Live Sunwise

You are invited to the

Sunwise Open Studio Celebration

 Spring Into Art

April 28, 2018

from 1 – 4 pm

surprise deals, “Atlas of the Year, Spring, East Journal”, new mothers day cards

  875 Phillips Lane, Harrodsburg

near Shaker Village map

This April 28 Open Studio is special for several reasons. I’m celebrating my 50th year as an artist! ​I believe each artwork I create is destined for a certain person. I want to make that connection happen, so…
  •  Last year’s surprise free original art giveaway (with a $100 purchase) was so popular, I’m offering that again!
  •   I am displaying some works from my own collection at half their original price.
  • Atlas of the Year, Spring, East Journal  is available. This is the first of four journals that are installments from the full Atlas of the Year, which you can see in its entirety.
 There’s also new items:
  • art for Mothers & Fathers Day, graduation, to enliven your spring-cleaned environment or reward yourself for the hard work you do every day.
  • eight new Mothers Day cards,
  • and new bead jewelry
​If you are interested but cannot come or there is a specific artwork you have been longing for please contact me.

You know it will be a beautiful time to stroll the trails, bird watch from the renovated solarium or porch sit, so come on out. I look forward to seeing you soon.


Map to Kathleen O'Brien Studio at Sunwise Farm & Sanctuary

Please join us for the season’s first glimpse of new collages and bead jewelry. Open Studio events in the Winter, Spring, and Summer are our most deluxe Saturday afternoon delights. Please contact us to tell us you are coming.

After your studio visit, we invite you to tour the gardens of Sunwise Farm & Sanctuary and to stroll the trails that offer direct connections to the lush natural surroundings. We also want to share information about how to become a ‘waystation’ for Monarch Butterflies on their annual migration from Mexico to the U.S. These beautiful pollinators are essential to the success of everyone’s future food crops, yet these elegant creatures are also endangered. Your involvement can diminish that threat.

About our Studio: One visitor to our Studio, designed and built by us, said, “The first thing I noticed was how tranquil a space Kathleen has created as her ‘shrine’ for artistic contemplation. One can truly listen to the heart in such a wide-open studio, and I appreciate her willingness to share it for a few hours. For me, the sense of place at Sunwise Farm is inextricably linked to Kathleen’s mixed media collage work.”

Make Sunwise Farm & Sanctuary part of your Autumn Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR circuit, as you visit other fine studios in the neighborhood.

Each of the Open Studios is a great opportunity to explore the “Three C’s” of the art experience: Creativity, Communication, and Contemplation.

Sunwise means clockwise, and by implication, movement in a positive direction. Since building our home to optimize Solar gain in the winter and dedicating the land to share with others, human, animal & bird alike, that was the name that seemed right. The farm part is dedicated to gardens, bees and hay. The sanctuary part is dedicated to serving the critters who pass through – deer, turkey, coyote, fox, geese, hawks, bobcat (1 time), the darling starlings, and hundreds of birds. And also to share with those who need time out from hectic city life. Over the years we have been creating trails and destinations like Honeysuckle Haven, and quiet places in the forests. Our lifestyle integrates sustainable agricultural and architectural practices with the creative and healing arts. To learn about some of the past Sunwise Celebrations see these posts: ARTTOUR in November 2014        Bead Party in August 2014        Summer Gardens

Outdoor Studio
Morning Glory Hearts
Summer Flowers
North Deck
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