October 16, 2015
The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg held a grand opening for its Open Air Art Museum, an outdoor art gallery that features the work of local and regional artists. Set in a hilly, wooded sanctuary with hiking trails, the Inn at Honey Run uses its rolling landscape as the gallery for the artwork.
The first installment is a Haiku Path with a series of haiku poems engraved on metal plaques that are embedded in large rocks along the trail. This installation was coordinated in a partnership with the Haiku Society of America. Julie Warther, a representative of the Society, said, “The haiku path will carry the reader through a full Midwestern year, encountering drifting feathers, a ruffle of fresh mushrooms, pictures in the clouds, meadow wildflowers, autumn leaves, the taps of a woodpecker, footprints in the snow and stars reflected in an icicle, to name a few.”
Launching the Open Air Art Museum is a longtime goal for the Inn at Honey Run’s proprietor, Jason Nies, who said, “I’ve always enjoyed working with artists and art, and now I get to share that with the people of Holmes County and the wider world.”
The Open Air Art Museum is free and open to the public from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. For more information about the Open Air Art Museum, visit the Inn at Honey Run’s website.