Poetry Selections Announced

After reading work from over 20 local and regional poets, jurors Maura Snell and Cynthia Franca have selected 25 poems by 13 writers for inclusion in a chapbook which features both the art and poetry and is generously published by The Tishman Review.

Congratulations to:

Kiera Akus
Brian Bogosian 
Chelsea Bradway 
Lisa Breger
Cynthia Franca 
Trisha Knudsen
Moira Linehan
Michele Mendelson 
Mary Pinard 
Carla Schwartz
Maura Snell
Lawrence Spezzano
Catherine Weber

These poets will read their work at the closing event for Art on the Trails 2017, a Plein Air Poetry Walk, on Sunday, September 24th beginning at 4 pm. Refreshments will be served. The chapbook will include the selected poems and the art installations that inspired them will be available for sale on that day. All proceeds of the sale of these books will help fund future Art on the Trails exhibitions.

All poems submitted will appear on this website soon.

 

Photography Heaven

Photograph by Catherine M. Weber. All rights reserved.

Model with All Things Sparkley by Chelsea Bradway. Photograph by Donna Moore-Wright. All right reserved.

Yesterday, on a perfect August day, ten professional and amateur photographers participated in Creating Your Vision, a photography workshop run by photographer David Lee Black. Black arranged for models to pose in the woods at Beals Preserve, including three dancers (Meredith Wells, Maddie Murray, and Rachael Plattus) and two young girls (Elspeth (age 11) and Gwyneth Robertson-DuBois (age 6)). The little girls wore butterfly wings and posed as woodland fairies, while the other models struck poses of all kinds and with multiple costume changes, using the Art on the Trails installations as their backdrop. All the while, the photographers followed along to catch some magical moments with their cameras. 

Gwyneth Robertson-DuBois playing woodland fairy. Photograph by Allison Rose. All rights reserved.

You can see more of what they captured on David’s Facebook page.
 
 
 
  

The inquisitive and charming Nicholas Rose (age 6) was the youngest photographer among them. Photograph by Joni Lohr. All rights reserved.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Two more events are scheduled in September:
 
Sudbury Valley Trustees walk
September 16th, 10 – 11:30 am
Park at Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road, Walk across Rte 30 to main entrance, meet at the kiosk. 
 
Closing Event: Plein Air Poetry and Moving Celebration
Sunday, September 24th, 4-6 pm
Park at Chestnut Hill Farm, meet at the kiosk. During our final event, follow along the trail and listen to poets read their work near the art that inspired it.
 

Art for Sale, Art Sold

Did you know that much of the work in Beals Preserve this summer is for sale? In fact, we have already sold All Things Sparkley, the hanging piece created by Chelsea Bradway and her daughter Miley and son Max. Not only do sales support the artists, they also support Southborough Open Land Foundation, who receives 25% of the proceeds. If you’ve ever wanted a sculpture for your garden or yard, come on over to Beals Preserve any time up to September 24th and contact me. I can get you in touch with the artist.

Here is what you will see when you go:

Heartwood

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Gregory J Barry
Heartwood
2017
salvaged aluminum cable and reclaimed oak logs
$1,100