SULLIVAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 S. Crowder St., Sullivan.
Through March 5 — Faces of the Civil War, an Indiana Historical Society traveling exhibition.
Hours: Call (812) 268-4957.
KNOX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 502 N. Seventh St., Vincennes.
Sunday — Film, “You Were Never Lovelier,” music by Jerome Kern, dancing by Fred Astaire, valentine treats, at the Fortnightly Tea, 2 to 4 p.m.
Feb. 16 — “The History of Jews in Vincennes” by Richard Day, site historian, Vincennes State Historic Sites, and author of numerous books on Vincennes, 6:30 p.m.
Hours: kcpl.lib.in.us or (812) 886-4380.
GASLIGHT ART COLONY, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., www.gaslightartcolony.com
Feb. 18-March 10 — Second annual Children’s Art Show
Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Email email@example.com or call (217) 808-2115.
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE AND GALLERY, 916 E. Granary St., New Harmony; (812) 682-3799.
Saturday — Opening reception for former Terre Haute artist Mary Ann Michna’s series of mixed media artwork titled “The Good Housewife,” 4 to 7 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment.
GEORGE ROGERS CLARK NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, 401 S. Second St., Vincennes.
Feb. 18 — Annual Clark’s March; participants will trek the final 4.5 miles of the original route used by Clark’s army in February 1779 to reach Vincennes and capture Fort Sackville.; re-enactors will help retell the story of the march that won the Old Northwest Territory.
Hours: (812) 882-1776. No entrance fee.
Colleges and Universities
Shircliff Gallery of Art, Shircliff Humanities Building, First and Harrison streets, campus.
Through March 1 — “All Dolled Up” exhibition of handmade dolls; reception with artist and curator Nichol Brinkman, 11 a.m. Feb. 21, in gallery, and open forum with Brinkman, 2 p.m., in auditorium.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (812) 888-4316.
EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Tarble Arts Center, Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue., Charleston, Ill.
Through Feb. 26— Exhibition “Détournement: Subversive Visual Communication.”
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays; (217) 581-2787.
CORPORATE SQUARE, 2901 Ohio Blvd.
Through July 12 — exhibit by Sister Jody O’Neil, artist in residence for Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods; includes photos and watercolors of Rome and The Vatican during the time of the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in October 2006.
CABOODLE CUPCAKES, 3419 S. Seventh St.
Through March — Cupcake Art exhibition; works with cupcake theme by local and national artists.Hours: (812) 232-5551.
GOPALAN CONTEMPORARY ART, 9 S. Seventh St., gopalancontemporaryart.com
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 232-8080.
ART SPACES INC., 669 Ohio St., email@example.com
“Max Ehrmann at the Crossroads,” a bronze life-size work by Bill Wolfe with excerpts of “Desiderata” embedded in walkway and entire poem mounted nearby, at Crossroads of America, Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue.
“Composite House for Terre Haute,” sculpture by Lauren Ewing, in Gilbert Park, 14 1/2 Street and Wabash Avenue.
“Spirit of Space,” sculpture by Bob Emser, in front of Swope Art Gallery, 25 S. Seventh St.
“Gatekeeper,” sculpture by Sally Rogers, Vigo County Public Library grounds, Seventh and Poplar streets.
“Free Fly,” sculpture by Bob Evans, in front of 113 S. Seventh St.
“A Chorus of Trumpets,” sculpture by Howard Kalish, Rankin Plaza, Indiana State University.
Call (812) 235-2801.
TERRE HAUTE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 727 Wabash Ave.
Through Feb. 25 — “Go Figure” program, 1 to 2:30 p.m., $40 for members, $50 for non-members for all five sessions; registration required.
Currently — Bee hive exhibit, Lunar Arm, interactive treehouse, fossil dig, agricultural and science exhibits and more.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Call (812) 235-5548.
ARTS ILLIANA, 23 N. Sixth St., firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (812) 235-5007.
SHELDON SWOPE ART MUSEUM, 25 S. Seventh St., swope.org
Permanent Arts Spaces Inc. outdoor sculpture, “Spirit of Space” by Bob Emser, in front of building.
Through March 10 — Exhibit “Reflecting Terre Haute,” Haslem and Hodge galleries; opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3; discussion by Fran Lattanzio and Austen Leake, 7 to 8.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and national holidays. Admission free. Call (812) 238-1676.
HALCYON CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Swope Art Museum Education Center, 25 S. Seventh St.
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (812) 841-2884; www.artathalcyon.com.
VIGO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1 Library Square, Seventh and Poplar streets.
