Plein Air Session at Brainard Marsh with artist Patty White

Title: Plein Air Session at Brainard with artist Patty White
Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: SLT’s Brainard Marsh
Leader(s): Artist Patty White, Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust

The Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) are partnering up once again to sponsor an exhibition by local artist to highlight the many scenic sites that comprise SLT’s properties this fall.

Local artist, Patty White, will kick off this year’s joint art exhibition with a facilitated plein air session at SLT’s Brainard Marsh on Tuesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to Noon. White will work with local artists at this session to provide guidance on painting natural landscapes. Please bring your own supplies as no materials will be provided to artists at this session. This session is open to everyone, and if the weather is poor, then a message will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook.

Brainard Marsh is a 7-acre parcel of land located along Buzzards Bay in Marion and was donated to SLT by the Brainard Family. Brainard Marsh features a lovely meadow, pond and small beachfront. Parking for Brainard Marsh is located near the corner of Bass Point Road and Delano Road (look for the Sippican Lands Trust’s Brainard Marsh sign). Parking is limited and please be careful while parking vehicle, better yet, ride a bike to Brainard Marsh and leave the car at home.

SLT’s Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 27 with shark expert, Dr. Greg Skomal, as featured speaker

Title: SLT’s Annual Meeting
Date: Wednesday, June 27
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Kate’s Simple Eats
Leader(s): Sippican Lands Trust

The Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) will host its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Kate’s Simple Eats, 148 Front Street, Marion. All people are welcome and encouraged to attend SLT’s Annual Meeting to learn more about the work of Sippican Lands Trust and its land conservation work in Marion.

Dr. Greg Skomal, world-renowned shark expert and SLT board member, will give special presentation titled “Seeing Deeper into the World of the Great White Shark.” Dr. Skomal currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program (MSRP) at the Division of Marine Fisheries in Massachusetts. Dr. Skomal serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford, MA, a guest investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA, and an adjunct scientist with the Center for Shark Research in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Skomal has a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a PhD from Boston University.

Kate’s Simple Eats is located at 148 Front Street in Marion. Parking is available and guests are welcome. Light refreshments will be served, and a brief business meeting will be conducted prior to the presentation. For more information contact Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080 or