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sun29apr(apr 29)1:00 amsun10jun(jun 10)1:00 am25th Working Annual Together(april 29) 1:00 am - (june 10) 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

April 29 (Sunday) 1:00 am - June 10 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

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For the 25th consecutive year, regional artists will participate in a juried competition entitled WORKING TOGETHER. The April 29 – June 10 Old Gallery exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and will include work in the categories of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and mixed media.

Juror for this year’s competition is Alexandra Chamberlain, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Education at the Peeler Art Center, DePauw University. Chamberlain graduated with a degree in Art History and English Literature from DePauw and earned her MA in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015.

sun29apr(apr 29)1:00 amsun15jul(jul 15)1:00 amVanderburgh 200: A Bicentennial Celebration(april 29) 1:00 am - (july 15) 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

April 29 (Sunday) 1:00 am - July 15 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Vanderburgh County. As part of a community-wide celebration of this milestone, an April 29 – July 15 exhibition will chronicle the beginnings and evolution of Vanderburgh County. Created through a political deal that carved Vanderburgh County from the western sector of Warrick County and eastern section of Posey County, the new entity was named for former territorial judge Henry Vanderburgh.

In addition to recalling the early years of Vanderburgh County, the exhibition will include information about the townships that make-up the county, important events in the history of the county, and a focus on the buildings that have served as the county’s courthouse through the years.

The creation of Vanderburgh County on January 7, 1818, followed political maneuvering by several influential men in southwestern Indiana, including Hugh McGary, Robert Evans, Ratliff Boon, Daniel Grass, and Joseph Lane. The creation of the new county was of special interest to McGary and Evans who were, respectively, the founder and namesake of Evansville. As a young town, Evansville struggled after losing the county seat of Warrick County four years earlier. The two men successfully lobbied to have Evansville named the seat of government for Vanderburgh County.

The county’s namesake is Judge Henry Vanderburgh. Born in 1760 in Troy, New York, he was made a lieutenant in the Continental Army in 1776 at the age of 16 during the Revolutionary War. He later was promoted to captain and served through the duration of the conflict. Following the war, he moved to the Northwest Territory (an area that included the future state of Indiana) and served as president of the Territorial Council. With the creation of Indiana Territory, he was appointed a territorial judge and served in this role until his death in 1812—six years before the creation of Vanderburgh County. He is buried in Vincennes.

This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift from Steve & Susan Worthington and James A. Sanders.

sun06may(may 6)1:00 amsun15jul(jul 15)1:00 amLowry Igleheart Keach: Nature Photography1:00 am - (july 15) 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

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May 6 (Sunday) 1:00 am - July 15 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

Born and raised in Evansville, with a lifelong passion for the arts, Lowry Igleheart-Keach channeled this creativity into the culinary arts for over 35 years. More recently, she has turned her talents toward visual expression – using the medium of photography to draw attention to the detail and design in nature that is all too often overlooked in the rush of daily life. Also a master gardener, many of Lowry’s works are inspired by the simple intricacy of the plant kingdom which she encounters in her own gardens and those she visits. Having battled depression from a young age, Lowry finds that capturing moments of natural beauty and light present in her everyday life helps to amplify these positive aspects, creating works that serve as powerful reminders and antidotes to ennui.

Lowry lives in Henderson, Kentucky with her husband, Houston Keach, their two farm cats, Oscar and Ernie, and dandy peacock, Percy. She is grateful for her two beautiful daughters, rich patchwork of extended family, and the dynamic natural canvas from which she draws continued inspiration. Igleheart-Keach’s photographs will be on display from May 6 – September 2.

sun06may(may 6)1:00 amsun15jul(jul 15)1:00 amThe Rivers1:00 am - (july 15) 1:00 am

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May 6 (Sunday) 1:00 am - July 15 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Event Details

Oil and watercolor paintings by St. Louis artist Daven Anderson offer an intimate view of life and activity on America’s inland waterways. The May 6 – July 15 Main Gallery exhibition features portraits of waterway users and inhabitants, shipping and barge scenes, urban and industrial landscapes – including views of Evansville and the Ohio River – and paintings of wildlife inhabitants.

For the artist, this exhibition represents the synthesis of two lifelong loves: Water and painting. Daven Anderson’s fascination with water was well established by the time he entered the U.S. Naval Academy. After graduation, he completed training in nuclear engineering and served four years on U.S. Naval submarines. Anderson has lived on or near the water his entire life from Chicago on Lake Michigan, to multiple points on the East Coast, Cleveland on Lake Erie and currently in St. Louis on the Mississippi River.

Interested in art since childhood, Anderson pursued painting as an avocation during his career as a submariner and later as a businessman, husband and father. His passions for the water and painting came together when he settled in St. Louis in 2006; and his photographs of the Mississippi riverfront inspired him to recreate on paper and canvas the scenes he had captured on film. After more than a decade of work, Daven Anderson has participated in dozens of exhibitions and is widely recognized as a master watercolorist. Named an official U.S. Coast Guard Artist and elected to positions as the Managing Director of the American Society of Marine Artists and the Executive Director of the Missouri Watercolor Society, he teaches watercolor classes in his studio and as a visiting artist throughout the country.

The Evansville Museum is one of six American museums to host THE RIVERS: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND WORK ON AMERICA’S WATERWAYS during its three year tour.