As you tell by the smiles on the faces of Mark Murphy, Barbara Burke, Paul Krause, Bill McGrath, and Dean Kjerland, people were pretty pleased with the weather for today’s 2011 opening of Riverwalk Market Fair.
Harvest sculptor Ray ‘Jake’ Jacobson is recovering at Three Links Transitional Care unit from recent back surgery. Paul expects that Jake will soon be back to work on another exciting project for Northfield that he’s got in the works.
Here are three photos from my October 2008 Harvest Sculpture Dedication album:
Philip Spensley, chair of the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission, was the MC for last night’s Northfield Living Treasures Award Program (PDF) ceremony at the Grand Event Center honoring Myrna Johnson and Ray Jacobson.
- Sam Gett, publisher of the Northfield News, sponsors/underwriters of the award
- Mary Rossing, Northfield Mayor
- Paul Krause, nominator of Ray ‘Jake’ Jacobson
- Kathy Rush, nominator of Myrna Johnson
Paul Krause announced during his remarks that Ray Jacobson now has his own website.
My new documentary, Harvest: A Community’s History Captured in Bronze, will be shown in Faribault on Friday, May 7 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. The screening will take place in the sanctuary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 902 17th Street S.W. in Faribault. The screening is free and open to the public.
Ray Jacobson and I will be on hand to answer any questions about the making of the film and the Harvest sculpture. A reception will follow the show. The documentary is an hour in length.
Among the attendees: Wes Jones, president of Casting Creations of Minnesota, the art foundry in Howard Lake, MN where the bronze casting of Harvest was done. Wes has a future in comedy.
On Thursday, February 25th, I will premiere “Harvest”, my latest documentary. Three years in the making, the hour-long film follows sculptor Ray Jacobson as he creates the sculpture. The film reveals the complex process of lost-wax casting, the astounding creativity of the artist and the marvelous relationships that were formed among members of our remarkable community.
The screening will take place in the Northfield High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
A week or so ago, local filmmaker Paul Krause, Dancing Sun Multimedia, previewed his new documentary, Harvest, for local media, including freelancer Alyssa Ford who’s doing a story on it for the Star Tribune this week. I weaseled my way into Paul’s studio in downtown Northfield for a photo and a sneak preview.
“Harvest” chronicles the creation of Ray Jacobson’s sculpture of the same title. From the initial drawings to the final installation on the riverfront, the film reveals every step required to craft the three thousand pound, bronze sculpture.