Neary students’ “Grow & Take Flight” Photo Op at Beals Preserve

Above: Neary’s contribution to this year’s Art on the Trails isn’t just a collaborative installation – it’s a photo op for anyone to enjoy with Beals Preserve as a gorgeous backdrop. (images cropped from contributed photos)

As I’ve previously shared, this summer’s Art on the Trails exhibit at Beals Preserve includes another work by Southborough’s Neary students.

This year’s collaborative art installation is called “Grow & Take Flight”. Art teacher Denise Johnson passed on some more details:

Neary’s art installation symbolizes the idea that when we expose ourselves to the good things in life, we may grow and take flight in positive ways. “Grow & Take Flight” features a set of four-foot wings adorned with feathers fashioned from heavy-gauge aluminum—perfect for a photo op! The oversized wings are flanked by many soda can flowers mounted on wooden stems. Generous families helped create the wooden wing structure and the wooden stems.

Click here for an explanatory video. Below are contributed photos from students’ walking field trip to check out the exhibit last week.

(Click for captions with names.)

L-R: 5th graders Shyla Nandyala and Anita Crawford lead a group of students on the field trip Teacher Amy Dolan takes a picture of 5th grader Maria Glasier Teacher Karyn Fisher takes a picture of 4th grader Nikita Seghal 4th grader Lorelei Rose 5th grader Alex Laflam

The public can enjoy that display, and pose for their own pic, through September 11th.

To head directly to the Neary exhibit, Johnson describes:

The easiest way to access our site is by parking in the meadow parking lot at GPS 144 Main Street. Once you walk over the stone bridge you’ll see our installation on the right. If you don’t wish to park in a field, an alternative is to park at the Red Gate Road cul de sac and walk down the main trail. Our installation will be on the left just before you get to the bridge.

For a trail map and other details, including the 14 other installations, check out my post from earlier this week.

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