Art around town — Wellesley library and Jewett Center

The latest art exhibit at the Wellesley Free Library showcases paintings from Wellesley’s own Chelsea Sebastian. Sebastian says the series of 30 paintings, which embrace bold color, “reflects the local light and my love for some special places.”

On Saturday, May 19, 10am – 2pm during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend, the artist will be at the library to meet people and answer questions.

You can get the whole Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend schedule right here.

Chelsea Sebastian, Wellesley
“A Spire in the Morning Commute” (left) and “The Big Order at Wasik’s” by Chelsea Sebastian.

Chelsea Sebastian, Wellesley
“Treasure Trading,” by Chelsea Sebastian.

Wellesley College, Thesis Exhibition

The 2018 Wellesley College Thesis Exhibition, rooted, features the work of thesis students in Studio Art, Media Arts and Sciences, and Cinema and Media Studies. The exhibition takes place in multiple spaces within the Jewett Arts Center and Pendleton West. The exhibition will be on view May 12 – June 1, 2018, 10am – 4pm, seven days a week.

Michelle Lu’s immersive virtual reality project allows the viewer to experience the perspective of another being. A meditation on animal rights, Lu uses VR technology to give the user the point of view of a penned-in animal being transported in a truck.

Breslin Bell’s knowledge of medieval art and manuscripts, along with her personal experience of religion, informs her work in printmaking. Equating the natural world with historical symbols for the feminine and with a state of holiness, Bell makes use of botanical motifs that focus on hardy and useful plants, like weeds or low-growing fruits, instead of more typically-depicted ornamental flowers.

More information below about the exhibit:

Maps are available at the Gallery and the Art Office on the main floor. It is free to visit and open to the public, with free parking available on campus in the garage at 106 Central St, Wellesley MA. For more information, requests for additional images, directions, or any other questions please contact Gallery Director Samara Pearlstein at 781-283-2043 or