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May 3 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SOWA First Friday

450 and 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118

FREE - Open to the Public. - No RSVP Necessary.

First Friday: The artist studios at 450 Harrison Avenue are open to the public from 5 – 9pm! See the artists in their element, browse the historic building, and find inspiration in every corner. Meander down the pedestrian only Thayer Street and discover retail shops, and art galleries. Keep following the brick sidewalk toward Albany Street to 460 Harrison Avenue, and discover even more galleries – all open to the public.  For the first time, numerous artists will be giving individual presentations and talks.



5:00-5:30 PM

Paul Pedulla Discussion (314) 

Patricia Busso Demo of encaustic painting (205)

Mark Peterson Discussion about urban photography (229)

Evan Rosenberg Sewing silk into a shadowbox like frame demo (307B)

Jaime Herrera Live portrait drawings (300C)


5:30-6:00 PM

Carol Moses Discussion of works in oil (213)

Cynthia Chapman Demo printmaking from a gelli plate (204)

Jenny Okumura Discussion (202)

Nedret Andre Discussion (224)

Nadia Parsons Demo (316) 

Cecile Ganne Discussion (318)

6:00-6:30 PM

Steve Silver Discussion (211)

Nella Lush Discussion (227)

Ruth Rieffanaugh Gilded Making activity using pen and ink (316B)

Patrick Chassaigne Painting landscapes using water miscible oil paints demo and discussion (407)

Morrison/Dyke Multi-media abstract assemblage on canvas (319)


6:30-7:00 PM

Marcia Crumley Embellishing encaustic paintings with gold leaf (225)

Debby Krim Discussion explaining process of photographing birds (222)

Kat Masella Large-Scale Loose Abstraction (315)

Laura Chassaigne Discussion (407)

Donna Caseldon Discussion (215)

Audrey Markoff Demo (208) 


7:00-7:30 PM

Arnie Casavant/Michele Boshar Collaborative piece demo (226)

South End Woven Demo related to the weaving process (304)

Stefanie Bradie Gelli plate demo (225)

Beverly Rippel Discussion about “alla prima” method (401B)

Heather Buechler Discussion about artist’s journey from drawing to painting (215) 

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