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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. 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.

Bloomington This 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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Nashville and Brown County For 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.

Columbus Visitors and locals agree it is the place for arts, nature, and adventure. Columbus, 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 post-modern 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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A Sentimental Tour of

The Miller House ~by Jean Marr Wilkins


t was fun. My grandfather—and lots of other people—said the Miller House was more museum than home, and it is in fact now part of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Certainly the house always lent itself to elegant get-togethers, such as the small reception for the president of my college. Some of us sat on the Indian bench near the round fireplace with its screen of glass panels, others on additional seating around the Bessarabian rug, as a cart with a variety of drinks was quietly rolled in. Topics of discussion ranged from whether basketball was more or less moral than hockey to late Victorian experiments to determine if electricity was the same as life force. Continued on 6

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MILLER HOUSE continued from 5 But years before that gathering, my childhood friend Kitty Miller and I were brimming with life, and she and I and the architecture often conspired to create our own “Night at the Museum,” where modernism met and fostered youthful exuberance. Walking through the entryway, over the travertine floors along the gallery with its shelves of books and objects of art, and beyond the grand piano, you came to the study. Here was the most fabulous chair in the world, an Eames made of molded wood and luxuriantly padded in black leather on a metal base with extensions about an inch from the floor that stuck out like a starfish. Even better, there was a matching ottoman, and both chair and ottoman were designed to spin. You could twirl around and around and around—or you could give younger brothers a push.

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If you turned right after crossing the foyer, you came to the round marble dining table on a pedestal base, designed, like the house, by Eero Saarinen. The table had a small fountain at its center. I never saw it turned on, but there was always an interesting centerpiece, often a brightly colored pottery candelabra. The dining chairs were of molded white plastic in Saarinen’s tulip design. Dinner was more than just good food. Mr. Miller led us in various word games, which were always enjoyable—nobody was put down or made to feel bad. Once Mr. Miller asked me to spell Cincinnati. I began with “C-i-n-n” and went on from there. “Exactly right,” said Mr. Miller, “You just have one letter left over.” The kitchen was white with floorto-ceiling laminated cabinets, a cozy place for lunch and breakfast. You could usually find a trove of

Cordelia’s pastel meringue cookies there. The children’s rooms were small. Kitty’s had a single bed, a desk chair, and a bit of built-in furniture. No room there for our sleepovers, so we got creative about where we stayed. One time Mr. Miller was away, so Mrs. Miller traded rooms with Kitty for the night. The master bedroom, like most of the Miller House, was filled with books and fascinating items. On the shelf behind the bed was a small metal statue of an Indian god, its four arms extended in graceful attitudes. I was entranced. The most fun was when we slept in the conversation pit, a hollow space a few feet deep, entirely lined with upholstered benches and all sorts of cushions, sort of a sunken living room. A short stairway led into it, but if you wanted to, you Continued on 13


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Exploring SoulCollage® with Sharon Jungclaus Gould


~by Lee Edgren

n the first card, a celestial blue background, a white lotus mandala opening out, and out, and out, each petal transparently perfect, suggesting both the fragility and toughness of the real flower. The second shows a woman sitting in meditation posture atop an impossibly balanced stack of rocks. In another, the central figure is a snarling cougar on a ledge, and in another, a Navajo woman in traditional skirt, with her back to the viewer, stands with her arms raised to summon or to bles. These are some of the many SoulCollage® cards created by Sharon Jungclaus Gould. Sharon, an award-winning Nashville artist well-known for her meticulously crafted art gourds, became a certified

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teacher of SoulCollage® approximately two years ago, after about ten years of playing with collage as a tool for insight and personal transformation. The process has its roots in work done by founder Seena B. Frost in Jean Houston’s Mystery School, in world myths and archetypal psychology, and in founder Frost’s exploration of various spiritual paths. According to Frost, “SoulCollage® “offer[s] a creative practice for exploring, healing and evolving our many-faceted Souls so every Soul is able to manifest its unique SoulEssence in increasingly balanced and joyfilled forms.” Continued on 10

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SOULCOLLAGE continued from 8 THE PROCESS SoulCollage® engages on many levels. It helps you access your intuition and create a deck of cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life’s questions and transitions. Cards contain the images that you select—or the images that select you. There are fours suits in the deck: The Committee, which consists of parts of the inner self and it’s roles—the shy one, the teacher, the boss; The Community, of people who influence, support, or even challenge you; The Companions, animal totems that reside in the seven major energy centers in the body and reveal the energetic nature of the Soul; and The Council, representations of your ancestors or ancient wisdom figures. This is the suit of the Archetypes. As Sharon notes, “Almost everyone can relate to these archetypes. Usually there are twelve with names like the Orphan, the Hero, the Warrior.” And here she shares her own Orphan card, which shows a woman in a oarless boat, gray cranes, representing departed loved ones, flying overhead in a gray sky. In addition to the suits, there is a Source Card that represents the mystery and the oneness of all things. It is the card that is always placed at the center when the cards are consulted. The other card that does not belong to a suit, Sharon’s own addition to the process, is a Legacy Card that represents what you will leave to others or what gifts and traits may leave with your passing. “It is impossible to make a mistake in SoulCollage®,” Sharon notes. “And there are so many things you can do with the cards. You can journal about a card, or create a dialogue between your conscious self and the card by saying aloud to the card ‘I am the one who…‘ and listening to the card’s response; ‘I am here to say to you.’ ”

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Sharon explains the process to Anita Inman, Vickie Neesen, and Dana Burns over coffee at Common Grounds in Nashville.

While upsetting or touching aspects of life do come up, the workshop participants are asked to maintain confidentiality and the leaders are trained in constructively channeling the energy that arises. A novel way to work with the cards is to make a card for a friend of family member. In Sharon’s description of the process, the word “honor” is used again and again. She has worked with mother-daughter groups, group for older people, groups of bridal party members. “While this can be very therapeutic work,” Sharon says,” it can be just fun and even when it is serious, it should always be fun.” THE METHOD Sharon helps students create three 5” x 8” cards in each introductory workshop: The Source Card, the Soul Essence Card and the Witness card. Students select images collected from a large variety of sources: magazines, greeting cards, personal photos, postcards, catalogues, and calendars. Sharon supplies many pages of images that she has collected over the years and she encourages participants in her classes to bring their own. “As images are selected,” Sharon says, “ideas come.” Following the simple SoulCollage® directions, you move fragments of cut-out magazine pictures around, fitting them together in a surprising new way and gluing them down on a card. Everything you need is furnished, but students who have images or favorite small, sharp scissors are welcome to bring their own. “It is a tangible way to know yourself in your diversity and depth, and also to show yourself to others. Showing your deck of SoulCollage® cards to another person can be a profound experience. In like-spirited groups, you can share cards and work with them in many sacred ways. You can consult them intuitively and discover wisdom within yourself which will amaze you. Besides all this, creating them is just plain fun! You will love your deck -- a multi-card Mirror of your Self and your Soul -- whether it consists of three cards or a hundred.” ~ Seena B. Frost For more information, see <>. 

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~by Dana Dyer Pierson


hat happens when fire kisses glass is magical, especially in the hands of master glassblowers Ryan Hoffman and Bob Taylor of Volta Glass Studio in Bloomington. The road from craftsman to successful studio owner is not for the faint of heart, but for these two artisans, it’s one they appreciate and enjoy. Hoffman and Taylor took the plunge in late 2010 and opened Volta Glass Studio as a way to showcase both the product and the process that drives them. Tucked just off of the Bloomington Square near the intersection of West Sixth and Madison Streets is a nondescript warehouse that gives few clues to the beauty and artistry that awaits those who venture inside. Volta is a living, breathing, working studio specializing in Venetian-style glassworking, an Old World technique that is jealously

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Ryan Hoffman at work. photos by Greg Clarke

guarded by modern Italian masters whose masters began refining the technique centuries ago. Here, the visitor has the opportunity to see the artisans working over an open flame, transforming the traditional gallery experience from the passive to the interactive. They do Venetian-style glassworking over natural gas torches that bring the glass to varying states of malleability, all the way up to 4,200 degrees, where the glass assumes a molten, caramel-like flow that is very responsive to the artist’s touch. It’s both an art and a science, one that the Volta team uses to create more functional pieces for labs and tobacco shops, and more artistic creations including intricate stemware, jewelry, vases, object d’art, Judaica, and more. They love the challenge of creating custom work. For couples planning a wedding, a stop at Volta is the first step to one-of-a-kind custom wine glasses, bridal party gifts, and more unexpected treasures, such as Hoffman’s delicate glass flower cake Continued on 14

