- Where: Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., P.O. Box 1543, Hood River
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
- Ongoing: Until Sunday, August 31, 2014
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Mt. Adams Ranger District of the GP National Forest is partnering with the Columbia Art Gallery to organize an art show that will be hung in the gallery in the month of August. The show is titled "Art of the Wild – Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act."
In 2013, 21 artists were selected by jury to participate in this show. In the year since, the artists have been venturing into the Mount Adams, Trapper Creek, Indian Heaven, Badger Creek, Mark O. Hatfield, and Mount Hood Wilderness Areas in Oregon and Washington, to create art that celebrates the beauty, character, history, and solitude of the Wilderness.
The artists participating are: Renee Couture, Jonathan Erickson, Gillian Freney, Anthony Gordon, Rachel Harvey, Leah Hedberg, Jurgen Hess, Darryl Lloyd, Peter Marbach, Alex McDermott, Jan Muir, Sally O'Neill, Venka Payne, Ann Reid, Mary Rollins, Liz Roth, Jeff Stewart, Donna Van Tuyl, Hannah Viano, Paul Zegers, and Greg Zuck.
On Aug. 13, Mark Harvey, the editor of the book "The Wilderness Writings of Howard Zahniser," will speak as part of the Sense of Place lecture series. Later in the month Christine Rusnak, a composer of music based on Wilderness experiences, will perform a piece composed to celebrate the Wilderness Act. The show and events are sponsored by the Gifford Pinchot and the Mt. Hood National Forests, as well as the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
In October, the show will travel to be displayed at the UVAA Gallery in Roseburg.
Posted May 4, 2014 and Last updated Sept. 16, 2014