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Jean Mineo Selected as 2018 Art on the Trails Juror

Jean Mineo Selected as 2018 Art on the Trails Juror

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that the 2018 art juror for Art on the Trails will be Jean Mineo, former Director of Boston Sculptor Gallery. As a consultant, Mineo works with municipalities and private organizations to bring art to public places through […]

Filmmaker Radek Jaster Receives Funding for Art on the Trails Film

Filmmaker Radek Jaster Receives Funding for Art on the Trails Film

Last week at Expressions Art Bar in Southborough, the Southborough Cultural Council held a celebration to announce the 2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council grant recipients. Included in the list was a grant for $550, given to Northborough resident Radek Jaster, a senior at Algonquin Regional High […]

The Poetry of Art on the Trails 2017

The Poetry of Art on the Trails 2017

We are pleased to share with you all of the poetry submissions for the 2017 Art on the Trails program.  A PDF version of the Art on the Trails chapbook can be viewed here. This file cannot be printed. If you would like a copy of the chapbook, please support this program and purchase it from The Tishman Review for $15 plus shipping. 

Below are poems that were not included in the book.

Thank you to all of the poets who submitted their beautiful poems. 

All Things SparkleyÉvoluer
By Chelsea Bradway

Broken
Shattered… little bits sprinkled on the ground
Slivers cutting, ripping, yearning

Wonder
Dreaming…. waiting to be awoken
Soft whispers, guiding, comforting, loving

Breathe
Drinking….. filling the emptiness
Tears smile, kissing, escaping, releasing

Growth
Evolving….reaching towards the sun
Sparkley light, dancing, gliding, embracing

Me
Wandering…..finding home
Sweet surrender of solace, grinning, hugging, revering

AvaloniaAvalonia
By Louis Morrison

As I look
at these odd
hanging creatures,
I begin to wonder
if one still dwells here

If it does,
what’s its name?
Maybe we
would look the same..

But for it to live
so long in this,
an icy pond,
my guess would be
of it he’s very
very fond .

Vertibral CairnVertebral
By Carla Schwartz

You want to be straight
but can’t balance
on a line
so you curve,
swerve,
wiggle
and align
with the trees
who swerve
in their own
time
seeking
the light.

Hug14Under Weight
By Carla Schwartz

Stories, storage,
sleep, a packed
up life compressed,
piles and piles and
piles of it, sinking
under its own weight.
NNNNNNNNNNNN
XXXXXXXXXXX
NNNNNNNNNNNN
When you go, what
remains? Only stone,
concrete, and piles and
piles of books, folios,
your life’s remnants
collapsing under
their own weight.

Intention PortContinuum
By Chelsea Bradway

Circling
intertwining
enveloping

You pull me in
Guiding me beyond
Pushing me through to the other side

Exhale
Release
Content

You embrace my every whim
Holding me stead fast
No longer a prisoner

Free
Running
Breathing

A sweet calm surrounds me

Intentional Portal
By Carla Schwartz

Deep in the woods,
through an opening,
light —
a portal,
almost heart-shaped —
a channel,
a nest
that invites
with light,
intentionally invites
you to look,
invites you
into its cradle.

SpheresWagon Wheels
By Keira Akus

The rusty old thing
didn’t seem like
anything
when someone
made it to use
As it gets admired,
it still has
its talent
That is worth
a piece of gold.

Tree HarpTree Harp
By Campbell Morrison

I see in front of me
a bronze stump
of a tree surrounded
by rocks and up
above me
is a circle of hawks..

While the wind blows
in one direction.
The harp shines
to its perfection.

Tree WrapThe Dance in the Woods
By Carla Schwartz

Weave yarn
\/_____________________\/
around a tree,
\/__________________\/
connect two
\/____________\/
who thought they could live separately.
\/___________________________ \/
\/_______________________\/
\/____________________\/
All dressed up,
\/______________\/
the couples entwine.
\/______________________\/
O, the lines that bind them —
\/______________\/
you can see them.
\/____________________ \/
\/_______________\/
\/__________\/

UngroundedPendant
By Carla Schwartz

The walnut tree slices
dangle like an earring
or pendant
from the broken arm
of the big old oak.

Beeswax
splatters spring
from each center
and shimmer
even in rain.

Who knows
what one tree
has to say
to another?

Who knows
the language
of trees?

Here, the viburnum
in bloom,
the dainty flowers,
like the centers
of these walnut rings,
burst
from their hearts.

And Then There Were None: The Closing of Art on the Trails 2017

And Then There Were None: The Closing of Art on the Trails 2017

It’s been a few weeks since the Closing Ceremony of Art On the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods. The event was amazing, bringing poets and artists together, on a hot fall day, to walk in the woods and listen to poets who were inspired […]

Art on the Trails 2017: Poetry Walk and Closing Ceremony to celebrate art, poetry, nature and community this Sunday, September 24th, 4-6pm at Beals Preserve

The public is invited to the Poetry Walk and Closing Ceremony of Art on the Trails 2017 – Finding Solace in the Woods at Beals Preserve in Southborough on Sunday, September. 24, from 4-6 p.m. At 4 pm Catherine Weber, program director, will deliver a brief introduction […]

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for the 2017 Art on the Trails Poetry Chapbook and Catalog

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for the 2017 Art on the Trails Poetry Chapbook and Catalog

Cover of the 2017 Art on the Trails catalog and poetry chapbook, published by The Tishman Review.

We are very excited to announce that the 2017 Art on the Trails Poetry Chapbook and Art Catalog is now available for pre-orders. The cost of this full color softcover book (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) is priced at $15 plus shipping. A limited number of copies will be sold at the closing Plein Air Poetry Walk on September 24th. Online orders will be delivered after the 24th.

Order your copy now!

Poetry Selections Announced

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: […]

Photography Heaven

Photography Heaven

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 […]

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

Finding Joy: Visiting Art on the Trails With Children

Finding Joy: Visiting Art on the Trails With Children

One day last week, parts of Metrowest saw sudden torrential downpours. The rain was blinding, especially if you were driving as I was. It’s times like these that I worry about the installations at Beals Preserve. While they have been built with all weather conditions […]