BottleRock Napa Valley has announced its art program for the three-day music, wine, food and brew festival, May 26 to 28. Featured artist and Napa Valley resident Gordon Huether will display five sculpture installations throughout the festival grounds, including works titled Hand of the Land, Barrel Rings, Redhead, Reflections and Silver Twist.
“For our art program in 2017, we wanted to feature Gordon who is perhaps our area’s most renowned artist,” said Justin Dragoo of Latitude 38 Entertainment, which manages the festival. “He is internationally acclaimed but makes his home here in Napa. The Valley is lucky to have Gordon as one of our own, and we are thrilled to showcase his work at the festival.”
Huether specializes in large-scale, site-specific art installations that are integrated into architecture and landscape for projects throughout the world. He has completed more than 250 projects, which have included art installations for private corporations, airports, hotels, universities, hospitals, civic buildings, libraries, museums and private homes.
The “Hay Barn,” Huether’s 15,000-square-foot studio, is located at 1821 Monticello Road in Napa, and is open to the public where visitors can enjoy the gallery, showroom, studio space and fabrication studio.
“Combining fine art with music seems like a no-brainer to me,” said Huether. “Visual, two- or three-dimensional artistic expression has always been a part of music – the most apparent example is the classic vinyl LP cover – it simply puts additional emphasis on the artist’s message.”
Adds Huether: “How cool is it be part of such a major event in my own backyard? BottleRock brings together so many artists in so many genres, music, food, wine… it’s an honor to be included in the festival.”
In addition to Huether’s installations, also on display will be Laura Kimpton’s “Love” sculpture plus murals by JM Rizzi, Ian Ross, David Young and Zio Ziegler.
BottleRock Napa Valley 2017 will feature more than 80 bands on four music stages, including Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Maroon 5. In addition, BottleRock presents chefs, musicians and celebrities on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage along with more than 60 of Napa Valley’s restaurants and food purveyors, 25 area wineries, and more than 30 artisan brewers and cocktail specialists.
The complete festival lineup can be found online at bottlerocknapavalley.com.