The Art of Trees program explores the vital and redemptive role of trees in affirming shared human experiences and restoring our kinship with nature. Critically analyzing how we appreciate, live with, use, destroy and represent trees in life, art, science and the humanities, this speaker series will interrogate our changing relationship with the natural world in the midst of environmental crisis.
Nathan Johnson, director of public lands for the Ohio Environmental Council, will present on the white oak (Quercus alba), Ohio’s most important wildlife tree and one of the longest living organisms in the eastern United States. He will share insight into the cultural history of the white oak, its crucial role in Ohio’s ecosystems, and its recent decline due to unsustainable logging practices.
A public reception will be held in the Fischman Lobby from 4:30-5:30 p... Light refreshments will be served.
About Nathan Johnson:
As the director of public lands for the Ohio Environmental Council, Nathan advocates for the protection and preservation of special places in our public forests and parks. A firm believer in the maxim that “health and happiness start in the great outdoors,” Nathan works to expand public access to outdoor recreation, and to secure healthy and inspiring natural landscapes. An Ohio-licensed attorney, Nathan received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a dual-B.A. in history and philosophy from Denison University.
Art of Trees Schedule
• Thursday, Sept. 19: Nathan Johnson, director of public lands, Ohio Environmental Council
All Art of Trees events are free and open to the public.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Thursday, September 19 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022
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