Indiana Heritage Art Exhibition, May 13 and 14 in Terre Haute Masonic Temple, 224 N. 8th St.
21 River City Art Association members will exhibit artwork honoring Terre Haute and Indiana’s Bicentennial celebrations, as well as Indiana State Parks and the Terre Haute Masonic Temple‘s Centennial year.
An artists’ reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 13 will include tours of the Masonic Temple by Mason and Temple historian Jerry Burns, and a presentation on the Wabash River and Healthy Rivers INitiative at 6:30 by Brendan Kearns with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The exhibition continues with tours and light refreshment from noon to 6 p.m. May 14.
Both days free and open to the public.
The exhibition, a Bicentennial Legacy Project endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, will be informative and educational with a focus on the state river, song, tree, bird and notable people, places and events in Indiana’s history. It also will reflect the importance of preserving Indiana’s past and natural resources for the future and impress upon the viewers history’s lasting influence in the visual arts.
Participating artists include Edith and Richard Acton, Della and Mike Bender, Ruthann Brady, Michael Elmore, Valerie Funk, Steve Harrold, Monty “Indiana” Jones, Debbie Goodin, JoAnne Fiscus, Dian D. Phillips, Jan Skipo, Judith Lynn Smith, Todd Stokes, Deanna Swearingen, Sheila K. Ter Meer, Eugene Thomas, Don Turner, Spencer Young.
Future Indiana Heritage Art Exhibitions:
July 1-31 at the Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets; meet and greet with artists during First Friday events July 1.
Sept. 1-30 at the Art Gallery in Clabber Girl Museum, Hulman & Co., 900 Wabash Ave.; meet and greet with artists during First Friday events Sept. 2.