Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FAREWELL RECEPTION


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Farewell Reception
Wine and Nibbles
Saturday, February 21
noon to 4:00 pm 

As you may know from previous announcements, Art on Main Gallery will close on Saturday, February 28th after more than five years offering artwork and classes by local artists at this location.  We had originally planned on an evening reception on February 26 to say farewell, but the snow accumulation has made street parking a hazard after dark!  We have re-scheduled the farewell reception for Saturday afternoon, February 21, noon to 4:00 pm.  

We hope you'll stop by to celebrate the five lovely years we've had together at 40 Main Street, hear our plans for the future, and take a last look at the pillows created by guest artist Lois Wisman.

With warm regards,
The Artists of Art of Main



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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Reception moved to Saturday

Due to the snow this winter continues to heap on us, tonight's reception for guest artist Lois Wisman has been moved to this Saturday, Feb. 7. We will serve refreshments all day, 10am-5pm, and Lois will be there to greet visitors 2-5pm. Her collection of unique and beautiful pillows will be on display through February 28. We hope you can stop by!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Welcome Guest Artist Lois Wisman


Art on Main is pleased to welcome Lois Wisman as our guest artist for the month of February for her display of high quality handmade pillows. Please join us for a gala reception on Thursday, February 5th from 5 to 8 p.m.

We also invite you to our Farewell Open House on Thursday, February 26th.

Autobiography of Lois Wisman
As a teenager, I took every Art class given in high school, I studied life drawing in NYC at the Art Student’s League and took painting classes with the well-known illustrator/painter MurrayTinkelman. Any chance I had to draw or design with color and texture I took. I have been a professional graphic designer and marketer for all of my career with a BFA in graphic design and advertising from Boston University.

Finally, I have the time to do something I’m crazy about — create decor for the home. I’ve always been interested in the environment of one’s home, the place that reflects one’s interests, particularly in a visual way. To nurture that part of me, I recently started my company called: ART OF THE PILLOW DECOR. My love for texture, color, geometric shapes and nature-oriented beauty expresses itself in creatively designed
pillows that can make an important difference in changing the look, feel, and mood of a living or work space.

This work is a very personal expression of my style, taste, and talent using fabric. I plan to design my own
fabric in the near future. I’ve just gotten started and I am happy to show you what I have created to date. My pillows range in size from 12x12 to 24x24 inches, including square and rectangular shapes. The fabric, trim, materials are of the highest quality, as is the workmanship.




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Friday, January 16, 2015

Art on Main Closing




Art on Main Gallery will close on Saturday, February 28th after more than five years offering artwork and classes by local artists at this location. Although the door closes, Art on Main will continue on the Internet. See the February newsletter for details of how you can keep up with us.
It was a lovely five years—we have deep affection for 40 Main Street. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with local art-lovers over a glass of wine—or seltzer—and a cookie at first Thursday Wine & Nibbles receptions. A good part of the fun has been hosting guest artists—seeing their work and meeting the circles of people they brought into the gallery.
We thank you for your interest and support. It has been—and will continue to be—an inspiration to us.
With every good and fond wish,
The Artists of Art on Main

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Welcome Students of Westford Academy!

Art on Main proudly continues the January tradition of hosting a group show by Westford Academy art students and celebrates with a gala reception on Thursday, January 8, from 5 to 8 PM.   




The show offers a sampling of this year’s work. These young people are good--Westford Academy students are frequently winners of "Boston Globe" Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Their work reflects the Westford Academy art department philosophy of balancing academic (traditional) lessons in art with less conventional, open-ended approaches. The
curriculum provides a strong foundation in design while emphasizing the importance of exploration and self-discovery. The results are fresh, adventurous, and accomplished.   


We look forward to seeing you at the January 8 reception!


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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Holidays from Art on Main!

Holiday greetings to all of our friends and patrons! We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break with family, friends, and of course delicious fixings. Now we welcome December, the season of giving and cheer. Please consider doing your holiday shopping this year at local shops as a way to give back to your community. At our gallery you can find unique and affordable gifts, perfect for everyone on your shopping list plus your selections support local artists. Bah humbug to box store shopping or internet browsing!

We have planned several special events this month, and we invite you to visit our beautiful gallery for each of them…

Holiday Open House - Thursday, December 4, 5-8pm
Please join us for our monthly Wine & Nibbles reception to kick off the season's celebrations! We would love to see our many long-time friends and patrons. And while you visit, we certainly hope you find special gifts for your loved ones.

Fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul - Sunday, December 7, 12-3pm
Art on Main gives back to the community! A portion of our sales will be donated to help local individuals and families suffering financial hardship. Please come in to shop, enjoy refreshments, and help us raise money for a worthy cause!

Second Sunday Sip-n-Art - Sunday, December 14, 12-3pm
Consider the gift of art and wine! Westford's own Aaronap Cellars returns for another wine tasting and we invite you to join us to sample this locally made wine and select some gifts for your friends and family.


Happy Holidays to all of you, from all of us at Art on Main! We thank you for your patronage and we do hope to see you during this holiday month! Our best wishes…
Alice, Jean, Kim H., Kim S., Marie, Mary Jane, Scott, Sue
~ Be sure to check the Gallery Hours section for some special hours during the holidays. ~


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Monday, November 3, 2014

Welcome Guest Artist Tony Cerra

Art on Main is pleased to welcome Tony Cerra as our guest artist for the month of November. Please join us for a gala reception on Thursday, November 6th from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tony Cerra paints landscapes using the traditional medium of oil on canvas.  Tony grew up in Boston, within a small section north of Boston proper, known as Charlestown. Tony often expresses his gratitude to all his mentors. He offers the following as an illustration. While attending the public school system, he had one of the greatest fortunes in his young life. On a spring day his third grade teacher brought into class a vase of clippings off a forsythia bush; she proceeded to give her students a small piece of cardboard along with a few dabs of oil paint, and a brush. On that day, Miss Moison became a very important influence and inspired Tony to continue drawing and painting. 


The seventies were years of artistic growth for Tony. He would go outdoors to draw using charcoal and pencil. Often he would bring the drawings home and recreate the scenes in oils. In 1976, he took landscape drawing classes at the Cambridge Center of Adult Education. In 1977 he sought and received guidance in drawing from James F. Murray. Mr. Murray’s art has appeared in the Boston Sunday Advertiser. Tony studied oil painting with Evelyn Wheeler from 1998-2002. Weather permitting, Tony prefers painting on location.

Tony is a Member Artist at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA, as well as the Newburyport Art Association for four years. He’s maintained 4 successful years at the Bridge Gallery in Newburyport, MA, participated in Art on the Common with the Andover Artist Guild, and has displayed his art at the Melrose Art Festival. Tony’s work has been selected for juried exhibits, and his work is often displayed in the Members Gallery.




In addition, Tony is an accomplished jazz musician. During 1971-74 he studied drums and percussion at Berklee College of Music under AlanDawson. He was also an instructor at Berklee from 1980-82. Furthermore, he is a craftsman in the art of woodworking. He has worked for a number of years building pipe organs at the Noack Organ Co. in Georgetown; he has also built grand pianos for Falcone Piano Co. in Woburn, MA. Since 1985, Tony has been teaching cabinet making and carpentry at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. In 1992 Tony learned to fly single-engine airplanes and earned his private pilot license. In 1998 he took up sailing.

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