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May– June 2015

The Magazine of Fun and Fact

Bean Blossom Festivals Rich Hill’s Magic Emporium

Pamela Keech and the Emerald Pencil The New Brown County History Center

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Hoosier Artist

Fallen Leaf Books

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The Wild Olive

Hobnob Corner

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Village Green

Brown Co Winery

Heritage Mall

Nashville Candy Store Sports Etc. Be My Guest Head Over Heels

Spears Pottery Juls Etc.

The Sunshine Shack

House of Jerky

Apache Tactical

Main Street Shops

Foxfire

Redbud Terrace

McGinley Insurance

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Career Resource Center

First Merchants Office Bank Health For U

County Offices

Brown Co Public Library

Gold &Old

Townhouse Touch of Silver Gifts

Old McDurbin Gold & Gifts Brown Co Craft Gallery

Log Jail

Pioneer Village Museum

MAIN STREET That Sandwich Place

Nashville House

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Downtown Cottages & Suites

Iris Garden Complex

Trolly’s Brown Co. Rock & Fossil Shop

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Ferrer Gallery Miller’s Ice Cream The Candy Dish The Harvest Preserve

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Brown County History Center

GOULD STREET

Buhneing’s Vintage Barber Shop

MOUND STREET

Hidden Valley Inn

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MOLLY’S LANE Big Woods Village

LaSha’s

Men’s Toy Shop Main Street Images

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Carmel Corn Cottage

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Brown Co Playhouse Jack & Jill Nut Shop

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Calvin Place

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Lorna’s Leather & Boutique

Papertrix

Ole House

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Brown County IGA Brown Co Inn Harvest Dining Room Bear Hardware • Comfort Inn Corn Crib Lounge Brown Co Community YMCA

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Cornerstone Inn

WASHINGTON STREET Appetit Camelot Shoppes Bone Bakery

Nashville Fudge Kitchen

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Cathy’s Corner

Nashville Express

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Our Brown County ANTIQUES

Antiques Co-op.............................53 Be My Guest...................................31 Brown Co Antique Mall................63 Cathy’s Corner...............................51 The Emerald Pencil.......................28 Plum Creek Antiques...................64 Townhouse Gifts...........................43

ART, ART SUPPLIES, ART INSTRUCTION

Antique Alley Shops.....................47 Antiques Co-op.............................53 Arts Village Cinefest.....................49 B3 Gallery.......................................28 Bear Hardware..............................33 Brown Co Antique Mall................63 Brown Co Art Gallery...................25 Brown Co Art Guild.......................29 Brown Co Craft Gallery................63 Cathy’s Corner...............................51 The Emerald Pencil.......................28 Ferrer Gallery............................ 3, 29 Hoosier Artist................................29 Indiana Heritage Arts Show.......22 Lightspinner StudioMartha Sechler..............................66 Partake............................................23 Rosey Bolte-Uncommon Gourd.29 Rhoden Art Gallery at eXplore Brown County..................4 Village Art Walk.............................23

BOOKS

Fallen Leaf Books..........................29 Indiana University Press..............13

CLOTHING

58 South Apparel..........................32 Antique Alley Shops.....................47 Apache Tactical.............................42 Bear Hardware..............................33 Community Closet Thrift Shop...58 Harley-Davidson of Bloomington.................................23 Head Over Heels...........................31 J.B. Goods/ Life is Good...............22 Lorna’s Leather & Boutique........66 Male Instinct..................................63 Mercantile Store...........................42 Sports Etc.......................................31 Village Florist Tuxedo Rental......43 Too Cute at Abe’s Corner.............66

CRAFTS, POTTERY, GIFTS

4th Sister Vintage Store...............50 Antique Alley Shops.....................47 Antiques Co-op.............................53 Apache Tactical.............................42 The Apple Works...........................22 B3 Gallery.......................................28 Be My Guest...................................31 Bone Appetit Bakery....................63 Brown Co Art Guild.......................29 Brown Co Craft Gallery................63 Brown Co Rock & Fossil Shop.....51 Brown Co Visitors Center.............57 Carol’s Crafts..................................55 Cathy’s Corner...............................51 Cox Creek Mill................................22 The Emerald Pencil.......................28 The Ferguson House....................21 Ferrer Gallery............................ 3, 29 Foxfire.............................................21 Head Over Heels...........................31 Homestead Weaving Studio.......28 Hoosier Artist................................29 House of Clocks.............................53 Hubbardstones.............................58 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 K. Bellum Leather.........................28 Lightspinner StudioMartha Sechler..............................66 Madeline’s......................................42 Main Street Images......................14 Male Instinct..................................63 Men’s Toy Shop..............................27 Mercantile Store...........................42 New Leaf.........................................28 Ole House.......................................15 Papertrix.........................................15 Primitive Spirit..............................47 Rhonda Kay’s.................................32 Spears Pottery...............................28 Sports Etc.......................................31 Sweetwater Gallery......................19 Townhouse Gifts...........................43 The Toy Chest................................58 Rosey Bolte-Uncommon Gourd.29 Too Cute at Abe’s Corner.............66 Village Art Walk.............................23 Village Florist Flowers & Gifts.....43 Wishful Thinking...........................19 Woodlands Gallery.......................54

ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC

Arts Village Cinefest.....................49 Brown County Playhouse............18 Copperhead Creek Gem Mine....51 Hotel Nashville Gazebo Parties..59 kidscommons................................43 Melchior Marionettes..................45 Monroe Music Park.......................39 Nashville Express..........................16 Pine Room–Muddy Boots...........49 Rawhide Ranch.............................27 Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium...............................66

FOOD & BEVERAGE

19th Hole Sports Bar & Grille......38 Abe Martin Lodge.........................30 The Apple Works...........................22 Artists Colony Inn.........................55 Bear Wallow Distillery..................23 Brown Co IGA................................18 Brown Co Inn.......................... 45, 55 Brown Co Winery..........................30 Brownie’s Bean Blossom Rest.....42 Butler Winery.................................27 The Candy Dish...............................3 Carmel Corn Cottage...................43 Casa Del Sol...................................59 Chateau Thomas Winery.............63 Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville........67 Farmers’ Market............................23 Farmhouse Cafe............................14 The Harvest Preserve.....................3 Hobnob Corner Restaurant........50 Hoosier Buddy Liquors................51 Hotel Nashville....................... 59, 67 Hotel Nashville Gazebo Parties..59 House of Jerky...............................63 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 Jack & Jill Nut Shop......................45 Las Chalupas Mexican Rest.........53 McDonald’s....................................54 McDonald’s Shopworth...............42 Miller’s Ice Cream............................3 Nashville BP...................................15 Nashville Candy Store..................31 Nashville Fudge Kitchen..............68 Nashville House............................45 Ole House.......................................15 Pine Room–Muddy Boots...........49 Schwab’s Fudge.............................25


Advertiser Index Seasons...........................................45 Sweetea’s Tea Shop......................32 That Sandwich Place....................54 The Sunshine Shack.....................16 Trolly’s.............................................58 The Wild Olive.................................2

FLEA MARKETS

Olde Time Flea Market.................59

FURNITURE

Antiques Co-op.............................53 The Ferguson House....................21 Plum Creek Antiques...................64

HARDWARE

Bear Hardware..............................33

HATS

Head Over Heels...........................31 K. Bellum Leather.........................28

JEWELRY

Antique Alley Shops.....................47 B3 Gallery.......................................28 Brown Co Antique Mall................63 Brown Co Art Guild.......................29 Cathy’s Corner...............................51 Ferguson House............................21 Ferrer Gallery............................ 3, 29 Foxfire.............................................21 Grasshopper Flats.........................19 Hoosier Artist................................29 Hubbardstones.............................58 J Bob’s Trading Co.........................14 Juls Etc............................................33 LaSha’s............................................45 Main Street Images......................14 New Leaf.........................................28 Old McDurbin Gold & Gifts.........63 Ole House.......................................15 Rhonda Kay’s.................................32 Too Cute at Abe’s Corner.............66 Touch of Silver Gold & Old..........47

LODGING/CAMPGROUNDS

Abe Martin Lodge.........................30 Artists Colony Inn.........................55 The Brick Lodge............................67 Brown Co Inn.......................... 45, 55 Comfort Inn...................................12 Cornerstone Inn............................46 Creekside Retreat.........................50 eXplore Brown County..................4 Green Valley Lodge......................15 Hampton Inn.................................12

Hidden Valley Inn.........................33 Hills o’ Brown Vacation Rentals..33 Hilton Garden Inn.........................12 Holiday Inn Express......................12 Hotel Nashville..............................67 Last Resort RV Park & Campground..............................50 Lodge on the Mountain...............54 McGinley Vacation Cabins..........64 Monroe Music Park & Campground.......................... 39, 64 Nickel’s Vacation Cabins..............14 The North House...........................67 Olde Magnolia House..................50 The Overlook Lodge.....................38 Rawhide Ranch.............................27 Salt Creek Inn................................49 Seasons...........................................45

Career Resource Center Farmers Insurance—McGinley First Merchants Bank Flower and Herb Barn Health For U Helmsburg Sawmill Hills o’ Brown Realty Knight’s Trash Removal Kritzer’s Feed Store McGinley Vacation Cabins Mike Nickels Log Homes Monroe Park Campground Plum Creek Antiques F.C. Tucker-Jennifer Gabriel Waltman Construction Co.

