TERRE HAUTE —
The Swope Art Museum’s 46th Annual Student Art Exhibition runs from April 6 to May 11.
A public reception is scheduled for 1 p.m. from 3 p.m. April 13, with the high school award presentation at 2:15 p.m. The Swope is at 25 S. Seventh St.
The student exhibition, made possible by Old National Bank, showcases work from local school art programs ranging from kindergarten through high school.
Begun in 1967, under the leadership of Swope director Howard E. Wooden in cooperation with the Vigo County School system, the exhibition has grown to include surrounding counties at the high school level. The student art exhibition offers students a rare opportunity to see their work alongside the great American artists represented in the museum’s collection.
Hundreds of students from 35 elementary, middle and high schools are represented in the exhibition. Elementary and middle school teachers select what will be shown, while the high school section was judged by LuAnn Lamie, a working artist and award-winning teacher. Lamie teaches art at Jefferson High School in Lafayette.
“As a teacher, I enjoy the pleasure of observing students having that ‘Ah ha’ moment after creating art from a new material or an observation,” Ms. Lamie said.
“I felt there were a variety of levels of expertise and of work entered by the area high schools,” she said after her judging. “I usually refer to the elements and principles of design when judging student work. I also look for original subject matter, dialogue with the viewer, and ‘mark making’ in the piece is very important to me. I loved the excellent craftsmanship and whimsy of the best of show piece — Aubrey Clark’s ‘Tipping Point.’”
Lamie selected 74 works of art from 210 high school submissions. From those, she chose those listed below to receive awards.
While the exhibition is on view, all of the fifth-graders in Vigo County will participate in tours led by a corps of volunteer docents. Tours for the fifth-grade are made possible by Terre Haute Savings Bank.
46th Annual Student Art Exhibition
high school award winners:
Best in Show, (Ceramics) Aubrey Clark, 12, “Tipping Point,” North Vermillion High School, Charles Wagoner, teacher
1st Place Ceramics, Rusty Reese, 12, “Black Tea Pot,” North Vermillion High School, Charles Wagoner, teacher
2nd Place Ceramics, Dylan Sisson, 12, “Hypnosis,” South Vermillion High School, Beth Hoke, teacher
3rd Place Ceramics, Michaella Hills, 11, “Pisces,” Terre Haute South High School, Mindy Lewellyn, teacher
1st Place Collage, Emma Swagerle, 12, “Visions of Triangles,” Terre Haute North High School, Addie Simpson, teacher
2nd Place Collage, Raven Renn, 12, “Wild Life,” West Vigo High School, Sara Laughlin, teacher
3rd Place Collage, Paden Horsley, 11, “Mist on the River,” West Vigo High School, Sara Laughlin, teacher
1st Place Drawing, Harriet Watson, 12, “Dum spiro, spero (While I breathe, I hope),” Greencastle High School, Robin Johnson, teacher
2nd Place Drawing, Tina Hiatt, 11, “A Study in Black,” Terre Haute South High School, Mindy Lewellyn, teacher
3rd Place Drawing, Sistine Muncy, 12, “Inseparable Bond,” Greencastle High School, Robin Johnson, teacher
1st Place Fiber, Natascha Bowles, 12, “no title,” Northview High School, Amy Taylor, teacher
2nd Place Fiber, Natascha Bowles, 12, “no title,” Northview High School, Amy Taylor, teacher
3rd Place Fiber, Olivia Kissinger, 10, “An April Shower,” Terre Haute North High School, Diane Songer, teacher
1st Place Graphic Design/Digital Media, Cora Kelsheimer, 11, “Raiden’s Roundup,” South Vermillion High School, Beth Hoke, teacher
2nd Place, Graphic Design/Digital Media, Sistine Muncy, 12, “Parallel Universe,” Greencastle High School, Robin Johnson, teacher
3rd Place Graphic Design/Digital Media, Sistine Muncy, 12, “See Through Me,” Greencastle High School, Robin Johnson, teacher
1st Place Painting, Harriet Watson, 12, “Self Portrait,” Greencastle High School, Robin Johnson, teacher
2nd Place Painting, Marena Bennett, 12, “I am not a Robot,” Terre Haute North High School, Diane Songer, teacher
3rd Place Painting, Erika Campbell, 12, “Flight of the Phoenix,” South Vermillion High School, Beth Hoke, teacher
1st Place Photography, Abbigail Lenhart, 10, “Lace Loops Close,” North Vermillion High School, Charles Wagoner, teacher
2nd Place Photography, Aubrey Clark, 12, “Drifting One & Drifting Two,” North Vermillion High School, Charles Wagoner, teacher
3rd Place Photography, Codie Smith, 11, “Make-Up,” Terre Haute South High School, Cheryl Maners and Pat Killeen, teacher
Honorable Mention Photography, Abbigail Lenhart, 10, “Color for Colors Sake,” North Vermillion High School, Charles Wagoner, teacher
1st Place Sculpture, Katelyn Schmidt, 11, “The Origin,” Terre Haute South High School, Mindy Lewellyn, teacher
2nd Place Sculpture, Joanna Muniz, 11, “The Right Key Will Open Doors,” South Vermillion High School, Beth Hoke, teacher
3rd Place Sculpture, Rachel Vicars, 10, “Allons-y!,” South Vermillion High School, Beth Hoke, teacher
TERRE HAUTE —
The Swope Art Museum’s 46th Annual Student Art Exhibition runs from April 6 to May 11.
