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WHS Visual ARts Ceramics students have been  invited to take part in the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield’s third annual Art & edibles exhibit. Since the beginning of the school year, Ceramic students have been working with clay, learning about wedging, glazing, and hand building techniques such as test tiles, pinch pots, joined vessels, and coil construction.  Successful hand building is based on quality craftsmanship and glazing is vital to the success of the finished piece. To showcase what they have learned, students were asked to recreate some type of food out of clay, and to make it as realistic as possible. Approximately 30 projects will be included in the show.

The public is invited to this free exhibit on Thursday, February 27 from 6 – 8pm; Friday, February 28 from 6 - 8pm; and Saturday, February 29 from 10am – 2pm at the Albion Cultural Exchange,  9 Albion Street in downtown Wakefield. 

Art & edibles features the work of 20 Arts Collaborative of Wakefield artists who have been creating “food inspired art”.  Select works will be available for sale to attendees that include pieces for custom gifts, decorations, or new pieces to add to your collection.

Complimenting the food inspired art will be food for visitors to eat. Zuzu’s Café will provide appetizers and there will also be food tastings, discussions, and interactive cooking demonstrations by local restaurants and purveyors. The Savings Bank of Wakefield is sponsoring the event.

Local resident, Wendy Dennis, will be doing cooking demonstrations at 6:45 on Thursday and at 7 on Friday. Neighbor's Acres Farm will present “Meet the Micro-Greens Maker” on Friday at 6:30. Closing out the exhibit on Saturday  at 11am, Grateful Tastes, will present “Meet the Maker” with a discussion about how to make jams & jellies using local ingredients.

The Albion Cultural Exchange, the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield and WHS Visual Arts hope to see you at the show.  

"Music for Your Eyes," is a celebration of visual art inspired by the many styles of music and the impact music makes on our lives and culture.

The event takes place at the Albion Cultural Exchange building at 9 Albion Street, in Wakefield, MA. 

Thursday, October, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Over 20 ACW members will share their artwork and craftsmanship representing a host of media, materials, styles, and formats, including watercolor, oil paintings, photography, mixed media, felting, and fabric art. 

Local musicians will provide background music to enjoy while strolling through the art exhibit and enjoying light refreshments. 

The Wakefield Cooperative Bank is generously sponsoring “small bites” made by Zuzu’s Café, also in Wakefield.

Wakefield, MA - The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield will host "Music For Your Eyes" a celebration of art inspired by the element of music on October 3rd, 4th & 5th.   The event will be at the Albion Cultural Exchange on Albion Street. 

Live music and light refreshments will accompany the event as the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield hosts this special event that salutes the wonderful impact music adds to all our lives. 

Many of the local artisan group's members, along with other local area artists,  will share artworks covering a host of different styles and formats in the Albion Cultural Exchange gallery space. There will be over 20 artists and the mediums include watercolor and oil paintings, photography, mixed media, felting, and fabric art. 

A variety of local musicians will provide background music to enjoy as you stroll through the art exhibit.   There will also be karaoke for a bit of fun.

The Wakefield Cooperative Bank is generously sponsoring small bites from Zuzu’s Café.

The event’s dates and times are:  Thursday, 10/3, from 6pm – 8pm; Friday, 10/4, from 6pm  - 9pm; and Saturday, 10/5, from 10am – 1pm.   Location:  Albion Cultural Exchange, 9 Albion Street, Wakefield MA.

Music for Your Eyes Event – first weekend in October

The ACW is hosting the Music for Your Eyes art exhibit the first weekend of October that will incorporate music as its theme and will include local musicians.

The art can be inspired in any way that you interpret music into art.

  • Theme:  Music for your Eyes

  • Timing:  October 3rd – 5th

    • Thurs, 10/3, 6pm – 8pm

    • Fri, 10/4, 6pm – 9pm

    • Sat, 10/5, 10am – 1pm

  • Location:  The Albion Cultural Exchange in Wakefield at 9 Albion Street

  • Registration Form https://cutt.ly/lwURvpH

  • Registration Fee:  Per artist – ACW members:  10$ / non-ACW members:  15$

  • Drop Off Art:  Monday, 9/30, from 5pm to 7:30pm at the Cultural Exchange

  • Primary Contacts: 

    • Andy Levine (andy_levine@yahoo.com )

    • Kathy Frey  (Kathy.frey1@verizon.net)

Our next gathering is tonight Wednesday July 16 at 7pm at the Wakefield Bandstand on the common by Lake Quannapowitt .  Come enjoy the sunset and catch up with one another.   If it’s raining, the event is cancelled.  Bring your lawn chair, some snacks, and a beverage, and come say hi!   A couple of members mentioned they may also use this time to draw or paint.

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield is meeting tonight at 7:00pm at the Albion Cultural Exchange. Tonight's meeting will be an ‘artist supplies swap night’! There are two rules: Bring whatever supplies that you think others might want and whatever you brought that doesn’t get taken, you take home. We’ve had great success with all kinds of supplies, including, but not limited to: frames, paints, books, fabric, paper/collage materials, scrapbooking, tools, mixed media materials, etc. All are welcome.

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