Event Photo Gallery
Saturday, February 11th, town residents gathered at the old library to make Valentines. This free annual Valentine-Making event sponsored by For Art's Sake ran from 10-2 and offered a plethora of materials to create to our heart's delight. Refreshments were provided by The Pilot Project committee with donations offered toward the FAS Donna Sherman Art Scholarship.
Bob Hubert sets up his portrait camera at the general store to take photos of town residents who visited the store. Portraits are part of an art installation called the Towner Project that will be displayed later this year in groupings. Above, Bob with his Century 4 camera, the more portable of his big format cameras. At center, Bob barely visible under cover setting up his shot of young girl. At left, Bob explains to Tyler Borton about his plans for showcasing the portraits. Bob received a grant this year from the Harvard Cultural Council for his project.
For Art's Sake sponsored a exhibition at the old library this winter featuring the block printing of The Folly Cove Designers in Gloucester, MA. Folly Cove was established in the 40's by Virginia Lee Burton, illustrator, writer and Caldecott Medal winner (The Little House). The detailed colorful prints done on fabric were from the collection of Zoe Eleftherio (above left) who was an original member of The Folly Cove Designers.
Caldecott Medal Winner Beth Krommes visited third grade classrooms and the Harvard public library on November 14th. The third graders study Caldecott Medal books at this time of year. She spoke about her experience in winning the Caldecott, the process of making a book, and gave a demonstration of her scratchboard medium. Kids got a chance to try the scratchboard tools. For Art's Sake also donated scratchboard supplies to the HES art classrooms. Beth donated copies of her books to both the school and public libraries. Beth passed around dummies and storyboards for her books and showed the kids her medal (above). She signed books in the library and For Art's Sake will be displaying some of her work at the general store where her advent calendars and autographed copies of The House in the Night (Caldecott winner) and her newest release Swirl by Swirl are also avaialble. Beth'svisit was made possible thanks to FAS membership and a grant from the HCC.
Capturing The Light exhibition of Agnes Abbot's watecolors at Fruitlands (top left), curated by Pam Cochrane. (Top right) Bromfield student, Sarah Cannon talks to For Art's Sake about bringing art supplies to Jhamste Gatsal a small school in the Himalayan Mountains by the Chinese/Tibetan border in a region called Arunachal Pradesh (in Tibetan, it means Garden of Love and Compassion.) Below Lydia Enriquez's oil paintings on display in the oil library.
A free lecture Textiles of Bhutan with Cameron Taylor Brown (below) sponsored by For Art's Sake and the Fiber Loft in April. Cameron talked about her recent "trekking and textiles" adventure that took her to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where traditional textile arts are integral to daily life. She discussed the significance of textiles and crafts in Bhutanese culture, showing a selection of fabrics collected along the journey and see how they were made.
Valentine-Making Event at Old Library on Saturday, February 5th. Snow painting and valentine making were the activities of the day.
At the Bromfield Middle School Ludo Festival in January, kids try their hand at making cranes, stars, baskets, dragons and frogs. Below, Lois Krutz help guide students through the maze of folds. Her daughter Olivia was on hand to help out as well. For Art's Sake contributed origami supplies for the event and helped the students with hanging the finished origami.
Gallery Talk with Suzan Osborn at the December FAS Meeting. A tour of Suzan's garden paintings. Suzan was the first artist as part of the Pilot Program at the Old Library to feature their work in the space.
Third Graders at the Harvard Elementary school participated in a special bookmaking integrated art and literacy project created by Bess Haire. The project'Tiny Books:Giant Knowledge' provided the opportunity for children to explore the value of books. In a series of practical workshops students had access to different types of books, bookmakers, book sellers and were given an opportunity to discover the history of printmaking. They were also given a chance to dissect a book and create their own book from scratch. (Clockwise above) bess Haire is shown in the artwroom with Charlene Tuttle's classroom as she gets the kids started on making their own books. Before the book making started children attended a Book Expo in the HES cafeteria where Larry Malam, book collector and historian, shared samples of precious books from his collection, Carolyn Carbonnel demonstrated papermaking and the kids made their own paper, Kate Pullano shared a wonderful collection of pop-up books and then demonstrated how to make your own pop-up books, and Mary Wilson and Abby Kingsbury talked about the library's collection and shared examples of books by local writers and illustrators. Local bookmaker Amy Bernhardt''s handmade books were also on display at the Expo. The program was designed to give the children an appreciation for all things libris. After the children completed their books, they shared them with each other at the Harvard Public Library and then lent them to be part of a display over the summer where other children could check them out of the library.
