Turtle Studios Artists Hosting Winter Open Studios

Turtle Studios’ Winter Open House is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 from noon to 5 p.m.

The studio was formerly located in Watertown, and now is located nearby at 213 California St. in Newton. The artists create a range of works, including: paintings, drawings, sculptures, fiber arts, basketweaving, photography, mixed media. There will also be invited artisans and crafters.

See How Small Saves Celebrates a Victory in This Week’s Cartoon

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

Mosesian Center Hosting Contemporary Abstract Art Exhibit

Adria Arch’s “Wall Sculpture #4” is part of the “Abstract Art: Contemporary Approaches” exhibit at Mosesian Center for the Arts. The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

Abstract Art: Contemporary Approaches, the upcoming exhibition at Mosesian Arts, showcases the myriad of distinct ways artists take to create abstract and non-objective work today. Rich textures, organic and geometric shapes, brilliant colors, and emphasis on process are the common threads that unite these works, from paintings to prints, collages, and drawings to exquisite fiber pieces and sculptural forms. However, the concepts behind the art are very different. Adria Arch’s wall sculptures are a delightful mixture of two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. The painterly surfaces are rich and inviting and the colors are fresh and contemporary. The biomorphic and geometric shapes playfully interact.

Make a 19th Century Inspired Craft at Gore Place

The following information came from Gore Place:

On Saturday, Nov. 26 and Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Gore Place in Waltham and Watertown, come craft for the holidays. Why go Black Friday shopping when you can make your own gifts at Gore Place? Inspired by the early 19th Century, kids will construct various Colonial and Victorian holiday crafts, including ornaments, hand-dipped candles, cards, decorations, and more!

New Set of Clothes for Small Saves in This Week’s Cartoon

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

Tickets on Sale for Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Winter Lights Show

A screenshot from a video showing the lights show at Mount Auburn Cemetery in 2021. The following announcement was provided by the Mount Auburn Cemetery:

Mount Auburn Cemetery announced today that tickets are now on sale for this year’s SOLSTICE: Reflections on Winter Light event, created by MASARY Studios. The annual event at the active cemetery and historic urban green space takes guests on an outdoor journey through large-scale light and sound artworks and an indoor experience with live music and candle lighting. The event starts on December 10 and will run through December 21, 2022, at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Designed to evoke awe and contemplation, the exhibit invites guests to walk through the light-filled landscape and chapels, explore the winter solstice atmosphere, and reflect on moments of change as the year ends and a new cycle begins.

Final Justice & Faith Movie Screening and Discussion This Weekend

The following announcement was provided by the Church of the Good Shepherd:

“Mission: Joy– Finding Happiness in Troubled Times,” will be screened on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m. at the Watertown library. 

“Mission: Joy” is a portrait of the remarkable friendship between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on their last visit before the Archbishop’s death. Although they both lived through extreme hardship, the film depicts how the two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates continued to live with joy and model it for others. The Watertown Free Public Library is located at 123 Main Street. The film series will be held in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room, which is wheelchair accessible.  

“Mission: Joy” is the final film in the fall series on Justice & Faith sponsored by the Church of the Good Shepherd, Watertown’s Episcopal parish.For more information, contact Beth at bethzwick02472@gmail.com.

Public Arts Committee Seeks Pieces for Sculpture Walk

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Public Arts and Culture Committee:

The Watertown Public Arts and Culture Committee (PACC) is excited to Watertown’s first Community Sculpture Walk. The Community Sculpture Walk will exhibit public sculptures to enhance use of green space in Watertown, encourage public interaction with contemporary art, and create an annual exhibition opportunity for artists at all career stages working in a variety of mediums. 

The Sculpture Walk follows the Community Path from the Watertown Free Public Library Parking lot to Waverley Avenue. There are eight planned sites along the path for sculptures. In 2023, four sculptures will be selected, with four more selected in 2024, to fill all eight sites along the walk. Sculptures will be on loan from selected artists for two years.