Camera Photography Basics Workshop – Sun 11/26/2017

Want to learn more about how to use your camera? Confused by the various settings of time, aperture, and so on? Want some hands-on help becoming a better photographer before the holiday season?

This free workshop will get you started! You can drop in any time and we’ll get you familiar with your camera.

 

Where?
Grafton Common Art Gallery
One Grafton Common
Suite 123
Grafton, MA

It’s the building with the AppleTree Arts in it!

When?
Sunday, November 26th, 2017
2pm to 5pm

All are welcome! Share the news with family and friends!

For more about the Grafton Common Art Gallery, visit:

Grafton Common Art Gallery


Meet the Authors – Sat 11/25/17

Meet the Authors! Saturday, November 25th, 2017 from noon to 6pm. It’s Shop Small Saturday! Support local artisans! Six local authors will be on hand to talk about writing, publishing, and of course their books!

Where?
The Grafton Common Art Gallery
One Grafton Common
Suite 123
Grafton, MA

It’s the building with the AppleTree Arts in it!

When?
Saturday, November 25th, 2017
noon to 6pm

All are welcome! Share the news with family and friends!

For more about the Grafton Common Art Gallery, visit:

Grafton Common Art Gallery

 

Jane Nozzolillo / noon
I’m the cutest little house in Grafton, maybe in the whole wide world. I have a small porch, where the children can stand and look through the windows to see what is inside me.

Please come and visit me at the Mill Villages Park, 61 Main St, South Grafton, it will make me so happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Johnson / 1:00 pm
Threaded Journeys  is a compilation of fly fishing and bow hunting stories ‘interwoven’ with discussions on various issues regarding conservation, preservation, and healthy living.  The author, Tom Johnson, delves into topics about our blue-green planet and its resources that we must preserve.  He argues that employing the use of our natural resources while mitigating damage to the environment is our great challenge going forward.

Johnson also weaves in a dialogue about physical fitness and awareness and how a proper diet should be emphasized in our schools and implemented into our culture if we are to succeed and prosper.  “In order to grow, work and play at our fullest potential we need to educate at a new, higher level that requires taking better care of our physical and consumption needs,” notes Johnson.  “Our mental, psychological and physiological foundations will improve when we teach these bodily basics along with the ABCs.”

 

 

 

Lily Pinter / 2:00 pm
Time travel in New England!

A young boy is mysteriously sucked back in time to the days of the Shays’ Rebellion. Will he be able to find his way home again?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pending / 3:00 pm

Ophelia Sikes / 4:00 pm
Lea knew what the land folk were good for – very little. They stumbled around awkwardly on spindly legs and smelled of sweat and dung. She preferred the open freedom of the ocean. To be able to plunge hundreds of feet into its shadowy depths or to ride in exhilaration along a cascading wave.

But today’s waves were different.

A torrential storm pounded the coastline as she desperately pushed north to reach her sisters. On her hip was an urgent message. And nothing could stop her from reaching her destination.

Until she realized a young boy clung desperately to his currach, and a towering wave was about to shatter him into tiny pieces …

 

Lisa Shea / 5:00 pm
Willow likes her quiet routine. She edits books from her small apartment. She occasionally goes out to the local diner for a tuna melt. She enjoys living in Worcester. It’s where the Worcester Lunch Car Company made diners from 1906 to 1957. And now she gets to enjoy one in all its vintage glory.

But her quiet, predictable evening at the diner is disturbed when four restaurant workers come in complaining about a theft. And her inquisitive mind soon notices something …

 

For more about the Grafton Common Art Gallery, visit:

Grafton Common Art Gallery


Create your Facebook Fan Page – Hands-on Workshop Sun 11/19/2017

You’re an artist, and you’re looking to build your fan base. You’re hoping to make sales. Did you know that a Facebook fan page is the most important page to have, more than a website, a blog, or another form of social media? Why?

Come to this hands-on workshop where Lisa Shea will help you set up your fan page right there, on the spot. Bring your Facebook username and password so she can give you access to your page (you’ll type it in yourself).

Learn why it’s important to build up your fan numbers. Why a post that gets more likes and shares – even if it’s not by your target audience – makes it FAR more likely that your target audience will even know you exist.

What are the tricks to getting people to see your posts? What are the secrets that convinces someone to click and buy?

You’ll get a free copy of Lisa’s ebook on Facebook as well.

Come on out and take that next step to artistic success!

Where?
One Grafton Common
Suite 123
Grafton, MA

It’s the building with the AppleTree Arts in it!

When?
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
2-5pm

All are welcome! Share the news with family and friends!

For more about the Grafton Common Art Gallery, visit:

Grafton Common Art Gallery


Grafton Chain of Lights 2017

The Blackstone Valley Art Association is participating in the 2017 Grafton Chain of Lights! We are an official part of the chain and are listed in the brochures, so we expect good traffic for this event.

The chain is happening on Sunday, December 3rd from 11am to 5pm.

Location:
Grafton Common Art Gallery
One Grafton Common
Suite 123
(the Apple Tree Arts Building)
Grafton MA

All BVAA members are invited to participate in this event! Bin art and small items will work best for this presentation.

Here’s the details on the gallery!

Grafton Common Art Gallery


Milford TV Mural Project

The Milford TV Station has expanded, and they would love to have a multi-scene mural decorating their walls. They will provide all supplies and materials – the artists provide the enthusiasm and creativity. They are quite happy to have a mix of artists working on it, building it out scene by scene, each in his or her own style.

Here is a rough mock-up done by Rob O’Keefe of the Milford TV Station, to show the concept. There would be a mix of images showcasing Milford scenery along with special moments (concerts, sports, etc.) which happen in Milford. A timeline, if you will, of fun things of Milford.

Milford TV Station Mural Concept

From Rob:

“Basically, the bottom of the mural, as it wraps around, will feature historical buildings and sites in Milford. Above those sites, I have screen grabbed shots that we have captured with our cameras over the 5 years that we have been in existence.

I don’t need or expect the full mural to be done anytime soon. In fact, the goal will be to add to it each year, slowly. Right now, all I’m looking for is a start. What I’ve featured in the attached image is all I really need done before the Grand Opening which will be held approximately between the end of January or February.

Frank had a good idea of adding a consistent gradient of pattern or flowers, etc on the top and bottom of the mural to give it a nice flow, so I’d like to hear what ideas people have for that. Other than that, we can keep the concept pretty simple and I’ll be very happy.

The images I pasted together are not an exact representation of how I need them to be laid out, again, it’s just a basic rendition of the scenes I will like to see painted first.

Again, we will pay for all the materials needed and the artists can work almost anytime they want when we are open. We will also give any artists involved a nice gift at the end.”

Let us know if you’re interested in being involved!


Painting Demo with Deb Bottomly Nov 11 & 12

 

Come watch Deb Bottomley showcase how painting works. You can ask her questions. Explore her technique. Get ideas for your own painting, or just enjoy watching an artist at work.

 

Where?
One Grafton Common
Suite 123
Grafton, MA

It’s the building with the AppleTree Arts in it!

When?
Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th
1pm – 3pm

All are welcome! Share the news with family and friends!

For more about the Grafton Common Art Gallery, visit:

Grafton Common Art Gallery