Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Home Court of Hoosier Hysteria

The basketball exhibit has been great fun this year
but like all good things it must come to an end.
It will be taken down early in the new year.
If you would like to see it one more time visit CMMC
before the end of December.

Larry Bird's ISU basketball shoes.

Piggy Lambert was from Crawfordsville, Indiana!

Hoosiers' movie banner.

Letterman jackets, senior cords and basketball programs.

Basketball trivia and games.

Banner from the movie Hoosiers.

Crawfordsville YMCA, where it all began.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

“Art Walk on Washington” (AWOW!)

Walk Promotes Local Art
Jamie Barrand jbarrand@jrpress.com

AWOW! event planned for Thursday

The gallery walk — the first of its kind in Crawfordsville — will take place

5-7 p.m. today, Thursday, October 20th.

“We all really wanted to partner and give people a chance to see all the galleries,” said Kim VanArsdell, director of Athens Arts. “It will be a nice evening.”

VanArsdell believes the arts are alive and well in Crawfordsville.

“I think in any community, a good measure of the quality of life in that community is how much attention is paid to the arts,” she said. “We are fortunate in Montgomery County to have a wealth of talent, and it is so important to expose people to that talent. For children, it can show them so many ways to be creative. We have actual artists working in our studio, so it’s not just a place to acquire art, it’s also a teaching environment.”

AWOW! will be the debut of the pieces the Carnegie Museum will receive from the Hoosier Salon, a non-profit organization founded in 1925. The Hoosier Salon sponsors an annual exhibit of Indiana art, which since 1990 has been shown at the Indiana State Museum. In late October, the exhibit is split and pieces are sent to various locations throughout the Hoosier State.

“We will have 20 paintings, primarily the works of West Central Indiana artists,” said Carnegie Museum curator Kat Burkhart. “This is very high-quality art, and having it here is very original to (the Hoosier Salon’s) purpose, which is getting art out all over the state.”

The Hoosier Salon pieces will remain on display at Carnegie through Dec. 16.

“It fits nicely into our space; it’s fun and it’s free,” Burkhart said. “I’m excited to see what we get ... it should be some really cool art.”

Burkhart was grateful for the opportunity to team up with the other art venues for AWOW!

“It’s fun to be collaborative,” she said.

Diane Hamill, curator of the Mary Bishop Gallery, agreed.

“I think it’s exciting,” she said. “It’s wonderful that we can show people how much culture is available in such a short distance. We all have something different ... everybody has something to teach somebody.”

Thursday, October 13, 2011

4th Graders at the Museum

Over 70 New Market 4th graders visited the Carnegie Museum yesterday.
These boys participated in a lively discussion with
Museum Educator, Lissa Fairfield,
about the characteristics of the new digital camouflage.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hoosier Salon at CMMC

Selections from the 2011 Hoosier Salon will be at the Carnegie Museum between October 21st and December 16th.

The Hoosier Salon legacy began in 1925 when the Daughters of Indiana opened the doors to the first exhibition at Marshall Fields and Company Galleries in Chicago. The high quality of art was applauded by critics and the public alike, the first exhibition included works by such notables as T.C. Steele, J. Ottis Adams and Will Vawter, and was an unqualified success.
In 1940 the annual exhibit moved from Chicago to downtown Indianapolis. The Annual Exhibition is shown annually at the Indiana State Museum. The Hoosier Salon galleries in Broad Ripple, New Harmony and Wabash, also host over thirty special shows each year. http://www.hoosiersalon.org/

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2011 CMMC Christmas Display

Consider being a part of our Christmas Celebration Display.

We are planning our Christmas exhibit and would like your help. This year we will be displaying photos of Montgomery County families in front of the Christmas tree. If you would like to be a part of our display please bring in (to be scanned) or email us a copy of your family's photo. We will need to know who is in the photograph and about what year it was taken. If you would like to send more information that would be fine.

We will not post your Christmas photo online unless we have specific permission from you...