Brown County History Center....42 Bill Monroe Bluegrass Museum.39 kidscommons................................43

Apache Tactical.............................42 Bone Appetit Bakery....................63 Carol’s Crafts..................................55 Fallen Leaf Books..........................29 Fireplace Center............................43 Harley-Davidson of Bloomington.................................23 House of Clocks.............................53 Hubbardstones.............................58 K. Bellum Leather.........................29 Male Instinct..................................63 Men’s Toy Shop..............................27 Primitive Spirit..............................47 Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium...............................66 Sports Etc.......................................31 The Toy Chest................................58 Wishful Thinking...........................19

MUSEUMS

PET SERVICES/PRODUCTS

Bone Appetit Bakery....................63

PHOTOS

B3 Gallery.......................................28 Main Street Images......................14 Spears Pottery...............................28 Yesteryear Old Time Photos........19

REAL ESTATE

Hills o’ Brown Realty.....................65 ReMax Team...................................63 F.C. Tucker-Jennifer Gabriel....... 65

RECREATION

eXplore Brown County..................4 Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides............51 Rawhide Ranch.............................27

SERVICES (see also SERVICES DIRECTORY)

Dr. Lisa Baker, DDS.......................32 Career Resource Center...............43 Ethereal Day Spa and Salon........48 Nashville BP...................................15 Village Florist Flowers & Gifts.....43

SERVICES DIRECTORY 60-61

Al’s Paint & Body-Garage Bright & Williamson Insurance Brown Co Community YMCA Brown Co Tire & Auto Buhneing’s Vintage Barber

SHOES

Head Over Heels...........................31 K. Bellum Leather.........................29

SPECIALTY SHOPS

STAINED GLASS

Ferrer Gallery............................ 3, 29 Hoosier Artist................................29 Sweetwater Gallery......................19

WEDDINGS

Artists Colony Inn.........................55 Hotel Nashville..............................67 Village Florist.................................43

OTHER

Critser’s Greenhouse....................53 Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium...............................66 Salem’s Good Nature Farm.........45


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Cover by Cindy Steele

Jenny Keel at 2014 John Hartford Festival

16 Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festival ~by Mark Blackwell

20 Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium ~by Paul Minnis 24 Abigail Doll of Brown County ~by Julia Pearson

26 Taste of Brown County 34-35 Photos by Anne Ryan Miller 36-37 Calendar 40 New Brown County History Center ~by Jeff Tryon 44 The Sampler Gets Groomed 48 Indiana Heritage Arts Show & Sale 52 State Park Herbarium Collection

~by Jim Eagleman

~by Lee Edgren

~by Mark Blackwell

54 Festival of Flowers PaintOut 56 Pamela Keech & The Emerald Pencil 60 John Hartford Memorial Festival 62 Arts Village Cinefest 66 Partake in Art and Wine

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Mark Blackwell makes his home in an area of Brown County where “the roadway is rough and the slopes are seamed with ravines and present a meatless, barren, backbone effect.” He was born in the last century and still spends considerable time there. He plays music with the “Lost Shoe String Band” when he can get away with it, writes for Our Brown County, and only works when he has to. Joe Lee is an illustrator and writer. He is the author of The History of Clowns for Beginners and Dante for Beginners and illustrator of six other titles, including the forthcoming Dada and Surealism for Beginners in the ongoing “for Beginners” series. He is an award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Bloomington Herald Times, a graduate of Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and a veteran circus performer. Joe lives with his wife Bess, son Brandon, George the cat, and his dogs, Jack and Max.

Julia Pearson wrote for a secular Franciscan magazine for ten years and served as its human interest editor. She and her husband Bruce have made Lake Woebegone Country their new homebase for life’s continuing adventures. Julie, Bruce, and four-footed Suki are adjusting well. Julia enjoys traveling and visiting museums of all types and sizes, especially with her children and grandchildren. Jeff Tryon is a former news editor of The Brown County Democrat, a former region reporter for The Republic, and a former bureau chief for The Huntsville Times. Born and raised in Brown County, he currently lives with his wife, Sue, in a log cabin on the edge of Brown County State Park. He is a Baptist minister. Jim Eagleman is a 40 year veteran of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources as an interpretive naturalist, first working at Turkey Run State Park for three years and for the last 34 at Brown County. He and his wife Kay have three sons, all graduates of Brown County High School. Kay and Jim enjoy all outdoor activities, especially kayaking. Jim is currently working on his memoirs. Paul Minnis is a former journalist with 20 years of daily newspaper experience. He works these days as an analyst with the Indiana Board of Law Examiners, a division of the Indiana Supreme Court. A native of Haubstadt in southern Indiana, he has lived in Bartholomew County for 16 years. He has a wife, Monica, and a daughter, Ashlynn. Anne Ryan Miller lives and works in Brown County. Her beautiful studio is open to the public and located on the historic artist home and studio of Dale Bessire. Her glass pieces and photography are available for purchase and can be seen at her studio located at 425 N. Johnson St. Call for hours and directions (812) 988-9766 (home), (812) 325-7485 (cell). Her work can also be seen at Hoosier Artist. <www.AnneRyanMillerGlassStudio.com>

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June 13–20, 2015

49th Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

~by Mark Blackwell reckon that I am, to some degree, a born traditionalist. I still keep a paper calendar (what younger folks call a hard copy) hangin’ on the kitchen wall. It helps me keep track of where my life is goin’ and where it’s been. I like the idea of having four seasons to the year. I like celebratin’ birthdays and Christmas and the 4th of July. It gives me a sense of the continuity of things when another annual event rolls around. One of my favorites is comin’ right up—the world famous Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass festival that takes place June 13 through June 20, 2015. Every year, I look forward to spendin’ a few days with old friends and makin’ new friends in a place that is as familiar and invitin’ as my own back porch. I have been in attendance at more festivals out at the Bill Monroe Music Park than I have missed. And I can’t think of a better way to welcome summer than with a Bluegrass soundtrack.

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This year looks to be another outstanding eight days of music. The line-up for the festival is a virtual survey of the history and different styles of Bluegrass. For starters, we’ve got one of the pioneers of the music, Dr. Ralph Stanley. Then there are the fellers that got their start back in the 1960s and 70s, like Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams, and Raymond Fairchild. And there is a ton of groups that are taking Bluegrass into the future,

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such as The Grascals, Blue Highway, and Wildfire. One of my favorite events at the festival is the Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp. This is a series of small group workshops taught by professional instructors to help the next generation of Bluegrassers get a head start. The Boot Camp covers topics such as basic instrument care and handling, vocals and harmony singing, stage presence, song writing, and more. Of course, there are also workshops covering all levels of proficiency on banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass, and mandolin. All of it is aimed at youngsters six to eighteen years old. At the end of the Boot Camp all the participants get to come up on stage and show off their hard work. It is a good thing to see these young folks as they develop into the Bluegrass stars of tomorrow. The only catch is that the Boot Camp is so popular that it is limited to the first fifty applicants and you need to register early. It is too late this year but if you have an up-and-coming Bluegrass picker in your family keep it in mind for next year.

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There are also workshops, for adults to hone their skills on all the traditional instruments, given by some of the performers. When the musicians are not on stage they can often be found up at the shelter at the top of the hill signin’ autographs and just jawin’ with their fans. There isn’t a big wall of separation between the stars and the audience. There is a “we’re all just folks attitude.” If this is your first time at the festival I expect that you will be plum amazed at how comfortable and commodious the park is. Whether you prefer camping in a pup tent or you cruise over in a land yacht there is clean water, toilets, hot showers, and electrical hookups. I really enjoy the campground experience just for the instant communities that spring up. It doesn’t matter who you pitch your tent next to or who pulls their camper in next to you because you already have Bluegrass in common. So, your new neighbors are just good friends you haven’t met yet. I know what it is like to get ready for the big festival camp out. You make out your lists of essentials

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and run around gatherin’ stuff in piles in the living room and you try your best not to forget anything. If you’re like me, you wind up hauling enough “necessaries” to get you through a month in the barren wilderness but then forget the toilet paper. Luckily, the park has a camp store right on the premises with about anything you might need. You don’t need to pack much food because of all the vendors. I can’t resist the fried green tomatoes, Northern Pike fillet sandwiches, roastin’ ears, barbecued ribs, kettle corn ,and more. I think maybe this year I should try a little dietin’ before the festival. I can’t say enough about the good vittles and friendliness of the concessionaires. I think if those folks just got together and threw a food festival I’d be at the head of the ticket line. So, with mouth-waterin’ food, great accommodations, friendly folks, top of the list entertainers, and a family friendly attitude, a visit to the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival is a perfect get away. Whether you come for a day or spend the whole week, a trip to Bean Blossom is a unique and unforgettable experience. Tickets for the festival can be purchased in advance for a discounted rate until June 1. You can buy tickets by the day or get three-day and eight-day combo passes. Youngsters 13 to 16 years old get a $5 discount per day and kids 12 and under get in free if accompanied by an adult. Camping is extra. Sites are available with electric hookups or you can camp primitive. Tickets are available by calling (800) 414-4677 or (812) 988-6422 or online at <www.beanblossom.us>. 

