Sorry for the short notice but we've got a great little event planned for tomorrow at CyclovaXC. The Women of the Valley project is coming to our shop Friday April 5th, at 5:30 PM to premier their photo exhibit on the 2013 American Birkiebeiner. 15 amazing photos from this year's Birkie will be featured throughout Cyclova XC's gallery type space, along with various Northwest Passage staff & artists. This will be a great way to relive this year's Birkie and say goodbye to the 2012-2013 ski season! Hope to see you tomorrow.
Here's the official press release:
Women of the Birkebeiner is a chapter of the Women of the Valley project, a project that empowers the at-risk young women of Northwest Passage to discover self-worth and internal power by sharing the stories of women that have shaped the history and culture of the St. Croix River Valley. As a part of the Women of the Valley project, Northwest Passage III volunteered at the 40th Annual American Birkebeiner and told the stories of the racers through sports photography and creative writing. Their sports photography will be on display at Cyclova XC in St Croix Falls. Please join us in celebrating their outstanding artwork at the opening of the photography exhibit on Friday, April 5th.
Quote from an artist regarding her Birkie experience:
“This race is not only 50 kilometers of skiing, but of personal growth and determination. As a spectator to such an epic event as this, I can hardly convey the adrenaline that rushes through to just the spectators alone. Riding in the wake of these world class athletes and world class humans was an experience greater than I can describe.”
The photography exhibit opening will be held at Cyclova XC on Friday, April 5th. The reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with comments from instructors and artists at 6:00p.m. Refreshments and appetizers will be available at no charge. Come and celebrate photography and written reflections from Women of the Birkebeiner!