Community Art Gallery

Calling All Artists and Art Lovers

There’s an art gallery in Needham, at Christ Episcopal Church that is open to the public and presents work from artists of any age and faith, from novice to seasoned professional.

This is an amazing venue and it is yours at no charge. Share your talent with others and create connections to diverse communities. Solo and group shows are encouraged.

If your art has a price tag, we ask that you give at least 20% of your sales to a charity or cause of your choice, thus raising awareness in the community. Past donations have gone to Wateraid.org, Brain & Behavioral Research Foundation, Every Mother Counts, Community Servings, Kids 4 Peace, Horizons for Homeless Children in Dorchester, Black Feather Horse Rescue, The Haiti Music School, Skincancer.org, Silent Spring, and Riverside to name a few. Exhibits change every two to three months.

We are always looking for artists of all abilities and particularly from diverse populations and programs to share their work in our gallery. The exhibits are curated by expressive art therapist, Lucy Nims-LaFleche. If you would like to display your art, whether it be photos, paintings, printing, drawing, or fiber art, please contact Lucy:  lucylafleche@aol.com.

The physical gallery is in the church’s Upper Parish Hall at 1132 Highland Avenue and is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM and Sundays from 9 AM – noon. Please drop by and see beautiful, thought provoking art; it will brighten your day. Then, spread the word!

What if? What do you want to say?

Show Description
This Community Art Gallery show presents the work of several students in Paula Pitman Brown’s Painting Intensive Class at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ms. Brown is a Needham resident with 40 years of experience as an environmental painter and art instructor.

Each artist has chosen to show a few pieces from a personal series created in the class where they were challenged to answer questions: What do you want to say? What are you passionate about? What skills do you want to develop further? “I often ask ‘what if …’ when discussing my student’s art works with them,” says Ms. Brown. “I say this not because I have the answer, but because I want people to think, see and create in new ways.”

 

Class Description
Develop a meaningful, personal and authentic series of art works that include development of art abilities in terms of research, color, design and technical skills. Each class will begin with a warm-up study based on a mini-series of choice. Using the MFA’s collection and other art references for inspiration, students will gain insight into various ways of creating a series. Class critique will help students communicate about their art and share ideas with their peers.

 

Beneficiary
The artists are honored to donate 20% of all sales to the Christ Church Haiti Program.

 

Participating Artists
Paula Pittman Brown
Jane Cristo
Margaret Elizondo
Golnaz Goodarzi
John Higgins
Mitchell Karas
Riseon Kim
Jane Valley Lawson
Carolyn E. Lovit
Margaret Pantridge
Joseph Sardaro
Emily Shedlock