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Make Art and Engage with Nature

I am a creative person. I am inspired by the natural world, and most people can be transformed by the simple power of beauty. Photography lets me express that beauty. It lets me express my feelings and tastes. In one form or another, a little piece of myself is always left in the photos I take. I recently visited the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, N.Y., to check out The Wild Walk,  a new extension of the Wild Center that opens this Fourth of July. I suggest you all listen to me when I say, GO VISIT. This amazing walk…

I am a creative person. I am inspired by the natural world, and most people can be transformed by the simple power of beauty.

Photography lets me express that beauty. It lets me express my feelings and tastes. In one form or another, a little piece of myself is always left in the photos I take.

I recently visited the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, N.Y., to check out The Wild Walk,  a new extension of the Wild Center that opens this Fourth of July. I suggest you all listen to me when I say, GO VISIT. This amazing walk among the trees will open your eyes. But what I would actually like to tell you all about is a brand new hands-on experience that is now open at the Wild Center: “Moments, Reimagining Nature through Art.”

I wasn’t rambling on about photography for no reason. “Moments” is an interactive space that allows you to discover how much art you actually have in your hands.

Visitors are encouraged to pick up a camera or a paintbrush, whichever they prefer, and capture a moment in the natural world. The studio space provides supplies such as cameras and paints for visitors to showcase their own moments. It has everything you need to capture that perfect image.

This interactive studio space is used as part of a multimedia exhibit that includes videos, photographs and original art by established watercolorist Allen Blagden. His interactive art display inspired “Moments” and encourages visitors to engage with nature. Blagden has painted professionally since his early days at Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. His powerful paintings of the sky, water, people, birds and landscapes fall within the best of American realist painting. Blagden’s watercolor art is inspirational to have around when people want to learn.

“Moments” is no ordinary learning experience. It will help shape the way people see nature by actually creating it themselves.  This interactive exhibit will help you discover some hidden artistic talents you never knew you had.

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