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.
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.
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.