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Art in Root 2019

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Art in Root Program at Taylor High School 2019
On December 3, 2019, the Sculpture and Painting students at Taylor High School were visited by some 'creatures' as part of the 'Art in Root' program they are participating in this year. 'Art in Root' is a three-step program designed to create connections between high school students and nature through art. This program features a combination of a field trip to a park, an in-class visit (which was today) and an art exhibition to immerse students in nature and translate their experiences into fine art. This year, artists are working with the theme of 'The Nature of Us' and are creating artwork based on human impact and interaction with nature that will be exhibited later this school year.  
In October, the students participated in the first portion of the program with a nature hike at Shawnee Lookout. For the second portion of the program, our Interpreter of Nature, Brittan, brought in artifacts that humans leave behind in nature as well as some live animals. The students were able to learn more about the creatures that inhabit our parks and our world. They visited with hissing cockroaches, an African lizard, a box turtle and Clover, the rabbit.  
These students are now creating artwork inspired by these experiences for an exhibition in the spring at Great Parks of Hamilton County.