Eternal Harvest


From birth to death, from seed to harvest: the relationship between farmer and land is spiritual, interdependent, and profound. Artist David Wayne Reed explores this inherent spiritual connection to the earth and the cycles of life with Eternal Harvest, incorporating film, photography, and quilts to create alternative sacred spaces.

This exhibition presents an extraordinary opportunity to present innovative multimedia installation art in a familiar and very approachable way. With video, heirloom quilts, and photographs, it explores an expansive array of both traditional and pioneering artistic expressions—visual, conceptual, theatrical, technological, temporal, spatial—to communicate the story of a farming community, a farming family, and an individual’s consideration of legacy, life, and afterlife.

Reed grew up on a farm outside Louisburg, Kansas. As a young man, Reed considered his own spirituality and asked his parents if they believed in reincarnation. His father answered yes, Reed remembers. “He said that the idea was plausible and offered the idea of a volunteer crop of wheat, or a perennial plant as possible evidence. Life continues from birth to death, from seed to harvest, again and again, he reasoned, creating a vision of the farm as a mandala of life—seasonal, perpetual, unrelenting, and eternal.”

Venues can focus on the shared perspectives and living patterns that unite us, setting the stage for a very uplifting community experience.

David Wayne Reed is a writer, director, producer, and visual artist. He has been awarded a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, and Spencer Museum of Art, along with two Inspiration Grants from Arts KC; has won multiple Best of Awards from Pitch Weekly; and has been writer-in-residence at Charlotte Street and Escape to Create.

Eternal Harvest has been screened at the following film festivals: Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Compassion Film Festival, Covellite International Film Festival, Goa Short Film Festival, Kansas City International Film Festival, McMinnville Short Film Festival, Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival, Ojai Short Film Festival (finalist), Ou Here Now Film Festival, Pune Short Film Festival, The Fine Arts Film Festival (semi-finalist)

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Tour Schedule

Eternal Harvest is touring June 2020 through May 2025. The dates below reflect seven-week exhibition periods. Dates are subject to change; please contact or (800) 473-3872 x208/209 for current availability.

  • April 6–May 25, 2021 Pottawattamie Arts Culture & Entertainment
    Council Bluffs, IA
  • June 16–August 11, 2021
  • September 1–October 20, 2021 Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art
    David City, NE
  • November 10, 2021–January 7, 2022
  • January 28–March 16, 2022
  • April 6–May 25, 2022
  • June 16–August 11, 2022
  • September 1–October 20, 2022
  • November 10, 2022–January 7, 2023 Refurbishment
    Kansas City, MO
  • January 28–March 16, 2023
  • April 6–May 25, 2023
  • June 16–August 11, 2023
  • September 1–October 20, 2023 Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
    Moorhead, MN
  • November 10, 2023–January 7, 2024
  • January 28–March 16, 2024
  • April 6–May 25, 2024
  • June 16–August 11, 2024 Living History Farms
    Urbandale, IA
  • September 1–October 20, 2024
  • November 10, 2024–January 7, 2025
  • January 28–March 16, 2025
  • April 6–May 25, 2025
  • June 16–August 11, 2025
  • September 1–October 20, 2025
  • November 10, 2025–January 7, 2026
  • January 28–March 16, 2026

Exhibition Details

29 works (quilts and photos) and one video (11 minutes, 51 seconds)

  • Content

    Fee Includes
    Press Kit
    Registrar’s Packet
    Programming Guide
    Gallery Guide
    Text Panels
    Narrative Labels
    Full Insurance
    Installation Instructions
    Custom-Designed and Built Crates

  • Curated By

  • Organized By

    ExhibitsUSA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO

  • Out-of-Region Rental Fee


  • In-Region Rental Fee


  • Duration

    seven-week display

  • Shipping

    Van Line

  • Running Feet

    145 minimum

  • Square Feet

  • Security

    Moderate B

  • Number of Crates/Total Weight

    four crates

  • Insurance

    The exhibition is fully insured by ExhibitsUSA at no additional expense to you, both while installed and during transit.