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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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Charlotte Paul Designing Glass with Impact ~by Laura Gleason


lthough she came to Indiana University from Evansville in the mid-70s to study printmaking, Charlotte Paul found herself drawn toward glass work. Decades later, she’s an established figure in the public art world, and her interests are evolving beyond pure stained glass to incorporate more sculptural and multi-media elements. Her first exposure to glass work occurred when Charlotte met an IU classmate who was spending his summers apprenticing at a studio in Fort Wayne called City Glass. She arranged her student teaching experience at a nearby high school and then spent late afternoons observing in the stained glass studio. Eventually it led to a job, and then another position at a studio in Louisville. Marriage brought her to Greene County, where she raised

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Charlotte Paul posed by “Lift” at the Hospice House. photo by Cindy Steele

her children and still lives today. During this time she started her own stained glass studio and business, Paul Stained Glass, Inc. Interested in working in the public sphere, Charlotte’s first major coup was being chosen to design a series of windows for the newly-renovated children’s room at Willard Library in Evansville in 1982. “There are five windows filled with fantasy children’s book-like characters,” Charlotte said. Her second major project, in a prison in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was aimed at a similar demographic. “The warden explained that it was a minimum security prison, and the thought was to not punish the families of these men; a lot were first-time offenders, or men that were close to release, many of them had young children.” Charlotte said.

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That project, and many others Charlotte has worked on, was funded by the Wisconsin state government as part of its public arts initiative, in which a percentage of the budget for each public building project was allocated toward art. “There are a few states that have public art councils or commissions with standards and procedures that make it very easy to work with them,” she said, although Indiana is not one of them. Nonetheless, her work can be seen in a few local venues, including the chapel at Bloomington Hospital (2002) and the Hospice House chapel (2011).

”When I opened my eyes, the orange sun was rising in the east. I turned to see the full moon through the trees. In that moment I had the essence of the hospital design…”

The hospital project, one of her personal favorites, began with a brainstorming process in which Charlotte was paired with a team of five local religious leaders from different faiths, along with hospital personnel, working together to envision an environment where people of all belief systems would find comfort. “I struggled with the design for a long time. Early one morning before school, I walked to a high hill near my home. I stood still with the thought ‘Help me accept what shall be mine today.’ When I opened my eyes, the orange sun was rising in the east. I turned to see the full moon through the trees. In that moment Continued on 8

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A summer cast iron sculpture workshop at the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Solsberry opened up a new world of artistic opportunities for Charlotte, who will be repeating the experience this summer. “Now that I have my toe in the water, I’d like to do more,” said Charlotte, whose visions of future creations are different from the work she’s done in the past. “I want to do sculpture that includes glass, metal, and stone; some will incorporate technology and LED lighting, not gaudy, more subtle, timeless designs that are interactive,” she said. A current project in El Paso, Texas is a far cry from a traditional stained glass installation. “It’s going to be more painterly, airbrushed onto plate glass, with added laminated hand-blown glass, and some prisms. The downtown area is experiencing a Renaissance with construction projects, so at night the art glass will create a strong focal point for the history museum,” Charlotte said. “They’re very excited about this, so I feel very honored to be a part of that project,” she added. Visit Charlotte Paul’s website <charlotteannpaul. com> to view more of her work or request a quote. 

PAUL continued from 7 I had the essence of the hospital design, symbolic of life cycles,” a concept that resonated strongly with her collaborators at the hospital. The abstract creation—all of Charlotte’s work is abstract—was inspired by the fluid lines of nature, but some interpreted it differently. “One of the workers turned to me and said, ‘I’m so glad you put the IU basketball in that piece,’” Charlotte recalled, adding that she’s glad when people find a way to connect with her work, even in unexpected ways. In 2010, after 23 years of teaching students in kindergarten through sixth grade in the Eastern Greene County schools, Charlotte retired and took a year off from her glass work to decompress and try new things. “I did nothing, and then I starting doing sculpture; I want to do collaborative work,” she said.

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Burnett Pottery ~by Chrissy Alspaugh


am Burnett’s glass is half full. Well, technically, it’s a glazed mug. The 23-year-old Columbus native launched a pottery business and became one of the first tenants in Hope’s new Hawcreek Heritage Center. The center is tailoring its studio spaces toward artist tenants and showcases their work in a gift shop open to the public. Six months ago, Burnett thought a career in ceramics had all but crumbled. “I’m just doing what I love, and I know I’ll end up where I’m supposed to be,” said Burnett, the son of a preacher. “When I’ve gone away from art in my life, or it doesn’t seem to be working out, I keep coming back. That tells me a lot.” His start with ceramics wasn’t intentional. It was an evasion. Chuckling, Burnett admitted with a slightly embarrassed smile that he vividly recalls the day, early in his high school career, when he was assigned a plaster project in art class. “Plaster was frustrating to me. And,” he paused with a laugh, “I was really bad at it. I did whatever I could to get away from it.” Columbus East High School art teacher Jim Ponsford remembers Burnett’s exchange for a

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ceramics project and said it was obvious that the potter’s wheel just clicked. What quickly became a passion kept Burnett in the art room long outside of scheduled class times, Ponsford said. That trend continued with Burnett’s work at Indiana University, where the art department’s overnight custodial staff became some of his biggest fans. The first blow to Burnett’s future in the field came his junior year in college, when he applied to pursue the extremely selective Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics honor program. Denied. His professors were encouraging, though, and Burnett continued pouring himself into the art classes he loved. The next year, he emailed a professor to learn about the process of reapplying to the honors program. The response—his teachers all agreed that his dedication and advanced talent had earned him an automatic spot in the program. Burnett’s joy was short-lived—student loans would not carry him on. He decided two things at that moment. First, he was not going to dwell on disappointment. Second, he was not going to let this defeat end his passion for pottery. Continued on 12

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BURNETT continued from 10 Burnett graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in art history. Almost immediately, a friend told him the Bartholomew County Historical Society was renovating a building in Hope and would have artist spaces to rent. They would have a retail shop where tenants could sell, too. “It sounded like the perfect place to start,” Burnett said. He was in by January, before renovations were complete and even before the building had heat to keep his clay from freezing. At the Hawcreek Heritage Center’s April open house, Burnett sold about half of his pieces on display. Since, a surprising amount of commissioned work has come in. These days, most of his time on the wheel happens after 10 p.m.—after his full-time day job as an associate manager at a sporting goods store, after soccer games, and after training for his upcoming fourth marathon. Burnett starts many days with a smile, thanks to a table full of still-wet cups, bowls, and vases he spun late into the night before.

As a young artist, he knows he’s still finding his niche. He experiments with glazes, some he’s made himself. He experiments with firing techniques. He’s also collaborating with a local bead store owner on a jewelry line that melds geometric, glazed pendant pieces with metal charms. Those are selling fast, and requests for jewelry home parties have taken him by surprise. Burnett would love to spend a lifetime with ceramics as a career. But he won’t be terribly disappointed if life leads him into teaching—as long as he’s teaching art, that is. Even before he was finished being a student, Burnett couldn’t help falling into the role of teacher, eagerly sharing his love of ceramics with others through demonstrations and impromptu workshops. And he couldn’t sign up quickly enough to guide visitors through making their own ceramic pots at the Columbus Area Arts Council’s recent Artz Daze event in downtown Columbus. Ponsford said the teaching world needs more great artist-educators, and the field would be lucky to someday claim Burnett. But he said

the up-and-coming potter will excel on whatever path he chooses. “Sam is just such a goodhearted, soulful artist who will be a leader in this community,” Ponsford said. “It’s really rewarding to see a former student prospering in the art field the way he is.” Burnett said he knows ceramics will be a part of the rest of his life. And he feels blessed that whenever doors have seemed to close on his career, others quickly opened. “I’m definitely very glad to be where I am, able to pursue what I love,” he said. “When you find something that you enjoy every minute, it’s not work. You learn to take criticism and disappointment with a grain of salt and figure out ways to keep going.” Sam Burnett’s work is on display at Hawcreek Heritage Center, 111 Aiken St. in Hope. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For information contact (812) 5462148 and visit Burnett Pottery on Facebook. Sam will be at the Hope Heritage Days festival September 26–29, 2014 in downtown Hope. 

