WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"a world-class gallery " artist profile eighties. Nick has exhibited widely, includ- not want to be isolated from a full and rich cultural life as they get older. As it gets harder to ing shows at the Boston Athenaeum, the go to cultural events offered elsewhere, why not bring the events closer to home? Peabody-Essex Museum, Yale University Art The exhibit currently on display features members of the Boston Print Makers whose work Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, represents a variety of different print techniques in use today. For a listing of artist talks and Washington. special events associated with the art gallery, visit www.northhill.org. Most events are free and When Nick's protégé Sean Flood, a local open to public. artist in his mid-thirties with a growing reputation, was invited to join in September's show, he hesitated at first when he heard where the gallery was located. Had it not been for the strength of the others exhibiting in the show, Flood said he may not have taken the opportunity seriously. Audrey Pepper as the curator for "Boston Painters, Boston Painted," was also a big draw and caught his attention, Flood said. Pepper is an independent art consultant and current chair of the Weston Cultural Council, and has been very active in promoting the arts in Metrowest area. From 1993 to 2008, she operated Pepper Gallery in Weston. Flood said he is very glad he participated in the show and even brought his grandmother, who is 90, to the opening. "She was thrilled to come," says Flood. "It was just perfect for her." Gallery volunteers have been prepared for push-back from serious artists when they not only in, mockingly, an "old folks home" but also deep in the suburbs. But they stress that such is the nature of how demographics are changing. Their generation, one that grew up with a deep appreciation of the arts, does 171 w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 14 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e first hear the concept of a world-class gallery

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