Friday, October 19, 2012

Mason Gathering, October 14

Last Sunday afternoon, a crowd gathered in the camp room of Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary to hear reminiscences of the life and many talents of Fred Mason, a Princeton resident who was an illustrator, an author, and the designer of the renowned dioramas at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. After the storytelling, many attendees adjourned to the Crocker House to enjoy the display of Mason’s books and artwork, and to bid by silent auction on some of Mason’s prints, printed from his original copper plates. This event, and the exhibit, were the result of a joint effort by the Princeton Arts Society, the Princeton Historical Society, and MassAudubon. PAS members Jen Hilton and Mary Trostel (printing), and Susan Ulrich (matting and exhibit hanging) were key participants.

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