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BETA Teens Make Faces “A

~by Lee Edgren

ll Together Now,” a large sculpture composed of individually crafted metal faces, is the latest addition to Nashville’s new public art program. Created by participants in the Brown County BETA teen center summer camp in June, the sculpture is an example of what is possible when caring adults, seeing a need to engage restless teen energy after school, create an innovative program that becomes supported by the community itself. Fun activities and the freedom for teens to follow and expand their interests, immerse them in the experience of collective creative effort. The four-by-eight foot wall of faces, produced by the teens in collaboration with established Brown County artists, will be installed at the corner of Pat Reilly Drive and Jefferson Street, one of the public art pieces selected by the Town of Nashville for inclusion in the program.

Matt Chaiyasit finds a face at the scrapyard.

BETA stands for Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association and has provided teenagers with after-school activities for the past three school years. The sculpture is the biggest and most visible project to date. Approximately 15 teens were guided by artist and professional welder Brad Cox along with BETA adult mentors and volunteers including Don Crum, Darin Platter, Dallas Platter, Dana Skirvin, and Cindy Steele. BETA received a grant from the Brown County Community Foundation to create a sculpture with a local artist. Brown County artist and board vice president Michele Pollock came up with the idea and wrote the grant and public art proposal for the project. When camp began in June, the teens Trip to the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum. photo by Clifford Russell and mentors visited the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum near Solsberry, Ind., as a way of becoming familiar with large outdoor metal sculpture. The trails feature more than 100 large-scale sculptures from around the world. The following week, campers travelled to Bloomington Iron and Metal, Inc. where each teen selected parts for the creation of his or her own face—an open circle for the outline of the face, two pieces for eyes, pieces for a mouth, and pieces for hair. According to both Cox and Pollock, the concept for the sculpture evolved as the adult project mentors shared ideas. “The first instinct was to do a kid, and then a tree,”

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music and art, and enhancing Brown County as an arts education center.” BETA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides programming every Tuesday after school and on some special activity Mondays, in addition to the June summer camp. All programming is provided free of charge to the teens and their families. It is supported in part by grants from the Brown County Community Foundation and the Local Coordinating Council, as well as through donations by individuals, local businesses, service organizations, the Town of Nashville, and the Brown County Commissioners. For more information on BETA teen programming, or to become a volunteer, see the BETA Teen Center Facebook page or call Cheri Platter at (812) 988-8378.  Brad Cox demonstrates welding to Kayden Walker. A face designed by Adrienne Skirvin and artist rendering of the sculpture.

Cox recalled. “Finally someone came up with the idea for the wall, which allowed all the kids to design a face.” “All Together Now” is constructed from recycled materials. The metal will be allowed to rust and patina as the materials react to the weather. The welding was done by Cox, who was an industrial welder for 13 years before moving to Brown County and beginning his career in art. He now specializes in recycled and repurposed metal art for garden and home and is a part of the Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tours. The teens were able to take turns observing the welding process through a welder’s hood, as well as try their hands at bending some of the metal. While working, they experienced some of Cox’s boundless energy and enthusiasm for the creative possibilities. They also heard his urgings for them not to “settle for a boring job that you don’t really like”—a dictum he lives by. The sculptures included in the Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission’s public art program are leased to the town for two years for $2,500. The sculpture can be sold, but will be left in place for the term of the lease, unless a mutually agreed upon replacement is found. If the sculpture remains unsold after two years, BETA will find a permanent location. Pollock explained that the project meets objectives in several sections of “Brown County 2020—A Vision for the Future” including “enhanced educational programs for children, inclusive valuing of student contributions, the creation of after school programs that included

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orty of the finest fingerstyle guitarists in the United States are expected to compete in the second annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition July 26 at the Brown County Playhouse. “We’ve got guys coming in from all over the country, we’ve got International winners,” said organizer Kara Barnard. “If you are a fingerstyle guitar player, Brown County is the place to be toward the end of July.” The three-day event, running July 25–27, includes guitar workshops and public performances. Top prize is a $5,500 handmade OC Bear guitar. In fingerstyle guitar, also called fingerpicking, classical, or thumb style, players pluck the strings directly with fingertips, fingernails or picks attached to the fingers.

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“What you’re doing when you’re playing fingerstyle guitar is playing the bass part, the rhythm part, and the lead part all at the same time,” Barnard said. “It’s like musical gymnastics. It’s unbelievable that one person can make all those sounds. “Then when you get these guys, who are the top players in the entire world, together and they’re trying to beat each other, they’re pulling out all the stops. It just gets ridiculous what some of those guys can do on their guitars.” There will be all-inclusive workshops prior to the evening performances. Barnard said even non-musicians and casual listeners “absolutely will” enjoy the performances. Barnard used to travel to Winfield, Kansas back in the early 1990s to compete in the

International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, and wanted to bring something like that to Brown County. The dream lingered as she started Weed Patch Music Company in downtown Nashville. There she met guitar builder Clint Bear, maker of the grand prize. Barnard said Bear, who is becoming a nationallyrecognized luthier, only builds three to six guitars each year. “I thought it would be really cool to have a competition and bring in these people I know from all over the country to compete for one of these guitars,” Barnard said. “Give him (Bear) some recognition and bring some incredible players to Brown County in one fell swoop.” Of course, having an idea and bringing it to fruition are two different things, and Barnard credits Continued on 26


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Ben Pines

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~by Bill Weaver

t was a high school teacher that first interested Ben Pines in making art. “Before that I thought I was going to write,” he says, adding that both his parents were writers. But first he was itching for new horizons beyond his Philadelphia home. “Like many people, even though I loved my parents, I really wanted to get away,” he remembers. Pines moved east, studying at Boston Museum School of Art and at Tufts University. “At the Museum School I felt pushed to work abstractly, but it didn’t satisfy me the way more representational painting does.” This led him back home. “Philadelphia is a very diverse community,” he says. “There’s a strong tradition of representational painting centered at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. It was just the norm to be fully immersed and I wanted to learn some largely technical things. To have my classes in the same room that Thomas Eakins gave his classes in the 19th Century was a nice experience.”

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After earning his Certificate in Painting, Ben decided he needed more instruction. “I heard about Indiana University, the great program they have here,” he notes, remembering the art on display in the hallways of the Indiana Memorial Union when he first arrived. “It seemed like a place where there were good painters and people who appreciated good painting.

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“The program here is based on working in a studio,” he continues. “Other programs are more theory based. I visited one place where several of the painting students weren’t doing any painting—they were doing video! That wasn’t what I wanted. I believe in painting, that’s what I love.” He was also attracted, like several generations of painters before him, to the natural beauty of southern Indiana, the abundance of life—the trees, plants, flowers, and animals. “The landscape here is beautiful and that made a difference to me, along with the relaxed pace, and the bike-friendly nature of Bloomington.” Pines works in both portrait and landscape, which requires different sets of discipline. “There is a solid landscape tradition that my work falls in, but it’s less exacting than the portraits.” Ben paints landscape en plein air, and his challenge is to describe all that he sees happening around him on one canvas. “Everything changes so much when you’re outside,” he explains. “When I think of the sheer number of events taking place in a visual landscape field, I’ve got to simplify it drastically if I don’t want to end up with a painting of one leaf. “The experience of being there is the key to the whole thing,” he goes on. “I need to be physically involved. When I’m landscape painting I want to capture as much as I can of the scene, get a lot of Continued on 27

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Tom Roznowski

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om Roznowski emerges from the alley, walking his basketed, far-from-new bicycle slowly across Kirkwood in Bloomington. He is wearing his trademark Fedora (this one a finely woven straw with a navy blue band), a sport coat the color of turquoise water, white pants, white shirt. He is unhurried as he chains his bike to the rack. His entrance announces him as a man of details, a man of dramatic presence and confidence. He came to Indiana in the late 1970s. Traveling around, singing, he stopped in Bloomington to make music with an old friend. “I fell in love with Trisha (his wife), and I fell in love with Indiana, and I just never left.” Roznowski faces both toward the past and toward the future. He has spent his considerable career immersed in history, but it is because, as Scott Russell Sanders notes, “dwelling more consciously in the present [is rooted in] learning more deeply about the past.”

