Friday, November 4, 2011
Wyoming Arts Council board members and staffers toured the new National Museum of Wildlife Art Sculpture Trail north of Jackson. Education Coordinator Jane Lavino led the tour. The trail is a new three quarter-mile outdoor art venue for the museum. It was designed by award-winning landscape architect, Walter Hood. Overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the trail will feature nearly 30 permanent and temporary works of art. The design allows for display of works against the Gros Ventre Range backdrop, and a naturally sheltered amphitheater space near the museum entrance. The Sculpture Trail will also connect to a recently constructed Jackson-to-Grand Teton National Park pathway via a new underpass for easy biker and hiker access. The Museum offers free "hard hat tours" of the under-construction Sculpture Trail daily. FMI: 307-733-5771.