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*** Annual Report 2010-2011


John Ottis Adams Untitled (Peasant Girl at Harvest), 1885 Oil on canvas Gift of Paula and Robert Sexton in memory of Donna Novotney, 2011.02


*** It is a pleasure to join the Swope community in working to support one of the nation’s outstanding museums of American art. The depth and breadth of the Swope Art Museum’s exhibitions, programs and special events last year are truly impressive and reflect the Museum’s longstanding commitment to serving residents and visitors of the Wabash Valley through opportunities to engage with the visual arts.

Many of you have missed seeing Threshing Wheat by Thomas Hart Benton in the galleries. It has been out for conservation in Indianapolis. Linda A. Witkowski, Senior Conservator of Paintings at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, is concluding treatment of the painting, and Threshing Wheat should be back on display at the Swope by early October, looking better than ever.

I am delighted to report that on September 15, the Swope was awarded $5,000 for its endowment from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. The Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall, hosted a community expo and dinner at which $20,000 was given to eight nonprofit agencies based on attendee votes that evening. The Boards, volunteers, and staff of the Swope are grateful to the Wabash Valley Community Foundation for this significant gift and to the many voters that evening who thought the Swope was worthy of this wonderful recognition. The past year’s accomplishments would not be possible without the hard work and support of so many individuals and groups. Members of the Boards, the Alliance, the Art Hoppers, docents, sponsors, donors, members and staff have made invaluable contributions to the success and vitality of the Swope’s exhibitions and programs for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley. Next year, the Museum’s 70th, promises to be even more exciting!

Marianne Richter Executive Director


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Exhibitions

66th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition July 10 – August 21, 2010 Haslem and Hodge Galleries Made possible by First Financial Bank One of the oldest and most prestigious juried exhibitions in Indiana, the 66th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition exhibited the work of 53 Wabash Valley artists. The exhibition was a great opportunity for visitors to become familiar with the work of many of the region’s talented artists. The distinguished juror was Dr. Gregory Gilbert, associate professor and director of the Art History Program at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and senior curator of the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, where he is director of the National Center for Midwest Art and Design. The exhibition exemplifies the Swope’s commitment to presenting the work of local and regional artists.

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Allyson May, Bloomington, IN, Cuneatus, c. 2009-10, ceramic, Alliance of the Swope Award of Distinction

Still Lifes September 3, 2010 Cityscapes November 5, 2010 Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast New Acquisition Gallery

Harriet Shorr (b. 1939 New York, New York), Tiger Lilies, 1977, chalk pastel on paper, Museum purchase with funds from the Ray and Martha French Memorial Fund 2010.13

The Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast New Acquisition Gallery has been specially designated to highlight the growing and changing collection of the Museum with works of art on view that are rotated periodically throughout the year. Selections of recent gifts and purchases for the Swope collection are displayed in the second floor elevator lobby, newly re-titled to honor the memory of a longtime president of the Board of Managers, docent, Alliance member and great supporter of the Museum.

Terra Mobilis/The Mountains are Shadows: New Work by Todd Anderson September 3 – October 23, 2010 Education Gallery Visitors followed the creative journey of printmaker Todd Anderson as he explained his inspirations and processes and saw the evolution of his imaginative imagery from awesome mountains to devastated glaciers in this educational exhibition. Todd Anderson (b. Rochester, Minnesota), Destroyer, North Face, from the series The Nearest Faraway Place, 2007, etching


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The Samara House: A Usonian Design by Frank Lloyd Wright October 1- December 31, 2010 Haslem and Hodge Galleries

A modest design in Frank Lloyd Wright terms, the Samara house in West Lafayette, Indiana was designed in the 1950s using the Usonian concept the famous architect developed in the 1930s and 40s for the average American. Wright’s Usonian houses used the local materials available to each client along with prefabricated walls made of plywood and insulation, making the homes affordable. The Usonian house derives from the acronym Usonia, which the architect used for the United States of North America. Attributes of the Usonian design include the elimination of attic and basement, which were replaced by a single story built on a slab foundation; flat roofs with overhanging eves; an open floor plan in the public areas that allowed for easy flow; grouped utilities; carports; and windows placed strategically for views of natures, privacy, and natural light. John E. and Catherine (Kay) Christian contacted Wright in the 1950s to build the Samara House on a plot of land on which Dr. Christian had planted evergreen trees. Wright named the house Samara, “winged seeds,” and made the pine samara the unifying ornamental theme of the house. In recognition of this exemplary representation of the Usonian style, the John E. Christian Family has set up a trust to ensure the long-term care of the house as well as public programming such as the exhibition of furniture, blueprints and other items from the house that was displayed at the Swope in fall 2010. Panoramic view of Samara House exterior (image from American Bungalow magazine) © Alexander Vertikoff

