May
26
to Oct 13

2019 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Come join us for the 2019 Sculpture Walk!

Take a self guided tour around the beautiful grounds of Old Frog Pond Farm and witness the wonderful fusion of art and nature. 

All are welcome!! 

Open Every Sunday Beginning May 26th, from 1-5pm

Closes October 13th 

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Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Plein Air Poetry Walk 2019

Plein Air Poetry

Walk with the 2019 Plein Air Poets to the sites that inspired their poems and listen to them read their words. This event is free and there will be a reception following the walk.

A chapbook of the 2019 collection of poems will be available for purchase. The chapbook will be a beautiful full-color book with poems and corresponding sculptures displayed together designed by one of our artists, Lynn Horsky.

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Mar
30
to May 30

The Gallery at Indian Hill: Kaddish

Linda Hoffman: Kaddish

On view at The Gallery at Indian Hill

Camilla Blackman Hall at Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street, Littleton MA

General Exhibit Hours: M-F: 9am-8pm and Saturday: 8am-4pm*

Artist Reception: Friday, April 26, 6-8pm. Public welcome.


*PLEASE NOTE: Contact Indian Hill before planning your visit as there could be an event in our gallery space: 978.486.9524 (press 0).

Artist Statement:

This exhibit, Kaddish, is named after the ancient Hebrew prayer recited to mourn those who have died. Interestingly, this prayer never mentions death, but is a chant of praise and concludes with a supplication for world peace. 

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The Art of Linda Hoffman & Ariel Matisse
Jan
25
to Mar 15

The Art of Linda Hoffman & Ariel Matisse

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Come and enjoy the art of Linda Hoffman and Ariel Matisse in this exhibition held at Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

The exhibition runs from January 25th until March 15th, all are welcome to attend!

Opening reception to be held Friday March 1st from 6-7:30pm.

Hopkinton Center for The Arts

98 Hayden Rowe Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Bolton & Harvard Open Studios

Join us for the First Annual Bolton & Harvard "Open Studio" weekend! Many talented artists from Harvard and Bolton will be displaying their work at multiple locations  throughout these towns. Linda Hoffman's Studio at Old Frog Pond Farm will be open. The studio will also be showing wire sculptures by Ariel Matisse and jewelry by Amy Kilham. Visit openartstudios.org for more information on this event! 

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Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

African Drum Class: Friday Evenings

Drummers! We are in the heart of summer and playing en plein air - the way it should be! Come join our joyful community and drum with us every Friday evening at Old Frog Pond Farm (please visit this site for directions!). Moussa is our gifted teacher who will take us into West Africa through the richness, complexity and beauty of it's rhythm. We are now playing the new rhythm, Soukauroubani. 

If you need a drum just let us know! All are welcome - from beginner to advanced! We hope to see you in class!

Please let us know if you are coming! 

Contact Blase Provitola 

Moussa has some nice drums for sale from Mali as well a his CDs. Visit: 

http://moussadjembeclass.wixsite.com/moussa

 

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Jun
23
to Oct 21

Grounds For Play

Grounds For Play, Sculptures that Excite the Imagination at the Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 15, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grounds For Play, Sculptures that Excite the Imagination showcases members of the New England Sculptors Association. Work ranging from the whimsical to the complex will be located in the woods and walking areas of the Fuller's 22 acre surroundings as well as in the galleries and the courtyard. I’ll be creating an installation, “Just Sitting”, in the water moat of the museum. For more information see the Fuller website.

  https://fullercraft.org/event/grounds-for-play-sculptures-that-excite-the-imagination/

Just Sitting, part of installation for the Fuller Craft Museum exhibit, Grounds For Play.

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May
21
10:00 AM10:00

Art on the Trails "Unexpected Gestures"

June 11th -September 23th, 2018

Opening Reception June 13th  6-8 pm. Beals Preserve in Southborough.

This is a "moving celebration", and will feature a leisurely walk along the trails to hear participating artists speak about their work. Juried by Jean Mineo, former director of the Boston Sculptors Association, the theme of "Unexpected Gestures" is meant to integrate or contrast with the natural environment. 

Learn more about this event at www.artonthetrails.com or by contacting Catherine Weber at cweber@artonthetrails.com or 508-523-3605.Unexpected Gestures

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May
12
to Oct 31

New England Sculptors Association Exhibition, "Sculpture in the Garden"

The Gardens at Elm Bank May -Oct 2018

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

900 Washington Street (Rt 16), Wellesley, MA 02482

Opening Reception to coincide with a new Event — Sculpture in Bloom in collaboration with area garden clubs, more details to follow soon: Date TBD. The exhibit will be primarily outdoors, located throughout the blooming 36 acre gardens!

 

Tree Harp at Elm Bank.

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Apr
29
to Jun 3

Beyond Boundaries

"Beyond Boundaries" with Studios Without Walls 

Now through June 3, 2018!

