Here’s a round-up of recent and upcoming Wellesley, Mass., art-themed news and activities:
Overbrook Drive deer sculpture — finished product
When it was time for a diseased tree to be removed over the summer at a residence on Overbrook Drive, the homeowners decided to take the opportunity to give the tree a new lease on life. Thanks to the talents of woodcarver Michael Legassey of Wood Wizard Carvings out of Athol, Massachusetts, an impressive stag now stands watch where a shade tree once did duty.
We posted about the work-in-progress in July. Here’s a look at the finished product:
“Windswept — Impressions of the Cape & Islands” through Sept. 28
An artist event featuring Peggy Ellis is taking place through September 28th at Page Waterman, Gallery & Framing in Wellesley Square at 592A Washington St. “Windswept — Impressions of the Cape & Islands” will showcase works in oil and watercolor that showcase the artist’s colorful, beautiful, and expressive paintings.
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
The Davis Museum has five special installations on display for Fall 2019 that bring spectacular energy and creative artistic innovation to the Wellesley College campus. The major exhibition is, Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons. Also on display are:
Kanishka Raja: I and I
Recent Acquisitions: New Photographs (Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose)
Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting
Alexandria Smith: Seed to Harvest, the third “Windows Invitational” commission
In the museum’s Permanent Collection Galleries, look for a combination of old favorites as well as works that have been taken out of storage as the curators encourage visitors to look at the art with renewed perspectives.
Wellesley Art Tour, October 5
The Wellesley Women Artisans invite the community to the Wellesley Art Tour on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11am to 5pm.
More than 30 artists from Wellesley and surrounding towns will exhibit work at 9 locations throughout Wellesley. Many artists will open their studios.
This event is free and open to the public. Maps for a self-guided tour as well as a list of exhibiting artists are available at www.WellesleyWomenArt.com/
Natick Artist’s Open Studios, October 19 & 20
More than 65 artists who live, work or show in Natick, and guest artists, will throw open their doors to the public during Natick Artists Open Studios on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 11am – 5pm on both days. The area’s creatives have committed to bringing art to the local community for the 20th year by welcoming visitors into their workspaces. It’s the perfect opportunity to see art, learn about how art is made, and buy local art directly from the artists.