Wellesley arts news: Artists support Ukraine; Save June 18 for the Wellesley Theater Project Gala; Duvets exposed

Our roundup of the latest arts news from Wellesley, Mass.:

Artists support Ukraine

Wellesley artist Jenny Schneider has rallied her peers to support the Red Cross in Ukraine by donating proceeds from the sale of their artwork.

A variety of artists from Wellesley and beyond exhibit their work on the Schneider website under the Artists for Peace banner.

“It started with a few artists and it keeps growing every day and now there are artists from all over the world in this collection.

Artists donate a file of their art, which I upload to my website. Prints are printed by an outside company (Printful) and then sent to buyers/donors,” she wrote.

Wellesley performers include: Lala O’Neil, Laura Robert, Karin Sodervall, Deborah Friedman and Schneider, with more likely to join.

Separately, The Wellesley Society of Artists opened its spring exhibition, Awakenings 2022, which can be seen online or in person at 84 Central St., Wellesley Square. The exhibition, which features the works of 45 members, is on view until June 8. Vote for your favorites online.

In response to the war in Ukraine, the Society presents a special exhibition of sunflower paintings entitled Sunflowers for Peace. The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine and a symbol of peace and nuclear disarmament. All sunflower paintings are for sale and the artists will donate some or all of the proceeds from the sale to Ukrainian aid. There are other opportunities to contribute to Ukrainian aid by purchasing artwork in the Awakenings 2022 exhibition.

Save the date (June 18) for the Wellesley Theater Project Gala

Wellesley Theater Project celebrates 10 years of performing at its Teal Tie Affair, a fundraiser with a live auction and more on June 18 at Babson College’s Sorenson Center for the Arts.

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Duvets exposed

The Community Art Gallery at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham is currently displaying quilts (until May) by Wellesley artist Susan McCraw.

mccraw quiltHis designs are based on “shapes and symbols that have survived ‘time out of mind’ in rugs and other weavings
used in traditional societies around the world have been my main design inspirations. Many are born from combinations of colors, textures and patterns in textiles created for personal use – rugs, tents, horse blankets, salt or saddle bags and mirror cases – carefully crafted to look good and provide service. practical,” according to McCraw.

Christ Episcopal Church

1132 Highland Ave, Needham

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Free entrance. Masks are mandatory inside

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