Land Trust inspired art on exhibit at City Hall

Jul 23, 2012
Artist Vicki Roadman's mixed media collage depicts several Land Trust protected lands and is part of the INSIDE::OUT art show at the Bend City Hall.

Vicki Roadman is inspired by Land Trust's protected lands and it shows. The vivid mixed media fiber collage she created for the INSIDE::OUT art show truly celebrates nature, in particular the beauty of Land Trust Preserves.

Her piece is titled: EARTH – In Land We Trust and it is currently on exhibit at Bend City Hall. To create the art, Vicki first hiked through some of the lands protected by the Land Trust. "What a wonderful outing, as it fed my soul and revitalized my spirit," commented Vicki.

The resulting piece is a wonderful fiber composite of several Land Trust Preserves. Vicki depicted "the Preserve's forests with their magnificent ponderosa pines; the meadows, alive with wildflowers; Whychus Creek, restored to its natural course and ready for the return of native fish; and a beautiful view of Skyline Forest as it rests just below the Three Sisters Wilderness."

EARTH – In Land We Trust can be seen at Bend City Hall through the September. The First Friday in August will feature Roadman and the Land Trust.

Vicki Roadman is a retired educator who works with water color, oils, and acrylics. To purchase her work, contact: vroadman@bendcable.com or 541-389-3739.

The City of Bend Arts, Beautification & Culture Commission created City Walls at City Hall [CWCH]. It is a uniquely themed biannual juried art show held at Bend City Hall and built around the overall theme of inspiring community with art. The INSIDE::OUT show partnered local artists with local conservation groups.

Watch a video about the art show: