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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 artdesigncafe.com 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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Wellesley Sleepwalker, dog sculptures vandalized

Matelli’s infamous Sleepwalker sculpture on Wellesley College’s campus has been vandalized, doused in yellow paint. As seen in this photograph by Wellesley College Assistant Professor Nikki Greene, the statue has now been cordoned off with caution tape as well. Campus police are on the job, according to a Boston Globe article, which cites a Wellesley […]

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Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend vs. The Weather

Event organizers are still hopeful that most of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend activities can be held, despite some rain in the forecast. First up: The Hunnewell Fun Fair on Friday afternoon May 16 from 3:05-6pm. Be on the lookout, however for some changes (for example, the hours for the Art in the Park activity, involving the […]

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Move over Hollywood: Here comes the Wellesley High School Film Festival

The annual Wellesley High School Film Festival is just around the corner, on May 19 (free, open to the public from 6-9pm at the WHS auditorium), and students are scrambling to get their submissions in by the May 12 deadline. With so many students now armed with video cameras in the form of smartphones 24/7, […]

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Wellesley College Sleepwalker statue sticking around until July

Earlier reports had Tony Matelli’s Sleepwalker sculpture disappearing from the Wellesley College campus this spring, but the school says the piece will remain outdoors until July 20, when it will be returned to the artist. That’s when Matelli’s New Gravity exhibit closes at the Davis Museum. Just imagine how crushed many students from the Purple […]

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Record turnout expected for Wellesley Art in the Park event on May 17

The Wellesley Women Artisans invite the public to take part in a unique community art event on May 17 during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend: Vinyl LP records reclaimed from the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility will be painted and displayed in a “beautiful and dramatic exhibition” at Simons Park next to the Wellesley Free Library. You […]

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