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~by Paul Minnis ife took a magical turn for Rich Hill one day long ago, when the third-grader visited the shop of a Fort Wayne magician. The child saw card tricks. Illusions. Mysterious boxes that seemed to swallow up whatever was dropped inside, perhaps sending them to another plain of existence. Hill was hooked, and a dream began to form in his young mind. One day he would become a magician. He would wow his friends. He would spark the very sense of wonderment in others that he himself experienced. He decided then and there that he’d own his own magic shop. Forty-some years later, Hill, now 53, has opened that shop. You can find Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium in downtown Nashville, among the Antique Alley Shops at 75 S. Jefferson St. An accomplished magician in his own

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Hill’s Crystal Casket apparatus being used by magician Albert Llorens. photo from <www. richhillsillusionshop.com>

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right, Hill stands ready to amaze any curious boy, girl, or skeptical adult who may wander inside. The shop is the latest addition to his business. For years, Hill has built and sold illusion equipment and props to other magicians. His online website showcases stage illusions like the Crystal Casket, in which a seemingly empty, glass-sided box is covered with a cloth. When the cloth is removed, a person appears inside. His website also has card tricks like Final Card, a classic take on a this-is-your-card illusion that uses a colored wheel. Eli Rodriguez, who, along with Hill, co-owns the Nashville magic shop’s parent company, RH Adventures, said Hill is naturally gifted. “Magic has always been his secret thing,” Rodriguez said. “He does stuff around here that is just mind blowing.” Rodriguez said that showbiz mentality springs naturally from Hill’s passion for theater and teaching. The magician was a theater major in college, and he uses that skill every day in his performance of magic. Teaching opportunities arise all the while, as Hill reveals how his tricks work during one-on-one and group tutorials. Hill demonstrated on a recent Monday by wadding up a dollar bill, placing it in his left hand and coaxing it on with his right. The dollar bill twitched, turned and rose slowly from his palm. The magician waved both hands around the levitated dollar, showing that the impossible really is possible, if only the onlooker is willing to believe.


Then there was the Traveling Jewel trick. Hill showed how brightly colored stones affixed to a tiny stick could shift with the flick of a wrist. Flick once, both stones crowd onto the same side. Flick again, the stones disappear. And let’s not forget the behemoths. Hill told of a box he built that is large enough to hold a full-sized person. A woman would lie down inside, and the magician would saw the box at two points, effectively dicing the woman into thirds. At the end of the trick, the woman would walk away whole again, completing the illusion. You won’t find that one in the shop. The space is much too confined. Hill stocks his shelves instead with knickknacks, many of which, like the bigger tricks and props, he makes with his own hands to supplement his business. The magic sticks and the floating-dollar kit? Those are his. He loves to demonstrate those and many others to anyone who happens to pop in. He reveals the tricks’ secrets only after the customer completes the purchase. The illusions are really the whole point, after all. To give those secrets away early would hurt sales. Hill has a first-hand theory as to what possesses people to reach into their wallets for something they know isn’t real. He used to be a wide-eyed child himself. It was the reason he returned to performing magic in the shop and booking events like birthday parties after a 15-year hiatus to concentrate on building props for magicians. “Kids believe in everything,” he said. “There’s a kid who resides in each of us. We lose track of him as adults, but he’s always there. Magic is a willing suspension of belief. It instills a nurturing feeling, and that’s what’s so cool about it.” Hill said that although the shop opened only in October, he already has gotten a glimpse of how popular it could become. During spring break, many children and young adults saw the shop and stopped in on a whim. Many left with their jaws hanging open, mystified at the illusions Hill conjured up for their enjoyment. The spring and summer months will provide more informal data about how well a magic shop can do in Nashville. Hill has no doubt. He said he eventually would add more shelves to his small shop, relocate to a larger space and continue to invest in a community that gives artists like him a chance to demonstrate their wares. Continued on 48

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Abigail Doll

of Brown County

Original book dust cover. Sperry family crest. Portia Sperry with doll.

~by Julia Pearson

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any fourth graders learned about the settling of the Indiana wilderness by reading of the adventures of a young girl named Susan Calvin and a doll companion that was handmade by her grandmother. Abigail, was named for the little ragdoll and was written by Portia Howe Sperry and Lois Donaldson in 1938. The doll came before the book and both were inspired by Portia Sperry. In 1931, Portia and her family moved to Brown County from Fort Wayne, Indiana in the midst of the Great Depression. Her husband Ralph’s job ended with the bankruptcy of the piano factory where he worked, followed by the closing of RCA where he briefly designed radio cabinets. Portia described her family’s decision

to move to Brown County in a story printed in the October, 1934 issue of the Woman’s Home Companion: “I remembered a tiny village we had often passed in the southern part of our state. The folk, hardly more than five hundred in all, seemed kindly….Somehow my imagination took me straight there, where we could live for far less than in any city. We could have a garden and put vegetables and fruits for winter.” The Sperrys and their children had to carry water from across the road of their first home in Brown County, and drinking water a quarter of a mile from higher up the hill. At the foot of the hill, they made their garden that summer. With the family toiling together in their plot, her son, Jim asked Portia through a beaming,

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dirt-and-sweat streaked smile, “People say you have to have money to be happy; we haven’t any money and we just couldn’t be any happier, could we?” Ralph worked as a foreman at the Bessire apple orchards and Portia did several odd jobs before being asked by Jack Rogers to manage a small gift shop next to the Nashville House (now Spears Pottery). The family worked together and eventually moved to a more comfortable home. Ralph converted their henhouse into a workshop that winter and restored an old piano for the university. That first winter inspired Portia to produce a doll for the shop she managed, Brown County Folks. She had been stocking the store with locally produced crafts such as pottery,


wood carvings, woven fabrics, hand-braided rugs, and paintings. Many hours were spent designing Abigail. The doll’s wig was made of cotton fabric strips and braided. Buttons, ties, and hooks and eyes were used on the clothing and shoes, just as real children’s clothes were fastened. The blouse and skirt were made of calico, with a white linen apron, shoes of oilcloth, and a bonnet. The facial features were painted using “fast dyes” by Carolyn Griffith, wife of painter L.O. Griffith. She created a carrier for Abigail using two Quaker oatmeal boxes fastened end to end, and covered over with wallpaper. Leather handles were added. Portia went door to door to find women who would provide the workforce needed to make the doll in quantity. The Nashville House held a “Christening Party” for Abigail, the Log Cabin Doll, in February, 1932. Newspapers carried invitations to the party, and also wrote about Portia and the artisans who created Abigail. The publicity gained national attention. Retailers such as the L.S. Ayres Company and Marshall Fields wanted to carry Abigail. People at the Quaker Oats company were so taken by the enthusiasm of Portia Sperry when she asked them about obtaining boxes that they donated the first hundred. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited the Brown County Folks shop in 1934. Her granddaughters recount that Portia said Mrs. Roosevelt exclaimed “Oh, I recognize Abigail!” as she entered the shop, The Abigail doll has been made through the years under the direction of three generations of the Sperry family. Ralph and Portia Sperry passed a legacy to their family and beyond. The motto “Sweet are the uses of adversity,” appears on the family crest. An Abigail doll has a place on a corner of the crest along with garden tools, a cow, and a piano. Jim lovingly wrote in his book for the family, that his mother was a “liberal, liberated woman.” She was on the “cutting edge of women’s thoughts and ideas.” The Brown County Folks shop was in the Sperry family until 1984. Traces, the publication of the Indiana Historical Society, published a story about the Sperry family in its fall, 2001 edition entitled “Doing It Together.” In a fitting tribute to the spirit of Portia, Ralph, and their children Posey, Charles, Jim, and Emily, an exhibition opened in May, of that year at the Indiana Historical Society Headquarters called “A Working Life.”

Established in 1926, Brown County’s original art gallery offers for sale artwork by contemporary artists and consigned early Indiana art. Selections from the Permanent Collections are also on display.

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ring the entire family to the Village of Nashville for the 8th Annual Taste of Brown County on May 16, 2015. From noon to 5 p.m., local restaurants, confectioners, and vendors will serve up samples of specialty dishes and sweets that can only be found in Brown County. The event also will feature plenty of kids’ activities, live music, a family-friendly wine garden, as well as hourly giveaways and prizes. Savor the local flavor and treat your taste buds to a day of food, fun, and entertainment at the Taste of Brown County. Presented by the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County, this year’s Taste event is chock-full of exciting new features. In addition to its new central location at the Courthouse parking lot and grounds, this year’s event will provide the opportunity for guests to win several top-notch prizes, including an overnight getaway for two to Brown County. Not only will guests be able to sample the best dishes, treats, and drinks Brown County has to offer, but they also can kick back and relax to an afternoon of live music, performed from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. After filling up on delicious local fare in the sampling area and familyfriendly wine garden, guests are encouraged to bring along their blankets and chairs and stay awhile. The Taste of Brown County will have plenty of activities to keep the kids busy as well. A kid zone, complete with a bounce house and other fun games, will be a guaranteed good time for children of all ages.