Juliet Peddle: Terre Haute Architect November 5 – December 18, 2010 Education Gallery

Juliet Peddle (Terre Haute, Indiana 1899-1979), Gookins House, c. 1940-41, drawing, collection of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

The first registered female architect in Indiana, Juliet Peddle of Terre Haute (1899-1979) was also a fine draftsman and historian. Visitors explored the architect’s artistry through a set of finely designed Christmas cards, on loan from the Vigo County Historical Society, and meticulously researched drawings of pre-civil war buildings of the Terre Haute area, loaned by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Sculpting Poetry: The Development of Max Ehrmann at the Crossroads January 7- March 26, 2011 Education Gallery

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This exhibition examined the multi-layered issues involved in selecting and placing public sculpture. It followed artist Bill Wolfe and his partners, Art Spaces, Inc., the Cultural Trail Coalition and Sincerus Bronze Art Center of Indianapolis, through the planning and execution of Max Ehrmann at the Crossroads, a sculptural tribute to a treasured Terre Haute poet. Bill Wolfe in the foundry assembling the bronze cast of Max Ehrmann, summer 2010


The French Connection: Gifts to the Swope Collection Given by and in Memory of Ray and Martha French February 4 – March 12, 2011 Haslem and Hodge Galleries Made possible by the Alliance of the Swope Renowned printmaker and professor of art Ray French (1919-2000) had a long relationship with the Swope Art Museum, beginning with his first solo exhibition, held at the Swope in 1943. French’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and the Swope Art Museum. In addition to his important contributions as both printmaker and teacher, French also assembled an extensive collection of prints, many of which he eventually gifted to the Swope Art Museum. The French Connection: Gifts to the Swope Collection Given by and in Memory of Ray and Martha French highlighted the longstanding and valuable relationship between the French family and Swope collection and included work in a variety of media by Ray French and artists who studied with him, as well as Hoosier and American favorites from the early 20th century to the present. The legacy of Ray French continues with recent acquisitions to the Swope collection that are purchased with the Ray and Martha French Memorial Funds. Tom French, the son of Ray and Martha French and an art dealer, has continued the family connection to the Museum by donating works of art as well as guiding many new gifts to the Swope through his encouragement of others.

Ben Shahn, To Days of Childhood, 1968, lithograph, Gift of Ray and Martha French in Memory of Howard Wooden, 1991.046

April Gornik, Cascading Waterfall, 1998, etching, Gift of Ms. Nancy L. Wolpe in Memory of Ray French, 2000.12

New Acquisitions to the Swope Collection: Vernon Cristee March 4 – April 30, 2011 Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast New Acquisition Gallery

The 44th Annual Student Art Exhibition April 9 – May 14, 2011 Haslem, Hodge and Education Galleries Made possible by Old National Bank

New Acquisitions to the Swope Collection: Cleveland Print Club May 6 – June 25, 2011 Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast New Acquisition Gallery

2011 was the 44th year of this exhibition that showcases work by students from kindergarten through high school. The judge for the high school section was Kit Morice, the Curator of Education of the Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University.

Exploring Portraiture May 27 – August 20, 2011 Education Gallery

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Exploring Portraiture invited viewers to examine the variety of ways that artists capture personality through this exhibition drawn from the Swope collection. Many of the works had not been on view in several years. American portraits from the 1800s were displayed directly next to those by more contemporary artists, providing audiences with the chance to compare approaches. Visitors also had the chance to draw their companion or to make their own self portrait. Jessie Maire Goth, Deborah Lynn Cramer, 1957, oil on canvas, Gift of the Genevieve H., Mary E., and Deborah Lynn Cramer Fund, 1993.18


