First Fridays

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The Artists Are Family (Small)

The Milton Art Center announces the exhibition “The Artists are Family”, with Esther Garcia Eder, Claire Eder, Michael Eder and Luke Eder in the main gallery at 334 Edge Hill Road, Milton, MA, November 4th to January 6th, 2023.

The opening reception to meet the family of artists is Friday, November 4th, 6-8pm
and kicks off the Milton Art Center’s First Fridays program, a free and family friendly monthly event of art, music and culture. The reception will include musical performances by Ana Eder-Mulhane and Mairead Dambruch, with refreshments and a cash bar.

Contact mairead@miltonartcenter.org for viewings by appointment.

Artist Michael Eder lives and raised his two sons, Simon and Jamie, in Milton with his wife Fleeka Eder. Michael Eder creates abstract emotional and expressionistic landscapes. His recent paintings, inspired by the Neponset River, explore how the river looks and moves and also examines how the history of communities around the river have been impacted.

Michael has had numerous exhibitions, most recently at the Hall Space gallery in Dorchester. He works and exhibits from the South Boston Studios along with
his sister, Claire Eder and his mother, Esther Garcia Eder, both from Cambridge, MA.

Their brother, Luke Eder is a photographer in Portland, ME. These artists have had numerous exhibits of their work, but never before have they shown together as a family.
Spanning two generations these four artists bear the same name, the same childhood memories, and the same particular history.

As a family the Eder’s lived in Colombia, Spain, Yugoslavia, England, France, New York, DC and the Boston area. It was not until the Eder family stopped traveling and living together that they each started their own respective work as artists. Though distanced there remains strong ties between Claire Eder, Michael Eder, Luke Eder and Esther Garcia Eder's work.

Their works all commune with land, natural phenomena and its forms. Their approaches are transformative but at their core radiate awe towards nature, a delight in color and a shared pursuit of beauty.

Esther Garcia Eder's art allows a direct engagement with landscape; using color to bring life to visual memories.

Claire Eder's paintings are almost monochromatic, defined by an expressive line which unerringly captures the movement of animals, birds, fish and insects that are filled with life force and unexpected color.

Michael Eder’s works in oils and print are a lyrical engagement with nature; oceans, rivers, and landscape. He discovers and reveals an emotional connection between structure, movement and natural forms.

Luke Eder's photographs bring the viewer into the experience of the moment - a windy fall day, a moonlit night, a boat churning the ocean water. The exhibition reveals an urgent search for beauty, a story, and struggle between their individual work
and their shared artistic vision.

FIRST FRIDAYS

​On the First Friday of each month the lights are on late, as our shopkeepers keep their doors open and host special events with music, authors, musicians, and more.
First Friday Nights are a true celebration of our vibrant community, and we look forward to seeing you there!