Photo Gallery: Art on the Trails opening reception

by beth on June 27, 2019

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Above: There was a good turnout to last week’s outdoor art reception. Even, better news, you can still enjoy the exhibit all summer. (images cropped from photos by Chelsea Bradway)

After one postponement for thunderstorms, organizers for Art on the Trails weren’t going to let last Thursday’s rain push the opening off again. They held their “Moving Celebration” at Beals Preserve on the evening of June 20th. Based on the pictures shared with me, the damp night didn’t dampen spirits.

Pictures below share a good sized crowd for the reception. The group walked the trail, listening to artists explain their intentions for the “Marked Territory” exhibit. The co-winners of the exhibit were announced, Southborough’s Patrick Steele and Claire Marie Watt of NYC.

While most readers missed the event, you haven’t missed the exhibit. You can still walk it yourself using the site map here.

If something in the exhibit strikes inspiration, you can write a poem to submit for the chapbook. Applications are accepted through July. You can find those details here. (If you need a little feedback while you are drafting your poem, check out the Library’s bi-weekly Poetry Workshop series. The next meeting is July 9th at 6:30 pm.)

The exhibit will remain open this summer (daily, dawn to dusk) with a closing reception and poetry walk to take place on September 22nd.

Below are photos with highlights from last week’s walk. 

Some of you may be aware that the timing of the installation was difficult for organizer Catherine Weber. It followed quickly on the heels of her husband’s sudden passing at the beginning of the month. But she was apparently able to take advantage of the exhibit to pay tribute to him. Pictures show that last week’s walk included an installation that wasn’t initially part of the exhibit – Catherine Weber’s tribute to Paul J. Weber, entitled “Empty kayak”. 

The following photos were contributed by exhibiting artist Chelsea Bradway. Click to enlarge and read details:

Art on the Trails opening reception (by Chelsea Bradway) Opening remarks by Weber with Southborough Open Land Foundation (by Chelsea Bradway) Art on the Trails opening by Chelsea Bradway Lanting Huang-Truong speaks about "Power Button" (by Chelsea Bradway)

Jen Hansen speaks about "Serenade" (by Chelsea Bradway) Alex Calhoun speaks about "Measures, Flags & Cords" (by Chelsea Bradway) Co-Winning entry, Patrick Steele's "Rainbow Wall" (by Chelsea Bradway) Art on the Trails opening (by Chelsea Bradway)

Tribute to the late husband of Art on the Trails organizer Catherine Weber (by Chelsea Bradway) Weber's Empty Kyak (by Chelsea Bradway) Art on the Trails opening (by Chelsea Bradway) Neary teacher Denise Johnson's and student's "Forever Woven" (by Chelsea Bradway)

Weber speaking about Baptista's & Hultin's "Passage" (by Chelsea Bradway) Lawrence Spezzano speaking about "My Need is Your Taking" (by Chelsea Bradway) Marie Craig speaks about Co-Winning entry "Natural Consequences" (by Chelsea Bradway) Artists (contributed)

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