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Programs

SEPTEMBER 2010 • Friday, September 3 First Friday: Shifting Earth Attendees explored the wilderness through the imaginative mountain scapes of Todd Anderson and discussed the impact of humans on the environment at the opening reception for Terra Mobilis/The Mountains are Shadows: New Work by Todd Anderson. It was also the last weekend to see the Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition. The evening included a short film on the construction of the Samara House in anticipation of the forthcoming exhibition, The Samara House: A Usonian Design by Frank Lloyd Wright, and gallery talks by the artist. Swope First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • Wednesday, September 8 American Art 101: Ghost Town by Edmund Brucker. • Wednesday, September 22 Swope Book Review: Fifty Favorite Furnishing by Frank Lloyd Wright by Diane Maddex. • Saturday, September 25 Swope Family Day: Fantasy Landscapes (special day as part of Vigo County Public Library’s Family Learning Day) Families explored landscapes in the exhibition Terra Mobilis and Swope collection before creating a fantasy landscape of their own. Swope Family Day is sponsored by Terre Haute Regional Hospital

OCTOBER 2010 • Friday, October 1 First Friday: Wright around the House The unique designs from the home of John E. Christian were on view at the opening reception for The Samara House: a Usonian Design by Frank Lloyd Wright. Swope First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • Saturday, October 9 On the Road with Frank Lloyd Wright Participants traveled to West Lafayette to tour the Samara house and related building. Co-sponsored by the Swope Art Museum and Indiana Landmarks. • Saturday, October 9 Swope Family Day: Wright & Japan The first of three Family Days inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright was devoted to the exploration of the Japanese influence on Wright and other artists, followed by a creative activity. Swope Family Day is sponsored by Terre Haute Regional Hospital. • Wednesday, October 13 American Art 101: Spring in Town Participants compared Spring in Town by Grant Wood and the details of the Samara House by Frank Lloyd Wright. • Wednesday, October 27 Swope Book Review: The Women A tale of Frank Lloyd Wright, by T. Coraghessen Boyle, from the perspective of his wives, lovers and mistresses.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Film Series In conjunction with The Samara House: A Usonian Design by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Swope presented six films during First Fridays in September, October, November, and December 2010 and on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons from October through December, 2010. • Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, The American Lives Film Project, Inc., 1998 • Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings with Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Crystal Productions, 2000 • Frank Lloyd Wright: The Mike Wallace Interviews, Archetype Associates, 2001 • Historic Designs: The John E. Christian Home, Dick Nagel, 2000 • SAMARA Construction Tape, John Christian, 1955 • The Kokomo Opalescent Glass Story, KI Productions, 2004


NOVEMBER 2010 • Friday, November 5 First Friday: Drawing from the Past The opening of Juliet Peddle: Terre Haute Architect featured the precision drawings of this local historic treasure. The program included a presentation by Dr. Harriet McNeal (Caplow), Professor Emerita at Indiana State University and co-author of Juliet Peddle of Terre Haute: the architect, the historian, and her city, 1899-1979. Attendees also viewed the film The Kokomo Opalescent Glass Story. Swope First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • Wednesday, November 10 American Art 101: Cosmic Forms A discussion of the influence of transcendentalism on artists by comparing the 1941 drawing Cosmic Forms by Emil Bisttram and the abstract designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. • Saturday, November 13 Swope Family Day: The Wright Furnishing The second of three Family Days inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, visitors enjoyed self-guided tours of some of Wright’s home furnishings before making miniature versions of their own. Swope Family Day is sponsored by Terre Haute Regional Hospital. • Thursday, November 18 Reception and Lecture: “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architectural Alchemist” Dr. Sidney Robinson, Faculty, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and Preservation Program Coordinator, Taliesin Preservation, Inc. spoke at Indiana State University’s Center for the Performing and Fine Arts. Professor Robinson discussed Wright’s creativity as demonstrated by the wide range of sources on which he based his architecture. The Swope held a dinner afterwards to honor Dr. Robinson.

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DECEMBER 2010 • Friday, December 3 First Friday: Winter Wright This Frank Lloyd Wright-themed holiday event was presented in conjunction with the Second Annual Miracle on 7th Street. Swope First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • Wednesday, December 8 American Art 101: Between Neighbors Participants discussed the influence of Japanese culture in relation to the 1891 painting Between Neighbors by Mary MacMonnies and the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. • Saturday, December 11 Swope Family Day: Wright around the Holidays The last of three Family Days inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright gave visitors the opportunity to look at how the architect used natural motifs in his work before creating a Wright-inspired ornament. Swope Family Day is sponsored by Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

