Photo album: Harvest sculpture dedication

I attended yesterday’s dedication ceremony for the ‘Harvest’ sculpture. Included are 3 photos of the fountain on Bridge Square because A) it, too, was created by sculptor Ray ‘Jake’ Jacobson; and B) the crowd for the dedication was visible from it.

See the album of 4 dozen photos or this slideshow:


  1. ArtOrg has spent some time to locate and photograph most (all?) sculptures in Northfield and the local area. We have put the photos and additional information of size, material, sculptor, sponsors, etc. up here on this photo gallery. All of the sculptures have been given location information, and you can access that interactive map here. Please talk to us if you know of works that should be added to the group.

    It is interesting to see that the medallion on one of the top elements of Ray’s sculpture is present in Ray’s contribution to the “Twenty Views of Dundas” print project.

    October 20, 2008
  2. David Koenig said:

    Thanks for posting these! I was in India at the time and was not able to see my wife and daughter dancing in person. So, I greatly appreciated being able to see the pictures of them online. As a result, I shared a virtual smile with my daughter when she heard I had seen them!!!

    October 20, 2008
  3. Helen Albers said:

    HARVEST is such an historical event!
    The dedication and photos should have made the front page of the Northfield News!
    I am surprised that many locals do not know about HARVEST.
    The dedication was beautiful, and future generations should know about this.
    Thank you.

    October 23, 2008
  4. You are right, Helen! Ray rocks! Thanks to Griff for pointing out that Ray also is responsible for the fountain on Bridge Square (honoring the 25th anniversary of Sheldahl back in 1980). And now we have this sculpture (which honors Malt-O-Meal and our flour milling past dating back to John North’s founding of our town and establishing mills in 1855). Two impressive monuments that will be gracing Northfield for years to come. Thanks, Ray. We owe you a monumental debt of gratitude.

    October 23, 2008
  5. Helen: I just updated the link of the sculpture inventory given above to include a piece at the library–dedicated to a Lowell Albers–any relation?

    October 24, 2008
  6. Helen Albers said:

    Yes, the Northfield Public Library sculpture named AHIMSA, by Ray Jacobson, is a memorial to my husband, Lowell Albers.
    Lowell was on the library board at the time of the library expansion.

    January 6, 2009

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