Demo days at TraillWorks

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:44

    NEWTON — TraillWorks will host an artist demo day on Thursday, August 18, from 6-9 p.m. Another demo day will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 2-5 p.m. The guest artists of TraillWorks will be bringing in their supplies and creativity to give attendees the opportunity to see them at work. Weather-dependent, some artists will be set up out on the sidewalk making their work and ready to talk about their process. On August 18 TraillWorks will host three featured artists. Karin Lowney-Seed is a local artist and her paintings are bold, colorful and confident with a keen eye for visual balance. She paints with a sharp narrative style, often with a humorous element that runs throughout her work. Emily Bittner of Wantage has found her niche as a polymer clay artist/designer. Her collections include jewelry, business card holders, compact mirrors, wine charms, and hairpieces made from a polymer transfer technique offering a nod to a treasured past combined with modern design elements. Brenda Decker, of Stockholm, is a multitalented painter and printmaker, skilled in both abstract and realistic approaches. Her new pieces explore the capabilities of acrylic to mimic the textural qualities of gelatin prints. On August 20, TraillWorks will host Phylis Barfoot. Barfoot has studied the Japanese art of Shibori with master Yoshiko Wada and has spent many years studying the art of silk painting with various prominent teachers. Quilt maker Martha C. Hall uses hand dyed fabrics, sometimes combined with unconventional elements, to create one-of-a-kind contemporary wall quilts. TraillWorks is located at 214 Spring Street, 1st Floor, in Newton, and is open Tuesday and Wednesday noon-6 p.m., and noon-8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sundays, Traillworks is open from 11-4 p.m. For more information please call 973-383-1307 or visit