NetWorks 2016 Artist Video Portraits Screening
Nov
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

NetWorks 2016 Artist Video Portraits Screening

Join the gallery Saturday, November 19th from 4:00-6:00 pm for a night filled with artistic discussion and exploration.

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Conceived in 2008 by Joseph A. Chazan, M.D. and AS220 founder Umberto Crenca, the purpose of the annual NetWorks Rhode Island program has been to document, celebrate, and foster the richly creative and diverse Rhode Island artistic community. Since its inception, the project has generated an archive of video and photographic portraits enriched by museum and gallery exhibits, catalogues, and panel discussions.  Videographer and editor Richard Goulis has created more than 100 eight-minute NetWorks video portraits for Dr. Chazan, executive producer.  These have been screened in museums and have been broadcast by RI PBS.  The screening on November 19 will feature the 2016 additions to this body of work.    

Featured artists will include, Reenie Barrow, Nicholas Benson, Dennis Congdon, David DeMelim, Ann Fessler, Hank Gilpin, Peter Marcus, Mary Beth Meehan, Allison Newsome, Brian Shure, Meredith Stern, Gail Whitsitt-Lynch

In addition to our screening, the Newport Art Museum will host an exhibition of works by the artists featured in NetWorks' 2015 and 2016 releases.  This exhibition opens Friday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m. and will close January 16, 2017. The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.

 

 

 

 

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Landscape Painting at Barney's Joy
Oct
16
9:00am 9:00am

Landscape Painting at Barney's Joy

Join Dedee Shattuck and internationally acclaimed Vineyard artist, Allen Whiting for a day of painting "en plein air." Park at the Shattuck home at 9am at 34 Barneys Joy Road, South Dartmouth to begin our day. We will take a break at noon and enjoy a buffet-style picnic.  After a full day of painting, we will gather at 3pm on the Shattuck porch with afternoon tea and share our artwork.

$125 per person (Materials available for a $25 fee).  Folding chairs will be provided. 

Limited to 20 people, all abilities welcome.

Materials to bring*

Paints (Allen Whiting will be working in oil)

Brushes

Surface for painting

Palet

Easel (not necessary, but it you have one bring it along!)

Solvents (some will be provided)

Register by calling the Gallery at 508 636 4177 or by emailing gabrielle@dedeeshattuckgallery.com

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Faerie Forest Trail
Oct
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

Faerie Forest Trail

The gallery will be unveiling our Faerie Forest trail this weekend on Saturday October 8th.

Come by the fern-filled trail and make your own faerie houses with forest approved materials! Remember to check in at the gallery before heading onto the trail.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

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Columbus Weekend Sale
Oct
8
to Oct 9

Columbus Weekend Sale

Start your weekend off right! Come to the gallery and view our beautiful Glass show featuring six glass artists, with paintings by local artist Severin Haines and visit the Front Room Shop.

Our Front Room Shop has expanded this year.   We have artisan designed gifts for everyone in your family.  From miniature charcoal sculptures to vases, bags, scarves and these adorable baby forks and spoons pictured here.
 

This weekend October 8 and 9 we will be having a 35% off sale on selected items in the Front Room Shop.

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Zambezi Elephant Talk with John Stevens
Sep
23
5:30pm 5:30pm

Zambezi Elephant Talk with John Stevens

Friday, September 23rd

5:30pm-7:30pm

Poaching remains an enormous problem in the Zambezi Valley in South Eastern Africa. The Zambezi Elephant Fund supports a collaborative approach to anti-poaching in this region. 

John Stevens, renowned private safari guide, whose experience includes many years working with National Parks & Wildlife Management in Zimbabwe as Warden of both Matusadona and Mana Pools National Parks, will be speaking on these issues and how you can support the elephants in the Zambezi region. 

The Zambezi Elephant Fund (ZEF) works to actively protect elephants in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe by putting a stop to poaching and developing and putting in place systems that ensure the long-term safety of these incredible animals and the security and growth of other wildlife in the area, together with the protection of the environment and the improvement and sustainability of these efforts.

Light refreshments will be served with an open bar.
 

