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Holliston Mill Open Studios 2015

by Lisa Kaplan

Holliston Mill Artists will host their annual Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25. The Mill is located at 24 Water Street, Holliston.

Participants in the 2015 event include resident artists as well as a number of local guest artists. Visitors to the studio spaces will see finished works as well as works-in-progress. The artists work in a wide range of media including: oil, acrylic and watercolor, sculpture and mixed media pieces, photography and digital media, drawing, printing, jewelry and textiles.

Throughout the past year, artists’ works have exhibited or sold outside the Mill from Holliston to Italy. Venues include: Cotuit Art Center; Grace Chapel, Lexington; Hopkinton Center for the Arts; Zullo Gallery, Medfield; the National Prize Show for Cambridge Art Assoc.; Fruitlands Museum, Harvard; Artspace, Maynard; Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, and Kamala and Holliston in Bloom, both in Holliston. One resident authored an art techniques book; others have been Artist of the Month or Artist in Residence in Ogunquit, Maine, Nantucket and Chianti, Italy.

Light refreshments will be served throughout the building highlighted by a wine tasting on Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., hosted by crafted beer and wine merchants Crafted of Holliston.

Live music will add an acoustic layer to the event. The wide-ranging repertoire will include classical, jazz, folk and popular music.

The Holliston Mill building was built in the late 1800’s for use as a shoe factory. Over the last 130 years, the building has housed numerous commercial operations. Currently, the mill is home to several small businesses as well as artists’ studios. The Holliston Mill has undergone recent cosmetic changes inside and out. The mill structure, however, remains largely as originally designed and therefore has minimal access for handicapped patrons.

For more information, to read Inside the Artist’s Studio interviews, or to see examples of resident artwork, visit the website: