Millay Colony for the Arts

Promoting the vitality of the arts and the development of writers, visual artists, and composers by providing a retreat for creative work.

Monday, February 3, 2014

(Chatham, NY)  February 6-9, 2014 

The Millay Colony for the Arts presents international artist Sonja Hinrichsen in a community project to create snowshoe designs on Sutherland Pond, in the Ooms Public Conservation Area.

“Snow Drawings” is part of Hinrichsen’s ongoing project drawing large, intricate designs on frozen lakes throughout the U.S.  Ms. Hinrichsen states, “I began this project in the Colorado Mountains, where, out of play, I started designing patterns in the snow.  This is done as a meditative way to accentuate the beauty and uniqueness of the environment, inspiring awe and appreciation for nature.”

As an artist and environmentalist, Ms. Hinrichsen’s art is ephemeral by nature.  Once completed, the ‘canvas’ may last only a few hours or days. Millay Colony alum Hinrichsen's goal is to cover the entire pond with the help of the community through the auspices of the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC).

The art-making event is open and free to everyone with snowshoes.  CLC will have a limited number of snowshoes to lend for the event at the main entrance to Sutherland Pond February 7-9.  The three-day event will start with a presentation by Hinrichsen on her work and specifics on snowshoe drawing at the Tracy Memorial in Chatham on Thursday February 6, 7PM. The drawing sessions will run Friday through Sunday, February 7-9, from 10am-3pm.  Volunteer snowshoe artists can come at any point and stay for as long as they like.

For more info call Calliope Nicholas at 518-392-3103.

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