Upcoming Events at Summer Star


Summer Star Music Presents: Music in the Woods


Music by: The Merz Trio


Sunday Sept. 13th @ 2:00pm – Located in the Tree Room of the Trailhead House

Lee Dionne – Piano | Brigid Coleridge – Violin | Julia Yang – Cello

The Trio has gained recognition as Winners of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Competition and Gold Medalists of the Fischoff and Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competitions. They are currently the Graduate Piano Trio in residence at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Click Here to learn more about the Merz Trio

Program

Gestillte Sehnsucht Op. 91.  No 1

Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello Op. 63

Stars

La Plus Que Lente

Traumgekront

Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello

Johannes Brahams

Robert Schumann

Pauline Viardot

Claude Debussy

Alban Berg

Maurice Ravel

Seats are limited, overall there are no more than 28 seats (Just 8 groups). In order to follow the Public Health Department six feet distancing guideline to protect everyone, please wear a face cover and stay with your group. Please email us: info@summerstarwildlife.org to make a reservation. Guests must be 16 years old or older.

**UPDATE: This event has reached capacity! Please be on the look out for future events!**


Trailhead House of Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary Re-opens on Saturday August 1st, 2020

Dear visitors and friends,

Summer Star will partially re-open our Trailhead House —carefully following the Public Health Safety Measures— on Saturday, August 1st, starting at 11am, and will be closed at 3pm, Saturday through Tuesday.

It has been four months passed by.

We seemed never ready to recognize, to experience the sorrow, the despair, the disappointment, the pain, the loss, and the loneliness from the attack by the coronavirus—in such unthinkable way. We were expected to digest, to fight back, to protect, and to accept. We felt the emotions and we learned our lessons.

We tried our best.

Let us meet again at the Gallery and on the trails, to find back those moments of beauty, tranquility, and intimacy that nature has shared with all of us.

Shalin Liu, The Founder and Manager, and the Summer Star team

July 28, 2020

“Trail Into The Woods” Art by Teri Malo
“Afternoon at the Pond” Art by Teri Malo
“Ode to the Winter Woods” Art by Teri Malo

Artist Bio: Teri Malo

Teri Malo grew up around dairy farms and woodlands in Central Massachusetts. Her interest in nature reflects her childhood playing outside both in the woods and on the farms, and helping with the family’s part-time business raising chrysanthemums and lettuce. A sense of wonder and delight permeates all her responses to nature, as seen in her paintings.

 Ms. Malo graduated from Emmanuel College and received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, where her passions centered on printmaking.

Ms. Malo’s most recent work focuses on elemental themes from nature – water, air, granite, and forests. Using photography to record her daily walks, Malo pieces together composite views of her favorite places, capturing the essence of each location. Sometimes the result is a “view” in its entirety, while at other times the paintings are more like a pieced quilt of close-up details recomposed into a more abstract memory painting.  The paintings utilize techniques borrowed from her studies in printmaking, watercolor and oil painting.

Ms. Malo’s works are in a number of collections, including the DeCordova Museum, Newport Art Museum, The Blackstone Group, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Baystate Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Parmenter Hospice, Bryant College, Otis Elevator, and numerous private collections.

Linden Street Gallery at Summer Star Wildlife Presents:

Into The Woods

An Art Show by Teri Malo

August 1st, 2020 – January 31st, 2021

Boylston, MA— The Linden Street Gallery at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary announces the opening of its latest art exhibit—Into the Woods, a collection of paintings by Teri Malo.  The exhibit opens on August 1, 2020 and will be on view until January 31, 2021. 

Teri Malo thinks of painting as discovery and summary. All of her impressions from time spent in the woods – the sounds, the scents, the air and temperature, the patterns of light, the shapes of leaves and gestures of trees are reassembled two-dimensionally to form multiple perspectives on a sense of place across time.

