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The Elder Trees of the Forest Photography Exhibit


  • April 22, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    8:00am - 5:00pm


The Dawes Arboretum presents an inspiring exhibit showcasing the photography of Arboretum member and nature enthusiast John Holliger. The exhibit, highlighting many familiar scenes from The Arboretum, will be open to the public April 22 through May 7 in The Dawes Arboretum Visitors Center. John Holliger will be available during the Arbor Day Festival on April 29 to answer questions about the artwork. Visitors can purchase displayed artwork and pick up purchases after the conclusion of the exhibit.

Public access to the exhibit may be limited by scheduled meetings/ classes. Please call ahead to ensure that the space is available before you visit.

This program is free. Registration is not required.

Upcoming Workshop:

John Holliger will lead “Artful Macro Photography” June 1, 2017, at The Dawes Arboretum. Participants will learn a variety of ways to create close-up images of spring flowers, plant shoots and bonsai trees from our collection. Learn focus stacking – a technique that combines multiple images taken at different focus distances, increasing the resulting image’s depth-of-field. Complete details and registration information:

Artist Biography:
John Holliger comes alive walking the Lake Erie shore, slogging through wetlands, learning the habitats of forests in Ohio, the stories the rocks are telling, watching the movement from starry nights to the first light of day.  A graduate of Oberlin College and Yale Divinity School, John is an Episcopal priest who served parishes in Connecticut and Ohio.  Laying down that work at 58, John is a self-taught nature photographer with an animated curiosity for how potters, painters, poets and classic photographers approach their art—always on the creative edge, taking risks, asking “What’s next?”  John is a member of The Dawes Arboretum and offers ½ day photographic workshops where the grounds become our learning landscape.


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