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Christmas Music Schedule
Schedule of Events
‘Someday at Christmas’ with Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack coming to ISU Dec. 11
Sandy Hackett’s famous Rat Pack is coming to Terre Haute to ring in a swingin’ holiday season with its critically acclaimed show “Someday at Christmas.”
Hailed as “extremely strong and hugely entertaining,” “Someday at Christmas” blends the classic charisma of the golden age of Las Vegas with some of Ron Miller’s greatest Christmas hits.
Community Theatre offers up family show ‘Babes in Toyland’ in December
Community Theatre of Terre Haute celebrates the season with the holiday musical, “Babes in Toyland,” based on the operetta by Victor Herbert & Glen MacDonough. It opens this Friday and continues through the weekend.
‘Celebrate the Holidays’ Dec. 7 with Terre Haute Symphony and Solly Burton
Two-time Winfield National Mandolin Champion Solly Burton will play popular carols with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Tilson Auditorium. The program also will include the Rose-Hulman Chorus, directed by Daniel Tryon. Mayor Duke Bennett will narrate the Clement C. Moore classic poem, "‘Twas the Night Before Christmas," while the orchestra plays.
Christmas Chocolate Sale coming up Dec. 12, 13
The Paris Community Hospital Volunteers will host their annual Christmas South Bend Co. chocolate sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13, near the FMC rotunda entrance.
Kiwanis annual ornament sale begins Dec. 6; find them around town
The third annual Kiwanis Club ornament sale will take place in December at various locations. This is one of three major fundraisers the club runs to raise money to pay for its projects.
‘Everyday Earth’ program to enhance NASA Exhibit in December at Marshall library
Holly Hudson, director of Allen Memorial Planetarium in Terre Haute, will present “Everyday Earth Phenomenon in the Universe” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Marshall (Ill.) Public Library. This program is intended to enhance the traveling NASA science exhibit, “Here, There, and Everywhere: Science through Analogy, Near and Far,” which is on display at the library for the public through Dec. 30.
Christmas in Parke County Dec. 6-8
Celebrate Christmas in Parke County at the following locations:
Dec. 7 Rockville home tour among holiday activities in Parke County
The Art Gallery in Rockville’s annual home tour will feature styles of architecture from the early 1800s to present. The tour will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Many renovations have been completed on the homes to adapt to modern living, but the main character of the houses remain.
- Concert listings: Dec. 5, 2013
Lunsford to sign copies of ‘A Windy Hill Almanac’ Dec. 8
Local writer Mike Lunsford will be signing copies of his newest book, “A Windy Hill Almanac,” this Saturday at the Vigo County Library and Kadel’s Hallmark in Terre Haute. The author will be at the library as part of its “Author Accolades” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and will sign at Kadel’s Hallmark at North Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Theater listings: Dec. 5, 2013
River City highlights pen and ink artist in December
River City Art Association and the Vigo County Public Library are showcasing artwork by Mike Bender of Terre Haute throughout December in the library at Seventh and Poplar streets.
