Barbara Elmes Exhibit, Print Making Demo and Clock Tower Tours May 20-21 at First Parish

Barbara Elmes exhibit. Courtesy photo


While many events have been moved due to weather this weekend, there are a couple remaining in place at the stone church with the Paul Revere bell: the one and only First Parish Church at 349 Boston Post Road (aka the Intersection of Doom).

For all of you who were longtime followers of the Weston Town Crier, may it rest in peace, you will know the name Barbara Elmes, who passed away in late 2021 at the age of 88. She was the intrepid photographer of many a Weston event and the irreplaceable curator of themed photo issues such as the purse issue, the dogs around town issue, etc.

Today, Saturday, May 20, from 4-5:30 pm in the First Parish Church Parlor there is a wine & cheese reception to celebrate the new exhibit of Town Crier photographs taken by Barbara Elmes. There are eight large panels of Barbara’s photos that were published in the Town Crier over the years. Unmissable. Also there’s food. If the Owl were in town, you know where you would find her.


On Sunday, along with the re-scheduled Celebrate Weston activities, there will be Clock Tower Tours starting at noon after church and there will be an ice cream social at 2 pm. 

In addition, on Sunday from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, there will be a printmaking demonstration in the Parlor with local artist Lynda Goldberg. See details below.

The First Parish Art Committee invites you to enjoy some fellowship through art on Sunday, May 21, after worship. Mary Jo Rines Gallery featured artist, Lynda Goldberg, will share her printmaking process with us during Fellowship Hour, demonstrating how she uses an etching press and natural and manmade materials to translate an idea or feeling into a one-of-a-kind print. View a video of Lynda at work in her studio.

On view through June 30, Inspired by Nature features monotypes (one-of-a-kind works on paper), monoprints, and mixed media works that convey Lynda’s personal connection with nature and provide a unique lens through which to ponder the infinite creative possibilities in our surroundings. This exhibit is also on view in the virtual Rines Gallery.

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