Installation Weekend Scheduled for June 12 & 13

The Southborough Open Land Foundation and Program Director Catherine Weber invite the general public to visit Beals Preserve to watch artists install their work for the 5th annual Art on the Trails on June 12th and 13th, from 10 am to 5 pm each day. We will also be live streaming the process and interviewing the artists as they work. This year’s theme is Mending.  The exhibition will take place again this year at the Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve in Southborough, Massachusetts.  A map and schedule can be found here.

Donna Conklin King, Monument for Healing, Concrete, Steel, Pigment, Mirror, Marine Grade Resin

The juried exhibition of sculptural installations will be on view beginning June 13th and closing on September 26th. The exhibition is juried by Sarah Montross, Senior Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

Linda Hoffman, Earth, Tree, Bowl, maple wood, bronze, ceramic bowl

Artists exhibiting are Shannon Astolfi (Framingham, MA), Todd Bartel (Watertown, MA), Christian Borger (Boston, MA), Jay Cadwallader (Boston, MA). Donna Conklin King (Roseland, NJ), Gab Duggan (Greenville, North Carolina), Stephanie Garon (Baltimore, MD), Kelly Goff (Norton, MA), Audrey Goldstien (Newton, MA), Paul Hackett (Marlborough, MA), Nicole Harris (Malden, MA), Linda Hoffman (Harvard, MA), Denise Johnson and the students of Margaret Neary Elementary School (Southborough, MA), Karen Krolack (Malden, MA) , Samantha Lowe (Waltham, MA) Michele Mendelson (Northborough, MA), Nilou Moochhala (Arlington, MA), and Jason Peoples (Southborough, MA).

Art Juror Sarah Montross said: “It was such an honor to be part of this exhibition process and learn of how beloved this landscape is to many people. The artworks chosen for this year’s presentation each signaled how art has the capacity to both critique and to heal, to expose society’s wounds but also seek restoration. I hope many visitors come to the preserve this summer and experience these diverse artistic perspectives.”

Deborah Costine, Vice President of Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) said, “The Southborough Open Land Foundation is very happy to host another summer of Art on the Trails at Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve.  Making art in the woods; in the actual place where it will be seen is a wonderful variation from the way art is usually created and viewed. The specific location contributes greatly to the inspiration of the artists as they design and build their work.  SOLF is very pleased to provide this unique opportunity to connect more people to this stunning, natural backdrop.”

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