Artists-in-Sanctuary Events – Dates TBD

Sponsored by the Arc of Appalachia.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS – Plein Air painters – Michelle Boerio, Michele BonDurant, Jean Koeller, & Micheal Ousley; Ecopoet – Susann Moeller

Make it a weekend event by booking lodging at one of the Sanctuary overnight lodges.

Five nationally recognized Ohio artists will participate in the Highlands Nature Sanctuary sixth annual Artists-in-Sanctuary program.  Visit with these artists as they interpret the scenery from many locations along the Sanctuary’s trails, whether it is a cedar laden field at the Kamelands, a rocky gorge along the Etawah Trail, or goldenrod blooming on Ridgeview’s rolling hills.  A final gallery exhibition and festival at the Appalachian Forest Museum will showcase the works created throughout the residency.  During the weekends, stop by the museum to find out where these artists will be working, so you can visit with them and watch as they interpret nature from their unique artistic perspectives.

Artists-in-Sanctuary Gallery Show & Festival
Dates To Be Determined
Open Free to the Public, No Registration Necessary
at the Appalachian Forest Museum 

The Artists-in-Sanctuary gallery show and festival – featuring artwork, artist led participatory experiences, and naturalist led hikes – is the culminating event of the two-week residency program at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary.  Take time to chat with the artists to learn more about their experiences at the Sanctuary and the stories behind their works.  Those familiar with the Highlands Nature Sanctuary preserves will recognize favorite hiking spots in some of these works.  Much of the artwork will be offered for sale, with 20% of the proceeds benefiting the Arc of Appalachia.

While at the museum, be sure to check out works created by local fourth grade students from Rainsboro and Buckskin Elementary Schools.  Through their work with the artists and their visit to the Sanctuary, the students create their own interpretations of this spectacular space.  Light refreshments will be served.  Location – Appalachian Forest Museum, 7660 Cave Road, Bainbridge, OH  45612.

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