The next First Saturday Open Studios will be held February 2, 2013 12-5 PM See our websitefor more details
The Loading Dock Gallery
Artist Lecture Series The Second Sunday of every month from 4 to 5pm
In this free series, Western Avenue artists share their expertise and experiences on a wide variety of topics, from portrait painting to juggling. The gallery will be open at 11 am each Sunday, with the lectures beginning at 4 pm. The public is invited. For more information, please visit the Loading Dock Gallery or call 978-656-1687.
January 13, 2013 Rebekah Wetmore
Portraits and Self-Portraits, Then and Now
Rebekah Wetmore will provide an overview of portraits and self-portraits from the Fayum through to the 20th century. Using slides of paintings by Durer, Holbein, Rembrandt, Van Gough and Gaugin as examples, she’ll suggest what the painting of portraits may have meant to artist and subject. Discussion will focus on ideas these examples suggest for making portraits in contemporary times. Rebekah Wetmore has an MFA from UMass Amherst. Focused mainly in the portrait genre, she also portrays many other thought provoking subjects in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media.
February 10, 2013 Nita Leger Casey
Expose Yourself! Social Media and the Artist
Nita Casey will share how she uses social media to promote and inspire her artwork. She’ll describe the benefits of a variety of social media—blogs, Facebook, Pinterest, You Tube, and more—and suggest how to make the best use of each.
Nita Casey, a native of France, attended the famed Ecole des Beaux Arts in Orleans and the Ecole de Dessin in Paris. Nita has also lived in Italy, Germany and Panama before coming to New England. For the last 28 years she has devoted her life to painting and running her Gallery.
March 10, 2013 Jack Holmes
Discovering Southwest Ireland
Jack Holmes will take us on a photographic journey through Southwest Ireland. Enjoy views of the lush lakes and mountains and stark, ocean-battered cliffs that have so inspired artists and storytellers. Imagine the darker, more storied past when outlaws and rebels struggled for power in hidden coves and glens as evidenced by the abundance of ancient forts and castles left behind.
Jack Holmes has traveled through most of the world, recording his trips in stunningly beautiful images. Mr. Holmes is a recipient of the National Geographic Magazines' photo journalist award.