Category Archives: art

“Downright offensive graffiti here in Wellesley”

A nice find here from a MassBay Community College tweeter: Downright offensive graffiti here in Wellesley — Mario Colace (@colace_mario) September 4, 2014

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Wellesley College Davis Museum announces Fall exhibit line-up

                              The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents six new exhibitions this fall.  New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition; Feast Your Eyes; Sigalit Landau: DeadSeeand Michael Craig-Martin: Art&Design will be on view September 17 – December 21.   Edged in Black: Selections from […]

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Wellesley siblings look to expand homeless/disabled art initiative across country

Late last year we wrote about ArtLifting — a local outfit that helps homeless and disabled artists sell their work online — because the founders are a brother and sister who grew up in Wellesley. Those siblings, Liz and Spencer Powers, are now attempting to expand ArtLifting beyond Boston to five other cities: Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, […]

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Musical Pippin playing in Wellesley Aug. 22-23

Pippin, the Musical will be performed by Wellesley Theatre Project students on Aug. 22 (7pm) and 23 (2pm), and the shows at Babson College’s Sorenson Center are open to the public. Many interpretations of Pippin have been performed over the years, and the nonprofit WTP’s will take the story to the streets of San Francisco […]

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Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Jr. hits Wellesley Aug. 1-2

Wellesley Theatre Project, a nonprofit arts academy, will present the musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr., Friday Aug. 1 at 7pm and Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2pm. All performances will take place at the Katherine L. Babson Auditorium at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley. Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, […]

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Movie “The Greens are Gone” filming in Wellesley

The Elm Bank Reservation neighborhood on the Wellesley/Dover/Natick line has been starry-eyed this week about movie trailers rolling through the area. Here’s the scoop: A film called The Greens are Gone is filming at Elm Bank and it sounds like Thursday will be the crew’s last day here. Supposedly, they’ll be working some Hollywood magic to […]

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Explaining the Wellesley Sleepwalker’s over-the-top media coverage

Sculpture magazine and the associated website have meticulously sifted through 5,000+ articles and 800 TV broadcasts from around the world to sum up the media frenzy spawned by the arrival of Tony Matelli’s Sleepwalker statue on the Wellesley College campus in February: “[T]he extensive media coverage compilation is a case study that shows an […]

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Busy Wellesley Weekend: animals, trails and drama

There’s a full slate of activities in Wellesley this weekend beyond Friday’s high school graduation ceremony, including: Friday: Wellesley Summer Theatre’s Hay Fever (also Saturday and Sunday)   Saturday: Wellesley Grand Tour guided trail hike from 8am-noon, which will cover a 10-mile loop around town. Organized by the Wellesley Trails Committee. Petting Zoo at Linden […]

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More infamy for Wellesley Sleepwalker

The Tony Matelli Sleepwalker statue that recently disappeared from Wellesley College’s campus after being vandalized, now has a new claim to fame: It made a list of The Absolutely Worst Statues in the World. Mind you, this is not some highfalutin art journal, but rather a website geared to 20-something guys.

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Wellesley High drama students to present artsy “Museum”

by Nile Breuer, WHS Class of ’17 “Museum” is a piece of theater without the stereotypical progression of a play: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action. Instead, the playwright Tina Howe crafts a story which begs the question, “What is art?” It is this question which the Wellesley High School Drama Department has taken upon […]

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