MILLER HOUSE continued from 6 could throw your sleeping bag down on some of the upholstery, pile it high with as many pillows as seemed necessary, and dive in. In junior high, Kitty, our friend Mary Muggridge and I made a model of the Parthenon. We worked in the large playroom adjoining the children’s bedrooms, and Mrs. Miller provided us with all the art supplies we needed. Mr. Miller thought we should get a firm grounding in classical architecture, so he took all three of us around Columbus in his turquoise Thunderbird and pointed out the various styles of columns on older houses: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian. “What’s that one, Daddy?” Kitty asked about a column that didn’t fit any category. “Uh, that’s Peeled-Down Corinthian.” “What about those?” asked Kitty as we went by a porch with stout straight up-and-down brick supports. “Brickolums,” said Mr. Miller. “You’ll see lots of those.” Much later, when we were home from college one summer, Kitty invited me for supper on the terrace. Mr. Miller and Kitty’s youngest brother, William, were there. William was soon dispatched to practice his piano lesson, but Mr. Miller lingered on, talking amiably and pouring me glass after glass of iced tea. Finally Kitty said, “Daddy, you’re just trying to put off writing your speech.” Mr. Miller knew he was nailed. I felt complicit and tried to be helpful. “What’s the speech about?” I asked. “Underdeveloped countries,” Mr. Miller said. “Well, some people say it’s a good idea to start with a joke,” I said. “OK,” said Mr. Miller, “A funny thing happened on my way to an underdeveloped country.” He then described things he heard people do to procrastinate. “One man said he always checks all the fuses in his house.” The Miller House is austerely beautiful, an outstanding example of twentieth-century modernist architecture, now in the excellent hands of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and its Director of Historic Resources, Bradley C. Brooks. But it was also a home, enhanced by the esthetic collaboration of Irwin Miller and the great designers of his era, where a family and their friends thrived. The Miller House, part of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, is located in Columbus, Indiana. Tours can be arranged through the Columbus Area Visitors Center. Call 866- 811-4111 for further information. 

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VOLTA continued from 12 topper, on display in the gallery, or photographs that have been etched directly into the glass. The gallery is also quickly earning a reputation for beautiful works of art for Jewish ceremonies such as Kiddush cups, menorahs, mezuzahs, torah pointers, and more, and this is another profound passion of Taylor’s. The muse of fire touched each in its own way. “I had always been a fan of glass,” Taylor explained. “We always had the dream to have our own place. Glass will always be in my life. There’s always going to be one more piece that I’m going to make that will be the best thing I’ve ever made. I’m always thinking about this. I guess I’m just hypnotized by the flame.” For Hoffman, who started working with glass in the late 1990s, it’s been a challenge to balance the twin responsibilities of any commercial artist: serve your clients while challenging your inner artist. “I was taught more in the production fashion as well. I really enjoy working with individuals, doing custom work. Now, I’m trying to do different, more elaborate pieces. I find a lot of gratification from pulling off new ideas and designs.” The artistic end of the business is what first greets the visitor. Beyond the display cases, a large picture window allows a glimpse into the working studio itself. Hoffman’s station faces the window, affording an unobstructed view of the artist workstations. “Works in progress” begins to describe the beautiful chaos of this place, but doesn’t quite capture the raw potential waiting for their touch. The pair are well known for making only top-of-the-line, collector-quality glass pipes. It’s difficult to say which is the more impressive aspect of this part of their business: the engineering required to create such functional pipes or the sheer artistry needed to do that so innovatively. Their work is inspired by traditional hookahs—water tobacco pipes

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Volta Glass Studio co-owners Ryan Hoffman and Bob Taylor.

from the Middle East—but the two have put a decidedly modern and Western spin on their . Their work with these items is impressive, and it’s easy to understand why they have such a devoted following: their pipes exist at that rare perfect nexus where pure engineering meets high art. The name of the gallery is memorable, evocative, and just a bit mysterious. “Volta is the appropriate way to make a glass object,” Hoffman explained. “It can also be used as an adjective, describing a person. ‘They’re volta,’ in a sense. It describes the finesse and the efficiency with which you put something together.” Taylor smiled as his partner offered up his definition. Volta, he added, is much more than just a term from a glassblower’s lingo: “It’s what we both aspire to.” Volta Glass Studio is located at 405 West Sixth Street in downtown Bloomington, and is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call (812) 3304191 or email the studio at basho42@gmail. com for more information and gallery/studio hours. Volta is a small studio with big dreams, an evolving place and experience where raw materials are transformed into art through fire, talent, and the sheer drive to create and succeed. The glassworkers are friendly, open, and enthusiastic about sharing their muse, making a trip to Volta a must for any art lover visiting downtown Bloomington. 

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Night Owls Beading Café

~by Lee Edgren


owan Pontarelli is a night owl. She creates one-of-a-kind beaded signature pieces for bridal boutiques. And she also loves creative communities, music, food, and talking to people. “I figure at least half of all artists are night owls,” Pontarelli laughs, and so she is creating Night Owls Beading Café for herself and for all the other people in Brown County (locals and tourists) who love to stay up late, talk, eat, and create. The new venture, Nashville’s only late-night business with a bohemian yet familyfriendly vibe, is located on the south-east corner of the Village Green. It will open sometime in July, as soon as the interior remodel is finished and the newly-created covered deck is ready. Night Owls initially will be open only four days a week, if you can call them “days.” “We won’t even open until 3 p.m.” Pontarelli says. Wednesday and Thursday the café will stay open until 11 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday it will be midnight or even 1a.m.

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photos by Greg Clarke

Night Owls is definitely a multifaceted business with a seamless vision. The café will feature coffees, teas, and small plates. On the menu so far: the Mediterranean plate, the cheese plate, the pecan/cranberry/chicken on croissant plate, and an Italian platter. There will be music on weekends to start, with the possibility of expansion into the week. The venue will host larger groups outdoors in warm weather. When the seasons change, acoustic soloists, duos and trios will play inside. And yes, there will be WiFi, even though Pontarelli was torn about including it. “I love face-to-face interaction, but there’s too much that’s good on the internet

not to have it,” she concedes. It may not be installed by the opening day, however. The bead store will offer some of Pontarelli’s jewelry and a few other pre-made pieces, but most of what will be sold will be supplies for people who want to make their own jewelry and other craft pieces. Right next to the long bead counter is a handcrafted table made of repurposed barn wood. It is surrounded by black office chairs on rollers. It is easy to imagine artists scooting around the table for mini-conferences, and sliding out and in for food. The chairs seem to be another way in which Pontarelli subtly suggests that this is not a venture lacking in imagination. The bead store will include a local artisan gallery, with pottery, glass, paintings, textiles, and cards—all made by area artists, most from Brown County. Pontarelli’s dream includes a wide variety of classes, as well as support and visibility for teen artists. She is

particularly passionate about finding ways to assist the next generation of artisans. “When I was young. I read a lot. I pictured what I read. That started me doing all sorts of things, all from pictorial ideas. The same idea can be captured in so many ways. I had one really great art teacher and one really great English teacher when I was in junior high, and I can still remember their names.” While there’s no doubt about the seriousness of her business intent, she is looking for a collaborative, cooperative way of doing business, one that is already taking the energy that exists at local spots, like Muddy Boots, into account. Pontarelli’s music will not start until after the music at Muddy Boots has ended. She is working with the newly opened Hoosier Artist gallery next door, and is open to other alliances. “It’s really clear to me that the competitive model doesn’t work,” Pontarelli says. “The cooperative model brings joy.” Pontarelli fell in love with Brown County more than 15 years ago. She’s visited often over the years and just last year she and her husband bought land southwest of Morgantown. What swept her away was the depth of the history of creativity and the active artisan community. “What is handmade has the life of the artist in it. I love the opportunity to blend history and tradition with new energy.” She enthusiastically notes that she loves having her business in what was once the town library right next to the original town well. “My dream is not only to work in an environment of creative energy, but to work in community. This will be a place for artists to spark each other. There are always times when we dry up. And it is great at those times to be able to connect with other artists.” While Pontarelli has been in business for herself for years in Chicago, both as an herbalist and doctor of Chinese medicine and as a creator of beaded jewelry, this is her first storefront. Although she is clearly the guiding force, her partner Matt Endicott will manage the cafe and partner Debbie Krajewski will be in charge of entertainment. “I want to be offering something,” she concludes. “There is nothing in life that isn’t better when it is shared.” 

