DUBLIN, Ohio— (Sept. 5, 2019) Dublin Arts Council Executive Director David S. Guion today announced the schedule of activities for the public celebration of the 25th anniversary of Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges), a public artwork by Columbus sculptor Malcolm Cochran, Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Dublin’s Frantz Park, 4995 Rings Rd. The iconic artwork was installed in 1994.
“Field of Corn with Osage Oranges is a fantastic example of site-specific artwork,” explains Guion. “Today, it is one of the most photographed public art installations in Dublin’s collection.”
The celebration will take the form of a birthday party and focuses on play, marking the first event in a three-part Discovery Series, a component of Dublin Arts Council’s new Art & Wellness initiative modeled after doctors’ “social prescribing” of arts experiences in the U.K. and Canada.
Throughout the event, guests can make exclusive prints with Upright Press using a commemorative design created by artists Malcolm Cochran and Ben Goodman. Other activities include music-making with the Playing Through street piano, a corn maze, a photo booth selfie station, corn hole and larger-than-life board games, print making with corn and osage oranges, introduction to the practices of Tai Chi and yoga, food trucks, a birthday cake and more.
Scheduled activities include:
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tai Chi
1 – 2 p.m. Artist talk with Malcolm Cochran
2 – 2:30 p.m. Tai Chi
2:30 – 3 p.m. Yoga
The event will be appropriate for all ages and is free of charge. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including corn-inspired menu items from Tortilla Street Food and Laguna Mexican Street Food & Ice Cream trucks, D A Concessions’ kettle corn and Al’s Delicious Popcorn. Free parking is available just west of Frantz Rd., on both the north and south sides of Rings Rd., in the DNV GL and Cardinal Health business parking lots.
Art & Wellness project collaborators include Washington Township Fire & Emergency Medical Services, Syntero Counseling Centers, Dublin Bridges, Dublin City Schools, OhioDance and several City of Dublin departments, including Police, Human Resources and Recreation Services. The project is supported by grants from Ohio Arts Council and the Cardinal Health Foundation.
The second event of the series, sub-titled “Flow,” will take place on Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dublin Arts Council. For additional information about both events and the overall Art & Wellness initiative, visit www.dublinarts.org/artandwellness or call 614.889.7444.
About Dublin Arts Council
Dublin Arts Council (DAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported in part by the City of Dublin’s hotel/motel tax and the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund Dublin Arts Council and its programs with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DAC is further supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, fundraising events, classes, gallery sales and in-kind contributions. DAC engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts. For more information about any of Dublin Arts Council’s programs, exhibitions and events call 614.889.7444 or visit www.dublinarts.org. Dublin Arts Council (DAC), is located at 7125 Riverside Dr. in Dublin, Ohio. Hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.