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