News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 3, 2014

Swope to present work by young artists in spring exhibit

TERRE HAUTE — Spring brings one of the most popular yearly exhibitions at the Swope Art Museum, its annual showcase of work by student artists.

Made possible by Old National Bank, the “47th Annual Student Art Exhibition” presents work by hundreds of area elementary, middle school and high school students, offering them the unusual opportunity to have their artwork exhibited alongside the great American artists represented in the museum’s collection.

The Swope will host a public reception and awards ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The awards presentation is set for 2:15.

Since 1967, when Swope director Howard E. Wooden first conceived of the show in collaboration with Vigo County School system, the exhibition has grown to include schools in surrounding counties at the high school level. Elementary and middle school teachers select their students’ work for the exhibition, while a juror from outside the region selects the work by high school students. The 2014 juror is Morgan Ford Willingham, assistant professor of art and director of the Shircliff Gallery of Art, Vincennes University. Impressed by the high quality of submissions, Willingham said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see firsthand the incredible level of talent and artistic vision that is being demonstrated in schools today. It was refreshing to see such energetic, unhindered, creative expression. When selecting works for this show, several things caught my eye: first, technical ability and use of medium; and second, what the individuals expressed through their art. So much of art is about both the objective and subjective. When proficient technical ability and unique individual expression collided, this resulted in a work that, I felt, warranted an award. Each of the works I selected for an award moved me in some way, whether it was to contemplate cultural and social influences, imagine a narrative or just left me smiling to myself.”

Willingham chose 60 works of art from 199 high school submissions and 25 works for awards. While the exhibition is on view, all fifth graders in the Vigo County School Corp. will visit the Swope for tours led by a corps of dedicated volunteer docents. Tours for the fifth grade are made possible by Terre Haute Savings Bank.


The “47th Annual Student Art Exhibition” High School award winners:

• Best in Show (2D Mixed Media): Kristina Hiatt, grade 12, “Born Again (A Tree’s Cycle),” Terre Haute South Vigo High School; Mindy Lewellyn, teacher


• 1st place, Robbie Davis, grade 12, “Black Iron Ash Glaze Bowl,” North Vermillion High School; Charles Wagoner, teacher

• 2nd place, Ethan Lee, grade 10, “Blue on Brown,” North Vermillion High School; Charles Wagoner, teacher

• 3rd place, Arianne Denton, grade 9, “Ariel,” Terre Haute South Vigo High School; Cheryl Maners, teacher


• 1st place, Raven Renn, grade 12, “The Art of Perception,” McLean High School; Christi Pence-Ellis, teacher

• 2nd place, Max Pompey, grade 12, “Self-Portrait,” Terre Haute South Vigo High School; Mindy Lewellyn, teacher

• 3rd place, Micah Breitweiser, grade 12, “Parallel Dimensions,” Terre Haute North Vigo High School; Addie Simpson, teacher

• Honorable Mention, Kristina Hiatt, grade 12, “Say What?,” Terre Haute South Vigo High School; Mindy Lewellyn, teacher

Graphic Design/Digital:

• 1st place, Hailey Johnson, grade 12, “Surroundings,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher

• 2nd place, Matt Schawitsch, grade 12, “Royal Castle,” South Vermillion High School; Beth Hoke, teacher

• 3rd place, Megan Moore, grade 12, “Complicated Version,” South Vermillion High School; Beth Hoke, teacher

2D Mixed Media:

• 1st place, Kristina Hiatt, grade 12, “The Hunt,” Terre Haute South Vigo High School; Mindy Lewellyn, teacher

• 2nd place, Elise Merrell, grade 12, “Homeless #2,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher

• 3rd place, Ethan Corenflos, grade 9, “Blow Me Away,” West Vigo High School; Sara Laughlin, teacher

• Honorable Mention, Emily Dickey, grade 12, “Inner Beauty,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher


• 1st place, Karina Serapio, grade 12, “Descomposicion,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher

• 2nd place, Justin Painter, grade 12, “Face #2,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher

• 3rd place, Juan Jose Franco, grade 12, “Luz de Ocaso,” Marshall (IL) High School; Beth Meeker, teacher

