WHS Student Receives WSA Art Achievement Award

Emma Soliva
Emma Soliva, winner of the 2017 WSA Art Achievement Award

The Wellesley Society of Artists recently awarded Wellesley High School sophomore, Emma Soliva, with The WSA Art Achievement Award at their Awards Night on June 8, 2017.

Award recipient Emma Solvia’s work
Award recipient Emma Solvia’s work

Emma is a metals studio artist that entered the course as a freshman.  The WHS art department staff was so impressed by her skills she was given an “intensive” spot as a sophomore.  

Teachers remarked that her portfolio of work is conceptually very well thought out and she displays a personal maturity. Emma is going on the WHS art department trip to Greece this summer. The WSA Art Achievement Award dates back decades. The WSA is grateful to be able to reinstitute this award to recognize and support the efforts of art students at the Wellesley High School.  

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Visit Eddie Bruckner’s Fenway PaintBox and Natick Art Installation

WSA Member Artist Eddie Bruckner’s Fenway PaintBox was completed in May 2017 and is located just steps away from Boston’s Fenway Park at the corner of Boylston St. and Yawkey Way (near Tasty Burger).  Sponsored by the City of Boston and the Boston Art Commission, Eddie’s PaintBox features images of Boston’s Citgo Sign, the MBTA, the State House, the Prudential Tower, and the Zakim Bridge. 

Eddie recently completed his latest public art installation, “Natick Pride & The Boston Marathon,” located in Natick, MA.  The painted electrical utility box was completed in September 2017 and is located a few blocks from the Natick Town Common at the corner of East Central Avenue and Dewey St on the Boston Marathon Route.  Commissioned by the Natick Center Cultural District and the Public Art Committee with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Eddie’s public art installation features a Boston Marathon Theme and emphasizes Natick Pride.  A video highlighting the making of the public art project is available on Eddie Bruckner’s YouTube Channel. 

More information about Eddie Bruckner can be found on his website:  EddieBruckner.com