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A People’s Choice Award winner for best sample also will be announced at 5 p.m., as guests are encouraged to vote throughout the day for their favorite. Admission to the event is $5; children 5 years and younger are free. Samples and other food items will be available for purchase, with no samples exceeding $5. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County. Tickets are available online at <www.tasteofbrowncounty.com>, as well as will be sold the day of the event. All those purchasing tickets will automatically be entered into Taste giveaways and must be present to win. Prize winners will be announced hourly beginning at 1 p.m., with the overnight getaway winner being announced between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information on the Taste of Brown County and for a full list of participating vendors, please visit <www.tasteofbrowncounty.com> or call (812) 988-7303. With plenty of food and entertainment to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Taste of Brown County. Come hungry, leave happy, and savor the local flavor in Brown County on May 16.  ABIGAIL continued from 25 The doll has been trademarked by the Sperry family and current production is under the care and oversight of granddaughters Sarah Mitchell and Abigail Sperry, who live about half an hour from Boulder, Colorado. Collectors will be happy to know that the doll is being fashioned after the Abigail of the 1940s era. Dolls can be ordered on-line at <www.Abigaildoll.com>. The website is an archive of the Sperry family and includes photos, articles, and letters. You can also purchase an Abigail doll at Spears Pottery, located at the site of the original shop. The Abigail book is printed by and available from the Indiana Historical Society at their gift shop and online. An Abigail doll will be part of a permanent exhibition called an “American Enterprise Exhibition” at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian. The exhibition will focus on the role of business and innovation from 1770 through 2010, and is scheduled to open on July 1, 2015. American poet, James Russell Lowell, said, “Mishaps are like knives that either serve or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.” The sharp blade of the Great Depression was handled by the Sperrys and their community as an opportunity to work together. 


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Calendar

Brown County Playhouse Most performances at 7:30 May 2 Truth be Told Four talented storytellers from Chicago May 8, 9, 15, 16 The Odd Couple Brown County Community Theater Local talented actors May 30 Senior Comedy Tour Brown County Playhouse Laugh Series June 6 Kim Robins & 40 Years Late Bluegrass Sensation Concert June 13 & 14 Arts Village Cinefest 5 Films, 2 Workshops, After Party June 20 Mike Armstrong, Comedian Bob & Tom funny man June 27 Matt Jernigan Brown County Playhouse Laugh Series MOVIES - THE LATEST RELEASES Schedule online 70 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville 812-988-6555 www.BrownCountyPlayhouse.org

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Pine Room - Muddy Boots Music 7 Days a Week—Not all dates were booked at time of publication May 1 Kade Puckett 6:00 May 2 Stella & Friends 8:00 May 3 New Old Cavalry 7:00 May 4 Bring your instrument jam 7:00 May 5 Travers Marks 7:00 May 6 Open Mic w/ Dave Sisson 7:00 May 7 Kara Barnard & Chuck Wills 7:00 May 8 Kade Puckett 6:00 May 10 Craig Thurston 6:00

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Chateau Thomas Winery May 1 Dave Miller May 2 Marvin Parrish May 8 Impasse May 9 Gary Applegate & Joe Rock May 15 Acoustic Mayhem, Jeff Foster Frank Jones, & Carolyn Dutton May 16 The Paul Bertch Band May 22 Ken & Debbie Wilson May 23 Fistful of Bacon May 29 Davis & Devitt May 30 The McGuires June 5 Craig Thurston June 6 Mark LaPointe June 12 The Cari Ray Band June 13 Impasse June 19 Greg O’Haver June 20 Barry Johnson June 26 Two for the Show June 27 The Paul Bertch Band Music 7:00-10:00 Fri. and Sat. 812-988-8500 www.ChateauThomas.com

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SPECIAL EVENTS: Spring Blossom Festival Sponsored by Brown County Democrat Back to the Future Showing May 1, Brown County Playhouse 7:00 Parade May 2, Downtown Nashville, 11:00 Sponsored by Brown County Lions Club Enchantment Under the Sea Dance May 2, Seasons Lodge Conference Center 6:00-10:00 Antique Tractor Show May 1-3, Brown County Fairgrounds Courthouse Clock Back to the Future reproduction clock on the courthouse lawn. Photo op.

Morel Sale & Festival May 2, 10:00-4:00, State Park Nature Center Fun events: a morel sale, cooking demonstration, arts and crafts fair.

Village Art Walk Second Saturdays Free self-guided walking tour of downtown Nashville art galleries

38th Shelby Spring Fling Car Show May 15-17, Brown County State Park

Taste of Brown County May 16, downtown Nashville Sampling of the many delicious restaurants and food vendors. Live Music.

Festival of Flowers Paint Out May 16, T.C. Steele SHS located in Belmont Register 812-988-2785 tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org

Brown Co Humane Society Dawg Gone Walk and Fiesta

5th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival

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May 28-30, Bill Monroe Music Park in Blean Blossom The most laid back festival in America

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pARTake 4th Saturday of the month Chateau Thomas Winery, 3:00-5:00 Enjoy wine and refreshments as you learn from an area artist. $40 per person; includes one glass of complimentary wine, refreshments, instruction and materials. May 23 Make a Mosaic June 27 Behold a Beaded Basket www.artalliancebrowncounty.com

Indiana Heritage Arts Show June 6-20 Brown County Art Gallery Largest juried Midwest art competition

Brown County Art Gallery Mabel B. Annis Student Art Exhibit Now-May 29 Artists Assoc. Spring Show June 6-20 Indiana Heritage Arts Show June 22-Oct. 5 Artists Assoc. Summer Show 812-988-4609 www.browncountyartgallery.org

Brown County Art Guild May 9 Village Art Walk 5:00-8:00 Featuring Sandy Ezell & Pamela Newell June 13 Village Art Walk 5:00-8:00 Featuring Gerry Govert & Kathryn Clark June 28-July 4 The Brown County Art Guild’s Fine Art Camp Hosted by Waycross Camp. Grades 7-12. Visit website for info. 812-988-6185 www.browncountyartguild.org

Brown County History Center Open 1:00 to 4:00 Tues.–Sat. Displays and exhibits, Pioneer Village North of the courthouse $2 Donation

Bucks & Does Square Dances

Arts Village Cinefest

JUNE 13: Hands of Eros 11:00 a.m Rivers and Tides 1:00 Goldsworthy Workshop 2:00 Herb and Dorothy 3:00 Mr Turner 7:00 Cinefest Gala After-Party— Brown County Art Guild 8:30 JUNE 14: Between the Folds 1:00 Origami Workshop 2:30 See article on page 62 for details or visit www.artalliancebrowncounty.com

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YMCA May 1, June 5 8:00-10:30 Abe Martin Lodge June 12 8:00-10:00 The YMCA is located at 105 Willow Street

Indiana Raptor Center Live birds of prey, tours by appt. only. Wed.-Sun. 11:00-5:00 Group programs available. Closed January and August. May 23, Abe Martin Lodge program 7:30 812-988-8990 indianaraptorcenter.org

Brown County Dragway Gatesville Road in Bean Blossom Racing every Sunday April–October www.browncountydragway.com

June 13-20 at Bill Monroe Music Park Bean Blossom. Legends and newcomers.

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John V. Davis rings the bell and begins the April dedication ceremony by shouting, “Hear ye! Hear ye! Today is a day in history!”

photo by Cindy Steele

The New Brown County History Center

~by Jeff Tryon he new Brown County History Center is a generational accomplishment for the venerable Brown County Historical Society helping to secure and protect their valuable collections, attract and give focus to the thousands of visitors who pass through town each year, and provide facilities for a wide variety of organizations and events. The culmination of years of planning and devoted labor, including thousands of volunteer hours, the new center will be “the single most important development in the area to give visitors an understanding and appreciation of our rich history of survival, industry, culture, arts, nature, and place in an increasingly complicated world,” according to the Society. The striking and attractive building, by Kirkwood Design, fits

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well with its municipal neighbors, the county office building and the Brown County Public Library, an arrangement which should please genealogical researchers. It also adjoins, across Gould Street, the Society’s “Pioneer Village” a collection of old buildings which house artifacts from pioneer days. “The Historical Society wanted to move closer to Nashville for visibility, and this location became available. It’s ideal because it is just north of the Pioneer Village,” said board member Alice Lorenz. “So the whole complex links together that way.” Lorenz has been zealously committed to getting the new History Center project complete and up and running. “I’ve been pretty involved,” she said. “I’ve been in there with every builder and construction company.

