…or, on the trail of art.
If you follow this blog, you know that hiking has been a big part of our Park City Summer. And it’s now a big part of our Fall. One of our regular loops from home is about 4.25 miles and includes the McLeod Creek Trail between the Copper Moose Farmstand and Temple Har Shalom. While not far from highway 224, it’s a peaceful, tree-covered, dirt path with a stream and several wooden bridges.
A new addition to the trail this September came courtusy of Basin Recreation and the PCSC Arts Council. Honestly, I walked past several times before stopping to really see what I was seeing. I’m calling that a good thing. To me, it meant that this installation was done with care to not over-take nature, but to fit in with it.
Local artists were invited to add work that was of nature, to be place along or tucked just off the trail. And passers by are encouraged to leave their cellphones to the side as they sit and enjoy the work. Work that includes, abstract metal sculpture, painted rocks with inspirational messages and a depiction of deer made repurposed wood, wild flowers and polished red abalone.
For the moment, while some many of us are opting for outside activities, and passing o things like museums, having the art come to us is just ne more gift that Park City is giving.
Thanks to all who made it happen.
(You can learn more about this exhibit at www.pcscarts.org/art-on-the-trails)
Cheers to your next visit,
Your Resort Resident