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Dublin Arts Council Partners with Dublin City Schools

student working on art project

Dublin Arts Council has worked with students from three Dublin City Schools middle and high school programs to create temporary public artwork inspired by Dublin’s Scioto Park. Working collaboratively, nearly 200 students created two- and three-dimensional public artworks embracing nature, environmental awareness and Indigenous history. The installation opens with a reception for the artists and the community on Friday, May 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Scioto Park’s riverfront shelter house, 7377 Riverside Dr. The installation remains on view during park hours, dawn to dusk, through Aug. 31. The reception is appropriate for all ages and is free of charge. It is not necessary to register.

Students interpreted elements of the community’s spirit through their creative process. The project will include an accompanying fieldbook and digital experience to encourage visitor interaction and discovery.

Participants and projects:

Davis Middle School Art Club

The Fishingtons’ Day at the Park

Medium: Clay

Sculptures along the riverbank inspired by early settlers’ and present-day recreation

Teacher Eric Cacioppo

Emerald Campus IB Art, Period 7

Lady by the Water

Medium: Wire, cement, clay, wood, fabric, paint

Metal sculpture near the river recognizes Indigenous Wyandotte history, folklore and environmental care-taking.

Teacher Sarah Rothwell

Emerald Campus IB Art, Period 8

Murkclops, Fungi, & Woodland Twig

Medium: Clay and wire

Figurative sculptures inspire connection to the park’s terrain; trees, river and playground

Teacher Sarah Rothwell


Karrer Middle School

More than Man-Made

Materials: Cement tile; paint

Student-painted pavers create a colorful pathway around a legacy tree

Teacher Marlo Brown