Activities, artist talks and demonstrations during Open Studios

There’s lots to do during Waltham Mills Open Studios. Take a peek at what’s going on while our artists have their doors open:

Artists’ in-studio events, Saturday

12:30 — Demonstration: Oil Painting with Stu Dunkel
See how painter Stu Dunkel works his magic in oil paints as he demonstrates how to paint a pear from life.
144 Moody St., Building 18, 3rd Floor

2:00 — Demonstration: Puppetry with Sarah Nolen
Puppeteer Sarah Nolen will give a hand puppetry demonstration from her new touring show “Judy Saves the Day.”
144 Moody St., Building 4, 2nd Floor, Studio 14

2:30 — Artist Talk: “The Marks We Leave Behind” with Hilde-Kari Guttormsen
In this artist talk, painter and sculptor Hilde-Kari Guttormsen discusses her convoluted path to becoming an artist and explores her artistic practice.
Lincoln Studios, 289 Moody Street, 3rd Floor, Studio 302

4:00 — Demonstration: Electrolytic etching on metal with Monique Rancourt& Wendy Jo New
Learn from two master jewelers how to obtain patterns on metal chemical solutions, including saltwater and electricity.
Monique Rancourt Jewelry Studio and Artisan Gallery, 289 Moody Street, Ground Floor

7:00 — AGX – Saturday Night Party!
Recorded music, indoor and outdoor film projections and snack. BYOB.
144 Moody Street, Building 18, 2nd Floor

Artists’ in-studio events, Sunday

1:00 — Demonstration: Printmaking Techniques with John Thompson
An opportunity to learn what a fine art print is, how they are made, and ask about various techniques in their creation.
289 Moody St, Lincoln Studios, Studios 209/210

2:00 — Demonstration: Puppetry with Sarah Nolen
Puppeteer Sarah Nolen will give a hand puppetry demonstration from hernew touring show “Judy Saves the Day.”
144 Moody St., Building 4, 2nd Flr, Studio 14

2:30 — Artist Talk: “The Marks We Leave Behind” with Hilde-Kari Guttormsen
In this artist talk, painter and sculptor Hilde-Kari Guttormsen will discuss her convoluted path to becoming an artist and explore her artistic practice.
Lincoln Studios, 289 Moody Street, 3rd Floor, Studio 302

3:00 — Artist Talk: From Inspiration to Painting with Suzanne Hodes
Painter Suzanne Hodes walks the visitor through sketches and photographs, tracing her journey to a finished piece.
144 Moody Street, Building 4, Second Floor, Studio 3

3:30 — Activity: “Beginners” Project with Elizabeth Michelman
This is a one hour, performative drop-in project focused on overcoming ambivalence toward creative risk in visual art and writing. Bring or borrow a ball-point pen or archival marker. (No Sharpies, please). When you come in, you will be given paper and a simple task by the artist — you’ll find out more when you get there!
144 Moody St., Building 4, 3rd Floor, Studio 1

Exhibitions, 12 to 6pm

Community Exhibit with McSketchIt Art Club
An exhibit by McDevitt Middle school students inspired by artist-student exchange.
Artists bring their physical work into the classroom, students engage in conversations around the artists’ concepts and processes.
144 Moody St., Building 4, 1st Floor hallway

DONUTS: a form-based show of toroidal art across mediums
Featuring 29 artists, this fun, donut-shaped exhibition embraces a wide array of mediums and artistic approaches, while maintaining a strong unifying element.
Curated by: Anneloes Marina & Angela DeVesto.
Lincoln Arts Projects, 289 Moody St., Ground Floor

Jewelry Edition Volume 5
Jewelry Edition was started by Kat Cole and Laura Wood in 2012 as a new type of opportunity for early career artists to gain national exposure. Over the last six years JE has exhibited 22 artists and traveled their work to different locations including galleries, conferences, institutions, and public spaces.
Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery, 289 Moody St., Ground Floor

Drop-in Activities

The Adventures of Micron the Art Cat
Follow the clues as Micron the Art Cat discovers Waltham Mills and Lincoln Studios art. Pick up your map at building entrance and get a sticker each time you find Micron.

AgX Film Collective Tours
AgX will offer tours of their darkroom, 16mm film printing machines with editing demonstrations, animation stand and vintage camera display. Experience interactive projections and watch member film screenings. Try the draw-on-film station to create your own contribution to create a community film each day.
144 Moody St., Building 18, 2nd Floor

Art Making Space
Grab some craypas and join the conversation with your own words and drawings.
144 Moody St., Building 4, 1st Floor hallway