Nature and art just go together perfectly, don’t they? I love both and when the two are combined all in one place it makes me very happy. Chris and I spent some time in Hendersonville, North Carolina the other day exploring the Perry N. Rudnick Art and Nature Trail.
The property once belonged to the late Kathryn Arnold and Rufus Kellogg and is presently owned by the University of North Carolina-Asheville. It was once the home to The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design which has now relocated to Asheville.
With a grant from the Perry N. Rudnick Foundation volunteers from Carolina Mountain Club and surrounding neighborhoods worked together to create a wonderful short trail system by building bridges and paths throughout three unique ecosystems: trillium and fern wetland, hardwood forest with rhododendron and mountain laurel, and wildflower meadow.
But even more than that is the art that is interspersed throughout the landscape. The Perry N. Rudnick Foundation also commissioned artwork to be created to enhance the trail system and there are currently 14 beautiful pieces of art for visitors to enjoy.
Mobius by Scott Strader
Ruin by Dan Millspaugh
Chair by Cynthia Wynn
The Mother House by Rudy Rudisill
Meadow Trail Bench by Sean Pace
The trail can be found at 362 South Rugby Road Hendersonville, NC and is open Monday through Sunday from 8 am until dusk. Pets are allowed but must be leashed. Meet Louie.
Probably my favorite art piece was the following one called Fiddleheads by Asheville artist Harry McDaniel. I absolutely loved these.
We ended our morning with a nice little picnic lunch (we are getting quite good at these this year) and enjoyed the bird songs and the occasional butterfly passing by. Hope you have a wonderful day and remember to leave me a comment for our Comments for a Cause – In the Pink.