Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Along Thoreau Street in Concord, there's a vision of Tuscany where an empty wall -- and an empty storefont -- used to be.
As the Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos’ splashy display of street art grabbed headlines around the Hub, a local teen went quietly to work on beautifying a plain brick façade next to a row of empty windows where a meat market recently held shop. Sophie Germaine Paolino, an Acton native and student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, would look at the blank brick wall across from La Provence, where she ate often, and think of what could be. “I like to add art everywhere that I can, and I thought I could add some to this wall,” said Paolino. But “thought” was the keyword of that statement until earlier this year, when she decided to put her paintbrush where her mind was. After years of envisioning, she finally proposed painting …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Plenty to do this weekend without venturing too far from home.
Contemporary Arts International Opens "Passions" Show When/Where: Sunday at 1 p.m. at 69 Quarry Road, Acton. Why Go: This event is a showcase of repurposing and beauty. The gallery and multiple outdoor sculptures are located in a former rock quarry. The new gallery show, "Passions" features paintings and multimedia pieces by Hungarian-born artist Steven Balough. Price: Donations are appreciated as Contemporary Arts International is a nonprofit. Seussical the Musical When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wellesley Middle School, 50 Kingsbury St, Wellesley. Why Go: Who doesn't love a good romp with Dr. Seuss? This is the debut production of the Welleslay Theater Project and is not to be missed. Price: Adults, $10; Students…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Acton Patch stopped by the home of Acton resident, Diane Johnson, to talk with various artists from the area about their work.
Saturday and Sunday was Acton's Open Studios, where various artists from Acton opened their doors to share their artwork with the community. In this video, Acton Patch talked with Diane Johnson of Knits And That (Fun, Flirty Handcrafted Accessories), Julie Smith L'Heureux of Sunlight Photography and Kelly Ryder of Kelly's Krystals. Editor's Note: If you're an Acton artist that I missed this weekend, please feel free to contact me at 978.319.8245 or Patrick.Clark@patch.com to share your art with the Acton Patch community.