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SoFA Gallery becomes

Grunwald Gallery of Art ~by Tom Rhea


he Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery (SoFA) will undergo a momentous change this fall, when it changes its name to the Grunwald Gallery of Art in honor of the late John A. Grunwald. His widow Rita Grunwald has long been closely involved with the arts on campus through her work with the Friends of Art and the Bookshop. She has made a magnificent unrestricted gift to the SoFA Gallery. This will be used over the next few years to build an endowment that will generate a regular income to assist with operation costs, something the Gallery has long needed but never had. John and Rita Grunwald collected art for many years, especially African art, with advice and consultation from Roy Sieber and Budd Stalnaker. Director Betsy Stirratt said that she thought the Grunwalds appreciated the SoFA Gallery’s informality and variety. “I worked in the [Fine Arts] building for at least 25 years,” Rita said recently. “I feel as though I grew up in this building.” The initial payments from the gift will be used to bring to Bloomington a

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Becky Stirratt and Rita Grundwald.

significant traveling exhibit of photographs by Yuri Dojc of an old Jewish school in eastern Slovakia. The exhibit, called “The Last Folio,” in a handsome presentation designed by Pentagram, opened at the Slovak National Museum, traveled to Brussels and to the Caius Library at Cambridge (UK) and is currently in New York City at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The exhibit will open in Bloomington with events on September 1 and 2, 2011, co-sponsored by Jewish Studies, featuring the photographer Yuri Dojc and documentarian Katya Krausova, who chronicled his travels across Slovakia. The renaming ceremony will take place at the reception that Friday evening. At the center of “The Last Folio” exhibit are images of an abandoned Jewish schoolhouse in eastern Slovakia. In the words of a press release, there “time has stood still since the day in 1943 when all those attending it were taken away to the camps… the school books all still there, essay notebooks with corrections, school reports, even the sugar still in the cupboard.” Yuri Dojc was a successful commercial photographer living in Toronto who got on the trail of this story after interviewing and photographing his father, and arranging a visit to relatives still living in Slovakia. The fact and condition of the school’s survival (along with many other similar sites discovered subsequently throughout the country) speaks of a neglect of the Jewish community too severe to consider benign. The photographs in “The Last Folio” exhibit emphasize the ruined books with their curling pages, an emphasis made particularly poignant when displayed in suspended hanging units that

integrated the images of forsaken books with the collections in the Cambridge library. In a particularly staggering discovery, Dojc found in the front of one schoolbook the name of his own grandfather. Rita Grunwald became aware of “The Last Folio” when she met filmmaker Katya Krausova in London, who documented the project. Rita could not help but be reminded of her late husband John’s childhood experiences in wartime Hungary. “Everything that you’ve read or seen about children and the Holocaust, John experienced that,” she said. Friends and relatives spoke movingly at John Grunwald’s memorial service about how he was hidden during the war as a little boy and smuggled to Austria afterward in the hollow seat of a railroad bench. “Because

Slovakian Jews predominantly spoke Hungarian,” she said, “sponsoring this exhibit and its visit to Bloomington seemed a perfect way to honor his memory.” SoFA Gallery director Betsy Stirratt said that payments from the Grunwald gift in the first year would go toward needed physical improvements at the Gallery and to defray costs of “The Last Folio” exhibit and the renaming. “I had some initial concerns that we be able to do justice to the historical component of the exhibit, and not just treat the aesthetic side,” Stirratt said. She will work with members of Pentagram Design, who have revamped the show to suit each individual venue. Stirratt said that she felt the Grunwald gift has raised the profile of the Gallery and brought it more

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in line with other units in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU. Because of the importance of the renaming event, she said, “I want to take special care that the naming ceremony, even though occurring along with the exhibit, have its own distinct and separate identity. I have had wonderful help with the logistics of the event from Patrick O’Meara,” naming the recently retired Vice President for International Affairs. “Last Folio: A Symposium” will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the IU Cinema on Thursday, September 1, 2011. “Last Folio: A Discussion with Yuri Dojc and Katya Krausova” will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2. The Grunwald Gallery naming ceremony will take place immediately following at 6:15 p.m. 

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Brown County Art Guild

New Look at Preserving the Past

Guild Executive Director Jaime Sweany and Assistant Director Lynn Weddle. photo by Karen E. Farley


~by Karen E. Farley

aime Sweany sits at her desk surrounded by some of the finest watercolors and sculptures. These renowned artists are her parents Paul J. and Margaret Sweany. Jaime grew up in a family of artists. Paul was known for his watercolor paintings and Margaret for her sculptures. Paul passed away in 2009 leaving a legacy. Her parents were friends with many of the Brown County artists during the sixties. As a child, Jaime enjoyed frequent trips to Nashville. She knew after her first visit, this is where she would call home someday. In September of 2010, Jaime accepted the position of Executive Director with the Brown County Art Guild. After eight years as owner of the Wandering Turtle Art Gallery in Bloomington, she closed shop and welcomed the challenge to bring new ideas to the fifty-seven- year- old arts organization. The Brown County Art Guild was formed in 1954 by Marie Goth, V. J. Cariani, Carl Graf, Genevieve Goth Graf, Curry Bohm, Dale Bessire, Georges LaChance, and other notable artists. When Marie died in 1975, she left the majority of her estate to the guild. The art guild maintains the Marie Goth collection, and their ongoing mission is to exhibit works of art, educate the public, and foster appreciation for the fine arts.

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When Jaime took over the position of director, she was ready to make some necessary changes to increase the visibility of the organization. “The first thing I did was to pull the artist membership survey,” she says. From the survey, she developed a plan that would make residents and tourists aware of this gem in Nashville, Indiana. Among the suggested changes was a new website. Jaime spent months creating the new site. It is filled with information on the members, history of the guild, upcoming events, and featured artwork. Though the new website is exciting for the guild, the increase in publicity and member artists continues to bring compliments to Jaime and her staff. “We have gone from 670 patrons in May of 2009 to 1600 in May of 2011,” she says. Another member suggestion was grouping the paintings together by artist. “We have had an overwhelming response by this change,” Jaime adds. The members also like the new signage placed near their work. This spring, they encouraged tourists and residents to visit the gallery by leaving the front door open. Many long-time residents stopped in to comment on the new look. Some of the seasoned tourists thought it was a new gallery. Though the gallery attracts collectors from all over the world, the updates have

helped the guild educate the public on the history of Nashville. “People are absorbed with the history of the art colony,” says Jaime. And she makes sure they don’t leave until they know about Marie Goth and her collection. Another change at the gallery is a fine arts shop. “I feel art should be enjoyed and accessible to everyone,” Jaime says. The addition of the shop attracts tourists and brings in patrons that never noticed the gallery. The revenue from sales helps with operating expenses and gives the staff a chance to share the history and explain the meaning of an art guild. Assistant Director Lynn Weddle joined the staff in March. Her excitement about the guild and its history lures passersby into the gallery. “I like to make it clear that the art guild is not a private club, everyone is welcome,” she explains. Along with the changes at the Brown County Art Guild, Jaime and her staff want to reach out to the community and be a part of Nashville. The guild presented a painting workshop last fall with artist Jerry Smith. They plan to do an “art experience” weekend for artists, students, and families this coming fall with Wyatt LeGrand.

