June is National Rivers Month and there a number of activities related to rivers that I’m involved with over the next few weeks. My personal favorite is, no real surprise, an exhibit of my photographs at the Nashoba Brook Bakery in West Concord, Massachusetts.
A few words about the exhibit from my artist’s statement:
The Assabet River travels 31 miles from Westborough to Concord. Even though it flows through nine towns, several of which owe their very existence to the river, relatively few people who live and work along its path take perhaps more than a moment to enjoy its ever-changing landscape.
The photographs in this exhibit explore the Assabet River and its tributaries by seeking out places and moments “in between”. You will see transitions between the water and the shoreline, between water and ice, between water and air, and between the surface and what lies below.
These small places in between serve as metaphors, as the river finds itself in between: on a path to restoration after some 200 years of abuse.
If you are in the area, please stop by and have a look. Even if you don’t fancy the photographs I’m pretty sure you will enjoy the coffee, teas, pastries, and award-winning breads at Nashoba Brook Bakery. John and his staff are absolutely top-notch and we are frequent visitors on the weekends (mmmm, scones). Please support this great business who, in turn, supports artists such as myself with the use of their hallway and cafe for displaying all types of visual artworks. If the weather is nice, have your coffee outside next to Nashoba Brook, a tributary of the Assabet River, which flows right behind the cafe.
The exhibit runs through August. Nashoba Brook Bakery is located on 152 Commonwealth Avenue in West Concord (directions) and is open 7 days a week from 7am-5pm (8am on Sunday).
Many thanks to John Gates of Nashoba Brook Bakery for the exhibit space and to Spencer Marks for the use of his awesome Epson 4880 printer which was used to make most of the prints.