Category Archives: Art

Wellesley Public Schools Faculty Art Show opening on Oct. 7

Don’t believe that adage of “Those who can do; those who can’t, teach. In Wellesley, teachers can do and teach…

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Watching paint dry in Wellesley

Wellesley Department of Public Works Picassos were out on Tuesday morning painting this super-bright crosswalk in front of the Wellesley Free Library entrance/exit off of Rte. 16/135. That should make it easier for drivers to avoid hitting pedestrians, except for that one ubiquitous Wellesley runner who always wears orange… (Update: upon seeing paint dried it’s actually […]

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So that’s where the Wellesley sleepwalker went

The spotting of a mysterious art installation — in the form of a shirtless man on the side of the former Hancock tower in the Back Bay — has some speculating if this might be a new adventure for ex-Wellesley College rabblerouser The Sleepwalker (aka tighty-whitey guy). Closer shot of art installation on #hancocktower (via […]

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Wellesley College to host forum on destruction of antiquities in Middle East

An international group of scholars, cultural heritage specialists, and journalists will convene at Wellesley College on Sept. 24 to address the ongoing destruction of ancient artifacts in Syria and Iraq. The event, dubbed Erasing the Past: Da’esh and the Crisis of Antiquities Destruction, brings together experts on the region’s ancient past and current challenges to meet, inform […]

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Wellesley Cultural Council grant apps due Oct. 15

Are you an educator, artist, performer, or organization with a program—a lecture, performance, exhibit, workshop, or festival— that you’d like to present which would enrich the cultural life of residents of Wellesley? Then the Wellesley Cultural Council would like to hear from you—by Oct. 15, 2015! The Wellesley Cultural Council has been allocated $4,600 by its parent organization, […]

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Landscape artist to demonstrate skills in Wellesley

The Wellesley Society of Artists (WSA) is sponsoring a free demo on Sept. 27 where you can get a look at landscape painter Maris Platais doing his thing. The Society says the event, from 2-4pm at the Wellesley Community Center (219 Washington St.), should be fun for artists and non-artists alike. Platais, who was born in […]

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Oils exhibit at Wellesley library: the painter/doctor is in

Painter Arnold Sheinis is exhibiting his work at the Wellesley main library. A self-described eclectic artist, he has been painting for many years, but on the advice of his early teachers, first he toiled at a day job. After practicing psychiatry for 27 years, Sheinis decided to let his medical degree take a back seat […]

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Wellesley Davis Museum fall schedule takes shape

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has revealed a handful of exhibits slated to open in mid-September and run through mid-December. *Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow — An Iranian artist’s multimedia installation plays off Francisco Goya’s work. *Bunny Harvey: Four Decades — landscape paintings and other works from the artist and longtime Wellesley College professor […]

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