Please join me outside Atelier for the second Art and Soul Artwalk in downtown Truckee CA, Saturday September 16th, 2017 and add your creativity to the Community Tree, a living art work. The Community Tree is an ongoing project that began in the fall of 2016. It involves community members in the making of individual painted and lettered leaves, which are then sewn onto a painted panel of an aspen grove. Each person is encouraged to paint or write whatever they would like to see represented in their community, and they become an integral part of the whole by their contribution. Aspens represent community, in that they are individual trees but interconnected by their spreading root system… new trees spring up from the same roots, and the grove itself represents a healthy interdependence.