Trails and Vistas announces the ninth annual series of art hikes will take place on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Donner Ski Ranch. The evenet features a avreity of artists including Sonja Brodt who founded Ecokinesis Dance Company and blends science and art by drawing inspiration from her career in the environmental and agricultural sciences at the University of California, Davis.
Attendees will experience original dances, rare musical performances, poetry readings, storytelling and installation art along a guided two-mile hike that creatively blends art and nature. The theme for the 2012 Trails and Vistas art hikes is “The Dreaming Tree.”
More than thirty talented artists and sixty volunteers collaborate to present the signature art hikes. Artists range from world musicians and dancers to storytellers and visual artists. In addition to tapping Truckee-Tahoe creative talent, artists come from Chico, Davis, Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Bay Area and as far away as Utah to perform in The Dreaming Tree.
Trails and Vistas’ art experiences in nature are the only guided art hikes of their kind throughout the state.
Attendees chose from one of the many morning and afternoon scheduled art hikes and immerse themselves in the two to three hour long, quiet guided adventure through the natural world. Host sponsor Donner Ski Ranch offers sweeping views of Donner Lake and the Sierra Nevada as well as a relaxing place to enjoy refreshments.
“My art is about connection – to a place, to the earth, to people's lives. The Dreaming Tree art hikes are sure to inspire, surprise and delight our senses,” shares Nancy Tieken Lopez, Trails and Vistas’ artistic and executive director who began designing art hikes while earning a Masters of Fine Arts from San Jose State University.
The advance admission cost for the art hike is $30 general admission and $10 for ages 5 to 12 years old. The art hikes sell out in advance.
Visit trailsandvistas.org for tickets and more information.