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“Nature: A Deep Appreciation” Begins September 8

“Nature: A Deep Appreciation” Begins September 8

Feature Photo Credit: Lidia Russell

By Mike Oliver

Thirty artists from Malden, Melrose, Medford, Stoneham, Wakefield, Worcester and North Carolina are featured in the 7th annual Friends of the Fells Art month. This show reminds us, once again, of the importance of nature in our lives. We humans are creatures of the earth, and we are so completely ourselves when we are immersed in nature.   However, nature is under threat by those who do not appreciate its value. The show’s artists enhance our appreciation of this most precious resource and the splendor that surrounds us through paintings, photography and mixed media. Says Mike Oliver, show’s organizer and Friends board member, “This year’s show continues showcasing nature in diverse settings.  It is very much in line with the Friends’ passion to protect and conserve the Fells, the greatest natural wonder in our area.”

The opening reception will be Friday, September 8th from 7-9 pm at the Beebe Estate, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose.

The Gallery is open Saturdays from 11-3 and by appointment.

In addition, Fells Art month will also present a number of activities in the Fells such as guided hikes, Storywalk , Babes and the Woods and cleanup opportunities.  For more information, go to

Some sneak peeks below:

Mums, Petal Perfect
By Becky Hemperly


By Julie Angela Theresa


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.
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