• Honorable Mention, Karina Serapio, grade 12, “Humanity,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher


• 1st place, Hailey Johnson, grade 12, “Glass Stare,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher

• 2nd place, Sydney Cassida, grade 12, “Muladhara,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher

• 3rd place, Alyssa Hess, grade 11, “Untitled,” Terre Haute South Vigo High School; Cheryl Maners, teacher


• 1st place, Rosio Gomez, grade 12, “Book,” Greencastle High School; Robin Johnson, teacher

• 2nd place, Micah Breitweiser, grade 12, “Nature and Eye,” Terre Haute North Vigo High School; Addie Simpson, teacher

• 3rd place, Raven Renn, grade 12, “The Prairie,” McLean High School; Christi Pence-Ellis, teacher

Open and free to the public since 1942, the Swope Art Museum houses one of the Midwest’s premier collections of American painting, sculpture and works on paper. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday, Monday and national holidays Admission is free.

The Swope is at 25 S. Seventh St. For more information call 812-238-1676 or visit


Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • THE_CO~1.JPG ISU to bring The Color Run to Terre Haute

    Indiana State University is planning a colorful kickoff event for the 2014-15 school year.
    The university is bringing The Color Run to Terre Haute on Aug. 23. One of the largest event series in the nation, the race douses participants from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. Billed as the “happiest 5K on the planet,” the event caters to everyone — first-time runners to professional athletes — and has no winners or official times.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Ride With The Governor is set for July 25

    On Friday, ABATE of Indiana will present the annual Ride With The Governor.
    This event to promote motorcycle awareness is open to all motorcyclists. Donations will benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

    July 24, 2014

  • ‘Sound of Music’ this weekend and next at Maple Avenue UMC

    Maple Avenue United Methodist Church’s Summer Theatre will present six performances of “The Sound of Music” beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25.

    July 24, 2014

  • Brazil Concert Band sets ‘German Musikfest’ concert for July 27

    The Brazil Concert Band will present “German Musikfest” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Forest Park in Brazil, rain or shine.

    July 24, 2014

  • Join SPPRAK for photo at Rex game

    SPPRAK Night will be 7 p.m. July 25 during the Terre Haute Rex game at Bob Warn Field. Five hundred people, all wearing the same glasses, will get their picture taken.

    July 24, 2014

  • Adults invited to join New Horizons Band at Community School of Arts

    New Horizons Band at the Indiana State University Community School of the Arts welcomes adults, age 25 and older, with little or no musical experience to become a New Horizons Music member.

    July 24, 2014

  • Gospel soloist to perform July 27 in Brazil

    Gospel music soloist Ryan Seaton will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday in First Christian Church at Brazil.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arrowhead Show July 27 in Sullivan County

    An Arrowhead Show featuring Prehistoric First American artifacts is set for Sunday in Sullivan County.

    July 24, 2014

  • Terre Haute Parks plan National Dance Day event on July 26

    The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department will be participating in National Dance Day on Saturday.

    July 24, 2014

  • Gym Bob’s Jamboree July 26 at Boot City Opry

    Solos, duets and instrumentals are all part of the great Gym Bob’s Jamboree show set for 7 p.m. Saturday in Boot City Opry at 11800 S. U.S. 41.

    July 24, 2014

  • Nature Conservancy announces ‘Natural Treasures’ challenge

    The Nature Conservancy and Honda of America Mfg. Inc. announce the highly anticipated summer Natural Treasures challenge that gives Hoosiers an opportunity to explore natural sites in Indiana and a chance to win a Honda Civic Hybrid.

    July 24, 2014

  • Benefit, walk Aug. 2 to support MS Society

    The fourth annual Multiple Sclerosis Benefit will take place Aug. 2 at the Rosedale Tavern, 93 W. Middle St., Rosedale.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arte é Vino for adults planned July 29

    Looking for a girls night out or a fun and unique date? Arte é Vino events are fun art-themed events for adults.

    July 24, 2014

  • Visit musical ‘petting zoo’ at Children’s Museum

    The theme for downtown Terre Haute’s First Friday on Aug. 1 will be “Dog Days of Summer.” What better time for children to visit a petting zoo? The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame is planning a petting zoo of a different kind, though: a musical instrument menagerie.