RSVP to the event by clicking here, emailing gabrielle@dedeeshattuckgallery.com or calling 508-636-4177

And visit there website to learn more and donate. 

 

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Coalition for Buzzards Bay Concert with Jonathan Gertler
Sep
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

Coalition for Buzzards Bay Concert with Jonathan Gertler

Coalition for Buzzards Bay Concert

with Jonathan Gertler

Sunday September 11, 4-7pm

Westport’s own Jonathan Paull Gertlerperforms from his albums Heart and Mind and After the Storm. His music draws from folk, rock, and jazz traditions and is often inspired by the Westport River and our local waters. Fueled by a finger style guitar and joined by a band of outstanding musicians on guitars, keyboard and percussion, Jonathan weaves sentiments and stories that speak to us all. He is thrilled to bring out his music in support of the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

Light refreshments will be provided. At this event, you'll have an opportunity to learn more about the work being done by the Buzzards Bay Coalition to protect and restore the Westport Rivers, Angeline Brook, and Buzzards Bay.

RSVP by emailing gabrielle@dedeeshattuckgallery.com or calling 508-636-4177

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Artists' Reception
Sep
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

Artists' Reception

Artists' Reception at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery

Join the gallery in celebrating the work of Deborah Barlow and Yizhak Elyashiv.  Their work goes beyond ordinary classification as painter and printmaker, respectively. Barlow uses multiple materials on her surfaces, which one might see as sparkling “starscapes,” or aerial snapshots of the glowing, uncharted terrain of another world. Her work seems organic and familiar yet has no defined imagery, born of a process that Barlow calls “controlled spontaneity.” Meanwhile, Elyashiv’s controlled mark-making might be seen as the visual mapping of one’s repeated and purposeful movements, or perhaps the documentation of one’s trek across a vast world. His delicate layering of shape, point, and line contributes to a larger harmonious image that could easily represent the mapping of one’s memory, or the scientific graphing of an evolving organism. The artists explore form and movement through the placement of color and line, each creating mysterious and poetic landscapes, inviting the viewer to examine at length and daydream endlessly. 

 

Image: detail from Deborah Barlow's Nigralle, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 36" x 36"

 

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Live Performance with The Petty Thieves featuring Reed Foehl and Putnam Murdock
Aug
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Live Performance with The Petty Thieves featuring Reed Foehl and Putnam Murdock

The Petty Thieves

Reed Foehl and Putnam Murdock have created this duo by formalizing their lifelong musical friendship.  Established by their parents bluegrass band forty years ago, the duo has been playing and writing together for fifteen years.  Their first collaboration was placed in the feature film Just Friends, and since then their songs have been placed in television, movies, and commercials.  Dusty and patient, their music is genuine Americana, telling stories of the human condition with lyric and harmonies that push the boundaries while paying homage to tradition.  

Ticket to Live Performance with The Petty Thieves featuring Reed Föehl and Putnam Murdock
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Purchase tickets to a live performance with The Petty Thieves featuring Reed Föehl and Putnam Murdock.

Tickets $15, $20 day of event

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Reed Föehl

Reed has recently been nominated for a Grammy, having written a song for Lee Ann Womack latest record.  Recently on tour with Gregory Alan Isakov, Anais Mitchell and Todd Snider, has returned to the east coast to record his next record.  

“Reed has the ability to transport the soul, a true master.  One of the great songwriters of our time.”  Gregory Alan Isakov

“He sings like he feels every note … Each song tells a story, all of which he relates astonishingly well.”  The Boston Globe

Putnam Murdock

Putnam began his career as a touring musician, gaining comfort with the stage.  He then graduated from Berklee College of Music where he honed his songwriting craft.  Recently, Putnam worked with Florentine Films, Ken Burns’ company, recording the music to The Roosevelts.  

Please click below to visit each artist’s website to where you can listen and read more:

www.putnammurdock.com

www.reedfoehl.net

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Sneak Peek of Performance of PARt
Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sneak Peek of Performance of PARt

Ali kenner brodsky & co. will preform a "sneak peak" of PARt outside in the gallery sculpture garden, a new evening-length work choreographed by Kenner Brodsky with music composed by MorganEve Swain. PARt is a quintet and is crafted to shift the audience’s focus from woman to woman, their individual internal thoughts revealed through the subtle nuances of a gesture. PARt will have its premiere October 21-22, 2016 at the Jamestown Arts Center, RI. 

