Open Studios ready to master the arts

October 1, 2013 by  

This weekend, the third annual Dedham Open Studios will be held in the town square, with local artists and artisans displaying their work. Dedham Shines, which is the sponsor of the event, is using small banner printing of signs on lawns throughout the town to make everyone aware of this special event. It was started in 2011 by Jennifer Barsamian, co-president of Dedham Shines and founder of Dedham Open Studios.

The focus will be in Dedham Square, where the artists will be displaying their work. Works of art will range from sculpture and murals to jewelry and paintings. Much of the work will be available for sale, and there will also be dancing and live music on the street in front of the Dedham Community Theatre. On the eve of the event, a preview day of the artists’ work will be held at the Motherbrook Arts and Community Center in East Dedham and at Newbridge on the Charles.

Dedham is also home to the famous display of rabbits in various types of pottery with blue speckled backgrounds. Last year, Dedham Shines held its first public art project, with 15 fiberglass Dedham pottery rabbits painted in different designs and themes and then located in strategic locations in town. In the fall of 2012, these rabbits were sold at auction.

The current project of Dedham Shines is a painting project of large utility boxes in the town. It is being is being sponsored in conjunction with the Public Works department.

Dedham Open Studios is held this Sunday, October 6.