The Bromfield School held it's first National Arts Honor Society Induction Ceremony on April 29 at the school in the art foyer. In its first official year the NAHS is proud have 32 members participate in the ceremony. Each student was asked to present a piece of their own art they were proud of and explain their reasons why they chose that particular work. The artwork was then displayed for viewing after the ceremony. Pam Cochrane, Julie Cook and Scott Hoffman highlighted the role of the NAHS and commended the students for their talents and committment to the arts. Special recognition and thanks were extended to Danielle Shea, President of the NAHS, whose unwaivering enthusiasm was instrumental in building membership as well as involving the members in a wide variety of art related activities within the community during the school year. Danielle along with Laura Zupancic, Alyson Marteney, Erica Marksteiner also help conduct the ceremony.
For Art's Sake recognizes Jack Landry for his community service work as part of his Eagle Scout project in designing and constructing a display panel unit and freestanding pedestal for For Art's Sake to use in the library and around town to display artist's work. Thank you, Jack for all your hard work. They turned out beautifully and these much needed displays will be well used! In photo, Bess Haire (left), Jack Landry (middle) and Melissa Yahia (right).
(Below)Valentine-Making Workshop on February 6 in the HES Cafeteria. Truckloads of red and pink papers, ribbons, and recyclables made for a very fun afternoon creating valentines for loved ones. Artists also donated some of their creations to the Valentine Exhibition in the Live Gallery at the general store where cards were offered for sale with proceeds going to help build the Donna Sherman Art Scholarship. Greta Minervini's 3D heart-themed sculpture on display in the Live Gallery, added the finishing touches to a heart-inspired exhibition.
(Above) 'Transform The Globe 350' Project- In December, artists in the community decorated globes which were later sold in the general store to raise funds for a local environmental project, a water filtration system the Bromfield Environmental Group initiated at the school.
Halloween night the wind blew the candle's flame out on most of the pumpkins on the Pumpkin on Mass. Ave. along the cemetry wall, but on Sunday night they were aglow for one last time...
Donald, Isak, and Ole Saaf and Julia Zanes of The Bluebird Theatre performed a puppet show, 'Anonymous Nonsense' at the general store October 25th featuring marionettes, shadow puppets, and live music. This free event was sponsored by For Art's Sake in collaboration with The Harvard General Store and Clark Gallery. (photos courtesy of Helen Hill.)
Mrs. Cook's and Mr. Foster's October Field Trip to NYC Museums in October was a big success. Art students visited the MOMA, Whitney and MET Museum (above). Students sketched at the Museums (below left), viewed Monet's Water Lilies at the MOMA (middle) and walked through Central Park on way from Whitney to MET (below right).
Above, opening at Harvard Public Library October 3 for Exhibition 'Barn Raising of a Different Kind' featuring watercolors of Sue Ginouves, oils of Judy Warner, photography of Sue Fitterman, and charcoal drawing by Colleen Pearce. Exhibit runs through end of December.
Bess Haire, the FAS Queen of Recycling scores with a van load of goods from Ecostar at Devens for future art projects for classrooms in the school and local artists. Want to donate materials for art projects, contact Bess at email@example.com.
(Above left) Bess Haire, the FAS Queen of Recycling scores with a van load of goods from Ecostar at Devens for future art projects for classrooms in the school and local artists. Want to donate materials for art projects? Contact Bess at firstname.lastname@example.org.(Center) Daria Eckert's Art Angel project brings artwork to healthcare facilities such as the Life Care Center in Littleton. (Above right) Sue Fitterman's stunning photography is displayed in the lobby area at LCC and has sparked a lot of enthusiastic conversation among residents, workers and visitors to the facility. The Art Angel program is testament to art's ability to enliven and animate a space.
Maureen Mills, a ceramic artist demonstrates the art of throwing and surface design for clay at the Bromfield School. She is the chair of the Ceramics Department at New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. and also the author of Surface Design for Ceramics published by Lark books. Students were inspired by her wealth of knowledge on throwing skills and her original techniques for embellishing clay.
(Left) Dawn Southworth, Director Clark Gallery Lincoln, MA at Artists' Reception May 14th at General Store.(Center) Julie Cook's high school art students visit the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston to see the Shepard Fairey Exhibition. His OBEY posters were an inspiring example of how digital arts are used in the art world. As part of the tour, students participated in a workshop at the museum to try their hand at creating their own poster in Photoshop.(Right) Some of the tee shirt design entries for the Tee Off Challenge. Winning designs were by Katja Lierhaus, James O'Shea , Jeff Venier , and Melissa Yahia
(Right) For Art's Sake Artist of the Month Live at the General Store features a local artist each month who has been featured as an Artist of the Month on the FAS website. The work of painter Kathy Williams shown here.
Bob Hubert (left) at artist's reception for his exhibit of photos of the Boy scouts upstairs at the Harvard General Store.
Artist Gail Martin talks with General Store owner Lyn Horowitz and Bromfield High School Teacher Julie Cook and Art Walk organizer Pam Cochrane about the show and her artistic process (top right).(Left) Exhibition at the Harvard General Store: 'Precious--a Year At Looking at My Stuff' Paintings by Gail Martin. (Right) Bromfield Students visit show at gallery and sketch in an exercise lead by Julie Cook.