RSVPs are encouraged.

Call the gallery at 508-636-4177 to RSVP.

Bio

Ali Kenner Brodsky is the artistic director of ali kenner brodsky & co. She was named Bates Dance Festival’s Emerging Choreographer for 2016, was the 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Choreography and was an artist-in-residence at The Joyce SoHo ('03-'04) under the mentor-ship of Phyllis Lamhut.  ali kenner brodsky & co. have performed at various venues and festivals along the East Coast. She has had the privilege of working with Providence band Brown Bird and The Huntress on original compositions for her work, as well as with graphic artist Cyrus Highsmith on original art design.

Kenner Brodsky is on the adjunct dance faculty at Salve Regina University and Dean College, and has been a guest choreographer for both schools, as well as for Providence College. She graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore College. A Rhode Island native, Kenner Brodsky and her family now make their home in Dartmouth, Mass.

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Tuscan Cooking Class and  Dinner with Italian Chef Angelo Guida
Aug
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner with Italian Chef Angelo Guida

Sunday August 21st

The class with meet at 4pm for grocery shopping followed by the cooking lesson to begin at 5:30 and end with a four course Tuscan dinner. This Tuscan cooking class and dinner in Westport, MA is hosted by Dedee and Bill Shattuck in the gallery and features Chef-Instructor Angelo Guida of Food.Stories.Travel, in addition to some vendors that will be introduced during the grocery shopping hour!

PRICE: 109$ per person including visits to farmers, class, dinner, food, wine, water, taxes and tips

During this class Food.Stories.Travel will share more information about their upcoming tour "Art and Food in Tuscany" at the end of April 2017, where you will meet with food producers and different artists of the region. Contact Food.Stories.Travel if you have any questions by CLICKING HERE.

Register quickly as space is limited.

***To register visit http://foodstoriestravel.com/cooking-class-and-dinner

Call the gallery at 508-636-4177 with any questions you may have.

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Part 2: Textile Dye Workshop at Gallery
Aug
21
9:00am 9:00am

Part 2: Textile Dye Workshop at Gallery

Dye Workshop at Dedee Shattuck Gallery with Curator, Jodi Stevens (2 days total)

2-day workshop: Sunday, August 14, 9am-2:30pm and Sunday, August 21, 9am-2:30pm (with lunch break)

Cost per participant: $225.  Cost includes materials fee.

Limited to 12 students, minimum of 6

Ages 15+

 

Call the Gallery at 508-636-4177 to register

 

Day two: Mixing and preparing dye baths, dyeing

Workshop runs for 5 ½ hours each day

 

Pattern and texture can be created on a two-dimension cloth surface through fabric preparation and dyeing.  Procion fiber reactive dyes are used on cotton fabrics that have been folded, clamped, bound, or gathered.  During the first day, workshop participants will learn various methods of fabric manipulation to create desired patterns on small sample pieces.  With one week in between classes, participants will be able to create a well-planned design on scarves or larger pieces of fabric.  On the second day, participants will learn how to safely use the dyes, will choose from various colors, and can utilize overdyeing techniques if time allows.  These finished fabrics can be cut or further embellished, then translated into wearable art or other sewn projects such as pillows, table runners, wall hangings, or napkins.  Participants will be able to use what they have learned to further explore the process at home, if desired.

 

Requirements/supplies needed:

-Wear old clothes and/or apron for dyeing

-Rubber gloves (long enough to cover forearms)

-Seam ripper

-Pen or pencil and notepad or sketchbook

-Lunch (can also be purchased near the gallery at several locations)

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Westport Cultural Council Film Series: First Position
Aug
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Westport Cultural Council Film Series: First Position

Screening of, First Position, directed by Bess Kargman, 2013, Film Length, 1hr 35min

Film will begin at 7pm

This documentary follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Special Guest: Nicole Guinard, En L'Air School of Dance, Westport, MA

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Part 1: Textile Dye Workshop at Gallery
Aug
14
9:00am 9:00am

Part 1: Textile Dye Workshop at Gallery

Dye Workshop at Dedee Shattuck Gallery with Curator, Jodi Stevens (2 days total)

2-day workshop: Sunday, August 14, 9am-2:30pm and Sunday, August 21, 9am-2:30pm (with lunch break)

Cost per participant: $225.  Cost includes materials fee.

