Running and Art

I first met Perri virtually through the wonderful community of women runners, the High Heel Running Group when we both lived in Seattle. I later heard that she was the artist in residence for the Confluence Gallery, and was secretly a little envious that she was able to be in Twisp. I then saw her art, and was blown away. Now here we are at least a year later, and we both are living in the Methow. I couldn't wait to connect with her to see how we could combine our interests of art and running. Lately running has been a creative outlet for me, and while I used to take art lessens growing up, I haven't picked up a sketchbook in over a decade. After returning to the Methow, I've been eager to use the medium of art to connect movement and place, and Perri is the perfect teacher for that.

Our landscape for inspiration.

Our landscape for inspiration.

Join us for an exploration of movement and creativity, combining trail running and drawing. We'll meet at Velocity Made Good (VMG), Perri Howard's art studio at Twisp Works, then head outside to move our bodies through the landscape where Alison will share her favorite trail running tips.. This will be followed by journaling and landscape drawing, inspired by our local terrain.  The run is a mix of running and hiking (think movement-this is not about seeing how far or fast you can go). Moving helps creative juices flow and adds a different perspective than stillness. A healthy, delicious lunch is included, and will be provided after the run back at the studio. All supplies are included. Sketch kits to take home with you will be available to purchase for an additional $30.

Fall Field Day

Who: Anyone wanting a new perspective on how they see the world and the beautiful landscape we inhabit. Limited to 12, so sign up to save your spot!

What: Fall Field Day: Running and Art with Alison Naney and Perri Howard

When: Saturday November 19, 2016 9-4 (coffee and goodies available at 8:30 and lunch provided from 12-1)

Where: Velocity Made Good (VMG) at the Tree Cooler at Twisp Works

How: Register here. Then, pay with a card using the link below, or save $5 by sending a check to Cascade Endurance, PO Box 196, Winthrop, WA, 98862.

Includes running and drawing instruction, lunch, and all sketching materials.

More info here.