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Roznowski is a master storyteller. He recognized at eight that he could hold his fellow third-graders spellbound. He is the author of An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927, followed by 450 audio episodes of three-minute walks through Terre Haute, Hometown with Tom Roznowski, which aired on WFIU-FM. As a singer-songwriter, he has released five CDs, including his appearance on the multi-artist collaboration Wilderness Plots, based on Scott Russell Sanders short stories about the settlement of the Ohio Valley. He is an active performer and collaborator. He blogs, and he is currently working with director Susanne Schwibs on a series of short films for WTIU’s The Weekly Special entitled Memory Chain. “For a man who spends a lot of time alone, I’ve had a surprising number of very rewarding collaborations.” Roznowski spent his childhood in Albany, and often visited family in Syracuse, New York. He emerged from a large and colorful family, Italian on one side, Polish on the other. “My grandfather sang opera and played the baritone horn. He liked to dress up and go about town on Sundays. There’s just something about the Italians and fashion,” he says, deadpan. “My Polish uncles were very good storytellers and very accomplished drinkers. When I was a boy, they were in their 70s. They would gather in the living room and drink Manhattans. I would be their caddy, going back and forth to the kitchen. Uncle Billy was a boxer. Grandfather was an inventor. Uncle Henry made cigars. Uncle Walter was a barber whose shop was near a neighborhood bar. I think they ran whisky, but I was never sure about that.” Grounded in gritty, industrial towns, in immigrant life, and fascinated by the tensions between urban and rural cultural values, Roznowski’s songs and stories may have their particular form and focus rooted in his family history. But the human dramas and dreams embedded in them are not bound by time or family. His stories can be tender or wry, or both. Irony abounds in his work, as it does in life. He tells me that Gene Stratton Porter, the noted naturalist, preservationist and Indiana author best known for her novel A Girl of the Limberlost, died after being hit

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by a streetcar in California. One of his three songs in Wilderness Plots tells the story of a logger involved in cutting down the heavy forest along the Ohio River and its refrain proclaims, “Whenever I look at trees…I see cities!” “One of the reasons I did Hometown for as long as I did, as deeply as I did, was that I had a real curiosity about certain values that may be under assault or in jeopardy now, like the longevity of items and the broader and more fundamental connection of the individual to the sensory and natural world. I’m curious if modern lifestyle choices are creating more distance between individuals.” Because it has been a major focus, “People ask if I would prefer to live in the 1920s. Certainly not. While, it was perhaps the last time that Americans had a familiar intimate relationship with one another and the natural world, there’s a lot about the past that I ignore as much as I can after I’ve looked at it. It would drive me mad. So many things were so much more challenging then: casual racism, public health, extremely limiting assumptions about women. “But there is a contraction that is going on now that is disturbing, that is antithetical to the richness of human life. My goal there is to continue that curiosity and manifest it creatively however I can. “You engage the world with a certain set of resources and values. I strongly espouse the values I have, even though I am highly aware that the very things I disdain are exactly the things that allow me to do what I do. I think the job of a creative person is to take their values and produce surprising results with them. I think that’s the noble effort.” For a schedule of performances, more about his media efforts, and a selection from his CDs, see <>. 

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Jerseyana Gallery “A State of Art” J

~by Lee Edgren

erseyana. Even if you missed the opening night truffles, the gallery name itself tells you that something new has appeared on the Brown County art scene. Created by Carisa Whittall and opened in April, Jerseyana is a multifaceted art experience that is innovative, lively, and very contemporary. Located at the back and upper level of Possum Trot Square on South Van Buren Street, behind the Nashville Fudge Kitchen, Jerseyana is, according to Carisa, the only salon-style gallery in Nashville. Climb the stairs in the Possum Trot courtyard. At the top you will find the lightfilled gallery, furniture arranged for both viewing and chatting, vinyl records playing in the background, and a baby-corner where children can play safely while their parents hang out. You’ll see works by a contemporary artist from the local community, and a selection of paintings and other artworks that span many decades, but tend heavily to midcentury modern. The rhythm of the gallery includes weekly events, and themed shows. The daily rhythm is unique: Jerseyana is open from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 5:00–8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 :00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Innovative directions include the Friday night “Clap Your Hands” series. Friday is a

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First Art Walk night. photo by Cindy Steele Self photo by Carisa Whittall.

night of performance art, author readings, poetry slams, and community. “Everyone is obligated to clap,” Carisa notes, “and to receive the affirmation that community gives you.” On “Throwback Thursdays” from 5:00–8:00 p.m. you can bring in your old vinyl records to share. There is a monthly “Sundays with Steve,” event, where you can bring in your own pieces and talk about them with knowledgeable collector Steve Johns. This is not, Carisa is quick to add, an appraisal service. “Steve is an amazing source of knowledge. I have such respect for him and how he has branched out from his true love, early American art and antiques. He counted up 800 volumes of resources last month. He’s read them all.” Kid’s HeART, the other monthly event, allows very young artists an opportunity to create with a variety of media. The first month, May, featured chalk. Just ahead is a Women’s Show. There will be a whole month of women’s themes, featuring Corrine Carpenter, a 75-year-old jewelry artist from Bloomington, Trish Reike, a performance artist, and a large selection of work by Joni T. Johnson. Johnson, an Indianapolis artist whose watercolors range from doll-like and wispy to dark and brooding, is one of

Carisa’s favorite artists. Originally from the small town of Swayzee and a student at Herron, Johnson started the Talbot Street Art Fair. Her work was owned by an array of Hollywood stars ranging from Katherine Hepburn to noted collector Vincent Price. Two of her paintings hang in the White House. “She has been overlooked in Indiana. She was not accepted by the art community of her time,” Carisa explains. “She was the life of the party, knew politicians and celebrities. And I love her work.” While Carisa has roots in Brown County and Bloomington, she’s spent lots of time abroad. She lived 10 years in rural England and spent the two prior to her Indiana return in Short Hills, New Jersey, not far from New York City. With the support of her Jersey-based fiancé Rich Reilly, who coined the gallery name, Carisa returned to Brown County to find a niche that spoke to her heart and soul. Even before the gallery concept fully evolved, there was a desire to bring about a twoway flow between the East Coast and Brown County again. “I went on the art walk in December, went to Brett Volpp’s studio, and bought a painting.” Her connection with Volpp and his wife, Lauren, formed the nexus of a network of young and vibrant artists. Volpp, who is decidedly modern, was the featured artist when Jerseyana opened and Lauren has taken on the role of Jerseyana’s communications director. Other members of the Jerseyana team include Shannon O’Hara and Danni Gonzalez. After several months of refining the Jerseyana concept, she was offered the Possum Trot space. Everything inside (except the ’60s era console record player) is for sale, from the comfortable seating to the wealth of art on the walls. Carisa also envisions Jerseyana as a way for young artists to gain their first exposure in a gallery, obtain valuable arts experience, and find the conduit to the east coast that Jerseyana’s name promises. “Although I’m not an artist and have never had a gallery before, I’ve always had an appreciation for art and artists. It is exhilarating and comforting to be in a town that celebrates art as part of its identity. Jerseyana is an environment, an experience, a place where we can look and talk about the piece. The art is a place for the conversation to start.” Jerseyana Gallery is located at 156 South Old School Way in Nashville. For more information see the gallery’s Facebook page and <>, or call (812) 200-3133, or email: <>. 

