th from 4 to 7pm and engage in lively conversation while you learn about the signature programs that make Applewild School so special. This Admissions event is family friendly! Light appetizers and refreshments by True West.
Join painter Ray Paradiso and photographer Rob Houghton, both of Acton, at a public reception to open their joint show in The Gallery at Villageworks.
Rob Houghton, Photographer
Rob has been taking photographs for more than 40 years. In 2012, after a 33-year career as an educator and school administrator, Rob began exhibiting and selling photographs to the public. His work focuses primarily on images of nature and abstract compositions of natural and man-made objects. He renders and shares images that are examples of the beauty and mystery that surround us every day. Having trained on a large format view camera in the 1970’s when each photograph took 10 minutes or more to compose and shoot, he learned to slow down, look carefully, and pay attention. This photographic process allows him to observe and then photograph the complexity of nature and everyday objects and capture the subtleties of shape, color, shadows and light that might otherwise be overlooked.
Raymond Paradiso, Landscape Artist
Raymond paints landscapes in oil and acrylic. He is largely self taught but has studied under some fine New England artists including Maris Platais and Margaret Gerding. His paintings feature trees, fields, and marshes, and seldom include any man-made features. His style ranges from representational to expressive. His subjects are primarily traditional New England and Cape Cod scenes, with some recent works from California. Raymond has participated in Acton Open Studios and has displayed his work in various locations around Boston Metrowest, including Nashoba Bakery in West Concord, Gallery Seven in Maynard, Middlesex Savings Bank, Acton Coffee House, and L’Aroma Café in West Newton.
All works in the exhibit are for sale.
Free and Open to the Public.
Stop by Stamm & Black's studio to celebrate the upcoming holiday season and check out their unique Holiday gifts including Jewelsfabulous Jewelry, local art, and unique home accessories. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served!