2020
Open Trails
Initiative
You’re cordially invited to our 2020 Open Trails events to experience I-Park’s unique system of art/nature trails. Along your journey, you will encounter ephemeral artworks, moss covered trails and gardens, numerous ponds, towering groves of bamboo, open fields, bird song, pine and (a few remaining) birch groves, a wetlands boardwalk, miles of stone walls, a garden of caged invasives, an abandoned gravel pit, a (once) floating steam sauna, glacial boulders, a moss encrusted sheer cliff, a floating living room and garden, a cranberry bog, an ancient blueberry field and (most likely) extended families of rabbits, turkeys, deer and geese. And, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of our elusive blue heron or our mop-top otter. Though our residency program is on pause in 2020, we are pleased to offer Open Trails to increase COVID-safe access to greenery, fresh air and art for our neighbors and the local community. Most Open Trails events are free and open to the public, but require advanced reservation via Eventbrite.
The full calendar of 2020 events, with all reservation links, is available here.
I-Park Quiet
Matthew Trueman, Instrument for Inquiry into
the Melody of the Landscape
, 2018
I-Park Postpones it 2020 Artists-in-Residence Programming (June 16, 2020)
After weeks of intense deliberations, I-Park’s Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone its 2020 residency season. The organization simply could not come up with a plan that would assure the artists a safe, enriching residency experience – one that would be in keeping with its ethos of collegiality and permissiveness. After reviewing the various scenarios, all riddled with hypotheticals and restrictions, the board determined that it would be best to cancel the season and invite the accepted artists to reschedule their residencies into either 2021 or 2022.
Update (July 30, 2020)
Most all the artists who were awarded 2020 residencies have requested scheduling in 2021. We will be reaching out to them in the coming weeks to begin the pre-residency communications.
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