If you feel like you’re being watched when you walk into the entry hall of the Wellesley Free Library, don’t take it personally. All those eyes on you are courtesy of artist Tim Marsters, whose “Faces” exhibit is on display through February. Marsters is a retired architect living in Wayland who now finally has time to pursue his lifelong interest in art. Here are a few of his portraits:
In the Wakelin Room, artist Nathan Schneider is showing his exhibit, “The Beauty of Young Women.”
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has a full slate scheduled for the cultural institution’s big re-opening on February 13. There are events for everyone from the educated art lover to the casual enjoyer, to families with kids in strollers.
Here are all the details about the Spring Opening Celebration; the Clarence White Photography exhibit; the gorgeous patchwork quilts on display, created by the Siddis of Karnataka, descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast since the 16th century; and more.
Another Word for Body: Paintings by Coral Woodbury
Artist Talk and Reception: Thursday, February 8, 5pm
Exhibit on View: February 8 – March 16
Hollister Gallery, Babson College
Coral Woodbury’s paintings explore the ephemerality of both corporeality and memory, yet celebrate the immortal force of human bonds through remembrance. The artist uses the imagery of the palimpsest: an ancient parchment manuscript whose writing has been scraped away to make way for new writing yet still shows traces of the original, melding time and thought into a multilayered record. With pieces selected from across multiple bodies of work, this exhibition is constructed as an examination of how memory can preserve and heal.
leftovers, an art exhibit by N. Sean Glover, will be on view at the Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College, February 2 – March 9.
Addressing issues of permanence, fragility, and the uneasy coexistence of both states together, this new body of work by N. Sean Glover uses materials and processes that straddle the line between the traditional and the contemporary. His frescoes on burlap highlight the delicacy of this long-lasting art form, while his foam sculptures embed fragments of an industrially manufactured material into new foam that Glover creates himself. A video piece made from found footage gathers scraps of male aggression into a collective display of male fragility.
There will be an opening reception 4pm – 6pm on Friday, February 2.
Gallery hours: 10am – 4pm, 7 days a week, on the 2nd floor of the Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College.
The Gallery is free to visit and open to the public.
For more information about the exhibition, contact Gallery Director Samara Pearlstein at 781-283-2043 or [email protected]