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At Work with Artist-in-Residence David Allen

Posted by | July 20, 2015 | Filed under: Observations

Dave the Artist

This week, July 20-24, Artist-in-Residence David Allen of Stone Point Studio will be creating various works of art throughout the Wells Reserve, as well as giving demonstrations and tutorials on stone balance and arch building.

alheim studio

Below are times and locations where visitors can encounter David at work this week. Also follow the Wells Reserve's Twitter feed for updates or call or text David at 781-760-2750 with any questions.

David Allen of Sebago Lake, Maine, is the Wells Reserve at Laudholm's 2015 Artist-in-Residence. Throughout the calendar year, David will be creating temporary sculptural works from natural materials found within the Reserve's boundaries. David will also maintain a workshop space and offer public programs through the Alheim Studio, which is donated to his efforts as part of the new Artist-in-Residence program.

Knight Trail arch


9am-noon on Laudholm Beach for stone sculpting and balancing with beachstone

1pm-4pm at the Alheim Studio for a stone balancing demonstration (like this video) and instruction (the Alheim Studio is located at 100 Laudholm Farm Road next to the Wells Reserve's Alheim Commons dormitory and across from the corn field)


9am-noon on the lawn in front of the Visitor Center for an arch building demonstration

1pm-4pm at the Alheim Studio


9am-noon on Laudholm Beach for a large-scale sand drawing (public welcome to participate)

1pm-4pm at the Alheim Studio


9am-noon at the entrance of the Saw-whet Owl Trail working with sticks (public welcome to participate)


9am-noon at Laudholm Beach, public participation in a large-scale stone sculpture

1pm-4pm at the Alheim Studio for demonstrations, instruction, and discussion on working with natural materials

beach stack

Keep an eye out for David's other works, and photos of his work, around the grounds of the Wells Reserve. You'll often find small little stacks, arches, and pillars right off the beaten trail. Or even in the middle of a stream, like this piece near the Skinner Mill bridge:


Public participants are welcome. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. Gloves are optional.


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