Walk of the Woods Art Making and Tree Parade
About The Event
Paula and Cathy first came to visit in December 2006 and gave a few dozen folks of all ages workshops on learning to make lanterns, costumes and papier maché characters. That gathering sparked the idea of the Snow King and Golden’s first MasqueParade was celebrated with some pageantry and a parade from the covered bridge to the Civic Centre where folks danced the night away! They called us this Spring with the hope to bring this project that they have taken to other BC communities to our town … we jumped on the opportunity to welcome them back.
Walk of the Woods is a community art project to learn about and connect with the trees we live with. Through drop-in craft making and small parades we are creating costumes representing the different forest regions of BC.
We’re firming up details now but the plan is that Cathy and Paula will be in town with us from the morning of Sunday July 23 through the evening of Wednesday July 26. To kick it off, on Sunday mid-morning (time and location TBC) we are organizing a one hour Tree Walk and Talk with Paula, Cathy and biologist Aita Bezzola and artist Kathryn Cooke. If you would like to attend or participate you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org
That Sunday afternoon, the artists will set up in Spirit Square for three days of engagement and interaction with all who drop by. Tents will be set up and you can come and drop in to make a tree costume, and for bark printing, leaf and blossom making tea party. You can also take part in the Be A Tree Movement Exercise! We will have all the supplies available to get creative.
Click here and scroll down to see photos from other communities and the diagram suggestions Cathy and Paula have for creating the costumes.
Everything will culminate in a Walk of the Woods pop up Tree Parade in Spirit Square mid-day on Wednesday July 26 and that evening at Summer Kicks during the performance by rockabilly greats Cousin Harley!
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Kicking Horse Culture presents about four dozen cultural events and activities throughout the year in Golden, B.C., the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwépemc Nations which is also home to Métis Nation Columbia River.