In April, the guild hosted a showing of the multicultural mural exchange between a private school in India and the students at Brown County Junior High. This collaborative effort between the guild and the junior high encouraged the students to learn more about the artists of Brown County. “Several of the students came back after the show with friends to visit the gallery. As a director, this is exciting,” she says. The Brown County Art Guild participates in the Village Art Walk on the second Saturdays of the month. A reception is held for the featured artist during the walk. With attendance up and membership growing, it is a welcoming place for all. On September 24 they will present “Hats Off to Marie,” a fundraiser in honor of Marie Goth that includes music, food, and a silent auction. Member artists will donate paintings for the event. Jaime Sweany may be new to the Brown County Art Guild, located in the historic Minor House at 48 South Van Buren Street, but she is proud to be part of the legacy of Nashville. Jaime adds, “In the end, it is all about art.” Contact Jamie at (812) 988-6185 or visit the gallery’s new website at <> 

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Bloomington Watercolor Society


~by Tom Rhea

n 2003 and 2004, when the Chamber of Commerce solicited local artists to provide painted views of the Bloomington area, their concept for The Bloomington Sketchbook originally was to include only watercolor paintings. As the project progressed, however, not enough watercolorists were participating to fill out the volume, so other painting media were permitted. When the participating artists were gathered together for a group photograph, many of the watercolor painters recognized and acknowledged each other. When the Sketchbook appeared, the idea of making their association permanent took hold. Many of the founding members of the Bloomington Watercolor Society, established the following year with eight members, can be seen in that photo. The Society borrowed guidelines from the National Watercolor Society to define their medium. They drafted bylaws and a mission

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Recent Venue show opening. courtesy photos

statement, elected officers and made committee assignments. The group has grown to include a wide range of ages and of experience, from college age to retirement. About a third of the membership are professional artists, including elementary school art teachers and college instructors. Often, students will take watercolor classes from Jacki Frey or Nancy Metz at Ivy Tech and become so enthusiastic about the medium that they join the Watercolor Society to explore it further. In monthly meetings, members pool their knowledge and offer presentations and workshops on topics such as perspective, portraits, color theory, matting and framing. Tricia Wente has served as chairman for exhibitions since the Society’s inception, and she has covered many topics on the business side of art. “I have talked about guidelines for submission to juried shows,” she said, “keeping track of fees and deadlines, packing and shipping the art, making sure the proper labels are attached. This really gets down to the minutia. I have had to replace eyelet screws on the hanger wire because they weren’t the correct ones.” In addition to demonstrations and lectures, the Watercolor Society travels around the area in search of exciting venues for outdoor painting, such as the Farmers’ Market, Meadowwood, T.C. Steele grounds, and the shops at Henderson and Hillside. Once a year they mount a members’ exhibit, and Wente has endeavored to apply some ingenuity to this event as well. “Our membership has grown to over 90 artists in the last three years,” she said, “so finding a venue to accommodate us is no longer such a simple thing.” Last year the Columbus Learning Center hosted over 70 paintings by some 30-odd

painters from the group. The show was so popular that its run was extended for an entire semester. Their increased membership has allowed them, through annual dues, to pay artists for special workshops and judges on occasion for juried events, as well as to provide food and beverages at receptions. An idea Wente had three years ago for the annual member exhibit has finally become feasible, and is now a part of their fall schedule: to assign two artists to paint each of the 45 parks that comprise the City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreation Department. Parks and Rec will provide some funding for publicity and will select three paintings to feature in its annual program guide. The parks were assigned by random lottery to ensure coverage of the entire system. The paintings will be on display in the atrium of City Hall in the Showers complex from November 4, 2011 until the Gallery Walk on Friday, December 2. (These dates are subject to change.) These paintings will be offered for sale to benefit the Parks and Recreation Department. To learn more about the Bloomington Watercolor Society, visit their website at <www.> or contact Tricia Wente at <>. 

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Bloomington Area Music News and Resources about Local Music ~by Joel Pierson


ur community has long been a home to musicians eager to share their gift with appreciative audiences. In bars, clubs, theaters, and dance halls around Brown County and Monroe County, independent bands take the stage every night, playing their hearts out for the crowd. In April 2009, local artists formed a resource called Bloomington Area Music (BAM), giving musicians an online source of information, communication, and support. The group’s website includes a blog highlighting music news for the area, a listing of venues, events, and recording studios, record labels, music stores, music instructors, media guides, and promotional opportunities. Their aim is to be a comprehensive resource for musicians and music lovers alike, spanning all genres and styles. They call themselves “a bridge for listeners and musicians to explore unfamiliar genres,” and “a catalyst to gain regional and national exposure for Bloomington as a musical destination.”

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INto Art spoke with Emily Brown, one of the founders of BAM, about what they’re doing to support local musicians. For the past two years, Brown says, Bloomington Area Music’s mission has been to serve as “a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization working to support, inform and grow the local music community.” In addition to their website and blog, BAM maintains display cases on North Walnut Street in Bloomington, next to Greek’s Pizza. Here they post community art event information. Additionally, they have about 10 locations throughout Bloomington that feature a calendar of the week’s music events. Brown adds, “We’re hoping to do more networking events as we gain more volunteer help.” Brown is one of three artists who maintain the website, along with Jeff Shew and Nicole O’Neal. Shew and Brown both have music performance backgrounds—she having studied opera and jazz and performing acoustic folk music; he having been in numerous rock,

funk, and blues bands. O’Neal, meanwhile, has experience as a promoter, working with different radio stations and arts groups around town. At the heart of the organization is a seven-person board of directors. The group has important plans for the months ahead. They’re presently fundraising, with the goal of producing a weekly music calendar that lists every music event taking place in and around the area. As Brown explains, “We currently have the most complete listing of music events on our website by diligently searching every online list of events and compiling them. This is thanks to the heroic efforts of Jeff Shew and some amazing interns. The print handout would allow people already out and about to know what’s going on and hopefully lead them back to our website for more info about the music community.” BAM is also sponsoring one of the summer concerts hosted by Bloomington’s Parks and Recreation

Department, with the intention of allowing a new music group to play in this series. Their plan is to sponsor a band every year, allowing some new acts to have a chance in among the local perennial favorites. Asked to give her impression of the local music scene, Emily Brown offered, “Alongside esteemed music programs at Indiana University, Bloomington has local talent in so many different types of music, mixed with respected music businesses like Secretly Canadian, Russian Recording, Rock Paper Scissors, and Lotus Foundation that bring in quality touring acts. We’re overflowing with quality music.” But what could the community be doing better? “The two biggest problems that I can see is that we’re still a small city, so we’ve

got more going on than we can easily support. Other cities our size also have better alternative news sources that provide one-stop shops for entertainment news. We don’t, so you have to go fishing for what’s happening.” This situation has prompted Bloomington Area Music to institute a long-term goal of promoting Bloomington as a musical destination that will encourage more visitors to support the local music industry by coming to shows and supporting local musicians. BAM knows that Bloomington isn’t the only place to go to hear local music. In Brown County, they recommend Muddy Boots on Van Buren Street for great old-time music. Chateau Thomas Winery has a summer concert series as well.

Last summer, Red Barn Jamboree had great success with their Elvis and Johnny Cash shows. They’ve since moved to the Palace Theater, along with other summer shows. Whether you’re a musician or a music fan, Bloomington Area Music is a comprehensive resource for all things related to the musical arts. Check out their website regularly at <www.bloomingtonareamusic. com> to get the latest information on upcoming shows as well as services for musicians. They welcome contact from performers or anyone who’s interested in supporting and growing the music scene in Nashville or Bloomington. 

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~by Jeanette Menter


fter a two year hiatus, ArtFest returns to Columbus bigger than ever. This year over 80 artists from local, regional and national locations will be displaying their work. Located in downtown Columbus on Washington Street , visitors will be presented with a wonderful selection of art including acrylics, ceramics, fiber art, glass art, jewelry, leather, metal, oil and water color paintings, photography, sculpture, and woodwork. All participants have been juried in, guaranteeing quality choices. In between browsing for unique works or art, shoppers are encouraged to stop in and enjoy lunch at the downtown restaurants. Bad Hair Day Celebrates Third Anniversary To make ArtFest even more interactive, unique and just plain fun, the third annual “Bad Hair Day” competition will be held in the afternoon. The public is invited to create the wildest hair do they can come up with and enter the competition at the ArtFest location, which begins at 2 p.m. After the judging has been done, there will be a “Bad Hair Day” parade where the participants get to really show off their “creations.” Finally, the winners in various categories will be presented with “trophies” unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else. Hair salons around town have been asked to participate in their own category and the winner will be awarded a special “traveling trophy” which will be handed off to a new winner next year. There will also be a children’s category. Kids are invited to stop by the Kids Commons booth at the downtown Farmer’s Market to get their hair “done” from 9:30 until 11:30, and then head to ArtFest where they can sign up for the competition.

