Joan Wolcott

Joan Wolcott 

Highlights from our current show!

by Joan Wolcott on 06/21/13

Look closely through the Lincoln Library entry here (love that architecture) and you can see a large palm drawing at the far end of the gallery. And on your way there, you walk through a glass atrium, where Craig's new window now hangs! Inspired by reflections in Harriet's Pond, a special spot near an earlier home in Lincoln, it's now nicely paired with his earlier window, highlighting a branch from Harriet's apple tree. It's very satisfying for Craig to have them on display here, close to the inspiration, and where they can inspire other Lincoln Library patrons, coming and going.

It was great to see many friends from Lincoln and beyond at the reception, celebrating this show and the new window installation!  It's a lovely little gallery, and it was fun to hang the show to fit the space. Seeing the palm drawings altogether brought some new insights behind the work (noted in my artist statement). Having them as a backdrop with people in the foreground adds another layer of depth! And it's always illuminating to hear others' thoughts and inspiration. Making art has been a solitary and satisfying experience, but it doesn't end there--art is meant to be shared! So, I'm thankful for opportunities like this, where I can publicly share the results of these private moments of reverence, learning, deepening, and discovery with others.

The show is up for one more week (through Friday, June 28).  Craig's windows are on long-term loan, so enjoy them all summer, and beyond!

Starting tomorrow!

by Joan Wolcott on 06/02/13

For those of you who are local, I’m having a show at the Lincoln Public Library Gallery this month (June 3-June 28).  One of my favorite places, the library is an exquisite building combining old and new in Lincoln center, a beautiful part of town.

Why now? My first solo show was at this library in 2004 (Creation Scrolls). I signed up for another show afterwards, and the next spot available was June 2013!  So, even though my work has taken a turn in a new direction, I thought I’d gather some work done in the interim and share it here in Lincoln. The show includes drawings from nature done while Craig and I had our studio in Waltham, a growing and fruitful time for us. Presenting the work anew has been an important step of appreciation, especially valuing the experiences and deeper lessons gained from doing it.  My hope is that it will inspire others’ creative efforts and growth! to the gallery is an atrium where my husband, Craig Elliott will have two glass pieces --one that is currently up, and a new one coming for the reception!

Growing in Lincoln 

(drawings by Joan Wolcott, glass by Craig Elliott)

Lincoln Public Library Gallery, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA

June 3--June 28, 2013

Reception: Saturday, June 8, 2-4 pm

Library hours: Mon 1-8:30 pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9-6 pm, 

Wed 8-8:30 pm, Sat 10-5 pm

Welcome to my website and my first public art installation!

by Joan Wolcott on 06/02/13

I completed this June 11, 2009 in an empty storefront at 139 Moody Street in Waltham, Massachusetts as part of Waltham Art Windows, an effort to enliven downtown and showcase local artists. It's a 13 foot x 9 foot sumi ink drawing on watercolor paper, executed specifically for this location. It's very exciting to be bringing artwork right to the streets, where everyone in this diverse neighborhood can enjoy it. Here's my statement in the window: 

Palm #4 (for Waltham) began as a small charcoal drawing of a potted palm in my studio (across the street at 144 Moody Street). As I watched it grow and unfold new fronds, I was fascinated by its graceful, arching forms and rhythmic patterns. Here, the fronds reach upward and outward in all directions and past their edges like a bursting fountain of life, a visual protest in the midst of the economic downturn. 

Come see this installation through July 27, 2009, and meanwhile, enjoy the new updates on the site!