Sidney Crosier & Company | January 13th – March 11th, 2023
An exhibition of original landscape paintings, drawings, and a rare bas relief sculpture by Laconia artist, Sidney Crosier (1858-1930) will be on display at Harrison County Arts from January 13th to March 11th, 2023. These works are part of the Larry Ordner Collection being auctioned online by Beckort Auctions.
Other works in the collection that will also be on view include a 1896 watercolor painting by William Forsyth, entitled “Cedar Farm -The Evening Star”, artworks by Helen Griffin O’Leary from the Frederick Griffin Estate, as well as many other local Corydon/Harrison County historical items.
This collection being displayed offers the viewer a rare opportunity to see some of the artwoks that hold clues to the past life of Harrison County, and contribute to our self-understanding as a County.
IMPRESSIONS: A short introduction to the life and times of Sidney D. Crosier, a Harrison County Indiana artist – 1858 -1930
Glasstoberfest Glass Invitational and Forms, Functions, and Faces by Carl DeGraaf
October 7th – November 12th, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7th @ 5:30-7:30PM
Please join us at Harrison County Arts for the Opening Reception of “Glasstoberfest Glass Invitational,” an exhibition of regional and local artists. Works in glass, and works inspired by glass will be featured in the Invitational Gallery, including some vintage Zimmerman pieces. The Members’ Gallery will be exhibiting over 25 new works by potter, Carl DeGraaf. DeGraaf is known for his unusual and unique items, and his uncommon surface textures or carvings. This show “Forms, Functions, and Faces” will include clay faces and other unique pieces.
Small Art (Winter 2022) | November 18th – December 31
Harrison County Arts will be hosting its annual Small Art holiday showcase from November 18 through December 31 at 113 East Beaver Street in Downtown Corydon. Affordable creative items include paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, jewelry, ceramics, ornaments, carvings, quilts, etc.
The showcase will represent the artist-members of Harrison County Arts and invited artists from the region, who have produced many exciting works for sale to patrons who are looking for unique gifts or holiday enhancements for their homes. Carl DeGraff, a well-known local potter, shared his thoughts about creating smaller clay items: “One of the joys for a potter of small things is the fact that almost all of them are defect free and because I can take risks in construction and glazing that I cannot afford when dealing with larger pieces.” DeGraff will have both sculptural and functional ceramic pieces on exhibit.
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wonderland Way Invitational & Color and Form: A Duet
August 19, 2022 – September 30. 2022
Opening reception: August 19, 2022 at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery talk on September 17, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.
Artists’ Lecture on September 20, 2022, at 7:00 p.m
Please join us at Harrison County Arts for the opening reception of the “Contemporary Wonderland Way,” an exhibition of works by 17 regional artists: David Becker, Cheryl Barnett, Rosemarie Bernardi, Debra Clem, Wende Cudmore, Evelyn Fried, Keith J. Hampton, Brian Harper, Ohad Holzberg, Lorraine Hughes, Brian Jones, Joy Kirchgessner, Joseph Moore, Joyce Ogden, Wendi Smith, Cathy Sawtelle- Thorpe, and Kimara Wilhite.
This invitational exhibit is named for the Southern Indiana Wonderland Way Art Club that met from 1906 until 1937. It is the first of what will become a biennial juried show of contemporary regional artists who perpetuate Southern Indiana’s rich artistic heritage that began with the Wonderland Way Art Club.
The work of local artists, Leah Porter and Rita Koerber, will be featured in “Color and Form: A Duet” in the Members’ Gallery. Koerber is a fabric artist known for incorporating Indonesian designs and fabric – batik and songket – into her traditional quilts, table runners, and other functional art. Porter is known for the exacting detail of her “plants” – sculptures made from copper wire, beads, glass, rocks, and curious pieces of wood.
All events are free and open to the public.
ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors
July 8 – August 12, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: July 15th, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
LECTURE: Tuesday, July 19th, 7pm – 8pm
Join us at Harrison County Arts for the opening reception of the ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors exhibit featuring modern 3-dimensional work created by members of ENID, including: Leticia Bajuyo, Caren Cunningham, Linda Erzinger, Mary Dennis Kannapel, Paula Keppie, Ann Klem, Paula Keppie, Frances Kratzok, Karen Terhune, Gloria Wachtel, Melinda Waters.
ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors was founded in In 1998 by ten artists. This collective of female sculptors is named for Enid Yandell, with the goal to encourage, educate, and mentor women artists, students, and each other. Today the collective is comprised of 20 artists, many of whom are founding members.
The exhibit, opening reception and lecture are free and open to the public. Please join us and meet the artists and enjoy this fabulous exhibit.
October 6, 2019 marked the 150th birthday of Enid Yandell, the renowned sculptor born in Louisville, known the world over for her larger than life work, and locally for her Olmsted Park fixtures. For more information about Enid Yandell please click this link.
Kit Miracle | Introspection
January 14 through February 26, 2022
Opening Reception: January 14, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Please join us for our first exhibit of the new year featuring artist Kit Miracle. Kit is the former Director of Jasper Community Arts. Her studio is on a small farm in Southern Indiana. Most people consider Miracle to be a painter, but she is much more than that. Miracle says, “I’m a storyteller. I don’t use words to tell my stories. My tools are paint, canvas, and paper. I use them to convey my stories with a depth that words cannot reach”.
The exhibit will include paintings from her Intimate Spaces: Breaking Bread Series as well as other paintings showcasing scenes from Southern Indiana. This series depicts people eating, both together and alone. Again, they often assume that no one can see them. From the lonely diner in a fast-food restaurant with a sign urging him to “JOIN” the team, to a late-night group of teens, reminiscent of Hopper’s Nighthawks. One painting, After the Dinner Party, only suggests that guests have been there, a nod to the pandemic. Each painting has a story, and Miracle enjoys creating a series. She feels “a series helps me to drill deeper into a subject and explore it from many angles”.. Kit is a contemporary impressionist. Her work is characterized by capturing the feelings of the scenes with thick brush strokes, colors placed adjacent to each other rather than mixed on the palette, common-place subject matter, and asymmetrical compositions. Her bold style aims to draw the viewer to visually participate in the artistic process. A professional artist for over 35 years, Kit has had numerous solo, and group exhibits regional and nationally.
Small Art (Winter 2021)
“Small Art” is an exhibit featuring the work of regional artists. We have gifts for everyone from $2 to $2000. The exhibit features artists: Larry Beisler, Brian Jones, Linda Shoults, Cheryl Barnett, Carl DeGraaf, Chad Balster, Kit Miracle, John Begley, Kevin and Rick Schultz, Rob Robey, Angie Wolf, Winnie Harrison, Kimara Wilhite, Loraine Hughes, David Black, Wende and on Cudmore and many more.
Hoosier Visions (Summer 2021)
Richard Leep Memorial Exhibition
Richard E. Leep was a long time artist-member of Harrison County Arts. Richard moved on to his heavenly studio on January 28, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Richard’s role as a landscaper for almost 40 years fueled his passion for nature, the focus of much of his creative work. He was a proficient landscape artist, which he exhibited extensively, and for which he won numerous awards. Later in his creative life, Richard began exploring abstraction and the Steampunk aesthetic, combining paint, machine parts, cogs, dolls, and rivets on canvas and other three-dimensional objects.