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That evening, the downtown restaurants will participate in a hair-raising “Pub Crawl” sponsored by the Downtown Columbus Independent Restaurant Association, where diners can go from one establishment to another for a fun, casual and unique night on the town. ArtFest is slated for Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plan to stop by the downtown Farmer’s Market, then make a day of it by enjoying the vast selection of creative art available, be entertained by the “Bad Hair Day’ contest and stay for dinner. For more information about ArtFest or Bad Hair Day, contact Bob Anderson or Laurie Wright at Stillframes, (812) 372-0762 or go to <>.

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tillframes Photography and Imaging has moved to a bigger, more convenient location in Columbus. The new location is 810 Brown St., Suite A, and can also be accessed off the new traffic roundabout. According to owner Bob Anderson, their modern, new space allows for faster, more efficient customer service while still keeping prices low. A big benefit is they have plenty of free parking on site. Stillframes specializes in Fine Art Giclee printmaking and reproduction of Fine Art original paintings. They offer commercial services for businesses including brochures, business cards, mailers, and promotional items. And they operate a full service portrait studio. Stillframes employs a trained full time staff which allows them to offer fast, professional services. The materials used are of the highest quality and their work is guaranteed. Visit them Monday through Friday 9 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays by appointment only. For more information, call 1-866-221-2939 or visit their website <>. Laurie Wright, Printmaker also works out of this location and can be reached “By appointment or by chance,” by calling (812) 343-3209 or go to <>. 

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4th Street

Festival of the Fine Arts and Crafts


~by Dana Dyer Pierson

ach year, as the summer winds down and the first hint of cooler fall breezes appears, artists from around the country converge for one of Bloomington’s most popular and important arts events, the Fourth Street Festival of the Fine Arts and Crafts. Labor Day weekend is certainly a highlight of the Central Indiana art lover’s calendar, bringing an ever-changing combination of past favorites and fresh new artists for festival goers to visit. This dedication to hosting a quality event for artists and visitors alike is why Art Fair Sourcebook recently named it one of the top 50 fairs in the country. Last year, 48,000 people came from all over the region to experience this Bloomington jewel.

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Martina Celerin is a Bloomington fiber artist specializing in dimensional weaving, and she’s been involved with the fair for years. For 2011, she accepted the many challenges of heading up the event. “The festival has been going on for 35 continuous years. We have artists coming from all over North America—and almost 50 percent of the artists are new to the show this year, which is exciting. The selection process was brutal. We had such incredible quality; the work was jaw-dropping amazing. We had 458 applicants for 120 slots.” The selection process is one that is designed to bring only the very best talent to the event. Selection is done by an objective, professional jury separate from the festival committee itself. The committee, comprised

entirely of working artists, is devoted to making sure that the event is a success from all angles. “This is one of the very few fairs run by artists, for artists. We work hard to make it artist-friendly as well as patron-friendly. We work hard so that everybody goes away happy.” Fans of every possible form of visual art will find an exciting variety of artists, styles, approaches, and prices to choose from. The show selects artisans through a stringent and highly competitive jury process that draws applications from around the continent. Potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, furniture makers, wood workers, enamelware artists, sculptors, stained glass artists, metal smiths, clothing designers, weavers, knitters, printmakers, mixed media artists, hand blown glass workers, and more compete not only for customers but for prizes and awards. Wonderlab will be coordinating another community art project for all ages. Live performances bring life to the street stages all weekend, and this year’s lineup of talent will be an eclectic one worth savoring and enjoying. Music and dance lovers will have the chance to enjoy free concerts by local favorites. The committee is still finalizing performer selections for this year—the detailed schedule of events will be posted later this summer. Fans of dance will have the chance to see some of Bloomington’s most beloved belly dancers, including Different Drummer Belly Dancers, perform throughout the festival. This year, the festival will also feature a new spoken word stage on Dunn Street, featuring local poets, storytellers, and authors, as well as audio theater performances by WFHB’s Firehouse Theater Live troupe and Mind’s Ear Audio Productions of Bloomington. “I first saw [spoken word performances] at the Columbus Art Festival in Ohio,” Celerin explained. “I thought that we had to have this; it was just so cool. I thought it was such a wonderful way to connect another art form because spoken word and visual art are so intrinsically connected.” The Fourth Street Festival takes place on Saturday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The artist booths and performance spaces are located along the length of Fourth Street in downtown Bloomington, spanning out from the festival center at Fourth and Grant Streets. More information is available online at <>, at the event’s Facebook page, via e-mail to <>, or by calling (812) 335-3814. Admission is free. 

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Hope Paints Columbus New Director, New Direction


~by Karen E. Farley


leven years ago a group of determined artists came together to form the Art Guild of Hope. They needed an outlet to display their work and wanted to offer the community of Hope an organization that stimulated interest in the arts and promoted appreciation of visual arts throughout Bartholomew County. Today the Guild’s art gallery and studio is located on the north side of Hope’s town square at 308 Jackson Street. The gallery has an eclectic array of works on display. Artists range in age from children to seniors. “Hope is a hot bed of artists,” says Rhonda Bontrager, the Art Guild of Hope’s president. This year the group produced a second Columbus buildings collage series called “Hope Paints Columbus.” The project includes seven buildings and two sculptures. Nine guild members volunteered to paint and half of the proceeds will go to the art guild. Though the artists volunteered to paint, the Visitors Center chose the

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Guild members Donna Purvis and Rhonda Bontrager. photo by Keren E. Farley

buildings this year. “We have a great group of artists,” Bontrager adds. “We are happy that the Visitors center contacted us to do this project.” The two groups are working together to preserve history and promote art. Plein-Air artist Paul Hendrickson painted the new downtown Commons and artist Wayne Campbell portrayed the new senior center. Another member and vice-president of the guild, Pamela Campbell depicted Jo Saylor’s 4-foot bronze sculpture “Crack the Whip,” located on the corner of Brown and the Second Street bridge. Hope artist Jeff Jackson painted the old city hall, and Karen Phillips rendered a painting of North Christian Church. Author and artist Rena Blake Dillman painted the Columbus Visitors Center, and Donna Purvis portrayed the old senior center. Art Guild president and another Hope artist Rhonda Bontrager painted Dessa Kirk’s “Eos,” located on the Fifth Street median in downtown Columbus. Rachelle Pettit, artist, designer, and owner of Timeless Treasures in Shelbyville, painted St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. The “Hope Paints Columbus” original oil paintings will be displayed and up for silent auction at the Columbus Visitors Center during the

entire month of July. Prints and individual cards of the collage plus nine-card boxed sets of the paintings are for sale at the Visitors Center and at the Art Guild of Hope’s gallery. The original painting collage project started in 2007 from a suggestion by a former member. The artists used one canvas and passed it around. The group chose historic buildings in Columbus as their subjects. “We wanted to preserve some of the buildings before they were gone,” explains Guild member Donna Purvis. At the time, several buildings were scheduled to be torn down. The Commons, Central Middle School, and the Senior Center were three of them. The Guild presented Mayor Fred Armstrong with the collage, and after an overwhelming response they decided to sell prints as note cards through the Columbus Visitors Center. The following year the Guild made a collage for the town of Hope. “Since the Columbus one was so popular, we wanted to do one for Hope,” says Rhonda. They wanted to showcase both the old and the new in town. The new war memorial and Hope Public Library were two of the featured buildings. Among the thirty members of the Guild is the

group’s historian Donna Purvis. She puts together all of the publicity materials for the gallery and notes the diversity among the artists, “We have a glass artist, a tin smith, and someone in film arts here in Hope.” The guild stays busy year round, but their architecture painting collage puts them on the map. The Guild provides many other activities to support their organization. Artist Rena Blake Dillman teaches art classes at the gallery. During the annual Hope Heritage Days Festival in September artists demonstrate their skills in the ham and beans tent. “We serve up ham and beans and paint at the same time,” laughs Rhonda. The Guild is also in their third year of creating a community calendar of members’ artwork. In July, Hope holds their annual old- fashioned 4th of July celebration. The Guild sponsors a sidewalk chalk art competition with prizes. Anyone up to the age of 18 is invited to enter the contest. The Art Guild of Hope is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 10 to 3. For more information on the Columbus collage and the art gallery contact Rhonda Bontrager at (812) 3447411 or visit their website at <www.artguildof>.

