Visual Arts
Bill Hooper and Jane Baker were among the many villagers who attended the Friday night reception for the art exhibit that features artwork inspired by the Glen. They are looking at "Glen Helen Raptor" by local sculptor Jon Hudson, created from scrap metal found in the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

Bill Hooper and Jane Baker were among the many villagers who attended the Friday night reception for the art exhibit that features artwork inspired by the Glen. They are looking at "Glen Helen Raptor" by local sculptor Jon Hudson, created from scrap metal found in the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

Art exhibit kicks off Glen 50th celebration

More than 70 villagers attended Friday night’s opening reception for an art exhibit at the Glen Helen building. The exhibit, which features new, original artwork from more than 30 artists who were inspired by the Glen, continues through July 16.  Pieces include oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, metal sculpture, wood prints and fabric art. Local artists represented include Jon Hudson, Christine Klinger, Libby Rudolph, Lee Funderburg, Mitzi Manny, and Pam Geisel.

The exhibit was the opening event for a weekend of activities honoring the 50th anniversary of Glen Helen. Saturday, July 3, events include a special showing of the film “Winged Migration” at the Little Art Theatre at 1 p.m.; a reception for former longtime Glen Director Ralph Ramey at 3 p.m. at the Glen Building; and a talk  at 7:30 p.m. by Dr. Stephen Kress, renowned ornithologist who founded the Raptor Center 40 years ago. The talk is free and open to the public.

There are also a series of special walks on Saturday, including a Glen history hike at 8 a.m., led by Joan Horn; a hike exploring the Glen’s trees, led by George Bieri, at 9 a.m.; a 10 a.m. walk to see wildflowers led by Dan Pearson; and, at 1 p.m., a walk on Glen geology with geologist Peter Townsend. All walks will depart from the Trailside Museum.

The festivities continue on Sunday, July 4, with an early morning bird hike in the Glen at 8 a.m. This hike also leaves from the Trailside Museum.

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One Response to “Art exhibit kicks off Glen 50th celebration”

  1. Libby Rudolf says:

    It is a lovely exibit, many beautiful pieces and the reception was well attended, nice music with Kevin Mulhal and yummy snacks too.

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