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South Central Indiana Cultural Districts April–June 2014

DO NOT USE INSIDE COVER Lauren Robert Back in Indiana Again

Modern Totem for Columbus

Matisse’s Jazz

Larry Rudolech Plein Air Painter

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ocated among the colorful hills of Southern Indiana is a 40-mile stretch of scenic highway that connects three distinctly different communities, each known for its rich arts heritage. As of 2013 all three are recognized by the state as Indiana Cultural Districts. There are only two more districts in the entire state of Indiana. Along Indiana’s twisted trail, State Road 46, traveling from East to West, Columbus, Nashville, and Bloomington offer some of the most inspiring art, architecture, museums, galleries, wineries, small farms, and natural beauty in the Midwest. There is perhaps no other place to experience three cultural destinations that are so completely different along such a short expanse of road.



his quintessential college town at the foot of the Southern Indiana Uplands has quite a reputation as a destination for artists and art enthusiasts. From museums to galleries, wineries to the largest farmers’ market in the state, Bloomington proudly marches to the beat of its own drum and, in the process, provides residents and visitors alike with an endless list of culturally-enriching activities and events. Bloomington’s thriving arts scene is directly correlated to the presence of the flagship campus of Indiana University and the overwhelming influence and resources afforded by its students, faculty, staff and facilities.

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or more than a century, Brown County has been a haven for artists of every medium from all over the United States. Its natural beauty, seclusion, local charm and hospitality have won the hearts and loyalty of many. In the early 1900s, Theodore Clement “T.C.” Steele, an Indiana artist, “discovered” Brown County. Steele invited his friends and fellow artists to visit and the word of this special place soon spread. Brown County quickly became The Art Colony of the Midwest. Nearly 200 working artists and craftsmen seek inspiration from the tranquil hills of Brown County today. Visitors and locals agree it is the place for arts, nature, and adventure.



olumbus, Indiana is a small town with a modern twist. Forget everything you think you know about the Midwest. Columbus is home to the largest collection of modern architecture outside of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Columbus has been called “a veritable museum of modern architecture” by Smithsonian magazine. Six postmodern buildings in Columbus have been named National Historic Landmarks. This city is one of Indiana’s treasures. From two Dale Chihuly glass sculptures to a 20-foot tall Henry Moore statue, the public art creates added visual interest throughout the city.

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Thanks to Mom for making it happen! 36-39 ARTISTS DIRECTORY 40-41 EVENTS CALENDAR

FEATURES 6 Larry Rudolech by Tom Rhea 10 Lauren Robert by Bill Weaver 12 Modern Totem by Paige Harden 14 Early Artist Carl Graf by Julia Pearson 16 Amanda W. Mathis by Jeff Tryon 20 Bloomington Transit Art by Laura Gleason 24 Matisse’s Jazz at IUAM by Tom Rhea 26 Black Violin Concert by Geri Handley

COVER BY LARRY RUDOLECH “Holly Hock House” 11 X 14 oil painting created at Door County, WI plein air event.

18 Backroads Spring Tour by Jeff Tryon 30 Indiana Heritage Arts Show by Tom Rhea 30 CAAC Annual Meeting by Paige Harden ART NEWS AND EVENTS 31 31 31 32 32 33 34 35 35 35

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Cathy’s Corner......................................... 9 Columbus Learning Center..............27 Columbus Visitors Center.................29 Ferrer Gallery.........................................11 Goods for Cooks...................................21 Homestead Weaving............................ 9 Hoosier Artist........................................11 Hotel Indigo............................................ 5 Hotel Nashville Gazebo Parties......17 Indiana Heritage Arts Show/Sale...43 IU Art Museum.....................................42 Michael’s Massage...............................17 Muddy Boots Cafe...............................19

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Larry Rudolech W

~by Tom Rhea

hen renowned plein air painter Larry Rudolech received his first paint set at age 11, a gift from the local Boy’s Club, he painted a striking likeness of the Shrewsbury-Windle House, a historic landmark in his hometown of Madison, Indiana. This anecdote contains elements that would become regular features of his future artistic career: the generosity and support from others in recognition of his innate artistic ability, his ability to seize the opportunities being given and make the most of them, and a rooted loyalty to his native community as a beloved and recurring subject matter. When the study of art emerged as the one bright spot in an otherwise fairly dismal academic career in high school, again the lively interest of a sponsoring teacher showed him the way. “It would never have occurred to me to continue with school but for my art teacher, Lou Knoble,” Rudolech said. “He told me, ‘You’re going to art school!’” Knoble urged Larry to submit entries for the Julius Epstein National Competition Scholarship, and he wound up winning scholarship money for each of the three categories he entered. “I wound up with a full boat ride,” he said. “Now all these places are trying to get me to go to their school.” After briefly considering the Art Institute of Chicago, Rudolech experienced love at first sight upon touring the facilities of the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. Coming to the big city from a small town on the river, and expecting to be overwhelmed and intimidated by the talent at Herron, Rudolech found that he could hold his own. “Herron was a fantastic art school,” he said. After trying multiple areas

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during his freshman year, Rudolech elected to pursue visual communications and advertising as a Graphic Design major. He appreciated the real-world applications of his classes, and he knew he would be better prepared for gainful employment after graduation. “One of our class assignments, we had to design a shower curtain. And when we finished, our teacher let us know, this was an actual client, a national company looking for a new shower curtain design,” he said. Although hired upon graduation as an art director for an ad agency in El Paso, Rudolech felt at odds with the agency structure. He said, “They didn’t want an art director, they wanted yes men.” He drifted a little, working as a bartender and a mover

“Desert Flower” painting from Tom Tom’s VW Museum in Moab, UT.

While on vacation in Las Vegas, Rudolech experienced serious health problems, and after his recovery, he found it harder to maintain the focus necessary to continue the business. Rudolech said, “I decided, I’m going to paint! And it has been an absolute blast! I would never have imagined the amount of success in such a short period of time.” Rudolech has found success as a plein air painter, within a tightly knit group of like-minded painters, such as the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association. While he has paintings in both the Brown County Art Guild and the Brown County Art Gallery, he also sells many works through the Fine Line Designs gallery in Door County, Wisconsin. Every year, he participates in numerous invitational painting events around the country, in places such as Telluride, Colorado; Wayne, Pennsylvania; Richmond,

Capturing Moments in Time for Mayflower, before working his way back to Madison, where he joined the Coleman Printing Company. Because of the weirdly polymorphous nature of printing companies at the time, besides stripping, layout and typesetting, he again found himself doing plenty of graphic design for Coleman and afterwards, Alexander Printing in Indianapolis. “Printers did more design than an ad agency,” he said, services they would not necessarily emphasize so as not to compete with actual agencies that were the main source of their referrals. He designed logos, textbook illustrations, and grocery store adverts for a ten-state region. For about ten more years, Rudolech worked for national clients at Ad Pro (a branch of Alexander) and Concepts in Louisville, before eventually forming his own freelance company, Propensity. Problems arose when Pittsburgh Paints acquired one of his biggest clients, Porter Paints, and their home office began dragging assets back to Pennsylvania.

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“Here’s the Beef”

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RUDOLECH continued from 7 Virginia; Door County, Wisconsin; and Moab, Utah, receiving awards in many. In Moab, Rudolech wandered off the beaten path of the usual plein air subject matter (red rocks and natural arches, etc.) when he discovered an auto graveyard that contained nothing but scores of junked Volkswagens. “The city told the owner, he had to clean the place up. His lawyers told him, if he made the place a museum, they couldn’t touch it.” Of his abandoned car paintings, he said, “The first year, I took Best in Show. Last year, a first place.” Rudolech carries on painting with a continuous delight in his chosen landscape, the richness of changing seasons in southern Indiana. Of his prolific output, Larry says, “Plein air is trying to capture a moment in time. When it’s done, it’s done. You don’t have to paint a masterpiece every time, you just have to paint.” You can see Larry’s work in Nashville at the Brown County Art Gallery, the Brown County Art Guild, and at his website <>.  “Richmond Rein Actor” painting from the Richmond, VA plein air event.

