Once again NOA Gallery & Art School is offering a stupendous summer of art camps and classes! Students will explore a wide variety of mediums and projects in a supportive and creative environment. Instruction in painting (water color, pastel, acrylic) and drawing (watercolor pencils, colored pencils, graphite pencils, pen & ink, Zentangle, charcoal), block printing, caligraphy, sculpey clay, glass bead bracelets, tie-dying, and more will be offered. Camp will be offered in one week sessions from July 10 through August 25. Space in these very popular camps is limited to 7 students per week, so be sure to register early! For more information on summer camps and classes, CLICK HERE!
We are excited to be participating in the Spring ArtWalk On The Common this Saturday, May 30th from noon to 5 pm. All four galleries on the common are participating again and it is supposed to be a beautiful day to walk around a lovely town center enjoying some fabulous local art, grab some lunch at one of our eateries and find some treasures at one of our small shops around town. It is going to be a fun day celebrating Groton and the arts! Hope you can join us!
We invite you to join us for the closing reception of Hudson River Valley-based artist, Linda Puiatti's "CAPE LIGHT" show at the gallery tomorrow. We are delighted for the opportunity to have Linda join us for this celebration of her beautiful oil paintings based on her impressions of Cape Cod. Enjoy a conversation with her and others in our creative community gathering! Join us tomorrow, Saturday, February 28, from 4:00-7:00 pm for some light refreshments and stunning art.
SOME EXCITING NEWS!!! We are offering a 'One Day Only" 20% off sale of Linda's work--just during the reception. Come take advantage of a rare opportunity to start or add to your collection of Puiatti paintings!
Doesn't this master study look like such fun? Join us Wednesday, January 21 to learn to paint this gorgeous study in acrylics! Doors open at 6:30 for a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres, and start painting at 7! Dine on the terrific food at Markoh's on Main in Ayer, and feed your creativity!
Last Wednesday we launched the first night of NOA's Painting Cafe at Markoh's on Main in Ayer! We all had a great time painting a master study of Van Gogh's sunflowers, while sipping wine and eating great food! Doesn't this look like fun? Check it out, and buy tickets to our future cafes at www.paintingcafe.com. See you at the cafe!
On Sunday afternoon May 4, 2014, NOA Gallery will host an art auction for the estate of Dr. Phyllis MacNeil. Dr. MacNeil was an eclectic art collector and sculptor, niece of the prominent sculptor Hermon MacNeil, who sculpted the model for the 1925 Standing Liberty quarter.
The auction will include six carved wood birds by master woodworker Harvey Sargisson; Mr. Sargisson taught woodworking at Groton School from 1944 to 1970, and was instrumental in gathering local support and funds to purchase the property on Knopps Pond now known as Sargisson Beach and owned by the town. The Sargisson ducks have become treasured acquisitions at other local auctions.
Dr. MacNeil was a serious collector and admirer of the work of author and poet May Sarton. There are 44 books of her work and two originally signed letters from May Sarton available for bid as a collection. Available for bid will also be a few pieces of Dr. MacNeil’s own work as well as art work and antique mirrors from her collection.
Doors will be open at 2:00 PM to browse and enjoy wine and cheese. The Auction will begin at 3:00 PM.
For more information contact the gallery at 978-448-2690, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Believe it or not, in the middle of the snowstorm our thoughts are turning to SUMMER! We will have a full complement of summer camp programs for kids, teens and adults! Yes, grown ups, if you've been envying your kids for all the fun they have at camp, then join us! We'll have a big kid week of half day art camp sessions, teaching an introduction to drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting and pastel, and rounding out the week with a plein air painting field trip.
Dates, times and registration information will be posted here soon, so keep an eye out!
We launched our new collaboration between NOA Gallery and Mirrix Looms last Sunday and it was a grand success! We were lucky to have Claudia Chase, president/owner/designer/artist of Mirrix Looms teach the class and all enjoyed the day and what they created. Claudia is excited and has plans to come regularly to teach different beading and/or tapestry workshops that she has developed at NOA Gallery. We had a wide variety of ages join us on Sunday to learn to weave amazing beaded wrap bracelets on these fabulous looms. The youngest were two sisters (ages 10 and 7) who came to learn with their mother. They were amazing and they sparked some ideas for us to create future workshops for parents to take with their children. We have done this before with other mediums at the gallery school with great success. This experience fosters a wonderful bonding time together and creates fabulous works of art! Stay tuned for the next workshop dates for many different workshops to come!
The other exciting piece to this collaboration is that NOA Gallery is now a "store" for Mirrix Looms and all their products. We are delighted at this partnership and look forward to more wonderful opportunities for students and weavers alike.
Thanks to all of you who visited our mobile gallery at GrotonFest! We had a great time in the glorious autumn weather, saying hi to friends and neighbors and enjoying the music and festivities. Many of our students were with us also, doing painting demos as they worked on their series of miniatures. Look for our mobile gallery at the upcoming Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival sponsored by Historic New England in Woodstock, Connecticut, on October 19 and 20.
I had a fabulous 4 days this week with Claudia Chase, owner of Mirrix Looms and a "sister" of mine! We flew out to Milwaukee, WI (via Orlando, FL, mind you) and we taught a two-day bead/tapestry weaving workshop at the Annual Bead and Button Fete. It was huge with people coming from all over--even people from Australia. The 8 hour per day class was a grand success--always with Ms. Claudia teaching! So great to be with her and assisting in the instruction! We make a good team!