Hopkinton – The public is invited to the grand opening of Art on the Trail along the Hopkinton Center Trail Sunday, Aug. 2, from 2-4 p.m., for the unveiling of nine new sculpture installations. Created by residents of Hopkinton and nearby towns, some of the projects will be produced with the help of community groups such as the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, the Senior Center, Serenity House, and the Girl Scouts, with others contributed by individual artists. At 2:15 speakers will deliver introductory remarks at the Center Trail entrance across from Hopkinton Lumber, and at 2:45, the artists will accompany the group on a walk to visit each installation.
The exhibition will be on display through Sept. 26. During the exhibition, nearly 20 local poets, led by Polly Brown and Cheryl Perreault, will respond to the artwork with original poems they will compose en plein air. On Sept. 19, at 2 p.m., a poetry reading along the trail will feature these pieces, adding another dimension to the Art on the Trail.
The exhibition is made possible through a collaboration of the Upper Charles Trail Committee, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, the Hopkinton Area Land Trust, sculptor Michael Alfano, Cheryl Perreault, and Polly Brown. For more information, visit the Hopkinton Center for the Arts at www.hopartscenter.org/exhibits.