Gallery Talks & Demonstrations

Gallery Talk – Meet the Artists

Thursday, March 19, 2020 (POSTPONED)

10:30 coffee, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM talk

Meet artists currently exhibiting in the Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show, Liz Boston, painter, Mary Jo Beswick, mixed media, Barbara Fletcher, (shown) sculptor, Abby Lammers, painter

Free and open to the public.

Stephanie Roberts & Emily Gibson

Sunday, March 22, 1:30 PM (POSTPONED)

Encaustic wax painting is over 2000 years old. It was first used by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians to coat the hulls of boats, cover sculptures, and to paint the detailed Fayum mummy portraits that can still be seen in many museums.  Encaustic is made with beeswax, tree (damar) resin, and pigment.  It is a versatile painting medium and lends itself to experimentation.  Molten wax as it cools can hold impressions and textures like no other paint. Once it is fully cooled it can also be a wonderful surface for accepting image transfers using pencil or photo copies.

Stephanie will demonstrate how to build up a surface using the impression of leaves utilizing the color below, and bringing out the subtle details with R&F encaustic oil stick.  No two leaves are exactly alike and this process is bound to get your creative juices flowing!  Another technique involves the use of photographic or drawn images to transfer to wax.  There are many ways to do this, but she will show you a foolproof way that works every time.

In addition, Emily Gibson, New York artist, will show images and speak about her work and process.

Free and open to the public.

Arthur Goodwin, Park Street Church, Boston, 1905-10, Oil on canvas

Second Thursday Collection Talks

Join us for an in-depth look at objects from the Art Complex Museum’s vast collection. Discover stories behind the artwork/objects, learn about their creators in an art historical context and engage in demonstrations of various media.


Hamada Shoji

April 9, 2020

Ture Bengtz

That 70’s Print Show

June 11, 2020

George Bellows

George Bellows

October 9, 2020

Unsettled Pieces

Unsettled Pieces – Deborah Aldo and exhibiting artists

November 15, 2020
Unsettled Pieces – A mosaic Exploration of Our Environment

Carol O’Malia – “Painting, Process and Life”

Saturday, October 3, 2:00 PM

Carol O’Malia is a full-time artist based in New England who is working on a book featuring her adventures in painting. Her genre is contemporary realism in oil. Be prepared to participate in a lively question-and-answer session about Carol’s experiences in the arts.

Carol is an exhibiting artist in TAG-Contemporary New England Painters,  September 20, 2020 – January 17, 2021

Free and open to the public.

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