“Chance Medley” | Public Unveiling:
Mixed Media Mural by Mandi Caskey
Join us for the unveiling of Mandi Caskey’s most recent work, Chance Medley, at the region’s only Open Air Art Museum located on the grounds of The Inn at Honey Run. This enormous 90 ft. mural composed of mixed-media will be sure to create an enchanting evening of conversation, community, and culture. The Inn’s Treetop Pavilion will be transformed into a deep sea experience of sights and sounds in correlation with the piece.
October 11, 2017
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
The Inn at Honey Run
6920 County Rd 203
Millersburg, OH 44654
Cash bar and complimentary hors-d’oeuvres will be available.
*Exclusive Press Event details at the bottom of this page.
About the Piece, “Chance Medley”
The opposite of serenity is chaos.
I would like to create a mural that contrasts with every aspect of its environment. The painting will be in deep hues of blue and green, but the main ingredient will be the reds and oranges. The painting will consist of a shark frenzy, a beautiful composition of massive sharks eating and swimming among all the chaos of the fish fleeing.
One of the most beautiful sights to paint is light refraction in water, probably one of the hardest to do as well. This painting won’t illustrate any gore or pain, its more about the light, color, shapes, and raw emotion that will be captured. I have done tons of research and have gathered hundreds of photos. Blood in water will be one of the most lovely things to paint!! Among all the green leafy trees, and the rustling wind between the branches, people will get glimpses of hues of bright reds floating to the sky.
In the end when people walk upon it, it’ll be a revelation of sorts. A journey of serenity encountering its perfect counterpart, chaos.
About the Artist, Mandi Caskey
As any artist might say; I strive to have a purpose, a voice, and find meaning. I’m a conjunction of what’s expected and what should to be revived. As foolish as this sounds, I feel my thoughts race to my fingertips while my brain conjoins my unidentified logic. Most of my work is fueled by emotional havoc, whether its inner turmoil or a reflection of my surroundings. I gather a mix breed of ambiguous perceptions and recreate a feeling. I want my viewers to engage in a conversation with the work, place themselves in a vulnerable state to receive unguided honesty. I use a whim of mix media thrown into an elegant dance of line vs. texture.
I dropped out of art school to pursue greater inspiration, becoming the street artist Birdy seemed like the only option to rebirth my joy for creating. When gallery work collides with illegal expression something magnificent happens, contemporary muralism turns into a full-time job. From painting on the top floor of the largest building in Columbus Ohio, to painting under a street light in Shelby Park Kentucky. I place the utmost attention to the communities and individuals that engage with their environment. My hope is to activate the imagination of urban and rural developments so the future of the movement becomes the strength of the people.
RSVPs for the Public Opening are encouraged but not required.
“Chance Medley” | Press Opening:
Mixed Media Mural by Mandi Caskey
Preceding the public opening, The Inn at Honey Run will host an exclusive Press Event, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Press Event will begin with a word from The Inn’s owner and museum curator, Jason Nies, who will then introduce our next Open Air Art Museum artists and winners of the GCAC Off the Grid Art Installation Contest from earlier this year. The winning artists will speak about their inspiration and provide a press-only first-look of their upcoming installation, slated for early 2018.
Following, artist Mandi Caskey will discuss her process and the journey behind creating her piece and then lead the group to the premier unveiling of “Chance Medley” within the Open Air Art Museum. Press will be invited to take their time reflecting upon the piece and taking photographs.
After the unveiling, all Press Event guests will return indoors for a cocktail hour including complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, where artists will be available for open dialogue, discussion, and Q&A with the press.
Prior to the public opening at 8:00 p.m., Press Event guests will be invited to join the general public in our TreeTop Pavilion for the Public Opening.
If you plan on attending the Press Event, please use the Press & Media RSVP button below. Please do not use the General Public RSVP above.
For media inquiries leading up to the event, please contact Alex Corron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Open Air Art Museum
The Holmes County Open Air Art Museum is a fusion of nature and art set within a majestic landscape of lush forest and rolling hillsides. Spread throughout the grounds of The Inn at Honey Run, the region’s only Open Air Art Museum showcases original works from local and regional artists of various backgrounds, mediums and disciplines.
To learn more about the conception of the Open Air Art Museum and the existing installations and previous artists, visit the Open Air Art Museum section of our website.