Art exhibit kicks off Glen 50th celebration
- Published: July 3, 2010
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.