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JANUARY 2011 • Friday, January 7 First Friday: Relax with Max Attendees relaxed with Bill Wolfe, sculptor of Max Ehrmann at the Crossroads and others involved with its creation in conjunction with the opening of Sculpting Poetry: The Development of Max Ehrmann at the Crossroads. ISU emeriti professors Sheron Dailey and Lew Hackleman read poems by Max Ehrmann. Bill Wolfe gave a short talk about his work, and a representative from the foundry spoke about the casting process. Wolfe and a representative from Art Spaces, Inc. spoke about their parts in bringing this public sculpture from conception to reality. Swope First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • Wednesday, January 12 American Art 101: Washington The January American Art 101 program was a discussion about the 1825 marble bust of George Washington by Raimondo Trentanove. • Wednesday, January 26 Swope Book Review: The Mystery of Madeline Le Blanc by Max Ehrmann


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FEBRUARY 2011 • Friday, February 4 First Friday: All in the Family Members of the French family attended the opening reception of The French Connection: Gifts to the Swope Collection given by and in memory of Ray and Martha French. The evening included an introduction to the work and collection of Ray French and a short tour of the exhibition. Swope First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • Saturday, February 12 Swope Family Day: Collection Connection Families learned about collecting and created a display for their own collection at home. Swope Family Day is sponsored by Terre Haute Regional Hospital. MARCH 2011 • Friday, March 4 First Friday: Notes and Chords Dr. Anthony Lanman performed classical guitar and his original compositions while event-goers took advantage of the last week to see The French Connection exhibition. Curator Elizabeth Petrulis spoke about the linear quality in the work of Ray French. Swope First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • March 4 through 31, 2011 The Big Read: “The Masque of the Red Death” The Swope Art Museum participated in Vigo County Public Library’s Big Read of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” by exhibiting lithographs by surrealist artist Federico Castellon during March. New pages were revealed throughout the month. • Saturday, March 12 Swope Family Day: Story Illustration Parents and children learned about story illustration and made their own illustrations. Swope Family Day is sponsored by Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

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APRIL 2011 • Friday, April 1 First Friday: Sites and Sounds The Swope celebrated spring with the joyous sounds of the Indiana State University flute choir and poetry readings from the Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition. The ISU flute choir performed under the direction of Professor of Music Joyce Wilson Swope First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • Saturday, April 2 – Saturday, April 30 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition Art Spaces, Inc. – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection and the Swope Art Museum co-organized the Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition. 308 individuals and students living or working in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties submitted 442 poems between September 2010 and February 2011 to the competition. Hoosier authors Arthur Brown, J. L. Kato, and Rachel Contreni Flynn judged the entries. At a ceremony held at the Swope on Friday, April 1, awards were presented in three categories: poetry inspired by a work of art, poetry inspired by nature, and poetry inspired by city life or an urban environment.  Winning poems were exhibited at the Vigo County Public Library from April 2 – 30. Made possible by St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, with additional sponsorships from Arts Illiana, Barnes and Noble, Big Picture, BookNation, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Downtown Terre Haute, Inc., Glidden Furniture, The Golden Frame, Hilton Garden Inn Terre Haute House, Indiana State University Center for Community Engagement, Indiana State University Creative Writing Program, Market Bella Rossa, Riddell National Bank, River Wools, Saint Mary-ofthe-Woods College Department of Languages and Literature, Terre Haute Tribune-Star, Vigo County Education Foundation, Vigo County Historical Society, and Wise Pies.


MAY 2011 • Friday May 6 First Friday: School’s Out! The museum closed out the season with a special tour with guest docent, teacher and newspaper columnist Mike Lunsford, who discussed his favorite works in the collection. Attendees viewed an interactive video installation in the Swope attic by artists Sala Wong, Assistant Professor Indiana State University, and Peter Williams, Assistant Professor DePauw University. First Friday is sponsored by Union Hospital and UAP Clinic. • Saturday, May 14 Swope Family Day: Spring The final family day of the season gave participants the opportunity to look at works of art that show the spring season and create their own. Swope Family Day is sponsored by Terre Haute Regional Hospital. • Tuesday, May 31 Spark Reading Series: Work in Progress by Karl Barnebey For the final presentation in the Spark Reading series, the Swope hosted local writer Karl Barnebe. With his second full-length play, Barnebey drew upon Hoosier legend and his familiarity with natural history lore.

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SUMMER 2011 • June 6 through August 5 Summer Youth Art Program Made possible by the City of Terre Haute Arts Commission Grant, Lilly Clinton Labs, Oakley Foundation, Clabber Girl, and VSA Arts of Indiana • June 7 Performance artist Joe Bigley bicycled through the area on a project called Traversing a Foreign Border Domestically. Positioning artist as social investigator, Mr. Bigley rode 3,435.5 miles, the length and shape of the border of the country of Afghanistan inside of the United States. Along the way he interacted with the public to engage in a dialogue about the U.S. and Afghan situation.

