The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged art

  • The Year of the Bird, in photos

    | April 27, 2018 | Filed under: Culture

    To celebrate 2018's Year of the Bird, a new slideshow of beautiful and ingenious bird photos by the late Tony King plays in our Visitor Center all summer long

  • Supporting the Troops

    | October 21, 2017 | Filed under: Opinion

    Can the Wells Reserve offer an antidote to the poison of war?

  • Parts Per Million

    | June 24, 2017 | Filed under: Opinion

    How can small little bits persist or have any effect?

  • The Nature of Art in Nature

    | May 30, 2017 | Filed under: Culture

    Bad things can happen when we don't pay attention to what's happening in the world around us. Is there a good way to snap attention back to nature?

  • At Work with Artist-in-Residence David Allen

    | July 20, 2015 | Filed under: Observations

    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.

  • Winter Wonder Wander

    | December 6, 2014

    Future Scientist

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 12/7/2014.

    My family likes to takes walks, particularly in the fall and winter. Given the calories we’re consuming lately, and the long nights given over to reading and TV, we’re trying to grab every opportunity we can to stretch our legs and lungs outside.

    While golf may be a great way to spoil a long walk, as the saying goes, fortunately there’s nothing like the scientific method to enhance a little wander through the woods. Proposing, testing, and analyzing hypotheses prevents hypothermia by keeping the brain warm, I tell my wife and kids. They roll their eyes… but then we find something to examine.

  • Crafts Festival Recap and Thank You

    | September 10, 2013

    Crafts Festival crowd on Saturday morningWe enjoyed a fantastic 26th crafts festival. Take a look at these stats:

    • 2nd largest attendance this century (~3,500)
    • most crafters ever (109)
    • largest gross profit ever (maybe net profit too — we're still counting)
    • oodles of member renewals, new members, and rejoining-after-many-years members
    • 219 high-fiving volunteers
    • 30 businesses donating goods
    • 104 raffle items donated, valued at $8,324

    Valerie McCaffrey poses with a number of her garden guardiansWe tried something new this year — awarding three People's Choice awards based on the number of raffle tickets entered into each donated piece's box.

    Congratulations to these inaugural winners:

  • Punkinfiddle fruits and veggies

    | October 7, 2010

    Culinary carving at PunkinfiddlePumpkins and apples, those celebrated autumn fruits, have always been featured at Punkinfiddle. This year, a 900-pound pumpkin got two facelifts from Mr. Auger and his assistant, while four crates of apples went through the grinder and press. Not far away, two culinary carvers cut potatoes, eggplants, squashes, carrots, and other veggies to cook up some pretty silly sculptures.

  • George Burk art reception

    | August 3, 2010

    Art reception in the auditoriumWe enjoyed a nice turnout at the opening reception for George Burk's "Aspects of Change" exhibit. The warm sun and gentle breeze allowed the doors to remain open, welcoming visitors into a relaxing space.

    The paintings depict coastal scenes. The salt marsh theme that emerges is especially appropriate for our estuarine reserve.