Ms. Malo graduated from Emmanuel College and received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, where her passions centered on printmaking.  Ms. Malo’s most recent work focuses on elemental themes from nature – water, air, granite, and forests. Using photography to record her daily walks, Malo pieces together composite views of her favorite places, capturing the essence of each location. Sometimes the result is a “view” in its entirety, while at other times the paintings are more like a pieced quilt of close-up details recomposed into a more abstract memory painting.  The paintings utilize techniques borrowed from her studies in printmaking, watercolor and oil painting.  Ms. Malo’s works are in a number of collections, including the DeCordova Museum, Newport Art Museum, The Blackstone Group, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Baystate Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Parmenter Hospice, Bryant College, Otis Elevator, and numerous private collections.

The mission of the Linden Street Gallery is to instill an appreciation for the reflective and contemplative experiences of nature by engaging its visitors through gallery exhibits.  The Gallery nourishes the spirit by celebrating the interdependencies between humans and the natural environment.  Nestled in forty-five acres of forest, the Linden Street Gallery is located within the LEED Gold Trailhead House of Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary at 690 Linden Street, Boylston, Massachusetts.  The wildlife sanctuary protects wetland and woodland habitats that provide homes for all wildlife, and there is a 1.5-mile trail loop for outdoor exploration.  The sanctuary honors nature through wildlife protection, art exhibitions focusing on nature, outdoor tours, educational programs, and wildlife releases in collaboration with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  The Linden Street Gallery within the Trailhead House is open Saturday through Tuesday 11:00 am–3:00 pm.  The sanctuary’s trails are open Saturday through Tuesday from dawn to 3:00 pm during the winter and from dawn to dusk the rest of the year for human guests.  Limited parking is available at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary during the hours trails are open.  Admission to Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary is free.


Winter – Spring Wildlife Tracking at Summer Star

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David Brown – Naturalist

The brief snow cover that easily reveals the passage of animals is gone, but the thaw has softened the earth and created mud, both of which record tracks. In addition animal droppings hidden beneath the snow are now revealed along with other ‘sign’ such as scrapes, chews, scent marks and burrows that can tell us not only that certain species were present but also what they were doing. This is ‘eco-tracking,’ relating the animal sign that is found and identified with its habitat: why was it here and what was it doing?

An indoor slide and cast presentation of about an hour will acquaint you with some of this sign. Following a lunch break, we will walk the trails of Summer Star for another hour or so looking for, identifying and interpreting wildlife sign while discussing the ecology of the Summer Star landscape.

Tracker-naturalist David Brown has been studying wildlife evidence for 30 years and is the author of two books on animal tracking as well as a set of portable identification cards.

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Raccoon Tracks Observed

March 29, 2020 Sunday, 11am to 1:30pm

Trailhead House, Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary

690 Linden Street, Boylston MA 01505

Phone Number: 508-869-3434

Register by emailing to info@summerstarwildlife.org


Summer Star Wildlife®

Presents

“Wild Nature: The Source of All Life and the Cradle for Its Survival”

Photograph by: Tom  Murphy from Yellowstone National Park

JANUARY  25TH, 2020  TO  JULY  25TH  2020

LINDEN  STREET  GALLERY

LINDEN  STREET, MASSACHUSETTS

“The silence is so clear I can hear my own heart beating. The stars are so bright and thick that I can travel with only their light. The shadows cast by a full moon pull my curiosity. Wildlife seems surprised to encounter me out in their winter world, and I wish to reassure them that all I want is an understanding of their lives, not a disruption of their own journey.

-Tom Murphy

4 comments

  1. I represent the Senior Group at Christ Lutheran Church in West Boylston. We have visited your beautiful site in 2015 and would like very much to come and visit again in May, 2017. Can you advise what would be the best time for our group of approximately 14 to come when you have an art exhibit. Not all of our group would be able to walk the trails but last time they sat on the deck and enjoyed the surroundings. I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you in advance. Carol Jorgensen

  2. Are there any more places available for the Growing Up Wild Professional Development Workshop?

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