Opinion

Erica Takes a Hike

By Josh Feit July 28, 2011



Maybe I'm just bitter about it because Erica took the day off today (and tomorrow!).

She's going on "The Long Walk," a 45-mile hike from Seattle to Snoqualmie Falls using King County's beautiful regional trails system. The hike is curated by local all-star artist Susan Robb.

That's right: a curated hike.

In addition to hiking across King County and camping in public parks, the group will "watch art films under the stars," eat food and snacks provided by Cafe Vita, get a formal dinner, and encounter guest artists along the way. [pullquote]I'm not trying to be Andy Rooney here—it's not a lot of money ($20,000), and I think One Percent for the Arts is a worthy program.[/pullquote]

CityArts magazine reports:
Unlike last year’s Walk, this year features work in a variety of mediums by eight of Robb’s peers from around America, which will be encountered at way-stops and overnight locales: Seattle Phonographers Union, a found-sound improv collective; the Bicycle Choir, a women’s a cappella group; Sarah Kavage, who’s weaving a large-scale grass braid; Todd Shalom, a New York-based poet interested in place and persona; the Seattle Experimental Animation Team, who will project animated film onto kites; several more.

Who's footing the bill for Erica's Transcendentalism? King County Parks and Recreation, through 4Culture and One Percent for the Arts.

I'm not trying to be Andy Rooney here—it's not a lot of money ($20,000), and I think One Percent for the Arts is a worthy program. And Seattle Phonographers Union are awesome, by the way.

I'm just letting you know why the site's going to be all me today and tomorrow.



Erica parading around the office yesterday afternoon, getting ready to leave for the King County Parks' Long Walk.
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