Stillness: Drawings by Skip Steinworth

The Evansville Museum is grateful to exhibition series sponsor M. Susan Hardwick for encouraging the multi-year celebrations of the talents of Skip Steinworth and the four future exhibitors. STILLNESS: DRAWINGS BY SKIP STEINWORTH, on exhibit in the Main Gallery through May 14, includes 31 drawings completed from 1997 – 2017. Steinworth’s artist residency is made possible by grants from the Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation and the Daus Family Foundation in memory of John J. Daus.

Skip Steinworth lives and works in Stillwater, Minnesota, an historic river town on the outskirts of the Twin Cities along the St. Croix River. His interest in art began at a very early age; by his teens he was selling work in local galleries. After earning their college degrees in the early 1970s, he and his wife taught art in Melbourne, Australia. They returned to Minnesota and both began careers as full-time studio artists. Steinworth works exclusively in pencil and his drawings are included in the permanent collections of the Minneapolis Art Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Plains Museum in Moorhead, Minnesota, the University of North Dakota, and Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock as well as in numerous private collections. He is represented by the Jenkin Johnson Galleries in San Francisco and New York and the MA Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Super Saturday: Spring Break

Super Saturday Spring Break: Evansville is going to be the place to be! Join us on Saturday March 25th for a day celebrating the diversity and community of Evansville, IN. We’ll have lots of fun family-friendly crafts and activities. Think of it like going on a mini spring break vacation!

All Super Saturday activities are from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are included with Museum admission. You won’t want to miss a single thing about Super Saturday. Be sure to join our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/233306680444811/ 

 

Science with a Twist: March 15, 2017

Have that beverage that you crave and feed your head. Learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts, in an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question. Everyone has fun at Science with a Twist, from those completely unfamiliar with science to self-identified “science geeks.” Science with a Twist is open to anyone and everyone.

Join us at the Bokeh Lounge from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Glaciers in Peril with John R. Williams, who plugs us into the ins and outs of glaciers. We’ll also play some science trivia, socialize and talk things over in plain language. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

Made possible in partnership with the Indiana Academy of Science. This event is for adults over 21 and over.

Free Friday: March 3, 2017

Join us for our no admission, Free Friday, on March 3rd. The Museum will be open until 8:00 p.m. that evening.
 
In addition, the Free Friday Open Activity Lab will be celebrating Mr. Steinworth’s artwork with a fun, family-friendly activity from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, we’ll be playing fun new board games in the Activity Lab. The activity lab is free, so bring your friends!

Free Friday Open Activity Lab

Skip Steinworth, the Evansville Museum’s 2017 Artist in Residence, will be at the Museum on Free Friday March 3. Stop by the Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a chance to meet and speak with Mr. Steinworth about his work. Mr. Steinworth will also be providing demonstrations of his graphite drawing techniques while the gallery, so be sure to bring your questions. Visitors of all ages are invited to meet the Artist in Residence, and guests are encouraged to bring their own pencil drawing materials.

Mr. Steinworth’s work is featured in the exhibition STILLNESS: DRAWINGS BY SKIP STEINWORTH and can be visited at the Museum during March 2 to May 14, 2017. 

In addition, the Free Friday Open Activity Lab will be celebrating Mr. Steinworth’s artwork with a fun, family-friendly activity from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Plus, we’ll be playing fun new board games in the Activity Lab. The activity lab is free, so bring your friends!

 

First Thursday Artist: Alicia LaChance

The First Thursday event is on March 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with artist Alicia LaChance. This free event is taking placing at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science in downtown Evansville, Indiana.  This event open to the public for an opportunity to meet Alicia LaChance and converse with her about her artwork and inspirations.  There will be appetizers and a cash bar. 

Alicia LaChance’s work will be on display from March 2 to May 3, 2017.

Alicia LaChance creates paintings that reminisce of modern medallions of them she writes:

“My paintings are a personal declaration aimed at ameliorating our modernity. When I paint, I compose visual anthropological essays that bridge past and present for a contemporary acculturation. The colors and symbols I use are adopted from many stations, ranging from folk traditions to street art. Further manipulation re-contextualizes them as both graphic ornament and Esperanto. Initially, these paintings were organized according to open-source graphs describing patterns of social human interaction. They have become a way for me to filter the urgency and collective scramble of contemporary life.”

