2017 Snow Drawing: Finding Peace in Nature
- Carpenter Ranch, Hayden
A community-inspired snow drawing on The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch!
9 a.m.- Noon
The Yampa Valley community is invited to join the Bud Werner Memorial Library and The Nature Conservancy in creating a large, landscape-scale work of art on the snowy haymeadow at the Carpenter Ranch. The theme of this year's drawing is "Finding Peace in Nature."
Volunteer artists meet at the Carpenter Ranch near Hayden at 9 a.m., where we'll share info about the landscape that is our canvas, answer questions, and offer inspired ideas and instruction for how to delve into your own contributions to the snow drawing before we head out to the haymeadow. We will snow draw as a community until noon, but folks can leave earlier if they need to or stay later if they want. Participants must bring their own snowshoes, snacks and water.
RSVPs are not mandatory, but sure would help us plan! Contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at email@example.com with your name, email address and phone number.
History of Steamboat's snow drawings
In the past, we have worked along side environmental artist Sonja Hinrichsen, who first came to Steamboat Springs in 2010 via a Colorado Art Ranch residency at The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch. In winter 2011, she made a solo installation on the Carpenter Ranch haymeadows, then decided to get the community involved -- which is where TNC and the library stepped in. She returned during winter 2012 for a series of community snow drawings on Rabbit Ears Pass that received national and international attention, then again for multiple snow drawing installations with the community on Lake Catamount. More than 200 Steamboat locals have worked on these community installations to date, and we look forward to sharing another beautiful 2017 experience of peace and artistry on the Yampa Valley landscape, inspired by the hearts and minds of the locals.
The Community Snow Drawings are sponsored by The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch and the Bud Werner Memorial Library.
See two incredible films that are the result of our 2017 snow drawing, where two drones filmed the installation.