Okay, this I've got to see. We'll meet at Morrison Park, 1451 Morrison Street, on the east side of Madison. Just click on the location above and you'll see the location. I'll send you my cell phone number just prior to the event just in case you can't find us.
We'll walk/snowshoe to the installation. It's about a 3/4 mile hike to get there. Of course, the terrain is flat and snow covered. You may want to wear snow shoes or tracks on your boots to help with traction, but I'm sure that boots will be fine.
The article in the paper said, "Called “Entrances and Exits,” it’s dedicated to their friend Julie Vogt, a former UW-Madison graduate student and teacher in theater they described as colorful, energetic and unforgettable.
Up close, you see the unusual sight for what it is: a public art exhibit with an arctic feel, where well-bundled visitors are invited to decorate the trees with multi-colored ribbons carrying personal handwritten messages.
“Letting go of my disappointment in a friend,” reads one. “Almost a year of marriage and worth every moment,” reads another. And another: “Our friend Peter died today. May he and we be at peace.” And another: “I want to face my fear of dogs.”
“It clearly means different things to different people,” said Tom Hecht, who lives blocks from the lake and walks out to the exhibit daily with his English Cocker Spaniel, Koko. He encounters other people and their dogs in addition to a variety of outdoor explorers on snowshoes, cross-country skis and running kicks. The state Capitol dome and smokestacks stand out amid the Downtown cityscape in the distance.
Hundreds of the ribbons — white, red, yellow, rainbow — blow in the wind hanging from the approximately 70 trees, which start on either end with four-foot shorties and ladder up to 8-foot monsters in the middle of the S. They’re evergreen leftovers from people’s living rooms, standing on the barren landscape since early January and set to return to shore later this month."
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/christmas-trees-an-arty-oasis-on-icy-lake-monona/article_28c8e359-f4e0-5da0-bd73-5223d00d3028.html#ixzz2t4yti0y3