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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


Friends of the Fells

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.
Friends of the Fells


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