When Art Meets Nature – Sunday, Aug 12, 1-4 p.m. at Oaken Transformations

Oaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry Walk will be hosting three accomplished poets—Eric Torgerson, Billy Reynolds, and Z.G. Tomaszewski—who will inaugurate the newest poems to be added to the catalogue of work that lines the grounds at Oaken. Also, there will be a short talk about conserving natural spaces.  It all takes place at the When Art Meets Nature event on Sunday, August 12th, 2012, 1-4 p.m.  Readings start at 1 p.m. with live jazz to follow, 2-4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.  The art & poetry walk will be open for tours during the entire event.

For more information go to www.miartwalk.com. Specific questions can be made to the director, Anya L Cobler, at (734) 262-0826.  Oaken Transformations is located on the grounds of Dr. Bonine’s at 6893 Grand River Road, Brighton, Michigan 48114.

Oaken Transformations one-year celebration – July 30

Oaken TransformationsOaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry Walk will be celebrating one year of art and poetry on Saturday, July 30, 3-6 p.m. at 6893 Grand River Road in Brighton, Michigan.  The event is free to the public.

Poets reading include Robert Fanning (author of The Seed Thieves, 2006; American Prophet, 2009), Russell Brakefield, Ben Fidler (EMU alumnus), John Ganiard, and Audra Puchalski.  The event will also feature live music from Michigan bluegrass artists winter/sessions.

Oaken Transformations was established in 2010 by Anya Cobler, a graduate of the Eastern Michigan University’s Creative Writing undergrad program and University of Michigan’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, and her father, Dr. Fredric L. Bonine.  Oaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry Walk is an out-of-doors art tour dedicated to showcasing work from established and up-and-coming poets and artists throughout the state of Michigan. Part nature walk, part meditative footpath, and part art installation, the tour presents a unique, physical space for poetry and a serene setting for sculptural work for sale or consignment.

RSVP via Facebook.