Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm Multimedia Project
The Hidden Works of Jay N. “Ding” Darling/Ray Harm Exhibit
Produced in partnership with the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, The Hidden Works exhibit features recently discovered Jay N. “Ding” Darling artworks and artifacts. With the recent passing of Ray Harm, and as his work was very much a part of the Mahr’s life, it would be our hope to bring The Hidden Works of Jay N. “Ding” Darling to Madisonville, Kentucky, to coincide with the 2016 Mahr Park opening. Ray Harm Jr. has volunteered
to work with us so that we would be
able to add part of the Mahr collection to The Hidden Works exhibit, thus celebrating land, leadership, and legacies. The exhibit has had national success and provides numerous opportunities to connect with all age groups through art and conservation. Panel discussions, interpretations, and workshops would be developed as a part of outreach for both Mahr Park
and the exhibit.
“As a child, I was outdoors with my father in West Virginia learning about edible wild plants and identifying their use. My father had a profound influence on my life. Other young people should have been so lucky. I am a WWII veteran and went to art school under the GI bill. I chose wildlife as subject because that is what I knew best. Connecting with nature is wonderful. There is such a variety of plant and animal life. Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm is an opportunity to open the doors to wildlife and presents the opportunity to learn, as my life long passion and artwork has illustrated.”
– Ray Harm, Artist