A Journey to the Horizon Line: A Hike to the Mount Washington Summit
reception/artist talk/community walk at Mount Washington Saturday July 23, 10am
Location: North Island College Comox Valley Campus: 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay BC. Shadbolt Studio Rm 109.
Fee: No charge to attend the reception and artists talk, $10 per participant for the community walk, open to the public (pre-registration required, contact Sharon Karsten at firstname.lastname@example.org, please inform Sharon if you will require transportation to Mt. Washington)
*Simple brown bag lunch will be provided (if you have food allergies please bring your own food).
Experience a journey to the horizon line. Walking to the horizon is a kind of mapping, a locating of our community and selves in a topographical schema. The topography we live in exerts a subtle and subliminal influence over us as inhabitants.
In the Comox Valley the nearby horizon of mountains and ridges in the southwest overshadows our daily living. Join Artist-in-Residence, Clive Powsey, on a hike to the summit of Mount Washington. Clive is intrigued by our cultural conceptions of the landscape. What will it mean to journey to the horizon and look back and beyond? We will hike to the summit to observe the ‘complex terrain’ of central Vancouver Island, a region that exists in close proximity to populated areas on the coastal fringe. Participants will be encouraged to write, draw and photograph their experience of the journey to the horizon.
The hike will begin at the main lodge of Mount Washington. The walk to the summit is approximately 2.5km on an intermediate trail (about a 45 minute to 1 hour walk). Participants are also welcome to take the Mount Washington Scenic Chairlift, lift prices are $19 (plus taxes). Lift costs are not included.
Talk, Walk Make Schedule:
10:00am Opening Reception for Art Exhibition Walking as Mapping: A Creative Laboratory
Participants: ECU and NIC Students, NIC Faculty and Artist-in-Residence, Clive Powsey
10:30am Clive Powsey Artist Talk
11:00 – 11:30am Participants pack brown bag lunch (Lunch items provided)
11:30 – 11:45am Organize group car pool.
12:30 – 2:30pm Hike to the Summit, Observe, Reflect, Create.
2:30 – 3:30pm Hike down the mountain.
3:30pm Group meets for carpooling down the mountain.