The Wellesley Women Artisans is now exhibiting original artwork in the windows of the former Rugged Bear storefront. The show features pottery, paintings, handmade plush toys, collage and decoupage work by a diverse group of women artists who live and work in town.
Over the last year the members of the Wellesley Women Artisans have been meeting regularly to share progress, provide support, and create together. “It has been really wonderful to connect with other creative women who live here in Wellesley,” said Abby Glassenberg, a textile artist and founding member of the group. “We learn so much from one another. Making art can feel like a lonely endeavor at times. It’s inspiring to get to visit one another’s studios and see the new directions each person is undertaking with their work.”
The art installation was done in conjunction with the Wellesley Community Art Project, which has served as a liaison between property owners and artists, including local students.
The works will be on display until June 25. Inquiries about individual pieces should be addressed to each artist. Members whose work is on exhibit include:
Elizabeth Cohen http://www.
Abby Glassenberg http://www.whileshenaps.
Julie Vari-Nikolewski http://www.julievari.com
Jodie Poresky http://poresky.com
Jenny Schneider http://
Crystalle Lacouture http://crystallelacouture.com
Carolyn Watson http://www.carolynmackin.com