“Gatekeeper,” permanent Arts Spaces Inc. outdoor sculpture by Sally Rogers.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Open Sundays 1 to 5 p.m., Labor Day through Memorial Day. Call (812) 232-1113.
EUGENE V. DEBS MUSEUM, 451 N. Eighth St.; debsfoundation.org
Hours: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, except for holidays and Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day; (812) 232-2163.
THE GOLDEN FRAME, 509 E. Voorhees St.
Currently — Work by River City Art Association members.
THE LANDING AT FORT HARRISON, 3350 N. Fourth St. First Tuesday of each month — River City at The Landing, work by members of River City Art Association.
SONGBIRD INSPIRATIONS ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY, Suite 7-A, Lower Level, The Meadows shopping center
Currently — Works by Ed and Kathy Cook; Photography of all types, pen and ink sketches, one-of-a-kind “light grafitti” photography.
Currently — Mixed media artwork by Ruthann Brady.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, by appointment only on Sunday. Call (812) 243-3176; edandkathycookphotography.smugmug.com
CANDLES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 1532 S. Third St., www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org
Permanent — Intertwined Lives: Dr. Mengele, Eugenics, and the Mozes Twins.
Through June — Fit to Breed: Eugenics in Indiana.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Docents available 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; (812) 234-7881.
VIGO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 1411 S. Sixth St.
Currently — “Tuning In — History of Radio in Vigo County.”
Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Visit vigohistory.org or call (812) 235-9717.
SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE, Heritage Museum, Providence Center, St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Outdoor sculpture — Bronze statue of Saint Mother Theodore Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence, near Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Currently — Honors on Display, awards received by the Sisters of Providence through the years for their dedicated service in various ministries.
Currently — Personal artifacts that belonged to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Heritage Museum.
Currently — Religious icons hand-painted by Sisters Marilyn Therese Lipps, Marianne McGriffin and Mary Lou Ruck.
Currently — “Sisters of Providence Life and Mission” photo exhibit, poster-size photographs of various ministries, hallway east of Heritage Room.
Currently — Diorama exhibit of the congregation’s early history.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Call Providence Center, (812) 535-4531.
TITZER ART STUDIO, BACK GALLERY, 3124 Wallace Ave.
Currently — Sculpture, decorative metals, glass bead jewelry by Patrick and Karen Titzer as well as works by 20 local and regional artists.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment. Call (812) 478-1313; titzer.com
CLABBER GIRL HULMAN & CO. MUSEUM, former first floor lobby, Hulman & Co. building, 900 Wabash Ave.
Currently — Showcase of the company’s history as well as the family history of founder Herman Hulman.
Currently — Wheels in Motion, display geared toward children.
Hours: bakeshop, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; gift shop, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission free. Call (812) 232-9446.
DOBBS PARK NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM, 5170 Poplar St.
Permanent — Carvings by Ron Parker.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Call (812) 877-6007.
MARYLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4700 S. Indiana 46.
JAVA HAUTE, 3805 E. Wabash Ave.
Currently — Paintings by Peter Bruning.
COFFEE GROUNDS, 423 Wabash Ave.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight.
COMMUNITY THEATRE OF TERRE HAUTE, 1431 S. 25th St.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call (812) 232-7172.
FOWLER PARK, Oregon Church Road, east of U.S. 41 South.
Feb. 18, 19 — Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department 26th annual pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; adults, $5, age 6 and younger, $2.
Hours: Call (812) 462-3392.
LEGRAND ART STUDIO & GALLERY, 2015 W. Indiana 54, Bloomfield. Hours: email@example.com or (812) 384-6505.
GALLERY NORTH, 116 W. Sixth St., north side of courthouse square, Bloomington.
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday.
MANSFIELD CIVIC CENTER, Old Mansfield Village, Parke County.
Hours: mansfieldartisangallery.com or (812) 877-9831.
THE ARTISAN GALLERY, south edge of Mansfield Village, Parke County.
Hours: www.mansfieldguestinn.com or (812) 208-2137.
CASA DEL MUSE ART GALLERY AND STUDIO, 32 E. Main St., Bloomfield.
Hours: (812) 322-8986.
SULLIVAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 S. Crowder St., Sullivan.
Through March 5 — Faces of the Civil War, an Indiana Historical Society traveling exhibition.
Hours: Call (812) 268-4957.
THE GALLERY ON MAIN LLC, 101 S. Main St., southeast corner of square, Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; by appointment, (812) 268-3835; email email@example.com.
D’ARLIER CULTURAL CENTER, 405 N. Mill St., Veedersburg.
Hours: (765) 294-4824.
COVERED BRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 124 W. Ohio St., north side of square, Rockville.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except Tuesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Tuesdays. Call (765) 569-9422. No admission fee.
ROCKVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 106 N. Market St., Rockville, IN.
Hours: (765) 569-5544.
Community Theatre to bring Tony Award-winning play to stage
New Leo Baxter Orchestra to entertain at Big Read Party
A Terre Haute tradition will be reborn when the New Leo Baxter Society Orchestra performs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Indiana Theatre as part of the Big Party for the Wabash Valley Big Read.
With new Americana album, Chicago artist to play Verve
For years, Kevin Presbrey toured the country as the front man of Painkiller Hotel, a modern rock group inspired by guitar-fueled bands like Pearl Jam and Live. Now, he’s dialing back the clock with his solo debut, an Americana album that takes its cues from Jim Croce’s folk music, the Eagles’ country-tinged rock and Fleetwood Mac’s 1970s pop.
Guiding Star: Inspired by family, Terre Haute native rallies famous names to fund cancer research
Famous people filled the Riviera Country Club, a scenic golf resort in affluent Pacific Palisades, Calif.
A city block away, Sunset Boulevard runs toward the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Monica Mountains overlook it all. Inside the Riviera, during a 2009 fundraising dinner, Terre Haute attorney Tony Tanoos found himself surrounded by a who’s who of celebrities — actors such as Ray Romano, Mark Wahlberg, Don Cheadle and others, and golfing greats like Gary Player, Johnny Miller and Rocco Mediate. Soon, the crowd of notables heard the words of main speaker Lisa Paulsen, the president of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
MIKE LUNSFORD: The long goodbye to winter
I have no idea what the weather is to bring to us on the morning this story runs, but on the day I write most of it, the sun is shining, and we have just come off a weekend of pleasant warmth and cloudless skies.
Making Waves: Woman devotes part of rural Vigo County home to museum on hairstyling
Some studies show that women spend more than $50,000 in a lifetime and more than one month of their entire life at a beauty salon, trying to get and keep their hair just the right style. How they have accomplished this through the ages has been a fascination for local hairstylist Brenda Ellis for more than 50 years.
Heaven on Earth: Writer gets lost — both figuratively and literally — at Acadia National Park
Editor’s Note: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of a day hiking the Atlantic shoreline and the trails of Maine’s Acadia National Park.
Rock of Ages: Hulman Center stage has been entertaining crowds since 1974
As the stage lights came on, Sam Wellington and his cohorts gazed out at an audience of 8,060 Midwesterners.
The scene was familiar for him. Wellington and his country music quartet, The Four Guys, opened shows night after night for fellow RCA Records artists Ronnie Millsap and headliner Charley Pride on tours across North America.
Wearing a Legacy: Inspired by Debs, a variety of places and things beyond Terre Haute — from a town to beers — bear his name
A town and a school. Two styles of beer. A radio station, a street, a township, and a house for college students. Even a parade.
Any of those places or things named in honor of legendary labor and social activist Eugene V. Debs could theoretically exist in Terre Haute. Alas, none do.
Flowing forward: As Riverscape leader retires, he sees great things ahead for the Wabash River
An iconic photo of Harry Truman hangs in John Mutchner’s office.
The walls of that room and others inside Mutchner’s scenic eastside home offer glimpses of his interests, from auto racing to basketball to political history. The famous picture of a triumphant Truman, hoisting an erroneous “Dewey Defeats Truman” Chicago Tribune headline, rests neatly framed alongside a 1952 campaign button and an autographed notecard from the former president.
Hope Awakened: On a floating hospital, Terre Haute nurse sees lives of needy transformed
The woman was 24 years old. She weighed 70 pounds.
She had young children and, for a long time, a heavy burden. A tumor, large as her head, engulfed her jaw. Eating and breathing became all but impossible for her. Undoubtedly, she’d been ostracized because of it, too. Such cases are rare in the Western world, but they occur frequently in the Republic of Congo. The coastal African nation has just one doctor for every 20,000 people.
Rock Collector: Indiana Coal Council president loves rocks, fossils and 4-H
You might say Bruce Stevens grew up with lots of pet rocks.
Scavenging for rocks and fossils as a boy near his home at Coalmont launched Stevens’ fascination with geology. His love of all things sedimentary led him to a successful career in hydrology, reclamation and the coal industry.
‘Afternoon on a Hill’: The formal poet who led an informal life — Edna St. Vincent Millay
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of an afternoon exploring the rural gardens and home of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay near Austerlitz, N.Y. Join Lunsford in February for the sixth installment of this series as he wanders along the wooded shorelines of Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park.