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Mark Ratzlaff

photos by Greg Clarke

~by Julia Pearson


f painter Mark Ratzlaff’s name doesn’t come immediately to the minds of local art lovers, his paintings certainly will. They are striking cityscapes in oils of the parking lots, sidewalks, alleyways, and familiar Bloomington landmarks. He is also known for his drawings, which include nude figures as well as studies of cityscapes and landscapes. Ratzlaff was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, with two brothers, Jonathan and Pete; and two sisters, Julie and Amy. He is next to the youngest in the sibling lineup, but the only visual artist. An “All-American” city to grow up in, Springfield is the county seat of Greene County. It sits on a somewhat flat land area, but is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Ozarks. Ratzlaff studied at Missouri State University in Springfield, going for further instruction to the New York Studio School, where British-born painter, Graham Nickson, was serving as dean. Since its inception, a guiding

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principle of the Studio School is that drawing from life should form the basis of artistic development. Nickson instituted the two-week Drawing Marathon, staged twice a year ahead of each semester. Ratzlaff knew he would pursue a career in painting while in Florence, Italy in 1998. The impact of Caravaggio’s self portrait in the Uffizi Gallery left an impression vividly felt to the present day. With friends studying at Indiana University, Ratzlaff relocated to Bloomington in 2001. A traditional oil painter, he has the internal discipline, drive, and passion to paint everyday—in his studio or outdoors, the latter being his preference. The sites for his cityscapes are chosen for the light, as well as features of good composition. He likes the geometry of cityscapes, and goes back to the same, favorite locations to paint. Autumn is his most productive season,

stating he likes to paint when the leaves have fallen from the trees and not blocking the sky. His largest pieces are 3’ x 4’, and smallest are 11” x 14”. Contemporary painters admired by Ratzlaff are Spanish painter, Antonio Lopez Garcia; German painter, Gerhard Richter; British painters Euan Uglow and Lucien Freud (who have recently died); and fellow American, Daniel Sprick. He also includes Bloomington’s Tim Kennedy and Eve Mansdorf. “Looking back a century or two, there are George Inniss, Leon Bonnat, Emilio Sanchez Perrier,” says Ratzlaff, as he reflects on his favorite painters. He says he has to cap his list of “usual suspects” with these masters: Corot, Vermeer, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Ingres, Degas. Of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Ratzlaff states, “He was the first influence in the way I structure a landscape.” Ratzlaff has returned to New York City three times since the events of 9/11. He states that the loss of the Twin Towers has gravely affected the city skyline that he had memorized with his painter’s eyes.

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Of all the top masters, Caravaggio is a favorite. While on a trip to Rome in 2006, Ratzlaff created his own “Caravaggio Tour.” His personal favorite by the Baroque master is the “The Supper at Emmaus,” which is housed at the National Gallery in London. When Caravaggio’s well-known piece, “The Taking of Christ,” was on exhibit in Boston, Ratzlaff travelled to view it. During his 13 years in Bloomington, he has shown at Gallery West, Wandering Turtle, and The Gallery, among other venues.

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others with making the dream come true. She said former international champion Pat Hirtley from Kentucky acted as a sounding board and “helped to figure out what the best way to do this would be.” “It was my brainchild and I did do it, but I would not have been able to do it had it not been for Chuck Wills partnering up with me, because he just brings a completely different skill set to the process,” she said. “Chuck is a great guitarist but he also has great skills in terms of making things happen. So, I’m a dreamer and he’s the guy who actually gets the paperwork done.” Many great competitors will be at this year’s event, but few will generate as much buzz as Maxwell

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Kade Puckett, last year’s winner.

Hughes, the Grammy-nominated former member of the Lumineers, who took third place in the International Competition in 2012. Hughes has also worked with The Head and The Heart and Imagine Dragons. He will be featured Friday night and will also compete Saturday. “Friday night is our big tent party at the Pine Room,” she said.

“All the winners from the last couple of years will be there playing. We’ll have music inside and outside. “Maxwell will be playing and any of the guys who show up. You never know who is going to show up,” she said. Saturday is the juried competition, with the winner slotted for a spot in the Saturday night show and, of course, the prize guitar. There will be a youth division competition, and Barnard is pushing to get as many last-minute entrants for that competition as possible. “Then on Sunday, we have workshops designed for anyone, from someone who’s just starting to pick up a guitar all the way up to advanced fingerstyle guitar players,” she said.

“All of our guys are really good instructors. You meet a lot of great players who sometimes are not necessarily the best instructors. I’ve had workshops with these guys before and they’re all very informative.” Among the workshop instructors are Mark Sganga, the 2009 International champion who placed third at last year’s inaugural event, Lance Allen, a former International Fingerstyle Guitar Contest finalist and 2008 inductee into the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, and Jimmy Deheno, a top five finalist in the International Competition. For more information you can visit the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition at <>.  PINES continued from 19 elements working in a composition so that it ends up feeling simple. It takes more skill and it takes more energy to get elements finely balanced so that the net result is the balance of peace that I seek in all my work.” Portraits come with an incremental approach. “It’s never just to reproduce external details,” he says. “It has to do with developing a mood, where the tiniest change—less than a 32nd of an inch—changes everything. Dealing with that degree of sensitivity, while trying to maintain the mood, is a challenge that I like.” With landscapes, it’s the art of the moment; with portraits, the rule is not to rush. “If I’m working on a portrait for hours to get the shape of a nose right, it’s a very different problem from landscape. I’m building on a way to feel free even though I’m working in a controlled, detailed way.” Ben works on as many as thirty portraits at a time. “When I’m in portrait-painting mode I’ll have them on shelves and go from upper left to lower right,” he laughs. “Take one, work on it until I get stuck, put it back, and take another. There are always problems— sometimes glaring—to attack.” After receiving his MFA in Painting, Ben applied for jobs teaching without success. “I found the process completely draining,” he says. Deciding to find another way to make ends meet, he began working at Pygmalion’s Art Supplies in Bloomington. “My one non-painting recreation is biking,” he says. “Sometimes, when I’m stuck on a painting, I’ll go for a bike ride and when I come back I’m ready to keep painting.”

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Pines also teaches private art lessons. “It’s something I need, a way of interacting with the world,” he says. “Ultimately, I’d like to teach college, but getting my work to where I dream it being is what I’m doing now. I believe that everything else follows—it’s the work that’s the most important thing.” This December, Pines will be showing his landscapes at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. His portraits are displayed at the Sub Rosa Gallery in Fountain Square Mall on Bloomington’s Square. He accepts commissions for portraits and you can view his work at <>. Contact Ben at <ben.pines.painting@> or through Pygmalion’s Art Supplies. 

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4th Street

Festival of the Arts & Crafts

~by Laura Gleason

photo by Cindy Steele


an entrance to a cave. It’s got this mysterious quality and this organic shape to it even though the wood is so hard and solid and the shape is normally so flat and square,” said Martina Celerin, president of the steering committee and festival exhibitor. The Fourth Street Festival has featured 120 artists for the last several years and this year is no exception. Nearly half will be new to the festival—all applicants except the winners of the Best in Show, Best 2D, and Best 3D awards from last year’s show are put through a judging process.

photo by Cindy Steele

loomington’s Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, may be the town’s longest-running outdoor arts show, but organizers work to keep visitors engaged with new events and a fresh mix of artists from across North America. “We’ve closed off Dunn Street for the past three years now, and we try to put in a project that will appeal to all ages. This year, the plywood arch is going to go up,” said participating artist, steering committee member, and festival website/social media coordinator Cappi Phillips. The arch is the brainchild of Jon Racek, a design lecturer at IU, who will construct it onsite with his mechanical engineering students. “This is a really interesting sculpture that is free-standing, and is made of plywood but with no nails, so it’s a very organic shape. It’s called an arch, but it reminds me of

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The jurors are a pool of artists from around the country, and the group changes yearly to keep the show interesting. Competition is fierce; this year, Celerin said, 400 artists applied from all over the United States and Canada. “It really is considered one of the high-caliber shows in the nation,” she added. All the members of the organizing committee are artists from Bloomington, Monroe County, and Brown County. “The show is still run by artists. As far as my opinion, that’s the best, because they know what the other artists want as well as what the audience wants. They can feature elements that appeal to both,” Phillips said. Tying different elements of the festival together by relating them to a common theme has become a priority in recent years, Celerin said. This year, Racek’s arch exhibition will tie into the Art Zone children’s crafts activity, a collaboration between festival organizers and the WonderLab children’s science museum.

