Stanislaus National Forest & 3FIA host workshop with artist Dona Seegers

Release Date: Oct 16, 2015  

Contact(s): Rebecca Garcia (209) 532-3671 X244


Sonora, Calif., October 16, 2015…The public is invited to attend the Stanislaus National Forest (STF), Artist in the Woods 2015, interactive art workshop Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Summit Ranger District in Pinecrest, CA.
 
Artist in the Woods is an annual program sponsored by the STF and the 3 Forest Interpretative Association (3FIA) where artists compete for consideration to have their Stanislaus National Forest, inspired art publicly featured.
 
All levels of experience and skill are welcome at this event. The class includes a guided walk in the forest to gather inspiration, as well as instruction from Seegers in using acrylic paint and multimedia paper to create layered collages or hanging mobiles that reflect the individual’s personal experience with the STF.  
 
The class fee is $50 payable to 3 Forests Interpretive Association, and participants should register online at: www.3forests.us/ or call Marie Malo at 209.965.3434 x5343.  It is recommended participants bring a small notebook and digital camera.
 
About the artist: Seegers earned an art degree at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in conjunction with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Tufts University. She has been an art entrepreneur with a silkscreen design business, an art educator in the public schools as well as for the University of Maine. 
 
About the program: With the goal of creating a sense of stewardship for the beauty of the natural and cultural resources of the Stanislaus National Forest, the Artist in the Woods Program provides professional artists of all media an opportunity to receive creative inspiration from the Sierra Nevada landscape, while pursuing their artistic discipline. 
 
Artists who are selected stay in a historic cabin on the Summit Ranger District for two weeks during the fall. Participating artists donate an original piece of artwork or a performance that is representative of their stay on the Forest and conduct a workshop instructing the public in their discipline.