Wayside Inn show explores uniqueness of subject and artist
Region – Members of the Oak Grove Painters Club, made up of eight Metrowest area artists, will display 25 recent paintings May 7 to June 27. Each work exhibited in the Wayside Inn Gallery depicts an everyday scene that is part of the multiacre Wayside Inn Historic Site in Sudbury. The gallery is open free to the public seven days, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all artwork benefits the nonprofit mission of the Wayside Inn Historic Site.
The Oak Grove Painters have been painting together throughout Massachusetts for more than two years. Inspired by turn-of-the-century Boston School painters, the Oak Grove artists paint their subjects “plein air” – each portraying a special appreciation for the timelessness embodied by the village-like campus. The Wayside Inn’s buildings, grounds and scenic vistas are by each group member, providing a fresh perspective on a property that is familiar to many people.
Generations of artists have been drawn to the Wayside Inn since the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow first visited in 1862 and published his landmark book of poems, “Tales of a Wayside Inn” in 1863. Inspiring professionals and amateurs alike, the Wayside Inn owns and exhibits a variety of works painted over the last 150 years, making the Oak Grove Painters’ art appear right at home.
The Wayside Inn Gallery is located at 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury. For more information about the display call 978-443-1776 or visit www.wayside.org/events.
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