Nature: A Deep Appreciation

The Friends of the Middlesex Fells is seeking artists of various media for its 7th annual Fells Art Month in September, 2017, at the Beebe Estate Gallery, 235 West Foster in Melrose. The opening reception takes place on Friday, September 8, 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 August 7, 2017. For more information, call 781-662-2340.

On September 25th, Friends of the Fells hosted it’s 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Reception at the Beebe Estate.  About 20 guests joined us that night including Friends’ staff and board members, Trail Adopters, Babes in the Woods leaders, and others who support us in the office, in the field, or in our various publicity efforts.  The Friends of the Fells could not function without significant volunteer participation in all aspects of our work and programs.  While we appreciate our volunteers every day, it was great to have one night set aside to focus on them.

The event was scheduled during Fells Art Month at the Beebe, so that guests could browse the various works of art celebrating “Nature, our Most Precious Resource.”  A selection of cheeses and delicious pies were served and a slideshow of our “volunteers in action” was displayed continuously through the evening.  Volunteers spent the evening relaxing, sharing stories and catching up on the latest goings-on in and around the Fells.  It was a grand way to spend a crisp Autumn evening, with fine food, fine art and fine people.

Friends of the Fells extends a hearty thank you to ALL of our volunteers, for all that you do.  We owe you more gratitude than one evening can demonstrate, but we very much enjoyed this opportunity to step out of our busy lives and reflect on the great experiences we’ve shared.  We’ll have to do it again, soon.

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