Winter Bliss at Art Omi

As snow continued to fall late into Tuesday evening I grew excited, guessing there would be enough coverage in the morning to put a long desired adventure into play. The next day was sunny, no wind, around 45 degrees. Perfect. Debra and I threw our cross country skis in the car and in less than an hour pulled into the parking lot at Art Omi, the international arts center in Ghent, NY.

Is there any other place in the world where you can ski on sixty acres that are the setting for extraordinary large scale sculptures by world class artists? We skied down rolling hills, in and out of wooded areas, stopping to view works that were outlined against sparkling snow or merged with dark branches. It was a wonderful dream-like day, and there was no charge for anything, including an art show at the visitors center that we took in before we left. Art Omi was founded by individuals who love Art and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts which needs our protection from the current anti-art, anti-environment administration.