Gallery: Inspired by Nature by Leslie Fahn Rosenberg
Reception: Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm
Leslie Fahn Rosenberg's show Inspired by Nature, presents a body of work that combines her love of experimentation with different media while expressing her fascination with the rhythms and beauty of nature. The woods, streams and fields where she grew up inspire her artwork, which is detailed, complex, bold and graphic. The show will hang in the Gallery from October 2-30. An opening reception to which the public is welcome is planned for Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 pm.
Leslie Fahn Rosenberg paints and sculpts full time in her studio. She teaches and demonstrates mixed media collage, designs exhibits and draws with a local sketch collective. Rosenberg studied at Carnegie Mellon University, Philadelphia College of Art, Montserrat School of Art and Mass College of Art.
Hall: Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary by tSOfi
Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 pm
tSOfi's photography explores and rediscovers the world and life around us. By experimenting with unusual perspectives and special angles, changing relative proportions, and capturing reflections, shadows and overlooked details, her images give these visions lives of their own. Her show Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary will be on view in the Main Hall from October 2-30. The public is welcome to an opening reception which will be held on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm.
tSofi recently became a creative photographer after a long career as a senior software engineer, computer consultant and teacher. Her images have appeared in juried exhibitions around Boston, including an MFA jury selection (also for a SMFA catalog cover) and as Top Award choice by the Danforth Art Museum Director. She was chosen as the photographer for the Israeli Consulate's Celebrated Israeli Artists of New England exhibit. Recently, one of her images was used to promote arts in Newton.
Teen Gallery:Masks and Prints from Newton North
Reception: Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 pm
Masks and Prints from Newton North High School will be on view from fall 2012 through early spring 2013 in our second floor Teen Gallery. A lively opening reception with food provided by Whole Foods Market is planned for Wednesday, October 17 at 4:00 pm and will include a gallery tour. Special thanks to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Company for providing frames for the show, cost-free. The Magic Flutes, an ensemble of Newton High School flutists under the leadership of Waban flute teacher Deborah Charness, will delight us with their music as part of the festivities. The group has played locally and in Symphony Hall. The public is welcome to attend this special event.
First Floor Cases
The three first floor cases will house a display on chain maille including basic history, beautiful jewelry made by local chain maille artist Pat Brazill and information on how to get started making chain maille. Info contact: patbrazillcmgmail.com or 617-571-0901.
Atrium cases one and two: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The display will provide information about local agencies who provide services for those faced with domestic violence. Info: www.thesecondstep.org, www.reachma.org or call Journey to Safety at 781-647-5327. Services are available in Spanish at REACH and Russian at Journey to Safety.
Art exhibition information
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