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Artists discuss their art at Tryon

Lichen screen art is focus of lecture
by: , Leta Evaskus, left, and Christine Harrington, artists from Seattle, stand in front of their lichen screen art creation at Tryon Creek State Park. The public can find out how they did it on Sunday.

Seattle artists Leta Evaskus and Christine Harrington will discuss their Natural Cycles lichen screen art installation during a free 2 p.m. lecture on Sunday at Tryon Creek State Park's Nature Center.

Natural Cycles: A Celebration of Art in the Forest is a collaborative project between Friends of Tryon Creek State Park and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Five temporary artworks are on display for a year on Tryon's Trillium Trail during regular park hours. The art includes Evaskus and Harrington's lichen screen art installation.

During the lecture, Evaskus and Harrington will talk about the materials used in their lichen screen art installation, the creation process and how this 'living' piece of art may change naturally over the coming months. The artists will also discuss the ecological history of lichen in the Pacific Northwest as well as its balanced state of mutual interdependence in nature.

Other Natural Cycles artist lectures will be held at 2 p.m. Sundays throughout 2006-07. They include:

n Nov. 19 - Carrie Bodle.

n March 18 - Martha Morgan.

n April 15 - Charissa Brock.

n May 20 - Julian Voss-Andreae.

Tryon Creek State Park is located at 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.

For additional information call 503-636-4398 or visit the Web site at www.TryonFriends.org .