Monday, December 10, 2012

Mosaic: Town of Hawley

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Town of Hawley Mosaic
Shelburne, MA
Topic: Mosaic

GPS: N42° 36.213; W072° 44.243

Quick Description: 

The mosaic for Hawley, MA is located at the visitors center 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 Town of Hawley is number 1. The mosaic for the Town of Hawley depicts several important features of the town: the Hawley Bog Preserve, the Mohawk Trail State Forest, the Dubuque State Forest, the Beehive Kiln, and the year of incorporation - 1792.

75 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA United States

No comments:

Post a Comment