Artist Talks and Workshops

Natural Awakening:
Capturing The Sense Of Wonder Through Nature’s Inspirations

Artist Talk by Kate Heyd

Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Barn Loft Gallery

$5 donation at the door appreciated
Free for students with ID

About Kate Heyd: Born outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Kate was introduced to art by her father, an architect. They began visiting the Carnegie Museum of Art where she was first drawn to painting.  She marveled at the artists’ ability to draw the viewer into their works filled with color and light. They continued studying the works at the Museums and began trips to the local cathedrals, where she marveled at the light-filled stained glass and the fine gothic details of the architecture. Kate took classes at her local art center as well as at the museums she used to frequent. These visits and classes led her to receive a BA with a concentration in Painting from Pennsylvania State University in 1995. 

After college, Kate moved to Massachusetts with her husband. She traveled to Europe several times, visiting Ireland, Germany, and Italy. The Florence Cathedral’s numerous glimmering gold frescoes and immense gothic dome, as well as Germany’s quaint Bavarian towns and sun filled plazas, inspired her to include more light in her paintings.

Currently, Kate is a friend of the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery and an active member of the Women’s Art Forum (now the Creative Circles – Art for All!) in Hopkinton. She envisioned the Whitehall Artisans Open Studio Tour in Hopkinton, 2015. Two years later the program continues to expand with new fine artists and craft artisans.

She has also been a member of the Westboro Gallery in Massachusetts and the Fountain Street Studios. Her works have been exhibited in various galleries and juried shows throughout Boston’s MetroWest communities. Her paintings and photographs are in private collections throughout the US.  She has also managed the Gallery In The Square and the Rena Haveson Gallery (both in Pittsburgh) and served as the director of the non-profit arts organization, The Cultural Arts Alliance (now The Hopkinton Center for the Arts) in Hopkinton, MA.

The exhibit, Natural Awakening: The Wonder of Color and Light is on view from 9/15/2017 – 10/27/2017.

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Workshop: Balancing Body and Mind to Creative Writing
Artists: Cheryl Perreault and Ann Gammal

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Workshop: Writing Your First Book – Sharing Experiences
Artists: Lynne Damianos and Lisa Thompson

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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These are Creative Circles events.

About Creative Circles: The Women’s Art Forum (WAF) is now Creative Circles – Art for All! We invite all friends of the arts to join us. Creative Circles will consist of six programs a year, offered during the months of February, April, May, September, October and November. In the words of its’ founders, the mission of this volunteer organization is to host artists’ talks that “build a strong and inclusive community through the arts – sharing contributions, inspiring one another, and growing together as human beings, artists and community.

Please join us! Let’s celebrate, together, the creative spirit in our community!


Ron Rosenstock in Iceland

Artist Talk: Ron Rosenstock
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 9:10 am, 10 am, and 10:50 am

Workshop: Creating meaningful art, mat cutting and framing 

Saturday, November 25, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $95 (Register here)

This one-day workshop is designed for anyone wishing to learn more about creating meaningful art and preparing their art for presentation. In the morning session Ron will demonstrate mat cutting and framing. Everyone will have a hands-on opportunity to cut mats. Ron will supply everything needed for this workshop.

After a lunch break, Ron will draw on his 50 years of experience in sharing his philosophy and also having everyone do an exercise he created based on the 13th century German theologian and philosopher Meister Eckhart, “Art is not just for special people but everyone is a special kind of an artist.


In Ron’s Words: A Meaningful Photograph

A meaningful photograph is not a photo of something but is something in itself.  A photograph that is only its subject matter is seen and quickly reduced to a memory of the particular subject.  A meaningful photograph is so much more. As with a meditative and creative experience, there is no end to its possible depth. Not only is such a photograph an interpretation of the light that falls on the original subject matter, it is also a magical combination of that quality of light and the delicate balance achieved by light and dark areas in the image.  Perhaps there exists an ancient formula for the proportions of light and dark areas within an image required to evoke in the viewer a profound depth of meaning.  As with other forms of art through the ages, photography can connect us with this deeper meaning. Each of us seeks a direction in life without knowing the final destination. As artists and seekers, we are drawn by a creative force to the Light within and so begin our life’s journey. As viewers of art we open ourselves to connecting with meaning and spirit.


About Ron Rosenstock

Ron’s photographs are in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, The International Center of Photography, New York City, and numerous private collections. He has been honored with over 100 exhibits in the United States and Europe in the past fifty years including The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts and the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ron has published six books of his photographs.

Presently Ron is a frequent lecturer to social, community and professional groups as well as an international photo tour leader in Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Cuba, New Zealand and Vinalhaven, Maine.