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Parking Advisory

With forecast heavy rains for Saturday and the potential for both river and flash flooding, students are asked to avoid parking in low-lying areas of parking lots C, D, E (along the tree line), F (eastern most entrance by the pond), and N-Annex. Cars should now be on higher ground within these lots or in Lot F (by Konover Campus Center). Vehicles should be returned to their assigned parking lots by 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 21.

Ethan Bodnar

Ethan Bodnar

Ethan Bodnar

Artist

Oakland, CA

B.F.A., Visual Communication Design, 2012

Ethan Bodnar is an artist, landscape designer, and entrepreneur living in Oakland, California. His work explores gardening as a design process, educational experience, and community practice.

Ethan’s currently starting a sustainable and socially responsible business to bring plants into people’s lives through a new online shopping experience. Recent projects include Plant Outfits (studio tours with ceramic artists who make plant pots), Leaflet (plant adoption agency) and Offshoot (not your grandparents’ gardening club newsletter).

His multi-disciplinary practice has included projects with — Designer Fund, General Assembly, 826 National, Do Lectures, DIY.org, East Bay Wild Nursery, Small Spot Gardens, Project M, and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Ethan’s written about gardens for Dwell and Pacific Horticulture Magazine, been commissioned by Electric Objects, and painted school garden murals with Education Outside.

Previously, Ethan launched, produced, and grew the design community at Skillshare and was on the national board of AIGA, the professional association of design. He started his work in the design community with an internship at Behance and publishing Creative Grab Bag with HOW Books. Ethan studied graphic design at the Hartford Art School and horticulture at Merritt College, is an Eagle Scout, and grew up gardening with his family in Connecticut. In the future, he’s interested in exploring designing playgrounds immersed in nature, eco-therapy, and permaculture farming.

"The Hartford Art school provided the perfect sense of community to explore my own design work. Without the distractions of a large city, there was time to develop deep relationships with friends and professors. There was the balance of guidance from the curriculum combined with the ability to use the use the space to try out new ideas."

 You can learn more about Ethan’s work at ethanbodnar.com and by following along behind the scenes on Instagram @ethanbodnar

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