“Pearls of the Wabash,” an artistic-themed exhibit Nov. 20 to Jan. 2 hosted by Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, will be a companion exhibit to a Smithsonian Institute Water/Ways exhibit in West Terre Haute, hosted by RiverSCAPE.
RCAA’s exhibit will be in the Swope’s education center (former Halcyon gallery) at Seventh and Ohio streets. An opening reception is scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20. Admission is free.
A second RCAA reception for “Pearls of the Wabash” will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 in the same Swope location during the Miracle on 7th Street event in downtown Terre Haute. A meet and greet with some of the artists will be Noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 4.
Most of the 43 works by 16 River City Art Association artists will feature imagery with a river/water theme.
Participating artists and their medium include Edith Acton, fused glass; Richard Acton, clay; Ruthann Brady, encaustic/mixed media; Debra Butler, photography; Kara Cress, acrylic; Bob DeFrance, wood carving; Dian Der Ohanian Phillips, acrylic; Lynne Dunnavant, watercolor/oil; Sandy Fisher, acrylic; Eloise Lovell, acrylic; Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo, photography; Alice Pine, oil; Jo Rich-Vadas, pastel; Todd Stokes, etched glass; Sheila Ter Meer, photography/digital abstract; and Thomas Wright, photography.
Main Smithsonian Water/Ways events:
• The Indiana Humanities nonprofit charity organization selected West Terre Haute and host RiverSCAPE for the Smithsonian Institute Water/Ways exhibit in the Vigo County School Corp. Administration Conference Center (West Vigo Elementary School) at 501 W. Olive St. The Nov. 20-Jan. 2 exhibit highlights the role water plays in daily life and how it affects the local community.
• An historic-themed “Pearls of the Wabash” exhibit by RiverSCAPE – another companion to the Smithsonian exhibit – plays on the history of mussels in the river, their history, their influence on river industries, their influence on art and music, and local lore.