Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mosaic: Town of Shelburne

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Town of Shelburne Mosaic
Shelburne, MA
Topic: Mosaic

GPS:N42° 36.215; W072° 44.313

Quick Description: 

The mosaic for Shelburne, MA is located at the Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls.

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 Shelburne is number 4. The mosaic for the Town of Shelburne depicts the landscape and village of Shelburne Falls, the Bridge of Flowers over the Deerfield River, and the year of incorporation - 1775. It also pay homage to Shelburne Falls artist Judith Russell. The plaque below gives the date 1768 which is not the year of incorporation but the year Shelburne became organized as a district.

Memorial Hall
51 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA United States

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