“Trails and Vistas is a magical and transformative experience for the audience and participating artists. I invite all ages to embrace their individual creativity and connection to the natural world and submit a theme for this year’s art hike,” said Nancy Tieken Lopez, Trails and Vistas Artistic Director.
What do you want to experience during this year's art hike? Are you moved by the plight of projected park closures and open to somber music and movements expressing loss? Do you aspire to celebrate the rhythm of love, leaving the heavyhearted thoughts in the distance for an afternoon? Let your creative juices flow. The chosen theme will set the tone for the September 2011 art hike. Previous themes have included “If Dreams were Clouds,” “Songs of the Earth,” and “Wind over Stone.”
Submit a theme to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Friday, April 15, 2011. Email your full name, age, phone number, theme tagline in four words or less, and a short description that is no more than a few sentences / 150 words. The contest is open to all ages. The winner will receive two complimentary tickets to Trails and Vistas 2011 ($60 value). The winner will be announced on April 20 and recognized on the Trails and Vistas Facebook page and Web site.
What is an art hike?
Audience members will hike in small groups pausing at performances and other artistic creations along a gentle guided two and a half mile hike. Trails and Vistas’ audience will experience art in nature with sculpture, music, dance and poetry in a completely new and inspiring way during the 2011 hike at Spooner Lake, a well-loved hiking, equestrian and mountain biking area in the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park system (located near the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50).
About Trails and Vistas
Trails and Vistas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that combines hiking with artistic expression. Trails and Vistas mission is to create art experiences in nature that inspire environmental awareness. Trails and Vistas’ distinctive art hike is a collaborative effort led by Founder and Artistic Director Nancy Tieken Lopez and Co-Director Elizabeth Archer along with vital support from regional environment and arts nonprofits and volunteers. Collaborating partners include the Truckee Donner Land Trust, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, and the KidZone Children’s Museum. This collaboration strives to strengthen participants’ commitment to building environmental stewardship and building a strong community through creative expression. Visit www.trailsandvistas.org.