Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tri Kappa Art Show

This annual exhibit is an amazing combination of artistic talent of students from all over the county which will be on display through Saturday during regular library hours. An awards reception is planned for from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday (March 7)  in the lower level of the Library. Everyone is invited. Tri Kappa Sorority members and the three county high schools art teachers have readied an amazing body of work for viewing. Categories include: Ceramics, Computer Graphics-Graphic Design & Communication Arts, Drawing 1 and 2, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography 1 and 2, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textile & Fiber Design.

Ribbons and prizes for first, second, third place and honorable mention in each category are given out at the awards reception. There is also an award for Best of Show. Each year Tri Kappa hires an experienced, independent artist to judge the student work. The judge chosen this year is Kim VanArsdell.Before taking over the helm as executive director of the non-profit artists’ co-operative Athens Arts approximately a year and a half ago, Kim VanArsdell was self-employed as a stained glass artist concentrating on public commission works. VanArsdell, a native of Frankfort, has resided in Crawfordsville for more than 30 years. Her stained glass windows and lamps are found in public and private collections throughout Indiana including the Mulberry Library in Clinton County and the Frankfort Community Public Library. VanArsdell attended Indiana University at Bloomington, where she majored in painting and minored in printmaking. She has additional training in secondary art education from IU. She also is an associated artist with Susie Gibbs Framing and Art Gallery at Lafayette.

The Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery is open during normal library hours, which are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

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