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Lauren Robert

Back in Indiana Again

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~by Bill Weaver

hen Lauren Robert left Indiana seven years ago to pursue fame and fortune in New York City she had no idea that success would bring her back, yet it did. “I had a lot to accomplish there,” she says of her decision to move to New York on the heels of winning the Eugene O’Neill Development Prize for her musical .22 Caliber Mouth. “They brought me to Connecticut for a month to perform and develop my play,” she remembers. Premiers NYC, a production company, then brought it to New York to an Off-Broadway theater. After her musical closed, Lauren began gathering musicians and touring, taking a gig with prizefighter Joe Frazier as part of his Joe Frazier Las Vegas Review. “Yes,” she laughs, “I’ve had many bands in the last seven years,” performing at well-known clubs in New York, including the Metropolitan Room, Rainbow Room, and Cotton Club; and inviting the members of her old Indiana band, Mojo Hand, to join her at The Iridium in Times Square. “The band was fantastic,” she remembers. Settling into Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, she continued working on music, acting, and writing with the

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American Renaissance Theater Company, a workshop for professional theater artists to refine their skills. “I also became a cop while I was there,” she says. “Service is very important to me. I’ve been a counselor, a therapist, and worked with the homeless.” A graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and telcom deputy in Monroe County, Robert trained at the New York Police Academy. “Originally, they thought they’d put me in Central Park but when I was doing my tests—where you have to fight and bring people down—they thought I was so aggressive that I might be better spent in Times Square,” she laughs. “So, for a year and a half, I was an auxiliary beat cop in Times Square.” Music continued to be her focus though, and after recording her first solo album, Listen, I Mean It, she got a call from Music Plant, a company serving the international dance club scene. They’d heard something in one of her songs that whispered “Hit!” to them. Soon she was working with Grammy Award winning producers, Klubjumpers, and Majik Boys, to remix her song. “It took off,” she says. “It went to number one on the charts.”

Called Look Out Love, the song was remixed a dozen different way—for every flavor of the club scene. “They all sound vastly different,” she says. “They took my real song and chopped it, cut it, and pieced it back together.” But with fame came unexpected consequences. “They wanted me to tour and promote the record all over the world and I realized I’d had enough of touring,” she smiles ruefully. “I’d toured for 18 years, but even with a number one record I couldn’t do it anymore.” That’s when she knew that it was time to come home. “I’ve always had one foot in show business and one foot out,” she says. “Show business requires an incredible narcissism, which is very off-putting to me. I don’t like talking about myself every day. What I love is to sing and create. I want life to be fuller.” So she returned to south-central Indiana, deciding on Nashville instead of Bloomington. “It seemed just the right thing,” she says. “Show business is rough in terms of humanity, and New York is a rough town. I missed kindness and I missed decency. The success I was having didn’t outweigh my yearning for a more human environment. Besides,” she adds, “there was just such a charming house for sale!” She’s returned with a new CD, backed by some of the best musicians New York City has to offer, allowing her powerful vocals full reign to explore a mature landscape of rhythm and blues. “This record is the closest I’ve made to the real me,” she says earnestly, continuing. “What makes a good performance is the truth of that performance. The more you dare to show your heart, the more powerful a performance is. When you love what you’re doing there is a magic that happens.” Lauren has shared this knowledge for nearly 30

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Lauren receiving her police training certificate in New York City.

years as a performance counselor, critiquing and helping singers, actors, speakers, and presenters give their best performance. She also practices as an emotion counselor, trained in mediation and gestalt therapy. Best of all, she’s reunited with the members of Mojo Hand. “We’ve formed a band called The Funky Royales.” she says enthusiastically. “We played the first time for Mardi Gras at the Players Pub and then at the Brown County Music Awards at the Playhouse. We’re a blues, R&B, and soul band with a lot of originals. “I’ve been here four months and it feels like one,” she sighs. “There’s so much to do.” You can find Lauren’s new CD, Listen...I Mean It, at iTunes and Amazon, but you also can get it directly from her at <>. Her website is <>. To view her dance club hit, type “Lauren Robert Look Out Love” into YouTube. 

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Artist rendering of the Modern Totem sculpture for the Bartholomew County Public Library plaza.

Modern Totem

Columbus Commissions Work by Martin Beach


~by Paige Harden

n 2012, Columbus Area Arts Council executive director Karen Shrode put out a call for donations for a public art project between the Arts Council and Columbus Museum of Art and Design (CMAD). The project would involve a free-standing, large outdoor sculpture to be placed in an alley of trees between the Columbus Area Visitors Center and the Bartholomew County Public Library as part of the newly redesigned library plaza. Over the next two years, donations of more than $18,000 were collected in support of the project. With the generous donations, the Arts Council was able to commission the work of Columbus artist Martin Beach, considered by many to be a rising star in the world of stone sculpture. “We are delighted with the overwhelming support of this joint project,” said Karen Shrode, Arts Council executive director. “We see there is a desire on the part of the community to support public art within the Columbus Arts District.” Beach’s sculpture, Modern Totem, will be carved from granite and limestone. It will stand nine feet, two inches tall and weigh nearly 8,000 pounds. When complete, the piece will be an obelisk form consisting of two

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stacked, black granite stones, creating a modern and minimal interpretation of a totem, an ancient symbol of community, gathering, and family. “I am implying that extension of the vertical infinite, creating an upward swirl of motion that forms a fluctuating visual energy,” said Beach. “My hope is the sculpture is not interpreted as a static and stoic form, but one that is very much alive.” The installation of Modern Totem, in the spring of 2014, will serve as a kick off for the Columbus Indiana Sculpture Biennial. In April 2013, the Columbus Area Arts Council was awarded the Efroymson Award for Excellence in Cultural Tourism for the development of the Columbus Indiana Sculpture Biennial, which will bring eight pieces of large-scale public art to the Columbus Arts District. Beginning in 2014, the works will be displayed on a two-year rotation. Modern Totem, carved from two 5,000-pound blocks of Mesabi Black granite, is much larger than the pieces Beach is known for.

“I am accustomed to working on a scale where I can humanly lift the stone. This piece will weigh nearly three and a half tons, so the design and manipulation of the materials will be rather different,” Beach said. The sculpture is Beach’s first commissioned work. “I am both humbled and honored that I will have a permanent sculpture in Columbus,” Beach said. “I have

come to regard Columbus as home and it will be exciting to create something that will be part of the unique designs and modern architecture Columbus is known for.” Beach began working with stone—initially chlorite, then granite, and basalt—his junior year of college. In 2011, he became a studio assistant to Bloomington sculptor Dale Enochs. Beach has exhibited his work around the Midwest in both solo and group exhibitions. His sculpture Grazing Arch was one of just 12 pieces to receive the Bloomington Chapter Career Award in the National Society of Arts and Letters Visual Arts Competition. He was recently featured in Sculpture NorthWest, a journal published by the NorthWest Stone Sculptors Association in Seattle Washington. Beach said sculpture allows him to infuse life in stone. “Sculpture is an exploration in techniques that allow me to imbue a material that is generally seen as something inert and inanimate, with a life force through minimalist form, that embodies a very primal but refined elegance, and all the while still keeping it clearly recognizable as stone,” he said. “Using the stones that I find in rivers, on mountain sides, and at the bottom of quarries, I begin to contrast curves with line, rounded with pointed, lights with darks, smooth with rough, etc., until the stone starts to develop a personal identity that we as observers want to instinctually interact with.” For more information about Martin Beach, visit <>. For more information about Modern Totem and the Bartholomew County Library Plaza renovation project, visit the Columbus Area Arts Council’s Blog at<www.>.

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Early Brown County Artist Carl Graf


~by Julia Pearson

oused in the Lilly Library of Indiana University in Bloomington is a collection of photographs taken by Frank Hohenberger, who spent forty-seven years recording the inhabitants and scenic byways of Brown County on film. One of the most widely recognized of the lot is a photo taken along the bank of Salt Creek of Carl Graf. Seated with his easel in the act of painting, Graf is looking back at the camera lens, his lanky limbs folded down to camp stool level. Out of view of the camera, no doubt, were his tents—one for him and one for his paintings—and his truck with needed supplies. It was quite a road that brought Graf to Brown County. A birthright Hoosier, he was born in Bedford on September 24, 1892. He knew early that art was his chosen path. Unlike most other teens, he earned money by painting murals at Bedford High School and sold cartoons to the

Photo of Genevieve from the summer of 1910. “Lilacs with Dogwood” by Genevieve Graf.

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local newspaper, the Bedford Daily Democrat. His earnings after two years were enough to enroll at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, where he spent seven years. Working under William Forsyth at Herron, he focused on portrait painting and sculpture. While a student, he assisted in painting a mural in the children’s wing of City Hospital, which brought high public recognition. Studies continued at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in Philadelphia, and the Art Students League in New York City. A significant friend from the New York period was V.J. Cariani. With his eye on a career in portrait painting, Graf received a scholarship in 1914 to study art in Austria. But this would never be since he would have had to travel through war-torn Germany. Fearful for health and safety, his father forbade Carl to go. Before returning to Indiana, he continued at the Cincinnati Academy of Art.

“Under the Branches” by Carl Graf. Frank Hohenberger photo of Carl. Images courtesy of the Brown County Art Guild collection.

