Sense of Place: Regional Art Exhibit in Groton This September & October
Contact: Joni Parker-Roach
GROTON, MA—There are certain locations around the world that have always attracted artists, and Groton, in the heart of Massachusetts’ Nashoba Valley, is one—the former home of Edmund Tarbell of the Boston School, who fell in love with the landscape; Mary Minifie, who follows in his footsteps; and Paul Matisse, whose Kalliroscope Gallery, in a repurposed old church, is a focal point of the local art and music scene.
The work of these three and 20 other area artists will be on display during the months of September and October at three walkable locations on Groton’s Main Street: The Groton History Center (Open Sat, Sun, Mon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The Groton Inn (open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and the Groton Public Library (open Tues through Sun, hours vary), with a satellite location at Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard (open Thurs to Sun, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
An artist reception will be held September 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Groton Inn. The Inn is also home to two J. D. Poor murals and a working gallery, NOA Gallery at the Groton Inn, featuring 60 rotating works by New England artists. A coffee table book featuring the works on display and stories of the artists’ inspirations will be for sale and launched at the reception.
The exhibit was the idea of Bobbie Spiegelman, Former President of the Groton History Center, whose goal was “to find the connections between history, place and art and to capture the talents in our community in the 2020s. The artists—painters, sculptors, a musical instrument maker, poets, photographers—are each creating an original piece that conveys their vision of this environment—natural, cultural, spiritual.” With COVID, the focus for some artists has taken on the overlay of this period in time and their personal pandemic journeys.
The Groton Inn, the centerpiece of this charming, historic New England town, is offering exhibit-goers the chance to turn the Sense of Place experience into a weekend getaway with a reduced rate on September 25 and 26. Space is limited.
Learn more here.