Currently on view in Riverway Park, Chapel Street, Brookline, located near the Longwood T stop. The exhibition including 14 sculptors working in a range of mediums is brightening the day for daily commuters and park users. The Teacup Explorer is a collaborative sculpture with Gabrielle White. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Teacup Explorer with Gabrielle White

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Jul
11
to Aug 12

Connections, Juried Exhibit at 6 Bridges Gallery

6 Bridges Gallery presents Connections, their Second Annual Juried Exhibit, July 11 – August 12, 2017. In this exhibit, 24 Artists reveal the connections that define our lives and the world in which we live—whether tangible or intangible, strong as steel or ethereal as the finest silk thread.

Reception on July 15th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Connections  artists includes work by the following artists: Jess Barnett, Julia Berkley, Caroline Casey, Evan Charney, Gail Coito, Autumn Doyle, Evan Fable, Stacy Friedman, Douglass Gray, Kim Gulino, Paul Hitchen, Linda Hoffman, Amanda Kidd Schall, Joel Moskowitz, Gillian Orlinsky, Samantha Pasapane, Rudi Pizzi, Michelle Poirier, Spencer Robinson, Karen Rothman, Rebecca Skinner, Judith Stein, Caron Tabb, Kim Triedman.

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods

Opening Reception for Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods, an outdoor sculpture exhibit juried by Mary Tinti at Beals Preserve, a  55-acre tract of land, owned and managed by the Southborough Open Land Foundation in Southborough, Massachusetts. Join Linda Hoffman along with nine other sculptors for the opening reception. Exhibit dates are June 3 to September 24. For more information: Here!

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Jan
6
to Mar 30

After Apple Pruning Exhibit

The Launch

The Launch

After Apple Pruning is an installation of sculpture by Linda Hoffman with Lynn Horsky, Ariel Matisse, and Gabrielle White. The artists use apple prunings, natural fibers, fruit grafting techniques, and small bronze figures to create sculptures inspired by the apple orchard at Old Frog Pond Farm. Hidden Fruit, The Grafted Life, and Apple Pressing are among the new work.

The Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, Massachusetts 01720

Hours: M- F 9-5pm

 

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Trees: The Authentic Gesture, Watercolor Workshop in the Orchard
Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Trees: The Authentic Gesture, Watercolor Workshop in the Orchard

This workshop is for anyone – professional painters as well as those who want to spend a delightful afternoon with paint and water! Our focus will be on capturing the form of the apple trees through the authentic gesture.  We will paint from the body — from the heart; and give ourselves over to the unexpected drips of color, as well as intentional brushstrokes. The instructor, Imadiel Ariel, is a full time fine artist, painter and photographer, who was a gallery instructor for many years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, taught classes at the Umbrella in Concord,  and now teaches painting from her studio in Natick, MA. She can be reached at imadiel.art@gmail.com

Workshop fee: $35; supplies if you need them: $20. Reserve early online at as this workshop is sure to fill.

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Sculpture Exhibit Reception for the Artists
Sep
18
1:00 PM13:00

Sculpture Exhibit Reception for the Artists

WIND SCULPTURE  , MICHIO IHARA   PHOTO: BOB HESSE

WIND SCULPTURE, MICHIO IHARA   PHOTO: BOB HESSE

Celebrate art and the artists! Join us for music by The Morningside Studio Jazz Band and meet some of the artists.

At 2:30 Pamela Worden, founder and president for many years of the nonprofit group Urban Arts, will lead a tour of the exhibit.

A great event to meet old friends and make new ones.

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THE WISE SILENCE, ANDREA THOMPSON  PHOTO: ARTIST

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Plein Air Poetry Walk
Sep
11
2:00 PM14:00

Plein Air Poetry Walk

Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio's Poet-in-Residence, Susan Edwards Richmond, has once again invited poets to walk the rich landscape of pond, waterfall, fields, and woods of our farm and write poetry inspired by a particular location, artwork, or vista.  This year's theme: SPLASH

We invite you to join us during the fall harvest to walk around the farm, stopping at the various locations of inspiration to listen to the poems. Chapbooks of the poetry will be available for sale.  Refreshments will follow the reading.

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Yoga and Creativity
Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga and Creativity

In this class of kundalini yoga, we will work with the concepts of inspiration, revelation, and manifestation.  Kundalini yoga is a yoga of energy and awareness, using asanas (postures), mudras (hand gestures), mantras (sound), drishti (eye focus), and body locks (bhands) in an integrated manner to allow the kundalini energy to rise from the lower centers in the body to the higher centers.  Kundalini is often translated as ‘creative potential,’ and it is said that the kundalini energy lies coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine, but can be elevated through conscious practice. 

The instructor, William Lenderking, PhD., (Sach Prem Singh) is a Yoga Alliance certified kundalini yoga teacher, a poet and musician.  The class will be accessible to all!  Beginners welcome!!  Price is $15 and can be purchased through our website or paid directly to the instructor. 

Old Frog Pond Farm is an inspirational place to explore creativity.  We will gather in the Medicine Wheel. Bring mats, sunscreen, water, pen and paper.  Bring a picnic, pick some raspberries, and stay for the Plein Air Poetry reading that starts at 2 PM. 

