Public Art at Honey Horn

Today we had the best family-fun day enjoying Honey Horn and their current Public Art Exhibition. The Public Art on the grounds at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn features 20 sculptures by artists from the Carolina’s, Colorado and even the United Kingdom. The entire event is made possible by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry – we are so fortunate to have such an organization doing this type of work in our community.  Each sculpture is incredibly unique – and Joe, Gray and I had a great time walking the grounds and talking about each of the pieces.

In 2011, The Public Art Exhibition held a similar event and the people’s choice award went to Jonathan Bowling for ‘Family’, which now resides on 278 at the soon-to-be-built Chaplin Linear Park. Gray has grown up with the three horses made out of re-purposed steel and ‘Family’ was actually how he learned to count to three. “Mommy horse, Daddy horse & Graydon horse” he says – every time we drive past.  ‘Family’ is quintessentially Lowcountry as it’s a tribute to the heritage of the Marsh Tacky.

horses on 278

This year, The Community Foundation brought the event back by creating a beautiful trail of pieces – along with a phone-in tour guide and offered guided tours as well. The 2013 winner is from Brooklyn, New York artist, John Clement’s. It’s named ‘Carocol’ and it’s red steel pipe structure is vibrant against the 200 + year old oaks at home at Honey

2013 Public Art Winner
2013 Public Art Winner

Enjoy the photos below – including my favorite, Into The Wind by Loveland, Colorado artist Jane DeDecker! The Public Art Exhibition at Honey Horn brought to the Island by The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is only on display until December 31st, 2013. Make plans to get there today!

Find out more about the Public Art Exhibit at Honey Horn, The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry & The Artists here.

With Love From The Lowcountry,

Heather

Into The Wind
Into The Wind – My Favorite
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Hilton Head Hall of Fame at Honey Horn
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Gray playing on the old shuffleboard grounds
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Old Magnolia Tree at Honey Horn
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Sea Island Cotton Garden & Chain Link Gator

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Gullah Bottle Tree
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A Boy, His Dad, And A Creek
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Gray Pulling On Water From Jarvis Creek
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Gray Practicing Balance

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The Former Owner’s of Honey Horn’s Graveyard
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The Shell From The Spaceship That Floated Onto Hilton Head Beaches in 2010
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Space Station Bound!
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Darling and Comet, Marsh Tacky Horses at Honey Horn

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