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May 1

Clatsop Community College art students show off an art piece that will be part of the Shinrin-Yoku art hike

Step into Nature’s Canvas: Annual CCC Shinrin-Yoku Art Hike on June 9th

Clatsop Community College students in the spring term Basic Design art class invite the community to take a break during the afternoon of Friday, June 9th from noon to 2 p.m. to enjoy a leisurely walk along the beautiful campus trail that leads up to the Astoria Column. The start location is at the trail head located at the lower parking lot at the end of Lexington Avenue on campus just below the Art Building. Immerse yourself in a harmonious fusion of nature, visual arts, and the ancient practice of nature therapy, where creativity intertwines with the soothing essence of the natural world.

The Shinrin-Yoku event was inspired by multi-talented local artist, performer, and activist Marco Davis‘ innovative event called Sunday in the Park with Art.  With his blessing, the students will install both individual and collaborative creative projects along the trail. The Japanese concept of Shinrin-Yoku, loosely translated into English as “Forest Bathing,” Shinrin-Yoku is a form of healing that involves wandering along a forest trail or spending time in natural places.  This practice has proven to have many benefits, including boosted immune function, reduced blood pressure, reduced stress, improved mood, increased ability to focus, increased energy level, and improved sleep. 

In keeping with the Shinrin-Yoku theme, the students were tasked with a couple of specific design challenges.  The first challenge was to clearly convey a message highlighting the critical importance of valuing and preserving our environment. The second challenge was to limit the materials used for the construction of the projects to “trash” that would otherwise have been destined for the waste stream and natural materials that come from the earth.  

The Basic Design students have prepared artist statements that will be displayed on the trail along with their artwork. 

CCC student Tyler Bennink comments on the practice of Shinrin-Yoku,:

“When I think of forest bathing, I think of slowing down in the woods and really taking in the wonders the wood has to offer. My piece is inspired by the mysticism and wonder that my wife and I feel as we stroll through the woods near our home. By slowing down and appreciating the fine details of the surroundings we find ourselves rejuvenated and for my wife and I, we find our childlike wonder of the world renewed.”

With the all the students’ unique designs interspersed along the trail, the Basic Design class hopes to entice our CCC community to get in the healthy habit of using the trail on a regular basis.  Rain or shine, the event will proceed, so please come check it out—–we would love for everyone to participate!

Non-Discrimination Declaration

It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Greg Dorcheus, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2406; TDD : Oregon Relay- Dial 711. For Student Access Services, contact Faith Forster, Columbia Hall, Room 111, (503) 338-2313.  


Students having questions about or a request for classroom accommodations should contact Faith Forster, Columbia Hall, Room 111, (503) 338-2313.   Community members having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact Greg Dorcheus, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2406; TDD: Oregon Relay- Dial 711. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Declaración de no-discriminación

Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Greg Dorcheus, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 , número de teléfono (503) 338-2406, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) marcar 711 en su teléfono. Para servicios de acceso para estudiantes, comuníquese con Faith Forster localizada en Columbia Hall , oficina número 111, (503) 338-2313. 

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas

Estudiantes que tengan preguntas o una requieran solicitud de adaptaciones en el aula deben comunicarse con Faith Forster, localizada en Columbia Hall , oficina número 111, (503) 338-2313. En cuanto a los miembros de la comunidad, se les pide que se comuniquen con Greg Dorcheus, localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 , gdorcheus2@clatsopcc.edunúmero de teléfono (503) 338-2406, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) marcar 711 en su teléfono. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.


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