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Columbus Sprouts Second

Farmers Market ~by Jeanette Menter


lot has been happening in Columbus this year. The Common’s reopened with great fanfare, Cummins announced it’s bringing hundreds of well paying new jobs in the near future and not only has the original Downtown Farmer’s Market almost doubled in size, there is now a second one for the community to enjoy. Downtown Farmer’s Market Located on Washington Street between 6th and 7th, the original market had its debut on the day of the great flood in 2008. From humble beginnings it has grown this year to over eighty vendors. In addition, it offers live entertainment each week with seating to enjoy any number of treats while listening to the musicians. There is also learning activities for children and adults, weekly chef demonstrations, and a kids common’s area every second Saturday. Some of the products available from local vendors include fresh produce, plants, wine, meat, eggs, baked goods, honey, coffee, and art of all kinds. In addition, several downtown restaurants have booths for you to sample their cuisine. Open rain or shine every Saturday from June 4 through September 24, from 9–12:30 p.m., this is a destination you won’t want to miss. To sign up for a booth, call Theresa Fischer or

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Lori Moses with Columbus in Bloom, organizers of this market, at (812) 371-1866. For general information, including the lineup of entertainers, go to their website at <www.>. Columbus City Farmers Market As one of the original founders of the downtown market, Sande Hummel has taken her skills and knack for bringing people together to create Columbus’ second market; The Columbus City Farmers Market. It had its grand opening on June 4 in the Fair Oaks Mall parking lot facing 25th Street in front of JC Penny’s. With over twenty vendors on her first weekend, she is very pleased with the “baby steps” she and her supporters are making with this new, conveniently located market. So far, and with very little advertising, she has brought in Hackman’s fresh produce, Harper Valley products, jewelry makers, painted stemware, fresh herbs, coffee, peppers, and even hot homemade donuts and live music. Each week there will be something new to look forward to as this market continues to grow. This easily accessed central location is open through September 24th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 every Saturday. Vendors interesting in participating in this growing market are encouraged to call Sande at (812) 378-0539. 

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At T.C. Steele State Historic Site September 10, 2011

elebrate T.C. Steele’s birthday in a way that would make him proud—surrounded by artists. Enjoy a fun-filled day of art, music, food, and nature at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stroll the grounds, explore the gardens, and watch artists create original artwork for judging. Great Outdoor Art Contest activities are free of charge to the general public, with a $1 parking donation suggested. Bring the family and spend the day at this beautiful Brown County site. Historic site gates open at 7 a.m. for artist check-in. Judging takes place at 2 p.m. and the award ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. Visitors will be able to browse booths featuring all kinds of art at the Art Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. , and to relax under a tent and listen to an outdoor concert beginning

at 1 p.m. T.C. Steele’s Artist in Residence, Ken Scott, will be on site and will give a demonstration at 11 a.m. 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 Great Outdoor Art Contest will be displayed in T.C. Steele’s Large Studio for thirty days following the event, for all to enjoy. While you are here for the art contest and art fair, don’t miss a glimpse into the life of this famed early 20th-century artist. Guided tours of T.C. Steele’s studio and historic home, the “House of the Singing Winds,” are available throughout the day. There is a small fee for the building tour. In addition, nature lovers can experience the serenity of the Steele estate by strolling flower gardens, winding trails, and the nature preserve. Artists must pre-register to

participate in the Great Outdoor Art Contest. For more information please contact <tcsteeleshs@dnr.> or (812) 988-2785. Visit us online at <> or <>. The Great Outdoor Art Contest is co-sponsored by the Friends of T. C. Steele. T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located on Hwy 46 just west of Nashville in the heart of artistic Brown County. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, a division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the site is where nature’s beauty meets the artist’s canvas. The home, studio and gardens of this noted Hoosier artist still provide inspiration today through site tours, outdoor painting competitions and artist-in-residence programs. 

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“Puppies and Pumpkins”

September 10 and 11, 2011


popular fall event at the historic Brown County Art Gallery has organizers hoping they can once again charm visitors into buying paintings and adopting puppies at the annual “Puppies and Pumpkins” show set for Sept 10 and 11. The entire event is a benefit for the Brown County Humane Shelter sponsored by the Gallery Foundation and the Brown County Art Association This year, a very special painter will be making his debut at the historic art gallery. Justin, the artistic horse will be on hand to demonstrate his skills and sell some paintings for charity. His amazing abilities were discovered by his Columbus, Indiana trainer/owner, Adonna Combs, who is herself an artist. Justin, a full blooded Fresian, found himself a bit on the restless side and needed something to do. Adonna realized her horse seemed to be unusually mouthy and able to pick up items and easily move them around. She decided to offer him a paint brush loaded with paint and see if he could get the paint onto a piece of paper. To

Adonna Combs and Justin. courtesy photo

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painting by Jodie Friend

her surprise, he not only understood what she was asking, but really loved doing it. As to the paintings themselves, they are abstract in nature, with Adonna choosing the colors, but it is Justin who applies the paint, so she was truly amazed when one of his early paintings had a spooky self-portrait quality. Justin has had some exhibits and has been featured on TV. He also has his own website, <www.artistichorses. com>. Proceeds from his paintings go toward supporting horse rescue organizations. Justin will be making an appearance and painting on Saturday, September 10 at the Brown County Art Gallery. In addition, the Humane Society will have pets at the Gallery available for adoption. Art Association artists do their part by creating a special collection of fall scene or animal paintings with part of the proceeds going to the shelter. Artist Wayne Campbell has donated a painting to be sold at silent auction with all the proceeds going to the shelter. Last year’s auction painting brought $1,200 for the shelter. To learn more about the event or make a bid on the painting, visit <> or drop by the gallery at the corner of Main Street and Artists Drive in Nashville. 

Brown County Art at West Baden Springs Hotel


fter months of work a unique project to place paintings by Indiana’s top artists, both past and present, into one of state’s most spectacular venues is finally underway. This past May, 15 paintings made the trip from Brown County to French Lick where they were hung in the West Baden Springs Hotel, on loan from two prominent Indiana art organizations.

Painting of the hotel by Thom Robinson.

Pam Crawford helps hang art at the hotel. courtesy photo

The art groups involved include Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc. of Nashville, a non-profit organization that supports the work of Indiana’s heritage style artists. Each year IHA holds a major art competition and sale at their home base in the historic Brown County Art Gallery. IHA is lending work from its Permanent Collection of living Hoosier Masters, including paintings by Timothy Greatbatch of Nashville, Carol Strock Wasson of Union City, and Joel Knapp of Bugg Hollow, Tennessee. IHA artist and Brown County Art Association member, Thom Robinson of Bedford, has also loaned a painting he recently did of the hotel.

The second organization is the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation. It is exhibiting a number of pieces from its Permanent Collection of early Indiana artists. They can be found in the hotel lobby and library. Visitors to the West Baden Springs Hotel will find the work of Adolph Shulz, Marie Goth, V.J. Cariani and William Forsyth among the paintings. There is historical information about the Brown County Art Colony, too, so visitors can learn about other important historical events that were taking place elsewhere in southern Indiana around the same time as the development of the French Lick Springs Resorts. Organizers are hopeful that all art lovers will enjoy the partnership of the Masters of Indiana Art and the Masters of Indiana Architecture. More plans are in the works that include the opening of a gallery in the rotunda of the hotel and some special events to take place later this summer. The paintings, meantime, will be rotated on a regular basis. 

