‘Harvest Party’ on Nov. 1 introduces artists in a CSA-style program for creative works

The work of Shin Maeng is included in the 2017 crop of Community Supported Art.

Community Supported Art, which operates like farm shares that support local agriculture, is back with a new crop of artists for 2017, introduced at a Harvest Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Admission to the Cambridge Arts event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required.

The idea is simple: Buy a share and you get fresh, high-quality art at a reasonable price. The purchase supports local artists.

The party is the first chance to see the new art collection, ranging from clay heads inspired by 3,000-year-old sculptures from the Aegean islands to etchings of sunflowers and dazzling patterns of digitally drawn faces by artists Nancy Beams, Cicely Carew, Nancy Hart, Boriana Kantcheva, Tanya Hayes Lee, Shin Maeng, Judith Motzkin, Hiroko Okahashi and Nina Pattek. The artists will reveal their techniques during demonstrations beginning at 6:30 p.m.

(Guests will also be able to sample the art produced by our 2016 artists: Mireli Books, Marcia Cohen, Estelle Disch, Melissa Glick, Linda Haas, Janet Malenfant, Margarette Mattos, Anne Plaisance and Deidre Tao.)

Light food and refreshments will be served. The event will be held at at Google Cambridge, 355 Main St., Kendall Square, and includes a talk by Google industry director Brian Cusack and Cambridge Arts executive director Jason Weeks about fostering innovation in technology and the arts.

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