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River City Art Association members Todd Stokes and Jo Rich-Vadas are the featured artists Oct. 15 through Nov. 12 in the Gaslight Art Colony Gallery in Marshall, Ill.
An artist’s reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the gallery at 516 Archer Ave.
Rich-Vadas is well known in the bi-state area for her award-winning paintings.
RCAA vice president Stokes also is an award-winning photographer and etched glass artist.
For more information visit gaslightartcolony.com.
River City Art Association members Edith Acton of Terre Haute and Sheila K. Ter Meer of Brazil have artwork featured in the Second Annual Juried Exhibition at the Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute.
Juror and artist Frank Gee of Nashville, Tenn., chose 57 works of art by 32 artists from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky, including Acton’s fused glass wall hanging titled “Sunset” and Ter Meer’s abstract digital art pieces titled “Angry Peacock” and “Apache.”
Acton’s “Sunset” received the Artists’ Choice Award at RCAA’s annual juried exhibition in August.
Ter Meer’s “Angry Peacock” has received three awards in 2016 competitions in Terre Haute.
The Arts Illiana exhibition opened Oct. 7 with a reception with Gee, whose artwork also is featured in the gallery through Nov. 23.
River City Art Association member and Terre Haute quilt artist Valerie Funk has several wall hangings on display in Corporate Square on Ohio Boulevard in Terre Haute.
In addition to creating quilt, fiber and fabric arts, Funk is a photographer and graphic artist.
In her business, Quilts by Val, Funk offers professional longarm quilting services, including precision digital quilting.
A Walk In The Woods is the title of the opening concert of the Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra season on Sunday, October 16 at Saint Mary-of-the Woods College.
The concert will be presented in conjunction with an art exhibit by members of River City Art Association from Terre Haute and the surrounding area.
The Sinfonietta concert is from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Cecilian Auditorium in the Conservatory of Music building on campus. The art exhibit may be viewed from noon to 4:00 in the lobby of the auditorium.
The concert will be a musical salute to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Indiana State Parks System and the National Parks Service.
The RCAA exhibit will feature trees, forests and woodland scenes, and artwork specifically of parks in Indiana and scenes from The Woods campus.
— Press release by Betty Martin of the Sinfonietta.
RCAA photographers Debbie Goodin of Terre Haute and Spencer Young of Clinton have captured the beauty of McCormick’s Creek State Park, Indiana’s first state park, and Turkey Run State Park, the second in the parks system.
Young also will exhibit scenes from his national parks adventures. Goodin also has an impressive portfolio of images she created at The Woods.
Todd Stokes of Terre Haute and Dennison, Ill., is well known for his photography and 2- and 3-D etched glass sculptures. He plans to exhibit examples of his love for trees and forests.
Paintings and pyrography by RCAA founding member Monty “Indiana” Jones of Terre Haute will have a woodsy theme, some with wildlife found in Indiana.
Dian Der Ohanian Phillips of Terre Haute will share her acrylic painting of Indiana Dunes State Park and other works.
Edith Acton of Terre Haute will display fused glass wall hangings. Richard Acton of Terre Haute will show his clay creations.
Sheila K. Ter Meer of Brazil, Indiana will exhibit “The Woods Enchanted,” a digital art piece she created for the March 2016 Community Read photography contest sponsored by the Vigo County Public Library. Inspired by the book selection, “Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard,” Ter Meer incorporated fantasy and the bridge over Le Fer Lake on the SMWC campus to interpret a scene in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The 2016 Fall Exhibition at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology features River City Art Association members Edith Acton of Terre Haute and Spencer Young of Clinton, and Edward Gillum of Paris, Ill.
An artist reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, on the first and second floors of Moench Hall. All artists will be in attendance. Refreshments provided.
“It’s great to have such a diverse show in terms of artistic medium and method,” said Christy Brinkman-Robertson, art curator at Rose-Hulman. “Each artist has been inspired in some way to work in their craft, and they delight in sharing a bit about where that comes from.”
Edith Acton, fused glass artist, said “Inspiration for the pieces that are created comes from trips all over the world. A new interesting color combination, an architectural structure, a view of a special countryside, or something a person might be doing will spark an idea that will become a particular wall hanging.”
Acton’s work is featured on the second floor of Moench Hall.
Edward Gillum, whose work resembles that of his mentor, the late Ansel Adams, turned from color photography to black and white because the medium gave him more control over the negative and print, Brinkman-Robertson said.
“It was really Ansel Adams’ work that turned me to black and white photography,” Gillum said. “When I first met Ansel on the beach in Carmel, California in the early 1970’s, and later saw some of his original prints at his home, a whole new interest in photography was created that excited me very much. I was so inspired by his approach to the medium that there was no doubt that, with control and visualization, black and white could be superior to any other form.”
A retrospective of Edward Gillum’s photography filled the walls at Rose-Hulman in 2008 , Brinkman-Robertson said. Currently, his black and white photographic works are on display on the first floor of Moench Hall.
Spencer Young recently exhibited some colorful computer assisted drawings at Rose-Hulman before his newest creation of “fractal art,” Brinkman-Robertson said. Six of those CADs are still on display in Crapo Hall on the third floor.
“You may have also noticed his name with his rock photography in Olin Hall on the first and second floors,” she added.
“Young has a range of interests, to say the least, and he has recently been using computer programs to make abstract, artistic imagery. Most often his titles lend themselves to objects or figures that he finds within the works after creation.”
Young’s fractal art is on display on the second floor of Crapo Hall.
River City Art Association members Todd Stokes, Sheila K. Ter Meer and Spencer Young hosted a free art activity and drawing for children and adults at the Sept. 21 Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay celebration along the banks of the Wabash River in Fairbanks Park at Terre Haute.
The Terre Haute Bicentennial Steering Committee invited RCAA and other organizations to provide interactive and bicentennial-themed events to help Vigo County celebrate and commemorate Terre Haute’s and Indiana’s 200th year anniversaries.
In addition to Indiana-themed drawing and coloring activities, RCAA members shared their photographic works of the Wabash River – the official state river and namesake of the art association – and encouraged the community to visit RCAA’s “Indiana Heritage Art Exhibition,” a Bicentennial Legacy Project on display throughout September in The Gallery at Clabber Girl Museum in Terre Haute.