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GREAT HALL EXHIBIT: FERTILE GROUND —CORN, CRANBERRIES, TOBACCO AND ARTISTS 10:00 am
GREAT HALL EXHIBIT: FERTILE GROUND —CORN, CRANBERRIES, TOBACCO AND ARTISTS @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 29 @ 10:00 am – Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm
The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s exhibit explores connections between the Connecticut River Valley’s agricultural landscape and generations of artists in the Fuller family of Deerfield. Imaginary art studios represent three generations—George Fuller’s painting studio, Arthur Negus Fuller’s printmaking studio, and Elizabeth Brooks Fuller’s en plein air (outdoor) studio. Enjoy reproductions of oil paintings, prints, and watercolors from Memorial Hall Museum’s Fuller collection, and  learn how farming influenced these artists’ work. Designed to engage all ages, with English and Spanish translations.  
STORY WALK® The Busy Tree 10:00 am
STORY WALK® The Busy Tree @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
Enjoy a Story, Fresh Air and Exercise! Join us on the grounds of the Great Falls Discovery Center for a FREE self-guided StoryWalk.® This walk through the Great Falls Discovery Center lawn features the children’s book “The Busy Tree” by Jennifer Ward. Just follow the path on the lawn to laminated book pages posted along the route. A wonderful story celebrating trees is waiting for you! The StoryWalk® may not be available during lawn mowing.* * The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Stor Walk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. This StoryWalk® is provided by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Interpretive Services.
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GREAT HALL EXHIBIT: LIGHT, BREATH, FORM 10:00 am
GREAT HALL EXHIBIT: LIGHT, BREATH, FORM @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm
  Paintings and sculpture by Christine and Bill Copeland draw from their experiences of living in a forested river valley, for all ages. The exhibit features pensive and playful human and animal figures surrounded by renderings of vernal pools, waterfalls and a seasonally changing landscape. Abstract pieces and geologic tiles suggest deep time and evolutionary processes.  
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EXHIBIT RECEPTION: LIGHT, BREATH, FORM 1:00 pm
EXHIBIT RECEPTION: LIGHT, BREATH, FORM @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to join artists Christine and Bill Copeland in an opening reception for their paintings and sculpture with light snacks and live music from a jazz trio in the courtyard of the center. Rain location will be inside the Great Hall.  
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ART NATURALLY SERIES: DISCOVER NATURE THROUGH STORY AND ART 10:30 am
ART NATURALLY SERIES: DISCOVER NATURE THROUGH STORY AND ART @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). Join us for two FREE programs this month in this series featuring stories and art, soaking up the natural world as we go. Come early and enjoy reading the Story Walk® on the lawn. Workshop begins at 10:30 a.m. Materials are provided free. Registration recommended, call the center. August 14—The StoryWalk® is The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward and the art technique is gel printing using oak leaves. August 28—The StoryWalk® is Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope and the art technique is nature weaving. Make a butterfly!  
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ART NATURALLY SERIES: DISCOVER NATURE THROUGH STORY AND ART 10:30 am
ART NATURALLY SERIES: DISCOVER NATURE THROUGH STORY AND ART @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). Join us for two FREE programs this month in this series featuring stories and art, soaking up the natural world as we go. Come early and enjoy reading the Story Walk® on the lawn. Workshop begins at 10:30 a.m. Materials are provided free. Meet in the Great Hall. Registration recommended, call the center. August 14—The StoryWalk® is The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward and the art technique is gel printing using oak leaves. August 28—The StoryWalk® is Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope and the art technique is nature weaving. Make a butterfly!  
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