5 Things You Need To Know Today: Oct. 8

Check out Beyond the Surface: Biological Exploration in Wax, a group show of 2- and 3D work in the encaustic medium, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fountain Street Fine Arts gallery.

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1. It's a back to the 80s weekend. Well not music, but temperatures. Break out the summer clothes from your closet and put on sunscreen, as weather forecasters have temperatures reaching the 80s.


3. Check out , a group show of 2- and 3D work in the encaustic medium, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the gallery. Guest Curator Tracy Spadafora has chosen artists whose work conveys a sense of the poetry and endurance of nature as a force - a force that seems to persist in spite of man’s actions. She seeks to address larger questions concerning the lineage of our natural and man-made environments. The exhibit features the work of artists Anne Cavanaugh, Kay Hartung, Joyce Utting Schutter, Tracy Spadafora, Donna Hamil Talman, Jean Wallace, Cynthia Winika, and Gregory Wright.  Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. An ancient medium used since ancient Egypt, encaustic today is a cutting-edge technique used by these artists to examine the natural world- bones, fungi, fossils, cells - and interpret their observations in exquisitely layered mixed media and sculptural work.

4. will host a tonight and every and Saturday night in October from 7 to 10 p.m. A tradition in Framingham since 1993, the cost is $12 for adults and $10 children. Hanson's Farm has been a working farm since 1715

5. will present on stage tonight at 8. Tickets are still available. Tickets are $18, $17 for seniors and students and $15 for members.



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