Writer turns artist this weekend with opening and kickoff event
This is news, I have an art opening this weekend in concert with a season kickoff for the Potomac Overlook Regional Park that readers know is one of my favorite places in the DC Metro. Martin Ogle, Chief Naturalist, will be unveiling some items -- one of my paintings, framed in wood from trees that fell in the park.
Arlington County reclaims fallen trees, turning them into lumber. A local business, Hardwood Artisans, manufactured a bench for the park made from fallen timbers.
Hardwood Artisans build hardwood furniture in Woodbridge, Virginia. They believe furniture should last longer than it takes for the tree it was built with to grow back. They use traditional joinery and real hardwood.
The founder of Hardwood Artisans, Greg Gloor worked with Martin on building bookcases for the Potomac Regional Park. The bookcases were built out of a tree(s) that fell in the park.
“Potomac Overlook Kicks Off 2012 Program Sunday Feb 5 2-3:30 at Central Library
Arlington Art Examiner
Don’t go to the park, come to the Arlington Central Library Sunday Afternoon and it will be a fabulous Martin Ogle-led experience. Martin is our Chief Naturalist and one of the pioneers of Gaia theory of ecology. I admit that I am hooked on Potomac Overlook Regional Park for its splendor and history.
I spent much of the summer painting trees (and swatting insects) sitting on my camp stool in various places about the park. Unlike people, trees don’t move much. However, as we all experience, the Earth rotates and the weather changes, and so do the seasons. In that regard, trees grow leaves, bear nuts and fruit, change their color, and drop a little of everything.
I will be showing my tree paintings at the kick-off and would beglad to talk about the park experience. Here is the blurb from Martin Ogle.
JOIN US FOR
“The Story of the Woods”
Potomac Overlook Regional Park’s 2012 Kickoff Event
At Arlington Central Library
(1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington - Near the Virginia Sq. Metro stop).
Sunday, February 5, 2- 3:30 p.m.,
Help Potomac Overlook Regional Park kick off our 39th year with exhibits, music, birthday cake, games, door prizes and a brief program about our 2012 programs and activities. Activities will include woodworking, craft and art demonstrations, natural history exhibits, juggling, music and more! We will introduce Potomac Overlook’s 2012 theme – “The Story of the Woods” – and feature many of the sustainability activities promoted by the park.
Fun for all ages! Call 703/528-5406 for directions and other information.””