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25th Birthday Party for Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees)
Saturday, Sept. 28
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Frantz Park, 4995 Rings Rd., Dublin
Free of charge

Come play with us! You are invited to a birthday party for Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees) to celebrate the artwork’s 25th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Frantz Park, 4995 Rings Rd. in Dublin. Enjoy games, a “corn maze” tour of the artwork, art experiences and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Al’s Delicious Popcorn, D A Concessions, Laguna Mexican Street Food & Ice Cream and Tortilla Mexican Street Food. Seating will be limited, so guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Malcolm Cochran, the artist behind the iconic public artwork, will be on hand to give an artist talk at 1 p.m. during the celebration of the 109 six-foot-high ears of concrete corn, sited on land that was once the farm of Sam Frantz, a pioneer in the hybridization of corn.

Activities include:

  • Live printing with Upright Press – make your own print
  • Printmaking with corn and osage oranges
  • Playing Through street piano
  • Corn hole and corn maze
  • Tai Chi from noon – 12:30 p.m. and from 2 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Artist talk with Malcolm Cochran at 1 p.m.
  • Yoga from 2:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Lawn games
  • Food trucks

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.

The celebration marks the first event in a three-part Discovery Series, a key part of of Dublin Arts Council’s new Art & Wellness initiative. Each Art & Wellness Discovery Series event will have a sub-theme – in this case, ‘play’ – and will encompass visual art, sound and movement component

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, City of Dublin and the Cardinal Health Foundation.

The event will be appropriate for all ages and will be offered free of charge.