Two Exhibits to Inspire Adventure This Winter

January 08, 2019
Diane Stripe
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Two Exhibits to Inspire Adventure This Winter


Need a little inspiration to get outside and hit the trails this winter? Check out our latest art exhibitions on display at Trail Conference Headquarters.

‘Pocono Platitudes’ Paintings by Marie Liu

If you visit Trail Conference Headquarters this winter, you’re in for a treat of visual and historical delights by Milford, Pa., artist, Marie Liu. Liu’s solo show, “Pocono Platitudes,” is a full-color display featuring many views from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania that are favorite among hiking enthusiasts. As a previous resident artist of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (2015-16), Liu has also co-authored the book Guide to 12 Waterfall Destinations Along the Delaware River.

Rich in multicultural history and images, Liu’s paintings include historical figures such as “America’s first conservationist” Gifford Pinchot, the first chief forester to the National Forest Service; and Marie Zimmerman, well-known metal artist of the early to mid-20th century whose beautiful home is in the Water Gap. Liu also references the region’s earliest inhabitants.

Stop by for a brilliant visual delight of color featuring waterfalls, vistas, and history. “Pocono Platitudes” is on view to the public through Jan. 8, 2019, at Trail Conference Headquarters.

If You Go
“Pocono Platitudes,” Paintings by Marie Liu
When: Now through Jan. 8, 2019
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‘Winter Trek’ Group Art Exhibition

For trekkers who delight in getting out for a hike in the winter, this show is for you. “Winter Trek,” a group art exhibition, opens Jan. 11, 2019, at Trail Conference Headquarters. This group show featuring photography and fine art reveals hikers’ visual inspirations and experiences found along the trail, in the trees, and from vistas on high. These adventurers take us locally and to far away places through the ice and snow. On that winter day when you need to take a break from the elements, stop in and see the inspiring “Winter Trek” group exhibition. “Winter Trek” is on view Jan. through March 5, 2019. An opening reception will be held Jan. 17, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Trail Conference Headquarters.

If You Go
What: “Winter Trek” Group Art Exhibition
When: Jan. 11 through March 5, 2019; opening reception Jan. 17, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Trail Conference Headquarters, 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, N.J.
Details: Find more at