Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mosaic: Deerfield River

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Deerfield River Mosaic
Shelburne, MA
Topic: Mosaic

GPS: N42° 36.189; W072° 44.381

Quick Description: 

Deerfield River Mosaic is located at the Young and Constantin Gallery on Deerfield Avenue in Shelburne Falls, MA

Long Description:

The Deerfield River divides the village of Shelburne Falls. The east side is in the town of Shelburne and the west side is in the town of Buckland. The Shelburne Falls Mosaic Project was a community wide effort to celebrate the beauty of the rural area around Shelburne Falls. Artist Cynthia Fisher designed and created 10 3’ x 3’ mosaic panels that represent each of the hill-towns of this area of western Massachusetts. In addition, the project included two larger panels entitled "The Deerfield River" and the "American Indian Portrait".

The visitors center has a map showing the location the 12 mosaics. Each mosaic is labelled from 1 to 12. The Deerfield River Mosaic is number 6. The mosaic depicts wildlife, recreation, culture and use of the Deerfield River. Wildlife includes the great blue heron, endangered golden winged warbler, and wood turtle. Culture is represented by the Frog and Flower Parade. Recreation is represented by a fisherman. The Salmon Falls Dam provided power and downstream flood control.

Young and Constantin Gallery
4 Deerfield Avenue
Shelburne Falls, MA United States

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