“I was thinking about Jon’s project, and the idea of not using any nails, so we came up with the idea of doing something inspired by that. What they’re going to do is make free-standing sculptures, using recycled materials, specifically cardboard cereal boxes,” Celerin said. Live performances will also be taking place on two stages, a spoken word stage and a music stage, throughout the festival. While the final lineups are still coming together, Celerin is looking forward to the presence of a wide variety of local musical acts on the music stage and the performances of members of the Bloomington Writers’ Guild on the spoken word stage. Writers’ Guild poets will also be on hand to write on-the-spot, by-request poetry for the visitors, a popular repeat event from last year. “They have their typewriters set up, and poets writing poems right there in real time,” Celerin said. By midsummer, organizers plan to launch the festival’s newly revamped website, featuring detailed information about the festival events along with information about artists accepted to this year’s show and pictures of their work. Up-to-date information about the event is also available on the festival’s Facebook page. For local artists like Celerin and Phillips, who participate in art shows around the country, the fair is as much of a social occasion as it is a business opportunity. “It’s Bloomington, so there’s a lot of people that I’ve known for many years, and for me it’s always like a giant family reunion. I spend a lot of time chit-chatting with all these people I love to see, but don’t usually get to see, and I get to share with them what I’ve been working on all year,” Celerin said. “I see so many people that I know. It’s enjoyable to see friends and neighbors and art patrons, even local celebrities sometimes. It’s such a well-supported festival. The patrons are always good and I think artists love to come to this show because we have these patrons and it’s Bloomington, so how can you go wrong?” Phillips said. With their ducks nearly all in a row, the organizers have their fingers crossed for a sunny, pleasant Labor Day weekend. 

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Heritage Fund Arts Grants to Breakdown Diversity Barriers ~by Chrissy Alspaugh


he Columbus community is using art to attack diversity barriers. The Heritage Fund: the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County will give eight groups more than $40,000 to spearhead projects aimed at making the area a more welcoming place for people of all backgrounds. The programs will use arts, culture, and design to help increase understanding and appreciation of cultural differences, increase art accessibility, and generate broader and more inclusive community participation from diverse groups. “This community has long understood the economic development impact of arts, culture, and

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Kids Chalk Contest held in front of the Art Guild of Hope Gallery August 24: Annual Hope Arts & Antiques Fair

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design,” said Tracy Souza, Heritage Fund president and CEO. “In addition to creating an inviting and dynamic place to live, arts, culture, and design can bring together people and organizations of all backgrounds. Heritage Fund is excited about this grant program as a way to create new programs and partnerships and deepen people’s engagement in the community.” The grant recipients throughout the next year are: Columbus Museum of Art & Design—$9,000 to assist in the development of a “Curation Training and Mentoring Program.” Multiple exhibitions are planned in a variety of public venues to showcase art representing the many cultures that call Columbus home. Developmental Services Inc. (DSI)—$8,000 to work with clients, artists, and community partners to construct a “Tree of Inclusion” sculpture. The piece will be a permanent figure in the Columbus community to increase awareness and appreciation of the disabled in Bartholomew County. The African American Fund, in collaboration with The Granny Connection—$8,000 to support the Langston Hughes Project. In February 2015, as a celebration of Black History Month, these groups will facilitate a multimedia concert for youth and adults in Bartholomew County. Through words, music, and images audiences will learn about the African American struggles for artistic and social freedom. Foundation for Youth—$7,500 to implement a Welcoming Communities Mural Project and Cultural Arts Gallery presentation. With help from the Columbus Area Multi-Ethnic Organization, CAMEO, free arts classes this summer will allow students to learn and create art inspired by the different cultures represented in their community. The project will culminate with an exhibition featuring pieces created by participants. Kidscommons and Columbus Area Arts Council—$3,800 for “Artz Daze—Get Up, Get Out, Get Art on Washington.” This series of four art-themed days in downtown Columbus will provide hands-on learning opportunities for all members of the community. Programming will focus on cultural art from

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~by Paige Langenderfer


he Columbus Area Arts Council and kidscommons are introducing a new art series in downtown Columbus this summer called “Artz Daze—Get Up, Get Out, Get Art.” The sessions are free to the public and provide hands-on learning opportunities. Participants can learn how to make origami boxes, kites from newspapers and bamboo, or how to transform glass bottles into beautiful vases and more. At each session, kidscommons will provide programming designed for children, while the Arts Council will utilize guest artists to present featured art projects for adults. The sessions are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 11, August 1, September 5 and October 3, at 300 Washington Street, in the heart of the Columbus Arts District. Participants are encouraged to stop by anytime throughout the day. “We want people to come out and connect with their creative side and to their friends and neighbors by making art at the same table,” said Arthur Smith, Arts Council Marketing and Media Director. “We want to encourage everyone to discover the joy of making art together and to appreciate the positive impact art can have on their day.” The sessions also incorporate and celebrate Columbus’s rich cultural diversity by introducing participants to a wide range of arts from Mexico, Japan and India. “Through the presentation of cultural arts projects, Artz Daze will encourage individuals to experience art from around the globe and exposes those visiting Columbus to the diverse population we enjoy,” said Diane

Artz Daze Get up, Get Out, Get Art! Robbins, kidscommons community relations and marketing manager. “Get Up, Get Out, Get Art also promotes family interaction, positive creativity, art therapy away from the work place and an appreciation of other cultures.” Robbins said Artz Daze is a follow up event to last year’s Columbus Art Break Day, sponsored by Art is Moving. “The day was a huge success in regards to sharing various art projects with Columbus families and visitors to our community. From that success and the many visitors that often ask when we were going to do it again, Artz Daze seemed like a perfect fit for our two organizations to collaborate again and bring art to the streets of Columbus,” Robbins said. Artz Daze sponsors include Columbus Regional Health WellConnect and Heritage Fund, the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. “As we were developing plans and initiatives for the new WellConnect Center we talked with people who work and visit the downtown. Believe it or not, stress

management was a common theme when it came to the needs people expressed for their overall health and wellness,” said Colorado Weliever, WellConnect coordinator. “Artz Daze comes into play in a very exciting way because we know that art plays an important role in healing and therapy.” Artz Daze Schedule : Friday, July 11: Columbusbased artist Marilyn Brackney will teach attendees to make origami boxes. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. August 1: Jack Schmeckebier will teach participants how to make kites from newspapers and bamboo. History has it that India developed a rich tradition of kite flying due to the patronage of the kings who found the sport entertaining. Slowly, the art became popular among the masses. September 5: Art Break Day is a daylong celebration that encourages people to sit down, take a short break from their busy lives, and make art for free. The annual event occurs simultaneously in participating cities around the globe from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Friday of September. October 3: Art students from Ivy Tech and Columbus East will teach participants how to recycle glass bottles into vases by covering them with twine and then washing them with paint. For more information visit <> or call (812) 376-2539. 

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..................................District News................................. Arts Village Brown County


he signature piece for Nashville’s Arts and Entertainment District will soon be completed. A 15-foot metal sculpture of fall leaves that appear to be lifted by the wind and blowing in the air has been under construction in the center of town—outside of the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau offices at Van Buren and Main—since late May and is expected to be completed by mid-July. The sculpture, called “Soaring,” will serve as the symbolic gateway to the new arts and entertainment district (created by Town Ordinance late in 2012) and is the result of a unique partnership of the Arts and Entertainment Commission and Elder Heart, a group of Brown County veterans. The concept for a sculpture of soaring leaves was the work of the Three-Sixty Group, an Indianapolis company that worked with the commission in 2013 to develop a plan to market the district. At the same time that concept was being developed, a veteran Brown County sculptor and former steel worker, Jim Connor, approached the commission to advise them of a group of veterans he was working with who wanted develop a major piece of work for the county. The veterans, he explained, were using art as part of their healing process and a way to get their story out on veteran’s issues. From that conversation developed the partnership, which is now bearing fruit. Elder Heart was able to get some materials and labor donated, and raised the rest of the money to get the work on the sculpture underway. When the sculpture is completed, there will be two QR codes on the concrete pad it sits on for smart-phone users. One QR code will take the user to the Arts Village web site, where there will be maps to arts and entertainment venues in the district. The other QR code will take users to the Elder Heart site, which talks about veteran’s affairs, particularly the alarmingly high rate of suicide among veterans. It’s a very unique partnership. From the commission’s viewpoint, the sculpture helps guide people to the arts and entertainment located in the district and from Elder Heart’s viewpoint, it gives them a signature piece to show other communities what they can do as they attempt to spread their message nation-wide. They would like to place other major sculptures in communities across the country.