No Intermission: Character meets demise on ‘Walking Dead,’ but lively acting career continues for Terre Haute’s Jose Pablo Cantillo
Characters often make dramatic exits from television shows.
Few could top Terre Haute-raised actor Jose Pablo Cantillo’s departure last month from AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
The scene occurred in the fourth season of cable TV’s most popular drama series ever.
Telling stories in song
Pieces of Terre Haute’s infamous past gather dust in the town’s metaphorical attic. Closed-up, old baggage — forever linked, like it or not, to the historical record.
Real people lived through those times, but as generations pass, memories of those characters fade and disappear.
Effort under way to restore Civil War monument to original grandeur; ‘Soldier of the West’ unique in state of Indiana
“How sleep the brave, who sink to rest with all their country’s wishes blest.”
A lone soldier sits atop Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. He is seated with his foot on a cannon of long ago, looking westward, perhaps toward the future he fought for. “He” is a stone memorial, rising nearly 30 feet in the historic cemetery. He represents all the men, young and old, from Putnam County who fought and died in the Civil War, and he is aptly titled “Soldier of the West.”
Walk of a Lifetime: Writer discovers views fit for a painting while walking the cliffs of Prout’s Neck, home to famous artist Winslow Homer’s seaside studio
Editor’s Note: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of a day walking the Maine seacoast in search of the great artist, Winslow Homer. Join Mike in January for the fifth installment of this series as he visits Edna St. Vincent Millay’s rural New York farm, Steepletop.
Heightened Sense of Place: Educators’ efforts helped put geography back on map in schools
Geography transcends dots on a map.
Teachers traveling abroad alongside Terre Haute geographer Dorothy Drummond have experienced the real-life cultures, atmosphere and people existing within those dots. An educator herself, Drummond has organized affordable geography tours of foreign lands for Wabash Valley schoolteachers for many years. The journeys involved more than sight-seeing.
Fade to Black: A few local theaters among last to part with century-old 35-mm film
The projectionist behind the first movie shown in the Indiana Theatre nearly 92 years ago would likely feel right at home in that same booth today.
HEALING WATERS: Team River Runner offers inspiration, opens doors for wounded veterans
Some people say the fun of boating on the Wabash is dealing with unexpected challenges such a big body of water can present on certain days; others delight in the wild beauty at Terre Haute’s doorstep, from bald eagles soaring above trees lining the banks of the Wabash to the panorama of the river itself as it curls through woodland in many places reminiscent of primeval splendor seen hundreds of years ago.
Country singer/songwriter from Illinois to perform at The Verve
Up-and-coming country singer/songwriter Troy Stone of Paris, Ill., will perform from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 14 in The Verve at 677 Wabash Ave.
Gallery presents ‘Halcyon Days’ exhibit
Halcyon Art Gallery is presenting the regional juried exhibition, “Halcyon Days 2014,” on view from Friday until March 28. The opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. This is the ninth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best of contemporary art in all media.
See dinosaurs, Dr. Seuss characters at Children's Museum
On Sunday, March 9, Terre Haute Children’s Museum guests will be in for a special treat. Prehistoric creatures from Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo” will be roving the museum, and Dr. Seuss characters will come to life when the Children’s Theatre of Terre Haute presents “Seussical Jr.”
GRAPE SENSE: News from the world’s wine regions can affect future prices
News from the world’s wine regions can affect even the average wine drinker. There is a lot going on, particularly in California, which can affect future wine prices.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: The easiest ham loaf I’ve ever made
I have been asked for a good ham loaf recipe. This is really good. It comes from a friend of mine in Morton, Ill. Eileen Knapp makes this for her kids and grandkids — we all enjoyed it.
Party New Orleans-style at Swope Mardi Gras celebration
The Swope Art Museum’s fifth annual Mardi Gras celebration is this weekend. Enjoy a visit to the Big Easy on the museum’s third floor from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
‘A complete meal of classical music’ at Central Presbyterian
Beethoven composed his masterpieces nearly two centuries ago. George Gershwin wrote “Rhapsody in Blue” a few years after World War I.
Final Fridays: Lunes Domingo at Verve
Lunes Domingo returns to the Verve this Friday with special guests The Brown James.
The show starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $3.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: No need to knead dough much for these rolls
I know we all like homemade bread. These rolls are great.
When we used to have Christmas with Gene’s family, his uncle Bob Beard’s daughter made these Oatmeal Rolls.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: We can help save the manatees, right here in the heartland
The year 2013 was the deadliest on record for manatees with about 829 reported deaths. This was a major jump from the 392 in 2012 and the record of 766 in 2010. While the cold weather played a role, one major attributing factor has been toxic red tide events caused by algal blooms.
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