Zoning In at the Old Schwamb Mill

Students from Adria Arch‘s Intuitive Painting class currently have a wonderful exhibition of their work on view at Arlington’s historic Old Schwamb Mill. The exhibit is called Zoning In, and is a compilation of artwork accomplished during the last several semesters of this class. Intuitive Painting is held on Monday evenings from 7 -9:30 pm at the ACA.

at the reception

The artists and teacher!

The show opened last Friday evening when over 80 viewers came by to see the work. Visitors may view the show on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11 to 3 pm, and a discussion with the artists will be free and open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2 pm.  The show will close on Nov. 20.

Local musicians provided a lovely accompaniment

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b.g. lewandowski’s photo mandalas

b.g.  lewandowski started his creative life as a writer described variously as “wry, witty, observant of all things odd or unseen.”

We don’t know much about his earlier writing, but since he’s turned his camera lens on the world, he’s captured a kaleidoscope of odd, quirky, witty and sometimes poignant images, now on display in the Tufts Street Community Gallery at ACA, through October 1st.

Or, as he says it: “I use the Dick Cheney method to photograph: I keep shooting until I hit something.”

In the exhibit, b.g. presents digitally-created mandalas from his original photos, which are displayed side-by-side.

We could say more, but you can see for yourself, in this video preview:  If you like it, please drop in and check it out for yourself.  The show is up through October 1.

Read more about the exhibit on ACA’s website

See more of b.g.’s work on his blog

stim*u*lus: getting inspired @ ACA!

"Midnight Garden" by Kaetlyn Wilcox

Welcome to ACA’s brand new blog, where we’ll share stories of art, inspiration & transformation that happen here in our little corner of the world at the Arlington Center for the Arts in Arlington, MA.

Speaking of inspiration, we’re really excited about “stim*u*lus,” the ACA faculty exhibit in the Gibbs Gallery!  The show has been getting rave reviews & we wanted to give you a peek at some of the amazing artwork created by ACA’s teachers.  If you’re craving inspiration, or just feel curious about what our teachers create in their own studios, you’re in for a real treat!

works by Crist Filer, Maryellen Sakura, Dorie Zackin and Eileen DeRosas

Detail of panel by Sue Rice

An afterschool arts class checks out the faculty show

Who’s been your inspiration at ACA?
Do you have a favorite teacher or classroom experience you’d like to share?  We’d love to hear about your experiences at ACA!  Please leave us a comment below, and we’ll pass it on to your favorite teacher.

stim*u*lus will be on display in the Gibbs Gallery through January 23.  We hope you’ll stop in and check it out!