Beets and Bones show to open at Quarry Garden farm

An installation from the Quarry Garden's 2012 art show.

An installation from the Quarry Garden's 2012 art show.

— In a fusion of art and nature, a new show will come alive from the soil of the Quarry Garden Garlic Farm in Chazy, building an all encompassing creative experience from the collaboration of four artists.

The “Beets and Bones” show is a collaboration between Kimberly LeClaire, Meg Risley, Gharan Burton, and Jeff Cochron. Additional artists may participate by submitting their work before the show.

LeClaire said the “Beets” are a play on the elements of the earth, fruit of the farm’s soil and celebration of the farm’s 10th anniversary performance. The “Bones” signify life, creation and being alive.

The art show will be held on Sept. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the farm, located about 10 miles north of Conroy’s Organics on Route 9 in Chazy.

“It isn’t really marked and doesn’t have an address but we will have signs and markers by the road to lead our guests to the show,” said LeClaire. “We aren’t a typical, open-to-the-public farm like the orchards in the area so this show will be a chance for people to get a rare look at our place, see the art in an interactive walk through the property and if they want to they can purchase garlic on the way out.”

The farm itself was built upon the grounds of a former limestone quarry, LeClaire said.

“For 50 years the land was mined for limestone until one day I was told they hit a spring while digging and then a lake was born,” said LeClaire. The property was purchased by her family about 10 years ago and since then, LeClaire said it has been her labor of love to tenderly rejuvenate the soil and the landscape into an herbal retreat and living sculpture garden.

“It is a private farm, we aren’t normally open to the public but for the last four years we’ve held these art shows and invited the curious public and art enthusiasts to join us,” said LeClaire.

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