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We’ve been working on this for seven years, with fundraising, planning, and working with architects.” Construction by general contractor Dunlap & Company, Inc. began in January 2014. No tax dollars were spent on the 18,000 square foot building, and there is no mortgage. It was partially funded by Brown County Community Foundation contributions (some from the late Howard Hughes) and through private donors including Lorenz. “Well, I wanted to get it done,” said Lorenz. “People would say, ‘Well, you have to wait until you get all the money.’ I said, ‘If you don’t get started, you’ll never get done.’ “I’m very pleased.” And well she should be. The beautifully-appointed facility has everything the society might have wished for during its long sojourn


The Society’s board president Ivan Lancaster, Alice Lorenz, and Brenda Maine, chair of the Pioneer Women cut the ribbon.

photo by Jeff Tryon

photo by Cindy Steele

through less-than perfect facilities—a former home on Helmsburg Road and the old bowling alley/skating rink, now a craft brewery, just north of town. “One really wonderful benefit of the new building is it has environmentally-controlled space for the storage of all the documents and valuable collections of photos, maps, and records.” The archive is open on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. In addition to the archives, the Center includes a large public research room, a grand hall with large windows overlooking the town, a large meeting room with kitchen facilities, and rooms for different community groups. The centerpiece of the building is a log cabin interior that has been recreated in a large room just off the entry to the building. The “log cabin” is filled with antique furnishings, including a large collection of laundry day appliances and related items from the 1800s. It

also features a permanent display about local nature lover and history buff Jack Weddle. “We’re just getting started and trying to set up some initial exhibits,” Lorenz said. “The main collection of artifacts is still at the Pioneer Village. There are lots of interesting tools there, along with the looms and the weaving in the pioneer cabin, and the doctor’s office.” “We only think of the artists as being the early 1900s, but there are many current artists who draw on that past, and are pretty creative in the things they are doing now,” she said. “We have a project for a permanent collection of local artists’ contributions.” The newest temporary exhibit is a collection of old things people found in their yards and brought to the Historical Society.

“I think that’s an important part of it—to inspire people to be interested in things they might find, whether they contribute it to the Historical Society or not,” she said. “As people come in to visit, they often have things they want to donate. But we for sure only want things with a Brown County connection.” The impressive exterior stone work, comprised of 100 tons of Brown County Stone, was installed by local artisans Paul Bay and Sons. They were presented the Grover G. Brown Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Brown County History” at the Center’s dedication on April 26. Soon there will be a little replica one-room schoolhouse on the front lawn between the center and the Pioneer Village. Lorenz said the momentum of the project has attracted new members and put the Historical Society in people’s minds. “We’ve gained a lot of new members, people want to get involved in passing on the history and traditions of Brown County,” she said. The group has over 300 members now, and meets monthly. “A lot of historical societies around the state have an annual meeting—people send in a donation and they’re members, but they are not overly involved,” Lorenz said. “In this one, it’s so nice because people are active.” Alice Lorenz became a member sometime in the 1970s, but her parents, Fred and Jane Lorenz, were charter members of the Brown County Historical Society in 1957. The Brown County History Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and some other times and days as volunteers are available and events warrant. An admission donation of $2 is accepted. 

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The Sampler Gets Groomed

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The Vintage Barber Josh Buhneing.

t began with an autumn whim, “no-shave November” said some guys on TV, and it seemed like a good chance to dodge the ordeal for a few months. But as the cold and ice of the hard gray winter began to close in and long hair became a second muffler and mask, it descended by phases into tonsurial chaos, nearly obscuring my true self. With the arrival of Spring, I suddenly became aware of the hair, hair, hair sticking out in every direction, untouched by professional rectification and desperately in need of a major editing. Luckily, I had noticed in my usual perambulations the opening of a new enterprise, a business known for ages by the sign of a striped pole. Time to visit the new town barber. Arriving where “It’s not just a haircut—it’s an experience,” I met barber Josh Buhneing, and climbed into his vintage barber chair for a classic haircut.

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It’s not just any chair—it dates to 1951 and once resided at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. “My Dad and I tore it down and fixed the hydraulics so it tips back for shaves and everything now,” Buhneing said. It was his dad who started him thinking about the career path he would eventually follow. “I wanted something I could work for myself, I had to have that,” he said. “I had tried different trades, electrical apprenticeship, and all this stuff that didn’t work out.” He recalls sitting with his dad watching TV and there was a barber shop on the show. “It may even have been Andy Griffith and Floyd the barber. He said, just kind of jokingly, ‘There you go, you could be a barber!’ And I kind of laughed at it,” Buhneing recalls. “But a few days later, I got to thinking, ‘That’s not a bad idea!’ That was the first seed.” He attended the Hair Force Academy in Seymour, and then Kay’s Barber College in Indianapolis. He’s worked at bigger salons in Bloomington and Columbus over the past decade, but didn’t like the emphasis on throughput. “This is the first time I’ve had my own space,” he said. “I just wanted to get away from the way a lot of places are today, all about getting people in and out—they have a time limit on you. I got sick of that…. I wanted to get back to what the barber shop should be. It should be a place of community. I feel like people here understand that and support that more so than surrounding areas. “I like the community. I like the people.” Josh grew up near Peoga in extreme northeastern Brown County. His first visits to a barber shop, with his grandpa, were to barbers in Edinburgh and Franklin. Buhneing said it’s hard to get established. People haven’t gotten used to the idea that there’s a new barber in town. But he casually mentioned three great marketing ideas just while he hacked the rangy winter brush off of my head to reveal a smiling face beneath. It seems, he said, that there are many men among the visitors who are sort of “at loose ends” while their spouses Continued on 47


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888-383-0300 • www.CornerstoneInn.com www.facebook.com/TheCornerstoneInn

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FABRIC and all things PRIMITIVE Fabric, Patterns, and Handcrafts with a primitive, homespun flair (812) 988-8200 • primitive-spirit.com

90 W. Franklin St. in Antique Alley • Nashville, IN

42 years of quality service in Brown County

Touch of Silver, Gold & Old 87 E. Main St. • Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-6990 • (800) 988-6994 Hours: 10am - 6pm • 7 days a week www.touchofsilvergoldandold.com

Brown County Furniture Brown County Pottery Brown County Weavery and Roots For Bare Feet Ferguson House It’s All About Dogs K. Bellum Leather Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium Nashville Image Antique Alley on the West Side Old Time Photography Paint Box Art Gallery Nashville The Bookloft Brown Co. Hoosier Artist Art Guild House Primitive Spirit Jack and Jill Out of the Through the Looking Glass Antique Nut Shop Ordinary Wooden Wonders Alley Shoppes Woodlands Gallery VAN BUREN ST

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insist on hitting every shop in town—there’s a lot of them! They should just come on over for a trim and maybe a nice shave—kill some time the old fashioned way. Also, local men can realize the convenience of an accessible barber, schedule a regular mid-week appointment (between-cut neck shaves are free), make a new friend, and spend styling dollars in the county. Thirdly—and this is the one I liked a lot—how about a bachelor party where the groomsmen get groomed? “A lot of people are here for weddings, and we do bachelor parties. Have the guys and their families all come in and get shaves and haircuts, and make a fun time of it,” Buhneing said. I asked the barber if he got much call these days for an old-fashioned straight-razor shave such as we are more accustomed to see in movies. “I don’t do a ton of them, but I have a couple of local guys that come in every week,” he said. “And I get random people, I probably do, on average, five a week or so. A lot of people don’t even know about them, and have never had one.” “It’s a good experience.” Classic haircuts, straight razor shaves, and 100 percent natural locally-made grooming products are all to be had at Buhneing’s Vintage Barber Shop. It is currently at 179 North Van Buren Street in Nashville but Josh bought some property in downtown Nashville and will be moving his shop soon to that location. You can keep posted by calling (812) 200-3126 and visiting <www.TheNashvilleBarber.com>. You can also find him on Facebook at Buhneing’s Vintage Barber Shop. I emerged into the warm afternoon air, sunlight dappling down on my face, a breeze blowing across my newly naked neck. I sauntered down the street with a new spring in my gait and a big smile across my face. And I was profoundly satisfied.

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Indiana Heritage Arts Show and Sale H June 6–June 20, 2015

oosier artists are busy preparing for the 37th Indiana Heritage Arts (IHA) Exhibition and Sale, an annual event in Nashville that draws more than 130 artists and some 400 works of art. This year’s show begins Saturday, June 6 at the Brown County Art Gallery, corner of Main Street and Artist Drive, and concludes June 20. The free event is one of the biggest art competitions in the Midwest with prize winners sharing more than a $30,000 purse. In the last year, artists also benefitted from more than $60,000 in purchase awards. All works juried into the show are for sale. A gala reception and preview will be Friday, June 5. State Representative Eric Koch will be emcee for the popular event and will announce this year’s prize winners.

