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In a cove on the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts, art viewers paddled through "Swamp Show," an exhibit of art inspired by nature. Along with life vests, participants were given a prompt to write or draw while out on the oxbow. (Jill Kaufman/NEPM)
In a cove on the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts, art viewers paddled through "Swamp Show," an exhibit of art inspired by nature. Along with life vests, participants were given a prompt to write or draw while out on the oxbow. (Jill Kaufman/NEPM)

Along the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts, works of art were hung from trees, floated on water or partially submerged.

The recent show was inspired by a landscape oil painting of a bend in the river by 19th-century artist Thomas Cole.

Jill Kaufman of New England Public Media has the story.

This sculpture by Elizabeth Jaeger made from ceramic and copper, was part of an October 2021 art show in a cove on the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts. (Credit Alex Rotondo/alexanderjrotondo.com)
This sculpture by Elizabeth Jaeger made from ceramic and copper, was part of an October 2021 art show in a cove on the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts. (Credit Alex Rotondo/alexanderjrotondo.com)
Nick Sethi's painting on vinyl was part of an October 2021 installation called "Swamp Show." It took place in a cove of the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts. (Credit Alex Rotondo/alexanderjrotondo.com)
Nick Sethi's painting on vinyl was part of an October 2021 installation called "Swamp Show." It took place in a cove of the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts. (Credit Alex Rotondo/alexanderjrotondo.com)

This segment aired on October 25, 2021.

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