Wellesley Society of Artist Lecture- Leslie Graff by leslie graff

I will be speaking at the Wellesley Community Center, Henderson Hall, in Wellesley, MA on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30 – 9pm. It is open to the public.

I will talk about my various series of work, explaining my process from ideation to final piece. I will show and discuss my work from early brainstorming and sketches, research, and photoshoots to various techniques and mediums. I will share the meaning and ideas in my work, and what prompts my creative decision making.

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DOMESTIC AFFAIRS EXHIBIT - NEWPoRT ART MUSEUM by leslie graff

I was honored to have a dozen of my domestic and dessert paintings featured in the Newport Art Museum’s Domestic Affairs Show. It was my pleasure to share the walls with an excellent group of contemporary women artists Lisa Barthleson, Nadine Boughton, Kara Dunne, Brooke Erin Goldstein, Nancy Grace Horton, Astrid Reischwitz, and Edith Vonnegut.

My compliments to to Curator Francine Weiss for her the thoughtful exhibit catalogue she compiled for the show which really explored the work of each artist.

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People Watching: Then and Now Fitchburg Art Museum by leslie graff

It has been a delight to work with  curator Lisa Crossman on this exhibit. It opens September 24th and will be up until March at the Fitchburg Art Museum. It features work from the permanent collection as well as works of contemporary new England artists. It focuses on portraiture and the the ways that artist conceal and reveal. I have 4 pieces from my domestic series in the exhibit and be sure to check out artifacts on my process in the learning lounge.  Also my cards will be available at the giftshop. A sneak peek behind my domestic photoshoots and the objects I use as props in actual paintings. If you look closely on the show flyer you can see part of my piece coming undone....

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Danforth Museum Desserts Workshop by leslie graff

Happy to be on the faculty at the Danforth Art Museum School. I had the best time teaching a workshop demoing the process in my dessert painting series. I loved the varied creative voices and interpretations of the still life dessert set ups. One of the things I like most about teaching is helping people to integrate themselves in to their work. I'd love to have you join in a future class to be sure to check out the Danforth Art offerings online. 

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