Wedeman Art Gallery

The Wedeman Gallery at the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center is designed to support the educational and extracurricular programs of Lasell College and Lasell Village through artistic and cultural activities designed for all members and friends of the broadest college community. In recent years, the gallery has exhibited work by local and national artists, and hosted student and faculty art shows. The Wedeman Gallery was dedicated in honor of Overseer Harriet “Honey” Markham Wedeman ’48 and the late Duane “Joe” Wedeman in 2002 in recognition of their magnificent generosity to Lasell’s sesquicentennial campaign and their unwavering loyalty to Lasell.

The gallery features two full floors to display personal or group art work, professional lighting, wall hangings, and enough space for guests to enjoy the artwork and exhibition opening receptions.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wedeman Gallery is located at 47 Myrtle Ave., Newton, MA. For more information or to submit work for exhibition consideration, please contact the gallery director, Vladimir Zimakov at  617-243-2143 or by email at

Wedeman Gallery Events:

Sketches from the SouthSketches from the South by Le Lam
September 15-October 3, 2015
Artists reception: September 20, 2015, 5-7 p.m.

For nearly ten years (1966-1975) Hanoi artist Le Lam risked his life and lived in South Vietnam recording in paint the war which raged all around him. This exhibition contains one hundred of the thousands of striking sketches and paintings he made during those years. The exhibit is curated by David Thomas.

Past Shows:

Migrating ColorsMigrating Colors 2015
April 1-18, 2015
Artists reception and talk: April 11, 2015, 5-7 p.m.

An exhibition featuring artwork by 17 Haitian artists from Massachusetts and their peers from Jacmel, a city with a vibrant arts community that was severely affected by the Haiti earthquake in January 2010. Some of the paintings depict the artists' experience of the earthquake and subsequent efforts at regaining a sense of normalcy after the tragedy.

Paper CutPaper Cut - The Collage Show
February 3-February 21, 2015
Artists reception: February 21, 2015, 5-7 p.m.

A group exhibition featuring mixed media and collage work of contemporary local and national artists. Read more about the exhibit here

NewtonArtAssociationNewton Art Association Show
November 18-December 12, 2014
Opening reception November 14, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Closing Party and Sale: December 12, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Wedeman Gallery of Lasell College hosts members of the Newton Art Association in an exhibition featuring artists working in all art media: painting, photography, fibers, and sculpture. A closing party and sale will be held on December 12, 2014. Read more about the exhibit here

Creative ShowcaseCreative Showcase 2014
October 18-November 8, 2014

The annual Creative Showcase features artwork and creative endeavors of Lasell College faculty and staff. Work includes paintings, drawings, photography, fashion items and faculty publications.

Among the many featured artists are: Deborah Baldizar, Jill Carey, Maritza Farrell, Margo Lemieux, Anne Vallely, and Vladimir Zimakov.

largerthansumexhibit"Larger Than The Sum Of Its Parts"
September 9-October 4, 2014

Ten female artists with individual practices have met monthly for over six years to craft their careers as thoughtfully as they create their art. Larger Than the Sum of Its Parts features painting, sculpture and installation in celebration of the power of their group experience. Read more about the exhibit here

BaldizarDeborah Baldizar
"Night Swimming"
March 23-April 15, 2014

Challenging the fragility of paper, Deborah Baldizar's cast paper figures range in size from miniature to larger than life. The exhibit features figures that stare out at the viewer in sitting, standing and leaning poses, "caught in the moment between the known and the unknown, what was and what will be," according to Balidizar, who is an adjunct Professor of Art at Lasell.

CreativePathsCreative Paths
February 16, 2014
January 21-February 21, 2014

An exhibition of work by former assistants and interns from Muskat Studios, a professional print studio celebrating its 20th anniversary. Over a 20 year period, Muskat Studios has worked with more then 50 assistants, many of them as interns from fine art programs at various colleges. All of them have gone on to a range of careers. Many of them are still working creatively in one way or another. This exhibition highlights some of the paths that they have taken. Read more about the exhibit here

BondarDavid Bondar
"For the Birds"
January 27, 2014
December 5-20, 2013

My work is dominated by self-portraiture. I work from the mirror and occasional photo but lately I have been creating my likeness through memory.

Symbols dictate the work and help me organize my subject matter that includes dreams, family, relationships and death. Birds have repeatedly appeared after a loved one's passing or some memorable event. Doors, windows and interiors coincide with work based on family experiences and relationships. Flowers play a role as well and symbolize the fragility of my world. I sometimes travel into dark places when creating this work. But, this is countered by many wonderful lapses of levity. Read more about the exhibit here 

guggenheim Hans Guggenheim

January 27, 2014
November 12-29, 2013

Hans Guggenheim is a renowned artist, illustrator, anthropologist and scholar. A few highlights of Hans' career include traveling the world for LIFE magazine as an artist-reporter in 1956 and founding Project Guggenheim, a foundation that helps to establish art programs for young people around the world. The exhibition, entitled Sketchology include the artist's recent drawings from the series "Newtown Massacre," "Mythic Monsters" and "Coconuts." Read more about the exhibit here

Showcase Creative Showcase 2013
January 27, 2014
October 6 - November 10, 2013

Lasell's annual Creative Showcase featured artwork and creative endeavors of  faculty and staff. A total of 27 people participated in the exhibition. The work included paintings, drawings, photography, fashion items and faculty publications. Read more about the exhibit here

News Highlight

Lasell Introduces Cross-Registration Program with Regis College, Expanding on Courses Offered  Monday, March 30, 2015Lasell College will begin a cross-registration program with Regis College this Fall, enabling undergraduate students to enroll in additional courses there at no additional cost. Lasell students will be able to add selected Regis courses to their Lasell schedule starting with pre-registration this April.

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