Exploring the meaning of time through art

Rachel Wood, Gail Bos, Sandie Fenton and Marnie Stanton. — Photo by Yoojin Cho

Creating art can take as short as 10 minutes or as long as 20 years. Eleven artists who formed the Time Project gave themselves a unique deadline, one artwork each week for a whole year.

Last weekend, they brought select pieces from last year’s collection to Featherstone Center for Arts. The Time Project gave the artists a mission to find the meaning of time and to experiment with different styles and techniques.

Showing their art together in one exhibit for the first time, these women, between the ages of 52 and 75, brought watercolor paintings, sculptures, photographs, letters, paper mache and even music.

Artist Sandie Fenton said, these women are established artists who came together under one project, but they preserved their own interpretations and medium.

One artist, Marnie Stanton, lives on Martha’s Vineyard year round. Others all live in the Greater Boston Area. Six of the ten from the Boston area, Rachel Wood, Gail Bos, Sandie Fenton, Beatrice Greene, Valerie Miller and Tamar Etingen, came to the Island for the exhibit. Others, Ruth Ginsberg-Place, Mindy Nierenberg, Kay Dolezal and Joan Schwartz, couldn’t make it, but they sent their artworks for viewing.

In the video, the artists talk more in-depth about their work, the project and their appreciation of art.