About Art on the Trails

Art on the Trails is a juried annual outdoor art exhibition and poetry program founded and directed by Catherine Weber, and hosted by the Southborough Open Land Foundation in Beals Preserve in Southborough, Massachusetts.

While an informal exhibition was mounted in 2012, the inaugural juried program, Finding Solace in the Woods, was mounted during the summer of 2017. The exhibition was juried by Southborough resident Mary M. Tinti, Former Curator of the Fitchburg Art Museum and featured art by 15 regional artists.  

Plein Air Poetry
A juried poetry program, juried by Maura Snell, poetry editor and founder of The Tishman Review, and Hopkinton Poet Cynthia Franca, attracted over 25 poets, who wrote poetry in response to the art installations. A catalog/poetry chapbook was published by The Tishman Review and is available for purchase.

Watch this video, recorded by Southborough Access Media, featuring poetry readings from the closing event.

The second annual Art on the Trails: Unexpected Gestures will feature art juror Jean Mineo and poetry juror Maura Snell.

A 30-minute film about the program, produced by Catherine Weber in collaboration with filmmaker Radek Jaster, will be screened at the Southborough Public Library on Thursday, March 29th.