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Notice Otis Event
December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Otis Historical Commission and Otis Preservation Trust (OPT) are hosting the second Notice Otis Series cultural event of the 2021-22 season on Thursday, December 9th at 7 PM via zoom. Sculptor Robin Tost of New Marlborough will be speaking on her body of work [See photo insets]. Please join us via zoom to hear, see and learn about our talented and artistic neighbor.
Robin Tost grew up in White Bear Lake, MN. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College she moved to New York City where she worked for Bil and Cora Baird’s Marionette Company, raised two children and showed her wire sculptures and life-sized fabric mache people. In 1985 she moved to the Berkshires in Western MA where she has a barn in which to work and store all the “inventory” she collects from roadsides, the transfer station and a variety of local scrap yards. She is a firm believer in recycling in its many forms.
“For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to bits of trash. My satisfaction in the variety of colors on discarded things (new, faded or scratched away), the found pieces of metal (bright, bent or rust eaten) and the shapes of broken manufactured bits (sinuous, circular or geometric) is only surpassed by the joy of combining all of these various treasures into something unexpected.”
The Otis Historical Commission of the Town of Otis, MA is dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings, landmarks, trails, cemeteries and native burial grounds, to protect and educate about these historic assets. The Otis Preservation Trust (OPT) works with the Historical Commission to organize and preserve the history and heritage of Otis, MA for future generations by supporting efforts to preserve, restore, repurpose and educate about buildings, monuments, lands and memorabilia of Otis. OPT is a not-for-profit (501c3) organization operated for fundraising and educational purposes.
This event will be held on line via Zoom. Donations are encouraged.