The Holmes County Open Air Art Museum
at The Inn at Honey Run
We’ve had absolutely breathtaking success with our first two art installations here at the Inn’s newly opened outdoor Art Museum. First we paved the way with our Haiku Walk, a beautiful mulched walking path through the forest lined with haiku poems engraved on plaques and immortalized on stones. This was the perfect “opening act” of the museum since the path now serves as the primary backbone of our outdoor gallery. Then our friends Jan and Vince Bowden unveiled the Face of the Nations installation, a 9 foot tall steel totem pole that watches over the property. Its opening ceremony was full of drums and fire and great fanfare.
After all of this excitement, we’re proud to welcome our next art piece to the property. Columbus sculptor and natural artist Walter L. Herrmann will be constructing a massive native installation here on the grounds that will take him the better part of the next year. Made from natural materials found here on the property, Walter will construct an outdoor exhibit meant to inspire a connection to nature and the land on which our humble home stands. He will be in residence here at the Inn for one weekend a month over the course of the next year as he constructs the piece for all to see.
We’re very excited to welcome Walter to the Open Air Art Museum and look forward to watching his Earthwork installation come to life!
Walter L. Herrmann
Installation At The Inn At Honey Run
As an only child, growing up in a small western Pennsylvania town was an amazing beginning to my art career. The freedom to roam, explore and create anything my mind could conjure, set the precedence for who I am and what my work has become. My youth was filled with building earthen forts, rock hunting, building small dams in the local creeks, and so much more.
Throughout my teens and college years, I began to focus on my career as an artist and while I still felt invigorated by nature, I had longed for the city. After graduating from college, I made my move directly to Columbus, Ohio. The perfect choice to have a symbiotic blend of both a big city and country mentality. This meld of culture and geography has allowed me to not only create work in my studio, but also venture off into wooded areas to pursue my passion for large scale earthworks.
Now 40, and having now spent half my life in a rural setting and the other in an urban, this next installation at The Inn at Honey Run is a symbiotic blending of my geographic influences. Within this piece you will find the architectural elements of my everyday life worked into and made from the natural environment in which it resides.
As this concept evolves, the goal is to create visually intriguing environments, that stimulate the thoughts and emotions of the viewers, as they utilize the space for their own pursuits and passions.
Artist in Residence
Be sure to join us here at the Inn on the weeks that Walter will be here working his magic in the woods. Guests of the Inn at Honey Run will have the opportunity to speak freely with the renowned artist and be a part of the Art Museum’s continued evolution and growth.
Schedule of Appearances
November 30th, 2015 – December 4th, 2015
January 4th, 2016 – January 8th, 2016
February 1st, 2016 – February 5th, 2016
February 29th, 2016 – March 4th, 2016
April 4th, 2016 – April 8th, 2016
May 2nd, 2016 – May 6th, 2016
May 30th, 2016 – June 3rd, 2016
July 4th, 2016 – July 8th, 2016
August 1st, 2016 – August 5th, 2016
September 5th, 2016 – September 9th, 2016
October 3rd, 2016 – October 7th, 2016
November 1st, 2016 – November 5th, 2016
November 18th 2016
Grand Unveiling Weekend!
If you’re interested in meeting Walter and watching him work while enjoying all that the Inn at Honey Run has to offer, check our availability for these dates or call the front desk for details and special package options!
Are you an artist?
For more information on how you can submit a proposal for an art installation in the Open Air Art Museum, contact our front desk at 330-674-0011.