“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.”
~ Paul Cezanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter
For those lucky souls who live in an Ice Age Trail Community, adventure is often mere steps away as the Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through town, perhaps, only blocks from their front door.
Gorgeous, natural beauty is easily accessible. The Trail takes those who love to hike, walk, or stroll to some of the best glacial features in the world. This 1,000-mile footpath follows the contours created by the last colossal glacier when it retreated some 12,000 years ago.
The Hartland Segment is notable for its lovely marshland, boardwalks, and a scenic view along the Bark River. It also highlights three commemorative sites of famous conservationists, John Muir, John Wesley Powell, and Aldo Leopold.
This weekend, the Village of Hartland is celebrating their close tie to the Trail and their official designation as an Ice Age Trail Community with an Art Walk featuring Ice Age Trail themed art. By fusing together the beauty of art and nature, community leaders of Hartland have taken to heart the words of Vincent Van Gogh, “Keep your love of nature for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”
Make an evening of it this Friday, May 13th. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. you may stroll through downtown Hartland, visit various establishments to grab a bite to eat, and view exquisite artwork by local budding artists, which celebrates the Trail.
The art show and reception is open and FREE to the public. Hartland warmly welcomes you to enjoy a quintessential Wisconsin community and to take in a cultural event promoting local talent and the natural beauty of the area.
Follow the Trail and stroll through these fine establishments supporting A “Walk” of Art:
Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery, 112 W. Capitol Drive
- “A Trail of Glass”, an Ice Age Trail themed fused glass window hanging created by people from the Hartland community of all ages and abilities.
- St. Charles 6th, 7th, and 8th grader will show their 2-D art
- Northshore Middle School Students will show their 2-D art
- Ice Age Alliance and Monty the Wooly Mammoth Mascot will share trail information
Illustrations Photography, 235 E. Capitol Drive
- Ice Age Trail photography by students from both the 4th and 5th grade virtual learning classrooms at Hartland South. The photography will demonstrate their skills with light, composition, and lens choices.
Hartland Public Library, 110 E. Park Avenue
- Hartland Fine Arts and Leadership Academy, the Kindergarten – 2nd Grade charter school is displaying their clay sculpture and drawings of plants found along the Ice Age Trail.
This Great Coffee Place, 365 Cottonwood Avenue
- Northshore Middle School’s literature students will be reading and reciting their own poems or poetry that have special meaning to them.
This event is sponsored by the Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery, Hartland Lakeside Community Education, and the Hartland Business Improvement District.
For more information please contact:
Marlene Millevolte; phone: 262-367-2900; email: [email protected]