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Concord Journal, The (MA)
September 22, 2009


Nancy Reilly of Concord is among eight local artists featured in Boston Children’s Museum’s newest art exhibit, “I See Trees,” on view through Nov. 1.The artists included in the “I See Trees” exhibit created pieces of art from trees or inspired by trees. Each found inspiration from trees in a different way, ranging from a collection of seemingly normal garden tools with twisted, gnarled wood for handles to whimsical representations of trees in mosaic and watercolor. One artist crafted a ladle and two small boxes using the traditional Wabanaki techniques he learned from his great-grandfather.Reilly’s contribution to the show is “Bittersweet Bench,” a bench created from Oriental bittersweet vines.On Sept. 20, Boston Children’s Museum will host a meet-the-artists event with several of the artists included in the “I See Trees” exhibit from 2 to 4 p.m. During this time, visitors can ask the artists questions, learn about the different tools and techniques the artists use, and learn what inspires the artists to create their work.The Gallery at Boston Children’s Museum features contemporary works by New England artists. The artwork is arranged in a small space and paired with signs that help develop “looking skills” and spark conversation.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays until 9 p.m.Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for children age 1-15 and senior citizens. Children under the age of 1 and museum members are admitted free. Visitors on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. receive a reduced admission of $1.

For more information visit the museum’s Web site.



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