Apr
24
Tue
Art Start: “The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse” by Patricia MacLachlan (Author), Hadley Hooper (Illustrator) @ Swope Art Museum: Education Center
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Young artists are invited to experience this free art program using books and related art projects. For children ages three to five accompanied by an adult.

Apr
29
Sun
Enameled Jewelry Basics Workshop 2/2 @ Swope Art Museum: Education Center
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Day 2 of 2

Registration is required. Please call 812.238.1676 to register.

May
6
Sun
Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Spring Dinner @ Country Club of Terre Haute
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
18
Fri
Alliance of the Swope Presents: David and Kathy Brentlinger
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Our May meeting will be held at the home of David and Kathy Brentlinger. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to visit their West Terre Haute residence, you are definitely in for a treat!  The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and the pool house and garden areas are unique with the addition of some of David’s wonderful finds from old buildings that were discarded and then adapted by him.  David built the home between 1982 and 1987 and one can see the labor of love in its design.  The interior contains so many beautiful things for you to discover when you visit.  David was chosen to receive the Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Outstanding Dedication to the Swope Art Museum Award in 2015 and Kathy serves as President of the Swope’s Board of Managers. We are so glad to have this couple giving their energies to the Swope.

Jun
1
Fri
David Hayes: Permanent Nature
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At left, the artist amidst the David Hayes Sculpture Field in Coventry, Connecticut. At right, Ventana #9, 2006, painted, welded steel. For a video of the David Hayes Sculpture Field, visit here.

 

The artist’s son, also David Hayes, will give a talk on his late father’s work at 6pm.

In addition to sculptures dating from 1972 to 2010, the exhibition will include studies made for the three-dimensional work. This is the first exhibition of the entire ten-piece Ventana series, the last series created by the artist. The ten sculptures from 2005-2006 will be shown alongside studies for the works done in gouache, an opaque watercolor medium.

The exhibition will travel to the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum and the Muscatine Art Center following its premiere in Terre Haute. Support in part from the Edward and Verna Gerbic Family Foundation and the David Hayes Art Foundation.