Featured Artist

Artist

The artists exhibiting at Parkpoint Health Clubs are members of the club or our very own staff. The Buchanan family (Club owners) are delighted to showcase the art of their members and staff, and feel blessed to have their clubs enjoy such beautiful work. They are grateful to have so many talented artists in all three clubs. It has been a pleasure to share their appreciation of art with all the members and Parkpoint community.

Stop by to see the current exhibits on display!

Parkpoint Healdsburg is proud to currently feature the artwork of:

LAUREN AHLGREN

It is such a treat to be able to share part of my side endeavors with the members and co-workers that I have come to know over my nine-year career as Aquatics Director at Parkpoint Healdsburg. Creativity has always been an extension of myself—an extra limb of sorts. Some of my earliest memories are of drawing, painting, writing, cooking,
and crafting most anything that came to mind. As a child, I could be found sewing pillows by hand in my room or illustrating a story that I had made into a “book.” Bringing ideas to life, both innovative and some not quite so, through any media that inspires my attention is something I expect to do for the rest of my life.

Only in recent years have I started to focus some of my creative energies toward photography. In July of 2016, I embarked on a solo, 48-state road trip across the United States. I hiked, camped, kayaked, and adventured in 35 national parks and dozens of state parks. I swam, attempted to fish, navigated cities of steel and of trees, explored deserts, islands, mountains, and grasslands, and visited friends and family in varying states. It was six and a half months of the most liberating, awakening, phenomenal moments I have ever experienced. Even days when I battled bouts of boredom while driving long stretches of highway or was overcome by loneliness while camping on an island near the Canadian border, I was still immensely grateful for living out the journey of my dreams. These photographs are from this road trip and were taken with an iPhone 5.

Through my art and conversations I hope to encourage others to travel, express themselves in whichever ways they see fit, and connect with the world in ways they haven’t previously.

Canvases range in price from $75, $110, or $215, depending on size. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Park Service as a thank you for providing myself and millions of others with the opportunity to experience some of the most unique and integral places on Earth.

Email: amoderndaywalkabout@gmail.com

Phone: (707) 477-0139