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Volunteer artists needed for 2019 snow drawing at Carpenter Ranch

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San Francisco-based artist Sonja Hinrichsen spent two weekends in January 2012 making large patterns in the snow on Rabbit Ears Pass with snowshoes and the help of local volunteers. (Courtesy photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library and The Nature Conservancy will present the 2019 community snow drawing from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Carpenter Ranch in Hayden.

The Yampa Valley community is invited to join in creating a large, landscape-scale, snow drawing by walking patterns with snowshoes on a snowy hay meadow at the ranch.

If you go

What: Community snow drawing
When: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 27
Where: Carpenter Ranch, 13250 U.S. Highway 40

The idea for the snow drawings comes from San Francisco-based artist Sonja Hinrichsen, who spent two weekends in January 2012 making large patterns in the snow on Rabbit Ears Pass with snowshoes and the help of local volunteers.

Volunteers will meet at the main ranch house at 10 a.m. to learn about the landscape that is the canvas and gain inspired ideas and instruction for how to contribute to the snow pattern before heading into the hay meadow. Participants will walk patterns in the meadow until it is full — likely around noon — but people can leave earlier if they need to or stay later if they so desire.

Participants also are encouraged to bring their own snowshoes, snacks and water to the site. 

Register online at steamboatlibrary.org/events/2019snowdrawing.

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