Collectors Showcase 2017

Collector's Showcase - Spirit of Stonehead: Our Brown County Icons

Collector's Showcase 2017 will focus on six Brown County Icons and will raise money to replace the lost icon: Stonehead.

Brown County Icons:

  1. Brown County Art Gallery
  2. Brown County State Park
  3. Brown County Courthouse
  4. Bean Blossom Covered Bridge
  5. Old Log Jail
  6. T.C. Steele State Historic Site
  7. Stonehead

Using paintings, past and present, etchings, and old and new photographs, the Gallery will show the history and current status of the 7 icons and reveal a new marker plan for the Stonehead site.

Other participants will include.the Brown County Historical Society and Peaceful Valley Preservation.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 15 | Private Tour of Early Studios | Hosted by Sarah and John Lechleiter.

Transportation will be provided from the Brown County Art Gallery to reception at the Shulz Cabin, with wine and appetizers. Then walk to the Griffith Studio for champagne and dessert. Finish the tour with a walk to the Vawter Studio which is currently under renovation. Transportation will be provided back to Gallery.

Cost: $25 per person, advance reservations required.


Saturday, September 16th | Exhibit Opening Reception | 6 pm

Everyone is invited to celebrate art and history. Reception includes: Barbeque and Bluegrass featuring Rick Wilson's Bluegrass Band, Pie Raffle, wine and beer available for purchase, all attendees will receive a Collector's Showcase 2017 full color catalogue.

All exhibits will be open, paintings and photographs are available for purchase.

Cost: $15 per person, advance reservations suggested - $5 from each person will be earmarked for the Stonehead marker fund.


Sunday, September 17 | Stone Carving Demonstration | Noon to 5 pm.

Program begins at 2 pm. History of Henry Cross, creator of Stonehead with IU traditional arts Professor Jon Kay and stone carver Casey Winningham.

Cost: $5 per person, pay at the door.

Collector's Showcase 2017 exhibit remains open through Oct. 30th. More events during this period are being planned including installation of the new Stonehead marker.