The Jacob Wren Throckmorton Memorial Art Show – POSTPONED

Editor’s Note on March 11, 2020: Postponed until further notice

Each year the seniors of Bedford and surrounding towns submit their art work for display at The Jacob Wren Throckmorton Memorial Art Show.  Friday 3 April  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 4 April 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a reception honoring all submitting artists at noon on Saturday.  A family activity of rock painting has been a special high light of this two day event.  Rock painting activity is Saturday from noon – 2:00 p.m. This art show is guaranteed to inspire and delight visitors of all ages. Join us for a time of fun, comradery, inspiration and community spirit as we honor Jacob’s life and his incredibly talented art work along with the art work of seniors.  All forms and mediums of art work are welcomed and enjoyed. Please call the Bedford Council on Aging to arrange to drop off your art pieces for submission.  781. 275 6825.

The Jacob Wren Throckmorton Memorial Art Show – POSTPONED

Editor’s Note on March 11, 2020: Postponed until further notice

Each year the seniors of Bedford and surrounding towns submit their art work for display at The Jacob Wren Throckmorton Memorial Art Show.  Friday 3 April  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 4 April 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a reception honoring all submitting artists at noon on Saturday.  A family activity of rock painting has been a special high light of this two day event.  Rock painting activity is Saturday from noon – 2:00 p.m. This art show is guaranteed to inspire and delight visitors of all ages. Join us for a time of fun, comradery, inspiration and community spirit as we honor Jacob’s life and his incredibly talented art work along with the art work of seniors.  All forms and mediums of art work are welcomed and enjoyed. Please call the Bedford Council on Aging to arrange to drop off your art pieces for submission.  781. 275 6825.

Bedford’s Young Drummer’s March Cheers Residents

Late last week and on Saturday morning, Bedford residents were cheered by the sight and sound of a Young Drummer marching through Bedford neighborhoods.

A member of Lexington’s William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps for the past four and a half years, the Young Drummer has been interested in drumming since he was four-years-old.

His interest in fife and drum music aligned with an early passion for history after watching the Colonial re-enactors gather on Bedford Common before they marched off to Willson Park during Bedford’s annual Pole Capping ceremony.

Appalachian Mission Festival

An annual benefit to celebrate and support our partners in West Virginia. LIVE Appalachian Music and Storytelling with musicians from West Virginia
Southern Style Cooking
Cake Walk
Food, Fun, Goods & Services Silent Auction
Sweet & Savory Food Sale
Giving Wall – opportunities to support specific projects in West Virginia
For the Kids! Children’s music set
Kids Crafts
Cupcake Walk

BCA Photo Group: Suzanne Revy on Breaking Into Fine Art Photography

The BCA Photo Group welcomes Suzanne Revy, photographer, educator and editor, to speak on Breaking Into Fine Art Photography (suzannerevy.com). Revy teaches at the New England School of Photography and the Institute of Art and Design at New England College. She is the Associate Editor of the online magazine, What Will You Remember? and serves on the board of the Photographic Resource Center. Revy will discuss breaking into the fine art space, peek into the role of curator and juror, describe the hard work of positioning oneself to be invited to participate in a show and talk about the Boston photography scene.

“GirlPower: Be Who You Are Empowerment Workshop for Girls 11-14

In its 12th year, GirlPower! has been guiding girls to find their unique voices through movement, discussion, journaling, art, and nature. Activities are designed to build confidence, self-advocacy, and self-care.  Girls will find ways to connect with new friends and discover more about themselves. Facilitated by Susanne Liebich, Founder/Creative Director.

BCA Photo Group: “Waterscapes and Wonders from the Woods” by Kathryn Dow

The BCA Photo Group Technical Series welcomes Kathryn Dow, a long-time birder, wildlife photographer and workshop leader, speaking on “Waterscapes and Wonders from the Woods.” She has instructed classroom and field workshops (annual Festival of the Cranes in NM, Bosque Del Apache NWR and Florida’s Space Coast). She is also a Field Naturalist for Maven, an optics company (https://kathryndow.photoshelter.com). Dow will discuss field shooting techniques, equipment, camera settings and processing. Highlights of her talk include: finding and approaching subjects, reading the light, composition (framing, mood, habitat to include with a subject, image capture angles), focus point selection on still and moving subjects, manual exposure, and helpful histogram settings. Doors open at 6:30 for socializing and image sharing (Elm Street entrance).

BCA Photo Group: Member Image Sharing

The BCA Photo Group presents Member Image Sharing with the theme, “Frozen,” in all its connotations. There is also an open category for non-topic images. Photographer and member Bill Davison will provide constructive critique (https://billdavisonimages.com). Doors open at 6:30 for socializing and informal image sharing (Elm Street entrance). The BCA is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Gallery Walk & Talk ~ ‘On Growing Up’ ~ At the Bedford Free Public Library on Sunday, February 9, from 4 to 5 pm

On Growing Up, the Art Steering Committee’s current show at the Bedford Free Public Library was curated by Bedford photographer Astrid Reischwitz. The exhibit features photographs by a pair of accomplished artists. Suzanne Révy and Tira Khan each photographed her children – Révy’s sons and Khan’s daughters.

Révy and Khan will lead visitors through the show and talk about their work during an artists’ reception in the library from 4 to 5 pm on Sunday afternoon, February 9.

BCA Photo Group: Rob Sylvan on Camera RAW in Lightroom and Photoshop

The BCA Photo Group presents Rob Sylvan speaking on “Camera Raw in Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.” He will cover the basics as well as more advanced topics to help you take your image editing on these platforms to the next level. He is the author of many Lightroom and photo-related books and videos, including Lightroom Classic for Dummies. Sylvan (robsylvan.com) is also a regular contributor to Lightroom Killer Tips, answers questions on the KelbyOne Help Desk and is an adjunct faculty member at NHTI. Doors open at 6:30 for socializing (Elm Street entrance). The BCA is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Painting Buddies: Friends in Life and Art

Visit The Gallery@First Parish on The Common to see our newest show “Painting Buddies: Friends in Art and Life”.  Encounters on Monhegan Island, Maine blossomed into friendships of three of our four artists. The First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church in Watertown connected them with a fourth artist.  Over the years, they have painted together, sometimes side by side.  Even when they choose the same subject, they invariably get strikingly different results.  Come see the work of Betty Canick, Anne Harrington, Andrea Karls, and Julia Terry.  There will be an artist talk and reception on February 9th from 11:30 to 1:00 .

BCA Photo Group: Glenn Ruga on Documentary Photography

The BCA Photo Group hosts Glenn Ruga to discuss “Important Elements of Documentary Photography.” Ruga is founder and director of Social Documentary Network (socialdocumentary.net) and executive director of Zeke magazine. He is the owner and creative director of a graphic design firm in Concord, MA and has produced major documentary projects. He is also a human rights activist, curator, educator and reviewer at major photo festivals. Doors open at 6:30 for socializing (Elm Street entrance). The BCA is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

On Growing Up ~ In the Library Gallery through March 11

On Growing Up, a new show with work by Tira Khan and Suzanne Revy will be on display in the gallery at the Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, through March 11, 2019.

Please join an artist-led Gallery Walk and reception from 4 to 5 pm on Sunday, February 9.