Art Wellesley, with support from with the Town Celebrations Committee, the Community Fund for Wellesley and Linear Retail, announces a second pop-up art exhibition at 90 Central Street featuring the work of seven area photographers. The show opens Saturday June 5th with a limited two week run, closing for the summer on June 13th along with other Art Wellesley Storefront Project installations.
“Following the success of our first pop-up show in May, we decided to pull together a last minute photography show to kick-off the summer. We are delighted to present a wonderful sampling of local creativity from experienced photographers and first-time exhibitors. The show includes portraits, landscapes, and photo-collage images. It’s a treat to bring this work the public,” said
The pop-up photography show exhibitors includes Eric Barry, Beth Furman, Lisa Neighbors, Gayatri Pradhan, Frank Schneider, Beth Shedd, and Christina Van Dyke. Exhibitors will staff the show from12pm to 4pm for the next two Saturdays and Sundays, June 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th.
Gallery visitors will also have the opportunity to visit Art Wellesley Storefront Project installations on Central Street and Linden Street through June 13th. These installations feature works by Wellesley College art students and members of Wellesley Society of Artists. At 97, 98 and 99 Central Street, The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. and Linear Retail are hosting a rotating show by Wellesley College students taking classes with Daniela Rivera, Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities; Associate Professor of Art and Phyllis McGibbon, Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art. The displays include painting and a 24 hour loop video installation that is best viewed from dusk to dawn. In Linden Square, there is work by Wellesley Society of Artists members Cathy Gruetzke-Blais, Michael Murphy, Mark Richards, thanks to Federal Properties.
The Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund was established in March 2020 and is a partnership between the Community Fund for Wellesley, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, and the Town of Wellesley. Donations to the Fund are returned to the community to address unmet needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Art Wellesley was founded by Annie Newman, Laura Robert, and Julie Vari to support community art projects. Since 2013, these three have worked collaboratively on storefront installations with the Wellesley Community Art Project, as members of Wellesley Women Artisans on Art in the Park at Simmons Park, with Wellesley Police Chief Jack Pilecki on his vision for the Traffic Signal Electric Box Art Program, and on numerous WWA-sponsored open studios and art walks. Art Wellesley was formed in 2021 as a resource to local artists, art groups, and town residents to connect them with one another and new opportunities.