William Lenderking

William Lenderking

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Welcome Walt Whitman
Sep
4
2:00 PM14:00

Welcome Walt Whitman

Stephen Collins performs An Afternoon with Walt Whitman

Stephen Collins performs An Afternoon with Walt Whitman

Join us for  "An Afternoon with Walt Whitman."  The performance features samplings of Whitman's poetry and selections from archival interviews with the poet. You will go away with a much better understanding of the man and the poet!

Please purchase your tickets ahead from our online store to save a seat!

Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge, and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After twenty plus years in a sales career, he is back doing what he truly loves - performing and teaching. Recently he has been teaching seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost, and Contemporary Poetry at various locations throughout the country.

I certainly plan to take the student's advice and invite you back to Lenox next year.
     William J. Irvin, Ph.D., Lenox Memorial High School

I was simply blown away with your performance. A tour de force!
     Michael Robertson, English Department, College of New Jersey
 

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Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Sep
3
to Oct 10

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

NUBIAN  , DAVID CRANE   PHOTO BOB HESSE

NUBIAN, DAVID CRANE   PHOTO BOB HESSE

Old Frog Pond Farm and Studio's annual outdoor sculpture exhibit featuring artwork from sculptors throughout New England is open on weekends from 11 -5 pm.

The tenth annual sculpture walk opens on Saturday, September 3, 2016 and will be open weekends through Columbus Day, Monday, October 10, 2016 from 11 - 5pm. Exhibiting artists are Barbara Andrus, Bj Andrus, David Crane, Ted Castro, Kevin Duffy, Anne Eder, Liz Fletcher, Robert Hesse, Linda Hoffman, Michio Ihara, Madeleine Lord, Paul Matisse, Frances Patnaude, Yin Peet, Erika Radich, Margot Stage, Karin Stanley, Marina Strauss, Andrea Thompson, Joseph Wheelwright, Gabrielle White, and Melanie Zibit.

This year's reception for the artists will be on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 1 - 4pm. Visitors can meet the artists and enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition.  Live music performed by The Morningside Studio Jazz Band led by Dan Fox.

Suggested Donation is $7 or $20 for a family.  

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Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing
Aug
14
1:00 PM13:00

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing

It was a drowsy summer afternoon, and the Forest was full of gentle sounds, which all seemed to be saying to Pooh, 'Don't listen to Rabbit, listen to me.' 

A. A. Milne

 

Go to a Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses.
This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, 
the medicine of simply being in the forest.

DISCOVER TOGETHER!

DISCOVER TOGETHER!

 

Old Frog Pond Farm's afternoon workshop will be led by certified Forest Therapy Guide, Nadine Mazzola. 

Shinrin-yoku was developed in Japan during the 1980s. Using sensory immersion in the forest and other healing environments, shinrin-yoku has has become part of the Japanese preventive health care and healing.

The fee is $25 for the afternoon. Once you register you will receive more information about what to bring and what to expect. Click here for online registration.

For more information on this practice that connects us to the earth visit the official website:www.shinrin-yoku.org

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Apr
30
to May 22

17th Annual Exhibition Studios Without Walls Gateways at Riverway Park, Brookline

The 17th annual exhibition of Studios Without Walls presents "Gateways" , a temporary environmental installation of  the works of 16 sculptors. Linda Hoffman and Gabrielle White will be exhibiting their newest collaborative sculpture, Temenos in this exhibit. 

Temenos  installed at Old Frog Pond Farm

Temenos installed at Old Frog Pond Farm

Last year they exhibited Compost Tea

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Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference at Harvard Divinity School
Mar
31
to Apr 1

Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference at Harvard Divinity School

“'The Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture' aims to bring together farmers, religious and spiritual leaders, and academics, respectively, to join in a robust and stimulating discussion about the spirit of sustainable agriculture, delineating its past, celebrating and investigating its present, and theorizing its future."

Linda Hoffman will be presenting "Feeding the Body, Feeding hte Spirit: Agriculture, Art, and Community at Old frog Pond Farm" on Friday, April 1 at 2 pm.  

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The 2016 Soil & Nutrition Conference
Feb
8
to Feb 9

The 2016 Soil & Nutrition Conference

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NURTURING NATURE FOR FOOD QUALITY

Linda Hoffman will be presenting, A Natural Approach to the New England Apple Orchard, on Tuesday February 9 2016 at 11:15AM.

The 5th Annual 2016 Soil & Nutrition Conference is being held at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA.  It will gather farmers, researchers, nutritionists, and food system advocates for a multidisciplinary conversation exploring the potential to improve food quality through regenerative agriculture that builds soil, crop and ecosystem health. We will explore how soil health and crop quality are interrelated, and how a renewed focus on the food qualities that industrial agriculture forgot – flavor and nutrition – can help drive transformation with important societal benefits.

For more information and registration, please click here.

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