Waltham Mills Artist Association Announces 41st Waltham Mills Open Studios Taking Place Nov. 4th-5th

Participants from Waltham Mills Artist Association, Lincoln Studios and Metalwerx to Showcase New Collections

Waltham, MA — October 25, 2017 — Waltham Mills Artist Association (WMAA), an organization comprised of more than 85 artists working in a range of mediums, announces its 41st Waltham Mills Open Studios which will take place Nov. 4th-5th from noon – 6:00 p.m. ET both days at 144 Moody St. and 289 Moody St. in Waltham, MA. The free event features pieces by nationally recognized and emerging artists from WMAA, Lincoln Studios and Metalwerx. Works will range from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture to jewelry, textiles, glass, photography, woodworking, film and more.

Visit Art Where It’s Made at Waltham Mills Open Studios

During the event, the following artists and organizations will showcase their collections along with many others:

    • AgX Film Collective: AgX is an artist-run film lab and collective whose members make and screen work while teaching the art of the photochemical filmmaking to others.  AgX films have been featured in the Boston area at the Waterworks Museum and at HUBweek 2017.
    • Suzanne Hodes: Hodes is an accomplished artist with pieces in The Boston Public Library, MOMA Library, Rockefeller University, Wolf Block Boston, and many other notable locations. She works in a broad range of mediums – oil, collage, watercolor, etc. – and themes – portraits, landscapes, etc.  
    • Lynda Schlosberg: The well-known local artist is a graphic designer and fine art photographer published in Boston Home, ArtBeat, and more, and reviewed in The Boston Globe, and Artscope, among others. She draws from quantum theories and philosophies to paint abstract images.

 

  • Metalwerx: Studiomates from the innovative school and studio for jewelry making and metal arts will participate in Waltham Mills Open Studios, this year in a different location in the Lincoln Studios Building to showcase their latest jewelry styles and other metalsmithing items.

 

Celebrating the Arts in Waltham, MA

In addition to having the opportunity to meet the artists and see their work Waltham Mills Open Studios, there will be a range of other art-focused activities available to attendees.

 

  • Grand Opening of The Telephone Museum: The Telephone Museum will pay homage to Alexander Graham Bell and the evolution of the technology. It contains telephone artifacts dating back to 1875 as well as an interactive MakerSpace where children and young adults can discover electricity and engineering.

 

    • When: Nov. 4th noon E.T. – 6:00 p.m. ET and November 5th from noon ET – 6:00 p.m. ET
    • Where: 289 Moody St., Waltham, MA
  • New England School of Photography (NESOP) Fall Open House: NESOP will be hosting its Fall Open House to showcase faculty work and connect with aspiring photographers wishing to learn more about its Professional Photography Program and avocational photographic workshops.
    • When: Nov. 4th from 11:00 am – 2:00 p.m. ET and Nov. 5th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
      • Faculty Exhibit on view Nov. 4th and 5th at noon ET – 6:00 p.m. ET
    • Where: 274 Moody St., Waltham, MA
  • Performances by The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra (WPO): The WPO will stimulate the sense of hearing for Open Studios attendees while they view the various forms of art on view.. WPO musicians reign from Waltham, MA and the surrounding area and include players of varying ages and professions.
    • When: Nov. 4th and 5th at 3 p.m. ET
    • Where:  144 Moody St., Building 4, 4th floor

Throughout the event, there will be an ongoing raffle to win eight tickets to the Boston Ballet for a physical interpretation of art and dance. Onsite at Waltham Mills Open Studios, there also will be an art space for all, including children, to draw inspiration from their surroundings to create masterpieces.

Waltham Mills Open Studios is a tradition rooted in both Waltham’s and WMAA’s history, dating back to when the association began in the 1970s. The event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of those dedicated to the arts and through a thriving and supportive Waltham community. Find the full list of sponsors here.  

Waltham Mills Open Studios is accessible by Commuter Rail (Fitchburg line), MBTA Bus (70, 553, 556, 558), and the Charles River bike path. It is close to many of Waltham’s best restaurants and shops along Moody Street. Free parking is available at RTN Credit Union (600 Main St., Waltham, MA) during Open Studios.

For more information visit www.walthammillsopenstudios.com.

 

About The Waltham Mills Artists Association

The Waltham Mills Artists Association (WMAA) comprises more than 85 artists working in a wide range of media who occupy studio space in two buildings at 144 Moody Street in downtown Waltham, MA. The larger WMAA building was named The Ira B. Gordon Center for the Arts in 2011 for Ira B (Sonny) Gordon, a prominent local businessman, and a leader in the transformation of the downtown Waltham area. His family has named the building after Sonny in recognition of his commitment to the arts and his leadership role in developing a community in which artists could flourish. The WMAA hosts Waltham Mills Open Studios annually every Fall to welcome the community into studios to see where art is made.

Direct Film Making Workshop at Rosebud, Nov. 5, 2016 at 3-6pm

Learn how to make your own direct film with filmmaker and AgX member Pamela Larson (faculty at Emerson College). Scratching, coloring, and other techniques, then splicing and making a loop will be covered and the short films will be shown at the end of the workshop. We will be working in the wonderful storefront space of the the Rosebud, which is a satellite gallery of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis.

Also, pop on over to the Waltham Mills Open Studios and see the AgX space in the Moody Street Art Complex afterwards. All are invited to that.

Geared towards k-12 students with an interest in art and film, but open to all kids and young adults who want to try it out! We will consider adding undergrad and above if there is room, but our charge is to work with secondary school-aged kids.

