Feb
10
Fri
Norwell High School AP Art Exhibition
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm

Norwell High School AP Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 4 to 6 pm

Exhibition Dates:  On view from February 10 through March 11

Admission:  Free and open to the public during business hours

Visit the James to enjoy the best of Norwell High School AP student art. AP Art students’ portfolios are driven by personal research.  There is no preferred style, only encouragement to experiment, practice, revisit and revise as they think about the synthesis between materials, ideas, and how to tell their story to the audience they are trying to reach. Student work displayed is always in flux and has the potential to be worked back into and altered again (and again) prior to the submission of the AP exam in May.

Each student has two pieces of work in this exhibit that convey ideas as to where their research is leading them. The James Library & Center for the Arts and Norwell High School are proud to display and showcase work by these accomplished student artists as they continue to find their voice. Sponsored by Norwell Cultural Council.

For more information about The James Library’s programs and events, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11 to 1 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Apr
12
Wed
SELA Student Art Exhibit at Norwell Public Library
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am

On display from Wednesday, April 12 through Wednesday, May 10, during business hours

Norwell Public Library, 64 South Street, Norwell, norwellpubliclibrary.org

SELA’s School of Early Global Education and Elementary School showcase their exhibition artwork at Norwell Public Library. Stop in to enjoy the diverse collection of projects and artwork students created throughout the school year.

Founded in 2004 in Cohasset as Su Escuela Language Academy, its private school launched with the goal of preparing English-speaking children to excel linguistically, academically, and socially in global society through instruction in a second and third language. In July of 2011, the academy expanded and opened the doors at its flagship campus in Hingham. Now established as SELA: The International Private School, its educational model has continued to expand, now offering programs for infants through age 5, in addition to the Private Elementary and Middle School programs for Kindergarten through grade 8. Today, with locations in Hingham and Norwell, SELA is the first and only Spanish full immersion school in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Currently, SELA serves nearly 300 students residing in 26 of the region’s communities. Nearly 70 highly-educated faculty members teach in full immersion programs, which includes three spoken languages at its school campuses. SELA’s flagship campus, offering programs serving children from infancy through grade 8, is located at 75 Sgt. William B. Terry Drive, Hingham.  Its recently opened second campus, currently enrolling programs for children up to age 5, is located at 137 Washington Street, Norwell.

For more information about SELA: The International Private School, its programs, tuition, and more, visit selaprivateschool.com, call 781-741-5454, and follow SELA on social media.

May
12
Fri
Exhibit:  My Mother’s Legacy ~ Artist Sarah Hutt
May 12 @ 1:00 pm

Open House Art Gallery Opening:  Friday, May 12, 1 to 7 pm

Exhibition Dates:  On view from May 12 through June 17

Admission:  Free and open to the public during business hours

Nationally-recognized artist Sarah Hutt’s exhibit “My Mother’s Legacy” features a 1,000-line poem wood-burned into the bottom of 1,000 wooden bowls. “On each bowl is written a line from my memory that reflects a mannerism, advice, or a remark I attribute to my mother. The bowls are piled randomly onto tables, where the viewer must pick up each bowl to read it. The act of lifting each bowl reminds me of my mother, because she had the habit of turning things over to see where they were made,” shares Sarah.

When Sarah was 13, her mother died of breast cancer. Over the years, she carried around so many memory fragments that she could not fit together to fully understand who her mother had been as a person. In 1995, she began to write all the things she could remember. Out of that list came these lines that are “My Mother’s Legacy.”

Sarah Hutt is a mixed-media sculptor whose work uses everyday objects to create interactive content to engage the viewer focusing on memory, dreams and the reality they create. She is a graduate of the Boston Museum School and winner of a 5th year Fellowship (with additional studies at Boston University and Mass College of Art). As a working artist, she exhibits her work and serves as a visiting artist and lecturer to numerous museums, galleries, and organizations throughout the country. Sponsored by The Cordelia Family Foundation.

For more information about The James Library’s programs and events, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11 to 1 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

May
20
Sat
Art Auction: The Kerry Jon Walker Fund
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 20, 4 to 8 pm, rain or shine

Sunset Point Camp, 138 Edgewater Road, Hull

Tickets:  $45, children under 12 attend for free, includes catered buffet with cash bar available

The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (KJWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, presents its annual benefit evening Art Auction.  All proceeds support the fund’s mission, including mission service trips for teens supporting sustainable programs to improve health, education, and economic opportunity for those in need.

A family friendly evening of delights awaits where art and handmade crafts from local and international fine artists are on display in a festive atmosphere. Children’s activities, live entertainment by “World Music Award” winners Kalifa & Koliba, catering by “Best of the South Shore” winner Clandestine Kitchen and a cash bar are highlights. A Rwandan market table features one-of-a-kind African treasures, fine art selections and a local services auction. Purchases make wonderful gifts, support a great cause and may be taken home the same night.

KJWF provides financially challenged urban teen students the opportunity to create global objectivity and travel abroad in charitable service.  KJWF provides student service trips to Rwanda, where they have assisted 500 orphaned teens at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village. While providing service to this community abroad, the Boston teens, most never having never traveled out of the country, gain a new understanding of the developing world.

Admission and auction purchases may be paid for by cash, check and credit card on site.  To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit thekerryfund.org.