Reopening a studio from his student days at John Herron at the Banker’s Trust Building in Indianapolis, he won several major awards with his brightly colored still lifes and landscapes. T.C. Steele recognized the talent of the young artist, inviting him to Brown County where there was a budding colony of artists. With fishing pole and tents along with painting supplies, Graf joined the local community. In 1925, he built a home, a studio, and frame shop in Nashville. Befriending the other artists was easy for goodnatured Graf. His friend and classmate from New York days, V.J. Cariani, now lived close by, sharing a home and studio with famed portrait painter, Marie Goth. The three often painted together, and they soon were joined by Marie’s sister, Genevieve. Genevieve lived and taught school in Indianapolis, but often spent weekends in Brown County. Genevieve and Carl fell in love and married. Their time was split between the home and studio located east of Nashville on Old State Road 46 and Carl’s Indianapolis studio. Learning painting from her husband, Genevieve became a successful painter in her own right. In 1926, Carl Graf helped form the Brown County Art Gallery Association and served as its first president. Though his landscapes won many prizes, including the Hoosier Art Salon, Graf also excelled in other mediums. He did ornamental subjects in plaster, supplying column caps, etc. for various buildings. In 1936, Graf won a commission for the Mother Jones Memorial located in the Union Miners Cemetery. It is the only union-owned cemetery in the country and is the final resting place of Mother Jones, the “grandmother of agitators.” He used the medium of bronze on a Minnesota pink granite for the monument in Mount Olive, Illinois. Graf died on January 28, 1947 in Indianapolis, during an outbreak of influenza, at the age of 54. Genevieve’s teaching career continued in Indianapolis until her retirement in 1956, and she died on December 21, 1961 in Franklin, Indiana. Carl and Genevieve’s “happily ever after” was way too short for the rest of the world who loved their beautiful art creations. Some of Genevieve and Carl’s artwork are a part of the permanent collection of the Brown County Art Guild along with portraits of the couple painted by Marie Goth. 

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Amanda W. Mathis

A Different Take on Primitive ~by Jeff Tryon


ainter Amanda Mathis, one of the artists featured on this year’s studio tour, grew up in Brown County, rubbed elbows with some of the early artists, and helped start the tour. Her primitive-style acrylic paintings are generally of contemporary subjects, often depicting community and evoking a rural sensibility. “I like to paint the community, and I like to put in the feeling, the simplicity,” she said. “Even today, with the complexities that we face, I can paint a ‘today’ theme and still make that simple.” Her subjects, typically ordinary people doing ordinary things in ordinary places, draw memories and feelings from the viewer. “I know I’ve done a good job when people look at a painting and say, ‘It feels like I know this place’,” she said. “A lot of it comes out of my imagination. I can look at one thing and think of 50 paintings from one small happening.” The term “primitive” can cause confusion, and she has used labels like “Americana” or “folk art” to describe her style. “It’s odd to me that the term primitive is not better known,” she said. “But sometimes when I’ve used the term primitive, I’ve had people wonder ‘Where are the cave drawings?’

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“When I use the term ‘folk art,’ people expect country-type stuff—which, I depict that in my paintings—but I don’t do Little House on the Prairie.” “It’s my style,” she said, “and I feel that it is one that I unintentionally invented. I have combined aspects of primitive and impressionism. I like to show perspective. I like a good painting. You can look at some primitives that are just not good paintings.” She said she has had comments, usually from other artists, about the need to change and keep relevant. “I just still do my thing,” she said. “I’ve honed it a little bit. After years and years of painting, you find things that work better and throw things out that don’t. If you take a painting I painted in 1975 and look at one from now, you’ll see a vast difference.” Mathis moved to the Brown County when she was 13 and has lived there ever since, marrying into one of the old “land-grant” families—the earliest settlers in Brown County.

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Backroads of Brown County Spring Tour


~by Jeff Tryon

or ten days in May, visitors from across the state and region will get a glimpse into the lives of working artists and craftsmen and the chance to meet them in their inspirational work spaces during the 16th annual Brown County Studio and Garden Tour. The free, self-guided “Backroads of Brown County Spring Tour” showcases the arts and crafts of 17 local artists and 13 working studios, modern day heirs to the tradition of the “Art Colony of the Midwest.” “This is a continuation of the character of Brown County as an art colony, a contemporary version of that,” said Jonathon Bolte, an organizer of this year’s tour. “It’s a unique opportunity to meet artists doing what they love and to purchase art from its source.” Collectors will enjoy new work made available especially for this occasion. Educational demonstrations and activities make it an event for the entire family. “A lot of the artists will be giving demonstrations. For example, Amy Greely will have her anvil out and will be doing some metal work and some of the potters will be throwing pots. You can see their equipment and check out their workspace,” Bolte said. Visitors will be able to see artwork as it takes shape and talk with the artists who create it. At some studios, visitors will even be able to take part in the creation. The variety of media is impressive: stained glass, acrylic paintings, painted glass, watercolors, mixed media, folk-painted gourds,

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May 9–18, 2014

jewelry, hand forged metal art, traditional stoneware, sawdustfired and raku pottery, crystalline glazed porcelain, glass art, garden art, recycled art, wearable art, photography, and handmade brooms. The free spring tour will be held from May 9 through May 18, earlier and for a longer period than it has been in the past. A detailed map and brochure are available online and at locations around Nashville, to guide visitors to the studios. Signs and flags will be posted along the way. During the tour, visitors get a chance to personally connect with the artists and the environments that inspire them. They also take home the memory of the drive through the country to get there. Many return in following years to see how the studio and the artist changed. “You can buy much of this art the local galleries, or at shows. Some of the studios are open year-round,” Bolte said. “But this is a time when you can be sure that the artists have stock. And there’s signage that makes them easy to find.” He said about half the people who take the tour each year are from within about 50 miles of Brown County. The other half are from all

over the state, and from Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Ohio, or Illinois. Gardens will be in bloom and visitors can wander among the blossoms and be inspired by the natural beauty. The tour’s headquarters is the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, which preserves the studio, home, and gardens of Brown County’s first resident artist, Theodore Clement Steele (1847–1926). Attracted by the rugged hills and spectacular vistas, Steele settled in Brown County just after the turn of the 20th century, building the historic studio and home known as “The House of the Singing Winds.” For more than a century since T.C. Steele, artists and craftsmen have gravitated to Brown County, following the original art colony pioneers. Many stay for the natural beauty which provides inspiration, the simpler rural lifestyle, and the friendships that develop among the artists. By some estimates, there are over 200 working artists among a population of only about 15,000 residents. Artists participating in this year’s tour include: Rosey Bolte, Monique Cagle, Bradley Cox, Adam and Barbie Egenolf, Dick and Dixie Ferrer, Amy Greely, Chris Gustin, Joe & Peggy Henderson, Amanda Mathis, Anne Ryan Miller, Brian Newton, Elizabeth Parrock, Cheri and Dallas Platter, Judy and Tom Prichard, Martha Sechler, Susan Showalter, Joy Sims, and Tom Tuley. For more information,visit <www.browncountystudiotour. com>.

MATHIS continued from 19 Her parents had recognized her artistic abilities, and she had taken art lessons from an early age. “When I got here, just being surrounded by artists was an education,” she said. “Curry Bohm’s wife, Lillian, was a good friend of my mother’s, and she would let me sit at his easel while they had coffee. She gave me a bunch of his books.” “Kaye Pool sort of took me under her wing and although we have totally different styles, just the inspiration of being around these people, and knowing their history, to me was heaven on earth.” One of her favorite critiques was from local artist Fred Rigley. “I was just really starting out, back when he still had his frame shop, and he told me, ‘I do not like your style. But I can tell that if you continue doing what you are doing, you are going to be the best at what you do,’” she said. “And then, years later, he told me, ‘You are the best at what you do.’ Coming from Fred, that was a huge compliment.” Mathis helped start the studio tour as a respite from the endless grind of travelling to art shows, setting up and tearing down, and having her work exposed to the elements. Another motivation was the public’s notion that there weren’t really working artists in Brown County anymore. “So one of our thoughts was, let’s let people know we are still here and we are still working. We may not have a shop in town, but we have our studios.” Visitors to Mathis’s studio during the tour will get the chance to look at up to 50 original paintings and will be able to purchase numerous cards, prints and glycees. Mathis paints everything from miniatures up to murals, but mostly works in standard sizes. Visitors will walk into her studio, a workspace where she has painted and repainted the walls, and then into a new gallery and gift shop space. As for the garden, it is, Mathis admits, a work in progress. “I have a lot of grasses and roses. I call my gardens jungles because I like a plant and I plant it. I don’t necessarily plan it out. If I like the color or the shape I put it out. I think people kind of enjoy seeing those works in progress. I’ve also had people who are big gardeners come and tell me what I need to do. That’s a good thing.” 

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Public Art for New Bloomington Transit Center

~by Laura Gleason


ou may have noticed the large new limestone building coming together on the southeast corner of Walnut and Third streets—this will be Bloomington’s new bus transit center, designed with beauty and functionality in mind. “Visually, it’s going to be one of the more striking buildings we have downtown. For a transit center especially, I think that’s a really great choice. There can be some stigma associated with public transit— public transit centers can seem like they’re not open and accessible,” but this one will be the opposite, said Miah Michaelsen, Bloomington’s assistant economic development director for the arts.

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Dale Enochs artwork in progress.