Limited to 12 students, minimum of 6

Ages 15+

 

Call the Gallery at 508-636-4177 to register

 

Day one: Fabric preparation and learning techniques

Workshop runs for 5 ½ hours each day

 

Pattern and texture can be created on a two-dimension cloth surface through fabric preparation and dyeing.  Procion fiber reactive dyes are used on cotton fabrics that have been folded, clamped, bound, or gathered.  During the first day, workshop participants will learn various methods of fabric manipulation to create desired patterns on small sample pieces.  With one week in between classes, participants will be able to create a well-planned design on scarves or larger pieces of fabric.  On the second day, participants will learn how to safely use the dyes, will choose from various colors, and can utilize overdyeing techniques if time allows.  These finished fabrics can be cut or further embellished, then translated into wearable art or other sewn projects such as pillows, table runners, wall hangings, or napkins.  Participants will be able to use what they have learned to further explore the process at home, if desired.

 

Requirements/supplies needed:

-Wear old clothes and/or apron for dyeing

-Rubber gloves (long enough to cover forearms)

-Seam ripper

-Pen or pencil and notepad or sketchbook

-Lunch (can also be purchased near the gallery at several locations)

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Westport Cultural Council Film Series: Corita
Aug
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Westport Cultural Council Film Series: Corita

Screening of, Primary Colors: The Story of Corita, directed by Jeffrey Hayden, 1991, Length 1hr

Film will begin at 7pm

The life and work of Corita Kent, a former nun who became an artist, bridging the gap between religious and secular art.  Creator of the "Love" stamp, she used color, words, and consumer culture to create a vibrant revolutionary art that spoke with the voice of a generation.

Special Guest: Eva Payne, PhD candidate in American Studies at Harvard University and curatorial intern for Harvard Art Museums's exhibition, Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, and curated an exhibition of Kent's papers at the Schlesinger Library.  

 

 

 

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Feel Me Brave, Author Event
Aug
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

Feel Me Brave, Author Event

Please join us for the presentation of, Feel Me Brave, A Chronicle of Illness, Loss, and Loving Beyond, written by Jessica Horak Stout and Walter Horak.

RSVP HERE

About the Book

Neither Jessica Stout nor her father, Walter Horak, set out to publish this book, both authors wishing foremost and forevermore that there had never been a reason.
Yet love for a little boy compelled them.
Feel Me Brave began as a blog by Jessica to keep her family and friends abreast of her young son's struggle with an incurable disease. But the power of her prose-unflinchingly honest, piercingly insightful, and on occasion startlingly humorous-settled deeply into the hearts of people following Ryland Stout's journey.
Caught up in the same struggle, Walter began to write poetry as he groped for a way to express a grief that tormented his entire family, even as each day brought them closer to that inevitable moment of parting.
Over time, the idea took hold to merge the words of father and daughter into unique, shared testimony. And readers urged that it find a wide audience, especially those facing serious life challenges or simply contemplating its difficult mysteries. The result is this remarkable book, a "treasure" in Dr. Ira Byock's estimation.
Heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure, Feel Me Brave invites you to open your own heart and to dwell a while within those deep places that make us all more fully human.

Visit their website here

This event is sponsored by Partners Village Store and hosted at Dedee Shattuck Gallery.

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It's All Greek to Me: Preserving the Howland House
Jul
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

It's All Greek to Me: Preserving the Howland House

Stephen Fletcher, owner of the Howland House, a distinctive Greek revival stone house located at the Head of Westport, recounts the trials and tribulations, triumphs and pleasures of restoring this historic home.  Stephen Fletcher, Vice President of Skinner, Inc. and Director of the Americana department, is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on Early American Furniture, American Decorative Arts and Folk Art. 

Suggested donation $5, to benefit the Westport Historical Society

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