Dear Honey Run Friends,
Two years ago, this month, we opened the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum on the grounds of The Inn at Honey Run. Our opening exhibit was a Haiku installation of 30 boulders with poems, walking the reader through the seasons at The Inn. We followed that up with the installation of “Face of the Nations” a whimsical totem pole by local artists Jan and Vince Bowden in Holmes County. We then teamed up with Walter Hermann as he constructed and built “Woven” over the course of 12 months from all organic materials collected on the grounds of The Inn. Kathrine Marie created “Being Time” as an end cap to the mile-and-a-half museum trail, and “Archers Roost” arrived last December to mesmerize the eyes as you walk under this incredible creation of over 12,000 sticks waving above your head.
Our next installation, a ninety-foot-long by twenty-two-foot-high mural, is being created by Columbus artist Mandi Caskey and will open in October this year. We will also be announcing the winner of the Greater Columbus Arts Council contest this fall with the installation arriving the summer of 2018.
I truly love our museum. Each experience of commissioning, creating, and installing is different but comes with passion and love from each artist. For me, the greatest moment is watching an artist take a sketch and make it come to life. Seeing timeless art cohabitate with nature and viewing the art in all the seasons is a real treat. I know that some of the art installations will not be liked by all, and that is to be expected; but my hope is that something in our museum touches you.
If you find a piece that speaks to you, please write to me and let me know. I would love to share your experience with the artist.
The Open Air Art Museum (OAAM) is still in its infancy but we are growing. In a few years, we will have a collection worthy of any museum. We will proudly share our collection with any who wish to visit and share in the creations from our carefully selected artist community. I hope you make the time to come and spend a few hours taking in the museum and all of the surrounding beauty.
“Earth without art is just eh.”
― Mysterious Anonymous and Unknown
Your art appreciating Innkeeper,