Upcoming Events from the W Gallery

The May Art Exhibit
This exhibit will be open for viewing in the gallery from 1-5 pm on Saturdays and 11 am-5 pm on Sundays from May 1st to June 4th.
MXLR Open Mic
Grab a ten minute/2 song slot by signing in on the chalkboard at the door. The gallery has very comfortable seating, room for safe distancing if desired, great acoustics, and a wonderfully respectful listening audience!
 
The Wayland Music Festival
On Saturday, May 21st from 3 pm to 8 pm, the Wayland Town Center will host an outdoor Wayland Music Festival featuring a full stage with 6 live bands! Come enjoy the food trucks, art show, and face painting while catching local favorites the Cindy Lou Band, Easy Steeet, Lavenson & Co., Sway Island, and the Wayland High School A Capella and Jazz Ensembles.  This event is free and is proudly sponsored by The W Gallery (www.artswayland.com) and The Town of Wayland.
The Stacey Peasley Band
Stacey Peasley music has entertained and engaged families for over a decade! She delights audiences of all ages with her contagious energy and creative spirit while performing, writing, and teaching!
PlayTogetherGo
Don’t miss out on this unique recital and gaming opportunity held by the Wayland School of Music at The W Gallery!
 
Trio Now Jazz Concert
On Sunday, June 19th from 2 pm to 3 pm, The W Gallery proudly presents the TRIO NOW. This concert is part of the monthly jazz series at the W and is led by Berklee College of Music Professor and Jazz Chair of the W Gallery, Neil Olmstead.  Please stay after the concert for a reception honoring the artists featured in our May Exhibit. The reception will take place from 3 pm to 4 pm with delicious refreshments and is free to all!
Iphone Photography 101
In this class, students will learn the ins and outs of their iPhone Camera. They will learn about the basics of taking a photograph, how to correctly pose people, the fundamentals of composition, how to use the iPhone for travel and landscape photography, iPhone tips and tricks, organizing photos, and editing iPhone photographs. This is a two part, four hour class.
 
Oil Painting Workshop
In this class you will learn the value in painting representationally but with your heart and individual touch .You will learn about the fundamentals of seeing value, color, and  composition. By doing so you will express your  creativity and unique vision of the gift  of sight! It is important to be emotionally connected to your subject as painting is of the heart and learning happens when the student is engaged creatively. Everyone has an individual style, lets discover yours!
 
Wire Wrapped Ring Workshop
In this workshop you will learn the wire wrapping technique to make up to three beautiful rings using sterling silver and your choice of beads. Choose from classic Swarovski crystal, mysterious blue goldstone or beachy seaglass and wear as a set or create three different looks!
Introduction to Mosaicking 
In this 6 hour workshop (over 2 sessions) you’ll have fun playing with glass shapes, colors and textures while you learn the basics of glass mosaic techniques and create a decorative panel or a 10’’ x 10” mirror. Choose from a wide selection of precut glass pieces, jewels, fused pebbles and beads or learn to easily cut pieces with wheeled glass nippers. Create a design, glue your pieces according to your layout. The following week you will grout your project with one of the many colored grouts offered. This class is family friendly and is open to students ages 8 and up, if accompanied by a participating adult.

 

The Splinters
The Splinters, a bluegrass and old-time string band from Massachusetts, deliver a relentless groove to accompany their tight 3-part harmonies. Anne Rouillard (fiddle) brings the heat to her old-time influenced fiddle playing. J Johnson (mandolin) adds a jazzy flair to his breaks. Chris Reckling (guitar, banjo) picks solid rhythm and punchy leads on top of Garrett Wallace’s grooving bass fiddle. A Splinters set veers from straight ahead bluegrass to traditional fiddle tunes and back, with the occasional detour into a modern song. They released their first album as a quartet, “Grey Owl”, at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival.
 Needle Chair Pad Workshop
Beginners, come learn how to make a 12 inch round chair pad with the Oxford Punch Needle. Students will learn how to create a simple design for this project, prepare backing material, choose yarns and colors, learn basic stitches and techniques of the Oxford Punch Needle. Students will learn how to finish the project properly before class completion. Once the basics are learned, students can make many other projects with the skills learned.

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