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Three Stones Gallery to present work of regional artists at new Coldwell Banker offices in Concord

Jonathan MacAdam PaintingNot only do the walls of Coldwell Banker’s new Concord offices have a fresh coat of paint, they will soon feature works by local and regional artists. Chris Economo, Vice President/Sales Manager, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Concord/Carlisle is collaborating with Jennifer Montgomery Johnston, owner of Three Stones Gallery in West Concord, to curate solo shows at the new Coldwell Banker office space, 11 Main Street in Concord.

The first show, featuring landscape paintings by Jonathan MacAdam, runs March 10 – June 10, 2016. The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, March 10, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, and to view the show at Coldwell Banker during regular business hours.

The shows will rotate on a seasonal basis. For more information, please visit www.threestonesgallery.com or contact Jennifer Montgomery Johnston at 978.399.8611.

March events at Waterstone at Wellesley

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Waterstone at Wellesley sponsors events which are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested at 781-235-1614. Waterstone is located at 27 Washington St., and includes 134 apartments for seniors 62 and older. It features independent and assisted living rental apartments.

Here are their sponsored events for March:

Lecture series with Izzi Abrams: History of the Women’s Movement —In celebration of Women’s History Month, Librarian Izzi Abrams of Swampscott Public Library will present a lecture on the history of the women’s movement every Wednesday in March (March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) at 3:15 p.m.

Lisa Caliri to perform—Pianist and teacher Lisa Caliri will perform a concert on Thursday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Caliri has performed at Carnegie Hall, National Concert Hall, Aspen Musical Festival, American Matthay Piano Festival and throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Dave Becker to perform—Musician and entertainer Dave Becker will perform at Waterstone at Wellesley on Friday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m. Becker is a popular performer in the Boston area and plays several instruments, including the guitar, piano and saxophone.

Dan Kimmel to discuss ‘Inherit the Wind’ —Accomplished film critic Dan Kimmel will discuss Stanley Kramer’s 1960 film “Inherit the Wind,” starring Spencer Tracy, Frederic March and Gene Kelly, on Sunday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m.

“Everything’s Coming Up Irish” with Mel Simons — Waterstone at Wellesley will welcome WBZ Radio personality Mel Simons for his popular show, “Everything’s Coming Up Irish,” on Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m.

Craft Beer Tasting—Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special Craft Beer Tasting on Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m.

Singer Dieter Weslowski—Singer Dieter Weslowski will perform on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. From an early age, Weslowski began singing in choirs and throughout the years formed a love for American jazz and blues as well as world music.

Gary Hylander lecture on Eleanor Roosevelt—Professor Gary Hylander will present a lecture on the life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt at Waterstone at Wellesley on Tuesday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

Herb Belkin lecture on Golda Meir—Historian Herb Belkin will give a presentation about the life and work of Golda Meir March 24 at 2 p.m.

Art Matters to discuss Pre-20th Century Women Artists—Artist, educator and Art Matters owner Jane Blair will visit Waterstone at Wellesley on Monday, March 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Wellesley Senior Art Show Open for Submissions

Wellesley Senior Art ShowThe Wellesley Council on Aging, Waterstone at Wellesley and the Wellesley Free Library invite you to exhibit at our  4th  annual “Senior Art Show”. We will be hosting the Senior Art Show at the Wellesley Main Library, 530 Washington Street, and your art work will be displayed during the month of June. We hope that you enjoyed participating last year and that you will consider joining us again! We are asking all those who are interested in exhibiting to notify us by Friday, April 15, 2016.

Please read the information below for more details:

Individuals wishing to participate must respond with the following information by Friday, April 22, 2016:

·       Contact Information (First & last name, Email address, Phone, Address)
·       Medium
·       Title of your work
·       Size
·       Is your piece for sale?  If yes, at what price? (Note:  artwork may be sold, but purchaser must contact the artist directly, so please provide all of your contact information. Library policy is that you are expected to donate $10% of your proceeds to the library.)
·       Website (Do you have a website that you would like to list in the program?)

Requirements:  At this time, Artists may submit one piece for exhibit.  This is subject to change pending the number of participating artists.  Show is open to 2D and 3D artwork, including, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. No size constraints, except for 3D artwork. If your artwork size is considered to be out of the ordinary, we will address on a case by case basis. Your artwork should be framed and/or presented for ready hanging/display. No saw-tooth hangers, clip frames or sandwich frame.

Important dates to remember:

·       Art drop off at the Wellesley Free Library (530 Washington Street, Wellesley):  Wednesday, June 1 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

·       Artists’ reception Thursday, June 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  (You will be receiving an official invitation for the opening reception. You are welcome to invite family and friends to attend. Please be sure to RSVP with the number of attendees in the party).

·       Community Celebration: Sunday, June 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

·       Show opens Thursday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 29 (open to the public during library hours).

·       Pick up work at end of show: Thursday, June 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  If you cannot pick up your artwork, please arrange with a friend to pick it up for you!

If you have questions, please contact Ashley Shaheen, Senior Activities Coordinator at the Wellesley Council on Aging 781-235-3961.

Thank you!