Tuesday, January 26, 2016


On Saturday I posted a few photos from a weekend event at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia.
My husband and I participated in Snow Drawing, a unique collaboration between artist Sonja Hinrichsen, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park and over 100 volunteers.

So what did we do? We created huge beautiful spiral patterns all over the hill while wearing snowshoes. It was rather like walking a labyrinth as we slowly created big spirals, little spirals, corkscrew spirals over and over across the hill.

This was the first time I had been to the Art Park in the Winter. It was gorgeous! And covered in snow!


I have always visited in Summer or Fall. In the last 7 or 8 years I have spent at least two weeks per summer at the Art Park teaching Art Camps for the YMCA. It has been one of my favorite places to teach. I love the concept of blending art and nature. And not just making pictures about nature, but experiencing nature. Getting the kids out on the trails each day to see the sculptures, do a countdown in the "Spaceship", check out the books at "Stacks", catch frogs in the ponds, look for wildflowers and count the Triangles on our way to the Secret Garden, are always tops on my list of activities--oh and making art too!

And somehow the story of Bob and Dorothy Reister and how they started the Art Park always captures young imaginations. By the end of the week the campers can identify Dorothy's pieces around the upper garden area and can even remember names of other artists in the park like David Harper, and Rodger Mack.

So this past weekend I found out that Stone Quarry Art Park is just as much fun in the winter as it is in the summer. 

The Art Park is open all year for hiking, viewing art and enjoying the vistas. Rolling hills, wooded areas and farmlands are all visible from the top of the hill. And right now they are blanketed with snow. On a clear day you can see the wind turbines in Fenner.

So come on out to the Art Park! You'll love it! Even in the winter.

Related Link: Lessons Learned at the Art Park

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