Hudson -- The 33rd annual Art on the Green will include a local fifth grader among its artists.
Instead of playing video games, Boston Meeker, 10, will be one of 156 artist displaying and selling artwork on Art on the Green this weekend.
The Hudson Society of Artists' Arts and Crafts Show hosts Art on the Green from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 on the South Green in downtown Hudson on the corner of state Routes 303 and 91. Free parking is available throughout town.
The art show will feature paintings in a variety of media as well as collections of jewelry, pottery, woodcarving, glass, weaving, enamel, sculpture, leather, photography, garden decor and more. All artwork and crafts are available for purchase.
Boston began photographing buildings and still life in kindergarten. He entered and won second place in the State of Ohio for his entry in the PTA Reflections contest through the Hudson schools.
Boston said he loves how the buildings of Hudson look and walks around to capture them on his Canon camera. His favorite subjects are the Clocktower and nature, especially flowers.
"I look at something, like it and take a photograph," Boston said.
Like many Hudsonites, Boston said he likes the history of Hudson and has toured the Clocktower, taking photographs of the mechanisms inside.
Even though Boston has attended every Art on the Green as a spectator since he was born, this is his first year of being an exhibitor, said his mother, Robyn Meeker.
"I was raised here, and it's a family tradition to go to the Art on the Green and support the artists and expose the kids to different things," Robyn said.
This is first time he'll have a booth and participate as an artist.
"He is thrilled to have been selected to be part of the show," Robyn said. "Last year, he had a booth in the art section at the Taste of Hudson, but this year he really wanted to be part of the Hudson Art on the Green."
Boston has been selling his Hudson architectural and still life photographs for two years at Janet Rhodes Brings You Fair Trade, the Hudson Visitor Center and cards at the Learned Owl Book Shop.
Boston will have 69 different scenes in his booth at the Art on the Green. Some artwork is framed or matted, and prints come in different sizes, ranging in price from $2 to $40.
"He was motivated because people were interested and wanted to buy them," Robyn said.
After Art on the Green, Boston begins fifth grade at East Woods School. He said he likes science and would like to work for Disney some day. The money he earns from his photographs goes into the bank.
In the meantime he'll play golf, baseball and hang out with friends.
For more information, go to www.Bostonmeeker.com.
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