The Wrack: arts

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The Nature of Art in Nature

June 5, 2017 By Nik Charov Filed under Article Tags: artistsartstwo worlds

The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 6/4/2017, and Making It At Home's 6/7/2017 issue.


When I first visited the Wells Reserve for a job interview five years ago, I discovered a sculpture on a lawn at the end of the trail to Laudholm Beach. I was struck by the way a simple metal hoop globe (an “armillary,” I later learned) brought out the immensity of the ocean behind it. I knew then that if I got the job at the Wells Reserve, I would try to bring more sculptures into the natural environment at Laudholm. Art placed in nature can bring out the best aspects of both.

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Thank You Emma!

June 2, 2017 By Suzanne Kahn Filed under Article Tags: artsinternships

Associated People Kristen Grant

Emma Shedd, a graduating senior of Cape Elizabeth High School, spent the past three weeks interning at the Wells Reserve. She worked for one of those weeks with our Maine Sea Grant partner, Kristen Grant, adding coastal access content to the Sea Grant website. The other two weeks were spent contributing to the Reserve's education program with the creation of two beautiful canvas murals. One of the murals will hang on the big yellow barn, welcoming children to summer camp, and the other will be used during education programs to introduce the beach habitat to students. We are incredibly grateful to Emma for her time and talent, and hope she will come back for a visit soon! Safe travels, Emma! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Emma Shedd

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