Monday, July 22, 2013

Boyden Library Re-opens

As of July 22, the renovated Boyden Library re-opened to the public. As you can tell from the above photo, the library was enlarged to accommodate a separate Children's Room at the top and much bigger Reference Section below. The meeting room where the Foxboro Art Association always meets was also renovated and a new gallery system has been installed. We are waiting for official confirmation that we can start meeting there again the second Wednesday of the month, September through May. But in the meantime, we still plan to hold our first meeting there on September 11 at 7 pm. And because it's 9-11, an historic and horrific date, Beth Chariton, a docent for ArtMatters, will present a brief history of the art influences emanating from New York City during the past century. Beth is a wonderful speaker and her presentation should be very illuminating.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Boston Art Walk July 24

Join WGBH for the inaugural Boston Summer Arts Walk along Newbury Street on Wednesday, July 24. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and art demos from 5 to 9 p.m.

Need more? Where else can you preview select works from the heralded WGBH Fine Art Auction, and place an early bid? Join WGBH, The Boston Globe and Citizens Bank for the inaugural Summer Arts Walk and drop into any of the 10 participating galleries and venues: the Copley Society of Art, Galerie d’Orsay, Quidley & Company, Martha Richardson Fine Art, International Poster Gallery, Robert Klein Gallery, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Beth Urdang Gallery, Newbury Fine Arts and 29 Newbury Restaurant.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Painting workshop in Vermont

Vermont 2013

Paintings from a Vermont Farm                     
An artists’ workshop 
& retreat with Kim Morin Weineck
To sign up or for more information, email or call 508-596-0830. Thanks! 

Good paintings often spring from the inspiration provided by a location.  Surrounded by mountains, fields, ripening crops, rivers, and farm life – your paintings of Amee Farm in Pittsfield, VT will be truly inspired! 

Photo courtesy Sweet Georgia P's at Amee Farm

Dates :  Sunday, August 4th- Wednesday, August 7th
Please arrive any time after 3:30pm on Sunday to settle into your room and get acquainted with the landscape. A welcome dinner will be provided with participant introductions at the gathering.

:  Each day begins with breakfast, followed by a painting lesson with handouts and a demonstration by the instructor. Locations for the day’s painting will be determined before breaking for lunch, which each participant is responsible for daily. On-location painting continues after the lunch break with individual instruction throughout the remainder of the day. All mediums and painting levels are welcome.

The group will convene for lively critiques of the day’s work before dinner.

Tuesday night is an extra-special Farm-to-Table dinner comprised of freshly harvested selections from Sweet Georgia P’s at Amee Farm: a perfect send-off meal together. What a treat this will be! We'll be painting from the landscape, creating still lifes of veggies and flowers from Sweet Georgia P's at Amee Farm, and then enjoying a fantastic gourmet meal that couldn't be fresher! This is the French idea of terroir at its best -- just for us!

If the weather cooperates, those interested can paint the sunrise and enjoy a brown bag picnic breakfast. Wednesday’s lesson and final painting session concludes with our last critique over a catered lunch. The workshop ends at 1:30pm on Wednesday, August 7th

Photo by Katina Bentley

Lodging: Workshop participants are housed at the rustic luxury bed and breakfast, Amee Farm Lodge, just across from Sweet Georgia P’s at Amee Farm. The inn is reserved for the group solely, providing a wonderful opportunity to be immersed in the art experience alone and in collaboration with others.  Take a  look at their site for pictures of their rooms and be sure to check out their blog for some amazing photos of the landscape.

Photo courtesy of the Amee Farm Lodge website and blog
*The inn offers many different rooms, some with private bath and some a semi-private bath (shared between two rooms). Rooms are granted on a first-come first-served basis. When you pay, you reserve your room choice, so reserve early!

Pricing $ 850 includes 3 night’s lodging and breakfast daily. A welcome dinner is provided on Sunday as well as a private Farm-to-table dinner event on Tuesday and lunch on departure day. Participants receive three days of in-depth art instruction with painting demonstrations.  Not a painter? You are welcome to join us, too. Retreat only, no instruction is $695.

For a slideshow of painting locations and the Amee Farm Lodge, check out this slideshow. Enjoy!

To sign up or for more information, email or call 508-596-0830. Thanks! 

The artist/instructor

Kim Morin Weineck is an accomplished artist who has been teaching all mediums of painting and drawing for more than a decade. Kim 
concentrates on the beauty of interpretive landscapes in her own work. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC), among other art society memberships. Founder and Instructor of the Neponset Valley Artists (NVA), Kim holds a BFA in Fine Art, 2D from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she graduated with distinction and found her artist-voice studying in Pont-Aven, Brittany, France. Kim has served as Gallery Director at Gallery9, Norwood, MA.