Good morning and welcome to a brand-new week! A pretty special week, with a whole day devoted just to eating practically in the middle of it. If you’re hosting the meal at your house, my guess is you’re up to your elbows in shopping and cooking; if you’re traveling, most likely you’re packing and canceling the paper. If you’re not doing either, well, you can sit back and relax and get ready to just eat.
While the rest of us have been running around and beginning the holiday prep, we have several residents who have been very busy feeding their creative soul. Artist Jean Lightman is one of them: She’s exhibiting her beautiful and lifelike oil paintings at the Guild of Boston Artists. Her peonies look so real, I want to touch them. Lightman has a long and impressive resume, holding a Distinguished Artist membership at the Concord Art Association and Copley Artist standing at the Copley Society of Boston. In fact, you may even have seen her artwork in local gal Bonnie Krims’ book, “The Perfect Palette.”
The gallery is at 162 Newbury St. in Boston, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Dec. 8, so you’d better get there soon if you want to see it.
Concordian and artist Anne Krinsky has crossed the pond and taken her art to London, where she’s having a grand time “playing with silkscreen and monoprint” – her words. Krinsky likes to work in textures and colors, using patterns found in architecture and nature, and is currently in the Thomas Barrier Print Studio, part of an arts complex called Second Floor Studio and Arts in southeast London. She’s even participating in their current exhibition, “Freedom of the Press”, which features printworks by the Studio members. I know art is subjective, but her colors and designs are truly lovely. If you find yourself in London any time before Dec. 8, pop in and take a gander. We wish her well!
Helping local art
Performing art, that is.
Our own Concord Youth Theatre (CYT), launch pad for more than one famous or semi-famous actor, has spent the past seven years working toward having their own dedicated space. That time has finally arrived: CYT will be moving into their new home, at 358 Baker Ave., this coming January. And while they are uber-grateful to all the wonderful people who have contributed time and money to make this happen, they still have one more thing to do before calling it a day, and that is purchasing spring-loaded theater seats. You know, the nice seats that keep your tushy comfy while you’re watching their entertaining shows.
So they’re running a campaign called “Take a Seat” where for your $500 donation, you get a permanent plaque with your name engraved on it placed on one of those new seats. You can even partner up with some friends and make the donation together, or if your child has had the great opportunity to be in a show there, grab some other cast members and buy a “show seat.”
You can send your donations to Concord Youth Theatre, P.O. Box 652, Concord. Believe me, your tushy will thank you – and so will CYT.
One quick thing
Last week apparently Chronicle featured a story on West Concord Village – I so wish I had seen that! But during the broadcast they showed the wrong website: the correct one is www.westconcordvillage.org. You’re welcome.
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