In order to document the health of the forest and our involvement in it, and to foster even more engagement between our participants and the whitebark issue, in the summer of 2012 we are initiating TreeArt, with the assistance of Teton Art Lab, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.
TreeArt is free for TreeFight students aged 8 to 18, and costs $25 for adults.
Every participant registered for TreeArt will check out a smartphone which can shoot GPS-enabled images that are automatically emailed to our database. Each mission will involve a photo treasure hunt, and each TreeArt participant will be required to return with three images.
Following each mission, these participants, with the help of Teton Art Lab artists, staff, and interns, will use one of their treefight images to create a photogravure, polaroid transfer, cyanotype, or another mechanically created print. Each TreeArtist will go home with an “artist’s proof” — a tangible reminder of their high alpine experience, coming to the aid of whitebark, that they can display proudly at home. And we will include another copy of their print in TreeBall, our end-of-season exhibition and auction.
To register for any of our open replanting or protect/monitor/create missions, go to the Missions page, or click on the green dates in June, July and August on the calendar or the list of events in the sidebar to register. Generally, we’re reserving Mondays for area students and Tuesdays for the public at large, but if you have a group that would like to participate in a TreeFight mission on a particular day, please contact letshike /at/ treefight /dot/ org.