Roslindale Open Studios is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd. In fact, the open studios season in Boston is in full swing. There are art events almost every weekend. Each neighborhood will vie for your attention. Roslindale has a lot going for it: great places to eat, a walkable community, and lots of artistic talent for every taste.
I’ll be at the Emerald Society on Birch Street in Roslindale Square with several other artist. I’ll have many oil on canvas paintings on offer, including several new works. Additionally, I’ll have small watercolor works, greeting cards, and prints. As always, I hope everyone finds something they like!
I discussed several reasons for going to events like this in a previous post, but I’ll reiterate some of them here. Our art looks better on your walls, shelves, mantles, etc. We artists can’t stop making art and it is overflowing from every corner of our lives already. Take some home and spare us a few feet of free space that we can immediately fill with more art when we get home.
Art will not feed you. It will not keep a roof over your head, or pay the electric bill. But it can provide you with beauty, or thoughts, or a path to joy. It is there to ponder over your morning coffee. It is something you can wear or hang on a wall to tell a story about your own tastes. It is a place for your eyes to rest at the end of the day. It was made with care by human hands.
Additionally, it’ really fun to shop for art. Everything is unique and the thrill of the hunt can be exhilarating. When you come across that one piece of jewelry, that one sculpture, that one painting (hopefully one of mine!), you’ll know it was meant to be yours. Let the lights dim, let the chatter of your companions fade. Hear “Dream Weaver” playing softly in the background if you must. Talk with the artist. Ask to see the work of art all by itself. Ask to visit the studio later, in the quiet of an afternoon. Make that work a part of your life, and live with something that makes you happy.
I hope you can make it to Roslindale Open Studios, our neighborhood’s celebration of arts! Happy shopping!