GALLERY BLINK opens in Lexington

Historic Home Hosts Pop-Up Art Gallery

blink logoThe grand opening and reception for “Connections”
Friday, Oct 16th from 5 – 9pm
1963 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington.

Lexington, Mass.—What do you get when you cross a pop-up art show with an art gallery?  In Lexington Center, the answer is gallery blink, a new art space in a 150-year-old home near the Battle Green. The gallery will open its doors on October 15, 2015 with its premier exhibit called “Connections” featuring works by Gillian Ross, Emily Passman and Joan Garcia. True to the concept of a pop-up venue, the exhibit will be open for only four days, followed by private viewing times until the end of the month.  Then the gallery will morph back into a private home again until the next show.

Gillian Ross is the creative force behind gallery blink. She and her husband John decided to open gallery blink in their yellow Victorian home at 1963 Massachusetts Avenue.  The gallery will display an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary artwork on two floors of the home including the large foyer, living room, library, dining room, a double bridal staircase and upstairs hall.

Both 2D and 3D art will be featured at gallery blink.  Ross anticipates original paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylic as well as encaustic art, pastels, drawings, fiber arts, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and photography.

Ross has extensive experience curating art exhibitions.  For the past six years, she has been Gallery Director of Grace Chapel’s Art Gallery in Lexington, a role in which she will continue to serve.  A printmaker and painter, Ross was also an artist member of Depot Square Gallery, which operated a gallery in Lexington Center for 28 years.

“We have this beautiful space and have always thought it would make the perfect setting for a gallery. Viewing art in a private home means that visitors can see art above the fireplace or next to a table.  This might help them better imagine the art in their own home or office, regardless of their architectural style because this is such a warm, inviting space,” explained Ross.

Despite the grandeur of the home, Ross plans to set a more relaxed tone in gallery blink.  “Shopping for art can be an intimidating experience.  We want to change that by creating a very welcoming environment for visitors and by offering original artwork at a variety of price points.”

The first show at gallery blink, “Connections,” will be open for four days beginning October 15, 2015.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5-9 pm. “Connections” will display art in groupings that ‘talk’ to each other.  Art will also connect visually and thematically to the space in which it is displayed.  “Don’t blink…. or you’ll miss it!”

For further information, contact Gallery Blink at :
email  ::  info@galleryblink.co
tel  ::  781-698-9994
1963 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
Website : www.galleryblink.com

Munroe Gallery – request for proposals

The Gallery at the Munroe Center for the Arts (MCA), Lexington is currently seeking requests for proposals from local artists. MCA is a long established art center with high quality visual and performing arts education classes and studio spaces for ten artists. The gallery is highly prominent and receives significant daily foot traffic. The gallery is available for exhibitions in four to six week blocks. Proposals will be reviewed by the gallery committee on a rolling basis.

This link will take you to the proposal form:

http://goo.gl/forms/2WbX8ufp3I

Contact gallery committee members Zoe Perry-Wood or LaiSun Keane for more information. zoe@zoeperrywood.com or laisunk@gmail.com

November Happenings at LACS

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA

19th REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ARTIST GALLERY SHOW

 November 1 to November 15, 2014
Reception: High School Artists, A Celebration   November 15th,   2-4 p.m.
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday & Sunday noon – 4 p.m., & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free Admission and Parking

The artistic talent of our local youth, GRADES 9 -12, is on display at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St. Lexington, MA for the 19th REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ARTIST GALLERY SHOW. The work of students from Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Concord-Carlisle, Lexington, Waltham, and Minuteman High Schools will be on view.

The selected artwork on exhibit is not a juried show; the selected work is chosen by the students with the assistance of their teachers. The styles range from energized multi-media drawings to still life studies to architectural designs. Other mediums represented are experimental sculptures, photography, painting and ceramics.

The Parsons Gallery of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society was built with the philosophy of giving local artists an opportunity to exhibit their work. In that same spirit, we are giving our local student artists the same opportunity. There is no admission fee, parking is free, and the gallery is handicapped accessible. We look forward to seeing you.

For information call 781-862-9696 • www.LACSma.org • Facebook


Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
Ceramics Guild and Junior Members Teen Pottery Class present

8th ANNUAL SOUP BOWLS for HUNGER

Members of the Teen Pottery Class along with Ceramics Guild potters created one-of-a-kind bowls which will be on sale November 1st through December 31st for $15 at Lexington Center’s Via Lago 1845 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington.

For detailed information contact the LACS office at 781-862-9696, visit: www.lacsma.org or select our Facebook page: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society