Dancers in the Green Room, Flowers in a Glass Vase Among Art Featured at Oakland County Parks this Summer
(Oakland County, July 7, 2022)
Oakland Township, Southfield, Clarkston, and Madison Heights, MI – Visitors to four Oakland County Parks can view artwork along the trails thanks to the popular Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out art installation program. Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of famous masterpieces from its collection to local communities in beautiful outdoor settings.
Oakland County Parks are the perfect venues, with multiple pieces available for viewing at Addison Oaks County Park near Rochester, Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield, Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston and Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights. The parks are among more than 100 locations throughout the metro Detroit region hosting the artwork, which will be on display through early November.
“We’ve had a wonderful response to the artwork since it was installed,” Independence Oaks County Park Supervisor Jeremy Brown said. “Independence Oaks has three different reproductions located in scenic areas. When you’re in the area, stop by for a visit to check them out.”
The Oakland County Parks and Recreation art reproductions can be found in these locations:
- Addison Oaks County Park. Located at the Buhl Lake Loop trailhead at Marker 1 is The Trappers’ Return by George Caleb Bingham; by Marker 4 on the same loop closer to the campground near the new playground is Girl and Laurel by Winslow Homer; and at Marker 38 in Addison – East is Irises and Calla Lilies by Maria Oakey Dewing
- Catalpa Oaks County Park. The pieces, Mother and Child by Solomon Irein Wangboje and Ford Rouge Plant (from Dix Rd. Bridge) by Russ Marshall, are located around the perimeter of the walking path on the north and south sides
- Independence Oaks County Park. Outside Wint Nature Center, along the safety path leading to the park entrance and near the floating dock by Twin Chimneys are the artworks Lovers on a Balcony During Monsoon by Unknown Artist; View of Le Crotoy from Upstream by Seurat, Georges; and Dancers in the Green Room by Edgar Degas
- Red Oaks Nature Center. Flowers in a Glass Vase by Rachel Ruysch is located in the field along the sidewalk/drive into the park, next to the Free Little Library and Bank of the Oise at Auvers by Vincent Van Gogh can be found along the forest trail just south of the Red Oaks Nature Center main entrance