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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.