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PROGRAMMING AT PYRAMID HILL

Find a wide variety of programming inspired by art and nature at Pyramid Hill throughout the year. From family-friendly activities to workshops for adults, there is something for everyone at the Park.

Several families sit on chairs and picnic blankets in the grass field of a park. Large red contemporary sculpture can be sen in the background

Mounds, Moon, and Stars Exhibition Opening
Sunday, April 21

Curator Talk: 1PM – 2PM

Reception: 2PM – 3PM
 

Hear from Mounds, Moon and Stars curators Marcus Boroughs and Belinda Gore of Great Circle Alliance about their experience creating the exhibition and learn about the magnificent architecture, art, and astronomy of the Hopewell culture. A reception will follow with light refreshments.

Mounds, Moon, and Stars at Pyramid Hill was funded by a grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

 

This exhibition was curated by the Great Circle Alliance and made possible with funding in part by Ohio Humanities.

Grass covered Earthworks site of Eagle Mound

Adult Workshop: Container Gardening with Native Plants

Saturday, April 27

1PM – 2:30PM
 

Learn how to grow native plants, even in small spaces, in this workshop led by Brandon Reynolds, aka B the Keeper, and Casey Sumner of Sustainable Sights Landscaping. Get hands on experience with container planting as you discover common native garden plants and their benefits to bees, birds, and beyond. Participants will take home a few native plants to get their own gardens started.

Close up photo of flowers with long and think pink petals and a yellow center

Nature/Nurture: Life on the Forest Floor

Saturday, May 4

10AM – 11AM
 

Join local Naturalist Carol Mundy for this family-friendly spring walkabout to look for nature’s hidden treasures found on or near the forest floor. On this walk, we slow down to focus our attention on the small and amazing bits of nature. We will be on the lookout for unoccupied animal nests, insect egg cases, emerging beetles (like fireflies), tiny moss forests and more!

Nature/Nurture series was sponsored by the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati.

Circular logo that features a camera icon and text that reads "Photography Club of Cincinnati"
Close up of green moss with tiny brown stems

Noticing Nature: Plant Prints

Monday, May 6

1PM – 3PM
 

Connect with nature and each other in this free program for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Offered in partnership with the Giving Voice Foundation, Noticing Nature provides an opportunity for relaxation and creativity, using nature as the guide. We’ll take a slow stroll outdoors to awaken our senses. As we go, we’ll collect natural items of interest, like leaves and flowers. Then, artist Stephanie Rae Berrie will lead us in making colorful monoprints using the objects we find. 

This program is for people living with dementia and their caregivers. All activities will be ADA accessible, and experienced staff and volunteers will be on hand to guide participants.

Tall stem with several blooming purple flowers, trees can be seen in the background

Family Workshop: Printed Paper Flowers

Saturday, May 11

10AM – 11:30AM
 

Create your own sculptural, printed paper flowers in this family-friendly workshop led by artist Stephanie Rae Berrie! Screen print colorful patterns on paper using ink and a squeegee. Then, shape your creation into a unique botanical delight!

Paper flower made of purple and pink printed flower petals with orange and yellow center

Adult Workshop: Harness the Colors of Nature through Watercolor

Saturday, May 11

1PM – 3PM
 

Join artist Cynthia Kukla for this workshop highlighting the spontaneous, rich, and varied qualities of watercolor. Starting with a review of basic color mixing, we will work from still lives of fresh flowers and plants found at Pyramid Hill, focusing on interesting compositions. We’ll warm up with preliminary sketches and quick color studies. Our ultimate goal will be to gain confidence with watercolors, helping you to create watercolor works as individual and dynamic as you! Beginners, pros, and all levels in between are welcome.

Watercolor painting of red, orange, yellow, and pink tulip flowers

Nature/Nurture: Forest Bathing

Sunday, May 19

1PM – 3PM
 

Calm your mind and body with a forest bathing session at Pyramid Hill! Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku (“Bathing in the Healing Elements of the Forest”) is an evidence-based practice from Japan that quiets the mind by gently re-awakening our five senses - sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. The session involves a slow guided walk, a sequence of soothing, nature-based readings, moments of stillness, and poetry that will be led by Pam Lowe Cho, ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to reap the rewards of reconnecting with the serenity of nature.

Nature/Nurture series was sponsored by the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati.

Circular logo that features a camera icon and text that reads "Photography Club of Cincinnati"
Large wooden outdoor sculpture sits inside a lush green native garden with a golden sun setting in the background

UPCOMING PARK PROGRAMMING

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