NEWS & VIEWS
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LexArt Announces Invitational Furniture Show Opening on September 14, 2019
Press Release: July 31, 2019
First Collaborative Artisan Market and Family Fun Days Funded by Community Endowment of Lexington July 19-21, 2019
Unique and exquisitely built modern wood furniture, produced by some of New England’s finest designers and makers will be displayed at LexArt, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA from September 14-29, 2019.
The 30 artfully designed pieces in the invitational exhibit, titled Respecting the Grain: Fine & Functional Modern Studio Furniture, represent the most innovative and finely crafted woodwork being done in New England today. The public can meet many of the participating woodworkers at the Opening Reception on Sunday, September. 15, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The reception will feature a gallery talk by Tom McLaughlin, host of PBS’s popular Classic Woodworking program, titled “Contemporary Furniture Makers: Practicing the Breathtaking Art of Designing in Wood.” Thereafter, the show will be open to the public Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm through Sept. 29. More
ART MARKET COMES TO LEXINGTON
FROM WICKED LOCAL LEXINGTON
July 17, 2018
On July 13, 14 and 15, the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society hosted an arts market in their Lexington Center gallery. Included in the multi-day event were artists demonstrations on July 14 on the gallery’s front lawn. Potter Hellen Fitts and woodworker Steve Renzek demonstrated their crafts, while over 50 artists exhibited their work inside the gallery.
Press Release: July 5, 2019
REVIEW 10TH BIENNIAL
STATE OF CLAY LEXINGTON ARTS & CRAFTS SOCIETY
130 WALTHAM STREET LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS MAY 5 THROUGH JUNE 3 by Taryn Plumb
Artscope, May 3, 2018
There are forlorn figures of bare-foot young women wearing insects as accessories. “Wooden” Trojan horses with functional wheels. A modern-day interpretation of Cerberus, the (typically three-headed) Greek hound of Hades bearing an inscription from Virgil, “And his triple jaws forgot to bark.” Varying in scope, size and subject matter, the unifying element of these pieces is one of the oldest artistic mediums known to humans: clay. “What does clay say and where is it going?” asked Alice Abrams, exhibit co-chair and co-founder. “It keeps expanding in its creative reach and its ability to say different things.” It’s a question that the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society has posed for more than 20 years. The … More
LexArt and ArtSpan at the Munroe Center for the Arts team up for a weekend of art, food and fun July 19-21, 2019 to promote Lexington’s art community and to invite young and old together to spark their creativity!
Hosted by LexArt at 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA the weekend opens with an Artisans Market 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and features art made by LexArt members and studio artists at the Munroe Center. The market will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday as well.
Saturday and Sunday will feature art and craft do-it-yourself activities and demos by LexArt and ArtSpan volunteers. Come try your hand at making! See artists in action! Demonstrations will include throwing clay on a potter’s wheel, painting, photo transfers on polymer clay, turning wood on a lathe and more. Craft activities include tie dying, leather tooling, face painting, printing with vegetables, or making bookmarks out of metal or hand decorated paper. The demonstrations and activities will run from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Make a day of it! Have lunch with food-truck favorites Chicken on the Road on Saturday or Chubby Chickpea Sunday. Enjoy Mo’s Ice Cream truck both days. More ...