Holiday Stroll (Medfield)

Bellforge Arts Center announces the return of the Holiday Stroll to downtown Medfield. The annual event, now in its 8th year, takes place on Friday, December 2nd from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. All events are within walking distance with free admission and parking available. The Holiday Stroll will welcome 30+ local artist vendors at … Read more

Plymouth Public Library’s 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Festiva

Enjoy a full day of music, food, and the opportunity to view and purchase artwork over 70 regional artisans. Festival admission is free. Kids activities include face painting, henna tattoos and lawn games from the Library’s “Library of Things” collection. Enjoy music by Ric Allendorf and Paul Horton plus scrumptious offerings from Lady C&J Café, Angelo’s Famous … Read more

Modern Macrame and More

Plymouth artist Jaimee Cooke creates sustainable products inspired by nature. Story and Photography by Kate Rogan Jaimee Cooke is what you would call a local “maker.”  An elementary school art teacher who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and a master’s degree in studio art education, she fills her free time by … Read more

Turning the Tide on Trash

A Hull artist finds inspiration and purpose in beach cleanups. Written by Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Kjeld Mahoney Gazing out the windows of her contemporary hillside home in Hull, artist and activist Jackie Ranney can’t help but be moved by the brilliant expanse of blue stretching infinitely toward the horizon. In this, she’s not … Read more

Making Waves

Painting has become a passion for South Shore musician Aldous Collins. Story by Maria Allen Photography by Jack Foley Hanover resident Aldous Collins was an artist long before he became known as a singer-songwriter and front man of the Aldous Collins Band. A New Hampshire native, he got his degree in studio art from the … Read more

Art Couture

Holly Nichols Illustrations

Quincy artist Holly Nichols reveals the magic behind her fabulous fashion illustrations. By Maria Allen – Photography by Derrick Zellmann A rainbow of Copic Sketch markers fans out atop a desk in Holly Nichols’ home office. An artist who specializes in fashion illustration, she gently shifts the angle of her wrist and tightness of her … Read more

Hometown Designer

Raised on the South Shore and trained in Italy, Mya Royal returns to her roots to launch a bespoke apparel business on the Plymouth waterfront. By Kelly Chase Photography by Julia Cumes and Ella Farrell Photography A salty sea breeze blows off the harbor as fashion designer Mya Royal opens the doors to her second-floor atelier … Read more

The Write Stuff

A local pen craftsman’s story By Matt Tormey Photography By Jack Foley Weymouth’s Al LaFrance is undeniably a skilled craftsman and artist. In 1998, with years of craftsmanship under his (tool)belt, LaFrance came across a catalog for wood pen crafting kits and quickly became enamored. These kits were based on woodturning, a distinct set of … Read more

Fish Tails

Norwell Artist Jenna Reedy Fish Prints

A Norwell artisan’s love for the sea makes a lasting impression Written by Laura DeSisto  Photography by Jack Foley When recounting that one time they went fishing and reeled in a “big one,” people are often accused of exaggerating the size of their catch.  South Shore residents who want to prove that their fish stories are … Read more

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match Candle Making

Two friends pour their hearts into a creative venture, producing all-natural candles and sustainable goods that promote self-love and wellness. Written and Photographed by Kate Rogan Standing in the kitchen of her Bridgewater home, Catherine MacDonald breathed in the sweet, earthy scent of cranberries, cinnamon and pecans and was immediately reminded of her childhood. Her … Read more

Putting Craft Beer on the Map

South Shore Beer Trail

South Shore Beer Trail promotes local brewery hopping By Lannan M. O’Brien  Photography by Derrick Zellmann and Kjeld Mahoney The South Shore has become a haven for craft beer lovers, with many breweries and taprooms dotting the map from Plymouth to Hingham. Representatives from nine local breweries recently teamed up to form an organization called … Read more

Endless Summer

Cohasset resident Kimberley Majury is an award-winning monoprint artist whose colorful pop art has appeared in more than 20 regional shows in New England. With a passion for mixed media and a crush on Andy Warhol, her works invite viewers to escape the everyday and find joy in an endless summer.  Majury studied art and … Read more