The exterior of the transit center, which is expected to open for business this summer, will feature a large aluminum sculpture by Bloomington artist Dale Enochs, and custom-made bicycle racks and benches designed by local architect Matt Ellenwood. “I think it’s important, whenever you’re building a public facility, especially for transit, to make it a comfortable place that people want to go, and I think public art is a part of that,” said Lew May, general manager of Bloomington Transit, the company that the city contracts to run its bus system. Continued on 22 Artist renderings of Matt Ellenwood benches and bike racks.

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Bloomington Transit’s mission, May said, is to make the community a better, more accessible place to live. “If we’re able to attract people out of automobiles and into public transit, if we can reduce traffic, it makes our community a more appealing place,” he said. May, who took part in the jury of representatives from the community, city government, and Bloomington Transit that selected Ellenwood and Enochs’ design proposals, said did so because the work reflected the sleek and motion-themed aesthetic they wanted to cultivate in the facility. Ellenwood explained his designs: “The bike racks are a simple circle with a ‘B’ in the middle; circles are a theme through the pieces, it’s a reflection of transit in the wheels of the buses. The design of the building is an influence, since it’s contemporary, it has some curves in the roofline and even its façade. I wanted them to work together so it didn’t look like its own separate piece. The benches incorporate a circle and stencil curve and I tried to take into consideration the wear and tear and keep them low-maintenance.” “The fact that he’s an architect helps him take specific elements of the building and utilize them in the design of the benches and bike racks,” Michaelsen said. A prominent inset in the limestone will be the architectural frame for Enochs’s 22-by-six-foot aluminum sculpture, entitled Breakaway in homage to the 1979 Bloomington-based cycling film. Enochs, best known for his stonework, used ovoid shapes in bright colors to express the rolling motion of wheels, bicycles, and other modes of public transportation. “It looks like movement—you’re not quite sure which direction it’s going, and it’s very activated— not quite as you expect. It’s got some action, some movement, and some depth. I think it’s going to say a little bit about where we’ve come from and where we’re going in terms of the modes of transportation and the energy they provide,” Michaelsen said. Participating in the project made Ellenwood feel proud of his community, he said. “I’m not an artist, per se—I approached this as a design project—but I appreciate that there’s an openness to public art. It’s not always common in communities the size of Bloomington,” Ellenwood said. It’s a dynamic Michaelsen hopes to see continued at the transit center, starting with the grand opening, roughly scheduled for late June. “We are hoping to

work with Transit to get some live music at that event, and to integrate some artists into the life of the facility” going forward, Michaelsen said. The usage of the current bus transfer center on 4th and Washington streets has exploded in the last decade, according to Michaelsen. “This new transit center is designed to take them many years in the future, in the hopes that this is going to help them manage their staggering levels of growth from the last few years,” she said. While the first floor of the building will be used as a drop-off and pickup point for bus riders, the second floor will be occupied by the city and county’s emergency dispatch center, Michaelsen said. “It’s a unique partnership put together for this project, taking the opportunity with the transportation center to put a 24/7 operation on the second floor, which could also provide security for the center, and also make good use of the public space,” she added. The art is the icing on the cake. “Great public spaces make people feel better about themselves, what they’re doing, and where they are—as with great train stations of the past, it means something about a community,” Michaelsen said. 

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Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works ~by Tom Rhea


wenty framed, color illustrations from the limited edition book known as Jazz (1947) will appear together in a mounted exhibition for only the second time in their history. Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works from IU Collections opened April 2 at the Indiana University Art Museum, and continues through May 25, 2014. Printed using stencils patterned on cut-out paper collages, Jazz was issued in an edition of 270, the pages un-bound in a portfolio. Few complete sets remain intact. The pages of the edition purchased by the IUAM in 1965 had only been shown a page at a time until the Indianapolis Museum of Art requested their loan to accompany their fall show, Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art. The challenge in presenting folded sheets on the gallery wall was not only accommodating their slight curvature, but also maintaining the appearance of a book page. Long-term light exposure, due to the sensitivity of the gouache pigments, was also a consideration. As such, these works will not be back on public display again for many years. The artistic career of Henri Matisse began with the gift of a paint box to amuse him while bedridden, at age 21, during a long convalescence from appendicitis. For the last twelve years of his life, he was unable to stand for more than a few minutes at a time, after operations for enteritis in 1941, at age 71, left him bedridden or wheelchairbound. During this trying interval, though, Matisse mustered formidable stamina and physical courage to undertake arresting and even monumental new work in an entirely

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Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). The Horse, the Rider, and the Clown, Plate V from Jazz, 1947. Color stencil (pochoir) on paper. IU Art Museum 65.23.5 (c) 2014 Succession H. Matisse/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

new medium: brilliantly colored paper cut-outs made from paper painted to the artist’s specifications. The exhibition’s curator Nan Brewer said, “Although this technique is revolutionary and different in many ways from other aspects of his career, it is part of a long stylistic evolution from the realistic to the abstract.” Jazz serves as the founding manifesto of a new art form. The images use vibrant color and simplified, nearly abstract forms to suggest childhood memories of boisterous activities like rodeo riding, tobogganing, and circus acts. Like so much of Matisse’s work, the colorful surfaces and deceptive simplicity obscure the arduous toil of their making and mask the darker undercurrents beneath. Jazz took three years to produce, spanning the closing years of a brutal war that saw both the arrest and internment of his wife and the imprisonment and torture of his daughter, as members of the French Resistance. Danger lurks behind the pleasures of the circus [The Codomas (The Trapeze Artists) and The Knife Thrower] and the rodeo (The Cowboy). Matisse even presents a lively, if solemn, cortege in Pierrot’s Funeral. Had the bristling grin of The Sword Swallower come from the brush of Max Beckmann, it would be considered a renowned image of torture. The IUAM exhibit provides a rich and thorough accounting for the context of Matisse’s graphic work, a long history from the lush, voluptuous shadings of lithographed odalisques in the 1920s through the bare lines of numerous etchings into the 1930s. Elite publishers began to pair him as an illustrator with Symbolist poets

like Mallarmé, or, with less of a personal attachment to the text, with James Joyce’s Ulysses. (He appears not to have read the book, providing instead illustrations of episodes from Homer, such as The Blinding of Polyphemus.) Brewer noted that between the Museum and the Lilly and the Fine Arts Libraries, IU holds most of Matisse’s major illustrated books. “He really thought very carefully about the images, the choice of type, and even the balance of the white of the paper: everything is so beautifully considered.” A fascinating correlation runs throughout the graphic work to Matisse’s work as a sculptor, particularly the later, reductionist examples in his serial works. The incisive lines in his etchings work somewhat as his knife operated

in cutting a new contour into clay: simultaneously simplifying, eliminating, and describing. The line both describes the contour and suggests the volume. The samples of his linocuts are particularly satisfying, where the lines appear in elegant white against a black background, and the tool used to create them can be seen to cut into the surface of the block. In the color cutouts, the scissors perform the same function, what Matisse described as “carving with color.” “To cut right into color makes me think of a sculptor’s carving into stone,” he said. It’s interesting that Matisse first used the technique of cut paper to assist in the evolution of his compositions for the large (11 ft by 42 ft) murals for Dr. Albert Barnes’s home, because the simplified forms and the intense

color seem particularly suited for a monumental scale. The techniques were similarly useful for the wall murals and stained glass window designs Matisse generated for the projects that occupied him in the final years of his life, including the Vence chapel, the 12 ft by 25 ft composition The Siren and the Parakeet, and the stained glass designs for Time, Inc., the Albert Lasker family, and the Rockefeller Memorial Window in the Union Church. During the course of the exhibit, several events will accompany the duration of the exhibit. In addition, the pieces will stay on the walls during the closed summer months so that special viewings can be scheduled to complement the Museum’s music program, Jazz in July. For a complete listing of events, visit <>. 