A view of artworks from the Annual Student Exhibition, made possible by Old National Bank.

A student in the Summer Youth Art Program’s puppet-making class works her hand puppet, made possible by the City of Terre Haute Arts Commission Grant, Lilly Clinton Labs, Oakley Foundation, Clabber Girl, and VSA Arts of Indiana.

5th grade students explore the collection with Docent Jerry Hochstetler, made possible by Terre Haute Savings Bank.


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Special Events

Cruisin’ Around Terre Haute Mini-Cars reception, August 7 at the Swope Education Center

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Third Annual Swope Mardi Gras, February 26 in the Swope attic

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Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Spring Dinner, May 1 at the Country Club of Terre Haute


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Acquisitions for Fiscal Year 2011

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Sondra Freckelton, Souvenir, 1989, screenprint, Museum purchase with funds from the Ray and Martha French Memorial Fund, 2010.20 Vernon Cristee, Industrial Complex #2, c. 1994, oil on panel, gift of Dr. Jim & Mrs. Beverly Cristee, 2010.21 Vernon Cristee, Barn, 1964, oil on panel, gift of Dr. Jim & Mrs. Beverly Cristee, 2010.22

Lyonel Feininger, Houses in Old Paris, cut 1919, printed 1972, woodcut, gift of Elizabeth Carroll Shearer in Honor of Brian Lee Whisenhunt, 2010.23 Micah Schwabenrow, Morning Mist, Heath Township, 2008, relief print, gift of Nancy Wolpe in honor of Dr. Mary Ann Carroll, 2010.24 Leonard Baskin, Man of Peace, 1952, relief print, gift from the collection of Thomas French in honor of David and Kathy Brentlinger, Frame courtesy of Kathy and David Brentlinger, 2011.01 John Ottis Adams, Untitled (Peasant Girl at Harvest), 1885, oil on canvas, gift of Paula and Robert Sexton in memory of Donna Novotney, 2011.02 Audrey Niffenegger, Long Face, 2005, intaglio print, gift of Thomas French in honor of Brian Whisenhunt, 2011.03

Vernon Cristee, Industrial Complex #2, c. 1994, oil on panel, gift of Dr. Jim & Mrs. Beverly Cristee, 2010.21

Lyonel Feininger, Houses in Old Paris, cut 1919, printed 1972, woodcut, gift of Elizabeth Carroll Shearer in Honor of Brian Lee Whisenhunt, 2010.23


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1,156 fifth-grade students from Vigo County School Corporation visited the Swope Art Museum in the spring of 2010 and had tours given by the Museum’s docents. The tours were made possible by Terre Haute Savings Bank.

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134 individual elementary school students and the entire 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades of Ben Franklin and Sugar Grove Elementary Schools participated in the 55th Annual Student Art Exhibition. 44 middle school students and 52 high school students participated.

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Nearly twelve thousand people visited the Swope Art Museum for free between July 2009 and June 2010 through the generosity of our members and sponsors.


2010 individual donations

thank you! Director’s Circle ($2,500+)

Connie & Tom Francis Ginger Smith Phyllis & Ned Turner

Benefactor ($1,000+) Anonymous Julie & Bob Baesler Kathy & David Brentlinger Mary & Patrick Cahill Mary Ann Carroll Cindy & Guille Cox Sheron Dailey & Tom Tucker Susie Dewey Brad Huffey & Eli Bermudez Cheryl & Michael Konowitz Beth & James Levine Jerry & David Mitchell Nancy & Fred Nation Candy & Richard Shagley Barbara Vogel Gretchen & Edward Weston Joan & David Zaun

Patron ($500+)

Alexa & Brent Bilsland Cheri & Daniel Bradley Anna Lee Chalos-McAleese & Andrew McAleese Cindy & Gene Crume Jan & Ralph Cutter Susan & Thomas Dinkel Carol & John Etling Connie & Ralph Fowler Emily & John Gedrick Amy & Greg Gibson Kathryn & Julius Loeser Arlene & Dale Luchsinger Liz & Hank Metzger Jane & John Morse Emma Jean & Alan Neal Eunice & Murray Pate Joann & Jack Ragle Kay & William Rourke Sara & Jeff Smith Carolyn & Robert Steinbaugh

Sponsor ($250+)