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Jim Ross, of Eckert & Ross Fine Art of Indianapolis, is returning show chairman. He said, “Indiana Heritage Arts strives with its annual exhibit to provide the best opportunity possible for traditional Indiana artists to showcase their work to the patrons who are eager to collect it. We accomplish this by catering to the artist’s needs as much as we can, and by securing exhibit judges that are sympathetic to our goals. The bottom line is that we are here to serve artists, and to keep alive the rich tradition of Indiana art.” James Richards, of Decatur, Georgia is this year’s judge. “Richards travels the world, painting from life, and teaching and sharing his knowledge—a primary facet of his career, “ Ross said. Richards was first place winner in the 2013 America’s Great Paint Out, and four-time Artist Choice winner at The Forgotten Coast Plein Air Festival. He conducts art workshops in the U.S. and France. IHA maintains a year-round exhibit and sale space in the Gallery. Each year the IHA board of directors buys a painting to add to its permanent collection, also housed in the Gallery. Hours for the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday. Lake James, Indiana artist Fred Doloresco captured the top $5,000 prize for the second year running in 2014 with his impressionistic painting of “Kettle Corn.” Second place winner in 2014 was Indianapolis artist Todd Reifers with a painting, “Winter Shadows, Monument Circle.” “Miner’s Falls,” painted by Dale Popovich of northern Indiana, was third prize winner. Awards of excellence were given to Jerry Smith of Crawfordsville, Ken Bucklew of Spencer, Bill Inman of Muncie, and J.D. Naraine of Indianapolis. The board of directors purchased Nashville artist Lyle Denney’s “I.U. Summer Studies” for its permanent collection. 2015 Call for Entry has been mailed to artists and are available from the website <www.indianaheritagearts. org>. Additional information about the show is available at (812) 988-4609.  RICH HILL’S MAGIC continued from 21 Starting the first weekend of June, he will hold a twice-daily magic show. Stay tuned for details. Hill’s magic shop is one of only three in Indiana. But is it the best? The proof is in the poof. For more information about the Magic and Fun Emporium call (812) 720-7029.


Salt Creek

Inn

• Half Mile to Downtown Nashville • One Mile to Brown County State Park • Large Parking Area • Best Rates in Town • Limited Pet Rooms • Free Wi-Fi, Coffee, and Breakfast Snack • Motorcycle and Bicycle Friendly • Picnic/Grill Area • Fire Pit—We Supply the Wood

Salt Creek Inn 551 SR 46 E. Nashville, IN For reservations call

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Muddy Boots Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner All Ages & Kids Menu Live Music 7 Nights a Week Sun.–Thurs. 8am–10pm; Fri. & Sat. 8am–Midnight

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All New Guest Rooms and Suites with Kitchenettes

Restaurant Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Wine-Down Wednesday

Every Wed. 6–8 pm

1/3 OFF select wines

• Soups • Salads • Sandwiches • After Five Menu • Fine Wines

Breads, Pastries, and Danish and music by Jeff Foster Baked Here Daily Center of Nashville Main and Van Buren Streets Open Daily • (812) 988-4114

Book Your Meeting, Banquet, or Reception at our Conference Center

2450 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN Close to Salt Creek Golf Course, Brown County State Park www.creeksideretreat.net Toll free 844-4RETREAT (844-473-8732)

4th Sister

Vintage Store

Repurposed home décor, memorabilia & collectibles

RV Park & Campground • Full Hookups • Pool • Free Wi-Fi • Playground • Kamping Kabins • Rec/Game Room • Camping Store • Nature Trail

New owners Open April–October Minutes away from fine dining, art and craft shops, museums, live entertainment and theater.

2248 State Road 46 East Nashville, IN

(812) 988-4675

www.browncountycampgrounds.com

Olde Magnolia House Inn 3 large, private overnight rooms above 4th Sister Vintage store filled with vintage items, extra blankets, quilts, pillows, games, smart cable TVs BOOK ONLINE! 614.638.8849 • 213 South Jefferson • OldeMagnoliaHouseInn.com

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Hoosier Buddy Liquors Cold Beer, Fine Wines & Select Spirits Cold Beer:

Hoosier Buddy offers more than 150 different beers, including more than 80 craft, micro, and imports. We proudly offer a wide variety of beers from Indiana’s finest brewers.

Fine Wines:

Hoosier Buddy is a wine-lovers type of store. With more than 200 wines to choose from, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our “Affordable Imports” and “90+ Point” selections.

Nashville, Indiana’s #1 Fun Attraction

COPPERHEAD CREEK

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Fun and Educational for All Ages

Select Spirits:

Hoosier Buddy offers an ever expanding array of top-notch spirits. Our whiskey category alone includes more than 75 different choices. Whether you’re looking for a Single Barrel Bourbon or a Single Malt from Islay— we stock them.

284 South Van Buren (next to Subway) Nashville, IN 812-988-2267 As always, Hoosier Buddy Liquors reminds you to celebrate safe —don’t drink and drive.

GRANDPA JEFF’S

Trail Rides Relax on a journey with Grandpa Jeff. Take in the scenery and wildlife. No two rides will ever be the same —sunny summer days, fall colors, winter snowfalls, spring blossoms. Trail Rides, Pony Rides, Hay Rides Cattle Drives, and Custom Excursions

At least one hour notice. Trail Ride Reservations can be made by phone, e-mail, or through our website.

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BROWN COUNTY

ROCK and FOSSIL SHOP

Just North of the Courthouse 79 N. Van Buren ~ (812) 988-2422 www.visitbrowncounty.com/welcome.asp

Estate Jewelry Antiques Paintingg

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39 E. Franklin St. in Nashville

(North of Artists Colony Inn–next to where you board the train)

Painting Lessons available, call for times

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State Park Herbarium Collection

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ildflowers, blooming shrubs, and flowering trees in Brown County have had a good opportunity this spring to meet their destiny—to become fertilized by insects, birds, or wind, and to mature to seed. We enjoy this annual treat of color when the botanic world kicks into high gear. As an avid gardener/plant lover friend says, “If you aren’t overjoyed by the green plants outside your door, there’s something wrong with you!” It is contagious, uplifting, and exciting to see nature return to the landscape. While admittedly a winter nature lover, I anticipate and welcome the first park flowers, birds returning, and warm weather like most. Add a morel mushroom feast with bluegill fillets to the mix with my favorite beverage and I am as happy a camper as there ever was.

Park herbarium record of clearweed with family, genus, species, location, and habitat information.

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Park volunteer and herbarium collector David Mow. courtesy photo

And where better to experience these delightful events than right here in beautiful Brown County. Keeping tabs on this vegetative variety in the park, what trees and plants exist, and documenting their occurrence could be an overwhelming job—unless you like this sort of thing and have a detailed and orderly inclination for organization. This is the habit of Nature Center volunteer and Master Gardener, David Mow from Spencer, who has begun the seemingly impossible job of identifying, collecting and preserving all the vascular plants in Brown County State Park’s 16 thousand acres. This summer, David will begin collecting the woody species of park trees and shrubs in flower. How is a project of this magnitude accomplished? David started collecting the park’s herbaceous plants in 2013. He indicated an interest in the project after attending a plant workshop on local flora a year earlier. He first secured a DNR collecting permit allowing him to legally gather a specimen of every plant he observed in bloom along the many horse, bike, fire, and hiking trails. He photographed each plant and listed the habitat, sun-exposure, and GPS coordinates. Rare plants were not collected but noted as to location and health. At the Nature Center each plant was identified, pressed, mounted on herbarium paper, and filed in a wooden cabinet with other plant family specimens. The Nature Center collection of herbaceous species now totals 327 plants representing 60 botanic families. Specimens are used in interpretive programs on plant conservation, family characteristics of common species, and general botany. For many attending it may be the first time they have become aware of the varied vegetative community or a forest ecosystem. Continued on 58


Visit

Morgantown

10 miles north of Nashville on scenic State Road 135

Serving Central Indiana since 1971 Visit our website

www.theclockconnection.com Lay-a-way and Gift Certificates available 75 W. Washington St. P.O. Box 29 Morgantown, IN 46160-0029 812-597-5414 Tues.–Sat. 11–5 pm (closed Sun. & Mon.)

ANTIQUES CO-OP 129 W. Washington St. • Morgantown, IN 46160 (In the old hardware store building)

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Furniture, Art Architectural Elements Pottery The Odd and Unusual and A General Line Like us on Facebook

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Greenhouse

Annuals • Perennials • Plants 812-597-5388 SR 135 N. at Brown County line

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Largest Collection of Bobby Knight Memorabilia Breakfast 8:30 - 11 a.m. Sandwiches & Salads 11 a.m. - ? At the corner of Main & Van Buren Streets (underneath the Nashville House) - 988-2355 54 Our Brown County • May/June 2015

he 16th Annual Festival of Flowers PaintOut will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site. The PaintOut, a plein air art contest, is open to adults and kids, professional, emerging, and beginning artists. Come and spend the day at the historic site, enjoy the blooming trees and flowers, hike the trails, and tour the House of the Singing Winds and Steele’s large studio, where you can enjoy paintings by T.C. Steele and the PaintOut judges. If taking in the scenery, enjoying watching the artists at work, or attending a big band outdoor concert is more your speed, “Mel Chance and the Noteables” will perform at 1 p.m. on site, and Bloomingfoods will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. Contest pre-registration is required, and early bird discounts run the month of April. Regular registration rates will apply for May 1–16. Adult categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and drawing. Child (12 and under) and Teen categories may be any media. This year’s first place and People’s Choice winners will be displayed at the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau in downtown Nashville, from May 18– June 30, 2015. All PaintOut entries must be created the day of the contest at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site or in Brown County. The site will open at 7 a.m. the day of the contest, and artists must have their blank canvases or pages stamped prior to beginning their work. The judging of the artwork begins at 2 p.m., and gift certificates for art supplies or an art class will be awarded to the Child, Teen, and Youth People’s Choice winners, from generous donations by Pygmalion’s (Bloomington), Papertrix, and the Ferrer Gallery (both of Nashville). There will be a $2 parking fee for the general public. PaintOut registration forms and guidelines are available online on the Programs page at <www.tcsteele.org>. Artists who wish to have registration forms mailed may call the site (812) 9882785 or visit. Registration materials are also available at Brown and Monroe County public libraries. Please mail completed registration forms, along with the entry fee, to: T.C. Steele State Historic Site 4220 T.C. Steele Rd. Nashville, IN 47448 


