ACRYLIC & WATERCOLOR
September 10 - October 12, 2012
Opening Reception: FRI, SEPT 14, 5 - 7:30 PM
Kristin Herzog grew up on the coast of Massachusetts and now lives in Northern Virginia. She enjoys doing both realistic and abstract work and experiments in many different media. She has received numerous awards and her work has been juried into over 67 shows in 19 states across the US. In 2011 she was awarded First Place at the Georgia Watercolor Society 32nd National Exhibition.
She has a BA from Sweet Briar College where she studied under Loren Oliver and took classes with Bauhaus artist Kurt Kranz. She has an MFA from George Washington University and additional graduate training at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. More recently she has studied with Maryland artists Susan Herron and Skip Lawrence, Virginia artist Steven Fleming and Washington, D.C. artist Rob Vander Zee.
She was a fellow at VCCA in Virginia in 2010 and 2012. Herzog has just returned from a six-week painting residency in Schwandorf, Germany. In 2011 she was selected for two overseas residencies: VCCA in Auvillar, France, and Can Serrat, in Spain. In February 2012 she had a solo show at The Arts Club of Washington, in Washington, D.C.
October 15 - November 8, 2012
Opening Reception: FRI, OCT 19, 6 - 8 p.m.
Emmaline Payette is a young emerging artist located in the Boston area and a former Thayer Academy student. She is primarily a landscape painter and works mostly in oil. She began painting and exhibiting work at a young age, and in recent years exhibited in Rockport, Provincetown, and Dedham, Massachusetts; Upstate New York; and Brittany, France.
After graduating from Union College with a BA in anthropology, Payette studied painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art with a Brown and RISD summer-abroad program. The artist also did environmental work with Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife and recently volunteered at a lion preservation in Zimbabwe. Her academic background in environmental anthropology directly influences her art.
Payette uses linear forms over naturalistic landscapes to convey Western culture’s imposition of a linear way of thinking onto the natural environment. Through her art, she aims to invoke compassion for the natural landscape and hopes to inspire thinking about one’s own relationship with the environment.
2D & 3D MEDIA
November 13 - December 13, 2012
Opening Reception: THU, NOV 15, 5 - 7:00 p.m. AND SUN, NOV 18, 3 - 5 p.m.
Sculptor Lloyd Lillie’s work appears in collections throughout the United States. An honors graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, he also studied at Maine’s Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Corcoran School of Art in Washington , D.C., and the Academia of Belle Art in Florence, Italy. Lillie is currently Professor Emeritus at Boston University, where he began teaching in 1961. Some of his local statues are Arnold “ Red” Auerbach, James Michael Curley, Frederic Douglas, and Abigail and John Adams.
Iso Papo graduated from Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milano in 1951. That year he immigrated to the United States, settled in Boston and became a citizen. Once established as a painter he began teaching at Boston University School of Fine Arts and later at Pine Manor College where he coordinated the Visual Arts program and served as chair of the Visual Arts Department for two years. He is currently Associate Professor Emeritus. He has exhibited extensively in galleries in Boston and New England, including Wiggin Gallery of the Boston Public Library, Saint Botolph Club, and the Danforth Museum.
HERLINDA MORALES & BARRO SIN PLOMO
January 4 - January 29, 2013
Opening Reception: TUE, JAN 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thayer Academy is proud to host this exhibition of traditional Mexican pottery by Herlinda Morales and the Potters of Barro Sin Plomo.
Herlinda Morales, her father Don Gilberto, and mother Guadalupe, work in the Purepecha community of Santa Fe de la Laguna, Michoácan. Mexico. They are regarded by pottery collectors for creating some of the oldest and finest of the traditional black ceramic candelabras and incense urns. In 2010 Herlinda was the featured artisan in the “Tierra Brilliante” documentary produced by Galatea Audiovisual. She covers her candelabras with ornaments of angels, butterflies, birds, and flowers and images important to Purepecha culture and the Lake Patzcuaro region. Her candle holders are traditionally used to decorate the graves and altars during Day of the Dead ceremonies and in the religious holidays held throughout the year which are central to Purepecha culture.
Barro Sin Plomo - “Clay without Lead” - is a multinational organization that unites the Mexican non-profit organization founded in 2003 and Barro Sin Plomo USA. Their mission is to end the use of lead in traditional Mexican pottery, substituting lead-free production methods that protect the health of artisans and their communities.
The artist will be presenting a workshop of her pottery forming techniques on Tuesday, January 8, from 8:00 am -1:00 pm. For more information and registration please call the school; (781) 843-3580
February 4 - February 13, 2013
Opening Reception: THU, FEB 7, 6 - 8 P.M.
A collection of student work - including paintings, drawings, and photographs - inspired by this past summer’s Italy Trip 2012.
FACULTY ART SHOW
February 19- March 7, 2013
Tuesday - February 26, 2013 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Note change in date from 2/28 to 2/26. Time remains the same: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
A multimedia exhibition showcasing the various creative talents of Thayer Academy’s faculty. This show is a beautiful compilation of paintings, photography, pottery, and other varied media from many of Thayer’s multi-talented faculty members.
BRAINTREE ART ASSOCIATION
April 1 - April 26, 2013
Opening Reception & Demo: THU, APR 18, 6:30 - 9:30 P.M.
The Braintree Art Association has been participating in group exhibitions for over 40 years, with a membership of over 200 amateur and professional South Shore artists. This exhibition - an annual Thayer event for over 30 years - represents a broad scope of subject matters along with various media and techniques.
STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
May 6 - May 20, 2013
Opening Reception: THU, MAY 9, 3:30 - 6:00 P.M.
An annual representative showing of artwork completed by students (grades 6-12) during the school year. Media and processes represented include painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, photography, sculpture, 3-D design, architectural design, and others.