Fall at the Gallery
It’s been a difficult and very hot summer but as always, the Brown County Art Gallery has been a safe and beautiful refuge. With the turning of the leaves and the arrival of fall, the Gallery has some exciting events on tap.
Currently, “William McKendree Snyder, The First to Come” is on display. See 56 paintings by this early southern Indiana master who is thought to have been the first artist to visit Brown County. Learn more in a special program on Snyder by art historian Rachel Perry on September 19th at 2 pm.
October 2nd begins one of the largest and most significant Collector’s Showcase exhibits in our history. For the first time ever, a living artist will take center stage presenting “Indiana’s Crown Jewel: the Brown County State Park” sponsored by Sarah and John Lechleiter.
Brown County artist Timothy Greatbatch spent two years painting the Park during all seasons and times of day at multiple locations. The result is 91 spectacular paintings that are a ‘tour de force’ in the career of this important Indiana painter. Each painting is meticulously documented by the artist with input from long-time park naturalist Jim Eagleman. Every visitor will receive a map of all the locations in the Park, creating a tour at the Gallery and on location as part of a full color souvenir catalogue.
All paintings in the exhibit are for sale with part of the proceeds benefiting the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation. On October 2nd a VIP Reception features a tour of the exhibit with the artist and first chance to buy. Reservations are require, $25 per person. Food and wine will be served. Call the Gallery at 812.988.4609 to reserve.
The VIP reception kicks off a month and a half of events including a Barbeque, Park Townhall, a State Park Paint Out and a special program called "Postcards from the Park" by popular speaker and folklorist Jon Kay on the history of early tourism illustrated by historic post cards.
Mark your calendars and don’t miss a thing. We will give you a preview of some of the art in the next two weeks. Look for our special edition e-newsletter.
*A word about Covid. Due to concerns over the Delta variant, all visitors are required to wear a mask. We have free ones available.