Inspirations From the Forest

Lamoille Canyon June 10 through June 22, 2008
Western Folklife Center 
Wiegand Gallery
501 Railroad Street
Elko Nevada


This travelling exhibition is in 16 panels and illustrates how artists, writers, and musicians draw inspiration from the world of nature. No matter who you are or where you live, you can be inspired by your environment. Many of the artists and writers featured have drawn from their experiences in the outdoors to transform natural materials into splendid objects of beauty.

The Inspirations from the Forest exhibition developed from the 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program, "Forest Service, Culture and Community," which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the United States Forest Service by highlighting the occupational and cultural traditions of those who live and work in our nation's forests and rangelands.

Inspirations From the Forest was produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and in partnership with the USDA Forest Service.

The Western Folklife Center and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will also offer Inspirations from Lamoille Canyon, a workshop series in Lamoille Canyon on Saturday, June 14, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, click here.