Flowering Plants of Ojibway

and Surrounding Areas

Sarah is collaborating with local experts to create a field guide about plants native to the region. During the creation process, she plans to engage the community through displays, activity booklets and workshops.

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Project Phases

  1. Consult with specialists to create initial list of plants to include in the pocket identification guide.
  2. Create 10 pages of the guide.
  3. Host an exhibition for the community to view the project’s content.
  1. Consult with specialists to create next list of plants to include in the pocket identification guide.
  2. Create new pages of the guide.
  3. Host an exhibition for the community to view the project’s new content.
  1. Consult with specialists to create final list of plants to include in the pocket identification guide.
  2. Create the last pages of the guide.
  3. Publish and print the pocket identification guide.
  4. Host an exhibition and book launch party for the community to view all of the content that was created during the project.
  5. Host a nature tour at Ojibway Park for community members to learn more about flowering plants of Ojibway and surrounding areas.
  6. Donate one guide to every Windsor Public Library location so that community members have access to it.

About the Artist

Born in Miami, Florida, USA.
Lives and works in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Sarah Smitherman is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice consists of material explorations and the inclusion of found objects. Often, her work explores notions of place, time, and memory. Sarah is a two-time recipient of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant from the City of Windsor, and has received several other awards during her career. Her art has been displayed in exhibitions within Canada, Europe, and the United States. Recently, she has developed and delivered workshops for her local art gallery (Art Windsor-Essex) which encourage the community to explore their surroundings for inspiration.

Flowering Plants of Ojibway is...
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Supported by Friends of Ojibway Prairie.

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Supported by the City of Windsor’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) achfwindsor.ca

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