Fee– $15-25, pay as you can suggested donation. Goes toward costs of hosting the workshop.

Where– Rosebud space, 683 Main St. Waltham

When– Saturday November 5th, 3:00pm-6:00pm

SIGNUP REQUIRED, RSVP now

email joesteele at alumni.harvard.edu or call/text 617 312 1653

Download the flyer here.

AgX

Waltham Mills 40th Anniversary Gala on 10/26, 6-10pm

We hope you can come to the Waltham Mills Gala: Celebrating 40 Years of Art in Walthamwalthammillsgala

October 26, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Masques and creative attire are encouraged!

Art! Music! Food! Drink!

Live music by Slim Jim and the Mad Cows

Food provided by Domenics Italian Bakery & Deli

Drinks provided by Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors

$20 general admission / $50 Supporter tickets (comes with a complimentary masque!)

Get your tickets now online at eventbrite: http://walthammillsgala.eventbrite.com/

Special Events during WMOS in Waltham: Rosebud

Rosebud
683 Main St.
Thurs. 1pm–4pm
Fri. 5pm–8pm
Sat. 10am–1pm
11/7–11/8 12pm–6pm

Announcing Rosebud: a new satellite gallery featuring works from the Rose Art Museum’s collection of video art. Rosebud aims to activate public engagement with contemporary art through curated exhibitions and programs that revive underutilized properties in the city of Waltham. The project supports the city’s long-term goals for economic growth and cultural vibrancy  by attracting new visitors to the neighborhood and inspiring opportunities for partnerships with local businesses and arts-related organizations.

In addition to increasing off-campus awareness of the Rose and expanding our audience, our goal is for Rosebud to serve as a hub from which new ideas might radiate and benefit the people of this community. Rose curatorial interns and the Student Committee of the Rose Art Museum (SCRAM) will be offered the opportunity to design complementary programs and activities for their fellow students and the public.

Rosebud is made possible through the generous support of the Sun Hill Foundation, NY.

Special Events during WMOS in Waltham: Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery

Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery
289 Moody St., Street Level
11/7–11/8 12pm–6pm

Local jewelry artist Monique Rancourt debuts her new artisan gallery during Waltham Mills Open Studios. She will be offering a curated collection of contemporary handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, and textiles from a variety of talented artists and craftsmen across the U.S.

Check website for regular hours http://mrancourtartisangallery.com

Special Events during WMOS in Waltham: AgX Film Collective Party!

AgX Collective
Film Screening and Fundraiser Party
144 Moody St., Building 18, 
11/7 6:30 pm

Agx, the new artist-run film collective and lab will hold a film screening and fundraiser-launch party on Saturday at 6:30pm. Come watch AgX members’ films, tour the space and enjoy food, drink and festivities while learning about our big Indiegogo campaign launch! Meet the filmmakers in person and be the first to scoop up amazing rewards! This is all happening in the space we share with Handcranked and Imagavision on the 2nd Floor of Building 18.

http://balaganfilms.com/agx

Special Events during WMOS in Waltham: The Spaces In Between at LAP Gallery

The Spaces In Between

Lincoln Arts Project Gallery, 289 Moody St., Street level
11/7-11/8 12pm-6pm
Heavily influenced by their surroundings, Chelsea Revelle and Kate Benson explore concepts of space and memory through a series of interior box constructions and exterior sculptures, seemingly reminiscent of a childhood dollhouse. These environments encourage curiosity, leaving viewers to discover their own narrative with each piece.

For more information about the artists, please visit their website:
www.chelsearevelle.com
http://katebensonstudio.com/

Special Events during WMOS in Waltham: Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra

144 Moody St., Building #4, 4th Floor

Performances on Saturday at 3pm and on Sunday at 3:30pm

Members of the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra will play chamber music from the Baroque and Classical eras, setting a musically artistic mood. The WPO is the Waltham place to play and to hear great classical music, providing opportunities for area musicians with a range of ages and abilities to perform together.

The WPO builds a community tradition by reaching out to young people, nurturing local talent, and providing fun, inspiring musical events for the whole family. There are four concerts throughout the season, including one that features the winner of the annual Student Concerto Competition, which provides opportunities for young musicians to perform solo works with the WPO. Annual concerts have included summer Concerts on the Common and the very popular Holiday Pops.

For more information on our concerts or how to get involved, please visit www.wphil.org, or call the Ticket Line: 857-919-1385

Special Events during WMOS in Waltham: “Alloy” at LAP Gallery

Alloy

289 Moody St., Lower Level
11/7-11/8, 12pm-6pm

Alloy is a group exhibition including four emerging artists fromMassachusetts College of Art and Design, Emma Levitz, David Fricke, Paul Watson, and Brie Flora. Each artist works in a variety of metals, both ferrous and non-ferrous. The artwork includes raised and formed brass vessels as well as large-scale and cast iron sculptures.

For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/415143375276954/

RENTED Studio Available May 1st @ River Street Artists in Waltham Mills

Studio Available, River Street Artist Cooperative
@Waltham Mills, 144 Moody Street, Waltham
Spacious 522 square foot studio available May 1st
Rent: $460. / month
Free parking, wifi, utilities included.
Next to Waltham train stop, nearby to restaurants, and Charles River.
Low toxicity required.
Join a vibrant community of artists and participate in open studio.
Please inquire at Sophiacmone@yahoo.com , let us know about yourself, and your work via samples or website