The following was submitted by Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation:
The splendor of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is on display during Fells Arts Month.
In any season, the Middlesex Fells is a place of solace, reflection and inspiration. During Fells Arts Month, 24 artists from Cambridge, Malden, Melrose, Medford and Lowell will be showcasing the beauty of the Fells through painting, photography, fiber arts, and collages at the Beebe Estate 235 West Foster St, Melrose.
As part of the show, the Medford Historical Society will be displaying three of George Davenport’s 1880’s photographs. Davenport was one of the Fell’s early champions. His photographs capture the eloquent beauty of the Fells that inspired he and others to work fervently to preserve it.
Also for this year, we will be offering a children‘s art program entitled "Making Art through Nature." Using natural materials, participants will construct objects of art. The free program is limited to 10 children per class. To reserve a spot, call 781-662-2340.
Fells Arts month kicks off with a reception on Friday, September 7 from 7-9, a fun evening of food, music and art. The gallery will be open on Saturdays from 11-3 and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-2 by appointment.
Other events throughout the month include:
•Conversations with the artists on Saturdays
•Children’s Art classes with Adrian Johnston , Sept 8 and 22 and Ingebord Buggraf September 15 and 29
•Round the Middlesex Fells – Historic talk and video premiere with Mike Ryan and Bob Ghika,, September 10, 7 pm
•Fells 5 Chamber event Monday. September 24th 6 pm. Check the website for updates.
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. It is located at 235 West Foster St, Melrose.
For over 25 years, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation has worked tirelessly for the protection and harmonious use of the Fells by promoting awareness, policies and programs which honor and preserve the landscape and heritage of this public resource for current and future generations. Throughout the year, the Friends offer guided hikes, public programs and its very popular Babes in the woods program which introduces very young children to the wonders of the Middlesex Fells Reservation.