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Black Violin

to perform a free concert in June at the new library plaza Kev Marcus and Wil B of Black Violin. courtesy photos

~by Geri Handley


n June 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Columbus will dedicate the newly redesigned Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza with a community celebration. The event will include the unveiling of the Martin Beach sculpture Modern Totem and a concert by Black Violin. Since 1969, the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, located on Fifth and Franklin streets, has served area residents as a place to go for lifelong learning and enjoyment. Designed by I.M. Pei, the building was one of his earliest major designs. Centering the library plaza, Henry Moore’s sculpture Large Arch was commissioned at the suggestion of I.M. Pei and donated to the library by Mr. and Mrs. J. Irwin Miller. Currently, the library plaza is undergoing renovation, with improvements such as: a larger ramp access and side stairs, Wi-Fi throughout the plaza, granite steps that will be safer and less prone to weathering, and a shaded walkway with seating between the library and the Visitors Center. Presented by the Columbus Area Arts Council and sponsored by NTN Driveshaft, a free public performance by Black Violin will take place at the plaza. Wil B and Kev Marcus comprise the duo Black Violin. They are classically trained viola and violin players who first met playing in high

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school. After graduating college, they joined a hip-hop studio in South Florida, working with several different acts before returning to their classical roots. They fused the two genres together in a groundbreaking production as Black Violin. Wil B and Kev Marcus perform an average of 200 shows a year in the United States and overseas. They have played music for the President at the official Inaugural Ball and for the troops in Iraq. They collaborate with many stars including Aretha Franklin, P. Diddy, Tom Petty, and Kanye West. Wil and Kev also scored an episode of CSI: New York, adapting the finale of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly for an on-screen murder. “As a part of their visit to Columbus, Black Violin will conduct a workshop for students at the Philharmonic’s Strings Camp during the week of June 23–27,” states Vanessa Edwards, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic’s Education

Director. “The students will see there is so much more repertoire than classical music available to strings players. Black Violin’s unique blend of classical, hiphop, rock, blues and even bluegrass music will help break down the barriers surrounding the type of music that can be played by a classically trained violinist.” On the evening of their concert, a select group of PYO students will perform with the duo. A highlight of the June dedication event will be the unveiling of Modern Totem, the Martin Beach sculpture, commissioned by the Columbus Area Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of Art and Design. Martin Beach is an emerging artist working in Columbus, and is considered by many to be a rising star in the world of stone sculpture. The piece is an obelisk consisting of two stacked black granite stones, creating a modern and minimal interpretation of a totem—the ancient symbol of community, gathering, and family. Columbus focuses a lot on architecture, classical music, and public art—all “ancient” concepts that will carry through to future generations. The public is invited to participate in this special event celebrating what makes the community so unique. 

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Zaharakos Restoration Update

The Crystal Parlor room with Debra Slone in period clothing. courtesy photo


Zaharakos in 1915

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n article in the fall 2012 issue of Into Art mentioned the upstairs museum project at Zaharakos in Columbus. Since then, the area has been transformed into a Victorian-era suite of rooms. The hallway is lined with century old photographs of Zaharakos leading to a soda fountain history room and an orchestrion library with over 200 rolls of music. Loran Roberts led a team of area artisans in the upstairs restoration and Debra Slone made the design choices for the décor. The craftsmanship shows in the details of the wood trim, doors, and windows. The rooms are adorned with elegant antiques, wall and window coverings, and light fixtures.

This 2012 photo is of Chris Velez staining the white oak trim you see in the archway of the Crystal Parlor room.

The custom designed blinds and the etched glass were done by area artisans.

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June 7–21, 2014

Indiana Heritage Arts 2014 Show and Sale


~by Tom Rhea

ndiana Heritage Arts will open its 2014 show to the public at the Brown County Art Gallery on Saturday, June 7, 2014 after a gala preview and reception on Friday evening. Jason Allen Saunders will jury the show. Saunders paints and resides in the mountains of central Tennessee, with a studio and gallery in Leipers Fork, TN. He has worked with esteemed artists such as Everett Kinstler, Matt Smith, and Scott Christensen. The Indiana Heritage Arts show is renowned for its high level of prizes and purchase awards, and this year, two new awards will be added to the roster. The Ada Shulz prize of $500 will be awarded to an outstanding painting in a figural style. Returning show chair Jim Ross, of Eckert & Ross Fine Art, said that the award aims to honor the achievements of artists of the past and to encourage current artists to take on the figure. The award is sponsored by Randall Tucker and will replace the “Artists’ Choice” award. The C. Curry Bohm Prize of $350 will go to the best depiction of an Indiana winter scene, landscape or figural. This award is sponsored by an avid Bohm collector, Dr. Dan Kraft of Indianapolis. Dr. Kraft hopes

to raise the profile of C. Curry Bohm by organizing a museum show and a book on the artist. He has solicited essays from Lorrette McCarthy, an independent curator formerly with Swope Gallery of Art, and from eminent art historian William H. Gerdts, author of over 25 books on American art and an expert on American impressionism. Show chair Jim Ross said, “It’s unusual for a collector to originate a project like this,” as usually curators or art historians would do so. In Bohm’s case, much valuable source material exists locally, including a collection of his ephemera in Bloomington. Ross said that the Heritage Arts Show differs from the older Hoosier Salon. “Whereas the Hoosier Salon is intended as a survey of contemporary artists working in Indiana, our show has an editorial position of favoring a traditional style,” he said. “I try to find jurors whose work is related to what our artists are doing.” The 2013 Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibition and Sale at the Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville garnered Indiana artists a record breaking $90,000 in sales and prize money. Calls for entries began in March. For more information contact Lyn Letsinger-Miller at 812-988-6934 or visit 

Columbus Area Arts Council Annual Meeting T

~by Paige Harden

he Columbus Area Arts Council’s annual report to the community will be held April 22 at YES Cinema. The evening, which is open to the public, will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 4:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 5 p.m. Don Steffy, a well-known leader in the Indianapolis arts community and founder of the Pike Performing Arts Center, will deliver the keynote speech, “The Arts, are they a “matter” of opinion? Creating STEAM for STEM Education.” STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is a movement initially championed by the Rhode Island School of Art and Design that is now widely adopted by other educational institutions, corporations, and individuals. “It’s about using both sides of your brain to create a well-rounded workforce,” said Karen Shrode, Columbus Area Arts Council executive director. “The goal of

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adding Arts education to the traditional STEM model is to foster true innovation that comes from combining the mind of a scientist with that of a designer.” Steffy is the executive director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC). In 1996, Steffy and his wife, Marylou, moved to Indianapolis and opened the Pike Performing Arts Center, where he led the organization until 2007. Prior to arriving in Indianapolis, he served as Artistic Director/CEO for the Montgomery Ballet, a professional ballet company located in Montgomery, AL, for 11 years. “Don is a dynamic speaker with a diverse background in the arts. Not only has he served as an arts administrator, he is also a practicing artist, having performed on Broadway and in theatres around the globe,” Shrode said Karen. Steffy made his Broadway debut in the original cast of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, starring Debby Boone. He also performed for a year and a half in

the full Broadway run of the Tony Award-winning revival of On Your Toes, directed by George Abbott and starring famed ballerina Natalia Makarova. Steffy has also danced principal roles with the Basel Ballet Theatre in Switzerland, the Ohio Ballet, the Birmingham Ballet, and the Cincinnati Ballet. Steffy holds a degree in theater and dance from Kent State University and is a past president of the Indiana Coalition for the Arts. Most recently Steffy was elected president of the Indianapolis Consortium of Arts Administrators whose membership encompasses nearly 50 CEOs from arts and cultural organizations within the greater Indianapolis area. “Residents may know Don because the Columbus (Indiana) Children’s Choir is a joint effort between the ICC and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic,” said Shrode. “But it’s his work as an arts administrator, advocate, and working artist that drew us to select Don to discuss STEAM education.” Visit <> for more information.  

Arts Fair on the Square

June 21, 2014, 10 am–5 pm


he 34th Annual Arts Fair on the Square will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014. 80 amazing artists, both regional and national. A wide variety of art is available including painting, wood, photography, metal, jewelry, and more. Performances throughout the day at the Entertainment Tree. The Taste of Bloomington begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. at the Showers Commons at 7th and Morton. While the Arts Fair is entirely free, the Taste will charge a admission with additional charges at the individual tasting booths (generally less than $5 each). A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and the Community Kitchen of Monroe County. The Bloomington Playwrights Project sponsors this event and is celebrating 32years of operation. It is located at 8th and Walnut Streets. Visit <>.

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he Indiana Limestone Symposium will present another season in supervised limestone carving of all skill levels beginning June 8 with various sessions throughout the month. There is also a hand carving sessions for ages 10–17. The Symposium roster of instructors includes an impressive array of experienced carvers including: Amy Brier, Sharon Fullingham, Patrick Plunkett, John Fisher, Ned Cunningham, Dale Enochs, Janey Westin, and Delaine Gerstbauer. Session I—June 8–14, 2014 Session II—June 22–28, 2014 Beginning Figure Carving—June 15–21, 2014 NEW Advanced Figure Carving—June 22–28, 2014 Independent Carving —June 15–21, 2014 You can participate by the day, week, or by session. To register, view artist videos, and for more information visit <>. 

Taste of Brown County May 16, 17, 2014


ring the entire family for the annual Taste of Brown County in Nashville. Enjoy live music, great food, yummy sweets, and delightful drinks. Vote for your favorite taste from the samples around the village. On Friday, May 16 there will be a Downtown Getdown to get a taste of Nashville's music scene and a variety of drink and food specials. Tickets include a wrist band for specials, 20 tickets to spend Saturday at the Taste of Brown County, and free rides on the Nashville Express Train with select stops. Saturday, May 17, from noon to 9 p.m., features a family-friendly beer and wine garden with free music. 

