Live Sunwise

You are invited to the

 Sunwise Open Studio

Valentine Salon

February 2, 2019

from 1 – 4 pm

 gather and create loving valentines, find the perfect valentine gift, and visit the Studio Annex

  875 Phillips Lane, Harrodsburg

near Shaker Village map

When you visit, ask me about the upcoming Atlas of the Year online class! Atlas of the Year, registration date is fast approaching – February 20. As a student, you will receive your first program segment on March 20, coinciding with the first display of the artworks, Atlas of the Year: Sojourner Maps to Being in the Right Place at the Right Time, at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Lexington Kentucky, on March 15. All the Journals are printed and ready to send! You can preview them all in the studio.

You know it will be a beautiful time to stroll the trails of our Monarch waystation, bird watch from the renovated solarium, check on our progress of the Studio Annex 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, bead jewelry and garden highlights. Open Studio events in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn 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.”

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
Live Sunwise


You are invited to the

 10th Annual Autumn Open Studio

November 3, 2018

from 1 – 4 pm

 gatherings around art, garden and lifestyle

Live Sunwise


You are invited to the

Sunwise Open Studio Celebration

 First Harvest Art Event

August 4, 2018

from 1 – 4 pm

Sunwise Solarium School, gatherings around art, garden and lifestyle

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