May Art Blossoming

By Mike Oliver

Shelby Meyerhoff, Forest Kindergarten instructor, is one of the featured artists in May Art Blossoming  at the Beebe Estate, 235 West Foster St, Melrose. May Art Blossoming celebrates the creative spirit in all of us.

 Shelby is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including body painting and photography. She is an active member of the Friends of the Fells and a teacher in our youth forest programs. The Middlesex Fells is an important source of inspiration for her art, which often features plants, animals, or other elements of the natural world. She is thrilled to be exhibiting her work at the Beebe Estate in the May Art Blossoming show. To learn more, visit

The show also showcases painters Katie Cornog, Rachel Weiner, Frances Trumbrull, Dan Cianfarini and photographers Merle Gordon, Jim Smith and Astrid Erickson.

Reception is May 5 from 7-9 pm . The art can also be viewed on Saturdays from 11-3. For more information , contact Mike Oliver at

Also please note that submissions are already open for the September Fells Art Month:

Call to Artists

The Friends of the Middlesex Fells is seeking artists of various media for its 7th annual Fells Art Month for the month of September, 2017,  at the Beebe Estates Gallery, 235 West Foster in Melrose. Opening reception is September 7, from 7-9 pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 11-3.

This year’s theme is Nature: A Deep Appreciation. We are seeking art that vividly demonstrates why Nature needs to be appreciated and protected; size limit for hanging art is 20” x 20”. There is a $20 donation requested to the Friends to exhibit. Artwork may be available for sale.

Please submit a maximum of three samples to Mike Oliver at by July 15, 2017. For more information, call 781-662-2340.