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!

Photographing in Nature

Artist Statement: I have been interested in photograph for many years. I started photographing my nephew and nieces when they plated spots. Then, after my two sons were born, I documented their activates and stages of growth. After they were grown, and I could record images digitally instead of on on film, I was able to spend more time in nature. Instead of photographing the action in tennis, soccer and baseball games, I focused on birds, butterflies, flowers…

I started practicing seeing. I became more aware of the details in flowers, the habits of wildlife , how light affected a scene. Through my membership in the Gateway Camera Club, I meet other people passionate about photography, learned new skills, and found places in this area where I could observe the beauty around me.

For this exhibit, I chose images that demonstrated things that struck me with awe: bird behaviors, the beauty of a sunset, and man-made beauty I observed in my travels. I have emotional connections to all of them.

25% of my sales will go to World Central Kitchen. An organization that provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. Learn more about WCK.

Lia Vito
857-234-1584
liavito@yahoo.com