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thu02aug(aug 2)6:00 pmwed03oct(oct 3)8:00 pmFirst Thursdays with Katherine Fries(august 2) 6:00 pm - (october 3) 8:00 pm

Time

August 2 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - October 3 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm

Event Details

The Evansville Museum Gift Shop will host Katherine Fries on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 PM. First Thursdays give an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and find out about his or her inspiration and art techniques. First Thursdays are free and open to the public. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Oral history and heirlooms have fascinated Katherine Fries since her childhood of listening to stories about her family and their friends. Her paintings reflect the nostalgia and objects that entertained her imagination growing up as well as her prints preserve the narrative between memory and substance.

Raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Katherine Fires earned her BFA and MA at the University of Indianapolis and MFA at Miami University. She teaches art at the University of Indianapolis and has a studio in the Harrison Center for the Arts. Her artwork will be on display from August 2-September 16, 2018 in the Begley Art Gallery in the Eykamp Pavilion.

sun09sep(sep 9)11:00 amsun30dec(dec 30)5:00 pmCondensation Creations by Wyatt Daglá Severs11:00 am (9) - (december 30) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

September 9 (Sunday) 11:00 am - December 30 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Featured in the John Streetman Alcove from September 9 – December 30 is the furniture and sculpture of Wyatt Daglá Severs. A native of rural southern Illinois, where he played in the woods and creek beds as a child and learned to appreciate nature, Severs is an accomplished woodworker and artist who studied at Murray State University, Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee; and Appalachian Center for Crafts, Tennessee.

Severs has taught woodworking at Arrowmont, Penland and the Appalachian Center for Crafts as well as in the Murray, Kentucky Art Guild’s Very Special Arts Side-by-Side program. He is a member of the Furniture Society, the American Association of Woodturners and was the sole recipient of the Kentucky Arts Council Emerging Artist Award in 2016. He maintains a studio in Murray, Kentucky, where he also teaches.

Severs states, “Woodworking is a collaboration between the tree, modern materials and myself. It is very much about the process, the small steps coming together to create an object. I strive to accentuate the uniqueness of the wood with composition and pattern while pursuing excellence and endurance through precise and lasting craftsmanship.”

sun30sep(sep 30)11:00 amsun25nov(nov 25)5:00 pmElevating Color: Connecting the Dots11:00 am - (november 25) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

September 30 (Sunday) 11:00 am - November 25 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Steven Manolis(b. 1948) paints in watercolor and acrylic, concentrating on abstract expressionism with an emphasis on color and the creation of pleasing visual dimensions. “I love beauty, I love form, I love symmetry,” he writes. “Seeing color and form and proportion is really my entire life. I paint with color and I try to do it in a pleasing, beautiful way. The subject matter of color and beauty … is the way I see the world.”

Manolis has been a private art student of the renowned painter Wolf Kahn for nearly twenty years. He maintains a studio and gallery in Miami, Florida. Highly involved in the field of visual arts, Manolis was past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Academy of Design as well as a Trustee of the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, which conducts the nation’s largest Artist Residency Program.

A major solo exhibition of the acrylic and watercolor paintings of J. Steven Manolis will be presented in the Evansville Museum’s Old Gallery and Eykamp Pavilion September 30 – November 25, 2018. The exhibition is made possible through the generous gift of John D. and Stephanie Engelbrecht.

sun14oct(oct 14)11:00 amwed02jan(jan 2)5:00 pmRituals, Rites and Celebrations(october 14) 11:00 am - (january 2) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

October 14 (Sunday) 11:00 am - January 2 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Ritual, rite, ceremony, celebration, tradition, custom, observance – – these words describe something sacred handed down from generation to generation. They relate to various themes throughout history and address class, occupation, belief, relationship, family, identity, gender – – in short, all the elements that occupy the lives of human beings and help to explain who we were, and are, and who our children will become.

Between 1973 and 2005, Evansville photographer Al Harding and his wife Roberta visited over 100 countries. The rituals they observed during these travels were as varied as the places visited. Each was captured by Al Harding’s camera lens and described in notes by Roberta.

In 2007, the couple generously donated a collection of more than 80 photographs to the Evansville Museum following a major exhibition of the work in our Main Gallery.

In this season of many rituals, rites and celebrations, we remember this remarkable couple and celebrate their important legacy gift with a October 14, 2018 – January 2, 2019 Main Gallery exhibition.

fri19oct(oct 19)11:00 amsun21(oct 21)5:00 pmWWII in LEGO®11:00 am (19) - 5:00 pm (21) Evansville Museum

Time

19 (Friday) 11:00 am - 21 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Are you a history enthusiast? Are LEGO® building bricks your thing? Visit the Evansville Museum Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, for the largest presentation WWII in LEGO® from Brickmania in the Old Gallery.

Highlights of this year’s presentation include:

• A 27’ long model of the battleship USS Missouri

• An 11’ long model of the destroyer USS Nicholas

• A fully landscaped 24’ long diorama of Omaha Beach

• 5’ x 8’ dioramas of the Battles of Peleliu, Kursk, El Alamein, and Stalingrad

• A diorama of the Brandenberg Gate

• 12 World War II Heroes Mosaics

• Plus dozens of armored vehicles and aircraft of all types

• World War I items to recall the centennial of the end of this conflict

Over the past two decades, the Brickmania team has created an international reputation for offering the highest-quality, historically themed building kits made from genuine LEGO® building bricks. They have expanded on their passion for building history by creating epic dioramas and mega-models for the purpose of passing on valuable history lessons to the next generations.

Their outstanding collection of models and displays have been a crowd favorite at hundreds of events, memorials, and museums all around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Brickmania’s amazing historical LEGO® recreations.

sun11nov(nov 11)11:00 amsun27jan(jan 27)5:00 pmRadio Age(november 11) 11:00 am - (january 27) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

November 11 (Sunday) 11:00 am - January 27 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

The November 11, 2018-January 27, 2019 exhibition Radio Age will highlight one of the key inventions of the 20th century—an invention that revolutionized the way people experience life.

With the coming of commercial broadcast radio in the 1920s, radio sets became a fixture in homes in Evansville and across the country. Radios produced by companies such as Atwater-Kent, RCA Victor, Zenith, and Westinghouse became common place as families gathered around them to experience the latest news, sports, and entertainment. As radios became one of the most important parts of an American home, companies continually appealed to consumers through improved technology and innovative styling.

In this exhibition, radio sets from various eras will illustrate these developments as well as their impact on society.

The exhibition will explore how radio led to the greater homogenization of society as people shared common experiences from coast to coast. This occurred as radio networks broadcast popular shows, sporting events, and news to audiences across the country. Shows such as Little Orphan Annie became popular throughout the nation and Orson Welles frightened a number of Americans with the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast

in 1938. 

Through vintage radios, imagery and other artifacts, Radio Age will provide a nostalgic look at an interesting segment of history.

thu06dec6:00 pmFirst Thursday Artist: Dawn Murtaugh6:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

The Evansville Museum Gift Shop will host Dawn Murtaugh on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 PM. First Thursdays give an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and find out about his or her inspiration and art techniques. First Thursdays are free and open to the public. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Textile artist Dawn Murtaugh creates meticulous images reflecting nature and her life experiences. Using recycled materials, she hopes to bring an increased awareness to pollution created by manufacturing processes. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of her work is donated to environmental causes.