COMMON GROUND: Listening to Appalachian Ohio

Posted Sep 01, 2021

Brian Harnetty, interdisciplinary artist
August 23 – November 17, 2021

Miller Gallery

PUBLIC SCREENING: Shawnee Ohio, with artist talkback
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center
6:30p – 7p gathering and light refreshments
7p – 8:30p film screening with artist talkback
Read reviews of Harnetty’s award-winning interdisciplinary work

Common Ground is part of Otterbein’s 2021 – 2022 exploration of Art for Our Time, and its art-fueled practices of deep listening to THE LAND. Brian Harnetty is an interdisciplinary artist working between sound, music composition, and socially engaged art. His practice works with sound archives and the communities connected to them, creating encounters that are rooted in place and the transformative power of listening. Common Ground features his acclaimed video Shawnee Ohio (2016 – 2021) and other Ohio-based sound works, including Forest Listening Rooms (2018 – present) and Moonshine Parade (2014).

Harnetty’s work at Otterbein in Fall 2021 includes multiple visiting artist engagements with students in classes across the curriculum, including Music, Art, Art History, the Sciences, Integrative Studies, First Year Experience, and other courses. 


Location and Hours

Miller Gallery
Art & Communication Building
33 Collegeview Road
Westerville, OH 43081

M - F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sa & Su 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Breaks


All exhibitions are free and open to the public.