The opening reception took place during Roslindale’s Village Main Street 3rd Annual Holiday market. Visitors strolled the streets of Roslindale and were able to visit local businesses in the area and do some holiday shopping.
Webster House artist Hilde created artwork that was featured on the exhibit’s invitation. Hilde is currently exploring different art mediums used to create beautiful pieces that are striking to the eye and full of color. “I love doing this so much because I learn so many different methods. One of my paintings is just using a pallet knife and no paintbrush. I have been able to, with help from Laura the art teacher here, bring those methods over to other paintings,” Hilde shared.
With encouragement from Clubhouse Counselor Laura Morgan, Hilde has embraced these new styles of artistic expression. “It encourages me to try other things, which I probably wouldn’t otherwise, like my acrylic pour,” Hilde explained. “Laura is just really really open to different styles, and if you say you want to do something she is more than willing to do it.” Hilde is passionate about her art and her ability to channel her creativity. “I can just put everything into the art and basically just forget anything else that is going on that is bothersome. It is like a freedom,” Hilde said.
Another Webster House artist April explained that she has a goal of coming to Webster House once a week to work on her art. With over twelve years of experience attending art classes and practicing her talents, April is embracing her skills and currently exploring the art of painting architecture. “The first painting I did, I got so much out of the work, like it was just great to be coming here, and I was just so happy,” April shared.
Event attendees and artists were treated to apple cider and a display of sandwiches, pastries, cheese and crackers, and cookies as they enjoyed viewing the art displayed on the walls of Webster House. A holiday cards available for purchase were also on display at the entrance to welcome guests to the event.
All proceeds from this exhibition go directly to Webster House and Webster House artists. This exhibit will remain open until February 28.
Webster House focuses on the strengths of each individual, providing members the opportunity to live, learn, and engage in meaningful work, which contributing their talents to the Webster House community.
Pictured above is Laura and Hilde posing in front of Hilde’s artwork.