Great Smoky Mountain National Park Artist in Residence, Dominique Ferraton, will be offering a guided sound walk on Wednesday, August 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.along a section of the Fighting Creek Nature Trail. Ferraton will discuss how sounds affect people and how humans are changing the sonic landscape everywhere. The walk is open to all ages, and participants will discover how the simple act of listening can deepen our experience in the environment.
Sound walk participants will meet in front of Sugarlands Visitor Center at 2 p.m., rain or shine. This is a unique opportunity to explore the park through its rich soundtrack.
The Park Artist-in-Residence (AiR) provides select artists with the chance to live in and create their art within Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 4-6 weeks. The program is made possible due to support from Friends of the Smokies and in collaboration with Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. The artists create works of art and share experiences that promote an understanding of the need to preserve and care for the park. As the artist experiences the park and pursues their body of work, they also have the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs.
For more information on the AiR program or to RSVP for the sound walk, please contact the park's Volunteer Coordinator at 865-436-1265.