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Area Arts Calendar....................................................... BROWN COUNTY:


Second Saturdays April–December 5 to 8 pm. 11 participating galleries. Restaurant discounts on tour Sat. and Sun. (812) 340-8781

Sat. 8 am-1 pm April-November 8th and Morton Streets in Showers Common next to City Hall

Village Art Walk

Clay Day Aug. 6, Spears Gallery 9:00-5:00 5110 State Road 135 South Experience glazing raku pottery

Farmers’ Market

“Adventures in Abstract” by Anabel Hopkins July 6 to 29 Bloomington City Hall July 8 Reception from 5 to 8, City Hall Atrium

Fourth Street Festival

T.C. Steele State Historic Site Sept. 3-4, Sat. 10:00-6:00, Sun. 10:00-5:00 Great Outdoor PaintOut 4th Street—Grant Street to Indiana— Sept. 10 Artists compete in various categories. Steele studio tours available. Info (812) 988-2785

downtown Bloomington Regional, national artists, craftspeople Info

Brown County Art Gallery: “Pumpkins and Puppies”

Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Fundraiser for Humane Society and Brown County Art Gallery Featuring painting demo by Justin the horse Sept. 10, 10:00-9:00; Sept. 11, Noon-5:00 Art Gallery show schedule July Artists Assoc. Summer Show July Featuring Elizabeth O’Rear July 31-Aug. 28 August Fine Art Exhibit Aug. Featuring Sue Chapman Sept. Featuring Kathleen Cox Sept. 10-11 Indiana Artists Past & Present (exhibit and sale) (812) 988-4609

Ferrer Gallery Village Art Walks Second Saturdays 61 W. Main St., Village Green Building 2nd level. Ferrer Gallery represents local, regional and national artists. I(812) 988-1994

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September 22-25, Downtown Bloomington

Gallery Walk Downtown or Stroll any time of the year! Special receptions [First Fridays] are April 1, June 3, Aug. 5, Oct. 7, and Dec. 2, from 5-8 pm at the following:

By Hand Gallery

Now-July 30: Paintings and Drawings by Sarah Pearce Pearce explores the living organism as landscape and the landscape as organism, and blurs the line between the two. August 1-30: The Arts of The Fourth Street Festival Artists. September 1-28: Paintings by Jacob Gardner #109 Fountain Square Mall Hours: Mon-Sat, 10-5:30 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. (812) 334-3255


The Wicks Building 116 W. 6th St. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-6 First Fri. 9-8, Sat. 11-6 I(812) 333-0536

Gallery North on the Square The Wicks Building 116 W. 6th St. Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11-6 or by appt. (812) 339-5729

Glorious Moments Fine Art Gallery

July: Glorious Moment’s “Pin-Up Collection”, featuring Marilyn Monroe Limited Edition prints from Playboy. Glorious Moments store wide Sale: 10% off wall art, 30% off Hand Painted Russian Lacquer Boxes, and 15% off Stained Glass Windows. Aug.-Sept.: Local artist and designer, Jenna Crosbie, will be featuring “Green Art” all made of recycled and re-used materials and original canvas paintings. Also on display will be the work of her sister, Michelle Crosbie, and her unique, feminine inspired original canvas paintings. 109 E. Kirkwood Ave. (812) 287-8212 Hours: Wed.-Thurs. 11-6, Fri.-Sat. 11-8, open for private appts.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Galleries

July: Paul Smedberg, “What Am I Looking At?”, photography remixes Lee Chapman, “Digital Cathedrals”, digital prints Anne Duell, “The World Around Me”, photography Ivy Arts Summer Camp, various Aug: Ernie Clark, photography Arts Alliance of Brown County, fine art and artisanal crafts Sara McQueen, watercolor Ivy Arts Summer Camp, various Sept.: Lotus World Music Festival, international textiles collection


Massimo Ossi, photography Down Syndrome Family Connection, calendar project 122 S. Walnut St. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-7 (812) 330-4400

pictura gallery

Now-July 29: “ManMade” brings together seven projects exploring the formation of male identity August 5-13: “Pictura Pics” offers gallery favorites at sale pricing Sept. 2-Oct. 29: “Forever Beautiful” by Evgenia Arbugaeva and “Desperately Perfect” by Rachel Papo. 122 W. 6th St. (812) 336-0000 Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7

Sublime Design Gallery & Gifts

Artists Mark and Carol Hedin Custom furniture, cabinets and woodwork-custom tables, stained glass, wall art, frames, mirrors, light switch plates May 1-8: Mothers Day Sale May 6-31:“Lovely Ladies” Show of Shapes art media highlighting the female form June 3 Gallery Walk “Birds of a Feather” Local artists highlighting different birds and their beauty, music by Bobbie Lancaster-continues through June 514 W. Kirkwood Ave. Hours: Tues.-Sat.11-7, Sun. 12-5 (812) 335-3524

The Venue, Fine Arts & Gifts

Now-July 7 “The Ecletic Art of Richard McCraw” July 5 beginning at 5:30 “The Art of the Vine” by Manolo Hernandez-Martin, wine expert, importer, and distributor. He will teach how to select and enjoy a wine that has true value. 114 S. Grant. St. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7, Sun. 12-5 (812) 339-4200

Bellevue Gallery

June 3-July 30, “Lines & Layers,” Joey Like, featured artist. Aug. 5-Sept. 30, “Variations in Chinese Ink,” Lan Yuzhi, featured artist, including members’ art highlighting Chinese painting styles and materials. Erhu performance by James Yang at Aug. 5 reception. 107 W. 9th St. in the lobby of the Bloomington Playwrights Theater

Gallery Group

109 E. 6th St. (812) 334-9700

Grunwald Gallery of Art (formerly SoFA Gallery) Opening in September “The Last Folio” photographs by Yuri Dojc of an old Jewish school in eastern Slovakia. The gallery is located in the School of Fine Arts building on the IU Bloomington campus

Johnson Witkemper Insurance’s Biggest Block Party Ever!

July 30, 5:30 to Midnight Washington & 4th Street in downtown Columbus Fundraiser for the Arts Council $6 adults - Children 12 and under Free The party of the year. 3 stages-12 bandskids activities - great food - beer & wine

Rock the Park August 20, 7 pm Mill Race Park $13 advance Night of the Concert $15 and $7 for students with school ID .38 Special Performs

Bad Hair Day/Art Fest Sat. August 27 Downtown Columbus

Paradise Iron Pour and BBQ Cook-off September 23 Mill Race Park

IU Art Museum

For Columbus events info: First three Thursdays in Sept. (1, 8, 15) or Coffeehouse Nights, a fusion of art, (812) 376-2539 coffee, music, and more! Participate in an art scavender hunt to receive prizes. 1133 E. 7th Street on the campus of IU (812) 855-5445 Art Guild of Hope Annual Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, July 1, Hope Town Square. Food, games, crafts, music, sidewalk JCB NeighborFEST! parade, fireworks 5:30 to 7:30



300 Block of Washington Street in downtown Columbus Thur., July 7 Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel - R & B concert Thur., August 4 Don Pedigo - Singer Songwriter performs Thur., September 1 Cynthia Layne - R & B and Jazz concert

All July: Silent auction of Hope Paints Columbus project original paintings at Columbus Visitors Center. Sept. 22-25 Hope Heritage Days Ham and Bean Dinner on Town Square Classes available by Rena Dillman

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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

RUTH CONWAY LINDA KNUDSEN Silk and Fire Lamps Wood-fired pottery lamp bases topped with hand-dyed silk shades. Always on display at By Hand Gallery Fountain Square Mall, suite 109 Bloomington, IN 47404 (812) 334-3255

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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

CHRIS GUSTIN Homestead Weaving Studio

BARB BONCHEK Dizzy Art Pen and Ink Free hand drawn geo motion designs in pen and ink. Originals, prints, greeting cards, custom designs. Available at Venue Gallery for Fine Art and Gifts, and Sublime Design Gallery in Bloomington, IN Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville, IN Studio in Greene County by Hendricksville (812) 876-1907 9817 N. Black Dog Lane Solsberry, IN 47459

AMY GREELY Amy Greely Studio Creative Metalwear

MARLA DAWSON Naturals by Marla Fiber Artist Original hand-woven, hand-knit designs ~ An Indiana Artisan ~ Work at Brown County Craft Gallery and Homestead Weaving Studio Home studio in Ellettsville, IN (812) 876-9477

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 Brown County Craft Gallery, Nashville, IN


DICK FERRER Paintings on Canvas Landscapes, wildlife, costal, still lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, portraits and plein aire paintings in his uniquely original style Works are represented by: Ferrer Gallery in Nashville, IN 61 W. Main St. Hoosier Salon Gallery in Indianapolis (812) 988-1994


JOAN HAAB Country Mouse Weaving Studio Hand woven chenille designer garments 7965 Rinnie Seitz Road Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-7920

Original, functional pottery in stoneware and porcelain. Hand crafted in Nashville, Indiana. Available at The Clay Purl ( 90 West Franklin St. Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-0336

RUTH HAYES Pen & Ink , Mixed Media DIXIE FERRER Mixed Media Collage Classes Available Showcasing Ferrer Designs on ceramic tiles and canvas Dixie will be guest artist at Oak Grove Pottery During the Studio Tour in June. Works are represented by: Ferrer Gallery in Nashville, IN 61 W. Main St. Hoosier Salon Gallery in Indianapolis (812) 988-1994

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

4116 White Rd. Spencer, IN 47460 (812) 935-7756 Pen and ink with color overlay of architectural subjects. Custom portraits of homes and businesses. Studio in rural Western Monroe County. Continued on next page