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esidents and tourists alike will soon have a clear pathway to lead them to the unique art and entertainment venues available in Nashville’s arts and entertainment district, “Arts Village Brown County.” The district, created by town ordinance in the summer of 2012 and named a state cultural arts district by the Indiana Arts Commission later that year, encompasses nearly the entire downtown of the village. A nine-member Arts and Entertainment Commission was appointed by the Town Council to oversee the district, and that commission is now ready to being implementing a marketing plan to draw attention to the area. “One of the first steps will be to place colorful leaves on storefronts that meet qualifications as a unique arts, entertainment or historic venue in the district,” said Tom Tuley, president of the Arts and Entertainment Commission. The leaves—about one-foot square—will be in fall colors, an iconic symbol for the county where colorful fall foliage has long been an attraction. They will be similar to the leaves on a large piece of public art—a 15-18-foot collection of soaring leaves—that will be installed in the middle of the village. That sculpture, the project of Brown County sculptor Jim Connor and a group of veterans called Elder Heart, will be built as soon as funds are available. Donations are being solicited and can go to either the Arts and Entertainment Commission Fund at the Brown County Community Foundation or directly to Elder Heart, which is a registered 501(c)3. Donations to either are tax deductible. “So we don’t yet have all the money for the large sculpture,” said Tuley, “but we do have the money for the storefront leaves, and we expect to have them ready to place by this summer.” The leaves will contain a QR code, which will take smart phone users to the “Arts Village Brown County” website. The website will contain information on all the arts, entertainment and historic sites in the district, including maps. Leaves will be placed on store fronts in two phases. The first phase will be venues within the arts

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and entertainment district. As soon as additional funding is available, leaves will go to other venues in the county outside the district. In order to be eligible to receive a leaf and the free marketing that goes with it, venues must meet certain criteria established by the commission. Arts venues must “contain a majority of original, handmade Indiana art or craft.” Music venues must “offer regularly scheduled live entertainment.” In addition to the leaves, the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau will launch its own campaign this summer to market the district. Also, several pieces of public art are being brought to the streets of the district this year in a program that will be on-going. Two pieces—a limestone structure by Martinsburg, WV artist Carl L. Wright, and a wood and steel sculpture by Unionville, IN artist Michael L. Evans—will be installed this spring. The Wright art will be installed on a pad near Franklin and Jefferson Streets, and the Evans art on a pad on Van Buren Street near Main. Tuley said a third piece of public art is expected to be placed within the district this summer, and another perhaps later this year. “The arts and entertainment district has been one of Nashville’s best-kept secrets since its inception in 2012,” said Tuley. “That’s going to change now in a big way.” 


Columbus Arts District

s spring makes a return to the Columbus Arts District, so too do the arts and entertainment events that make Columbus such a colorful place to live, work, and play. The Columbus Farmers’ Market returns for its spring market beginning May 3 on Fourth Street, where it will run Saturday mornings through May 31. On June 7, the summer market returns to the Cummins Parking Lot (501 Brown Street) for its run through the end of September. Both markets are open 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and offer locally grown produce, meats, bakery items, and art and crafts. <>

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The Columbus Area Arts Council’s signature summer concert series, JCB NeighborFEST, returns on Thursday, June 5 with renowned Soul Blues musician Tad Robinson. The concert marks the series’ return to the 300 block of Washington Street in front on The Commons. The Columbus Farmers Market will host a new market on Fourth Street during each of the concerts. These free concerts start at 5:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month through September. < programs/jcb-neighborfest/> By mid-June, eight new pieces of large-scale sculpture will be installed throughout the Arts District as part of the 2014 Columbus Indiana Sculpture Biennial. In November 2013 the Arts Council put out a call for artists and by the end of January, 86 artists from around the globe had submitted over 200 pieces for consideration. The Biennial will be an inaugural project of the Arts District and will serve as a launching point for the facilitation of a public art master plan for the city. The project is funded through private donations as well as a $25,000 Efroymson Award for Excellence in Cultural Tourism Development. On May 17, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic will host an authentic New England Clambake and Lobster Boil. The Phil’s Maine Event is a new fundraiser for the forty-four year old institution and will be held in the Heritage Fund Courtyard (538 Franklin Street) beginning at 6:00 p.m. But before the lobster bibs come out, the CIP will be joined by vocalist Kate Hamilton on April 26 for their Celebrating America concert, which will feature music from the American songbook. <> The Columbus Museum of Art & Design (CMAD) is a museum without walls that showcases the work of local and regional artists in three spaces in the Arts District. Exhibitions rotate bimonthly at the Gallery at Hotel Indigo (400 Brown Street), The Commons (301 Washington Street) and WellConnect (237 Washington Street). Through May 31, Gray Area, works by Marna Shopoff, will be on display at WellConnect. In June, the Arts Council will unveil its first commissioned sculpture. Modern Totem by local artist Martin Beach will sit in an allée of trees on the newly redesigned Bartholomew County Library Plaza near the Columbus Area Visitors Center. To find out more about this piece, read the Arts Council’s Modern Totem blog <>. Arts activities take place in the Columbus Arts District throughout the year. Many activities can be found on the arts calendar at <>.

While you’re browsing, you can sign up for the weekly e-newsletter listing arts-related events happening in and around the District. —Arthur Smith, Marketing & Media Director of Columbus Area Arts Council. His e-mail is <>. 



he Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) offers 60 blocks of attractions to explore and enjoy all in the heart of downtown Bloomington. With more than 100 restaurants, 90 retail shops, galleries, live theatre and music, public art, trails, and places to stay, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see. The spring thaw brings a burst of all sorts of colorful arts happenings in downtown Bloomington. Here are just a few you’ll want to check out: The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market gears up for another season Saturday, April 5. Fresh produce, flowers, herbs, meats, and prepared foods are available in a marketplace setting with live music from various areas throughout the Market. On the second Saturday of each month the Market hosts a fine art and craft market, A Fair of the Arts, featuring local and regional artists. Hours for both 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. For a schedule of performances, new food offerings, and a weekly Market vendor profile, visit the website here: <>. The art of fashion design meets trash in the fifth annual Trashion Refashion Show, Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The Trashion Refashion Show is a community event that challenges designers of all levels to create clothing from upcycled items and discarded materials—everything from soda can pull-tabs to plastic bags and door mats. The evening features a runway competition, live music, an onstage celebrity “dress-off” and more. The Trashion Refashion Show serves as a fundraiser for the Center for Sustainable Living and is one of the community’s most popular springtime events. Tickets at <>.

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BEAD NEWS continued from 33 WonderLab’s Science of Art: Limestone Carving, Friday, May 2, brings artists from the Indiana Limestone Symposium to town to demonstrate the dramatic process of carving Indiana’s premier building stone. Try your own hand carving limestone with real tools, build a sedimentary rock layer model, and participate in making a sidewalk chalk drawing of a city outside the museum. A small-plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy in the WonderLab café. 5:00– 8:00 p.m. Free for members, half-price ($3.50) for nonmembers. More at <>. The third annual Bloomington Open Studios Tour Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 is a two-day event in which 40 area artists open their studios to the community, giving visitors a chance to view works in progress, see artists demonstrate their creative process, and find a treasure or two to take home with them. Free. Tour hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. For a list of participating artists and a map visit <>. Friday, June 6 marks the third Downtown GalleryWalk of 2014. At this Bloomington favorite, downtown galleries, conveniently located within walking distance of one another, throw a collective party complete with new exhibitions, visiting artists, live music, refreshments and other surprises. Visitors will find an exciting selection of artwork at each gallery along with a vibe that ranges from sophisticated to college-town funky. Whatever your taste in fine art and craft, you’re sure to find something you love at the Downtown GalleryWalk. Don’t miss the newest gallery tucked into the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center. <> There’s much, much more to see in do in BEAD every day of the week. You’ll find it on our website at <> along with featured blogs on dining, shopping and other arts events. —Miah Michaelsen, Director of BEAD, City of Bloomington <>

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T.C. Steele Historic Site Festival of Flowers Paint Out A

May 17, 2014

rtists and art lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy the Festival of Flowers Paint Out at the T. C. Steele Historic Site in Brown County on Saturday, May 17. The event will feature artists painting on the site grounds from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Festival of Flowers Paint Out provides a unique insight into the methods of T.C. Steele, an artist greatly inspired by his natural surroundings. Artists will work much as Steele did - outside, in the open air. The event is free of charge to the general public, but participating artists must pre-register and pay a fee. The public is invited to watch the artists at work and to enjoy a day of relaxation and fun. Artists and visitors who come to enjoy the Festival of Flowers Paint Out will be able to enjoy the artistry of two famous Steeles. While T.C. Steele occupied his time painting the landscape around him, Selma Neubacher Steele was creating her own “landscapes.” Selma’s gardens in May are a dazzling display of peonies, irises and foxgloves massed in garden beds and naturalized across the hillsides. Boxed lunches by Bloomingfoods will be available for purchase, for your own picnic in the garden. Artwork will be gathered together for judging at 2 p.m. near the Formal Garden. While the event judges are hard at work, visitors may vote on their favorites for a “People’s Choice” award. First-place winning artwork created during the Festival of Flowers Paint Out will be displayed in T.C. Steele’s Large Studio for thirty days following the event, for all to enjoy. An outdoor afternoon concert by local favorites the Hoosier Darlings—also known as the WFHB Gozpel Gurlz— will begin at 1 p.m. All four women, Cathi Norton, Suzette Weakley, Ginger Curry and Sarah Flint, sing lead and harmony vocals, and this versatility is a strength described in the Bloomington Herald Times as “a real treat for the ear.” Event activities are free of charge to the general public, with a $2 parking donation. Guided tours of Steele’s studio and historic home, the “House of the Singing Winds” will be available throughout the day for an admission fee. In addition to the art contest, nature lovers can experience the serenity of the Steele estate by strolling flower gardens, winding trails and the nature preserve. For questions or to register for the event, contact T.C. Steele State Historic Site at (812) 988-2785. Early registration for artists begins on April 1. 

