Leonard Baskin’s 1949 woodcut “Homage to Gene Debs” from the Swope Art Museum’s collection served as a springboard for this exhibition. To complement Baskin’s portrait of Debs, the Swope invited artists to create work that responds to the progressive ideas, humanitarian values, and social criticism of Debs. Dr. Harriet McNeal, Indiana State University Emerita Professor of Art History and Debs Foundation Board Member, acted as juror, and selected works from a national call for entries. Dr. McNeal selected 14 works from over 40 submitted online in response to the Swope’s national call for artists. McNeal chose the exhibition from the online submissions—without knowing the names of the artists. The following Terre Haute residents have work included in the exhibition: Sheron Dailey, Benjamin Kite, Nancy Nichols-Pethick, Jeanne Rewa, Mike Swagerle, Michael Tingley, and Edward Trover. The exhibition also features work by: Stephanie Karamitsos (Carol Stream, Illinois), George Lorio (Dover, Delaware), Rob Millard-Mendez (Evansville, Indiana), Kyle and Kelly Phelps (Centerville, Ohio, and JB Daniel (Chicago, Illinois).
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm