Open Paint – Sat Sept 15 2018

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine!

When:
Saturday, Sept 15, 2018
10am – 3pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This is an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

The featured artists this Saturday are:

10-12
Laura Cenedella

11-1
Pam Siderewicz

12:30-3
Dennis Smith

Thank you so much to these artists for their help!

For anybody looking for Lisa Shea (who is normally at the gallery) she’ll be at the Hopedale Day in the Park for the day, manning the BVAA booth there. Stop on by!

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!


BVAA Sunflower 2018 – Reception Photos

Make sure you get out to the the BVAA Sunflower Show at the Booklovers’ Gourmet – it’s on through the end of September! Lots of sunflower artwork!

Here are a few photos from our reception on September 8, 2018 at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster. The show is live through the end of September 2018! Stop by to see it!

Details:
2018 BVAA Sunflower Show


2018 Show of Hands Public Reception – 9/7/2018

Invite Family and Friends! All are Welcome! Friday, September 7, 2018 from 5-7pm is the public reception for the Second Annual Show of Hands art show! We’ve got amazing sculptures, beautiful paintings, fantastic fabric art, and much, much more. Come on out and be inspired!

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

Full details:
2018 Show of Hands Art Show


Open Paint – Sat Sept 8 2018

NOTE THE SHORTER HOURS DUE TO OVERLAPPING EVENTS! 11am to 2:30pm!

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine!

When:
Saturday, Sept 8, 2018
11am – 2:30pm

This starts a bit late due to the Jo Ellen sketching workshop at River Bend at 9:30am.
It ends a bit early due to the Sunflower Show reception from 2-4pm at Booklovers’ Gourmet.

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This is an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!


Show of Hands Final Deadline Mon Sept 3

The gallery is painted! Hurrah! That means we can now take in artwork for the Show of Hands show! Please make sure you submit your titles and prices by MONDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 3rd 2018 so we can get the titles and prices set. Then make sure you get your artwork in by Wednesday September 5th by 4:30pm so we can hang the show!

Let us know if you need any help with either step! Share the news with family and friends – this show is open to the public!

Show of Hands Details


Sunflower Show Images September 2018 Booklovers’ Gourmet

This is our current roster of sunflower images for the September 2018 Sunflower-themed show at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster.

If I missed anybody, please let me know! Apparently we can fit 20 images in this show so if there’s anybody I missed, I can still get them in. Just contact me (Lisa) quickly!

Here are the full details about this florally themed show :).

BVAA September 2018 Sunflower Show

When you drop your work off, please make sure the back of your work is labelled with your artist name, the work’s title, medium, and price. That way we can double-check that everything is right and that we put the right label with the right work. Thanks!


Millbury Bike Path Photography Workshop

Come on out for a free, fun photography workshop along the Blackstone River!

The Millbury Bike Path is part of the plans for a long bike path / walking path / celebration of the entire Blackstone River from Worcester, MA to Pawtucket, RI. The stretch which is complete in the Millbury area starts at a parking lot near the Blackstone Shoppes mall complex and goes north along the river to the parking lot with the WalMart in Worcester.

It’s quite an interesting bike path. It wends along the Blackstone River quite a lot, so you get good images of the ducks, turtles, beavers, and other creatures. There are a number of train bridges and walking bridges to get photos of.

Plus, the Blackstone River goes right along the train lines here, so there’s ample opportunity to get cool photos or drawings of the trains in various configurations.

On our first two trips here we did the southern stretch of the trail, so this time we’ll do the northern stretch.

Directions and Time
We’re meeting at the MIDDLE Millbury bike path parking lot. It is immediately across the street from the Valu Gas Station at:
1255 Millbury Street
Worcester, MA

So if you search for that on your GPS, you’ll find the spot. Here’s a map so you can see where it’s located. The parking lot is just north of where Route 20 crosses Route 146 and the Mass Pike. You can get to it by going a bit north on 146 from there and taking your first exit, then taking a right. Alternatively, you can take Route 20 west from 146, then take your first left onto Park Hill Ave, and then two more quick lefts.

We’ll meet at the middle parking lot at 10am to gather up everyone, and then go for a gentle walk to explore photography and the path! Call or text Lisa if you’re running late and she’ll let you know where to find us.

Please let us know via our contact form if you’re planning on coming, so we know to wait for you. If you forget that’s OK to, just show up! Bring friends! It’ll be a great morning of learning about photography and exploring our Blackstone River history!

Here’s the details on the bike path itself:

Blackstone Valley Bike Path Photos

This is just one part of our month-long Celebrating the Blackstone artistic celebration. Be sure to check out all of our events!

This month-long celebration is sponsored by Constellation, an Exelon company.


The Art of Yoga – Yoga in the Art Gallery – Aug 25 2018

Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony!

Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga!

Date: August 25, 2018 3-4pm
Location: 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA

All levels of yoga enthusiasts are welcome to join us. If you’ve never tried yoga before, definitely come out! Christine will start from the very beginning and get you moving with compassion and patience. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Whatever your starting point, she will help you along your path.

Christine has been a certified yoga teacher since July 2012. She is fully certified in first aid and CPR. She’s also a talented artist and the author of several books!

The yoga classes are only $10 each. 10% of that payment goes to the gallery to support its activities.

Please contact Christine at edalynne@hotmail.com for more information, to ask any questions, and to reserve your spot! We hope to see you there!

For more information about Christine Beauchaine and the Joyful Blessings Yoga visit:
Joyful Blessings Yoga on Facebook