Marjorie & Bruce Anshutz Pauline & Frank Anshutz Wieke S. van der Weijden Benjamin & Lloyd Benjamin Sharon & Monte Cordray Cassie & Will Cox Beverly & James Cristee Sandra & Charles Culp Amanda & Lant Davis Andrew Farber Margot & Douglas Gillespie Michael Lawson Diann & Craig McKee Harriet McNeal Kathleen & John Meany Elizabeth Parks

Diana & Robert Quatroche Barbara Schmitt Norma & Thomas Schmitz Elizabeth Carroll Shearer Tanna Srulovitch Carol & Thomas Templeton Ronni Templeton Barbara & Daniel Weber Barbara & Sam Whisenhunt Cheryl & Robert Wright

Sustaining ($125+)

Pamela & David Anshutz Cindy Belt Judith & Bill Brett Linda & Curt Brighton Vicky & Kevin Burke Jennifer Butler Ellie & James Caldwell Mildred & John Chironna Beth & Kevin Christ Liz & Elmer Ciancone Betty Bartlett Davis Amy & Tim Demchak RoLanda & John Dinkel Charlene & David Doerr Stephanie & Ed Downing Dorothy Drummond D. Gene England Norma Lemmon Evans Maggie Fischer Janet & Frank Fraembes Betsy Frank Elizabeth Gelder Donna & Robert Green Linda & Robert S. Griffin Jane Hadley Paula & Jerry Hochstetler Charlene Hutchcroft Gloria E. Jackson Tommy Kleckner Susan Koslow & Erick Stephanian Elaine Krone Linda & Cliff Lambert Robert Lantz Gretchen Lautzenheiser Dennis Lawson Judy & Ronald Maxwell Jessie McCune Ann Miklozek Alpa Patel & Thomas Yeagley Lou Petrulis Eileen & Ted Prose Louise McFall Prox Nancy & Fred Rubey Stephanie Salter Katherine & Glenn Darke Schmitt Diane Scott James Sullivan Peggy & Frank Swaim Donna & Robert Taube Bill Thomson & Jerry Schooley Carolyn Toops Charles Uhl

Endowment income provides less than a third of the Swope’s operating budget. We depend on the support of many individuals and organizations to bring the best in visual arts to the Wabash Valley, and wish to thank the following for their contributions.

Lynn & John W. Van Etten III Suzanne & Milt VanReed Willis & Richard Watson Joseph A. Weist Amy Westgard

Dual or Family ($65+)

Mary Louise Bell Wendy Bennett Kristy Botts & Paul Engle Matt Branam Lisa Cutter Susan Dehler & Gary Daily Mary & Rob Doti Nancy & Paul Edgerton Vicki Weger & Ted Elbert Christina & Earl Elliott Alice & Benjamin Fairhurst Missy & Scott Findley Kirsten & Jon Ford Jill & Scott Francis Elizabeth & Richard Friedman Linda & Edward Harbour Ann Hartman Lynn & Michael Hayes Diana Hews & Peter Scott Mary Kramer & Arthur Feinsod Tara & Rick Lane Roberta & Larry Marietta Pat Martin Laurette McCarthy & Harold Baker Malinda & Harold Medsker Melody Miller Naomi & Maury Miller Jenny & Todd Nation James Owen Tonya & Chris Pfaff Glenice Ramsey Lakshmi & Venkat Reddy Holly & Robert Sanders Rosaline & Harry Secrest Doddie Stone Denise & Gregory Ulm Ann & Brad Venable John Wright David Wulf

Individual ($40+) Mary Ellen Adams Virginia Anderson Kay Atkinson Jessie Back Jon Beardsley Susan Bell Sue Bentrup Shirley Bishop Wanda Boyd Nancy A. Bradford Ruth Ann Brady Lorraine Brett Elena Brophy Mary Jo Brown Barbara Bruce Michael Buzash Sandra Chappell