Kansas City and More Adventure

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Kansas City and More Adventure Trip

On this trip, travelers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in various aspects of history. This will include a visit to the National Churchill Museum and Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum. Of special interest will be our tour of the National World I Museum and Memorial. As 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of American entry into the Great War, it will be a timely visit to this highly acclaimed museum.

Highlights of this October 30-November 2 trip include:

• National Churchill Museum Fulton, Missouri, Site of “Iron Curtain” Speech
• Riding tour of Kansas City
• Arabia Steamboat Museum
• National World War I Museum and Memorial
• Hunt Midwest Subtropolis
• American Jazz Museum
• Walking tour of Country Club Plaza
• Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum
• Lunch in St. Charles, MO

Amenities
Lodging for three nights Kansas City’s 816 Hotel, Eight meals included

Cost
$924.00 per person (dbl occ) Evansville Museum members, until June 30
$974.00 per person (dbl occ) not yet Evansville Museum members, until June 30

For reservations and more information about all these trip, please contact:
LifeStyle Tours at (812) 682-4477 or lifestyletours1983@gmail.com
Visit Website at http://lifestyletoursonline.com

Mr. Lincoln in Illinois with William Bartelt Trip

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Mr. Lincoln in Illinois with William Bartelt Trip

Abraham Lincoln historian William Bartelt will lead this trip to many sites in Illinois associated with the 16th president. Author of the 2008 book, There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth and the 2012 article “Where He Grew Up—Indiana Lincoln Memorial”, Bartelt taught social studies at Evansville’s Harrison High School for 37 years and history at the University of Southern Indiana for 19 years. For over 15 summers, he was employed as a ranger and historian at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (two summers at Lincoln Home in Springfield). He was a member of the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Advisory and Education Committees and served as vice-chair of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Highlights of this September 29-30 trip include:

• Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Lerna, Illinois
• Lincoln Farm
• Shiloh Cemetery
• Reuben Moore Home
• Old Statehouse in Vandalia
• Old State Capitol in Springfield
• Lincoln Home in Springfield
• Lincoln Tomb
• Lincoln-Herndon Law Office
• Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
• Overnight Lodging at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel Doubletree by Hilton
Amenities
Overnight Lodging at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel Doubletree by Hilton

Cost
$449.00 per person (dbl occ) until June 30

For reservations and more information about all these trip, please contact:

LifeStyle Tours at (812) 682-4477 or lifestyletours1983@gmail.com

Visit Website at http://lifestyletoursonline.com

Gettysburg & More Trip

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Gettysburg & More

Join us for a fascinating motor coach trip to Gettysburg National Military Park. At Gettysburg, a National Park Service Ranger will provide expert commentary as we tour this iconic battlefield. During the trip we will also visit other interesting locales including the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Highlights of this June 19-23 trip include:

• Flight 93 National Memorial
• Shriver House Museum, 1860 Home in Gettysburg
• Gettysburg National Military Park
• Guided walking tour of Downtown Gettysburg
• Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium, 12,000 pachyderm figurines & more
• Topiary Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Amenities
Lodging for four nights, Eight meals included

Cost
$1,170.00 per person (dbl occ) Evansville Museum Members
$1,270.00 per person (dbl occ) not-yet Evansville Museum Members

Art Journaling Club

Second Saturday and Third Thursday of Every Month

Location: Evansville Museum

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Sherry Groff 

Come, meet new friends and create art! No art skills are necessary.

Each month participants will create personally meaningful pages in an art journal as they explore creative techniques designed to increase their knowledge of artist tools, paints and various other supplies. Participants are welcome to attend one session or come every month (new participants are welcome all the time). Bring a friend for this fun, relaxed and social art event. 

Participants would need to bring an art journal of their choice. All other supplies will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Art Journaling Club is included with Museum admission. Become a member and participate for free! 

Email questions about Art Journaling to karen@emuseum.org.