Begley Art Source
Eclipse 2017 Show
Guild / Contemporaries
Koch Immersive Theater
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Luncheon on the Lawn
Niche Movies & Documentaries
January 6 (Sunday) 11:00 am - April 28 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Amanda Sibrel is an accomplished woodworker and artist who studied at the Kansas City Arts Institute. Receiving her B.F.A in Printmaking in 2004, she returned to her hometown of Evansville,
Amanda Sibrel is an accomplished woodworker and artist who studied at the Kansas City Arts Institute. Receiving her B.F.A in Printmaking in 2004, she returned to her hometown of Evansville, IN shortly after graduation.
Her work offers a glimpse into Evansville’s past and present. Because of her living environment, her curiosity for the obscure stems from childhood. She is inspired by local Catholic churches, Victorian homes, and figures made available through photos sold at antique shops. She uniquely combines these visual reminiscences and presents them through her art.
Siebrel invites viewers to contemplate who and why certain people and objects are portrayed in her pieces. Using wood panel as her support, Sibrel incorporates the natural grain into the composition of her work. The texture offered from the panel adds depth to the caricatures, or generates the illusion of a home.
To reinforce the concept of her work, Sibrel recently exhibited at The Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery in November 2017. Titled, Amanda Sibrel: My House Was Built with Wood from Your Family Tree, this installation focused on Sibrel’s connection to the house, located on Chandler Avenue, she grew up in. Currently, Sibrel exhibits locally and regionally. She is actively sought after by private collectors and has work in the permanent collection of the Evansville Museum.
January 15 (Tuesday) 11:00 am - April 14 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
While La Belle Époque is used as the popular term to describe the late 19th century to World War I, it is a style more than an era. The
While La Belle Époque is used as the popular term to describe the late 19th century to World War I, it is a style more than an era. The word encapsulates the flamboyant and wistful men and women who participated in the luxuries life offered. Elegant balls, new technologies, and racy goods were common trends on the streets of Paris. The daily lifestyle of La Belle Époque inspired artists, as it began to seep into their work. Jules Chéret was the first to display his work in the medium of poster advertising in the 1880’s. He is credited with inventing the vintage poster art form and was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French Government in 1890. His style and talent glamorized the industry in so far as he inspired and eventually employed many prominent artists who followed in his artform.
Today, original authentic vintage European advertising posters have come to be recognized as a highly collectible form of art, whether for pleasure or for investment purposes. World-renowned museums exhibit vintage posters and acquire them for permanent collections. Magnificent examples of such vintage poster collections may be found at the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. This collection of vintage posters, on generous loan from the private collection of Greg Bloch and Paulette Lloyd, continues in the Main Gallery through April 14.
February 12 (Tuesday) 11:00 am - April 28 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
EVANSVILLE IN THE 1960S, February 10-April 28, 2019, examines key happenings in our City during this nationally turbulent decade and highlights topics including education, commerce, City infrastructure, important occurrences,
EVANSVILLE IN THE 1960S, February 10-April 28, 2019, examines key happenings in our City during this nationally turbulent decade and highlights topics including education, commerce, City infrastructure, important occurrences, and the impact of national events. Though Evansville was not devoid of unrest, perhaps because of its basic conservatism and its Midwest location it was not impacted by nor involved to as great an extent in the cultural upheaval that swept parts of the country during the decade of the 1960s. Although thousands of men from the area served in Vietnam and young people from the City lost their lives, there were no major demonstrations against the war; and the outbursts of racial unrest in Evansville were not on the scale of the disquiet that swept major cities.
During the 1960s, Evansville’s community leaders concentrated on the City’s education system, infrastructure, and commerce. Strides were made in upgrading educational opportunities at both the high school and college levels. In 1962, Lincoln High School, the segregated, black high-school in the City, was converted to an elementary school as part of the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation’s integration program.
That same year Harrison High School opened. In 1965, an extension campus of Indiana State University began classes in Evansville (now the University of Southern Indiana) and Evansville College became the University of Evansville in 1967. Schools in the City enjoyed success in sports in the 1960s as Evansville College won basketball championships on three occasions, Bosse High School and North High School won state high school basketball titles, and Reitz High School enjoyed success on the gridiron.
Ambitious building projects included construction of the Civic Center, the riverfront renewal project, extensive renewal of the downtown area, completion of the floodwall, the opening of branch libraries, and the construction of high-rise housing units. In 1963, Evansville became home to Indiana’s first enclosed shopping complex as Washington Square Mall opened on the southeast side and retail shopping began a major move away from downtown. Through artifacts, imagery, and documents, EVANSVILLE IN THE 1960S looks back at a period when Evansvillians were living through quickly changing times.