    July 24, 2014

  • Celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday Aug. 2

    Visitors to Turkey Run State Park in Parke County can eat cake and ice cream, meet firefighters and see fire engines and other equipment at a birthday party for Smokey Bear on Aug. 2.

    July 24, 2014

  • Sisters plan annual used book sale

    The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods are preparing for their annual used book sale.
    The event is scheduled for Aug. 2-10 in the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center conference room, across the hall from Linden Leaf Gifts.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ride Tour de Park Aug. 16 through Vigo parks

    The Tour de Park, a set of non-competitive bike rides through Vigo County parks, will begin at 8 p.m. on Aug. 16. Routes of 10 or 50 miles are available, with both starting at Hawthorn Park’s Dogwood Shelter.

    July 24, 2014

  • River City adds 2 Artist of the Month galleries

    River City Art Association Inc. in Terre Haute now has three Artist of the Month galleries to showcase artwork by its members.

    July 24, 2014

  • Marshall Library announces photo winners

    Marshall Public Library announces winners of an animal photography contest staged in conjunction with its recent “PAWS” to Read Summer Reading Program.

    July 24, 2014

  • Hole-y-One Golf Scramble scheduled

    Golfers are invited to mark their calendars for the 12th annual Hole-y-One Golf Scramble, presented by the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The event will take place on Sept. 12 at the Country Club of Terre Haute, 57 Allendale.

    July 24, 2014

  • Museums/Exhibitions: July 24, 2014

    July 24, 2014

  • Habitat Cruise In set for July 26 in Brazil

    Habitat for Humanity of Clay County has set its Brazil Kroger Cruise In for 5 to 9 p.m. July 26 on the Kroger parking lot, east of Brazil on U.S. 40.

    July 17, 2014

  • MET 071609 BLUEBERRIES.jpg Scoop up some blueberries, live music

    Terre Foods Cooperative Market will present the sixth annual Blueberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, at Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St.
    Blueberry compote sundaes will be available for $5.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bend in the River 2.jpg ‘On the Banks of the Wabash’ band festival set

    Seven bands from Indiana and Kentucky will join the Terre Haute Community Band and special guest Gymnasium Heide-Ost Symphonic Band from Heide, Germany, to present the fourth annual “On the Banks of the Wabash” Community Band Festival on Friday and Saturday. Five bands are making their first appearance at the festival. All concerts are at Fairbanks Park and are free.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • i love you.jpg Crossroads Rep offers a different show each night

    Patrons still have time to see all four shows in this summer’s Crossroads Repertory Theatre season at Indiana State University. During the final two weeks of the season, a different play is presented each evening, with a Sunday matinee.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Experience pioneer life July 19 at Turkey Run Heritage Festival

    Turkey Run State Park will host the Pioneer Heritage Festival on Saturday, a chance to experience the 19th century.
    A variety of hands-on activities will be available for visitors to try and to enjoy.

    July 17, 2014

  • Concert band to add a little bluegrass July 20

    The Brazil Concert Band is scheduled to present “OK! … Yellow Hammer!” on Sunday at the special time of 7 p.m. at Forest Park.

    July 17, 2014

  • Firefighters plan Aug. 16 fish fry

    The Shepardsville Volunteer Fire Department has planned a fish fry fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the Shepardsville firehouse.

    July 17, 2014

  • Author receives honor for children’s book on Saint Mother Theodore

    Mary K. Doyle has written many books. But she had never attempted to write a children’s book.
    However, her first one, “Saint Theodora and her Promise to God,” was recently honored by placing fourth in a contest conducted by the Catholic Press Association.

    July 17, 2014

  • ‘Accidental Love’ author at Open Door July 21

    Switz City writer Ralph W. Roach, author of “Accidental Love,” will be available to sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place at the Open Door Christian Bookstore, 3125 S. Third Place.

    July 17, 2014

Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Raw: 16 Killed in Gaza Market Strike Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit Harding Love Letters Now Open to Public Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Guinea Rap Concert Stampede Kills 33+ Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010