Beyond Boundaries Greenway Art Exhibition Grand Opening
Gather in Pettee Square, near the Depot Coffee Shoppe for the occasion, which will feature live music, food from Better Life Food, hands-on arts demonstrations for kids (presented by Kidcasso and New Art Center), giant puppets, and more!
We’ll be joined by Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller for a short speaking program around 5:30 to officially open the exhibit. Following, you'll have plenty of daylight hours to explore the sculptures up along the Greenway (artists will be on hand to lead curated tours).
MORE ABOUT THE GREENWAY ARTS PROJECT
The Greenway Arts project is a collaboration between the N-Squared Innovation District Initiative, Studios Without Walls and the New Art Center to help attract people the Upper Falls Greenway. The curated Upper Falls Exhibit, titled Beyond Boundaries, will feature work from up to 15 artists from around the Boston area including those from Newton and Needham. By joining the arts community with local residents and businesses, the N-Squared Innovation District Initiative aims to activate the greenway as a gathering point for everyone.
All the sculptures are designed to fit into the landscape, with some being commissioned specifically for this property. This includes one piece titled Qwgklak of Upper Falls, a plant creature that could reach 6 to 8 feet tall.
The exhibit, which will run through Sept. 2, was curated with underwriting support by The Village Bank, The and Northland Development Corp., patron sponsors Charles River Neighborhood Foundation and Crosspoint Associates, benefactor sponsors The New Art Center in Newton, Inc. and the Bay Colony Rail Trail as well as generous donations from individuals within the community.