Reflections on the Land
ART EXHIBIT CELEBRATES OPEN SPACE AND COMMUNITY
The first Reflections of the Land, a celebration of open space and community, opened at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum on July 26, 2004 and ran through August 25. The exhibit included paintings, sculpture, stained glass, poetry readings, and music.
In preparation for Reflections of the Land-2004, artists were invited to several sites in the Diablo Trust land area to provide interpretations of the land through their work, culminating in a community presentation. With partial funding from Flagstaff Cultural Partners, Diablo Trust participants - representatives from federal, state and local land management agencies - provided artists with site specific historical and biological overviews.
“Reflections of the Land; Diablo Trust Forum for the Arts, originated from a desire to bring an enhanced awareness of the treasure of our rural open spaces to the greater Flagstaff community,” said Mandy Roberts Metzger, Diablo Trust operations team member. Metzger said the Diablo Trust is constantly searching for innovative ways to meet “the challenge of keeping our rural landscapes open and our watersheds healthy. We don’t always know how to honor the products of collaboration. Reflections of the Land is an effort to both recognize and encourage grassroots solutions.”