These Quirky Frog Sculptures Will Be On Display At Dawes Arboretum This Summer

Photo courtesy of Dawes Arboretum.

The Dawes Arboretum is one of the most beautiful displays of nature in Central Ohio.

This summer, from June 5 through September 8, some very unique sculptures will be hopping into the arboretum. Ribbit The Exhibit will feature 24 frog sculptures along the Parkwoods Trail. The sculptures are the whimsical creations of artist J.A. Cobb.

The larger-than-life copper creations vary in size and feature some adorable frogs doing all sorts of activities including yoga, cycling, sipping espresso, mowing the grass, and playing leapfrog.

“I once wondered if and when I would ever be considered a serious artist,” said Cobb. “I now realize I’m serious all right, serious about my whimsy. I get several calls and letters each week from people telling me that one of my sculptures made them smile or laugh. What more could anyone ever ask for?”

In addition to Ribbit The Exhibit, Ohio Artist Sala Bosworth: The Dawes Family Collection and The Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculpture Exhibition are featured and included with general admission to The Dawes Arboretum.

Photo courtesy of Dawes Arboretum.

“The frog sculptures are entertaining to spot amongst The Arboretum’s backdrop of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers,” said Luke Messinger, Executive Director. “Visitors of all ages are going to enjoy this summer exhibit.”

The arboretum was founded in 1929 and is located in Newark, about 30 miles east of Columbus. There are paths, trails, boardwalks, and all sorts of natural beauty and art to explore. Admission is free to members and $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for children under 5 years of age. Additional information on visiting, programming, history and membership is available at

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