#artsmatter Postcard Write-In

May 6th, Noon to 4PM

An ARTWEEK BOSTON Event

Postcard by Jamie Bushell

Postcard by Jamie Bushell

Come to the gallery to "Write a postcard to your Senators about what matters most to you - and how you’re going to continue to fight for it in the days, weeks and months ahead." 

The idea is number 1 of 10 actions in 100 days from www.womensmarch.com.

 

 

The gallery will have a selection of artist-designed postcards available, as well as addresses of representatives, sample letters and talking points. The gallery will also provide materials for visitors who wish to create their own original postcards. 

 

This participatory event is held in correlation with our current ‘Wish You Were Here’ Postcard show.

 

Fee: $1/postcard to cover printing/postage costs.

This Weekend- Fountain Street Studios Open Studios

Did you know? We share our building (The Ugliest Building in Framingham) with over 70 working artists. Many of them - painters, sculptors, photographers, to name a few- will open their doors this weekend for our annual Fall Open Studios, November 12-13 from 11-5. 

Stop by, it promises to be a great art-filled event. 

Of course, the Gallery will be open- Catch the last weekend of Mary Spencer and Anne Sargent Walker's beautiful exhibit ' Wind and Water', recently reviewed by Artscope Magazine.

 

And, in the Small Gallery,  see affordable, small paintings by many of our 70+ member artists, as well as sculpture, photographs, works on paper, jewelry, cards and books.

So much to see!

Sketchbooking with Jim Eng, Sunday 9/25 at 2PM

Thanks to everyone who came to  hear Jim and to see his inspiring sketchbooks.

This event is FREE for members of Fountain Street Fine Art, and $10 for non-members.

In this presentation, Jim will show many of his visual journals and will share information on materials and  methods as well as his own personal insight and philosophy on working in journals.

Please feel free to bring in one of your own visual journals to share with Jim at the end of his presentation.

Jim Eng is an artist who has taught painting and drawing for some thirty-seven years. He holds both  BFA an MFA degrees from Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Jim has been a member of Fountain Street Fine Art pretty much since the beginning, and works from his studio at Fountain Street Studios, when he's not sketching all over the world.

 

Roy Perkinson's Artist Talk and Demo, part of Artweek Boston, September 27 at 2PM

Roy Perkinson, whose exhibit 'The Poetry of Light' will be on view during ArtWeek Boston, will give an Artist talk and Demonstration on Sunday, September 27at 2PM. The event is one of over 100 art-related events in and around Boston that are scheduled for September 25-October 4, 2015.

Whether in oil, pastel or watercolor, Perkinson's paintings convey a sense of open spaces and often include attention to the sky, with its various moods and atmospherics. You can see for yourself how 'Summit at Dusk', one of Roy's intensely hued paintings takes shape in this video.


Saturday May 2 is Arts Day in Downtown Framingham!

Thanks to all who attended the day's events. Artweek Boston continues through May 10. Find more events at ArtweekBoston.org

 

11 AM-2 PM Mural Launch Party

 

 Framingham Downtown Renaissance launches its Gateway Mural Project in front of the wall at 16 Concord Street in the infamous MBTA Banana Lot. 

 

Bring your lawn chairs, your pets and your creative edge for an awesome, artful day in Downtown Framingham, celebrating art and the great comeback of Downtown Framingham! Meet mural artist, Sorin Bica from Fountain Street Studios. 

Grab your favorite color paint from our awesome stash of acryllics to flex your own creative muscles -- we invite you to put a brush on the wall and paint your own temporary design for the day. We'll have plenty on hand for your own mural fun! 

 

 

 

 

2-3 PM leisurely lunch

Try the Deluxe Depot Diner, a lovingly restored antique train station designed by HH Richardson, or one of many other restaurants in Downtown Framingham. You can taste amazing food from countries all over the planet within a few blocks!

 

 

 

 

3-5 PM Artist talk/Musical performance

The Farewells acoustic duo join artists Brenda Cirioni and Leslie Zelamsky for a free fun afternoon of music and art at Fountain Street Fine Art, 59 Fountain Street.

 

Working intuitively yet conscious of their process, Cirioni and Zelamsky stay true to the narrative that runs through their work - weaving stories of destruction, renewal, impermanence and grace. 

The Farewells mix acoustic pop, folk, rock and a pinch of electronica and poetry to form a vista of dark twang and sunny pop.

 

 

 

These exclusive #Framingham events are part of ArtWeek Boston, an initiative of the Citi Performing Arts Center whose mission is to be a champion for nonprofit innovation in Metro Boston and provide arts and entertainment to the greater community.

Slow Art Day, April 11, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came by to take a long look at the show on International Slow Art Day. If you missed it, not to worry. 

Every day can be Slow Art Day-stop by anytime for an art infusion!

What is Slow Art Day?  Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event whose goal is simply to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Why Slow? When you look slowly at a piece of art it's amazing what you can see and experience.  The simple act of really looking can can unlock passion and creativity. You don't need to be an expert to unlock the secrets of art, you just need your eyes. How Does It work? One day each year – April 11 in 2015 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.   This 2010 ARTNews feature article, Slow Down You Look Too Fast, provides an excellent overview of Slow Art Day.

What is Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event whose goal is simply to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

Why Slow?

When you look slowly at a piece of art it's amazing what you can see and experience.  The simple act of really looking can can unlock passion and creativity. You don't need to be an expert to unlock the secrets of art, you just need your eyes.

How Does It work?

One day each year – April 11 in 2015 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

 

This 2010 ARTNews feature article, Slow Down You Look Too Fast, provides an excellent overview of Slow Art Day.