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Inn & Restaurant

A Charming 19th Century Style Inn and Restaurant

Two-Wheeler Tour Package Includes $50 in restaurant credits

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• 20 Guest Rooms, 3 Suites with Whirlpool Baths • Banquet and Conference Rooms for Retreats or Parties • Gift Certificates Available Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast Buffet 7:30 am–10:30 am “Early Bird” Specials Mon.–Thurs. 3–5 pm At the corner of Van Buren and Franklin Streets in Nashville, Indiana

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2-day/2-night Overnight Stay, plus A $30 Dinner/Lunch Voucher, plus 2 $10 Breakfast Coupons, plus A 20% Pit Bull Leather Co. Discount

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Find something special for you and your loved ones from our selection of

Quality Gifts & Collectibles including distinctive hand-painted Brown County ornaments and Locally-made pottery

Friendly, knowledgeable staff We ship every day Visit our website www.CarolsCrafts.com E-mail: Sales@CarolsCrafts.com 800-345-6388

Artists Colony Shops, S. Van Buren St., Nashville

3 blocks to Nashville’s 200+Shops, Galleries, Restaurants and Theaters 2 miles to Brown County State Park

Reserve on-line

BrownCountyInn.com 812-988-2291 Junction State Roads 46 & 135 Nashville, Indiana

Restaurant

Cocktail Lounge

$30 Food Vouchers may be used for any meal in either

Rules: Available by advance reservation only and deposit required. Above offers valid based on availability to September 30, 2015. * Add $10 to this package to reserve during the month of October, 2015 * Add 12% sales tax to all rates (food vouchers are not taxable)

Children (up to age 17) stay free with parents— Max occupancy per room is 2 adults / 2 children Photo courtesy Geoff Thompson Photography

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Pamela Keech and The

Emerald Pencil

~by Lee Edgren he Emerald Pencil—the shop, studio, and home at the northeast corner of Jefferson and Main Streets in Nashville—is the latest result of Pamela Keech’s gift for following her bliss. No one could accuse Keech of coloring within the lines of predictability. This is what makes a visit to her shop and studio and a conversation with this “artist, curator, and writer” a rich experience. “I didn’t start out to have a store,” Keech explains. “I wanted a place to have a studio, but this space had to be a shop, and it was perfect for me. I’m in love with old things that have history attached to them and I love things that are unusual, Every thing here has been carefully collected and curated for a variety of reasons. When customers come in, I give them some of the history.”

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Looking for a memorable name that would “come up on Google really fast,” she found that she was drawn to those with two words, “one a color, one having to do with what I do. My drawings are important to me. I love to hold a pencil. And in 2013 Emerald was the Pantone color of the year.” Both the Emerald Pencil’s collection of objects and pricespectrum are wide. Old tintypes sit comfortably with artists’ books and contemporary jewelry. Handmade quilts are slotted one by one in under-window shelves, and antique whisk brooms line the central staircase. Pieces of Cambridge glass, which link Keech to her her mother’s life in Guernsey County, Ohio, catch the light from high windows facing three directions. The Emerald Pencil’s precise eclecticism is of a piece with Keech’s taste and curatorial skill. She was an art major in college, taking, she says, “five years to become a sophomore.” She eventually dropped out, hitchhiked around the country, and created a clothing business in Atlanta. She and her business partner sewed “bellbottoms with lace and


doilies, which we sold to a fancy store.” The store burned, and she returned to school to “quickly” finish a BFA in visual art and costume design, and an MFA in what became installation art. Her humor, ambition, and fearlessness are all apparent in her description of her final project: “For my thesis exhibition I wrote a faux Victorian murder mystery called Lust at Fox Gorge and built the setting in the university gallery—five rooms and a garden with a working fountain.“ During the years she was out of school, “women had become

accepted as artists and art students. When I started college, there was no place for women in the art world.” While in Columbus, Ohio (her degrees are from Ohio State University) she worked in Ohio State’s costume department and in costume design for Opera Columbus. She moved from Ohio to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she was a commercial wardrobe stylist, “the most lucrative job I’ve ever had. It was exhausting.” In 1982 she was a winner of The Rome Prize (hers was in Visual Arts), which is awarded annually by the American Academy in Rome to thirty emerging artists and scholars, “who represent the highest standard of

excellence in the arts and humanities.” She eventually settled in New York, where she became the Curator of Furnishings of the privately owned New York Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side, ranked number 28 of 1,626 things to do in New York City on the Trip Advisor website. “I was charged with doing the research—what was the right thing for the family to have for the different time periods and different countries of origin.” She also had to provide detailed justifications for each purchase for each of the seven apartments and one saloon she ultimately decorated. There were no collections to draw on. She calls Continued on 59

Need help deciding what to do in Brown County? Talk to us. Drop into our Visitors Center on the corner of Van Buren and Main Streets and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help you make a decision. You can also shop for official Brown County souvenirs and keepsakes.

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HERBARIUM COLLECTION continued from 52

HOURS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 to 4:00

1st and 3rd Saturdays 10:00 to 1:00

THRIFT SHOP South Van Buren in Nashville (behind Subway) (812) 988-6003 Proceeds go to local charities

HUBBARDSTONES Gemstones at Wholesale Prices • For mounting in jewelry • For investment

Diamonds ~ Sapphires ~ Topaz ~ Opals ~ and more

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The medical community’s interest in native plant compounds increases as the knowledge of plant chemical makeup increases. Many plants are the original source for synthetically manufactured drugs. Documented medicinal uses from earlier cultures help us appreciate their original use. Mankind’s medical need is reason enough to keep the plants around, but of course they also have value in relationships that exist with insects, birds, and many wildlife. At the time of this writing, the 30th annual Brown County Wildflower Foray will have occurred, helping hikers and program attendees to once again learn and become more aware of the beauty here. Observers have been counting and recording flower occurrence, noting in many cases reduction in numbers or increase in coverage. Plants “move” from one area to the next as seed production continues and mature plants consume needed nutrients. A young Brown County forest that experienced tremendous timber removal in early days won’t exhibit the numbers and variety of wildflowers we see at older forests like McCormick’s Creek and Turkey Run state parks. Keeping an account of what plants, animals, and birds exist in the park can only happen at a property this size from the continued and dedicated efforts of our many volunteers. While staff is limited, our volunteers work in other park capacities like campground hosts, alien plant workers, trail monitoring, and office help. We couldn’t do the work or take on new projects without them. Many thanks go

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out to David Mow for documenting the diverse plant life in Brown County State Park. If this type of work interests you, go to the Indiana DNR website: <www.dnr.IN.gov> and click on the volunteer link in the State Parks division. An application, background check, and interview with property staff can start you on your way to an enjoyable summer. 

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EMERALD PENCIL continued from 57 the rooms “forms of historical fiction” that required exhaustive searches of antique shops, flea markets and garage sales, and even raids on her personal collection. The last installation took four years to finish. Her work with this museum led her to be considered an expert on mid-19th to mid-20th century material culture. And that led her to write a book entitled The Best Antique, Vintage and New Style Markets in America. Two of the 20 markets included are (partially) in Indiana. She stayed in New York until after the death of her partner, an “irresistible man” who worked in film direction, whom she had met in Philadelphia. “I was done with New York. I just wanted to go someplace where life was easier.” She was drawn to Bloomington, where her two sisters now live, and eventually to Nashville. Keech finds Nashville, “a little bubble of serenity. I just want to be here where you can do whatever you want and everybody has fun.” For more information on the Emerald Pencil, see <www.emeraldpencil.com> or call (917) 304-5285. 

Cookout Buffet (menu varies) • Cash Bar • Live Music June

Friday,June June55:(6–10 pm)pm) Friday, (6–10 Sunday, May19 25: (5–9 pm) Friday, June July

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August

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September

Sunday, Sept. 6 (5–9 pm) Friday, Sept. 18 (6–10 pm) Dates subject to change

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The John Hartford Memorial Festival May 28–30, 2015

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades at the 2014 festival.