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............................................................Artists Directory design by Bev Stewart

ANABEL HOPKINS Landscapes in pastel and oil Also Abstract Expressionism Lessons at Les Nympheas Studio in rural Brown County (812) 340-8781 Art available at: Hoosier Artist Gallery, Nashville, IN Hoosier Salon Gallery, Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN (812) 988-6888

ANN LANKFORD Gourd Artist Studio in Homestead Primitives Antiques & Rug Hooking

“Chris--Honoring my Sister”

SHARON JUNGCLAUS GOULD Trained SoulCollage® Facilitator

PAM HURST Pam Hurst Designs Artisan Jewelry Designer Metals, Gems and Fun. Custom Fine Silver Fingerprint Charms. Workshops and private sessions available, see website for details. The Art Sanctuary, Studio 203 190 N. Sycamore St, Martinsville, IN 46161 (317) 459-3581

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Gourd painting workshops Will host club luncheon or group meetings. Demonstrations available. Rug hooking supplies Hooking group meets 10 to 12 Thurs. 48 N. Old State Road 67 S. Martinsville, IN 46151 (765) 342-8097, (765) 342-8516 Fri. and Sat. from 11:00 to 4:00 Anytime by appointment

“ 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 ANNE RYAN MILLER

Glass & Metal Overlay Open Daily. Call for Hours P.O. Box 566 Nashville, IN 47448 Member of Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville, IN (812) 988-9766 (812) 325-7485 (cell)


NORTHWOOD (pseudonym)

Paintings A journey through neo-abstract expressionism as well as contemporary impressionism with a touch of mystery Carol Clendening (812) 825-1803

WALT SCHMIDT BETTY WESTHUES 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 Local Clay Guild Show November 2011 in Bloomington, IN 5745 N. Murat Rd. Bloomington, IN 47408 (812) 332-9004

SUE WESTHUES Mixed Media Gourd Art ELIZABETH O’REAR Fine Artist Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor— Animals, Still life, Landscapes Visit Elizabeth O’Rear Studio/Gallery 8850 SR 135 S in Southern Brown County (812) 988-1090 (812) 390-7216 on line at and Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, IN

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 Sue Westhues P.O. Box 1786 Bloomington, IN 47402 (812) 876-3099

TRICIA WENTE Fine Artist Portraits, Landscapes, all mediums Commissions welcome On display in By Hand Gallery Fountain Square Mall, Suite 109 Bloomington, IN 47404 Tricia’s Studio / Gallery, by appt. only (812) 824-9578

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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n the second Saturday of every month through December, the Village Art Walks will take place in Nashville. Eleven local galleries are participating with open houses from 5 to 8 p.m. All within walking distance, they include: John Elmore at Chateau Thomas Winery in Coachlight Square, Amy Greely (New Leaf ) in Calvin Place, Ron Schuster (Sweetwater Gallery), on Van Buren, Brown County Weavery in Antique Alley, Hoosier Artist on South Jefferson, Brown County Art Guild on Van Buren, Ferrer Gallery in the Village Green Building on East Main, LMJ and SBJ Designs Jewelers in the Tucker Building (2nd floor) on Van Buren, Iris Garden Gallery, north of the Courthouse on Van Buren, the Brown County Craft Gallery next to the Courthouse on East Main, and the Brown County Art Gallery on East Main. Galleries will offer beverages and refreshments; some will have live music, demonstrations, art talks, and other special events. Tour patrons will receive discounts this year on the walk Saturdays and the following Sundays at: Big Woods Brewing Company, Calzone Jones, Common Grounds, Harvest Moon Pizzeria, Hobnob Corner, Holy Cow Steakhouse, and Anticipated offerings include arugula, Muddy Boots Café. The Village Art Walks are sponsored collards, dried herbs, green onions, by Art Alliance Brown County. Details at kale, lettuce, micro greens, mushrooms, <>.  radishes, salad mix, sorrel and spinach, plus farm items such as eggs, goat cheese, honey, meat and maple syrup as well as bedding plants, perennial plants the Parks and Recreation Department’s and dried flowers. information table at Market each Entertainers will perform at various Saturday, and are accepted by almost all times during the day. the vendors at the Market. Food stamp The Farmers’ Market also offers gift benefits are also accepted by Market certificates for Farmers’ Market items. Gift vendors for the purchase of eligible food certificates are available for purchase at items. 

Bloomington Farmers’ Market


he City of Bloomington welcomes spring with the opening of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market season on April 2. Market hours are 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. each Saturday from April through November. The Farmers’ Market is located at 8th and Morton Streets in Showers Common next to City Hall. Admission to the Farmers’ Market is free. Early-season shoppers can enjoy the tasty offerings of prepared food vendors as well as farm-fresh, spring vegetables and farm products.

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2011 Guide to the Galleries Stroll the Downtown Gallery Walk any time of the year! Special Gallery Walk receptions [First Fridays] are February 4, April 1, June 3, August 5, October 7, and December 2, from 5-8pm. Visit or for up-to-date information about Gallery Walk Events.


By Hand Gallery


101 W Kirkwood Ave #109 Fountain Square Mall [812] 334-3255 Hours: Mon–Sat 10-5:30 Linda Knudson/Ruth Conway

Located inside Fountain Square Mall, By Hand Gallery is a 30 year young fine crafts cooperative showing the work of local, regional and national artists. We feature jewelry, pottery, knitting, weaving, wood, glass, photography, paintings and more. 2

gallery406 showcases local and regional artists focusing on, but not limited to, photography. The gallery features the work of Kendall Reeves with additional artists rotating every two months. 3


109 E Kirkwood Ave [812] 287-8212 Hours: Wed–Thurs 11-6, Fri–Sat 11-8, open for private appts. Jerry Garcia

Glorious Moments exhibits an eclectic art collection featuring original artwork by local and international artists that includes paintings, prints, stained glass, jewelry, Russian miniature lacquer art, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, textiles, antique rugs. The gallery features an extensive collection of Edward Curtis photogravures and Jerry Garcia prints available.

Gallery North on the Square


Sublime Design is a fine art gallery and teaching space. We offer classes by local artists, children’s art classes, and children’s birthday parties. Carol Hedin, owner and artist specializes in custom epoxy tables and stained glass. The gallery highlights new artists and has special events every month. In addition to the gallery, the back room displays vintage furniture, jewelry, and art. Check our web page for more info.

A fine art gallery on the north side of the Cathy Korinek courthouse square featuring the work of local and regional artists with frequently changed exhibits in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber art. Gallery North hosts guest artists and special exhibits throughout the year.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Galleries


122 S Walnut St [812] 330-4400 Hours: Mon-Fri 9-7 The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center houses a unique blend of artists, performers, and educators. At the Ivy Tech Waldron, you can see a play, catch a concert, cruise multiple art galleries, and even sign up to take art classes. Five art galleries open now, with a sixth coming in 2011. 6

Located on the courthouse square at the corner of 6th and College, pictura gallery specializes in fine photographic art. Exhibits showcase work by acclaimed local, national and international artists. Styles range from contemporary to traditional.

Jun Itoi

Louis Icart

The Venue brings you original, award winning oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, and limited edition prints from acclaimed local, regional, national, and international artists. Also showcased is a wide array of uniquely crafted jewelry, pottery, glass, and metal/mineral sculpture.

pictura gallery 122 W 6th St [812] 336-0000 Hours: Tues-Sat 11-7

The Venue, Fine Arts & Gifts 114 S Grant St [812] 339-4200 Hours: Tues-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5

Gallery Interior

The Wicks Building 116 W 6th St [812] 339-5729 Hours: Wed-Sat 11-6 or by appt.

Sublime Design Gallery and Gifts 514 W Kirkwood Ave [812] 335-3524 Hours: Tues–Sat. 11-7, Sun 12-5

gallery406 Spectrum Studio of Photography & Design Inside the Wicks Building 116 W 6th St [812] 333-0536 Hours: Mon–Fri 9-6, First Fridays 9-8, Sat 11-6

Kendall Reeves

Glorious Moments Fine Art Gallery

.................................................. Auxiliary Galleries 9

Bellevue Gallery 107 W 9th St [812] 349-4242 Hours: Mon–Fri 10-4, weekends subject to theater activity


Gallery Group 109 E 6th St [812] 334-9700 Hours: Mon–Fri 9-5

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