Art on the Trails Opening This Wednesday

We are excited for our upcoming opening of Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods, which is scheduled for this Wednesday, June 7, from 6-8 pm.

Now that all of art has been installed, it’s time to hear from the artists on a walk in the woods. We will have refreshments along the way.

The event agenda is as follows:

6- 6:15 Reception and gathering
6:15 Welcome, introductions, thank yous
6:25 Juror Introduction
6:40 Begin the walk in number order based on map (attached), artists will talk briefly about their work
7:15 Stop for refreshments at # 9
Continue on and stop at #9 again for more refreshments for going back to the kiosk.

The attached map shows the route and location of each of the installations.

We encourage the community including aspiring artists, poets and art lovers, to join our walk.


Art on the Trails Installations Begin!

Linda Hoffman, Tree Harp, bronze, goldleaf

Today started the installation process for Art on the Trails 2017. This morning, Linda Hoffman and her farming assistant Kevin Smith came to install Tree Harp. After watching the sun and figuring how much light would shine on the beautiful gilded surface, Linda and Kevin placed a large stone, more small smooth river stones and finally the sculpture.





Lisa Barthleson, frenzied, resting, wire, rope and string


A few hours later, I returned to meet up with Lisa Barthelson, whose sculpture frenzied, resting, would be installed. We had excellent help from Cole, a farm hand from Chestnut Hill Farm, and SOLF member Attila Herczeg, who together hoisted the 75 pound sculpture into the tree where is will reside for the summer.

Tomorrow and Saturday will continue to be busy at Beals Preserve, where several artist will be building their installations in the woods.

Visitors are welcome during the installation process.


Art on the Trails Publicity

April 11, 2017. Beth Melo, Call for Art on the Trails: Applicants invited to guided walk Wednesday evening

April 18, 2017. Jane Gordon, Community Advocate: Southborough’s art on the trails

April 28, 2017. Beth Melo, Reminder – Seeking Artist submissions to Art on the Trails by Monday (May 1)

May 25, 2017. Beth Melo, Calling all poets – Submit original, unpublished ekphrastic poems this summer

Artists Selected for Juried Exhibtion

We are pleased to announce artists chosen for Finding Solace in the Woods juried exhibition.

The juror chose work from many excellent submissions based on:
1. Intention: How does this work respond to the theme?
2. Execution: Is this work appropriate for outdoor installation?
3. Continuity: How does this work fit with other works chosen for exhibition?
Exhibiting artists are:
Freedom Baird, Intention Port
Gregory Barry, Heartwood
Lisa Barthelson, frenzied, resting
Crystal Blanchflower, Avalonia
Chelsea Bradway, Max Francis, and Miley Francis, All Things Sparkley
Bill Cohn, BarclayaAvalonian Cairn, Vertebral Cairn, and Stasism
Linda Hoffman, Tree Harp
Hadley Horner, Spheres and Tree Wrap
Lydia Musco, Hug 14
Aneleise Ruggles, the window
Catherine Weber, Ungrounded

Installation of work will begin on June 1. The exhibition will be open on Sunday, June 4.

Artists Attended Guided Site Walks

Artists attended a guided site walk to learn more about Beals Preserve.

Two guided site walks were held in early April with Juror Mary Tinti and Program Director Catherine Weber. In addition to having great attendance from regional artists, Jane Gordon, Southborough resident and Community Advocate writer attended.
Her resulting article drew additional attention for the project.