Join Harrison Farm and Wild Goose Creative for the opening of Winter Bones! We'll be joined by three of the farm's own goats, and artwork inspired by Harrison Farm.
Winter Bones explores the seasonal transition from autumn to winter. Inspired by Harrison Farm, Winter Bones examines the way cold weather exposes the bare structure of nature. Leaves fall, harvests are completed, and the cycle of life continues. Winter lays bare the bone structure of the earth, and the circle of life leaves behind the bones of animals.
Winter Bones features multi-disciplinary artists who have created works with Harrison Farm as inspiration, using a collection of bones, skulls, feathers, or tanned leather paired with a story about the farm or the animal itself.
ABOUT THE FARM
When Katherine Harrison's great-great-grandfather helped her great-grandparents to purchase the farm in 1927, it was a typical Midwestern farm of its era. They could never have imagined that ninety years later the farm would host yoga sessions with goats, serve as a location for students to gain hands-on animal handling skills, or be operated by one of their female descendants. Throughout her life, Katherine Harrison has forged a deep relationship with her animals, learning the need to respect life in all its cycles. As the fifth generation of the Harrison family at this particular farm, Katherine strives to honor the lessons which her grandparents & her mother instilled in her as she finds opportunities to share with others her love of animal agriculture. One of the tenets of Harrison Farm is to value each creature of the farm for what it contributes, and thus using all parts of an animal to honor its life: skulls are bleached, hides are tanned, and feathers are re-purposed.
Tara Hedges Griffith
Amy Turn Sharp
Snacks sponsored by Darista Dips and beer provided by Commonhouse Ales, and thank you to generous support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
WHITE BLOOM BLOOM
Flagging tape, chicken wire, light
The Wild Goose Creative Board of Directors purchased White Bloom Bloom in May of 2015 during the #wildartcolumbus Live Auction.
Designed and installed by Dana Lynn Harper.
Dana Lynn Harper is currently based in Columbus, OH. Her practice ranges from large installations to small paintings and sculptures. Harper is inspired by natural formations, from large landscapes to infinitesimal plankton and pollen. Using overpowering color, inviting textures and an overall multi-sensory experience, the works act as a portal to warm feelings and childhood fantasy, a social catalyst for interaction and connection. Playful patterns, dancing tinsel and unapologetic fluorescent colors are not only a testament to the beauty of life, but to the ever-encompassing joy of living. In 2014, Harper was the recipient of The ArtFile Emerging Artist Grant as well as an ArtPrize Artist Seed Grant. Last year at The Ohio State Fair’s Fine Art Exhibition, she received Best in Show as well as The People’s Choice Award. She has been an artist and residence at BUNKERprojects in Pittsburgh, PA as well as Second Sight Studio in Columbus, OH.
SEPTEMBER 2017, "Comics vs. Art: The Museum Edition," Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.
AUGUST 2017, "Ten by Three"
JULY 2017, "What Is It About This Place?"
JUNE 2017, "Fifty Pieces of Black Gold"
MAY 2017, "Pinchflat" with featured artist Kyle Knapp
APRIL 2017, "Small Steps Are Giant Leaps" by Aaron Sheldon
MARCH 2017, "Parallel Universe"
FEBRUARY 2017, "Overlook"
JANUARY 2017, "Playful Judgements"
DECEMBER 2016, "Wild Artist Homecoming"
NOVEMBER 2016, "Heady Mugz"
OCTOBER 2016, "Comics vs. Art," curated by Sunday Comix
SEPTEMBER 2016, "Story Tellers"
AUGUST 2016, "Art Inspired by the Novel, Geek Love"
JULY 2016, "Collaborate, Curate: Columbus"
JUNE 2016, "Sappy Hulk," by Heather Lynn Kyle
MAY 2016, Pinchflat
APRIL 2016, "Illustrated City," The Art of the Sequentialist
MARCH 2016, "How We Get Home," Curated by Illume Collective
FEBRUARY 2016, "The Curiosity of Valerie Starr"
JANUARY 2016, "Basically, It's Like This" by Amy Turn Sharp
DECEMBER 2015, A Galaxy Far Away: curated by Danielle Rante
NOVEMBER 2015, Obscure Dialectics: works by Adam Elliot and Philip Kim
OCTOBER 2015, Looming: Art of Fear And Anxiety
SEPTEMBER 2015, Faces and Light: Portraiture by Nick Fancher
AUGUST 2015, Art of the Leviathan: A Moby Dick Inspired Show
JULY-AUGUST 2015, Summer, Color: Paintings by Yao Cheng