Daniel Clark Sara Clark James Colleran Susan L. Crick Helen Crockett Sarah Decker Ning Mary Jean Dinkel Carole E. Dreher Cathy Effner Peter Ekstrom Leslie Engelland Patricia Engelland Mary Ennen Laurie Ennen Ruth A. Erickson Crystal Evans Kelly Ann Evans Marjory Jean Eyster Wenke Feng Mark Fenwick Sara Fischer Michele Funkhouser John Gardner Evelyn Giffel Alice Goodyear Shiaolin Graham Robert Gray Ruth A. Greiner Elizabeth Grimes Myrna Handley Sharon Hayward Deborah Hickman Harriet Hite Alyce Hochhalter Susan Hodge Cathleen Hogan Harriet Hudson Melissa Hughes Cindy Hutchison Patricia Jancosek Carolyn W. Jeffries Mary Lou Jennings Dorothy Jerse Pauline Johnson Cynthia Kinnebrew Catherine Knight Roxine Koenig Fran Lattanzio Muriel LaVanne Christine Lewis Lieselotte Maher Sarah Beth Marts Carrie McCammon Mary McLaughlin Jo Anna Metzger Frances Miller Sally Moulton Rebecca Murray Marlon J. Nasser Magdy Nour Petra Nyendick Cathy O’Keefe Jody O’Neil Susan Owings Margaret Pabst Edith Peed

Barbara J. Phelan Kay Newlin Phillips Sue Pictor Gail Price Robert Price Tina Price Brent Pulliam Bernard Ridens Scott Ripple Maryanne Roehm Carol Roesch Virginia Rogers Ramon Turk Roman Judy Ross Sharon Russell Helen Sapp Chris Schellenberg Ellen Sedlack Mary Shepherd Jane Siebenmorgen Joyce Siefker Ronald J. Sommers Joanne Spann Florence Stoelting Judith Stoffel Lila Thomas Ruth Thomas Patricia Thoms Jennifer Turner Arinn Van Denburg Jean Veach Richard Vining William Weiner Alice Wert Patricia Willey Mary Jane Wynne Joan Youngen

Memorial Donations In memory of Joy Anna Beaver Barbara J. Bayans Betty B. Davis Jan Crosby McNeill Prairie Creek High School Class of 1941 Marian & Guy Rumsey In memory of Matt Hooper Anna Lee Chalos-McAleese In memory of Barbara & Guido Meisher Susan & George Brattain In memory of Marilyn Pendergast Mary Louise Bell Michael Buzash Lynn & Michael Hayes


Corporate Donations received July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011 Endowment income provides less than a third of the Swope’s operating budget. We depend on the support of many individuals and organizations to bring the best in visual arts to the Wabash Valley, and wish to thank the following for their contributions.

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors: Quality Connection of the Greater Wabash Valley $5500 for support of renovations to the Swope Block facade Baesler’s Market $5000 for support of The Samara House      First Financial Bank $3500 for support of the 67th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition The Alliance of the Swope $3000 for support of The French Connection The City of Terre Haute $3000 for support of the Summer Youth Art Program Terre Haute Savings Bank $2500 for support of the 2011 fifth grade tours Old National Bancorp $2000 for support of the 44th Annual Student Art Exhibition American Water $1500 for support of Mardi Gras Union Hospital Health Group $1500 for support of Exploring Portraiture

Eli Lilly and Company $1000 for support of the Summer Youth Art Program Clabber Girl $900 for support of the Summer Youth Art Program Brentlinger General Contractor $850 for support of The French Connection

Supporting ($250+) Dever Distributing Greiner Funeral Home Holiday Inn Terre Haute Old National Insurance Riddle National Bank Ross Elliot Jewelers Wal-Mart

Sycamore Engineering Terre Haute Prescription Shop Terre Haute Savings Bank Thompson Thrift Development, Inc. Union Hospital Wabash Valley Community Foundation Williams and Associates, Inc.

In-Kind Donations & Other Corporate Support

Corporate In-Kind Donations to the Spring Auction

Baesler’s Market City Wide Window Cleaning Lamar Outdoor Advertising Spence/Banks, Inc. The Station Wolf’s Homemade Candies

