Artist and author Sarah Kaizar thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2015, a six-month, 2,200-mile journey through 14 states. Along the way, she documented the character of the trail and its shelters, as well as the hikers who find respite under the roofs and in the shelter log books which highlight hikers’ thoughts, fears, frustrations, and joys. For this program, Sarah will be joined in conversation with fellow AT thru-hiker and photographer Nicholas Reichard, who took hundreds of images documenting the AT community. Their book, Hiker Trash, offers a glimpse of the off-beat, diverse community that is drawn to thru-hiking the country’s oldest long-distance trail.
Sarah Kaizar is an illustrator and designer living and working in Philadelphia. Sarah holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and she has shown her work in galleries and museums in and around the Philadelphia area, including 3rd Street Gallery, The Delaware Contemporary, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and the Woodmere Art Museum.
Nicholas Reichard is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Maine.
A portion of ticket sales will go to supporting Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
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