Event Details

Sunday, May 21st, 2023
|  11:00am - 2:00pm

Katie Holten's Tree Workshop

Artpark invites the public to artist Katie Holten’s Tree Workshop. This is a series of special, guided, drop-in events in the lower park (S. 4th St. entrance).

Free activities for all ages include:

Tree Drawings utilizing the artist’s “Tree Alphabet”, a font she designed to consider our experiences of language and nature 

Tree Walks guided by a regional botanist

Bookmaking and Screen Printing in collaboration with Western New York Book Arts Center

Meet artist Katie Holten, creator of the publication The Language of Trees: A Rewilding of Literature and Landscape  

Meet writer Patty Krawec, author of Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future

Book signing with Holten, Krawec and others, in collaboration with Talking Leaves…Books.

This event is rain or shine. 


About Katie Holten:

Katie Holten is an artist and activist. In 2003, she represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. She has had solo exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Nevada Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Her drawings investigate the entangled relationships between humans and the natural world. She has created Tree Alphabets, a Stone Alphabet, and a Wildflower Alphabet to share the joy she finds in her love of the more-than-human world. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Artforum, and frieze. She is a visiting lecturer at the New School of the Anthropocene. If she could be a tree, she would be an Oak.

The specially conceived Tree Workshop at Artpark is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The Language of Trees in the United States is also supported by Culture Ireland.