Gillian Harris at T.C. Steele Site May 9–18, 2014


he T.C. Steele State Historic Site is proud to announce May’s Artist-inResidence, Gillian Harris of Bloomington. Gillian Harris will be on the property May 9–18 to gain inspiration from the site and interact with daily visitors. Harris works at the intersection of art and nature: as a natural science illustrator, a botanical artist, an amateur naturalist, and as an Indiana native who draws inspiration and enormous pleasure from exploring and observing the natural world. During her residency, Harris will host a Botanical Drawing workshop May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $35. Drawing a flower brings us a deeper understanding and appreciation of it than observation alone, while knowledge of botanical structure is central to creating a flower drawing that is both aesthetic and accurate. In this one-day workshop we will explore both the botany of a flower and its beauty by learning the basic techniques of botanical drawing from life with graphite pencil. To conclude Harris’s time on the property, Sweetea’s Tea Shop in Nashville is sponsoring a Spring Tea, May 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Join Gillian Harris for a short hike around the grounds where she will be identifying some of the inspiring natural features of the site and will then share her thoughts and experience as the artist in residence over Sweetea’s tea and snacks. Event is free but registration is required. For more information about T.C. Steele or to register for the Botanical Drawing Workshop or the Spring Tea, contact Arts Program Developer, Megan Richards at <mrichards@indianamusem. org> or (812) 988-2785. 

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owntown Nashville art and artisan galleries hold their first 2104 Art Walk on May 10. The “open gallery” program will take place each second Saturday from May through November. The event enables visitors to view the galleries after hours, enjoy refreshments, and meet artists. Several galleries offer live music, demonstrations and other special attractions. A number of local restaurants offer discounts or free add-ons to patrons with Art Walk lapel stickers, available at participating galleries. Galleries celebrate the Art Walk from 5 to 8 pm. Brochures with maps are available at the Visitor’s Center and most galleries. The Art Walk is sponsored by Art Alliance Brown County and assisted by local business sponsors as well. For information please call (812) 340-8781 or see <>. 

Bloomington Open Studios Tour June 7 and 8, 2014


he 3rd Annual Bloomington Open Studios Tour takes place this year on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Friday, June 6, the tour kicks off with a celebration during the First Friday Gallery Walk. During the tour weekend, you are invited to take a free, self-guided, and easyto-navigate tour of art spaces throughout the Bloomington area. The tour provides an opportunity for art lovers to meet artists, acquire artworks, and get an intimate look at creativity in action. By taking the tour people experience the tremendous variety of art being created in Bloomington. The free color booklet can be found at: the Convention and Visitors Bureau on North Walnut Street, the Downtown Visitor Center next to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Kirkwood Avenue, and at Bloomington’s art galleries. On the days of the tour, studio locations will be clearly marked with red balloons and yard signs. 42 artists will be featured on this year’s tour. For current information about the 2014 Bloomington Open Studios Tour, visit <www.>. 

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............................................................Artists Directory

ROBERT N. ANDERSON Stillframes Photography and Imaging 810 Brown Street Suite A Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 372-0762 / 866-221-2939

ROSEY BOLTE The Uncommon Gourd Gourd Art – Mixed Media Hand painted gourds, Jewelry and other unique folk painting ~An Indiana Artisan~ 4021 Vaught Road Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 322-3398 Studio open most days, best to call ahead Also available: Ferrer Gallery, Nashville, IN

RON ARNOLD Photo To Art Four color photography transformed into art. Call for appointment. (812) 350-2478 Columbus, IN

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BARB BROOKE DAVIS Vintage Textile Artist Pillows, framed wall art, table runners, personal accessories, scarves, pins, one-of-a-kind/original over-dyed felted wool decorative accessories 61 W. Main St. in Ferrer Gallery (812) 360-0478

BUSSERT IMAGES Jessica Bussert Sharon Bussert Fine Art Photography Local and world images. Specializing in landscape, wildlife and florals. Available from B3 Gallery-Nashville, IN By Hand Gallery-Bloomington, IN

MONIQUE CAGLE Sleepy Cat Studio Grain Bin Studio Project Help Monique convert an old grain bin into an art studio.


PATRICIA C. COLEMAN Local Arts and Crafts, International Artist—Paintings, Prints, Ichiyo Meditation Supplies, Fiber Arts, Botanical Dyes, Art Dolls, Quilts, Green Lifestyle Coaching, Jellies, Herbal, Coffee, Wine, Beer, Wellness; Arts Appointments for Reiki, Hoponopono and Reconnective Healing, Classes, Workshops, Talks, Demonstrations, Tastings at Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café & Quilter’s Comfort Teas 725 West Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN (812) 334-8155

CARRIE FOLEY Woman’s Way Gallery Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Silver, Gold, Copper, Fine Gemstones, Fossils At the Brown County Craft Gallery in Nashville, IN Visit the studio on the October Back Roads Tour 3276 Valley Branch Rd., Nashville, IN (812) 320-1201

AMY GREELY Amy Greely Studio

CHRIS GUSTIN Homestead Weaving Studio

Creative Metalwear Fun, lightweight earrings fabricated with a variety of metals, enhanced with gemstones, crystals, pearls, and patinas. Available at New Leaf in Nashville, IN ~ An Indiana Artisan ~ (812) 988-1058

Handwoven “Recycled Rugs,” clothing, household items. Yarn, looms, spinning wheels, supplies for every fiber fanatic. ~ An Indiana Artisan ~ 6285 Hamilton Creek Rd., Columbus, IN 47201 Southeastern Brown County (812) 988-8622 Studio open 11 - 5 most days. Also available at Spears Gallery, Nashville, IN

MARILYN GREENWOOD Marilyn Greenwood Designs Jewelry Artist Hand-fabricated pieces from sheet, wire and tubing in gold and silver, designs accent unusual gemstones and fossils. Available at By Hand Gallery in Bloomington Spears Gallery in Nashville. (812) 824-6184

CATHY HAGGERTY Painting Instruction Painting lessons for individuals or small groups (812) 988-4091 39 E. Franklin St. in Nashville, IN (next to train) Continued on 38

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“To Honor Mom”

Available at By Hand Gallery 101 West Kirkwood # 109 Fountain Square Mall Bloomington, IN 47404 (812) 334-3255

SHARON JUNGCLAUS GOULD–Trained SoulCollage® Facilitator “ Discover your Wisdom, Change your World with SoulCollage®” SoulCollage® is an intuitive, visual process for the discovery of your creative Inner Self. Join us for a powerful and fascinating learning experience as you create your own personal deck of cards. Delightful and amazing! Workshops, retreats, classes, and individual coaching. (812) 343-5285 or (812) 988-0597

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AMANDA W. MATHIS Primitive Painter Grove Studio Gallery & Gifts Featuring the art of Nashville’s resident primitive painter A.W. Mathis ~Indiana Artisan~ Open daily 11-5 220 Kelp Grove Rd. Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 320-0747

CAROL KOETKE Fine Art Photography Art you can live with, Photography you can love— On paper, infused in aluminum, on canvas. See at: Gallery North - Nashville By Hand Gallery - Bloomington and online at (812) 322-5180

CHERI PLATTER ~ Indiana Artisan ~ Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Silver and Bronze Available year round at Spears Gallery in downtown Nashville, IN next to the Nashville House (812) 988-8378 Info:


LARRY SPEARS Spears Gallery Porcelain and Stoneware

DAREN PITTS REDMAN Textile Artist Brown County Indiana Artisan Abstract landscapes in quilted wall hangings, hand-dyed fabrics, dyeing workshops 4106 Morrison Road Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 320-4104 by appointment

SUE WESTHUES Mixed Media Gourd Art

Hours: Open daily from 10 to 5 5110 St. Rd. 135 S. Nashville, IN 47448 Located just 10 miles southeast of Nashville, IN, and just beyond the Horseman’s Camp entrance to Brown County State Park, on scenic Indiana State Highway 135 South (812) 988-1287

A wide variety of functional and decorative items created by combining gourds with other media. Available at: Brown Co. Craft Gallery, Nashville, IN Weed Patch Music Co., Nashville, IN Ferrer Gallery, Nashville, IN By Hand Gallery, Bloomington, IN A Fair of the Arts at the Bloomington Farmers Market Sue Westhues P.O. Box 1786 Bloomington, IN 47402 (812) 876-3099


