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Walking Tour with Ecological Artist, Susan Hoenig

Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 October 8, 2022  
Walking Tour with Ecological Artist, Susan Hoenig

Susan Hoenig will lead a Walking Tour of Ecological Leaf Sculptures in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 2-4 pm

You will see the White Oak and the American Chestnut Leaf Sculptures. Susan will talk about the importance of integrating art and conservation and her collaboration with Friends of Princeton Open Space. Attendees will walk around the mountain lake on the trails.

This event is free and space is limited!

Meeting Location: Mountain Lakes House | 57 Mountain Ave | Princeton

Dress in layers and boots or shoes you don’t mind getting muddy.

Drive down the long paved driveway entrance to the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, marked by a series of white mail boxes, the gravel parking lot is on your left about a 1/2 mile down the driveway near the Mountain Lakes House. Meet at the house and the group will walk together.

About Susan Hoenig:

Susan Hoenig is a Princeton-based artist whose work in many media — including sculpture, painting, and printmaking — consistently celebrates her lifelong love of nature and her avid interest in birds. Hoenig has taught both at The Newark Museum and at the Arts Council of Princeton for a number of years, where she works with low-income children in an afterschool program and with local seniors at the Elm Court, a Princeton Community Housing complex for older residents or those living with a disability.

Since 2016, Hoenig’s recent works include “Ecological Leaf Sculptures”, where eleven leaves are outlined in stone, situated beneath the trees in Graeber Woods, Franklin Township, New Jersey. The stone leaves are alongside 96 acres of trails meandering through forest, meadow, stream, and marsh. Hoenig leads Walking Tours to educate the public about the understory of the forest. Ecological Leaf Sculptures is an evolutionary study of the shifting changes happening before our eyes, and the inspiration for “White Oak Leaf Sculpture” in the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve.



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