Solstice Art Gallery & Studio
There is a new gallery in town, and you won’t want to miss it because like the summer solstice, this gallery will only be here for a brief time. From July 26th, through September 20th, Solstice Art Gallery & Studio will breathe new life into the once vacant building at 10 Main Street in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Solstice Art Gallery & Studio is the creative venture of two young Boston artists, Ada Solomon and Jenine Shereos.
Solomon’s commission portrait paintings focus on the psychological landscape of her subjects and are rendered with the sensitivity of a keen observer. Studying sociology as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University and completing her MFA in social work at Simmons College, Solomon combines her interest in human nature with her life-long love of oil painting. In addition, she is also an accomplished henna artist. Inspired by her travels in India, Solomon has put her own unique twist on the art form, adorning small wooden boxes, glass vases and stones with stunningly detailed and meditative designs rendered in gold leaf and gold paint. Solomon grew up spending her summers in Wellfleet, so the idea of setting up an art gallery and studio here seemed second nature. “Wellfleet has always been my home away from home and a place of great inspiration for me.”
Shereos is a sculptor and installation artist specializing in fiber and textile techniques. After completing her MFA in fibers from California State University, Long Beach, Shereos swapped coasts and relocated to Boston, Massachusetts where she has lived since 2006. Her works currently on view at Solstice vary from knit wall-works from her De/constructed Lace series, to cyanotype prints, and even leaves intricately hand-stitched out of human hair. Shereos has exhibited her artwork both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in France, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, and Canada. Her work has also been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Frame Magazine, Make Magazine, Texteil Plus Magazine, and Mary Schoeser’s recent publication; Textiles: The Art of Mankind.
Another perk is that Solstice is not just a Gallery, but a Studio as well. Come by and see the artists at work. And if you are lucky, you may even walk out with your very own henna tattoo.
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2nd from 3-5pm
Gallery and Studio hours: Monday & Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday-Friday 1-8, and Saturday & Sunday 11-3 & 5-8
Studio phone #: 617.512.3056