Glacier, Yellowstone National Parks — Through an artists’ eyes

SARANAC LAKE – On Feb 28, Saranac Lake artist Sandra Hildreth will host a presentation at 7 p.m. at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center on her trips to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.

The program is free for season pass holders and $5 for others.

Hildreth has led five trips over the past four years for Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) members to Montana’s Glacier National Park. Working with the Glacier Park Institute, these were primarily hiking trips and also included a day of whitewater rafting.

She is scheduled to lead another one July 20-27, 2013. Then last summer another ADK member had so many people sign up for her trip to Yellowstone that Hildreth was asked if she would like to lead a second week of hiking, and she did. Being an artist, Hildreth has been able to bring her oil and watercolor paints and record some of her experiences in that medium.

The presentation will include both photographs and paintings done on location (plein air) and in the studio. Besides the varied landscapes of Montana and Wyoming, Hildreth had some great wildlife encounters and will share images of them as well. In May she will be the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake and the title of her exhibit will be “The Wild, Wild West”. Get a preview of that exhibit at the VIC on Feb 28.

For more information about the artist, call 518-891-1388 or the VIC at 518-327-6431.