Historical Society Marking the Signing of the First U.S. Treaty, Hosting Art Exhibit

Members of the United Native American Cultural Center in Devens play a traditional Native American song as part of the celebration of the signing of the Treaty of Watertown and the first reading of the Declaration of Independence at Watertown’s Edmund Fowle House. Two historic events from the early days of this nation will be celebrated by the Historical Society of Watertown. The group is also hosting an art exhibit featuring the work of a local artist. On Saturday, July 20, the Historical Society will recreate the signing of the first treaty signed by a fledgling United States, along with the first reading of the Declaration of Independence. Both events took place in Watertown.

Watertown Artist Teaching Series of Drawing Classes

The following information was provided by First Baptist Church of Belmont:

Artist Audrey Childs is teaching a beginner’s drawing class where students will learn to draw what you see versus what you think you see. Does your drawing look like your subject? Do you usually draw stick trees and figures? Are you happy with the layout you prepped for coloring with any medium? Classes will include exercises to train hand and eye coordination that will aid in capturing an improved drawing of your subject.

Free Family Arts Day at Mosesian Center for the Arts

The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites you to Arts For All Festival 2019 happening this Saturday! This free, family-friendly, drop-in open house takes place June 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown and offers visual and performing arts workshops, kid friendly activities, Steam Roller Printing, performances by Drumatix, Keytar Bear, and more! 

Artists of all ages and abilities can explore the senses with a variety of arts activities like Sound Inspired Art, Nature in Watercolor, Musical Story Corner, and Air Dry Clay Sculpting. The event will once again feature The Steamroller Printing Project where professional printmakers ink up carved plates then roll over them with an industrial steamroller from the Watertown DPW yard to create relief print masterpieces! Rhythm and dance group DrumatiX will share their blend of dance and drumming using tap dance, everyday objects, large drums/barrels, body percussion, technology and tons of humor on the Mosesian MainStage! And Boston’s most beloved busker Keytar Bear will rock some tunes on the green from 11am to 1pm.

Artwork Made by Local School On Display at Watertown Gallery

“supposed to be” is a finished piece by Cecily Curtis is one of the pieces by eight-graders at Atrium School on display at Room 83 Spring. The following information was provided by Room 83 Spring:

The Atrium School’s eighth Grade Art and Social Studies Class will present A Statement on Identity, a pop-up show within the current show at ROOM 83 Spring. “I question everything, nothing is as it seems, and I wish someone would tell who I am supposed to be” 

Atrium eighth graders combine the lessons of their Art and Social Studies classes to produce this year’s final project which is focused on identity. The curriculum for Atrium’s eighth grade social studies classes comes from Facing History and Ourselves, an international education and professional development organization dedicated to engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of an informed and humane citizenry.                           

Eleven pieces of art represent the students’ identities and each student will sign their name at the end.

A Wide Array of Art Can be Seen at Watertown Gallery’s New Show

The following information was provided by Room 83 Spring:

Five Artists in an Eclectic and Electric show opening this Saturday at ROOM 83 Spring. 

Room 83 Spring is pleased to present Verve, with Michelle Benoit, Gabe Brown, Phyllis Ewen, Dennis Hlynsky, and Anne Sargent Walker. Engaging the natural world as a perceptual well, the artists affirm life in drawing, sculpture painting, and video. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The show can be seen on 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays, and anytime by appointment. Room 83 Spring is located at 83 Spring St., Watertown, near Watertown Square. For more information go to www.room83spring.com

Work of Watertown Artist Being Shown at Local Exhibit

“The Rangers Camp,” by Watertown artist Audrey Jones Childs, is one of the pieces in the exhibit at the Beecher Center in May. The work of a Watertown watercolor painter will be displayed in an exhibit in Belmont. Watertown’s Audrey Jones Childs has work showing at the Beech Street Center through the month of May. There will be a meet the artist event on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

The Beech Street Center is located at 266 Beech St., Belmont, and is open Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“The Wayside Inn” by Audrey Jones Childs.

Public Flocks to See Artwork Created by Students from All the Watertown Schools

Artwork created by students in Watertown High School art classes are part of the display at the annual Watertown Public Schools K-12 Art Show. Colorful paintings of animals, detailed portraits sketched in pencil, and still lifes of fruits and vegetables greet visitors of the Watertown Mall these days. The artwork comes courtesy of Watertown Public Schools students from elementary school all the way to the high school. The annual Watertown Public Schools Art Show will be on display at the Watertown Mall through April 11. On April 1, a reception was held for the artist, their parents, teachers, and interested viewers.

Artwork Made by Watertown Students to be Displayed at Mall

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Mall:

The Watertown Mall is proud to once again play host to the Watertown Public Schools’ Annual Student Art Exhibit. This fantastic event will begin displaying art on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 and will be up until April 11, 2019. Hundreds of pieces of artwork will be on display from students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Watertown Public Schools and will inspire you with their talented work. There will be many mediums displayed here, which include but not limited to: watercolor, crayon, pencils, cray pas, computer art, and so much more. This is a free event to the general public, so come down and support young artists of Watertown Public Schools from Wednesday, March 27, 2019 to Thursday, April 11, 2019.