PARIS, ILL. —
The Bicentennial Art Center in Paris, Ill., announces its first exhibit of 2013.
“Photography by Doug Bibo” and “Watercolor to War Birds = Works by Eugene V. Smith” opened on Tuesday. The opening reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. CST on Friday will include a brief talk at 5:30.
The exhibit contains a large number of photographs by Bibo, who grew up in an Air Force family and spent his early years moving around the country. His family’s roots, however, are in Paris, so when his father retired, they moved back to Paris where Bibo graduated from high school in 1975.
He then received a business degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. After working in restaurant management for a couple of years, he relocated to California to study at Brooks Institute of Photography.
Since 2000 Bibo has been a staff member at the Community College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, managing one of the college’s photo facilities and teaching classes.
Bibo has been photographing ghost towns and ruins, places he finds intriguing because they are links to our cultural past. His photographs are done in a unique style.
The rest of the gallery is filled with paintings and sketches by Eugene V. Smith. Smith was born in 1929. He lived on his grandparents’ farm and had a dream of becoming a comic strip artist. He spent many hours of his free time coloring and drawing.
Smith majored in economics and minored in art and earned his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and master’s degree at Trinity University.
After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served for five years during the Korean War. While in the Air Force he had the opportunity to paint the walls of day rooms with his perceptions of the iron eagles known as the warbirds.
He had a passion for airplanes and wanted to become a pilot. However, his vision prevented him from fulfilling that dream. After his military service, he returned to school and earned a doctorate in sociology at Purdue University. He taught at various universities and in 1967 came to Indiana State University.
His creativity was expressed through art and music. He drew comic strips and illustrated children’s books. He created artistic renditions of the Great Warbirds of World War II.
Smith never publicly exhibited his works and he died in 2009. His wife, Kathleen, has preserved his paintings. Besides warbirds, Smith used music, people and buildings as subject matter in his paintings.
The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 15.
Regular art center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; or call 217-466-8130 to schedule a time to view the exhibit.
The art center is at 132 S. Central Ave., in Paris.
PARIS, ILL. —
The Bicentennial Art Center in Paris, Ill., announces its first exhibit of 2013.
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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.
Toy train sale Dec. 9 to benefit museum
An old-time toy train sale to support the Fire and Police Museum’s operation will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 in the museum at 1728 S. Eighth St.
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The Carlisle Chapter of Delta Theta Tau will sponsor its 29th Annual Craft Show and Elf Warehouse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Carlisle school in Carlisle.
Schools decorate trees for Dec. 7 fundraiser
Twenty Vigo County School Corp. schools have decorated and set up trees between Carson’s and J.C. Penny at Honey Creek Mall. The Festival of Trees serves as a fundraiser for the Shoe Bus and Backpack programs.
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The Lincoln Trail College Music Department and Crawford County Arts will present TubaChristmas on Santa Day, Dec. 7, at the college in Robinson, Ill.
Service League to host Share your Wares
The Service League of Union Hospital will be hosting its third Share Your Wares event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Union East Lower Level Atrium. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
World-traveled Ballet Magnificat! returns to Terre Haute on Dec. 2
Alpha and Omega Companies of Ballet Magnificat! will return to Terre Haute on Monday. For the sixth time, Maryland Community Church will host the Jackson, Miss.-based ballet company.
Scrooge, Santa at Phoenix Theatre
The Phoenix Theatre will present two one-act Christmas plays in December. Performances will be at 7 p.m. CST on Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21; and at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. The Phoenix Theatre is at 512 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill.
Friends of Holy Rosary plan bazaar Dec. 7
Friends of Holy Rosary Church in Seelyville will host its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Schelley Hall on U.S. 40 just east of the stoplight in Seelyville.
Join Santa for breakfast Dec. 7 at Lieber
Children can share their wish lists with Santa over breakfast at Lieber State Recreation Area at 9 a.m. on Dec. 7. The event will take place at the nature center. Breakfast will be $1 per person, and photos will cost $2. The entrance fee has been waived for the event.
Tickets still available for Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s Festival of Carols
Tickets for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s annual Christmas performances of the Festival of Carols are now on sale, following a sellout run of three shows during the 2012 holiday season.
Sycamore Social celebrates 30 years
The 30th anniversary Sycamore Social is scheduled 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the National Guard Armory, 3614 Maple Ave. Games and dancing will be available for guests, as well as snacks.
Lincoln Trail plans Santa Day Dec. 7
Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., will ring in the holiday season Dec. 7 on the college’s main campus.
Christmas Gala Concert at VU Dec. 4
Vincennes University’s annual Christmas Gala Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in VU’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
Indiana State Parks offers annual passes
Permits for entrance, boating and horseback riding at the Indiana Division of State Parks and Reservoirs for 2014 are now available for purchase. They can be bought at InnsGifts.com and at State Parks and Reservoirs offices.
Art filled Holiday at Vonda’s Garden Dec. 6
Heinl’s Flower Shop is planning an Art filled Holiday at Vonda’s Garden Studio.The evening full of art and holiday cheer will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Seventh and Walnut streets, in conjunction with Heinl’s Holiday Open House and the Miracle on 7th Street Festival.
Christmas Fun at the Woods set Dec. 14
The Sisters of Providence welcome the community to a day filled with festive family fun at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, with Christmas Fun at the Woods. The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 14.
Breakfast and bake sale in Fontanet Dec. 14
The Fontanet Action Community Team will have a breakfast and bake sale on Dec. 14 at the FACT building in Fontanet.
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