Alliance of the Swope Presents: Fred Nation
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fred Nation, a native of Terre Haute, will speak about why Eugene V. Debs, a national figure for all of his public life, remained in Terre Haute, Indiana. Debs was released from prison in 1921 for his dissenting views on World War 1. A crowd of 25,000 people greeted his homecoming at Union Station. From his birth through his entire career, including five presidential candidacies, he lived in Terre Haute and continued to do so until his death. This free talk is open to the public.

Alliance of the Swope Presents: Carolyn Phillips “Sell your art! How hard can it be?” @ Swope Art Museum
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Carolyn will tell us about her experiences as an artist on the road. She began exhibiting at juried art festivals full time in the summer of 2004, following her retirement from teaching art in the public schools for 32 years.  While teaching, Carolyn continued to create her own art and explored media she had not learned while at Indiana State University.  She studied such subjects as weaving, colored pencil drawing, computer graphics, and new jewelry making materials.  Carolyn became a certified instructor of Art Clay Silver in 2003 and enjoyed its potential for making interesting and beautiful sculptural jewelry. After creating more jewelry than she could possibly wear or give to friends, she decided to enter art fairs to sell her jewelry, and thus make money to buy more materials to make more jewelry!  The tactile nature of the clay allows her hands to be the primary tools for creating organic forms with intricate textures.  The creative possibilities are endless and the process is very direct.  We are going to hear Carolyn tell us of the trials and rewards of being on the road, in a program she calls: Sell your art!  How hard can it be?

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