Ballad of the Farm: Then, Now, Tomorrow
Thanks to all who have submitted historic farm photographs as part of a collaborative exhibition entitled Ballad of the Farm: Then, Now, Tomorrow. Act now to become a sponsor of this innovative project.
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art has invited artists from a six-state region to become part of a collaborative art exhibition entitled Ballad of the Farm: Then, Now, Tomorrow. This multi-artist project combines crowd-sourced historic farm photographs from early to mid-1900s with contemporary artworks inspired by the photographs. The exhibition is set to open May 13, 2015.
This project is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Peter Kiewit Foundation has provided generous support for this project as a key sponsor.
The museum is seeking funding to match the grants already received. Other companies or individuals interested in supporting the development of this project may contact Director Carol Kobza at [email protected].
Photographs gathered from people with ties to the farm and the stories surrounding them will inspire new works of art for the exhibition by artists from a six-state region. Each artist selected for the exhibition will choose photographs from among those submitted and which inspire them to create new works of art that depict farm life as it once was, as it is now, and as it might be in the future.