September Calendar for the Design Minded, Part 2

September 18, 2015

By Lynda Simonton

Peter Rolfe

"Sorrento Marina” , 36” x 48” , Oil on Canvas by Peter Rolfe

Evening at Gropius House

September 18

Walter Gropius’s innovative lighting plan can be seen during this evening event at his architecturally influential home. Guests will enjoy a slide show, tour, and light refreshments. Lincoln, Mass., 7 p.m.–9 p.m., (781) 259-8098, ­

Family Design Day: Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building

September 19

This family-friendly event explores how architects experiment on a small scale to figure out what will, and won’t work in their designs. The highlight of the event will be creating your own 3-D design project using alternative supplies. $8, BSA Space, Boston, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,  (617) 391-4000 ,

Peter Rolf: New England Impressionist at J. Todd Galleries

Opening Reception September 18

Exhibit through October 9

Celebrate a solo exhibition of New England Impressionist Peter Rolfe featuring over fifty new paintings depicting scenes in New England and around the globe. The artist will be in attendance from 5 p.m  – 9 p.m. on September 18 to talk about his experiences travelling and painting around the world. Stop by to meet the artist and new gallery owner Mona Kumar while enjoying a glass of wine with other art enthusiasts. Wellesley, Mass., (781) 237-3434, 

Vineyard Haven House Tour

September 19

Here’s a chance to peek inside five beautiful homes in West Chop. Festivities kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a special patron mimosa brunch followed by a lecture at 11 a.m. on the history of the homes. Tours will run from noon–3 p.m. The day ends with lemonade and cookies. Tour only $35, tour and talk $45, patron ticket (brunch, talk, and tour) $75. Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown, (508) 627-4441, x110,

Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Fall Special Consignment Auction

September 19

The museum’s centennial celebration continues with the annual fall auction. Attendees will bid on contemporary and vintage works of art, rare furniture, and high-quality collectibles. Proceeds benefit the museum’s cultural and educational initiatives. Provincetown, 7 p.m., free,  (508) 487-1750,

South End Open Studios

September 19 – 20

Over 200 artists will be participating in the 29th annual South End Fall Open Studios in Boston. Take this opportunity to enjoy the vibrant South End art-scene. A complimentary shuttle service will take visitors from gallery to gallery. Free printed guides with maps are available at South End Open Studios information tables, locations include Boston Center for the Arts, 551 Tremont Street and the sidewalk area of 560 Harrison Avenue. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.,

Golden Ball Tavern Museum Antiques Show

September 26

The Golden Ball Tavern Museum’s Annual Outdoor Antiques Show takes place on the museum grounds. A hundred select dealers will be on hand. Additionally, area residents donate vintage furniture and decorative items to be sold in the barn at competitive prices. A preview party in the barn the Friday before the show will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and early access to the selection of donated items. Proceeds from this event support the Golden Ball Tavern, a museum and educational resource for schools and for students of the history of architecture and the decorative arts. Weston, Mass., 9 a.m.–4 p.m., early admission $25, regular admission $7, (781) 894-1751,

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