After attending four Trails and Vistas’ art hikes, Jackson Stoever, a student at Custom Learning Academy, suggested a contest to engage community members in setting the tone for the 2011 hike. Nancy Tieken Lopez, Trails' founder embraced his idea and held a theme contest.
More than a dozen entries were received, and Barbara Cohen’s vision of “reflections” most resonated with the Trails and Vistas team. Cohen, a Tahoe Vista resident for thirty-seven years, won two complimentary tickets to the hike. Congratulations, Barb! "Reflections express the physical reflections of the sky to the lake and, vice versa, the sun reflecting on the lake, the reflections of the trees, birds, animals, plants and grasses on the lake, and the mental, emotional and spiritual reflections we all experience while attending Trails and Vistas,” explains Cohen.
In “Reflections & Rhythms” audience members will walk along a gentle two and a half mile long trail in groups of up to thirty people. Pausing at live music and dance performances, sculptures, poetry readings and innovative artistic expressions along the guided hike, participants experience art in a completely new way in the grandeur of the Lake Tahoe region. Visit www.trailsandvistas.org for pictures of participating artists, volunteer opportunities and updates.