Unique exhibit set for this weekend | TheUnion.com

Unique exhibit set for this weekend

Described as magical, diverse and inspiring, Trails and Vistas’ Art Hikes blend art experiences with the beauty of being immersed in nature. This year’s guided art hikes will take place along an aspen lined trail at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Saturday and Sunday.

“The work of extraordinary artists combines with an inspiring setting of meadows to mountains make Trails & Vistas’ Art Hikes a unique and treasured experience,” said Nancy Lopez, Creative Director of Trails and Vistas, a nonprofit organization based in Truckee.

“Meadows to Mountains – A cultural journey” will celebrate the environment using visual arts and an array of original performances both days. Featured artists, among many others, include Scarlet Rivera, one of the world’s most prominent and versatile violinists and award-winning flutist Ann Licater. Santa Cruz-based SambaDá, a funk band dubbed “the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band” will turn up the heat on the Sunday art hikes and the World Concert. Tickets for Saturday’s art hike have already sold out, but there are still some available for Sunday and for the World Peace Concert.

Advance sellouts have become the norm for Trails and Vistas. In addition to the art hikes, there will be an evening world music concert featuring prominent and celebrated musicians from near and far Saturday on the stunning Shakespeare stage at Sand Harbor State Park.

Trails & Vistas World Concert offers folk songs and dances from around the globe with Afro- Brazilian, Hawaii, New Zealand to Americana, and Europe. InnerRhythms Dance Theatre promises a riveting performance, and Kelly Smiley and Meghan Cooper, aerialists from Tahoe FLOW Arts Studio, will climb, twirl and spin on stage to Emily Tessmer and Orenda Blu. To top it all off local painter, Susie Alexander, will be doing several performance paintings inspired by the evening’s music during the World Concert, with opening music with Scarlet Rivera playing the World Peace Violin, created by peace advocate Patrick McCollum.

Art hike ticket costs $40 for adults and $15 for children (5 to 12 years old) and are recommended for physically healthy hikers who are accustomed to hiking at high altitude for three hours.

For tickets, visit http://www.trailsandvistas.org.

World Concert tickets start at $23 to $65, http://www.TrailsAndVistas.org or call Shakespeare Box Office at 1-800-74-SHOWS.

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