Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery
Spring seems a little reluctant to appear this year, but spring events are underway at the Brown County Art Gallery. We also have some exciting plans for summer as well and we are confident the snow will be gone by then!
On Saturday, April 14, join us for a celebration of printmakers from the past and the present. “Indiana Printmakers Get Their Due” kicks off with a barbecue, exhibit and sale Saturday night. Join us for wine and food, cost is $20 per person, pay online or at the door.
“Indiana Printmakers Get Their Due” exhibit will feature the Gallery’s entire historic print collection and 18 rare sketches by Will Vawter. These items have been conserved and framed with a grant from the Indiana Historical Society. The Vawter sketches are studies for the illustrations used in the poetry books by James Whitcomb Riley and feature folks from Brown County. We will be adding some Vawter paintings and Riley illustrations from a private collection to the exhibit. Current printmakers get their due as well as we are featuring printmaking from three major print organizations from Central Indiana. Over 30 artists are bringing their work and all is offered for sale. Our Gustave Baumann, the Indiana Collection, will be open as well.
Three major workshops have been scheduled this summer featuring three nationally recognized artists, John Michael Carter in July, Bill Farnsworth in August, and Carolyn Anderson in October. Reservations are rolling in, so artists save your space.
One of our favorite events opens April 21 - The Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition which features the work of Jr. and Sr. High School art students from seven surrounding counties. We have a record number of schools entered this year. The exhibit will take place in the Stevens Art Education Studio and will run through May 6.
This fall, we have a special event celebrating Marty Krause's newest Baumann Project. "Gustave Baumann's Of A County Called Brown". This wonderful new book will premier at the Gallery along with an exhibit and a program. Put October 27 on your calendar!
We hope everyone plans a visit to Brown County this spring. We are open 7 days a week, admission and parking are always free.