My cup is bubbling over with much gratitude to all the folks who attended the FOREST JOY reception Nov. 3 at the Gallery@57 in Malden! My show is part of a pilot of a new series of mini art exhibitions there entitled Wall Art Limelight, complete with artist receptions on First Fridays. Limelight Artists can choose a community partner – a local charitable organization to help raise funds and awareness for a cause. By inviting another organization to the event, this build community and invites more people to enjoy the arts and make new connections.
I was so excited to choose the Boston Outdoor Preschool Network (BOPN) as a community partner! BOPN recently started a forest preschool at local Pine Banks Park, which is accessible from public transportation and walking distance from the city center. We’ve joined forces to help raise funds. It’s my greatest wish that financial barriers be removed so more kids can go to forest pre-school. You can help spread forest joy, too, by donating here: https://givebutter.com/BOPNgiving
The reception was so fun! I brought snacks, met lots of amazing people, gave away raffle prizes, and was very excited to put some red dots on the wall next to several sold works!
Thanks to everyone who asked me to sign copies of How To Say Hello To A Worm! And it was inspiring to see the next generation of nature artists drawing with chalk on the sidewalk.
The show is up until Nov. 28, so if you missed the opening, please visit the gallery at 57 Pleasant St. during open winter hours:
Or let me know if you are interested in a print or painting. And thank you for looking!
These three paintings are available as prints, also.
Photos courtesy Sandy Felder, Jess Semeraro, & Greg Cook, 2023.