And Eat It Too A Bit of Britain The Oakley Foundation Artisan’s Art Glass Studio $500 for support of the Summer Baesler’s Market Youth Art Program Book Nation Bourbon & Canal Support from Foundations Bower’s 7th and 70 Liquor & Trusts Corporate Sponsors of Cruisin’ Bunch of Ladies Frederick Benson Trust Around Terre Haute Community Theater of Terre Haute Indiana Chemical Trust American Tile & Sales, Co. Country Club of Terre Haute The Mary A. and John M. McCarthy Baesler’s Market CT Photography Foundation Board of Overseers of the Swope Edible Bouquets By Janaki Wabash Valley Community Foundation Boo’s Crossroads Café Harmonious Hedgehog Weston Wabash Foundation Clabber Girl Indiana State University Foundation Indianapolis Motor Speedway Other Corporate Memberships Complete Outdoor Rental E.L.B., Inc. J. Ford’s Black Angus Patron ($500+) First Financial Bank J. Hilburn Bemis Hendrich Title Co. Rex Baseball Citizens National Bank Indiana State University Rose Hulman Performing Arts Gartland Foundry Co. Inc. Indiana State University Foundation Sycamore Athletics Foundation Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Morgan Stanley The Station Wilkinson & Drummy Platolene 500 Inc. The Tulip Company Riddell National Bank Umi Grill River Wools Union Hospital Fitness Center Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Sheldon’s Legacy Donations, thank you! Ms. Mary Ellen Adams Ms. Virginia Anderson Mrs. Doris Bennett Ballyhoo Tavern Mrs. Barbara J. Bayens Ms. Mary Lou Bell Dan and Cheri Bradley Mr. Matt Branam Kathy and David Brentlinger Kathy and David Brentlinger in honor of Libby Gelder Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Brown Mr. Michael Buzash Dr. Mary Ann Carroll Dr. and Mrs. John Chironna Mrs. Helen Crockett Crystal Maid Service Dr. C. Sue Davis Mr. and Mrs. Donald Decker Ms. Mary Jean Dinkel Kaleel and Christy Ellis David and Ruth Erickson Stanely R. Evans

Janet and Frank Fraembs Mr. and Mrs. Tom Francis Mrs. Libby Gelder Evelyn Giffel Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Gillespie John Graves Dr. and Mrs. Robert Green Mrs. Elizabeth Grimes Ms. Jane Hadley Jerry and Paula Hochstetler Cathleen Hogan & Chris Fitzgerald Industrial Supply Company Mrs. Quentin R. Jeffries Dr. Dottie King Chris and Phyllis Koszewski Mrs. Marianne Larocca Dr. and Mrs. Lorenz Robert Maguire Kiel Majewski Mr. Patrick Martin Becky and Mike McCormick Alane and Lucien Meis Dr. Robert Meissel

Meg and Bill Merrill Jerry and David Mitchell Fred and Nancy Nation Ms. Lou Petrulis Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #157 Ted and Eileen Prose Drs. J. Robert and Diana Quatroche Sackrider & Company, Inc. Nicholai Shaver Ms. Elizabeth Carroll Shearer Dr. and Mrs. William C. Shriner Mr. John P. Stefanski Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steinbaugh Tom and Carol Templeton Phyllis and Ned Turner Milt and Suzanne Van Reed Allen and Geri Varner Mrs. Barbara Vogel Mr. Philip Welch Mr. and Mrs. Edward Weston Ricka and Justin Woodruff

Founder of the Swope Art Museum, Michael Sheldon Swope (1843-1929)


Museum Boards and Staff 2010-2011 Board of Managers

Cliff Lambert Mike Lawson Julius Loeser Pat Martin C. Jack Maynard Liz Metzger Harriet McNeal Nancy Nation Gary Nees Terri Nolan Conley Murray Pate Jeff Pittman Eileen Prose Tom Schmitz Ginger Smith Sara Dinkel Smith Carolyn Steinbaugh Paul Thrift Tom Tucker Phyllis Dye Turner, Emeritus Barbara Vogel Amy Westgard Ricka Woodruff John Wright David Zaun

Richard Shagley President • Tom Francis Treasurer • Kathy Brentlinger Secretary

Board of Overseers Mary Ann Carroll President • Jon Ford Vice President • Sharon Cordray Secretary Bob Baesler Cynthia Belt Wieke van der Weijden Benjamin Wendy Bennett Lexy Bilsland L. Cheri Bradley Matt Branam Mayor Duke Bennett Jenny Butler Pat Cahill Anna Lee Chalos-McAleese Cindy Cox Cindy Crume Lisa Cutter Amy Demchak Carol Etling Norma Evans, Emeritus Chris Fenimore Missy Findley Ralph Fowler Scott Francis

Museum Staff Brian Lee Whisenhunt Executive Director • Kristi Finley Office & Publications Manager • Jenna Lanman Membership Manager • Elizabeth Petrulis Curator of Collection & Exhibitions • Stephanie Standish Collection Manager

Swope Art Museum 25 South 7th Street Terre Haute, IN 47807 (812) 238-1676 www.swope.org

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Annual Report 2010-2011  

Swope Art Museum Annual Report 2010-2011

Annual Report 2010-2011  

Swope Art Museum Annual Report 2010-2011

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