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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: https://dawesarb.org/blog/events/artful-macro-photography/

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.

When

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

Where

Visitors Center

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Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Visit informative displays highlighting the history of tree dedications at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Friday through Sunday from May 5 to October 29.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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Learn the ins and outs of conducting a successful timber sale.  This program will cover sale objectives, harvesting methods, boundaries, marketing, contracts, sale layout, best management practices and more.

Instructor Information: Kindler Forest Management LLC, www.kindlerforestry.com

When

  • May 6, 2017
    10:00am - 11:30am

Where

Visitors Center

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Come create a unique gift for mom -- green thumb or not! Clay artist Mary Grace Robertson guides participants in hand-painting three clay flowers and arranging them in a decorated pot.  Cost is per project, and families are welcome.

When

  • May 6, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

Visitors Center

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This exclusive, behind-the-scenes event takes our members to one of our most beautiful outlying properties.  Take a walk through the mature woodland Gorge Property to view delicate spring wildflowers such as trilliums, spring beauties and violets.

When

  • May 7, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Preschoolers (appropriate for children 3-5 years old) explore quality children's literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide.  Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science for children ages three to five and their special caregivers.

This program takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, September – May.

Upcoming Programs:

May 11, 2017   Nuts to You!

May 25, 2017   Waiting for Wings

Free, donations appreciated.

When

  • May 11, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am

Where

Visitors Center

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Join Granville Public Library in a discussion on Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau as we celebrate Thoreau's bicentennial in a relaxed and natural setting.  Copies of Walden; or, Life in the Woods are available at The Dawes Arboretum and the Granville Public Library.  This program is presented as part of the library's The Writing Dead Series. Contact the Granville Public Library for more information on this series.

When

  • May 11, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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