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Fells Art Month: Nature, Our Most Precious Resource

Fells Art Month:  Nature, Our Most Precious Resource

Organizer and board member Mike Oliver is pleased to announce the upcoming Fells Art Month kick-off!

Opening reception is Friday, September 2nd, from 7-9pm at the Beebe Estate at 235 West Foster St. in Melrose.  We have about 25 local artists this year.  Come check out the nature and Fells inspired art, meet the artists, mingle with the Friends of the Fells community, and enjoy refreshments.  FREE admission.

If you can’t make the reception, open gallery hours are every Saturday in September from 11am-3pm and there will be plenty of free art-focused programming throughout the month:

Waterfall by Jeanne Stafford

Waterfall by Jeanne Stafford

Tuesday, September 6th, 7pm

Film: Pilgrims and Tourists Chronicles the struggle of indigenous peoples in Russia and California fighting against government mega projects.

Saturday, September 10th, 12pm

Workshop: What if Iron Man Gained Weight? Insects and Exoskeletons Led by Liz Campbell-Tompkins. We will explore the success of insects throughout Earth’s history by studying exoskeletons.  Participants will receive a microphotograph of an exoskeleton.  The event is geared to ages 6 and up.  Registration required.  Please call 781-662-2340.

Saturday, September 17th, 11am

Workshop: Hand-Made Paper Sculpture Insects  Led by Sally Bowman Gordon.  Combine art and science as you create an insect (or several!) out of paper.  The event is geared to ages 4 and up. Registration required.  Please call 781-662-2340.

Saturday, September 17th, 1pm

Workshop:  A Mosaic Meditation  Led by Susan Altman. Participants will identify piece of art in the show that speaks to them, and will spend an hour creating a small mosaic that reflects their personal response to that art. All materials will be provided, and participants can take home their mosaic.The event is geared to ages 12 and up. Registration required.  Please call 781-662-2340.

Cynthia Staples

Cynthia Staples

Tuesday, September 20th, 7pm

Film: Islands of Sanctuary  Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment.

Saturday, September 24th, 1pm

Workshop:  Merges  Combine your own drawing or painting with a photo cut-out that compliments the work and tells a story, in the style of Mary Lynn Cramer’s Guest in the Garden piece in the exhibit. You must bring your own photos (either actual photographs or magazine clippings). We will supply crayons, markers, colored pencils, safety scissors, glue sticks, & paper, but you may bring your own materials as well. We will go outside, weather permitting, for inspiration. The incorporation of photos later usually results in a delightful surprise completing the composition and telling your story.

Please come join us for this popular annual event!

Lindsay Beal

Lindsay Beal

Volunteer Director Lindsay Beal has been involved since 2010 and joined the staff in 2017.Her outdoor education began while growing up in Western MA in the foothills of the Berkshires, developed while leading hikes and backpacking trips around New England for children and teens, and continues today at the Friends of the Fells and beyond.
Lindsay Beal
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