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So it works for both organizations even though they have very different mission. Erection and welding of the steel leaves was completed by mid-June. Painting was to follow, with each leaf being individually painted to resemble the actual color of fall leaves in Brown County. The leaf sculpture is one of five pieces of public art the Arts and Entertainment Commission will place on the streets of Nashville this year. The pieces will have a combined value of around $135,000. —Tom Tuley, President of the Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission 

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ummer is in full swing in the Columbus Arts District with concert series and new sculptures dotting the landscape. JCB NeighborFEST, Columbus Area Arts Council’s popular after work concert series, ushered in the summer season on June 5 and continues through September. Now in its 24th season, JCB NeighborFEST has become a summer favorite in the Columbus Arts District and allows the community to gather downtown, listen to regional musical acts, meet old friends, and make new ones in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Barometer Soup, known for their island and beach sounds, will play on July 10 and My Yellow Rickshaw plays August 7. The summer concert season wraps up on September 4 with Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band. All concerts are free and begin at 5:30 p.m. on Washington Street in downtown Columbus. Johnson-Witkemper Insurance Biggest Block Party Ever is an annual fundraiser for the Arts Council. Held on the last Saturday of July in the heart of the Arts District, the block party includes three music stages and 11 bands performing throughout the night. The entertainment line-up includes local and regional acts playing a range of musical styles from rock and country to blues and soul. Headlining this year’s event is Dane Clark, drummer for John Mellencamp’s band since 1996. Bawn in the Mash, a roots band hailing from Paducah, Kentucky, is known for their unique and eclectic performances that blend blue grass and rock and roll with a distinct Western Kentucky sound. They have been described as “too funky for country, too bluegrass for rock ‘n’ roll” and will make their Block Party debut.

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This annual community event, which draws over 3,000 people of all ages to the streets of downtown Columbus, begins at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight. Downtown restaurants prepare special block party food and set up shop on the sidewalks. Children can enjoy the Kids Zone with special activities that include a rock climbing wall and bounce houses. Admission to Biggest Block Party Ever is $8. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. ArtFEST, produced by local artist Bob Anderson, returns bigger than ever for its fifth year for two days on August 23 and 24. This juried art show features nearly 120 local, regional, and national artists displaying their art on Washington and Fourth Streets. In conjunction with ArtFEST, Columbus Area Arts Council will host their annual Meltdown, a fiery spectacle complete with molten metal and glass and hands-on arts creation opportunities. Chicago-based artist Jim Brenner and his team will once again lead the annual community iron pour (August 22) and workshops where community members create scratch blocks that are poured with molten iron. Glass blowing workshops, led by Lisa Pelo from Hot Blown Glass Studios in Clayton, Indiana, will also be offered. Beginning in July, participants will be able to sign up for time slots to create a glass paperweight and to create a scratch block. There are many arts activities that take place in the Columbus Arts District, regardless of the time of year or day of the week. Many of these arts-related activities can be found on our arts calendar at <>. While you’re browsing, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, which lists arts-related events happening in and around the Columbus Arts District. —Arthur Smith, Marketing & Media Director of Columbus Area Arts Council <> 



elebrate the Fourth of July as old-fashioned traditions meet Bloomington style at the Fourth of July Parade. Hosted by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and Downtown Bloomington, Inc., parade goers will enjoy floats, bands and musical groups, walking groups, equestrian groups, classic cars, and a few surprises. The parade route travels around the historic courthouse square to Indiana University’s Sample Gates. Start the morning by enjoying a concert of patriotic tunes by the Bloomington Community Band under the shady trees on the courthouse lawn.

Concert at 9 a.m. Parade at 10 a.m. After the parade, stop by WonderLab Museum for special hours July 4th until 5:30 p.m. Enjoy WonderLab’s exhibit, “Nano Art”, which explores the compelling beauty of nano- and micro-size objects as captured by electron microscopy and other scientific technologies. More at <>. Second Friday celebration, Friday, July 11. Downtown hosts a Second Friday this month. Galleries and shops will stay open late with pop-up music and other special events. John Waldron Arts Center hosts an opening reception for its new July exhibits. Oliver Winery will also on hand serving up wine by the glass. 5–8 p.m. Friday, August 1 marks the fourth Downtown Gallery Walk of 2014. Downtown galleries throw a collective party complete with new exhibitions, visiting artists, live music, refreshments and other surprises, all designed to create a festive and communal atmosphere celebrating the wealth of arts in the area. <>. At WonderLab, August 1 brings First Friday Evening Science of Art: Indigo Dyeing. Help textile artist Coley Gillespie dye fabric with indigo, which historically is derived from the tropical indigo plant. Watch demonstrations that show how a chemical reaction is involved in creating dramatic color changes in substances. Half-price admission for First Friday, members free. <>. Grant Street becomes the epicenter of jazz music on Saturday, August 23 with the Grant Street Jazz Festival presented by B’Town Jazz. From morning until night, local, regional and national jazz greats shake the stage with music. A seating area, food court, and beer and wine garden allow you to make a day of it. 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. <>. 4th Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts takes place Labor Day weekend, August 30 and 31. For an eclectic array of fine art and craft look no further than this annual twoday art show extravaganza on the 4th Street between the Indiana University campus and downtown. This fine arts and crafts show is now in its 37th year and was founded and is still managed by artists; “By artists, for artists” is their motto. Performances include a spoken word stage. Area arts and cultural attractions share information on their upcoming seasons and solicit volunteers. The 4th Street Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The 20th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world for a four day celebration on September 18–21. The Festival is based in downtown Bloomington and named in part for Indiana musician Lotus Dickey (1911-1989). A wristband is your passport to multiple performances. Stages range from the Buskirk-

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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: Spears Gallery, Nashville, 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


AMY GREELY Amy Greely Studio Creative Metalwear Fun, lightweight earrings fabricated NANCY CROCKER with a variety of metals, enhanced with 4th Sister Vintage Store in Olde Magnolia House Inn gemstones, crystals, pearls, and patinas. Available at New Leaf in Nashville, IN Located in an historic home, the front ~ An Indiana Artisan ~ porch and shop are filled with vintage collectables, funky upcycled items, usable home decor, and gifts. Owner does the restoration of each project herself and will (812) 988-1058 also do custom orders just for you. Look for us on Facebook 213 S. Jefferson St., Nashville, IN (614) 638-8849

CHRIS GUSTIN Homestead Weaving Studio 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 Paintings in watercolor, acrylic, and pencil. Prints and greeting cards available Represented by Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville, IN (812) 361-1071

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

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TROY KILGORE Bloomington Painter

“The Trickster”

Fine art oil paintings. Landscapes, city scapes, still life, plein air. Gallery Two Fine Estate Art and Rugs College and Kessler Indianapolis, IN (317) 253-5910

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

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

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


NORTHWOOD (pseudonym) Carol Clendening Original oil and watercolor paintings Represented by: Hoosier Artist Gallery, Nashville IN Gallery 406, Bloomington, IN (812) 340-5179


LARRY SPEARS Spears Gallery Porcelain and Stoneware

Hours: Open daily from 10 to 5 Brown County Indiana Artisan 5110 St. Rd. 135 S. Nashville, IN 47448 Abstract landscapes in quilted wall hangings, Located just 10 miles southeast of hand-dyed fabrics, dyeing workshops Nashville, IN, and just beyond the 4106 Morrison Road Nashville, IN 47448 Horseman’s Camp entrance to Brown (812) 320-4104 County State Park, on scenic Indiana State Highway 135 South (812) 988-1287 by appointment

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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

By Hand Gallery, Bloomington, IN Hoosier Salon Gallery, Indianapolis, IN For portrait commission consult, or studio visit call (812) 333-3907

