Opening Reception: Lean on Me - Tree Inspired Artwork by US Veterans

Opening Reception: Lean on Me - Tree Inspired Artwork by US Veterans

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Lean on Me – Exhibition & Talk
An Exhibition of Tree-Inspired Artwork by Veterans and Active Members of the US Military
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 13 · 1-3 p.m.
Dear Earth Talk: Sunday, October 13 · 2-3 p.m.
October 13 – November 18, 2019
Community makes us stronger. In recent years, scientists have been discovering how trees work to support each other. With the help of underground fungi, trees planted near each other use their roots to communicate, share resources, and can behave like a single organism – a unit. Older trees nurture the younger ones, helping them to grow strong. If one tree is attacked by insects, it can warn the others to protect themselves from the coming threat, and if a tree is sick or lacking some vital nutrient, the other trees can give it what it needs to heal.

Military service members understand this idea of community. They share information, resources, and work together to nurture and protect each other in times of need. This exhibition features artwork created by veterans or active service members that explores this idea of a community of trees.

Dear Earth Talk
Since 2018, Brushwood Center has been hosting moderated conversations designed to compliment our art exhibitions. These talks, entitled “Dear Earth,” feature luminaries in art and science and attempt to catalyze action for nature. Join us for this special edition of “Dear Earth” at the opening of Lean on Me, featuring Brendan P. Foster, Executive Directorof the National Veterans Art Museum and Emily Okallau, of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative at the Morton Arboretum.

The Opening Reception is free, no registration necessary. Pre registration for the talk is highly recommended – space is limited. The talk is free for veterans, active service members and their families, $5 for BCRW members and $10 for the general public.

Tags: arts and entertainment, art, lecture, nature, trees, military, veterans

Posted By: Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

Event Details

Date: October 13, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods
Riverwoods IL 60015

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Located among pristine woodlands in the Ryerson historic home in Riverwoods, Il., Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community wellbeing, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. In doing so, we honor the legacy of those who came before us on this land and champion a region where people will care about and for nature.

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