Artists Celebrating Art In Nature
Trails & Vistas features many fantastic artists. One such world renowned performer is Tim Eriksen, whose experience is second to none when it comes to Harp Song.
Tim Eriksen will perform on Saturday, Sept 9 Art Hikes and at the World Concert, Lake Tahoe the evening of the Sept 9.
Check out the following video YouTube featuring Tim Eriksen performing "The Cool of the Day". Learn more about @Tim Eriksen
Celebrating the arts in nature for the 2017 Art Hikes, Sept. 9th, 2017/Galena Creek, Mount Rose Wilderness
World Concert, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Showcase Series, Sept. 9, Lake Tahoe
Take a musical and visual journey with the Art Hike and the World Concert on Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017
- Tim Eriksen, "widely regarded as the best ballad singer of his generation" (BBC Radio). Tim combines hair-raising vocals with savvy arrangements for fiddle, banjo, guitar and bajo sexto, transforming American tradition with Southern Appalachian and Irish songs.
- Nava Dance Collective, under the direction of Miriam Peretz, and InnerRhythms Dance, under the direction of Elizabeth Archer
- Fared Shafinurey will captivate audiences with his powerful voice and soulful ingenuity on the setar, weaving in his own lyrics in Persian and English.
- Jahan Khalighi, spoken word, poet, musician - building community though the arts for social change.
- World rhythms with Liza Carbé and JP Durand, showcasing a powerful ensemble of twin-guitar melodies.
- The evening opens with Mountain Eagle from the Washeshu nation, local musician Angèle Carroll, and performance painting with Susie Alexander
Mick Dodge: Sunday Art Hikes 9/10
Fared Shafinury: Persian Setar/Vocals
The Dreaming Tree Field Trip Artists, Co-Sponsored by Nevada State Parks
Jean Louise Fournier is a poet and dancer whose art is inspired by our natural world. Her work reflects a close affinity for her natural surroundings. She is passionate about furthering the mission of Trails and Vistas as a performer, founding board member, and poet for Trails & Vistas. For the Dreaming Tree Field trips, Jean works with hundreds of children to write poetry along the trail and create a sense of place poem to remember the day at Lake Tahoe.
Storyteller Cathee van Rossem St. Clair
Cathee van Rossem-St.Clair, artist, poet, and storyteller.
“Since I lifted my first crayon, storytelling and language -- the language of birds, the language of the earth, and the silent language we humans use to interact with our inner and outer landscapes, have fed my art. Images from dreams, observations, and quirky musings push their way into my sketchbooks to this day.” - Cathee
Team building with Maria Jones
We all have to work together to help the environment and keep our lake healthy.
Maria has been a facilitator for team building for corporate and school outings for the last twelve years. “Children have the ability to come up with great imaginative ways to play and make simple tasks fun. Team building games utilizes each child's talents and ideas to solve different challenges. These games develop communication, creativity, and camaraderie within the group. They learn how each of them are important to complete the task, without their individual help in challenging, communicating, and committing themselves to the group and themselves these task cannot be completed.” -Maria Jones.
Tahoe Bagpiper: Sean Cummings
"My first gig as a piper was in 1976 and came as a result of my dad sending me out of the house to practice. As a result, I was asked to play at the graduation party of a neighbor - three blocks away.
Since then I have performed at a wide variety of events including: the 2005 World Pipeband championships in Glasgow, Scotland, numerous St. Patrick's Day melees, Celtic Faires, and many weddings." - Sean Cummings
Sean currently plays with the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band and has performed as a member of the Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band, in Buffalo, New York (established in 1837), and the Monterey Scottish Pipe Band.
Deb Kelly sharing her Life Ingredients
Deb Kelly welcomes hundreds of children to Sand Harbor State Park with her stories of The Dreaming Tree. Deb speaks about each child's contribution to a world based in happiness, respect and love.
We would like to thank one of our valued sponsors, Kelly Brothers Painting Company for sharing their marketing director with us for Trails & Vistas. http://www.kellybrotherspainting.com
Angelika Healing Music
Angelika is an internationally renowned composer and recording artist. Her inspiring compositions, soothing, heart-opening angelic voice and music bring us gently into the stillness and peace deep within. Angelika sings songs accompanied by a 50 string Tamboura/Monochord and 12-string guitar.
Cathee van Rossem St. Clair
I’m curious about language: the language of birds, the language of animals, the language of the earth, and the silent language we humans use to interact with our inner and outer landscapes. It begins with a line, a dot, a circle, a shape, a sound, a sensation. Add a few quirky musings, vivid dreams, accidental epiphanies, and a few marks on paper or stone or eggshell become visual stories that call attention to a moment of time in this unpredictable world. If I’m lucky, a work of art leads to a way of life. A way of life leads to a work of art.
Wolf Lobo Shaffer: Flamenco Guitar
“Hola from Wolf Shaefer. The best present my parents ever gave me at age of 12 was a guitar. Fifty years later the guitar is still my life companion.”
Wolf travels the world yearly following the sun with performances in Tahoe in the summer and travels back home to Latin America for their summers playing classical, Flamenco, and Latin American Folk music. Wolf has performed locally with Trails & Vistas Art Hike since 2015, and internationally in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Michael plays percussion and ethnic wind instruments. He has been playing and teaching for more than 30 years and has had the opportunity to travel to many countries. These include Egypt, Morocco, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Europe, and Israel studying and learning from the keepers of various traditions. He also maintains a contemporary relevance by organically mixing in electronic influences with dozens of traditional instruments.
Mr. DiMartino has also performed with Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti, Mickey Hart, Baba Olatunji, Yungchen Llhamo, Joules Graves, Umayapurim Shivaraman, Gordon Stone, Col Bruce Hampton, and at national festivals —Horde, Big Summer Classic, Gathering of the Vibes, and Starwood.
Jean Louise Fournier
Inspired by Martha Graham who wrote "Dance is the hidden language of the soul", Jean Fournier spent some of her happiest life moments dancing at Temple of the Wings outdoor dance studio. Jean recently earned certifications in Nia Dance and Ageless Grace to spread the joy of dance with others. She believes the natural beauty of Donner Summit provides a beautiful stage and is thrilled to perform a poem about the birth of creativity (collaborating with dancer Jennie Pitts-Knipe and poet Barbara Teiken).
Angelika Healing Music: Art Hike
Angelika is an internationally renowned composer and recording artist. Her inspiring compositions, soothing, heart-opening angelic voice and music bring us gently into the stillness and peace deep within. Angelika sings ancient chants/prayers, Mantras for healing, Bhajans for singing along and her original songs accompanied by a 50 string Tamboura/Monochord and 12-string guitar. Several contemporary mystics and masters gave special darshan for Angelika’s music ministry to conduct powerful blessings. She has published 14 CDs and shares her music worldwide at spiritual gatherings, ceremonies and conferences. http://www.angelikahealingmusic.com
The Artists of Trails & Vistas
Each year Lake Tahoe installation artist and Trails and Vistas founder, Nancy Tieken Lopez, works closely with choreographer and Executive Director of InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, Elizabeth Archer, to create an interactive art walk where the participants become involved as part of the experience.