Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Get immersed in the visual arts and design made available through BabsonARTS. Engage with both the artists and the art on display with exhibits showcased throughout the year. Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of regularly offered workshops in ceramics, painting, and drawing and members of the Babson community are able to enjoy free or discounted access to exhibits and museums in the Greater Boston area.​​​​​

Upcoming Events

World News: Alternate Views by Nancy Jenner
World News: Alternate Views by Nancy Jenner
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01/31/2019 - 01/31/2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
| Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Hollister Hall
Artist Talk and Reception: Thursday, January 31. 5:00 P.M.
Exhibition View January 31-March 1
Hollister Gallery
FREE
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In today's media rich culture, we are beginning to learn that everything we see or read is constructed, shaped by the news media we favor and our political inclinations. In these two installations, Jenner provides alternate ways to view the news of the world  environmental pollution in one and the toll of political conflict on families in the other.  The pieces share references to art history but are as distinct as the issues, using different media and materials to build a visual narrative on the topic.  The work doesn't claim to have answers, only to provide perspective and, perhaps, cause us to be more circumspect in our conclusions and more motivated in our advocacy.

01/31/2019 05:00 PM-07:00 PM | Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Hollister Hall
Clay-Slab Vessel Workshops (2 sessions)
Clay-Slab Vessel Workshops (2 sessions)
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02/06/2019 - 02/06/2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
| Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center||Babson Campus:Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center:Trim 221
February 6th and February 13th
Participants need to attend both sessions
Trim 221/Babson Ceramics Studio

Try out our amazing Ceramics Studio!  Olin Visiting Artist, Robert Wechsler will teach you how to make and glaze your own geometric clay planter using cut slabs and slip.  Materials will be provided.  No previous clay experience necessary.

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Workshops are open only to Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students, faculty, and staff of all levels of experience.
02/06/2019 05:00 PM-07:00 PM | Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center||Babson Campus:Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center:Trim 221
Ceramics Studio Registration Spring 2019
Ceramics Studio Registration Spring 2019
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02/08/2019 - 02/08/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
| Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center||Babson Campus:Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center:Trim 221

The BabsonARTS Ceramic Studio Spring Session is open February 4 - May 10, 2019.

This event is only open to current Babson/Wellesley/Olin faculty, staff, and students.

The BabsonARTS Ceramic Studio is open daily to registered members for a studio fee of $85, which includes the cost of clay, glazes, and firings. Introductory Classes in Wheel Throwing and Hand building are included in the user fee. Members are encouraged to sign up for at least one of these classes. In order to maintain best practices for safety and cleanliness in the studio, all users are required to attend one of the Orientation sessions on 2/4 at 5pm, 2/8 at 12pm, or 2/8 at 5 pm. With the exception of scheduled classes, the studio is accessible for general use via swipe card access from 8am- 10pm. Please note that swipe card access will not be activated until after attendance of an Orientation session. All users are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and safe practices of the studio and access is contingent on meeting this expectation.

Registration will be available from January 24 - February 8 with a limit of 25 slots. To register or for more information please email ceramicstudio@babson.edu with confirmation that you are a current Babson/Olin/Wellesley student, faculty or staff member. You will then be provided with a link for registration.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing Mondays 6pm-8pm Instructor: Emma Price A "learn-by-doing" approach to ceramics. By making mugs, bowls, plates, and vases, students will learn about the basics of working with clay, the throwing process, trimming, glazing, pulling handles, and more. Open to all skill levels!

Introduction to Hand-Building Sundays 4pm-6pm Instructor: Luke Talman An introduction to clay as an artistic medium. Students will learn the basics of working with clay, building with slabs and coils, glazing, and more. Open to all skill levels!

Ceramics Registration

Olin Registration

02/08/2019 10:00 AM-11:00 PM | Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center||Babson Campus:Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center:Trim 221
Meditation Through Art
Meditation Through Art
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03/05/2019 - 03/05/2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
| Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Glavin Family Chapel
As part of Leap of Faith Week, BabsonARTS and the Office of Faith and Service are co-sponsoring this workshop combining art and mindfulness.  Visiting Artist, Hannah Burr will lead a guided meditation followed by a collaborative art-making session. Participants will learn how simple actions can be transformed into a dynamic form of mindfulness, mediation, or prayer.  No experience is necessary.

Glavin Chapel
FREE EVENT
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Workshops are open only to Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students, faculty, and staff of all levels of experience.
03/05/2019 06:00 PM-08:00 PM | Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Glavin Family Chapel
Reflecting on the Sacred
Reflecting on the Sacred
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03/13/2019 - 03/13/2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
| Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Hollister Hall
Artist Talk and Reception, Wednesday, March 13 at 5pm
Exhibition on View: March 13-May 20, M-F 9:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

FREE EVENT
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Using a wide variety of media, these five artists explore means of representing and experiencing the sacred across different faith traditions.  Sanskrit mantras are the visibly elegant structure of Shrestha's signature paintings that combine Nepali calligraphic script with American graffiti style, while Saywitz begins her paintings with diaristic text and mantras that are slowly effaced as she builds their surfaces.  Elemental materials of clay, stone, and wood are used by Kozdeba, a ceramicist, and Matsuda, a carver, to represent the powerful presence of sacred architecture and iconic Buddhist sculptures.  In collaborative works using everyday materials, Burr invites engagement with everyday materials (or the stuff around us) as a dynamic form of mindfulness, meditation, or prayer.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Faith and Service

03/13/2019 05:00 PM-07:00 PM | Babson Campus||Babson Campus:Hollister Hall