Hickory Tree Studio & Country Loom Functional stoneware pottery, blacksmithing, furniture, colorful recycled rag rugs, tapestries, socks and paintings Also: By Hand Gallery-Bloomington, IN and Brown Co. Craft Gallery-Nashville, IN Bloomington Open Studios Tour in June Local Clay Guild Show every November in Bloomington, IN 5745 N. Murat Rd. Bloomington, IN 47408 (812) 332-9004

“Sisters”, Pastels

TRICIA HEISER WENTE Fine Artist Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor Studio / Gallery 1000 W. 17th St. Bloomington, IN 47404 By Hand Gallery, Bloomington, IN Hoosier Salon Gallery, Indianapolis, IN For portrait commission consult, or studio visit call (812) 333-3907

LAURIE WRIGHT Printmaker Laurie Wright Studio 810 Brown Street Suite A Columbus, Indiana 47201 (812) 343-3209 By appointment or by chance

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.......................................................Area Arts Calendar BROWN COUNTY: Village Art Walk

Second Saturdays May–November 5-8 pm Downtown Nashville Many restaurant discounts and add-ons (812) 340-8781

April 11, IU Lifelong Learning-Spring Jaunt exploring Brown County art. Visit to the Brown County Art Guild with a painting demonstration by Patricia Rhoden Bartels, followed by lunch at Artists Colony Inn, then on to T.C. Steele site. 48 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville, IN (812) 988-6185

Arts Fair on the Square

June 21, 10-6, Monroe County Courthouse in conjunction with Taste of Bloomington


Feb. 7, April 4, June 6, Aug. 1, Oct. 3, Dec. 5 or T.C. Steele State Historic Site Stroll any time of the year! May 17 Festival of Flowers PaintOut Brown County Art Gallery Special receptions [First Fridays] May 9-18 Artist Gillian Harris April-June Artists Assoc. Spring Show from 5-8 pm at the following galleries: T.C. Steele SHS located in Belmont April 13 Victorian Tea Reserve by April 8 Blueline Creative Co-op/Gallery Register (812) 988-2785 April 19-May 1 Mabel B. Annis Student Art April 4-June 1: Exhibit, reception April 27, 2-3:30 pm Recent Works by Danielle Urschel June 7-21 IHA Show and Sale Alyssa Mahern Taste of Brown County June 23-Oct. 6 Artists Assoc. Summer Show Reception April 4, 5-8 pm May 16, 17 Downtown Nashville Reception June 27, 6:30-9 pm 224 N. College Ave. (812) 589-7377 Fri.—Downtown Getdown, Sat.—Taste Artist Dr. and Main St. in Nashville, IN Great food, sweets, drinks, and specials. Info (812) 988-4609 By Hand Gallery Entertainment, beer and wine garden. Now-May: “Mandatory Expression: Prague,” Photography by Kyle Spear Backroads of Brown County Reception April 4, 5-8 pm Spring Studio Tour Bloomington Farmers’ Market June-July: May 9–18 Saturdays 8 am-1 pm “Starscapes” Second Saturdays A Fair of the Arts, Astrophotography by Scott Johnson fine art and craft market Reception June 6, 5-8 pm Indiana Heritage Arts Show #109 Fountain Square Mall June 7-21, Brown County Art Gallery Trashion Refashion Show Hours: Mon-Sat, 10-5:30 April 27, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 7 pm 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. (812) 334-3255 Showcasing designs from upcycled Ferrer Gallery clothing and discarded materials. gallery406 Village Art Walk May-November Live music , runway competition, celebrity The Wicks Building 116 W. 6th St. June: Dick Ferrer demonstrates techniques dress-off. Benefit for Sustainable Living. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-6 First Fri. 9-8, Sat. 11-6 Coming in July: Abstract paintings by artist (812) 333-0536 and jazz musician, Frank Glover. Frank and Bloomington Open Studios Tour Steve Allee perform July 12, 5-8 pm. June 7,8; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4 Ivy Tech John Waldron 61 W. Main St., Village Green Bldg. 2nd Celebrate Friday June 6 with the Arts Center Galleries level in Nashville, IN Downtown Gallery Walk April: Represents local and regional artists Indiana University Faculty: Computer(812) 988-1994 Limestone Symposium Aided Design and 3D Printing Exhibition, June 8-28, Series of outdoor stone carving various media. workshops held at Bybee Stone Company. Ryan Logan, mixed media. Brown County Art Guild Instruction by master carvers. Ivy Tech Fine Arts Students: Spring Show Spring member artists show, and Ivy Tech Associate of Fine Arts Degree paintings from Marie Goth Collection. Students: Capstone Show Reception April 12, 5-8 pm


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...................................................................................... May: Local Clay Potter’s Guild: ceramic sculpture and vessels Gitlitz and Gitlitz: glass sculpture and photography Nakima Ollin: oil on panel Ivy Tech Alternative Spring Break in Guatemala: Photo Essay June: Indiana Limestone Symposium: sculpture Carmel Montoya: handmade books Open M-F, 9-7, Sat, 9-5 122 S. Walnut St. Corner of 4th and Walnut (812) 330-4400 pictura gallery Now-May31: Jerry Uelsmann + Maggie Taylor Reception April 4, 5-8 pm June 6-July 26: “Geolocation” Nate Larson + Marni Shindelman Reception June 6, 5-8 pm 122 W. 6th St. (812) 336-0000 Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7 The Venue, Fine Arts & Gifts April 4-17: “All I Know I Am” an adults only show beginning April 18-May 1: Wood turnings by Max Monts May 2-15: “Bloomington in Color” art featuring Bloomington, Indiana 114 S. Grant. St. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7, Sun. 12-5 (812) 339-4200 Bloomington/Monroe Co. Convention Center Now-May 19: “Mostly Indiana” Richard Fields photography Reception April 4, 5-8 pm 302 S. College Ave (812) 336-3681 Hours: Mon.-Sun. 8-6

IU Art Museum

Now-May 25: “Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works” “Francesco Solimena: Picturing the World for an 18th-Century Royal Wedding” 1133 E. 7th Street on the campus of IU (812) 855-5445

Wonderlab Museum “The Science of Art” series May 2 Limestone Carving, 5-8 pm 308 W. 4th St.



Art Guild of Hope Art Guild of Hope Creations art sessions: April 19 Watercolor, pen & ink April 26 “A Mother’s Day Card” oil painting May 3 Acrylic painting May 24 Watercolor 645 Harrison St. on the square in Hope, IN (812) 764-6417


Southern Indiana Center for the Arts (SICA)

April Sampler Classes Series, 6-9 pm: April 1 Springtime pottery plate April 8 Shabby chic paisley flower pot April 22, at YES Cinema, opens 4:30 April 15 Tiny felt chick Don Steffy will deliver the keynote April 22 Watercolor collage speech, “The Arts, are they a ‘matter’ April 29 Springtime basket of opinion? Creating STEAM for STEM April 13 Paint the town “Sailboat,” 1-4 pm Education.” at Chateau de Picque April 17 Monique Cagle exhibit reception Farmers’ Market 5:30-7 pm Saturdays May 3-31, Fourth Street Market April 19 English Tea Cup watercolor class at Saturdays June-Sept., Cummins Lot Whimsies Coffee & Tea Nook, 10 am-1 pm 9 am -12:30 pm April 25 Preschool art class, 10-11 am April 26 1st Grade art class, 10-11 am April 27 Watercolor class, 1-4 pm First Fridays for Families May 1 Michele Pollock exhibit reception Now-May 2 at The Commons 5:30-7 pm Children are entertained by theater May 31 Friday Night Live -Blind Ambition troupes, magicians, and musicians Art camps 8:30 am-12:30 pm: Sponsored by Old National Bank June 2-6, June 9-13 Art camp Pre-K to 2nd June 16-20, June 23-27 Art camp 3rd to 6th Columbus Learning Center June 6 Friday Night -Joe & Aaron Persinger Jan.6 -May 6: June 13 Friday Night -Sound of Dreams “World Travels” Photography and Fiber June 14 Southern Indiana ArtFest Kyle Spears and Daren Pitts Redman Children’s activities, 10-11 am 4555 Central Avenue, Columbus Art festival, food, and Music 11 am-6 pm (812) 314-8507 June 19 Seymour City Jam downtown -40 years of College June 20 Friday Night -This Old Guitar Black Violin Concert and June 27 Friday Night -Public Option Band Library Plaza Dedication SICA Open Tues.-Fri. noon to 5; Sat. 11-3 June 27, Fifth and Franklin Streets, 7 pm 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour, IN Unveiling of Modern Totem sculpture (812) 522-2278 and free concert by Black Violin

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Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954). The Codomas; Plate XI from Jazz, 1947. Color stencil print (pochoir) on paper. IU Art Museum 65.23.11 © 2014 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works from Indiana University Collections April 2–May 25, 2014 Indiana University Art Museum Special Exhibitions Gallery The exhibition and related programs are supported by the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Endowed Fund for the Curator of Works on Paper.

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