Hickory Tree Studio & Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor CHERI PLATTER Country Loom Studio / Gallery Functional stoneware pottery, blacksmithing, 1000 W. 17th St. ~ Indiana Artisan ~ Bloomington, IN 47404 Precious Metal Clay Jewelry furniture, colorful recycled rag rugs, Silver and Bronze Available year round at Spears Gallery in downtown Nashville, IN next to the Nashville House (812) 988-8378

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SUE WESTHUES Mixed Media Gourd Art

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

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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Chumley Theater to standing-roomonly street tents, to churches where traditional music shines. Lotus ilncludes both ticketed showcases and free events for all ages. Saturday’s Lotus in the Park is packed with live performances, hands-on art projects and workshops. <>. You’ll find more to see and do at <> along with featured blogs on dining, shopping, and arts events. You can also subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter. —Miah Michaelsen, Director of BEAD, City of Bloomington, <> 

Jazz in July at IUAM T

he Indiana University Art Museum will host its twenty-third annual Jazz in July concert series this summer. Free, family-friendly concerts are scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 6, and Fridays, July 11, 18, and 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. All concerts are open to the public, but seating is limited, so come early. Performances are held outdoors on the museum’s Sculpture Terrace. In the event of rain, concerts will be relocated inside the museum. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and donations are welcome. Cool off in the Special Exhibitions Gallery on the first floor of the museum from 5:30–8:30 p.m. every Jazz in July evening. A special pre-concert gallery tour on Friday, July 25 from 5:45–6:15 p.m. will be led by Nan Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, on the circus imagery in Henri Matisse’s Jazz. For more information, please call (812) 855-5445, or visit online at <>. With collections ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks, to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, the Indiana University Art Museum is located on 7th Street in the heart of the Bloomington campus. 

5th Annual Columbus Artfest


he City of Columbus and the Downtown Merchants Association host the Columbus Artfest on August 23-24, 2014. Watch as Washington Street transforms into an outdoor art gallery showcasing the talents of more than 90 national artisans from 16 states. Purchase sculpture; paintings in oil, acrylics, and watercolor/gouache; and one-ofa-kind rings, pendants, bracelets, and earrings. Select images from a variety of photographic styles and subject matter. And pick creations in glass, wood, or mixed-media. Become a collector or add to your existing collection. Discover that unique piece of art that touches your spirit. There will be a variety of entertainment on stage at Fourth Street from 11 8 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Philharmonic will also have a booth where you can try out different musical instruments. The Round About Gallery will have a tent where you can try your hand at creating art. Don’t miss Justin, the Painting Horse, creating another work of art. Hours are Saturday August 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday August 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free with abundant free parking throughout Downtown Columbus. All you need bring is your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful. For more information go to <>. Columbus Artfest is directed by Bob Anderson and he can be reached at (812) 372-0762 or by e-mail at <>. 

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Mexico, Japan, and India as well as a “recreate day.” Folklorico Productions—$3,230 to support a series of Latino/Mexican folkdance classes for elementary-aged students. Funds will help purchase traditional costuming, offer classes, and provide free public performances. Bartholomew County School Foundation—$2,400 to support the Dia de los Muertos Arts & Diversity Festival. This celebration will be held downtown in early November and will include artistic altars, music, and an educational panel to raise awareness about this Mexican holiday. The Arc of Bartholomew County—$1,400 for showings of the Sprout Film Festival at YES Cinema in downtown Columbus. The festival features work by artists with disabilities. Films will feature dance, film, media arts, literature, poetry, music, theater, and visual arts through the stories of artists with disabilities. The Heritage Fund’s mission is to provide responsible stewardship of donations for broad charitable purposes, develop leadership to address community issues, serve as a catalyst for positive change in partnership with others, and promote philanthropy broadly within the community. The foundation received 21 requests totaling nearly $150,000 in this spring’s competitive grant process. 

“Drawing the figure—not a bad place to start” he says, which explains his love for the weekly open drawing sessions on the third floor of the IU Fine Arts Building. Last fall, Mark participated in a group show with Ben Pines and Kelley Jordan at Blueline Gallery at 224 North College Avenue, Bloomington. People who love the realism and personal immediacy of Mark Ratzlaff’s paintings will be glad to know that there will be another show at the Blueline Gallery in October, 2014. 

CHRISTINE MAXWELL Rugs by Christine Studio at Art Sanctuary Martinsville, IN Hand woven rugs Hours: Wed. 10:00-2:00 Other times by appointment (765) 318-1668

NANCY MAXWELL FINE ART Studio at Art Sanctuary Martinsville, IN Original oils, limited edition prints and cards. Open painting studio for adults students of all levels. Hours: Tues. 1:00-6:00, Wed. 9:00-2:00 and by appointment (765) 318-0972

JANE SCHOON, ARTIST Fine art oil and acrylic landscape paintings, calligraphy, older women’s legacy workshops (memoir writing for women over 60). Classes being formed for fall workshop 2014 Art Sanctuary Suite 001-B Martinsville, IN (317) 831-2097 (317) 755-7598 Studio open most weekday afternoons.

ELLEN WILSON-PRUITT Singing Finch Studio Fine hand-painted porcelain Studio 002 Art Sanctuary Martinsville, IN (317) 341-4667 Hours: open studio nights second Fri. 6:00-9:00, and second Sat. of evey month for the Rural Routes Main Street Cultural Trail 12:00-4:00. Some evenings by chance or appointment.

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Village Art Walk

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

T.C. Steele State Historic Site Now-Sept. Artist in Residence: Joshua Mark Phillippe Photographer, painter, and printmaker Will document people and places along Indiana State Road 46 between Bloomington and Columbus. You can Hashtag all your images #Indiana46 on Instagram. Sept. 13 Great Outdoor Art Contest Artists compete in various categories. Concert at 1:00 T.C. Steele SHS located in Belmont Register (812) 988-2785

Ferrer Gallery Village Art Walk May-November July: Abstract paintings by artist and jazz musician, Frank Glover. Frank and Steve Allee perform July 12, 5-8 pm. Sept. Art Walk presenting resident artist Barb Brooke Davis’s newest Pizazzy Pumpkin Pillows and All Things Fall in Wool home accessories. 61 W. Main St., Village Green Bldg. 2nd level in Nashville, IN Represents local and regional artists (812) 988-1994

Brown County Art Guild July: Corrine Hull, Jon Uban Reception July 12 Art Walk Aug.: Jeanne McLeish, Dan Woodson Reception Aug. 9 Art Walk Sept: Rena Brouwer, J. A. Burst Reception Sept. 13 Art Walk 48 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville, IN (812) 988-6185

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By Hand Gallery July 1-26: “From Deep Space to Monroe July-Oct. 6 Artists Assoc. Summer Show County”: Astrophotography by Scott July 27-Aug. 25 Small Treasures Exhibit Johnson, photographs of the night sky. Aug. 23 West Baden Paintout, reception Diverse structures and colors of deep Artist Dr. and Main St. in Nashville, IN space invisible to the naked eye. Info (812) 988-4609 Aug. 1-Sept. 27: “Color Forms of Our Universe” by Martha Kaplan Reception Aug. 1, 5-8 pm Primitives and Pinecones The 32 pieces of fine contemporary art Invites all to the Autumn Open House, are from 3 different series. New Kachinas, Fri. evening, Sept. 19 and Sat. Sept. 20 Large Lace Paperworks, and Pastels. introducing “Prim Punkins,” an exclusive line of primitive style old wool pillows by Sept. 1-Oct. 1: Steve Rapp’s “New boxes” Wood, fossil and stone mixed-media boxes. Brown County artist Barb Brooke Davis. Sept. 5 By Hand’s 35th Birthday 76 E. Main St. Nashville. Come celebrate 35 years and still creating! (812) 929-0977 Food and music by the By Hand kids. #109 Fountain Square Mall Hours: Mon-Sat, 10-5:30 Bloomington Farmers’ Market 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. (812) 334-3255 Saturdays 8 am-1 pm Second Saturdays A Fair of the Arts, gallery406 fine art and craft market The Wicks Building 116 W. 6th St. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-6 First Fri. 9-8, Sat. 11-6 Fourth Street Festival (812) 333-0536 Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30 and 31 Sat. 10:00-6:00, Sun. 10:00-5:00 Ivy Tech John Waldron 4th Street—Grant Street to Indiana— Arts Center Galleries downtown Bloomington July: Regional, national artists, craftspeople Wyatt LeGrand “Perception” Kendall Reeves & James Haverstock “Old Car City—Images from the Hood” Lotus Festival World Music Perry Olds “Grids” and Arts Festival Reception July 11, 5-8 pm Sept. 18-21 downtown Bloomington Open M-F, 9-7, Sat, 9-5 July 9 and 13 Masks Around the World 122 S. Walnut St. workshop Corner of 4th and Walnut (812) 330-4400 GALLERY WALK Downtown pictura gallery Feb. 7, April 4, June 6, Aug. 1, Oct. 3, Dec. 5 Now-Aug. 30: “Geolocation” or Nate Larson + Marni Shindelman Sept. 5-Nov. 1: Benjamin Rasmussen Stroll any time of the year! “Home” + Jon Tonks “Empire” Special receptions [First Fridays] Reception Sept. 5, 5 - 8 pm from 5-8 pm at the following galleries: 122 W. 6th St. (812) 336-0000 Blueline Creative Co-op/Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7 224 N. College Ave. (812) 589-7377