~by Mark Blackwell

“H

ey Babe, ya wanna Boogie?” was the musical question John Hartford asked back in1971 on his album entitled, Aereo-Plain. If you answer John’s question with a “Yes,” then the John Hartford Memorial Festival is the place for you. This festival, in its fifth year, is a good place to hear an eclectic line up of the best acoustic music and musicians in the Midwest. This year the festival is hosting forty-six bands—and that’s not counting campground pick up groups. I am talking top drawer, A-one, headliners like Hot Rize, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, New

Riders of the Purple Sage, and the Hackensaw Boys. It also features local favorites The White Lightnin’ Boys, the Whipstitch Sallies, and the New Old Cavalry. Other acts include jug bands like The Fried Pickle Project. It is a very eclectic line-up and that’s because John would have wanted it that way. John Hartford was an eclectic musician himself. He didn’t like to be pinned down or pigeon-holed. He liked what he liked and if you liked it, too, then “Things couldn’t get no better.” That’s another Hartford-ism—in fact he worked it into a song called “Get No Better.” The refrain goes, “Just when you

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think it can’t get no better, then it does.” That is an example of John’s abiding optimism, which was one facet of a complex but fairly uncomplicated musical genius. John was a study in “resolved” contradictions. He grew up in Missouri and learned to play the fiddle and the banjo by the time he was thirteen. He finished high school and attended Washington University in Saint Louis. After four years of working on a commercial arts degree, he dropped out to pay more attention to his music. He moved to Nashville (the one in Tennessee) to try his hand at making a living in the


music business. He wrote songs, played some session dates and eventually came up with an LP’s worth of songs called John Hartford Looks at Life. It didn’t go too far. And then he came up with another album, Earthwords and Music, that included his song “Gentle on My Mind.” Glen Campbell did a version of it that went somewhere, and so did John—out to California. Out in Hollywood Hartford appeared on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Meanwhile, everybody else who had a record deal in the late 1960s did their own version of “Gentle on My Mind” and John found himself financially emancipated. With this new-found freedom he continued to experiment musically. In 1971 he put together an

Larry Keel and Danny Barnes take it up a notch at last year’s event.

eclectic (there’s that word again) band. The group consisted of Norman Blake, best known for his old-time and folk duet albums with his wife Nancy; Tut Taylor, a middle-aged, flatpickin’ Dobro player from Georgia; Vassar Clements, former fiddle player for Bill Monroe; and Hartford on banjo. Known as the Aereo-plain Band, this group laid the groundwork for the next phase of Bluegrass, what has come to be called “Newgrass.” Hartford with this band made his debut appearance at Bean Blossom in 1971. I wish I could say I remember it well but unfortunately, I was off defending Bean Blossom from the Viet Cong that year. I have it on good authority that they gave a heck of a performance and paved the way for hippies to embrace Bluegrass music. So things, appropriately, come full circle and now the John Hartford Memorial Festival has found a home here at Bean Blossom. Now, let me say a few words about the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground because camping out at the festival is the way to go for maximizing your fun potential. The camp sites are not included in the ticket price so you need to factor in that extra expense. Contact the folks at the park to get prices and reserve a space. You can call them at (800) 414-4677 or (812) 988-6422. You can check

them out on the inter-webs at <www.beanblossom.us>. If you haven’t been to the park before you are in for a very pleasant surprise. There is abundant parking and the campgrounds run the gamut from primitive tent sites to pop-up camper sites all the way to land yacht docking. The sites have a fire ring and room enough for your tent and your lawn chairs and your friend’s lawn chairs. If you tend to like to camp in comfort, there are electrical hookups and dump stations. They got clean restrooms and hot showers. So, there you have it, a great setting, three days of wonderful music by more than forty groups and a place to hang out with old and new friends. It’s advertised as the “Most laid back festival in America.” What’s not to like? Tickets are on sale on-line at <www. johnhartfordmemfest.com>. You can buy daily tickets for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday or three-day combos. You get a discount if you buy tickets in advance. I hope to see you, as John would say, “Up on the hill where they do the boogie.”  photos by Cindy Steele

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ArtsVillage Cinefest B

June 13 and 14, 2015

ring on the search lights! Brown County, Indiana is about to have its first film festival, through the collaboration of Art Alliance Brown County and the Brown County Playhouse. Arts Village Cinefest, set for Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2015 will explore the lives and art of four artists and the collecting passion of one not-very-rich couple who amassed a fortune in contemporary art. There will be two hands-on workshops that embody the art presented in two of the films. And Saturday’s showings will end with a gala after-party for weekend pass holders at the Brown County Art Guild. The lives of artists, what inspires them, the art they create, the ideas we have about them (correct or incorrect), all have a major influence on our society. Art opens the door to the imagination and can tell a story or a truth in often unexpected and impactful ways. The films to be shown explore diverse approaches to the making and collecting of art through documentary films that are, for the most part, family friendly. The film descriptions below include warnings where necessary. All Saturday films will be shown at the Brown County Playhouse, with the Sunday film and workshop at the Brown County History Center. The workshops are completely suitable for children. ARTS VILLAGE CINEFEST SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, JUNE 13: Hands of Eros (11:00 a.m.) A short documentary about recently-deceased sculptor Milton Hebald, whose major work, “Zodiac Screen,” created for Pan-American Airlines, was once the largest sculpture in the world. The film will be followed by a brief talk by artist and local gallery owner Pamela Keech who, like Hebald, is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and is familiar with Hebald’s life and work. (Contains nude and erotic statues.) Rivers and Tides (1:00 p.m.) Documents the work of British artist Andy Goldsworthy, who creates ephemeral art using only natural materials that will inevitably be changed by time. Icicles, twigs, rocks, flowers, leaves, mud, even the rain, all become creative media for Goldsworthy’s exploration of time and change and beauty.

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Following Goldsworthy Workshop (2:00 p.m.) Meet on the Salt Creek Trail behind the Brown County Inn to explore making art from nature for yourself. Leaders will provide help as needed. Fun for all ages. No art experience needed. Herb and Dorothy (3:00 p.m.) A prize-winning documentary exploring the collecting passion of this New York couple who lived in a tiny Manhattan apartment, worked as civil servants, and who, by buying what they loved, created an art collection eventually worth millions. Herb’s ebullient love for Dorothy and for art made this moving film one of the best of 2008. Mr Turner (7:00 p.m.) A full-length Academy-Award nominated film, called “the best bio-pic ever made,” about 19th century artist JMW Turner, who painted towering romantic landscapes revealing the power and grandeur of nature. Controversial in his time, he is now considered by most to be England’s greatest painter. (Includes Turner’s love-life.) Cinefest Gala After-Party—Brown County Art Guild (approximately 8:30 p.m.) Drinks, refreshments, music, discussion with artists and film lovers. Weekend Pass holders only. Purchasers of VIP passes will also have a special name tag and gift bag. SUNDAY, JUNE 14: Between the Folds (1:00 p.m.) How do artists, engineers, architects and other technical and scientific professionals learn from and use the art of paper folding (origami)? “The medium of paper folding—a simple blank, uncut square— emerges as a resounding metaphor for the creative potential for transformation in all of us.” Origami Workshop (2:30 p.m.) With Jiangmei Wu, at the History Center. Join internationally-known Origami artist and Indiana University lecturer, in exploring different types of origami. Refreshments provided. For further information see <www.artalliancebrowncounty.org> or contact Anabel Hopkins at <anahoppy@hughes.net> and (812) 340-8781. 


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eeling inhibited about your ability to make art? Already an artist and looking for a fun social outlet? Liberate your inner Kahlo or Klee with a little libation and some expert instruction. Partake in a fine pairing of art and wine with Brown County artists and discover the satisfaction of creating your own artwork. Sponsored by Art Alliance Brown County and Chateau Thomas Winery, partake will be held at Chateau Thomas, Nashville from 3 to 5 p.m. every fourth Saturday from April through November, 2015. Sample from a variety of local wines and explore art in one of the many mediums. Each art afternoon includes a beverage of your choice, all art materials, individual instruction, and light refreshments. All workshops are suitable for beginners. Space is limited, so register well in advance. 2015 CLASS SCHEDULE: May 23—Make a Mosaic Make a mosaic from bits and pieces of glass and ceramic. Watch how the whole becomes greater than the parts.— with Julie Taborn June 27—Behold a Beaded Bracelet Wrap order into a variety of textures, colors, and shapes, then wrap the resulting jeweled gem around your wrist.—with Beth Parrock July 25—Watercolor Impressions Explore the world of watercolor—a medium of infinite variety. Learn to capture its fluidity and the colors in nature.—with Martha Sechler Aug. 22—Mixed Up Media ‘Paint’ using fabrics, textures, and color. Tap into your inner artist and see your painting emerge from the mixture.—with Dixie Ferrer Sept. 26—Acrylics: From Dark to Light The true ‘value’ of a painting is not its worth, but how contrast, light, shade, and tone can interplay within a painting.—with Dick Ferrer Oct. 24—Autumn Landscapes Start by drawing a background, decide on a color scheme and learn to create a fun autumn landscape in acrylics.—with Cheryl Duckworth Nov. 28—Drawing without Fear Drawing is behind every good painting but it is also a medium of its own. Learning the basics will free you to draw.—with Pamela Keech Visit <www.artalliancebrowncounty.org/events> to register. 

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