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Upcoming Event: Art Month 2014 Reception and Art Show

Upcoming Event: Art Month 2014 Reception and Art Show
[Featured image: Japanese Maple by Becky Hemperly]


They Swam and They Swam - Donna Howard

They Swam and They Swam – Donna Howard

The Friends of the Fells are excited to announce the upcoming reception and art show as part of Fells Arts Month 2014.  The images in this post are just a few of the artists that will be featured at the event.  The event is free and open to the public.  We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to celebrate the beauty of the Fells and nature generally, as seen through the eyes and talents of some inspired artists.

Nature, our most precious resource

When: Reception Friday, September 5th, 7-9 p.m. Gallery open Saturdays throughout September.

Where: The Beebe House, 236 W. Foster St., Melrose

Everyday Nature is under threat by those who do not appreciate its value. In this year’s Fells Art month show,  the works of over 30 artists from around the region and make the case for all us to protect this fragile resource. Through paintings, photography, sculpture and glass objects, these artists show the splendor that surrounds us.  Featured in the show are artists from Melrose, Malden, Stoneham, Medford, Wakefield, Norwood, Arlington, Vineyard Haven  and as far away as Illinois.  Mike Oliver, the show’s organizer and a Friends board member, said:

This year’s show expands on previous shows that focused on the Fells by 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.

Opening reception is September 5th from 7-9 at the Beebe Estate, 236 West Foster Street, Melrose. The Gallery is open Saturdays from 11-3 and by appointment.
The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is dedicated to the protection and harmonious use of the Fells; promoting awareness, policies and programs to honor and preserve the ecological, historical and recreational resources of this urban forest reservation.

Brushed - Michelle Rial

Brushed – Michelle Rial

Its goals are to:

1. Instill awareness and appreciation of the Fells as a valuable natural and historical resource which will foster a sense of stewardship within the larger community.

2. Develop programs for recreation, enjoyment, and study of the Fells which are harmonious with landscape and habitat.

3. In cooperation with others, develop and advocate for policies designed to preserve and protect the Fells Reservation.

Owned by the city of Melrose and operated by the Beebe Board of Trustees, the Beebe Estate is the finest Greek Revival-style mansion in Melrose. Its elegant cupola and elaborate balustrade have graced West Foster Street for more than one hundred and seventy years. The Beebe Estate serves both as a cultural center for the City of Melrose where local artists can display their work and as a restored historic home available for rental to private parties and organizations.

For more information call 781-662-2340.

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