CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEKEND
APRIL 13, 14 & 15
Join us at Woodruff’s Art Center to celebrate our milestone of 30 YEARS in business in Mashpee Commons. Complimentary events to take place throughout the long weekend with giveaways, prize drawings, try-me tables, refreshments, art demonstrations and art exhibit.
Thank You Party and Reception for Staff & Friends Art Exhibit
Betsy Goren, an artist as well as a visiting nurse, will be hosting a Bottles of Hope event at Woodruff’s Art Center. The public is invited to watch how the bottles are created and have an opportunity to try their hand at making one.
The Bottles of Hope project was created in 1999 by a cancer survivor (Diane Gregoire) as a way to cheer up the lives of cancer patients going through chemotherapy. Betsy Goren began creating the bottles herself over ten years ago as a way to offer her patients hope. While being a nurse doesn’t leave her a lot of volunteer time, Betsy found that Bottles of Hope are a way she can nurture her creative side and be able to give something to back; it’s meant to be an inspiration as patient’s journey toward healing begins.
Small glass medicine bottles are covered with decorative polymer clay which can be sculpted, textured, stamped and combined in a variety of ways to create unique designs in pieces of art. They are given to cancer patients as a symbol of hope. Some bottles are used as wish bottles to hold wishes to or from a patient. Some are kept by the patients as a memento of their chemo treatment and considered a wish of health.
The event is being held in conjunction with Woodruff’s Art Center’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and is one of numerous complementary events taking place to thank the community for 30 years of business. The Bottles of Hope event will occur on Sunday, April 14th from 12-2pm.
Artist Chris O’Dell Ferguson will share techniques on using this exciting art medium
Artist Betsy Payne Cook will create pastel paintings using Panpastels with Sofft tools, as well as a variety of soft and hard pastels
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
This workshop will address how to interpret a needlepoint canvas and bring it into the third dimension. There will be a discussion about the element of arts - line, shape, form, etc. and how they apply to a flat painted needlepoint canvas. Canvases that are on exhibit, along with others, will be reviewed and interpreted from beginning to end. Participants will have the opportunity to try the stitches on a piece of canvas with some of the new threads that are out on the market as well as other threads not generally used in needlepoint.
Fee: $45 - includes all materials, pre-registration required
About the instructor...
Sally Baer is a designer and proprietor of BB Needlepoint Designs. Her inspiration began at a young age, watching her grandmother create magnificent Bargello designs from scratch. Sally studied business and economics at Simmons College and earned her graduate degree in landscape architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She left the corporate world after many years to pursue her creative endeavors.
New Book Available by Ric Haynes!
The catalogue for Ric Haynes' upcoming exhibition, "A Good Story: Poetic Narratives" at Ground Floor Contemporary in Birmingham, Alabama, pairs his recent collages with short poems written by the artist. If you can't make Ric's show in Alabama this book is the next best thing!
Wearable art! Now you can bring Ric's work with you wherever you go with these whimsical pins.
New Paintings by Artist Brooke Catania
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Jewelry Boxes by Loretta Garrison
These elegant stained glass jewelry boxes are handmade by artist Loretta Garrison. Each one is one of a kind!
New Pottery from Sarah Caruso
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