“Art in the Woods” Returns to Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Back for a fourth year with all-new, nature-inspired art installations — it’s Art in the Woods! You’ll enjoy meandering through the wooded trails at the Tree Adventure, finding interesting, interactive art installations along the way. We’re honored to introduce you to this year’s selected artists.

“Journey Through the Trees”
Danielle Harstad, York, NE

A senior studying Art Education at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, Danielle’s installation draws parallels between trees in the human journeys of life while recognizing that the trees themselves are also on a journey and have stories to tell.

“Garden Bells”
Carl Weiss, Springfield, NE

Carl’s work is back again at the Tree Adventure, having been selected for previous installations of Art in the Woods. His combination of metals and sculpture bring intriguing perspectives to this year’s collection of art. Let your ears be your guide as you listen for the rich tones of garden bells in the forest.

“51 Spinners”
Adam Weiss, Omaha, NE

You could say that art is in the family tree with Adam Weiss — established regional artist and son of Carl Weiss. Adam’s installation of 51 copper spinners in the trees are an eye-catching addition to the Tree Adventure trail system.

“The Arbor Oak”
Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss, Ogden, IA

Evoking a higher awareness of the rich diversity of nature, Pam and Ryk’s installation is collaborative and participatory — with our visitors contributing elements to the finished piece. The result is a sculptural story that forms a personal connection with the natural world.

“On the Move”
Doug Hoevet, Gering, NE

Rich with detail and metaphor, Doug’s installation intermixes welding and cutting while inviting deeper observation for fullest enjoyment. This is Doug’s second installation in an Art in the Woods exhibit.