Guided Nature Walk series – June 14

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Join Dublin Arts Council for an hour of discovery in three Dublin parks this spring. Guided by an Ohio artist, participants will listen, observe, gather and connect with nature. The series is inspired by Dublin Arts Council’s Fractals: Patterns in Nature project, which explores how repeating patterns reduce stress and enhance individual and community well-being.

The series takes place every other Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m., is free of charge and is appropriate for all ages. The walks are paced and activities require mobility on park paths.

Each of the artists has created a Fractal Box in the park where they are hosting their respective nature walk. Fractal Boxes are public art vessels that serve as distribution points for free activity booklets that offer visitors an interactive introduction to the world of patterns in nature. Information about the Fractals: Patterns in Nature project can be found at

The guided nature walks are free and it is not necessary to register or to attend the entire series. For more information, or call 614.889.7444. Group walks will be canceled in case of inclement weather. A recording of each walk will be posted on the Fractals web page so listeners can enjoy the series on their own.

The Fractals: Patterns in Nature project is presented by Dublin Arts Council with support from City of Dublin, Cardinal Health and Ohio Arts Council and is also part of an Ohio State University dissertation research project.

April 19, 4-5pm
Trabue Nature Reserve
The series begins from the parking lot at Dublin’s M.L. “Red” Trabue Nature Reserve, 6566 Post Rd, on Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. The hour-long walk is led by artist Karen Snouffer, who will encourage participants to relax their pace, listen to the surroundings and become attuned to the natural environment. Snouffer teaches painting, drawing and multi-media classes at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Through her studio practice she explores themes of identity, history and place.

May 17, 4-5pm
Llewellyn Farms Park
The final guided exploration takes place in Dublin’s Llewellyn Farms Park, 4850 Tuttle Rd., on Tuesday May 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. Artist Andrea Myers will focus on emerging and fallen leaves, encouraging participants to collect, inspect and arrange their finds in a natural collage. Myers is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on textiles, paper, installation, patterning and saturated color. She is the Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

June 14, 4-5pm
Kiwanis Riverway Park
The second walk takes place with Jonah Jacobs, a Cleveland-based artist whose organic installations, mixed media and small artworks often incorporate elements such as cardboard, paint, dye and oatmeal. Participants will meet at the southern parking lot entrance to Kiwanis Riverway Park, 6245 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, for guided observation, gathering natural materials along the way and culminating in an on-site activity with a found-object activity.

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