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Ridgeline Project Summary:
Ridgeline, jointly hosted by Oak Spring Garden Foundation and Piedmont Environmental Council, invited community members to learn about local environmental challenges and to unite in a unique immersive art experience. With participants carrying illuminated umbrellas showcasing endangered flora, images inspired by the books and etchings housed at the Oak Spring Garden Library, the gathering becomes a dance of light. From afar, participants transform into nature itself; a field of reseeded flowers blooming, backlit insects pollinating or constellations of stars twinkling against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All occurred in the face of today’s extreme weather patterns: this time, Hurricane Ian.