Every year I look forward to Newton Open Studios and this year they moved the date up to April 6 and 7, maybe because no one wanted to wait until May to see all of this wonderful art or maybe because that May weekend is a crazy busy one. Don’t know… but it works for me – we get a (hopefully) spring-like weekend full of color and beauty and in plenty of time for the gift giving season ahead like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day…all those upcoming birthdays and graduations on your calendar.
Special Preview: Join some of the artists for a Preview Reception at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton Center on Wednesday April 3, 7-8:30pm – Dozens of artists will show work, and dessert will be served courtesy of Whole Foods! Meet artists, pick up a Map & Guide, and see a sampling of work that will be on view during the NOS weekend.
Here are some of my picks for the weekend:
First stop, L’Aroma Cafe for a mocha (they have amazing house made chocolate – no syrup here). Photographer Sharon Schindler gathered a small group of extremely talented artists and they will be upstairs at L’Aroma both days. I can’t wait to grab a snack and see these artists and their work.
Fine Art Photography http://www.sharonschindlerphotography.com
Pastel Landscapes/ Studio & Plein Air http://www.larrygrob.com
“Farm to Table” Pottery http://www.hogwildpottery.com
Handmade Modern Vintage Unique Jewelry http://www.etsy.com/shop/riverviewgems
Abstract and conceptual works http://www.jocelynscheirer.com
Hand-crafted home accessories http://www.stoneserendipity.com
Quilted stitched fabric pillows http://www.silverlininglifestyle.com
Next stop Indalo Gallery and Studios (6 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands) – Indalo is a unique blend of a working art studio and a place for local artists to display their work – Owner Jill Becker is a joy to visit and then head over to Bread and Chocolate because it’s been a little while since my last donut muffin and maybe I need a latte to go.
Leann Shamash Photography
Newton Open Studios has a a list of artists by name, category, village or by thumbnail – This printable version of the guide includes ALL updates listed on the home page. It includes a full numbered map, complete addresses, info and an image for all artists, and alphabetical listings. Downloadable, Printable 2013 Guide. High quality printed copies (without the post-printing updates) are available at the Newton Free Library, and at many businesses in and around Newton.
Please support Newton Open Studio’s sponsors:
Lincoln Street Coffee