Art on the Trails

Art on the Trails

2018: Unexpected Gestures

2018 Theme: Unexpected Gestures

The Southborough Open Land Foundation, in collaboration with Southborough Artist Catherine Weber, is pleased to present the 2018 Art On the Trails: Unexpected Gestures from June 13 to September 23, 2018 at the Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve, Southborough, Massachusetts. Jean Mineo, former director of Boston Sculptors Gallery, juried the art exhibition.  Find a map to the exhibition, as well as parking and directions here.

Theme: Unexpected Gestures

How does it feel to encounter art in an unexpected place? How does that gesture change the visitors’ experience of nature? Artists are encouraged to consider materials and methods that integrate or contrast with the setting of woods, meadows, trails, and ponds that make up this special property. Art installations were chosen that interprets this theme for a natural environment in ways that will surprise and delight the hundreds of visitors at Beals Preserve for four months in 2018.  Find out about the artwork chosen for 2018. 

Beginning in June, we will be accepting poetry submissions in response to the installations. Learn more here. 


The 2018 Art on the Trails is pleased to receive generous support from: