April 3, 2014
-- Brookline Open Studios (BKOS), an annual arts event featuring more than local 120 artists at 41 locations, will take place this year on April 26 and 27. All sites are within a 5 minute walk from MBTA Green line (C and/or D line). This event is free and open to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists, look at their work, learn about their process and if they are so inclined, can buy work directly from the artist. It takes place in both public spaces and private studios and includes many types of art such as painting and drawing, photography, jewelry, sculpture, encaustic and more.
Brookline Open Studios has been a much-anticipated annual event since 1986. Peg O'Connell, Executive Director of BKOS, says, “ We are also very pleased to offer some unusual venues “Studios Without Walls (http://studioswithoutwalls.org
)”, a sculptors collaborative which will create an installation along the Muddy River. Another new venue this year is the Brookline Teen Center (http://brooklineteencenter.org
) which will feature teenagers art work.”
CJ Lori is an oil painter and participating BKOS artist. She says, “I have been participating in Brookline Open Studios for over two decades and really enjoy it. Open Studios provides me with the opportunity to really talk with people as they visit my studio. I love to answer their questions about what inspires me and how I create a painting. I always have lots of finished work on the walls and work in progress so they can get a feel for the whole process. It's also a great opportunity for me to get their reactions and see what pieces interest them most and why."
BAOS also welcomes newcomers such as Amalia Tagaris, an encaustics artist. “I have been a Brookline resident for 14 years, and have been eager to join BKOS. I am inspired to get to know more local artists as my studio is at Gorse Mill Studios in Needham. It will also be a great opportunity to meet other art-lovers. I feel a great sense of pride to finally participate in the town where I live and love so much."
For more information, call
617.359.4074 or visit BrooklineArtists.com
). You will find brochure maps with descriptions, links to artist websites and more.