Come check out one of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend‘s coolest event, an art show focused on creating a surreal and awe-inspiring space at 405 Linden St. in the dearest, most romantic cottage in town, hard by the train tracks, but easy to find. Just follow the light from the community up-cycled chandeliers.
Also, The Swellesley Report is not just covering the news on this event, we’ve inserted ourselves into the action, and it all began with my weekly trips to the dump. With permission from the RDF, and backed by a grant from the Wellesley Cultural Council, one day I set myself up at the RDF Reusables area and got the dump-going community to join in “Wellesley Dump Art” day.
The idea behind “Wellesley Dump Art” was simple: to create still-life arrangements on-site at the RDF using exclusively items that came into the Give-and-Take area and flowers from my garden. I then photographed the completed arrangements. The next part of “Wellesley Dump Art” was to frame and exhibit some of the photos. Thanks to Seminar Day at Wellesley High School and the talents of Mr. Reddy’s students, some of the framing was accomplished.
Now, it’s exhibition time. Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend has provided the opportunity, and local artist and Wellesley High School graduate Alexander Golob has provided the venue. Come check out an adventure that has been part performance art, part photography shoot, and a lot of community participation.
Other artwork that will be included at the cottage at 405 Linden St.:
– Community up-cycled lantern entrance (by a parent and a number of Wellesley community members). Want to decorate a chandelier for this event? Email Alexander at amlgolob
– Interactive textile work that investigates Chinese-American identity by having having people create fabric steam buns (by WHS 2011 alum)
– A collaborative artwork made with laser-cut wood and photo transfers looking at experiences of Wellesley High students in the environment of the Presidential election and subsequent Trump administration (in collaboration with WHS’ Diversity Club)
– A series of photographs imposing a mysterious light in regular spaces around Wellesley (by Alexander Golob)
– An art installation that creates a stained-glass landscape on paper left to be colored in by visitors (by Alexander Golob)
– A series of prints about the US presidents
– A portrait series accompanied by interviews (by a WHS 2013 alum)
– A video installation looking at supermarkets (by a WHS 2013 alum)
– A collaborative artwork that creates a gif out of paintings (by a BU 2017 student and Alexander Golob)