Arts: 92 April 2018

Arts: 92 newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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Don't miss this line up for Community Canvas

The schedule is now set for Community Canvas, a one-day public art workshop designed to be an introduction and baseline learning experience in public art, public art planning, selection processes, and more. Space is still available, but limited, so register now and be part of the public art experience. Learn more.

TAF hosts groundbreaking, launches capital campaign

In early March, Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of a major restoration of the Wells Community Cultural Center in Lafayette, Indiana. The primary goals of the renovation project are to renovate the interior of the existing building and to expand the facility to house new amenities. TAF announced the launch of a capital campaign to raise a goal of $3 million for the project. TAF is the IAC's Regional Arts Partner for Region 4.

Museum exhibit focuses on creative aging

Inside the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, running the length of the main hall, the "Creative Againg" exhibition tells tales of the past and of imagination. Jon Kay, director of Traditional Arts Indiana, curates the exhibit, which consists of rag dolls with stories, model homes built from memory, and rugs never meant to touch the floor. Kay said he assembled the exhibit to inspire museum goers of all ages to create, view and share art. Learn more.

Hoosier women artists celebrated at Statehouse event

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission hosted a reception March 21st at the Indiana Statehouse to celebrate the 2018 Hoosier Women Artists competition. The competition was established in 2008 to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana's communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout the state. The 38 pieces of artwork selected for the exhibition will be displayed in the offices of Lt. Gov. Crouch, Treasurer Mitchell, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor of State Tera Klutz, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick. Artwork selected by First Lady Janet Holcomb will be on display in the Governor's Residence. Click here for photos from the event.

Mari Evans exhibit opens in Doha, Qatar

Accessibility partnership exhibition challenges use of all one's senses   

Indianapolis Children's Choir promotes music education in Central Indiana

University of Saint Francis to host music technology summer academy for high schoolers

SHAK Makerspace seeks innovators for reopening of downtown Kokomo location

Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art gets new home

Jeffersonville students bring Picasso to life with public art project

Shelbyville makes final choice on public art piece for riverwalk gateway

Hundreds gather to see debut of Coke sculptures in Terre Haute

Graffiti wall and urban ruin garden could become public art space in Gary

East Chicago's $15.5 million makeover to include public art

Grant to fund Notre Dame Museum and Library project could be transforming

Mary Bower to head Evansville Museum

IU voice professor explains why the arts provide a perfect lens to discuss race, immigration

New leader named for Indiana Ballet Conservatory

Hamilton County arts and cultural organizations among tourism grant recipients

Carmel arts groups claim they have been 'shut out' of Lilly Endowment funding

Arts economy in Colorado now bigger than mining, agriculture

Fascination with balloon art grows into 'Ausome" opportunity for teen

Art classes help community healing from California wildfires

San Francisco to remove statue of white settlers towering over Native American

US Army teams up with conservators to preserve public art

How public art can serve as philanthropy's calling card

How to fix the broken link between arts research and practice

Philadelphia Theatre Co. will be back next season after going semi-dark

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