A Whole New Approach to Modern Art

2008-08-13 13:32:00

    ONEONTA, N.Y., Aug. 13 /EMWNews/ -- Science and art -- two

distinctly different disciplines -- combine to create an exciting new

family-fun adventure called ArtQuest, a hunt for art that began on August

8, 2008.



    In this ingenious high-tech adventure, visitors use a Global

Positioning System (GPS) to locate unique, interactive art forms such as a

living willow maze and sculptures capturing wind to make sound and light to

make shadow. Other installations invite geocachers to add their own poetry

and handiwork.



    Sculptures are hidden at 11 secret, family-friendly destinations in the

foothills of the Catskill Mountains near Cooperstown. Latitude and

longitude coordinates for these hidden treasures are provided on the

ArtQuestGeoCache.org Web site, along with visitor information about each

location including things to do, admission fees and hours of operation.



    Individuals who visit at least 10 of the 11 sites qualify to win two

Cobia 29er trail bikes valued at $1,800. They simply return to

ArtQuestGeoCache.org to complete an online survey about their experience.



    The Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts (UCCCA) received

funding for this program from the Cultural Tourism Initiative, a project of

the Arts & Business Council of New York and the New York State Council on

the Arts.



    ArtQuest is a partnership between the Upper Catskill Community Council

of the Arts (UCCCA) and Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism. ArtQuest

sculpture installations are made possible with funding support from New

York State Senator James L. Seward. With the exception of a few site

locations, it will be open to explorers year round through July 31, 2009.



    To begin your hunt, visit ArtQuestGeoCache.org where you will also find

a helpful lodging and trip planning link to ThisIsCooperstown.com.



    For images of the art work featured in ArtQuest, log onto

InphormInc.com. The images are located in the Photo Center's

Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism folder.





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