Gallery Info

WSRC, Epstein Building
515 South Street, Waltham
(across from Brandeis/Roberts
commuter rail station)

9 - 5 p.m.
or by appointment

Special weekend hours:
Saturday, April 26, 11-3 pm
Saturday, May 3, 11-3 pm

Curator & Director of the Arts:
Susan Metrican

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Jeanne Williamson

HBI Artist-in-Residence | Jeanne Williamson 

March 17 - April 11  


Monday, April 14 - Thursday, May 22, 2014

Opening Reception: April 23, 5-7 pm

Jeanne Williamson

As the HBI Artist-in-Residence, Jeanne Williamson will work on site to create a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot.  Using common construction fencing as her template, Williamson draws inspiration from this material and its grid-like patterns.  Her process incorporates painting, simple printmaking techniques and stitching to achieve vivid color and texture. Visually and conceptually linking the “protected area” of an urban building site with the symbolic protection of the wedding canopy, the chuppot on view offer a new interpretation of our relationship to our surroundings and the ritual of marriage.  

Jeanne Williamson is an artist living in Natick, Massachusetts and is a member of The Boston Printmakers, the Surface Design Association, and Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham, MA.  She is represented by Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia, and her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions nationally, including the Boston Center for the Arts, the Danforth Museum of Art and Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ.  Her work is currently on view as part of an outdoor installation at Jackson Homestead in Newton, MA. In addition to doing artwork, Jeanne is also a web designer, and the author of the how-to books, Uncommon Cards (Running Press, 2013), and The Uncommon Quilter (Potter Craft/Random House, 2007).


Monday, March 17 - Friday, April 11 
Artist Residency

The Kniznick Gallery will be used as the artist’s studio as Williamson works to create pieces for the exhibition.  Visitors are welcome and encouraged to interact with the artist to learn more about her process and methods.

HBI Artist-in-Residence Jeanne Williamson

Wednesday, April 23, 5-7 pm
Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 30, 12-2 pm
Artist's Workshop

Williamson will lead a workshop in printing on fabric.  Using a variety of wet and dry media, experiment with Williamson's monoprint processes using stencils, stamps, and more.  Appropriate clothing for painting is suggested; all ages welcome. Please RSVP to attend this event.

Wednesday, May 7
Gallery Talk by Williamson, 2-3 pm

"A Sheltering Place: Tradition and Innovation in the Chuppah/ Jewish Wedding Canopy," Penina Adelman, 3-3:30 pm

Thursday, May 15th, 2:30 pm
"A Chuppah - Beyond the Four Poles," Lior Kagan

"Under Our Parents Chuppah," Peretz & Chanie Chein, Co-Directors of the Chabad House at Brandeis

All events will be held at the WSRC and are free and open to the public.

The 2014 Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) Artist-in-Residence program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Arnee and Walter Winshall and Carol Spinner at Avoda Arts.