The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries presents Artists’ Perspectives, a series of talks by local artists and artisans. Described as hearthside chats, the series of events will take place over the winter and into the spring at the Hills Branch Library, 210 Washington St., 6:30pm – 7:45pm. The line-up:
Thursday, January 19
The water media artist will explain her process. She enjoys discovering how various water media react to different painting surfaces and interact with each other. She is an exhibiting member of the Wellesley Society of Artists and has shown her work at the Wellesley library’s main branch.
Thursday, February 16
Jewelery artist Ruth Treitman will discuss her technique for crafting designs from silver and gold loops of wire to create intricate jewelry pieces.
The longtime Wellesley resident, whose four children graduated from Wellesley public schools, has lived in town with her husband Stan since 1967. Treitman has raised over $75,000 for juvenile diabetes research through the sale of her silver jewelry at the Clever Hand Gallery in Wellesley Square.
Collage artist Joan Onofrey, inspired by the children she teaches and her whimsical observations of the world around us, re-imagines animals, landscapes, sports, and iconic art images with torn bits of recycled and re-purposed paper. Her work has been exhibited in the Wakelin Room, and she has taught workshops at the library to participants of all ages and artistic abilities.
Thursday, April 20
Ceramic artist Suzanne Stumpf has received national recognition for both her sculptural and functional ceramic creations. She has been named a Niche Award Finalist. Also a talented flautist, she also has taught for the Wellesley College Music Department since 1985 as a specialist in chamber music and a performer on modern and historical flutes.