Saturday, January 30, 2010
North Montgomery Community School Corporation's Bratton Initiative Art Exhibit
In the fall of 2006, the North Montgomery School Corporation embarked on a voyage to initiate new reforms to enhance its regular curriculum. Fifteen bold new reform initiatives were chosen and named for William E. Bratton, a member of the famed Lewis and Clark Corporation of Discovery expedition of the Louisiana Purchase. William E. Bratton, a private in the U.S. Army, acted as a scout and military escort for the expedition and while on the trail, overcome a severe illness using nothing but his own resourcefulness. Later in life William E. Bratton settled in Waynetown, Indiana and became Montgomery County's first official Superintendent of Schools. One of the fifteen chosen Bratton Initiatives asks North Montgomery Community School Corporation Art Teachers to secure a venue to exhibit the art work created by corporation students under their tutelage. The intent of the exhibit is to provide a public venue for students to display their work and by so doing inspire them to continue creating art and to perhaps eventually seek their own display venues. This year the Mary Bishop Memorial Art Gallery at the Crawfordsville Public Library will host North Montgomery School Corporation's Student Art Exhibit from Friday, January 29 until Friday, February 19, 2010. Art Students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 may participate in this non-juried exhibit meant for the entertainment of all Montgomery County residents. Visual Art teachers, who prepared the students and their work for display include: Kim Goebel -- Sugar Creek Elementary; Lisa Cosby -- Pleasant Hill Elementary; Mary Lou Dawald -- Sommer Elementary; Cassie Timmons -- Northridge Middle School; and Mike Strickler and J.D. Minch -- North Montgomery High School.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
A new display on the second floor of the library honors the life of Crawfordsville native Joseph Stephen Crane. A visual representation of Crane's life, the display features high school and college yearbooks, 1937 Wabash College items, memorabilia from Crane's famous restaurants and films and much more.
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Saturday, January 02, 2010
In the Gallery
INSPIRED FIRE: Glass Creations by Sharon Owens
Sharon is an artist who combines the vivid color of the tropics, depth and translucency of molten glass into artwork that sings with enthusiasm. The details crafted through the gentle techniques of flameworking glass over a torch or a combination of flamework and molten furnace glass, give the resulting pieces an unparalleled beauty of murrini, latticino cane and layers of dichroic glass. It is difficult to say which gave her the most undying inspiration - the childhood trip to the glass furnaces of West Virginia, the extra drawing and painting studies since third grade, the BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, or the fortunate studies with American and Italian glass masters – and all which have contributed to Sharon's long love affair of dancing with fire.
INPRESSIONS IN PAINT & PASTEL by Karen Patton
Karen Patton is a retired public school teacher from Montgomery County. She has been working as a professional artist for about ten years. She has taken many studio classes at the Lafayette Art Museum and the Morton Center with teachers: Jeff Klinker, Lori Amick, James Werner, and Rena Brower.
Patton has been Artist-in-Residence at the Lew Wallace Study several times and exhibits in Lafayette, Frankfort, Sugar Creek Art Center, Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and Crawfordsville. She has had several solo exhibits in Crawfordsville and Lafayette, and has been in several juried shows including the Grand Wabash, Crawfordsville Fall Exhibit, and Columbian Park Zoo Show.
Karen is a member of Indiana Plein Air Painters, Wabash Artist Alliance, and the Art League of Montgomery County. She is the current co-president of the Art League. She enjoys doing landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Patton usually works in watercolor and oil and enjoys learning new techniques and experimenting with new media. She and her husband enjoy traveling and taking photos of places around the world which often inspire new paintings.