View their work from Oct. 1-31 at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Submitted Needham residents Pamela Goody, Lucy Nims-LaFleche, Susan Polansky and Ferne Weissman are part of the six-member New Wrinkle Contemporary Art Quilters, whose visions and impressions of the natural world are rendered in mixed media on fabric. From extreme close-ups to landscape views, from the surface at your feet to the sky above, the variety of life is the subject of all the portrayals gathered in their quilts, which are on display at Mass. Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Oct. 1-31. The exhibit is entitled, "Flora / Feathers / Fabric." A opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2-4 p.m. Art quilts combine the techniques of patchwork bed covers with those of painting, collage, photography, …
Ancient technique meets modern inspiration at Gorse Mill Studios in Needham.
Friday, November 11, 2011
By Todd Krieger In most places, asking a neighbor if you could borrow a cup of beeswax would be an unusual request, but for the three encaustic artists at Gorse Mill Studios at 31 Thorpe Rd. in Needham, it is just another day at work. Tucked on the second floor past the earthy fumes of the active pottery kilns and the rich aroma of drying oil paints from other art studios is the unmistakably sweet smell of honey that is an integral result of painting with beeswax. Encaustic painting is an ancient technique that dates back to ancient Egypt and Greece, using pigments, molten beeswax and resin to create luminous and permanent works of art. The Greeks in the 5th century B.C. used wax paint to adorn sculptures, murals, boats and even …