Tour of Art on the Trails Scheduled for this Wednesday at 6 pm

The crowds on the trail.

Since our opening on June 7th, I have given a number private tours of the exhibition, Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods. Whether the participants are artists, poets, or art-interested folks, I have received wonderful feedback. More than anything, I love the surprise that visitors show when they encounter one of the pieces that are thoughtfully placed within the Preserve.

At the request of a number or poets who plan to respond to the work in the woods, I am leading a tour on Wednesday, June 21 at 6 PM. This tour will meet and begin at the trailhead at the end of Red Gate Lane, where there is parking in the circle. (Use 22 Red Gate Lane, Southborough, MA for your GPS)

The tour is approximately 1 1/3 miles long and usually takes 1 1/2 hours. I recommend wearing sneakers or hiking boots, and long pants, and/or wear bug spray. In addition, I will bring a mosquito/tick repellent device that works well. The terrain is fairly level and there is no climbing required. Participants of any age are welcome as well as dogs, as long as they are friendly and you can control them on or off leash.

Please RSVP on Facebook if you can so we know how many people to expect. If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach me at 508-523-3605 or cweber@artonthetrails.com.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Catherine

Installations, Part II

Hadley Horner, Spheres

On Friday, during a respite from the many weeks of spring rain, the second phase of installations took place at Beals Preserve.

The busy day included Hadley Horner wrapping trees with colorful yarn and building Spheres in the upper meadow.

Lydia Musco, Hug 14

Lydia Musco, Hug 14

Lydia Musco, with the help of her husband Josh, built the extraordinary Hug 14. Musco’s work had to be constructed on site. Hundreds of pounds of custom cast slabs of concrete were brought deep into the woods in a trailer, unwrapped, and layered in an exacting order.

In another part of the woods, Greg Barry installed Heartwood, Crystal Blanchflower hung Avalonia in the trees by Ice Pond and Aneliese Ruggles installed the window.

We can’t wait to share these works with visitors on Wednesday.

Gregory Barry, Heartwood

Aneliese Ruggles, the window

Crystal Blanchflower, Avalonia

Crystal Blanchflower, Avalonia