The Venue, Fine Arts & Gifts 114 S. Grant. St. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7, Sun. 12-5 (812) 339-4200 Bloomington/Monroe Co. Convention Center 302 S. College Ave (812) 336-3681 Hours: Mon.-Sun. 8-6

IU Art Museum Jazz in July July 6, 11, 18, 25 6:30 p.m. Concerts open to the public, seating is limited, so come early. Held outdoors on the museum’s Sculpture Terrace. In the event of rain, concerts move inside the museum. Refreshments available. 1133 E. 7th Street on the campus of IU (812) 855-5445

COLUMBUS: Farmers’ Market

Saturdays May 3-31, Fourth Street Market Saturdays June-Sept., Cummins Lot 9 am -12:30 pm

JCB NeighborFEST! every 1st Thursday night of the month, July-Sept., Downtown Columbus, FREE July 10 Barometer Soup Aug. 7 My Yellow Rickshaw Sept. 4 Terry & the Rockaboogie Band All concerts are free and begin at 5:30 p.m. on Washington Street in downtown Columbus.

Columbus Learning Center Now thru Sept. 1: “Expressions in Abstracts” Anabel Hopkins and Daren Redman. Hopkins creates abstracts with acrylics on canvas and Redman with dyed textiles machine sewn and quilted. Both artists are Indiana Artisan juried members. For more information you may

contact Chris Beach (812) 314-8509. Summer hours: 8 am–8 pm Mon–Thurs. ; 8 am–5 pm Fri.; closed Sat., Sun. 4555 Central Avenue, Columbus (812) 314-8507


Southern Indiana Center for the Arts (SICA)

Group watercolor classes twice each month with Artist-in-Residence Kay Fox Registration required. Call (812) 522-2278 July: Oak Grove Pottery Biggest Block Party Ever Tom and Judy Pritchard Terra July 26, 6-midnight downtown Cotta and Stone ware pottery Columbus-$8 adults (12 and under FREE) July 11 Reception Columbus Area Arts Council fundraiser. July 12, 19, 26 Pottery Call for times Entertainment line-up includes local and July 17 Seymour City Jam 5:30-7:30 regional acts playing a range of musical The Halley DeVestern Band styles from rock and country to blues and July Drama Teen Camp July 21st 25th soul. Headlining this year’s event is Dane July Picnic Basket Class Saturday, 26, Clark, drummer for John Mellencamp’s August: Amy Greely band since 1996. Hand Fabricated Sterling Silver Jewelry ArtFest Fine Art Festival Aug. 8 Reception Aug. 23 and 24 Washington St., Sat. 10-5, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Pottery Call for times Sun. 11-5. Downtown Columbus. Local, Aug. 21 Seymour City Jam 5:30-7:30 regional, and national artists. Lunar Beach House Aug. 30 Print Making 10-1 with Ashley Wehmiller Meltdown: Iron Pour and Sept: Judged Art Show Glass Blowing Workshops Sept. 6 Plein Air Paint Out Aug. 22-24 Sept. 14 Pinch Pot Pumpkin Pottery 1-4 Workshops, community iron pour. SICA Open Tues.-Fri. noon to 5; Sat. 11-3 Create paperweights and scratch blocks 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour, IN (812) 522-2278


Art and Antiques Fair Aug. 24, at the square in Hope, IN Art Guild of Hope silent auction of member artwork begins. Meet and greet artists noon to 4 at Art Guild Gallery 645 Harrison St.


Art Sanctuary

2nd Friday Open Studio Nights 6-9 pm July: River City Art Association Show From Terre Haute July 11 Reception 6-9 pm July 11-13 Artie Fest Community Fair downtown Martinsville. Arts and crafts, music, antique car show. Cinema on the square, 5K walk & run.Taste of Martinsville, Hope Heritage Days Bike Tour, See Artie Fest on Facebook Sept. 26-28, at the square in Hope, IN Sept.: Juried Artesian Art Show Ham and bean dinner. Bidding for silent Sept. 12 Reception auction concludes end of Sept. 28. 190 N. Sycamore St. Martinsville, IN Art Guild of Hope, 645 Harrison St.

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CMAD on the Move ki·net·ic (adjective): of or relating to the movement of physical objects; active, lively

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uch of the art scene in Columbus has been centered around and tied to The Commons since 1974. That’s when the original iteration of the community’s “living room” opened, with a kinetic sculpture by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely as the focal point. Like that sculpture, Columbus Museum of Art and Design (CMAD) has been on the move since. Also in 1974, the Indianapolis Museum of Art—Columbus Gallery (IMA-CG), a satellite gallery of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), opened on the second floor of the Columbus Area Visitors Center, providing Columbus residents with national traveling exhibitions as well as those from the IMA’s collections. Nineteen years later, as a gift from Xenia S. Miller, IMA-CG moved to the second floor of The Commons, where it welcomed thousands of visitors to six annual major exhibitions. In 2004, the board of IMA-CG announced the end of a 30-year relationship with the IMA and the creation of its own identity. On October 1 of that year, Columbus Museum of Art and Design began operating the gallery in The Commons. CMAD continued operating the gallery until The Commons was demolished in 2007 to make way for a newer building. That’s when CMAD had to get creative about who and what they would become. The then 38-year-old organization began sponsoring other arts organization’s events and also began curating a small gallery at Hotel Indigo in downtown Columbus in attempts to remain relevant. And since that time, CMAD has remained relevant by changing its operating structure to

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a “museum without walls” model, partnering with three businesses to curate exhibit spaces in their buildings. They continue to curate The Gallery at Hotel Indigo and began curating three-dimensional works on the second floor of The Commons (their former home) in 2013. Earlier this year, CMAD began curating a new gallery at WellConnect, a health and wellness center located in downtown Columbus. The board has also expanded itself to include working artists, arts educators, graphic designers, and arts administrators. It is also in the process of rebranding itself to remain lively and at the forefront of conversations on art and design in Columbus. In a community where partnerships are valued, CMAD continues to collaborate with other arts organizations and artists to enrich the community with visual art and design experiences. A recent collaboration with Indiana University Center for Art+Design (IUCA+D) featured the public working with Boston-based artist Mark Cooper. Titled YuYu Columbus, the project allowed residents to create snapshots of Columbus by adding their own elements to Cooper’s three-dimensional sculptures. An upcoming collaboration between CMAD, Columbus-based industrial designer Jonathan Nesci, and Indianapolis-based contemporary art curator Christopher West will feature 100 mirror-polished aluminum tables placed in the courtyard of Eliel Saarinen’s First Christian Church. Since its inception in 1974, Columbus Museum of Art and Design has been inventing and reinventing itself and has redefined what it means to be a museum. Current CMAD exhibits are: “The Space In-Between” by Adam Reynolds and Natasha Holmes in The Gallery at Hotel Indigo through July 31. Photographs by Bob Anderson at WellConnect through July 31. 

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