EPN Breakfast June 14
It Sounds Like Love. This three-hour morning program based at The Point at Otterbein (Westerville) will take participants through a series of immersive experiences both indoors and outdoors exploring prairie restoration and ecological preservation activities in the rapidly growing corridors of northern Franklin and southern Delaware Counties.
Paris-based (with Ohio roots!) Artist Cadine Navarro has captured the sounds of nine dormant Ohio prairie seeds and applied them in a truly unique, transformative installation It Sounds like Love inside Otterbein University’s Frank Museum of Art. Below is link to a video clip featuring the amplified sound vibrations of nine native Ohio prairie grass seeds and images visible on glass panels using a traditional Japanese art of floating ink, which begins with 22 concentric circles of deep, black ink floating on water and, here, moved by the sound vibration of the seeds and captured in glass.
Following Navarro’s exhibition, participants will move outdoors to engage with regional environmental scientists and naturalists at sites along the Alum Creek Multi-Use Trail, drawing connections between these seeds, the arts, the sciences, and highlight the many regional partnerships and strategies underway to restore native prairies and other habitats in north central Ohio.