Window shop on Wabash Dec. 8 at Historical Museum
The Vigo County Historical Museum is offering an opportunity to “magically” window shop on Wabash Avenue. The past will come to life in this year’s holiday exhibit called “Christmas on Wabash Avenue,” which will feature two large department store windows decorated as those which attracted shoppers for so long.
Red’s Rockin’ Christmas Show Dec. 12 at VU
Tickets are on sale now for Red’s Rockin’ Christmas Show on Dec. 12 at Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The evening features a 7:30 p.m. performance by Terry Lee and Rockaboogie Band playing holiday favorites from the 1950s and ’60s.
The Van-Dells to hit Boot City stage Dec 7
The Van-Dells have been entertaining audiences of all ages with their unique blend of comedy, choreography and tight harmonies for more than three decades.
‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ Dec. 20-22 at Harmony Hall
On The Line Productions, a local nonprofit theater group, will celebrate the holiday season this year with its first Christmas production. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will come alive on stage with a cast featuring Robin Baer, Pete Ciancone, Cecilia Compton, Anna Dubois, Bailey Harrell, Matt Hutcheson, Alaina Keegan, Denise Keegan, Jennifer Kiger, Dave Landes, Jessica McGlynn, Laura Reed and Annie Whitman.
Event to fill downtown Paris Dec. 7 with holiday music, activity
Visitors can revel in the spirit of the holiday season while visiting downtown Paris, Ill., during the community’s “Christmas in Paris” event Saturday.
Dancers from across community to raise funds Dec. 7 for youth in need
Indiana State University’s Sparkette Dance Team is pairing with A+ All Star Productions/School of the Dance to ring in the holiday spirit and lend a helping hand to 14th and Chestnut Community Center at 10 a.m. Saturday on campus.
Toy train sale to support museum Dec. 7
An old-time toy train sale to support the Fire and Police Museum’s operation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the museum at 1728 S. Eighth St.
‘Rub of the Green’ author plans signings Dec. 7-8
Professional golfers throughout the years have had some out-of-the-ordinary characteristics and foibles, as well as others with notable achievements.
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Usher in the holiday season with … ‘The Sound of Christmas’
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall will usher in the holiday season with “The Sound of Christmas,” featuring Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Community School of Arts open house features steel sculpture
Indiana State University’s Community School of the Arts will host an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Turman Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building, 649 Chestnut St.
The open house will present an opportunity to meet the teachers, learn more about spring 2014 offerings and register for classes and private music lessons. On display in the Turman Gallery will be artwork created by adult students participating in “Metal Sculpture” and “Digital Photography” classes and children participating in “Saturday Art Day.” There will be a special performance by the “Terre Haute Guitar Club,” and guests can enter a drawing to win a free spring arts class.
Bridgeton to host Country Christmas celebration this weekend
Bridgeton will host its annual Country Christmas celebration from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The shops will be open and full of gifts.
Pioneer Village Christmas Walk planned Dec. 6-7
The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 30th annual Pioneer Village Christmas Walk at Fowler Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7. The public is invited to mingle with the Village Folk and park staff as they step back in time and prepare for the Christmas season.
Indiana Theatre to host Miracle on 7th Street events
In the spirit of the holiday season, downtown Terre Haute’s historic Indiana Theatre is opening its doors to the Wabash Valley community.
In conjunction with the annual Miracle on 7th Street and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Indiana Theatre invites Valley residents to visit Dec. 6 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Christian author from Avon to sign books at Open Door
Author Rev. Philip Rigdon will be signing books at the Open Door from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. The Christian book store is at 3125 S. 3rd Place.
Rigdon, a resident of Avon, will be available to sign copies of his book, “Under the Bridge to the Seeds of Light.”
Shop United Dec. 6 in Parke, Vermillion counties
Area residents can help the United Way of the Wabash Valley and participating merchants during Shop United in Parke and Vermillion counties on Dec. 6.
The Shop United event benefits local economies and more than 90 programs in the United Way service area, according to Claudia Tanoos, event chairwoman. A $50 ticket, purchased from the United Way, covers the cost of breakfast, lunch and transportation for the 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. event.
Planetarium plans holiday light shows Dec. 6
The Allen Memorial Planetarium will present a holiday laser light show at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 13, and at 2 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 14. Tickets will be $4 for adults and $2 for ages 12 and under, sold at the door. Proceeds from the shows support planetarium programming.
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