Art On the Trails Artist Selections for 2019

We are pleased to announce the artist selections for the 2019 Art On the Trails: Marking Territory. The exhibition is juried by Shana Dumont Garr, Curator at Fruitlands Museum.  

Selected artists are Anne Alexander (Windham, ME), Pedro Baptista (Hopedale), Chelsea Bradway (Southborough), Alex Calhoun, (Worcester), Marie Craig (Natick), Alicia Dwyer (Winchendon), Michael Greenberg (Hopkinton), Jen Hansen (Southborough), Lanting Huang-Truong(Southborough), Denise Johnson and 257 children in grades 4 and 5 from Margaret Neary Elementary School (Southborough), Cynthia Roberts (Marblehead), Nikki Sao Pedro-Welch (Revere), Lawrence Spezzano (Southborough), Patrick Steele (Southborough), Miles Warner (Peterborough, NH), and Claire Marie Watt (New York City)

“It was a pleasure to jury this outdoor exhibition with beautiful wooded trails and serene waterways in mind as the backdrop for the art”, said Art Juror Shana Dumont Garr. “The theme, Marking Territory, will be activated in many ways, bringing forward environmental, personal, and societal concerns. Rather than drawing lines, the artists seemed most concern with artwork that enables visitors to the preserve to connect with the natural world and their community.”

Deborah Costine, Vice President of Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) said, “SOLF is very pleased to again host Art on the Trails at Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve.  Activities such as this often bring people to the preserve who might not otherwise discover the peaceful quiet of these local woods.  Our hope is that they return often and develop a fond connection for not just The Beals Preserve, but for the unspoiled beauty of wild places everywhere. People protect what they care about and we at SOLF want to protect open land and wild places.

A map of installations can be found here. The general public is welcome to visit Beals Preserve from dawn to dusk, 7 days/week.

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