This short film was made by eTown Videos to document the first Art In the Orchard in 2013. We estimate that the sculpture trail was visited by 15,000 to 18,000 people. The show received a prestigeous “Valley Buzz” award from the ECA+.

Several special events were held during the twelve week exhibition, including the opening ceremony, a full-moon torchlight trail walk with the trail’s poet laureate and the award ceremony and closing party.

Attendees were encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture which was won by the large recycled metal dragon, “Dragonflies”, by Piper Glass and Steel of Northampton.

Art In the Orchard was paid for by many local businesses, direct donations by attendees and a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as presented by the Easthampton Cultural Council. Key support from so many volunteers created this happening and guided its success.


AiO 2013 is dedicated to Robert Cole and Henry Peter Braen who left the living during this production.  Robert Cole, a friend of Alane and Russell, from their time in Washington DC, graciously moved the sculpture DNAtor to AiO from Merriweather Post Pavillion to act as our “anchor piece” just before he died. Peter Braen was Russell’s father and Alane’s dear friend, employee and mentor.  He came most weekends to volunteer and help guide people down the trail as they arrived. Peter met many folks here and cherished the time he spent talking with our neighbors and visitors during the past few seasons.

Special Guest Artists:

Robert Cole, Washington, D.C. – D.N.A.tor

Michael Melle, Plainfield, MA – The Apple Pickers

Selected by the Jury for Art in the Orchard 2013:

Artelia Court, Easthampton, MA – Cup & Cloth

Peter Dellert, Holyoke, MA – Tree Cones

Elizabeth Denny, Northampton, MA – Tuesday Edition Gazette

Gene Flores, Plainfield, MA – Left Hand Star

Susan Halls, Easthampton, MA – Hoot and Tweet

Lyn Horan, Holyoke, MA – Living in Landscape

Lee Hutt, Holyoke, MA – Walking Man

Eileen Jager, Easthampton, MA – Verde Bench

Matt Evald Johnson, Easthampton, MA – Ectomorph

Mary Ann Kelly, Northampton, MA – Togetherness

John Landino, Montague, MA – Death of Music

Joe Landry, Turner Falls, MA – Herd

Lynn Latimer, Easthampton, MA – Standing Tall

Lauren Mills, Easthampton, MA – Dryad

Maggie Nowinski, Easthampton, MA – Shed

Piper Glass and Steel, Northampton, MA – DragonFlies

Fletcher Smith, Easthampton, MA – North Star

Michael Tillyer, Conway, MA – TIM

Bob Turan, Earlton, NY – Garden Man

Chris Woodman, Easthampton, MA – Icarus Returned

AiO’13 Sponsors

Wright Builders
Easthampton Savings Bank
Florence Savings Bank
Big E’s Supermarket
Puffer Printing
Fink & Perras Insurance
Eastmont Art Fund (BIG RED FRAME)
Rigali & Walder Orthodontics
Easthampton City Arts and MCC

In Kind and other Donors:
Melissa Caldwell
Marcia Morrison
Stevens Urethane
Goggins Real Estate