Local Holmes County metalworking artists, Jan and Vince Bowden, were commissioned for their piece, The Face of the Nations, a 10 foot tall Native American inspired totem pole, in the summer of 2015, after The Inn’s Proprietor, Jason Nies, discovered the artists through their local store, Bowden Bells & Garden Art. The installation is made of recycled steel, aluminum, and other metals and was introduced at its grand opening ceremony in November of 2015.
Get to know Jan & Vince in their introduction video.
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, guests of the Inn at Honey Run were treated to an exciting unveiling ceremony to christen the second permanent art installation on the property, a nine foot tall steel sculpture in the shape of a Native American Totem Pole. The piece was designed and crafted by local metalworking artists, Jan and Vince Bowden, specifically for The Inn at Honey Run’s Open Air Art Museum and titled “The Face of the Nations.”
This piece of original, hand-crafted steel artwork is a testament to the spirits of the land, the beauty of the natural world, the history of Holmes County, and of course, the native peoples by whom the artwork was inspired. This marks the first metal artwork added to the OAAM and offers an exceptionally unique feature to the landscape.